Nadri

Holy Chic

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Top: Project Social Holy Chic tee | Bottoms: Zara stripes trousers (similar here) | Bag: Milly (similar here) | Shoes: Michael Kors studded cap toe pumps | Necklace: Nadri (similar here) | Bracelets: Tory Burch, Aqua | Rings: Kendra Scott, VSXNSTA | Glasses: Miu Miu

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Black and white together is no doubt classic and timeless but it’s not a big happy family until there’s some kind of colors thrown in. I actually had on flats, this tee and hair pulled back for running errands but right before we went out for the evening, I threw on heels, touched up hair and added accessories. It’s amazing how a few minor things can change the entire outlook.

Specking of accessories, the winner of Monee Elizabeth’s Chain Link Necklace is Valeria L., and the winner of Monee Elizabeth’s 25% discount code to her store are MJ M., Evelin, Abby A., M-d Varity, and Amalia R. Congrats!

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The Girl In The Green Pencil Skirt

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Top: H&M | Bottom: ASOS pencil skirt | Steven by Steve Madden ravesh pumps | Purse: Envelope clutch (similar here) | Necklace: Nadri

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Generally speaking, we all know that the sweet pencil skirt, once known mainly for the corporate setting has evolved tremendously over the decades. Today, it comes in an array of styles – from lace to leather, bold prints, cuts, colors and textures…without a doubt, it’s much more fun, sportier, edgier and sexier these days.

I came across this green pencil high waisted skirt with a flirty little front slit when I was accidentally on ASOS (as if going on ASOS was ever an accident). The wet-look fabric slightly resembles leather from afar but it’s a lightweight polyester material that stretches. And ladies, I know you agree clothes that stretches are pretty darn amazing! When it comes to form fitting skirts, I normally have to get the waist taken in so I really appreciate that this skirt fits true to size while the material stretches comfortably in the hips and legs… and believe me when I say this skirt is like the push-up bra for your booty. :)

For the price, it’s very well made and is extremely comfortable that I ordered both the black and green!

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The options for styling a pencil skirt is no longer restricted to it’s once one-and-only counterpart, the button up shirt. I love juxtaposing the polished silhouette with different looks such as a crop sweater, a fitted peplum, a tank and leather vest or just a loose t-shirt.

Via my instagram, I called these looks (left to right) “Sassy, Classy, Edgy and Easy Breezy.” I was in a sassy mood so I went with look #1. :)

Which look is your favorite?

Plum Attraction

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Top:  Free People crop vegan leather jacket, F21 crop top (similar here) | Bottom: KTRcollection high low skirt (in plum) | Shoes: Zara link chain heels | Necklace: Nadri link chain (love this one: here and here), T+J Designs jewel stone | Glasses: Lumete

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Full skirts are demure, sweet and ladylike, but what’s fascinating is how they can transport me to a time in fashion history when the silhouette of a woman was truly grand. When people made a real effort to get dressed. And mostly when there was a real sense of mystery surrounding a woman’s body. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy a body hugging mini from time to time, but what can create its own breeze as I walk by, swish and twirl as I turn, and gives me a sense of freedom that celebrate my femininity and comfort more than a full flowy skirt?

I wore this skirt last September to NYFW in blue and thought plum would be the perfect color for winter. I love the intensity of this color and how it can be dark yet vibrant and mysterious yet vivacious. What you think of this color?

P.S. You may have noticed that the skirt looks darker in some photos, we were experimenting with direct sunlight vs. shade for our new lens. The true color of this skirt is when it’s in the sun (see last photo).