You Style The Day – Kristen’s Pop of Pink

Kristen (Blogger at kcattaraugus.blogspot.com and thisuglybeautiful.blogspot.com ) is showing us how a pop of pink mixed with a neutral can make a statement … in more ways than one. Thanks for sharing your look with us Kristen!
Kristen Says: I have been really inspired by your blog to look at my closet differently. Mixing classic pieces with patterns and sparkly, blingy things. Today’s look is inspired by Style the Day, although a little Fashion Playtes style with top coming from one post-nudes, and the bottom-brights and color block.
 
I usually think about what I am going to wear in the shower every morning. Most of what I wear is a silent expression of what I am thinking at the moment or who I am. I wore this nude top as a commentary about that poor girl who got suspended this week from school because she wore leggings the same color as her skin. I was thinking while washing my hair how stupid that was. Hence the top.
 
The bottom and shoes were about mixing hues that don’t seem like they go together, like hots and cools, and I was inspired by the color blocking posts. I would usually pair this top with my standby black or a pair of jeans. Thank you for giving me a new perspective.
Other looks sent in from “Style The Day” readers:
Stripe top with red jacket and gold, sparkly skirtLisa shows off her sparkly bangles and ringPrinted sweater and dress
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Get Pretty In Punk

I decided to go a little bit punk rock / a little bit tom boy on you this week. Pair a look like this with heels and you take it from casual to sexy punk rocker in seconds.

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Beauty & Style Radiates from the Inside Out

Because I believe that being good to your insides will help you shine on the outside, I decided to ask Jamee Tuttle (Wellness Coach) to write a blog post on beauty from the inside. If you like what she has to say and want to learn more, visit her online at: http://thrivinglifenow.com or follow her blog: http://thrivinglifenow.com/blog  She’s got all kinds of ways to help YOU be a better YOU … inside and out!

Jamee Tuttle of Thriving Life Now

Have you seen those women (and men, too!) who walk down the street, around the office or wherever you may see people and they just seem to radiate with beauty, handsomeness and confidence?

They seem to mostly be in a decent mood, and are comfortable with themselves. And, even if you don’t like their personal “style”, or a particular outfit they are wearing, they seem stylish and always pulled together, too!

And on top of all of this you notice the best part: when they open their mouths to speak, communicate and interact with others, their outer beauty matches their inner beauty because they are coming from a place of SELF-LOVE.

They treat others with kindness and respect. They are free of jealousy, free of gossip and free of that constant comparison thing that happens to so many of us, myself included.

They are radiating their inner beauty. They may not even be “traditionally beautiful” (whatever that is?!!) or super-model attractive but they have got IT.

What IS that?

That is self-love. When you truly love yourself and feel and know you are a worthy human being, you vibrate energetically at a higher level in life. You interact with others differently, you speak differently and you dress accordingly. You are comfortable in your own skin and with your body – no matter what size – and you don’t fear self-expression nor do you worry about the opinions of others.

That is a beautiful place to be in one’s life, and that beauty radiates from inside you, out into the world.

When this happens, you are YOU and can express yourself in many ways, whether it be with fashion, art, music, sports, yoga, writing…however you like to express…it just pours out.

And that is stylish. That is inner beauty shining out for the world to see. In my way of thinking and expressing, that is thriving.

Take note of these people,  friends, co-workers and even strangers. Learn from them. Their radiation of light and self-love gives us permission to do the same.

Jamee Tuttle
Founder of Thriving Life Now!
Photo credit: Amber Rishavy at Pixel Dust Photography

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You Style The Day – Trish’s Cream Colored Mix

I love the layering of patterns in this outfit, not to mention the neutral color palette. Trish shows us that we can still be flashy and fun without having to wear bright colors! Thanks for sharing!

Trish in Cream

Feeling inspired to share a look of your own? Anyone can participate in the “You Style The Day” category. Email a photo, brief description and tell me which look from my blog you were inspired by! Click here for more info.

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This Outfit 3 Ways – Collared White Shirt

Everyone’s got a simple white collared shirt in their closet, so go dig it out, and try these 3 simple ways to change it up!

Collared white shirt and chain necklace

Untucked: Cool and Casual

Collared white shirt, cardigan and sweater

Tucked In: Ready for Work

Collared white shirt and tie

With a Blazer: Sophisticated and Fun

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StitchFix

A friend of mine introduced me to “StitchFix“, an online store that assembles your style preferences and sends clothes and accessories based on your “likes” straight to your door. Perfect for people who hate shopping or (as I see it) love getting a surprise in the mail! They also attach a little tag with additional outfit ideas based on what you bought. What a great idea!

They break it down into 3 steps:

  1. Style Profile: Take our fun style survey to help us understand your size and fashion preferences so we can pick the right things for your body, personal style, and life!
  2. Get your Fix: Trend-forward, beautiful clothes and accessories from the latest and greatest designers and brands arrive at your door as often as once a month.
  3. Fashion Show: Shop everything at home– your mirror, your favorite skinny jeans, and all of the shoes in your closet. Keep what you love, send back what you don’t. Easy

Website: https://stitchfix.com Bloghttp://stitchfix.com/blog/

You Style The Day – Bubble Gum Babe

Move along little black dress … step aside khakis … this post is reserved for COLOR ONLY!  I gotta admit, I am a little color crazy lately and apparently Trish is too! This is neon-tastic. I LOVE IT! Thanks for sharing!

Trish, pretty in pink

Trish Says: This outfit is just so FUN . . . I love the bright pink skirt with the pastel colours of the tee. The belt? It was a ribbon wrapped around a gift from my husband. It was too pretty to throw away, so now it’s a belt!!

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Fashion That Makes a Difference … Bit By Bit

USING FASHION AND DESIGN TO EMPOWER WOMEN TO RISE ABOVE POVERTY.

I found out about 31 Bits on the good old news. (Finally, something positive to report on!) I made a bee line for the computer to see what they were all about and I was excited by what I saw. 31 Bits purchases handmade jewelry from women in Gulu, Uganda, which provides them with an immediate, consistent, and fair income. The profits made from the international market place go towards programs run by 31 Bits that provide the women with numerous development programs, equipping them to develop a career, earn an instant income, and provide a home, food, and education for their families. So, next time you wanna shop, shop with a conscience at 31 Bits. It’s stylish, it’s affordable and most importantly, you’ll be helping empower women on the other side of the globe!

Pixie Rowe - WC1137PXR

Razzle Dazzle - SR1211RAZ

Blossom - WC1109BLM

About 31 BitsKallie Dovel, traveled to Uganda in the summer of 2007, getting a first- hand look at life in Northern Uganda. While she was there, she met women making paper beads but who lacked a plan to market and sell them. After spending time in their homes and hearing their stories, Kallie knew there had to be a way to give opportunities to her new friends. She brought a box of jewelry back to the U.S., and spent the next year finishing her degree and dreaming up the concept of a development organization. She brought a few friends on board and her ideas quickly evolved into 31 Bits. The girls traveled back to Uganda in August 2008, and selected six women to begin buying jewelry from on a monthly basis. Since then, we have grown to 99 women; each with a unique story of suffering that has been overcome with joy and liberation.

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All photographs in this post provided by 31 Bits ©2012 31 Bits

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Window Shopping

While strolling down Melrose Ave. this past weekend I wandered past a store front with the cutest ensemble. Had to snap a photo and share. I could probably do without the cross necklace, but the shirt and shorts are adorable! What do you think?

Store Front - Shorts that sparkle

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You Style The Day – Jennipher: Pretty in Purple

When the “long in the back, short in the front” dresses first started making an appearance on the streets I wasn’t sure I liked them, until this one…

Today, Jennipher ( with a “PH” ) is showing off a piece that is so sheer, light and loose-fitting, perfect for those hot summer days (which we’ve all been experiencing in excess lately)! This piece could be used so many different ways. Here it’s show with a similar colored longer tank underneath, but I would also love to see it as a sheer bathing suit cover up! I love the combination of Jennipher’s red hair and the purple of the dress. The gold sparkly belt ties the entire look together and the shoes give it a little extra umph! Beautiful!

Jennipher, Pretty in Purple

Jennipher, Pretty in Purple

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