I never thought clumsy girls like me could wear white. It’s like wearing black when you have a long-haired pet who sheds. You’re bound to get something stuck on you that you’ll have a hard time getting off, whether it’s pet hair, or in this case, sweat, dirt, or food marks. With a few simple tips, I’ll show you how to overcome your hesitation of wearing white and keep your favorite pieces clean and stain-free.
Bright pink has been quite popular this winter, captivating audiences on the runways of many designers, including Sies Marjan, Prabal Gurung, and Hellessy. While it’s a color I usually admire in décor or on other people, I was immediately smitten with this particular statement piece when I saw it on the NY&C app and in person at the New York & Company store in Bowie, MD.
In the past, I would’ve thought bright fuschia was too attention-grabbing for my usually shy nature. But lately, I’m feeling a little more adventurous in my fashion choices (and honestly more comfortable with my curvy figure), and I decided to embrace something new. In fact, I’ve been gravitating towards this color a lot lately, and tried on a few pieces at New York & Company in this same color (snapshots below), ultimately deciding on their Organza Bow Halter Top.
Spring is one of my favorite seasons. From the warmer weather and more sunlight to the pretty flowers that add color to the day, this is the perfect time for clothes that inspire a cheery, upbeat mood. Even better, many of the looks you wear in the spring transition well into the summertime, so here are five spring to summer trends you should try.
When it comes to choosing favorites, I can’t pick just one. So, I’m very excited to share fifteen things I’m loving this spring. Here’s a recap of the things I’ve used up and frequently bought to keep myself looking and feeling beautiful. Check out the video to see more and take a peek at the list below for product details and links.
(Photos: Brandon Towns)
What’s the first thing you think of when you hear “women’s rights”? Does fashion ever come to mind? Seeing that this is the last day of Women’s History Month, I felt inspired to dress like some of my favorite women’s rights figures. All of the women highlighted in this post have made an outstanding mark on history and have motivated me to do the same. It’s crucial to speak up for what is right, freely express yourself, and make your voice heard, whether verbally or through the way you present yourself to the world in every outfit you wear.
For some women, Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to wear their favorite curve-hugging dress. For others, it’s the time for squeezing into something so revealing that it makes them feel sexy but leaves little for the imagination. In any case, a woman wants to feel beautiful and desired by that special someone in her life. I am not that different when it comes to celebrating Valentine’s Day either. I, too, like to be attractive, but I don’t think a woman’s allure should be determined by how skimpy her outfit is. In fact, with a few closet staples, I’ve created three Virtuous Girl Approved outfits for Valentine’s Day that are not only cute but comfortable.
Even though the holiday season has passed, I wanted to share three special occasion outfits I’ve been obsessed with lately. They could easily take you from a holiday office party, to Christmas family dinner, a New Year’s Eve date night or any other special event during the winter season. Each outfit is simple and chic with understated details, and better yet, I created these looks with the same little black dress. For details on how you can replicate these outfits, keep reading.
I’ve never loved this sweater more than I have now. When I bought it a few years ago, I honestly didn’t know how to style it. It was actually a dupe for a pricier pullover I’d seen at J. Crew, but my budget only allowed for this piece I bought at Target. Unsure of what to do with it, I always ended up looking frumpy, but once I learned how to balance out the relaxed fit of the piece, I began to wear it again and again. In contrast with a casual denim jacket and fitted black jeans, this sandy brown bejeweled sweater adds the perfect amount of bling to my look.
Photo Credits: Billy Summers (@B.Towns)
Turtlenecks have never impressed me much until now. Gone are the days of the thick, constricting turtleneck sweaters I used to wear as a girl in private school. I’d have to wear them out of necessity during the winter to keep myself warm and abide by the uniform policy, and I almost always wore them with white chunky, cable knit stockings. Needless to say, there was nothing attractive about that look. But, fast forward to today, and I’m putting a different spin on it. With a slimmer fit, this casual grey turtleneck by L.L. Bean Signature provides much-needed warmth without adding any bulk.
Photo Credits: Billy Summers (@B.Towns)
As someone who doesn’t like the cold much, I’m playing around with different looks to keep my mind off the dropping temperatures and periodic precipitation. As we transition into the colder autumn months, I’m relying on several pieces to keep me warm during a time many deem as “sweater weather” season.