Wednesday, December 31, 2014

A New Year

A new year is quickly approaching us and if you are anything like me , you do not know where you are going or most importantly what you want to wear on this special day. Many people stay home and watch the ball drop in the privacy of their own home or attend a New Years Eve party either way you need a stylishly outfit to enter the new year.
Here are a few outfits that are perfect for any events on New Years Eve.

Sequin Ball

Nothing screams New Years like SEQUINS. I love a good matching set and Target made this dream possible.

I brought this coordinate set on clearance last Summer at Target. I had my eyes of this set on Target's  website before it went on sale so I was very happy when it was finally marked down. Who says you have to run out and buy a whole new outfit?. It is much easier to rework the items you already owned which will help you save money to celebrate the night.

A matching set easily takes out a lot of the guesswork of outfit planning. This matching set features a mirrored print crop top and slim fitting pencil skirt. I did not want to compete with the print of the top or the sequins in the skirt so I kept the look simple and decided against any jewelry.

I finished the look with basic black pumps although not pictured here I would also add a pair of simple tights.

Outfit Details
Top: Target
Skirt: Target
Pumps: Target

Sexy Suiting

The minute I brought this velvet suit into the fitting room to try on during the release of Altuzarra for Target collection.

Every year the people of Pantone choose the color of the year and according to Pantone the color for the New Year is Marsala, better known as burgundy
Over the last few seasons, burgundy has become a Fall favorite become of its Earthy rich wine color.

We all know how to wear all black from head to toe but is it possible to wear any color in the same matter, I say ABSOLUTELY!!!. Without any hesitation, I choose a pair of burgundy chunky pumps to match the suit which complimented my nail polish as well.

I accessorized the look with gold rings to finish the look.

Outfit Details
Blazer: Altuzarra for Target
Pants: Altuzarra for Target
Rings: Street vendor (left) & H&M (right)
Shoes: Target

Casual Eve

If you do not want to participate in traditional New Years Eve  events, you can always stay home or catch an early movie before the late night crowd rush.

Although it will be cold in NYC I choose this teal body con skirt which I would pair with nude tights to give the illusion of bare legs without freezing. 

The slim fitted skirt is the perfect paring for a oversized boxy sweater. 

When I brought this plaid blanket scarf this season I knew I would have no trouble planning outfits around it. I picked out the colors in the scarf to match the green satchel, teal skirt and the navy pea coat.

To finish the look I choose a comfortable pair of wedge booties and oversized wool hat to keep me extra warm.

Outfit Details
Sweater: H&M
Skirt: Thrift store
Boots: Target
Bag: Target
Necklace: Banana Republic (not shown)
Rings: Street vendor (left) & H&M (right)
Coat: Bitten by SJP
Scarf: Target
Hat: J Crew

Friends Night Out

You can never go wrong with an all black outfit for any occasion.  This look is what I like to call the un-traditional suiting because the jacket and pants don't necessary match but they do go together. 
I choose a cropped open draped  jacket that I brought from H&M a long time ago and trousers from Banana Republic monogram collection.

I started this look with these high waisted trousers that feature an overlap waistband and I topped it off with a sheer corset top. 

Lingerie can be worn as outerwear if done correctly. If you feel self conscious, it is best to wear it  layered under articles of clothing such as jackets with only a peek exposed. 

I finished the look with basic black pumps and a long multi-layered necklace. I decided to wear my hair in a low ponytail to show off the necklace.

Outfit Details
Top: Macy's
Jacket: H&M
Pants: Banana Republic
Pumps: Target
Necklace: Street vendor

Please don't judge me if I wear these outfits way after New Years lol

Until next time, XOXO

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Sweater Dressing

Hello, Everyone!!!.
After a full week off from school, I finally decided to go out this weekend to celebrate the end of the semester. It was quite warm on Sunday night so I decided to wear a fitted Winter sweater dress. I started the look off with this black and grey dress that I brought from Banana Republic a few years ago. When I initially brought this dress I had to wear shapewear underneath it to conceal my middle section and smooth out my shape.
However after my weight lost, I am happy to say that I no longer have to wear shapewear underneath this particular dress. 
That is a mini accomplishment for me!!!!. 

Although I am not wearing any spanx underneath I decided to achieve the same look by cinching in my waist with a corset belt. The right belt can instantly change your outfit, so I choose this wide black belt with patent leather trim and double buckles to add some glamour to my dress. 

During the colder months, you can easily get in a style rut because you typically wear more pants than dresses or skirts but I actually enjoy wearing dresses with a fun funky pair of tights. 

 In the Wintertime, you can have fun with your hosiery to compliment your dress. Instead of wearing simple opaque or sheer tights  I choose a pair that have a slight horizontal pattern.

I definitely will be wearing this dress all Winter long in different ways by simply swapping out the tights and/or belt and changing the boots.

Here are some great tights options for your Winter wardrobe for under $35.

 H&M                      Wolford                  Zara                Wolford 

Outfit Details
Dress: Banana Republic
Belt: Banana Republic
Boots: Sam & Libby for Target
Tights: Unknown
Lipstick: Avon

I must admit I enjoyed my night out without worrying about school for a brief moment. 
It was definitely a night to remember!!

Until next time, XOXO

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Thursday, December 25, 2014

The Night Before Christmas

I just want to wish you all a MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!.
 I hope you are able to spend the day with the people that you love.

As you can see, I was always a little fashionista.


Until next time, XOXO

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Platform Photoshoot

Hello, Everyone, I have some exciting news!!.
The semester is officially over, today was my last day for finals. Here is a quick look at what I wore to school. I really am a New Yorker at heart because I will use any excuse to wear almost all black especially on a rainy day. In my opinion black can be worn every season and for every occasion. I choose a pair of simple black pants from H&M that are slightly high-waisted.  Just like the color black, crops tops can be worn all year long by layering it under thicker jackets or sweaters.

 I choose to pair my crop top with a open sweater and accessorized with a multi-layered necklace. Today I was going for a casual look so I added my favorite wedge sneakers in black, of course. 

To add some glam, I choose my leather jacket and faux fur vest as my outerwear. 

Sidenote: The Pumpkin Spice latte from Dunkin Donuts is my Winter favorite drink !!!. 

You must try it

It definitely helped me stay awake during my morning classes.

Fur vest: Banana Republic (similar)
Leather jacket: Sheinside (similar)
Crop top: Target (similar)
Necklace: Payless (similar)
Bag: Topshop (similar)
Hat: J Crew (similar)
Pants: H&M (similar)
Sneakers: Target (similar)
Sweater: Target (similar)

I hope you are having a amazing week so far.

Until next time,XOXO

Friday, December 19, 2014

Green With Envy

Hello Everyone !!! 
I hope you do not think I'm neglecting you or my blog but I am in the middle of finals week and we all know how hectic that can be. I had a final earlier I choose the most comfortable outfit I could put together.

I choose this off-white sweater that was actually given to me by my best friend, GOTTA LOVE HER!!!. It is the perfect oversize sweater so I paired it with my army green skinny pants to balance the look. I topped the sweater with a statement necklace to elevate the outfit from casual to dressy casual. 

Instead of wearing my favorite black booties I decided to finish the look with cute pair of taupe double buckle booties and  added a matching bag from Topshop. 

I love this camouflage coat and I'm planning on wearing it every chance I get this season.  I brought it from Brooklyn Industries on a good sale last Winter, I love a good fashion deal!!!.

Coat: Brooklyn Industries
 Sweater: Gap
Pant: Target
Boots: Target
Necklace: Banana Republic
Bag: Topshop
Lipstick: Avon

Until next time, XOXO

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

All I Want for Christmas is....

I cannot believe Christmas is just a week away!!!.
It is that time of year, where everyone is shopping for last minute gifts.
Here are a few items that are perfect for the fashionistas and makeup lovers in your life.

Gift guide

Click on thumbnails to shop 

Until next tIme,XOXO