Wednesday, December 3, 2014

The Helpfuls

I have accumulated a short list of wardrobe helpfuls that I wanted to share with you all.  These are meant to be aides in making your daily outfits easier, more versatile, &/or more comfortable. Sounds good, right?

Wardrobe Helpfuls

1.  Lace Top Extenders:  I've mentioned these to a couple of ladies lately & they had no idea these were around, so I had to share in case you didn't know either.  Lace Top Extenders add a little length to any top.  By wearing one of these you can wear your shorter tops/sweaters with leggings & skinnies, or any pant you prefer to have "bum" coverage with.  I found this one for a bargain price, but I adore this one for a little more.  Or you can make one yourself with the help of Pinterest.  Here's an example of how I wore mine.

Sweater - LOFT // Lace Extender - Groopdealz // Legging - LOFT // Boots - old // Cow Hide Cuff - Nickel & Suede // Scarf - Charming Charlie, similar

2.  Barcelona Cami:  Along the same lines as the lace top extenders, I've discovered that I love using the Barcelona Cami from Express as a top extender too.  These camis (tank tops) have a hi-low hem, so again they work great when needed under a top that doesn't quite cover the bum.  An added bonus is that some colors are reversible, so you get 2 colors in 1!!  Although I don't have a photo of mine layered this way yet (I'm planning to wear it to a Holiday Party soon), you can see how I've worn the cami other ways here & here.

3.  Boot Cuffs:  I don't know about you, but wearing my tall boots makes my body temp run high, so adding the ever-so-trendy boot socks just elevates that problem even more.  Boot Cuffs to the get the cute look without the added layer!  You saw a glimpse of mine here.

I didn't show #'s 4 & 5 above, because they are undergarments & I thought it may be weird to have a picture of a lady in a bra just hanging out there.  That being said, I still think these next two are equally important ;-)

4.  Cami Bra:  These are true bras & faux cami in one!  Great for wearing underneath those tops or dresses that dip just a little too low at the neckline without having another layer underneath as you would with a regular camisole.  Great options here & here. Sorry, I don't have a picture for mine in action, but I highly recommend them!

5.  Smoothing Shorts:  I found these recently after having to replace my Spanx that I'd had for years.  They are the perfect combination of "hold" & comfort.  These will smooth out those pesky pantie lines & hip areas, but it's not a workout getting them on.  They are the perfect undergarment for those of you who avoid dresses & skirts because of the thighs touching.  Great under pants, skirts, & dresses for everyday wear for lightweight support.

Those are my 5 wardrobe helpfuls - I think it's always enlightening when we share products that make life easier, so don't hesitate to share your faves in the comments below.

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  1. Great tips, Kellie! I love the idea of the boot cuffs! Funny, Carylee mentioned something about Grace & Lace the other day and I had no idea what she was talking about, but now I do! They have some pretty cool stuff! The cami bras look like a great option, too. Thanks for sharing these!
    Gina - On the Daily Express

  2. These are some great helpful tips! That lace top extender is something I could use in my closet!

  3. That lace top is too cute!! Great tips on surviving winter in style.

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

  4. Ah I totally need that lace extender--shirts are a lot of times too short on me and this would be perfect #tallgirlprobz I tell ya :)


  5. Great ideas!! Boot cuffs sound like a great alternative!

  6. Great tips especially love the lace top extender!! Such a pretty piece and I know I could get a lot of use out of it.

  7. Love your cute sweater! (:

    - Deniz

  8. Lace top extenders are a thing!?!?!?!? I thought people just had some great lacy layering items. Thanks for the tip. I'm so late in the game! :] // ▲ ▲

  9. I have never see lace top extenders - too fun! I love boot extenders, they do add an a great layer without the bulk to an outfit.

    Thank you for sharing these tips & joining TBT Fashion link up.


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