Monday, May 26, 2014

As Simple as Black and White

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 I've been seeing a lot of black and white stripes in the stores lately, so I've been shopping for you and found these great dresses, skirts, and tops. The secret to really rocking the black and white is to add a pop of color with your shoes and/or bag.

Dresses in black and white stripes for summer 2014
Dress from ModCloth
Bag from Payless ShoeSource
Shoes from Naturalizer
Extra 20% Off Sandals + Free Shipping on Naturalizer.com through 5/26.
Sale through 5/27/14





Dress from Catherine's in sizes 1x-5x.




Dresses in black and white stripes for summer 2014

Skirt from DownEast Basics



Dresses in black and white stripes for summer 2014
Dress from ModCloth




Dresses in black and white stripes for summer 2014
Skirt from DownEast Basics

That's the long and short of it in simple black and white. What do you think of the trend? Are you in?


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Thursday, May 8, 2014

Special Bargains for You

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I don't want you to miss these special bargains, so I'm doing a special blog post just to share them!

Payless Shoes: Get 20% Off All Merchandise from Payless.com! Offer Valid 5/6 - 5/21/2014. Use Promo Code ZZ20 at Checkout. 

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Old Pueblo Traders: Free Shipping on $20 Orders (Exp. 5/31)  




Bedford Fair: Free Shipping on $20 Orders (Exp. 5/31)





Catherine's Plus Size: Want it All? Shop 40% off everything! Use code WANTCA at checkout. Valid 5/7-5/10.




Roaman's:  Celebrate Mothers Day - Free Gift w/ $25+ order use code RDGIFT (5/9-5/11)




 
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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Introducing Halftees

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Recently I wrote about skirt extenders, clever little accessories to help with the problem of the too-short skirt. Today let's talk about the opposite problem: what to do about the too-low top!

My philosophy here at Her Adorning is that we should be able to buy clothes that don't need any accessorizing or altering to fit properly and that allow us to be modest. In the real world, however, I have to acknowledge that sometimes that's difficult, and sometimes we just see something we would love...if only. If only it were longer. If only it had sleeves. If only the neckline didn't plunge into realms best left unmentioned.

So once in a while, I'll share solutions to those problems instead of only focusing on the clothing that's perfectly modest to begin with. 

Obviously one solution to the too-low top is to wear a shirt of some sort underneath. I have no  problem with that most of the time, but I live in California's San Joaquin Valley, an area which in the summer is known for producing fruits and vegetables and tremendous waves of overwhelming heat. The one hundred degree day is just to be expected around here. Then my husband and I visit his family in the Midwest where all humidity is produced. I'm pretty sure that if I tried, I could swim in the air there. It's about that wet and that thick.

The point is that I don't especially care to wear two whole layers at any point during the summer. Thankfully, I discovered Halftee




Halftees are awesome! They give you the coverage you want up top without all the bulk. What I love is that they come in so many styles. There are regular tee shirts, cap sleeves, tanks, three-quarter sleeves, long sleeves, and "boyfriend" tees. 

I like the tank tops because the straps are wider than average so bra straps stay covered. Also, all of their tops are reversible, front to back, so you can choose which amount of coverage is right for you.



The tops come in a wide range of colors, and for a dressier look there are several options incorporating lace. Halftee has shirts in little girl sizes too! 

You really just need to check them out

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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Cool Spring Pastels

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On Monday we looked at the bright color palette that will be in style this spring and summer. Today let's look at the pastels. According to the folks at Pantone, blue represents freedom. Summer is light, airy, and free. Accordingly, we'll be dressing in the light, cool blues with names like Placid Blue, along with other pastels like Violet Tulip and Hemlock (green)and the neutrals beige and gray. Unless of course we're wearing the bright colors we looked at Monday.

Let's go shopping!

 
Dot Print Dress in New French Blue from Chadwick's. $59.99


 
Blue Hankie-Hem dress from Roaman's -- sizes 14W-34W -- $59.99-69.99





Sums it Up Sandal in Cobalt from ModCloth - $54.99

A breezy sundress plus these royal blue sandals equals one spot-on ensemble! This stand-out pair boasts a soft leather construction, a strap-crossing closed-toe...




Charter School Cardigan in Baby Blue from ModCloth - $34.99

Show your style smarts in this versatile cardigan! With a V-neck, buttoned front, 3/4 sleeves, and a fine, soft knit with ribbed edges, this pastel blue sweater...



And let's put together an outfit!



Dress from DownEast Basics -- $49.99
Necklace & Earring set from DownEast Basics -- $19.99
Shoes from Payless ShoeSource -- $29.99
Sunglasses from ModCloth -- $11.99




See anything you like? What's your favorite pastel color? Leave a comment!

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Monday, April 28, 2014

The Colors of Spring 2014

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I first learned of Pantone when I started making jewelry. Pantone is the organization that tells us what colors we're going to wear every year. Made up of designers, artists, and other influencers, the folks at Pantone name the color of the year and also various colors for each season. Those colors show up in clothing and jewelry as well as in home decorating.

2014's color of the year is Radiant Orchid. This spring and summer, we have two color palettes to choose from. I'll be sharing one today and the other one on Wednesday. Today we're going to look at the bright shades, and I do mean bright!

The colors for summer 2014 have names like Cayenne and Radiant Orchid. These are mixed with Celosia Orange, Dazzling Blue, and Freesia (yellow). Here are some examples of this color group in use.


Available at DownEast Basics

Available at DownEast Basics

You can wear these brights together or tone them down with some neutrals. Pantone is recommending colors called Sand (beige) and Paloma (gray). Let's put together an outfit!


Blue-skirt


Skirt from DownEast Basics -- $27.99
Top in Highrise Grey from DownEast Basics -- $34.99
Shoes from Naturalizer -- $59.99
Bag from Kohl's -- $39
Celtic Knot Flexi clip for hair -- $14



The bright colors aren't for everyone, I know, so Wednesday we'll look at the pastels that will be in style this summer.

Which do you prefer, brights or pastels? Leave a comment!


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Saturday, April 26, 2014

Quick Bargains

Monday I'll be talking about the new colors to watch for this spring. Today, however, let's look at some current sales around the web. Be sure to keep an eye on the ending dates of these sales.


Roaman's plus size store is having a Mother's Day Sale: 40% All Sleepwear and Loungewear use code RDSLEEP40 (4/23-4/30),
 
Summer will be here before you know it, so stock up on essentials with the Dive Into Summer Sale from ModCloth! Get 20% off select summer dresses, and sandals. If you’re ready for sun RIGHT NOW, then you can get free express shipping on orders of $125 or more -- just use code EXPRESS at checkout. Shop while it’s hot, because this deal won’t last forever!


Now through Monday only at Flirty Aprons! Time to get Mom one of these darling aprons at half price! Mothers Day Madness - Use code MOTHER50 = 50% Off + Free Shipping through Monday only on any purchase.  Check out their adorable new styles!





Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Skirt Extenders: The Solution to the Too-Short Skirt

I had heard of them and had seen them online, but I had never seen one in person until my son's girlfriend wore one to church last week. Truthfully, all I saw was a cute dress until my daughter started a conversation about it.

Yes, the skirt extender is so cute and so natural looking that it easily does the job of adding length to the too-short skirt and making it modest!

The store where she got hers doesn't currently have them in their online store, but I spent some time searching, and I found these for you.



I found this first group at DownEast Basics, which is a great source for modest clothing.

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I found these Skirt Extenders on Amazon






















Now the only question is which one(s) to buy! And which colors??? Oh dear! Can't I just buy one of each???? 
Which do you like the best? Leave a comment!


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