Trend Alert: Polka Dots

 

Fashion Bloggers Bren & Pip Parkins

Illustrated by yours truly

 

Hello Friends! I feel like I always start my post saying “it’s been a while” but guys it has been a while. I am so sorry I have taken so long to write a blog post, life has been a little hectic and with a lot of transitions. Today I want to talk about how Polka dots are hot right now!! I haven’t seen this trend in a while, polka dots give me a vintage, chic, classy type of vibe. I was looking through my Instagram feed today, and saw so many girls that I follow wearing polka dots outfits. A combination of different pieces, and accessories, certain people are afraid of wearing polka dots, but is doable. You can mix and match pieces, like stripes, bold colors, and lots of denim, Also keep in mind that with any pattern you gotta consider size and proportion. I found some images of all these beautiful ladies wearing different styles of polka dots, and they all have different bodies.

Keep an eye of how they style them too. If you have a polka dot piece that you haven’t worn in a while or you aren’t to sure on how to wear it, this will give you some sort of idea, and inspiration for your polka dot outfit.

Polka dots from the Mulberry runway to the streets!
 

 

I have created a listed of items that you can shop now as well

 

with love,

How to style red sneakers

The other day when I was walking into a store, someone commented on my sneakers. The lady said “I love your sneakers, but I would never be able to wear them. They are so red” I thanked her, and said “you can wear anything, you shouldn’t be afraid”. How many times do we hold ourselves back from wearing certain pieces because they are too bright, or because of others opinions?.

I have been wanting a pair of new sneakers and I found a cute and comfortable pair at Aldo. They were on sale online, and I also received 15% off for subscribing to their newsletter. Tip: if you would like to save some money on any online purchases, subscribe to the brands website and most of them will email you a discount code. The pair I found are the Otting red women’s sneakers, they are slip on sneakers with an elastic strap, closed round toe and a flat heel. Mixed of fabric and rubber, very comfortable and chic. They also have a statement text on top that says “Grrl Pwr”. I have been wearing them with a variety of outfits, and today I will be sharing tips on how to style 3 different outfits with them. If you have any red or other bright sneakers this tips can also be applied.

“The Casual”

This casual look is very simple and comfortable. I paired a plain simple t-shirt, with a black blazer, and boyfriend jeans. I have worn this outfit to lunch, a movie or just a day that I want to look nice but not too dressed up.

   Photography by: Nicolas Bolanos

“The Cool Chic”

It is important to have a black dress in your wardrobe. Take the risk and pair it with a light denim jacket, and add your sneakers. I also added simple accessories like a black benie, hoop earrings and a small gold bracelet.

Photography by: Nicolas Bolanos

 

“The on the Move”

My favorite leather jacket, with black leather spandex tights, and a simple black t=shirt. As I have mentioned in my previous post I love love black, it goes so well with everything. You can totally rock this outfit from day to night.

  Photography by: Nicolas Bolanos

Here is a more detailed look on the sneakers. You can find them at Aldo online or you can shop my post below.

Photography by: Nicolas Bolanos

I hope you guys enjoyed this post. Don’t be afraid to take a statement piece and incorporate it into your everyday style. Take a risk and buy those bright sneakers, You can style them with different pieces from your closet, remember fashion is a risk like everything else in life. Have a great week and stay tune for my upcoming NYFW recap.

with love,
P.S: This post is not sponsored. All opinions are a 100% my own.

What to wear to Disney!

Happy Friday!

If you have visited any Disney theme park you know that dressing for it is a challenge. I have been blessed to visit all the four Disney World theme parks in Florida, as well as the two parks in California. Perks of having a mom who works for Disney so just to be clear this is not a paid or sponsored post, I just wanted to share tips on what to wear to Disney because sometimes I struggle on what to wear.

Yesterday I had the opportunity to visit Pandora-the world of avatar at Animal Kingdom. It was so cool, you really feel like you are in another world, and they were great creating a lot of the similar details from the movie. The weather was perfect, and since it was Thursday it was not packed. When you go to any Disney park you have to consider the weather, wait times, long walks and what day during the week it is. I know there are bloggers who take some great photos with their outfits at Disney, but let’s keep it real you don’t want to wear something that you are not going to be comfortable in. Don’t get me wrong you can wear a cute outfit, but think about what works with your style, the weather, and how comfortable are you going to be throughout the day.

What I wore:

    • Basic cotton black top:  I would suggest if is too hot, wear a lighter color, sometimes depending on the fabric black can attract a lot of heat.
    • Boyfriend jeans: Light blue denim washed jeans that are not tight. You can also wear leggings, but make sure they are NOT see through, and are light weight. Wearing light pants helps in case it gets colder at night.
    • Flower print long sleeve shirt:  I always wear a long sleeve shirt around my waist just in case it gets cold, it also gives some style to your outfit.
    • Adidas gazelle sneakers: I highly recommend wearing comfortable sneakers. As I mentioned earlier there are long walks, and long standing wait times for rides. You want to wear shoes that have enough support for your ankles and back.


Accessories

  • Backpack or crossbody bag where you can carry all your personal items.
  • Baseball Cap: Protecting yourself from the sun, also just in case it rains or you don’t want your hair in your face a hat will come in handy.
  • Sunnies: Adding some cute sunnies will make you look stylish, and will protect your eyes from the sun.

Here is a little peek of Pandora- The World of Avatar!


Invest in quality items that you can wear throughout the year for other trips or adventures. I hope you guys found these tips helpful, and next time you take a trip to Disney or somewhere else remember is all about your personal style and comfort. Have a great weekend friends, I am off to another adventure!

with love,

Kreadiv Misfit

 

DIY: Pins & Patches

Hello Friends!

I hope you guys are having a great month. Making sure you are all working hard but at the same time keeping a balance life and not overworking yourselves. The other day I was on Pinterest looking for some inspiration and I came across these two images. Pins and patches have been trending for a while.

A little history: This trend started around the 70’s & 80’s. Hippies were against the current, less focused on the mainstream and were always trying to make a statement. They let go of the tailored suits, common style and created a flowy style of long dresses, shabby jeans and natural hair. A lot of their pieces were second hand items, which they repaired by adding pins and sewing patches. It wasn’t only a fashion statement for them, it was about their identity, personality and solidarity.                                      

Last weekend I attended an event at the mall, and afterwards I visited ALDO. This brand has a great variety of shoes and accessories. Their items are made of good materials and fabrics. I went to their accessories section and found this pins that you see in the image. They were on sale and had an extra 30% discount as well. It was a great deal and couldn’t pass it, so the total of my purchase for 7 small patches and a pin that originally was $20.00 with the discount and 30% extra discount was…….. $12.00 dollars TOTAL!

In my closet I found this vintage denim jacket, and I started playing around with the pins and patches. I placed them randomly and left some space within each other.
                    

My mother had this two vintage pins and she donated them to the Kathy foundation! they are so precious to me because growing up I used to watch my mom getting ready, always looking so stylish and adding one of these pins as the final touch to her outfit.

Here is the FINAL LOOK! I love how the pins stand out on the jacket. I kept the jewelry to a minimum so the focus was the jacket. The great thing about the pins and patches is that I can remove them and place them on other clothing items or accessories.

So remember; if there is a trend that catches your eye. Find ways to incorporate it in a smart way that won’t break your wallet. Even though I love Gucci and the other luxury brands that have awesome jackets with some cool pins and patches, I have to keep it real and stay within my budget. There are so many sales out there so take advantage of that, but keep in mind that whatever you purchase is of good quality as well.

I hope you guys enjoyed this post, and don’t forget to subscribe to my blog so you won’t miss a thing. Have a great week friends!

XOXO

KREADIV MISFIT

 

DIY Tassel Earrings!

Hello Friends!

  So lately I have been obsessing over the whole tassel trend. I love how many brands are creating different looks and accessories with it. It has been a strong trend for a couple of months.

                         

 I decided to look online for some earrings. Let me tell you that I found some pretty expensive ones. To keep it completely honest with you guys, I have been trying to be smart about my finances and paying $36.00 for a pair of earrings did not seemed like a smart move. So I decided to get creative and DIY my own tassel earrings. I had help from my dear friend Yoda. We were able to hang out and make this cute earrings. I created this small tutorial and I hope you guys enjoy it.

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I took a trip to my favorite store JO-ANN  . This store is always organize and people are very helpful. They also have an app where you can download with all the information and COUPONS!! so here we go….

What you will need:

 DMC Satin Embroidery Floss,

Blue Moon Ear Wire

Blue Moon Findings Bead cap

Glue gun

Glue sticks

Scissors

    **All the items I purchased were under $10.00 and I used a coupon so it really helped** Disclaimer: This post is not sponsored.

  1. Wrap tassel floss around your hand and cut it in half. You can decide which ever length you would like.
  2. Fold one of the pieces in half by creating a little top bun, and use a piece of the tassel floss or thread like I did and wrap it around making sure all the tassels are kept together.
  3. Once you have created the top bun, insert the hook inside the bead cap.
  4.  Then grab the glue gun, place some glue inside the bead cap and attach it to the top bun of the tassel. Hold it for 6 sec. so that the glue will hold quicker.
  5. and…BAM!! you have created some cool tassel earrings.!! GOOD JOB <3

Here is the Final Product! You can create as many as you can and make them longer or shorter. Here is a pic of my friend Yoda wearing the earrings she made, and her cute son trying to pull them haha!

and of course I had to take a quick picture and show you mines!

I hope you guys enjoyed this post. Remember you can create anything, use what you have and have fun while doing it.  I had a great time creating this earrings with my friend and shooting this DIY. Stay tune for more. Have a great week friends.

XOXO

Kreadiv Misfit

Sunglasses Trend

Hey Friends!

Happy Tuesday! another week to be productive, get things done and live your life. Also have you guys seen all the awesome sunglasses that are  trending?

OMG! so many retro, round, big styles that celebrities, influencers and other peeps  are wearing now a days. I feel like every time I’m on Instagram or Pinterest I run into a post of someone wearing some great shades.

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My metallic pair of fave sunnies ran out of time, R.IP! So I started doing my research for some new ones and on Pinterest I  found an awesome and affordable company of sunnies called ZeroUV .

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I found some great sunglasses! Great for both men and women. I liked the presentation of their website and all their social media channels. When I subscribed to their mailing list they sent me a coupon to use for my first purchase.

Keeping it real I was a bit afraid of purchasing my sunnies online. I usually get them from local boutiques or random shopping adventures but after seeing all their great reviews, I took the leap and BAM!! done deal.

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I found this retro hippie oversized round ones. They are so cool, and I really wanted a piece that made a statement. I have worn them a couple of times and have gotten great responses.

ZeroUV is very legit, by the way this post is not sponsored by them. I’m just sharing my experience with them and recent sunglasses trends. They are very professional, the package arrived on time and secured. The glasses arrived in a small box, wrapped very carefully in a plastic bag and it came with the microfiber bag to keep them safe and clean.

Here are some of my looks with my new retro sunnies!

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The cool thing is that I can wear them with anything <3

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Hope you all enjoy this post, would love to hear your feedback on what would you friends would like me to share more on this blog. Have a great week and rock your own style.!

XOXO

KREADIV MISFIT

Photography By: Nicolas Bolanos  https://www.instagram.com/sgtsemperfi3/

P.S: This post is not sponsored by ZeroUV.

Latest Closet Faves!

Happy February Darlings!!

I hope you guys had a great Valentines, whether you are in a relationship, married, single or not remember you are worthy, loved and you have purpose. It’s been a very busy month, but today Saturday morning I woke up inspired to share some of my favorite faves.

I try to be conscious about what I purchase , last month I focused on just items that I needed and that would make a statement. As much as I love shopping, I am trying to focus on buying items that I only need. I hope this post inspires you to keep shopping for the things you need, to get out of your comfort zone and try something new. Also this post is not sponsored by any of these companies, I just wanted to share with you guys my latest shopping experience and the great items I found.

*1st Fave*

Bell Sleeve Shift Dress Yellow by Xhilaration™ from Target

It’s a 100% Rayon

V neck

Long, set bell sleeve with a funky feel

at knee-length and it has pockets! it’s a very fun wearable dress for a day out or a nice date.

It’s kind of challenging for me to wear prints sometimes since I like more of basics colors, but when I found this dress it caught my eye and it was only $27.99.  Perfect item for the spring season coming up!

(booties from Kohl’s)

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*2nd Fave*

I don’t own that many bags anymore since I been moving so much  and half of my closet I have given it away, but I wanted an everyday bag that would go with everything and where I can fit my most important every day items. I went online to JustFab and signed up for the VIP member program.

Let me just tell you that I save so much $$$ because the original bag was $59.95 but because it was my first purchase and I had become a VIP member I payed….tan tan tan…$14.94!!  yeah shipping and all I was so happy because any dollar that one can save it’s awesome or literally #goals.!

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Danu Dove Grey

Faux leather, gold zippers, removable strap,  3 pockets 2 inside and 1 inside and it’s a very versatile item.

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I was very happy with my purchase, and shopping on JustFab’s website was easy and you find some great items for your closet. I recommend highly that you check out their website and learn more about their VIP membership program.

Thank you for taking the time to read my post today and for your support, I will post more of my favorite things and let me know if you enjoy this post or anything you would like to see. Have a great weekend darlings.!

XOXO

Kreadiv Misfit