Category: Trends on a Budget

How to Rock the Dots this Fall

Polka dots are hands down my favorite fall trend, I love the yellow too!  But this fall polka dots have taken over the racks everywhere and I want to give you some pointers of how to rock the dot this fall!

Outfit detailsSelf Belted Polka Dot Shell TopBamboo Handbag | Mid-Rise Capri JeansFlip Flop Sandal

Always always always you will hear from me is fit is key! FIT!!  Always find a piece that is going to nip in at the waist like this tank top with the tie for the waist. It instantly creates a fantastic waistline and great shape for the body.  I know I continue to preach about defining a waist but it seriously makes such a difference in creating a shape that makes most women feel so much more confident.  DEFINE THAT WAIST

The other key piece when wearing ANY print to be honest is keeping the size of the print proportional to the size of you.  If you are a petite tiny woman a giant print is going to overwhelm you for instance.  Keeping them proportional to you is going to keep them from swallowing you visually.

Third, when I am wearing a pattern I prefer to keep everything else in the outfit simpler.  I let the pattern speak for itself (especially if its my favorite polka dots!) I include subtle details like bows or sparkle but I never try to compete with a bolder pattern otherwise it ends up once again overwhelming the person wearing it and they see pattern instead of the wearer.  We wanna see you!!

So I hope this helps you to feel super confident in rocking my favorite pattern this fall.

What fall trend has you perplexed as to how to wear it? Leave me a comment below and lets get it tackled together!

My Must Haves for Every Body Type for Fall


Ok now that I got all of that basicness out of my system lets move forward!  We are in a great season of transitional pieces that are amazing for everyone that you absolutely need in your wardrobe! Each of these items will make you feel fab while helping you transition from summer to fall.

Women’s Faux Leather Front Legging

Leather leggings are huge this fall and its not a shock as to why.  They add a twist to any outfit giving an extra unexpected twist.  Now these particular leggings are made by SPANX so they are going to make you feel incredible.  These lift your butt, hide any cellulite (lets be real we all have it) and these will nip you in like a dream!

Plaid Wool Effect Blanket Wrap

Blanket wraps are one of my favorite pieces for fall and winter.  They are such a cozy, warm and functional piece.   Its a quick easy grab and go (thats perfect with the leggings above).  To create a great shape with an item like this just add a great wide belt and instantly you have a great hourglass shape for any body type.

Women’s Wide Brim Wool Ribbon Band Floppy Hat

No real body friendly reason to love this hat, I just do.  I love a great hat, period end of story.

Long Sleeve Sheath Dress

A great little t shirt dress with some extra interest like the a-symetrical hem and the ruching on the sides is going to be very flattering in creating a nipped in waistline.  This dress is amazing for putting under a great blanket wrap, scarf or adorable cardigan.  Its perfect for pairing with an adorable pair of riding boots.

Open Front Cable Knit Warm Sweater with Pockets

A great chunky cable knit sweater like this is the most amazing practical piece in my wardrobe. I use mine year after year to toss over a cute t shirt dress like above, with leggings or with jeans.  I love to belt it with a great wide belt to create an awesome waist line and avoid the bulk that could come with this style of sweater.

Women’s Riding Boots

Last but not least is my absolute favorite winter and fall wardrobe item is a great pair of riding boots.  The height of these don’t cut off the line of the leg like booties often can.  They are a great item to pair with dresses and skinny jeans.  They are just my go to footwear for fall and winter any chance I get.

I hope this round up helps you get a jumpstart on your transitional shopping for every wardrobe and every body type!

Curve Friendly Pinstripe Dress

Knot Waist Sleeveless Striped DressVintage Pattern Statement Necklace | Vintage Straw Woven Handbags |  Round Toe Mary Jane Ballet Flats 

There is something just so fabulous and classic about this look that is so classically preppy (which I seriously am in love with lets be real). The blue and white striping is a color that is fantastic for everyones skin tones and the direction of the stripes are great for nipping in your waist and making you look narrow in the middle.  The vertical stripes on the skirt combined with the way the skirt floats away from the body makes this dress oh so flattering to such a great variety of body types (especially those less than thrilled with their bottom halves, pears and hourglasses will especially LOVE this cut). The slightly shorter cut is super flirty and fun with out being too sexy and unflattering.  It stays fun and flirty without being overt.  It just such an easy and cute dress at such a great price thats so incredibly flattering that you simply can’t go wrong!

I hope this gives an amazing option for all of my curvy girls for the remaining backyard BBQ’s for whats left of our outdoor events.   I know its getting a ton of use by me!

FLATTERING Capris for Transition and Fall

Mid-Rise Capri Jeans w Stretch | Bamboo Handbag | Flip Flop SandalPolka Dot Shell Top

So capris can be such a great, fun and FLATTERING transitional piece into fall (especially if you live in a warmer climate), but they can be so unflattering if they aren’t the RIGHT pair!  Well my friends I have found the right pair.

Mid-Rise Capri Jeans w StretchBamboo HandbagWomen’s Reese Quilted SneakersCrisscross Front Striped Ribbed Bodysuit | Chain Tassel Pendant Necklace

These mid-rise capris cut across your midsection in just the right location to not create muffin top like the dreaded low rise and not create too much real estate like a high rise, which flattens the butt and can create or accentuate a lower belly pooch.

This is a brand that prides itself on making a body flattering pant no matter the cut (They make my favorite shorts too! Read about them here) these lift and enhance the booty.  The place they hit on the calf is incredibly flattering that minimizes the shortening of the leg, and the cuffing is just a cute detail.

These pants really as you can see hug your curves in all the right places without making you feel larger than you really are.. These are MAGIC pants!

I hope my favorite capris make you feel as amazing as they make me feel.