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!
This understated yet elegant look is sold as two separate pieces and can be found at Coastal Couture Boutique either online or in store(Leland, NC). The Navy sheer lace top boast a mock neck which leaves little room for neck jewelry , unless you like a nice statement necklace. I decided to keep my look simple and let the look speak for itself.The Floral Mermaid Skirt is fashionista's dream. Covered in applique-esque embroidered flowers , this apricot mermaid hem skirt is a must for every closet. Even for a less-than-curvy girl like me this silhouette really enhances my non-curves well. If you are in need of a great show stopping look or just want the pieces separately, use code "COWGIRL" at checkout to get 10% off your purchase on www.coastalcoutureboutique.com. In honest to Coco Chanel form, I purposely left the look underdressed to let the individual pieces get the recognition they deserve. My wire heel tie-up pumps are my only items from the iconic Chanel fashion house. Being poor (of wallet, not mind), of course, I did not pay full price. The Real Real has become my consignment go-to and is quite the addiction. Check them out for you your designer deals! I made sure to keep the look true to me by adding a thrifted item in the mix. My sequin mini bag was a lucky find at a local Salvation Army for $2; perfectly complimenting my statement heels and adding glitz and texture to my look.
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