How to Make Clothing Fails Work

Have you ever purchased an item of clothing and when you go to wear it, it just doesn’t fit how you need it to? I’m sure this happens more often then not. But don’t fret, there are ways to make it work!

I purchased a super cute faux leather slip dress at Zara not too long ago. I found it to be cute in the fitting room but when I got it home, it just didn’t have the same affect. Guess how I made it work?

See how terribly this dress fits? I had to roll it.

I turned the dress into a shirt! I have this pair of camo jogger pants from the men’s department at H&M that fit a tiny bit big around the waist. So, the dress tucked into the pants filled the extra room and I added a denim jacket to pull it all together. And there you have it, my friends – a whole look.

The easiest to way to make it work though, is how you style your look. Be confident and cool but always make sure you feel comfortable.

Get creative with your clothes. Wear a dress as a shirt, or even a shirt at a dress!

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May Girl

The last time I blogged about my birthday, I turned the big 3-0! Now, two years later, I’m turning 32. Holy crap, where did the time go?!

While 32 isn’t a milestone bday, I just really wanted to share that you can successfully dress a t-shirt up or down. It’s kind of one of my new favorite things!

My mom messaged me one day with a screenshot of a t-shirt that read “May Girl With Tattoos Pretty Eyes and Thick Thighs” She got served a Facebook ad for it and immediately thought of me. Because, well, if this doesn’t accurately describe, idk what does.

Born May 1

Has 7 tattoos

Pretty eyes ✅

Look at these thighs

I instantly text back and said I needed that shirt. The ad was for some weird oversees website she didn’t trust so she took trusty Amazon to place an order instead. Thanks, Amazon for always holding it down!

I knew I wanted to play with this tee a few different ways so I styled it with some Adidas shell toes and a bomber for a fun, street look. Then I dressed it up a little bit with these fabulous asymmetrical sandals from Venus.

I think it’s safe to say that t-shirts aren’t just t-shirts anymore. They can be the focal point of an outfit and a creative way to express yourself and your style.

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Men’s Fashion: Defining Your Style

I just wanted to take a moment to celebrate the man behind most of my instagram photos – my boyfriend. Thank you for doing your best to hit those angles, baby!

Now, to celebrate you, you get your very own blog post! Since the first day I met you, I’ve admired your style. Your ability to confidently define what you love in fashion is inspiring.
So here’s some inspiration for you fellas out there to help you hone in on the best style for YOU:
  • Think about what makes you feel most comfortable then wear it!
  • Define your personality. Let this reflect in your clothing choices.
  • Men can accessorize, too! Watches, hats, shoes. These can all be focal points in your daily ensembles.
  • Trial and error. It may be painful, but take some time to go to your favorite store and try on everything that catches your eye. Take photos of what you feel looks the best and keep it for future reference.
  • You can be fly on a budget, too. Did you know Five Below is a great spot for novelty tees?
  • Think outside the box. Fashion really has no rules, so do you what you want!

Keep doing you, Jamarr. Let your shoe game continue to be strong and your style choices remain fly.
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Lazy Monk Menstrual Cup Review

If you’re squeemish or a guy, let me stop you right here. This post is about menstrual cycles and lots of gross, female stuff lies ahead in the text. Ladies, if you get that annoying monthly visit from Aunt Flow, keep reading!

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I recently had the opportunity to try and review Lazy Monk Menstrual Cups and let me tell you, I was super excited to try because I’ve been looking for a good alternative to pads and tampons. I personally have a super heavy flow so it gets real messy once a month. I’m not currently on birth control and my doctor pretty much told me too bad, so sad when I asked for alternatives to help regulate it, so each month I just deal with the PMS, cramps, bloating, fatigue and the worst – leakage.

My cycles get so heavy that I often have to double up and wear a tampon and pad, so when I saw Lazy Monk came with two cup sizes – one for light days and one for heavy days, I was grateful.

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My first day, I used the smaller, light day cup. I didn’t experience any leakage! Unfortunately, my second and third day I used the bigger cup in addition to a pad to soak up access leakage. I could have potentially gotten away without having leakage on day three had I been able to empty my cup after 3-4 hours. However, life happens and you can’t always get to a safe haven aka your own bathroom.

Which leads me to my next point. These menstrual cups are made from natural materials and FDA approved so I had no qualms about literally putting it inside me. However, the first insertion is a bit awkward. But you definitely get used to it. I’m kind of a pro now! Pro tip: fold the cup as small as you can and squat for seamless insertion. Another tip, insert and remove in the shower!

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The cup collects as much blood as possible but if you think you won’t get any on you during removal, think again. Hence, my best advice is to remove it while you’re in the shower.

Overall, I’d recommend Lazy Monk Menstrual cups. While you can often times feel a tampon, the Lazy Monk cup feels invisible. I didn’t experience any discomfort or negative reaction. The only downside is that I’m basically the Hoover Dam and require a little extra help to soak it all up. So to all my fab friends with a similar heavy flow, be sure to keep pads in rotation.

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Give it a try. You can purchase your Lazy Monk here.

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Rosé All Day at Hampton Social

Hi! Thanks for stopping by! If you love good food and a fabulous atmosphere, definitely keep reading.

Do you ever go out of town and find a gem of a place? A place so good you make it a point to visit every time you’re there? Well, that place for me is Hampton Social. I discovered it about 4 years ago when a friend used to live in Chicago. We made a reservation on a whim because she had heard good things about it. When we arrived we were pleasantly surprised by the atmosphere and service and were quickly anxious to be seated with our menus.
Looking around, there were tons of girls our age who wanted to take photos of their food and selfies in the mood lighting. That’s not why we were there but we quickly turned into “those girls”. After we were seated we looked up to find the famous Rosé All Day grass wall. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that rosé has become a staple in pop culture – the drink of choice by of age millennials. To be honest, I hate rosé. It gives me a massive headache but it’s distinct color makes for pretty pictures.
So we take a look at the what seemed to be delicious menu and debated what each of us should order. “Ok, you order the pasta and I’ll try the lobster roll and we’ll get a bottle of wine to share!” We had it all figured out and stared at every plate that came by. Finally our food arrives and just as we had hoped, the food tasted as good as the atmosphere.
Hampton Social is inspired by The Hamptons. It has a preppy, beachy vibe with seafood options at the forefront of the menu. One side of the restaurant has you feeling like you’ve stepped onto a boat where you’ll sail out in style while the other side serves great lighting and photo ops. Hampton Social also has live music from local artists. Talented guys who’s voices resemble John Meyer or Ed Sheeren, making for great background music to sip your Rosé or specialty cocktail to. And you’ll enjoy a great brunch or dinner here.
Hampton Social has multiple locations in the Illinois area and I’m hoping that one day they branch out and grace us with a location in Michigan. Wishful thinking, I know, but a girl can only dream about a market fresh lobster roll in great lighting with live music so much!
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The Beach Detroit

The Beach. It was so fun it deserved a blog post!

If you follow Fabcocktail, you’ll know I’m all about interactive art. So when I found out The Beach was coming to Detroit, I had to jump on it.

The Beach is essentially a giant ball pit that simulates a beach. It’s a refreshing “getaway” in the heart of downtown Detroit that let’s you release your inner kid all while reminiscing of sunny days on the beach.

Created by artists snarkitecture, Library Street Collective has brought this interactive work of art to the D. Swimming in a giant pit of balls is not typically something you think about doing but it’s brining in crowds from all age groups. This interactive exhibit will be here until April 14. Be sure to reserve your spot online.

Pro Tips:

  1. Be prepared to get a mini workout in. Navigating through the balls wasn’t as easy as I thought!
  2. You can bring your own floaty but there are several on hand and they make for super cute photos!
  3. The Beach is not responsible for any lost items. HOLD ON TO YOUR YOU PHONES.
  4. Want to make those photos pop? Wear lots of color! The beach is essentially a blank canvas with impeccable lighting.

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wndr Museum

I’m still on a high from this past weekend! My adventure crew and I spent a total of almost 9 hours in Chicago just so we could make it to wndr – Chicago’s new experiential museum.

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Although this was just a day trip, oh the fun we had. We learned, we laughed, we took photos, and we were able to check another artistic pop-up off our list.

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wndr is a space where beauty and imagination meet. Each room and space is filled with wonder, illusion and beauty making you challenge your thoughts. The overall theme of wndr is science through art.

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“Never say there is nothing beautiful in the world anymore. There is always something to make you wonder in the shape of a tree, the trembling of a leaf.” – Albert Schweitzer

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Next on our list of experiential museums to visit:

Candytopia 

Rosé Mansion

About wndr Museum 

Step into a space that reveals the wonders of the world around us.

Featuring a Yayoi Kusama Infinity Mirror Room, wndr museum invites you to explore a new genre of immersive experience.

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