Saturday, July 18, 2009

Getting ready photo-shoot

With my $5 shirt from WAL MART!!

When I know I'm going out, I get an outfit together and I usually do this WAY before the event. So, I'll be so excited that I get ready hours before it's time to go and when I realize I have two hours left til the it's time to go, I'll take pictures. So this is my little photoshoot before going out with the girls. Don't worry I wore pants. :)

Lover in England Day 5: Trends 2010 part DEUX

Metallics. Not to be confused with high shine. Metallics is strictly the colors. Copper, Metal, Silver, Gold, etc. Just be careful not to get too carried away with them. If you've got a gold dress, go minimal on the gold jewelry. The most metallic I will probably try this season is in a shoe or a purse.
Maxi dresses!! I have one maxi dress that actually fits me length-wise. All you short girls have to be careful when getting a maxi dress. Wearing a heel with it doesn't hurt because most likely the maxi is so long you won't see the shoes. Opt for either a solid color maxi and dress it up with accessories or a floral print like above. The busier the maxi the worse. You don't want too much going on because its alot of fabric.

Lilac. I know the middle dress doesn't have lilac in it but bear with me. Lilac is the new pink. It's soft, goes with most colors and very pretty in a dress.

The Jumpsuit. Can't wait to find one! Jumpsuits are great because it's one outfit in one garment. No pants to take off, no shirt to worry about, it's all there in one fabulous piece. I've noticed alot of silk jumpsuits or a similar material that just kinda drapes on your body with amazing heels. Heels are what make this seasons jumpsuit not your old average J-Lo jumpsuits. This trend might not last very long but while they are hot, they are hot.

Holey knits. Holey tops actually. Holey tops with a bandeau underneath and a pair of short shorts are hot this season. And for Winter, its going to be holey sweaters.

Full skirts! Think almost ballerina-like. These skirts are meant to be worn high on the waist. Gives the illusion of long legs. I have a few of these already and I absolutely adore them. So fun and so girly yet very high fashion.

High-wasited. EVERYTHING and I mean EVERYTHING this season is about the high waist. We've already seen it last season and it's here to stay. My lover doesn't really like when I wear high-waisted skirts but the other day I wore them and he called me a "hipster". So the boys may not like them but they will learn to.

High shine! Very fashion forward but should only be worn at night, going out to a club/bar/etc. High shine can be toned down but it's only done right by professionals. . .

Head wraps. YAY! I swear when I get older I will have a fabulous collection of head wraps and I will wear them all the time along with a fabulous muu muu. :) Won't my husband just love that? I think head wraps are a great idea! You can put one on when you need to run some errands but don't feel like doing your hair. Just make sure the outfit works with it because you don't wanna be running around with a fabulous head wrap on and sweat pants. . . .

Gathered skirts. I saw a couple of these as well at Target today. These too are to be work high on the waist because if they sit on the hips, it will make your hips look bigger than they are. The object of the skirt is to draw attention to the gathering not to the hips.

Gray. The color gray. So somber, so gloomy yet add a hot heel and a fabulous belt and gray is the best color next to black. It's very chic and very versatile.

Fun prints. Think crazy prints but in a flattering color scheme. Don't get a dress with print and then all the colors of the rainbow on it. Make sure the colors flow and make sure the prints aren't going to look too busy.

Ethnic Prints. Very fun and very sophisticated looking to me. Looks as if you've travelled the world once or twice and picked up a fabulous dress or skirt from Africa. The colors on these prints have to depend on where the print looks like its from. You can't mix an Indian print with African colors or vice versa. Needs to stay true and be original.

Drawstrings. I'm not too fond of this trend but maybe a dress with drawstrings at the waist might work. Not too sure yet and I haven't really seen any drawstrings out. . . We shall see.

Draping. I was just in Target today and saw a skirt that was draped at the hips. Very casual but still chic and very comfortable. Just make sure you find the right draping for your body.


Thursday, July 16, 2009

Day 3 Lover in England: 2010 trends Part Uno

Well, I have been browsing the various fashion collections for 2010 and I'm so excited! I found a trend in alot of the collections that were similar to each other so I know that it will be a trend that will make it to us average people. So below I have a list of the trends for 2010.
Denim! Yay the 90's are back! Haha, denim denim denim. Denim vests, denim skirts, denim shirts. It's all the rage for the coming season.

Deep V necks. They are showing up more for men in shirts but also for women in dresses. I am always torn between a deep V neck and a low cut dress because I have a small chest and a deep V neck on me makes me look like a small boy. . . but at the same time large chested women cannot wear deep V necks without coming off as sleazy. We shall see if I can find a deep V neck that will actually work for me.

Cut outs. Very excited to try this out. Cut outs are very 80's but now they have a modern twist to them so they are very fun.

Coral colors. I love love love coral colors. These corals are a bit pale but I've seen other collections with real punchy corals and thats another big trend this season: COLOR!

Color block. To me, I'm not interested but they look good on certain people. Everytime I go out and find a color block frock, it seems too 60's but who knows . . . I'll always keep looking.

Burnt orange! Yea sounds groddy but actually looks pretty cool especially in a skirt! I might try this one but not sure the color is mine.

Bows! I love it! Makes me feel like a real girl. These bows are awesome because they are not too much and seem to go with the flow of the outfit.

Bold skirts. Skirts are always fun and when you can choose your own bold print it says something about your personality. I'm excited.

Bold lace! Seeing a theme here? Bold bold bold! Everything. Don't be scared, just try it out and if its not for you, so be it. Bold lace is awesome because when I think of lace, I think of old ladies. But BOLD lace makes lace modern and much more fun.

Black & white. . . along with stripes (which is recurring theme in alot of collections too). Black and white is classic, simple but you can spice it up with some color, like these awesome red shoes.

Ok, can't really see well in this picture but this is the "bird print" trend. Small birds, feather prints, etc. it's in! And I'm happy because I love birdies!

The "beading" trend. A lil beading, alot of beading, medium beading, it's all in. Especially for the Winter when you can wear thick fabric that can support extensive beading.

"Art on clothes" What a genius idea! I know I've seen a piece of art and thought "that would look awesome as a dress". So this trend is gonna be pretty big. . . might not last long but it'll be exciting.

All black. Definitely for the Winter season but I'm all about it! Most of my clothes are black because it's so classic and simple but strong. This is going to be a great look this season.

More to come tomorrow! Nite nite ladies! Xx

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Day 2 Lover in England: My July shoes are here!

SOoooooo, I've been telling everyone I know about SHOEDAZZLE.COM! This site was created by Kim Kardashian. She always has pretty fabulous style so when I heard she had a shoe site, I did not hesitate.

Alright, so the jist of this site is that it's a membership. Kinda like the swapping of the purses site where you pay a monthly fee and every month you get a new purse and then send it back for your next purse. Pretty cool. Ok, so on this site you pay a monthly membership of $39 ONLY if you choose a pair of shoes to purchase.

So, when you sign up, they make you take a short quiz on your likes and dislikes. From that quiz, a team of 5 stylists choose 5 shoes for you for the month. They send you the 5 shoes via email and you choose which one you like. If you choose one, your bank account will be debited $39. If you don't choose any, you can choose the option "Send me more shoes" and the stylists will send you 5 more shoes to choose from. If you don't like those or you simply can't afford to buy a pair of shoes for the month, you can simply go onto your ShoeDazzle account and select the option "Skip month", which means for the month they will not send you any shoes AND they will not charge your account. Also, if you get your shoes and they don't fit or you don't like them, its FREE exchange or return minus the re-stocking fee. I think it's a fabulous idea, kinda like you have your own stylist! So, below are the shoes I was given.

The Sultana

The Karisma

The Henna

The Capri

The Darya
The shoe brands are either Michael Antonio (whose prices range from $35 to $70) or "some high quality brand" as it states on the website. Not sure what that means but I am excited to find out.
I am very much into the studs for the season, very rocker chic and I'm glad they are back in fashion but the sexy heel always gets me because I'm short and heels are my best friend. So, this is an experiment and I will be providing feedback on the pros and cons of this site although I don't think there will be any cons. . . :)
Check it out for yourself and let me know what you think as well.
Ciao! Xx

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Lover in England Day 1

Ok well, lover has been gone really for 4 days but the first 4 he was still in the U.S. Now he is officially in England. . . . & I miss him terribly. Anyways, going to try to post a blog everyday he is gone. . . or every other day. . . or everyday that I can. :) I'm at my parents house for the week because my brother is also out of town for a week . . . off to Panama! Without me. So, because I'm a scaredy cat and so is my mom, she is letting me stay here for the week so I'm not in an apartment all alone. Makes sense plus I miss home. Always will. I miss home cooked meals, I miss big familiar house & TV! Haha, I especially miss TV. Ok anyways, I'm home and probably will be all week so more blogs to come. For now, here are some pictures. BTW can someone give me $600 to buy a L.A.M.B handbag.

P.s. I signed up for, the Kim Kardashian shoe membership program and I think it has potential. We will see and I will update and post feedback on what it's like. Check it out if you haven't. Only for the Shoe-Wuvers at heart!

My Daily Fashion Muse: Miss Karla

My Fashion Lover: Niclole


Sunday, July 5, 2009

Photoshoot part tres

My boyfriend's roommate works at music venue so we get to see alot of really cool bands. The two pictures below are me outside the venue just hanging out. The reason I put those pictures up here is because I love going to these shows because part of me loves the music and the other part of me loves the fashion. The people that go to these shows are always different and always outrageous and I love just watching them. Next time I'm going to take my camera and take pictures of others rather than myself because these people are so inspiring. Anyways, next time you need some fashion inspiration or fashion ideas, go to a local show or to a music venue, enjoy the music as well as the scenery.