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

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Tiered Pleated Skirt + Print Sheer Top
Tiered Pleated Skirt + Print Sheer Top
Tiered Pleated Skirt + Print Sheer Top

The love for sheer fabrics has been sweeping the fashion world. A scroll down timelines reveal a plethora of sheer frocks that leave nothing to the imagination. From the runways to high street, designers have changed the once forbidden VPL (visible panty line) to VP (visible panty). 

While sheers have become the 'go to' fabric, pulling them off can be tricky sometimes. I'm honestly not a huge fan of baring it all but on the other hand, linings take away from the beauty of sheers. So to keep from giving the world a peep show in this lovely top kindly sent me from Fifinneji, I went for a full coverage bra/cami, one of the easiest ways to keep this fabric in one's radar without tossing decency out the window. Full coverage knickers would also be my personal preference if I had to wear sheer bottoms. 
You?

  How about this for an eye catchy and insanely chic skirt to go with the gorgeous top? We've all known and loved tiered/ ruffled sleeves, now their sartorial flouncy successors are here and I am a huge fan. This one is very feminine and can take you from day time to night time. I finished the look with a belt, an alluring pair of ankle boots and a graphic clutch I felt was a good match for the look -DRAMA. 
I hope you like this ensemble as much as I do.

Tiered Pleated Skirt + Print Sheer Top
Tiered Pleated Skirt + Print Sheer Top
Tiered Pleated Skirt + Print Sheer Top
Tiered Pleated Skirt + Print Sheer Top
Tiered Pleated Skirt + Print Sheer Top

Top - Fifinneji (here)
Skirt - Fash'd 
Clutch - Bari Lynn (here)
Boots - Jimmy Choo (old)


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Tiered Pleated Skirt + Print Sheer Top

Saturday, May 26, 2018


The past few seasons have been all about statement sleeves! Dramatic sleeves that steal the spotlight including bell, cold shoulder, tulip, oversized, balloon and extended stay populating my Instagram feed. Both high end and high street brands are churning them out with each collection outdoing the prior. Go big or go home!
 Oh fashion, can’t live with it, can’t live without it!

The first time I saw this dress, I fell in love with the lovely statement making tulip detail. And I dared to style it with another statement piece, a layered topper. Who says two statement pieces can’t be styled together without clashing? Hey, more is more sometimes, keyword sometimes, Ha!

This attention grabbing sleeves come in a longer length but I went for the shorter as longer sleeves can tend towards being impractical sometimes. 

Statement sleeves are definitely becoming a staple, what style whets your whistle? While balloon sleeves have a a very special place in my heart, extended sleeves are what I work into my OOTD more often that others. 

The Layered gingham topper was kindly sent me from The Kemist. I styled a similar style of theirs here. I love the zipper detail and kept it down for an effortless look. Just because hats will always be 'a thing' for me, I went for a boater hat to complete the look. 

I’ve also styled this topper zipped up with a belt to accentuate the waist. Would you like to see that look? 

How’s everyone going? It’s the last days of the school year and it has been crazy busy. I’m looking forward to Summer vacay even though I’m staying local for the most part this year. What are your plans for the Summer? 

Have a fantastic Memorial Day weekend!

Deets
 Dress - Fash'D (here)
Jacket - The Kemist (here)
Ankle boots - Gianvito Rossi
Bag - Chanel


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Tulip Sleeve Dress + a Layered Topper

Friday, May 11, 2018

Black Dress with Ankara appliques
Black Dress with Ankara appliques
Black Dress with Ankara appliques

This dress with it’s full skirt is a polished update to the classic Little Black Dress. A perfect way to transform your old black dress into the live of the party, the floral Ankara appliqués accent the hem and adds an oomph to an already stand out piece.

Little Black (Floral) Dress

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Wearing Black in the Spring
Wearing Black in the Spring


An understated, chic, edgy and universally flattering hue, black isn’t exactly a color and has an undeniable power. 


It’s commonly used as a mourning color in many cultures. When draped on religious orders, it connotes seriousness. Worn as a black cloak for a witch costume, it spells sinister. And as a leather jacket on a biker, it comes across as rebellious. Worn as a little black dress, it spells endless chic and sexy.

The bomber jacket remains the frontrunner for transitional periods. One with floral appliqué that adds a little something extra is a must have for spring. I’ve had this one for a little over a year and it’s easily becoming one of my off duty go to’s. 

The frilly detail adds an oomph to this effortless date night appropriate piece. It can be paired with black jeans like I’m showing today for huge doses of edgy, slacks or a pencil skirt, over a dress, the possibilities are truly endless.

I finished my look with a pair of feminine ankle boots that pop and a shoulder bag.

Wearing Black in the Spring
Wearing Black in the Spring
Wearing Black in the Spring
Wearing Black in the Spring
Wearing Black in the Spring

Deets
Jacket - Zara (old)
Jeans - Fashionnova
Bag - Saint Laurent
Boots - Manolo Blahnik


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Wearing Black in the Spring

Saturday, April 14, 2018

How to style a trench coat
How to style a trench coat
How to style a trench coat

A trench is classically chic and a closet staple. It’s also the perfect transitional layering piece. Not too heavy for warm days and not too light for chilly days.

 I love the versatility of a trench. You can wear it as a dress, over a skirt / dress, with a skirt of skinny jeans or just draped over your shoulders. Best of all, you can wear it longer than a season. I’ve had this one for a couple years and I’m still loving it. 

I styled this hero piece with a nude skirt and red accessories. A pair of mirrored sunnies completed my look. 
How do you style your trench coats?

P.S I've got a very busy weekend so I'm keeping this post short and sweet, :).

How to style a trench coat
How to style a trench coat
How to style a trench coat
How to style a trench coat
How to style a trench coat

Deets
Trench - Jungal
Skirt - Forever 21 
Bag - Chanel
Heels - Sophia Webster



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Deliver on Style with a Trench Coat