Saturday, December 31, 2011

Style Resolutions

This is my last post of 2011!! I wasn't sure if I would have been able to post again this weekend but I wanted to get one more in! Hopefully some of you are around to read it :) We all make resolutions whether it's hitting the gym more frequently, paying off debt, spending more time with family, etc. so why not make some style resolutions for 2012?  What are some things that you want to wear more or less of?  Are there some trends that you've been wanting to try out but not sure if you can pull it off?  Whatever you have been wanting to do so that you can switch up your style & wardrobe, you should definitely do it in this upcoming year.  There's a few things that I want to experiment with more in 2012.  Here's a set that I created to show you my style resolutions!

My Style Resolutions 2012

The color for 2012 is going to be Tangerine Tango.  I don't have much in this shade and I'd really like to try it out.  I find that when I wear brighter colors, my spirits get lifted and I'm in a much happier mood.  It's strange how the way you dress can reflect the way you feel.

I started getting into printed pants this past year, but I want to experiment more with other pieces.  I'd like to get more shirts & jackets with prints and try out some mix & matching.  Prints can be really fun to rock.

And some more sparkle! I know that glitter and everything shiny is very girly, but sometimes that's the type of mood that I am in.  You have to be careful so that what you are wearing isn't overdone with sparkle because it can look too cheap and tacky, but I'd love to get a sparkle clutch similar to this one & other accessories.  I still want these Miu Miu kicks.

Here's a few things that I have had my eye on lately & I will probably be getting this new year :)

[ALDO Maxwells]

I don't really wear sneakers unless I'm going to the gym or it's a real chill/laid back day.  I used to wear dunks & jordans back in the day, but now my favorite pair of kicks are my black & white converse that I will never part with.  They're classic.  But there's something about these Aldo sneakers that I love.  I'm thinking about getting them this week. I love the black & bronze ones.


I really like these tights.  I have to admit I have yet to experiment with printed tights, but if worn the right way they can look really great.  I've been wanting these from BCBG for awhile now & I think it might be time! 


This is so girly but it's really cute.  It def has more of a spring/summer vibe and I think it would be a great statement piece for any outfit. I love the butterflies on this & I haven't seen anything like it.

[Alexander McQueen]

As you know I love blazers.  I have been wanting a pink one and saw a similar one like this at H&M.  Hoping to add it to my wardrobe soon!

[Michael Kors]

I have the black oversized watch from MK but I really like this rose gold one.  Watches are a great accessory and this color goes with everything.  It will definitely make your wrist stand out! 

I've got a lot to get done today before partying later tonight!  I'm anxious to share my NYE dress with you all.  It's the one I wanted but went through hell to get lol. I will tell the story when I post pics :) I hope you all have a wonderful NYE & look fabulous! Stay safe xoxo

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Lesson Learned.

When I was 16 I got my first job at Joyce Leslie.  I think that's when I started to fall in love with fashion.  I loved being around clothes all the time & being one of the first girls in high school to start new trends.  I remember I was one of the first to wear a one shoulder sleeve shirt and a denim jumpsuit when those were in style.  But I never wanted anyone to wear the same clothes as me.  There's a story that my best friend likes to tell to this day.  She always teases me about it. Even her mother brings it up to me from time to time and we all have a good laugh.

Back in high school before we became so close, she came to school wearing the same dress as me.  I made a huge deal about it, told everyone that she was copying me, she cried and left school early.  It's funny now to look back at how I acted over something so stupid.  But it was mean and it relates to today and how a lot of people still act believe it or not.  The stores that you shop at are all around the world.  The chances of you wearing the same thing as someone else are very high, especially if you have a similar sense of style.  I know of a few occassions where I went to a wedding & a party wearing the same exact dress as another girl.  And yeah, it can be a little embarrassing at first but you get over it.  If you give the same exact outfit to two different people, I guarantee that each of them will wear it in completely different ways.  Why do you think they have "Who Wore It Best?" in those celeb magazines?

I hear & see things frequently from girls saying that so and so is "copying their style" etc.  Who really cares though? Did it ever occur to you that maybe your style influences other people to go out and get the same things as you?  If anything, you should take that as a compliment. Back then I wanted to be the first and the only one to wear certain things, but that just isn't possible.  We all get inspired and influenced from other people.  You will never be the first to wear something unless you yourself has created it.  That's the whole reason why I started this blog in the first place.  I don't care if anyone goes out and buys the same things that I have or wears a similar outfit.  This is why I write all of the places that I buy my clothes from.  I actually want to inspire and influence you to wear similar things so that it can help you find your own personal style.  And it's ok to not always wear designer shoes & clothes.  I'm not sure why that has to be of so much importance to some people.  Of course it's nice to treat yourself when you can, but you shouldn't be ashamed that you found something great at a cheaper store.  If you like it & you're comfortable wearing it, then please do so and be confident about it.  I love when I find things at thrift shops.  It sort of relates to the saying "One man's trash is another man's treasure."  Some people get rid of items that you can do amazing things with, like my favorite statement necklace :)

If you're a trend setter, then OWN it.  There's no need to make other people feel bad because they got influenced by your unique sense of style.  It's petty and insignificant, but unfortunately there are still a lot of people out there like this.   There's much more important things to worry about.  This is just something that I have been thinking about it and I wanted to share with you all, especially because I used to be that girl! Lesson learned. :) xo

2011 Flashback

I was looking through my photos from this past year & decided to create a post with some of my favorite looks.  With the new year approaching this weekend, I thought it was the perfect time.  Since I've already posted a lot of my outfits from the past few months, a lot of these are from going out in the warmer weather or on vacation in LA & Miami.  It really makes me miss the summer!! But before we know it, winter fashion will turn into spring/summer 2012! :)

Geek Chic!  Loved this outfit.  So simple, but it still made a statement.  I wore it out to a bar in the city. I have on high waisted wool shorts from Forever 21, plain white tank from Target, peep toe sling backs from Forever21, thrifted necklace and of course, my glasses!

I wore this out for a friend's birthday.  Here I am wearing a tight fitted pink dress from H&M with Shoedazzle pumps. You can't really see it in this photo, but the heels have little rhinestones all over them.  I absolutely adore these but I can't lie, they hurt my feet! I have on a statement necklace from Forever21 and I used one of my favorite clutch/bags that I think I found at Mandee.

RAWR!  I actually wore this in November a few days before my birthday.  I know that printed pants are not for everyone, but I love these.  I have on animal printed harem style pants from Forever21, this top with embellished sleeves from H&M, my Bakers wedges, feather necklace from Forever21, H&M bag, and my ray-bans!

Unfortunately I do not have a better pic of me in this outfit.  But you still get the idea. I wore this out in the city for my g-hub's birthday. I have on printed harem style pants from H&M, Target tank, Zara shoes, belt & clutch that were great finds at Charlotte Russe, and Forever21 statement necklace.  

I wore this out in Miami.  I completely forgot about this skirt.  I only wore it once.  It's from Metro Park. I'm not sure where this tank is from, I have on open toe sparkle shoes from Guess, and I'm wearing an earlace from LacebyTanaya. 

This is one of my favorite outfits!  I love these colors.  I actually wore this twice, but with different shoes.  Here I wore it out in LA.  The skirt is from forever21 and this top is Madison Marcus.  I actually won this on ebay from Kim Kardashian.  It was brand new with tags for $225 and I got it for only $65 :) These shoes are from Zara and the first time I wore this I put on my peep toe sling backs from Forever21. 

I love this!  I wore it on Rodeo drive in LA.  This floral skirt is from Forever21 & tank is from Target.  I have on gold Michael Kors watch, Louis Vuitton Tivoli PM bag, ray-bans & I can't remember which sandals.  It's a very simple summer outfit but it was fun to wear. 

I don't have a better pic in this outfit either, but I wore it during the day in Miami when it was a little cooler out.  These are high waisted trousers from H&M & this tank is H&M as well. I have on my oversized Marc Jacobs shades and flats from Target. It was simple, comfortable, & I forgot I had these pants! 

These are two outfits that I wore out in LA.  The first is a dress from Zara.  I just love this shade of blue. I know you can't see the front of it, but it was a very simple dress.  I'm wearing my Zara shoes again. The second is a Forever21 dress, same shoes, (the most comfortable heels I own!), Aldo clutch bag, and statement necklace from Forever21.  I don't wear my hair up a lot, but I think it went well with this dress. 

There's of course many more, but I think I had the most fun wearing these and that's what fashion is all about; being creative and having fun with what you wear.  I am looking forward to this new year with new fashion trends!  But more importantly, new opportunities :) I will try to get in one or two more posts before the new year, but if not please be safe this weekend & bring in the new year the right way!! Much love <3 Naty