Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Styled!....again...and again...

I am all about pairing new things with what you already have. I embarked on a project to find low-priced designer or quality items to pair with items that I already had in my closet to a segment I was asked to do for the local morning show. If you were a viewer of our little segment, THANK YOU! I always appreciate the love and support from all of you. 

Outfit #1
Nikibiki Camisole from Amaranth Collection $15.00
Necklaces from Amaranth Collection and Forever 21 (about 5 years ago)
Belt $10.00 or less and I honestly cannot remember where I got it, it has been in my closet for years
Lace Top, JCPenney $10.00
Jeans from Amaranth Collection $38.00
Shoes, DSW, I found them in the clearance section and bought them for less than half price

Outfit #2
All the same as #1, except I changed my shoes. I also found these adorable and comfortable boots at DSW in the clearance section.

Outfit #3
Same as #1, added a jacket from my closet that I've had since 2010 from H&M and I added shoes that I have used as a staple piece for years from DSW. Having a pair of black pumps comes in handy when you are taking an outfit from casual to dressy. It's not hard to find a great pair at a great price if you're willing to look. 

Casual Outfit
I re-used almost the entire same outfit from the first round except I used a different color camisole from my collection of colors. 
Pink Top, Marshall's, $12.99
Necklaces from Amaranth Collection

Going Out and Dressy
You can do SO much to an outfit by interchanging staple pieces like cardigans, jackets, necklaces, and shoes. There's no need to buy new outfits every single time. Most of the time you have some great pieces to make an outfit already at your fingertips. Most of the time you just need that one extra piece to make the outfit. 

This post is to show that it isn't too hard to find. When you're at a store, browse the sale racks if you're looking for a deal. If you want what is new and trendy, browse Facebook. Another one of my favorite sites is Polyvore. It's a way to help me know what is hot and what the average price point is for those items so I know what to base my buying decisions on. 

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Sock Bun Tutorial!

1. Cut the toe of the sock off with scissors. 
2. Begin rolling the sock into a donut-like shape
3. Roll until the sock is fully rolled into donut-like shape
4. Comb hair into high pony tail using a bristle brush or bristle comb
5. Put hair into pony tail
6. Smooth hair using the bristles of your brush or comb
7. Begin at the tips of the pony tail and stick the hair through the middle of the donut shape where the hole is. 
8. Push the hair through the middle slowly inching it down closer to your head. As you do this make sure that your hair is spread out and covers the sock. With each turn of the sock re-adjust hair so that it is covering the sock more each time. 
9. Spray flyaways with hairspray
10. Smooth the hair with your bristle brush or comb
11 and 12. TA-DA!!! 
Easiest hair-do ever!! You don't have to have extremely long hair to do this either. Try it out!