🕶Summertime🕶

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Dress, purse and earrings from Dad’s Primitive Workbench

It’s just about summertime folks! Kids are getting out of school this week and summer break starts. You know what that means! Summer wardrobe is in full-swing.  I personally love clothing that is kid-friendly. That means my hiney isn’t hanging out and neither are the sweater cows (as I call them) are out for the world to see.😜

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Dress, earrings and purse from Dad’s Primitive Workbench

I like to wear dresses when it’s hot because it’s a much more breezy feel and sometimes it’s easier to find appropriate lengths than it is shorts.

 

 

This next top is from Dad’s Primitive Workbench and I love it because it can be worn three different ways. Here are two ways that I paired with my own shorts and feel are an appropriate length for playing with the kiddos too. The third way I’ll show you in just a bit 😘

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This next dress is PERFECT for a day date or even out to lunch with the family. It’s an appropriate length and cute with a side of flirty 😁

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Surprise!! I have a little partner-in-crime for this second part😁 Meet Sydney from Dad’s Primitive Workbench. She helps out at the shop and is always full of cheer. She makes you feel good about yourself and is always smiling. She looks super cute in their clothes too 😜 All of her looks, including jewelry and shoes are from Dad’s Primitive Workbench.

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I styled Sydney so you could see a different face wearing some cute fashions. Remember I said the striped top I had on could be worn three different ways? Well here’s the third way and in a different color.

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Next, I had Sydney wear this cute white number with the ties on the sleeve. Super cute and easy to wear! I paired the blush toned fringe earrings to match the fringe on the sandals.

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Lastly, I loved this blue top and denim on Sydney along with the sandals. Loved mixing the blues and adding a warm tone. The tassels in the earrings paired nicely with the top and stuck with the theme. The necklace helped tie in the dark gray in the tassel earring as well.

So for this month Charlie and I have decided to do something new. If you didn’t know already, I actually offer in-home wardrobe consulting. This service can work a few different ways. One of which is me creating a Style Board for you. That means I chat with you about your style goals and create an inspiration board for you when it comes time for you to go shopping.  I’ll share different resources on where you can shop to get the looks as well as explain what to look for and why it works for you.  Below are a few different examples of style boards I have put together that were pertinent to that specific client. For this service I typically charge $20.00 if that’s the only service you need from me.

 

 

So for this month’s partnership with Dad’s Primitive Workbench you can use promo code: RANDOM30 at his shop to get 30% off one boutique item and you can enter to win a free Style Board from yours truly on both my and Dad’s Primitive Workbench’s Instagram and Facebook pages; @randomosity740 and @dads_primitive_workbench 😁This offer expires on 6/22/19 so make sure and stop in soon!

Your Faithful Dreamer,

Courtney

The Tale of the Cable Knit Sweater

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I love a good cable knit sweater. But how many different ways can you style it? Here’s a few images to inspire you to think outside the whole jeans and sweater bubble.  The top images are the no-brainer way to wear it. But my gray, heavily distressed denim helps make it look less preppy and edges it up a tick. I also loved pairing cognac colored shoes to add some warmth to the look.

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The next image I just added a black blazer to jazz it up. You could even pair a nice heel with this and switch to black pants for a more professional look.

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Here I switched out my shoes to leopard flats and wore a lightweight khaki jacket. A more fun and casual look. I even switched up my hair-do for a more relaxed look.

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Now I’ve styled it with a flannel, boyfriend style button-up top to add a different type of layer. I stuck with the leopard flats to show how you can mix patterns in a more subtle way. I also wore my glasses to give it a different vibe.

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Lastly, I tied the flannel shirt around my waist and tossed my hair up in a messy pony tail for an easy, effortless look. I wore the same jewelry in every look to show that it works for all styles. The necklace is from Wit & Whimzy and it’s made by Chastina. A new favorite! As always feel free to send any questions my way for styling tips or share pics with me on how you styled your cable knit sweater. You can always tag @randomosity740 on Instagram too 🙂

Your Faithful Dreamer,

Courtney

Studio 54 Fashion Inspo

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Alright, MOV ladies! It’s less than two months away for the Studio 54 themed Sparkly Ladies Night soirée with Hot Tomato. If you haven’t bought your ticket yet, make sure you do so….like NOW. Look here’s the link to make it easy on you because there’s a limited amount left. If you’re like me, I LOVE a good theme party and I like to plan in advance because I don’t always have a ready-to-wear garment for said theme. I’ve collected some images on the handy-dandy internet for some inspiration.

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Now you’ve probably already googled “Studio 54 fashion” but let’s talk about how you’re going to recreate it like a boss! First and foremost when I think of this era I think gold lame, wrap dresses, jumpsuits, showing some skin, flowy dresses, plunge necklines, dolman sleeves, bangles, and platform shoes. But let’s start with color. What is your power color or one that you love but don’t typically wear? I love bold colors but don’t own a lot. Here are a few images to inspire you to use color.

These chicks are ROCKIN’ some beautiful hues. Look at the details in what they are wearing. Best thing about these looks? Everything these ladies are wearing can be worn on any body type with the right fit for the garment and appropriate accessories. For example, let’s say you love your curves but don’t love your arms. You can throw on a shrug or cape to conceal what you don’t love.

Now, I also think of fur when it comes to this era. Lucky for you faux fur can be found just about anywhere right now. I recently found a great jacket at TJ Maxx that I plan on pairing with a dress that is a multi-colored faux fur coat. Just remember even though Studio 54 was all about show-stopping fashion, not every person that frequented the venue was into being “over-the-top,” you can be subtle too. Maybe pick a piece that has a really special feature, such as something with more structure or sequins. Or maybe you want to stick with the basics-wide leg pants with a fitted top. For this specific event though, don’t forget to doll it up with some layered sparkle. Or maybe you’re not into a feminine look and are inspired by John Travolta in Saturday Night Fever. If so, go for a menswear look. I love a well-portrayed menswear look on a female. There’s  nothing wrong with an androgynous look with your style. In fact, that can be show stopping too because it’s not as expected and very powerful!

Just remember to have fun with a theme party and be confident in what you choose to wear. The last thing you want to happen is not be happy with your look and let it discourage you from either attending or having fun at the party. As a courtesy I’ll be available via Facebook messenger and Instagram  (@randomosity740) or email (randomosity740@gmail.com) if you would like some tips or feedback on what to pair with something you have in mind.  Or maybe you have no idea what you should wear or where to shop. Hit me up! I’m here to help.

Your Faithful Dreamer,

Courtney