I am so excited that I will be traveling to Los Angeles tomorrow. The city inspires me the most with fashion, my career in acting, and the very distant social life (Now that I am a new mom). I was talking the other day to one of my best friends about Los Angeles and how accepting it is with fashion. Many find our fashion style in the midwest to be oh how do I say it Sloppy Chic. We would describe it by putting together an outfit by not matching the style of clothes you wear. For example we would sport a white tank top (wife beater), sweats, stilettos, pearls and last nights make up and get compliments all day long. Or perhaps a fabulous dress with boots and a belt. It looks as if we put no effort into getting ready for the day (which varied sometimes we did, & sometimes not) and looking fabulous. Granted many may disagree with us but we would still get complimented on our fashion sense. On this trip to LA I will try to photograph as many people I feel that represent this style to prove my point. To prove that you can be stylish with little or no effort. Sometimes its just the confidence we have within ourselves to pull the outfit off.
So one of my favorite ways to spice up the wardrobe is revamping the simple T-shirt. I seem to accumulate plenty of these and never wear them because they just aren't my style. Not only is it fun to do but it's great to wear something that truly represents your style! I am sharing with you two of my latest creations that only took a couple of hours to make. The tools I used were a sewing machine, glue, swarovski crystals, beads, paint, and last a simple needle and thread.
For the first T-shirt I cut out the neck, created a v neck back, and cut out the sleeves. I attached a metal lace that I got off of an old pair of Express slacks. Then I crystalized the writing on the front of the Tee, and Voila!
The second T-shirt I began with sprinkling water based paint on the front and back. I took in the side seams and sleeves in to give it a slimmer look. Using beads from old bracelets I hand stitched them on the front t-shirt design. Then hand painted and crystalized a personal design to create another layer.
I love to wear these t-shirts around for the great compliments. It's not only impressive but fun to tell everyone that I designed and createdthem!
Last weekend Minnesota experienced a historical snow storm dropping 17 inches or more. Most of us were trapped in our houses starving for things to do, so I decided to go through the fashion magazines piling up under my coffee table. I cut out many of my favorite inspiring winter looks to share with you. I just adore the chunky boots, (faux) furs, muted colors, skinny pants, & layering looks.
It's time to get rid of all the magazines piling up on your coffee table. The reason they are so hard to throw away is because we're saving them for a specific recipe, fashion look, or perhaps an article. Well it's time to run to the discount store and pick up a few blank books and scrap book away. I have many, some for recipes and others for fashion. It's great because when I'm stumped for ideas on what to wear for the holiday party, wedding, or a night with the girls, I just open the book and I'm ready to go. I will continue to share with you pictures of my scrap book for inspiration. I hope you Enjoy!
Yesterday I ran into an amazing sale at Herbergers department store. I just couldn't pass this one up so I took a gander at what they had to offer. I found many great items but the ones I took home were delightful deals. My favorite purchase would have to be the ever so comfortable leather sandals. I haven't taken them off my feet since I bought them. I also picked up two other pairs of shoes and a couple of colorful scarves. Below I have listed the original and clearance prices. If you need to purchase anything in the next few days I highly recommend checking out this department store. They have everything!!
MIA Leather Sandals "Hayat" Original Price - $49.00 - Purchase Price - $14.40
Nine West Gold High Heels "Barbe" Original Price - $69.00 - Purchase Price - $20.40
Sporto Original Boots Original Price - $75.00 - Purchase Price - $22.40
Scarves Original Price - $28.00 - Purchase Price - $4.99
I'm an actress/singer/dancer who has an eye for style!