There’s no coincidence with this post and the previous one. I found this dress at Buffalo Exchange almost two years ago, and it’s one of my favorite pieces. The bold, nautical print and pleats are what sold me. The shirt dress is quite the conversation piece — minimal with a subtle, fun detail. Initially, I wanted to pair Stans with this number, but I think my ole faithful gold heels did this ensemble justice. Get a look-see👇🏾.
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Expect to see me in a shirt dress from now, until it gets cold again. I’m obsessed with the many variations, but I like the menswear-inspired versions. They look great with almost any shoe. I like to pair them with sneakers, chunky heels, lug soles and/or flat sandals. The one I’m wearing below has a masculine touch up top and a flirty, feminine look at the bottom. It definitely gives off a private school girl vibe.
Shirt dresses are a THING for me — obviously! What are your thoughts?
I like leather pants. The ones I’m wearing happen to be the only pair I own. The longline top paired with the leather pants are a perfect combination. The peek-a-boo slit is my favorite feature. I randomly thought about it when I was shopping browsing online. I found the top and thought, “I could wear this with a pair of leather pants.” Ironically, I found a similar getup via NastyGal. Might I add that I’m not the biggest fan of silver jewelry but the silver rings, and bracelets definitely complement the all black look.
I love a good faux fur. Let’s face it, my disposable income won’t allow me to buy the real deal (one day). Nowadays, you can snag a decent-looking faux fur for under $200. Sure, you might fork over more, but I’ll bet money that the quality is exceptional. Make a note that known retailers like NastyGal, MissGuided, TopShop and Asos have an amazing selection of faux furs.
The one I’m wearing below is from MissGuided. Not so fast, unfortunately, it’s sold out! However, you can click the aforementioned links for an identical version. The coat is amazing and worth the money. The warm inner lining serves its purpose with the below-freezing temperatures we’ve experienced in the last couple weeks. The dress I’m wearing underneath was definitely overshadowed by the furry goodness. Tell me about your faux fur coat experience!
We had a cold front usher it’s way through the DFW area. The good news is that it presented the opportunity for me to wear my fringe jacket. I snagged this baby in the summer and I’ve waited patiently to wear it at the right time. It’s a 100% suede with a nice fringe detail on both sides. Actually, everything I’m wearing below happens to be some of my favorite fall pieces. After a month-long hunt, I found a reasonably priced Lace Up Front Bodysuit – score! I was coveting one from a known clothier, but couldn’t bring myself to pay almost $100. I found an inexpensive version via MissGuided for $37.
The denim flares I’m wearing are every bit of amazing. I ordered them on a whim and didn’t regret paying over $100. Like my other pair of denim flares these too, had to be altered. They were just too long. Now, they’re a perfect fit. The bell at the bottom might be extreme for some, but I love it. I’ll definitely get plenty of wears out of these jeans!
Do you own a pair of denim flares? If so, are they worth the price?
I’ve recently adopted an abnormal interest for the 70’s. Don’t ask me why or how – it’s an obsession that happened overnight. I find myself watching vintage episodes of Soul Train, JUST to see what everyone was wearing, their demeanor, etc. It doesn’t surprise me that you can now revamp your entire wardrobe with everything from a dashiki to a soulful pair of flare plants. Speaking of flare pants, the pair I wore on Sunday are interesting not to say the least. It was an impulse buy, characterized by an excuse to beat the price of the same exact pair I spotted at a boutique in Vegas. They’re no longer available but with the revival of the 70’s, you’ll be able to find an identical pair. I like the fit and how they accentuate my petite frame. They look good with platforms. Hence, the pair you can barely see in the photos below.
Get a load of the Castin Bells Crop which was another impulse buy. Initially, I ordered a small but it was loose-fitting, which isn’t good for a plunging neckline. I paid a visit to the seamstress so the perfect fit could be achieved. My photographer fell in love with the sleeves so much, that she captured a one-second Boomerang for me to share as a sneak peak of today’s post!
What are your thoughts on my 70’s inspired look? What trend are you currently obsessing over, and why?
For those of you that have been living under a rock, the most wonderful time of the year is here. No, I’m not talking about football season, but fashion week! I’ve joined forces with one of my favorite online clothiers, boohoo to bring you FROW (front row) worthy ensembles to wear while going back and forth to presentations and shows.
I’ve lived in my suede strappy sandals the entire summer. I’m not the one that’ll buy a pair of shoes in more than one color, but these were the exception. I see myself making my way toward Lincoln center with no problems. I’m a huge fan of denim dresses. I probably own a dozen. They differ in terms of style and washes. They’re extremely versatile and will always be in style. Nowadays, I’m obsessed with wearing sneakers with cute dresses. I’d never thought I would do such a thing, but I find myself doing it more often than not. This dress is ideal for all the running around one will do, trying to make shows in a timely fashion.
Are you attending NYFW? If so, what are you wearing?
I hope you all enjoyed Part I of my collaboration with ANW! It was a blast transitioning from a sweetheart look to a sultry one. Ashley and I agree that we both wanted to exhibit the versatility of my style. Something funny you should know – I fought tooth and nail regarding me having to wear wet hair, but I’m glad I followed through. It wasn’t as bad as I thought!What are your thoughts on the collaboration?
I’m so thrilled to share with you my collaboration with an extremely talented, and good friend, Ashley Williams. I can’t begin to tell you the back and forth between the two of us, but it was worth it. I’ve been longing to do a post with fun and flirty pool looks since last summer, but there was no action on my end. I mentioned to Ashley my ideas and she ended up putting together looks around what I envisioned. Hence, the dangling foot chain that I could hug her a million times for suggesting. It was genius and paired perfectly with my Deep V Balconette and High Waist Brief bikini.
I still believe in wearing white, especially on my nails. I’m wearing MiniLuxe’s very own nail lacquer that’s about as Heavenly as it gets! The white definitely complements the color of the suit and I’ve enjoyed wearing it. I’ll go out on a limb and say that white is difficult to paint on nails with perfection, but that’s no problem for the staff at MiniLuxe. 😉Photo Credits:
If you’ve been following the blog for a while, you know I’ll usually provide you with a paragraph or two with the full details of whatever I’m wearing. WELL, not today. I want you to revel in the glory that was captured on Saturday. 😉
What are you thoughts on my look from Saturday? How do you feel about suede being worn during summer?