summer wardrobe

Do You Need a New Summer Wardrobe?

Summer is now in full swing.  Time to buy those cute summer outfits, sandals, beach wear, and as the kids would say, “whatever!”

Speaking of new clothes, allow me to ask you a question. Are you into wearing labels on your clothing?  Would you buy a designer’s label even though the style doesn’t look good on you?  Do you buy labels that your budget can’t afford?  I know that I have, and for good reason, or so I thought at the time.  I wanted to fit in with the crowd.

Unfortunately, I’ve also worn labels within me that wasn’t the right thing to wear. In reality, the label I was wearing within was what I based my self-worth on.

Perhaps you can relate to what I am saying.  Ask yourself these questions?

  1. Am I wearing a Performance Label that says I must meet certain standards in order to feel good about myself?
  1. Am I wearing an Approval Label that says I must be approved by certain others to feel good about myself?
  1. Am I wearing a Blame Label that says because of something in my past I am unworthy of love and deserve to be punished?
  1. Am I wearing a Shame Label that says I am what I am; I cannot change; I am hopeless.

Perhaps we should change our wardrobe within, dispense with the labels, and label ourselves the way God sees us which is:  deeply loved, totally accepted, deeply loved, and absolutely complete in Him.   

Only then can we become the woman God created us to be from the inside out.

MTV Movie Awards Fashion

  Fresh, fun, care-free fashion the MTV Movie Awards fashion had some amazing looks we can all learn a few tricks from! Check out the top 5 trends to steal for your summer wardrobe!

5. Jumpsuits

4. Animal Print

3. Easy, breezy hair

2. Shorter Hemlines

1. Sassy shoes

The Plus Side of Fashion

Are you one of those who has a penchant for fashion and just can't wait for the reveal of each seasons new craze?  With a simple click of the mouse and a little patience one can scout the latest trends in color, as well as the perfect style to suit their frame. Are you looking to build a seasonal wardrobe with sensational style only to find clothing store and boutique sizes range from 2-8 or 10?  There are some of us who, very simply, are not a size 'small'. All is not lost, because most of our favorite designers have finally come to terms with this notion and now make clothes for those of us with a little extra curve appeal.

Take a look at these beautiful summer-time pieces:

This Rachel Pally tribal print updates an effortlessly chic maxi dress.  It is strategically shaped with an elasticized Empire waist in a soft stretch knit with an unfinished hem.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A solid black border outlines this Kenneth Cole sleeveless dress, which is brilliantly cut with a swingy shape and slightly curved handkerchief hem.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shimmering sequins illuminate the front of this Michael Kors stretchy, cap-sleeved top with a pretty scooped neckline.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A neutral, utilitarian-inspired Kenneth Cole shirtdress is styled with button tabs to roll up the sleeves and finished with a curved shirttail hem.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Created Woman knows that top designers understand the Plus Side of Fashion.  She knows where to shop for the best prices and understands how to maximize her assets.