CORSETS AND | EMBROIDERY

March 13, 2017

This spring we are seeing corsets and embroidery filling up our Instagram feeds, magazine pages, and fashion week spreads. When it comes to being a woman in her 30’s, sometimes I see trends and think I am too mature to pull them off or I am not bold enough to try the trend at all. I think from time to time we let creep into our heads and prevent us from taking risks.

Not allowing age to dictate what trends I should follow, I stepped out of my comfort zone and went for it. Instead of a corset belt which I felt was a bit too bold and sexy for me, I went with a corset tee, something I think I could totally pull off. And for someone who you would rarely catch in anything floral, I went out of my comfort zone and jumped on the embroidery trend with this miniskirt from Zara (direct links to outfit down below).

Top | Zara
Skirt | Zara
Shoes | Public Desire
Sunglasses | ZeroUV
Wristlet | Alexander Wang

What I’ve come to realize with trends and fashion is that it is all about finding what works for you. That being said, I’ve rounded up my favorite corset style tops and embroidered pieces that even a woman in her 30’s or older can pull off.

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Carmen March 14, 2017 at 2:04 pm

I just love how you mixed those trends all together – the corset, the embroidery and the mini bag are the perfect combo! You look gorgeous Christine!
xx, Carmen – http://www.carmitive.com

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Amy March 14, 2017 at 2:49 pm

Love the way you styled this trend!! Always love how you are able to mix trends and still look so classy and put together. Also you are looking amazing! Look at those legs girl! Happy Tuesday Christine : ).

xx, Amy
http://www.theluxilook.com

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dailykongfidence March 14, 2017 at 4:26 pm

Hi Amy! It was venturing out of my comfort zone but I am glad I did it!

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Jordan March 14, 2017 at 3:23 pm

You are one of my biggest blog inspirations!! I often feel afraid to try unique styles for fear of being judged by my peers, being a teenage girl. Love this look ❤

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dailykongfidence March 14, 2017 at 4:27 pm

Omg, that just made my day Jordan! Thank you so much. Honestly, it is tough being a teenager for sure. There is judgement and scrutiny everywhere. But honestly it passes and once you are comfortable in your own skin you stop caring what others think and do what makes you happy.

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LINDSEY of THE NOMIS NICHE March 14, 2017 at 6:26 pm

This top is amazing! love it paired with that Zara skirt. I’m obsessive over embroidered everything as of late… great picks! And you look gorgeous as always 🙂

Love, Lindsey
http://www.thenomisniche.com/

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dailykongfidence March 15, 2017 at 7:11 pm

Thank you Lindsey. I tend to shy away from color but I am digging the embroidery trend lately because it is a fun way to add florals for spring without having it as an all over print.

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Mel March 14, 2017 at 6:26 pm

I love the corset trends and you linked the best options!

http://www.pennyanddash.com

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dailykongfidence March 15, 2017 at 7:11 pm

Thanks Mel. I don’t think I could honestly pull off a corset belt but a tee is definitely up my alley and more versatile for everyone.

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marcy March 15, 2017 at 2:34 am

LOVE this embroidery skirt babe!! Absolutely love this look and really love how you mixed with this corset top.

xoxo
Marcy

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dailykongfidence March 15, 2017 at 7:13 pm

This skirt seems to be a winner and to think I wasn’t even going to attempt the embroidered trend! =)

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Margot March 15, 2017 at 6:13 am

I love your corset shirt, so lovely with this embroidery skirt !
I’m all about embroideries details !
xx,
Margot
https://troughthepasturesofthesky.com/

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dailykongfidence March 15, 2017 at 7:14 pm

Hi Margot! Yes this tee is so comfortable and appears basic, but the corset tie definitely adds a little something extra. As I said in the last post, it is all about the details.

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Lisa Linh March 15, 2017 at 9:21 am

That skirt is to die for. Love that you paired it up with the booties!

Lisa Linh
https://www.bylisalinh.com/blog/2017/3/15/malibu-safari-stanley

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dailykongfidence March 15, 2017 at 7:15 pm

Hi Lisa! Thank you so much. I am trying to add more color and floral to my wardrobe for spring. Lol.

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emily March 16, 2017 at 7:47 am

I never let my age hold me back from my fashion choices! I am really loving both of these trends, I have a lot of embroidered pieces but am yet to try the corset trend. The corset tee might be a good place for me to start, I think!
x Emily
http://shedoes.com.au

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dailykongfidence March 17, 2017 at 3:46 pm

That’s awesome Emily! I usually don’t either and probably dress too young for my age, but with the corset and fishnet trend I find myself a little hesitant. =)

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Jessi Malay March 16, 2017 at 11:00 am

Love this look girlie! Corset waists are so in trend right now, and I love how they cinch the waist and really bring out a gorgeous figure on everyone! The embroidery on your shorts is so stunning as well! Thanks so much for sharing babe, and I hope you have an amazing rest of your week! <3

XO Jessi,
http://www.mywhitet.com/ruffles-lace/

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dailykongfidence March 17, 2017 at 3:47 pm

Thanks Jessi, you totally ROCK the corset trend and have a gorgeous figure.

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Nikki Living Life March 16, 2017 at 2:47 pm

Love how you rock this look. I have not invested in any embroidery pieces and this post is inspiring me to get one.

Xx
Nikki
http://www.nikkilivinglife.com

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dailykongfidence March 17, 2017 at 3:49 pm

This is my first embroidered piece I think and I am definitely loving them on denim and even on boots. I think florals can be daunting but start with just a little patch here and there and work your way to more embroidered pieces.

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Jasmine K March 16, 2017 at 5:23 pm

I’m loving the corset top! Corset is stunning and so feminine and I love that it comes on a t-shirt type of top now. You’ve styled is so nicely with the skirt.

– Jasmine K
http://www.myeunoia.com

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dailykongfidence March 17, 2017 at 3:49 pm

I totally think the corset trend is hot, but until I get comfortable enough to wear a belt, it’s definitely corset tees and dresses for me!

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Camilla @Gracefulface.com March 17, 2017 at 12:38 pm

I LOVE that Zara skirt, I may have to pick one up myself. I’m a sucker for embroidery and florals, and I love how they did this in such a fresh way (not so granny haha)! Great look!

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dailykongfidence March 17, 2017 at 3:52 pm

They have it in white too! You’re absolutely right, embroidery can definitely get to the granny status but pairing embroidery with other complementary pieces can help take the embroidered piece to modern and current status. =)

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Aimara March 17, 2017 at 2:22 pm

So stunning babe! You killed it with this look! So sexy!!
Embroidery is one of my favorite trends for Spring, I already have a shipment coming in with some of my favorite pieces!
This skirt is beyond beautiful, thanks for sharing.
Have a great weekend girl!
XO
Aimara
http://www.waysofstyle.com

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dailykongfidence March 17, 2017 at 3:53 pm

Thank you so much Aimara! I’ll have to admit I was hesitant with embroidery but I definitely love it now and am looking for more pieces as we speak! Can’t wait to see your looks soon!

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Camille March 17, 2017 at 3:45 pm

This look is so stylish, these trends look perfect together! Great post, thanks for sharing!

Camille xo

http://www.cococami.blogspot.co.uk

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dailykongfidence March 17, 2017 at 3:54 pm

Hi Camille! Thank you so much. I think it is nice to sometimes mix two hot trends together into one look and in this case I think it works!

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Melis March 17, 2017 at 5:40 pm

I’m so into the corset trend, and I love how you styled this one babe! so agree with you on the fact that age shouldn’t stop you from trying new things, and it paid off big time here. you look absolutely AMAZING! wonderful post as always! xx

Melis
http://fashionmews.com

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dailykongfidence March 19, 2017 at 4:28 pm

Hi Melis! Thank you so much and I’ve seen you rock this corset belt trend recently too with an amazing look!

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Jenelle March 17, 2017 at 9:22 pm

I have noticed them on my Insta feed too. I think they are a bit too cool for me, but I like them on other girls, I like the way you have kind of blended it in with your t-shirt, it makes the outfit more interesting.
xx Jenelle
http://www.inspiringwit.com

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dailykongfidence March 19, 2017 at 4:28 pm

Haha, that’s how I felt Jenelle. And when I saw the corset in a t-shirt, I thought that would be much easier for me to pull off. =)

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Helen Chik March 18, 2017 at 12:55 am

Lady you should wear floral so much more because you absolutely rock it! I love it when ladies venture outside of their comfort zone and try new things!!

Helen xx
https://helenchik.com/upgrade-wardrobe-fall-essentials

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dailykongfidence March 19, 2017 at 4:29 pm

Awww, you are sweet Helen. I don’t know why florals are hard for me to pull off, but I am slowly getting there!

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Aldora March 18, 2017 at 10:15 am

Haha! I didn’t know that there is this thing called corset tee! It’s a fashion innovation ~ who knows it will be the next IG trend? I don’t really fancy the idea of wearing corsets (I’m not young too) because the idea of restricted eating makes me feel sick *LOL
Seems like you managed to pull this look pretty well 😉 Guess I need to start exploring on embroidered pieces too!

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dailykongfidence March 19, 2017 at 4:30 pm

You are too funny about corsets restricting you from eating. I definitely don’t need anything to prevent me from my food that’s for sure. I honestly think the corset trend is just a new take on the old lace up trend.

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Jennifer Lee Quattrucci March 18, 2017 at 11:46 am

I am always so thankful to come to your blog and see fashion that is unique , chic , on trend but also acccessible and practical. I love the fact that you choose the corset tee rather than a belt and this Zara skirt is absolutely perfect!! The mini bag is also just the right touch to pull it all together. Thank you so much for the inspiration!!!

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dailykongfidence March 19, 2017 at 4:31 pm

Thank you Jennifer! I am all about mini bags just for the ease of carrying something less bulky. But as a mom I know that’s hard so I actually sometimes carry the mini bags inside my larger tote bag.

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Liz March 19, 2017 at 5:11 am

I love your skirt and all the clothes you listed below 🙂

Liz
http://www.liznroad.com

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dailykongfidence March 19, 2017 at 4:31 pm

Hi Liz, thank you so much!

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Adelina March 19, 2017 at 6:16 pm

Oh babe! You can pull off any look, and you do it so flawlessly every.single.time!:) I have not yet jumped into the corset trend but should because I LOOOVE them! Such a great idea to style this corset top with an embroidered skirt! I am obsessed to say the least!

xx Adelina
http://www.thecharmingolive.com

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dailykongfidence March 21, 2017 at 2:58 pm

You would totally rock a corset tee or even dress Adelina. I can’t wait to see you style one.

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Nina Nguyen March 19, 2017 at 7:12 pm

You are KILLING it babe!! I absolutely love this look!!
xo-Nina

http://www.ninalnguyen.com/2017/03/black-white-green.html

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dailykongfidence March 21, 2017 at 2:58 pm

You are too sweet Nina!

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belle sansone March 19, 2017 at 10:44 pm

I am really into the corset styled blouse and the embroidery on your skirt!!! You look divine!
Have a great week 🙂
http://ringsabelle.com/10-things-brides-love-hearing/

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dailykongfidence March 21, 2017 at 2:59 pm

Thanks so much Belle. I think you would look amazing in these trends too.

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Candace March 20, 2017 at 10:52 am

I definitely think you can pull off anything, even an actual corset belt. I feel that age is only a number and fashion is limitless. Great choice on getting that embroidered skirt; it looks so good on you! To me, you can definitely pass for early 20s 🙂

http://www.thebeautybeau.com/

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dailykongfidence March 21, 2017 at 2:59 pm

You are the sweetest Candace! Thanks for boosting my ego. =) I would love to see you in a corset belt because you would slay it!

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EVA March 20, 2017 at 3:12 pm

Hello sweetie !!
Beautiful selection of your outfit. I need to purchase a corset belt.b Loving also the embroidery skirt. I have more years than you but don’t care. Age is just a number.;))
Sending love from Italy
xx
Eva
http://www.themermaidfashion.com

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dailykongfidence March 21, 2017 at 3:00 pm

You are absolutely right, age is just a number indeed. Feeling comfortable in what you wear and rocking the look is more important that age.

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diana March 20, 2017 at 8:32 pm

corset shirt looks so amazing! I actually never tried it on, but I have seen how other people have styled it! I agreed with Candace that you can pull absolutely anything!

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dailykongfidence March 21, 2017 at 3:01 pm

Thanks Diana! The tee makes it more casual and definitely not as bold as the corset belt.

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Susanne - Bag at you March 20, 2017 at 9:53 pm

Oh I love how you combined my two favourite trends in one look!! You look stunning and love the black in combination with the colors! Xx Susanne – http://bagatyou.com

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dailykongfidence March 21, 2017 at 3:01 pm

Hi Susanne! I am loving the spring trends right now and this embroidered skirt is one of my new favs.

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Carrie March 21, 2017 at 12:00 am

Wow this Look is amazing. I love the flower print
http://carrieslifestyle.com

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Sarah-Allegra March 21, 2017 at 1:57 am

Such a cool top, Christine! Love its corset Detail. And the skirt is absolutely pretty!

xx Sarah-Allegra
http://www.fashionequalsscience.com/

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dailykongfidence March 21, 2017 at 3:02 pm

Thank you Sarah-Allegra. I love that the lace up trend shifted to this corset…who knows what we will see next?!

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Mónica Sors - Mes Voyages à Paris March 21, 2017 at 3:36 am

Genial el bordado, le da un toque de color magnifico!
xx
Mónica Sors
MES VOYAGES À PARIS
NEW POST: PFW STREET STYLE MARCH 2017 | RAINY PARIS

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dailykongfidence March 21, 2017 at 3:02 pm

Thank you Monica!

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Monica March 21, 2017 at 4:36 am

love your style! love how u paired black with nude ankle boot. it compliments your look very well. in LOVE <3

https://monicaptanzil.wordpress.com/

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dailykongfidence March 21, 2017 at 3:03 pm

Thanks Monia, I appreciate your comment. I always like a nude shoe just to elongate my legs too!

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sophie March 21, 2017 at 4:55 am

The embroidery on this number is so great.I love that you did the corset alongside the embroidery.Such a fun look.So great.This one is perfection and I can’t waait to get my hands on some embroidered pieces and also to try out the corset.
http://sophieatieno.com

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dailykongfidence March 21, 2017 at 3:03 pm

Hi Sophie! It is definitely a more fun look and utilizing the spring trends. Embroidery is everywhere right now as is the corset so thought it would be fun to get these pieces together.

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Thomas Falkenstedt March 21, 2017 at 8:49 am

It sounds like a cliché, but age is but a number! Don’t you worry about whatever number it says on your passport, you are as old as you decide to be. 🙂 And stepping out of your comfort zone both by wearing something more bold than you’re used to and then adding florals to that is just perfect in my opinon! An outfit perfectly put together!
xoxo
Thomas

http://thomasfalkenstedt.com

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dailykongfidence March 21, 2017 at 3:04 pm

I know, and luckily most of the time I don’t let age dictate what I wear. I think it is about finding trends and styles and making them work for you.

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maryam March 21, 2017 at 7:30 pm

You’ve mixed two of the top trends for this season and I love the outcome. Your outfit is so stylish and chic. I see embroidery everywhere now. I need to get on that trend ASAP 🙂

xo, Maryam
http://www.glamandposh.com

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dailykongfidence March 22, 2017 at 4:17 pm

Thanks Maryam. Usually I don’t like mixing too much in an outfit for fear of overdoing it, but the corset tee is subtle enough and I love that it goes well with the mini skirt.

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Manda March 21, 2017 at 7:35 pm

Girl! I am so in love with this look and the tee! I would have NEVER guessed you were in your 30’s BTW but I’m sure you get that ALL the time! I’m 27 and I struggled with that too a bit but more because I had children. Like you, I realized the same thing and have been not let being a Mom define my sense of style well besides realistically when I physically cannot wear a mini skirt playing with the kids. lol. As always, I am so inspired by your post!

Manda | http://EvocativelyChosen.com

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dailykongfidence March 22, 2017 at 4:19 pm

Awww, thanks Mandy, that means so much to me. The whole reason I even started blogging was to show that moms can be cool too and still dress fashionably despite having kids. Thanks for reading and also inspiring me as well!

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Vanessa March 21, 2017 at 9:53 pm

Beautiful outfit! Love it head to toe. Your skirt is so pretty and feminine, embroidery has become one of the biggest trends during the season. It looks totally chic and sophisticated.

Enjoy the rest of your week!

Vanessa

http://thefashionstatement.net

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dailykongfidence March 22, 2017 at 4:20 pm

Thank you Vanessa. Embroidery is definitely a hit this season and I love this mini skirt!

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Open Kloset By Karina March 21, 2017 at 11:07 pm

Hey Beautiful,
How are you?
Embroidered Clothes are now super Fashionable, And I love, for me sooo Romantic:)
I have many pieces already, Blouses, Skirts, Jacket, Boots:) Loved the Skirt with that Boots:)
The corset, Not my Fav thing but on you looks Amazing and I Loved The Combination:)
Just I can’t see myself in corsets:)
Love Open Kloset By Karina
Happy Wednesday

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dailykongfidence March 22, 2017 at 4:22 pm

I feel you Karina. I think when I first saw the trend too I knew it wasn’t for me. Then I saw this casual tee with the corset and decided to try it on. And so glad I did because I love it and I wear it often now. I can’t wait to see all the embroidered pieces you have!

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Sheree March 21, 2017 at 11:50 pm

I just bought a bunch of stuff from Zara over the weekend and I wish I had picked up a corset tee as well. This looks so flattering and your embroidered skirt looks really good, it is such a popular trend right now. I too wonder sometimes whether a trend is too young for my age, but you are right, fashion is about dressing for yourself and age is just a number. (p.s. you look so young, had I already know that you have 3 kids, I wouldn’t even be able to tell!!)

~ xo Sheree
Posh Classy Mom
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dailykongfidence March 22, 2017 at 4:24 pm

Hey hot mama! I love Zara, they always have amazing stuff and a good price point too. I think as moms we do have to be mindful of what we wear just because we are running around after kids, but that being said, I also think it’s finding what works for you and making it your own.

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Jessie March 22, 2017 at 1:05 am

I love visit your blog for mix and match ideas! I love this now trend of corsets: would be perfect to hide my tummy and slim my waist 😉 I think every girl should have a piece of that!

Xx Jessie
http://www.4evajessie.com

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dailykongfidence March 22, 2017 at 4:25 pm

Girl, you do NOT have a tummy and you already have an itty bitty waist. But I could definitely see you rocking a corset just because you are so hot and sexy!

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Eliza March 22, 2017 at 10:06 am

Oh my! This embroidered skirt looks so beautiful, I’m a huge fan of all things embroidered and this skirt, I just love it! And I liked how you style it with this corset, looks very sophisticated!

Cheers, Eliza | http://www.fashion-confession.com

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dailykongfidence March 22, 2017 at 4:31 pm

Thanks Eliza! I have recently gotten into embroidery since florals aren’t usually my thing, but I am loving the trend and having fun with it.

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Katya | Style Sprinter March 22, 2017 at 11:10 am

That embroidered skirt is gorgeous and I’m loving the corset detail of your top, it’s really interesting how a detail usually on the back of a piece looks on the front! You shouldn’t worry at all about trying things a bit out of your comfort zone, you look beautiful and your styling of this look is amazing!

http://stylesprinter.com/

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dailykongfidence March 22, 2017 at 4:34 pm

Hi Katya, thank you so much. You are sweet and I appreciate your comment!

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Jacqueline March 22, 2017 at 4:17 pm

You’re so right. I am seeing them everywhere! I love how you paired it with that skirt! I’ve been considering getting something while it’s still chilly out cause I’m loving the long sleeve version!

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Lani McGuire March 23, 2017 at 7:04 pm

First of all, Christine girl, I did not know you were in your 30’s! Unbelievable! I thought you were in your (early 20’s) not joking!!!! Now that I’ve gotten that off my chest, back to florals and corsets: I really like how you took these two trends and added your own twist to it. Now can you please reveal all of your beauty and skincare secrets, because I need to know them!

xo Lani | http://www.withlovefromlani.com

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dailykongfidence March 23, 2017 at 8:05 pm

Hi Lani! Thank you, you are too sweet. I wish I had some skincare secrets to share, I just try and mask 2-3x a week. =)

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Kierra March 23, 2017 at 8:05 pm

I am loving this whole look. I have been looking for a skirt just like this. What a good find! I’ll have to look more into it. I love the corset feel of that top as well. I love that it is styled in the front instead of the back. You rock it so well. Zara seriously have some of the best fashion and affordable prices.

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Ashley April 28, 2017 at 11:08 am

Beautiful! I bought the skirt and can’t wait for it to arrive.

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