Lay(er) it on me.
Mixing different textures and getting the feel of all these different fabrics in my wardrobe is a really enjoyable part of getting dressed everyday.
Today, denim on chiffon on ____? I’m not sure what this fabric is called, but the way its made gives an effect of lifting up at the edges. Also making its first appearance, my DIY lace inset denim jacket! Wahoo!
WHAT I WORE TODAY: Show a little skin for that nice weather
In New York City, we’ve been having the nicest spring weather. I’m talking high 70’s and the sun shining, which are two things that are virtually unheard of for the month of March. Ever. We may be at the end of our luck though, with forecasts for rain for the rest of the weekend, so I decided to show a little skin. I’m bringing out the perforated tops!
I know, I know. Shame on me for continuously using my blackberry to showcase my outfits to you guys.The quality is atrocious. I have to purchase a cord for my digital camera, (and my mac is ancient…it accepts no SD cards) so until I do that, which I swear I will this weekend, phone quality it is!
This outfit was inspired by a girl outside of a bar the other day. She was wearing an royal blue ascot against this creamy off white crew neck knitted sweater and looked amazingly chic with it on. I have never thought to wear my scarf like that, and I really liked how it looked. A sense of class was added to my wardrobe that day. I am always walking everywhere, and I draw so much of my inspiration from what I see, and this is a direct product of that. I think it’s great to try out new things with your own personal style. Trying things you’ve never done before is important in life and especially in fashion.
Items featured: Burberry watch, h&m scarf, Pima Dolla Kara Tee (shopambience.com), Head Over Heels Jamie Lace Up Brogues (johniewis.com), Brandy Melville Bandeau, MOTO Blue Black Kristen High Waisted Skinny Jeans (Topshop.com)
Items I wore: Invicta Casual Watch, thrifted scarf, thrifted shirt, Kimchi Canvas Lace Up ‘Oxfords’ (UrbanOutfitters.com), Brandy Melville Bandaeu, Zara High Waisted Stretch Jeggings (zara.com)
WHAT I WORE TODAY: Lazy day turned into a lazy week
I really have not been putting that much effort into my outfits this week. Wear sweatpants for one day and your style for the whole week goes out the window. I wore sweatpants for a 12 hour bus ride back to New York City, and subsequently spent Monday in a sweatpant daze. Thus, I’ve been slapping together outfits that did not require much thought.
Whatever. It’s humid out.
Items featured: Denim Shirt (topshop), Leopard leggings (topshop), Ecote Canvas Backpack (UrbanOutfitters), Avindy Heirloom Slider (maxandchloe), Chelsea Boots (modcloth)
Items I wore: Men’s denim shirt (h&m), leopard leggings (Forever 21), Chelsea Boots (Bamboo), Brown Strap Bracelet (Brandy Melville), and I’m wearing the same backpack as featured!
Isabel Toledo x El Museo Del Barrio
Isabel Toledo will be speaking at El Museo Del Barrio March 29th, which is next Thursday to promote her new book, “The Roots of Style”. Nina Garcia, the fashion editor of Marie Claire willl be alongsider her as they discuss Toledo’s career and fashion philosophy. No big deal, right? Just a couple of world renowned designers and editors, chillin’, at a museum.
And they’re both latina. Mi guente! Si, si, si!
Naturally, my immediate thought was “Claro que yo soy GOING to this” followed by “What am I going to wear? This. is. important.”
Here’s an outfit similar to the one I’ve been conjuring up in my head, just a tad bit pricier.
Items Feautured; Valextra Isis Clutch (Barneys.com), 3.1 Phillip Lim Kite Back Tank (lagarconne.com), Rebecca Taylor Anywhere Tweed Jacket (net-a-porter.com), Skagen Denmark Watch (Macys), Stuart Weitzman Wedge Ankle Boot, Helmut Lang Shorts
The tweed jacket I have has a white and dusty blue square pattern, and it’s very beautiful. It’s from Urban Outfitters’ (VOM, I know) Urban Renewal line, and I snagged it for $9.99! Surprisingly, the quality is unbelievable. I felt like I should have paid more for it. I’m going to have to snag a pair of white shorts (investment), and borrow a friend’s clutch. Or buy one (investment). Speaking of Stuart Weitzmann, I have a pair of wedge’s on hold (yes, ladies ‘n gents ‘n whatever you are, I have a pair on hold) for me to pick up tomorrow. At Buffalo Exchange (ha-ha-ha). I’m buying it for seventy bucks.
Can you fucking believe it? I didn’t either. And they are in absolute mint condition and they’re wonderful and perfect. I’ll post a pic tomorrow. Someone elses trash is someone elses treasure. What a wonderful treasure this is!
Anywho, back to the outfit at hand. I was thinking of middle part low ponytailin’ it and wearing a near black lipstick to make it not-so-frilly. What do you guys think of it?