Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Lady in Pink

On a beautiful, sunny afternoon in the spring, it is natural for me to want to wear clothes that are truly reminiscent of this beautiful season.  Yes, I am guilty of wearing clothes that are specific for each season, but every now and then I will wear something from a different season like pastels in the winter, or fur in the fall, sparkles in the summer, or brown in the spring. You know, just to break away from the routine. The OCD, organization freak, perfectionist part of me sometimes gets to be a little too much and that’s when the whimsical, free-spirit, happy-go-lucky part of me comes into play. Sounds like I’m talking about two different people, or like I have multiple personalities (haahaa). I like to say I have a little bit of everything mixed together. I have sugar and spice and everything nice…ok that was corny, yet another one of my personality traits. Haa! I always strive to find a balance with anything I do. This allows me see things from a different perspective.

I styled an outfit that has more of a fall or wintery feel to it and added a pop of bright pink to add a touch of spring into the mix. In a place like New Jersey, where the weather is so unpredictable, it is necessary to have a mixture of clothes to fluctuate depending upon the weather. Who said you can’t still look fab on a dreary day? Oh and don’t be fooled by the bright shining sun, it was beautiful alright, but it was windy and cold. So, if you’re anything like me and you’re ready to start wearing spring clothes, but don’t feel so inspired because of the current weather conditions, don’t worry. Add a few layers to help keep you warm and add a pop of a bright color to cheer you up on those days when the weather is not so nice. This look that is fun, sweet, and very ladylike. This outfit is perfect to wear to a brunch with your girlfriends, an afternoon date, or wherever you r heart desires.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a beautiful day my lovely readers. Stay tuned for more and I’ll see you on the next style post!  

Pink Top & Skirt: Forever 21 (similar here and here) | Black Blazer: H&M |
Patterned Stockings & Floppy Hat: Forever 21| Black Ankle Boots: Mossimo (similar) |
Statement Necklace: Target (similar)

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Flirty Fuchsia

Spring is finally here! Well...kinda. It may officially be Spring, but the weather here in Jersey is saying otherwise. It's still feels like winter. Can you believe it snowed on the first day of Spring? I think mother nature didn't get the memo. Between the cold temperatures, the snow, rain, and wind, I just can't deal. I'm ready for sunny days and warm weather. 

Despite the drastic weather changes, I am still trying to get in the spring spirit by adding fun colors and playful prints to my wardrobe while still staying warm and cozy. My inspiration for this outfit was this lovely taupe and fuchsia floral print coat. I’ve had this coat for about two years and every time I wear it I get so many compliments. It’s such a pretty statement coat. I paired it with a leopard print chiffon blouse to do a little print mix and a fuchsia pencil skirt. These two prints are so different that at first I thought it would be too much to put them together, but the combination of the leopard print and floral print just seemed to blend together so beautifully. I didn’t stop there. I decided to take it up notch and add two bold colors, royal blue and fuchsia, and black stockings with a subtle polka dot to keep this fun theme going. The fuchsia bowler hat and lipstick complete this super fun, flirty, and sophisticated look. This outfit is perfect to wear to a Broadway show or play, or fun night out with your girlfriends.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. I hope this look inspires you to play around with different colors and prints. Stay tuned for more spring inspired outfit ideas. See you on the next style post! 

Fuchsia Floral Print Jacket: Merona (similar)| Leopard Print Blouse: Forever 21 (similar) |
Fuchsia Pencil Skirt: H&M (similar) | Royal Blue Pumps: Poshmark (similar) |
Polka Dot Stockings: (similar) | Fuchsia Bowler Hat: Forever 21 (similar)

Friday, March 13, 2015

Not Simply Black & White

Happy Friday! I am so glad it's Friday. Did I mention that Friday is my favorite day of the week? Ever since I was a young girl, I have been in love with Fridays. I see Fridays not simply as the end of the week (work week, or school week), but I see it as the beginning of a fresh start. Fridays are my days to relax (after work) look back at my week and think about what things I accomplished, and what things I plan on getting accomplished for the upcoming week.

Today I am sharing with you an outfit that is not your average black and white. This is my take on a black and white look with an edge.  I am one who loves to combine patterns, textures, and colors. Because this is a mostly black and white outfit, I wanted to make sure it included a balanced mix of patterns and texture to make this look a little more interesting, and not simply black and white. In this look, I mixed a sweater dress with a silver beaded detail, a hounds tooth print jacket, and faux suede thigh high boots with lace & fringe detail. I added the oversized jacket to give this very sexy look a classier feel.  I think it is okay for a woman to dress sexy as long as it is done in good taste. At first I was little apprehensive about wearing a short, tight dress with thigh high boots, but once I paired it up with the oversized jacket this look went from sassy to classy, while still maintaining a subtle sexiness.  A classic high bun makes this look extra clean and sleek. Of course I had to add in a pop of color, so I painted my nails red and put on a stoplight red lipstick and I was all set for a fun night out on the town. This look is perfect to wear out to dinner with girlfriends or a fashion-inspired event.

So what did you think of this look? Let me know your thoughts in the comment section below.

Thank you for stopping by Interiors a la Vogue and stay tuned for some fun Spring inspired DIY projects and looks. Have a wonderful day and weekend!

Black Turtleneck Dress: Forever 21 (similar) | Hounds Tooth Print Jacket: Forever 21 (similar) |
 Black Thigh High Boots: Sam & Libby (similar) | Lipstick: Wet n Wild Stoplight Red