Shopping Confessions

Walmart & Old Navy Shopping Links for InstaStory Try Ons

This post contains the shopping links for my InstaStory on Instagram.  See my try on sessions over there to get my insights.  Click the link below each picture to shop.

Walmart Jumpsuit

 

Walmart T Shirt

 

Walmart White Jeans

 

Walmart Jeans

 

Walmart Shorts

 

Old Navy Pants
Old Navy Plus Pants

 

Old Navy Shorts
Old Navy Plus Shorts

 

Advertisements

The Classic Shirtdress

Shirt Dress from the Target Who What Wear Collection | Designing From My Closet

When it comes to getting dressed, the dress has to be one of the most simple ways to look super polished without putting in a whole lot of effort.  The shirtdress is one of those silhouettes that will always be in style and today I am featuring one I recently purchased at Target from the Who What Wear Collection.

(more…)

Style Detail Highlight: The Paperbag Waist

Style Detail Highlight: The Paperbag Waist | Designing From My Closet

Looking through the latest fashion magazines, one silhouette that stood out to me strongly was the paperbag waist.  The highwaisted cut of pants and skirts with pleats that gather around the waist with a sash belt is not a new idea as it has been cycled through trends throughout the years.  For me, it is a cut that has always appealed to me, but in the past I have allowed insecurities about my body shape deter me away from actually wearing it.  Now that I have fully embraced myself, I am overjoyed to be wearing the fun fashion of the paperbag waist!

(more…)

How to Create a Head to Toe Outfit

How to Create a Head to Toe Outfit | Designing From My Closet

When shopping, we typically select items one at a time.  Whether online or in store, each individual piece is evaluated by our own personal taste, fit, and budget.  After the purchase, that item goes into our closet with the hopes it will become an active part of our wardrobe and be integrated into what we already have.  It takes vision to look at a computer screen with a garment worn by a model or mannequin and imagine what it will look like on us and what it will look like paired with other items we own.  It takes an equal amount of vision to stand in the middle of a store full of clothes and picture this one item at home, going with the rest of our closet.

Today I wanted to go through a process I go through when I bring home items from the store to create a head to toe outfit.  It is easy to get something and then feel like it has no potential in real life so I wanted to take a bit of the mystery out of it and provide an easy step by step formula to follow.

(more…)

Positivity Challenge

Positivity Challenge | Designing From My Closet

One thing I did not expect when I began blogging over two years ago were the connections I would make with other women.  For some reason, I expected to face controversy and mean-spirited people who would pretty much laugh me off the internet.  Facing those unwarranted fears have gotten me in such a better place in my life and I now cherish the relationships I have with all of you.

(more…)