Friday, March 24, 2017

Spot On


Ears: c/o Charlotte Russe| Top: HERE| Jumpsuit: Sold out, similar picks here & here| Velvet platforms: c/o HERE| Clutch: Old, Carlos Santana

I hardly know where to start on today's #ootd Babes! This fit is a favorite already for so many reasons, how can I possibly count thee?! 😃 First off, black and white duos are absolutely LIFE in my opinion → when I spotted this jumpsuit I immediately knew that it belonged in my personal collection 👀 ❤
Secondly, this is mixed prints bliss in its most basic form, mirroring print on print! Itty bitty polka dots merge with large vibrant polka dots 😍
Thirdly, this jumpsuit, this pattern, this cut 👉 it was MADE for THIS body! LOL! The fabric is lightweight (unlined), making it ideal for spring and summer, not to mention fall (especially in mild climates)! I can actually even see it styled for winter with tights, a warm turtle neck or blouse/blazer combo- even popped with a sweater on top! 
About my top: This mesh number is a closet staple, it can always stand in when you want to add a little extra coverage to any look. 
YES, this dot on dot theme was simply too much for my print loving alter ego to resist!
Until next time,
XO

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Nip & Tuck



Top: Sold out, similar here & here| Faux leather pleat skirt: c/o HERE
Straw bag: Vintage, thrifted| Suede sandals: On sale HERE + other options here, here, and here

Today’s look features an example of how I like to nip & tuck my blouses from time to time. It’s a perfect style alternative for when you want to feel put together, minus the formal structure of completely tucking in your shirt the normal way, i.e. all the way around. I’ve found that this option is best employed with an over-sized top, this way you have enough fabric remaining for the top to hang down comfortably with ease.

Confession: I’ve been enjoying this skirt in secret for several weeks now... I figured it was high time that I shared it here on the blog while it is still available for purchase 😊 Good looking out right?! LOL! When the Babes over at ELVI sent it to me, I immediately put it to good use. 

The pleated midi skirt brigade is totally holding down the fort right now, however this beauty takes it to the next level not only b/c of its beautiful golden hue but even more so because of the material: faux leather!!! Yes, it will stand the test of time, and will remain a member of my collection long after the plethora of pleated midi options have faded out.

On this particular day I paired it with a frilly white top that I snagged on clearance online, a vintage straw tote, and neutral suede sandals.  I’ve been turning to statement earrings more and more as of late, this pair has a hint of orange, which encouraged me to wear one of my orange lipsticks that has been neglected for way too long… 

All in all: I am totally smitten with how this all came together!

Until next time,
XO

Monday, March 20, 2017

Floral Frenzy


Dress: c/o HERE  + sign up for ONE MONTH FREE| Earrings: Bauble Bar, sold out
Sandals: Vince Camuto, identical twin HERE + another option HERE

Happy 1st day of spring!!! Depending on where you live, it may not quite feel and or look very much like spring yet- but it never hurts to prepare in advance 😊 I’ve said before that in my mind, floral prints are synonymous with warmer weather. This mixed media shift dress is a part of Gwynnie Bee’s (online women’s clothing subscription service) new spring wear haul. I was curious about how the fit would be, as shift dresses can be tricky on my pear shaped frame. I was pleasantly surprised with how well it fit (I sized up), even my hubby was a fan, LOL! This dress is versatile; it can be dressed up or down, all depending on your style needs and preferences. In true spring-like fashion I opted to style it with pink, but I can also picture it styled seamlessly with pale grey, periwinkle, or olive. The fantastic thing about Gwynnie Bee is that a membership with them affords you the opportunity to try out name brand, trendy and classic pieces at your own pace, plus you have the option to purchase items or to send them back for something even better❣ 
I just might have to purchase this dress ❤❤❤

On another note: I think that this dress caused a car accident!!! While hubby and I were shooting this look, a car accident occurred, literally RIGHT IN FRONT OF US! So, we were just getting started, and less than 10 minutes in, I hear the loudest bang EVER and then see a luxury car spin/side out directly across the street from us-hitting the light pole! All four airbags deployed, but the driver and passengers made it out of the car in one piece.  The driver ran off on foot in true Los Angeles style, while two of the passengers stayed behind to chat with the police (including one that did suffer head/facial injuries). How the accident occurred was that the driver was not paying attention/appeared to be distracted (was he looking at this dress?) and he ran the red light, causing another car who had the right away to hit him at a significant speed. WHEW! After all that and during the investigation and other activities that unfolded, we continued on with our shoot. Distractions are a dime a dozen here! There are so many interesting things that happen while we are shooting, and just in general- I may start sharing them from time to time… 
Do tell: Do you think that this dress caused the crash?!

Until next time,
XO