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Drab to Fab III

With the unseasonably cooler weather, making an outfit more interesting isn’t as hard as it can be when the heat rises.

Here is your basic outfit when the temperature smolders.

Simple Tank & Shorts

Simple Tank & Shorts

I even added in a pair of sneakers, which I don’t hardly wear!

Here’s a better outfit, especially since temperatures have been so cool.

Sweater on Top

Sweater on Top

All I did was add in a sweater and take off my sneakers for a fancier wedge.  (Who knows what was going on with my hair here…?)

I hope you enjoyed this drab to fab special.  If you’d like to see more of this, let me know! I can add this in to my rotation!

Drab to Fab III

Drab to Fab III

Shorts- Gap

Tank- Wal-Mart

Sweater- Loft

Sneakers- DKNY

Wedges- Loft

Earrings & Bracelet- Wal-Mart

Drab to Fab II

Today’s outfit is based on the little black dress.  You all know how I feel about black, I just don’t wear it very often.  It’s my least favorite color and I always feel like I’m giving up when I purchase something in black.

So a little black dress for me isn’t very exciting.  It absolutely needs something to jazz it up.

Here is a basic maxi dress.  I know what you’re thinking, if I’m wearing a maxi dress, I’ve at least tried!  I’ve done something beyond a t-shirt and shorts.  Give me credit.  So true. But you can still look pretty drab in a maxi dress.

Basic Little Black Dress

Basic Little Black Dress

All I have styled this with is a pair of diamond studs and some blinged out flip flops. Nothing too exciting.

Let’s say you want to pair this with something a bit more funky.

Fun Accessories

Fun Accessories

Here I added a cute fedora, a denim vest and a pair of wedges, along with a chunky necklace.

Maybe you want the look to be a little more chic.

Fedora Chic

Fedora Chic

All I did here was switch out my necklace and vest for a big belt and earrings.

Lastly, let’s say it’s date night.  Here’s a great way to take a day dress and make it more summer night appropriate.

Date Night

Date Night

I added a lace bolero and switched out my wedges for a little kitten heel.  Totally wearable but has an element of sophistication.

And that’s four ways to style your little black dress!

Drab to Fab II

Drab to Fab II

Dress- Wal-Mart

Wedges- Jessica Simpson

Heels- Dr. Scholl’s

Flip Flops- Dillards

Studs- Target

Vest- Star Jeans

Necklace- Premiere

Hat- bought in Paris

Clutch- Coach

Big Belt- Guess

Bolero- Express

Big Earrings- Lillian’s

Drab to Fab

Today I took a basic outfit and made it more sassy.  There is nothing wrong with outfit number one.  It is just basic mom gear.

Outfit No. 1

Outfit No. 1

I have a simple tshirt on, capris, precariously little makeup and flip flops.  Hey, I am wearing earrings, so I made an effort, right?  This outfit is perfectly acceptable should you be at home all day, or painting or cleaning house.  But if you have plans… we can do better!

Outfit No. 2

Outfit No. 2

I swapped out my tshirt for a blouse with a print.  This print is much larger than the print in my capris which has a railroad stripe.  I switched out my flip flops for a sparkly wedge that picks up the blues in my outfit.  I added some eyeliner and a little bit of bling in my earrings and bracelets.  Now I’ve gotten beyond the basic and am still not out of my comfort zone.

I can still chase kids.  I can still take a walk.  But my outfit is no longer drab!

Here’s the pictures, side by side.

Drab to Fab 1

Drab to Fab 1

Tshirt- Target

Blouse- Dillards

Capris- Wal-Mart

Flip Flops- Target

Wedges- JCPenney

Earrings- thrifted

Earrings, Bracelets- gifts

 

 

Style Slump

Like most pregnant women (especially moms already), I have stumbled into a style slump. The cause of the slump is mainly due to expanding waistlines and lack of energy.  I blame things like t-ball, VBS and crazy schedules.  I have yet to succumb to the dreaded maternitywear but I know it is fast approaching.  How am I getting through it?  Elastic.  It is your friend when you are in the strange stages of pregnancy that don’t require full belly panels.

I am determined to come out of my slump.

With things like street dances and county fairs and girls nite out to look forward to, it makes a person think about what they are putting on their body.  And creates a little more excitement=No More Slump.

For the next few days, I’m going to take a boring outfit and jazz it up to make it a little less slumpish.  Drab to fab!

And I’ll be modeling this myself.  So please excuse my baby bump!