Revamping the Overall

Drew BarrymoreIn the 90s overalls were THE thing. Hot TLC girls slinked around in them on stage, Drew Barrymore and Will Smith made them look cool on the big and small screens and the boys who frequented teenage girls’ dreams, ‘N Sync, embraced the look, putting the coveted denim item on all of our wish lists. Fast forward 20 years to the second decade of the 21st century and we wonder, is it still possible to wear overalls? My answer of course is yes. e26fc14555540a3c517e43c2d26cd55d

The first thing that comes to mind when it comes to overalls is the ease of style. They are an easy look for busy moms, who need to run around after their toddlers and pick up groceries too, where a plain shirt and sneakers can round out the look without a problem.

Secondly, overalls are a lifesaver when gardening or doing any household chores, because you can dirty them up without feeling bad about it. Just toss them in the washing machine and they are ready for the next task in a matter of hours.

But, can one wear overalls with style, feeling chic? Again I would say YES. With spring arriving, it’s easy to pull off a cute and even fashion-forward look with this timeless staple. Simply find a more fitted pair, layer under with an interesting blouse and pair with your favorite footwear accompaniment. Finish the look off with a hair band, some bracelets, a great bag and you’re ready for an afternoon off, browsing shops!

I Love My Bike and am Not Afraid to Show It.

It is hot as hell all over the U.S., and as far as I can tell, most of the world is experiencing heat waves as well. So I came up with a totally unusual way to cool myself down. I would like to share it with all of you out there who are looking to stay cool without sacrificing any of the fun of summer.

You see, riding a bike, even in this heat, is great. Even though your primal instincts are making you want to crawl in front of the nearest AC and just lie there waiting for the night to come, you should really try hopping on your bike and simply going for a ride!

Here’s the secret: If you drive, the breeze is inevitable. Yes, that is correct, instead of waiting for a cool breeze, go out and make your own! Even though you’ll be pedaling you’ll be less hot than sitting on a sofa, believe me.

Of course, you might want to choose the time of day wisely, especially if you have any chronic illnesses. Otherwise there is no reason why not to use the heat to your advantage and get that beach body faster. The more you sweat, the easier  it will be to lose your tummy flab and rid your legs of cellulite.

Naturally, there are some things you cannot do without. First, a pair of good sneakers, that will support your feet and give you extra stability while on two wheels. I personally adore the classic look of the Fila R8, because I am old-fashioned like that.

Next, you need some pants, and if I may suggest, make it a pair of comfortable capris; and a supportive tank top, that will not only show your fashion sense, but also keep the ‘girls’ in place.

I personally wear a hat too, because the Carhartt Plaid Bucket Hat is beyond cute, but cool shades might be more your cup of tea.

Which reminds me! DRINK WATER! Plenty of it! It washes the bad, bad fatty cells out of your system along with toxins left over from last night’s partying. Also, don’t be tricked into buying expensive ‘vitamin’ or ‘sport’ waters, those are for high- performing athletes and have more sugar than an average person needs. Tap water is just fine.

Let me know how you’re doing, also leave your tips and tricks to surviving the heat in the comments!

Ivy writes because she wants to share her strange shoe addiction with as many people possible.