Currently I am living with my mom, before I was living with my 3 sisters, I miss that. However I am planning on getting my own place again. Hopefully next August when grad school is happening again I will find a place. Anyways I was just looking up little house ideas and decorations. I have always wanted a library. I know many people love books!!!! So here are some pretty photos of libraries in homes. Enjoy!
Monthly Archives: December 2012
I started graduate school this semester and was inspired to have a mini class of my own. Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to Fashion 101. LESSON 3!
Fashion Education 101: Dresses
It is the dress that truly belongs to the female wardrobe. It is the one article of clothing we don’t have to share with men. It is as old as time but has never let us down. Dresses come in all shapes and sizes just like women do. We have dresses for religious’ affairs, prom, competition, work, celebrations and for just laying in the sun.
I know I have left some out but I feel that these choices are very popular or unique enough to know.
1. A line
2. Asymmetrical aka One Shoulder
4. Bubble dress
Not only a great movie but the dress the friend of the bride’s wears. Here is mine. I am wearing it for Amber’s wedding.
6. Coat dress aka Shirtwaist
Think of the movie Under the Tuscan Sun. This dress is retro but classy.
7. Cocktail Dresses
These are dresses suitable for semi-formals, black tie events and cocktail parties. Christian Dior was the first to use this term. Cocktail dresses fall under the evening dress category. They can be long but are usually short.
8. Drop waist aka low waist
9. Empire waist dress
Empire waist dresses are easily recognized by the seam ending right below the breasts. It is very popular in prom and wedding dresses.
10. Evening/Formal dress
My grandma said what makes an evening dress is length. If a dress is not long, it is not evening. I hold to the same belief.
11. Flapper dress
12. High waist
13. Jumper dress
14. Kaftan dress
A traditional Japanese garment worn by men and women. However recently we have thought they make great robes and fabulous hang around wear.
The Little Black Dress comes in every shape, size, style and cut. But every woman needs one because they’re effortless sexy.
17. Mini dress
We have mini skirts so naturally we have to have mini dresses. These are the dresses that are so tight, hot and little. Some may call them the club dress.
18. Maxi dress
Dresses that are awesome! They are floor length but casual.
19. Mermaid dress
Dresses that the end of them look like Mermaid fins.
20. Pencil dress
Same principle as a pencil skirt. To be tight and curve hugging, and going straight down.
21. Princess dress aka Ball Gown
This is what I call the poof dress. It poofs out. 🙂
22. Peplum dress
23. Pleated dress
The detail at the bottom of the dress is pleated. Notice they are different from Tiered dresses.
24. Sweater dress
I love this look. SO cozy.
Short in the front, long in the back. It is the mullets of dresses. : >
28. Tutu dress
29. Tent dress
30. Tiered dress
Note this detail goes horizontal while Pleated goes vertical.
32. Wedding dress
I think the most important dress of a woman’s life. 🙂
33. Wrap dress
Here is another helpful picture. 🙂
I started graduate school this semester and was inspired to have a mini class of my own. Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to Fashion 101. LESSON 2!
Shirts, so needed and underestimated. It is easy to forget about something so simple. We put one on just about everyday; but there are some shirts that need a little recognition!!! You’ll sound super fashion smart when using these terms.
What I have noticed is that shirts/tops are usually named after their necklines, collar types and sleeves.
Also you may notice some types are missing, I am saving them for a different lesson. 🙂
Fashion Education 101: Shirts/Tops
These little tops are in baby!
2. Bell sleeve
When the sleeve becomes larger at the bottom.
3. Cap Sleeve
The shoulder is barely covered by the sleeve.
There are corsets one wears under their outfits then there are fashion corsets. Thank all the rock stars, that this, is a now accepted shirt!
5. Cowl neck
There can be low and high cowl necks. Just remember cowl is a a circular neckline with extra fabric.
6. Crop tops
These cute shirts are also in style! When you type in crop tops, a lot of belly shirts will show but these are my favorite crop tops.
7. Dress shirt
Classy! I love wearing men’s dress shirts. They always seem more comfy.
8. Fitted tee shirt
Shirts that are tight to the body.
Halters have a fabric connecting to each side of the shirt, that goes around the neck.
10. Long sleeve
Shirts that have long sleeves. 🙂
11. Peplum Shirts
There are peplum shirts, dresses and skirts.
12. Polo Shirts
They started as a man’s shirt but once again we have feminized them!
13. Scoop neck
15. Spaghetti Straps
Tank tops have thick straps while spaghetti have thin.
19. Tee shirt
Just the plain old fashioned tee shirt.
20. Three quarter sleeve
These shirts sleeves end 1 to 4 inches below the elbow.
Shirts that the neck is completely covered.
These are my favorites!
23. V neck
Here are some more types!
I started graduate school this semester and was inspired to have a mini class of my own. Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to Fashion 101. Our first lesson, shoes.
Fashion Education 101: Shoes
Each year shoe sales in the fashion industry make $25 billion per year! So I decided there was just no better way to start our class.
“It’s really hard to walk in a single woman’s shoes — that’s why you sometimes need really special shoes!” – (Carrie) Sex and The City
“I did not have three thousand pairs of shoes. I had one thousand and sixty.” – Imelda Marcos
“Cinderella is proof that a new pair of shoes can change your life”
It is easy for some to scoff at couture shoes. Some people believe it’s just feet. Who cares? As long as they are covered. Shoes started out as protection; some are still i.e. construction workers. But now, shoes are another way to express oneself. They can tell us about a person’s income status, sub-culture, career and style. A great example of this is the shoe scene in Breakfast Club where all the students are dancing. Instantly each person can be recognized.
Shoes are to an outfit what cherries are to sundaes; presentation and completion.
I feel powerful and feminine when I wear my heels. I enjoy the feeling of completing my outfit once my shoes are on. I like the clicks my heels make when I walk on hard surfaces. It’s the little things in life!
So here is a compilation of shoes I think are noteworthy! Some are brands while others are types but I think the brands, I’ve included, have made an impact.
1. Ankle straps
Heels with straps on the ankle. : p
2. Ankle Boots
There is a difference between ankle boots and booties. Ankle boots end 1 to 4 inches above your ankle, where as booties (below) end right at the ankle.
There are tons of types of boots!
5. Cowboy boots
There are high tops and low tops. Below is low top.
I don’t like these shoes but they have made their dent in the world.
I have noticed there are 3 shoes that keep popping up for Clogs. I am still learning the nitty gritty between them all but there are the flat one, heeled ones and the backless flat ones.
10. Doc Martens
Doc Martens are in the flat boots family. : )
12. Flip flops
Use to be called thongs!
13. Gladiator sandals
14. High heels
Shoes that have heels on it! I know no one knew until I told them. I feel accomplished!
15. Heel less
16. Kitten heels
17. Lobster claws
I know they aren’t popular but they are unique enough to remember their name.
18. Mary Janes
Mary Janes have one strap that go across the foot.
Moccasins can be flat, as below, and in boot form.
I have read different meanings for Mules but a source I find reliable describes them as below. Still learning!
These started out as a man’s shoe but we now have incorporated into our feminine wear. Oxfords can be flat and as heels.
These are Saddle Oxfords.
22. Peep toe
Shoes when toes show!
23. Rain boots aka Wellington boots
24. Riding boots
I feel this is the most broad of all shoes. Flip flops, gladiators, heels, etc. can be classified as a sandal. TOO many of them!
Slingbacks are shoes with the back that you slip on.
27. T Straps
This one is hard, I know! But these are shoes that the strap is shaped as a T.
I love these shoes!
Wedges are heels that connect from the toe to the heel.
Shoes can start getting REALLY descriptive such as a T-Strap Peep Toe Kitten Heel. Here are some more helping charts.
Hope you enjoyed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!