Friday, October 31, 2014

MALEFICENT


Happy Halloween! 

 I just wanted to do a quick post and share my costume this year: MALEFICENT!  I literally waited till the very last minute (this morning) and spent the whole day making this.  I swear I work way better under pressure.  I watched a tutorial by Andrea from Fancy Made and it helped me so much.  She seriously does the best DIY costumes! Unfortunately, I could not find some of the essential pieces to make this so I just had to improvise a little bit.  She used the Mickey/Minnie Ears hat as the base but I could not find it in any costume store so I literally cut off the bottom half of an old graduation cap.  Hey, whatever works right! lol Also, the biggest challenge for me was not having a mannequin head to build the head piece on.  I'm still not sure how I was able to create this.  It was probably the most challenging costume that I have ever made.  It's not perfect, but I'm so happy with the end result.  And as for the makeup, I just mixed some foundation with white face paint and used dark eyeshadow to contour my cheeks.  I also doubled up on the lashes, did a smokey eye and red lip to match hers. 
Hope you all have a fun Halloween night! 




Thursday, October 30, 2014

Black, White & Pink










Outfit Details 

Blazer: Melao / Top: Melao / Skirt: H&M (similar)
Shoes: Aldo (similar color) / Bag: French Connection (also love) / Necklace: Prima Donna 


Today I'm supporting my good friend Daniela, from Nany's Klozet, by wearing some pieces from her capsule collection with Melao! I actually wore both the blazer & top last week for an event in the city, but I paired the pieces with black skinny pants.  I found this skirt on clearance at H&M for only $3, (yes $3!) so I decided to pair them with the skirt this time and I definitely love this look a lot more now.  On a side note, it was super windy and the bottom half of my skirt kept doing the Marilyn Monroe.  Yikes!

 When wearing black and white, any pop of color can work.  I typically do red since it's a personal favorite, but pink is a close second.  It definitely makes the outfit pop out much more.  Instead of doing the obvious black shoe, I went with these white ones instead, which helped to bring out the print from the blazer. Love this blazer by the way and I know I will be wearing it a couple of more times in other ways. If you use the code BLOGGER, you will receive 20% off plus free shipping for your order. :)

If I don't get to post a costume tomorrow for Halloween, then I hope you all enjoy the day and weekend!
Cheers <3




Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Florals For Fall









Outfit Details 

Cardi: Forever21 (old, similar) / Top: Target / Jeans: Dynamite (similar style)
Shoes: Enzo Angiolini / Bag: olivia + joy (also love


I wore this outfit to a pre-Thanksgiving dinner with my family on Sunday.  That might seem weird since we are still in October, but this will be the first year that I will be going away on Thanksgiving, so I am very happy that I was still able to celebrate it in some way.  It was also with my father's side of the family and since I don't see them very often, it made the dinner that much more special.  :) 

Now on to the outfit.  I got this long floral cardi last year and I have not worn it since.  To be honest, I actually forgot about it!  It's a great statement piece though and I thought that it was perfect for the dinner.  This time, I decided to pair it with high-waist denim, a simple red tank, and tan heels.  I would love to wear it again over a dress too.  I love floral print, all year round.

2 more days until Halloween and I still have no idea if I am going to dress up.  What are you guys going to be?  I am not sure how to top my hashtag costume from last year!

Happy hump day. <3

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Abstract









Outfit Details 

Sweater: Charlotte Russe (old, also love) / Leggings: HUE
Shoes: Prima Donna / Bag: Botkier via Nordstrom Rack (also love)


Another day, another pair of printed bottoms.  I can't help it!  I got these a few months ago and didn't really know how I was going to style them.  This abstract print is super cool though.  It reminds me of splattered paint.  Very artistic.  After tearing apart my closet (literally), I came across this sweater that I got sometime last year.  It was long enough and in the same color palette as the print, so I decided to wear it.  I've been wearing so many sweaters lately, but as you can see there are so many different ways to style them.  Since the leggings are such a statement piece, I kept the shoes and bag neutral to create an even balance throughout the outfit.  I even went with a nude lip!  I don't usually do nude, but I'm starting to like it much more.  This one is Naked2 from Urban Decay.  


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Happy Tuesday! 



Monday, October 27, 2014

Ninja Style








Outfit Details

Jacket: William Rast / Sweater: H&M (similar) /  Leggings: Zara (similar style)
Scarf: H&M (similar) / Booties: Forever21 (love these) / Bag: H&M


I sort of felt like a ninja in this outfit with all of the black layers.  I highly doubt that a ninja would wear these printed pants though. :) It was a super windy day and I just wanted to be comfy and casual. I'm wearing what I like to call my "old faithful" booties from last year.  You probably remember I wore these like crazy.  They are still in such great condition believe it or not and I will be wearing them again this season for sure.

I love mixing textures, so this moto jacket is my new favorite one.  My collection of these continues to grow, but I seriously get so much use out of them.  They have most definitely become a staple piece for me.  I've worn these pant/leggings a couple of times before, but I think this is the first time that I posted them on the blog.  Since I was doing all black up top, I wanted to make sure that the bottom half of my outfit would stand out.

I hope you all have a great Monday!

Friday, October 24, 2014

Comfy & Oversized Pieces










Outfit Details 

Cardigan: Nordstrom Rack (similar style) / Shirt: Target / Leggings: Zara (similar)
Bag: H&M (similar)

As the weather cools down, I just want to layer up in the most comfortable clothes.  Regardless of the fact that I am only 4’11, I still love oversized pieces, especially during the fall and winter seasons.  I’ve been searching for more sweaters & cardigans to add to my wardrobe, so I was very happy to find this one at Nordstrom Rack.  They have a huge selection of long cardigans right now, but this one was definitely my favorite.  No lie, I want to sleep in it.  I decided to pair this with a chunky plaid scarf and even though it’s the same color palette as the cardigan, I love the way it makes the outfit pop out.  Plaid scarves are a huge trend right now and I love it.   They’re a great way to add a pop of print or even do some print mixing this season.  For some extra comfort with this look, I paired these pieces with my black leggings, a long white tee and booties.  

Happy Weekend <3 

Disclosure: This post has been sponsored by Nordstrom Rack. All opinions expressed are my own and this has not been edited by any third parties.

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