Is it better to blend in or stand out? You can do both when sporting one of my favorite fall trends that has been continuing into spring: I’m loving the camouflage fashion trend. What used to be considered “hunting attire” is actually a pretty hot look with lots of versatility. Stay with me and I’ll show you how to wear camo. You can, I promise.
Camouflage is good in small quantities. You will definitely look like you’re ready for a weekend in the mountains if you try and pull off too many pieces at once! Opt for a cute camouflage tee with feminine details paired with skinny jeans and converse sneakers. Top a pair of camo pants with a striped top, or even add a pair of feminine camouflage-print flats to black skinny jeans and a chunky grey sweater. These options all have a splash of the trend but don’t overdo it. You can also go with a fun button down camo shirt with boyfriend jeans and booties similar to my look here. The rolled cuffs and chunky necklace keep the look fresh. Watch for slightly feminine fits and avoid anything too boxy.
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Let’s talk boots. I have been dying to get a great pair of boots for years. Literally, years. The first problem I found was calf size. It took me a couple of years to realize that wide calf boots exist. That was a game changer. I started ordering boots online because finding them in stores is next to impossible. Despite multiple purchases (and returns) I still haven’t found a pair that fits. Why? Simple.
Most boots are made so that as the shoe size increases, the boot shaft also increases in width. I’m short, so most boot styles that fit my 6 1/2 sized foot aren’t wide enough for my calf. If you have a larger foot you won’t have this problem. But, if you’ve got small feet like me, you’ll have to hunt a little harder.
To determine how wide you need the boot shaft to be simply measure around the widest part of your calf. Then, look at the boot’s specs online. They will list how wide the shaft is at it’s widest, and which shoe size has that width. It’s a gamble to order them online, but it’s really the only option for a great selection.
Real life and high fashion don’t usually mix terribly well, at least in my world. I make it to the dry cleaners about twice a year, if that, and the only reason I’m wearing things that need to be dry cleaned (on the rare occasions when I do) is because my kids are old enough not to spit on me anymore.
Most of the time.
I’m not much for unwearable style because at the end of the day if I can’t throw something in the washing machine, it just isn’t going to happen. Period. But you remember when I talked about Fall Fashion in Real World Conditions back in December? The collaboration with Tide Pods® + Tracy Reese and the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) Washable Fashion Initiative? I’m happy to report it all went extremely well. So well in fact, the two pieces you voted for on Pinterest in December walked the runway yesterday in New York for NYFW*.
Do you see how gorgeous these pieces look in real life? Those metallic cargo pants are the cutest thing I’ve seen since, well, ever. I want a pair now, like riiiiight now, in light … >> find out more…
How are those resolutions going? Still hitting the gym? Hopefully your first few weeks have been solid, and your resolution is turning into a habit. If not, there’s nothing like a new outfit to inspire you to keep it up.
Today I’m sharing three different looks with you; one for Zumba, one for Yoga, and one for weightlifting or general workouts. Plus size workout clothes aren’t easy to find, so I’ve included the sources.
Happy New Year! Time to get going on those resolutions, right? We all know that most goals for the new year are fitness related…..something to do with our enjoying the holiday season a little too much, I’m sure.
When I first started going to the gym my biggest challenge was finding something to wear. I wanted clothing that would be comfortable for my workouts, but also wanted to cover the body parts I was trying to improve without spending big bucks.
Today, let’s talk about sports bras. Here are a few of favorite my plus sized options.
Each of these sports bras has a feature or two that will meet your specific needs.
1. Supportive racer back and removable padding.
2. Underwire and comes in cup sizes.
3. Moisture wicking and tag free.
4. Front closure for easy on and off and adjustable straps.
Hello again lovely Petit Elefant readers! I am excited to be back and posting in the new year and hope you will follow along with me while looking at tons of new fun fashion tips and ideas.
An absolute favorite piece of mine for this season is the trench coat. I feel like it adds just that little extra “somethin’” to an outfit and can make even a casual tee look polished. You can dress them down with a beanie and lace up boots or class it up with some pearls and gorgeous heels! With this particular look I went with layers (always a good idea in the winter) and kept the neutrals in play with this short, neutral trench coat. The faux leather sleeves add a little bit of edge to the look as well and tie in the black leggings, booties and bag. I always love finding these unique kind of pieces to complete outfits. I have found a few favorites in all different price points, colors and lengths in case you are shopping around for a trench coat this year to complete your look. Happy shopping!
2014 is just bursting with good things around here. Today, please meet our fabulous friend and new contributor, Carrie.
Hello everyone, I’m Carrie. I’m a family photographer, and a mom of three elementary school kids. I grew up on a cattle ranch in Oregon, but I’ve lived on the east coast for the last eight years. I love exploring new places, baking, volunteering at my kids’ school, and reading. You can check out my other work at Cabesh Photography
After my second baby I found that I was suddenly thrown into the plus sized section at the store. What a shock! I was disappointed to find few pieces that I was willing to wear. I was a plus sized girl in her late 20′s looking at old lady clothes! While I don’t consider myself a fashion expert, I’ve learned to find plus sized clothing that is attractive and affordable. I’ll be sharing my plus size secrets with you here, on Petit Elefant.
It’s party season, wahoo! Aren’t you so excited? For all the party-town, fancy-dancy parties of the season? I’m not much of a cocktail party goer, but I love the idea of dressing other people for the holidays. I’m more of a sweats + heating blanket + Benedict Cumberbatch
(movies) on the couch kind of girl. With some hot chai tea in hand, of course.
But YOU, you are a fancy party-goer! And I have 5 short party dresses for the holidays just for you; because I love you. I want you to be the best dressed girl at the big bash (whatever that might be) between now and January whatever.
The hemline of this party dress is short and the feel is vintage, but the accessories are totally modern. Ready for a mature lady and her trademark legs.
Ice Queen, in silver and black with perfect winter accessories including a crown (!) statement ring. This queen is ready to party.
A twenty-something city girl with a tutu hemline and chic accessories from the golden chandelier earrings and black + gold statement ring all the way down to the black bootie
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