Holy Inappropriateness

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Ok, this is somewhat style-relevant.  Yesterday, I wrapped my cold self in a cozy, navy oversized sweater (will need to post a pic later), and got some flack that it looked like a Snuggie.  Trust me, it doesn’t!

Well, today, Glamour blogged about what appears to be a pseudo baby snuggie, but it’s actually the Peekaru.  So wrong on a plethora of levels.  Can you imagine seeing a woman walking down the street with her baby’s face barely peeking out from a hole?  Unfortunate for the mom, but poor kid probably feels claustrophobic.  And there’s nothing wrong with the Snuggie, but things like this just shouldn’t be allowed for public consumption.  End of random rant for today.

Ankle Cover-Ups

new-sandalsImages via ShopBop.com, VictoriaSecret.com

The Dolce Vita Phoenix Sandals are now in my possession, and I can’t wait to wear them!  They’re comfy and fit true to size.  Recently I got the Luichiny Ankle Cuff Sandal to add some metallic shine to my soles.  Truth be told, I typically throw on jeans with tanks in the summer (love the AC, but get cold fast), but with these new sandals, I’ll have an excuse to wear some cut-offs.  Plus, I plan to revive a few old pairs of jeans by dolphin-cutting and fraying them.  Thanks to Bleach Black, I am now versed in the fine art of fraying/razoring those hanging threads vs. snipping them, which I used to do.  Can it be June yet?!

Tastefully Scandalous

SHEER goodness that goes the distance.  The sheer effect lets you show off just the right amount of skin, without straddling the hoochie line.  Did I just really say ‘hoochie’?  Think of it as being tastefully scandalous.

sheer-side-dressesImages via Tobi.com

Business in the front; party on the side.  Digging the single cut-out shoulder on the Coming Soon Change Flared Dress ($477), with the surprise side sheer panels.  The Opening Ceremony Slip Dress ($396) adds a modern twist with sheer mesh patches at the top, bottom and sides.  Better make sure you’re wearing your best black briefs since they’ll be out on public display.

sheer-dressesImages via ShopBop.com, BasicBoutique.com, RevolveClothing.com, FashionChateau.com

Other choice sheerness includes this Mason by Michelle Mason Tank Dress ($209) with lace cut-outs at the waist and bottom.  I’ve had my eye on this Loeffler Randall Overlay Dress ($312) for some time now, but that sale price (down from $625) hasn’t budged in months.   Although more on the classically sophisticated end, it’s also available in black at Goldyn.  I heart Karen Zambos Vintage Couture, and this Harlow Dress in Polka Dot ($215) is no exception.  It’s totally girly with the ruffle trim along the sweetheart neckline, and the emerald color is a bonus.  Finally, for a more simple sheer effect, the LaROK Blue Bon Voyage Dress ($277) is a carefree throw-on.

Currently overplaying Rachael Yamagata.

Ruffle This

I’m tiered ruffled-crazy right now, which explains why I got this Kimchi Blue Rufflesnake Bandeau at Urban Outfitters today.  I’d never wear this alone because it’s a bra, but thought it could be a bonus throw-on if I needed to spice up a plain tank or one of my strappy knit dresses.

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zara-blazer-urban-bandeau-topH&M tank. Urban Outfitters bandeau, shorts and boots. Zara blazer

It’s not my norm style to throw on a bra over a tank, but the tiered ruffles had me at hello and drowned away any prelim hesitancy.

You Can Do It

Today, Mel, Rhizzle and I went to Bleach Black‘s DIY sesh at the cool Space 15 Twenty in Hollywood.  Here are pics of us from my work holiday party; totally unrelated, but the pics we took together at the event didn’t come out so hott.

gh-holiday-party1 As a daily follower of Bleach Black, when I learned about their DIY sesh, I knew I had to be there.  The ladies behind BleachBlack.com have amazing style and rad fashion ‘tudes.  In the past, I’ve taken an amateur snip here and there, cutting up necklines of t-shirts and ripping holes in jeans, but nothing that I’ve been especially proud of.  My last DIY attempt was when I wanted to make over my fugly team t-shirt during my first and last Stay Puft Dodgeball season.  When you get blindsided and smacked in the face with a ball hurled by a guy, you’d think twice about playing as well.  Anyway, when I was over the fugliness of this shirt, I searched on YouTube and followed a DIY video from a Hot Topic designer.  The back ribbon weaving is the highlight of the shirt, though I could have done it better with the right scissors.   Honestly, I would have also shredded the sides of the shirt, but I stuck to the more conservative side because, hey, I was playing a pseudo sport.

diy-dodgeball-shirt2After the DIY sesh, I’m inspired to start a bunch of projects, the first being to breathe some life into my old jeans and shred the ish out of them.  I’m also a fan of anything studded, and the ladies shared great ‘how to stud’ tips.  Here are some pics of Kristin and Val from BleachBlack.com highlighting some of their fav DIY projects.

bleach-black-diy-sesh1bleach-black-diy-sesh22bleach-black-diy-sesh3Still planning to take sewing classes in the near future, but now I’m all motivated to start wreaking havoc, er, tweaking some old clothes and putting a fresh spin on them.  Thanks Bleach Black!