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Valentine’s Day Body Con Dress – with and without body shapewear

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! to be totally truthful, this post today was a little more on the vulnerable side for me. The reason for that, is because the world we live in today revolves around facetune, photoshop and plastic surgery, which can leave a lot of us feeling very insecure about how our body looks in person and now even on camera. And especially on a day like today, when we want to feel sexy and maybe wear something a little more tight or revealing, it makes you think more about your appearance or weight.

For V-Day this year, I was really excited about wearing this red dress that has been one of my staples for holidays because of the vibrant red color, until I took a look in the mirror and saw that it was not as flattering as it once had been (thank you very much holiday weight gain). Due to this, I was not feeling confident in my look, until I decided to try some body shapers that really made me feel confident in my own skin. I didn’t have to go through cosmetic procedures to feel secure that my stomach looked a little flatter and more sucked in that it had before. All I had to do was slip on some undergarments and it made a dramatic change for me.

Below I am showing some before and afters. And don’t get me wrong, I still love my body and skin in the before, but I don’t think it is ever bad to wear something that makes you feel more confident.

Without Body Shapewear and a Bralette : 

With Body Shapewear & A Supportive Bra

I am truly floored at the difference these SKIMS made in the way my dress fit my body. It sucked me in (in all the right places) and I felt like it smoothed everything out (including that annoying thing where your belly button shows through…hate that).  I actually had to order the size L/XL in the shapewear due to availability and was nervous they wouldn’t hold me in as well, since I would typically be a S/M, but I think they still worked awesome. I can’t imagine how sucked in I would have felt in in the smaller size (think I will be re-ordering another pair to see).

THE CANVAS : 

Dress (alternative) ~ Shapewear ~ Bras ~
Heels (cheaper pair) ~ Bag (cheaper alternative)

Not only did I get the shapwear, but I also got a couple of bras from the SKIMS line as well. I have been wearing them non-stop. I don’t think I realized how ill-fitting my older bras were until I tried these. They are so supportive and the material is genuinely so soft. I still like my bralettes for over-sized items or lounging, but you can’t go wrong with these.

You’ll notice even Winston liked the feel of these things 😉 haha

I think shapewear is something women are embracing more and more. And there are so many shapes, sizes and colors to choose from now. I am glad that I am able to regain back some of that confidence that sometimes we lose in our head, and wear that dress I was hoping to rock. But don’t think that will stop me from eating some chocolate covered strawberries tonight! haha

xoxo
Erin

*This blog post is in collaboration with Nakturnal!

Trend Spin Linkup – FREE DAY

THE CANVAS : 

Coat : TopShop (on sale, 50% off) ~ Bottoms : Topshop
Underlayer : Topshop

Good morning…I hope everyone is having a great Tuesday and thanks for stopping by today’s Trend Spin Linkup!

Today’s trend is a Free Day

Come linkup anything and everything this week! I am showing something different this week…my ski outfit! I got this last year, but SNO by Topshop is still selling my pieces, and so much more. I linked them up above on the Nordstrom site, and they are definitely pieces you need to check out if you need some winter wear. 

Right now, I am coveting this one piece suit…should I get it?? 

Next week’s trend is Prints & Patterns

During these dull winter months, I can get a little bored with my clothes. I tend to wear oversized sweaters and lounge wear a lot to cover up my pale skin and a few of the pounds I put on during the holiday months. Anyone else feel like that? But to mix things up and get our of your routine, it is great to add some prints and patterns to your weekly wardrobe. Even if you try it one day! 

Bloggers :  All bloggers will be able to submit their post links via the inlinkz widget below every Tuesday at 12:00am CST with their take on our trend of the week. This will allow bloggers to show off their personal style, find new followers and meet some great fashionistas! You will also have the chance to be featured on our blogs the following Tuesday (if you make sure to link back to Laura and my blog) ! So grab the button and link up. = ) For all bloggers we simply ask that you please follow your hosts – Walking in Memphis in High Heels and The Fashion Canvas and provide a link to the Trend Spin Link-up in your post or add the button below to your blog. Don’t forget to stop by everyone’s blogs to see how they wore the trend today. Leave a comment on my blog, and also on at least 5 other blogs!

xoxo
Erin

FREE DAY

Walking in Memphis in High Heels | The Fashion Canvas 

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The featured bloggers are To Be Bright and Midlife and Beyond
because we loved their Layered Looks from last week’s linkup!

Add your link below and make sure to follow the theme for your chance to be featured on our blogs.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Trend Spin Linkup – LAYERS

 

THE CANVAS : 

Sweater : Lulus ~ Pants : Spanx ~
Hat : GigiPip ~ Earrings : Baublebar (love these) ~ 
Sunglasses : Ray Ban ~ Handbag : Gucci ~ Boots : Frye (similar)

Good morning…I hope everyone is having a great Tuesday and thanks for stopping by today’s Trend Spin Linkup!

Today’s trend is Layers

You know I can’t get enough of layers. I always think those extra pieces add the next level of depth to any outfit. So throw on those hats, scarves, gloves, and extra coats and join us today! 

Next week’s trend is a Free Day

Come linkup anything and everything next week! 

Bloggers :  All bloggers will be able to submit their post links via the inlinkz widget below every Tuesday at 12:00am CST with their take on our trend of the week. This will allow bloggers to show off their personal style, find new followers and meet some great fashionistas! You will also have the chance to be featured on our blogs the following Tuesday (if you make sure to link back to Laura and my blog) ! So grab the button and link up. = ) For all bloggers we simply ask that you please follow your hosts – Walking in Memphis in High Heels and The Fashion Canvas and provide a link to the Trend Spin Link-up in your post or add the button below to your blog. Don’t forget to stop by everyone’s blogs to see how they wore the trend today. Leave a comment on my blog, and also on at least 5 other blogs!

xoxo
Erin

LAYERS

Walking in Memphis in High Heels | The Fashion Canvas 

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The featured bloggers are Sparkle & Slippers and Avec Amber
because we loved their Valentine’s Day Looks from last week’s linkup!

Add your link below and make sure to follow the theme for your chance to be featured on our blogs.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

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Trend Spin Linkup – VALENTINE’S DAY LOOKS

THE CANVAS : 

Sweater : Forever21 (similar) ~ Skirt : Ann Taylor Factory ~ Coat : (similar)
Bracelet : Hermes ~ Earrings : Baublebar (love these) ~ 
Sunglasses : Ray Ban ~ Handbag : Louis Vuitton

Good morning…I hope everyone is having a great Tuesday and thanks for stopping by today’s Trend Spin Linkup!

Today’s trend is Valentines Day Looks

I know when you think about Valentine’s Day outfits, you usually think of red and pink. But why not stand out on this day and wear a classy winter white outfit. It embodies class and also gives you that essence of being a snow princess. Plus this outfit is perfect for a day at the office, or a fancy dinner out. And if you still want to wear some red and pink, throw on some blush shoes or accessories…or a red pouty lip to really take this outfit to the next level for your crush. 

Next week’s trend is Layers

You know I can’t get enough of layers. I always think those extra pieces add the next level of depth to any outfit. So throw on those hats, scarves, gloves, and extra coats for next week’s linkup. See you then! 

Bloggers :  All bloggers will be able to submit their post links via the inlinkz widget below every Tuesday at 12:00am CST with their take on our trend of the week. This will allow bloggers to show off their personal style, find new followers and meet some great fashionistas! You will also have the chance to be featured on our blogs the following Tuesday (if you make sure to link back to Laura and my blog) ! So grab the button and link up. = ) For all bloggers we simply ask that you please follow your hosts – Walking in Memphis in High Heels and The Fashion Canvas and provide a link to the Trend Spin Link-up in your post or add the button below to your blog. Don’t forget to stop by everyone’s blogs to see how they wore the trend today. Leave a comment on my blog, and also on at least 5 other blogs!

xoxo
Erin

VALENTINES DAY LOOKS

Walking in Memphis in High Heels | The Fashion Canvas 

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The featured bloggers are Effortlessly Sophisticated and Girl Meets Bow
because we loved their Casual Wear Looks from last week’s linkup!

Add your link below and make sure to follow the theme for your chance to be featured on our blogs.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter