If you read my blog, you’ll notice that I have a usual weekend uniform of two varieties this winter: sweater/skirt/tights combo or tunic/shirt/jeans combo. They’re not really cloned outfits. Don’t get me wrong, I like to try different things and experiment with fashion and trends, but there seems to be a look that I tend to fall back on because I know what I like and what looks best on me. And that’s the true meaning of style, isn’t it? It’s not following every trend but knowing what you like and making that look great on you! You know I like both tomboy-ish, sleek looks as well as flirty girly looks. The fit and flare skirt epitomizes that fun, flirty look. I love this skirt because there’s an illusion at play: close up you can see the black and white checks, but far away the contrast is lost and it looks like a gray skirt. I dressed up a simple cranberry sweater with some gold hardware of chunky chains and spikes – two different necklaces that look so right together!Coat: Zara, Sweater/Skirt: Forever 21, Shoes: dollhouse, Bag: Coach, Sunglasses: Akira
Yeahp. Winter is not over yet. Doing whatever I can to 1) keep warm and 2) look chic. Sometimes it’s hard, but I’m not giving up. A snowy mess outside equals a whole lot of light and thus some over-exposure of photographs. In the pictures I can’t tell where the background ends and my bottom half begins! More than anything, I’m tired of driving in the snow. The cold I can take, but I don’t want to deal with anymore slip and slide behind a two ton vehicle. But I don’t think this wish is going to be granted. The forecasts all indicate snow. Yay. Again, as I am the queen of layers, I wore a thermal long shirt underneath the turtleneck top, my chambray shirt, and my wool coat. All those air pockets in between provide insulation = good. Instead of my usual beanie, I opted for my wide brim fedora which also kept my head warm, reaffirming my adoration for all types of hats. Coat: Mango, Shirt: Madewell, Jeans: Old Navy, Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell, Bag: Alexander Wang, Hat: Forever 21
I am in love with these Stylenanda fold-over clutches. They’re super chic and simple and it literally goes with everything. You can take it for a fancy night out, or throw your basics (keys, phone, wallet) in for a trip to the grocery store. It’s roomy, sturdy, and it fits a lot of stuff. They’re less than $40 for one, and to me they’re oh so worth it. I tried to look for these online via polyvore and amazon and what I was looking for (style and price range) were hard to find. Hence why I nabbed two when I fond them at Stylenanda.