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.


Blossom print skirt – #fashionfriday

Love this wonderful blossom print skirt! The material is a nice high quality satin finish with a half liner underneath. The waist is half elastic which helps it stretch to fit more than one size, but it has a nice side zipper as well. It fit me well – I was a bit concerned it wouldn’t because it was a once size fits all and I have a very small waist size, but the fit was perfect!

The skirt was pretty wrinkled by the time it got here, and I was looking for care instructions on a tag on the clothing, but there were no instructions for care. I cautiously turned the skirt inside out to iron it and put the iron on medium. That didn’t seem to be getting the wrinkles out, so I turned it up just a bit – still ironing on the inside to determine the right temperature to iron the skirt without ruining it. The good news is: once it was ironed, it did not appear to re-wrinkle easily!

I love the colors and pattern on this skirt. It is so feminine and modest without being frumpy. This skirt is just gorgeous! I would highly recommend this product to others buying it.

*Although I did receive this item at a discount to review on Amazon, all opinions expressed are my own. And with this item, thus ends all the products I reviewed for Amazon…


Spring blossom skirt
Spring blossom skirt



Sitting pretty
Sitting pretty


Cherry blossom skirt
Cherry blossom skirt


Back view of cherry blossom skirt
Back view of cherry blossom skirt


Blending in to the foilage in this wonderful spring blossom print skirt!
Blending in to the foliage in this wonderful spring blossom print skirt!


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