Forever21

Leather and Leopard

[Photos by NR]

Top: F21 sweatshirt, Alice + Olivia leopard print vest | Bottom: BCBGeneration denim faux leather pants | Shoes: Vince Camuto ankle boots | Bag: Marc Jacobs Crosby Sutton | Hat: H&M fedora | Necklace: Nadri link necklace (similar good deal here) | Bracelet: BCBGeneration red leather, jade bangle

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Happy Thursday lovebugs. It’s been so gloomy in Northern Cali lately that all I have been wearing for the last few days are black, black and more black. Yesterday, I managed to throw on my favorite-at-the-moment faux fur leopard vest which always add a little character to whatever I’m wearing. Despite having no sleeves, it keeps me pretty cozy! Hope you’re staying warm and dry!

P.S. I love these leather denim hybrid pants that I try to remix it as much as I could (here and here). Which look is your favorite?

xoxo,

Petite Fashion Challenge #21: The Fashionator

From the announcement: My love affair with fascinators started a few years back when I was planning for my wedding. There was something about these pretty feathery, floral, netted headpieces that made me feel so utterly feminine and elegant. When the wedding was over, I found myself even more drawn to these pretty hair accessories and wish I could wear them more often…Not only can they disguise a bad hair day, they also make a bold statement for any outfit. And fashion is all about making a statement!

This month’s challenge is to create an outfit for an occasion (of your choice: attending a wedding, in a wedding, a holiday party, Kentucky Derby, etc.) and utilize a headpiece as the focal point to make a “fashionator” statement. This headpiece can be a fascinator, a fancy headband, a delicate flower or a big hat. Feel free to get as creative as you like!


On my headpiece:
thick tulle from Joann’s | peacock feathers and ranunculus flowers from Michael’s | green jewel removed from old headband.

What I love about a personal style blog is having a place where I can be creative and bring almost whatever imagination I have to life (with the help of my photographer who’s always a good sport when he’s fed) .

For this challenge, I wanted to do something fun & flirty and my flowy purple skirt was perfect. Color-blocking with teal really brought out the purple and contrasted nicely with the coral ranunculus flowers. My girl Becca wore shades of blue-violet and magenta and I whipped together a black tulle birdcage veil headpiece to complete her ladylike modern look. Becca was clever to add hers to a headband which held in place perfectly while we were running around taking these photos. I had about a thousand hairpins stuck to my head.  :/

On Becca’s headpiece: Black flower with attached veil from F21 | thin mesh tulle and colored stones from Joann’s

[Photos by NR]

On KT - Top: French Connection (dress worn as top) | Bottom: KTRcollection full skirt | Shoes: Valentino rockmance pumps | Facinator: DIY | On Becca – Dress: H&M | Shoes: Zara | Necklace: H&M | Fascinator: DIY

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The lovelies who participated:

RougeSpark
Danielle’s Corner
2 Petite
Life is so Full of Beauty
Bong’s Belleza
Have a Great Molli-Dae!
Fabulous Petite
Mix & Match Fashion Style
Interiors a la Vogue
That’s a Pretty Hat
Closet de Jules
Natalia Oh!
Tiny Bits of Nonsense
Keeyatch
The DelectablyChic! Closet
New Petite
Hello, Framboise!
 

Thank you everyone for participating! If I forgot to link to your blog, please let me know in the comments below! xo

For those that doesn’t know what PFC is, it’s a Fashion Challenge hosted by a different style blogger every month… You don’t need a blog to join in on the fun, just send a message to the future host for instructions prior to the  scheduled date. You can also stop by Alterations Needed Forum to see past challenges and sign up for upcoming ones!

Loving Him is Red

Red is such a bold and iconic color and with certainty, it is my favorite color to wear. Putting on a red dress makes me feel instantly confident, energetic and happy.

[Photos by NR]

Top: Forever 21 crop turtleneck (similar-ish here) | Bottom: Bebe pleated maxi skirt (similar here) | Shoes: Zara | Glasses: Dior cat eye | Bracelets: Kate Spade, Chain wrap , Love (similar here) | Ring: heart cable ring thanks to Olive+Piper

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Although maxi skirts were a summer favorite, I’m definitely still in love with the floor-grazing look this fall. The easiest way to transition a maxi from summer to fall is by choosing patterns rooted in darker hues and adding layers such as a fitted jacket, scarf or sweater. Since our October weather is still sort of warm, I wore a crop top for day and added a light denim jacket for evening. I’m loving this easy breezy, fun, casual-glam look and I’m looking forward to more maxi fall outfits.

What’s your fall maxi style and do you have any suggestions on footwear with maxis?