Monday, May 18, 2015

What I Wore: White cropped eyelet top

      Just wanted to share with you quickly how I wore my new blouse from Forever 21 that I bought recently.  When I tried this top on in the store, I felt very feminine and dainty. It also pairs really nicely with a wide leg pant or high waisted skinny jeans, or as you see here, shorts. It's super airy and comfortable and very light weight. On this day, we decided to get out and get some fresh air and grill a little bit!
                                                               blouse here for $17.90


I hope everyone else had a great weekend as well.
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Thursday, May 7, 2015

The Off Duty Model Phenomenon

          The elusive off duty model look intrigues us all. How do they do that where they look so undone but put together at the same time? It seems like they just threw on some designer gear(black, of course), flipped their hair into a bun/beachy waves and ran out the door,all glorious make-up free immaculate skin and all. If I tried that, people would ask if I'm sick... seriously, it's happened before. I suppose the mile long lean legs and glistening vampire diamond skin does help somewhat,but I assume it also has something to do with the fact that these girls work very closely with fashion designers and insiders from the tender age of 13 or so. They must pick up plenty of knowledge and free goodies galore. It's hard choosing, but I picked my favorite 10 off duty model looks below.

I picked Gigi Hadid twice because I love her style and I can relate more to her curvy body!

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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

The New Forever 21(30)

        Forever 21 has come such a long way from when I was actually 21, it seriously makes me wish I was 21 again so I wouldn't feel so bad about being an old hag who still shops there. It used to be all tacky tank tops and skanky skirts, but where they are right now I really see them being a competitor for other retailers like Zara, in the sense that their styles are identical, the quality is damn close, BUT their prices are so much more competitive. The few things I have bought from there in the past year have really stood the test of time and nothing unravels, rips, or breaks. For $20, that's almost miraculous..

     Recently, I have been going to their online store and quite literally saying 'I want all of this'. So, to convince all you over the age of 21 that this is the hot spot, here you go:

I mean, am I right? Just looking at this image, you would not guess these things are from Forever 21. Check out their new arrivals here!

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Monday, May 4, 2015

What I Wore: Lazy Fun Sunday

                                         H&M high waist pants here (white not available online) $10!!

I hope everyone had a great weekend, we sure did! Saturday night my husband and I left the kid with our marvelous baby sitter and went to Mohegan Sun. We ate at Bar Americain, which was so damn good. Afterwards we indulged in some adult beverage and danced until I could not feel my feet. Sunday, we celebrated a very good friends graduation at this gorgeous lakeside home. Could not ask for a better time and better people to spend it with. 

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Sunday, May 3, 2015

Print Mixing

      Fashion should be fun and expressive. What better way to have fun with clothes than patterns? Patterns of all sorts are 'in' for the upcoming seasons, and mixing them, even more so. I have to admit when it comes to this I am intimidated. Not because I don't know how, but there is something daunting about it, am I right? I am making it a fashion goal to mix prints by the end of June.. and document it, of course.

       If this is something you want to try, but don't quite have the cojones to go bold, try a simple mix like the look on the top right (below): where you mix two muted print pieces. This look works because it's keeping in the same color category and it is broken up by the solid black jacket and (godly) booties. The top isn't too busy and it's paired with a low key check print.

    If you want to go more colorful, pair floral with stripes. I know.. it sounds a little crazy, right? But it works. To tie this look together, I chose a floral print that was against a black background and also worked in the coral/red color at the bottom with the shoes and the clutch. This would really pop with a sexy red pout (and look great out to dinner or for drinks).

    The third look is for the advanced. It is edgy and sexy. This print look works because the two are not competing together. One has a small somewhat stripey herringbone print going on and the skirt has a larger bolder print. It is broken up because the top is cropped. If you are on the shorted side, like me, I do not recommend wearing a pencil skirt or a midi with ankle boots because it will make your legs non existent. Try instead a mule or a nude shoe that doesn't cut off your leg with anything near the ankle. This will elongate your legs.

Print Mixing

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Thursday, April 30, 2015

What I Wore: Cargo and Plaid

          Yes! It's almost the weekend and it is officially spring, everything is in bloom and I absolutely love it. Every time spring comes around I get into a spring cleaning mood and have been beginning to purge my closet. That's when I found this gem of a pant.. and it went to the keep pile. What can I say? They make my butt look great!

Cargo pants similar here. 

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Monday, April 27, 2015

What I Wore: Sunday Casual

Hope everyone had a great weekend!

I wore this to hang out with family on Sunday following a very late night Saturday. 
This look is almost completely H&M (Jacket, jeans and white shirt). The boots are Steve Madden from 2008 when everyone wanted the Manolo Blahnik work boot. 

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