Surviving the Holidays: Part 2

Thank you to Hanes for kindly sponsoring this post. All opinions are 100% honest & completely my own.

What I'm Wearing:
Dress: Downeast | Tights: Hanes c/o | Shoes: Forever Young | Belt: Charming Charlie (similar)
Necklace: Charming Charlie

I hope I am not the only person with this issue. But then again I wouldn’t wish this on anyone. I cannot for the life of me find a dress that fits perfectly. If it fits my waist it won’t fit my chest. If it fits my chest it’s huge everywhere else. Now I know I am a bit busty, pregnancy and breast feeding only enhanced that issue, but do any of you have this problem? This dress is really adorable and I love it, but I will have to alter it when I find the time. First world problems right?

Yesterday I showed you how to style this dress as a skirt. Today I wanted to show you how to style this as a dress. I added a pair of Power Shapers in black. I love how black tights adds dimension to a look. I then wanted to pair this dress with some red pumps, perfect for a holiday party. By adding different colored tights and pumps, removing the blouse I had over the dress, it has completely transformed this look into something new.

When planning multiple ways to style one item, I like to style the item and take pictures of the outfit with my smartphone. That way if I forget I have a reminder right at my fingertips. I like to have an idea of how I am going to do my hair and makeup. I pull my favorite ideas off of pinterest and screenshot them. When getting ready, I have my outfit picked out and my hair and makeup style in mind. This really makes getting ready quick and easy. I am not in my closet for hours trying on outfits, freaking out that we are going to be late. I won’t be sitting in front of my mirror at a loss of what to do with my hair and makeup. Everything is set, planned, and ready to go. Holidays are crazy anyway, why not simplify with just a little planning ahead?
Do you use your smartphone to outfit plan? Where are your favorite places to draw inspiration from?

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