Monday, October 13, 2014

Blurred Lines

Crop Top Tank: Forever21 Skirt: Target x Altuzarra Shoes: Zara

Pushing it to the limit is what it's all about. I don't have much to say about this outfit. I just feel naturally beautiful and these pieces together made me speechless. I love how effortless this look is. So many days I spend so much time trying to find the perfect outfit but the truth is, "I'm" what makes the outfit not the clothes. Clothes and accessories only enhance what's there! 


Wednesday, October 1, 2014

One Sided

Shirt and Shoes: Zara (sweater) Shorts: H&M Earrings: Top Shop

Leather and Sweater? How can I go wrong? This outfit is one of my favorites. I had a lot of fun mixing it up. I love how this sweater has a sexy split on the side. The shorts for one keep me from being exposed but also adds to the outfit. Not to mention the TEXTURE! The faux leather shorts in the front are quilted make the side view interesting & the quilted aspect is picked up again with the heels. Now this long cable knit sweater deserves an award. By the sweater being thick and warm you don't have to pair a jacket with it you can just wear all by itself. This cable knit sweater is solid all by itself. The details on the sweater are exquisite and I wish I could wear it everyday. 

Monday, September 29, 2014

Orange is the New????

Sweater: Forever 21 Skirt: Forever 21 (Limited Edition) Shoes: Zara (similar)
Photo Credit: Chuck Str

I want to first off say crop top sweaters will always have a special place in my heart. Cropped sweaters are very easy to add in your wardrobe. As you all know I like to mix things up from colors, fabrics, and textures. I have on a knit sweater, tweed skirt, and leather boots. This outfit is young flirty, and fun. I had to buy this mini skirt because it reminds me of  the movie Clueless and all its fabulousness.  Oh! I almost forgot to say isn't it awesome that there's all this orange in the background. Whether people believe it or not your surroundings also can make or break your outfit; food for thought. Tell me what you think about mixing!

Friday, September 19, 2014

Pink Powder

Top: Zara Denim: H&M Shoes: Zara Jewelry: Bracelets (Eddie Borgo), Watch (Marc Jacobs), Earrings (TopShop), Necklace (My Bestie Closet) lol 

Let me be the first to say yesterday was an awesome day for me. I got the job I wanted so I was very happy and felt like celebrating by matching my feelings with my attire. So I got this top at Zara in New York during their sale. This shirt was originally around $70 dollars and I got it for $20! I know what a steal, right? I was so happy I didn't buy it when I first saw it because I would have been soooo upset to later see it for $20. Moral of the story "what's for you, is for you." 

Who said you can't wear white after Labor Day? I wore these white denim pants with no shame yesterday. I felt like the white was a great addition to the powder pink. I chose to do nude shoes so I could have fun with accessories not to mention their super comfortable. 

Well Enjoy Love bugs

Style Tip: Going for a clean finish will always land you to polished look. 

Monday, September 15, 2014

The Case of the Blues

Jacket: Zara Sweater: Forever21 Jeans: Forever21 (similar) Shoes: Zara Bag: Zara Head Band: Forever21 (see what fits you)

First off my apologies for the picture quality. I hope to try and edit these and re-upload them but if not I am sorry! Boom! Got that out the way so lets get this party started! 

 Just when I thought summer had a few more weeks left, here comes Chicago tell me something different. Thank God I was prepared with some of my fall goodies. I basically wanted to play with layering and color mixing. I have been searching high and low for patched jeans and it was great that I happened to find these babies. I chose to mix maroon and blue because often times when we dress in fall we wash ourselves out with one color. We tend to dress monochromatic in the Fall and Winter seasons. But it's always interesting to throw in some color. It does not have to be obvious but a good contrast to add a Pop or Wow Factor

I added small details and cool little accessories like the head band, white suspenders, jewelry, and even cuff at the bottom of my pants. These small things can add so much to a simple outfit. Beware wearing necklaces with sweaters. Some necklaces have the potential of snagging sweaters. I chose to wear my hair in a ponytail is due the wind in Chicago. It's easier to have a better hair day if you keep it in one place. Some days I even do it to not have hair strands all in my sweater. Using the jacket as a cape gives the outfit a little spice and is there to keep you partially warm. Oh, the things we do in the name of Fashion! Oh, how could I forget about my fabulous shoes. These shoes are comfy, polished, and also a great color that I can mix with black, blue, red, and purple. They are great transitioning boots. As you all know I'm a big texture mixing girl and I invite you to try it as well.

Style Tip: Add a pop of color so your fall outfits aren't all monochromatic!!!! Unless that's the look your going on and even if it is at least switch up the texture in the pieces.

Friday, September 5, 2014

The Girl in Denim

 Shirt: True Religion Crop Top: Forever21 Jeans: H&M Shoes: JC Penney (sold out) Handbag: Zara

Let me start off by saying....HELLO! Today was one of those days where the sunlight was hitting perfectly and I was feeling at an all time high. This is good news for several reasons but I'll just share two. First reason is yesterday I had a bad day! I mean it rained, I was stressed, and I was just letting life get the best of me. Secondly, the day just ended on a bad note. It never got turned around like I had hoped for. But we all have those types of days. Now today I was just the opposite. I was fired up, excited, and seeing the world through a different glass. 

Now, lets talk about this outfit. Today I ran errands and I wanted to wear all denim, show a little skin, and have my hair pulled back. I think I did pretty good. I chose light denim because I'm such a dark wash girl it's not even funny. So, I called myself trying something new. The true religion shirt I relieved out of my closet. Funny enough, that's the only denim button down shirt I own. 

The crop top underneath I chose because it has a feminine touch to it unlike the denim. It has lace flowers all over it which makes me feel good due to the fact were at the end of summer. Plus I was glad to see this crop top in a different setting. The last time I wore it was when I went to the Beyonce concert last December; I know, long time. 

Then for my shoe selection I chose some little two tone booties with a pink trim that separates the sections. I chose to wear these for two reasons. One, I'm such a heel girl so I never get any wear out of my other shoes. Two, I didn't know at the time but once I reached target I went crazy and bought things for my apartment, which you all will see soon. But, in downtown Chicago it's always a good idea to wear comfortable shoes because you never know where your day may take you. 

Last but not least my BAG! Well, let me say this first, I probably thank God at least once a week for Zara. Like I am Zara and Zara is me. I have never been in love with a store as much as I'm in love with them. Well, I take that back I have a soft spot for Burberry. But, anyway I had been searching for  a bucket bag for a while and I found the perfect one for $90.00. I'm glad I waited to buy the one I have instead of spending close to $600 for the one I thought I couldn't live without. Moral of the story waiting doesn't always mean you won't find something just as good or better. Just something to think about when you're having withdraws on a sunday evening about a purchase you thought you should have made on Saturday.

Style tip: When wearing all denim it's always good to add an ombre so you won't be a wash of color unless that's the look you're going for, but even then add texture or variation. 

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Chill Intentions

BodySuit: American Apparel Jeans: American Eagle (Similar) Shirt: Ralph Lauren Shoes: Zara (Similar)

I was thinking like what do you wear on a chill day on my way to get ice cream? I feel like we all want to be that girl where you look good running small errands but not to overdressed. I find it gets easier to pair things together when you have the least to do. My mindset usually consists of a little caring, a little experimenting, and a little practicality. I usually take these types of days to try something new. New can be breaking in a pair of heels or flats, trying a new color combo (by the way sky blue and mustard yellow is the colors of the fall shhh!! don't tell anyone), and or even reviving an old shirt. Take charge of your closet and try something new, on a day you have so little to do, that you have nothing to lose.