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1920s Flapper Dresses

The roaring 20s were an exciting time in U.S. history, and this was the decade when the Charleston was first introduced (1924). The rhythm quickly became the most popular dance of the 1920s. The Charleston craze exploded nationwide after it was performed on the Broadway stage. Fashionable young women who danced the Charleston were known as “Flappers.”

Women had won the right to vote, World War 1 had ended and prosperity was booming. Times and attitudes were changing, and female independence was on the rise. This gave way to sassy bobbed hairstyles, more streamlined dresses with shorter hemlines (to the knees), bold makeup and a tiny bit of a naughty attitude.

1920s Flapper dresses were quite the head-turning frocks of the moment, and several key accessories pulled the look altogether. Designer Coco Chanel influenced the Flapper fashion phenomena with her miles of pearls and dresses made in neutral shades like cream, beige, sand, navy and black. Continue reading “1920s Flapper Dresses” »

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#SearsStyleFinds: Slam Dunk Back-to-School Trends Girls Will Love


This post is sponsored by Sears.

My favorite part of going back to school was always back-to-school shopping. Who doesn’t want a yearly excuse for a whole new wardrobe?

Unfortunately, it’s tough for those of us who’ve left our school days to accurately predict what our middle schoolers will look trendy in and what will get them booted from the cool kids’ table at lunch. Do we really have to spend a fortune on clothes they’ll grow out of (or ruin) by Winter Formal?

The answer: no way! Stylish options are abundant—and affordable—at Sears. If you haven’t been in recently, stop by the retailer and check out their fab new options in Juniors. Their newest Bongo Girl: Peyton List—further proof that they are on-trend with tweens, since she always looks perfectly styled and fashion-forward.

Here are some of our favorites, found at Sears, which helped me stay on the side of trendsetting, not trend regretting. Check out each of our styles below: Continue reading “#SearsStyleFinds: Slam Dunk Back-to-School Trends Girls Will Love” »

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Celebrities in Princess-Worthy Ombre Dresses

Every now and again, a fashion trend comes along that just entrances me. Long, romantic, flowy ombre dresses are that trend today.

Elie Saab is leading the charge, but he’s not the only designer to make it happen. Emanuel Ungaro, Alexander McQueen, Givenchy, and Amanda Wakeley are all playing along. Continue reading “Celebrities in Princess-Worthy Ombre Dresses” »

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#OOTD: On Wednesdays, We Wear Pink. #GoCommando

If you watched the Oscars and saw any of the afterparty fashion, you noticed a trend. Our gals were, uh, naked. And good for them, because they can pull it off better than I can – but the cutout sheer panels that took over the red carpet left little to the imagination and zero room for undies. And that’s an even scarier thought for many of us than showing our bodies.

Still, I’ve experimented with a little commando-ness here lately (mostly for utility purposes – underwear is not optimal post-spray tan), and it’s very freeing. I wondered: could I take this idea to a real outfit? Like one you wear outside, at night?

Oh yes I could. On Wednesdays, we wear pink. Continue reading “#OOTD: On Wednesdays, We Wear Pink. #GoCommando” »