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Lorraine is a style obsessed mama to two young kids, a wife to a supportive husband and a family photographer. Lorraine graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology in 2006, with a degree in advertising photography. She enjoys quiet moments, silly kids, clothes, shoes, coffee and a little wine too. Can't get enough of her here on FredParent? Check out her personal blog: Rain in Style.

 

Rain in Style

We all love a good hack don't we? I know I do, especially when it involves fashion. So, I thought for this week, I would share with you a few easy style hacks that I know and use.  Grab yourself a cup of coffee and let's chat.  

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I often get asked, and yes, even critized, about my shoe choices.  I wear heels, we all know this, I wear them almost everyday.  So, it shouldn't be a surprise to anyone that I have a trick up my sleeve to make some of them more comfortable.  Ready for this?  Moleskin. Ok, hang on, it's not actually the skin of a mole, that would be cruel.  Moleskin is a heavier cotton fabric that is a bit fuzzy and soft (like velvet but not as thick).  For shoes, it comes with an adhesive backing and you can apply it where ever your shoes rub.  It's thin enough that it can't be seen, but adds a lot of needed comfort.  You can of course find it on Amazon, here, but I buy mine at Target, look where they keep the shoe inserts.  

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Next up, let's talk about off the shoulder tops.  Did you know that there is a trick to keeping the top from riding up on your arms?  It's true!  Check out this youtube tutorial, here, to see how it works.  it's an easy fix for an annoying problem, am I right?  Personally, I love off the shoulder tops, so this style hack had me at hello. 

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 I have one word for you that can solve so many style problems...tape.  Well, to be specific, double sided fashion tape.  I use this stuff all the time.  If you have a top that is low cut and you want to be sure it stays in place...tape! If you have a button down shirt that gaps...tape! I have even used it to hold a hem up that had come undone.   

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Tape even works with a jumpsuit, or romper that has a plunge neckline.  Why do I mention this? Because with jumpsuits and rompers, you have to pull the entire thing down to use the bathroom, which means you will have to untape it each time.  I can tell you from experience that the tape will be sticky for up to three bathroom visits, after that you will probably have to retape. I even used it to close up a neckline of one my dresses, when I failed to realize the snap was missing. It is VERY handy stuff. You can find fashion tape on Amazon, here.  

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So don't be afraid of clothes that might seem a bit difficult to wear, there's probably an app...I mean hack for that. See what I did there? LOL.  Oh, and don't forget to check out the April edition of Fredericksburg Parent magazine. My column is all about what is hot for spring.  If you aren't local, you can find the digital version, here

 

Be sure to come back for a future blog post...it's all about my archnemesis, ya know, that crazy color yellow.  Until then, enjoy the beautiful weather!

 

-xo

 

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