Disclosure: I received a complimentary gift card for this post however all opinions expressed are my own.
Mother's Day is just around the corner and if you're like me then you are already thinking of what to wear. Everyone is thinking of where to take you out for dinner or you may be gathering the best recipes, catching up on Spring cleaning and planning something at home for mom. Finding the perfect outfit can seem like a daunting task but, JCPenney has an amazing assortment of beautiful, bright Spring dresses from collections including Bisou Bisou and Alyx—all available at your local in store and online now!
This post is sponsored by Mode however all opinions expressed are my own.
It may be cold outside but Target is warming things up with the kick off of their swimsuit season. To encourage others to embrace the season with no reservations, just confidence, they are launching their #NOFOMO campaign. FOMO is the fear of missing out, #NOFOMO is their rally cry to stop missing out on the best of summer or vacation because of body insecurities, swimsuit avoidance or lame excuses. Join me in taking the #NOFOMO pledge, let me give you five tips for picking out your best bathing suit!
To begin dressing your straight shape before anything you first must know that you fall under banana shape and know what that means. You can use this body type calculator if you aren't sure. You may have also seen it on the Chica Fashion Facebook Fanpage.
Banana, or straight (rectangular) shaped women's waist measurement is less than 9 inches smaller than thier hip or bust measurement.
I personally fall under this category because my waist is about two- three inches too big other wise I would fall under hourglass. I will give you a few tips on how to dress your shape to make it appear more curvy and flattering.
For those of you who follow me on twitter and actually read my tweets, you know how I have been longing for a sequin blazer.
I found two possible options, however one is a Garcia Sequin Blazer $88 and the other is a Kensie Jaket at $99.99.
Now to some that may sound pretty reasonable or maybe inexpensive. However, for me, a budget fashionista that is out of the price range I was willing to spend. I do give myself a free pass every now and then for a splurge Item and I think that this sequin blazer maybe it.
Of course, I will try to save as much as I can which is why I may go with the $99.99 Kensie Jacket, Three Quarter Sleeve Sequined Blazer from Macy’s. It is marked down from $128 and I will be using a coupon! Hopefully a 20% off and if I can locate it at one of my local Macy's I won't have to pay for shipping.
What is with my latest obsession, a sequin blazer? Oh, I don’t know maybe that It can be either dressed up or down and that the possibilities are endless.
Here is my take on 4 likely ways that I will be rocking this blazer…
The first look: banded sparkle mini, shiny tank body suit, over the knee boots and gold accessories
The second look: satin sheen military shorts, luminescent tank, high heel strappy sandal, with pewter accessories
The third look: stretch skinny pants in sliver, lace racer-back tank, peep-toe booties and black accessories.
The fourth look: Jersey tank slip dress in olive, lace front peep-toe bootie with gold accessories.
Need less to say all will be finished off with the Sequin Blazer!
Lately I have been feeling like a bit of a tweet phene....
Hello, my name is Alicia Gibbs and I am addicted to twitter lol. I feel like I have to check in every 5minutes. During one of my check ins I came a across a tweet from @TerrysTwoCents where he posted 4-5 looks he had submitted for his #wearorpurge outfit of the day.
The first thing I noticed was that all his outfits included a blazer. I asked if he had ever considered wearing a cardigan, sweater or vest. He said he has not because he does not want to look like Mr. Rodgers. I can understand his hesitation; if you pick a knit that is to large such as a cable knit, it will give you the impression that you are wearing your grandpas cardi.
Cardigans are now a very trendy and fashionable piece for a man to have as part of his wardrobe. They give you a put together look while still being classic and stylish. These aren't your grand-daddy's sweaters!
This is how I came up with the post how to wear a cardigan for my Chico Fashion.
A cardigan can be used as a structural piece to tie an outfit or look together the same way you would with a blazer.
You are still able to wear a button down under with or without a tie. They can also be worn with a t-shirt as well, my preference is a V-neck . Cardigans, sweaters, and sweater vest can be worn with jeans, slacks or dockers and can be either dressed up or down.
If every outfit has the perfect shoe to go with it, then it must also have the perfect coat or jacket to match as well.
One of these coats are bound to go well with something you have worn or want to wear.
Here are my 12 Timeless Outerwear picks for Fall and Winter:
· Cropped leather jacket
· Cropped denim jacket
· Suede and Shearling jacket
· Leather bomber jacket
· Sweater coat
· Fur vest
· Shearling Aviator vest
· Cargo jacket
· Classic trench
· Wool trench
· Hooded down coat
· Hip length Pea coat
My Plus Sized Picks...
Alicia, a wife and mom with a blog. Read more about me here.