Tuesday, March 29, 2011

quick dress

I bought the fabrics at the thriftstore. The fabrics were 2 for $2.50. My first project: a one-sleeve cheetah satin dress. Will post how it is done soon. It took me about 2 hours and now I have a new sexy dress:D

Sunday, March 27, 2011

A pop of red

A pop of red can make a statement to any outfit. you should try it.
On me:
Vintage black lace bustier dress, $ 9.00 uniquethriftstore.com b
lack belt, $5.90 forever21.com
Vans tennis shoes, $55.00 vans.com
Silve floral cuff, $11.90 forever21.com
Red drop earrings, $ 14.99 target.com
Red Epi Leather speedy 25, $1030.00 http://www.louisvuitton.com/

Vintage love.

I love finding vintage goods. If you get a chance to check out your local area for vintage stores because you can find incredible pieces.
My trick is to always keep an open mind. You have to look at these vintage finds like they have potential.  Today I found this long lace vintage dress. Just by looking, it can look mumu-ish and very unflattering. I decided to buy the dress because it was just $6.99. I cut and altered the dress. The result is- a sexy lace dress that can be rocked with heels and jewelry. I LOVE IT.
If you don’t have a vintage shop nearby, here are a few links you check out:

On me.
Vintage dress,  Uniquethriftstore.com
Rose platform high heels $70.00, bakersshoes.com

Don’t take fashion too seriously.

One word of advice, just enjoy fashion. My best outfits are the ones I just throw on without thinking about it. If you take fashion too seriously, then you lose the fun in dressing up.
Black tank top, $19.50 express.com
Vintage black and beige stripe skirt, $2.00 Uniquethriftstore.com
Beige Suede wrap around belt, $12.95 H&M stores
Beige tie up wedge, $35.00 urbanog.com
Silver floral cuff, $11.90 forever21.com
Turquoise oval ring, $5.90 forever21.com
Vintage turquoise owl necklace, $5.90 uniquethriftstore.com
Leaf earrings, $12.00 asos.com
Woven fedora hat, $7.50 forever21.com
Damier Azur Canvas Speedy 35, $750.00 www.louisvuitton.com

Friday, March 25, 2011

Add some color

Our daily life can get mundane. So what if we are not rock stars or movie stars? It does not mean we can’t dress fun. Add some color to your outfit even when it comes to your work attires. Yes, sometimes a 9-5 jobs getting little boring but having fun with fashion even when it comes to your boring job can go a long way with your mood.
In this outfit, I wanted to feel business woman-like yet still sexy. This dress went from a whole day at work then to my hubby’s happy hour celebration. It’s always a good thing when your outfit can be worn for different occasions. CHEERS to that!
Blue tailored shirt dress, $50.40 asos.com
Tan suede heels, $65.00 asos.com
Watch, $12.00 forever21.com
Tiffany heart sterling silver bracelet, $300.00 www.tiffany.com
Louis Vuitton Rivington GM, $1190.00 www.louisvuitton.com

Thursday, March 24, 2011

One stop on-line shop

Everyone has their go-to place to shop, either an actual store or an on-line site.  I wanted to share one of my favorite website with you all. A friend of mine shared this site with me 6 years ago and I have been shopping there since.
It is a site filled with variety of things from dresses to jewelry, both for men and women. They even carry a maternity line, kids clothing, and specific clothing for petites. They carry a mass collection of different brands to choose from such as River Island, Juicy Couture, Diesel, etc.  They recently launched their US site and now you can even track your shipping. Check it out and enjoyJ

My recent buy from the site:
White deep cut halter dress $ 40.34
Royal blue briefcase messenger bag $43.03
Gold hanging snake drop earrings $ 10.76

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Maxi Dresses….

Maxi dresses are hot for spring.
In my case, my rule with maxi dresses or any dresses for that fact is… YOU CAN WEAR THEM ALL YEAR LONG. In the fall or winter, I just layer enough for warmth.  Now since spring is in the air, everyone should bring out their maxi dresses and work it.
The beauty of maxi dresses is that you can still feel sexy yet demure in it. The style is not bearing too much but there is still an aura of sexiness to it.
Many of my friends, just like me, lack in the area of height so they say maxi dresses does not look good on them. This should not stop you from wearing a maxi dress! You can wear them with heels or alter them so that it does not drag on the floor. Accessorize it with a fedora or a head gear, necklaces, and bracelets and a clutch or a handbag of your choice and now you can STRUT awayJ

This picture was taken a couple months ago… I wanted to feel like I was in fairy tale hence this snap shot of me.
Purple vintage dress $9.00 uniquethriftstores.com for locations
Gray vintage belt, $1.00 Wheaton thrift store, Wheaton MD
Gray flower headband, $12.00 bakersshoes.com
Dessa silver necklace, $60.00customized and made while deployed in Bagdad Iraq
Virgo necklace, $4.95, walmart.com
Metal mix bracelet, $30.00 asos.com
Purple ring, $8.90 forever21.com
Gray strappy wedge, $35.00 endless.com
“"If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is, because everything would be what it isn't. And contrary wise, what is, it wouldn't be. And what it wouldn't be, it would. You see?”

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Fashion Staple.

It is a must! A fashion staple is something that is versatile and can be worn for many occasions and several different ways. This spring season my fashion staples are cardigans, flats, printed tees and trench coats.

I recently bought 3 cardigans in the colors of gray, black, and tan. They were all $24.95 from H&M. I wear them with dresses, work outfits, jeans, shorts - practically…EVERYTHING.

I also added new flats to my collections in the colors of gray, black and tan. Flats are my go-to especially when I go out and about in heels and especially when I am at work. I don’t know about you, but I can only last a couple of hours in heels. Flats are versatile and like the cardigans, it can be worn with everything. This season you can also find them in brighter colors, which is another plus since bright colors are everywhere this spring.

The trench is very big this year. You can see them all the run away shows and fashion magazines. They have been updated to brighter colors or different silhouettes. I like my staples to be tone colors. So I went for the classic beige trench.  I found a great deal at H&M for $49.95. The other trenches behind me are: Vintage trench coat $20.00, forever21 denim trench coat $29.00, and white express trench $50.00

You don’t have

to spend big bucks to be fashionable. You can find great deals everywhere and look like you stepped right out of the fashion magazine. Stay tuned and I will show where to get all the good stuff J

Monday, March 21, 2011

How do you feel? Fashion should be an expression of…YOU

A friend of mine gave me an advice for my blog… she said I should make it more personal and write about what inspired me to put my outfits together. I am not much of a writer; I am more of a visual person that is why it took me forever to blog. But I can give a try.
Fashion should be an expression of YOU. It should represent how you are feeling that time of day or night.
This past weekend, my outfits were for events such as… a night to paint the town red or in this case blue for a friend’s b-day celebration and laser tagging.
Sat, March 19.
You can dress sexy but still make it look classy. Since my dress was fitted or what they called body hugging and bright so I toned it down with gray shoes and accessories.
Blue fitted one-sleeved dress, $24.90 amiclubwear.com
Gray heels, $35.00 lovemyshoes.com
Gray clutch, $33.00 amiclubwear.com
Leaf earrings, $12.00 asos.com
Gun metal tone bracelet, $8.90 forever21.com

Sun, March 20
Laser tag fun! Fashion and indoor/ outdoor activities can still go together. And no, I didn’t run around shooting laser tags with my heels. If you do decide to dress in heels, be prepared. I always bring my good ol’ vans or flats with me. Just change it up and you are ready!
Silk red and white striped tank, $19.00 target.com
Gray cardigan, $24.95 H&M stores
Green cargo fitted pants, $ 27.90 forever21.com
Tan belt, $10.90 forever21.com
Tan suede heels, $65.00 asos.com
Gray cap, $10.90 forever21.com
Turquoise ring, $5.90 H&M stores
Tan wrap around watch, $11.90 forever21.com
Leaf earrings, $12.00 asos.com
Gray faux leather messenger bag, $35.00 target.com
Vans tennis shoes, $55.00 vans.com

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Sweet, spice and everything WHITE.

This Spring/Summer season… white is setting the tones for dresses, skirts, denim, and tops. Get yours.
Vintage dress (altered by me), $ 8.90 uniquethriftstore.com
White heels, $75.00 bakershoes.com
Bracelet cuff, $7.90 forever21.com
Leaf earrings, $12.00 asos.com
Vintage white stone pendant, $5.00 uniquethriftstore.com
Turquoise ring, $5.90 h&m stores
White vintage Chanel purse, $55.00 Downtown Vintage, Panama City FL

Try something different.

It’s good to change things up. That’s what style is all about… even if it’s just your hair style. I normally have two hair styles when I got out and about, straight or curly. These days, I am experimenting on new hair styles. You can too. All you need is… a magazine to look at different hair styles (I always go to People Style watch magazine), youtube.com (on how to actually do it if it gets too hard), hair spray, couple of hair pins, brush or comb, and a hair straightener or a curler. Vuala! A new you and you are ready to paint the town red :D

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Fancy up your casual wear!

Who says dressing down has to be frumpy?! Casual wear does not mean you have to wear sweats and t-shirts. I like my casual wear to be a little fancy too. Today, starts the many beautiful spring days of DC/MD/VA so I am bearing legs by wearing my vintage dress/shirt. I fancy my outfit up with my past splurge, a Chanel bag and accessories.
Vintage red /black stripe shirt dress, $ 2.50 UniqueThriftstore.com
Black sleeveless tank top, asos.com
Lambskin quilted Chanel, $2975.00 Chanel.com
Woven fedora hat, $7.50 forever21.com
Vintage 70’s red shades, $12.00 ebay.com
Turquoise ring, $5.90 h&m stores

black thin belt, $5.90 forever21.com
Vans tennis shoes, $55.00 vans.com

Style tips

Fashion can be fun. It’s up to you to make it fun. There is a saying that I go by which says fashion fade, style is eternal. So here are some style tips for you.
1. Dress the way you want, whenever you want (It’s your style, who cares if other people don’t like it)
2. Dress on what looks good on you, not on them (if you are going to wear the trends, make sure it fits your body type)
3. Dress with confidence (confidence is the key for you to take some fashion risks)
Here are a few people who I believe goes by these tips. They are my fashion icons: Blake lively, Leighton Meester, Bridget Bardot, Marilyn Monroe, Thandie Newton & Sarah Jessica Parker.

What I am wearing....
Purple one sleeve dress, $22.00 forever21.com
Dessa necklace, $60.00 customize while deployed in Iraq
gray clutch, $35.00 amiclubwear.com
gray heels with silve studs, $35.00 gojane.com
leaf earings, $12.00 asos.com

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Trend Alert: 70's Glam

Get ready... the 70's back for this Spring season. Here are few of my picks.
White straw hat, $12.80 Forever21.com
Taupe studded platform, $ 42.00 Lulus.com
Pink violet halter jumpsuit,, $80.69 asos.com
Fringe ombre dress, Foley + Corrina Shopbob.com
statement necklace, $9.80 Forever21.com

Spring is close

Hi. This is my first blog. I am just starting so hope you all enjoy my blog.
Spring is close.. are you ready? Time to shop for spring dresses, shoes and accessories. Come follow me for some ideas.

I love vintage....
vintage shirt, S4.00
earrings $3.00
necklace $10.00