Road-Tripping in Style

Last week I took a road trip to Santa Barbara and Newport Beach.  Luckily I wasn’t the one doing the driving, so my biggest concerns were about what I should wear, how I should do my hair, and which sunglasses I should wear.  He held the camera and posed awkwardly in front of the pacific ocean as we drove down the 1 along the coast of California.

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I wanted to be comfortable on the long drive.  My black dress from Tobi was perfect because it was lightweight and soft. My obnoxious big black watch weighed down my arm, reflected the sun, and made my look a bit more rugged! I wore a big chunky Stella & Dot bracelet to give my look some much-needed bling!

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I could spend hours just admiring the beautiful Pacific Ocean.

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Nonchalantly walking along the mountains at the side of the road, posing for pics as my personal photographer snaps some pics.

Love,

J. Molly

 

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Wear that Dress you like, Skintight…

Yes, you guessed it…The title is part of the lyrics to a Selena Gomez song. Which one? Good for You, that song with a sexy video of Selena rolling around on the couch and the floor.

I know I spend a lot of time talking about dresses, but that’s because I love them and they’re a major staple in my wardrobe.  This dress is one of my favs.  I bought it about five years ago from Mango.  The splash of red is what really makes this dress unique!

I love how the dress hugs my body without constraining it.  And when you’re going out in the winter, it doesn’t hurt to have long sleeves!  It’s perfect for a date night, dinner, party, bar, etc.

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Love,

J. Molly

Knockout Dress: Take a Look

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If you have an extra $508 dollars to spare, I have the perfect dress for you.  This green sequined dress from Nasty Gal, is one of their new arrivals and it’s already nearly sold out.  Just imagine walking into your holiday party wearing that dress with the structured shoulders, and the plunging neckline.  While it’s bold enough on it’s own and doesn’t need any accessories, adding a cool pair of chunky drop-down gemstone earrings with your hair pulled back, would make you the talk of the party!

Love,

J. Molly

Alternative Fashion: Eco-Friendly Meets Effortlessly Chic Style

There are three things a woman should look for when buying a new piece of clothing:

  1. a design or silhouette that adds a unique twist – it could be a cutout in a cool place, an asymmetrical hemline, a modern zipper detailing, etc.
  2. a soft fabric that feels luxuriously comfortable against your body
  3. a style that doesn’t just make a statement, but does so in a way that makes your look appear effortlessly chic

If you agree with me about any of the above factors, you’ll love the womenswear label, Alternative Fashion, designed for the confident woman who wants to look and feel her best! Designer and owner of Alternative Fashion, Alyssa Couture, uses eco-friendly fabrics to create sophisticated and fresh, yet timeless designs!

After falling in love with their Fall/Winter 2015 dance-inspired collection, here are three must-have pieces that practically jumped out at me!

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This short, cream colored dress has the most gorgeous drape and elegant sleeves!  You could dress it up with a chunky necklace and heels to wear on a weekend night-out with friends, or keep it casual and cute by pairing it with your favorite rustic cowboy boots!  Either way, this dress is très chic!

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Tired of a plain ol’ button-down shirt? Add a touch of sexiness to your look with this short-sleeve button-down shirt featuring the hottest shoulder cutouts.

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The best kind of dresses are the ones that are the most versatile.  This beautiful blue-ish purple dress is sophisticated and professional enough to wear to work, or stylish enough to wear to a dinner out with friends! I can also see this dress as the perfect item to throw on after a tough workout at the gym.

Ready to be chic, comfortable, and cute? Check out Alternative Fashion online!

Love,

J. Molly

Photo Credit:

Photographer: Matthew Lomanno, Model: Charlotte Hulseman, Mua: Kaleigh Bisson, Hair Stylist: Jeannine Cardinal/Tara Whitten 

Spice up Your Wardrobe this Holiday Season

I’ve come to rely on Nasty Gal to provide me with the hottest new looks each season.  The only problem is, I have nowhere to wear these sexy outfits!  But that doesn’t mean I can’t appreciate their beauty.  Check out these stunners.

The plunge v-neck, the conservative midi silhouette, and the burst of color makes this orange dress unforgettable.  Not to mention the model’s body is pretty much perfect.

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Courtesy of Nasty Gal $179.00

If you’re feeling a bit off kilter and you want to stun your audience with a sexy top, opt for the one pictured below.  All I can say is, I want this top!

Courtesy of Nasty Gal $48.00

Courtesy of Nasty Gal $48.00

If you’re looking for a more sexy librarian look, this navy dress ought to do the trick.  The mid length sleeves add a sense of refreshing sophistication to this sexy and daring dress.  Once again, all I can say is, I want this dress! Don’t you?

Courtesy of Nasty Gal $68.00

Courtesy of Nasty Gal $68.00

It’s time to take a turn inwards and focus on what’s under the dress… the bra.  It’s hard to tell whether it’s the bra or the model that makes this bra look incredible.  Perhaps it’s a bit of both.

Courtesy of Nasty Gal $105.00

Courtesy of Nasty Gal $105.00

I don’t know about you, but when I see these boots I can’t help but be reminded of the ones Julia Roberts wore in Pretty Woman.  All I can say is, bring on the leather!

Courtesy of Nasty Gal $178.00

Courtesy of Nasty Gal $178.00

Love,

J. Molly

Dresses Made from Condoms

Remember Lady Gaga’s dress made from raw meat? I’ve got something that can top it.  How would you like to wear a dress made out of condoms?  Brazilian artist and activist, Adriana Bertini, uses expired and defective condoms to create women’s dresses.  These dresses are not only meant to be beautiful and artsy, but they are also designed to raise awareness for condom use.

Courtesy of Huffington Post

Courtesy of Huffington Post

The designer states that working with these condoms helps participants, “…resignify their role in society by strengthening their self-esteem and identity.”  I’m not sure exactly how using condoms to make dresses would affect a person’s self esteem; it’s not like they’re using the condoms the way they’re intended to be used.  As for the identity part, I don’t know why someone would want condoms to make up a part of their identity…shoes, yes…Chanel bags, definitely…but condoms?

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Courtesy of Huffington Post

There is definitely a movement towards using materials other than typical clothing materials to make garments.  Sometimes I’m all for it.  Would I like to see a condom dress in a fashion museum? Sure.  But would I be creeped out if I saw someone wearing one on the street.  Yes. But nonetheless I think Bertini has tapped into an artistic side that is fun and original, and certainly gotten me excited (no pun intended)!

Courtesy of Huffington Post

Courtesy of Huffington Post

There’s nothing like wearing a dress made out of condoms to remind a guy to cover up.  Remember, no glove no love.

Sensationally yours,

J. Molly