Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Ladylike in Leather

(Blazer: Helmut Lang / Dress: Free People via Behind the Glass / Faux Leather Leggings - Similar: here / Heels: Target - Similar: here / Scarf: Thrifted)

When it comes to styling, one of my favorite techniques is taking something very girly and mixing it with something a bit tough. I think the use of contrasting styles provides a sense of balance and interest to a look. So, with that being said, for this look, I paired a very feminine floral swing dress with some leather leggings, which I felt gave it a bit of a harder edge. I added a fitted blazer to pull the flowing layers back in with some tailoring. And because this is a mostly black look, I couldn't resist the chance to really allow some funky and colorful shoes to pop. I topped the look off with a tapestry scarf to coordinate with the heels, and because, let's be real, I love my layers. 



Friday, January 23, 2015

Velvet Trench

(Velvet Trench - Similar: here / Jumpsuit: Free People / Heels: Vintage - Similar: here / Fur Stole: Vintage - Similar: here / Sunglasses: zeroUV)

I ran across this amazing velvet trench coat back in the heat of the summer, and have since been anxiously anticipating its debut. Anything velvet automatically becomes one of my favorite pieces in my wardrobe, especially when its this beautiful color of chartreuse. I paired it with a relaxed plaid jumpsuit and a pair of ankle strap heels. I also added a vintage fur stole as a final touch of layered texture. 



Sunday, January 18, 2015

Leather

(Leather Jacket: AllSaints (on sale!) / T-Shirt: Free People / Lace Slip: Free People (on sale!) / Faux Leather Leggings - Similar: here / Boots: Madewell - Similar: here / Bag: Alexander Wang / Red Beaded Bracelet: Perch Jewelry Studio)

For this look, I mixed tougher elements, like leather and studs, with more delicate elements, like lace and florals. I really love incorporating contrasting styles into any outfit. 



Saturday, January 17, 2015

Bubble Gum Pink

(Coat: Topshop - Similar: here / Dress: Asos - Similar: here / Boots: Zara - Similar: here / Watch: Fossil / Red Beaded Bracelet: Perch Jewelry Studio / Similar Tights: here)

Here's a story of girl really loves bubble gum pink coat... but let's it slip away into the land of "out of stock," never to be seen again... That is, until the wonderful world of eBay steps in to save the day. Really far back in the timeline of my blog, you will find a post of my debating over which color to buy of this coat. Well, as it would turn out, while I was trying to make the decision, both of the colors sold out. *cue tears* Recently, I was searching on eBay and ran up on it. YES! I suppose some things are just meant to be. I styled it with a pale pink dress, navy scarf, black tights, and my favorite leopard ankle boots.