Have you ever been so busy that you do nothing about it? Yea, that's me on a daily basis.I can't count on both hands the last time I pre-planned a post.That's right, all of these posts are the product of procrastination.Based on the number of visitors to the blog, I think I will keep on with the b.s. as it seems to work.
Ahem *clears throat
That girl is a real crowd pleaser
Small world, all her friends know me (know meeeeeee)
aaaannnnnd stop. That's all I know. Seriously and I had to look that part up for verification purposes.
I have been style inspired all week by some of my fave bloggers ,and today is no different.So let's travel across the pond, shall we? We shall.
Coco Chanel is known as one of the best to ever do it in the fashion world. By 'it' I mean exude confidence, set the trends, all during the turn of the century when women were preferred to be seen rather than heard. I initially planned on just starting this post with one of her famous quotes, however I was swept up in her back story and decided to share with my readers. Born into poverty, Gabrielle Bonhuer ('Coco') Chanel, was given up by her father once her mother passed to be raised in a orphanage.From shop girl, cafe' singer, and mingler with the well-to-do, she received financial backing to open her first shop.Initially selling sportswear 1913, she made luxury her niche. Deviating from the petticoats and corsets of the time, she revolutionized women's wear with such items as the woman's 'suit' and the LBD(little black dress) .Her story really resonated with me for some reason. I think...wait I know it is her humble beginnings that make her that more relatable to a poor woman like me lol. She didn't just take the hand she was dealt by life, she shuffled the deck and made it work to her advantage. "My life didn't please me, so I created my life"--one of her most famous quotes and testament to her life.Her rags to expensive rags and riches life serves as an inspiration to many. Coco Chanel, I salute you!
As much as I love styling my own clothes, I am surprisingly having more fun collaborating and styling for up-and- coming companies. Maybe it's the pressure of representing a specific brand that pulls out all the creative stops for me.This one is especially dear to my heart as this will be my first collaboration with a boutique in my home state of North Carolina (Yayyyyy!).Located a few minutes from Wilmington ,in Leland, Coastal Couture Boutique is a becoming a local hot spot for high-end style at an affordable price. As much as I love my state, we have never been known as a hub for fashion, which I'm guessing is why local people always ask where I am originally from lol. Tinea Capri, owner and New York native, made the move to the 'First in Flight' and has made it her mission to bring a new fashion perspective to the Carolinas. The amazing look below is one of her best sellers.
I am what you consider short (5'2'') so, I shy away from maxi pieces. This flower maxi, however, is the exception! I don't know what to say about this dress that can't be seen from the amazing visuals. This full length floral maxi gown has a tie waist and is composed of a pastel chiffon. It is also lined which makes it a perfect seasonal transition piece. The billowy sleeves are cuffed and adorned with gold buttons for sartorial emphasis. I wanted to play up the floral romanticism of the piece so I went full on garden goddess. I made a quick floral crown headband (will make a post ..stay tunes!) and it was perfection. My earrings are from Romwe.com ($3.80, old) and gave a nice boho, yet high fashion finish ;which I added my gold cuff (courtesy of mom) and my lace up sandals from Shoedazzle ($17,old) for the perfect gold finishes. I'm obsessed with my new fave red lip from Coloured Raine, so my pout is painted in Cherry Blossom.
That's Just Me!
I love fashion, the outdoors, and things on sale.