A Taste for Lace

Long gone are the days when lace was only used for weddings or to show how ultra feminine you can be. Back in the 1920’s, lace was a staple in women’s fashion and was able to make a huge comeback in the 80’s, thanks to Madonna. It has always been the texture that can transform the type of feeling you are trying to evoke in your wardrobe. White lace automatically shows the vulnerable, lady-like, pure side while black lace tends to give any wardrobe instant sex appeal. Try on a cream lace to get the feeling of a free spirit, one-with-earth, wholesome type of vibe, and electric colored lace will show the girls just wanna have fun attitude! Polka Dot Tango put together a montage of some photos from the 20’s and 80’s as well as some inspiration for using lace now! Let us know what you like to pair lace up with!!!

THEN….

NOW….

Nice pLACE

The Orange was Laced

Abooouuut LACE!

Color Block is the New Color Black

Color Blocking is awesome and has so many possibilities!

Color blocking is the trend to follow right now. It makes each element of your outfit pop and is sure to instantly put you in a fantastic mood! You can take this trend to the max by using bright solid color combinations or sedate it by pairing up colors with neutral tones. Check out our Polyvore account (polkadottango) to see more of our sets and let us know what you think is the ultimate fashion trend of the moment!

 

For Work

BLOCK Junk Mail

For a Date or Wedding

Don't BLOCK the Bouquet

For the Weekend

Weekend BLOCK Party

Tutorial Tuesdays: Striped Anchor Tote Bag

Anchors are my thang! (I even have a tattoo) So when I had a chance to make a craft project at work, I of course had to make something fun to take to the beach. So I sketched out my project and it luckily came out exactly how I expected it to. I wish I could have taken better pictures but it wasn’t possible with how busy I was at work.

Items used for this project:
Tulip Soft Paints: Turquoise, Holiday Green, & Mandarin Orange
Tulip Slicks: Turquoise
Tulip Fashion Glitter: Turquoise & Glitter Bond
Tote Bag
Painters Tape
Freezer Paper
Felt
Exacto Knife
Paint Brush
Rope

I first used painters tape to make 2″ stripes across the bag and painted the stripes Mandarin Orange.

Once it’s dry, I removed the tape. I used an exacto blade to cut out an anchor from freezer paper. Ironed on the freezer paper to the bag. I then mixed the Holiday Green and Turquoise Soft Paints( to match the color of the Turquoise Slick paint) to paint the anchor. Once it’s dry, remove the freezer paper and outline with the Slicks 3D paint.

With the felt, I cut out a smaller anchor and covered both sides with the turquoise glitter. I then cut a small hole with the exacto blade to string to the tote bag.

Fashion Friday

"Love"
With the unpredictable weather these days, you never know what to wear. Here is an outfit that will work with or without the jacket; depending on the weather. It’s a great Friday outfit to go out in straight from work. All pieces can be found for a reasonable price in Fresno too!!!
“Love” by brandu featuring a blue coat

Forever 21 racerback tank
$14 – forever21.com

Blue coat
$40 – target.com

Hollister Co. super skinny jeans
$50 – hollisterco.com

Pumps
$30 – target.com

Forever 21 rosette clutch
$16 – forever21.com

Forever 21 ring
$3.80 – forever21.com

Forever 21 hair accessory
$1.50 – forever21.com

Lancôme lipstick
$25 – sephora.com