Monthly Archives: August 2011

Closet Cleaning

So I was lame and took a nap today which caused me to wake up at 8pm… wide awake.  So I sat and watched WEEDS, even though I don’t really love it, and practiced my ukulele.

I have been perusing the Internet and have been inspired by styles and fits and was suddenly filled with the urge to get rid of stuff!  (I figure this way I wont feel do guilty when buying things later…. 😉 )

So I cleaned out all the clothes that I haven’t worn in a year at least, and all the clothes that I tend to wear when I want to hid and am giving away some shoes and the rest is going in a give away bag.  I am feeling pretty good and the closet is lookin good too.

I admit that I have some laundry that needs to be done!  Hence all the hangers…. BUT, I promise I got rid of stuff!
I see some serious thrift store shopping in my future… Friday IS pay day.
sweet dreams.
Korin
PS.  I apologize for the iphone pictures… I can’t find the cord to my camera…. lame I know.

A Day in the Life

 I was fortunate to have a little time off and explore the city with my gorgeous frenchie Camille, relax and just enjoy the city.

Sitting with a gorgeous view of the city and the PAINTED LADIES! Eating some delicious pizza and randomly meeting with some friends while they get tattoos.
Perfect little day!

Hope you have a beautiful day with some special people!
xo, Korin

A Little Color

So, I know for me personally, I stick within my comfort zone when shopping for dresses, and the norm is BLACK!  I probably have three too many in my closet!   But the truth is, I like them, I look GOOOOD in them, and most importantly I am comfortable! So to make them less of a “little black dress” and more of an everyday wear, I throw in some funky colored tights!  Or patterened tights if you are going out.

These ones here at ModCloth are too fun and reasonably priced… and did I mention fun?
And Nordstrom has some funky ones…. I have purchased a couple of knee highs and since my legs are my nicest feature, they make them look pretty sexay!
I was able to find some Express tights at marshalls for a really great price, so there are clearly a ton of places that you can go to make your outfits funkDfied!

Here are some fun examples to get you inpsired!  And let me know where you find your fun tights!

Time Travel

Going back… and why not?  Low rise?  Bleh.  All low rise means for me is my stomach is over my jeans and I am grumpy and uncomfortable.  But when I throw on a dress that hugs my waist and hides my lovin, not to mention some fun colored tights, I am a confident and slightly brighter girl (literally).

I am inspired by the 60’s and the 70’s…. the 70’s mostly for the bright colors and clunky funky shoes and the 60’s for that clean tailored look.

Here are some examples of what I means….

Mad men isn’t my favorite, but there is no denying the gorgeous dresses!  Too cute.

I am thinking about the gloves~  very girlie.
Gotta love that chunky heel.
And one more for mad men and us curvy ladies!  woot
Just gorgeous.

PLUS: I got a sewing machine!  Anyone brave enough to do it?  Or do you already sew?  I would be open to some tips 🙂

Its SEW easy

So I have found something that has completly opened my eyes to a new way of shopping.  Tailoring!  I was reading an article about America Ferrera, and she was saying that she has to get most of her clothes tailored… because honestly what clothes fits perfectly on everyone?!  Its stinkin impossible!  And here I am getting all upset in the dressing room…. when in reality I can make this fit AND make it fit well!

Now, I know that it can be a bit annoying to find something that is already expensive just to hand it off to someone and pay extra… so I say hit those thrift stores hard and strong.  I personally was just at a store, found a dress and wasnt really sure what to look for when it came to possible tailoring options, so I asked a person that worked there, and she gave me a simple solution and I went home and did it myself, super domestic and super easy.

As for tailors, I would say just ask around, find the best price etc… maybe even ask your mama or find a youtube video!  The options are endless!

Have fun to the new experience of shopping!

Pool Side

So my bestie suggested that I adDRESS the suimsuit issue.  I basically only wear a two piece when I am poolside at my parents house by myself and thats about it.  I know that its such a double standard for girls… guys can walk around with not only a beer belly, but a HAIRY beer belly.  Not Cute!

Here is my suggestion, as much as I want to get that tan, I suggest that we save the two piece for the pool side… unless you feel fine in a two piece.  In that case, I say WERK!  For me, when people are around… and for me, I am the biggest girl out of my friends, so it can be disheartning.  This is what I did… I found a cute earth tone one piece that has a tube top so I dont get lines on my shoulders.  One piece, check.  Next I would say some type of wrap, so me, I bought a pair of high waisted shorts that are super sassy, and I can keep them on if I am feeling a llittle uncomfortable…. or shall we say, bloated?

Here is an example, I presonally don’t love patterns, but either way it would work.

Once you got these basics, throw on some sexy espadrilles, get a fun floppy hat and some sassy jewelry and you will be ready to drink margaritas and rock it by the pool.  Please us SPF…. skin cancer doesn’t work on anyone, curvy or not.

Shopping Starter

I am 5’5, 180 pounds and don’t love wearing heels.  But here is the trick… comfortable heels!  I did my research and found that chunky heels are better for a curvy body, AND they are more comfortable!  Win win if you ask me.

These are a couple of styles that I have found that work well:
Bakula: This is great for a working setting and looks awesome with pencil skirts.
Maize: Comes in three different colors, and is great for the summer time.  You can wear them with wide leg pants, capris and summer dresses.  (I walked all day in them, they are great.)
These: I bought these in red from H&M, put a little something at the ball of my foot, and they are golden.  Great for going out, grabbing a drink and wearing your Red Lipstick!

Another problem that I was having was jeans… ugh, my midsection is my least favorite. But its what I got, and I am going to stinkin WORK IT OUT!  I have the skinny jeans because, lets face it, they look fabs on those models!  But they just don’t work for me, so I did a little research and found that wide legged jeans looks better on us…. I know what you’re thinking… wider… I don’t want to look wider, and trust me, neither do I.  But none the less, girl, it looks WAY better.

Went to GAP, told the sales person what I was looking to change, and because she herself was a curvalicious, she pointed me to the “Long and Lean” designed jeans.  I grabbed a 12 and a 14…. not grabbing a 14 was hard for me, because no girl wants to go up… But I have learned from past experiences, I would rather buy something that fits me and makes me look great, then getting up in the morning and HATING everything I try on because I’m uncomfortable.  So own it… and be sure to buy what fits you.  Like they say, its just a number.  Anyways…. was able to wear the size 12, one because it was higher on my waist and the women also said they would stretch.  But they felt great, hugged my thighs and made my flat bootie look gooooood.  I was prepared to put in some serious time jean shopping, but I was happy that I found a style and a brand that wasn’t too expensive.

Another pair that I bought was from H&M again, and it was kind of a sailor pant.  That I bought in a 14 and it’s a bit tight on, but I wore a shirt that I tucked in and pulled out a little so that it wasn’t clingy and it worked out well hiding that bit of lovin that was hanging over 😉  I personally felt good that day because not only was the outfit simple, but it LOOKED like I put effort in it.  Didn’t just throw on tights and a frumpy dress.  boo.

Pencil skirts are clearly something that should be a staple in any girls wardrobe.  Although summer time is coming up…. or in some cases is already here… )the weather here in San Francisco is just starting to do its thang) flowy skirts may be intriguing… but don’t do it!  You can get a light colored Pencil skirt and summer time colored tank top with a belt and work out that for your summer time look.  And of course work out those summer dresses.  High waisted are the best.

Have fun shopping.