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Friday, October 26, 2012
My fashion heads, when all else fails a camo pair of pants may do the trick. Camouflage has been around for centuries and this season its being used on everything from vests, shorts, jackets, pants, shirts and even nails, the shit is every where. I've always been fond of the print and have had camo pants and jackets in previous years and would occasionally take them out of my closet and get some use out of them, but now one fashionista wears this print and stores are packed with camo overload. Now these pants I have here are not only camo but they are also....a dropped crouch, I know I know. I saw them on the hanger and was like "these pants, they are my everything, the material is nice, the prints colors are perfect" but then.. dumdumdum, I saw the CROUCH. I've seen this look on fellow fashion blogs and heads, but never thought I could EVER pull something like this off, I'm far to short to be sporting something like this, and quite frankly they reminded me of Aladdin's pants. But I said screw it and ran to the dressing room to try these babies on. I kid you not, I was in the dressing room doing the " how do these look from the front, the side, the ass" turn about 20 times, over and over, just having a love hate relationship, I wanted so bad to love them! One of the sales woman said it took her a little while to get used to the look but they turned out to be her favorite pair of pants, so I too wanted a fling with these, so I bought them. I kept them in the bag with the receipt in my closet for a about a week in a half debating on if I should return them or not, thinking "really, am I ever going to wear these crouchy pants?!" And it turns out kids, I did, and LOVED IT! Of course these may cause some of my readers to gasp in OMG's or is she freaking kidding me, and that's fine, well call them a conversational piece if you will. Now personally I love these pants, but one day I have high hopes to work with a designer or shit BE ONE, so the only thing I would change about these is I would tighten up the front panel to make them look less diapery and bring in a little sexy. These pants took the entitlement of the key note speaker of my entire look, so I paired them with a simple tank, a faux leather jacket and my favorite multi cross necklace. Now if you can't get past these aliabobwah pants, I definitely recommend you include some camo for fall in your wardrobe, peep my must haves after the jump!
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
My fashion heads, my friend Nicole is back, and this time it's an interior design project for her new grown up apartment! Nicole moved into this spacious, and I say spacious because she went from a 500 square foot studio to a one bedroom apartment, with a big bedroom (with walk-in closet), beautiful kitchen and great sized living room! She wanted a place where when she came home from her long 10 hour day at the restaurant she could cozy up on the couch, relax and just love where she lives. I always say when you have a place, whether that's your own house, apartment or bedroom, you want to love where you live, feel good when you walk in the door and be proud of your home! Nicole loves the movie Serendipity and wanted the same eclectic, girly vibe that the restaurant in the movie gives off. Nicole really spread her wings on this one and let go of her purse strings and let loose with me in the design of her apartment. We knew this would be a place where we would have girls nights and where she could also have her Sunday football, so an entertaining space was a must! We set off to the perfect place where your budget can be spread out, the magical world of Ikea! Yes you have to assemble most of if not all your furniture your self, but in the end it is worth it for the price and even the quality. We spent a very long, but fun, 5 hours walking the isles for everything from furniture to accessories and necessities. By the end of the trip we made our way to the registers and I have to admit I was sweating, literally, between having to run around and get all our own furniture off the shelf, to thinking "oh my god did i go over her budget" because if you can picture it, we were buying everything we saw, to a point where we had 2 shopping carts full. So when the girl at the register told me I was more then half under her budget, Nicole and I high fived with HUGE grins on our faces. It felt great that not only can I give my best friend a beautiful place to live, but also she didn't have to eat ham burger helped for the rest of the month! We spent the rest of that night and half of the next day putting furniture together (with our helpers, our friend Krista, her friend and my husband Jimmy) and getting the finishing touches and the homeyness stuff at Home Goods. I have to say this was such a fun time, there is nothing I love more then helping out my friend who is very deserving and designing beautiful spaces!
Please enjoy the before and after pictures of Nicole's new place! Tell us what you think of the transformation!
|Everyone hating us who was behind us on line at Ikea|
Monday, October 22, 2012
My fashion heads, I've been very busy this past week and unfortunately didn't pay the right attention to my blog. I was preparing for the change of job location for my husband and found myself only wanting to spend every last minute with him before he left, so my fashion-ness kinda too a back seat, but right now we are back in full gear!
In the look I have here for your viewing pleasure, I was going for a grunge, sexy and comfortable/casual look while adding some height to my short stature with some lady gaga-esque wedges. Soft and fuzzy material are keeping me warm for the breezy day, while my legs are still exposed (and shaved) for the sex-y. This look can so easily be worn from day to night with the change of the shoes to some strappy heels and the plaid shirt to a leather jacket. I like to wear outfits that can be transformed because when your already out and don't know where the night is heading, if you just bring a change of shoes you can be ready for whatever the night has to offer. In the first two pictures, I'm wearing my creation of a veiled beanie, that I just can't part ways with and has become a staple in my fall attire, (told ya sooo). Have fun layering ladies, add that flannel shirt to a dress or sequin shorts and just punch fashion statics in the face!
Enjoy and get the look after the JUMP!
The look ladies:
1. Flannel Shirt: here
2. Dress: cute one here
3. Shoes: crazy good ones here
Friday, October 12, 2012
My fashion heads, I'm totally obsessed with this new accessory, its a Veiled Beanie. Now I understand why one of my closest friends is so attached to her hat collection, because all my outfits feel incomplete without this on my head! But this is my new fall obsession and you will probably be seeing it on my fashion HEAD often! By the way, this hat retails for $435 from the original designer Jil Sander, I think she is out of her freakin mind! My mom definitely rubbed off on me in the fact that I always look at pieces and if they are, price wise, out of reach I can some how make it my self. I surfed the web and found a girl who also thought the price was astronomical and did a tutorial on how to make it, so I did a little twist and made it my own. I had the beanie from last year, the original one is a little more slouchy boy friend like, but I worked with with I had. I ordered the netting fabric from Etsy, the shop owners is very nice and will shorten or lengthen the amount of fabric you need (for each veil you would need approx. 2-3 inches larger then the diameter of your head), so depending on how much extra you want. I saw a picture of a fellow blogger on instagram with a different brand on, who wore it more formed to the face and I liked that look better that way. I made mine a little tighter, and so I have room to pull in down as much or as little as I like. Ok, and the best part of this DIY project, I found the way I was explained to make it was really hard because when you put the beanie on your head it wasn't easy to judge where to sew the netting, so I actually sewed on the netting while my hubby was wearing it, he's such a trooper! So if you are lucky enough to have partner to help you out like my husband did, I would recommend that so you get it to lay the way you want it.
I'm going to show in posts to come how versatile my new favorite hat is, different ways to wear it with different outfits for the cold weather to come, dressing it up and down. Like I said, until I'm sick of it, you will see it on me for a little while.
With the outfit below I took full advatage of a rainy dreary day on Long Island and dressed casual with layers because it was quite cold. I love the look of layering a vest and a button up. In this look I layered a faux leather vest from h&m, a plaid shirt from Urban Outfitters (old), faded oxblood (which is the color of the season) pants from guess (old) and my new favorite boots from Steve Madden. This really should have been wore in down town Manhattan, that was the vibe I was getting and giving from this outfit. I'm in love with this outfit from head to toe!
Get the look:
1. Oxblood skinny jeans: here
2. Faux Leather vest (similar): here
3. Flannel plaid shirt (similar): here <--yes you can wear mens!
4. Boots: here
5. Bracelets: here
SOME how this Jil Sander beanie is out of stock but if you have the dough, you can be notified when it comes back in here