$72 - topshop.com
$98 - madewell.com
$68 - topshop.com
$50 - modcloth.com
€79 - jades24.com
$95 - bloomingdales.com
$52 - katespade.com
$24 - nordstrom.com
$85 - calypsostbarth.com
When that special occasion is looming, we all know that one of the most important – and fun – things to sort out is your outfit.
We all want a great body to make the most of the outfit we choose, and while you could buy the dress of your dreams in a smaller size and use that as your inspiration for toning up for the big event, one of my favourite tricks is to slip into some body-shaping underwear on the day. I mean, who wants to spend weeks getting all sweaty jogging up and down the stairs when you could just take the elevator and leave any wobbly bits to the mercy of the mighty figure-controlling singlet? Exactly!
If you’re concerned about owning something your granny would be proud of, know this: shapewear is no longer unattractive! You’ll be amazed by how far women’s control underwear has come since Bridget’s cringe-worthy pants filled our screens. So what’s out there?
Depending on the cut of your dress and the area you want to slim down, you could go for a pretty, brightly coloured body that will lift your boobs and flatten your tummy – perfect for a low-cut pencil or full-skirted skater dress. Otherwise, consider a simple waist nipper which acts like a very wide belt, but much softer, much more comfy, and it’ll make your waist look AMAZING!
If several areas of your body could do with a helping hand, or if you just fancy having an even bigger impact when you walk into the room, go for a singlet that incorporates thigh and bum control into the mix of stomach and waist support. Such a perfecting piece will be invaluable if this dress by Michael Kors gets your heart racing.
Strapless dresses, like this classic black delight from designer DSquared, are great for classy occasions, especially if you team one with upswept hair and delicate drop earrings. However, they can be a nightmare if you haven’t laid the right foundations underneath. Dancing, running – even gesturing can be out of the question with some bras! But if you get hold of a multiway body, you can get all the slimming goodness of the shapewear along with boob support that can’t fall down. Perfect!
Whichever outfit you choose, try it on beforehand to avoid any last minute panics. On the day, hold your head up high safe in the knowledge that you look stunning – and your curves are under control!
Need a summer job that pays? Here are some great ways for you to make some money!
1. Camp Counselor ~ Requires patience, but a very good idea if you love kids!
2. Babysitting/Nanny – You can make $10 – $15 an hour.
3. Waiting tables – This wasn’t my favorite but you can make good money! Patience and friendliness is a must.
4. Working at your favorite store at the mall. (DISCOUNTS!)
5. Tutoring – You can set your own hours and make as much as a babysitter!
6. Life-guarding at your town pool or beach. (Pros: Tanning & Cute Boys)
Am I missing any? comment and let me know!
Congrats to Katy and Cassandra who won a pair of TOMS!! Don’t worry everyone there will be more chances to win prizes very soon! Stay tuned
Instagram Decoupage Memory / Jewelry Box
If you just graduated high school and your wondering what to get your best friend for graduation, this is a really cute gift idea (especially if you’re both going away to college!).
What is Decoupage?
It’s an awesome craft where you cut and paste pictures onto an object & coat the pictures with glue (or a decoupage glue) to protect it. You can decoupage anything really … Furniture, Picture Frames, Photo album covers, shelves, suitcases, dishes, candles, vases, rocks (for paperweights)
Here are some awesome examples of what you can do with decoupage from Etsy:
1. A small wood box .. Michaels craft stores carry these for very cheap (Under 5 dollars I think)
2. Photos. I think this project would look really cool with Instagram photos – Just login to Webstagram and save your pictures to a folder on your computer. You can either print them at home or go to a place like Staples to get them printed.
3. Glue. You can use Mod Podge, Collage Pauge, or regular elmer’s glue slightly diluted with water.
4. Popsicle stick to smooth out wrinkles & excess glue
5. Paint Brush or Foam Brush used to spread glue onto the picture.
6. Scissors to cut out the photos
7. Tweezers for positioning small pictures
1. Make sure your wooden box is clean and dry. If you decide to paint the box before you decoupage, make sure its completely dry.
2. Cut out your photos.
3. Arrange photos on to the wood box the way you want it to look.
4. Work in small sections while gluing. Remove the photos and apply glue onto the box. Cover the entire area the picture will touch.
5. Stick the picture onto the box, use your finger/popsicle stick and put out wrinkles and excess glue.
6. After gluing on all of the photos let the glue dry.
7. Once item is dry, coat the box completely with glue. Let dry.
8. Add coats of glue until pictures are smooth and you have the results you want.
9. Let dry completely.
*warning* if you print out your own photos from an inkjet printer – the ink will run and smudge
I’m going to make one next week and post it!