This dress went from long sleeves to short sleeves – which do you prefer?
I always love a colorful in-your-face print on clothing. This ASOS artwork dress I bought while in Chicago from my favorite fashionista-on-a-budget store Crossroads Trading Co. fits that description spot on. I purchased this dress a year ago and was waiting for the perfect event to wear it too, and finally I wore it to Art City LA. But a week before I wore it out, I stared at it and felt I needed to alter the dress by changing the long sleeves to short sleeves.
Fits perfectly and love the sleeve chop!
Living in LA has me spoiled all year round with the beautiful sunshine and warmth. Seeing long sleeves on this dress didn’t feel right, and I wanted some arm exposure and room to breathe! Once the change was made I was so glad I did it! I enjoy wearing bracelets, so this allowed me to showcase some fun silver jewelry. The sleeves were now the perfect length and I was ready to wear it out and feel my best. My takeaway from this is, if you feel an article of clothing needs a change to adjust to your lifestyle or fashion sense, go for it! Now what else should I alter in my closet?
No matter how you spin it, bright colors and prints will always reign supreme in my world. When I discovered the brand Single, I was drawn to the the vibrant selection of hues and patterns for dresses, blouses and more. I wanted to get a closer look at what Single offers, so I stopped by the warehouse to wander down the aisles and pick out a few items to try on!
Single was co-founded by the married duo Galina and Michael Sobolev in 1994. It embodies the individuality of style and confidence and was created to reaffirm every woman’s zest for life, romance and luxury. Using delicate silks and one-of-a-kind prints, it was quite obvious that I would be attracted to her clothing line. Let’s take a look at what I discovered in this downtown space!
The Cascade dress is a fun flirty dress to wear on date night or a fab event. I love the cut in the front and the draping in the back. It comes in several different colors.
Cascade dress, $68 wholesale
Claudette maxi dress
You can never have enough maxi dresses and I would definitely add this to my wardrobe. This print is beautiful and the fabric is very soft to the skin. The cut in the front and back give you something to look at both ways! This dress is perfect for that sunny vacation or resort!
Claudette maxi dress, $142 wholesale
I have yet to find a jumpsuit that fits me well, and I think that this might be the one! The Janessa jumpsuit was so easy to put on and felt effortless.
Janessa jumpsuit, $98 wholesale
Elaina Cage Neck dress
Another fun dress to wear on a night on the town, the Elaina Cage Neck dress comes in fun colors and the hot pink one is my fave!
Elaina Cage neck dress
I hope I have inspired you to check out the Single line as there is something for everyone. Enjoy! www.singledress.com
Hanging at Perrys on the beach with my Pursecase
There are so many times when I don’t want to haul a purse around as I leave the house. Just give me a a way to carry my phone, drivers license and credit card around and I’m a happy camper! The latest accessory I’ve learned about and now love is Pursecase! Pursecase is a cell phone holder in the shape of a mini purse that has a mirror and a pocket for your credit cards, driver’s license etc.
I took my purple Pursecase to Santa Monica beach yesterday and with the hot sun it was the easiest thing to carry around and not worry about leaving anything behind! I got some stares, compliments, and my friend that I was with wanted one of her own for a Samsung! It is currently only for iPhones, but other devices are coming in the pipeline.
Check out www.pursecase.com where you can get your case for $29 and be stylin and dialin. The best thing is that there are several colors to choose from!
Summer is a time to bring out as many bright hues as you can from head to toe. Not only does that go for clothing, but same rules apply for accessories, including handbags. I just got introduced to the handbag line Donatienne, which is a great, colorful collection! Designed by Los Angeles native Nikki Erwin, these bags are versatile, vibrantly colored, and work from day to night. They are also a favorite of many celebrities, including Blake Lively, Cameron Diaz, Gisele Bundchen and Erin Heatherton.
Donatienne Camille clutch in neon pink (also comes in mustard, blue, black & neon green)
The premiere collection debuted in 2011 and the sophomore collection is now available. Both offer modern styles in the brands signature vivid color scheme. From clutches to satchels to shoulder bags, there is something for everyone in a color you want. That’s one of the best things about her line is that multiple colors are available and I know many of you need certain colors for certain looks! Also, there is a limited number of each bag which makes you more unique if you can get one! Donatienne is sold at Madison stores throughout Los Angeles and online at www.donatiennehandbags.com.
Great article of inspiration from http://newcolorrevolution.com!
“The greatest revolution of our generation is the discovery that human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives.” –William James
New Color Revolution is a stylish cause-marketing campaign and experiment in social activation fueled by the embrace of a colorful life. The goal is to spark a popular fashion movement promoting the value of being expressive, confident and aware, one that accelerates a vibrant state that enhances the quality of life while at the same time liberating us from anything that can hold us back. This uprising is undertaken not only for personal fulfillment, but also for the creation of a bright, hopeful and prosperous society. It is a highly-visible response to life that manifests across music, food, fashion, art and design to generate a more enlivened environment and more optimistic conceptions of beauty, truth and goodness.
This Revolution is fashion on a higher vibration and a fashionable practice that keeps us firmly in the vivid colorflow. Color expresses a primal emotive need. Wearing it and creating colorful environments satisfies in more ways than we can imagine. This passionate revolt into style is creative resistance with a liberating battle cry to colorized the fortified system of expressive inhibition in which the same tenured forces of the bland limited spectrum have been entrenched for years. This vivacious activism may be seen as extreme to some but compared to the void of the black hole it offers a most sensible Utopian solution to all the bleak dissolution that prevents us from stepping into the luminous future.
This is so because color beautifully expresses who we are. We are the colors we surround ourselves with and that we wear. Color immediately shows how much we feel and we care. In the Year of the Dragon, color is exploding in design, decor, art, and fashion, and with it a new color consciousness. We don’t just put on clothes anymore. We would never settle for boring white walls. We can’t see in the same old way. Once you see the lack in basic black you’ll never go back. Once you know, why settle for the status quo? Why not be seen and heard? You don’t even have to say a word. When we communicate with color we are understood, directly and dynamically. We see and feel the vibe. In a room of bland gray and blackness we are truly distinctive; reading, seeing and feeling the true hues between the lines. This is light by design moving at the speed of life; a lifelight that shows we can dance in the fire, that shows off a burning desire and gives us fever through the night.