I’ve Got Mono Fever… Monochromatic, that is.
Monochromatic looks aren’t new; fashionistas are used to dressing H2T (Head-to-Toe) in a monochromatic color- black.
Instead of breaking up the boldness of your red pants with a black top, swap out the black for yet another swath of red. Make yourself into a human cherry.
Or in my case, a blueberry.
This post may have been written under the influence of too much caffeine or not enough.
I’ve had these blue suede shoes for a while now, and their electric color is always eye-catching. I typically pair them with a black dress during a job interview- I find having a pop of color on my feet helps me stick in the interviewer’s mind.
But imagine my excitement when I found pants that matches their pigmentation perfectly! And then a shirt that is their color twin (or triplet). And while the blazer doesn’t match in perfect hue, I think that since the other three items of my outfit are an exact shade match, the colors all complement each other enough.
Shirt: Old Navy
Pants: New York & Company
Shoes: Macy’s INC.
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I just can’t Stop Staring (And admit it, neither can you…)
Whenever I think of retro style done right, I think of Jasmin from Vintage Vandalizm (seriously, if you don’t know her blog, you’ve got to check her out!) I love her sense of style, how on point she always is, and how she is able to weave tiny modern-day touches into the occasional outfit.
So, when I received this flawless Stop Staring dress, I started pouring over my accessories to gather the most vintage-ish items I own to incorporate into my outfit. (Spoiler alert, I apparently own a lot less vintage than I thought.) So, I put my own twist on things, with my modern-day accoutrements, and hoped for the best.
Therefor, I bring you my best “Black Widow, did-she-or-did-she-not-kill-him, I-can’t-believe-she-wore-that-to-his-funeral” look. I hope to always look this inappropriate at the funerals of all my future husbands.
Dress: Stop Staring (size 18)
Jacket: ASOS Curve (Size 16)
Heels: Liz Claiborne (Size 9)
I love theme parties. Any excuse to dress up in an unusual way from my normal style is always a good time (for me at least). From pimps & hos parties in college (where I was a pimp, naturally) to our uber-successful “stereotype” party (where I was a stereotypical Rock of Love contestant- anyone remember that show?), I seriously get into dressing up and taking on the role of whomever I’m suppose to be.
So when my best friend invited me to The Legwarmers concert at the Trocadero in Philly, I obviously was chomping at the bit to get all 80s-afied! With my big hair, bold brows and love of everything patterned and bright, I know I was meant to be this age in the 80s.
Unfortunately, due to a knee injury, I knew I was going to have to forgo heels, and therefor my original hair band groupie getup. With my acid wash jeans out of the picture, I decided the comfort would need to be key for a long night of dancing. So I literally built my outfit from the ground, up.
Starting with my super comfy tennis sneakers, I topped them off with my crazy leopard-floral leggings (never did I think I’d get TWO wearings out of these bad boys), purple legwarmers, an ASOS lace back bodysuit and a vintage metal belt. My polka dot heart-shaped Betsey Johnson chain strap purse just seemed like a natural choice and was a huge hit at the venue.
The Legwarmers were righteous and the entire night was like, totally tubular! If they’re ever in your town, make sure your gear is totally fresh and you will most definitely have a rad time! (Is that enough 80s slang for you?)
Bodysuit: ASOS (Size 16)
Leggings: Easy Pickins (Size XL)
Legwarmers: Bare Necessities
Shoes: Target (Size 9)
Bag: Betsey Johnson
Happy Holidays everyone! Regardless of what you celebrate (personally, I celebrate both Christmas & Chanukah), everyone loves an excuse to party!
I’ve been on a hunt for a perfect party frock, and I think I found it in this elegantly draped, sparkle-dusted IGIGI dress. The side draping/ruching is unbelievably flattering, the higher neckline offers a bit more modesty for those who are well-endowed like me, the length is neither too short or too long (I’m starting to feel like Goldilocks here…), and the slits in the sleeves allow for a sliver of skin to peek through, while still providing some coverage for those women who don’t love to show off their arms.
The bold shade is a bit unusual for a holiday dress, but I think I embody the Chanukah spirit due to the contrast of my white-as-white-can-be skin against the deep blue fabric.
Most people would reach for silver for their accessories, when wearing a bright blue shade, but I like to be slightly different, so my eye went towards gold. I matched the gold metal belt to my gold & black minaudiere (fancy word for a hard clutch), which I then matched to my black patent leather Christian Louboutins, whose red soles matched my hair perfectly. That’s how you tie an outfit together my friends.
L’Chaim fellow fashion lovers!
Dress: IGIGI (Size 14/16)
Shoes: Christian Louboutin (size 9)