I know. I know. You are probably so tired of hearing about Kim Kardashian and Kimye. You can’t turn on the the t.v. or radio without hearing about their upcoming nuptials in Paris, but you have to admit that they have been looking really good lately. The paps can’t get enough of this dazzling couple. I have really never been a huge fan of Kim K’s style but I do think Kanye has had somewhat of a good influence on her by toning her down a little. Whether it’s Kanye or becoming a new mom, her style is definitely evolving for the better. Here she is stepping out in Paris for ice cream with the fam while getting ready for her big day. I love this military style bandeau dress by Givenchy and Guiseppe Zanotti booties. Her slicked back hairstyle really polishes off the look. We can’t all afford $2million wedding gowns so I have offered a more affordable option to get the look.
How do you feel about Kim K’s new style? Would you rock this look?
I have very fond childhood memories of Easter Sunday. The excitement of Easter egg hunts, candy, delicious dinners, and dressing up in my Easter Sunday Best! My Mom used to go all out for my Easter dresses buying may Gunny Sack, Priscilla, and Laura Ashley dresses. This is probably why I still love dressing up each Easter to give tribute to my younger days. I’m still pretty traditional, although, one year I fought tooth and nails to wear white palazzo pants and yellow suede platforms to church (I think I was 14). Florals and pastels are the hallmark of Easter which is the holiday that really kicks off the spring season. I love to feel very ladylike in an A-line dress (floral or pastel), fun statement jewelry, and pretty pumps. Lastly, this is usually the time I debut a new spring bag. I hope one day to have a little girl to play dress up with but until then, I’ll have to be my own dress up doll.
Are you still contemplating Thanksgiving Day outfit ideas? Here are two ideas you can toss around. Contrary to what most people think, I don’t think it’s a good idea to wear super loose and comfortable clothes on holidays. This just encourages the likelihood of you overeating and feeling bad about yourself later. Another tip is never go to a party hungry. Always eat a light snack before heading over so you won’t be the guest hogging the appetizer table. I feel you should be relatively comfortable, and of course, adorable. If you’re attending a more formal sit down dinner, I recommend an A-line or skater dress. This silhouette is feminine without being too restrictive. This River Island dress has it’s own pearl necklace embellishment which I paired with an edgier silver moto jacket so it wouldn’t be so girly. Adding opaque tights and classic patent Mary Janes helps ground the look (and keeps your legs warm for those in colder climates). For those attending a more casual gathering, try a nice pair of jeans with some stretch for comfort. I love this mixed texture moto knit jacket. The fur collar adds a touch of sophistication. You can’t go wrong with these sick pair of Marc Jacobs over-the-knee boots! I hope these ideas help you a little. Honestly, I’ll be at home with the hubby for Turkey Day and will be lounging in my fluffy leopard print robe all day
If you read my previous post on black over-the-knee boots, you know I’m impatiently awaiting boot season to rock a pair. I’ll have to wait a little longer here in Atlanta but I’m already preparing ways to style my boots. That’s when I came across this look by Jessica Biel and was inspired. We are accustomed to seeing Jessica in body-hugging outfits showing off her rock- solid figure, but this chic yet relaxed look is very cool. Her grey coat is beautiful but I actually really like this mixed media one from Tinley Road. The vegan leather sleeves and asymmetric zipper gives it a little more interest and pairs well with the black boots. The Report boots I have featured have a gorgeous shiny leather finish and similar asymmetric zipper across the back. The small block heel is perfect because it still provides a little height but comfortable enough to stomp around the city all day long. Finish the look off with some comfortable jeans and a pair of sophisticated shades and you’ve got your fall uniform.
I spent the majority of my schooling in an all-girl private school. I wore a uniform from the fifth through eighth grades. I would have been thankful for a cute little tartan skirt, but instead we wore a hideous wintergreen pinafore and white shirt. Being a young fashionista, I hated the fact that I was forced to look like everyone else. My mother loved it of course because it was much gentler on her wallet. In retrospect, I think maybe wearing a uniform was not so bad. It forced be to become more creative on ways to stand out from the crowd. I would express myself with my shoes and accessories wearing all sorts of funky jewelry I could get away with. Then there was the boxers trend. I can’t take credit for this one, but somehow we all started wearing mens boxers under our tunics. We would shorten them so the boxers would hang out below like a slip. The key was to find the most obnoxious boxers out there with hearts, dots, lips, etc. The trend went on for about a year before the administration put an end to it. In a exchange, however, we were granted permission to wear tennis shoes as long as they were white. It may not seem like a big deal, but to us….it was everything! All that being said, I never thought the day would come that I would want to wear anything that would even remotely remind me of my school days, but these sweet tartan looks have me reconsidering the trend. What do you think? Is plaid in your future this fall?