Monthly Archives: October 2012

REQUESTED! GLOOMY DAY GLAM

Just because the weather is gross doesn’t mean your look has to match! Be functional and fab at the same d@mn time! Opt for classic pieces like the trench, stay comfy in a trendy tomboy look or let your accessories take you back to the blue skies of summer. Dress Dresss to the nines rain or shine.

THE TRENCH

Do I really have to elaborate? No matter if you chose to don a classic Burberry trench (which is an investment piece for budget ballers like me) or a wallet saver version, the mercury on the chic-o-meter will soar despite the low outdoor temps.

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Tip: Continue your classic look with straight or boot cut jeans and a sleek pair of booties.

TRENDY TOMBOY

Ignite chilly fall days with a subtle but smokin’ tomboy look.  Vintage 90s grunge looks are fitting for grey days as they provide fashion forward warmth and comfort.

Pair a roomy sweat shirt with slightly distressed denim and flat combat inspired boots. Create an autumn inferno if you dare; take that same sweat shirt pair it with a mini and boots that go up-to-there à la Rihanna.

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Tip: Keep the shapes and shades of your garments simple and on the darker end of the color spectrum to avoid a Halloween costume vibe. And don’t be afraid to reintroduce your Jordans from yesteryear if they are still in good condition.

SENSATIONAL SCARVES

Scarves in vibrant hues boost your mood and restore summertime cheer. Create a look reminiscent of beach days by repurposing your sarong as an oversized neck scarf. When shopping for new scarves, go for varieties boasting pretty prints and touchable textures.

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Tip: Don’t forget your umbrella is a part of your overall look! Instead of the typical tiny size, go for a striking candy color, animal print or whimsical pattern.

How do you glamorize gloomy days?

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So Long Summer: My Favorite Shoestring Budget Summer Looks

This summer proved to be a whirlwind of change in my personal life which left me with minimal time to trend watch, shop and salivate over the glossies. I was juggling a demanding work schedule, beginning a journey towards a healthy lifestyle and summer is not summer without a series of shenanigans with friends and family! I did however find time to take a few quick snap shots of my favorite looks along the way!

 

I wore this colorful and comfy hi-lo dress to worship service and lunch with my aunts.

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Glasses & Necklace// Forever XXI

Earrings// Borrowed

Dress// H&M

Sandals//Target

 

 

I chose to mix patterns in the same color family for a dinner party.

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Tank & Skirt// Forever XXI

Peep Toe Sling Backs// Gabriel Brothers

 

 

Enjoying live music in downtown Cincinnati’s Fountain Square. I let my cobalt jeans take center stage by pairing them with neutral solids.

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Sunglasses// Forever 21

Hi-lo T-shirt// Target

Cobalt Blue Jeans// Dots (Yes! Really!)

Sandals// Forever XXI

 

What were the style standouts of your summer?