"The joy of dressing is an art"-John Galliano
I am an artist, and I am sensitive about my shit okay?!
Many people fail to realize fashion and style are two different things.Fashion is what is given (by fashion houses globally) and style is what you do with it.Having style for me is just as important as how people see me.After all, I am a style blogger.
Today's look has to be one of my faves, like of all time!! It's all me!
Shop each item by clicking each piece
I know that sounds weird, but allow me to explain. I work with a lot of companies so many things are sent to me that I would not normally wear. This is a not a bad thing as it gives me a great chance to work on my creativity. Today's look is ALL Me!!
I got my ruffle pants from Asos.com a few weeks back ,but they are now sold out.
Shop these other ruffle renditions by clicking each pic!
Every piece I am wearing, I bought and screams ME!!! I personally like to buy pieces that don't appeal to most and may even appear ugly. I also enjoy a great statement piece. I'm a very bold person at times and like for my style to reflect that. It's also easier to attract other creative and like-minded individuals (sometimes) having such a bold calling card as a peplum sweatshirt, ruffle pants, iridescent mules, and a lady marmalade clutch.I like to make sure that I am seen lol.Every piece is Extra, just like me and that fact that they all mesh so well together makes me swell with pride.
So how is it that I come up with such fun and quirky looks? Well, I will let you in on my secret.It's a tradition that has been passed down for many generations in my family (I'm lying btw).I go to my room and just try on clothes.Dassit.I put it on until I feel good in it.It doesn't have to make sense to everyone, only you. It doesn't have to be skin tight or does not always have to be baggy;as long as you can breathe it or not trip over it.Whatever reflects you or what you want to be reflected as.
"Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak" -Rachel Zoe
Style Tip : "Trendy is the last stage before tacky"-Karl Lagerfield
Being trendy is NOT style. You are just 'copy and pasting' what you see on mannequins in Forever 21 or Fashion Nova onto your body. I know that was shady, but listen [Linda] you will 'forever' be buying tons of things if you only stick to trends .Also, you are shelling out money for things that will be played out in a week and marked down on the clearance rack.
You can however incorporate trends into your look. Ruffles are all the rage right now , but instead of going basic I went full on fashion week with plaid ruffle pants. Mules are also trending. From stiletto, or chunky heel and open or closed toe; there are so many options. As you can see mine are far average.I of course had to me extra and get mules that mermaids would seemingly wear. Color or pattern can up the ante folks! Peplum , also still trending, is rarely seen in a sweatshirt. So when I found this top two years ago I knew I had to have it.It's made of a neoprene , almost scuba like, material giving it a bold shape and futuristic silhouette.Because this fabric is a bit more sturdy it can last longer and also look more expensive. I paid $20 for this from Romwe.com by the way.Fabrics are also important. Fast fashion is usually made to imitate the latest fashions off the runway, but are made quickly and poorly (at times).Which leads me into my next style tip...
Style Tip : Invest in great pieces .Quality always reigns supreme over quantity (says the woman with clothes in every closet in her house).
"The best things in life are free. The second best are very expensive."-Coco Chanel
Everything will not be dirt cheap on clearance , okay? I have lucked up and found great designer items thrifting, but you should not depend on that. At least one pair of great fitting denim, leather shoes, leather bag and a great overcoat. This is a great place to start. I say go designer with these pieces only because designers are known you pay more attention to quality stitching, fabrics, and design which can really hold up over the years.
I shop www.therealreal.com for great consigned designer pieces.Many of the pieces are brand new and you also have the option of financing.So think twice before you buy $25 'wear-once' shoes when you can pay that for 3-6 for a pair of shoes that can be worn for years. Shopping local and shopping small businesses are also great ways to incorporate some uniqueness into your looks. Exclusivity is not limited to high end designer goods. Local and small businesses have many fashion gems that are well-made and will not be seen on everyone due to the lack of mass production.My clutch is designed and handmade by a NC designer and artist named Rachel Stewart.Check out her site for wonderful handmade accessories www.rachelstewartjewelry.com .
You don't have to be a stylist, blogger, or even be rich to have great style.You just need to know you and how you want to be represented.-Me
Now if you use this you betta quote me, dammit!
Also I usually have more pics of details, but this location had no trespassing, so I had about 7 mins to get these shots.eeeekkk!!
While today's look is all me, when I put it together I thought about one of my fab blogger babes.She is the queen of color and print! Claudia ,s.k.a Neon Hue (stylishly known as), effortlessly mixed bold brights with expert tailoring and poppin' prints! You have to check her out, her style is unmatched.She pairs her fab fashions with wither a bold lip or bold eye and gets it right every time! Check her out on Ig @neonhue_ or head to her blog www.neonhue.com to get your color crush on! Check out some of her street style looks below
That's Just Me!
I love fashion, the outdoors, and things on sale.