• Carla Arvie

Labor Day Style

Chicskates, oh how I've missed you! Although I can't say that I didn't enjoy my break....haha but you understand ;)

Anyhow, I took today to pay tribute to the Labor Day holiday. The vision behind this look was to create a fun, modern, and modest pin-up girl look. I'm sure you've noticed by now that I practically WORSHIP the 50s retro fashion era.

I suppose my fascination is with how well put together and elegant women were back then.

Everything about the 50s woman was polished to a tee from the sophisticated gloves, to the corset fitted dresses, to even the matching handbags! WHAT A TIME to have been alive in fashion!

I think it's really cool how fashion doesn't have to be "by the book" or much of a serious ordeal; outside of work and formal events of course but that's to be discussed at another time. What I most enjoy is taking my interests, such as my love for the 50s, and applying it to my style.

One misconception I have heard is that you can't maintain your identity and still be fashionable.

Don't you dare believe such a lie! Believe it or not, there is a way you can still wear your geeky Star Wars t-shirt or

rainbow earrings and look rockin'.

Sorry for those of you who cringed a little at my last statement but I believe this to be true!

However, I do agree that there has to be a balance with how you style outfits. The last thing you want is to for your clothes or "pieces of flair" in your clothing to WEAR YOU - can I get an amen!?

So you may be wondering to yourself, "How can I avoid being 'WORN'"? I'll tell you something quite simple that you can use as a guiding aid in avoiding this issue, "It's all in how you piece it together my friend".

For example, you can see in the picture above that I added this major statement scarf to a plain navy dress to give it pizzazz.

Then I finished it off with a cute pair of white pointy flats to really bring my outfit together. I decided not to wear any jewelry since I felt I had enough going on with the scarf but a nice pair of earring studs and perhaps a metallic bracelet or watch would have also gone well with this look :)

This was just a very basic styling walk-through, but know that I plan to do more in the future with my upcoming "Wildcard Wednesday" series and weekly "Friday Fashion Tips" segment.

As always, thanks for your support and for stopping by! Below are the cost details for this look.

Dress: Thrift Giant, Forever21 brand ($5)

Scarf: Old Navy ($7)

Pointy Flats: Old Navy ($10)

Total Cost: $22

Additional Details

Photographer: Jessica Colligan

Makeup Master: Stacey Scott

#LaborDayWeekend #ballinonabudget #MondaySlayage #MotivateYourMonday #summertimefine #patrioticbeauty #pinup

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