Monday, April 15, 2013

It's Black, It's White

Well, it's all about the black and white! And I'm not just talking about Michael Jackson...Monochromatic styles are the fashion chic go-to for the season. Wearing different shades of the same colour in one outfit was a "no no" in the fashion world. Fashion evolves, now monochromic looks are bigger than ever! It's a step up from the colorblock! When done right, it can be fun and super-chic. The key is to start with neutral shades, also the contrasting of black and white tones. It's a perfect way to create a classy look, and also make a bold statement.

Check out some of my favorite looks!!!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Flavors of Spring: Silhouettes

Spring runways were very vibrant this year with bold bright colors, along with different prints and patterns that were pretty amazing. Spring colors enables us to experiment with new looks and color combinations. I generally stick to three colors max to avoid the girly, Rainbow Brite look. I prefer more bold solid-color pieces—like a cardi and skirt, wrap dress or demure one-piece suit—make simple dressing look glam. Many designers from Christian Siriano to Balenciaga are coming out with some of the newest and hottest fashions of spring 2012 trends.

What do you think of this season trends?

Silhouettes: Platform pumps, peep-toe booties and flats, cork wedges, boat shoes and western inspired boots
Colors: Bold brights, neons, purple, blue, orange, coral, yellow, red, teal, silver, beige and browns
Details: Color-blocking, animal prints, stripes, glitter, buckles, knots, bows, jewels and flowers
Materials: Jute, denim, satin, raffia, woven, canvas, as well as faux cork, wood and patent leather
Handbags: Animal print totes, raffia satchels, printed cross body bags and satin clutches
Other accessories: Watches, sunglasses, sun hats, light-weight scarves, colorful layered jewelry, as well as flower pins to accessories lapels, shoes, handbags and scarves.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Thrifting Away!

I've been shopping at thrift stores for the past year now and It's like going on a treasure hunt... you never know what you'll find. It's becoming a little addictive, because I find myself buying something pretty much every week and with the economy these days, you have to be a little more budget-wary.  I do my thrift shopping at Value Village, not too far from where I live and every time I visit, there is always a good amount of people there.  Especially, on every last Wednesday of the month, they offer half off on all items in their store, which I think is Amazing!...right?  On previous visits,  I purchased two really cute handbags, and a very nice jacket.

Here are some pics of my findings, what do you think?

Old Navy Jacket w/tag - $5.00
Liz Claiborne Leather handbag w/front & side pockets, this bag is really nice!- $3.50
Rosetti Leather handbag w/front double-zippers, the color is beautiful! - $2.89

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Street Style: Ankle Boots

Short and sweet ankle boots are the hottest shoes on the street. Chunky wedges and platforms, stick thin heels, and funky lace-ups! you name it, I'm wearing it! My boot stash (lol!) consist of very cute ankle & knee-high boots. The right shoes should compliment any outfit and you can never have too many of them. I consider myself a shoe fanatic!!! I'm a huge fan of good quality, unique & stylish shoes!

What do you think of these ankle boots?

Color-blocking! I'm Loving the Camel & Black pairing!
Givenchy Star Power! Loving the Stars & Studs on these Boots!
These bold checkered boots are enough to jazz up any look.
Herve Leger Buckle Boots are Tough-Girl Glam!

Friday, December 30, 2011

How to Wear Your Fabulous Heels Without Pain

Wearing high heels can make you stand so that your legs look slimmer, your stomach is flatter, and your feminity is unstoppable. It can also do wonders for your stride, but walking in high heels is not a natural talent it's learned skill, perfected by practice and discipline. For many women, heels present a conundrum: fashion or comfort? Although high heels are undeniably stylish and add flair to countless outfits, they can cause pain and possible injury. Take time when buying high heels and search for quality shoes. When wearing your heels, choose your steps carefully and take care to treat your feet well. Here are some great tips to help wear and also buy those favorite heels you LOVE!
  1. Buy quality shoes. Cheap heels can be excruciating; when it comes to shoes, it always pays to invest in quality construction and materials. Look for a pair on which the heel is solidly attached to the center of the shoe backing.
  2. Choose heels you will be able to walk in. Be realistic about your level of comfort while wearing heels. Look for shoes in which you will be able to navigate sidewalk cracks, potholes and bumps.
  3. Take a load off. To save your feet, remove them slightly from your heels when sitting down. Be careful not to take them off completely, or your feet can swell and cause you even more pain.
  4. Buy gel insoles.These insoles are narrower and shorter than those for other shoes, allowing them to be applied to the inside of heels without sticking out at the sides or either end.
  5. Try to walk less. When wearing platform heels or stiletto heels, the easiest option to save your feet from pain is to walk as little as possible. Carry moleskin with an adhesive side and apply it to the inside of your shoes on areas that rub.

Okay Ladies, now ....Grab your FAVORITE HEELS and lets STRUT the night away!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Six Ways to Be Incredibly Chic

I believe that every single woman is beautiful, and I’m not referring to inner beauty. The reason why so many women see themselves as ugly and inadequate is because society has come up with ridiculous definitions of beauty that only a small percentage of women are able to attain; and most of those only after the ever-so-popular “complete makeovers.” We have been led to believe that nature cheated us, and so we spend hundreds of dollars adding this and removing that because deep inside we really want to be gorgeous. Sisters, acceptance is the key. Making peace with what you do have and forgetting about what you don’t have is the first step towards developing a healthy self concept. Remember this simple rule: always look your best no matter where you’re going, because when a woman looks good on the outside it makes her feel good on the inside.
Dress for the occasion. Looking your best doesn’t mean that you need to be overdressed. There is a time and a place for every outfit. Learn to figure it out.
Know your size. Wearing clothing that is too big or too tight is hardly ever a good idea. Don’t be afraid to try on the garments you’re purchasing because in the end it can save you a lot of time and money.
Make it match. Although fashion these days allows the combination of different colors and fabric, you still need to make sure that what you’re wearing actually goes well together.
Choose your design. Not everything that is fashionable is appropriate for every figure. Pick outfits that are comfortable and at the same time enhance your silhouette.
Be aware of your age. Dressing according to your age will make you more attractive if you pay attention to details like color, fabric, and style.
Pay attention to the inside. It doesn’t matter how stunning you might look, if you carry around the extra baggage of unforgiveness, resentment, envy, prejudice and hatred, they will show up in your interactions with others.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Paris based shoe-designer Raphael Young

Creating his first pair of shoes at just 14 years old under the guidance of his uncle - renowned YSL bottier, Alexandre Narcy - Raphael Young had an early introduction to artisan footwear. His label, launched in 2007, focuses on traditional craftsmanship coupled with inimitable style. Combining technical brilliance with materials like resin and mother-of-pearl, his sculptural shoes have a cult following.The mosaic-patterned leather shoes and boots have metal details and extreme, architectural heels. These edgy, well-crafted shoes may not be for the stylistically safe (or budget-wary), but we enjoy seeing designers who take risk and don't follow trends.