history of bell bottoms

Thursday, April 25, 2013


I don't know about you but I really want a pair of bell bottoms. Do you have any pairs that you already love? I think when I find the perfect pair I'm going to invest; maybe something from Free People? I took a few fashion courses during my time in college and love researching fashion trends. Here is a history lesson on bell bottoms for my readers.

Origin of Bell-Bottoms

The pants that the world has come to know and love as a fitted yet flowing fashion staple amongst young people originally were designed for much more practical reasons. Though the actual creation of the first pair of bell-bottoms is unknown, the first mention of bell-bottom pants was in 1813 in reference to the uniforms of U.S. Navy sailors. Bell-bottoms were a functional choice for sailors since they were easy to remove over boots, easy to roll up to avoid becoming water-logged, and--perhaps most interestingly--could be morphed into a floatation device by filling the pant legs with air.

I guess now we know why sailors may have some of the most iconic outfits but they also helped them survive if they were wrecked at sea! Heck yes floatation device, I think airplanes need to get a pair of these underneath seats :) Anywho...here are a few of my favorite ways to wear them. I will post some pictures of myself in them as soon as I find that PERFECT pair. I wanted to point out too that bell bottoms work well for most women's bodies because they draw attention from their waist downward.



pregnant-dress like it

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Hi readers,

I don't know about you but I've become increasingly annoyed at Kim Kardashian and her constant quest to still dress too sexy while pregnant. I'm not "hating" on the girl because we all can admit she is a natural beauty; however we can admit that wearing the same clothing you wore before pregnancy isn't working for her. I've told my husband when I get pregnant someday I am allowed to wear beautiful hippy moo moo's with my flowers in my cute braided hair.

Why does everything have to be "sexy" these days? I hate advertising too that believes we can make certain things "sexy" like my favorite tampon brand or deodorant. Honestly neither tampons or deodorant will ever be sexy, EVER. Again can't we embrace the time in a women's life of being pregnant and it being ok to show that we have a belly? I wanted to research the difference between dressing appropriately for being pregnant and the people who should get help on their pregnancy style. Let's hope that Kim Kardashian reads my blog so I can help her get out of her pregnancy clothing fashion disasters.

Ok, here goes.

Claudia Schiffer-Ok. I know we can't all start out before pregnancy as supermodels but let's take style cues from this lady. She looks great.

Dasha Zhukova (Garage Magazine Editor)-a lady who shows how beautiful pregnancy can look while not pouring her boobs bubbling over her dresses and showing the glow of how a pregnancy naturally looks.

Reese Witherspoon-She is petite but wears pregnancy clothing that makes her look taller and just plain gorgeous. 

Selma Blair-Not only do I think she has a great sense of humor but man can this girl dress a pregnancy bump.



Celebrities with and without Makeup

Friday, April 12, 2013


I am such a girl sometimes. We all see too many magazines, photos, videos of celebrities and compare beauty to what they look like and I'm tired of it. Now we have all seen video and photo's of celebrity before and after Photoshop, and I want us to really take a close look at this phenomenon. My biggest pet peeve of Photoshop is getting rid of all those wrinkles or imperfections that make use human. I don't know about you but I've worked really hard to get some of these wrinkles so I'd like people to see them. Please don't confuse me when I'm saying this because I want to feel pretty just like the next girl but I do want to set realistic expectations for myself. Let's all take care of our bodies and more importantly our minds. Here are some photos so we can all realize everyone is human; the same goes for you celebrities. Happy Friday!



Baldwin Party

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Hi readers,

A few weeks ago I had an amazing time at a party that Baldwin Denim threw at Town Center Crossing on March 28th to celebrate Matt Baldwin being named of one GQ's best new menswear designers. As one of the winners, Baldwin gets to design an exclusive 12-piece collection to be sold, starting in October, at Gap stores around the globe. My friend Sam is great about informing me about fashion events around town because she is a fashion lover like me. I bought my first Marc Jacobs cell phone case which has a credit card holder. How brilliant is that? Enjoy the photos. I plan to go to more shows soon and I have to buy a couple Baldwin baseball caps soon!

Ps-highlight for the night was meeting my favorite soccer player for Sporting KC Aurelien Collin.