Easter bunnies spotted across the street!
Happy Easter, Everyone!! (")_(")
Fashion Feline's spring outfit
Fashion Feline is sporting a lovely floral dress with a red floral cape today. She adds a little edginess with a low-slung, black-crossed belt.
...but often wearing teenibopper and maternity clothing :-)
Mature women typically think clothing from teen stores like Forever 21, dELiA's and Alloy, American Eagle Outfitters, Urban Outfitters, Wet Seal, Abercrombie & Fitch, and Aeropostale will be too young looking or have only small sizes. But surprisingly, those stores often carry a broader range of sizes (from XXS to Plus sizes) than typical women's stores, and they have plenty of age-appropriate clothing, no matter what your age. Plus, everything is less expensive at teen stores.
Who wears maternity clothes when they're not pregnant? I do! I just size down. Maternity clothes are less expensive and often quite flattering since they're a little longer in length and made the highlight a woman's best assets.
You can see more of Allie's designs at the PoseManikin Etsy store, on her PoseManikin website, or on her Facebook page.
As I've followed Allie on Facebook and Twitter over the course of the year, I've seen her post amazing photographs and recipes. She has designed cd covers and shot portraits for the indy musicians Lee Hester, Damon Jones, Set on 7, and Jennings Music. Her portraits and self-portraits each convey to me the haunting, timeless quality of two of Allie's musical influences: Depeche Mode and David Bowie.
Allie is also culinary artist with a new cookbook just released this week! The cookbook features such fabulous recipes as black tea chocolate almond cranberry scones! Because it honors her mom's memory, Allie is giving away the downloadable cookbook for free--just click on the photo of the cookbook to the right =>
Allie and her husband Josh, a digital painter, eat, drink, and breath art. I am so glad to support an independent artist of Allie's talents!
PoseManikin's GEO designs of leather and metals feel both natural and edgy and move easily from sea to sand, from neutrals to tribal prints, from day to night. As I packed, I realized the GEO Leather 10 was the only necklace I'd need for this trip.
Win this beautiful GEO Leather 16 necklace & a mystery piece of jewelry!
Just post a comment below or on our
OMF Facebook page in answer to this question:
What's your #1 must-have travel fashion item?
PoseManikin GEO Leather 16 necklace
We'll send this necklace, worth $26, to the person who writes our favorite comment in response to the question above. Whoever wins will also receive a mystery piece of jewelry to share with a friend or to keep. Contest closes in 3 days: Wednesday night, March 27, 2013, at midnight.
Four hours later, it was wonderful to run out onto the beach!
I wore my Body Central kimono dress for cocktails and dinner. I flipped the GEO Leather 10 necklace over to create a solid color to go with my patterned dress.
The next day Tami and I went out to lunch on the Lincoln Road Mall. The GEO Leather 10 necklace went perfectly with my tribal-print dress from Fossil. Tami tried on the necklace too with her white Victoria's Secret sundress.
Our last night I pulled out my favorite Urban Outfitters Staring at the Stars Ever After dress. I love fringe! So I loved how the fringe on the hem of my dress and my scarf is picked up by the fringe on my GEO Leather 10 necklace.
Since I've been home, I wear my GEO Leather 10 necklace all the time--today with a black crewneck sweater and white skinnies, last weekend with a t-shirt, a long wrap cardigan, and jeans. It really does seem to go with everything and adds a bit of edge and interest to my outfits. I'm in love with all PoseManikin's GEO leather collection and want more!
I told Allie, creator of PoseManikin, about my love of this collection and about this article, and she offered us the exclusive contest opportunity. Just tell us your #1 fashion travel item--either below in a comment or on the OMF Facebook page, and you could win the amazing GEO16 Leather necklace and a mystery piece of jewelry to share with a friend or to keep. Do it now because we're closing the contest in 3 days, Wednesday night, March 27, 2013, at midnight. I wish I could enter! At the moment, I have my eye on the GEO12 necklace...
Super cute layered look for boys from Kmart
Kmart layered Hanes Boys' ComfortSoft Tagless T-shirts, 4 pack, $9.99
Great look for men too.
I think the trick is all in the underlayer: it needs to be tissue-thin. Forever21 has great thin long-sleeved tees at next-to-nothing prices.
I've also found some amazing buys on them at WetSeal. Below is one for $2!!
Mini Boden Pointelle T-shirt, $14.40, layered under Embroidered Gypsy Top, $22.10-$27.20
Layering stripes--looks just as cute on grown-ups as it does on little girls.
Another image from Boden--
I love layering like this!
Or like this...
Under dresses and tunics...
Ann Taylor tee; J. Crew dress
One of my attempts at layering stripes under a dress
One of my favorite layered images, from Boden
On a related note:
A super low-cost unisex alternative:
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