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Marriage is a life-changing, life-altering occasion. The opportunity to join in everlasting love with someone who completes you is something that is not to be taken lightly or to underestimate. You want to make the wedding as special as possible. You may or may not get another chance to get married or even re-marry. Have you a wedding dress to look and feel as beautiful as you are? If you answered no, allow me to present Millybridal (styled "millybridal") to you. While millybridal specializes in wedding fashion, they also offer various other formal-type dresses. This blog post features millybridal and the products they offer.

Special Message...

If you are getting married or being part of a wedding, allow me to congratulate you! I wish you everlasting love and happiness together.

Before I Begin/Disclaimer:

This post is sponsored by millybridal. While this is a sponsored post, the opinions are of my own based on my researching of this topic. I was contacted by this company asking if I wanted to do a sponsored post, and I agreed.

You can learn more about millybridal with a link provided towards the end of this blog post.


Allow me to introduce millybridal to you.

About millybridal.

millybridal is a Chinese fashion designer founded in 2003 by Mr. Feng Yu. The cost of providing high-quality wedding wear can be high, so the premise of millybridal is to provide lovely wedding wear at affordable prices. This company at least wants to make weddings a touch less expensive apart from things like wedding planning. Though a Chinese-based company, millybridal has establishments in the United States, Europe, and Australia. millybridal offers wedding dresses and even wedding footwear for brides to be and even for the various bridesmaids. While the company has "bridal" in it, they also offer prom dresses. So any of you looking for stylish prom dresses are also on the minds of those at millybridal. millybridal's range of products include wedding dresses, bridesmaid dresses, mother dresses, flower girl dresses, shoes, prom dresses, and certain other formal-type dresses. In other words... something for every lady for weddings or proms. Quite the portfolio.

Speaking of portfolios, let me share with you some of the items offered by millybridal. That is the next section of this blog post.

millybridal: Products

This section of the blog post features a handful of items offered by millybridal. The main point is to share some of the different items they offer. You are welcome to shop for these specific items if they interest you. While I only feature a few items here, they have many more items to share. So be sure to visit their website for more items. For now, though, here are some sample items from my researching of this topic.

NOTE: Each of the items are offered in a variety of sizes. Sizes for all or most of their garments start at a US size 2 (UK size 6 or EUR size 32) and go up to a US size 26w (UK size 32 or EUR size 56). Many of the items featured here are available in a number of different colors and styles. If you want to shop for millybridal's products, currencies are listed in pounds (GBP), Euros (EUR), and US Dollars (USD). You can change currency types from the website.

millybridal: Wedding Dress Shopping - Brides.

Whether you prefer a wedding dress or any kind of formal dress, Millybride has some thing for every lady. Let's focus on wedding dresses first.

Let me share with you a wedding dress I found to be lovely as I was researching this topic:
millybridal Ball Gown Scoop Neck Tulle Appliques Lace Sweep Train Long Sleeve Beautiful Wedding Dresses
^ from: uk.millybridal.org (click to shop) - Here is a wedding dress made for a princess.

What makes this dress beautiful to me are the fine lacy details along with the very modest style. Despite its modest and dreamy design, there is an open back to its design. It still remains a fabulous dress for the woman who wants to feel like a princess in a gorgeous wedding dress.

If the last wedding dress was too "cute," check this one out:
millybridal Sheath/Column Scoop Neck Chiffon Tulle Sweep Train Appliques Lace Modern Wedding Dresses
^ from: uk.millybridal.org (click to shop) - This wedding dress was meant more towards garden weddings or beach weddings.

A wedding dress like this is great for a bride-to-be to bare her legs and perhaps even her pumps or sandals. Those with garden or beach weddings would be best served to wear a dress like this with elegant showing of leg.

millybridal: Wedding Dress Shopping - Bridesmaids.

The bride obviously wants to look her best. So too, though, do bridesmaids. And here is an example of a fine bridesmaid dress from millybridal:
millybridal Hot A-line Chiffon Ruffles Sweetheart Light Sky Blue Bridesmaid Dresses
^ from: uk.millybridal.org (click to shop) - This is a bridesmaid dress with a romantic strapless style.

This would be the kind of dress to make bridesmaids look great. Great to show unity. However, what if you (as a bridesmaid) wanted to stand out a bit or wear something a bit more? Take a look at this millybridal bridesmaid dress:
millybridal A-line Scoop Neck Chiffon with Lace Asymmetrical Dark Navy Bridesmaid Dresses
^ from: uk.millybridal.org (click to shop) - This high-low/mullet dress is a more spicy number for bridesmaids.

Here is one more daring dress for bridesmaids. Check this out:
millybridal Silk-like Satin Sweep Train Ruffles Discount Backless Trumpet/Mermaid Bridesmaid Dress
^ from: uk.millybridal.org (click to shop) - These mermaid=like bridesmaid dresses have a deep backline and spaghetti straps. Make a stylish splash with these mermaid bridesmaid dresses.

millybridal offers bridesmaid dresses ranging from mild to wild. So look around on their site for more.

millybridal: Wedding Dress Shopping - Mothers.

Mom deserves to look fabulous seeing her offspring get married. To that end, millybridal has various dresses ranging from shorter dresses to longer ones. Let me show you some interesting ones I came across in my research of this blog topic...

millybridal Short Sleeve Perfect V-neck Chiffon Bow Short/Mini Mother of the Bride Dresses
^ from: uk.millybridal.org (click to shop) - This fairly short mother's dress has somewhat of a wrap design to it. The bow along the waist is a lovely touch to this lovely dress.

And here's another one:
millybridal Beautiful Scoop Neck Chiffon with Ruffles A-line Closed Back Mother of the Bride Dress
^ from: uk.millybridal.org (click to shop) - Despite it being a longer dress than the previous one, this dress is a bit on the hot side with cutouts offering romantic baring of cleavage along with a flash of midriff. The back of this dress is fully closed.

And why not... one more!
millybridal Lilac V-neck Chiffon with Appliques and Beading Floor-length Mother of the Bride Dresses
^ from: uk.millybridal.org (click to shop) - Mom is queen! This is a dress sure to make almost any mom look and feel like a goddess.

Moms deserve to look as fabulous as they want, and these dresses will do just that.

millybridal: Other Dresses.

Here is a quick rundown of some of millybridal's other offerings.

millybridal Ball Gown Off-the-shoulder Satin with Beading Floor-length Prom Dress
^ from: uk.millybridal.org (click to shop) - This is a beautiful prom dress with an off-shoulder design.

millybridal Casual Red Lace Tulle Scoop Neck Short/Mini Cap Straps Prom Dresses
^ from: uk.millybridal.org (click to shop) - Prom dresses, such as this one, are playful and fun for the girl who is equally fun and playful. This can also be a fine cocktail dress.

millybridal: Shoe Shopping.

So you have that dream dress in mind. What about your footwear, though? millybridal offers many different formal and chic footwear ranging from pumps to sandals. The shoes offered are high-heel formal pumps and sandals. Nothing too over-the-top are offered among the formal shoes.

Allow me to present you some examples of the footwear offered by millybridal. If the items interest you, you can click on the images to visit millybridal's website to shop for them.

millybridal satin buckle pumps
^ from: uk.millybridal.org (click to shop) - Satin pumps with a buckle design around the ankles.

millybridal snake stiletto heel pumps
^ from: uk.millybridal.org (click to shop) - This is a wild pair of pumps with a snake design on the heels.

millybridal patent leather stiletto pumps
^ from: uk.millybridal.org (click to shop) - Fierce mary jane pumps with plenty of straps.

Multiple shoes of multiple sizes are offered from millybridal. If you want to see more of their shoes and the sizes offered, then visit millybridal's website.

millybridal: Final Thoughts

millybridal has themselves a fine assortment of wedding dresses and other women's formal clothing for all to enjoy. One only needs to look at the many different offerings to see the range of styles to help women look and feel their best. The company also provides these various offerings for various sizes. You therefore (as a plus-size lady) don't have to exercise vigorously to try to fit into their items. Every lady deserves to look and feel as fabulous even for formal occasions, and millybridal provides this kick of fabulous to help ladies look and feel as fabulous as possible.

I would like to thank millybridal for bringing their brand to my attention in putting together this blog post. I am hopeful that maybe readers of "StyleSpace by JBM" can get to check out millybridal and their offerings.

For More Information...

I only included so many of millybridal's products. To see more of their offerings, including some material I did not discuss in this blog post, please visit their website at uk.millybridal.org.

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Denim Bottoms With Fishnet Tights

Denim with fishnet tights is quite edgy. If you love any kind of damaged denim as well as fishnet tights, you may be tempted to combine both into your wardrobe. There is nothing "cute" about this style exercise. This is a style exercise for the "bad ass" set (pardon my language). How do I feel about this one? My latest blog post will answer that question- and perhaps many others.

Here is a look at the style I will be discussing:
denim with fishnet tights
^ from: www.polyvore.com - Damaged denim is already tough; adding fishnet tights under denim adds more toughness.

denim jean shorts with fishnet tights
^ from: (Pinterest) - Here are a simple pair of fishnet tights worn with denim jean shorts.

Before I begin, let me say for the record that I never particularly been excited over tights, especially not fishnet tights. I also never been excited over damaged jeans, even including the busted knee jeans look. So you can imagine already how I feel about the look. I already have shown my dislike of denim jean shorts with tights or leggings long ago. Denim bottoms with fishnet tights just do not appeal to me at all, and there is no way to make the look to where I honestly adore it even remotely. You can't make the look cute or chic by going with stylish pumps, boots or booties, or sandals. Sneakers with this look are even worse.

I think this look is horrible. You may think otherwise, but I'm not feeling this look at all. Then again... you don't visit my blog and read its posts to get popular opinions. I'm sorry if my disapproval hurt your feelings, but I'm honest here. Some are able to pull the denim + fishnet tights to something at least acceptable. Most others, though, fail. Since a better majority fail with this look in my eyes, I have to be on the "disapprove" side of the look.

Time for you to sound off if you want to start a discussion...

To you, denim + fishnet tights = ???

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Stirrup Pants

Stirrup pants were a thing back in the '90s. Of late, they are a thing today as well. Yet another returning trend is that of stirrup pants. These are legging-like pants with a stirrup design extending down to the feet. The good news is that you don't have to worry about these pants with rolled up legs or anything. Such pants would likely be good for tucking into boots. In this day and age, designers are trying to make stirrup pants more stylish and chic, much like how people have tried to make over-knee boots stylish apart from the *adult entertainer* over-knee boots. Vogue Magazine reported on stirrup pants being trendy for Fall/Autumn 2016.

Here is an example of stirrup pants:
stirrup pants
^ from: shop.lululemon.com - An example of stirrup pants.

I honestly have been rather tired of leggings and tights-like garments for years. Stirrup pants don't excite me in the least sense. I would rather enjoy seeing leggings and skinny jeans more than stirrup pants. Even a pair of yoga legging pants are better than almost any stirrup pants. The only appeal I can see to stirrup pants would be as cozy loungewear; but even then, I'd go with leggings instead if I wanted to wear some rather tight pant bottoms. In fact, stirrup pants should remain in the same '80s time capsule, never to be released again. They should be stuck in that time capsule like Cyndi Lauper (who somehow keeps escaping that capsule). I think fashionistas are better off sticking to legging-tight pants if they love them dearly and let stirrup pants die out an insignificant, meaningless death. Harsh words from a usually positive person like myself, but I am just not feeling stirrup pants in the least sense.

Stirrup Pants Online.

Maybe you think differently of stirrup pants? I never claim to be the ultimate voice on whether styles are good or not. There will always be someone who will think otherwise of items whether I love or loathe them. So if you disagree with my views on stirrup pants, and if you want to get your own stirrup pants, I'll make it up to you by allowing you to get yourself a pair of stirrup pants. Take a look at this item I have provided and happy shopping (if doing any)! Treat yourself:

And there you have it.

Time to end this post. But first...

What do you think about stirrup pants? How would you style them?

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Warby Parker

UPDATED: February 16, 2017)

Need some frames? Try @WarbyParker! Established in 2010, they offer stylish glasses and sunglasses for men and women in their showrooms in America and Canada. They have also been heralded for their business model. Needless to say, this is one of the more popular and more successful brands providing eyewear. This is a fairly brief post I have devised to mention Warby Parker and what all they have to offer. With an international audience that visits my blog, I am probably sure this will be a solid brand to mention internationally, not just the United States and Canada.

Here is a picture to set the mood and identify this post (hover over for credits):

Warby Parker
^ from: (Twitter) - Warby Parker does eyewear a bit different from many others.

What Makes Warby Parker Different?

Warby Parker was born in Philadelphia, PA, USA; but they are based in New York City, NY, USA. Unlike how most other eyeglass retailers operate, Warby Parker does things differently. The company has enjoyed a great deal of success because of its business approach and the products they offer. With glasses starting off at about $95 USD, they make all of their glasses in-house and try to establish a direct company-to-customer engagement. The company also offers a Home Try-On service for you to try on glasses and see if they fit you best. That way, you can determine whether or not a set of frames suit you best. Having a stylish pair of glasses to wear should be paramount to us all. For the likes of Warby Parker, being able to see clearly or look cool with stylish eyewear is what matters most.

Metal Mission.

I was contacted online by someone within Warby Parker to promote one of their latest collections. With metal frames being popular, Warby Parker recently unveiled its "Metal Mission" collection. That was the premise behind mentioning Warby Parker in this "StyleSpace by JBM" blog post. You can learn more about their metal frame glasses and sunglasses by visiting their official website shown later in this blog post.

The Benevolent Side of Warby Parker.

In addition to offering their retro-cool glasses, Warby Parker is also quite benevolent. They offer glasses to those in need. These also include eye exams for those who may not otherwise have such access to such resources.

You can learn more about their "Buy a Pair, Give a Pair" initiative by visiting Buy a Pair, Give a Pair.

For More Information...

To learn more about Warby Parker and to check out their vast array of glasses, visit www.warbyparker.com. Visit their website to also find their social media profiles. Warby Parker also has a mobile app, but it is unfortunately only for iOS. Perhaps they'll include an Android app or make the app for other platforms. Anyhow, grab their FREE app on iTunes here: Glasses by Warby Parker: Eyeglasses and Sunglasses (iTunes).

I would like to thank Warby Parker for encouraging me to share their brand today. I am hopeful my reading and visiting audience can get to check out the various glasses offered by Warby Parker. If you enjoyed my blog and my blog posts, please make sure to Subscribe and Follow this blog (and my others if you're interested) in some capacity. Thank you for reading! Take care and be well.

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Granny Boots

Super vintage in style, granny boots are a chic alternative to ankle-length combat boots. These Victorian Era style boots have a modest heel and a lace-up design. They would be boots our grandmothers would wear, hence the Granny namesake. Despite the Granny name, you don't have to be very old to enjoy them. What I will do for this blog post is simply mention and showcase granny boots.

So what are granny boots like? Here is an example:

granny boots
^ from: www.amazon.com - Despite their namesake, you don't have to be very old to enjoy granny boots. The modest feminine heel height along with their lace-up appeal make granny boots every bit enticing.

Most of you know I'm not really into most lace-up shoes. So therefore, I can't say I would recommend granny boots if I were to put together an outfit for someone. What I WILL say is that these are not a bad pair of boots to recommend for those who want a fashionable pair of lace-up boots to compliment an outfit. Granny boots are more like boots for those who want a tough pair of boots, but nothing too edgy.

As far as outfits are concerned, I can easily see them paired nicely with certain mid-length dresses or maybe even some skinny jean outfits. I at least see granny boots as combat boots for the chic set. Only that your grandmother will probably not hate on you for wearing such chic boots as opposed to any super-tough boots.

Granny Boots Online.

I can help you if you want to get yourself some granny boots. So check this out:

Happy shopping!

This post is over. So what do you think?

Are you fond of granny boots? How would you style these boots?

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Cropped Flares

Flares are great, but what about cropped flares? They are trending in the fashion realm. Cropped flare jeans and pants have the same appeal as regular flares, but not at floor-draping length. So I will take time in this post to discuss cropped flare jeans and pants while also offering my thoughts on them. Glad you can be here for another "StyleSpace by JBM" blog post! Enjoy this ride!

Cropped Flares

Let's talk about cropped flares!

cropped flare jeans
^ from: www.amazon.com - These cropped jeans have flared legs to them.

cropped flare pants
^ from: www.amazon.com - These cropped flare pants flare out like almost any traditional flared jeans or pants.

I've discussed ad nauseam about flares and bell bottoms before in my blogs. The mystique and appeal of flares is real ranging from modest bootcut flares to elephant bell bottoms. There is nothing wrong with your average floor-draping flares or bell bottoms (unless you fancy skinny jeans more). Among designers, the trend here is to try to offer the same appeal of flares but hit at a higher length than average flares or bell bottoms. Most of these cropped flares go no longer than the ankles and no shorter than mid-calf. This allows for such jeans and pants to offer some showing of the ankles. It also means a chance for some fashionistas to show off their most fabulous shoes or sandals to go with such cropped flares.

There is a certain cuteness to cropped flares. I kind of look at cropped flares much like jeans/pants that are cuffed at the bottom. These are opportunities to show off some cute shoes along with your ankles. The simple types will probably show off some basic flip-flop/thong sandals along with some anklets or something. Some others may show off some basic sneakers with cropped flares. More fashionable types can probably show off some platform sandals or platform wedge shoes. Or with some cropped flares, you may even see some pumps being worn, even including some platform peep-toe pumps. While I don't really recommend them with bottoms like these, some will even pair cropped flares with booties.

The one issue I can probably see with cropped flares is that this may not be too friendly to petite women. Flares usually provide the illusion of longer legs- something well appreciated by the vertically-challenged. Really any cropped jeans or cropped pants (let alone cropped flares) can cut off most petite figures. Conversely, some flares can overwhelm the figures of most petite women about as much as some maxi dresses/skirts. One petite fashion blogger I follow is Grace of "Color and Grace," which I saluted in a blog post here on "StyleSpace by JBM." A recent post Grace made regarded her wearing a pair of high-waist cropped flare jeans. See for yourself in regards to cropped flares on petites: HIGH WAIST CROPPED FLARE JEANS & STATEMENT FAUX FUR WINTER COAT.

Here is some video insight on cropped flares from fashion blogger Sydne Summer. It is a do-it-yourself (DIY) along with some styling ideas for them:

^ Easy DIY: Cropped Flare Jeans + Outfit Ideas I Spring Trend Guide

How do I feel about cropped flare jeans and pants? Read the next section to find out.

Cropped Flares: Final Thoughts

I have no real problem with cropped flares. I still prefer any average pair of flared or bell bottom jeans/pants over cropped flares, but I can really see cropped flares catch on. I think these jeans/pants can be as cute as a pair of cuffed jeans/pants. These cropped flares can be an excellent chance to show off your ankles and a very cool pair of shoes or sandals. So for you fashionistas feeling cute, feel free to wear your most fabulous sneakers, pumps, sandals, or certain other shoes. You can wear booties or boots with cropped flare jeans/pants, but they don't really look right enough to me to recommend them with cropped flares. The only thing I would be mindful of is to make sure your figure or silhouette doesn't get cut off too much to where you seem disproportionate wearing them.

So would I recommend these cropped flares? I would greatly recommend them. A pair I would probably enjoy would be some cropped flare jeans that have frayed bottoms to them. Find some fabulous shoes to wear with them to show off and to look and feel cute/stylish. After all... what girl (used loosely) doesn't want to show off her cute ankles and/or her shoes while wearing some stylish bottoms?

Cropped Flares Online.

Here are some cropped flares for you to check out. Happy shopping and enjoy!

cropped flares on eBay

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Those are, at least, my thoughts on cropped flares. What say you?

Are you fond of cropped flare jeans/pants? What would you recommend in styling them?

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Sheath Dresses

Sheath dresses are simple, sweet, and feminine. Most sheath dresses are versatile to wear in the daytime and even at night. You could even wear them in office settings. Their slim silhouette beautifully compliments most figures. They can be tremendously modest considering sheath dresses mostly hit just above the knees. They are also a bit more modest than bodycon/bandage dresses. That leaves you to style these fitting dresses with a variety of options. Sheath dresses can be stylish even for the likes of petites and curvy types.

Let me show you a sheath dress just to show you what is being discussed in this blog post...

sheath dress
^ from: www.amazon.com - The simple elegance of sheath dresses make them almost effortless to look and feel beautiful.

Styling Options?

How about styling dresses like these? A cardigan or a blazer can be good outerwear options for cool or cold settings. With a sheath dress, you can be charmingly elegant with some chic pumps, some chic sandals, or even a pair of booties. If it's cold, some tights and some zip-up boots (I wouldn't recommend combat boots or any lace-up boots) are okay with sheath dresses. I certainly would also avoid very furry boots going with sheath dresses. Those even include furry boots with pom pom details or anything. You can probably go with casual sandals (such as flip-flop/thong sandals), but I wouldn't recommend them with a sheath dress. And please- stay away from sneakers or any rugged shoes to go with sheath dresses, unless you intend to intentionally ruin the balance of such dresses (shame on you!).

I think the appeal of sheath dresses relates to just how elegant and fitting they are.

Internet Examples.

Here are a few bloggers wearing sheath dresses. Follow their own blogs if they interest you...

"Day-to-night Dress Up" (Style Cassentials) « a black sheath dress.
"SUEDE SHEATH DRESS" (Sydney's Fashion Diary) « a suede sheath dress.
"WHITE FLORAL SHEATH DRESS // SNAPCHAT" (cute & little) « a floral sheath dress as a casual outfit.
"Spring Sunshine :: Lace dress & Magenta pumps" (Wendy's Lookbook) « lace sheath dress with a cropped jacket.

Here is some video insight on sheath dresses:

^ Sheath Dress Trend, Fall Fashion, Currently Trending

I may include some more examples if I come across any others.

Sheath Dresses: Final Thoughts

You can easily be elegant by wearing a sheath dress. Their elegance and charm makes them an amazing garment to wear complimenting any number of chic footwear and other garments. Sheath dresses can also be versatile day-to-night dresses considering their appeal. There is just a lot to love with such dresses. So be sure to look for a sheath dress (or two, or three, or more...) to look and feel beautiful with your most chic and stylish outfits.

Sheath Dresses Online.

How about some more sheath dresses? Go ahead and find you some with this item I've provided for you:

Happy shopping! :)

You've gotten through another blog post of mine. I hope you enjoyed your time here.

How do you feel about sheath dresses?

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Leather Bottoms

Leather is not just for jackets, belts, and shoes. In fact, this blog post specifically is on leather bottoms. These are your pants, skirts, and the like. Don't like real leather? There are several kinds of faux leather and even vegan leather to tickle your fancy. If you love leather bottoms, I'm hopeful you'll get your fill of leather loving here.

NOTE: This is actually a very old blog post I started a few years ago (circa 2012) and rarely updated until now. So some links may be very old and may not link to the proper site.

Leather Bottoms

Leather bottoms come in several varieties. They come as pants, shorts, and skirts. A lot of fashionable types have worn many kinds of leather bottoms. I usually have seen various LOOKBOOK outfits and blog posts with females wearing leather shorts and skirts. Some jeans I've seen have leather panels to them, offering a little denim paired with leather. What if you love leather, but want to wear something guilt-free? You have fake leather as well as vegan leather. So you can wear leather without having to feel guilty.

Let's look at a few samples of leather bottoms...

Leather Jeans.

leather jeans
^ from: www.amazon.com - The same five-pocket jean design can be enjoyed even in leather.

colorful leather jeans
^ from: www.amazon.com - If black is too basic for you, leather bottoms can range from dark colors to popping colors such as these red leather jeans.

Leather Pants and Leggings.

leather pants
^ from: www.amazon.com - A pair of leather pants can be just as stylish and wearable as any non-leather or non-faux leather pants. Leather pants are stylish for males and females.

leather leggings
^ from: www.amazon.com - A pair of leather leggings can be pretty hot to wear.

leather bell bottom pants
^ from: www.amazon.com - If you adore bell bottoms, why not try a pair of leather bell bottoms? These are faux leather, by the way.

Feeling tough? Get a pair of chic boots to go with your leather pants or leather leggings. You foxy ladies out there can surely wear a pair of sky high heel pumps or some sexy high-heel sandals with leather pants.

Leather Shorts.

leather shorts
^ from: www.shopbop.com - Be hot with it! This is a deliciously sweet pair of leather hot shorts. These shorts are of vegan leather.

Even in the heat of Summer, leather shorts have been spotted by various females.

Leather Skirts.

leather skirt
^ from: www.shopbop.com - A leather skirt can either be sexy or (in this case) cute.

Since this blog post is about leather BOTTOMS, it would be pointless to mention leather dresses here. I chose a picture of this kind of leather skirt to show that not all leather skirts are pencil-like slim.

So you now have a look at leather bottoms of various kinds.

Leather Bottoms Around the Internet

Here are some bloggers (and other fine folks) who wear leather bottoms in outfits. These are either leather or faux leather bottoms worn by the people in question:

"Fall in Love (Oxblood faux leather pants)" (Maytedoll) « faux leather pants.
"A Cousinsinet Floppy Hat Meets Sunny Sydney" (Lucy and the Runaways) « leather shorts.
"Eiffel Tower Sweater" (Maytedoll) « leather shorts with tights and booties.
"Black and White Varsity" (Song of Style) « a sexy, sporty outfit with leather shorts.
"I'm wearing blue, but I'm not feeling blue because I love wearing vintage" (Lucy and the Runaways) « a short leather skirt.
"Don't tell my mom I own a leather skirt" (Lucy and the Runaways) « a long leather skirt.
"Fashion Favorites 2: Faux Leather Pencil Skirt, 9 Ways" (Style Cassentials) « multiple leather outfits worn by the blogger.

Have a look with leather bottoms and want to share it with me? Contact me via E-Mail or on my Facebook fan page. I will edit my post to include your work if I like it!

Leather Bottoms: Final Thoughts

Whether real leather or faux leather, I don't have any sort of problem with leather bottoms. Only kind of leather bottoms I haven't liked are bottoms that have leather panels to them. I'm talking about like jeans that have leather panels to them. I don't really like this kind of mix-and-match deal. As we say, though... to each his/her own.

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That's it for this blog post. If you want to discuss this topic, here is a discussion for you:

What do you think about leather bottoms? Are they better to wear in colder weather times as opposed to warm weather ones?

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Chic meets sporty. So is the way of the athleisure trend. It is a styling exercise to add chic style to active-type outfits and even add sportiness to chic outfits. Can we really make sporty chic? Many have tried. But just because you try something doesn't mean it will work. Trying the athleisure style is something tried by the likes of males and females alike. But as we all know, feminine fashion is more versatile. So you'll see a lot more of females trying to balance sporty and chic. I mostly will look at the feminine side of athleisure.

Since this is the first post of 2017 on "StyleSpace by JBM"...


Now onto the main points of this topic.


I can't really find a decent picture to use to define this trend, so I'll go without an image to identify this post.

Athleisure, as I perceive it, is about trying to make active-type fashions stylish or add sporty style to the most chic outfits. Think athleisure as the combination of "athletic" and "leisure." Athlesiure is basically what it sounds like. There are two dynamics to athleisure. The first is to try to play up active outfits by wearing items to add chic appeal. Commonly, an easy example could involve pairing active leggings with high-heel pumps. There are also those who take jogger pants and try to wear some chic shoes with them. On the other hand, there's trying to take an outfit that is in no way active, yet easily add some sporty elements to it. An example would be having a lovely sundress or a dainty maxi dress and wear some active sneakers with them. Or maybe one takes a T-shirt and denim jean shorts look and pairs them with some active trainers. Another possibility in athleisure is wearing a sports bra as a cropped top paired with maybe some jeans or a frilly skirt. The options are out there, and there is no "wrong" way to try to incorporate this trend.

There is a unique play to athleisure that fashionable types try to cash in on. Wearing active clothing is an all-business thing, like wearing work boots and overalls for certain industrial job sites. People may also get the impression that activewear is frumpy even with designers that offer fun and stylish options for active fashion. So to make things less frumpy and more fun, there are those who will try to put together outfits that balance active and chic/casual. Some attempts to try to balance both worlds end up being outfit ruining. Then too, athleisure can be as common as the girl (used loosely) who wears yoga pants but doesn't do any sort of active activities (let alone yoga). Basically those who wear such garments for style or comfort.

Besides all of this, there are those who may simply wear some active sneakers as more comfortable footwear, especially in formal or semi-formal situations. I won't argue much here on that front.

Athleisure Examples.

The blogger I will mention here has had her own take on the trend, though she stresses others have put their own take on the trend. This is not a textbook example of athleisure, but it is her own. This is an example from Cassandra of "Style Cassentials":

"Wild Card Wednesday: Athleisure" (Style Cassentials) « a rather casual dress outfit.

Here is another petite with an athleisure style outfit. This is a jumpsuit styled quite nicely:

"Office Jumpsuit (Athleisure At Its Best!" (Cute & Little) « an active-style jumpsuit styled in a classy way.

This post offers some takes on what you should and shouldn't do in regards to wearing the athleisure style:

"The Do’s and Don’ts of Athleisure Wear" (Cute Outfits) « five different outfit ideas on athleisure.

Maybe I'll offer more proper examples in any future edits to this post.

Video Insight.

Sydne Summer offers her thoughts on athleisure with this video:

^ How To Dress Sporty Chic

Athleisure: Final Thoughts.

Should you try the athleisure trend? Who is to say you shouldn't? Most of what I have seen in trying to add sportiness to chic outfits have been failures. You can't expect to introduce some sporty elements and try to properly balance chic and sporty. Many a time have I seen things like lovely skirt and dress outfits ruined because of a poor choice of shoes. Most of you who have been long time readers of my blog know that I think shoe choice is crucial in completing outfits. The wrong pair can throw off an entire outfit. When critiquing certain outfits, I've received some negative responses just because I think a certain pair of sneakers ruined an otherwise fine outfit.

I've seen certain chic dresses and skirts paired with active sneakers that ruined everything. I will be the one to knock an outfit with a charming dress paired with certain sneakers that just ruin the balance of the outfit. For example, this is like pairing basketball sneakers with a short formal dress. It may look "cute," but it ultimately looks terrible. I actually seen this when I saw a High School basketball game on the ESPN networks where a reporter wore a pretty black formal dress with some basketball shoes. And I was thinking... NO!!! What were you thinking?

I guess if you were to try athleisure, I would mostly stick to certain pieces that don't entirely ruin the outfit. For a sporty office-style outfit, maybe try a dressy blouse with some dressy pants and some active trainer sneakers. Considering the sensual appeal of active leggings, it is also possible to go with active leggings and some chic pumps, chic sandals, or even chic boots.

Remember it can be extremely easy to try to merge chic and sporty and ruin the balance of an outfit. So pick proper pieces and avoid making a horrific fashion mistake. Otherwise, I'd stay away from trying to make this style look great. I have yet to see someone actually pull off quality outfits in the vein of athleisure. That's why I am dismissing this trend.

I hope you found this post interesting. Care to discuss this topic? Let's do so! Here's my question to you all:

What is your take on the athleisure trend? How would you style such outfits? Do you actually have to be sporty to enjoy the athleisure trend?

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Whatever is Lovely

"Whatever is Lovely" is @heyitslynneg's blog. It used to be a self-titled blog for its creator, Filipino fashionista Lynne Gabriel. She represents the Houston-Galveston area with her fashion posts and other insights. In keeping with trying to offer a number of salutes and mentions to various fashion bloggers, I'm adding Lynne to my latest list. So get to know Lynne a bit as I present this blog post to you all.

Whatever is Lovely

Time to get this one started.

Lynne Loveliness.

Lynne Gabriel hails from the Philippines, by way of the greater Houston-Galveston area. Prior to Houston-Galveston, she even lived in Miami. Lynne's fashion blog features many unique and charming outfits ranging from casual pieces to some chic offerings. Her various outfit posts are met with some unique stories along with very detailed pictures. Most of her outfits consist of some great views of her outfit while the final picture usually details whatever shoes she wears. Besides outfit posts, Lynne also includes various ideas and other insights. As I mentioned previously, the blog known today as "Whatever is Lovely" was once simply called "Lynne Gabriel." Lynne offers some video insight often times as well. I selected a few videos to showcase her. Take a look at her material ranging from fashion to various other insights of hers...

^ Revlite Treatment at Chic Esthetiq in Pearland, TX

I titled this as "Lynne Loveliness." That is usually what I say in regards to her fabulous fashion style. Lynne is beautiful in every sense of the word. She smiles sweetly along with some wonderful hairstyles. A lot of her outfits are mostly some stylish skirt and dress outfits paired with some pretty pumps and sandals. She even can sport a good pair of jeans or any kind of rompers/playsuits. Boots and booties are also part of Lynne's wardrobe. Her style is very diverse, yet she styles items so very well.

What If Lynne Were to Read This?

I am very pleased to come across your blog and your blogging work. I have even enjoyed many, if not all of your outfits. Keep up the great work with all that you do. You have my full respect all the way.

For More Information...

Enter Lynne Gabriel's stylish world by going to www.lynnegabriel.com.

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