My Must Haves for Every Body Type for Fall

ITS FALL Y’ALL!!!!

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!

How I Got Hired

Since this is post 100 for me I thought what better to write about than my “how I was hired story.”

I’m super unique and lucky (it’s luck let’s be honest) that I was hired from my very first audition.  But I can honestly say it was an incredibly odd experience.  When I got in the room and started my comedic monologue, and within 10 seconds the casting director literally stopped paying attention at all to me and started shuffling papers. I finished my monologue and I was handed and was asked to read a side from a certain movie.  Once again within 10 seconds the casting director stopped paying attention. I felt incredibly defeated, and then I was asked to come to a fitting.  Their team would be in contact with me within two weeks to set up the date.

Two weeks on the nose I got a call for my time and date to come in for a fitting.  I was put in a white van a long with 6 others who were all there for fittings.  Two for each character.

We were brought to a fairly run down trailer with racks upon racks of costumes, costumes of ALL KINDS!  We were then put in a randomly pulled wig and costume.  We got dressed in a bathroom supervised by a manager, the wig was quickly plopped on our heads and the costumes weren’t required by any stretch to fit.  The casting director was not present and they took multiple polaroids  (this was before digital cameras), front and sides.

Then it was the don’t call us we will call you speech, if you don’t hear in two weeks you didn’t get it… It was the longest two weeks ever!  Then two weeks to the day at 5pm I got and missed a call from entertainment.

Needless to say its a very unique story that changed my life in so many good and bad ways.

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!

How to Apply False Lashes Like a Pro

One of my favorite makeup secrets to really make your eyes pop is false eyelashes, however everyone seems to struggle with putting them on.  Princess skills to the rescue!

The very first part is lets look at the size of lashes! I wear two sizes/ styles of lashes, theres a few variations within this but two basic looks and styles.  One is natural plus and the other is a more glam “natural” look.  These are the two basic shapes that are going to give you that amazing doe eye and making your eyes pop without dragging down your eyes or looking too over the top.

The ones you see me using in this tutorial are my more glam pair and they are these right here they are incredible and so pretty and perfect. Ok so lets get started!  I start with my makeup totally done, mascara and liner, some people layer mascara and liner over their lashes I’m just not one of them.

Piece one is most people have to trim their lashes, its not a ton but because I love to be a little extra I trim from the inside so I can keep more of the length from the outside of the lashes.  Knowing how much to cut I hate to say is purely trial and error for each person.  Start with a tiny bit and work your way up and eventually you will get it right.  This is about what I trim for reference its really not a ton. 

The next part is glue, I am a huge fan of the brush on glue that comes in a tube like this one here (yes it looks super rough its really well loved and used).

I take the little brush and just brush it right on the line where the lashes are tied together.  A nice thin strip is all thats needed, a little goes a really long way.

Heres an idea of how much glue I approximately use on each lash.  

Next you just have to let it dry for about 20-30 seconds till it gets tacky.

Next I line my lashes right up to the bottom of my eyeliner.  Its the easiest point to start to practice lining up to, trust me catching your lashes SUCKS!!! Get as close as possible to the lash line with out touching the lashes. Next press them in especially the inside corner and outside corner.  These tend to be the points that are the first to lift during the day so they are the most important to make stick.

The very last step is I press the lashes up so they don’t hang down they are pressed up like when you curl your lashes.  This final step really makes your eyes POP!!!!

Boom finished eye!!!  Its like having the worlds most amazing naturalish lashes.  Now you know how to apply lashes like a PRO!!!

For comparison one eye done and one eye without.

I hope this helped you feel more confident in practicing and applying false lashes!