Houndstooth with a Pop of Red

This outfit did not start out this way. That infact is a dress. I had worn the top under the dress and without the belt and it did not flatter my inverted triangle shape at all. I revamped the outfit mid day to balance my shape better and viola!
Top - Macys, Dress- Macy's, Belt  - Target, Boots - Nine West

The dress by itself  does not flatter my body type but fits the model perfectly. I ordered it online (I do most of my shopping online so it's always hit or miss on fit for me) and  I had altered it by taking in the waist and bottom half and was ready to give it away when it still wasn't working for me. Now, I think it's a keeper as long as I find ways to make it work. There may be outfits in your closet that you never wear because they don't work by themselves Adding a belt, a cardigan or wearing it a different way could give new life to the outfit. Check out my good blogger friend Audrey's post on making outfits work (Hope I can call you that Audrey).

How to wear a Maxi Skirt

I've had this skirt for over 10 years and haven't worn it in years (Yes I've gained weight since then but the skirt still fits because my upper body is where all the weight goes). All old trends are becoming new again and I'm finding most of them in my closet. One of the reasons I don't wear this skirt is because I never know what to wear it with. I have another one in my closet that I haven't worn since I bought it.  But I've found from other bloggers that a plain t-shirt always works and the denim jacket adds the final touch.

Skirt - Express, T-shirt and Denim Jacket - Old Navy, Hat - Target

How would you style a maxi skirt?

Pleats and Pearls

Dress - The Limited, Necklace - Avon, Shoes - Style and Co via Macy's, Clutch and Cuff - New York and Co
I've been falling in love with the pleats trend. Pleats add fullness to my smaller lower body. Threfore, creating balance. The only unfortunate thing is that it also adds fullness to the mid section...and I don't need any of that. Completed the outfit with pearls for a ladylike look. Anyone love pleats??

Here's What an Avon Brochure Looks Like

Many people tell me they've never seen an Avon Catalog or didn't know that Avon sold certain items. So in case you're wondering here it is. Also check out the Mark Catalog. Avon has really evolved over the years and what's unique about Avon is that the products are value priced. Try one of the products and you'll see. I'm also offering 20% OFF a $50 order or $10 off any Anew Cream plus a free gift with any order. Just click on the picture or link below and you can click on each catalog to browse.  I have a giveway coming soon.