I am so grateful for all of those who have served in our country’s armed forces and have made it possible for me to dream big and make it a reality (well, hopefully haha, still working on it).
Here’s some outfit inspiration for those of you that are interested.
I found these amazing geometric 70’s inspired high waist split pants for $32! I’m linking what I can below.
Also, I forgot my wool hat in Hawaii last year, so I’ve been on the hunt for an affordable 100% wool hat…and I finally found one for $12.20! It’s so gorgeous, I like it better than my old one. *edit-the one I bought is sold out, I found a similar one though!
My vest is from The Limited, they aren’t in business anymore, but I’m linking a similar version.
I recently got this cropped jacket from Aliexpress. It looks like those boleros/shrugs brides wear to make their wedding dress modest. I used my iron to make a tiny collar and lapels, I pinned the lapels down with a pair of really cute snowflake crystal pins I got for 55 cents each! I will link everything below. My cute little structured pink purse is from the shopping area right next to Ewha Woman’s University (my mom’s alma mater!) in Korea, it was only $10!
Also, I apply non-skid pads under most of my winter boots to avoid falling on my butt, haha. I did all the time when I first moved to Utah. I am now a proud snow-adapted fashionista *hair flip*
1) an old skirt. I used an old Express skirt made of polyurethane, I thought the contrast with the embroidered embellishments would pair nicely.
2) fabric glue
3) Iron on embroidered applique
5) an iron
6) an old shirt you don’t mind ruining
Step 1) Cut the iron on embroidered applique into the pattern of your choice and lay it out on your skirt
Step 2) Use the fabric glue and dab lightly on the back of your applique (I just put a little dot on the back, in the center of each large circle). The glue is just for you to position your iron on applique onto your skirt so that it will stay in place when you iron it on
Step 3) Apply your iron on applique with the little dots of glue on the back, I would glue a few circles, place it on my skirt, then continue gluing the rest of the circles. Proceed until you are satisfied with your pattern.
Step 4) Place the old shirt on top of the appliques and iron (hold iron for at least 5 seconds), this step took me the longest. I found I had to go over each applique multiple times to get it to adhere firmly. DO NOT put the iron directly on your skirt if you’te using polyurethane–it is usually pretty heat labile, so you don’t want to ruin all your hard work! If you want to add some bling on your skirt, just use the fabric glue, it holds well.
The 90’s are coming back at us full swing! I am super excited about this because I have been wearing over the knee socks like a freak since elementary school and now everybody else is as well!
Anyway, here’s how to master the bra over shirt trend like a boss
1) Do not actually wear your bra on the outside. HAHAHHAHAA. Duhhhh….I just had to include this for shits and giggles. A bralette, like the hellurrr <$5 one I’m wearing above, is an excellent choice. Or, be even more interesting and wear laced, caged, velvet, leather, etc. type of bralettes.
2) You can throw a plain tight slightly cropped tee beneath the bralette and be a basic bitch, or you can be a boss like me and wear a fabulously fascinating blouse like the one I am wearing above. Bell sleeved, embellished, structured shoulder, peplum, embroidered, the more bells and whistles, the merrier.
3) Throw on a waist belt to accentuate your waist. I have a boyish figure so adding little accents like this really polish my outfit and make me look more feminine. But a waist belt is really flattering on any body type!