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

 

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

 

All About Metallics!

Hello Friends!

I hope you guys are doing great, it’s been a crazy busy season full of parties, shopping, planning, getting ready for the new year etc. Holiday parties are here and the struggle is real to find something to wear.  I was recently invited to a holiday party at one of my jobs and I honestly did not know what to wear. I didn’t want to go with all black even though that’s what my heart was craving, and I wanted to stay within my budget which it’s very challenging when you go to any store specially during this season.

I have been seeing a lot of people wearing metallics, I remember buying my first slip on shoes of metallics during the summer but didn’t know it was going to be so big during this holiday season. It was huge on the F/W 16 runways of Michael Kors, Tibi and one of my favorites Saint Laurent. So I decided to do my research and created a mood board for an inspired metallic look for this holiday festivities. I wanted to find a statement piece and also pair it up with pieces that I had in my closet, that way it would balance out and I didn’t have to spend too much money.

On this board you can see a variety of different metallics like silver, gold, holographic, copper, cherry, and rose. They can be paired with neutrals and yeah they will get you noticed but there are ways to make it look effortless.image

I went to the mall and it was a disaster, it was so packed I got anxiety and honestly did not find anything that I liked. Going to a big store that has too much it overwhelms my eyes, so the next day after that adventure I decided to visit Francescas boutique. Everything was so organized, the sales associates and store managers were very friendly and helpful. After trying different dresses, I found this metallic dress. #WINNERimage

It was very comfortable, really good for my figure and not tight! I don’t like tight dresses and even though I like statement pieces I was a bit scared of how shiny it looked but hey I knew I had to take a risk. This dress was $48.00 which is not bad, it has adjustable straps and the lining inside was kind of silky and soft.

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I didn’t want to just wear the dress by itself because it was going to be a cold night, and the party was not that fancy even though I was looking kind of fancy. So I wanted a piece that would make the dress tone down a bit and I remember that one of my really good friends last year gifted me this pleather Forever 21 jacket with some cool spikes details on the shoulder and I paired it together and it worked.

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I know that maybe the spikes were a bit too much, but it was a small touch of punk, and it gave a special balance to my outfit. I knew I was taking a risk, but hey fashion is all about risks and sometimes things that you might never think that would go together, they might work if you try.image

It was a cold night and there was no way I was going wear open toe shoes, I love wearing boots and this is the season for it. Two years ago I found this suede ankle boots at Forever 21, they are very tall but have a good amount of support. I liked how it had that metallic gold touch in front of the heel and knew that they would work for my look.image

This is how my whole outfit looked for the holiday party that night!

Hair: Slick pulled back.

Make up: Bold purple lip, cat eye, and soft eyeshadow.

Accessories: Small silver necklace, clear square silver earrings and silver bangles.

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I hope this post inspired you and gave you an idea on how to pair up metallics this holiday season. I know it can look a bit scary, and maybe you are saying “oh that’s not for me” but like Bieber said “Never Say Never”! Go out there and try something new , don’t forget to also go into your closet and use what you have that way you can look great, feel great and save some money. I had people asking me about this outfit and how much money I spent, but it’s all about learning to find what works for you and using your resources.

Happy holidays and don’t forget to shine!!

XOXO Kreadiv Misfit <3