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.
Pink dream

 

 

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.

 

Bardot 2018

The term Bardot has stemmed from the iconic french model and actress, Brigitte Bardot. She was popularized for often wearing off the shoulder iteams sporting a bare look. The sexualized 1950’s style then evolved into current fashion statements.

The name Bardot then ventured to be a high brand clothing store. Bardot, the Australian brand often promotes styles from the famous namesake. There seasonal trends, especially summer and spring still showcase the infamous Cannes film festival look Brigitte pulled off.

Now in the 2018 spring and summer fashions have decided to reflect the off the shoulder look. Some stores are even calling these products bardot tops and dresses. So, the iconic look has made a comeback.

The off the shoulder style was one I decided to try. To style this bardot look I choose a lighter color dress. The pink and creme gingham pattern dress was to accentuate feminine style. Likewise, I choose a dress with girly frills on the bottom cut of the clothing iteam.

 Since off the shoulder dresses normally have a straight cut often making it hard to make a figured tailor, I opted for a belt. I went with a pale pink waist tie belt to accentuate a formed look. I then paired the dress with a pair of light pink heels with floral designs for a fun mix of prints.  I then added more accessories to the mix with a pale pink sorority layered choker necklace.

This clothing  choice was the perfect summer outfit.

Spring Shoe Save

As spring fashion is slowly intergrading its way into the stores you’ll start to find a common theme amongst heeled products. The new spring fling is to have clear fastinings or heels on your beloved booties or pumps.

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The 80’s inspired style is making a comeback. The current stock and premature popularity of these shoes is a huge indicator of what is to come for early 2018 fashions. As promoted in the Parada 2018 Collection, Ego boots, and Dior Fashion Week 2017 its a no brainer that these clear plastic shoes will become the newest craze.

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The shoes are making a wave back from late 1982 and early 1983 with bright adornishments. The addition of fun shapes, emblems, and glitter are just one way these shoes are making a current comeback. Likewise, they are easy to accessorize. On top of the simplistic or bold approches these shoes offer you can pair them with leggings, fishnets, or bright nail art. So, you can individualize the plastic see through shoes to fit your fashion sense.

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Since we all can’t sport designer or high brand versions of these shoes like our favorite A list celebrities, I’ve provided a few alternatives. Here are a list of a more cost efficient route to stay on point.

1.Make Me Chic:  Is offering an open toe double clear strapped pair of metallic sandals. These shoes support clear pvc straps that offer a silver shine. You can easily pair them with bright socks and not burst your budget. They are offered at $18.99

 

2. Shoes.com: Has multiple variations of clear shoes. From pumps, sandals, tennish shoes, and booties. There best quality listing is the clear lucite shoes. They feature one broad band strap and free heel. Currently these shoes are listed for $33.95.

Fabulicious Romance 301 - Clear Lucite

3. Forever21: Has two amazing finds. They have thigh high clear boots and ankle boots. All of these clear boots show of a lovely stiletto and chunky zipper. Amazingly, there boots are currently listed on sale so they are all on the shoe clearence price. The pair of ankle boots are priced at $27.93 and lucite boots are $54.60!

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Monochrome Spring

As spring and summer trends start to fly in it becomes essential to rember to classic chic look. Every spring and summer clothing store is going to be piled with bright colors and floral prints. Which are all lovely and viable options.
However, there are other ways to sport a spring look without charging up a storm for pastels.A monochromatic color scheme can still achieve the same spring or summery feel.
A lace blouse with trimmings is a fresh represntation of the vitality of life. Everyone who is in the workforce probably has this iteam too. Another wardorbe stable is a pair of pants. If you have pants or a skirt in a solid color with scalloped lining its a cute way to descritely incorporate a floral outlook. Likewise a patteren coat can bring in a splash of summer youth without the bright colors.
Overall you can still have a nice and soothing summer and spring outfit from your basic wardrobe needs. Staples in grey, black, creme, white, nude, and beige can still be worn during these seasons. The monochromatic colors are to be utilized every season and can provide chic looks.

An example set is shown below

Monochrome Black

 


Zimmermann zipper shirt
zimmermannwear.com

Coat
hobbs.co.uk

Wide leg trousers
citychiconline.com

Chanel real leather boots
vestiairecollective.com

Gucci acetate sunglasses
kirnazabete.com

Clothing Resloutions

This past year I’ve gotten more comftorable with utilizing clothes as a form of expression and art. Here are a list of notes I’ve uncovered and hope to share for this upcoming year. Its important that when we make resolutions to resolve to hold our selves at a great standard of confidence. The best way to do so it threw clothes.

  1. Don’t be afraid to mix patterns (stripes, stars, animal prints, glitter)
  2. Its okay for your bra or bralette to show
  3. Boots are acceptable to wear in the summer (they are great with dresses)
  4. Just cause its a trend doesn’t mean you have to like it
  5. You can have more than one accessory (it won’t clash!)
  6. Its okay to mix fabrics (lace, leather, velvet, suede)
  7. Its okay to sport old trends (I love boho dresses even though it was late 1990’s trend)
  8. White apperal is okay after labor day
  9. Fishnets can be worn durring the day
  10. Classic looks are a wardorbe stable