What you do with Elmer’s glue is none of my business

Didn’t shower but still want to go shopping? Want to sprout 14 arms to hold up all your potential purchases to see if the work together?  Want to play make-believe superstar NYC fashion magazine editor?!?!?!?!

I DO! I DO! 

Well today is your lucky day! If you haven’t been already, let me introduce you to Polyvore.com. Polyvore.com is probably the most exciting thing that has happened to procrastination in awhile. On this website you are able to make collages of clothing items that are priced and linked, admire celebrity style, and choose graphics to make your collage unique. From there you post it to an online social media network and see how other people get inspired. It is one big arts and crafts party with no glitter in your hair or Elmer’s glue up your nose.

These past couple weeks as a redhead, I have found myself struggling to transition my wardrobe. All I ever want to wear is black! That’s all I wear to work, so during my days I want to mix it up. Unfortunately, my budget doesn’t really account for a whole lot of new things right now, so I decided to check out Polyvore to create a style inspiration collage to launch……

OPERATION: CHIQUITA EN FUEGO

Translation: if I’m going to pay good American money to ensure my head is going to look like a firework launched from a barrel of strawberries, I can’t look like I’m going to a funeral.

(Dorkychickinlipstick.com is not a reliable language translation resource, and cannot be held accountable for any miscommunication with you and people who actually speak Spanish.)

Here, I took photos from the website of similar hair colors and found styles that I think would work! I did an evolution of my style at the bottom to help illustrate that a transition from blacks to electric yellows isn’t so crazy after all. My favorite find was that purple floral shorts-suit.. It is actually from JC Penney! I haven’t ever found anything at JCP, but think I might have to check it out just for this affordable, yet chic look! The fit and the fabric are two big factors, and there are some things you just don’t know until you try. I found myself picking out a lot of the same type of things. It is like when you go shopping with a friend and they say “here! this looks like you!” It was cool to get to see all of those things in one space, and gave me great new perspective on “my style”.

So take a peek at what I’ve done, and maybe get inspired to make your own!

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SO go forth, my stylish friends! Check out Polyvore.com! It is an awesome way to feel like a high-fashion magazine editor and find new clarity on what your personal style is!

Now I’m going to take a nap…. way better in my bed than on a food court bench 🙂

xo

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