becca recently gave me an old dress of hers (pictured left) and I finally got to wear it last week. Clothes swapping is common among our friends. We're all different sizes, and, like most women, those sizes fluctuate. Whenever we get together, at least one person has a bag of clothes. Other people have told me they raid the closets of friends and family.
With holiday parties coming up, now is a great time to shop your friends' closets. Instead of each of you spending money on a cocktail dress, you could swap little-worn party frocks.
Jean Paul Gaultier's runway promoted one of my favorite fashion looks: pinstripes with a delicate, feminine print. He had high-waisted pants, suspenders, lingerie elements, lace, sheer fabrics, softly geometric designs, and monochrome dominated, much to my glee. His menswear-inspired looks are a testament to how graceful the style can be. Christian Lacroix also paid homage to menswear with pieces inspired by matadors and soldiers. The complete collection wasn't cohesive, but even the breaks from theme were lovely. It's hard to argue with so many colors, ruffles and embroidery. Plus, I want that polka dot coat!
I love Miu Miu's harlequin themed show from Spring Summer 2008, especially this sweetly sexy striped mini dress. Kensie created a cute green version that's more wearable for everyday life. It's $118 at Macy's and perfect for spring. Now if I could find an inexpensive version of that show's teacup heels... Runway image: style.com .
Read our latest post on Plus Size Prom Dresses ! Prom Season is here and if you're beyond the prom age, prom season and post prom season is a good time to shop for any upcoming formal events. Shopping outside of the juniors prom sections and stores may help you find a dress that can live beyond prom or anyone too old to attend prom. During my search I found that Nordstrom had the best selection of plus size evening dresses. They actually have one of the best evening dress selections no matter what your size. The dresses range from elegant to fun and sweet to sassy. Pictured: First Row JS Boutique Beaded Gown $198 JS Boutique One Shoulder Beaded Jersey Gown $158 OC by Oleg Cassini Stretch Satin Gown $178 JS Boutique Beaded Chiffon Gown $198 Second Row Maggy London Twist Front Silk Dress $158 Robbie Bee Metallic Lattice Dress $98 Maggy London One Shoulder Silk Dres $148 JS Boutique Beaded Sleeveless Mesh $198 Another shop worth mentioning is IGIGI. This shop has a sma