Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Paint Brush Print Pant Suit
Paint Brush Print Pant Suit
Paint Brush Print Pant Suit

Soft paint brush print in the Fall? 
Count me in! There's absolutely nothing wrong with shaking things up a bit and flawlessly rocking these soft feminine colors year round.

Fashion is so cyclical! The paint brush and paint splattered print from way back is back! Dang I should have held on to all of mine. Not to worry, you can always breath life into a dying piece by DIY~ing the trend and keeping that piece around for a couple more seasons.

Soft hues are typically associated with Spring while jewel tones stay linked to Fall. If you're like most people, then you typically move your light pink clothing to the back of the closet and reach for the deeper hues as Fall rolls around. But if there's one thing I've learned about fashion and styling over the years, it's that you can wear any shade at any time of the year and be very unapologetic about it. A pastel sweater dress paired with those boots you've been dying to show off is a great way to stay fresh while keeping warm at the same time. 
It's also a 'go to' look for the street style savvy. 

  A predominantly soft and alluring print piece like this is not only refreshing but can also be worn well into the Fall because the fabric isn't totally flimsy. While I plan to style the blazer and pants as separates in the future, today I'm showing how I styled the drool worthy pant suit with a baby pink bag but also showed it with a rich red belt bag. 

The paintbrush print is cropping up in deeper autumnal tones. How have you been painting the town rainbow by rocking this trend?

Your thoughts?

Paint Brush Print Pant Suit
Paint Brush Print Pant Suit
Paint Brush Print Pant Suit
Paint Brush Print Pant Suit
Paint Brush Print Pant Suit

Deets
Suit - Mae Otti (here) (here)
 Red Bag - Gucci (here)
Pink Bag - Gucci (here)
Shoes - Zara (old)


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Paint Brush Print Pant Suit

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Wedding Guest Look
Wedding Guest Look
Wedding Guest Look

From the moment you RSVP to a wedding invite, your mind gets into a spin on how to arrive as a well dressed guest. Even though there's no official rule book for what to wear, you get into a debate with yourself regarding what look would be best.

A long dress, short, fitted, print, solid color, splurge worthy designer frocks, local mall finds or custom made. The accessories as well as whether to hat or not to hat are other things to take into consideration. Shopping for that perfect look should be fun, but if you overthink it, it can honestly become quite a bit of a nightmare.

The right style and color as well as choosing what makes you comfortable and confident would have you standing out. As the drama seeker (Ha!) that I am, I was drawn to this runway piece for the color and the style. Much as this dress is multi layered and heavy, the breathable fabric made it wearable in the balmy New York August weather.

As soon as I received it, I plucked on of the flowers and sent to a milliner in Houston whose pieces I've worn in the past and she made a matching fascinator for me. I finished the look with silver accessories.

Summer has officially come to an end. Did you attend any weddings and how did you decide on a look?

Wedding Guest Look
Wedding Guest Look
Wedding Guest Look
Wedding Guest Look
Wedding Guest Look
Wedding Guest Look
Wedding Guest Look

Deets 
Gown - Quiteria George
Fascinator - Ifeoma Wenegieme (here)
Clutch - Old



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Wedding Guest

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Ultra Girly Lace Frills
Ultra Girly Lace Frills
Ultra Girly Lace Frills

These ultra girly and very elaborate lacy frills that decorate the sleeves and cascade down the length of this jumpsuit are a definition  of femininity.

 A sartorial symbol of delicate womanhood, ruffles date back to the fifties and I’ve been obsessed with this throwback fashion trend lately. They are featured in skirts, tops, shoes and bags. Remember these looks here, herehere? I’m truly obsessed! If you’re like me then you must be enjoying this comeback as well. 

Hi guys! It’s been a hot minute huh? Y’all know my day job is teaching and when school gets back in session, its very challenging to juggle all the feathers I wear effectively. But I’ve missed everyone and I’m positive I was missed too. The break was great though, Ha!

I didn’t do a lot of traveling over the Summer unlike in Summers past but I did turn up the volume in cascading ruffles at my college reunion in San Diego. It's one of the outfits I wore to dinner at the weekend long reunion. 

Are you a fan of ruffles and frills and how do you work them into your wardrobe and style?

Ultra Girly Lace Frills
Ultra Girly Lace Frills
Ultra Girly Lace Frills
Ultra Girly Lace Frills
Ultra Girly Lace Frills
Ultra Girly Lace Frills
Ultra Girly Lace Frills
Ultra Girly Lace Frills

Deets
Jumpsuit - Quiteria George (here)
Clutch - Old



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Ruffle Envy

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Neon Green in Street Style Fashion
Neon Green in Street Style Fashion

The color green just like purple has a plethora of shades from hunter green, army green, forest, olive and lime green to neon green, emerald green and jade to name a few. Much as it’s not my go to color unlike the color purple, Pantone’s pick for the year 2018, it has a unique way of uplifting a street style ensemble or any ensemble for that matter.

The energy that surrounds neon green in particular can’t be overemphasized. Little wonder it’s been very visible on the runways and ultimately on the shelves of a lot of retailers. 
Are you a fan?

Neon green has a richness and boldness to it that makes it perfectly seasonless. It also has a ‘pleasant surprise’ factor to it that will leave one wanting more. From a little piece of accessory or coordinate to a full blown neon green infatuation that will have heads turning as well as leave folks green with envy. Ha!

Head to toe green’d out is often times how I’ve seen this color styled. If you just cringed at the thought, I want you to know that you are not alone. Not by a long shot! You couldn’t pay me to leave my home clad in all green as recently as one month ago. Until I set eyes on this set from @judannclothings (introduced here, here, here) featuring a caftan with a high low hem as well as a summery array of flowers daintily sprinkled on the upper left corner and a matching crisp high waisted wide leg pants. 

I knew right away that I wanted to wet my feet in the H2T neon green craze but I also wanted to show a perfect street style with one or both of the pieces for those who are newbies or still be on the fence. I looked to add a different color that would compliment yet tone down the green just a tad. Blue naturally came to mind since they’re both next to each other on the color spectrum. 

The verdict? 
This duo sang a perfect harmony! 

I finished the look with a boater hat and an ark bag, another huge summer trend that could only house my wallet and phone for obvious reasons. Ha!

Your thoughts?


Neon Green in Street Style Fashion
Neon Green in Street Style Fashion
Neon Green in Street Style Fashion
Neon Green in Street Style Fashion
Neon Green in Street Style Fashion
Neon Green in Street Style Fashion
Neon Green in Street Style Fashion
Neon Green in Street Style Fashion
Neon Green in Street Style Fashion
Neon Green in Street Style Fashion

Deets 
Caftan Set - Judann Clothings (here) (here)
Ark Bag - Cult Gaia (here)
Shoes - Zara - no longer available :( 
Boater Hat - Nove Rosso Firenze (similar here)




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Neon Green in Street Style Fashion

Saturday, July 7, 2018

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Red Pants + Sheer Top