09 22 14
BLOUSE: Marshalls//SKIRT: Marshalls//FRING BRACELET: Kendra Scott//NECKLACE: Athra Luxe//PURSE: Zac Posen (Tjmaxx)//SHOES: Nine West Outlet
For this week's date night, I decided to wear a mixture of menswear and luxe feminine pieces, for a unique combination. This militant inspired shirt is one of my favorite pieces for fall because I wear it with a variety of different bottoms, such as leggings, jeans, and in this case, a pleated circle skirt. The olive color is perfect for fall and one of my personal favorite colors/tones to wear during this season. To dress up the otherwise casual shirt, I selected this ultra feminine skirt to pair it with. It has some shimmer detailing, making the gold stand out more. It's also in a lady-like tweed fabric, which I love. I was planning on wearing a plain nude shoe, but decided last minute that these two toned half nude, half black pumps, were more interesting. Plus, I've kind of neglected them (they were all the way in the back of my closet!). To further enhance the feminine feel, I wore this Zac Posen purse, which I recently scored at Tjmaxx. It's Eddie's early wedding anniversary gift (our anniversary is Oct. 7th). I love everything about it. The shape, bow detailing, color, fabric, and oh yes, the designer of course! I happen to be a big fan of Zac Posen's work and the opportunity to purchase his purse at the Tjmaxx I've been going to lately is a somewhat rare occurrence. I did spot a black purse about a year ago and still regret not getting it, so I couldn't live with that feeling again by not getting this one!
Overall, I love the way the outfit came together. The dominating theme is more feminine, with a hint of a menswear touch. What do you all think?
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If you're hips are very wide (pear shape) and you don't feel comfortable further exaggerating the width, I'd suggest avoiding a skirt that is this style, a combination of a circle skirt and tweed. Tweed is a bit stiff, making it flare out without the ability to alter it the way you'd like. Instead, go for skater skirt in a nude or beige color to accomplish the same look ;)
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09 21 14
This week's video is on a fall staple that many of you know is my favorite during this season and that's the fur vest. I've been wearing them a lot lately and I think they're the perfect way to add interest, texture, and warmth to many outfits. In this video lookbook, I show you three outfits in which I wore and styled a fur vest differently, which I hope gives you some ideas on styling your own this fall. Oh, and in case you're wondering, all of the vests worn are faux ;)
VEST: Tjmaxx//BLOUSE: Marshalls//LEGGINGS: Nordstrom Rack//HAT: Bcbgeneration (Marshalls)//SHOES: Steve Madden//PURSE: Louis Vuitton Alma GM//RING: Kendra Scott//BUTTERFLY BRACELET: Lucky Brand
VEST: Steve Madden (Marshalls)//BLOUSE: Piperlime//LEGGINGS: DailyLook//FRINGE BRACELET: Kendra Scott//ANKLE BOOTS: Nine West Outlet//PURSE: Errelleventidue (Tjmaxx)
TRENCH COAT: Guess Outlet Store//FUR VEST: Tjmaxx//LEGGINGS: DailyLook//SHOES: Steve Madden (Marshalls)//BRACELET: Bcbgeneration (Marshalls)//PURSE: Tory Burch
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09 18 14
SWEATSHIRT: Lush (Nordstrom Rack)//SCARF: Marshalls//JEANS: New York & Company Soho Jeans (here)//SHOES: Nine West (outlet)//PURSE: Dooney & Bourke (Marshalls)//"BLESSED" BRACELET: BcbGeneration (Nordstrom Rack)//BRACELET: Lucky Brand (outlet)//EARRINGS: Target
Today I'm feeling a bit better, although I don't feel 100% my best. I haven't gotten this sick in quite a while now, so it's pretty frustrating, but I guess the change of weather is to blame. Speaking of the change of weather, I decided to create this look which fuses both summer and fall colors and pieces together, which was perfect for a day like today. Since I'm still not feeling well, I wanted to keep a little warm, so I opted for this light-weight sweatshirt, which I sometimes wear during those chilly summer nights. It has a little touch of neon green and zippers on the bottom of the sweatshirt, which I really like. Although neon colors can be worn all year long, I personally tend to wear them most during the summer months (I think they look great with a tan), and it technically still is summer, so why not extend the wear, even though I have a feeling I'll be wearing it again this fall :)
To kind of dress the look up a bit more and create a fall-like vibe, I paired the sweatshirt with dark washed jeans, which have a slight fade in them, matching the grey in the sweatshirt perfectly. Darker denim tends to exude fall more, whereas lighter washes tend to be more appropriate for spring and summer. Plus, darker denim has more of a dressier feel to it, so I'd suggest wearing a pair on your next dress down day at work.
To add some louder splashes of color, since the neon is so subtle in the sweatshirt, I decided to wear these neon colorblock pumps and added my orange cross-body purse into the mix, since the shoes featured a similar orange color. Lastly, I wanted to add some print and obviously cover my neck area from any chills, so I wore this beautiful paisley printed scarf. It also has touches of orange and in addition, colors that are reminiscent of fall.
Overall, I believe this look is a nice fusion between summer and fall, creating a nice transitional look, meeting both halfway. So what do you think of the look?
09 17 14
You've been reading about my obsession of fur vests for the past few days now. It's a piece that I genuinely love and I highly suggest you get your hands on one and fast, since they're always popular during these fall months and when stores get them, especially in brown, they tend to sell out quickly. Although brown is a common favorite when it comes to vests, black is just as versatile, but has a more classy feel to it, as opposed to the browns, which can have a more casual element, especially when they're in lighter shades of brown. Because of this, it makes for a great addition to your work wardrobe. It can easily take the place of a blazer or cardigan, providing warmth and professionalism, as well as a glam finishing touch!
I created this look in hopes of inspiring you when creating a work look centered around a black fur vest, although you can of course wear any color you have or can get your hands on! This look is professional, sophisticated, and down right fabulous, simply because it has the luxurious texture in the fur (we work with faux!), leopard print, and bold red color combination. The polka dotted blouse adds a bit of a retro style, which ties in perfectly with the other chic pieces, working together to create this overall glamorous work look, without being over the top for the office!
I hope you like the look and attempt to recreate it on yourselves!
09 16 14
Hello gorgeous ladies,
Yesterday I had the wonderful opportunity of attending Dex's Spring 2015 launch at the Jane Hotel's Cafe Gitane in NYC! I was very excited because prior to the event, I was somewhat familiar with the brand; I've seen their pieces before, but this time around, I was able to meet and speak with the owners, Francesco and Natalie, about the heart and brain behind Dex, which I want to share with all of you!
09 15 14TOP: Cynthia Rowley//VEST: Willi Smith (Marshalls)//JEANS: New York & Company soho jeans//BOOTS: AMI Clubewear//HAT: Marshalls//PURSE: Dooney & Bourke//RING: Kendra ScottHappy Monday!One of my favorite fall pieces is the fur vest (I prefer faux). I think it's a great example of a fall essential because it's easy to incorporate into any outfit, as a basic layering piece. Fall fashion is all about layering, since those early fall mornings are generally chilly and as the day progresses, it tends to warm up. What I love about this particular piece is that it can be worn in a variety of ways and with so many different pieces, giving you many looks and styles to play around with. Plus, if you start to feel hot throughout the day, you can take it off and it won't negatively effect or take away from your outfit, which is great!In this look, I wore it over a basic white long sleeve paired with jeans and studded combat boots, for a relaxed and causal feel. To add a little extra detail, I added this cute newsboy hat, which I loved with the outfit, especially the vest! I do intend on styling this and other fur vests (I'm on the hunt for some more!) a lot during these next few months, so if you want some inspiration on how to style it, stay tuned!Thanks so much for stopping by :)
09 14 14
TEE: Max Studio (Marshalls)//BLAZER: Nordstrom Rack//LEGGINGS: Daily Look//NECKLACE: Boutique//PURSE: Marshalls//RING: Kendra Scott//SHOES: Nine West
For the past few days, I've definitely noticed the weather slowly begin to change; it's been feeling like the start of fall, which is super exciting for me because I love fall fashion! I decided to create a look combining sultry wine and intense black, a duo perfect for a fall transition. To add some pattern to the outfit, I wore a striped tee shirt, which is super comfy by the way, and a croc printed chain purse, which I felt went well together. The berry color of the purse helped to enhance the exotic feel that the croc print emanates, as does the color on it's own. I love the color so much, that I decided to add some more hints of it in my necklace and lip color.
What do you think of the look?
09 13 14
On Wednesday, I had the opportunity to attend Style 360 & FTL Moda's fashion show and event for Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week (NYFW) with Red Light PR...(CLICK READ MORE!)
09 12 14
In this week's video, I will be sharing a trick I recently discovered on removing those annoying scuff marks we can get on patent leather shoes. As much as they are fabulous, they do have a tendency to scuff :( But no worries, after watching this video you'll be able to remove it in a quick, easy, and super cheap way!
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09 10 14
In the beginning of the year, I announced on my blog that orchid was the color of the year. It's a gorgeous hue of purple and I feel it's perfect for fall. I've also mentioned how orange is the new black this upcoming fall; it's a bold color that makes a bold statement and can take any plain look up a notch in an instant. When creating a look for today's post, I wanted to combine both the color of the year and the color of the season into one outfit. I wasn't sure how they'd blend, but I actually love the end result. I think the two colors compliment each other rather nicely and would make for a fantastic pairing this fall, would you agree? So take your work look up a notch by blending these two beautiful and bold colors and be anything but ordinary, simply because YOU are!