Wednesday, December 10, 2014

'Tis The Season to Wear Plaid

It’s December already and I can’t believe Christmas is right around the corner. This year went by so fast! Where did the time go? With all the holiday shopping, decorating, exciting events and holiday parties to plan for, it’s kind of hard to say that this will be a very relaxing month for me, and probably for many of you as well. Things get pretty hectic around the holidays, but let’s not forget to take some time out for ourselves and relax a little. It’s so important to stay calm during this time when people are in a constant rush and under so much pressure.  Let’s put a smile on our face and enjoy the moment.

Today I am sharing with you a holiday-inspired outfit that is perfect to wear to the office for an informal holiday party, or just a regular day at work.  I styled an outfit with one of this season’s classic prints, none other than plaid. I love to see all of the different plaid color combinations that you see around this time of year. Just looking at them gets me in the holiday spirit. I styled this outfit around this blue and red plaid shirt, and I intended to keep the colors pretty much the same throughout the rest of the outfit. It is a little matchy matchy considering I am trying to steer away from that sort of look, but I was pretty happy with the outcome. It’s simple, classy, and sophisticated. I added pearl earrings and a pearl statement necklace to add a touch of elegance to this look.

Thank you for stopping by blog. Soon I will be sharing some holiday DYI projects and a gift guide post for those near and dear to your heart. Stay tuned and I’ll see you on the next post! 

Plaid Shirt, Navy Blue Trousers, Coat: Forever 21 (similar herehere, and here),
Red Pumps & Handbag: Target (similar here and here)
Statement Necklace: H&M (similar here)

Monday, November 24, 2014

Something Old, Something New

Hello sunshine! It was a gorgeous day here in New Jersey. I can’t believe it felt like spring on this late November day. This is a rarity around here. Every so often we have a warm day during the late fall or winter, or sometimes we will get snow in the spring, or a cold summer day. The weather around here can sometimes be so unpredictable. 

Speaking of rare things, today I am showing you an outfit that is quite unique and a style that I don’t always wear, but I absolutely love.  This vintage set, which features a long skirt and a matching button- down shirt, was given to me by my dear Godmother a few years ago. Can I just say I have the coolest Godmother?! She is so fashion forward and has an amazing collection of vintage clothes. I am so lucky and blessed to have her as my Godmother. Not just because I get to inherit all of these great pieces, but because of the amazing, beautiful person that she is inside and out. I know I’m getting off topic here, but in this season of Thanksgiving, I think it's important to share what we are thankful for. She is one of those people that I am so thankful to have in my life along with many others (family and friends).

Okay back to the outfit. For a long time, I couldn't figure out when I wanted to wear this set or how I would style this outfit, so I let it sit in my closet and waited for the right moment to come. Well... I finally decided to bring this skirt and shirt set back to life a few weeks ago when we had another one of those rare warm autumn days. I didn't want the outfit to look outdated, so I paired it with newer pieces to give it a more modern feel. Instead of plainly wearing this 90's style shirt and long skirt, I thought it would be best to tuck the shirt inside the skirt. I added a belt to cinch the waist and create balance between the over-sized top and skirt. This shirt and skirt set was immediately transformed into a dress. I chose to not button the top up all the way and wore a tan shirt underneath. A pair of brown suede booties, some gold jewelry, and a brown and tan shoulder bag completes this fall look.  

This outfit is chic and very ladylike. Here's a fun fact about me: When I was a little girl, I used to love looking through the Fingerhut magazines and imagining myself wearing clothes that looked very similar to what I'm wearing in this outfit post. I have been told that I have an old soul and I definitely agree. I realize that most people won’t be into this style of dressing since today's fashion is very much focused on showing off a woman's body, the idea that showing less is best, and giving off sex appeal. I personally think that a woman can look sexy in anything that she wears. You don't have to show a lot of skin or wear super tight clothes to show how sexy you are. The true beauty and sexiness comes from inside; how you carry yourself, and how confident you feel about what your are wearing.

I hope you enjoyed this outfit post, and maybe you too will be inspired to mix the old with the new. Have a lovely day, and have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your loved ones. See you on the next style post. Enjoy!

Shirt/Skirt Set: Vintage | Boots: H&M | Cross body Bag: Target|
Necklace: Vintage

Monday, November 10, 2014

Florals in the Fall

The floral print is back! I thought it would be put away until the spring, but I can’t seem to get away from it. When I saw this perfect-for-Fall floral print top I just couldn't pass it up. The warm orange color of the blouse, its boxy shape, and tiny hints of interesting details such as the gold buttons on one shoulder, and the brown stripe that runs vertically down the back are some of the things that attracted me to this blouse. Another thing I love about it is that it has kind of a vintage look, which I always appreciate, and not to mention, the beautiful floral print. I paired up this lovely blouse with mustard yellow trousers, brown heels and gold accessories. These warm and neutral colors put together give this outfit a monochromatic and sophisticated look. This outfit is perfect to wear to the office on a beautiful Autumn day. Wouldn't you agree? 

I hope you enjoyed this post and that you too are inspired to add some Fall florals to your wardrobe. As always, thanks for stopping by my blog. See you on the next style post!

En Español

El estampado floral está de vuelta! Pensé que no regresaria hasta la primavera, pero no pude mantenerme lejos de él. Cuando vi esta blusa de estampado floral, perfecta-para-Otoño no pode dejarla pasar. El color naranja cálido de la blusa, su forma cuadrada, y pequeños toques de detalles interesantes, como los botones de oro en uno de sus hombros, y la raya marrón que corre verticalmente por la parte posterior, son algunas de las cosas que me atrajo a esta blusa. Otra cosa que me gusta es que tiene una especie de mirada antigua, algo que siempre aprecio, y no mencionar, el hermoso estampado floral. Combine esta hermosa blusa con pantalones amarillos mostaza, zapatos de tacón marrones y accesorios dorado. Estos colores cálidos y neutros juntos dan a este equipo una mirada monocromática y un look sofisticado. Este traje es perfecto para usarlo a la oficina en un hermoso día de otoño. ¿No estás de acuerdo?

Espero que hayan disfrutado esta entrada de blog y que usted también se haya inspirado a añadir estampados florales de otoño a su armario. Como siempre, gracias por pasar por mi blog. Nos vemos en el próximo post de estilo!

Top & Trousers: Forever 21 (similar)| Belt: Vintage| Owl Bracelet: Wet Seal| Gold Necklace: SheInside

Monday, October 27, 2014

Fall Bedroom Décor

"You know all those things you wanted to do? You should go do them." -Unknown

Happy Monday! Yes, it’s Monday again, but don’t let that get you down. It’s the beginning of a new week and an opportunity for a fresh start. If there’s anything you wish to change, today is the day.

Speaking of changes, I’ve been meaning to share with you a room décor post since the beginning of Interiors a la Vogue. November 1st will mark two years since my very first post. I am a little embarrassed to say that I postponed Interior Design/Décor related posts for this long. I had a couple of posts in the beginning where I styled an outfit inspired by a room design, which can be seen here, and here. I didn't post any of my own work for various reasons. For those of you who don’t know, I am an Interior Designer with a passion for fashion, delicious food and desserts, hence the name of my blog Interiors a la Vogue. When I started this blog, my goal was to incorporate different aspects of Interior Design, such as room makeovers, DIY projects, tips and ideas on how to improve a room in your home, food and dessert recipes, and of course what you’re accustomed to seeing, fashion finds and style posts. All this time I have wanted to post something Interior Design related, but I couldn't find the perfect project to share, or if I had a project, the quality of the photos were not good enough because the indoor lighting was either too harsh or too dull. Because Interior Design is very much focused on aesthetics, I was fearful of representing myself in a bad light. I feared that if I put my work out there that I would risk my work to be perceived as mediocre. Because I was so hard on myself, I failed to realize that I was setting myself back.  I have come to realize that each day I hold off on doing something; I lose an opportunity to express what I am truly passionate about. I lose an opportunity to learn something new, to grow, and to share with the world what I have to offer. I am happy to say that I am in a different place in my life and in a different state of mind. Waiting is no longer an option for me. Good quality photos, consistency, and great writing are important to maintaining a successful blog. However, I have realized that it’s not so much about portraying perfection. Instead it’s about enjoying the journey, learning new things, and continuing to grow as an artist, designer, writer, and photographer.  With that said, I introduce you to my first room décor post.

In this post, I am taking you on a mini tour of my bedroom. The overall look of my room represents my love for fashion. When you walk into my room it feels like you’re walking into a boutique. I have clothes, shoes, and accessories displayed throughout the room as if it really was a boutique. During the spring and summer, the style of my bedroom was more shabby chic and pretty girly. I wanted to do something a little different for the Fall, but still maintain this boutique look. I took out the pink roses and replaced them with sunflowers, changed the floral print duvet covers and shams and switched them for white bed sheets with colorful, furry, and sparkly accent pillows to give it a touch of glamour. For my summer and spring decor I had faux grass above my shoe display shelf. I took out the grass and added the sparkly vogue accent piece, which I created myself, and the glass head mannequin with a brown and gold floppy hat to dress it up for the fall. Last, but not least, I added the brown leopard print curtains to give the room more of a Fall look. By adding deeper color tones and different textures I was able to transform the room from Summer to Fall. 

I hope this post has inspired you to step out of your comfort zone and to embrace change. Thank you for stopping by my blog. Feel free to ask me any questions in the comments section below. I look forward to sharing more interior design/decor posts. Stay tuned, and stay beautiful inside and out!

En Español

Feliz lunes! Sí, es lunes otra vez, pero no dejes que eso te desanime. Es el comienzo de una nueva semana y una oportunidad para un nuevo comienzo. Si hay algo que deseas cambiar, hoy es el día.

Hablando de cambios, he tenido la intención de compartir con ustedes entradas en el blog sobre diseño y decoración para el hogar desde el comienzo de mi blog Interiors a la Vogue. El primero de Noviembre marcará dos años desde mi primera entrada en el blog. Estoy un poco avergonzada de decir que pospuse las entradas de diseño de interiores  y decoración por tanto tiempo. Tuve un par de entradas en el comienzo donde compuse un traje inspirado en un diseño de habitación, que puedes ver aquí, y aquí. No he puesto nada de mi propio trabajo por varias razones. Para aquellos de ustedes que no saben, soy diseñadora de interiores con una pasión por la moda, comidas y postres deliciosos, que incluso de de ahí vino el nombre de mi blog Interiors a la Vogue. Cuando comencé este blog, mi objetivo era incorporar los diferentes aspectos de diseño de interiores, tales como cambios de imagen de la habitación, proyectos que puedes crear tu misma/o, consejos e ideas sobre cómo mejorar una habitación en tu casa, recetas de comidas y postres, y por supuesto lo que están acostumbrados a ver, looks de estilo y moda. Todo este tiempo he querido publicar algo relacionado con diseño de interiores, pero no pude encontrar el proyecto perfecto para compartir, o si tenía un proyecto, la calidad de las fotos no eran lo suficientemente bueno porque la iluminación interior era demasiado dura o demasiado apagada. Debido a que el diseño interior está muy centrado en la estética, estaba temerosa de representarme en una luz baja. Temía que si pondria mi trabajo que me arriesgaría a que mi trabajo fuera  ser percibido como mediocre. Por juzgarme a mi misma de una manera tan dura, no pude darme cuenta de que estaba dando pasos hacia atras. Me he dado cuenta de que cada día que me retrasaba en hacer algo, perdia la oportunidad de expresar lo que realmente me apasiona. Perdia la oportunidad de aprender algo nuevo, de crecer, y de compartir con el mundo lo que tengo para ofrecer. Estoy feliz de decir que estoy en un lugar diferente en mi vida y en un estado mental diferente. Esperar ya no es una opción para mí. Fotos de buena calidad, la consistencia y la buena escritura son importantes para el mantenimiento de un blog exitoso. Sin embargo, me he dado cuenta de que no se trata tanto de aparentar  la perfección. Se trata de disfrutar el viaje, aprender cosas nuevas, y seguir creciendo como artista, diseñadora, escritora y fotógrafa. Dicho esto, les presento a mi primera entrada de blog de decoración de mi habitación.

En este post, te dare una mini gira de mi dormitorio. El aspecto general de mi habitación representa mi amor por la moda. Cuando entras a mi habitación se siente como si estuvieras caminando en una boutique. Tengo ropa, zapatos y accesorios que se muestran a lo largo de la habitación, como si realmente estuvieras en una boutique. Durante la primavera y el verano, el estilo de mi habitación era más shabby chic y bien femenino. Yo quería hacer algo un poco diferente para el otoño, pero queria mantener este look de boutique. Saqué las rosas de color rosa y las reemplaze con girasols. Cambié las sabanas y fundas de almohada con estampado floral las cambié por sábanas blancas con almohadas decorativas coloridas, peludas, y brillantes para darle un toque de glamour. Para la decoración de verano y la primavera tuve hierba falsa sobre mi estante de exhibición de zapatos. Saqué la hierba y añadí la pieza brillante que dicevogue, que yo misma eh creado, y el maniquí de cabeza de cristal con un sombrero de color marrón y oro para. Por último, pero no menos importante, he añadido las cortinas de leopardo marrón para dar a la habitación un look de otoño. Al añadir más profundos tonos de color y diferentes texturas pude transformar la habitacion con un look de verano a otoño.

Espero que este post te haya inspirado a salir de su zona de confort y aceptar nuevos cambios en tu vida. Gracias por pasar por mi blog. Siéntase libre de hacerme cualquier pregunta en la sección de comentarios. Espero poder compartir mas entradas en el blog sobre diseño / decoración de interiores. Estén atentos, y mantente bella/o por dentro y por fuera!


Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Autumn Hues

Good day everyone! I am feeling sunny on this lovely day, so I thought it would be appropriate to share an outfit post that is perfect to wear on those sunny and warm Autumn days. Here on the east coast, the weather tends to be all over the place. Usually by the middle of October we begin to feel the temperature drop, but this year we have been lucky to have a few warm days in between the cool ones. 

I styled an outfit inspired by the statement necklace that I am seen wearing in the photos. The colorful beading and sequins on this necklace are what caught my attention at first sight. This is no surprise though. When I see anything with intricate details I am immediately drawn to it, kind of like a magnet. After I placed it against this lovely yellow peplum top, I fell in love with the combination. I noticed that the necklace had some pink and blue beads on it, so I looked in my closet and found these harem pants in a peacock green color. When I combined these two beautiful Autumn hues; peacock green and mustard yellow, I thought they were a great match. Of course I had to add in a little bit of print and little bit more texture, so I wore my leopard print pumps, and a black quilted bag, which creates a nice contrast. This perfect-for-Fall look is great to wear to the office, a date night, or just a night out with friends. 

I hope you enjoyed this Fall look. Stay tuned for more Fall looks, and, I also have a Fall room decor post that I will be sharing soon on the blog. Thank you for stopping by and I'll see you on the next style post!

En Español

Buenos días a todos! Me siento soleada y llena de vida en este hermoso día, así que pensé que sería apropiado compartir un conjunto perfecto para usar en esos días de otoño soleados y cálidos. Aquí en la costa este, el clima tiende a subir y bajar drasticamente. Por lo general, a mediados de octubre comenzamos a sentir el descenso de la temperatura, pero este año hemos tenido la suerte de tener unos días cálidos entre los fríos.
Yo combine un traje inspirado por el collar que me ven usando en las fotos. El abalorios de colores y lentejuelas en este collar son lo que me llamó la atención a primera vista. Esto no es ninguna sorpresa. Cuando veo algo con detalles intrincados estoy inmediatamente atraída por ellos, asi como una especie de imán. Asi que cuando puse este collar en contra de esta preciosa blusa amarill estilo peplum, pensé: "amo a los dos juntos ..." Me di cuenta de que el collar tenía algunas perlas de color rosa y azul en él, así que busqué en mi armario y encontré estos pantalones estilo harén en un color verde pavo real. Cuando combiné estas dos tonalidades otoñales populares; verde pavo real y amarillo mostaza pensé que eran un gran partido. Por supuesto que tenía que añadir un poco mas detalle, así que me puse mis zapatos del estampado leopardo y un bolso negro para darle al look un contraste. Este look perfecto para el otoño se puede usar para la oficina, una noche de cita, o simplemente una noche de para salir con amigos.

Espero que hayan disfrutado este look de otoño. Estén atentos para más atuendos de otoño, y, también tengo una entrada de blog que quiero compartir con ustedes sobre decoracion de otoño para la habitación. Ese post lo veranal final de esta semana. Gracias por venir y nos veremos en el próximo post de estilo!

Outfit & Accesories: Forever 21| Shoes: Anne Michelle (similar here)