President’s Day- D.C.

To commence my second day of my trip I had the opportunity to sit in on a cardiothoracic surgery (coarctation) at the museum of natural history. After viewing the resection of the narrow segment, I toured the museum.

Enjoyed seeing my favorite museum in DC today. So glad I got to save my @draperjames dress for the occasion! You can see a the pictures from the mammals and hope diamond exhibit on my blog today! #fashionblog #ootd

I got to view several different exhibits in the Smithsonian. My favorite since childhood has always been the mammal exhibit where they have the evolutionary paths of modern wildlife in each continent. I found it exciting to see the different zoological animals predecessors of what I’ll be working with in the future.

After venturing in the mammals exhibit I also got to witness the gems and minerals displays. The museum had a lovely collection for everyone to see. They also listed the organic compounds of each gem or mineral, so from an organic chemistry perspective it was neat.

Notably, a wonderful site in this exhibit was the Hope Diamond wich was in a rotating glass structure. Each angle the diamond turned, it showcased a different color. At certain angles it was a topaz yellow, dark blue, amethyst, and obsidian. All of this is due to the diamonds high clarity.

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After walking by the Department of Justice and National Archives my grandparents and I decided to tour the Old Clock Tower. The Clock Tower is the highest accessible point in Washington D.C. since the Pentagon no longer enables public access.

Once we navigated up the elevators to the top floor (12 stories) we were able to see the whole city. The hexagonal outline of D.C. was viewable as was each presidential monument. Likewise, the Pentagon and the White House were in sight range. However, due to snowy weather the view was a little foggy and not as precise as it normally is.

The Old Clock Tower museum is attached to the Trump Hotel and Towers so to celebrate  all our country’s presidents and respect the social liberties America has established we decided to stop in for some treats. My grandparents and I got  teas and rose. The Trump Towers were extraordinarily lovely with lavish interior decorating. The hotel was very scenic.

Hot Tea and Priorities! Having a great time wandering around my favorite DC museums in my @draperjames velvet dress and @sheinofficial hat! Shop the full look and read about my museum trips in today’s blog! #fashionblog

 

Annapolis, Maryland

Currently, I am on an educational trip and family visit to see my relatives in Maryland. I am writing a report on a cardiological conference that is occurring during the week. Since, Maryland is a distance from Perth, I will be staying with my grandparents till I present my thesis project.

Once I was picked up from the airport I was whisked away to down town Annapolis. I got to sight see around the Naval Academy and tour there grounds. I also visit the harbor and window shop at some of the stores.

For this trip I wore my sorority sweatshirt and jeans. Since it was in the low 30 F I decided to wear my coach jacket with it as well. I paired the outfit with duck boots to prevent myself from falling in the snow.

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NYFW Leather Dress 2018

Fashion is hallmarked each year February 8th till the 16th. All tier brands showcase their own styles that conglermerately reveal the fashion forecast for the spring and summer. While all designers have a set style and flair there are still common trends that can be seen during the week that are universal and constant from each brand.

One of the more popular items showcased across the board was leather dresses. Leather ensembles were seen all throughout the big city, from the streets, clubs, and to the runway.

The most notable mentions of leather dresses are the skin-tight bodycon dress, a flair  sleeve mini dress,  the revival of the cut out leather dress, and a high neck tapered dress.  All of these dresses come from Shayne Oliver and LaQuan Smith.

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These two up and coming designers have shifted the fashion scale to mirror a more bondage eccentric theme. With spring and summer on the rise the leather idea sports a sexy in the sun vibe. While the whole summer trend might be rebinding to the sweet and innocent 1950’s flair, nightlife options have taken a turn. The new rules are everything goes with a tight leather number.

Since, we all can’t have closets filled with high brand or upcoming designers I have compiled a fashion set below. All the items including the leather dress are under $50.00 usd.

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In such manners, I decided to have fun with the fashion trend. I wore a pleather skater dress (since I’m animal friendly)  with a silver metal threading at the end trim. The dress was form-fitting and held a flat midi lining. Like in the fashion set I have sponsored above, I added a pop of color in a hot pink variety.
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The dress ended up being a perfect choice for a nightlife option. The trimming at the end of the dress was gritty and contrasted nicely with the pink heels.
This trend is defiantly a wonderful choice for spicing up a summer night.

Love and Lace

With everyone’s favorite day of love approaching there are several styles one can uptake. As seen in previous posts, color can be a defining factor of your desired outfit, but so can fabric.

Notably, from the options of: mesh, satin, leather, cotton, silk, cambrin, and brocade, there are endless possibilities. Yet, the most romantic and delicate is lace. Particularly, lace is a Valentines dream due to the plaited and braided embroidery. The floral twists and knits scream love.  An added bonus is that lace is always showcased in February. The concept of lace is generalized as romantic.

The lovely, fabric cultivates personality too. If you seek the cute feminine classic look, lace is the perfect foundation for a dress. For more idyllic Valentines day outfits lace can also provide a formal air of elegance. Likewise, lace can also be sported in a sultry and amorous. So, your personal taste can shine through with the beautiful fabric.

Evidently, lace is an evolving fabric. So, if you want to wear a certain color go for it. Popular colors for lace for this passionate day are lavender, pale pink, dark red, and creme white.Lace is now sported in all colors like the pink  lace dress I’m wearing below.   Similarly, if your love day plans require a bold and sexy broadway red then you can surely find it.

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Love and lace can be achieved. The older fabric is still a vital symbol for the immensity of Valentines day. Lace can be worn in any style and be cultivated into any color.

 

 

Professional Pink

In a classic business setting most people stick to neutral colors. Normally a dark plain blazer and matching pants. Likewise, the undershirt is a grey, white, or light blue blouse. The neutral colors indicate a form of salaried workers. The bottoms, pants or skirts, are to be crisp and straight down.
Recently, I saw a few lighter colored blazers in an accessory shop. Due to my affinity for the color pink I found it adorable. My only struggle was how to make this blazer business casual.
My veterinary courses require a blue-color dress code on Fridays. So, I decided to test out my outfit for the day. I paired my double buttoned pink blaze,r from Versona, with a simple flair skirt, I got from H&M. I also have a lace pink top from Anthropologie.
I then accessorizes my outfit with pieces from Primark. I attached a velvet bow to the lace trim of my top. I added a pink floral hair pins to push my hair back. For shoes I kept the professional trend and wore black round toe heels. However, for after class I added my pair of feathered light pink glitter pumps.
The outfit was a stretch out of my normally work wear or business professional attire, yet it made me stand out from all the other uniform looks. Work wear can still be chic and cute. The professional pink look was a go that I would repeat again.
Down below, I attached an outfit set and links. Listed below is wear you can find similar items to my professional pink outfit.
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Miss Selfridge Petites Nude Blazer JacketMiss Selfridge Petites Nude Blazer Jacket (see more petite blazer jackets)

TIBI jacquard skirt
brandoutlet.borderfree.com

Feather shoes
boohoo.com

Woolen hat
amazon.com

Velvet belt
$17 – very.co.uk

Jennifer behr hair accessory
$215 – net-a-porter.com

Witchery shiny nail polish
$12 – witchery.com.au

Valentines Daytime Outfits

If your still in school or in an environment where you can’t wear your most romantic ensemble there is no need to stress. You can still look chic and cute before your evening plans.  Just match a cute skirt with a nice blouse or body suite.

Notably, Valentines day falls on a Wednesday so I’ll be stuck wearing scrubs to class. So, I’m wearing one of my Hello Kitty heart printed scrub tops with a pair of red scrub pants.

This is a step up from my normal plain grey and blue scrubs I wear daily. However, if I was in another school environment like my undergraduate courses I would wear something pink and flirty.

For most students and workers you can opt for a simple skirt and top. The outfit I wore today is a great example.  The pink corduroy mini skirt from Forever 21 is a wonderful staple for the outfit. I then paired it with a floral embroidered mesh body suite with frill sleeves form Francesca’s. As for shoes I added my basic chunky black heels with silver studs.

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The skirt showed off my legs and the body suite was form-fitting. The pink and floral embroidery enhanced the romantic theme of the outfit. Thus, creating a romantic daytime look.

 

Spring into Prints 2018

Every season has a seasonal trend or a defining print that one can’t go without seeing. This spring, 2018 is no different. All high brand stores are sporting posy dots, Georgian spots, gingham, and glenurquhart plaid.

Posy Dots are a popular floral design that stems from the posy flowers. The print offers an elegant prospect into the normal floral designs of roses and daisies. Instead of classically small prints the design has been shown as a floral sketch or expanded print. Posy themed pieces have been seen in Anthropologie and Topshop.

 

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Georgian Spots are a wider dot pattern than polka dots. The pattern became popular in early 2010 with the rise of Pinterest.  The pattern comes from all the old southern brooches. The gems would be set with black circles below. Several artist recognized the old-fashioned placing and innovated it into a pattern. Georgian spots have appeared in Kate Spade‘s and Billabong‘s spring lines.

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Gingham is a pattern that previously wasn’t appreciated. It was often associated with children clothing sets. Much of this is due to the 1950’s symbolic print, normally having a creme or white background with a checkered pastel color correlating with infant aesthetics. Now, the print has made a huge comeback. Ginghams lightly colored prints serve as a girly homage to Cannes fashion. All in all its a perfect summer print that can be found in Forever 21 and Pac Sun.

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Glenurquhart Plaid or glen plaid, is a woven plaid. The pattern generally consists of a twill look. Four colors compromise the pattern. Two light colors and two dark colors will contrast in different repeating checks. This creates a trendy cross pattern. The glen plaid is often seen in blazers and skirts. It has become a fast growing instagram fashion for places with a colder spring weather. This print can be found at River Island.

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Notably, my outfit of the day was inspired by the Georgian spots. I wore a romper from Billabong that I ordered off of Swell. The romper had the southern pattern printed on the mauve fabric. It also showcased cute flare sleeves and a trendy tie string at the top.

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