Wednesday, May 8, 2013

swinging spring; maxi's and taxi's

it's time for maxi skirts! Normally I stick to knee length skirts, but I saw this one and couldn't resist.

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Sunday, April 28, 2013

Friday, April 26, 2013

Kelly Smith

Have any of you guys heard of Kelly Smith? Well she's awesome. She combines art and fashion to create a fabulous amped up fashion sketch. Here are some of her drawings.

and here are some of my takes on her art:

and two more of hers:

for more of her art go to birdy&


Looking for a work outfit? here are some basic tips.

Tights are tricky
If you're anything like me, every single pair of pantyhose you own exhibits a rip someplace or another. If tights are needed to complete the outfit, and they often are, go for the thick kind. Im not talking about the sweater types, But just don't buy those skin color types that rip before you put them on. Tights with designs in them, fishnet for example, are a good choice because if they rip you wont really be able to tell. If your tights do rip however, you can use clear nail polish or hairspray. This wont fix the run, but it will stop it from spreading. After WAY to much searching, I've decided topshop is my favorite place to shop for tights.

Pencil Skirts Are Awesome.
you should always have a good pencil skirt on hand, they go great with a lot of tops. However, you need to have the correct body type for the skirt you choose. I found a great site about the type of body that goes with each skirt, which can be found here.

Professional doesn't mean expensive
Professional just means well groomed and nice looking. It doesn't mean slinky waiter girl dress, or a gappy club dress. just be yourself, and for goodness sakes wear something comfortable!!

You don't always need to wear heels!
Those huge, 5 inch death traps some people call heels aren't always needed or preferred. Some people prefer a good pair of flats or sandals. And that's fine! heels do look good for certain occasions, but even when they are worn they don't need to be huge. A kitten heel or wedge does just fine.

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  • birdcage necklace- from the street fair:)
  • glasses- chinatown
  • blazer-h&m
  • top- forever 21
  • skirt- a reve

From Pool to Party

Dresses are amazing. Seriously. they can be used in practically every situation, which most people don't  consider. skirts are also great. They are like shorts but prettier. 
 this dress is $24.80 from forever 21. It can be worn as a summer dress, like above, or a party/fancy event, like below.
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Thursday, April 25, 2013

welcome to my blog!

Welcome to my Blog, frills and freckles. my purpose for this blog is to give you a sneak peek into my life, fashion and all. And I guess if I'm going to be posting things all the time you should know a little bit about me! My name is Isabelle, but I go by Belle. I live in NYC. I love art and clothes, both important things for starting a fashion blog! I believe that when you try something new you should be yourself. That said, to start off I'll post some of  the sketches I have been working on!
This is the sketch I made after visiting the Met this afternoon:) Right now there is a special fashion exibit going on. I love it so much I could move right in! speaking of moving into the Met, has anyone read 'From The Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler'? It's cute. You should.
this sketch is based off of a sketch I found by Eli Saab, rendering sleeping beauty.
There are more in the princess collection, which can be found here.