Friday, March 1, 2019

Black Gown


“The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate” - Oprah

If you know me well, you’d know that my birthday means the world to me and even with life being as fast paced as erm, my teaching, (Ha!) I still take time to celebrate me. 

It could be throwing a party with many invited guests or with a few but it’s first and foremost a celebration of myself where I take time to recognize and acknowledge me. 
It’s an act of self love, a tradition. 
And why the heck not!

So when March 1st rolls around each year, you can be sure that I’d commit to who I am and to loving on myself. Look back on my last birthdays here, here and here and here

With Pantone’s color of the year being coral, eye popping 70’s colors like oranges, lime greens, hot pinks, and teals are expected to continue trending this year. Last year I wore pink on my birthday but this year ‘I CHOSE BLACK’. A backless long gown with a killer slit and cut outs. The drama is kicked into higher gear with the flowing skirt that gives a formal ball vibe.

Black, a classy yet sophisticated neutral shade that everyone can pull off is an easy/go to way to look fashion forward for any occasion. This particular attention grabbing gown complete with a bolero is an epitome of fun regardless of it’s subdued color. 

I paired this with a pair of black heels that scarcely showed and a gold clutch for an unbeatable combination. A French manicure was all I needed to look extra polished, ;). 

 If you’re about to pass out from the fabulousness of this gown, click on the link below and my friend Vindictive will do his thing.
Thank me later!

Black Gown
Black Gown
Black Gown
Black Gown
Black Gown
Black Gown
Black Gown
Black Gown

Deets 
Gown - D'Anthony Designz (here)
Clutch - No Name
Sandals - Saint Laurent (here)


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I Chose Black

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Color Block with a Modern Twist
Color Block with a Modern Twist
Color Block with a Modern Twist

Color blocking simply means wearing two or more solid hues resulting in a catchy yet chic look. Simply put, it's adding blocks of solid colors to a look and has been around for a while. This trend is still holding strong and is not going anywhere anytime soon. 

While neutral and subtle colors still look great together, a trend setting modern twist of pairing shades that are opposite on the color wheel make for an eye catching and edgier vibe that's not for the faint hearted. Opposite color pairs like orange and blue are known as complimentary colors meaning they produce greater contrast than either would with any other color. With the right accessories in the mix, this combo can effortlessly take your look from daytime to date night. Remember this look here?

A color blocked look still has the propensity (gosh, I'm becoming my Pastor, she uses this word pretty often. Love you Pastor Joy!) to make one stand out in the street style game.
The best thing about this not so new trend is that there are no set rules. Just experiment and have fun with it. I guess that could pass for the rule? Ha!

 Today I'm showing a look where my colorful separates are doing all the talking paired with toned down accessories. And I mean toned down in terms of color. After all, there's nothing like basic black to anchor bold shades.

Your thoughts?

Color Block with a Modern Twist
Color Block with a Modern Twist
Color Block with a Modern Twist
Color Block with a Modern Twist
Color Block with a Modern Twist

 Deets
Skirt - Front Row Shop (sold out)
White Shirt - Front Row Shop (old)
Sweater - Zara (old)
Belt - Original Mangu (here)
Bag - Chanel (old)
Shoes - Jimmy Choo (old)



Thanks for stopping by, keep thinking the purple thoughts. Xx...

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Color Block with a Modern Twist

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Comfy Style in a Veiled Beanie and Distressed Denim
Comfy Style in a Veiled Beanie and Distressed Denim



I am a total hat gal but no style is quite like the brimless beanie to me. Not because it looks best on me but because it’s an ultimate Winter staple for me and I’m assuming for you as well? 

Why the heck not, it’s functional by keeping your head warm while hiding messy hair (Ha!) and fashionable by adding a cool yet effortless vibe to a look. A beanie can also give that undeniable edge to a look that a fascinator, a sunhat or any kind of hat for that matter won’t and can’t ever achieve.

From one Winter to the next, beanies continue to enjoy the spotlight and recently upgraded to Veiled, no surprises. The best thing about veiled beanies is that you can take your good ole beanie and jazz it up yourself with a piece of lace of your own choosing. What’s better than being able to choose a color or style of lace that you like to create the perfect illusion of 'mysterious and powerful'. Great DIY!

I’m wearing an effortless distressed denim, another go to of mine, a basic long sleeve tee underneath a vest and black combat boots for the ultimate cool girl look. I had previously styled this pair of jeans with the same boots and top here

Your thoughts on this casual look, SLOPPY or STYLISH?

Comfy Style in a Veiled Beanie and Distressed Denim
Comfy Style in a Veiled Beanie and Distressed Denim
Comfy Style in a Veiled Beanie and Distressed Denim
Comfy Style in a Veiled Beanie and Distressed Denim
Comfy Style in a Veiled Beanie and Distressed Denim
Comfy Style in a Veiled Beanie and Distressed Denim

Deets
Jeans - Topshop (similar here)
Vest - Topshop (here)
Beanie - Bcbg Maxazria (similar here)
Sunnies - Quay (here)
Boots - Bebe (old)
Bag - Jimmy Choo (old)



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Comfy Style in a Veiled Beanie and Distressed Denim

Saturday, December 22, 2018



The Holiday Ball Gown
The Holiday Ball Gown
The Holiday Ball Gown

I read somewhere that "lusting over a beautiful ball gown is one of life's purest pleasures".

Stylish is always on trend but 'tis the season to ramp it up, be it to the cheesy work holiday party at a colleague's home or a black tie event in a grand ballroom.

From crimson reds to emerald greens, velvets, metallics and show stopping laces in breathtaking styles that are a surefire way to have you stand out from the crowd, style is ushering in the holidays in very exciting ways. 

The holiday parties are in full swing, you've rsvp'd to attend quite a few and figured out your party hopping strategies including who's driving and who'd get liquored up, the million dollar question is what are you wearing?

Being a full time teacher with the final work week of 2018 behind me as recently as yesterday means that in between teaching and gift shopping, I haven't had time to shop for any party outfits. Luckily there are promo items sitting in packages that scream 'open me' each time you absent-mindedly stroll by them, one of the perks of blogging.  

Today I'm showing one of them, an over the top Oscar / swoon worthy gown by Vindictive that will have any gal looking like an A-list star without blowing the budget. This gown boasts a skirt made out of luxurious layer after layer of beautiful emerald green lace that adds volume and a bodice spiced up in decadent three dimensional gemstones, sequins and huge doses of va-va-voom. 

A pop  of color in a pink clutch,  my favorite pair of shoes and a red ring made for a striking finish. 

I am not one to wear ball gowns often but when I do, I like to pull out all the stops so you can imagine that this one with all it's bells and whistles totally made my heart flutter. The fit is great for my form and the style my personality and taste. 

Elegance, pure unadulterated elegance...

...that's how I describe this look. 

Have a very merry Christmas everyone!!!

The Holiday Ball Gown
The Holiday Ball Gown
The Holiday Ball Gown
The Holiday Ball Gown
The Holiday Ball Gown
The Holiday Ball Gown
The Holiday Ball Gown
The Holiday Ball Gown
The Holiday Ball Gown
The Holiday Ball Gown
The Holiday Ball Gown


Deets
Gown - Vindictive (here)
Shoes - Christian Louboutin
Clutch - Jimmy Choo


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The Holiday Ball Gown

Saturday, December 15, 2018



Monochrome Red
Monochrome Red

H2T red is not only a bold statement, but has been completely on trend and incredibly stylish. Red takes no prisoners and in the past two years, we've seen a wild jump in fashionistas rocking this trend. 

So if there was ever a time when it's ok to rock your red pants with a red top, red shoes, and a red bag it is now. You can also choose to mix things up with a bit lighter or darker shades in the mix. Remember these looks here and here?
What's not to love!

Much like the warm and cold undertones of lipsticks discussed here, there's a red for everyone whether you lean towards the darker burgundy or a attention grabbing crimson. Find the one that works well for your undertones and go paint the town red in it. 

There's no better way to rock this trend in the cold season than with a red jacket that instantly becomes a statement piece. I've never been one to shy away from a bold color palette so I went for a red bag and red lips and red sunnies. I also opted for a ring in the fiery hue and black boots for an understated yet chic finish. 
Um, I get extra points for daring to try on the red boots, ha!

How's your holiday shopping going? I'm so last minute shame on me so as expected, nothing is done.

Your thoughts?

Monochrome Red
Monochrome Red
Monochrome Red
Monochrome Red
Monochrome Red
Monochrome Red
Monochrome Red
Monochrome Red
Monochrome Red

Deets
Coat - Michael Kors (similar here)
Bag - Chanel (similar here)
Sunnies - Quay Australia (here)
Black Boots - Forever 21 (similar here)
Red boots - Steve Madden (here)



Thanks for stopping by, keep thinking the purple thoughts. Xx...



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Red To Toe...Well, Almost