Jul 31, 2012


I have a wedding reception coming up soon. So of course that means a dress, shoes, accessories, hair, and make-up will be needed. I love this dress by Wallis. It's simple but the slight details makes it modern and the color makes it right on trend. I'm not too big on color blocking for myself but I love having accessories (clutch & shoes) match in a complete opposite color. Since everything is so bright I'll tone it down with the gold cuff and keep make-up in neutral colors. What do you think? Is this a little too bold for a wedding reception or on point?

Much Love & Fashion Fun

Tea Todd

Jul 22, 2012


Do you feel you've outgrown your favorite clothing store?  I'm talking about stores like Forever 21, Windsor, even H&M.  I've loved these stores with a passion, I even worked for one for a while.  But now that I'm older I find not only has my hips outgrown most of the bottoms but my taste and need for quality has outgrown these stores too. 

Being a UC grad & a FIDM grad means I have a lot of "good" debt that still needs to be paid off.  With that being said there isn't that much money left at the end of paychecks to buy expensive clothes.  So I have to make do.  But now that I'm older I'm finding my style and taste is evolving.  The issue I'm having is my bank account only allows for these types of stores at the moment.  But my style is evolving to Banana Republic and Victoria Secret prices.  Don't get me wrong I'll spend a little more money on a good pair of jeans or shoes but when it comes to a tee shirt my heart wont allow me to spend more than $10. 

Another reason I've outgrown these stores is because the fit and quality is not good (to me anymore).  The fit is not for a woman.  It's only for a 16 year girl or a woman with a 16 year old body.  The moment I started getting my hips and developing more in my boobs I couldn't wear about 80% of the clothing.  The 20% of clothes I can wear is not made well and the fabric quality is not good.  It kind of sucks because while I like the fashions these stores offer they don't aim for my age group/body shape.  I feel like other discount retailers such as Ross or Marshells does a better job but it's such a hassle sometimes having to search through the racks to find what you're looking for. 

Am I the only one who feels this way?  Do you feel you've outgrown your favorite store?  Are you stuck at these stores for various reasons?  Tell me your thoughts.

Much Love & Fashion Fun

Tea Todd

Jul 17, 2012


Brown sugar body scrub.
Use 1 cup brown sugar, 1 cup raw oatmeal, and 1 cup olive oil.

Mix everything together.  Because I'm using real brown sugar I like to apply this mixture directly in the tub for easy clean up.  Apply the mixture to any area you want your skin to fell soft such as elbows, knees, feet, legs, etc.  Don't put too much pressure when apply, the brown sugar will exfoliate your skin.  Now rinse off in the shower or in a warm bath.  Apply your moisture of choice for smooth, touchable skin.  Let me know if you like this DIY spa treatment.




Jul 4, 2012


It's Independence day.  What will you be wearing?  Here are a few styles put together that will give you some inspiration if you haven't found the perfect outfit for this day.

Much Love & Fashion Fun

Tea Todd

 Keep it simple with a white tee and a long skirt in a bright vibrant color.  Keep the rest of 
your accessories simple in neutral colors.  Let the skirt be the focal point.

Enjoy the heat and be cool in a navy tank and white shorts.  Dress up this casual look with 
gold and brown pieces.  It will take your look on level up.

Looking for something a little more dressier?  Show your pride in a stripe skirt.  Punch up 
the look with a viberant unexpected color.