Friday, March 21, 2014

Bold, Bright, and Blue

I'm stepping into Spring with a bright color and a bold print. Leopard print is by far, my favorite animal print. I love most wild animal prints, especially the wild cats, but the leopard holds a special place in my heart. I prefer the more complex, structured, and visually pleasing design of the spots on the leopard. This popular print is so versatile. I think every woman should own something with leopard print or any wild animal of their choice. It gives your wardrobe so much character and shows that you are not afraid to step out of your comfort zone.

Speaking of comfort zones, I have met a lot of women who are afraid to experiment with bold and bright colors, especially in the work place. I can understand why some women are more reserved when it comes to wearing bright colors. For one, bright colors draw a lot of attention and, depending on the color you wear and how you wear it, you can easily give off a bad impression. I am one who can not live without color. I am not afraid to step out wearing the brightest top, or the brightest shoes. I just love to play with colors. However, there ways to wear bright colors without looking garish. If you want to add a little pizzazz to your wardrobe, the best way to start is by choosing colors that you like and complement your skin tone. Keep in mind that bright colors look great with neutral colors. If you're one of those women who is afraid to play with colors, try using it in smaller sections such as a belt, a bold lip color, a statement necklace, or even your handbag. A small pop of color will attract a little attention, but not so much to make you feel uncomfortable.

I styled this outfit with the fearless business woman in mind. I used both a bright color and my favorite animal print. Even though these pants have a busy pattern, the color of the pants is neutral and the style of the pants is a little loose, which gives it a more sophisticated look. I paired the pants with a cream ruffled top to help tone down the busy pattern of the print. The turquoise color blazer and shoes are the perfect pop of color for the overall neutral outfit. The pearl earrings and a classic black bag add a nice touch of class and sophistication to this look.

Cream Ruffled Top and Earrings: Forever21 | Blazer: H&M | Leopard Print Pants: Burlington Coat Factory |                Shoes: Michael-Antonio- Lydia Suede Pumps | Purse: Anne Klein, TJ Maxx

Would you dare to wear bright colors and prints to the office? Let me know what your thoughts are about this outfit. 



Thursday, March 20, 2014

Welcome Spring!

Yes! Spring is here and I am so excited for this change in season. For most people, the new year is a time when they begin to reflect on the things they would like to change in their lives, a time to set goals, and start putting their New Years resolutions into action. Well, this approach has never really worked for me. As weird as it may sound, the start of my new year is now. When Spring comes around I get the excitement that people get when the clock strikes twelve during New Years Eve. I think part of it is because a) I was born in the Spring and b) this beautiful season brings so many positive changes such as: nice weather, flowers blooming, birds chirping, trees coming back to life, and even people's attitudes are a little more on the positive side. Spring has been referred to as a season of rebirth, rejuvenation, renewal, resurrection and regrowth. With that said, Spring is my jump start to a new year, new opportunities, goals... it is when I become alive, it's my time to shine.

This Spring I will be bringing you some great outfit ideas showing off the beautiful colors of the season. Stay tuned, and stay beautiful inside and out.



Thursday, March 6, 2014

Vintage Glam

Dress: SheInside| Shoes: H&M| Clutch: Target| Earrings & Ring: Forever21|
Headband: Burlington Coat Factory

Hello beautiful reader! I'm so glad to be back and feeling pretty in this little white vintage style dress, despite the freezing cold weather. I am so not a fan of the cold. I love the way the snow looks when it starts to fall, but I can't stand the cold. I have a tendency to go into hibernation mode during the Winter. It's just not my favorite time of the year. 

In this outfit post I am wearing this beautiful retro style dress that I recently purchased from an online store called SheInside. I have to say that the quality and details of this dress are pretty impressive. When I first saw the dress I was immediately drawn to its intricate details. The pastoral scenery painted on the bottom is a clever idea in my opinion. Who knew that horses could be riding in such style? Aside from the beautiful scenery, it also features a subtle damask pattern throughout the dress, as well as a gorgeous metal beading around the neckline. 

I wanted to keep this vintage look simple and sweet. I paired this dress with some bronze/brown suede booties and a distressed bronze colored shoulder bag that features a nice chain to hang around the shoulders. The metal headband adds an extra bit of detail, but not so much as to overwhelm the outfit. Heart shaped pearl earrings and a pearl ring topped off this very chic and classy look.

This was my first online clothes purchase. I am usually apprehensive about purchasing anything online for so many reasons. When it comes to clothes, I like to be able to touch the material and try the clothes on to see if I like it, but after reading and seeing YouTube videos of bloggers I follow who recommended this online store, I decided to give it a chance. I am so glad I did! SheInside has a lot unique pieces and they're also very affordable. I definitely recommend checking them out. 

My batteries are fully charged and I have a lot I want to share with you as we approach my favorite seasons of the year; Spring and Summer. I hope you guys enjoyed this outfit post. Be sure to stay tuned for more outfit posts and a lot more coming soon to the blog.