Monday, October 20, 2014

MOTO COLORBLOCK


Good morning, Everyone! Hope you all had a wonderful weekend! 

Today's look is yet another one of those outfits comprised entirely of my current favorites! Though my love affair with black is still in full swing, as of lately, I started to make exceptions for special pieces and make my way back to wearing a bit of color again. Of course by special pieces I mean incredibly cool color block biker jackets featuring my favorite shade of red:) As you may know, jackets are my weakness so if I happen to come across a slightly slouchy, textured perfection of a moto jacket, which I found at Express recently, it's pretty much game over for me, or as I like to call it love at first sight, I am never taking it off kinda deal! Aside of course from the color combination, what I love about this jacket is that it's such a statement piece. I think the main reason for this being that as we move into Fall, outwear becomes one of the main focal points in my outfits so I definitely look for pieces that create a strong visual impact. Take today's look for example, sure this look could have worked with a simple black leather or tweed jacket, but I felt that the color block moto added an extra dose of drama and helped to create a more dramatic impact overall. 

What about you guys, what do you mainly look for in your Fall outwear? 

Sunday, October 19, 2014

DENIM UNIFORM


Good morning, Everyone! Hope you are all enjoying your weekend! I just wanted to say a quick hello and share some of my new denim favorites, which as of lately became my unofficial off-duty uniform. 

I don't know about you guys, but I can't imagine anything more comfortable and comforting than a pair of skinny jeans and an oversized denim shirt:) The particular pairing I'm wearing in today's post is one of my absolute favorites at the moment. I love, love, love this blue, which happens to pair so well with my beloved black, I also have a weakness for printed denim, and this muted white floral print feels both understated and refreshing! 

What about you guys, what is your off-duty uniform at the moment? 


Friday, October 17, 2014

CHEVRON & PEARLS


Good morning and happy Friday, Everyone! Hope you all had a wonderful week! 

I wanted to take this opportunity to share a few images of the outfit I wore to my friend's Wedding this week. Since the occasion was quite formal, I decided to go for a really glamorous evening look. So, even though I normally gravitate towards shorter cocktail dresses for evening, I opted to wear a floor-length gown instead. Btw, the search for a perfect floor-length gown began a few weeks ago, and was pretty fruitless until I found this beautiful chevron number. I think what attracted me the most  to this dress was the simplicity of silhouette combined with the boldness of black and white chevron pattern. 

Once I settled on the dress, I began thinking about the perfect jewelry to pair it with. Though I love wearing statement earrings for evening, something about the cut of the dress kept me thinking about bold wrist-wear. Since I am currently at the height of my obsession with pearls, I decided to layer pearl bracelets on both wrists. Despite the fact that I chose pearls as the main focal point of my wrist-wear, whenever I layer bracelets, I like to mix in one or more different textures. In this case, aside from layering pearl bracelets in various sizes and colors, I added a few rhinestone pieces as well. Finally, though I was slightly tempted to add a pair of dangling earrings, I decided to keep all of the attention on the wrists and opted to wear simple pearl studs, a decision I greatly appreciated once I started dancing and didn't have to deal with earrings constantly getting tangled in my hair:) 

What about you guys, do you share my more is more philosophy when it comes to jewelry? How do you feel about layering bracelets for evening? 


Wednesday, October 15, 2014

NEW HAIR + PAUL MITCHELL ULTIMATE COLOR REPAIR SYSTEM

Just between us, I've been in a big hair rut lately. My summer adventures, although very exciting, left my hair in a state that can only be described as a complete and total mess. One too many dips in the salty Pacific Ocean, combined with massive UV exposure thanks to my sun worshiping ways, left a lot of damage and made my hair look brittle and lackluster. To make things worse, in an attempt to give my hair color a bit of a lift, I decided to color my hair with henna. Not a good idea! Instead of a color lift, I ended up with a particularly horrendous shade of red, which after a few washes faded into something only Chucky would sport and hair that still looked overwhelmingly damaged:( 

So, after reaching my tipping point last week, I decided to turn to professionals at Paul Mitchell. After an initial consultation with the superstar hairstyling duo of Lucie Doughty, Paul Mitchell's Editorial Director, and Takashi Kitamura, International Platform Artist, we settled on a beautiful medium brown, a shade that is very close to my natural hair color ( before the unfortunate henna incident ) but with a bit more dimension. As I was staring at the swatch of this beautiful, gleaming shade, it suddenly dawned upon me, this beautiful new hair color deserved a cut as well! After all, I always said I will go short eventually and this felt like the right time to do it:) 


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