Monday, January 27, 2014

Ootd: Monday Blues

Good Morning Islers,

Just a quick outfit of the day "ootd". Today I'm rocking a blue monochromatic look. Though I don't feel a bit blue emotionally, I do feel calmer somehow (hmm maybe a good topic for my next post...which colors evoke which emotions). Anyway, happy Monday and let's have a great week! 


Top: Forever 21, Belt: Thrifted, Skirt: Strawberry (NYC), Shoes: Jessica Simpson, Necklace & Affirmation Bracelet: Strawberry (NYC), Gold Bangle: Ralph Lauren (Century 21), Neon Bracelet: H&M

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Stole Sunday

Happy Sunday!

I've been dying to "get my life" and incorporate some fur into my wardrobe. So when my mom gave me this deep burgundy faux fur stole for Christmas, I was ecstatic and have been waiting for the right moment to bust it out lol. 

This stole is seriously the warmest and softest thing I've ever felt and never want to take it off. I also wore it over the collar of my coat for a little outerwear glam. I've also been itching to wear this cream lace top that my coworker gave me for Christmas (I mean people were spot on with the style gifts this year lol). I thought the two would make an interesting combination and ended up being a winning of my friends told me that I looked like a million bucks ;-) I paired it with a dark floral pencil skirt and simple black pumps. But that fur did it...I felt fabuloso!!! 

Shirt: Joe Fresh, Stole: Gifted, Skirt&Belt: Strawberry (NYC), Shoes: Jessica Simpson

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Monochromatic Mix

Hi Islers and Happy New Year!

I love the mixed prints and patterns trend we've been seeing everywhere and I can't wait to start incorporating it into my looks but I'm still a bit shy to step out in something THAT different. Here is a stylspiration of what I eventually want to work myself up to lol

Don't these look amazing!!!

But for now I thought I'd go slow by keeping to a monochromatic color palette. This is one of the safest ways to test the waters of any new look or trend. By sticking within the same hues or values, you can mix and create visual interest without the risk of looking like your house was on fire and you layered on everything in your closet ;-)

Today I am feeling gray and not in a bad way ;-) So, I paired these FABULOUS heavy linen patterned pants with a graph-checkered button down and blazer. The look is finished with pumps and simple accessories.

Pants: Joe Fresh, Shirt: J. Crew (thrifted), Blazer: Banana Republic, Shoes: Nine West, Necklace: JewelMint