Happy Friday!! Today I’m having a little fun mixing prints. I’ve never really been into playing with different prints and patterns. Mixing colors…yes! Mixing prints…this is new for me! I happened to want to wear my camo jacket and my leopard pumps and couldn’t decide which was going to win, so I decided to let both of them have the spotlight for the day. What do you think? Did I pull off mixing camo and leopard?
Urban Outfitters camo jacket (from last year), Guess leopard heels (love these!), Simple black sweater dress (old)
Since it looks like LA won’t be having winter this year I’ve moved on to spring! I’m on the search for a red blazer that I can dress up with a fab pump or dress down with a pair of fashion sneakers. I love pairing blazers with graphic tees. Oh, and how cute are the animal print bags in the set below?! I want them both!!
Happy Hump Day! This is my first outfit post using my new camera outside! Yay! I love the camera and can’t wait until I fully learn how to use it and purchase another lens. To my blogger friends I welcome any tips you may have!
It’s the beginning of a new year and a great time to review the 8 easy steps to organize your closet like a pro. Why not start the year off clutter free?! But before you get rid of the items that were on trend in 2013 check below because quite a few of them will be sticking around in 2014. I’ve put together a list of 5 trends to keep from 2013.
1. Gather the Things You Will Need
2-4 hours of uninterrupted time (it’s better to just keep going once you’re in the groove of things)
Trash or shopping bags and label them as alterations, store, donate/cosign
Clean your room! I don’t know about you but I find it hard to work in clutter.
Good music! There’s nothing like good music to get you through a project that you may not really want to do but you should.
3. Get to Work! – Try on Every Item in Your Closet
Review all clothing items (tops, bottoms, & coats) and shoes. You are reviewing color (how it looks with your skin tone), style (is it current and flattering to your body type), and wear & tear (your fave pants that is ripping at the seams has to go! Unless of course it can be saved with minor alterations).
The goal is to create an “active closet”, meaning only things that you wear should be hanging in it. All sentimental and clothes waiting to be worn until you drop those last 10 lbs should go somewhere else.
4. Categorize Your Clothes
While reviewing your clothes, use your trash or shopping bags to separate your clothes that need to be altered, stored, or donated/consigned.
I recommend taking your clothes that need to be altered and donated or consigned the same day if possible. If not, the very next day. You want to complete your closet editing task and not have bags of clothes lingering around your room for days.
5. Free Up Space
Give your closet more room by storing off season outfits, dressy items that aren’t worn frequently, or sentimental pieces (such as your wedding gown) in another closet or area.
You can use vacuum sealed bags to store off season clothing and easily slide the bags under your bed!
6. Organize Your Closet for Maximum Efficiency
Now that you have edited your closet like a pro, it’s time to put your clothes back in.
Color coordinate from light to dark and group by sleeveless, short sleeve, and long sleeve. This will help make it easy to pull things together.
If you don’t have a double rod closet, I would suggest getting a closet rod expander and hang your bottoms on the bottom and your tops on the top. This makes it easier to mix and match.
Hang dresses in a space where they flow down without being crunched; jackets should hang in the back or a separate closet.
Use matching hangers like, huggable hangers, to give your closet a boutique feel.
7. Make Sure Scarves, Bags and Accessories Are Easily Accessible
There are many creative ways to store and hang your scarves, bags and accessories. Adding accessories can really make an outfit but if they’re not visible you’re less likely to use them.
8. Get Inspired!
There are many different closet organization ideas on Pinterest. I love going through and finding creative ways to display my shoes and jewelry. Check out a few of my faves here!
There’s nothing like a good shoe sale! The end of last year I scored these beauties (all except for the Guess pumps) and gladly added them to my shoe collection. I’ve already worn the Sam Edelman Kit booties and I’m looking forward to showing you how I style the others. Which are your fave?
Happy Friday!! The weekend is just about here and I have a casual but cute look for you. This is a great way to dress down a pencil skirt by adding a crop tank and wedge sneakers.
So a few months ago I confessed my love obsession with my initial while showing off my new charm necklace. I’ve recently added this Ariella Collection initial pendant necklace to my collection and I am in love! It makes more of a statement than my charm necklace but sometimes I’m in a pretty bold mood. Clearly I was really feeling my initial this day because I decided to throw on my Ace of Spade crop top.
Style tip: You don’t always have to show your stomach when wearing a crop top. Here I’ve paired my crop top with a high waisted pencil skirt and opted not to bare any skin. While in the past I have done just the opposite and showed a little skin.
Can you believe it? Today is the last day of the year!! 2013 has been a great year for me. I have grown so much as a style blogger, personal stylist and as an editor! I am looking forward to 2014 and all that it has to bring. A very big THANK YOU to all who supported me this year. I appreciate the comments, re-tweets, pins, daily views, instagram/fb likes, and bloglovin’ follows :).
I recently landed a new gig as a fashion contributor (which I will share more about in the new year!) and was asked how my style has transformed in 2013. Take a look at my answer below as well as some of my favorite outfits from 2013.
My style has transformed tremendously this year; 2013 was my first full year as a style blogger. I have learned to play with patterns and colors opposed to just keeping it safe. And while I have always been a girlie girl, I haven’t been one to usually incorporate dresses and heels in my daily wardrobe, but I do now. My biggest transformation is wearing my clothes with more confidence and embracing my curves. In 2014 I look forward to continuing my feminine, sexy but sophisticated style and never leaving home without my favorite accessory, confidence.
If you’re partying tonight please be safe! Turn up responsibly!
Last week Beyonce shook up the internet, and dare I say the world, when she released a surprise visual album that included 14 songs and 17 videos. There was no warning, no promotion, and no hard copies (the album is currently being sold exclusively on iTunes).
I hope you all took notes. I know I had my pen and pad out! What we can all learn from Beyonce is that you don’t always have to let people know what you are doing. Sometimes it’s best to move in silence and just do it!
How fierce is this shot from her ‘Yonce’ video? Who purchased the album? What is your favorite song and/or video?
I’m baaack!! It’s been a rough few weeks with my site. Unfortunately it was hacked and I had no idea how to bring it back to life. Thanks to my new found friend (via twitter) Pooja I’m up and running again! I’ve been doing a little bit of shopping so we have some catching up to do. Stay tuned this week to see what I’ve been up to while my site was down.
Okay, now on to my outfit! This burgundy, berry, wine, oxblood or whatever you choose to call it is hands down my favorite color of the season. I scored these Sam Edelman booties during the Nordstrom half yearly sale and I’m in love!! And how cute is the crossbody bag?
I did a little Black Friday weekend shopping, on Sunday to miss some of the crowd! I can’t to show you what’s in my bags!