Sunday, November 20, 2016

Tis' the Season of the See-Food Diet

     Tis’ the Season of Eat-all-the-food-you-can-pile-on-your-plate diet! Other than music, nothing can bring people together like food! Whatever you call this time of the year, for many of us, it is an opportunity to spend extra time with family and friends we may not see on a regular basis. Some of us use this time to take more vacations. With this extra mode of chill that we slip into, we can easily have more than a few days of putting our feet up while devouring piece #2 of Grandma’s german chocolate cake!
     In the midst of all of the vacations, the food, extra desserts, and calorie filled drinks, can we agree to continue to take care of ourselves by keeping up with our workouts? Can we shake on it?!
Now that we have that settled, let’s talk about workout clothes.  Old Navy has all the workout clothes I need. The collection they have is made with quality, soft, lightweight fabric that keeps you dry and comfortable. Did I mention the price is also nice? If you are looking for $118 leggings to exercise in, you won’t find them at Old Navy. Recently, I picked up some adjustable rise, tight fitted leggings with a funky print in my favorite color and a loose fitted tank with a graphic print.  If you hurry, you can get both at 40% off. So go workout, eat, enjoy your time with your people and repeat!
     Share with us some tips that will keep us from pushing our workout clothes to the back of the closet during this time of the year! Let’s talk.

Sunday, November 6, 2016

A Dress Tale

     What’s Up November, What’s Up Everybody?! Tamu apologizes for the one month delay between posts! Time got away from me, once again.  “Like the sand in the hour glass, so are….” I’ll let you finish that one! Hopefully, you’ve been lucky like me, to hold onto 60 & 70 degree days; pretty damn good for November. (For those of you experiencing higher temps…whatever!) At the start of a new season, I, quickly, pack away clothes that I know I won’t wear during the new season. I use that time to donate clothes that I have not worn at all; not even to use for layering. During my recent “pack-up” session, I came across a maxi dress I hadn’t worn in 3 years; why did I STILL have it?! At the time of my purchase, for some reason, I thought it was cute. Perhaps it was the price that pulled me in!
It took me wearing the green tent a few times to realize it was not flattering on me. The designer in me loved how the fabric felt and started thinking on ways I could save this dress. So, like jesus turned water into wine, I turned the dress into a skirt.  The skirt turned out to be something I’ll keep close and center in my closet for all seasons. The material is a light weight rayon, and with leggings, the skirt can be worn, comfortably, throughout colder temperatures. Worn with a sequence tank, a bad- assed leather jacket, and I’m-going-to-walk-slow-on-purpose-so-everyone-can-see-me boots, it’s perfect for a party or to a happy hour session; it’s also length and style appropriate for work. Let’s just say the skirt can be worn anywhere!

If you have something in your closet that you haven’t worn for a minute and need ideas on making the piece look brand new, let me know by commenting on this blog. You can also throw an email to Let’s style together!

I cut off the straps; which created the elastic waist for the skirt. I created 3 tucks on the left and right sides to shorten the length.

The tucks created a high-low hem, which is one of my favorite design features!