Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Thrift Store Score: About Blue

Hi there Style Lovers! I feel like I've been MIA; coming back from vacation can make it difficult to get back on schedule. Nonetheless as I make efforts to return to what is my normalcy, here's a new #ThriftStoreScore !
I've divulged exactly how I feel about the color blue. It is my favorite color.
The ease and flow of this vintage number was right up my alley. You do know that I bat for Team Vintage 90% of the time right?! LOL! 
I like the detail on the caps of the sleeves and the subtle print throughout.
This is a #ThriftStoreScore at $1.60! Being stylish can truly be affordable and practical.
Now this dress leans toward the traditional side of the fence, so for personality and flair I added a statement necklace and silver oxfords.
Also, fun sunnies never hurt, right? Here's my philosophy: When in doubt = add shades! (I posted a confession on my Instagram account about my 'Shade' collection...)
Notice I added a blue clutch, mainly because I tend to like for my clothes and accessories to match. Oh, and blinged bangles! Ah yes, the little details.
Unfortunately it's time to say 'Until next time' beauties! If you'd like to see more #ThriftStoreScores click here or you may click the tab near the header of this page.

Thanks for stopping by & and I look forward to reading your comments below!
Joi


Sunnies: Betsey Johnson, worn here
Statement necklace: Natasha, Nordstrom
Clutch: MMS, worn here
Oxfords: Tildon, also worn here

Friday, July 25, 2014

So Fresh & So Clean: White on White

Wouldn't you agree that nothing says "Summertime" quite like an all white ensemble?!
The crisp and clean feel that exudes from wearing all white is unmatched in my opinion.
I felt wonderfully cool and comfortable in this two piece set made of viscose with a hint of elasticity. It was a perfect compliment to an evening with friends.
To maintain a crisp look yet introduce an added touch of glam, I added jeweled accessories via a statement necklace and embellished jelly sandals.
This look elicited a surprising number of compliments. The dress and leggings are currently available for purchase online at eurostyleplus.com. See here and  here.
I first discovered EuroStyle+ on Twitter, and was intrigued by their unique selection of European styled clothing.
Shipping was hassle free, and both items arrived promptly. I was instantly impressed as I removed the dress from it's wrapping with the luxurious softness of the fabric and the intricate lace detail that lines the bottom hem.
While wearing it I discovered effortless drape and essential breathable attributes amidst soaring summer temperatures.
I'm head over heels for this look, and so look forward to wearing it again ;) Please do tell, are you a fan of white on white ensembles?

Have a wonderful weekend lovelies!


Sunnies: Betsey Johnson
Statement necklace: Nordstrom
Rimini dress: EuroStyle+ (gifted), available here
Rimini leggings: EuroStyle+ (gifted), available here
Embellished sandals: Impo
Clutch: Kate Spade

*This post includes gifted item(s) from EuroStyle+. All shared viewpoints are 100% authentically mine.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Simply Black

I generally array myself in bright hues and floral patterns, but for the last few years a conscious effort has been made to incorporate basic and neutral colors into my wardrobe. For instance, the color black. For years I did not even own a piece of black clothing. Gradually and selectively things have changed.


For me, the key to happily wearing the color black lies in the details (example here). 


This dress has a fabulous tiered ruffle collar and delicate pleating slightly under the bust area. 
 I was officially won over because of the wonderful relaxed jersey-like fabric that seems to drape and hang almost effortlessly.
Being the lover of vintage style and hats that I am, it seemed only fitting that I add a simple wide brim black vintage hat. I kept this look simple, adding a small black handbag and comfortable black sandals.
That concludes today's post! Please do tell, how do you wear the color black?


Hat: Vintage, thrifted (worn here)
Dress: ABS
Handbag: Brahmin (worn here)
Sandals: Ross