The one fashion rule you should NEVER break

The fashion world always has rumors of rules swirling around, and even more rumors about which rules were meant to be broken. However, there is one fashion rule you should never break. Ever.

It’s a simple one:

If you want to wear something, wear it.

Throw out any idea that you are too big, too little, too short, too tall, too old, too young, too whatever and just wear what makes YOU happy.

Thats what fashion is about – YOU!. It is your body, your clothes, your money, your time. You control your wardrobe and dont let ANYONE let you believe otherwise.

So tell any voices in your head to shove it when they whisper doubts to you about not being able to pull something off.

Want to wear heels? WEAR THEM

Your husband’ jeans? PUT THEM ON

That bikini? HELL YES!

A gown with a denim jacket? DO IT!!

Black everything?  Ohhh yes!

DO YOU!

You are beautiful enough. You are the right size, the right height, the right everything.  So don’t wait, grab whatever makes you happy and rock it.

Id love to see just how fabulous you look, so dont be afraid to share a picture or let us know what that one thing you’ve been dying to wear is!

 

 

Don’t be afraid to open up

The snow may be falling, but don’t let the fact that your freezer is warmer than the weather stop you from showing a little skin!
Just for clarification, this does NOT mean that you should be strutting your stuff during a blizzard rocking short-shorts and uggs.

Seriously. Just don’t. 

Instead, pull on an oh-so-cozy open back sweater. Open back shirts sweaters are a fabulous way to break free from
being constantly covered up by winter clothes without freezing to death. They can be delicate and sweet or crazy sexy without making you look like you forgot it spring isn’t here yet.

The best part about open-backs is you can show off your gorgeous back or pair them with fun bright colored tanks to make a whole new look.

Victoria’s Secret has perfected the open back. They have tops, dresses and sweaters to die for. I picked up this number here from  their 2/$40 section:

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Even got the yellow tank to match (on clearance!).  Its durable, it’s warm and oh-so cute. 

If your feeling crafty, a quick search on pinterest will reveal tons of DIY’s for making your own open back sweater for my favorite price:free. I haven’t tried one yet, but I think it may be time to grab a bottle of wine and get my craft on. If you’ve DIYed an open back, I’d love to see it! 

and if your still not sure about this open-back idea, here’s a little fashion porn to inspire you..

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Flash Flood Fabulous

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As you may already know, my dear state of Colorado is under water. I happen to be lucky enough to be far away from the worst of it, but there are still flash floods n sink holes a plenty and when it rains all week you learn something about floods: Unless your swimming, life goes on. But how can you be expected to venture out in the downpour and still look fabulous?  No, rain boots are not the answer. My 2 year old niece looks incredible in here polka dot-plastic-handle boots, but grown,fabulously-fierce women should aim a little higher..thigh-high!!! Deep down inside everyone loves a thigh-high boot, so why not where them!? Slip on a pair and you will see.. they are amazing,! Thigh-highs take any outfit from plain jane to fashionista. Your legs look great, they demand attention, and are a great statement piece.

While there’s no shortage of thigh-high boots to choose from, this week I put JustFab’s boot “Freda” to the high altitude test. With a $39.95  price tag, you get a lot of boot for your buck. I wore this gorgeous (surprisingly comfortable) boot in the worst of the worst here, getting absolutely drenched, sloshing through six inches of water and sprinting across parking lots  and every time came home with dry feet and boots that still looked perfect.  I managed to cover my boots in some funky-colored muck from the flood waters and they cleaned up with a quick rub of towel.  (If you can not live another moment with your own Freda’s click here http://www.justfab.com/invite/2571193/ or Just go to JustFab.com… the first link is me shamelessly hoping for free shoe credit to test out more items from their budget friendly shop)

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Had to wait for the sun to take photos…while the boots survived the rains, the camera would not!

I paired my thigh-highs with leggings simply because soaking wet jeans are torture to wear all day. I found mine on VictoriasSecret.com in their 2 for $40 section . This is GREAT because I paired the leggings with fabulous tunic tops (yes tops, because when its this wet you have to change twenty times a day instead of the usual ten) and  everything I’ve gotten there has always held up to everything I put it through, with the added perk of being so comfortable I felt like I was wearing my pajamas all day. . and honestly I’ve slept in their leggings and tunics before so I kinda was.

If your not underwater and need a little more inspiration to enter the world of thigh-highs heres a little outfit inspiration:Image

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Shhhhh..do you hear that? It’s the sound of your skinny jeans begging for some new boots

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the perfect way to bring your shorts into the cooler weather.

If you don’t have a pair of thigh-high boots go try them and you will never look back!

SO now that the rains are subsiding there is a new problem . . mud. Normally, you think you could just avoid it but here we hunt it down. The second the water stops falling the men in this town loud up their SUV’s and get down and dirty. So you can be down and dirty or home alone. SO this weeks high altitude adventure? Dirty Dates. Everyone’s hotter with a little mudd.

 

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