In case you’re an OG fan of my blog, previously named All Roses Are Pink, and you’re not my mother or my grandmother, God bless you and thank you for your support. In case you have never seen, heard, or smelled my blog, welcome to its new home! Because I am not a tech wizard and sometimes impatient, instead of moving over all of my previous blog’s content, I decided to do a collective post of my favorite outfit posts. Please enjoy things I wore in the past year 2015:
The greatest music of all time was recorded in the 70s – we are talking Zeppelin, Journey, Foreigner, Pink Floyd, I could go on… Needless to say the style is rad too. I am really digging the 70s jams going on in the fashion world right now. Ever since Nicole Richie rocked her boho style post “Simple Life,” I was hooked. These bell bottoms were an awesome find in Hawaii. I really started with these “bad boys” (fit for the Brady Bunch) as a base for this look. This look is also perfect for… you guessed it… FESTIVAL season! Even if you’re not throwing down a down payment on a Ford Focus to listen to jams in a dustbowl with the #Jenners, rock out to some chill tunes on your iPod and bust out some flares – you’ll feel Groovy.
I have been wanting a tulle skirt for eons! I couldn’t find one in stores, so I made one! That’s right, this girl can sew (with the help of Gammie of course). You have know idea how rewarding it is to create something with your own hands and wear it! I feel like Stella freaking McCartney. I like to rock girly pieces like a tulle skirt with leather, to toughen it up a little. Edgy-girlie ensembles are always cool and fun to wear. I had to add a pop of color and these Ted Baker hot pink pumps (w/ stunning rose gold heels) – which are my life! And of course I needed a bold lip. This mac color is so beautiful it makes me pee! Lastly, I am carrying my new muted lavender clutch from my wonderful friend, Donielle. It’s just enough sparkle with the necklace to finish off this very NYE appropro look, or really any party look. Happy New Year! Make a resolution to dress up this year! Even if you don’t have an occasion because you always feel better when you look good.
Braved the Lilly Pulitzer for Target circus and make it out alive? Heck yes. And made it out with these sweet trousers! I adore these tropical rainforest pants to Costa Rica and back. Who doesn’t love a wide-legged-trouser-Carol-Brady look topped with crisped whites and a Saint Laurent bag? An evil doer, that’s who. Love these pants as much as I do? I am sure you can find them on eBay for an arm, a leg and a spleen. Thank goodness they only retailed for $34.55 – not counting the 6am saturday wakeup call, $9 double shot flat white, and mom cat fight at the target entrance. Enjoy!
I have no sympathy for those who complain at Thanksgiving dinner for being too full when they are wearing jeans, dress pants, or even chinos – rookie mistake. We were given the elastic waistband for a reason. Today I looked pretty derrrnnn fancy, but I was still comfortable enough in my Express sequined mini skirt (with a very stretchy waistband) to consume 2 Thanksgiving dinners. Yes, that’s right – dos meals – deux. It’s hardly a 4X Gilmore Girls feast, however, it’s harder than it sounds. You don’t want to offend any grandmas by passing on their famous stuffing or the 24 pound turkey. Elastic is the way to go. This is also a great example of how you can get away with mixing textures and patterns. I think people shy away from purchasing pieces like sequin minis because they aren’t sure what to pair them with. Who says you have to wear a boring solid blouse? Why not pair it with a great pattern like I have here!? I love this look. The skirt is more versatile than you would think. Be brave! Happy Thanksgiving and gobble gobble!
Little know this fun fact about yours truly, but I was a tomboy growing up. I was a knee-skinning, boy clothes wearing, soccer playing chick. All my friend were boys – girls were so drama drama. I still standby this, although I like my blush colors and designer bags. I, obviously, am in love with the sports luxe. Anytime I can sport my Saint Laurent and adidas in the same look, I am a happy recovered tomboy.
Who says you can’t bring baseball to the office? I actually don’t think anyone has ever said that, but here’s my tribute to the WORLD CHAMPION SF GIANTS while still remaining chic, comfortable, and office apro-pro. This outfit is idiot proof. Ingredients: Billowy tee, midi-skirt, boyfriend blazer – 3 colors, 3 pieces, hashtag: cake. Each piece is a cotton/spandex blend, making this look almost as comfy as your jammies. I think people think that sweats are the only “comfy” clothes around. This is a lie. This outfit is just as comfy as a hoodie + pair of yoga pants, and it’s redonkulously cool. #saynotosweats #gogiants
What’s a better excuse to wear sequins than the start of the holiday season!? I feel like a Golden Girl – I am so happy to sparkle like this. I think it’s hard to not look moderately glamorous with a full midi skirt and a little sparkle. And how chic is this little red Chanel dupe!? 25 bucks y’all! I am also really enjoying this half-up topknot! Try it out for Christmas parties. Cheers!
Happy Monday, friends! California is always a tad hesitant to bring us fall, but I think it’s starting to get keen on the idea. Today’s high was a whopping 72! Pretty decent, California. I will take it! Speaking of ‘le fall’, I am all about watching autumnal movies to get into the spirit. Whether it’s a scary movie, a cozy movie (You’ve Got Mail anyone!? Can I get a HEYYY), or a cheesy Halloween movie from your childhood, like, say… Hocus Pocus! This movie is all about the theatrics and hackneyed Salem history, but I think that’s why I like it so much. Plus! I love the Stevie Nicks/Sanderson sister look! My outfit today was not picked out without these factors in mind. I’m trying to channel SJP! The pretty witch! I hope your Halloween week is fun and full of hocus pocus!
I think men’s wear on women was cool, is cool, and always will be cool. I love a shirt dress because there is something effortlessly chic about it. You literally just throw it on! I like the bowler hat because it adds to the menswear theme and I feel like Charlie Chaplin, or Winston Churchill #winwin. These lacey biker shorts add some grunge along with the cherry Docs. This ensemble is ideal for a lazy weekend. Cheers!
It has always been my dream to be a 1950s prom queen for Halloween and this year it came true! 1950s prom queens are an elite group of ghosts that parade around Halloween in ’57 Chevys and eat gallons of candy and never gain a millimeter to their waistline. Poofy hair, poofy skirt… how can you go wrong? And yes, the answer to your question is: this is all my hair, it took 47.5 minutes, and I know beehives are more 1960s, but #yolo. Happy Halloween!
First time wearing this color blocked Tuxedo style blazer from the Peter Pilotto collection at Target. I did get quite a few compliments on it! Good stuff compliments are. These tuxedo striped pants were from Old Navy last spring and I quite like the stripe detailing with the style of the jacket – my take on “men’s wear.” I live in these booties by Sam Edelman! I wear them with goodness knows everything! Good news, these blouses are currently available at Old Navy and they are mighty comfy, inexpensive but quite classy. I snatched up 3. I need 10.