I’m blue da ba di da ba di…Anyone remember that song? Or am I the only one? It was pretty awesome and weird all at the same time! Kind of like this outfit!
If there were ever a pair of pants to make me feel happy, these would be the ones. I cannot begin to explain how comfortable they are. It's like pajama pants for day time! They make my legs have a party, they are so soft! I just might do a little jig...in celebration of my new pants! Don't worry, I am only joking. I would not traumatize you that way. There will be no pictures of me getting my boogie on...EVER.
Even though I could talk about these pants all day, we must move on. This (fake) leather jacket I have been dying to wear, but the heat has prevented me. In the spring I had searched far and wide for a short sleeved leather jacket and found it at Burlington Coat Factory. I love the little ruffle sleeves...makes it a little less biker chick.
I don't know what we did before all these amazing shoes started popping up everywhere. Gladiator sandals, studded heels, shoe booties! They hardly even make simple, plain shoes anymore. The statement shoe is definitely a work of art! I have always been a shoe girl. When I was about 5 years old my mom took me to the swap meet. I fell in love with these gold sandals (I think they made them to play dress up) that were bejeweled to the nines! I insisted on wearing those things everywhere! So you see, some things never change!
I don’t know what it is about this hat, but I am utterly obsessed with it! It kind of makes me feel cool, mysterious, and put together, all at the same time! Every time I wear a fedora, you know who seems to like it the most? Little old men! It’s so completely cute. I think it reminds them of their day when they used to wear them. Sometimes, they will tell me, “I have that same hat at home”! I don’t know whether to laugh or cry!
This outfit I wore to a singing gig with the band that I am in. The event was a wedding and we had a rockin good time! The colors we had to wear were black and white, which can be difficult to make look interesting. I love the combination of these masculine and feminine pieces. It creates a look that's not too precious! This dress from H&M I've had for a couple of years and have worn it for so many different occasions. It has pockets on the sides, which adds a little curve to my shape. If you are curvy and don't want to add more to your hips, avoid side pockets. They add extra weight and attract more attention to your hips. If you need a little extra oomph like me, side pockets create that hour glass shape that you desire! Any detail on your clothing like a ruffle or ruching is going to accentuate the body part it is on. So if you have things you want to hide, avoid details that draw attention to them!
**Dress: H&M, Blazer: Fashion Q, Hat and Ring: Burlington Coat Factory, Belt: Siren's, Necklace: Loehmann's, Shoes: Madden Girl
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
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!