04. 20. 15.
JACKET: Dorothy Perkins // BLOUSE: Marshalls // LEGGINGS: Local Boutique // SHOES: BCBGeneration (TjMaxx) // BRACELET: Bali Couture (TjMaxx) // RING: Gifted (TjMaxx) // SUNGLASSES (seen in photos below): Christian Dior (Saks 5th Avenue)
Happy Monday everyone!
It's finally been looking and feeling a lot more like spring around here, yay! Aside for a random summer day we had on Saturday, it was near 80! Hey, I ain't complaining, especially with the winter we experienced here in New York, bring on the warmer days! Anyway, it's been beautiful out with some chills, nothing a cute jacket can't help with. I've really been loving colored leather jackets this spring. I purchased two so far and if I come across another great deal, I will certainly be adding to my collection. Every woman should have a basic black leather jacket, it's certainly a wardrobe staple; but it's also great to mix in some fun and interesting seasonal pieces and this pastel blue faux leather is perfect for those chilly spring days. I've actually been wearing it a lot since I purchased it over a month ago and Eddie was shocked that I had yet to share it on the blog, well until now!
This overall pairing would look great on all the body shapes, with a minor tweak. I would pay attention to the style of jacket you're purchasing, which can of course effect the entire look. One thing my apple, inverted, and hourglass shaped ladies I know have experienced, is the bulge around the bust when the jacket is zipped up and there's a lot of pockets and a large collar around the bust, particularly if you are very busty and in any of those three body shape categories. This won't matter much if you don't tend to zip up your jackets, but rather leave them open for a more casual, laid back look. However, the larger collars and zipper details found on most motto styles can still cause the bust to appear larger, even when just resting on the bust, so you may just want to consider selecting a style that doesn't have as much detail, especially since the color is sure to be enough pop for your look ;)
I hope you enjoyed the post and come back soon! Thanks so much for stopping and please don't forget to stay beautiful, confident, and true to your beautiful self!
04. 18. 15.
DRESS: Marshalls // SHOES: BCBGeneration (TjMaxx) // BELT: Local boutique // WATCH: Michael Kors // SUNGLASSES: Ferragamo
Hey ladies and gents!
So we're now in weekend two of Coachella, which inspired me to create a look that I would wear if I were attending, sadly I'm not, booo!! But, we can certainly sport the boho/gypsy like vibe for the weekend at home and bring the festival vibes to us now can't we?! Coachella unofficially kicks of spring fashion and so us fashion lovers look forward to seeing what trends our favorite celebs and fashion cohorts are sporting, it's kind of like fashion week, minus the frenzy and luxurious designers.
What kind of prints or pieces should one look for to sport the Coachella vibe? I'd say keep an eye out for florals, fringe, paisley, and did I say florals?! Much of the looks you'll see are casual and relaxed, a lot of flowy and oversized pieces, as well as matching and mixed separates. Below are some other options, other than my outfit that would be perfect for this weekend or for the remainder of spring:
I hope you all enjoyed the post and found it helpful! As always, don't forget to stay beautiful, confident, and true to your beautiful self!
04. 16. 15.
TANK: Marshalls // VEST: Two by Vince Camuto (Marshalls) // LEATHER "JEAN": Guess // BOOTS: Botique 9 (Nine West) // WATCH: Michael Kors // NECKLACE: Express // ONYX BRACELET: Satya Jewelry // RING: TjMaxx
I hope you're all having a wonderful day so far, if not, I hope you do after reading today's post! Today's look is a biker-rocker-edgy-yet chic look. We've got quite a lot going on here! Ever since I purchased this vest, which I've been eyeing for about a year now (don't ask why I didn't buy it a year ago, I don't know the answer myself!) and when I finally decided to snag it, one of the looks that came to my mind while trying it on was this one. At that time, however, I didn't have the perfect fitting leather jean/pant. The ones I've had were either too small or stretched out tremendously after the first few wears. The one that I have that's more of a pant style from H&M, I adore, but I was looking for something that resembled a pair of jeans and I finally found it while browsing through a Guess Factory store. The price was right and so was the fit, so it was definitely worth the wait!
Have you ever been on a motorcycle before? I have and the thrill is quite awesome! Here in the states, bikers tend to have a tough look about them, which includes the female entourage. For years, I've admired their accomplished ring stacking and necklace layering, which I know are worn without much thought, but I guess that fits the mood and makes it that much more appealing. I pulled some inspiration of watching these female bikers walk around the city streets, making their stops into the local pubs and billiard halls. Yes, the stereotype which is portrayed in every action packed movie with bikers is true, at least here in NY, especially upstate! The unanimous style of a biker chick encompasses silver, spikes, studs, and leather all of which I've included in this look. However, I feel that mine has a bit of a more feminine twist, since my hair is worn with loose curls and I'm not wearing biker boots. What I've always loved about these boots was that they're cowboy boots, but they have more of an edgy, biker look to them, which I don't tend to see much of.
When it comes to your body shape, all four figures could sport this look without any changes. Of course, you can tweak what you'd like to encompass your personal style or taste, but if not, this entire look is guaranteed to look great on you. I do want to mention that the vest length can certainly change this. What makes this look work for all shapes is that it's not cropped and falls right at the hip bone. If you're an apple or inverted triangle, depending on your comfort level, you may want to avoid a cropped style that will hit between the bust and midsection, it'll create the illusion of a much larger bust and stomach.
I hope you all enjoyed the post and decide to recreate it. If you do, feel free to tag me @jalisasfiles :)
Don't forget to stay beautiful, confident, and true to your beautiful selves!
04. 14. 15.
BLAZER: Missguided // TANK: Express // NECKLACE: Charming Charlie // PANTS: Missguided // SHOES: Gucci (DSW) // SUNGLASSES: Christian Dior (HERE)
Happy Tuesday everyone!
I hope you're all having a wonderful day so far. Today's look is a typical spring mixture of pastels. I love lavender and a soft shade of pink combination. I feel it's the epitome of spring and is quite feminine, so if your style is more feminine and flirty, this look would be perfect for you! Now, these pants are quite interesting in that they have some pleating in the center part and I've noticed by comparing the way it looks on me and on the model on the website, if you're legs are thinner, the pleats don't appear too defined, as they do if you have fuller legs like myself. If you're an apple or rectangular shape, I think this would look great on you! If you're a pear or hourglass, like myself, I honestly think it'll come down to your comfort level and how you style them. I decided to add a more voluminous top that featured some ruffles, which you've heard me mention many times in videos and blog posts that they can help add some dimension to your bust area, thus balancing out the hips, especially when wearing skinny pant legs. I personally love them! If you're not too crazy about them, there are other options, like the pants I included in the scroll bar above, in recreating the look.
I hope you all felt inspired by this post and decide to recreate it on yourselves! As always, don't forget to stay beautiful, confident, and true to your beautiful self!
04. 12. 15.
BLAZER: Charlotte Russe // SHIRT: Max Studio (Marshalls) // PANTS: H&M // NECKLACE: Charming Charlie // SUNNIES: Ferragamo // SHOES: Nine West
I hope you all enjoyed your weekend! Today was really warm, reaching around 70! Woohoo! It prompted me to create a trendy mix of patterns and colors in this weekend's look. I personally love the way pink, especially hot pink, and olive look together. I originally was going to wear a solid gray tee, but I felt more could be added to the look. Had it been a pair of camo jeans, I would've probably kept my original plan, so if you don't have a solid olive jean or pant, you can substitute it by wearing a camo jean combined with either a solid grey tee or even a striped one, as I'm wearing. If you do opt for the latter, I wouldn't suggest wearing printed shoes because it'll look too busy, wear a solid pump instead (nude, black, or pink). Since I decided to go for the striped tee, I felt the rainbow leopard shoes would look great and I'm glad with the way it tied the whole look together.
This is a pairing that would look great on all body shapes. However, if you are an inverted triangle, rectangular, or apple shape, I would suggest either going for a vertical striped shirt or the solid grey as I mentioned.
I hope you found some inspiration from today's look! Thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to stay beautiful, confident, and true to your beautiful self!