How to Re-wear your Bridesmaid Dress

Hello, beautiful! We have all been in a wedding at some point in our lives. Which we spent easily $100 plus on that you probably won't wear again. Well today I am going to show you a way to wear that bridesmaid dress & bring down your cost-per-wear. Of course you can always wear said bridesmaid dress to another wedding but have you ever thought about dressing down your bridesmaid dress?

This dress I wore in my friend's wedding at the end of May for her rustic chic special day. On her wedding day I wore this with nude stiletto sandals, diamond stud earrings, & diamond tennis bracelet with my hair & make up done by the pros, I obviously wouldn't wear that look on the regular. To dress this lovely number down I traded my stilettos for espadrille wedges, threw on a denim jacket, & added a fun tote by Cappelli Straworld, Inc. Now I can wear my bridesmaid dress to a wedding/bridal shower, to lunch with the girls, or date night by the water with the hubs.

I absolutely love this pineapple tote, I will be bringing it everywhere with me this summer. How perfectly does it go with this look?! Cappelli is known for their resort/staycation clutches & totes. Their product presents great quality & attention to detail. Their spring/summer line includes: nautical, artisanal, festival, patterning & stripes, tropical, chic beach, animal print, & glitter. Their bags generally range from $25 to $75. They are celebrating their 60th anniversary & are owned by Dorfman Pacific, when I was a  boutique manager I actually bought their product for the store. 

Well fash dolls I hope this post has inspired you to dress down your bridesmaid dress so you are able to wear it again. Till next time.

Stay Sassy & God Bless!

This tote is a test sample provide by Cappelli Straworld. All opinions are my own.

How to Transition Your Summer Pieces to Winter

I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas. I hope that Santa was good to you and that you enjoyed the time with your family. If you have been following the blog you might recognize this skirt and tank from the September 5th post, The Art of Dressing, A Balancing Act. Outfitted here is the same tank and skirt transitioned for winter.

When shopping I always find myself looking at a garment and imagining if I can transition it for another season to get more wear. There is now doubt that this tank and skirt are summer pieces. I have made it cold weather ready by adding tights paired with a faux leather moto jacket, finishing the look with combat boots and an infinity scarf. Look in your closet and take your favorite dress or skirt and apply this concept.

Maybe instead of a moto jacket you add a sweater or blazer. There is an infinite variety of tights available in different colors and textures to bring your warm weather favorites to winter. Boots in the winter are a no brainer. Give this a try for yourself!

Well dolls the next time you will hear from me we will be in 2016! (Unless you follow us on instagram @fashology101). I have a lot planned for the new year and I am so excited to go into the year with you, my beyond fabulous readers.  DSC_0969

Stay Sassy & God Bless xo

P.S. Here is a picture of the summer look.

 

Scarf Staples

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Looking to update your wardrobe but not trying to break the bank? Scarves are definitely a solution to your problem. Scarves range in price and are available in a wide range of styles and fabrications. Not only is there a surplus of scarves attainable by an exchange of currency but there is also a variety of ways to tie these versatile accessories. Each way to wear can elevate your ensemble and make your outfit look different. I have pictured 3 different ways to tie a scarf.

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The Basic Loop

This style is the most common and simple way to tie a scarf. Drape 1/4 of the scarf and take the remaining 3/4 and wrap it around your neck and let the other end drape. An effortless and chic look!

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The Vest Editors note-I am using the same scarf throughout this entire post. How cool is this vest look? And it can be accomplished by the same scarf used in the basic loop. To accomplish this look start by folding your scarf in half then tie the folded end with the ends of the scarf. This will create armholes, simple throw it on and go!

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The Pretzel

This scarf tie is the most complex out of the three. Take your scarf in half then take one end and pull it thru the loop. Then take the second end and go under thru the loop. Adjust accordingly. This look is cozy and draws the attention closer to the neck. You would want to use this style when wearing a simple top.

I hope these steps help and if you have any questions feel free to email me at fashology101@gmail.com, I am happy to answer any questions. As a bride-to-be on a tight budget I know personally I have been utilizing the versatility of scarves to elevate my wardrobe. Have fun with it and happy shopping! Till next time dolls.

Stay Sassy + God Bless xo

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