Oz Screening: I’m Off to See the Wizard

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This weekend I was lucky enough to get to see a screening of Oz: The Great and Powerful at the Walt Disney Studio lot in Burbank, California.  This wasn’t my first time seeing a screening at this beautiful theater, but it was my boyfriend’s first time.  He was impressed by the light show introduction, and the plush red reclining seats.  I was more excited about the film I was about to see.

I have been anxiously awaiting the opening of this film for months now.  What’s there not to love? Amazing fashion worn by the three lovely witches, the always hilarious James Franco, and the magic and mystery that comes with every Disney film.  If I was going to attend the screening, I had to look the part.  To prepare for the release of Oz, I bought a few “OZ inspired” items.  Emerald is the color of the year, and you can find it in plenty of stores.  Sephora recently released a new emerald make up line.  Find out more about it here.  With my emerald dress, gold belt, green eye shadow and nail polish I was ready and off to see the wizard! See how I connected with my witchy side below:

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To purchase this Oz inspired emerald dress, visit Venus here.  Sizes run big, so order a size smaller than usual.  To learn more about the film visit here. And go see Oz: The Great and Powerful out in theaters now!

Modern Twists

I have often felt like I was born in the wrong era.  I love everything about the fashion of the 1950s.  Women in beautiful dresses, hair and make-up so perfect.  Whether it was to have lunch with your friends, or enjoy a romantic night out, women like my grandmother looked so eligant. What I love most about the dresses of the 1950s is the way they cinched at the waist, and then flowed outward.  The design is perfect for someone with a pear shape.

This H & M dress at just $40 is very similar in cut and design to dresses from that era.  It accentuates your tiny waste, and is forgiving in the hip area.  The bright pink color gives the dress a modern touch, and will make you stand out in any crowd.  It worked out great for my trip to Disneyland with my best friend.

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Dress Ideas: Valentine’s Day

There’s no better way to spark up an evening of romance than with the right dress.  In order to send your date the right signals, you’ll need the perfect outfit.  Body language, conversation, demeanor they all contribute to the success of the date, but nothing communicated your feelings better than what you’re wearing.  Men are visual creatures, so wear something he’ll remember you for.  Not concerned with impressing him? Dress up for yourself! Picking the right ensemble will give you confidence, treat yourself to an evening of feeling great about yourself and the way you look.  Going out with your girls? There’s no reason why you can’t dress in the holiday spirit, even if you are single! Here are some of my favorite romantic dresses, and where you can find them.

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Marilyn Look

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Romantic Lace: VictoriaSecret.com

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Urban Outfitters

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Luscious Red: Lulu’s

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Backless Maxi Dress: Venus.com

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Get in Costume

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Pop in Pink: Foreign Exchange

“Fashion”: My Philosophy on Clothing

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Dress: Arden B

I love dressing up, always have.  I know some guys (and I’ve dated them) like a girl in a simple T-shirt and jeans, but as much as I’m a guys girl in other arenas I can’t hang with the T and jeans.  I never feel better than when I’m in a fabulous dress.  I say I love dressing up, or I’ll say that I love clothing, but I try to refrain from the word “fashion.”  I think stating you love “fashion” puts an extra amount of pressure on a person.  Many people believe that to be in love with “fashion”, you have to be on top of trends and designers.  One should know what’s in before it’s in, and wear what’s on the runway or in someone’s new line.

I’ve never been much for other people’s opinions, and that goes for my sense of style as well.  I’m not going to wear something because a wealthy out of touch person thinks it’s hot.  I’m not going to wear something, because someone in Hollywood thinks it’s trendy.  I wear things that fit my body type, and compliment it.  I wear things that are delicate, unique, and beautiful.  I’m not ashamed to say I like embellishments.  I like a piece of clothing to stand out some way.  There has to be something bold about a piece.

I’m not a thrifty or sales rack shopper, but I don’t spend hundreds on my clothing either.  A lot of what I wear looks more expensive than it is.  My closet varies from dresses that cost $45 to dresses that cost $500.  Bottom line, I pay what an item is worth.

Once a week I’m going to highlight an outfit, and let my readers know where they can find it.  I’m going to give tips on how to dress your frame, and highlight all of your best traits.  I love clothing, and look forward to sharing that joy with my readers.