What to Wear on Valentine's Day

What to Wear on Valentine's Day

Valentine's day is fast approaching and it's time to start thinking about what to wear! 

The far left outfit is perfect for a night out with your significant other. This shape is flattering for just about any body shape. This shade of red looks good on just about anyone as well as it's not too warm or too cool. I like pairing a red dress with nude pumps. It's cleaner and more sophisticated. 

The middle outfit is great for that "day date". We all have different work schedules and sometimes we have to work nights. And that includes working Valentine's day night. Having a lunch date is perfect! I love this causal yet well put together look. If you are not into dresses or "fancy outfits" this is perfect for date night as well. The deep v-neck is perfect for those with a pear shape because it will draw the eye up. You can always pair it with a tank top if you are bigger on top. 

Single? The far right outfit is perfect for a night out with the girls. It's fun, sassy, and fashionable. I recently discovered the J Crew Pixie Pant and I don't know why I tried them out sooner. They are super comfortable and are very flattering. This look would look great on hourglass and athletic/rectangular shapes. 

Shopping List: 

Chicwish pleated dress

Uniqlo sweater

Jane Norman pink top
$45 - janenorman.co.uk

River Island pink high heel pumps
$75 - riverisland.com

Ivory handbag
$28 - theiconic.com.au

Samantha Wills boho jewelry

H&m earrings
$12 - hm.com

Charlotte Russe gold chain pendant

What will you be wearing on Valentine's Day?

New Years Closet Clean Out

My clothes are pretty tight here but I had over 40 shirts and sweaters. I probably only wore 15 or so of these! You can see a glimpse of some more shirts below the first rack above.

Same with the sweaters here. I think I had more of those than I had shirts. Sweaters can be folded up to little squares (especially light weight ones). It's so easy to stuff them into big containers like these- and forget about them! Most of them came with me from Oregon. That is probably why I had so many. But living in Florida, I don't really need that many. I also had a lot of jeans that I didn't wear or just didn't fit well anymore.
I had probably over 50 sweaters here! Also, I think I had over 15 pairs of pants.

As you can see I got rid of the majority of tops. Down to one bin for my jeans and two bins for my sweaters. Not bad! I am down to like probably around 20-30 sweaters and only 8 pairs of jeans. Yay!

One of my resolutions this year was to get rid of any clothes that I no longer wear. Also, continuing forward to purchase pieces that are made of better quality and that I will actually love and wear for many years to come.

It's easy to step into Forever21 and purchase so many different tops, dresses, sweaters, etc. because it's all so inexpensive. But within a month or two all the items either no longer fit well or after washing it's been destroyed. Instead of going to Forever 21, you could of purchased one piece or two of clothing that is well made and will not deteriorate after a month, or even a year.

Not saying that all things from Forever21 are not good quality- as my Meow sweater above is from there and very thick and well made! And some things from higher end stores fail to hold up as well sometimes. That is why we must inspect the clothing and make the best determination on if we should purchase it or not.

I donated all my clothes to the Salvation Army. It feels good to donate clothes to the needy because the less fortunate people deserve to be fashionable too! It also feels good to get rid of clutter in your life- good for the mind and body!

Have you cleaned out your closet lately?

What to Wear On New Years Eve- For Your Body Shape!

New Years Eve

New Years Eve is approaching fast. It's time to come up with a outfit that will stop the party, and have all eyes on you.

Stop going through the closet and trying on 10 outfits before you find the one. Just take your body shape into account and wear pieces that will flatter! The outfits that you often don't have to think about, are the ones that turn out the best in my opinion.

For a pear shape, you want the eyes to draw upwards. Wear a strapless dress that nips in at the waist and flares away from the hips (like the one above). Pair with a statement necklace or earrings. Wear nude heels to help elongate your legs. You will instantly look 10 lbs slimmer in a dress like this one!

For a hourglass shape, it's important to keep everything in balance. I love a pencil skirt and dressy shirt for a night out. For New Years Eve, kick it up a notch and wear a sparkly pencil skirt Love the one above from Maurices! I also like the shape of the necklace. It veers downward, which leads the eyes to go up and down rather than across. This will further help make you appear thinner and taller.

For a apple shape or an athletic figure, I would suggest wearing skinny jeans and a loose top. Apple figures have nice legs- so why not show them off with a great pair of skinny jeans. The flowy top will help disguise a tummy while the sleeves will help cover your arms; as people who are apple shaped are bigger on top. Pair the look with heels and you will instantly look taller!

Shopping list (items that were affordable from above): 

Chi Chi pink dress
$85 - houseoffraser.co.uk

Equipment black t shirt

Pencil skirt

Lauren Ralph Lauren hoop earrings

Hope these tips helped you! What will you be wearing this New Years Eve?

Family Christmas Pictures

From left to right: My husband, me, my niece Alyssia, my nephew Donavyn, my mom, my nephew Dominyk, my sister April, and brother in law Andy. 

All pictures by Scarlet Raven Photography  in downtown Thibodaux, LA

Outfit Details:  Sweater and Jeans: J. Crew Factory, Shoes: Tory Burch

I thought I would share our family Christmas pictures with you all. I hope you like them! Scarlet did an amazing job. She was a delight to work with. :)

Christmas Idea Gift Series: For The Fitness Junkie

Christmas Gift Series: For The Fitness Junkie

Only 10 more days till Christmas!

Have a fitness lover in your family? Any of the gifts above would be perfect. A cute gym bag is always on a girl's list. No boring black bag anymore. Have a yogi in your life? A yoga set is perfect. Even if they already have one, having one for travel, etc. is always nice to have.

As for clothes. That is something you should consider very carefully. Unless you know that is exactly what they want, and what their size is, go ahead and purchase. It can sometimes be offending  (or awkward!) to get clothing that they may or may not be comfortable in.

A great safe gift is a subscription to SHAPE or any other fitness magazine. The fit bit is great too because they can track their progress. And it's pink- so fun and easy to wear!

What would you give to a fitness junkie?

Full list of products above: