Matching Mommy & Daughter Outfits
A Mommy and Me Post.
Over the course of playing dress up for many years, I’ve found ways to mix and match different trends & articles of clothing in order to combine different styles & create my own.
Ever since I can remember, I always sewed a little extra embellishments on here or there…
…used necklaces as chain belts & purse jewelry…
…added beading or buttons where there were none…
…and bedazzled my jean pockets with rhinestones.
I also mastered the art of wearing undergarments… out.
When putting an outfit together, the one piece of clothing I always start off with and build the rest of my outfit upon is my lingerie.
Not a lot of people realize it,
or maybe even agree with it, but there are countless ways you can wear your undergarments out from under (or even over!) your clothes.
This look is a bit much for most people, I recognize that. But don’t ever forget… fashion & style is not about the clothes.
It’s about YOU. INDIVIDUALITY.
Otherwise, we would all be wearing the same uniforms everyday and look like school kids…
…and every single one of us fashion bloggers would have the same So Kate Christian Louboutins and Celine bag.
Where would Alexander McQueen go?!
Can you imagine a world without the designs of Alexander McQueen?!
That’s my point. Not everyone can possibly like the same thing, so why try? We are all different.
We were meant to play around and experiment until we find what makes us look & feel our best.
Finding the right thing to wear helps us express our identity accurately. It defines us as an individual like nothing else besides our words can.
We were not meant to simply copy the same look of others, or duplicate an ensemble off the runway if it doesn’t feel right on us.
Your STYLE is YOUR personality, displayed for everyone to see in fabric form.
What you’re wearing tells the people around you who YOU are, without them even having to meet you.
There’s nothing more important than a first impression.
That, and walking with your head held high.
Those are the 2 things I try to instill in my daughter everyday.
“I don’t care what kind of style she’s into when she grows up. As long as she wears it confidently, and feels comfortable in her own skin, I’ll be a happy mom.”
Confidence only comes with a good sense of self.
And confidence is a girl’s best accessory. (and most noticeable!)
Call me crazy, but something tells me… she gets it.
(Now if you knew her in real life, you’d be laughing your head off right now).
She’s the type of girl who does what she wants, tells it like it is, and demands nothing but the best…
Regardless of what her Momma says.
(whats that saying about the apple & the tree?)
My Outfit Details:
Fringe Vest:Boston Proper–here’s a coupon code to save $20 off your first order of $100+ | Under $50 at NastyGal | Black Top:Free People, similar here | Soft Knit Tights:Emilio Cavalini | Mini Skirt:Old, similar in purple | Boots:City Classified | Purse Brighton:(old), their newer croco style here | Jewelry:Target bangle / tassel necklace / chain link necklace/rings | Metallic Belt:Pina Boutique (Las Olas Florida- visit her Facebook page here)|
Giada’s Outfit Details:
Giada’s Leopard Tee:Target | Fringe Vest:Target | Boots:Target | Skirt:(old), similar style here | Mini Satchel Bag:Steve Madden, pink one here, similar Betsy Johnson bag here -she even has a leopard one | Sunglasses:Disney | Crown Necklace & Crystal Headband:HRH Boutique– custom orders only|
Happy Thursday everyone!!
If fishnets or stockings in general aren’t your style, there’s still plenty of modest ways to show a little sass in your fashion.
Think peeks of lace under a strong, structured work suit. Or a feminine silk night tank layered under a blazer, then tucked into jeans with a cardigan & lots of big, chunky jewelry.
Layering is one of the best ways to add dimension and bring a little uniqueness to something right off the rack, and the easiest way to layer is to put something thin and sexy on underneath whatever outfit you chose. Instantly you’ll feel that much sexier, even if you’re the only one who knows what lies beneath.
The same is true for trends. Just because fringe is in, it doesn’t mean wear a fringe vest like I am just because Vogue magazine tell you to. Find smaller ways to incorporate a trend that’s a bit too much for you. Try throwing on this fringe crossbody bag over your everyday look rather than opting for that oversized fringe jacket you know you’re never gonna wear. (By the way, have I told you how much I love my new ivory one that I got for a ridiculous $24.99?) Or how about… pick a new, adorable pair of fringe booties with your jeans instead of the usual go-to pair you’ve worn forever and has been around to witness the snows of 8 winters by now. Mixing trends in small doses often provides the biggest impact, and keeps you from feeling out of place while still looking current.
Little things. They make a big difference. I hope some of you will go in your closet tonight, find something that screams your name, put it on and feel that much better about your sexy little self. It doesn’t matter what it is, as long as it makes YOU feel like your BEST. In the end, happiness & confidence that glows from within is something that can never be substituted with anything else. Not even the fanciest or most expensive fashion garments can make you look as beautiful as you already are when you’re genuinely happy. Get to know yourself if you don’t already. But more importantly, get to love yourself more than anyone else does. Not in a vain way- but in a deep, meaningful way. Ultimately, that’s the only secret for being that gal that always steals the show and effortlessly makes people want to gravitate around them.
Happiness is contagious! And quite good for your complexion… don’t ya know?