What Works

If you’re at all like me, you’re probably a bit insecure about your upper arms. I used to be a dancer and a gymnast, and I always loved my arms, but they really don’t look like they used to anymore. That’s what getting married does to you. Lesson learned.

In the summer, when it’s burning hot, you really should be wearing tank tops and camisoles. However, if you are terrified at the thought of wearing such things, I have a few suggestions. Here are a few tops that will cover your upper arms, even when the weather is hot.

Women’s Floral Butterfly Tunic

$19.95 from Wal Mart

A top like this would be perfect for summer. It’s light and airy, yet covers your arms with just enough fabric. It’s also very feminine. The way it nips in high at the waist keeps it from looking too baggy and oversized.

Shoulder Snap Dress

$22.80 from Forever 21

This cute little dress has futter-style sleeves. The way it’s angled and the extra material tend to make your arms look smaller, by drawing the attention away from them. Also shirts or dresses with a draped or “cowl” neckline have the same affect.

Silk peasant blouse

$23.99 from Victoria’s Secret

This gorgeous silky top is another shirt you could try. It’s just perfect. The way the sleeves roll up and button like that will keep your arms hidden, but the large open neck will keep you cool on hot summer days. The tie front and two front pockets will draw attention to your chest and will make your arms look smaller in comparison.

Adara Sequin Top

$9.99 from Delia’s

This top doesn’t cover your arms, but instead draws the eyes away from the arms. It has sequins all over it! It would be great on top of a tank or camisole.

Flutterfly Top

$17.80 from Forever 21

I love this top here. Not only the color, but the shape. It’s just perfect! These sleeves hide everything. And the way the shirt narrows down like that will give you a teeny tiny waist. I highly recommend this top for anyone wishing to hide their arms.

If you have any more questions or need some advice, leave a comment or email!

Shopping Spree

When I went on RevolveClothing.com the other day to find the link to my Grail shirt, I noticed they were giving away 10 $1,000 shopping sprees! So I thought I would let you guys know so you could get in on the fun.

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Gap Clothing Sale!


Up to 50% off select items

Hurry and shop now for great summer styles. In Gap stores and online at www.gap.com.

For a limited time only!

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Are You A Beauty?

I was so flattered and honored to receive an email from Ivy who runs the “Are You A Beauty?” blog. She wrote to inform me that she liked my blog, “The Fashionable Housewife”, so much that she did a whole weekly feature about it on her blog!

Please go check out her fantastic blog and be sure to read her post about this blog. Read the article >>

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Shoes! Shoes! Shoes!

Green Pistachio Ledger – Size 10

Purple Lilac Ledger – Size 7.5

Green Planket – Size 7.5

Recommended Store

If you aren’t tight on cash and want to find some fabulous designer items for under $50, try JT and Company wholesale eBay store. They carry mostly BCBG items, and everything starts at .95 cents!

You can buy everything from shoes and jackets to dresses, skirts, and blouses. They have so many things, you can always find something in your size and something in your budget. Just sit down for like 20 minutes and go through their things, search on your size, or search for items that are under say $15. You’ll find hundreds of things you’ll fall in love with right away!

This is, by far, my favorite eBay store of all time and I highly recommend them!!! They are professional, they ship items right away, and everything they sell is bran new and in perfect condition. (unless otherwise noted)

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Beaded Ribbon Necklace

I found this gorgeous beaded ribbon necklace on BananaRepublic.com and I just HAD to post it!! I absolutely love it!

You could wear this necklace with so many different things. It would spice up a your tank top and jeans on a summer day. Or you could wear it to the beach with your bathing suit! It’s the kind of necklace you will wear over and over again.

Make a bold statement of style with this eye-catching strand of beads strung with ribbon.

* Lobster clasp.
* Bone, cotton and brass.
* Measures 22″ in length.
* Due to the natural construction of this item, slight variations in shape and color may occur.
* Imported.

Originally $48.00
On Sale $17.99

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