What To Wear? Long sleeves in the summer.

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Some women have to wear long sleeve blouses during the hotter months of the year for several reasons.  It could be their jobs, religious beliefs, skin issues or just a generational thing.  Whatever it may be, you don’t have to feel uncomfortable or not look chic with the abundance of styles and fabrics to choose from.  Wear natural fabrics such as linen, cotton and also wool.  Light wool, like merino which regulates the body temperature, transfers heat away from the body to give you a cooling effect.  There are also modern techniques in fabrics, a popular one that wicks away moisture involves the weaving of synthetic fabrics which forces moisture through the gaps in the weave.

Now that you have options in fabrics, use the tips below when searching for long sleeve blouses that are sure to help you maintain your cool, or at least look like you are.

 Tip 1: Approach shopping for long sleeve blouses the way some men do for their shirts during the summer. White and lighter colors are always better than black and its dark cousins during a heat wave.


Tip 2: Printed blouses allows you to wear very light or close to sheer fabrics without being too revealing or inappropriate.  At the same time, prints are a good way to hide sweating moments.


Tip 3: Mesh inserts can be cooling vents and a creative twist on a classic long sleeve top, but camisole should be worn underneath.


Tip 4: Lace yourself with as much lace as possible. It’s the breezy fabric that keeps you looking regal.


Tip 5: Long-sleeve blouses with dropped armholes will help you avoid those embarrassing underarm sweat marks. Batwing sleeves are perfect examples.


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From left to right: Clover Canyon Valley Print Blouse $271 // TOPSHOP Oversize Toile Print Shirt $80 // J.Crew Blythe blouse in polka dot $128 // FOREVER 21 Floral Scarf Print Button Up $23

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From left to right: Darling Lace Panel Batwing Blouse $98 // TOPSHOP Oversize Patch Floral Shirt $76 // ASOS Top with Lace Trapeze $51 // Modcloth Pistachio I See? Top $22

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From left to right: Asos Denim Shirt With Sheer Panels $58 // Thakoon Mesh and stretch-cotton top $740 // Alexander Wang Zebra mesh top $1150 // ASOS Color Block Blouse with lace panels $60

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ASOS Heavy Lace Top With Peplum $63 // ASOS CURVE Blouse With Eyelash Lace $37 // RED HAUTE Sheer Silk Lace Blouse $96 // Forever 21 Lace Trimmed Button Up Blouse $23

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DEALS GALORE: Spring Here We Come!

The searching for springing has begun.  The first official day of spring starts is next week and the ladies are itching for the seasons that will have us wearing bright colors, beautiful prints and skin showing head-to-toe looks. I’m all for providing the ointments needed to cure these women of their unique itching spell.  Let’s start with some basics to gradually get into the spring/summer way of things.

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Spring Trend: Tortoise is a fall trend that stays around for spring.  Don’t overdo it, just a tortoise piece of jewelry, hair accessory, eye-wear or clutch is all you need in a chic polished look.  

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Deals Galore: Fashion Week Ideas

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Marni Woven wool cape $1,295  // SheInside Red V Neck Ruffles Cape Coat $40

The biannual gathering of fashion’s finest, brightest and show-offs will kickoff next week and we fellow believers tend to treat fashion week like the first few days of school. Head-to-toe outfits planned out days in advance, new shoes gradually broken in while cleaning up our apartments and emails back and forth with our fashion-mates as to what they plan on wearing, just to avoid a “B*&%h Stole My Look” face off.

I’m not one who frequently attends the shows, since I don’t like the waiting game before the show, and I’ve embraced live-streaming, but that doesn’t stop me from stepping out in my fashion week best.  Since I’ve been all about living on a budget, I figure this will be the perfect time to share some stealing or dealing items that are worthy enough to sit on our backs without us feeling the guilt of spending to much.

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Sex Kitten Accepted For the Holidays

A good way to look sexy while attending holiday parties, and still be covered up is wearing leather on your body in all the right places!  The statement making material will have others thinking the same thing the fabric is suppose to do, hug your body just right, and not let it go.  For some, a little goes a long way, so instead of trying Michelle Phiffer’s Catwoman’s approach to leather-out, try leggings, dresses or tops with leather inserts or a leather jacket or cape layered well with contrasting colors and textures.  Also, if you want to tone it down a bit, pair your leather pieces with very feminine, girlish items or neutral colors.

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