If you haven’t noticed already, I LOVE neutrals! This pretty sweater from BCBGMAXAZRIA is what I would consider the perfect sweater AND a great investment piece. It’s important to invest in neutrals that you can pair with everything. I have worn this sweater with a pair of slacks and pretty pumps for work and then also out for dinner with black skinny jeans, heels, and my Saint Laurent purse (as pictured). This long-sleeve sweater is sooo soft, flowy, comfortable, and I absolutely love how it looks. It also comes in a variety of colors – black, grey, and maroon!
This weekend my fiancé and I celebrated Valentine's Day. We got massages in the morning and then went out to dinner to one of our favorite sushi places. It was a really nice relaxing day (and much needed too)! For the dinner date I wanted to wear something pink and girly - I thought my pink sweater dress from BCBG Max Azria (the Elandra Pleated Ottoman-Stitch Dress) would be PERFECT for the occasion!
The dress is a short sleeve sweater dress with pleats. The dress is super comfy yet chic!
How amazing is this belt? I love the beautiful stone work and the details. Also, as an added bonus (and why I love this belt so much) is that this belt is adjustable!
I am very happy to say that my website has been up and running for a year. This year has been filled with many new experiences and lots of learning! None of this would have been possible without any of my readers and I just wanted to give a big THANK YOU to you all! On an exciting note, there will be many posts and a variety of new projects coming next year!
Since New Years is only hours away and many of us probably still don't know what to wear tonight, there is still time to find that perfect outfit to bring in the New Year! Here are a couple of tips and top fashion trends for New Years:
A faux fur vest (gilet) has been very popular for the winter. It is SUCH a statement piece and is so versatile. It is also very animal friendly as it is not real fur. Throw a faux fur vest over a blouse paired with black skinny jeans or over a dress to make a statement! Don't be afraid to experiment with textures and styles.
Go for a dress that is comfortable. You don't want to be pulling down your dress every 5 minutes. Most likely you'll be in your dress for hours so make sure to choose something comfortable. Consider a silhouette that is appropriate for your figure, for example, an A-line dress (my personal favorite) or empire waist!
Sequins and Sparkle are still in for 2013! Try a Little Black Dress (LBD) that's full of pizazz! Or choose a dress with embellishments to make your dress pop! You can also pair a LBD with bright colored pumps and metallic accessories. Pumps that feature feathers, sparkles, or embellishments can dress up any outfit, even the simplest outfits!
For sophisticated style you can't go wrong with a form-fitting sheath. Bring a sense of style to a sheath dress with gold or silver jewelry or a bright statement necklace.
A bright red lace dress is also perfect. Sophisticated, yet sexy, you can't go wrong with a lace red that makes quite an impact!
I hope you all enjoy these outfit ideas and have a wonderful New Years!
So I thought once a week or bi-weekly I would start doing a round-up of my outfit of the day "OOTD" as some of you might call it. Originally I was not going to post my personal outfits as it is a little nerve wrecking receiving feedback and throwing it all out there. However, one of my friends suggested I should put up some of my own looks on my blog.
I would say that my style is trendy mixed with basics. I like to mix the current trends with pieces from different seasons and also with pieces from previous years. I am a strong believer in splurging on accessories (i.e. jewelry, shoes and handbags) versus clothing as trends change so frequently. I usually splurge on clothing if its something I really really really want or if it's an outfit for work which I know I will re-wear.
This picture was taken in Rittenhouse Square yesterday before heading to the shops on Walnut Street. Unfortunately it was rather windy and cloudy out and it rained Saturday so it was rather gloomy outside. Also I was only able to get one picture with my camera before it died and the second one was taken with my phone (my apologizes for the picture being a tad blurry). I should have made sure my camera was charged before heading out shopping (note to self!). I also posted the outfit on instagram so for you that follow me it might look familiar.
Sunglasses - Tory Burch Aviator
Scarf - Infinity Scarf
Blouse - BCBG
Boots - Alfani
Jacket - Via Spiga
Pants - GAP Ultra Skinny Pants
Handbag - Louis Vuitton Montorgueil GM
Alright ladies. While your man (aka husband, boyfriend, significant other, friend, etc.) worries about where to take you out for a night on the town for Valentine's Day ORRRR if you're single you and your girlfriends are planning a glamourous night out on the town what you need to focus on is the big question: "What do I wear?!" Although many of us can agree that Valentine's Day is just a consumer holiday it is a great excuse to get all dressed up and go out! It also adds to the fun of telling your friends the juicy details of what you did, wore, and where you went! So for this occasion I have put together a couple of Valentine's Day outfit ideas.
I absolutely love lace as it adds texture and sexyness to a dress. I adore this red, Lace Loren Dress from Madewell (retails for $172.00, on sale $51.60 from Shopbop). It has a hidden zip closure on the side and also a slip dress lining. I actually ordered it for myself from Shopbop.com but as word of caution, this dress runs big so I ordered two sizes down. Also, as an added bonus, you can pair it with tights and booties if it’s cold out.
If you prefer a dress that hugs you in all the right places, you could opt for this red, Off the Shoulder Bandage Dress made by T by Tadashi (retails for $138 from Nordstrom). It also has a zipper closure which runs along the back. A great thing about this dress is that you can also wear during the spring and summertime since it has short sleeves.
If you’re not a fan of dresses, you can opt for a blouse and leggings or dark colored jeans. This Cutout Studded A-Line Blouse from Forever 21 (retails $22.80) is sophisticated with gold color studded buttons. You can pair these with fierce leggings from BCBGMaxazria called Stephen Moto Leggings (retails $138). Since the top is plain I would rock a gold cuff and with heels to pull the look together.
What are all my fashionista's planning on wearing for Valentine's Day?