Monday, October 29, 2012

Denim It Is

Hello All,

I have seen a few fashion bloggers rock the denim on denim trend and decided to give it a try awhile ago but never seemed to get around to it.  I must say, it's much easier to pull off than I'd previously thought.  The key is to make sure you are wearing different shades of denim and, for me, the idea of throwing in a pop of color with a scarf, made it that much easier to mix the shirt and jeans.  As those who regularly read my blog know, my 7 year daughter is my photographer.  Well, she knows my style all too well because she spotted these boots for me this past summer on the clearance rack and I had to have them.  For one, they were dirt cheap, two, I like the chunky heel, three, and most importantly, I love cognac-colored footwear.  They go with everything.  My handbag is another Celine-inspired beauty.  I have a black version that I carried in this post but the quality of this one is much better.  What do you guys think of the denim on denim trend?

Details: Jeans/Top: F21, Boots: Charlotte Russe, Handbag: Bloom Boutique, Scarf: H&M

Monday, October 22, 2012

Dots of Cobalt

Hello All,

Today I am wearing one of my tax-free finds from my trip to Boston this summer.  This shirt instantly caught my eye for two reasons.  One, cobalt blue is one of my favorite clothing colors and two, the swiss dots on the sleeves and chest-area give it an elegant vibe.  The fact that I didn't have to pay any sales tax made it an even sweeter purchase.  This shirt also comes in black, which is just as pretty, but I like to add a little color to my closet whenever possible.  As for the skirt, I have had it for quite sometime and thought that it would be a great compliment to the shirt.  I always seem to pair cobalt items with black and white.  I should probably get out of that habit and try it with another color.  Any suggestions?

Details: Shirt/Skirt/Clutch/Sunglasses: H&M, Shoes: Dolce Vita via Nordstrom Rock, Watch: Aldo 

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Golden Girl


Today I'm wearing another shade of my favorite color, yellow.  I'd been eyeing this blazer for a minute and when I got a 20% off coupon, I finally convinced myself to make the purchase.  I know I have said this many times before but I have to say it again...I LOVE BLAZERS!!!  They are so versatile and come in many different price points, colors, materials, patterns, styles, etc.  If you are just beginning to wear blazers, purchase neutral colors such as black, navy, gray, and then incorporate fun colors and patterns as you build your collection.  I have a few Chanel-inspired, tweed blazers that I can't wait to wear this Fall.  Since I kept the remainder of my outfit simple with a black/white top and tuxedo pants, it was easy for me to throw in another color on my feet.  These teal pumps are not too loud, color-wise, and are a great compliment to the handbag, which is going to be my "IT" bag for the Fall.  I can tote it with jeans, pencil skirts, and peplum items.  The colors are so Fall-ish.  Do you guys have any blazers in your wardrobe?

Details: Blazer: H&M, Pants/Shirt: Express, Shoes: Charlotte Russe, Handbag: Zara

Monday, October 15, 2012

Military Mode


During my stay in Florida, because of the year-round high temps, there really were few times that called for boots.  However, what I did see is many stylish ladies wearing combat boots.  I thought they were so cute and decided to try a pair.  To my surprise, I loved them.  I especially like this pair because they can be worn up or folded down, which is the way I usually wear them.  Today, I decided to pair them with a casual stripe body-con dress and my favorite denim vest.  If you're looking to stay comfortable and easy on the feet, without wearing tennis shoes, combat boots are the way to go.  Wear them with jeans, leggings, dresses, or whatever you like.  If you would like to try them out, you can find really cute, affordable ones at many stores.  If you decide you don't like them, you won't regret giving them a chance since you didn't spend alot of money.  However, I think you will love them just as much as I do.  Until next time...

Details:  Dress: Charlotte Russe, Vest/Purse: F21, Boots: Love Culture

 The Little Lady Responsible For All The Pics...My Daughter/Photographer...Bianca

Friday, October 12, 2012

Let's Do It Again


I decided to wear another pencil skirt to show you how it looks just as good with a tee as it does with a dressier shirt.  I bought this shirt awhile ago and love it even more, now that I have gotten a chance to wear it.  It is a cotton t-shirt but the lace embellishment ups the chic factor.  If you want this same type of vibe, wear a plain tee, add a statement necklace, and you are good to go.  Take it a step further and color block your skirt and tee.  Don't be afraid to play around with different color combos.  You will discover a ton of combos that you probably would have never thought looked good together.  You will notice that I am wearing minimal jewelry.  There is no need to wear a necklace and large earrings because the lace embellishment is enough.  Personally, I like my pencil skirts somewhat high-waisted.  This one has a higher waist than the one in this post, however, I love them both.  I think I will wear this shirt with some leather pants or a leather skirt the next time around.  The shirt also comes in all black but I think the blush tone is a great contrast with the black lace.  If you live near a H&M store, stop in and check it out in person.  Until next time...

Details: Skirt/Shirt/Bracelet: H&M, Shoes: Charlotte Russe, Handbag: Ross, Earrings: F21

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Purple Passion...Turquoise Dreams


So I have been taking my pictures in the morning because it's cooler and I don't have to worry about my clothes getting wrinkled while at work.  However, I think I may have to resort to taking them later in the day until Daylight Savings Time kicks in.  It's still a little dark out and I don't like how my pictures are looking.  As far as the outfit is concerned, I LOVE pencil skirts.  You can pair them with a dressy blouse, t-shirt, denim jacket/vest, etc.  They always look hot because they accentuate your curves, which is why they should always be fitted.  No one should wear a loose-fitting pencil skirt.  This Fall is a great time to play around with cute pencil skirts and tights in different patterns, textures, and designs.  Throw on some booties, knee-high boots, or suede/leather pumps, and you're good to go.  I have had this shirt for a long time and the color is just awesome. No matter what I pair it with, it stands out above everything else.  Lastly, it's official...I don't like these shoes. I told you in this post that I only bought them for the cognac detail on the back but truthfully, I don't like cream or white-looking shoes.  They just don't go well with my dark skin.  So it's pretty much safe to say that you probably won't see them again.  I really wanted to wear these shoes but I figured you're probably tired of seeing them.  Oh well, they're my favorite and comfortable.  One more thing, I think it's time for an outfit recreation.  My last one was Jessica Biel.  Any ideas as to whose outfit I should recreate next?  Let me know.

Details: Skirt/Belt: H&M, Shirt: Express, Shoes: Bakers, Handbag: Ebay, Necklaces/Bracelets: F21

Monday, October 1, 2012

Fall is Here


First things first...I hated everything about my hair on these pictures.  I took my extensions out, and thought I would be fine since it was no longer 100 degrees out.  However, because I don't have a perm as SOON as I stepped out of the house, the curls that I meticulously placed in my head were gone and my hair began to swell and swell throughout the day, until it ended up in one big puffy blob.  Can you say hot mess?  So in an effort to stay consistent with outfit posts, I'm cutting off my head in all the shots except one, which is the best of the worst.  Since the calendar says that Fall is here, I'm layering up and dressing according to the season.  Never mind that it's still in the mid and high 80's here in Texas.  As long as there is A/C in the buildings, it works for me.  The best way to make the most of your clothes, is through the process of layering.  However, if you are going to do so, make sure you don't layer with multiple bulky items.  You want to layer with pieces that are fairly lightweight and don't add too much bulk to your body. You don't want your fabulous shape to get lost in the clothing.  Today I'm wearing a lightweight tweed vest layered over a lightweight denim shirt.  One of my favorite things to wear with a denim shirt, is colored jeans, so I stuck with my Fall theme and paired it with a deep purple pair.  The clutch is the same handbag that I wore in this post making use of the chain strap.  The shoes are vintage-looking olive heels that I purchased from Bakers.  The more you wear them, the more vintage-y they look.  This post is getting way too long, so I will stop here.  My next post will have more pics and better hair. Lol.

Details:  Jeans: Ross, Shirt/Vest/Necklace: F21, Shoes: Bakers, Handbag: Love Culture, Watch: Kenneth Cole