Hey guys, last week I did a guest post on my good friend Stiletto Siren’s blog “Lips Hips and Fatshion Tips” and you know I couldn’t leave our readers out of the loop, so here is my guest post on FP3! Make sure you check out my girl Stiletto’s website here, she always does the most fabulous OOTD’s!
Hey Lips Hips and Fatshion Tips readers, it’s Micaela here from Fashion Plus 3 subbing in for the beautiful and talented Stiletto Siren as she jet sets on vacay with her beautiful family during this blazing summer! Speaking of the summer, we have officially hit the peak of it and after many days of sweating uncontrollably (it’s been hotttt in Chicago), I finally know what keeps me cool, calm and fabulous! So here are my tried and true must haves for the peak of the summer!
1. A Maxi Dress
What’s the one clothing item that can keep you cool, comfy and fabulous all day, no matter what? A Maxi dress of course! During the day I throw on sandals or wedges and throw my hair in a ponytail and I’m instantly day time chic. Then, if I want to be glam for night time soiree’s all I have to do is throw on statement earrings, fabulous heels and let my hair down and bam, I’m ready to party! Maxi dresses are easy breezy and super stylish, my summer would seriously suck without one!
Forever 21 + Halter Maxi Dress
2. Waterproof Mascara/Liner
I love makeup, but let’s be real, makeup and summer don’t really mix. So finding makeup that can combat the heat and still give me a fierce cat eye makes me super happy. Water proof eyeliner and mascara is with me at all times! The beauty of it is that I can wear it to work, then to the beach (get wet and everything), go out and come home and it’s still in the same place I put it that morning. Yeah, it’s that good. If you don’t know, now you do!
Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner
L’oreal Voluminous Mascara in Carbon Black (Waterproof formula)
3. Pambras Braliner
Sometimes undergarments are terribly uncomfortably. Couple that with summer sweat and summer just turned into a bummer! Beat that heat with a Pambras Braliner for cool, non sweaty boobs. Seriously, I’m wearing one right now!
Pambra’s Bra Liner in White, Black and Nude (Link: http://www.fashionplus3.com/2011/07/10/no-more-sweaty-boobs-pambras-bra-liner-review-and-giveaway/)
P.S. Were giving away all three colors on the blog, click on the link to get some free!
4. A Sexy Swimsuit
No longer are the days when the only option for a sexy plus size swim suit was a T-shirt! We now have haute swimsuits that you can find anywhere, like at Torrid, Monif. C or Swim Suits for All to name a few. We have no excuse to where a t-shirt any more ladies! Nothing looks better than wearing your curves confidently in a sexy swimsuit! Now strut your stuff straight to the beach!
Monif C.-“Monaco” Ruched Plus Size Swimsuit – Yellow
Yes ladies, I said shorts. Now, I know of lot of ladies aren’t comfortable showing their legs, but I find that I’m even more uncomfortable not showing them! Wearing jeans can be so uncomfortable. My legs like to breathe and they breathe best in shorts. Cut at the right length, they can transform your wardrobe, making it fresh and summer appropriate. You don’t want to be the girl standing out in 90 degree heat with jeans on! Give your legs some air girl, you’ll thank me later!
Forever 21 +Linen-Blend Drawstring Shorts
Bonus Picks: A floppy hat and Sunglasses!
Sunburns are not cute honey! I got one when I was younger from being in an outdoor pool all day without a stitch of SPF on. My Mom didn’t think that I needed it because I’m African American, but ladies, no matter your heritage wear sunscreen! It is good for your skin! And also wear a floppy hat and sunglasses. It’s better to be protected than not because no one is excluded from skin cancer, or sun burns. Be proactive in your skin care and you’ll have great skin for many summers to come!
Floppy hat and Sunglasses-Gifted from my Mom for b-day (She gets it now yall)
This hat was also under a dollar at a thrift store!
I hope my list of must haves was helpful! If your still sweltering through the summer hopefully my list can help you through the rest of the hot days that I am sure will come!
So what peak of the summer must haves do you use to keep cool?