Thursday, January 24, 2013

OOTD: Color within the Lines!


Hello Beautiful!

I found a NEW LOVE for dressing up at work!

Wearing my uniform could become a drag, and doesn't really motivate me to get out of bed for an 8 hour shift. But!... Showing up and SHOWING OUT in some colorful trousers, patterned/print tops and platform heels definitely would!

I found myself mixing and matching clothes I've had forever with brand new pieces to create fashionable but work appropriate looks to wear on Tuesdays and Thursday. This day was a Tuesday.

Here's what I wore...

Black Striped Long Sleeve Wrap Blouse 

#vintagepiece! A friend of my mom's gave me this top when I was in my preteens. At the time I hated this blouse, not to mention it was too big for me. I never wore it, but luckily for me I didn't throw it away because 10 years later and its the perfect blouse for this outfit.

Blue Creased Ankle Pants -

#trendalert! According to one of my fashion sources, Blue is the on trend color of 2013. I love a Cobalt, Pacific, or Mediterranean Blue! What's your favorite shade of Blue?

Black Patent Platform Pumps -

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Black Mogul Bag -

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I accessorized this look with classy gold pieces appropriate for the work place:
Gold Michael Kors Watch
Gold Clasp Bracelet
Gold Collar Necklace
Gold Dimpled Studs

Full Outfit:

Its hard to say which piece of clothing is the statement piece of this outfit. It can be the striped top or the colored bottom. Either way they both compliment each other beautifully! And to add one more element of surprise I played up my face with a bold matte red lip!

This look is about mixing solids with prints or patterns. Which can be a fun play on clothes without getting too fashion forward in the work place. You can also try this same affect with a solid colored cardigan and polka dot skirt, or a pinstripe pants with a solid blazer.

I hope this look inspires your next outfit! Remember, "always dress to express yourself."


Monday, January 21, 2013

SPLURGE? or STEAL!: Queen of the Jungle Necklace

Hello Beautiful…

It’s a New Year again! 2013!!! Whoo Hooo!! And honey, I'm all about saving, saving, saving!
But nothing can stop me from some good fashion pieces and a little shopping! So you guessed it… I'll be stealing more than SPLURGING this year!
And I want you to Steal (not literally) and SAVE too!
So once again I've been following Rihanna's fashion and gushing over this Lion Head charmed necklace she's been wearing.
I did a little research and found out it is the Melody Ehsani Queen of the Jungle Necklace.

Melody Ehsani Queen of the Jungle Necklace

 Rihanna wearing Melody Ehshani Queen of the Jungle Necklace

So in my little research I found out that Melody Ehsani Queen of the Jungle necklace (small) retails for $69.00 and the Melody Ehsani King of the Jungle necklace (large) retails for $72.00.
Not so bad… but still a pretty penny! But I loved that old school hip hop twist to a statement necklace, and had to have it! Well… one just like it!
So I found a replica to the Queen of the Jungle Necklace at one of My favorite online clothing and accessories stores, JaDazzles Clothing and Accessories retailing for $18.00.
Queen of the Jungle Necklace, JaDazzles Clothing & Accessories $18.00
It’s a little bit longer than the original, but the look is basically the same.
So once again I STOLE THE LOOK and SAVED ME SOME MONEY, Honey!! I hope it'll save You some too...

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