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 joined the Cult, and you will too.
Cult of California, that is. (Don’t worry, I’m neither a Raëlian or Mooney). Cult of California is the plus-size clothing line by designer Jen Wilder. (Another considered headline for this post- “I’m Wild for Wilder”). Filled with everything from edgy activewear to curve-hugging dresses, Wilder offers options not previously seen in the plus-size market.
So, when she sent me an Oil Foil tank and sequin-sleeved moto jacket I was practically chomping at the bit to wear them for an outfit post. Both the jacket and the tank are suuuuuper comfy, so, for once, I decided to make my entire outfit comfy-centric.
I yanked on my shape-slimming Hold Your Haunches leggings (which are amazing for smoothing any lumps and bumps, if you’re into that kinda thing), and laced (and Velcroed) up my INSANE new Nine West Nevan holographic/rose gold/studded/bedazzled/hidden wedge sneakers. These shoes… they’re something I only could have dreamt up in my wildest LSD induced dreams, and I love them oh so very much. The sunglasses were an obvious choice to complete the insanely comfy outfit. Don’t they just make me seem a bit… out there?
I guess I was brainwashed by the Cult after all.
Tank: Cult of California
Moto Jacket: Cult of California
Leggings: Hold Your Haunches
Sneakers: Nine West
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)
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)
They say less is more (I usually feel that more is more, but I digress…), so this is my attempt to experience how less exactly is more… While I pared down my typical piles of bangles and rings, and trekked outside sans shoes (Shoeless! What?), I did accessorize my outfit with *ahem* two big accessories…
So what do you think? Is less really more? Or do you prefer my jumbles of jewels, funky footwear and lotsa layers?
Dress: Forever21+ (Size XL)
Sunglasses: Five Below
(Also, sorry about the lack of outfit posting; as awesome as Fashion Week is, it REALLY takes it out of you!)