Thursday, November 29, 2012

Fall Floral Pants

Greetings to All!!
I must say that I am loving any and all things printed this season! When I stumbled upon these pants in H&M (on sale might I add), I knew they were a must have for my Fall wardrobe. These pants are a good option for rocking florals in the Fall/Winter months due to the berry toned colors. Hope you enjoy the way I styled them! XOXO
What I Am Wearing:
Pants-H&M (Originally $34.95, purchased on sale for $20)
Denim Chambray-F21($24.95)
Necklace-Windsor Store ($14)
Earrings-Diamond Studs (jeweler)
Watch-Movado
Shoes-Zara ($50)
Purse-Thifted ($8)

This look is a little over $100, not including the watch and earrings. Being stylish on a budget is my motive.

As Always, THANKS SO MUCH, for stopping by! 

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Comfort Chic: Mustard Pants & Leopard Booties

Greetings All!!

Hoping everyone's week is off to a great start! I purchased these pants from Target via their website a little while ago. I am in love with mustard this season. I think it's such a warm, rich color for the Fall months. This is how I styled my mustard pants to run some errands, this past weekend. Hope you Enjoy! XOXO

I love this clutch and felt it added a lil glamorous fun to the look! 

I made a change into these cute lil' flats as the day progressed. 





What I Am Wearing:
Mustard Pants-Target(here)
Denim Top-H&M(similar here and here)
Booties-Sam Edelman via Nordstrom(can purchase here)
Earrings-H&M
Necklace-Loehman's
Flats-Rocket Dog via Marshall's(can purchase here)
Clutch-Nine West via Marshall's(similar here)

Feel free to Check out my Collective Haul!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Berry Much In Love

Hello All,

My fiance' and I attended his cousin's wedding this weekend. I thought this burgundy(I refuse to use the term ox blood..no shade to those who use it, I just do not like it) number was well-suited for the occasion. It's right on trend! The "ox blood" color is the "it" color this season and the peplum style is still all the rave this season, as well. I love weddings and now that I am a bride-to-be, I enjoy being a guest because I have the opportunity to sit back and observe/learn tips on what to do or not to do for my big day. But Most importantly, it's always great to celebrate love between two people!  Hope you Enjoy! XOXO

Side Note: I am really going through some issues with my camera as of lately. My pics are appearing grainy, so please bare with me until I figure this thing out. :-)
What I Am Wearing:
Dress-Boohoo($40)
Shoes-Zara($50)
Coat-H&M (was $70 but I paid $35)
Scarf-H&M
Clutch- Nine West via Marshall's ($15)
Earrings-F21($6)
Bracelet-TopShop ($11)

This entire look was a little over $100 bucks, not including the coat and scarf!


Hoping everyone had a joyous and blessed Thanksgiving holiday.




Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Styled by Me: Lauren


I have decided to start a new segment featuring looks I have styled/helped style. Interestingly enough, I am typically the go-to person amongst my friends and family for fashion/styling advice. Not sure when or how this happened but over time, it just panned out that way. I actually truly enjoy receiving phone calls or having skype sessions with my loved ones to help them plan outfits for vacation, create a look for a hot date, or a special occasion, etc. It's funny because this is actually what inspired me to start my blog, two years ago. Who would've known that my blog would've grown this much?! I am FOREVER grateful for my blogger family and all of those that support me, as well as provide me with encouragement.  I hope you all enjoy this new feature :-) 

First up, we have Lauren. Lauren is quite the girly girl and very feminine; so when thinking of looks for her, I always try to keep this in mind. However, I must admit I do encourage her to step out of her comfort zone and try something sexy and edgy every now and then. She normally fights me on it but she trusted me and went with a bold look for her bachelorette party and I think she looked great! It was nice to see her try something different and she owned the look, totally!!! Not only did she trust me with her bachelorette party ensemble but she also chose the wedding dress that I liked best, over the dress she preferred. (Yes, she had a lot of faith in me.) :-) She fought me on her wedding dress too. She felt it was too sexy and it was too unexpected. I felt so bad because I didn't want her to wear a dress that she didn't love. However, I must say her gown was a big hit! She loved the dress and the way she looked in it and she received so many compliments. Anywho, without further adieu, I introduce to you my beautiful friend, Lauren.
First Look(Left)
This is what Lauren wore as a guest to a wedding. Lauren purchased the above dress but needed a little help on styling it. My suggestions were to contrast the blue with a pop of pink, possibly with a fab statement shoe. She decided to keep her other accessories pretty basic to allow the dress and shoes to be the focal point of this look. 
 
Second Look(Middle)
Lauren wore this for her bachelorette party in NYC. Lauren and I went shopping together and I styled this look from head to toe. I suggested that she step out of her comfort zone and go for something sexy and edgy, after all it was her last night as a single woman :-) Studs are so on trend right now, so I thought this dress would be perfect to add some edginess to her look. Lauren has the "coveted" hour glass figure that she loves to hide, so I wanted her to show off her curves in this bodycon dress. We went with a basic peep toe shoe, in which, she can wear again and I kept the accessories sleek and minimal to allow the dress to do all the talking!

Third Look(Right)
Lauren is a school teacher. She chose the dress and I assisted in styling with the yellow and orange color combo, and adding the skinny belt and cute nude flats.



First Look(Left)
In this look Lauren was headed to a casual business meeting. Lauren purchased this dress from H&M(I think the color is so fun). I suggested adding a blazer, patterned scarf and gold accessories to keep the look polished but still fun.
 
Second Look(Right)
This was a look Lauren put together for a day of hanging with friends. She incorporated my general fashion advice that blazers can pull any look together and a statement necklace is always a great addition to a simple outfit.
Lauren on her wedding day. I went with Lauren to various dress shops looking for "the one". It is important to listen and understand what she wanted but I still like to push the envelope a little as well. Lauren initially was only considering, big, princess, voluminous gowns. She found a couple that were very nice but none of them really screamed at me. However, when she so ever stepped outside of her comfort zone and tried the above dress on, I knew it was the one. Not only that, she didn't react to any of the other dresses the way she did when she tried this one on. She has the perfect curves for this dress and it has just the right amount of bling/embellishment where it's still tasteful. She accessorized the dress to her liking and I think she was a GORGEOUS bride.
Lauren picked the above bridesmaid dresses because she wanted everyone to feel comfortable and not worry about sucking in here and tucking there. The gowns are lovely but needed a little something to make them pop. So, I suggested adding a bling brooch, a bling bracelet, and bling drop earrings. I think those accessories were the perfect touch
 
So, there you have it my first segment of "Styled By Me"! Let me know your thoughts :-) I would love to hear your feedback :-) XOXO










Sunday, November 18, 2012

Comfort Chic: Striped Blazer

Hello Lovelies, HAPPY SUNDAY!!!!!

This is what I wore to run errands, go to dinner and do some shopping with one of my good friends this weekend. Typically, when I shop I stick to leggings and a flat shoe. It's comfy and it's easy to slip in and out of. So, there you have it..here's my casual weekend look.
Typically, I don't like wearing flats because I need the height of a heel to lengthen me and give off the illusion of a somewhat lean frame. I feel like flats make me look thicker than a snicker..lol!  However, sometimes a flat is the only thing that will do :-)

From Instagram....If you haven't already, make sure to follow me at stylepoise

What I Am Wearing:
Blazer-F21 ($20)
Blouse/Sweater-H&M ($30)
Leggings-H&M($24.95)
Flats-Rocket Dog via Marshall's($17) Purchase here
Necklace-F21($8..I think)
Scarf-Jones New York via Marshall's ($15)
Bag-Gucci

This look is about $100 bucks(minus the scarf and bag)...I'm all about being stylish without breaking the bank :-)

Here is Part II of my Thrifting Haul

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Blazer Simplicity

Hello All!

Hoping everyone's week is going well thus far! I recently went thrifting and I'm happy to say I found some pretty amazing finds!(Feel free to check out my thrifting haul video below). This blazer happens to be one of my newly found loves; it's right up my alley! Blazers are and will be my go-to item for all eternity. I have tons of them in all shapes, styles, and colors. If I said it once, I've said it a million times.....I believe blazers are a MUST-HAVE in every woman's closet. Anywho, I kept my look pretty basic but added some color with my pumps and statement necklace. Here is how I styled my "new" blazer. Hope you like! XOXO
Looking back on these pics, I think I would've preferred a black belt over the cognac one.
I didn't realize my shirt sleeves were un-cuffed until after the fact...so please excuse :-)
I am so LOVING my new pumps! They're extremely comfy. I am sure these will make many more appearances on the blog! 
What I Am Wearing:
Blazer-Christian Dior (Vintage) 
Jeans-Vigoss via Loehman's 
Blouse-F21 
Pumps-H&M 
Necklace-Zara 
Earrings-Diamond Studs

(You Tube catches me with some of the most weirdest faces...lol)
As Always, THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by! XOXO





Sunday, November 11, 2012

Floral Pants Remix

Happy Sunday!!!!

Top of the Week to you all! Hoping everyone had a blessed weekend. This was a look I wore to work last week but never got around to posting. Wishing everyone a great week! XOXO


How I styled them previously...
Which look did I rock it best?

What I Am Wearing:
Pants-H&M
Top-F21
Necklace-F21
Bracelets-H&M
Earrings-Thrifted
Shoes-H&M
Coat-Loehman's

As Always, THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by! XOXO

Monday, November 5, 2012

Red Hot Polka Dots

Hi All,

So.......I am typically a happy go lucky kind of girl! I am all about being optimistic and trying to see the good in everything and everyone. However, I must say life sometimes takes us on unexpected twists and turns that aren't quite clear, while you're going through them. I am having one of those life moments right now. So, pardon me in advance, if this post or a couple of future posts aren't as upbeat and friendly in tone as normal. For those prayer warriors, please keep me in your prayers :-) I know God will not put more on me than I can bear and just that belief alone is what is helping me manage/attempt to make sense of it all. This was my look for today...XOXO


What I Am Wearing:
Pants-H&M
Blazer-F21
Blouse-H&M
Pumps-Sam Edelman
Earrings-Random
Watch-Movado
Bracelet-Thrifted

As Always, THANKS for your Support!