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It seems like much, but this springs fashion trend is a plethora of different prints, patterns and a sense of the 60’s and 70’s skipping the 80’s & meeting the 90’s. 

Old navy.com has a wide selection and caters to petites. Keep in mind that petite sizes don’t run smaller just shorter, and it fits better if your 5’4 or shorter.

http://oldnavy.gap.com/browse/category.do?cid=72087

Denim

A denim jacket is a must in any ladies wardrobe. It can be used year round in many places and will never go out of style. A jean jacket can also quickly dress down an outfit, if your going out after work it is a quick adjustment to your wardrobe.

Overalls are creeping back into style, according to the trend report on Elle.com. Although I am not a personal fan of how overalls fit, I do admit that they look quite stylish in this report and I may find myself picking up a pair and wearing them throughout the spring & summer.

http://www.elle.com/Fashion/Trend-Reports.

Please remember to accessorize; every outfit needs a pop of accessory to compliment the look.

These sites sell stylish affordable accessories.

 http://www.lacedwithcharm.com/

 http://www.sammoon.com/

Pleated skirts are back from the 70’s and you don’t have to go into your moms closet or shop at a high end boutique for one.

Wear either with a long sleeve blouse or cotton blend cardigan. Remember to accessorize with statement earings.

Jcpenny.com carries pleated skirts from x-small to x-large, starting at $18. Here is a link to a knife pleated skirt.

 http://www.jcpenney.com/jcp/X6.aspx?GrpTyp=PRD&ItemID=1d5d744&DeptID=70656&CatID=86292&SO=0&SelDim=4294957900%7e&CatSel=4294926011%7cview+all&NOffset=0&Ne=4294957900+23+3+8+1010+1031+1545&pagesize=1&x5view=1&N=4294926011&Nao=0&PSO=0&bcCat=3&CmCatId=70656|86292

A elongated pencil skirt is also on the trend this season and will remain as a staple in your wardrobe.

Here is the link with sizes 4-18, starting at $30

 http://www.jcpenney.com/jcp/X6.aspx?GrpTyp=SIZ&ItemID=1ad5a60&DeptID=70656&CatID=86292&SO=0&SelDim=4294957900%7e&CatSel=4294926011%7cview+all&NOffset=0&Ne=4294957900+23+3+8+1010+1031+1545&pagesize=1&x5view=1&N=4294926011&Nao=0&PSO=0&bcCat=3&CmCatId=70656|86292

 

My intent in this blog is to write about 365 fashion forward outfits that won’t break the bank, will recycle clothing, be comfortable for the real working woman, and most importantly styles that are up to date with current trends.

I love everything about fashion! Clothes, shoes, makeup, purses, perfumes.. everything that all girly girls love. Only I do not have a unlimited budget and am living in the “real world” as most of the other women in this country. I work full time as a teacher, then tend to my motherly/wife duties on a daily basis.

I will reference magazines such as Elle, Vogue, People Style watch and will do my best to post helpful links. I look forward to this project/hobbie that I am undertaking and look forward to your feedback.