Monday, August 27, 2012

Work and Play

Fall is right around the corner and I am so ready to go shopping I can't contain myself. BUT.... before I dash out the door for retail therapy, I decided to put together some things I already have in my closet. To begin, I decided to remix an item I have already blogged about in (Icing On The Cake). I decided on adding a fitted blouse, buttoned completely up with a simple necklace....a trend I am loving. The look was finished off with a simple clutch and a pair of peep toe pumps.

Fitted Blouse | NY&C     Jumper | F21     Shoes | Dillard's     Clutch | Thrifted      Accessories | Gifts (Mom & Husband)

On the second look, I was thinking harem....I love me some harem pants! I don't know if it was my past love for the hammer pants or how comfortable they feel. I will take both reasons for now. I simply folded the top of the jumper around my hips and have harem pants.Since the look was so plain, I decided to wear a turban inspired head wrap to add some contrast. Head wraps are a very stylish way to add a little  "sum SUM" to any outfit so it's great to keep pieces of fabric on hand.

Scarf  & Tank | F21  

Most of all, remember to have fun with your style and stay beautiful!

Friday, August 17, 2012

Cropped Metallic Pants

NY&C is one of my favorite places to shop for essential items like cardigans, blazers, trousers, skirts and accessories because they consistently offer great sales and quality items. So when I saw these "tin man" pants on the table....along with an assortment of other colors, I had to snag them for a little flare in the wardrobe. The fit and the price was so nice, I was compelled to purchase a couple more in different colors. The two looks in this video can be worn for daytime and night time looks. In the monochromatic look, I wanted to make a complete statement with this look so I paired similar tints, tones, and shades of a single color together instead of allowing the pants to take center stage. In the black, contoured look, I love how my cropped blazer gave off a tapered appearance with the contrast between the black and the white. To finish both looks off, I remained pretty simple with the accessories.

Tip: Do you have a bold pair of pants in your wardrobe you love......but you don't know what to do with it? Try the monochromatic look. Just simply find a shirt of a similar shade and pair the two items together. Then add the accessories to tie it all together. Have fun with your style and stay beautiful.

Monochromatic Look #1
White Blazer | F21
White Tee | Tar-Jay (Target)
Metallic Cropped Pants | NY&C
Purple Peep-Toe Platform Pumps |
Multi-Colored Clutch | Marshall's

Contoured w/Black Look #2
Black Blazer | Ross
Black Pumps | Zappos
Black Clutch | Old

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Thank You Mom | One Piece Makes A Huge Statement

Today's blog post is extremely special to me because I get to give thanks to a strong, smart and vivacious woman who is so thoughtful and selfless when it comes to helping others. My Mom is a unique angel sent from above and I wish I had a way to express my gratitude for everything she has ever done to help me through all my years of growing up and becoming the woman I am. Out of all the WONDERFUL and AMAZING things she has done for me already, she sent me this beautiful skirt....yes I said skirt as a gift. I knew when I opened the box, I had to show it off on my blog. The skirt is the star of the show and everything else is backup. So when I received it as a skirt, I knew I had to let it stand on it's own in some way or another. In the end, I decided to wear it as a dress instead of a skirt. I selected shoes and accessories that complimented the look without stealing the thunder of the skirt/dress. Mom, I hope I did you proud and thank you SOOOO much for everything you have done for me in my lifetime. I love you!

Tip: Long skirts can give you multiple options when looking for different looks. Try this same idea with a skirt in your closet, along with a belt to cinch in your waist. Pair the look with some cute accessories and you are ready to go. Have fun with your style and stay beautiful. 

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Olympic/USA Chic

I love when I get the opportunity to represent the red, white and blue. The Olympics 2012 in London has been going for about a week and I was inspired to complete an Olympic/USA Chic look. What do you think? All this week I have been rocking my blazers and I said "self, why not rock it one more time for the USA" Well here it is paired with two different rinses of denim and pops of red everywhere. Since I had SO much leg showing, I made it a point to cover up everything else. Ladies, never give them too much..A little goes a long way. Have fun with your style and stay beautiful.

White Blazer | F21
Denim Blouse | NY&C
Dark Denim Shorts | Tar-Jay (Target)
Red Shoes| Marshall's
Red Clutch | So old, I cant