One of my favourite things about blogging is putting lookbooks together. I especially love this because I get to share some of my styling ideas with you guys. I also get to flex my styling brain and I find all kinds of gems in my wardrobe
So it’s that time of the year again. Many people have a lot of functions to go to and are looking for ideas on what to wear. It’s Party Season people 😀
I will be sharing 3 looks I came up with. They are very easy and simple to recreate and I am sure you could find these pieces . You might even have them in your closet already.
- Look in your closet first. Play dress up and see what you come up with
- Glitter, sequins and bold lips you can’t go wrong.
- Look in charity shops. During this time of the year most charity shops have a party section. You might just find something great. Both my dresses are from charity shops.
- You can’t go wrong with a little black dress. I think this is simplest piece to style. Black dress, red lip, clutch bag , heels and you are ready to go.
The little black dress is a time less classic. Mine is an empire waist dress with a plunging neckline. The empire waist line draws attention to my bust area. It also sits on the right part of my body creating the illusion of a small waist. This dress is made from velvet material and also features gathering at the waist line which makes the dress skim over my figure .I love this dress as it’s not short, it is sophisticated and chic.
I styled mine with gold accessories and a pearl choker. I went for a vampy look with the purple lips which I created using 3 different products. For a more sultry look I could have used a red lip colour or pink to go with my nail polish. This dress was a lucky find in a charity shop. It was only £4.50.
I love this dress because of it’s multi-purpose use. This is the type of dress I would wear to work during the day ( with a camisole people no ta ta action at work and a black blazer). Come night time I would transform this dress into a sexy party dress by adding a choker , some sexy heels, a clutch , some sultry lip colour and lastly putting away that camisole and blazer. This is why women carry large bags people
This dress is from Jane Norman although I got it from a charity shop brand new for only £5.50.
Tiwi Lesson : Charity shops are a great place to find gems. You just have to check them regularly. It’s a skill it requires patience and knowing what kind of pieces your local charity shop is known for. For instance my dresses are from the same charity shops. I’ve developed a map of all my local charity shops and I know where I can find the best pieces at a price I am willing to pay.
I added my favourite lion belt to add my personality to the outfit. The soft pink lips add a pop of colour and go with the pink theme.
This last outfit is a more conservative outfit because of the full skirt ( no curve action here) but it’s still daring because of the crop top bra combo. I could not find the right bra for this look so I created a new top using a bra and a crop top. The mesh paneling on the skirt also add to the daring factor. All around illusions.
I think this look is perfect for curvy girls. It highlights the assets , while hiding the problem areas and creating a waist. I would obviously add some kind of cover up to this outfit. Perhaps a cropped jacket to tie in with the crop top. This crop top has a lingerie feel to it with the velvet material and lace. I love it.
This look is another prefect example of taking what you already have in your closet and making it into a party worthy outfit.