Carly for fall

How to style your LuLaRoe Carly for Fall
LuLaRoe Carly by Tracy Vazquez
Tie your shirt around your waist

You guys fall is here that means leaves, pumpkins and cooler weather. Well if you’re from NC it means it’s cool in the morning and then you’re sweating by noon. So how’s a girl to dress? Layers of course. In this article I give you a few tips on how to style your LuLaRoe Carly for fall.

I love any excuse to layer all the things. If you’ve read my previous few posts, you’ll know that I like the rule of 3 when it comes to planning an outfit. Do I sound like a broken record yet? I mean it literally is in my head every time I think about what to wear and I promise if you start using it too, it will totally help you out!

LuLaRoe Carly
How to layer your Carly for fall
LuLaRoe Carly by Tracy Vazquez
3 pieces adds dimension to your outfit

I love the look of a flannel shirt over a Carly. In this look I also paired it with my Jaxon. I like the longer feel of the Jaxon but in a pinch you could do a cropped jacket like the Harvey too. It all depends on what you are comfortable in. I love how the colors in the button down shirt pull out the mustard in the Carly. When you’re pattern mixing like this you also want to make sure you stay in the same color family. A color family can be jewel tones, pastels, or primary colors. You also want to add a more organized pattern like the gingham with a more unpredictable pattern like the florals in this Carly.

LuLaRoe Carly by Tracy Vazquez
Tying the shirt helps to define the waistline.

If it gets too hot for the jean jacket, you can take it off and tie a knot around your waist with the shirt. I like that it helps to give some definition to the Carly.

LuLaRoe Carly by Tracy Vazquez
Tie your shirt around your waist

When it gets too hot for your flannel shirt you just tie that baby around your waist and keep on working it.

LuLaRoe Carly by Tracy Vazquez
photos by @kellieblogs

Need another transition? Add that jean jacket back to your outfit. If you’re looking for Carly outfits be sure to join my shop. I’ll be dropping outfits to the wall all day.

Remember, you are worthy and loved just the way you are.

xoxo,

Tracy

P.S. Need some one on one personal style tips? Check out my Personal Style services here: http://tracyvazquez.com/personalstyling/ 

How to style your LuLaRoe Jill

How to style the LuLaRoe Jill by Tracy Vazquez

 

How to style the LuLaRoe Jill by Tracy Vazquez
The pleats on the Jill add such great detail

 

Have you ever put on a skirt and just felt the urge to twirl like you did when you were a little girl? That’s how the Jill makes me feel. No matter the pattern, the feel of the skirt just makes me feel super feminine. Like all of our skirts, the Jill is meant to be worn a little higher waisted, like right around the belly button. Depending on the color of the waistband it can be hard to style it so I love that you have the option of turning the waistband in. Then you have more choices when it comes to a top to pair it with. When you do this, it also makes the skirt shorter which is good if you’re on the shorter side as the Jill can be a little long on you.

How to style your LuLaRoe Jill by Tracy Vazquez
add a pop of leopard

 

I love putting a leopard belt with my Jills. Not only is leopard a neutral but it helps to define that waistline which is super flattering. I usually have a Classic T tucked in and then add accessories or layers as needed. I always apply the rule of 3 when getting dressed. The rule of 3, if you read my post on LuLaRoe Denim you’ll remember that you want to dress in odd numbers. So if I have on a Jill and a Classic T I will want to add a scarf or a jacket or a big statement jewelry piece. If you want to really step it up, try a Jill, a Classic T, a jacket, a scarf and a pair of statement earrings. I’ve been loving these.

LuLaRoe Jill
How to style your LuLaRoe Jill

Can we also talk about the pleats? They are so on trend right now, I promise you’ll see them a ton this holiday season. I’ve seen similar skirts to the Jill at high end retailers for over $100. These pleats are set by hand and they add such great texture to the skirt.

How to style the LuLaRoe Jill by Tracy Vazquez
The pleats on the Jill add such great detail
How to style the LuLaRoe Jill by Tracy Vazquez
Fun and Flirty
How to style the LuLaRoe Jill by Tracy Vazquez
photos by @kellieblogs

If you’re looking to shop Jill skirts, I will have outfits live in my shop tonight. Click the link to join.

Remember, you are worthy and you are loved just the way you are.

xoxo

Tracy

Denim dreams do come true LuLa Roe’s Harvey and Jaxon

Denim dreams do come true LuLa Roe’s Harvey and Jaxon

Have you ever tried something on and didn’t realize what you were missing in your life? Enter Harvey and Jaxon. They are the newest kids on the LuLaRoe block {high five for a 90’s reference} Our designer Patrick has really outdone himself this time. Usually denim is restrictive and suffocating. Not this denim, it’s stretchy and breathable. All I can say is that, dreams do come true and there

Harvey has a more traditional cut, I am wearing the XL in this photo. I can wear a M, L and XL because hello stretchy denim but prefer the fit of the XL the best. The denim comes in several variations, different washes from light to dark, colored denim and embroidery.

 

This is the lighter wash with embroidery. This one is also a size L. I mean this detail y’all! There are 2 inside pockets and the buttons have our logo on them. I mean, the cutest!

The Jaxon is a longer hem and looks super cute paired with our dresses and skirts. For size reference I am wearing a L. PS- I’m obsessed with the length of the Jaxon!

 

That stitching is the stuff of dreams ya’ll…denim dreams! This is done by hand, not a patch!

I love that I can layer it with dresses or over a Joy vest. I’m a big fan of the rule of 3 in fashion. The rule of three comes from art and implies that things that are grouped in odd numbers are more aesthetically pleasing. I keep this in mind when I am putting an outfit together. I would pair a top with a skirt and then throw on a denim jacket. I could add a necklace too but then I would also add statement earrings or a clutch or if I’m channeling my inner Joey, maybe a Joy vest too.

Okay maybe the Joey example is taking it a bit far, you don’t want to go overboard but don’t be afraid of adding those layers!

P.S. Need some one on one personal style tips? Check out my Personal Style services here: http://tracyvazquez.com/personalstyling/ 

Working from home: 6 things I’ve learned

Well we are 6 months in to working from home

6 months into being my own boss.

6 months into setting my own schedule.

And 6 months in to the scariest best thing I have ever done.

Do I have it all figured out? Heck no! But I have learned a thing or two.

1. Setting a bed time is hard

Like I kinda already knew that from when I was teaching and had to be up 5:30AM but that was hard because I had to go to bed at 9pm in order to get a decent night’s sleep. Not having a start time means it’s hard to go to bed at a set hour. I could start work at 10AM and work until 10PM. So you see my dilemma.

2. Health Insurance

I feel so adult saying this but health insurance man, it’s not cheap and it’s not good. I started out just paying Cobra but it’s literally like a mortgage payment. I wanted to cry every time we paid the bill. I could add on to my husband’s plan but that is also tricky since it makes his premiums go up. So we settled on a healthcare sharing company.

3. Work-life balance

I mean this is a hard one for many people working from home or not but these seems especially hard on the weeks when hubby travels. Thankfully I do love what I do but I have to be careful to guard time for just us.

4. PJs all day

I mean hello, my job is fashion but sometimes I stay in pjs all day and I won’t apologize for it. Other days I stay in work out clothes all day and forget to shower. And then when I really have my ish together I put on an Amelia to go to Target. You win some, you lose some

5. Thinking thoughts

Since I’m not worried about going a million miles an hour at school and then rush home to do LuLaRoe, I actually have time to think thoughts. Y’all it’s been years since I was alone with my thoughts and you know what? I actually have some good ones. And you’re about to read all of them in this blog.

6. The hustle is real

I drink my coffee out of a mug that says hustle but in all seriousness if I don’t work, I don’t get paid. I have always had a salary so this is a huge change for me but not necessarily a bad thing. Every day I bet on myself and that has given me more confidence than having a salary ever could.

What about you? Have you always thought working from home would be a dream? Do you work from home already? Do you have any tips for me?

 

PS- working from home means I have a pretty cute co-worker