Daily Outfit: 50 Shades of Grey [Pinspiration]

Perhaps it’s just my mood but lately I’ve been wearing a lot of grey. A lot. And I’ve been loving it.

Scarf – the modbod boutique | cashmere sweater – thrifted | maxi skirt – Shabby Apple | booties – Macy’s  
 

[Recently my camera fell on the ground and the lens has been having a hard time auto focusing, so forgive the slightly out of focus images.]

This outfit had been inspired by something I saw on Pinterest that I can’t find anywhere so here’s the next best thing from Cupcakes and Cashmere.

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Mod Bod New MB Line

The Mod Bod released their new MB line this October with fabulous fall pieces.

This is the denim Katie skirt from The Mod Bod’s new MB line:

The Mod Bod MB Line's Katie Skirt
The Mod Bod MB Line's Katie Skirt

You can find The Mod Bod at Lolla Bella Boutique at Gateway and Fashion Place Mall, Mr. Mac at University Mall, Blend Fashions in Pleasant Grove, Utah and Studio Bellezza in Centerville.

To check out the complete new fall MB line, click here!

Can you see yourself wearing the Katie skirt?

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The Mod Bod Swimsuit Winner Is…

The Mod Bod - Marisa
The Mod Bod - Marisa

We’d like to give a big thank you to The Mod Bod for furnishing the lovely swimsuit for this month’s giveaway and for all the lovely ladies that participated in the giveaway.

And the winner is…

(hold your breath — is it you?)

Entry #27 – Heather!

Congratulations, Heather!  Heather’s favorite Mod Bod swimsuit is the Marisa swim top in brown with the matching swim skirt!  Heather, please contact us!

There’s still time to pick up your favorite Mod Bod swimsuit before the summer is up!  You can purchase them online at www.themodbod.com or at Blend Fashions in Pleasant Grove, Utah at 285 E. State Road.

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The Mod Bod Swimsuit Giveaway!

August 1, 2009: CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED.

Have you ever had a hard time finding a modest swimsuit that covered your midriff and still looked fabulous?  Good, I’m not the only one!  If you’re unsatisfied with your swimsuit collection and want something new and flattering to walk down the beach in, you’re in luck!

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The Mod Bod has generously donated a swimsuit for one lucky Cable Car Couture reader!  Will it be YOU?!

The Mod Bod is modest clothing company that was established in 2004 by Shellie Slade who was tired of having to hunt high and low for modest clothes for her daughters.  This year they launched their Swim line that has been incredibly popular!

Aubrey Swimsuit from The Mod Bod
Aubrey Swimsuit from The Mod Bod

My favorite piece from their Swim collection is the Aubrey (pictured above) with ravishing ruffles that hide a tummy — fashionably!

The Marjorie Swimsuit with Swim Skirt
The Marjorie Swimsuit with Swim Skirt

All the suits in the Mod Bod Swim line are modest two pieces and interchangable with options like retro boy shorts and swim skirts for the gal that wants to keep covered poolside.

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Even pregnant women are in luck with the Mod Bod Swim Collection!  Their swimsuits can accomodate a growing tummy.

To enter the contest is easy.

  1. Simply visit The Mod Bod website and leave a comment on our blog, telling us what your favorite piece is from the Swim Collection!
  2. For an extra entry, subscribe to Cable Car Couture’s Email Newsletter in the top right hand corner — you’ll get notifications about amazing giveaways like this one!
  3. For an extra entry, Tweet about The Mod Bod Swimsuit Giveaway Contest on Twitter!  Be sure to leave the URL in the comment.
    Example: “Enter to Win a FREE Mod Bod Swimsuit from @cablecarcouture! Contest ends 7/31/09. http://bit.ly/hoQug Pls RT!”
  4. For an extra entry, update your Facebook status on The Mod Bod Swimsuit Giveaway Contest.
  5. For an extra entry, become a Fan of Cable Car Couture on Facebook!

NOTE: For ease in tabulating entries, please make a separate comment for each entry.  Thank you!

Contest closes on Thursday, July 31st, 2009.

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Sneak Peak at The Mod Bod’s New Collection

Here’s a sneak peak at some fabulous pieces from The Mod Bod’s upcoming collection.  Shot on location in Alpine, Utah by the illustrious Justin Hackworth.  Hair and make-up by Enizio.  As you can see, they rock.

Photo c/o Justin Hackworth Photography
Photo c/o Justin Hackworth Photography

What a fabulous cut-out!  Can’t wait to get my hands on one of these!

Photo c/o Justin Hackworth Photography
Photo c/o Justin Hackworth Photography

Loving the pleats on this denim skirt!

Photo c/o Justin Hackworth Photography
Photo c/o Justin Hackworth Photography

Look at this detailing on the skirt!

Which piece is your fave?

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Swimsuits That Hide A Tummy

It’s a fact.  Women have a hard time finding bathing suits that emphasize the right places and hide the other places for the perfect fit.  One common request by women is for bathing suits that hide a tummy.  Cable Car Couture has found some fabulous suits that help hide a tummy so look no further!  You’ll definitely enjoy these incredible suits we found!

Land's End All-over Control Slender Tunic Swimsuit $59.15
Land's End All-over Control Slender Tunic Swimsuit $59.15

This swimsuit from Land’s End is made from slimming material and has rouching detailing along the side.  Rouching is a great tool to hide a tummy as it disorients the eye and de-emphasizes your tummy.  For women that burn easily, the material on this suit has built in 50 SPF to prevent from burning in the sun.

The Mod Bod Aubrey Swim Top $49.95
The Mod Bod Aubrey Swim Top $49.95

The Aubrey ruffle swim top from the Mod Bod is the perfect remedy to hide a tummy in style.  The darling ruffles hide your midriff while still making a fashion statement.  Plus, The Mod Bod is a local Utah company that specializes in modest clothing and swimwear and we love supporting local business!

Land's End Solid Ruffle TrimLine Tank Swimsuit $43.50
Land's End Solid Ruffle TrimLine Tank Swimsuit $43.50

Black always makes you look skinnier, right?  This V-neck swimsuit, complete with control lining, draws the eye up, a great tool to hide a tummy.  Especially for women that have great shoulders, flatter those assets!  This suit also has SPF 50 protection.

So, as a review.  Look for rouching detailing, a v-neck swimsuit, ruffles and built in control in a swimsuit to hide a tummy.

Look forward to see you looking fabulous poolside!

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Swimsuits that Hide Thighs and Derriere

There has been lots of excitement around our last swimsuit segment, How to Maximize a Small Bust.  Another thing that women have been requesting is swimsuits that hide thighs and derriere.  If this is something you look for in a swimsuit, look no further!

With the onset of tankinis, you can have a top that covers up and choose a bottom of your choice.  For extra coverage to hide thighs and derrieres, consider wearing a skirt.

Shade Swim Skirt with Bottoms $22.99
Shade Swim Skirt with Bottoms $22.99

This swim skirt from Shade Clothing has swim bottoms attached–great way to kill two birds with one stone.  Look at how much thigh it hides!

Hapari Sassy Swim Skirt $29
Hapari Sassy Swim Skirt $29

Hapari has a sassy swim skirt that doesn’t hug quite so close to the body if you don’t want the material to hug your hips.  This piece is the skirt only, bottoms are not included.

DownEast Basics Malibu Swim Skirt $26.99
DownEast Basics Malibu Swim Skirt $26.99

DownEast Basics makes this darling Malibu swim skirt with flair.

The Mod Bod Retro Swim Bottoms $27.95
The Mod Bod Retro Swim Bottoms $27.95

Boy short bottoms are another favorite for girls that want to have a little more coverage for their legs.  The Mod Bod has retro swim bottoms in brown and black that you can mix and match with your suits.

Ultimately, pairing a one of these dark colored full coverage bottoms with a patterned top is best.  This will draw the eyes up and take the focus away from what you’re trying to hide.

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This zebra inspired top with a dark bottom is a great example from Lime Ricki.

So class, hope these ideas help when you’re shopping for a swimsuit to hide thighs and derriere.

Which swim skirt is your favorite?

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Swimsuits to Minimize Your Bust

Over the next several weeks, Cable Car Couture will feature a segment of blogs that will help you to find swimsuits to fit your body best.  Today we’ll start with swimsuits to minimize your bust.

Anita Loredana Comfort Underwire One Piece Swimsuit $71.20
Anita Loredana Comfort Underwire One Piece Swimsuit $71.20

This one piece swimsuit from Anita Loredana is a comfort fit with underwire built-in making it a great bust minimizer.  The detailing makes adds a little spice, too.

Women's Regular Athletic Hi-neck Tank Swimsuit $69.50
Lands' End Athletic Hi-neck Tank Swimsuit $69.50

This athletic style swimsuit from Lands’ End has a high neck built in with great bust minimizing coverage.  The white stripes down the middle have a slimming effect, too.  For women that burn easily, this fabric has built in SPF 50 protection to keep your skin from burning while you’re poolside.  This is the most functional suit in my opinion.

Caribbean Joe® Kaleidoscope Pleated Halterkini $25
Caribbean Joe® Kaleidoscope Pleated Halterkini $25

This Kaleidoscope halterkini from Carribean Joe is a great bust minimizer and also flattering on short torsos.  Because it’s the top only, you can mix and match with whatever bottom you want.  It’s also 50% off, originally $50!

The Mod Bod Malorie Swim Top $47.95
The Mod Bod Malorie Swim Top $47.95

The Malorie swim top from the Mod Bod has lots of coverage to minimize your bust in a flattering way.  They also have great mix and match bottoms depending on what coverage you’re looking for.

Anita Benny One-Piece Swimwear $43.20
Anita Benny One-Piece Swimwear $43.20

This affordable lycra one-piece from Anita Benny is super affordable, slimming and provides plenty of support and comfort for women with a full bust.  This is the type of suit you can wear for years to come.

Which swimsuit is your style?  Which is the best buy?  Let us know your favorites!

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Jewelry Completes the Ensemble

Have you ever noticed how jewelry can really bring an outfit together?  Take these snapshots from a recent photo shoot with The Mod Bod, Undertease and Blend Fashions.  Each outfit includes bold pieces of jewelry that completes the ensemble.

Beth Wearing The Mod Bod & Necklace from Blend
Beth Wearing Necklace from Blend

Beth’s Mod Bod outfit is beautifully complimented by this gold tassel necklace, a personal favorite of Amanda Behrbom, the owner of Blend.  Doesn’t jewelry complete the look?

Birds and the Bees Necklace by Annie M. Boutique
Birds and the Bees Necklace by Annie M. Boutique

It’s hard to imagine this darling dress and tank top ensemble from Blend and Undertease without the Annie M. necklace.  The necklace completes the ensemble!

Annie M.’s amazing jewelry will definitely give your wardrobe a face lift!  Check out Cable Car’s review of Annie M. from the UVU Women’s Expo here.

Sarah Wears Dove Necklace from Blue Bijou
Sarah Wears Dove Necklace from Blue Bijou

In addition to Sarah’s Mod Bod vest over an Undertease top, this Blue Bijou Dove necklace adds some extra spice and attracts attention to the vest.  It’s amazing what a little jewelry can do!

So what are your favorite jewelry brands?  What jewelry won’t you leave home without?  I wear a lot of Blue Bijou myself! :)

Would you agree the jewelry completes the ensemble?  Why?

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