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May 2, 2018

#RefashionedOOTD – The New Series

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Layered Jumpsuit with Top Knot

Let me just say, I’m sorry I’m a day late with this post. You know when you get home from a long day at work and you just have a to-do list of stuff that NEEDS to get done? Yeah, that’s what happened yesterday. I had 3 full loads of laundry, I let it build up for over two weeks, my meal prep to cook, and just a bunch of other boring life stuff. LOL.

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Anyway, it’s now May! Can you believe it?! We’re already almost halfway through the year. The weather is finally cooperating and the pollen is just sprayed everywhere…great image I know. LOL. I went a little crazy during the month of April with my spending. I took my girls trip to Savannah and then just let myself get out of hand. Goodness gracious! So I am starting a challenge with myself for the month of May to not spend money on things that I DO NOT NEED…bare with me. Black Mules Layered Jumpsuit with Top Knot Layered Jumpsuit with Top Knot

I know that I cannot be alone in this! I have a closet full of clothes which half, I do not wear. But then I’m always like “Gosh, I have NOTHING to wear!” That’s sad! Last weekend, I went through my stuff and pulled out anything I had not worn in the past 6+ months. It was a bag full of clothes that were in mint shape because I only wore them a few times and then forgot about it.

I’m going to make myself take what I already have and REFASHION it. Hence the new series… “RefashionedOOTD” I am so excited for this! I’ve already gotten a head start but I really want to challenge you and have you be a part of this series too! It’s pretty easy, you refashion pieces you already own into an outift that you have not worn, maybe wouldn’t normally wear or one of your favorite looks. That means, layering favorite pieces, tying pieces, maybe even cutting up some old clothes, just get creative! You never know where this will take you! During this series, use the hashtag #RefashionedOOTD and tag me in your posts! I want to see what it is you come up with and don’t be afraid to try something new in a look. There are no rules in fashion! Which is why I love it so much.

Layered Jumpsuit with Top Knot

Every Friday, I will repost what you have tagged me in on my stories for the #RefashionedOOTD series! Use pinerest for inspiration or go old-school like I do sometimes and buy a fashion magazine! I love Vogue and Marie Claire. Hell, create an inspiration board with some scissors and glue! DO YOU BOOBOO! I want this to be fun. Not only will we learn to save money but we will learn to make the best of what we have. Now let’s get started.. 🙂

Always,

Thuy

 

 

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In Style on
February 13, 2018

How To Style & Rock Layers!

Helloooo friends! Today’s blog post is a long time requested post. If you follow me on Instagram then you have seen me wear layers religiously! I am obsessed with playing around with the different textures, colors and patterns. You can get really creative with various pieces that you already have in your closet. I’m going to show you a few styles of layering with pieces that I love.

You don’t have to be a professional to style layers! You just have to have fun, that’s all! I will however, give you a few starter tips.

1. Start with a light piece such as a patterned button down or a blouse that has dimension.
2. Layer a sweater with texture or a thin, larger sweater.
3. Tie a knot in the front of the sweater to give it more dimension (if you want of course).

Again, you don’t need to be an expert. I love playing around and just having fun with it. That’s what fashion should be (there are no rules in my opinion). The great thing about styling with layers, is that your options are endless! You can swap tops and sweaters out to get different looks. This is great if you are traveling! It saves you A LOT of packing space. 😉

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Here are 3 ways I styled layered pieces.

First look is a pattern button down (from ThredUp). I love the stripes on this top and love wearing it alone. The other day, I was picking out my outfit for work the next morning and thought, “this would be so cute under a sweater!”  This shirt has pattern and length to it so I paired it with a longer sweater and tied a knot in the side to give it more personality. I love the way the blouse comes out at the bottom!  stripe blouseLayering Sweaterknot tied sweater knot tied sweaterSecond look is a marled knit sweater that is a bit on the shorter side and a loose peplum blouse. (Both from H&M). This type of sweater is great to layer with! I have to admit, this one is my go-to with any layering outfit. (I might wear it too much). The flare from the blouse under the sweater is the perfect touch and I adore the color combo.  Peplum Blouse layer a sweater sweater layering sweater layering

Third look is an oversized sweater over a basic stripe button down! This is really simple. I’m sure many of you have a basic button down with stripes. (Especially if you work in any office setting). Both of these are from H&M too! Can you tell I’m obsessed with the retail store? LOL! So I really love this sweater because it has two deep slits on the side. This reveals the blouse that you’re wearing underneath, exposing the color and giving more dimension. I love this look because I felt very “artsy” I think I just need a cute pair of glasses!

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There you have it! See, layering is super easy and SO MUCH FUN! It’s my favorite style during the fall and winter. I will link sweaters and tops at the bottom of this post if you are feeling spontaneous. These are easy to style, given the material and length. I hope you get inspired by this post and go straight to your closet to pick out your next layered outfit! Remember, there are no rules in fashion so have fun and release your creative side!

Sincerely,

-Thuy

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