Monday, October 1, 2012

Wearable Resume!

So when I make sets on Polyvore I always think of where and when I would where the outfit.  I immediately thought this would be the perfect Chicago fall to winter business outfit (just add tights).

I love this outfit! I think it is so cute and so versatile. This can work from morning meetings to power lunches to client dinners. The structure of the coat and pencil skirt give her the organized look and shows that she knows exactly what she wants and how she wants things. The pop of color in the coat and bag shows that she thinks outside the box, which is very important in business now. The shoes say a few things; The heel height puts her on the same level (height wise) as the people she works, which gives her the ability to look them in the eye and show them that she is not afraid to go toe to toe; the laces say that she stays laced up and ready to go (so to speak - because if you stay ready you never have to get ready); lastly the boot/bootie symbolizes that she isn't worried about getting dirty, figuratively speaking, in a lady-like manner of course lol. The earrings say class and that she accepts nothing less than class, elegance, and manners. The Hermes Kelly bag says that she means business. No one woman who does business with an Hermes thinks that money is a game. This woman goes after what she wants and usually gets it so when you come, come correct. All the pieces have detail, which say that detail is important to you and that you pay attention to it. This outfit is simple but it says so much.  

To sum up the woman who wears this outfit in three words - She's A Boss.
You can find this set on my Polyvore

-Versatile/ adaptive
-Detail Oriented
-Can- Do Attitude
-"Go Getter"
-People Person
-You Do Things Right the First Time
-Not afraid of a challenge
-The ability to speak to employees of all levels. (managers to VPs to CEOs)
-Proactive/ Always Ready
-You Strive for Excellence

She is everything lol and one day I will walk down The Magnificent Mile in this outfit.

If I saw this woman I would hire her just from her clothing resume lol

Moral of the story: Your clothing, and the way it is put together, always says something about you whether you want it to or not. So basically you wear you resume on your body. It could be your personality resume, work resume, or attitude resume. If you want to make a good impression you need to be conscious of your clothing decisions :) Sometimes your clothing can speak louder than your words.

So what does your outfit say about you?


 Always Stay Beautiful 

and don't forget to feed my fish below please :) 

Have a great day.

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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Take Me Shopping!!!!!

A few people have asked me to go shopping with them or take them shopping because they like my sense of style or believe I can help them. It is very flattering to me but I honestly don't do anything fashion sense isn't overly amazing either; mainly because my bank account won't allow it lol BUT AS SOON AS IT DOES...WATCH OUT HUNNY!! Haha I do love fashion though! I just started getting into fashion this year but I think I have always had a good sense of style because of my mom. I was always told not to leave the house looking unkempt. {uncared-for or neglected; disheveled; messy; unkempt clothes; an unkempt lawn.}

So anyway here are my DO'S and DON'T'S to Fashion and Shopping! This is coming from someone who HATES shopping. I like to be in and out; I don't lollygag in stores for 3 hours lol. {if you have any shopping tips tell the people in the comment box}

DO Find Fashion Inspirations!
I think these are so fun! A Fashion Inspiration can be a person, blog, magazine, whatever! They can help you gauge what direction you wan to go in. I have 4 style inspirations; Actress Hayden Panettiere,  MUA Olivia Blois Sharpe from Jerseylicious, Divya Katdare the Physicians Assitant from Royal Pains and Style host Jeannie Mai from How Do I Look.

DON'T Be Afraid!
Fashion is all about Hit-and-Miss. I have had a few misses with my outfits but it's all good! Just chalk it up to a learning experience and do better the next time. Fashion is really no big deal :)

DO Make a Fashion Folder. (digital or hard copy)
This is my most favorite! So much fun; I love my fashion folders! A Fashion Folder is something you can refer to and preferably keep with you when you shop. My digital Fashion Folder is pictured below. The digital one you keep in you phone, tablet, or online photo sharing website like Photobucket or Flickr.  You need to be able to access it easily when you go shopping. What I do is find something on Instagram, Polyvore, runway photos, etc., screenshot it, and then add it to my Fashion album on my iPad.  I also have a hard copy folder for magazine pictures that I put in an actual file cabinet. 

My iPad Fashion Album
A blog I follow


DO Have FUN!!!
Don't think fashion is only for the serious because it is not! Don't get me wrong, I am very serious about shoes and I love looking good but I definitely wont let fashion drive me crazy :) I have fun putting together new outfits from clothes that have been in my closet. You should too. 

DON'T Reinvent the Wheel
If you see something you like copy the outfit. Don't try to come up with something different unless you want to. Example below: I would copy both of these outfits from head to toe and not have a problem with it! Just Don't copy your friends too much; imitation is flattering but no one likes a minion.

DON'T Break the Bank!
Fashion never gets so serious that you end up filing a chapter 11 lol. BUT SERIOUSLY!
"Fashion is not necessarily about labels. It's not about brands. It's about something else that comes from within you." --Ralph Lauren

DO Shop For You!
Everything I buy and wear is something I like. I wasn't pressured by friends or by the trends of the season. (if you need to, do what I do and shop by yourself) I am not in any way a trendy person. I have many pieces I can wear over many seasons and still be "in style". I do have a friend who is trendy; it works for her and she works it. Being trendy, I have found FOR ME, is too expensive lol. 

Tips That May Also Help

Style Quizzes
A style quiz is not a must but it can also help you. This is the style quiz I took. Style Quiz and my Style is Classically Chic.

Pay attention to your body
This kind of goes with know you. I am 5'1 and have short torso ( the distance between my bottom rib and pelvis is small) I am not deformed or anything lol!! I try to wear things that give me an illusion of a more defined waist. The more you try on and experiment the more you know what looks good and feels good on your body type.

Know you!
You don't literally have to know yourself inside and out but if you know what you like or what you don't like it makes things a little easier. BUT if you don't know either when it comes to you and fashion TRY EVERYTHING!! Then you can decide what you like on you and what you don't.

Be comfortable
Being fashionable doesn't mean you have to give up comfort, wear heels every day, or deck your self out with jewelry. I don't wear anything that I don't feel comfortable in. Your clothes are like your exoskeleton, an extension of you, and you have to feel comfortable. When you feel great you look great and when you look great you feel great lol 


 Always Stay Beautiful 

and don't forget to feed my fish below please :) 

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Wednesday, September 12, 2012


Since it is Fashion Week I thought I would pay homage to New York and talk about a set I made on

"She Has Arrived
"We only live once, but once is enough if we do it right. Live your life with class, dignity, and style so that an exclamation, rather than a question mark signifies it!" - Gary Ryan Blair

I decided to do some extra work for you.
Handbag, Kate Spade $458; Cuff, AX Paris $19; Blazer, Rag & Bone $655;
Jean, Citizens of Humanity $355; Lipstick, IMAN Cosmetics $10;
Tank top, Vince Favorite Tank $48; Shoe, YSL $905;
Earring, Aspinal of London $259; Necklace, H&M $21 

I absolutley love this look! I think it can be worn during spring, summer, or fall and for most any occasion. I would ABSOLUTLEY wear this to a #NYFW fashion show, definitely wear this to work, to lunch or brunch, on a second date or out on the town with my beffle Lorr Torr; Who I am sure would be in black and flip flops but that is okay lol. I could so see myself walking around, Greenwich or SoHo or around wherever that famous toy store is, with this outfit on and Lauren staring at me like "why" lol.

 I think it is the perfect outfit; even with the jewelry to transition into a night time look. You wont have to change a thing, only if you want.

As I mentioned in a previous post, my style is Classically Chic and this speaks to me on so many levels. Every aspect of this outfit has distinct and defined lines (the classic); from the blazer lapel and sleeves to the jeans, the shoe and the red lip. When I say class I mean class in the sense of style longevity i.e. the ability to wear something for many seasons or years without it going out of style. The colors bring out the chic; many of us were taught not to wear too many colors when putting together an outfit but that ideology seems to have flown out the window. I think each color compliments the other very nicely. I love the blue and yellow color combination and I paired it with white because I am a "play it safe-er"; but you could definitelty pair this outfit with a patterned shirt. ( I would probably change the jewelry though). The gold jewelry and bronzy shoe positively compliment the yellow Blazer. And if the entire outfit doesnt say enough the red lip undeniably says "I have arrived".

I am truly excited for the future and cannot wait until Ms. Funky Feminine and I are sitting front row at a few of our favorite designers fashion shows and of course "hobnobbing and rubbing elbows" at the after parties. Until then I will continue to do what others wont do now so I can do what others cant later. *publishes post and gets back to GMAT studying*

"Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn" - Gore Vidal

If you stay ready you never have to get ready hunny!

 Always Stay Beautiful 

and don't forget to feed my fish below please :) 

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Saturday, August 18, 2012

Favorite 2012 - 2013 Fall & Winter Trends


Well almost, fashion wise, not weather wise in Houston anyway. 

But I wanted to share my favorite 2012 fall trends. My style is Classically Chic. I love anything I can wear over a period of time that can grow with me and never goes out of style (i.e. Timeless and Ageless). Kind of like a Chanel bag. :)

One of my favorite periods of artistic style, which is why I absolutely adore this trend! I think it is so cute and very classy. This trend is great because once you put it on you are basically done styling your outfit. The dress or blouse is the outfit and the accessory. You only need a pair of simple earrings and a bracelet OR ring. I would also tone down the shoes but they should still speak.
                            Not sure who this look belongs to
                Torn by Ronny Kobo dress, $276,

Winter White
I love white and wear it all year around. I think white is timeless and ageless; it fits into any season. The way the Derek Lam skirt flows is beautiful and I adore the sweater and think the contrast of textures makes the look. I also love the straight lines of J Mendel Outfit. The coat is amazing! I think the fur softens it up and without taking away from the architecture. It looks like it accentuates the bust line without being bulky. The pants are also very straight but they have movement and the high waist adds to the two other elements of class. (fur and straight lines). Both of these looks have drama and it are fabulous.

                              Derek Lam 
J Mendel

The Girls Guide to Hunting and Fishing 
I think this look is SO CUTE! I am and will always be a city girl but I think the country is so beautiful; I want to own a ranch one day. I dont want to work it though lol I just want to ride the horses and sit outside with my future husband lol. Back to the trend though!  I love the fur on the guys jacket! The length on both is great. MK did a great job on making the woman's coat different, interesting, and practical. It kind of reminds me of Pete and Pete (remember that show?). I think the Thankoon dress is fantastic. It has a sweatshirt idea but doesn't look like one at all. Everything is deliberate; the neckline, the tailoring at the waist, and lines of the skirt make it classy, the bigger sleeves and the band on the chest bring the casual. i love this! They both make me want to sit in a cabin in the French Alps.

                       Michael Kors

I think I like this look so much because it calls to my inner biker chick. I love riding on the back of a motorcycle with a beautiful piece of man. LoL, anyway...... I like these leather looks because they are not biker chick chic or cat woman tight, the have elements of class and edge that look really cool. These looks seem very wearable and I would definitely add a few pieces to my wardrobe.
Theyskens’ Theory

A few other trends I ran across. Some I like, some not so much. 

 The Global Aristocrat - Ooolalaa very cute! I notice a lot of fur and many architectural pieces

Military/ Thoroughly modern military - this is cute as well

Black and Blue - I am not fond of black and blue together but that is whats fun about fashion; some can put together a look and make it work.

The Iron Lady - i dont really understand this look but if you can make it work BY ALL MEANS, do yo. 

Jumpsuites - IF YOU DO IT RIGHT. I like jumpsuits but i have yet to find one that works with my body shape. These are tricky but can be beautiful if you pay attention to to your body and how clothes and fabrics fall on your body. You MUST also be comfortable :)

LaLa Vasquez does jumpsuits well

Matrix - also called the leather look but it can go one way or another

Print/reptile print - I like print but I have to watch myself because it can go from cute to OMGosh no! in 5 seconds. Reptile print I am so so on. I tend to like it more on a bag or shoes.Again it is all about knowing what works for you and your body. I think these are cute

I am not fond of the Monochromatic look AT ALL, but done properly it can look phenomenal. 

Anything Ox Blood trend I hate.Especially when it is a monochromatic look from head to toe. Hideous. LoL but to each her own.

You can find some of these trends on Harpar's Bazaar, Glamour Magazine or the website, or  Marie Clare Magazine or website. (my two favorite fashion magazines)

 Always Stay Beautiful 

and don't forget to feed my fish below please :) 

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