I’m Plaid About You

I'm Plaid About YouHello loves! Sorry I haven’t posted anything in so long. I started a new job and my husband and I are in the process of moving into a new home.  A lot of exciting changes going on, but that’s still no excuse for not posting!  So here is a new post – finally!  My favorite season is Autumn. Growing up in Ohio I still long for the chill in the air and the changing of the leaves.  Here in Los Angeles we do cool down enough to break out the sweaters and boots, and I can head up to NorCal for a more “fall like” experience so I don’t feel like I’m missing out too much. Now, when I lived in Florida I always felt like I was missing out on the seasons! California is perfect for me. I feel I can get the best of everything here.

I bought this plaid shirt and coated- wash skinny jeans from Old Navy.  I thought pairing a plaid shirt with an edgier pair of jeans would amp up the fun factor.  And adding these stunning Simply Vera heels pulled the whole look together.  I love mixing patterns, styles and textures. Fashion is all about having fun. I hope my outfit inspires you to try different prints and textures.  It’s always fun to play dress up and see what you come up with!

Outfit: Jeans – Old Navy; Shirt – Old Navy; Heels – Kohls; Sunnies: So brand (old); Cross Body Bag – Nine West (old);  Lipstick – Maybelline Super Stay 24 color “Keep it Red

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Gettin’ Ziggy With It

ChevronHello, dolls! Yes, I know my post title is reeeaaallly bad, but I had to go there. I wouldn’t be me if I wasn’t cheesy sometimes.  Sorry for my lack of posts. I have a lot of irons in the fire right now, and I am excited for some new endeavors coming up. This weekend while my hubby and I were out he snapped a few photos of me impromptu, so there aren’t a lot of photos, but you can still see how fun this look is. Chevron print is so on trend right now. I even noticed the logo at the Chevron station for the first time! Haha. I mean, I would see the logo when I’d pass the gas station before, but I never really thought much of it until chevron print was popping up everywhere! I am seeing it on everything from headbands to pillowcases! I bought this cute maxi sundress a few months back and I am constantly stopped and told how lovely my dress is. I hope this trend sticks around for awhile because I am loving it! I also just purchased some chevron print headwraps last week and I am loving them as well. Loving this trend and hope you are too!

My look: Maxi sundress: Kohl’s; Sandals: Forever 21 (old) – similar style here; Bracelet: Forever 21; Chevron Ring: Forever 21; Floral Sunnies: Charlotte Russe

Splash of Summer

Splash of Summer

Splash of Summer

Hello, loves! Over the holiday weekend I wanted to amp up the sexiness. I definitely did that with this skirt! I was sifting through the clearance racks at Target when I found this baby. Well, it actually found me! As bright as this skirt is it screams – “Look at me! Take me home! Wear me!” I find this to be a dress up alternative to a great sundress. I love wearing sundresses in the summer, but when the occasion calls for something with a little more oomph I find a colored pencil skirt and a printed tube top works nicely. It’s is definitely a sexy summer look. Look through your closet and match up different tube tops with your pencil skirts. A great printed tube top and a solid color pencil skirt really is a beautiful look, or vice versa – a solid tube top and a printed pencil skirt. Add a belt and a great open toe heel in an unexpected color, like I did. Mix and match colors. Take risks and see what combinations of colors really bring the outfit together. I know the trend right now is pencil skirts with crop tops, but for those who aren’t as comfortable with wearing that trend- this is the perfect alternative. I have to say this outfit really has become a quick summer fav. You can’t help but feel gorgeous in this look. Make a splash this summer with color!

My look: Skirt: Target – Mossimo; Tube top: Old Navy – (old); Shoes: Kohl’s – Candies (old) similar style here; Belt: Wet Seal; Studded Clutch: H&M; Cat eye sunnies: Forever 21; Plate necklace: Charlotte Russe (old) similar style here; Ring: Clearance – Forever 21; Wild Thing Lion Bracelet: Forever 21; Lipstick: Wet N Wild – Silk Finish in the shade Fuchsia with Blue Pearl (website color looks nothing like the actual shade I have!); Eyeshadow: Victoria’s Secret – Jet Setter Portable Makeup Kit (green shades).

Current trends

Current trendsHello, loves!  Okay, so I love fashion, but that doesn’t mean I love absolutely every trend out there. Recently, I noticed a few trends that are resurfacing, and I actually gasp and cover my mouth in horror when I see them being worn again. Okay, I’m exaggerating….slightly, but I do wonder why these trends are back – and hotter than ever. I mean, weren’t they bad enough the first time around? The top 3 trends I have chosen to discuss are: Overalls, almond nails (other names: dagger or pointy nails), and Fanny packs (other names: belt pouch, chic fanny pack, vintage fanny pack).

Do we really love these or are we just wearing them for the sake of fashion? Let’s take a walk down memory lane, shall we?  Let’s remember all the reasons these fashions should have stayed in the vault – the very back of the vault.

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This pic makes me think, “How can any man get near a woman with these nails?” I mean, these are a weapon! This may look like a romantic picture, but if only you could see his face! He’s just praying she doesn’t puncture his neck.

 

 

trendsOh, dear Lord – What were we thinking? I will fully admit to this trend. I wore jean overalls, cord overalls, khaki overalls, shortalls. Now, when I look back at pictures of me in my teen years, I actually cringe at all my overalls! Did I live on a farm? Was I auditioning for a hip hop video?  The answer was no. I now realize, years later, this trend only works in those two areas.  So, if this is you – by all means, enjoy your overalls.

 

 

trendsOkay, I saved the best for last…. FANNY PACKS!  I mean, I was embarrassed to be seen with someone wearing a fanny pack, now we are proudly wearing them and disguising them with new names like – belt pouch, chic fanny packs, and vintage fanny packs. Is this suppose to make me want one? NO!!! The only time I ever wore a fanny pack was when I went to an amusement park (and that was only because I lost a game of straws and was forced to wear it, to keep all my friends belongings).
 

People all around the world are rocking these despicable trends. Take a look…….


 

When it all comes down to it,  fashion is not dictated to us – we define it – our own way. So, I may be poking fun at some trends, but honestly, if you like it, then rock it! Who knows, one of these trends may grow on me, and I’ll have to eat my words….but somehow, I have a hard time believing I will ever warm up to the fanny pack…..

Boho Chic

Boho ChicHello my lovies! Summer and sundresses go together like a wink and a smile.  You just can’t have summer without lots and lots of sundresses! They are comfortable and oh so pretty. This sundress is one of my favies. I just love the patterns and colors throughout.  I find myself reaching for this sundress a lot during the summer months because of its boho vibe. It makes me feel like putting flowers in my hair and running through open fields yelling, “Give peace a chance!” while holding up the peace sign. I bought this sundress a few years back and still get excited to wear it like it’s a brand new find. I paired my sundress with my more unique pieces of jewelry to give it that special touch.  Just give me a summer day and a pretty sundress and I’m a happy girl!

My outfit: Sundress and handbag: Kohl’s (old); Earrings and sandals: Target (old); Bangle bracelets and gold circle ring: Forever 21; Turquoise ring: Charlotte Russe (old);  Thumb ring: Local shop – Rocks and Runes; Sunnies: Big Lots

Pretty as a Picture

Pretty as a PictureHello, darlings!  Hope everyone had a marvelous Memorial Day weekend! I wore this little number on Saturday to kick off the weekend. I bought this skirt on clearance almost 2 years ago and I am just now wearing it! I don ‘t know what took me so long! I was drawn to the cream color instantly when I saw it hanging on the rack, and then I was taken by surprise to see that the print of the skirt was snakeskin. I instantly had to have it! It’s girly with a fun edge. One of the best things about this cream color skirt is you can pair it with any bright color blouse and it will look amazing! I wanted to go more simple with jewelry and chose earrings and bangles only – to keep focus on the outfit itself. And since I was already wearing snakeskin I thought I should add some leopard print too! Why not, right?  So these heels fit the bill! Lastly, I added a Steve Madden handbag and a pair of oversized sunnies to complete my look.

My outfit: Blouse: Forever 21; Skirt: Target (old – clearance); Shoes: Forever 21; Handbag: Steve Madden (old – gift); Bangles: Forever 21; Earrings: Wet Seal (clearance); Watch: vintage Bulova; Sunnies: Big Lots; Lipstick: Sephora Rouge Shine (in the shade Flashy); Eyeshadow: L’Oreal Infallible 24 HR( in the color Endless Sea); Nails: Wet n Wild Fast Dry (in the color Sagreena the Teenage Witch) and Nars shimmer (in the color Purple Rain).

Timeless Beauty

Retro BabeHello, dolls! Hope everyone had a great weekend! And to all the lovely mommies, I hope your Mother’s Day was as beautiful as you! It was a scorcher here in LA over the weekend! During this photo shoot it was 98 degrees! My curls didn’t stand a chance when the photo shoot began. We were able to get a few decent shots though. This is an absolute classic style. I am very much a retro babe, and feel most beautiful when I wear vintage looks. I love watching classic movies and musicals, and I am always looking for ways to re-create the fashion. I am a huge Doris Day fan and her beauty and style have always been my inspiration. She is such a timeless beauty (hence the name of this week’s post). I have always been drawn to that era, and it’s fashion – It was so flirty, beautiful, and oozing femininity. Another huge inspiration for me and this classic look is my grandmother. Well into her 80’s she refused to be seen without her lipstick. “Ladies must always wear lipstick.”  She was very much a lady – I miss her everyday, but she passed on her sense of fashion to me, and the vintage Bulova watch you see me wear in almost all my fashion posts? – it was hers. Pearls, Chanel No. 5, lipstick, and a great purse – those wear her staples. And when I am wearing a classic look (like I was this weekend) and glance in the mirror – I realize how much I look like my grandma when she was young. So this week’s post in dedicated to my grandma Ginny.

Today’s vintage style: Top: Wet Seal (clearance); Shorts: Forever 21; Wedges: old Candies (similar styles here); Earring: Forever 21; Ring: Forever 21; Bangle: old (similar styles here); Watch: Vintage Bulova; Sunnies: Big Lots; Tote: Forever 21 (just bought this last month, but can’t find on their website anymore. If you can splurge this is the one to get – Michael Kors; Lipstick: Sephora Shine Rouge in Flashy

Tough Love

IMG_2484Hi, my loves!  Hope everyone had a great weekend and an amazing Cinco de Mayo!  I, for one, will find any excuse to eat Mexican food. What, you say it’s your birthday? – let’s have Mexican food! What, you got a parking ticket? – let’s have Mexican food!  You see, it’s that easy for me to turn any situation into an excuse for Mexican food. Wait… how did this post turn into talking about food? Ummm…. because I likey food… a lot. HA!  Well, I will have a recipe on my page later this week for shrimp tacos, so check that out. Now, on to the real reason for this post… My amazing outfit!

I really love love love this look!  You probably noticed from my previous posts, I am very much a girly girl. Polka dots, pink, pearls, ect. I’m oozing girliness, but every girl has that tough side and we like to show it off once in awhile. And while this outfit has more of an edge, it still showcases the fact that I am very much a woman – a sexy and confident woman. I will rock what I want, how I want. Snakeskin print heels and a jean jacket? – Sure, why not. Wear a studded bracelet on one arm and bangles on another? – Why yes, I think I will.  Fashion is all about taking chances and risks. Some pay off and some don’t. Bottom line here – If you felt amazing wearing it then that’s all that matters. And I had fun wearing this outfit!

Today’s outfit: Jean jacket: thrifted; tee: Wet Seal; Jeans: old (Kohl’s –So brand); Shoes: old (Kohl’s Jennifer Lopez collection); Aviators: Forever21; Studded cuff bracelet: old (Kohl’s – Candies – similar style here); Bangle bracelets: Forever21; Flower ring: Forever21; Beaded hoop earrings: Forever21;  Purse: Nine West; Nails: High Maintenance by OPI

Love Affair

Everyday is a fashion show

Oh, my loves, what can I tell you about these items other than…is it Christmas yet?  There are so many lovely things I am obsessing over right now!  Check out my top picks for this week’s love affair. Muah! xoxox

 

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Today’s outfit is from Lulu*s (check out their stuff here).

  1. Chev Republic Teal Chevron Print Dress
  2. Money Lens-ers Cream Sunglasses
  3. Weave Only Just Begun Coral Clutch by Urban Expressions
  4. Got You Cornered Gold Bangle Set
  5. Kelsi Dagger Carmanita Mocha and Coral Snake Print Chunky Heels
  6. On Your Side Lavender and Gold Watch

Color my world

Pink & BlueHappy Monday, darlings! Is the weekend over already? I mean really over? They go by way too quick! On Sunday I wore this brightly colored outfit.  I love mixing vibrant blues and pinks. My hubby even commented on how much he liked my outfit, and called it “fun.”  For my hubby to say that means we’ve found a winner!

I love the way you can dress this outfit up or down.  In Los Angeles it can be hot, hot, hot during the day and then it cools down in the evening.  I always have to have a cardigan or light jacket near when the evening comes calling. That’s why this outfit is perfect for LA weather! And I loved pairing this outfit with a floral tote bag. Great for throwing things in, and off you go!  Plus, I carry a smaller clutch in my tote filled with the essentials, so when the day turns to evening I just slip into my heels and jacket; grab my clutch out of my tote bag and I’m off to dinner! I get so excited over the endless possibilities of fashion, especially when little things can transition an outfit from day to evening without a lot of effort!

Pink poutToday’s outfit: Skinnies: Forever 21; Top: Forever 21; Jacket: (oldWet Seal – similar style here); Heels: Kohl’s – Rock & Republic (last season – you can find similar style here); Necklace: Forever 21; Bracelets: Forever 21; Rings: Forever 21; Floral Tote: old, but you can find at places like Ross and TJ Maxx); Earrings: Forever 21; Aviator shades: Forever 21; Nail polish: Wet n Wild Fast dry in “How I met your Magenta“; Lips: Wet n Wild “Silk Finish lipstick in Retro Pink.”