Category Archives: Funky Friday

Funky Friday: Maxi Skirt

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I am often fearful of spending my threads budget on trends, but when the piece is this versatile, you gotta go for it.  FUNKY FRIDAY, trend on, MAXI SKIRT!

“Maxi”mize the use

Step 1. Get a killer maxi skirt.

Step 2. Winterize: Pair it with a jacket, and keep your legs warm with tights and boots.

Step 3. Springize: Pair it with sandals and a long sleeve blouse or a tank for the warmer days.

Step 4. Keep it cool: Sandals and a tank should work on most summer days, especially with a lightweight maxi.  But if you want to style your skirt in a new way…

Pull it up: Make it a strapless dress by pulling it over your bust and cinching the waist with you favorite belt.  OR if your skirt doesn’t have an elastic waist, you could always shorten that hem turning the MAXI into a MINI.

If you want a shorter term commitment, put away the scissors and grab a few safety pins.  Take the hem on the bottom front of the skirt and pin it to the waist band on the inside of the skirt, add a few to either side to secure the weight.  Keep the rest of the sides down for the “oh so now” asymmetrical hem, long in the back short in the front.  This technique works best with lightweight fabric.  The heavier skirts will have to be saved for a cooler day.

Here are some great finds for $50 and below:

$32 My Universe 

$29.95 Free People 

$40 Top Shop

$29.80 Forever 21

$45 Gerald Chen

Do you have any styling tips for Funky Friday’s MAXI SKIRT?

Funky Friday: Leather Weather

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Lovin’ the Leather everywhere on the Spring Runway.  It’s the perfect fabric for winter, so you don’t have to wait for this trend to come into season.  Layer and Funk up your look with these great leather finds.

Had to flash this one at you in case you missed yesterdays post. Kick it in this awesome vintage leather coat, $125 Frequency Vintage.

$50 & Below Funky Friday Leather

$39 Urban Outfitters 

 

$49 Kohls 

$32 Kristiana Rose

 

 

Funky Friday: Long May You Run

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You don’t have to go to great lengths to funk up your holiday look.  Just add some length.  Super long earrings are perfect with that little black dress as an edgy little touch.

DESIGNER FAVORITES

$50 & Below FAVORITES

$49 AlissaB


$24 Urban Outfitters 

$40 House of Harlow 

$27 Frank Ideas

$28 Betty Pins 

$50 KR Designs

$50 Sara Lagace 

$24 Rachel Roy

Go ahead, add some length to your look and have a very Funky Friday!

Funky Friday: Seeing Red (and Pink) and how to match your skin tone

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Wearing red and pink can make you look like a walking valentine, but when I see someone make it super chic I am like “yeah!” Know what I’m saying?

Emma Stone in Giambattista Valli is one of those cases where I thought pink and red looked killer.

BUT, this pic topped as many worst dress lists as best.  What do you think?

The hit and miss factor is what makes a true FUNKY FRIDAY.  It takes some swagger to pull it off.

I used to be afraid of wearing red and pink because I thought they would wash me out.  As it turns out, red and pink are equal opportunity colors, but you need to be aware of what shades to wear with your skin tone season.

First things first, let’s identify your skin tone:

WINTER
Complexion: blue
or pink undertones
Skin: pale white, yellowish-olive, or dark
Hair: generally brunettes but sometimes natural white-blondes fall in this category
Eyes: dark colored
Other hints:  a lot of contrast between hair color, eye color and skin tone, many Asians and African Americans fall into this  category

SUMMER
Complexion: cool blue or pink undertones
Skin: is pale, pink, porcelain white
Hair: natural blondes, pale skin brunettes
Other hints: low level contrast between eyes and hair

AUTUMN
Complexion: golden
undertones
Skin: ruddy with orange tones
Hair: redheads and  brunettes
Eyes:  golden brown eyes
Other hints: a lot of depth to their coloring and a spicy, earth tone quality to their hair color, eye color, and skin tone. varied coloring – ranging from golden blondes to brunettes and black hair coloring.  Red-heads, excluding very fair auburn and strawberry blondes, are usually autumns. All red-heads are autumn or spring’s. Red-headed autumns often have porcelain white or very pale skin.

SPRING
Complexion: golden undertones and are usually creamy  white or peach
Hair: straw-colored or strawberry red  hair,
Skin: freckles, rosy cheeks
Eyes: blue or green eyes
Other hints:  
natural golden blondes or auburn or strawberry blonde red-heads although very fair blue/ aqua eyed brunettes are sometimes spring

NOTE: It is often difficult to discern summer from winter, and autumn from spring. Remember that winters are usually brunettes while summers natural  blondes. Springs tend to have pale eyes while autumns have dark eyes.

Now that you have determined your season, what’s the best way for you to rock red and pink?
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heck out your color matches and some great pairings for $50 and below.

$34.99 Frequency Vintage 

$49.95 Michael Antonio Anderson

$42 Michael Lauren 

$27.27 ASOS 

$32 Forever 21 

$30 Diesel 

 $20.99 Target

$38 Ralph Lauren 

So take a risk, get your FUNKY FRIDAY on and pair some blushing colors to make hearts throb.

Funky Friday: Spiked Heels, literally

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It takes some swagger to stomp in these, but don’t you just love them.  Let your funk out in these super spikey stelletos:

$225 Sam Edelman

$42.50 Charlotte Russe 

$120 Rachel Roy 

WARNING: Avoid balloon drops at holiday party!

Oh, and leopard print belt required when wearing spikes, see below:

$7.00 Frequency Vintage 

Funky Friday Get your NE-ON!

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Super funky and fun trend: NEON.  Brighten up your dark winter days with pops of neon.  Here are some of my runway favorites:

What’s that you say?  You don’t have an extra couple grand lying around so you can glow in the dark?  No worries, with a black light and these $50 & Below pieces you too can shine on the gloomiest of winter days.

A. $39.99 Vintage Kay Windsor Dress

B. $43.99 Neon and Lace ASOS Skirt

C. $14.50 Pair of Neon Belts from Delias

D. $30.00 Dylan Stephens Mesh Tunic

E. $35.10 Brigette Bailey Striped Tank

F. 44.99 ModCloth Bayside Bombshell Dress

G. $38.00 Julie Smith Tube Jellies

H. $15.00 Vintage Wayfarer Shades

I. $22.99 Fox Rebellion Pom-pom Beanie

J.  $15.00 Topshop Animal Print Purse

K. $28.00 Rocks Paper Metal Cuff

Funky Friday Fun Fur

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Try fur in a new way, that is the super funky pimp daddy way.  Colorful or patterned, a great way to stand out.

Top to Bottom we have Diane Von Furstenberg, Burberry and Gucci.  Freaking amazingly chic but way way way out of my price range.  So how do we do this on a budget?

 WE GO VINTAGE

This is a great vintage find on Etsy for under $100 at The Vintage Ramble


WE GO FAUX

Asos Pom Pom Faux Collar $45 which also puts it in the $50 and below category.  YES!

WE GO HAND/CUSTOM MADE

$35 from Randu Sport.  Hand Made Ankle Cuffs.  Especially killer because you can wear them with whatever shoes you choose.  Different styles are available in the shop.  OH, and add that to the $50 and below category!

So there you have it, some fierce fur on this very Funky Friday.  See you next week!

FUNKY FRIDAY: PUCKER UP!

FUNKY FRIDAY: SPIDERS!