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Sunday Recap: OOTW

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OOTW 7/30/12-8/3/12

Recap time!!

Monday – trying the stripes and dots mix, I think I like it!  Stripe top H & M (available in select stores), polka dot skirt Forever 21 (old), earrings BaubleBar (available in red), necklace BaubleBar (available in coral & lime), bangle Call it Spring (available in select stores), sandals Steve Madden (old)
Tuesday – dress H & M (old), earrings BaubleBar (available now), bangles Call it Spring (available in select stores), sandals Steve Madden (old)
Wednesday – top Forever 21 (old), jeans Charlotte Russe (old), earrings H & M (old), necklace BaubleBar (old),  bracelet BaubleBar (old), shoes Steve Madden (old)
Thursday – this dress is very special and I only wear it once a year.  I wore this dress the day my husband proposed to me! Dress Forever 21 (old), earrings BaubleBar (old), necklace Forever 21 (available in select stores), bracelet Juicy Couture (available now), sandals Steve Madden (old, but they always have different version of this)
Friday – t-shirt dress H & M (available in select stores), earrings BaubleBar (available in gold & silver), necklace BaubleBar (available now), bracelet H & M (available in select stores), sandals Steve Madden (old)

Tuesday Trendy

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Trendy news of the week is one of my favorite COLOR-BLOCK!! What a great excuse to wear all the colored items in your closet for this summer – clothes, shoes and jewelry!! If you haven’t been color-blocking, then what are you waiting for? You need to start ASAP. Color-blocking doesn’t mean you can only do it with bright colors; it applies to all the colors of the rainbow.

If you are someone who isn’t into brights or have to wear more neutrals for work, then you can still color-block with white, black, grey, brown/nude and blue. For the rest of us color fanatics, the combinations are endless.

But just for good measure, I always consult the color wheel (yes that one that you probably haven’t seen since your tiny tots school days). It helps to see what opposites are complimentary or how you can color-block using colors in the same range for that minimum effect.

Take a cue from all the celebs that are trending in color-block and below are some of my pics showing how I wear this trend.

 

Forever 21 dress

Forever 21 top 

Charlotte Russe skirt

Baublebar earrings

Arden B. necklace

Arden B. bracelet

Bakers shoes

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

Friday Fab Finds

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Jewelry under $15

This edition of fab find is all about my favorite obsession JEWELRY!!! I have no price limit when it comes to buying accessories (jewelry, handbags and sunglasses); it’s the only place where I feel no guilt splurging because I believe accessories are what makes an outfit. But just because I have a no limit budget, doesn’t mean I still don’t look around for a deal and, sometimes, I am lucky enough to find one. So, this week I am sharing with you the amazing pieces I got, all under $15 and where you can buy these (or something similar). Happy shopping & TGIF!!

Earrings:

Rhinestone square studs – $3.80 – Forever21

Rhinestone teardrop earrings – $3.80 – Forever21

Statement earrings in white & neon yellow – $5.95 – H & M available in stores now (similar neon)

 

Necklaces:

1. Chain link necklace – about $5-$8 – Forever21 available at select stores (similar)

2. Pink teardrop necklace – $5 – Charlotte Russe available in store (similar)

3. Pastel pink geo necklace – $12.95 – H & M available in stores now (kind of similar)

4. Mint bauble bib – $5 – Charlotte Russe available in stores now (similar)

5. Pearl & mint chain necklace – $6 – Charlotte Russe available in stores now (similar)

Tuesday Trendy

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Today’s trendy report is about Peter Pan Collar.  I thought this one was a little young when I first saw it and that I would look ridiculous wearing this trend.  But then I saw celebs of all ages wearing it (from Hailey Steinfield 15, Naya Rivera 25, to Natalie Portman 31) and realized it’s something I can def try, w/out looking like I am trying to be 12.  So, I decided to give it a shot and was surprised at how much I liked it!!  I bought two different type of shirts, first is a light pink chiffon (yes, of course, I bought chiffon, lol, I am obsessed with it!!!) and the second one is a dressy nudey/taupey color with silver spots on it.  I have yet to buy a Peter Pan collared dress since I already bought 2 tops, trying to save some $$$; let’s see may be soon I can get one.

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Below you will see pictures of how I styled each shirt:

The pink one I wore with black dressy shorts for work and paired it with pastel colored earrings, bangles, patent skinny belt and shoes (a little black against black contrast, I thought the patent would stand out more than leather since the pants were black).  If your work has a stricter dress policy, you can switch the shorts with pencil skirt or long cotton sateen pants and a black linen blazer (cotton sateen and linen will keep you cool but they are still dressy enough for work). I also wore this same shirt to a BBQ recently (not pictured, I didn’t take any, big oops) with light blue jeans shorts and matching pink flats with bows (yes I like bows too, lol, so girly, it always makes me happy), and same jewelry.  So, it’s a very versatile top, probably because it’s made of Chiffon, ha!!

The nude/taupe one is a little dressier so I wore it with darker washed skinny jeans for a casual date night with the hubby or a girls night out.  Paired it with black satin pumps for extra shot of hotness and kept the jewelry silver matching with the silver spots (I wore a rounder shaped earrings to mimic the shape of the silver spots on the shirt).

Let me know what you guys think about this trend, if you have tried or will try.  Are there any other trends now that you are loving/hating or want me to talk about?

You can find Peter Pan collared tops and dresses at:
Tops
Charlotte Russe  – Shimmer Dot Peter Pan Collar Top  & Peter Pan Collar Chiffon Top (these are the two tops I am wearing)
Dresses

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

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