June 2012

Bloggers Do It Better » Mint + Coral

by dietingfashion on June 20, 2012

Bloggers Do It Better series is hosted by Houston native Kristina. Her site PrettyShinySparkly.com is so addicting and so are her Beauty Haul videos. If you haven’t checked out her blog, stop by and give her a shoutout. This fashion and beauty expert is stylish and smart! (She’s a doctor!)

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This challenge is all about the colors Coral and Mint – two of the hottest trends this year. I have been sporting LC Lauren Conrad Pencil jeans in Mint (here and here) and these really comfortable Paige Denim leggings. Coral has been a favorite color of mine for quite a while. If you are a frequent reader of my blog, I love Coral. These wedges have been in almost every blog photo for the past 2 months. I’m also in this Coral Colorblock top in this post here and this Creative Fashion Glee article here.

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Top: J.Crew Button Down Shirt
Bottom: Paige Denim Verdugo Leggings (here)
Shoes: Loft Frances Color Pop Wedges (here)
Bag: Louis Vuitton Continental Wallet
Jewelry: Amrita Singh Milly Crystal & Turquoise Drop Necklace, LC Lauren Conrad Floral Gold Cuff

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Sunday OOTD » Backyard BBQ

by dietingfashion on June 17, 2012

No, I don’t have a Sunday BBQ to go to. My new neighbor is having a BBQ right now, and the food is permeating into my backyard. I don’t know the family too well to intrude. But if they keep having BBQs I might have to make their acquaintance. I like to get to know my neighbors but strangely my husband dislikes any type of chit chat or small talk (unless under duress). So while I’m taking pictures, the smell is making me drool. Hence, the title of today’s post.

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Have a great Sunday!

Top: Loft Bow V Neck Top
Bottom: LC Lauren Conrad Floral Chiffon Shorts (here)
Shoes: LC Lauren Conrad Peep Toe Wedge Platform Shoes (here – on sale)
Bag: Coach Clutch
Jewelry: LC Lauren Conrad Cuff (here), LC Lauren Conrad Rings (here), LC Lauren Conrad Love Birds Necklace (here)

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Crave » The Summer Maxi

by dietingfashion on June 15, 2012

If you follow me on Instagram, I posted pictures of two Maxi dresses that I found at Banana Republic Factory. Unfortunately, I missed the 30% off deal and now I’m waiting for the next time BR Factory offers that discount. Hopefully those dresses will still be available.

If you did not see the maxi dresses click here for the post.

I did not get the dresses because one was $99.99 and the other was $69.99. I did not see any discounts the day I shopped so I was not about to pay full price. An instagram follower itsmeehg alerted me to the 30% off that following Saturday – One Day Only. What I forgot was the birthday party my kids were dying to go. After the birthday party for Sophia who turned 3, my family had an impromptu visit from my eldest uncle. He was visiting from Florida and was only here for 2 days.

Well after regretting not purchasing the maxi dresses, I took to the internet to find fashion forward maxi dresses that I could just look at and fall in love with.

LC Lauren Conrad Striped Chiffon Maxi Dress
River Island Cream Poppy Print Tiered Bandeau Maxi Dress

ASOS Maxi Dress In Aztec Print




Reverse Racer Back Ibiza Maxi Dress

Loveappella Printed Maxi Dress

Hive & Honey Variegated Striped Knit Maxi



Michael Stars Jersey Stripe Convertible Dress Ella Moss Skylar Maxi Dress Joie Emilia Geo Ikat Printed Knit Maxi
     

I really like the Ella Moss one, but it seems very formal. I’m just looking for a nice and easy dress to wear on hot summer days. Which one(s) do you like?

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Last week I confessed that I gained weight. Well I finally went back to the gym (after a 10 month hiatus) for a measly 30 minute workout, which by the way, I am achingly sore from. Playing up the attributes of my body, I wanted to cover up and create an illusion of being slimmer. With a drapey, a bit over-sized top, I tucked it into a pair of jeggings. The drapey top is a thin cotton material while my jeggings are a dark, dark wash to create a more streamlined look.

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I would not wear this outfit to work unless I take off the heels. I cannot wear non-platformed heels to work without a warm soak at the end of the day and the wounds to show for it. I feel like this outfit is a good start to looking slimmer and creating a more toned body image. I feel good in this outfit unlike the gut showing one.

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About the Bridesmaids gift, I had received the Fleur De Lis necklace when I was a bridesmaid for my friend Clare. She was also my bridesmaid when I got married. I have known her since 6th grade when she first started at my elementary school. We weren’t close until probably after she transfered to another high school in the 10th grade. It is funny how close you grow with someone under really strange circumstances. I’m not sure how we just gotten close, but I believed it was because we were there for each other at our lowest moments. Those moments defined our future and it moved beyond our past. And when I look at this necklace, it is beyond a gift, it becomes a memory. For that, I will cherish it forever.

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Top: Loft Soft Cotton Tee
Bottom: A/X Jeggings
Heels: Zara Basic Sandal
Bag: Coach Madison Signature Tote
Jewelry: Jewelmint Wrap Bracelet, Fleur De Lis Necklace (gift)

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Pretty Bows » Splits in Sleeves

by dietingfashion on June 13, 2012

First of all, I do not want to dress like a mom. Second, I want to dress my age. Third, I don’t want to spend any more money. (oh how impossible that will be).

I look to celebrities for fashion advice. Don’t you?

I don’t want to look look like a celebrity. I want to wear what looks cute and trendy.

Then the big realization dawned on me. Most celebrities have stylists and tailors at their beck and call. Even though clothing off the rack are meant to fit, most do not fit me completely. I have gaps by the arm holes, bunchy fabrics on the back, or just ill fitting jeans. You name it. It probably happened to me and to every one out there.

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On Monday, I had posted a picture of me. No I’m not pregnant. But I have a pouch. I have been trying to find better fitting clothes until I work off this gut. It is very interesting to document my effort because it means I could help a lot of women out there.

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I had picked up this LC Lauren Conrad top up at Kohls because of the cute bows down the sleeves. The breezy slits are a unique touch. It could be just me, but I had never seen a shirt like this.

My aim for this outfit is to hide the tummy. I did okay, but still in the first picture, there is the sightly hint of a tummy. No worries. I will try harder to find something more suitable.

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Top: LC Lauren Conrad Floral Chiffon Top Set (here)
Bottom: Loft Modern Trousers
Shoes: Ann Taylor Perfect Patent Pumps (here)
Bag: Chanel Jumbo Classic

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