Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Silver Shoulders

I put this outfit together by accident when I started layering pieces for a night out with friends. The top is a little bit big on me but not quite long enough to be a dress on its own so I layered it over a tank top dress I found in my closet. I used the thin belt to bring the outfit together and was super excited when I realized that the entire outfit matched the new shoes I had picked up the day before. I wore the silver bangles to bring out the silver shoulders of the shirt and pulled my hair back so that the shoulders would stand out even more. ( If you can't already tell I like a shirt or jacket with strong shoulders :) My make up was inspired by K Pop artists and a tutorial by Michelle Phan ( How to look like a K Pop star).

Silver shouldered shirt: Bebe
Tank top dress: H&M Basics
Belt: Vintage hand me down from my Mom
Bangles: Forever 21
Shoes : Nine West

Link to Michelle Phan's How to look like a K Pop star tutorial : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7kQx4JJfEk


Saturday, September 7, 2013

Confidence Is Sassy

When life gets stressful combat the stress with a little edge and attitude! That's what I did for an evening out with good friends a few weekends ago. The past few weeks had been full of stress and turbulence for all of us and I decided to rebel against it in this ensemble. I LOVE fishnet tights paired with leather, but to keep it classy I opted for a longer pencil skirt instead of a tight mini. Red is also one of my power colors ( colors I wear to feel stronger, more confident and empowered) so it seemed like the obvious color choice for the skirt and the floral bustier added a feminine touch without being to girly. I adore this little faux leather jacket, that literal sat in my closet for a couple of year until this evening when I incorporated it into this outfit, because in this outfit it pulls everything together and covers up skin that would create imbalance in this outfit. These little black booties that I picked up from a consignment shop have become a going out staple in my closet. They look sassy with dresses, skirts, leather pants, and skinny jeans!
I can honestly say that this entire outfit made me feel tough and confident. It is amazing to see how much the correct pairings of individual pieces can express and in a way cultivate certain emotions and mindsets. With that being said go sassy people of the world and be creative with the pieces in you wardrobe. Create ensembles that express how you feel or as I did in this outfit rebel against the negative forces afoot in your life and allow fashion to inspired you to take a stand and let it help get you the confidence to make a change for the better.

- Poison Christian Dior (one of the scents I pick when I'm feeling a little edgy)
-Short Sleeved Faux Leather Jacket: Wet Seal ( I picked it up at Uptown Cheapskate)
-Bustier: Charlotte Russe ( I Picked this one up at a consignment boutique called Revolver in Raleigh,NC)
-Red Pencil Skirt: Forever21
-Edgy Black Booties: Yoki ( I picked these up at Uptown Cheapskate when I bought the leather jacket)
I can't remember when or where my fishnets came from I have had them for years and years!

* I'm sorry that these pictures did not come out as clearly as I had hoped :(  It was dark and the camera on my phone was acting silly!