We are sisters that grew up in different decades with completely different personal styles, but we both enjoy finding a bargain and having fun with fashion. We don’t spend lots of time and money on clothing, but we like to work with what we have, be creative, and share style ideas and tips.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Country Girl

Big Sis: I know that I posted a red, white, and blue themed blog a couple of months ago, but with Independence Day fast approaching, and an over-abundance of cute flag-inspired outfits and items, I had to post another.

This outfit from Polyvore would be perfect to wear to a 4th of July picnic, don't you think?

American Girl #2

American Girl #2 by fun-to-wear featuring old navy

This effortless, minimalist star t-shirt manages to be patriotic without going overboard. It looks super comfortable too.

 These inexpensive Nautical Sea Anchor Earrings would look cute with nearly any summer outfit. I love them... a lot.  

Wouldn't these heart sandals from ModCloth  be perfect for a stroll on the beach? You could pull off a simple Independence Day look with just a white tee, jean capris, and these perfect flip flops.   
It was love at first sight for me when I spotted this 1970's Red Striped Old School Skater Dress on Etsy. Can't you just imagine this dress with knee high socks and vintage roller skates?

these Tattoo Swallows Earrings are inexpensive, patriotic, and oh-so-adorable. 

Zooey Deschanel almost always looks cute, but she looks especially so in this red, white, and gray-blue dress from Mod Cloth. The red cardigan over the top finishes the outfit perfectly. 
More patriotic Zooey, but this time with a royal blue dress and bright red belt, which makes for a sophisticated, fun look. 

Happy 4th of July everyone! Enjoy the fireworks, food, and fun! 

Monday, June 17, 2013

Bright Legs

Big Sis: Now that summertime is here, it's time to put the black leggings away and pull out the bright ones! Available for cheap at Walmart, Target, and almost any other clothing store that you can think of, leggings are a great way to inject some color into any outfit.

I found this great image on Charmed Valerie on how to flatteringly wear leggings. She also has some great advice, which I've posted below the image.

"What to wear with leggings

  • Something that covers your hiney
  • Long shirts that end a little bit below your hips/upper-mid thigh
  • Over-sized sweaters
  • Tunics
  • Mini-skirts/skirts
  • Dresses
  • If you really want to look sophisticated, wear a bootie/ankle boot/boots that leave no room for skin to peak out.
  • An extra layer (like a long cardigan, sweater, or vest) looks even better but the initial visible layer should cover your crotch area
  • Balance clothing proportions by NOT wearing something tight-fitting with your leggings."
Here are two looks that I put together with bright leggings:

I paired a light mini denim dress with bubblegum pink leggings and simple white flats. Thanks to the leggings, I'm able to wear a dress that would be way too short for me otherwise. They also add a fun pop of color! 

I bought this dress at Ross last year (without the belt) and it sat on the hanger for quite a while, but when I saw the red leggings and belt sitting in my closet a few days ago, I knew I had to wear them together. I love the way that red, black, and gray look together.

There are lots of great specials for bright leggings on the Internet right now. Here's one of them:

We'd love to see how YOU wear bright leggings. What do you wear them with? How do you accessorize? Tell us in the comments section below or send a photo of yourself to wearitworkit@outlook.com. Happy summer!