Friday, August 31, 2012

What I wore today: 08/30/2012 (Black and Gold)

Black and gold outfit: Vintage Spice Girls t-shirt, high-low-hem pleated sheer skirt, Dior letter charm chain belt, jeweled leopard sandals, studded-bottom bag, studded friendship bracelet, etc.

As I mentioned in this post, one of my favorite things to wear when I'm not at work is a band t-shirt with a pretty skirt. It's just such a fun and unconventional combination. Yesterday, I kept the whole look black with gold accents, pairing a vintage Spice Girls t-shirt (loved them when I was a kid in the late '90s) with a sheer skirt that can easily be dressed up or, as in this case, down. What do you think?

Black and gold outfit: Vintage Spice Girls t-shirt, high-low-hem pleated sheer skirt, Dior letter charm chain belt, jeweled leopard sandals, studded-bottom bag, studded friendship bracelet, etc.
Black and gold outfit: Vintage Spice Girls t-shirt, high-low-hem pleated sheer skirt, Dior letter charm chain belt, jeweled leopard sandals, studded-bottom bag, studded friendship bracelet, etc.
Black and gold outfit: Vintage Spice Girls t-shirt, high-low-hem pleated sheer skirt, Dior letter charm chain belt, jeweled leopard sandals, studded-bottom bag, studded friendship bracelet, etc.
Black and gold outfit: Vintage Spice Girls t-shirt, high-low-hem pleated sheer skirt, Dior letter charm chain belt, jeweled leopard sandals, studded-bottom bag, studded friendship bracelet, etc.
Black and gold outfit: Vintage Spice Girls t-shirt, high-low-hem pleated sheer skirt, Dior letter charm chain belt, jeweled leopard sandals, studded-bottom bag, studded friendship bracelet, etc.
Black and gold outfit: Vintage Spice Girls t-shirt, high-low-hem pleated sheer skirt, Dior letter charm chain belt, jeweled leopard sandals, studded-bottom bag, studded friendship bracelet, etc.
Black and gold outfit: Vintage Spice Girls t-shirt, high-low-hem pleated sheer skirt, Dior letter charm chain belt, jeweled leopard sandals, studded-bottom bag, studded friendship bracelet, etc.
Black and gold outfit: Vintage Spice Girls t-shirt, high-low-hem pleated sheer skirt, Dior letter charm chain belt, jeweled leopard sandals, studded-bottom bag, studded friendship bracelet, etc.
Black and gold outfit: Vintage Spice Girls t-shirt, high-low-hem pleated sheer skirt, Dior letter charm chain belt, jeweled leopard sandals, studded-bottom bag, studded friendship bracelet, etc.
Black and gold outfit: Vintage Spice Girls t-shirt, high-low-hem pleated sheer skirt, Dior letter charm chain belt, jeweled leopard sandals, studded-bottom bag, studded friendship bracelet, etc.
Black and gold outfit: Vintage Spice Girls t-shirt, high-low-hem pleated sheer skirt, Dior letter charm chain belt, jeweled leopard sandals, studded-bottom bag, studded friendship bracelet, etc.
Black and gold outfit: Vintage Spice Girls t-shirt, high-low-hem pleated sheer skirt, Dior letter charm chain belt, jeweled leopard sandals, studded-bottom bag, studded friendship bracelet, etc.
Black and gold outfit: Vintage Spice Girls t-shirt, high-low-hem pleated sheer skirt, Dior letter charm chain belt, jeweled leopard sandals, studded-bottom bag, studded friendship bracelet, etc.
Black and gold outfit: Vintage Spice Girls t-shirt, high-low-hem pleated sheer skirt, Dior letter charm chain belt, jeweled leopard sandals, studded-bottom bag, studded friendship bracelet, etc.
Black and gold outfit: Vintage Spice Girls t-shirt, high-low-hem pleated sheer skirt, Dior letter charm chain belt, jeweled leopard sandals, studded-bottom bag, studded friendship bracelet, etc.
Black and gold outfit: Vintage Spice Girls t-shirt, high-low-hem pleated sheer skirt, Dior letter charm chain belt, jeweled leopard sandals, studded-bottom bag, studded friendship bracelet, etc.
Black and gold outfit: Vintage Spice Girls t-shirt, high-low-hem pleated sheer skirt, Dior letter charm chain belt, jeweled leopard sandals, studded-bottom bag, studded friendship bracelet, etc.
Black and gold outfit: Vintage Spice Girls t-shirt, high-low-hem pleated sheer skirt, Dior letter charm chain belt, jeweled leopard sandals, studded-bottom bag, studded friendship bracelet, etc.
Black and gold outfit: Vintage Spice Girls t-shirt, high-low-hem pleated sheer skirt, Dior letter charm chain belt, jeweled leopard sandals, studded-bottom bag, studded friendship bracelet, etc.

Spice Girls t-shirt - Vintage
Pleated sheer skirt with high-low hem - Target
Jeweled leopard sandals - Target
Letter-charm chain belt - DIY from a Dior keychain (tutorial here)
Studded-bottom bag - eBay
Honey bee earrings - Anthropologie
Studded friendship bracelet - DIY (tutorial coming soon)
Wishbone ring and mountain-lion leather cuff - Stylemint
Arrow ring - Anthropologie
Giraffe bracelet - Target
Starburst bangle and others - Forever21
Pavé cable link bracelet -J.Crew
Necklace - J.Crew outlet

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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

What I wore today: 08/21/2012 (Leathermint)

Leathermint outfit: vegan leather peplum top, mint green BDG jeans, quilted flats, peter-pan collar necklace, etc. - Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie

I strive to find balance when it comes to fashion. I like feminine, romantic, even girly things, but I also like things that have an edge. For example, on my birthday I accessorized a twirly birthday dress with a studded headbands and added a leather jacket to the mix. 

So, when I heard the words "peplum" and "leather" in the same product description, my heart skipped a beat. A classically feminine shape constructed in a tough-girl material? Sign me up!

For its inaugural wear, I paired the sure-too-be-a-go-to-favorite top with my mint jeans (because color stories inspired by Andes Mints are always a good idea), and added a Peter-Pan-collar necklace to bring a bit of demure charm to the look. 

Of course, I'm already thinking up ways to transition this top into fall. What about layering a leather jacket over it for a bold leather-on-leather look? Or, how about layering it over a black cashmere sweater? I love the idea of a leather shell with cashmere sleeves?

The possibilities are endless.

Leathermint outfit: vegan leather peplum top, mint green BDG jeans, quilted flats, peter-pan collar necklace, etc. - Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie
Leathermint outfit: vegan leather peplum top, mint green BDG jeans, quilted flats, peter-pan collar necklace, etc. - Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie Leathermint outfit: vegan leather peplum top, mint green BDG jeans, quilted flats, peter-pan collar necklace, etc. - Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie
Leathermint outfit: vegan leather peplum top, mint green BDG jeans, quilted flats, peter-pan collar necklace, etc. - Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie
Leathermint outfit: vegan leather peplum top, mint green BDG jeans, quilted flats, peter-pan collar necklace, etc. - Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie
Leathermint outfit: vegan leather peplum top, mint green BDG jeans, quilted flats, peter-pan collar necklace, etc. - Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie
Leathermint outfit: vegan leather peplum top, mint green BDG jeans, quilted flats, peter-pan collar necklace, etc. - Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie
Leathermint outfit: vegan leather peplum top, mint green BDG jeans, quilted flats, peter-pan collar necklace, etc. - Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie
Leathermint outfit: vegan leather peplum top, mint green BDG jeans, quilted flats, peter-pan collar necklace, etc. - Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie
Leathermint outfit: vegan leather peplum top, mint green BDG jeans, quilted flats, peter-pan collar necklace, etc. - Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie
Leathermint outfit: vegan leather peplum top, mint green BDG jeans, quilted flats, peter-pan collar necklace, etc. - Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie
Leathermint outfit: vegan leather peplum top, mint green BDG jeans, quilted flats, peter-pan collar necklace, etc. - Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie
Leathermint outfit: vegan leather peplum top, mint green BDG jeans, quilted flats, peter-pan collar necklace, etc. - Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie
Leathermint outfit: vegan leather peplum top, mint green BDG jeans, quilted flats, peter-pan collar necklace, etc. - Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie
Leathermint outfit: vegan leather peplum top, mint green BDG jeans, quilted flats, peter-pan collar necklace, etc. - Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie
Leathermint outfit: vegan leather peplum top, mint green BDG jeans, quilted flats, peter-pan collar necklace, etc. - Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie

Vegan leather peplum top - Urban Outfitters
Mint jeans - BDG, Urban Outfitters,
Quilted flats - Modcloth
Peter-Pan collar necklace - Anthropologie
Baroque sunglasses - Prada 

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Thursday, August 16, 2012

What I wore today: 08/15/2012 (Pop of neon)

Pop of neon outfit: gray AG "stevie" jeans, snakeskin shoes, chambray shirt, DIY neon necklace, neon bangle, J.Crew pavé cable bracelet, sparkly suede clutch

I wore this outfit for a casual dinner-and-a-movie date with my (wait for it...) fiancé last night. At first, I wanted to get dressed up a bit more, but I eventually realized that what I really wanted was to be comfortable. So I started with a simple palette of gray jeans and a chambray shirt (tucked in at the front to add a little visual interest), and added some pops of neon to keep from looking drab.

Pop of neon outfit: gray AG "stevie" jeans, snakeskin shoes, chambray shirt, DIY neon necklace, neon bangle, J.Crew pavé cable bracelet, sparkly suede clutch
Pop of neon outfit: gray AG "stevie" jeans, snakeskin shoes, chambray shirt, DIY neon necklace, neon bangle, J.Crew pavé cable bracelet, sparkly suede clutch Pop of neon outfit: gray AG "stevie" jeans, snakeskin shoes, chambray shirt, DIY neon necklace, neon bangle, J.Crew pavé cable bracelet, sparkly suede clutch
Pop of neon outfit: gray AG "stevie" jeans, snakeskin shoes, chambray shirt, DIY neon necklace, neon bangle, J.Crew pavé cable bracelet, sparkly suede clutch
Pop of neon outfit: gray AG "stevie" jeans, snakeskin shoes, chambray shirt, DIY neon necklace, neon bangle, J.Crew pavé cable bracelet, sparkly suede clutch
Pop of neon outfit: gray AG "stevie" jeans, snakeskin shoes, chambray shirt, DIY neon necklace, neon bangle, J.Crew pavé cable bracelet, sparkly suede clutch Pop of neon outfit: gray AG "stevie" jeans, snakeskin shoes, chambray shirt, DIY neon necklace, neon bangle, J.Crew pavé cable bracelet, sparkly suede clutch
Pop of neon outfit: gray AG "stevie" jeans, snakeskin shoes, chambray shirt, DIY neon necklace, neon bangle, J.Crew pavé cable bracelet, sparkly suede clutch
Pop of neon outfit: gray AG "stevie" jeans, snakeskin shoes, chambray shirt, DIY neon necklace, neon bangle, J.Crew pavé cable bracelet, sparkly suede clutch
Pop of neon outfit: gray AG "stevie" jeans, snakeskin shoes, chambray shirt, DIY neon necklace, neon bangle, J.Crew pavé cable bracelet, sparkly suede clutch
Pop of neon outfit: gray AG "stevie" jeans, snakeskin shoes, chambray shirt, DIY neon necklace, neon bangle, J.Crew pavé cable bracelet, sparkly suede clutch
Pop of neon outfit: gray AG "stevie" jeans, snakeskin shoes, chambray shirt, DIY neon necklace, neon bangle, J.Crew pavé cable bracelet, sparkly suede clutch

Gray jeans - AG "Stevies," Anthropologie
Chambray shirt - Anthropologie
Snakeskin shoes - Target
Pavé cable link bracelet - J.Crew
Neon bangle - Forever 21
Pretty hair elastic - Anthropologie

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