Something old, something new, something fringe





Today was all about the main accessory….my bandana scarf that is. I purchased it at one of the many Zara’s in New York City during fashion week. This piece stood out most because of the fringe. Having something fringe for spring is almost as important for a bride to have something blue I mean there’s no excuse. You can have a fringe, bag, shoes, earrings, or necklace in this case. Just make sure you have fringe in your life for goodness sake. It’s the answer to a boring look that doesn’t need much but just a little something to tie your look together. 

The Art of Style

As my fashion consultanting business grows, I’ve noticed one thing. My clients (in the beginning) are excited about their new look and the great feeling about self that it brings but when they actually try on the clothing there’s always a wall that they must conquer  before the breakthrough to their improved self. A sense of doubt is what I’ll call it. Sometimes we think our clothing is the problem but style goes far beyond what we can see.

The body is only considered the coat rack in this case when referring to style. We can only pull off looks that we believe in. What do I mean? Well we have to first feel good, knowing that clothes are what we make them and never the opposite. It doesn’t take a celebrity to pull off great fashion but a person the mentality of a winner. Think of the feeling that 1st place brings, it’s great right? Well we must grasp that same feeling as we walk through everyday life… In style that is.

As a fashion stylist, dressing up makes me feel like I’m at my best because it expresses exactly who I am without saying a word…I tend to dress how I feel. I don’t mean when I’m up or down but the person that I want to be in that moment. No says become bipolar! When I feel like my executive self I wear clothing inspired by menswear such as brogue shoes. Women are executives too, sometimes I wear nude pumps or a pencil skirt as well.I’m not saying that’s what all executives wear but that’s my look of an executive. Other days I feel care free and happy and those emotions call for lace up sandals, and fringe. Your style is exactly what you make it, not the money that you may or may not have.

High-low has become a very popular way of styling but I say forget popularity, it’s simply smart. I love pairing Chanel with Forever 21, H&M, and sometimes Zara!  If you can something close to your dream designer collection, why not buy it if buying the original isn’t in your budget. Style your outfit just like the image in the look ok but the only difference would be the money that you saved in your pocket or purse…whatever you get the point. 

The point of all of the jabber is own the style that you want and wear it without the presence of doubt. Your days will be go by exactly the way you want them to when you tweak your style mentality. 

The Oscars 2015 Red Carpet Review

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The Oscars 2015 red carpet was beyond pretty women standing around waiting to curtsey, include it was a balloon of glamour. Not only did the best of the best designers make their make as their pieces draped over the world’s best actresses and women of power, there was a constant glow in spite of the drizzles of rain. These are my favorites. What looks were your favorite?

Insta-ration!

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Nothing inspires me more than Fashion Week! I mean I love everything about it from the new threads going down the runway, flooded timelines, constant updates, and more. Instagram gives you an open eye of fashion immediately with instant post from your favorite bloggers, celebs, buyers, and designers of course.

As a fashion stylist, these updates gives me a step ahead for looks for me new and old clients. Sometimes you don’t have to buy a total outfit, instead you can mix it up by switching tops or bottoms and even a pair of shoes. Looking out for style inspiration can save you tons of bucks and spruce up your closet all at once. Now enough chatter for now, I’m missing shows. Stride in style!

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I vote Tibi 2015

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I actually didn’t know much about Tibi as a collection until I spotted it on my instagram and wow, this collection is amazing! I love the mix of knitwear and classic skirts. Quick and easy looks that can be created within minutes. Hints of fur were present on flats shoes and fur never hurt anyone…faux fur that is. Knit on knit will also be a thing to wear next fall. The best thing to do now is purchase these items now during spring and summer sales and your closet will be packed and  ready for fall.

What’s your hue?

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Spring is near and it’s time for color! Master your look by first figuring out what colors work for you. How? Well try them on of course (what else did you think). Nail lacquer can also be used as a guide to figure out what hues suit you. If you don’t have time for nail polish remover simply think of what color(s) makes you feel your very best…often times that sparks my new looks instantly. My color palette includes grey, army green, black, beige, and royal blue. I decided to create a new palette when I styled myself in this look. Bad hair day? Turbans are the answer or even a hat, maybe a scarf. Whatever the issue may be, don’t allow it to ruin your look.

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Militant Beauty

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Attention all women! If you don’t own anything in your closet that is military inspired, you must fall in line! Although every photo posted here is from the Marc Jacobs Spring Ready-to-wear collection, you can also find this trend at Forever 21, Zara, H&M and more. Gold buttons, short blazers with exaggerated collars, long  form fitting trench coats with embellishments are all pieces that will help you accomplish the look of a glamorous military fashion fairy. Does every piece have to be army green? No, not at all. In fact creating this look can be created with one special piece. Cinch your waist with a bold double breasted blazer and baggy jeans or trousers. We all have our own battles in life, we may as well kill the negative vibes in style.

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photos: courtesy of http://www.style.com