I refuse to go quietly into fall, in my fashion at least. You won’t find me putting away my whites after Labor Day, and you certainly won’t find me putting away color either. In fact, so many of us often get the idea that fall and winter are about neutrals, and other shades of boring, but that’s really not the case at all. Jewel tone clothing and accessories always look amazing for the cooler months, in fact, color is actually a big trend for fall right now. Pastels are once again huge for yet another season.
While I love my pastels, I love my brights even more. To welcome the cooler months, or at least to fight it as long as I can, I decided to bring out some bright yellow to mix with some fall neutrals.
I found a GORGEOUS bright yellow handbag from Tidebuy, that I’m absolutely in love with (only $24!) First off, I should tell you how much I dislike cheap accessories. I mean, I really dislike them. If they don’t cost much, I usually won’t even bother to look them over. Not that I’m a snob, at least I don’t think so, but if you’ve had a really nice bag and then ever used a cheap bag, you know the difference is huge and totally not worth dropping even a couple of bucks for a cheap bag.
Tidebuy will totally surprise you though. I’m dead serious. I’ve gotten a few handbags from them, all around $10- $30, and have been beyond impressed with the quality and craftsmanship of these bags. I also try to buy vegan, so I have loved the huge selection of vegan leather handbags they offer, but you won’t even believe its not real leather once it’s in your hand!
These bags are made of soft, yet super durable leather. The hardware and detail on this bag is absolutely exceptional. I have some very expensive handbags in my closet and this bag completely rivals them! I was beyond impressed when this bag arrived and I picked it up and touched it, and then opened up the zippers, pockets, compartments (it has a TON!) This bag is absolutely to die for and totally not what I expected at that price!
Along with my beautiful bright yellow bag, I decided to try out some shoes from Tidebuy. I found these beautiful yellow, black, and white butterfly heels ($25) and I didn’t have to think twice about them! I loved the style so much, I added them right to my cart.
Some of my favorite shoe designers such as Charlotte Olympia, Pierre Hardy, and Sergio Rossi make outrageous, completely unique and fashionable shoes just like this! The style and design of this butterfly shoe is right up there with some of the greats! You will get so many compliments on these shoes because they are truly one of a kind and make such a huge fashion statement!
When the shoe arrived, I once again was also completely impressed with the high quality! While the toe strap is a little wide so my toes do wiggle around, the durability, shape, and comfort of this shoe feels like a much higher priced designer shoe. Even the vegan leather sole of this shoe feels like an expensive Italian leather sole you find on designer shoes.
Tidebuy has totally got me convinced to take a second look at inexpensive accessories. I’m absolutely amazed with the quality of their shoes and handbags and absolutely love that they are vegan leather, so I can buy what look and feel like super high-end designer shoes, without having to hurt my wallet or the animals of the world!
To go along with these beautiful bright yellow accessories, I picked up this cute polka dot, geometric print black and white dress (Just $6!!)
The dress is super soft and feels like silk. Although it was a bit short for me, I love that I can wear it with leggings for fall, or like I did here, I tucked it into some cute vegan leather black shorts, as a top for fall!
See How I styled my complete Tidebuy Look here:
Summer is unfortunately, nearing the end this year, but that doesn’t mean you have to put the swimsuits away just yet? In fact, shapewear swimwear can be a great addition to your wardrobe, outside of the pool! Yes, you heard me right, I’m going to show you how to wear a bathing suit for a night out.
If you haven’t heard of Vedette Shapewear, you are totally missing out. There are not many women in this world who feel 100% confident with their bodies all the time. Especially at the pool! But a lot of us still have a body part or two that we want to hide or keep under wraps even in our every day clothes.
Vedette Shapewear has created a fabulous line of all kinds of shape wear for all kinds of needs, including gorgeous swimsuits that suck you in and give your body a lovely contour too!
I recently wrote a post on another Vedette Swimsuit and how I styled that for a day out. See my post HERE. I’m finding lots of different uses for these gorgeous tummy-sucking-in bathing suits!
Here I’m wearing the beautiful solid ruched violet bathing suit from Vedette (on Sale for only $71 right now!) This swimsuit does an amazing job of making my stomach look completely flat, either in or out of the water. Not only that, but like the blue bathing suit I reviewed from Vedette Earlier this month, It actually really lifted the girls and gave them some serious oomph! I’m a very small chested lady, unfortunately, but this swimsuit gives me some great contour, and gives me more of a beautiful hourglass shape I’ve always craved!
For my big night out, I decided to add purple accessories and a purple and white printed skirt to really make the swimsuit pop!
See How I styled my Vedette Bathing suit here:
It’s been awhile since I’ve written about shapewear, but there’s no doubt I use it religiously. Shapewear is such a great way to suck in, and hide those troubled spots you don’t want people focusing on, without having to give up that sexy dress, tight camisole, or short fun flirty skirt!
I know a lot of us will pull something out we want to wear, try it on, and say to ourselves in defeat, there is no way I’m wearing this. I feel fat. But the perfect piece of shapewear can give you the confidence you need to pull off any piece of clothing you’ve been hiding in the back of your closet for fear that it will look unflattering on you.
Shapewear not only hides your imperfections, but it can also shape and contour the body, and actually flatter you!
For instance, I have tiny boobs. Small, little A cup boobs. I almost never wear anything cleavage bearing, because I have no cleavage to show. I can wear super low cut tops and you won’t even see an ounce of cleavage! When I found Vedette Shapewear, I actually found a ton of bustiers, bras, full body shapewear, even bathing suits that actually gave me cleavage for the first time in my life!
I’ve been a big fan of Vedette and have been wearing it for years now! I have tried nearly every kind of shapewear they make, even butt enhancers, and I’m telling you, these products work, and you will feel like the most beautiful, confident, and sexy woman in them!
I recently came across their new bathing suit line and was beyond thrilled! I mean, there are very few women in this world who feel confident in a bathing suit. Unless you are Kate Hudson or Kate Upton, forget about it! But not any more ladies! We don’t have to leave beach-going confidence to gorgeous actresses and models, Vedette makes a beautiful line of one piece swim suits that will suck in your tummy and hips, and for those unfortunate A cups like me, GIVE YOU BOOBS!
Vedette makes the highest quality shapewear that will last over and over again, staying tight, and sucking you in where you need it. They are made of the best designs and materials so you can be sure you are getting a product that will out perform other shapewear lines, while also lasting you use, after use, after use!
Actually Vedette has a bunch of colorful, bright, beautiful shapewear that can be worn as outerwear too! I actually chose this gorgeous Ava Blue Slimming Swimsuit, and styled it as a top! See how I styled it below.
I love this swimsuit on it’s own, and you can bet I will be wearing it for many summers to come. It sucks in my tummy and really enhances my cleavage, which frankly, is not something I’m use to, but am absolutely loving!
To wear this bathing suit as outerwear, I chose to stay with the gorgeous teal blue theme, and added a fun printed teal bag, and teal platform sandals. To break up the color a bit, I also added a fun printed blue, black, and white midi skirt.
See how I styled my Vedette Swimwear as outerwear here:
How gorgeous is this blue, and wow, it totally works to enhance my shape! I’m a huge fan of this swimsuit and love that I can actually find more uses for it by wearing it with a fun skirt for a fabulous night out look!
I know you are going to love Vedette Shapewear as much as I do, and you will truly be surprised at the confidence it can give you, even to wear some things you would never have dreamed of wearing before, like a super tight bodycon dress!
If you would like to learn more about Vedette Shapewear, then be sure to check them out today at VedetteStore.com! You can also pick up this swimsuit on sale right now for only $69 (reg $92!)
* I was given this product for the purpose of review. However, all thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are solely my own. I only share reviews with my readers, I feel will be beneficial or informative in some way.
** MyStyleSpot is not responsible for prize fulfillment.
I don’t know who thought of renting out clothes and accessories, but they are genius! I mean, come on, how many of us can really afford to keep buying those super expensive dresses and designer shoes and bags? And even if you do fork out the money for that one gorgeous gown, it’s “out” next season anyway. While I believe good quality bags and shoes are a good investment, I have a hard time buying clothes that cost more then I will wear them. Which I don’t know about you, but for me, it’s only a couple of wears.
I’m a shopping whore. I’ll full on admit that. I shop and shop and shop, and often times always end up throwing money away because I just won’t get that many wears out of it. I’ve learned over time, that I like to be on trend, and my style is not really classic as much as I thought it was, so it’s best for me to buy less inexpensive clothes I can just throw out the next year or two when they’re not in style any more.
But what happens when you do have that really important occasion where you really do need a classic dress that doesn’t look like you just picked it up for $50? Well, that is where the rentals come in ladies. I promise you will love yourself for saving yourself big bucks, and renting a gorgeous gown for that special evening, and then never thinking twice about it again. Hopefully, you can get that picture in that fabulous dress to remember how beautiful you looked, but you won’t have to worry about forking out a lot of money for a gown you’re going to feel the need to where every time a special occasion comes up. After all, who wants to keep wearing the same dress anyway?!
Borrowing a gorgeous gown is totally the way to go, especially if like me, unfortunately you don’t have the need to dress up too often anyway.
I recently came across LendingLuxury.com and couldn’t wait to try the rental experience for myself, as I’ve never done it before. I picked out a gorgeous white gown with delicate beading I was head over heels in love with just from the picture, but when it showed up, wow!!
The gown showed up in a super cute package, along with a garment bag you get to keep. When I pulled the gown out, it felt and looked so incredibly luxurious. I knew that wherever I wore this, I was going to get all kinds of the right attention, and boy did I! I filmed my video and took the pics on the front step of my house, and had a couple neighbors come over and ask what was going on as well as tell me how nice I looked.
I went out for a big night out on the town in the dress and saying I felt like a princess in it, is putting it lightly. I don’t know that I’ve ever worn such a high quality gown. This gown is over $500 retail, but for a 5 day rental, you only have to pay $70. Also, get FREE Return shipping on your dress! You also have the option to rent for 10 days or even 15 days if you want to get a few wears in, or just give yourself plenty of time to get the dress shipped back. You can also pick the date for when it will be shipped to you (as soon as one or two days out!) Prices vary on the dresses, and Lending Luxury has such a huge selection of dresses for every occasion, including prom, and even your wedding!
Also, if you have a favorite designer and would like a dress specifically from them, there is a good chance you will find them at Lending Luxury! They carry products from over 100 designers, and it’s super easy to shop their site by designer to find the specific designer you’re looking for! You can also find dresses in tons of different sizes, ranging from a size 0 to a size 16! They also ship to anywhere in the US!
Check out how I styled my beautiful gown here:
Want to see this beautiful dress in action?
Check out my video here:
When it comes time to return the dress, just keep the box it came in, place it in the box, place the pre-paid shipping label, and drop off at your nearest USPS store! You don’t even have to worry about cleaning the dress! Cleaning and insurance is included in the rental price and return shipping is always FREE!
The process for renting a luxury, high quality, designer dress couldn’t be easier! I got my dress in 2 days, had 10 days to wear it and get it shipped back. I didn’t have to worry about cleaning it and got a garment bag out of the deal too!
I’m done spending lots of money on expensive gowns and dresses I will only wear a couple of times or feel guilted into wearing a bunch only because I spent that kind of money, but would really rather be wearing something else, more of the moment.
If you have a special occasion coming up, or maybe you just don’t want to spend money on dresses you will only wear once, then LendingLuxury is for you! Be sure to check them out today at LendingLuxury.com and let the guilt-free shopping begin!
*I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.
I’m a slave to fashion. Obviously, or I wouldn’t have a blog solely devoted to the latest fashion finds. While a lot of us are constantly spending our hard-earned money on this season’s trends, sometimes we don’t think much about how we’re impacting the earth with what we are buying.
While some of you may already be into the eco-friendly, I think a lot of us, most of the time don’t give it too much thought. Which can be a real shame. I know if you’re like me, you’ve seen a few eco-friendly lines and probably weren’t the fondest of them. I know I have. Every once in a while I will get excited about a new product that’s actually good to the earth, but let’s face it, in the fashion world, that is usually a pretty rare find.
That is until now. I know if you’re a fashion lover, bags are probably one of your very favorite things to buy, right? I know it is for me. I love my clothes, don’t get me wrong, but it’s the accessories that I really get giddy about, and bags, of course are one of the top items I spend my money on.
If you’re like me, you want to buy a good quality handbag that’s going to last you at least the year. I know, I know, many of us fashionista’s has a closet full of bags, but when it comes to my go-to bag, the one I keep all of my stuff in and hate to move around, I use it almost every day, just because I’m too lazy to start moving all of my everyday goodies stored in my bag, from one bag to the next. Because of this, I try to only buy top quality bags that are really going to last and survive the torture I’m going to put it through over the next six months or so. Anyone who has bought a cheap bag can tell you you’re just not going to get more than a couple of months out of it. And let’s face it, when you buy something eco-friendly, sometimes they are not the sturdiest.
Well ladies, I’m happy to tell you, that is just not the case anymore! Nope, I recently came across such a fabulous handbag line that is, you guessed it, eco-friendly! In fact, these gorgeous bags are made out of Raffia. Which if like me, you don’t know what that is, it’s actually a palm leaf that grows up to a whopping 60 feet long!
Raffia, although soft, is actually incredibly strong and durable. These bags are actually so strong that a lot of huts in the village they are made in, are made from the same material!
When my gorgeous Raffia Handbag from Ma’mitons showed up, I was incredibly impressed with the quality and durability of this bag right away. I thought from the pictures it looked like it would be a stronger tote, but I figured being a “beach style” tote, that it would be flimsy and thin. But that is absolutely not the case.
This bag, although flexible, will not bend or fold over, or any of that nonsense. The shape is going to keep, no matter what you put in it, unless you take it bowling. Don’t but your bowling ball in it. But for the every day essentials and even when you actually end up shopping it and fill it to the brim, this bag is going to keep its shape and look absolutely amazing no matter how much or how little is in it. It also has a great zipper pocket as well as two cell-phone size pockets on the opposing side, so you can safely store your essentials and stay organized when you’re out and about!
Ma’mitons bags are made in the founder, Priscilla aka Ma’mitons’ hometown village, in Cameroon Africa. Not only are these bags handmade by fairly paid artisans of the village, but a portion of all sales go to help a great cause for helping build families and foster orphan and abandoned children. Now, this is a bag you can truly feel good about buying!