Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Bandeau - Appropriate or not?

So in the past few years Bandeau's have become more and more popular in fashion. 

I remember my mom bought me my first bandeau like 5 years ago (before they were popular) from this really random store and I remember saying "Mom. That is so weird, why wouldn't I just wear a cami?" 

I live to bite my tongue on that one. It came in handy so often even before it was 'trending'. 

It was great when I wanted to cover up but was already wearing a strappy tee or a strapless top. 

Now Bandaus are worn under sheer shirts, high waisted shorts, high waisted skirt, even as bathing suit tops!

Top: $19 Riverisland
Skirt: $74 GeneralPants
Flats: $14 Myhotshoes 

So I came across a super cute bathing suit top that is originally from Target but I found it at my local thrift store (tags still attached) for $2 (originally 17). 

It was a L but I am one to never shy away from what the size label says so I tried it on. 

It was super cute and gave great coverage -- if you know what I mean ;)

So here is my question to you all. Is it okay to wear this bathing suit top with a high skirt and a cardigan or is it inappropriate?

Apologies for low quality picture taking abilities. My macbook can only do so much!

I personally think it is 100% okay but then again I wear a lot of things that most people probably wouldn't imagine wearing even in a dream. 

It almost is like a 'bustier' top -- which by the way are SO IN right now.

So what are your thoughts, yes or no? If yes, what kind of settings would make it appropriate/inappropriate

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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Lucky Little Lady

The weather has been absolutely fantastic lately!
Cool mornings, Toasty Afternoons and Warm nights :) 
My Favorite!

I think out of every backdrop I have used.. this one is my favorite! 
It is in our downtown and it is just... perfect. 
I love the color of the bricks and the lighting and just everything all together :)

I was feeling a lot better this week so I actually got ready! 
Don't think I forgot about Here and Wow -- My health is my main focus right now... I guess you could say its my Here and Now.. (Get it??)

So in todays outfit I am wearing a A-Line Shirt from Cotton On  for $10
(Love this store! It is so affordable and adorable!!)
A cute cream and orange purse -- I wish I could say where this is from but I can't!
I have no idea! It was a free purse with a purchase of make-up but I cannot remember what one and there is no label on it!
 (AHEM, terrible marketing strategy -- If you are going to make a amazing bag put your information on it so I can purchase more from you!!)
My skirt is a somewhat DIY- I got it from a local thrift store for around $5 and cut off around 4ish inches :) 
My belt is from JCPenny it came with a blouse I bought a few years back. I actually ended up never wearing the shirt but I ALWAYS use the belt.
  Some people mistake it for a weight lifting belt... I keep that in my car though ;)
I like to call my footwear Horse Shoes because the U cut and the buckle just always remind me of horse back riding. 

I got them from Savers for $8 -- They are originally from Lucky!

I guess I just got LUCKY with that find ;)

I also bought the awesome tribal necklace at Savers for $5!! 
It makes me feel like a warlord in the native lands.

Until next time (which will hopefully be sooner than later)