Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Short Suit Mix Up

mix and match suits

According to Wikipedia or wherever else you look to find the definition of a suit you'll see it as a set of garments made from the same cloth, consisting of at least a jacket and trousers. I know you remember the days of feminine suits being mainly for the office and not really worn for style but for professional reasons and agendas. You also remember them being mostly long pant suits or skirts with the plain colored button down worn with it right? Single breasted or Double breasted I am sure you know exactly what I'm talking about.. well blah blah boring suit.
Lets take the suits out of the office, those long boring black and navy matching suits and add some color and make it short. Lets add some new texture and take them out to dinner.. or wear it to a summer wedding. Wear it to a fashion show or to the opera.
For all of you fun, sassy and stylish ladies I know you spotted this trendy short suit somewhere while browsing online or maybe even in person. A lot of them floral or with fruits or just some great eye catching pattern. I love them all however I would like to show some ways we can mix and match this amazing one color short suit or just ways how to wear one.
Remember we are mixing and matching using different random pieces of the same material or mixing and matching using totally different materials.
Here is how we do it. Get a blazer and some shorts. Remember materials can match but they really dont have to be brought together.. , but keep in mind we are still trying to achieve a very professional yet stylish look so dont go mixing denim black shorts with a black blazer. This is not the look we are going for! Instead mixing chiffon textured pieces or leather is more dressy and what we want. You can still go with your same material blazer and shorts but and adding pops of color to an all white suit can be an amazing way to mix it up a bit.

Do you love short suits?
What materials would you mix together?

Hope you all are inspired!

Sunday, June 24, 2012

What to Pack? Summer Getaway Guide

mini island getaway

Since I am away on a 6 week vacation in my homeland I decided that a great guide for what to take on a Mini vacation that you might be taking this summer would be helpful. I am sure you are going some place exciting.. well that is what i hope. Of course it doesn't have to be some island in Hawaii or in the West Indies but anywhere you go around this time I hope is pretty hot so these pieces should not differ. Mini vacation i would say to me means around 5-7 days, however anything shorter you can pack the same amount that is if you are an over packer like me or just pack less! I didn't forget to pop in all the current trendy items. Mints, Pastels, Color-blocks & Whites are a must! Just don't forget to add a camera to your suitcase to show everyone how you paired stuff together. Remember that you can ALWAYS mix and match pieces if you run out of outfits. And of course we will love to see the amazing spot your chose for your vacation so remember to snap shots of that too. Most importantly on a vacay you want to feel airy and comfortable. Leave the 6 inch heels and dash in some comfy platform wedges for your feet and add some converses if you may or whatever flat sneaker you choose. Cute sandals and some flip flops how could you forget? Grab a cute sunhat for the sun and some sunglasses for the eyes. A neon belt can be worn with anything for POP so add that too. Don't you forget a cute swim suit or 2 and remember some airy PJ's as well. Accessories is all on you. You can pack two necklaces you love and your normal watch Throw in your favorite nail polish and towel and head on out to enjoy your amazing Vacation!
Of course I didn't mention everything that you should take.. Before i get to that
since you will be traveling for a quick week it is more manageable to take a small carry on suitcase on this trip.. You know the pullon's that you can put in the compartment at the top of your seat on the airplane? Right! Instead of having a huge suitcase that you most likely will have to pay for to put at the bottom of the plane, this is a great way to save money for your actual trip instead :)
But remember necessities that you may need for your trip will have to be under 8oz to travel on board. So a great idea will be to take a trip to Target in their travel section and rack up on ...

Body Spray
Body wash
Body lotion
Hand Sanitizer
Its easy because they are all under 8oz. Remember you can also make use of their small containers that you can place whatever else you may need in them..oil's & face scrubs. If you may you can also visit Bath and Body Works for the sprays, lotion's and wash's that are under 8oz as well if you love a certain scent.

I hope you are inspired and this helps.


Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Multiple ways: Take 1

Unfaithful I am not? A bit busy I am and just a little bit caught up with so much that my blog posts are being left for "i'll save it for later", but it's time to stop and come back to posting now and not in a few hours or two days from now.. So here I am!
4 ways 1

Denim button downs also known as Chambray shirts for as long as I can remember.. OK Well for around 2-3 years now has grown to be a staple item in any fashionistas closet. Why? Because you can wear it so many ways with with whatever you like and however you please. Dressed up or down any chambray button down can be easily transformed from day to night. Chunky jewelry, Floral print bottoms, a swim suit cover up, a dress worn inside you name it can be worn with a chambray button down or in the place of something for a fresh new cool and chic look. Honestly I won't lie I own one and I wear it at least 3 times a month. For a girl that never recycles outfits really that's a lot! I am not even near tired of it, this is how much I love it!Brunching after Sunday service, working hard on a casual day at the office or for the upcoming 4th of July BBQ are some places where you can wear your chambray. Remember never limit yourself you are free to wear it how you like! Hope you are inspired.

 Do you own a Chambray (Denim) Button Down?
 How would you wear yours?

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Try a Trend: Wear White

mixed whites with color

Why be boring with white when you can add a pop of color? Now that neon's and pastels are staple colors for the spring and summer why not try it with ever so crisp and clean white pieces in your closet? Inspired again by Who What Wear with Ashley Olsen and Jessica Alba rocking out all white outfits I figured why not add this new and upcoming trend to trends that people are already rocking? Not only can you just add a pop of neon to a white blazer and shorts but you can throw in pastel accessories so there can be a mix of pastels and neon's. Don't you even worry about not having an all white suit that matches because remember you are free to mix whatever white pieces you have. Have fun with it remember there is no limit in fashion. Do what stands out, something that would make you feel great and unlike the norm. Make a statement you are sure to be remembered!
Hope you all are inspired!

Do you really stop wearing white after Labor Day?
Would you rock the all white trend with some pop?

Friday, May 25, 2012

How To: Lesson White Shoe

 I can remember a couple months back while having dinner with some friends the "white shoe" talk came up and a friend said oh my god I couldn't picture myself ever wearing that pointed tip white shoe again so I threw it to the back of my closet. Haven't owned any white shoes as far as I've known myself I said nothing... but in my mind something like "you watch and see when it comes back you will be in a store buying some white wedges".Inspired  by Who What Wear yesterday seeing some celebs in an array of white shoes I decided to come up with some ways I would wear a white shoe. If people limit themselves to white heels they get freaked out but trying a white brogue or oxford is not a scary thing. Just make sure while wearing a white shoe that there is a statement piece or you can look very plain. I hope you are inspired

Do you like the white shoe trend?
How would you wear your white shoe?

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Saturday, May 19, 2012

A Talk on Trends 1

Hopefully most of you guys love the ColorBlocking Trend like I do! It seems like its the only trend I've actually been following through with because there are so many ways you can spin it. You are never limited when coming to ColorBlocking. Since last Spring/Summer it began making it self known in the outfits of many stars and celebs, and still I wouldn't say it's back for this Summer but it never left! All through Fall and Winter of 2011-2012 we have seen different types of color block whether using neutral, or bold and brights pieces. Matching top and bottom with a bold neon or a pastel color belt or purse would be one way. When a next can be a color block with matching colors of the same family, like using pinks for instance. A fuchsia pant with a bubble gum colored top . More popular we have the non related color match like wearing a yellow button down with a purple skirt pairing it with a nude pump and a colored belt.

Share your unique way of color blocking in the comments below..

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Shoe Craves

What is a Shoe Crave?

Featured on this blog every month will be a glob of shoes that I've been eyeing for that particular month. Some I may purchase and feature in future outfit posts, while some would be just me dreaming that I could have them in my closet. With that being said 
the nominees for the month of May Shoes Craves are....

1. Jeffrey Campbell Homg Platform Sneaker $74.95 
2. H&M ColorBlocked Strap Sandal $14.95 
 3. Kelsi Dagger Abrielle Pump $129.00 
Now on Sale for $64.50
 4. Kelsi Dagger Nadeen Platform Wedge Sandal $99.00
Now on Sale for $74.99
5. Jeffrey Campbell Cleata Shoe (Black Smoke) $160.00
6. Pink Crochet Women's Classic TOMS $58.00

What are your Current shoe Craves?