Fuchsia Bow Tie Top + a non-sewing tip to shorten your skirt

I got this Jennifer Lopez fuchsia bow tie top after Christmas on the clearance racks at Kohl’s. For less than $5. As usual. Ha. It has been such a cold winter and spring, I just now got around to wearing it for the first time. The top is a bit of a wrap top in the front and I didn’t realize until I was out and about in it that it looked like it had come un-sewn for about an inch and kept trying to flop open a bit too far. I’ll have to try and sew that back up again so I’m not having to keep holding it closed or put the straps from the bow over that spot in the future.

 

Tortoise shell sunglasses

 

The denim skirt a friend gave me. And while it’s a really cute style with a back slit that I love, I didn’t like that it cut off right on the top of my knees. Knees being these weird knobby little things we don’t really want to draw the eyes to, I always think the hemline should either be an inch or so above the knees or just go ahead and fall right below them so we aren’t accentuating them. Amirite?

 

Denim skirt + fuchsia bow tie top

 

So, I used the old school trick I used to do in high school to make skirts shorter and rolled the hem up one turn at the top. Because of the heavy denim material and the pockets and slit on the back, any more than that wouldn’t have worked on this skirt. Since the top was pretty long, I just tucked a little in at the front and let it hang over the now bulky waistline so the roll up wasn’t noticeable.

 

Fuchsia Top

 

The phone case is a Kate Spade. Gorgeous, huh?

 

Bow tie top, denim skirt, kate spade phone case + silver metallic converse sneakers

 

The sunglasses are from TJ Maxx but came from American Eagle Outfitters. And the shoes are silver glitter Converse sneakers.

 

Casual style

 

Yep, chillin’ like a villian. (A friend said that on a Snapchat post recently. Now the phrase is stuck in my head. Hahaha.)

 

Purple-pink bow tie top + jean skirt

 

What tricks do you have to make your clothes fit or look better on you?

 

Denim back-split skirt

 

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All photos were taken by Calvin Hodgson.  You can find his work on Flickr and on his blog.

 

I believe in pink

I love all the lovely colors that come out in spring time, but most especially, Pink! I’ll admit it: I’m a girly girl and not afraid to say it. In today’s world, it seems like pink gets a bad rap from women nowadays. But I like it. My most favorite color in the whole wide world is actually not a pastel pink, but more of a magenta or fuchsia pink, which has a touch of purple to it. But really, you can’t go wrong with pink. Such a lovely color!

 

I believe in pink.

I believe that laughing

is the best calorie burner.

I believe in kissing, 

kissing a lot.

I believe in being strong

when everything seems to be going wrong.

I believe that happy girls 

are the prettiest.

I believe that tomorrow

is another day.

I believe in miracles.

 ~ Audrey Hepburn

 

Fleur Dress in Blush
Fleur Dress in Blush

 

Pink Woods Wallpaper
Pink Woods Wallpaper

 

Pink Camellia
Pink Camellia

 

 

Ixia Traveling Cake Pop Truck Dress
Ixia Traveling Cake Pop Truck Dress

 

 

I believe in pink!
I believe in pink!

 

 

Pink magnolias
Pink magnolias