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It’s All Military to Me

24 Sep

I don’t always wear outfits with pops of color, I can tone it down sometimes.

This military inspired jacket from Zara is a bit of a departure since I’m not so fond of the puffy strong shoulders look. I contemplated sewing it down but it loses a part of what makes this jacket special.

I’ve always loved military inspired clothing, especially the epaulettes, not sure why.

This jacket takes me back to the colonial days, there’s just something 1700/1800 about it that peaks my interest. I’m a bit of a history nerd, but I channel it through fashion…so that’s still cool right?

Outfit Details: Zara jacket – XS, Hollister tank – S, GapKids super skinny jeans – 12R, Forever 21 necklace, Aldo pumps

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LIFE: Spend a Day with Me

15 Aug

I had a pretty event-filled weekend.

Food + Shopping + Movie = Fun.

I picked up a birthday gift from Sephora and a faux suede blazer from Zara in XS. S. saw two “celebrities”, but I didn’t recognize them at all…apparently, both were supporting supporting actors…so they don’t have big roles. I rarely see celebs, but that’s because I don’t recognize a lot of them unless they’re really famous.

Anyways, here’s a small glimpse of Saturday.

Money Spent: $121.19

  • Food: $20
  • Clothing: $87.69
  • Makeup: Free
  • Movie: $13.50

After this weekend, I’m not going to buy any more clothes for the rest of the month. I’ve been spending way too much lately and I need to tone it down.

I wanted everything at Zara but I narrowed it down to two items…a ruffled suede obi belt or the suede blazer…I chose the blazer because it fit so well.

Darn you new fall arrivals!

Just the Way You Are

13 Aug

I wanted to do videos for a while, but I never quite got around to it. And even after I filmed it and put it together, I was still unsure whether I should post it because it’s kind of cheesy. But the more you practice, the better you get right?

FYI, I’m a video noob so I let the software make everything for me with the “Magic Movie Maker.”

Let me know your thoughts and if I should keep going this route or stick to photos. =)

Outfit Details: Madewell vest – XS, Zara Breton tunic – XS, DIY skirt, Martin+Osa necklace, GAP obi belt – S,  Forever 21/H&M bangles, DIY sweater clip, Charles David Awaken wedges

Happy Friday! =)

Loving the Jewels

29 Jun

When I can’t think of anything to wear, I always resort to jewel tones. Sure, it’d be nice to move away from those colors, but they just look so good.

And it’s simple.

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Bandages Anyone?

15 Jun

I was cleaning out my inspiration folder and I came across this photo of Michelle Williams. I love her outfit and I adore her bandage skirt. It’s different yet flattering, but I can’t figure out where it’s from!

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I have a bandage skirt of my own, but I don’t wear it very often because I’m self-conscious of my hips and thighs, which is exactly the area the skirt accentuates. To me, they’re humungous and for a while, I was a size bigger on bottom than on top. Since I’ve been exercising more regularly, the “fatness” has slimmed down some. But that doesn’t mean I’m going to bust out wearing short shorts and such.

The beauty of camera angles is that you can “hide” your flaws but when you’re romping around town, you can’t hide anything. There is no “good side” when you’re on the street.

So how did I wear the bandage skirt?

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Feelin’ Blue

14 Feb

The title may sound like I’m sad, but I’m not. You can celebrate Valentine’s Day or S.A.D., but I choose to go with neither. I’m happy in my current situation and I don’t need a holiday to declare it to the world. I feel that this holiday is so commercialized and the overabundance of red and pink scares me so I hide away until it fades. Still, I can’t completely forgo the outside world when there are sales coming up.

So, I stepped out in a navy outfit that has a hint of European flavor. A Breton silk tunic from Zara has been this month’s top score. I’ve been wanting one forever and though it’s looser than I pictured, it’s perfect for spring/summer. When those hot days in LA roll around, I’ll be prepared with this top.

On the weekends, I prefer wearing flats to heels because they’re more comfortable. These Steve Madden oxfords make any outfit that much more stylish and the Steve Madden site has a how to style it page. I’ve seen how Elaine from ClothedMuch wears her brogues everywhere…they’re so versatile that I’m wondering…how did I live without these before?

Outfit Details: Zara silk tunic XS, Forever 21 trench S, Madewell jeggings S, Burberry check tote, Steve Madden Tuxxedo oxford flats, Forever 21 fish pendant

Early to Bed…

15 Jan

…early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise. – Poor Richard’s Almanac

I love jewel tones. There’s something about them that’s universally appealing and flattering. Several colors work on everyone across the board, but I’m slowly figuring out what specific shades look good on me and what washes me out. Sometimes, I don’t realize what works until it’s in a picture. It must be a good thing to document my outfits.

Btw, I wanted to wear dark gray pumps with this outfit…but, I could only find one shoe! I must have left the other one in my sister’s car when we were traveling over the holidays.

Outfit Details: Zara patterned skirt XS, Martin + Osa silk tank O and cardigan XS, Urban Outfitters braided belt XS, Payless pumps

Petite Tips

A loose flowing blouse can be flattering given the right styling. A thin belt accentuates the waist and a longer cardigan slims the silhouette. Add a pencil skirt in a complementary hue and you got a great business casual outfit. Since the blouse is loose, keep everything else structured.