September 10, 2015

A Silk Shirt And Being a Fashion Buyer

What I'm wearing   - Shirt -  Altuzarra  ||  Pants  -  Ann Taylor || Shoes - Isaac Mizrahi 

I don’t open my wardrobe and outfits jump at me. I think, and build them as they cross my mind.  A lot of times a properly thought out outfit changes just at the point of execution, and this happens a lot. I believe for the most part, this switch is dictated at a subconscious level by my mood. That is the story of this outfit.  This is one of my haul from the Altuzarra collection with Target last September. Unfortunately this particular shirt and most of the pieces are sold out but you can still get a few styles from the collection at the store.

 I love it when a buying decision goes right. That doesn’t happen every time in my line of work.  Sometimes you are 110% sure an item would sell out fast. You buy it, and then wait and wait and wait some more for it to sell out. Meanwhile, you are absolutely nuts about this piece. A friend once said I had a weird fashion taste, ha! me keh! weird fashion? No way! I retorted, Impossicant!  I said.

I realize I have drifted back, forth and sometimes-off tangent in today’s posts, but this is how my thought is flowing at this moment. I read in some article that when writing the human brain works like broken electrical current, it’s not a smooth flow most times. The writer’s job is to grab whatever your subconscious is trying to dump on your pages, and not to try making sense of it at first. You can then create order from the mumbo-jumbo charges the brain cells give off as you go along. I don’t know if this is true, but it has certainty helped me to snap out of my hiatus.

Back to the story of buying, getting older and coming into myself, made me realize that, it’s more a case of having a different perspective or angle if you will about fashion and what is beautiful generally. With that knowledge in mind, I try to bring myself out of most buying decisions. Because at the end of the day, whatever my personal opinion may be about fashion, the books most tell a good story. Fortunately, most times your customer would tell you exactly what they want, It’s left for you to listen.

Thank you for always reading.

July 09, 2015

Cocoon Dress

What I'm wearing   - Dress -  Fever London  ||  Pumps  -  Bakers    
There are times that I fall completely and utterly in love with a garment at first sight, such is the case with this dress. The relaxed silhouette, cotton rich linen fabric and retro prints have a quirky effortless vibe that make it rather interesting.  It is one of those pieces that is so easy to wear,  yet stylish.  It's loose cocoon silhouette means I do not have to “suck belly” which is always a good thing. Though loose fitting, there's a bit of structure to it,  which in addition to its just-above-the-knee length keep it looking smart. Did I mention the dress has pockets too? Bingo!

My senses went on overdrive from the day I ordered it until I received it, hubby couldn’t understand what the excitement was about.  Isn’t it crazy how the very little things that are seemingly inconsequential can have such far reaching effect?  You know what they say, “ When you look good, you feel good and when you feel good you do good” Now look who's back doing some good on the blog.

How have you been doing lately? Thank you for always reading.

May 22, 2015

Work It Girl!!! Plaid Pants and Pink Bodysuit

On the 9 to 5
Outfit - Pants -  Jones New York  ||  Bodysuit  -  Eva Mendes    || Bag   -  Guess 
What would you be wearing on Monday? I would be looking something very close to this. The pants, bag and bodysuit are still available in limited quantities at the store and currently on sale. I was recently introduced to the joys of wearing bodysuits, thanks to celebs like Kim K. Don't you just love how well they fit the torso and keep your outfit perfectly in place? The drape front detail on this one by Eva Mendes, is just gorgeous, and the colour totally livens up the outfit, just enough pop of colour to start the work week. What would you be wearing  this Monday?

Thank you for stopping by, have a great week.

March 25, 2015

Boyfriend . Pumps. Tees

What I'm wearing - Jeans -  Lucky Brand ||  T-shirt  - Front Row Shop Get it  here    || Purse   -  Lancelot Knight || Pumps  -  Isaac Mizrahi 

I’m  loving the tailored look of this boyfriend jeans. It's a slouchy cut quite alright but tailored ever so slightly that it doesn't bulk-up my already big lower half. It’s currently one of my fav, practically goes with everything. For a long time, I was skeptical about wearing  skinny jeans or boyfriend jeans for that matter, For me, It had to be 'straight cuts', simply because I felt I was too curvy to pull off the skinny or slouchy look. Then I discovered some great jeans brands that catered not just to curvy girls, but their cuts are absolutely perfect for me. I love to wear my jeans mostly with tees, statement necklace and pumps…very easy peasy, no hassle, yet cool.  For today’s post , I’m wearing  it with my colour blocked t-shirt and pumps.  I love that the distressed look is so subtle it can be worn anywhere, this is a great casual look if wearing denim and pumps is your kind of look.

These photos were taken a while ago, it’s a struggle to make out time for shoots, and when I get the time, I have to contend with finding a willing photographer, so much so that I'm begaining to consider getting a blogger buddy to do shoots with.  
Hope you all are having a great week so far, thanks for always stopping by.

February 17, 2015

6 More Places To Where It To - The Maxi Skirt

I came across this photo of Gabrielle Union at the New York Fashion Week,  (Which by the way is in full swing and giving me major fashion joy), wearing a pleated maxi skirt in this   gorgeous cobalt blue colour. I thought, gosh! she totally killed it!  I like it!  why not do a post on ways to style the maxi skirt


Longer lengths in skirts are the rage now, especially midi length skirts. But I have chosen the maxi  skirt for it's unversal appeal, it is flattering on most shapes. My absolute fav things about the maxi skirt is   how incredibly comfy it can be and  it's ability to instantly lengthen the figure.  - Here are some great ways to take this must-have wardrobe staple from boardroom to a swanky soiree.

1. Pair Maxi with a chic button up shirt, add a structured tote and some acessories for a stylish smart casual look that can go from the office to a lunch date. A fitted shirt and a belt is a great way to balance out the volume of the skirt and keep the look smart.

2. Throw-on a tailored blazer to streamline the volume of the skirt, a cropped style jacket would be a good choice for this look as it would balance out the length of the skirt. Add some fab accessories for a trendy take on the 9 to 5.

3. A basic Tee shirt or Tank and the maxi skirt are two wardrobe staple that can allow for a lot of versatility.  Add a wedge for even more lengthening of your silhouette or a simple flat sandal and accessories for that effortless casual look.

4. A fab printed blouse and a maxi skirt is a combination bound to make a bold statement, of course in a stylish way.

5. Consider a glitzy maxi for a glam event if you want to go full-on, or pare down the look by pairing maxi with a sequin blouse and accessories. A bit of shimmer is always a great party look.

6. A highwaisted maxi skirt paired with fashions current obsession ‘the crop top’, is a trendy take on a fab casual look.

So tell me, how do you work your maxi skirt?

Catch you soon!

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