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Monday Madness

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LEOPARD PRINT!!

Yes, I know a lot of you associate leopard print with Jersey Shore’s Snooki and immediately get turned off. But it can be very classy if you dress it appropriately and can add some interesting textures in your house. Leopard print is very versatile; it can be used on jewelries, shoes, pants and dresses to home decors like pillows, throws, lampshades or photo frames.

If you are afraid that its too bold for you, try as accessory first like a clutch, bangles or shoes. It’s great way to jazz up boring, old LBD, LWD or add a bit more oomph to a bold, colorful outfit or add a little spice in your home . You can wear it 24 hours a day, casually for daytime and dress it up for night out.

See how Emma Watson, Olivia Palermo and Beyonce wears leopard in the daytime as accessories ( scarf, flats and sunglasses respectively).

Nicole Richie and Jessica Alba shows us how to dress up a casual daytime outfit with leopard print booties and jeans.

Finally, we have Brooklyn Decker, Paula Patton, Halle Berry wearing short leopard print dresses and Jennifer Lopez, Khloe Kardashian and Eva Mendez wearing long leopard dresses, all dressed it up for night out; also added a pic of a living room with some leopard pillows.

Below are some of my leopard collection and also retailers where you can get some for yourself.

Add some leopard in your life and unleash the wild animal in you!

Photos: popsugar.co.uk, mirror.co.uk, news.instyle.com, tricklingbeauty.wordpress.com, cocoperez.com, blog.mltailor.com, fashionfame.com, posh24.com, skinnyvscurvy.com, homedit.com

Retailers:
Booties
Shoes
Flats
Sandals
Casual dress
Work dress
Party dress
Scarf
Clutch
Frames

Monday Madness

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Mad about accordion pleats!  My obsession with accordion pleats started when I saw Carrie Bradshaw aka Sarah Jessica Parker in that blue Halston Heritage dress.  That dress was so modern, fresh, chic and completely effortless partly because of the light fabric but mostly because of the pleats.  If you take way the pleats, then it’ll just look like a boring, blah dress.

This look is so easy to take from day to night in a flash; take a cue from these stylish gals.  From the uber fashionista SJP, who also wore it to the 2010 MET Ball, to Taylor Swift, the Duchess of Cambridge and first lady Michelle Obama, everyone seems to love these pleats.  Dress it down like Taylor for running errands, with a knit top and black pumps for work like the Duchess, or in a flashy fabric like Michelle O for a date night.  Below are some of my accordion pleats collection and also retailers where you can get yours.

Let me know if you love/hate accordion pleats.

Retailers:
Forever 21 skirt
Topshop top
Kohls dress
Asos dress

Monday Madness

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Today’s madness confession is about one of my favorite fabrics, CHIFFON!! I absolutely love any type of clothing made out of chiffon (or the cheaper, very similar stepsister 100% polyester).
It’s so versatile; from office to running errands to weddings or formal dinners, you can wear chiffon outfits anywhere because it’s so easy to dress up or down. It’s very flattering on most body type since it doesn’t cling on like jersey, wear out like cotton, or puffy like tulle. It also mellows out the loud colors like neon, red and fuchsia to make it more wearable for all.

Below are few pictures of me in chiffon (or the stepsister, lol), two long ones I wore for formal dinner dates, one to do a tour in Greece (so much history, loved that tour), and the last one to party in Vegas for my bachelorette (o yea, fun times!!!).

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If you already don’t have anything chiffon in your closet, then what are you waiting for? Run, don’t walk, to the nearest mall and get some to add to your fabulous closet. Clothing made out of chiffon are available in any price point and trust me, this is a purchase you won’t regret.

You can find Chiffon at the following retailers

Asos
Delia’s
Forever 21 
Charlotte Russe
Wet Seal

Sunday Recap: OOTW

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Sunday will be reserved for recaps.  In the morning, you will see a recap of all the outfit I wore during the week aka OOTW.  In the afternoon, you will get my recap on the newest fashion and celebrity gossip.  So, give your overworked brain (mind) a little break with brunch, bubbly and some GlamBrownie, enjoy!

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   Monday – green lace top Asos (old), black tank top Express (old), black linen pants H & M (old), earrings Aldo (old), bracelet Baublebar (in stock), black peep toe wedge Payless (still available)
  Tuesday – black dress Asos (old), earrings & necklace Baublebar (in stock), bracelet Baublebar (silver in stock), black slingbacks Payless (old)
  Wednesday – nude tank top Forever21 (in stock), floral skirt (old), earrings Afaze (in stock), necklace Aldo (in stock select stores only), bangles Aldo (old),  neutral flats  H & M (old)
  Thursday – I was sick this week and took some cold meds on Wednesday night hoping to feel better.  I did feel better, in fact, so much better that within an hour of taking the meds, I passed out without taking out my outfit for Thursday, lol.  Woke up so late had to rush out and couldn’t put together proper accessories =(.  Mustard top H & M (old), loose black pants H & M (available in select stores), earrings Baublebar (in stock), black patent flats Steve Madden (has similar style in stock).
  Friday – printed dress H & M (old), anchor earrings (so cute!) & necklace ( love geometric pattern) Baublebar (earrings out of stock necklace not available),  bangles from a local Indian clothing store, neutral wedge Call It Spring (in stock).

Tuesday Trendy

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Tuesday trendy is all about trying the latest and most talked about trends of the season for fashion, hair, make up and nails.  You will get my report on what trends are must try and what should be in exile.  Starting off this “trendy” report on one of my favs – PEPLUM!!!
From celebrities to royalty, everyone seems to be loving and adding some peplum in their lives.  It flatters women of all shapes and sizes, however, it is especially great for the few of us that are trying to hide the muffin top.  Below are few examples of how to incorporate peplum in your life, from business suit like the Duchess of Cambridge, to night out like Emma Stone, or running every day errands like Kim Kardashian; its one of those pieces that can go from street to chic in a hot minute. I have also included two of my pics to show you how i would style it for a night out or daytime/work attire.  Peplum is available for fashionistas like us at all price point so go get some and treat yourself to a cookie or five cause even if you get a little, shall we say, muffiny you will have your bestie “peplum” to cover for ya!!

 

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peplum topsForever 21, Charlotte Russe, asos & TOPSHOP

peplum dressesForever 21, Charlotte Russe, asos & TOPSHOP

peplum skirtsCharlotte Russe, asos & TOPSHOP

peplum jacketsCharlotte Russe & asos

peplum jumpsuit/romper - asos

Monday Madness

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Monday madness will be all about things that I am currently obsessed with whether it’s a new fashion or exercise trend to a great book or exciting travel destination. So, starting off the “madness” with a fierce new fashion trend – LEATHER in the summer!!!

I never thought leather is even an option in the summertime, sweaty and sticky does not really scream fashionable. But as you can see from these fashionistas below you can work around the stickiness by wearing it as shorts, lose tops, or skirts. Wear the shorts casually like Jada Pinkett-Smith with a plain tee for daytime or dress it up with a statement necklace and killer heels for night out like Lauren Conrad. Emma Stone and Minka Kelly shows how to wear the lose top with summer’s statement pieces printed and white pants; can be worn casually with neutral flats for daytime or with colorful heels and clutch for night look. Lastly, we have Kerry Washington who wears the skirt in both pencil and pleated style: great options for work or business meeting; a far cry from boring old black suits. So, add a little leather to your summer wardrobe this year and turn up the heat but be advised that this sizzling hot look may raise some men’s body temperature, cause serious heart palpitation or even melt them.

Leather Shorts – Urban Outfitters & Asos
Leather Tops – PiperLime & Dillard’s
Skirts – Venus,  pleated & pencil

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