The season of tights and boots has begun! I use to relate tights to little kids or old ladies, but it is a new generation! Now can't get enough of them! There are so many different patterns, textures and colors. You can really have a lot of fun with them!
There is so much going on in this outfit. It is kind of a hodge podge of random items, but I had so much fun wearing it. I felt like I belonged in London or Paris...maybe it's the hat.
These boots were purchased from Bakers at the end of the winter season. One of the best deals I have ever found on good quality boots...$30! What a steal! The end of season sales are where you can always find the best deals! Granted, you may have to wait a little while until you use the item, but it is well worth it! It's like getting a Christmas ornament from someone as a Christmas present. You have to wait a WHOLE YEAR to use it! I know, I know, it's the thought that counts. :)
Something happened today after I put on my knee socks and heels. I am now addicted to them! I vaguely remember sometime in junior high when I attempted to wear white knee socks with black maryjanes...I think it was inspired by the movie "Clueless" aka Best Movie EVER! You know your an 80's kid if you grew up wanting to dress like Alicia Silverstone in that movie! What I would give for a revolving closet like she had! But this look is in no way like my strange attempt to be cool as an adolecent. Knee socks with heels are officially added to my repitoire! They are kind of like wearing extremely well fitting knee high boots!
Now I have seen this trend with different colored socks and shoes, but for now I will take baby steps! I love wearing tights with different colored shoes! That used to be a no no, but now those rules don't apply! Throw those old fashion rules out the window! If you want to try this at home but are a little timid about it, start with black socks and black heels. I paired opaque black tights under my socks as well. I will probably be experimenting with other colors in the future! Can't wait! Hope you have fun trying this at home! Let me know how it goes!
Ok...so I just HAD to try it. Here is my "Socks With Heels" ensemble. I actually really like it, but I have to admit, I did not have the guts to wear it in public! I changed my shoes when I left the house! So does that mean it doesn't count? Heehee! I wanted to test it out on you all first!
Feeling so happy in boots and a dress...oh yes! I love these colors together. Kind of a taupe-brown and mustard yellow, which is really in for fall. And now, let boot season begin! You will being seeing my collection of knee-high boots quite frequently in the next couple of months. YAY for knee-high boots! And while we're at it, YIPPEE for ruffles!
These shoes may be my favorite purchase EVER. They are in a word... supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! Did I spell that without looking it up you wonder? Not a chance. Haha. I bought these ridiculous shoes last year at Ross of course for $20. They must have been marked incorrectly because I later saw them at Ross for $80! Yay for human error! And the joy of discount stores!
I took my photos today around sundown. I am experimenting with different lighting, and dang it is difficult to take pictures at night! But it was fun and created a different background. Have you ever noticed that when the sun starts going down it gets dark so quickly! Before I knew it, darkness filled the sky!
As you know, I love pairing opposites (SeeOpposites Attract,A Little Romance,All Tiered Up). This look is a prime example! A sweet, silky skirt (With pockets! Yay!) with a leather (not real) studded jacket, and tough peep toe booties. Add a big, chunky statement bracelet and you are good to go!
**Skirt: V Generation, Shirt: Fashion Q, Jacket: Burlington Coat Factory, Bracelet: Kohl's, Shoes: Sam Edelman
I feel like these two pieces don't really go together, but somehow it works! I was insistent on wearing this shirt today and the skirt was kind of an afterthought. If you have trouble choosing your daily ensemble, pick one piece to base the rest of your outfit around. When I have a hard time finding something to wear, the aftermath is brutal. My bed and floor will be covered with mountains of clothing, shoes, jewelry, and other random things. It is horrendous and NOT fun to clean up.
This outfit is easy breezy, and gives off the impression that you're not trying too hard ("I try really hard, actually" hee hee! ). There are so many different things going on in it, and they all seem to contradict one another. The frilly skirt, old man hat, preppy sweater, statement necklace, tough girl boots...that's what I love about fashion, the possibilities are endless!
They say that opposites attract in relationships, but how about clothing? Definitely! This outfit is where punk and prissy meet!
I don't always have an agenda or specific item I am searching for when hitting the stores, but this time I did! I was on the hunt for the girliest dress that existed. Pink, flowers, ruffles... can't get more feminine than that! Scored this dress on the sale rack for only $5.00! To offset the soft, feminine nature of the dress I added a black fedora and my new oxfords! These are not the oxfords I purchased online (See: Dorky YetSo Adorable!), I actually found them at Ross for $12. I am now obsessed with oxfords...they are sooo comfortable! There are currently three pairs happily sitting in my closet and they are just too cute for words! The jewelry I kept simple, although not in my nature, this outfit is pretty busy already. Just a simple silver chain necklace...I dare not leave my neck completely bare!
This studded belt I've had in my collection for some time, but have never worn it. Don't you hate when you buy something and when you get home you realize "I have absolutely nothing to wear with this!" OR even worse...you don't even like what you bought anymore! This is often because us women cannot resist one word...SALE! Due to the fact that I am a repeat offender of buying dumb things that are on sale, I have a rule. Don't buy it if you wouldn't pay full price for it! It really works, and saves me from wasting money or having to return things (which I hate doing!).
So I challenge you...use your inner Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde this week and wear an outfit that totally contradicts itself! Send me your pics if you like!
**Dress: Citiwear, Necklace, Ring and Hat: Burlington Coat Factory, Shoes: Report, Belt: Betsey Johnson
What drew me to this dress immediately was the exaggerated shoulder. I love a poufy sleeve! It is a little 50’s inspired, which is not my usual cup of tea. The way it is tailored is like they used me as the dress form, so I could not pass it up! A perfect fit! It is a rare occasion when an article of clothing fits me well. I always have to make some kind of nip or tuck! I didn't even try it on in the fitting room. I just stood in front of a mirror in the store like some crazy lady, and put it on right over my clothes! Bahaha! Sometimes, you just know that something is going to fit to a T.
So then I thought to myself, "Ok do I REALLY need another black dress?" Doesn't it seem that whenever you absolutely have to find a dress for an event, there seem to be no cute dresses in sight? You never know when there will be a wedding or special event coming up. So it is good to have a few on standby, just in case! Anyway, you can never have enough LBD's (Little Black Dress) right? Just like you can never have too many shoes, purses, jeans...even though my husband would beg to differ!
Shirtdress: Rampage, Bracelet: Vera Wang for Kohl's, Ring, Necklace and Earrings: Forever 21, Shoes: Nine West
Denim skirts always remind me of when I was 19 and strutting around in Hollister mini skirts. A fun time in my life, but not something I would want to wear now (at age 27... I know, I know... I look like I'm in high school). But alas! There IS a way to wear a denim skirt that is a little more mature or work appropriate. Unless you're are a rockstar (even though we would all love to be one) please don't wear jean mini skirts to work!
This skirt is made by Kensie, usually sold at Macy's for much more than I would spend on a single item, but I scored it at Burlington Coat Factory for 14 bucks! Oh yeeeah! It is actually not denim, but chambray, which is soft and wonderful! Chambray has the appearance of denim, but is so much lighter! Perfect for hot summer weather! You could definitely remove the blazer, trade the heels for sandals, and wear it on a shopping trip. Wear a sparkly top and big earrings, and you are date-ready! This skirt even works in the colder months. Pair it with some tights and ankle boots to keep your legs warm. Then add a sweater with a military jacket, and maybe even a scarf! Ahhhh the choices! I love an item that is so completely versatile!
I love this outfit because of the soft colors and the fact that I feel so girly in it! The high waist shorts, or dork shorts as I like to call them, are a favorite of mine because they create the illusion of longer legs. I have a longer torso and short legs. If they made leg extensions I would be first in line! But I guess that’s what heels are made for! Clothing can definitely help in hiding the things we don't like! What do you wear to camoflage your flaws?