Sunday, September 28, 2008

Tunic Dresses - Dresses For Real Women Part THREE

Now it's time for the dress that some hate with a passion, and some love without shame. Some say it's not even a dress! But all the same, here is the tunic dress. Love it or hate it? I love it, and after you read my whole post here, I'm sure you will, too!

I think this is just adorable. J. Crew About $50

This adorable thing is from and is $89.99! I love it.

This one is not my favorite, plus it sort of reminds me of the 70's (which I usually love, but not in this case). It's $385 at though, just in case it suits someone else's taste!

This sexy Goddess is wearing the Goddess Beaded Tunic Mini-Dress and making it look good, the price is $258 at

Honey, plaid has never looked so good! I want to own this. It's $105 at

And now for the more frugal and the deal catchers, wonderful items at a lower price:


What's not to love about this tunic dress? I love everything about it. I love it so much, that I want it VERY badly. It's only $20! Click the photo to be taken to the item in it's online store.

$29.80 at Just lovely. Can be worn even in fall/winter with the right accessories.

Even with a bun in the oven, this tunic dress can be worn! Yes, Mommies can be comfy and cute. Julou Grecian Strapless Maternity Tunic/Mini Dress $30.

This is cute! You know you love it. And it's $25!
So you want to know how to wear these lovely tunic dresses in the colder seasons? Easy!
The great thing about these dresses, is they can go with a pair of jeans or leggings. For a classic look, they can go with a pair of skinny jeans and flats, and maybe a bolero or shrug.
For a boho look, pair the dress with some flare leg jeans and some flat boots (tucked under the flare leg jeans) and a cute sweater cardigan.
For a fun look, try wearing knee-high boots over jeans or leggings with a cardigan.
Also, you can wear a wide belt, or a corset belt at the waist of these dresses for a nice, put together look. These dresses can pretty much do anything. You can even mix and match styles! That's the joy of them! That's why I love them so much!

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Great Fall Looks

I interrupt the Dresses For Real Women roll, for this brief message for great fall looks. More dresses will continue until three weeks has passed from the first Dresses For Real Women post.

Pair this set here with a nice pair of brown textured tights.

All items from

Again, all items from

Personally, I think this is WONDERFUL. It almost makes me feel like it's ok for the fun, summery clothes to go away. ALMOST.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Shirt dresses - Dresses For Real Women Part TWO

This week, we are looking at shirt dresses.
A shirt dress borrows details from a man's shirt. Some of them are: a collar, a button front or cuffed sleeves. Frequently made up in crisp fabrics like cotton, the shirt dress often has a looser fit with waist definition given by a belt. Button fronts and forgiving fit make this a flattering look for practically any body shape.

This one is from Alloy for about $40. This would look good with a brown leather corset belt and brown wedge heels or brown knee-high boots! Adorable!

Soundgirl Krishna Dress From $39.99. Throw on a pair of heels or flats and you'll look like a doll!

Laundry by Design Women's Mandarin Shirt Dress From $85.99. This particular shirt dress screams military frock to me, for some reason. I want to pair it with knee-high boots.

Taylor Women's Stretch Cotton Poplin Shirt Dress From $45. I imagine this dress with a pair of textured tights and knee-high boots for winter. With a nice corset belt and a fitted cardigan. But that's just me.

What kind of shirt dresses do you like, and what would you pair with them?

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Wrap Dresses - Dresses For Real Women Part ONE

Within the next few weeks, I will be posting dresses fit for many different budgets, and these posts will be titled "Dresses For Real Women". These dresses will be able to be worn by women of any size and shape.

First, we have the wrap dress. Who doesn't look good in a wrap dress? I gotta tell ya, we all do. It works for ALL body shapes and sizes, ad is flattering on all of us. They are also VERY easy to dress up, and down! Who could resist?

If you are afraid of a wrap dress, because you think the low neckline is too much, just wear a close-fitting, matching (or a pop of color) cami underneath it, and you're ready to go.

Here are a few wrap dresses. You can click the photos to be taken to the websites for each dress, just in case you want to purchase them for the stores they are sold in.

I am in no way affiliated with these stores, I just like their products, and wanted to share some good finds with you.

This little thing make me want to put it on and dance the night away with my three young children. It's pretty, and looks super comfy.

This little number makes me want to take my husband for a night out! Super sexy & fun dress we found here!

Very nice. It could be worn to work, and dressed up later in the evening with some fun jewelry & accessories.

This one looks very versatile. I think I need this. I think I could wear this with so many things.
Aren't those lovely? I think I'm about to purchase them all. And why not? It's only $80 total for all 4!!

Friday, September 19, 2008


I'm really into boots for this fall/winter. Brown boots this year almost make my usual choice of black seem boring. This year I want brown boots, bags & belts. It just looks fresh; don't you agree? (but not to worry, nothing will ever replace classic black)

The look this year:

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Corset Belts

What a lovely idea. These belts are fashionable, and functional!

These belts look just great with just about anything. They look good over a white button-up blouse, a chic turtle neck, or even over a plain, tight fitting tunic tee.

You could even wear them over some layers. Picture your favorite close-fitting basic tank top, and over it a soft, delicate cardigan sweater, and to sinch it all together? Yes, one of these lovely corest belts. They come in many different styles. Take a look at this one! HOT!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Little black dresses for YOU, and how to wear them

So you want a little black dress, too? Of course you do! It's something every woman needs to complete her wardrobe. I assume you've read the previous post, yes?

Here is a lovely little black dress by Miu Miu

Here is the Miu Miu dress all dolled up, kind of Breakfast at Tiffany's-esque. Next, the same dress will be dressed down.

And here it is again, the same dress, but dressed down, very sweet.

This is a cute little dress from target. $16.99

And here are two ideas for this dress.

The possibilities are endless...

By all means, wear your little black dresses often. They can be anything, and go anywhere. But I do warn you, the confidence it gives you wearing your little black dress will attract a lot of positive attention, so make sure you're in the mood for compliments.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

The Little Black Dress

What's more timeless than the "little black dress"? It's one thing that never goes out of style.

A little black dress is an evening or cocktail dress, cut simply and often with a short skirt, originally made popular in the 1920s by my favorite fashion designer, Coco Chanel. Intended by Chanel to be long-lasting, versatile, affordable, accessible to the widest market possible and in a neutral color. Every woman should own a simple, elegant black dress that can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion: for example, worn with a jacket and pumps for daytime business wear or with more ornate jewelry and accessories for evening. Because it is meant to be a staple of the wardrobe for a number of years, the style of the little black dress ideally should be as simple as possible: a short black dress that is too clearly part of a trend would not qualify because it would soon appear dated.

Famous little black dresses:

Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly in Breakfats at Tiffany's epitomized the Chanel ideal for wearing little black dresses, accessorized with pearls, as was frequently seen throughout the early 1960s.

Betty Boop a cartoon character based in part on the 1920s' "It Girl" Clara Bow, was drawn wearing a little black dress in her early films, though with Technicolor, Betty's dress became red.
Wallis Warfield, Duchess of Windsor, was known to own several little black dresses and said much in praise of the garments. One quote of the Duchess: “When a little black dress is right, there is nothing else to wear in its place.”

Edith Piaf, the French folk icon, performed in a black sheath dress throughout her career: for this habit she was nicknamed “little black sparrow.” It was thought that the dress helped audiences focus more on Piaf's singing and less on her appearance.
So, now that you've read this post, look out for my next post, where you can find little black dresses to make you well-known for. *wink*

Monday, September 1, 2008

Great Hair Ideas

I wanted to find some great hair ideas to spice up the regular "ho-humminess" my long hair can sometimes be.

If you find anything or do something special yourself, feel free to comment and leave ideas for me. I found these videos for us (me, and you-the reader) to try. If you try them, feel free to again, leave a comment to let me know how you like it, and if it was easy or difficult to do.

These are not my videos, I found them on