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Dressier than the t-shirts and patterns will be endless!! The only summer shirt I will wear this year!!

Dressier than the t-shirts and patterns will be endless!! The only summer shirt I will wear this year!!

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Pillow Cases How to Make Pillow Cases Using Old Shirts DIY Pillowcase DIY Pillowcase
Sew this pretty pillow case with a ric rac, lace and braid trim, using this super easy tutorial from Molly and Mama. A great pillowcase project with lots of photos and simple instructions for beginners!

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Vans OTW welcomes another addition to its ever-expanding roster in the Pritchard. Much like the previous Vault Derby release, this new design combines elements of a classy, dress shoe with Vans’s signature skate sensibilities. The first release comes in this Incense colorway, featuring a full suede upper and contrasting midsoles. Retailing for $70 USD, these are now available to purchase online through Primitive.

14 Contemporary Apparel Lines You Need in Your Boutique

MM Couture by Miss Me

MM Couture by Miss Me launched in the Spring of 2008. The collection represents a contemporary line designed to accentuate flowing beauty and femininity. The line showcases fashion forward designs ranging from blouses, skirts, dresses and outerwear catering to the dressier side of the Miss Me woman. 

She is progressive, fashion forward and ready for any occasion.


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Kersh

Kersh is… Truly Canadian. Laid back, sexy, cool west coast natural beauty hangs with designer ambition.


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Press

Ease into the rythym of west coast style. Press breathes fresh sexiness into everyday style. Designer roots meets approachable charm.

Free People

Free People has evolved into a mature contemporary brand since its creation in the 1970s; allowing twenty-something women to appreciate the line of clothing that caters to their intelligence, creativity and individuality, while keeping with its great quality and affordability.

Their target market is the 26-year-old girl, smart, creative, confident and comfortable in all aspects of her being, free and adventurous, sweet to tough to tomboy to romantic. A girl who likes to keep busy and push life to its limits, with traveling and hanging out and everything in between. Who loves Donovan as much as she loves The Dears, and can’t resist petting any dog that passes her by on the street.

They draw, design, sew and buy for her. They offer her countless options within their own Free People collection, so that even if she takes her best pal shopping, they won’t come out looking at all alike. And if she wants her colors and patterns all mixed up, that’s even better, picking through their sweaters, knits and skirts. 


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Tulle

At its heart, Tulle has always aimed to design vintage inspired modern clothing. The word itself – tulle – conjures up classic notions of femininity and creativity. Tulle fabric has been a basic building block of gowns, veils and, of course, ballet tutus - all beautifully simple silhouettes that are simultaneously designed with great attention to detail. The apparel line strives to capture the essence of the brand and reflect it in all that they create.

With a desire to start a young contemporary collection at an affordable price point, Tulle was launched in 1999. We began with a small collection that focused on outerwear and sweaters. Since then we have grown and now Tulle offers a full sportswear collection of tops, skirts and dresses. Our formula is simple: we soak up our love of vintage fashion, mix it up with vintage and modern silhouettes, and have fun playing with classic and contemporary prints to create a distinctive brand that is both feminine and sweet. Perfect for a day out on the town that can easily be carried into the evening. 

Tulle has become an editorial favorite of magazines such as Lucky, In Style, Marie Claire, Real Simple, Glamour and People Style Watch. Aside from being featured in popular magazines, Tulle is also a favorite of many celebrities. 


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LAmade

Embodying the lifestyle of Southern California, the LAmade collection is both unique and understated. With a forward perspective of its own, LAmade follows the fashion of today, making sure every piece translates into the trends of tomorrow. Perfect basics and novelty pieces are designed with attention to fit & detail, emphasizing impeccable quality and modern sophistication. When it comes to finding an effortless T-shirt or a go-to leather jacket, the LAmade aesthetic offers classic feminine items that can be worn with ease and will evolve with any wardrobe. Providing the simple luxury of a cozy cashmere sweater or the feeling of eternal summer when you put on that perfect maxi dress, LAmade is the ultimate contemporary fashion label.

The collection is influenced by music, travel, vintage clothing, real people, and everyday life. With ideas drawn from independent designers all over the world, LAmade fuses that spirit into the quintessential LA way of life. The line is ever changing with new sights, sounds, colors, prints and patterns; always breathing new life into the collection, these inspirations give LAmade a raw and real sense of strength and presence.

The company has quickly expanded and continues to grow with an online following that includes Piperlime.com, revolveclothing.com, among hundreds of other better boutiques and department stores such as Kitson, Hillary Rush, and Anthropologie. The LA Made brand includes women’s, maternity, kids and baby apparel. LAmade can be found retailing throughout America and Europe, as well as other international destinations around the world.


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MINKPINK

Vintage inspired, playful and unique designs for the fashion free spirits.


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Fashion Spy

Colorful, intoxicating and always refreshing; Fashion Spy collections are previewed five times a year at market. Their dresses are incredible and tops merchandise well with denim. They have the softest cottons, pretty chiffons, ultra-feminine silhouettes and you can always count on Fashion Spy to have the “it” item of the season. Artistic embroideries with just the right touch of modern day glam make their clothing fly out of stores. With unbeatable customer service, margin booster opening price points, and quality, Fashion Spy is a favorite for retailers in the US. 

Inspired by the runways and London Fashion, their sequins and beads are hand sewn and use no automated machines or processes so each piece is unique and different. A press favorite, Fashion Spy has been seen on Sex and The City, MTV House of Style, magazine covers and worn by celebrities. Their clothing celebrates femininity with a rich panorama of colors, embroideries and looks. Fashion Spy has been setting trends for over two decades. Their signature novelty items need no other accessory.


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Boundary & Co

Based in Los Angeles, Boundary & Co. is a contemporary lifestyle brand blending the cutting edge with the classic. Boundary & Co. aims to show that the difference is in the details. Juxtaposing the soft and sublime with an urban edge, the collection is designed for the exceptional woman looking for exceptional clothing. 


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Sanctuary

Sanctuary Clothing captures the Los Angeles vibe of relaxed luxury along with the designer’s personal ‘qypsetter’ style. Sanctuary has become a wardrobe staple in the modern girls closet. The modern take on vintage styling, focuses on cloth, wash and detail. Destined to become one of your favorites. Unique lifestyle fashion that’s ready to wear at work, home or travel.


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Desigual

Desigual meaning Atypical. The company’s mantra is “FUN and PROFITS”.  They believe that fashion and life should be an adventure and above all…..FUN!!!  It is a full contemporary collection from Spain encompassing a lifestyle for women, men and kids.  Pricing is fantastic and the feeling is pure joy!


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Karlie

Karlie is a young contemporary line consisting of both sportswear and dresses. The company, started in 2003, was founded on Christian principles. 

Karlie has been blessed with phenomenal growth. They began shipping from a garage in Dallas, Texas and have now grown into a 5,000 sq. ft. warehouse. The line is now sold in over 400 boutiques and specialty stores and has become a major resource for these stores. Karlie was nominated for a Dallas Fashion Award it’s first year in business. 

Karlie is a family business, started by Charlie & Karen Brown. Charlie has been in the apparel business for over 40 years and is “still somewhat normal.”  The line is named for their daughter, Karlie. The Creative Director is their niece Lauren, and brother-in-law, Tom, is the Chief Financial Officer. 


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anonymous asked:

I wasn't sure if this was the type of questions you tend to answer, but I'm rather unsure where to look elsewhere. Pretty much, I'm a trans girl, and I'd really like to get some dressier shoes so I can try wearing a dress out sometime. Today some of my friends and I went to a shoe store in our local mall to figure out my size in womens shoes. We couldn't find any that fit since I would be about a 10.5 wide. Do you know how I could find a place with bigger female shoes so I can try to make sure?

If you’re thinking about buying any that you like while you try them on, Lane Bryant has some nice shoes in larger sizes.

If you just want to make sure about the size, Birkenstock supposedly has larger and specialty size shoes. They’re comfy but not really the prettiest.

I’d also suggest googling custom shops in your town that could do a proper foot measure for you.

-Lou the Lobster

I ordered a Stitch Fix, because I need some slightly dressier clothes. I’ve been talking to a guy on OKCUPID who seems really nice and dated seem to be imminent. He’s a lawyer, though, and a little classier than my usual kind of guy. So I feel the need to class up the wardrobe a little. Even if it doesn’t work out, I still need to class up the wardrobe a little.

I got my email today that they shipped and I peeked at my checkout to see what they sent. It doesn’t have pictures, but it appears they sent everything I requested. A nicer jacket, a dress, and a nice pair of dressier pants, plus two shirts. I can’t wait to see everything. I really hope it all fits. I want to be able to keep it all. The prices weren’t too bad, except for the pants, those are $98! If they fit I’ll keep them, though. 20% off if I keep everything, so that’ll help. I’m going to be stalking the mailman until it shows up!

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Today’s release is the versatile Korbel Dress available in a soft blush tencel blend or the buttery black tencel.  We love the way this dress moves and the subtle racerback and optional knot tie in the front adds visual interest.  Or leave the panels untied and on the side for even more movement.  We styled this dress with flat slides from Wal & Pai, but this dress would look great with your favorite mules or heels for a dressier occasion.  

Find the Korbel Dress on our website now.

EARRINGS ALL ROUND

We all have our favourites when it comes to jewellery – some of us go bonkers for bracelets and others think necklaces are the nicest. But if you’re a fan of earrings in all shapes and sizes, today’s your lucky day, as we share some of our most popular pieces on the blog.

Always late for very important dates? We can’t offer you a watch (sorry!) but we can help remind you to keep an eye on the time with our adorable White Rabbit earrings. These 14kt gold-plated beauties are just the thing for latecomers, and are available in gold or silver. Off to Wonderland with you!

What could be better than jewellery featuring the main Mouse himself? Not much, we reckon. That’s why we think these Mickey earrings are so great! Subtle but sweet, you could wear these to work or take ‘em out for a dressier event. Oh, Mickey! Remember, we have limited availability on these earrings – so grab them while you can.

A Disney Couture collection isn’t complete without some of our much-loved dangle drop earrings – and who can say no to a Tinker Bell-themed pair? We LOVE this cute ladybird design. And if you know DC, you’ll know we don’t do things by halves. Take a look at what’s written on the little leaf!

Catch up with our full range of earrings on our website

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A QG Style Guide: The Art of Layering

   I know bundling up during the winter can be tough at times but the most important rule to remember when layering is that your layers must compliment each other. I asked my close friend Daniel to model a quick layering look for you guys to show you how to create a complimentary look by using earth tones. This look includes both casual and dressier pieces for example the double strap monks by Alfred Sargent were paired with tweed pants from J Crew and a chambray button down (blue-collar appropriate). For the winter it’s best to choose more winter-based fabrics: tweed, herringbone, and brush twill are a few. Layering a shirt with an overshirt that’s flannel material will keep you warm and cozy as you’re battling against the cold. 

   Add detail to your layers with the use of a nice watch or a nice bracelet that compliments your outfit. If you’re unsure on how to style them always remember that less is more, if you choose to wear either a bracelet or a watch be sure that your accessories don’t clash with one another. Daniel chose to sport a wax jacket by J Crew which is a great winter essential. Barbour popularized the wax jacket back in 1908 when John Barbour and his family began manufacturing all-weather clothing which was used chiefly by seaman and dock workers. The wax jacket is made out of waxed-cotton fabrics which makes for great utility purposes. If you need more help on creating the perfect layering outfit feel free to comment or inbox me, also pick up a copy of  Icons of Men’s Style to learn more about the origins of different men’s apparel. I hope this style guide is helpful and I hope you continue to build a strong and interchangeable wardrobe and remember to stay classy ladies and gents!


What Daniel Wore: 

  • Ludlow Chambray Dress Shirt by J Crew
  • Glen plaid Overshirt by J Crew
  • Tweed Slim Bowery Pants by J Crew
  • Double Strap Monks by Alfred Sargent
  • Socks by CHUP
  • Watch by Daniel Wellington (no pun intended)
  • Brass Cuffs by Giles & Brothers
  • Wax Coat by J Crew
  • Downing Glasses by Warby Parker 

goldengirlofthesouth asked:

hi!! I'm going on a cruise soo and was wondering what to wear?

you can see most of my cruise pictures here!  I suggest packing a lot of loose dresses and tops, many bathing suits, a couple dressier dresses, linen shorts and pants, cover up dresses and some comfy tshirts! Most of the time I was in my bathing suit with random clothing thrown on haha. I would pack a pair of tennis shoes incase you decide to do some excursions that require them (I forgot mine, big mistake!)

Hot Pink Date Night

Perfect look for a Valentine’s Date Night

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With Valentine’s Day just over a week away, I decided it was the perfect time to share a date night look! On the rare occasion that Rob and I go out on weekends I still like to be comfortable, so I usually opt for pants and a cute top/jacket combo. These coated jeans have been a favorite of mine ever since I worked at Peridot Boutique three years ago. The texture makes them a little dressier than…

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Tommy Hilfiger Fall 2016 Shoes: New York Fashion Week Men’s

Sporty, youthful and preppy. The words are often attributed to Tommy Hilfiger, and this season the brand’s men’s collection kept that mission statement in mind. The fall ’16 collection, shown during New York Fashion Week: Men’s, featured varsity striping motifs paired against more tailored pieces and shoes. Tommy Hilfiger fall ’16 men’s collection. The footwear highlight here was a modern take on the essential hiker boot, which is once again proving to be a major trend this season. Hilfiger updated the style with an aged brown leather and thick wooden midsole, which has a subtle red stripe — a tie in to the ready-to-wear — running through it. Other shoes in the collection included leather low-top sneakers, some printed with stripes or with contrast stitching. Dressier shoes included black leather lace-ups and chiseled toe Chelsea boots — essential classics, but not exactly screaming newness. The clothing had more dramatic impact overall. Shearling-lined moto jackets or rainbow-color ribbed sweaters added a touch of lighthearted fun to the more utilitarian, commercially-minded footwear. Tommy Hilfiger fall ’16 men’s collection. Tommy Hilfiger fall ’16 men’s collection. Tommy Hilfiger fall ’16 men’s collection. Tommy Hilfiger fall ’16 men’s collection. For more of FN’s men’s coverage, read on below: The Best Street Style From New York Fashion Week: Men’s John

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Taking The Carpenter Out of The Carpenter Suit

Denim, oh denim. You heralded the post-modern era with your grunge, raw, easy appeal. But let’s soften you down and make you easier whilst making you dressier.

The Carpenter Suit, a languid take on the denim dungarees, is a trend that is infact, a classic. It’s a versatile outfit that can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion.

My take on dolling it up involved a blouse from Tiffany, a New York based boutique and a pair of ethnic-looking jootis with gold filigree work on them. As for the accessorising, I went for the double statement- A bronzed necklace and a mask for a locket.

I’d gone easy on the makeup because I recently got my hair coloured and I wanted to strike a balance between my done-up mane and makeup.

 You know, mane-up over make-up :D

Just a dab of cream, vaseline for pumping up my lashes and Baby Lips and I was ready to go, you know, chop wood..not :D

My square shaped dark glasses from Missoni added just the right amount of city-chic that this workman look needed. What do you think?  

- PC : Aiza Amir Ali

This is a dressier shirt from forever 21. The fabric does not stretch. It is a chiffon shirt. It is a creme/white color. It is very long. Comment with any questions!:)

Uri Minkoff Fall 2016 Shoes: New York Fashion Week Men’s

Uri Minkoff is branching out. Following a relaunch of its men’s shoe and bag collection, formerly called Ben Minkoff, the brand is moving forward with a new ready-to-wear line for fall ’16, which was shown during New York Fashion Week: Men’s. “The whole theme of the collection is about balance,” said Minkoff at the presentation. “Pairing a dressier trouser or suiting with a casual shoe. Guys should really invest in outerwear too.” Uri Minkoff fall ’16 collection. Amongst an offering of dressy peacoats, tailored suits and jogger pants with bright blue stripes, footwear included slip-on sneakers and shearling-lined mules (the shoes range from $175 to $195). “We used shearling in a more subtle way,” Minkoff said. Though the new clothing collection is still being shown to retailers, Uri Minkoff is currently carried in Bloomingdales and Spring, as well as its own flagship locations. The ready to wear will likely be carried in similar stores. Last January, Uri and Rebecca Minkoff launched the men’s shoes for fall ’15. Produced in Brazil and Asia, the styles took cues from minimalist silhouettes and Japanese color-pops. Uri Minkoff fall ’16 collection. Uri Minkoff fall ’16 collection. Uri Minkoff fall ’16 collection. Want More? Lanvin Paris Men’s Fashion Week: RTW Fall 2016 Shoes Berluti Paris Men’s Fashion

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Everyone's Wearing: Lace-Up Shirts

Everyone’s Wearing: Lace-Up Shirts

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I hate the term “going out” top, and I’m not the only one who feels this way. It just feels so cheesy, early 20s, clubbing/frat partying. But that doesn’t eliminate the need for a dressier top for a night out, which is why I’m loving lace-up shirts. They’re flirty enough for going out and yet not too club-y for work. Pair them with skinny jeans or black skinnies, or a midi skirt and boots for a…

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