…Bow Tie and Tulle Skirt + A Giveaway

ChiChi Loves|Bow tie and Tulle skirtThere’s nothing more visually appealing than a man in a nicely tailored suit with the perfect accessories.  But what takes me over the edge is when women incorporate menswear in their styling.  So when I couldn’t decide on what to wear to a recent charity dinner, I figured why not try something a little different. The bow tie and tulle skirt idea was the perfect combo of masculine with super feminine. (more…)

…Sewing Inspiration: Jumpsuits

ChiChi Loves| Jumpsuits I’ve always had a love/hate relationship with jumpsuits.  I love them because they are versatile and can quickly go from night to day with the help of great accessories.  I don’t like them because they are generally designed for the average sized female. This is perfect if you usually buy your items straight off the rack.  But if you’re like me whose body type isn’t as conventional, jumpsuits that fit well are tough to find.  They are either to tight, too short, or simply look a mess.  So for years, I have simply admired jumpsuits from afar.  Until I made my first jumpsuit using Mimi G’s sweatpants tutorial (which seems to be discontinued).  But now I’m venturing off on my own and drafting a pantsuit for a sewing challenge. Can’t wait to show you what I come up with. (more…)

…Crop Top and Skirt Set DIY

ChiChi Loves | Crop Top and Skirt Set DIYI was recently going through my stash of thrifted clothes and came across this 80’s silk dress I picked up a while ago for $1.  I remember being instantly attracted to the fabric, the buttons in the back and the print but definitely not the shape.  But I knew it had a ton of potential.   So when my sister wanted a refashioned outfit, we decided that the dress would make the perfect crop top and skirt set DIY. (more…)

…Style Inspiration: The Trapeze Dress

ChiChi Loves| The Trapeze DressThis week’s style inspiration is the trapeze dress.  This loose fitting dress is named after its geometric trapezoid shape.  It is usually made out of light weight fabric that allows a lot of movement. These dresses are perfect for the summer because they keep you cool on those warm sticky days. (more…)

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