Saturday, August 7, 2010

Dangerous Curves Ahead

Warning: Dangerous Curves Ahead

As my moving date rapidly approaches, my mom wants more and more time with me. That's okay though, because I want time with her too.

After helping her pick out glasses and stopping by a party, we decided to hit the mall. Mom needed athletic tops for yoga and tennis. I don't need anything, but I am currently obsessed with dresses. Needless to say, I found more than I bargined for (or perhaps I should say, more than I budgeted for.)

As I mentioned, I am obsessed with dresses lately. You put one on. You add a pair of sandals. You are ready to go. I found two dresses that fit like they were made for me.

Worthington® Zipper Detail Sheath via JCPenney, on sale for $27.99 in August 2010

  East 5th Pleated Sundress with Belt via JCPenney, on sale for $27.99 in August 2010
This however, is not what I am excited about. Today, it was all about the skirt.

Worthington Button Detail High Waist Skirt via JCPenney, $24.99 in August 2010
I've always worn my skirts and jeans slung low around my hips. I bought my first high waist skirt earlier this summer, and have fallen in love with the professional, polished look it offers. To top it off, this skirt is sexy as hell. I put it on, walked out of the dressing room, and asked my mother, "Where did these curves come from?" Now, don't get me wrong. I love it and can't wait to wear it, but I'm in shock over how good my ass looks.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

7/31/10: Wrap It Up

On a scorching summer day in Florida, you dress for the tempterature. Though I spent most of Sunday comfortably inside an air-conditioned mall, I still needed to stay cool. I do not exxagerate when I say the heat index was 111 degrees. I melted from my car to the Macy's entrance. 

Tank: Old Navy, usually 2 for $15.00
Bracelet: Handmade by me
Shoes: "Women's Ranfod Sandal" by Privo, from $37.26 on Amazon
Sexy ankle wrap: Available at your local urgent care clinic

Reversible silk wrap skirts are about as cool as you can get. The fabric is lightweight. The simple tie around the waist does not stick like an elastic waistband. There are no interior seams to irritate your already sweaty skin. Paired with a simple ribbed tank, I stayed as cool as I possibly could. 

Jedzebel  is an awesome brand. Everything is fair trade, and their silk skirts are made of recycled saris. Their items can be ordered via their website or on Amazon, as well as purchased at many locally owned boutiques. If you are ever in Santa Cruz, make sure to check out their storefront. Last time I visited, there were hundreds of beautiful silk skirts and tops for $10 or $15. 

My favorite part of the outfit, however, was the bracelet. 

I am currently obsessed with button bracelets. In the last week, I have made six. I need to make one more, so I will have one for each day of the work. For all you crafty types, I'll have a "How To" post soon. For those who aren't so crafty, I'll also be hosting a contest to win a custom made button bracelet. Keep your eyes peeled.