Kate Spade Look a Like Dress

Women’s A-Line Strap Bow Knot Casual Party DressSteve Madden Women’s Stecy Dress Sandal | Flat Fold Over Clutch

(I linked a similar dress as this one sold out so quickly but I think this one I might like even better!)

Now I have a personal love of Kate Spade due to their universally flattering, modern classics, beautiful polish all with fun girly twists. This particular dress looks so similar to something I saw recently from a Kate Spade collection so when I saw this for under $20 I had to jump on it! This dress crosses off all the boxes on my universally flattering list so I had to grab it!

1) Nice wide straps so a great bra can be worn! This is always such a win with any dress instead of only being able to wear strapless bras that don’t always give the best support leaving the girls less than supported.

2) Nice tapered in waist with the beautiful accentuation with the white belted waist (and can I just scream over this adorable bow?)

3) Then the way the skirt floats away from the body is amazing!  This creates both an incredible feminine shape and hides areas you are less than fond of (I’m not a fan of my hips so this hides that for me!)

I then paired this dress with the naked style shoe to really elongate the leg by making it look like there is no shoe at all, there is nothing disrupting the line of the leg.  Just legs for DAYS!  I love a great nude shoe or a pump for this exact reason, there is no disruption to the line of the leg making your legs look oooooo so long!

What its Like to be a Rockstar

So living in Orlando I live in a really unique bubble, throw a dart and theres a girl who was “friends with” at least one princess at a theme park if not dozens but I went to a conference in New York City a few weeks ago and when I told people I was a retired princess they literally looked at me the same way I looked at the girls who work for Chanel (for the record we have mutual feelings)

This was a very bizarre phenomenon I really still can’t wrap my brain around, I mean at the end of the day I put on a costume and played a cartoon and got realistically paid pennies to do it.  People saw the fantasy, people saw the idea of being a princess in the Kate Middleton/ Meghan Markle way not the sweating in 102 Florida summers, eating disorders and management that doesn’t care about you.  They didn’t see the mega company that sees its performers as a number, they were suddenly 5 again with that cartoon standing in front of them again.

At this conference I met so many amazing women who even worked for the UN in amazing capacities. How do we make THEM the rockstars that turn us into bumbling 5 year olds that make us feel the way Chanel made me feel?  How do we make the Malias of our world the real rockstars of our future generations?

I genuinely have no clue but that is my challenge to you my readers and to myself to figure out!  How do we shift from something so superficial to something so incredible?

Picking the Perfect Jean Jacket

Jean jackets are one of the best transitional items for fall but finding and picking one that isn’t bulky and boxy is really difficult so I am here to help you with a guide for choosing the right flattering jacket that will help move you from summer to fall with ease and if you are like me even into fall!

1) Now lets look at the number of seams in this jacket.  The more seams there are more pieces there are to fit your body perfectly.  This has so many tiny panels it makes it so flattering.

2) The shape of the seaming is really important too!  The back of this jacket has seams that shape to the contours of the body this is how you keep the back of the jacket into the body and very fitted through the back.

3) It should hit you right around the hip bone.  This is going to hit you in just the right location to not cut off the line of the leg to shorten you.  This will give the maximum leg length and as much height possible

4) STRETCH!!! Now I can’t photograph this about this jacket but it has a great amount of stretch,

Using these 4 tricks to purchase a jean jacket you will love and make you feel confident through every season and become a staple item in your wardrobe that you will love for years to come, I know I love and wear mine regularly.

The Best Vintage Looks for Every Body Type

I’m pretty much in love with super classic looks and the amazing shapes they create.  Were gonna go fairly basic in our body types for this article as the shapes are fairly simple. I will say the shapes for these dresses can be applied to skirt shapes as well!  Lets break down the dresses and why they are great for each body type.

Dress 1

The first dress is a high neck wiggle dress, this style is amazing for very lean and athletic body types.  This style creates or accentuates curves that may not otherwise exist.  

Geometric Print Dress

1) The high neck style of this dress is well suited for a smaller chested woman.  The sloping is going to accentuate the girls you have and give amazing curves.  This is also just a style that is less than flattering on larger chested women (it creates a giant uniboob slope that you could ski down which is no ones friend), my small chested friends ROCK THAT HIGH NECK!

2) This contrasting and extremely defined waist will create a beautifully defined waist, once again creating curves.  Tricking the eye to create a tiny waist is one of the easiest ways to create curves. The contrasting color really helps to make that accentuation pop.

3) The straight hip hugging style of this skirt is going to create an amazing illusion of an hour glass shape in the hip area.  This is a great shape also for hour glass figures to really hug your curves.

This dress is available here for purchase

Dress 2

This second wiggle dress is perfect for an hourglass figure.  This style is going to accentuate every curve and keep the curves looking proportionate and all of us feeling as sultry as Joan Harris from Mad Men.  This dress would be fantastic for an athletic figure or very lean body as well.

Knot Front Patchwork Dress

1)  The V- neck on this dress is perfect to open up the face and is so flattering on a larger chest while still being covered.  The bow is just a nice detail to keep the dress interesting.  Its also going to separate the girls and the nice wide strap will give the option of a great bra to keep the girls supported as well.

2) The waist is so well defined which will make it look nipped in and so TINY!  The distinct line of the colors really defines the waist.

3) Color blocking is a great trick to direct the eye where you want it, by putting white on top it pulls the eye up to the top.  This is going to keep anyone from looking to bottom heavy (which i think everyone wants to avoid, I know I do!) and keep it ALL CURVES!

4)The shape of this skirt is the perfect pencil skirt, it hugs every last curve giving that bombshell look and feel and hugs the booty!  It accentuates every last curve.  This shape is also amazing in a skirt for an hourglass body shape.

This dress is available here for purchase

Dress 3

Now this in general is a universally flattering dress for most body shapes, but I strongly suggest this especially for pear shaped figure.

Retro Vintage Cap Sleeve Party Swing Dress

1) The v-neck once again keeps the face open, and it gives great separation to the girls, The wide strap also gives the option for a great bra to lift and great a great bust line.  Overall its just a great flattering neckline.

2) The rouched bust on this dress creates the illusion of a larger bust which will balance out a larger hip area and it gives the dress so much extra interest.  Its a really fun vintage detail.

3) The defined waist will make your waist look so tiny and much smaller than a non defined waist.  Its really making this dress so incredibly flattering!

4) The skirt on this dress floats away from the body which hides a fuller hip area.  The eye will not know the difference between hip and skirt and will just assume its skirt.  This tricks the eye into seeing an hourglass figure.

Dress 4

This dress is perfect for an apple shaped figure. This is overall a fairly universally flattering dress with a very high waist point but should be avoided by those with a large bust size.  The fun thing about this is it can be worn as either a halter or a two strap dress.  It gives you multiple options as to how to wear it.

Knot Open Back Ruffle Hem Floral Dress

1) The v-neck is very deep on this dress so its going to be amazing for anyone with a smaller bust (rock that deep v girls!) its gonna really draw fabulous attention to your face and I still love the fact that this dress can be worn two different ways.

2) The empire waist is so great for an apple shaped figure.  The high waist definition is amazing for anyone not comfortable with their stomach area.  This will draw the eye to the high waist and create an amazing tiny waist. Under the bust is the smallest part of your waist.

3) Then floating the skirt away from this point is going to create an incredibly flattering shape.  This is going to hide any fullness you are not comfortable with and trick the eye into thinking its just skirt and not anything you are wanting to hide.  Its a simple trick to make anyone look and feel their best.

I hope you find some dress shapes that will help you to look and feel your best with a fun vintage twist.