If you know me or keep up with my blog, you know that I am in love with Fashion and being frugal with my fashion choices. I look for inspiration from various sources, magazines, TV shows, other fashion/lifestyle blog, and websites. My favorite website for fashion inspiration is Pinterest. Pinterest is awesome. Am I the only one that goes to Pinterest before Google now, especially for any kind of imagery?
I decided I would start a series of recreating beautiful pieces that I come across, using pieces I already have or pieces I can find for bargain prices.
When it comes to my fashion, the one part of my outfit that leaves a lot to desire are my shoes. In the Fall/Winter, I can pretty much manage with my boots/booties and flats but in the summer, I have a hard time finding pretty sandals. See, my problem is that I have large (11) and wide feet that have a tendency to swell in the summer (high blood pressure, genetics). I have the toughest time finding shoes that match my specific subset in regular retail stores.
This post is less about where to find the great shoes but more about asking for suggestions for finding affordable sandals and shoes for those of us with large and wide.
When Looking for the right fit for sandals, I pay attention to:
If the straps that go across my feet has stretch to them
If the back straps are able to pull up without too much strain
Durability-Will they last me for at least two (2) summers.
Basic Details- I like my sandals to be able to go with multiple outfits without me having to change out.
SO, I will keep you updated on my search for the perfect Spring/Summer sandal.
Spring is almost among us, even though we didn’t have a proper Winter. 😦 We are little less than 2 weeks away from Spring so I decided to share MY top clothing picks I wanted to give a big emphasis on MY because none of what I am about to share is anything that I’ve seen on a site or a magazine. It’s more of what I feel I want to add to my closet or pull out and wear again.
I always like to look and see what are the top Pantone colors for each season. Let me just tell you that you will most likely see me in a lot of blushes, nudes, blues, and did I mention Blush. I am so in love with Blush right now. XOXO
Dani’s Spring Trends
Fringe- I can see it. Fringe tops, Fringe bottoms, fringe purses. Just know that if I have on Fringe, I will be making them Dance.
2. Boho- I don’t know how to really explain this in clothing terms but in my mind, it looks like a nice day to have a picnic mixed with Coachella, a day of thrifting and mixed with cute boots.
3. Flowers– I think Flowers has to be the official image when it comes to Spring.
4. Oversized shirts with shorts- This trend kinda goes with my boho look. It has an effortless look to it.
5. Cold Shoulders: Hit ’em with the shoulders. I think shoulders are such a feminine aspect of a woman’s body and what better way to celebrate them than showing them off.
My Best Friend values my opinions. I feel honored that she trusts me to help her look good. She sent me this picture of these gorgeoius skirts from THEAFRICANSHOP (an etsy store).
They are gorgeous skirts but we are trying to ball on a budget. So, I told her that I would look around and if I found one, I would get it for her. Lo and behold , I was told by my mom that the local Maxway ( http://www.vwstores.com/) had all types of skirts and dreses. It piqued my interest. I went in and there were long dresses, short dress, long skirts, short skirts, one color, multicolors. I went in and found her two possible options and sent them to my best friend. Before she can tell me which one she prefers, her first statement, “Cute but I so need help with a top.” She act like I don’t know her…lol.
I am in love with these vibrant skirts and I feel you have real fun with them, wear with flats, wear with heels. You can make it work for work or for pleasure. I also feel that the skirt should be the main attraction. As far as a top and accessories, simple is the name of the game. I would pull any one of the colors from the skirt for a top, simple tank top or tee.
Another alternative would be a denim shirt or vest.
Here are some other cute alternatives.
I hope to have given Renee some ideas on how to wear her skirt and I hope to be able to do an update to this post to show you how I helped her style it.