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

Friday, June 22, 2018

Polka Dot Sheer Top + Wide Leg Pants
Polka Dot Sheer Top + Wide Leg Pants
Polka Dot Sheer Top + Wide Leg Pants
Polka Dot Sheer Top + Wide Leg Pants

Summer is finally here and what better way to welcome it than with a frilly sheer polka dot top and a pair of bright wide leg pants that will have you stand out in a crowd.

NOT ALL PANTS ARE CREATED EQUAL
A 70’s inspired style, wide leg pants are not only fun but fashion forward and gives the 'legs for days' effect especially when worn with a tucked in top that creates a head turning silhouette and creates balance. Even though this pair boasts a ton of volume, I didn’t feel that I was drowning in fabric.

While I wouldn’t wear this pair to work, wide leg pants in a light weight fabric (depending on the season) and paired with a crisp button down shirt makes for a very polished 9 to 5 look. Trade the shirt for a camisole or tank top and you’re after hours ready.

FRILLS + SHEER + POLKA DOTS = HEAVEN
Can you tell I’ve been obsessed with frills and sheer lately? I spoke about sheers here and how tricky they can be to pull off as not everyone is comfortable with baring it all. For this look, I wore a cropped tank top since my pants are high waisted and finished the look with an extra wide belt for more coverage. 

The polka dot craze is here to stay and I’m starting to incorporate them more and more as I transition my wardrobe to rising temps (speaking of which today we’re at 100 freaking degrees!!!). This top paired perfectly with the wide leg pants, both kindly sent from Judann Clothings (introduced here) and are a perfect addition to your Summer closet. Do check them out for more amazing pieces. 

I hope you like this look as much as I do. 
Your thoughts?

Polka Dot Sheer Top + Wide Leg Pants
Polka Dot Sheer Top + Wide Leg Pants
Polka Dot Sheer Top + Wide Leg Pants
Polka Dot Sheer Top + Wide Leg Pants
Polka Dot Sheer Top + Wide Leg Pants
Polka Dot Sheer Top + Wide Leg Pants
Polka Dot Sheer Top + Wide Leg Pants
Polka Dot Sheer Top + Wide Leg Pants
Polka Dot Sheer Top + Wide Leg Pants

Deets
Top - Judann Clothings (here)
Pants - Judann Clothings (here)
Belt - Original Mangu (here)
Bag - Jimmy Choo (old)


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Polka Dot Sheer Top + Wide Leg Pants