Easy & Chic: Turtleneck and Jeans

In the winter, pairing a turtleneck with jeans is about the easiest combination you can put together. It’s similar to having a blank canvas because you can literally accessorize the combo with anything like colorful scarves, statement jewelry, thigh high boots, colorful maxi coats, fur coats, etc., etc. The possibilities are endless. Plus, styling the ensemble really doesn’t require that much imagination. 🙂

CB Style Corner: How To Restyle “The Bridesmaid Dress”

At some point in your life one of your friends will ask you to be in their wedding.   Generally, your only financial obligation (besides your gift) is to pay for your bridesmaid dress that your trusted friend has selected for you………..(hopefully, she has good taste, right?)   
But what happens to the dress after the wedding? Does it just hang in the back of your closet collecting dust?…….raises hand as I peer towards the back of my own closet to look at the plastic covering some of my bridesmaid dresses with the exception of one. My good friend selected a 2 piece dress and I still “rock it” from time to time.
Luckily, there are tons of inspiration on the web on how to restyle your bridesmaid dress to incorporate into your regular attire.

1.) Wear a denim top over the dress for a fun and chic look.

2.) If the bridesmaid dress is short, pair it with some jeans.

3. Wear a crisp white dress shirt over it.

4.) Paired with a plaid top, the dress can take on a “shabby chic” look

5.) Add a little “rocker chic” to the dress with a cool t-shirt.

If all else fails, I guess you could donate the dress to Goodwill but that would not be half as fun as restyling it.
Note: If you are currently looking for bridesmaid dresses, check out Aisle Style. They have a great selection for affordable prices.

How To Shop: Vintage

The idea (for this post) just popped in my head the other day as I was reviewing a lot of the Resort wear ’16 collections on various websites.
It appears that vintage styles are currently trending in many of the designer collections (Yaaaayy!!!!).
Since I am a lover of all things vintage, I wanted to offer you some tips on how to shop for vintage styles. To be quite honest, there are not many. Actually, come to think of it, I can only think of one:
Steer clear of anything that makes you look like you’re wearing a costume (unless that’s your objective). Select styles that you can incorporate into your everyday wear.

The ultimate goal is to look like you’re wearing vintage yet modern.

I will do my best to highlight awesome online vintage stores, like the one featured, RietaPieVintage (I found their Etsy store and saw all kinds of hearts in my eyeballs. 🙂 )

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