OXFORDS & STRIPES

February 10, 2016


Finding a great-fitting pair of dress pants sounds easy enough, but in reality, or at least in my experience, the right fit is not always easy to find. Sure, there is an abundance of dress pants out there, yet up until I found the Columnist ankle pant from Express, I've always struggled to find a pair that fits right. You see, I like a slim-fitting pant that sits a little lower on the waist and hits just above the ankle, so I can wear it with heels, flats and boots. Polished and modern, reason why I like this fit so much, besides the fact that it works with every style of shoe imaginable is because I can easily dress it up or down. For today's look, I paired it with a simple white Portofino shirt and a striped trench coat from Express, a pair of black and white oxfords and a bright red scarf do add a pop of color to this classic office-ready outfit. Yet, I could have easily worn these pants with a turtleneck, a leather jacket and some fun sneakers for a more casual look. Basically, I've worn these pants to dinner parties and business meetings, and they never missed a mark. And knowing how I feel about versatility, you know how much I love that! :)


HIGHLAND

February 8, 2016


Back to black with just a touch of gray! I've been dressing down a lot lately, so I decided to take full advantage of Friday night dinner date with my hubby and dress up a bit. Though I don't normally go super fancy for our date-nights, I do like to forgo my usual jacket and jeans combo for something a bit more feminine like a cute mini for example. For today's look I paired it with my favorite over-the-knee boots and an oversized sweater. As a rule, whenever I wear something short, I like to pair it with something a bit more covered up on top. A nice oversized sweater, does a great job balancing out the length of the skirt and keeps an outfit from looking too sexy.

What about you guys, what's your go-to look for a date night? 


POSTCARDS FROM PARADISE :: PART 2

February 5, 2016


Though my Virgin Islands tan hasn't faded quite yet, I already miss our sun-filled adventures... Seven straight days of nothing but tanning, swimming, lounging around and relaxing:)

And since I am feeling particularly nostalgic today, I decided to share a few more images of our Caribbean adventures! Hope you enjoy!:)


BIKER BLUES

February 3, 2016


Cobalt and stripes... always a winning combination for me:) Cheery and bright, I often opt for this pairing when I style my casual outfits to make them a bit more striking and interesting. Though normally, I prefer to wear cobalt and stripes with darker denim like navy or even black, for today's look I went with something a bit lighter. Aside from the fact that I am utterly obsessed with these Citizens of Humanity jeans because they are a perfect hybrid between boyfriend and slim fit, I rather like the way cobalt and lighter denim blue complement each other for a slightly more casual, not-so-very-nautical vibe:)

SAINT LAURENT

February 1, 2016


I've been obsessively wearing leather pants and boots lately. Well..., really it's these particular boots and pants that I've been keeping on heavy rotation for the past few weeks. Suppose I'm going through one of my edgier, tailored phases and this combo seems to be the winning pairing at the moment. So, I'm just rolling with it!:) 

CAPED CRUSADER

January 30, 2016


Good morning and happy Saturday, Everyone! Hope you're all enjoying your weekend! I just wanted to say a quick hello and share a few images of my latest obsessions, starting with the uber cozy Club Monaco poncho I've added to my outwear collection recently. Chic, yet very warm and comfy, what I love about this piece the most is the fact that I can wear it in a multitude of ways. Today I opted to pair it with slouchy jeans and ankle boots, but it would look just as great with flared jeans or knee-high boots for example. Basically, the possibilities are endless, and of course you know how much I love that!:)


SANDAL STAPLES :: A FEW MARC FISHER LTD FAVORITES

January 27, 2016


If you read my blog on regular basis, you probably know what a huge shoeaholic I truly am! And so, when Marc Fisher LTD reached out with an opportunity to style a few of my favorite sandal styles, I simply couldn't resist!:) 

When it comes to my favorite shoe styles in general, drama and details is what I tend to go for the most. Even when it comes to everyday and casual, plain is not my game:)! And so, since details are so important to me and lace-up is one of the biggest trends of SS16, for this particular post, I opted to style 3 different lace-up style sandals ranging from casual to dressy. Why lace-up you ask? Well, aside from being incredibly versatile, what I like about lace-up details the most is the fact that they add that perfect touch of drama to both casual and dressy sandals. A little sexy, a little girly, they have this great ability to transform even the simplest of styles into statement making heels.