I'm getting more and more into monochromatic looks as time goes on. I purchased this olive crop by Ann Taylor at a discount store and it's actually 100% silk! Ever since my collaboration with the Eco friendly boutique, Skunkfunk, I've become more cognizant of the fabrics my clothing is made from. I was excited to add a natural fiber top to my closet. I featured this Soprano skirt a few posts back in baby pink and I ended up purchasing it in a second color. I love the button down trend and I love that olive and blush act as neutrals. They match with just as much as camel, which is the color I often see this style skirt in, but are more flattering for my skin tone. I topped off the look with my cognac mule booties from Nordstrom Rack and a black Urban Expressions purse. I decided to not be matchy-matchy with my accessories since my outfit is already very neutral and instead of wearing a brown bag I decided on black.
Enter code FASHIONISTAVANESITA for 25% off at UrbanExpressions.Net
For our first photo shoot regarding style Mario suggested we wear all black. We went to a studio in order to take profile head shots for him and I intentionally wore an all black dress so I could sneak some photos in with him. He is wearing his favorite every day classics- a Goorin Bros fedora and a v-neck from Target. I am wearing my newest maxi dress by Six Crisp Days. My dress runs a bit snug and I did not want the fabric to pull so I decided to get a size up and am wearing a medium. I love it's versatility and comfort whether it be for every day casual wear or to dress up for a nice dinner. You can expect to see a lot more collaborations of us together and be sure to check out his personal training and consulting website MarioRiveira.Com!
I fell in love with off the shoulder crop tops when they began trending last Summer. However, I had yet to add one to my wardrobe. My search for my first crop in this style unintentionally began as I was killing time at the mall before work. I was poking around Zara and found a bunch of tops that peaked my interest, but nothing was fitting quite right, or I liked it, but not enough to commit. Initially, my pile consisted of several striped button downs, a few chambrays, and a sheer tunic. I felt a bit defeated and unaccomplished as I left the fitting room for a second time, and was close to giving up as the lines were long, but then I saw the light at the end of the tunnel. As I was making my way to the exit, I found a section full of crop tops in this trendy style. I originally had my heart set on a solid in one of my preferred neutrals, but again nothing was fitting quite right. My closet is overflowing and I'm working closer towards my minimalist goals by consistently purging clothing. My new rule is I am not allowed to purchase an item unless I am completely sure, because I know something "better" will always be out there. This beauty was introduced to me as a suggestion towards the end of my third try on session. Once I had it on, I transformed into a mythical Spanish Goddess and immediately fell in love. Yellow is typically a difficult color for me to wear because I have olive undertones, but the black off sets the golden hue in this piece which makes it a more flattering combination for me. I am so excited to finally add a top which is intentionally off the shoulder to my wardrobe! I have a few sweaters that fit me a bit large which I manage to pass off as off the shoulder tops, but nothing in a festive Summer style. I wore this beauty at my best friend's baby shower last weekend and it was a hit! I will definitely be giving it lots of play this season.
Dip dye, ombre, is there a difference? At a glance the two may appear to be the same,. The two are typically used interchangeably, but I did a little digging and found that there is a difference.
By definition "dip dye" refers to an instant change in color whereas "ombre" refers to gradual lightening or darkening. By definition, these AG Jeans are considered ombre. I layered several shades of gray for a monochromatic look.
I topped off the look with my Press Fashions knit, Free People bandeau, Jeffrey Campbell tassel heels, and the softest Street Level bag.
I love that oversized tunics are trending because they fit perfectly into my taste. I first discovered this style as a knit in the beginning of the year and I am excited to add Spring and Summer versions into my wardrobe. I prefer understated sex appeal because I would rather tease my audience. Although this tunic is incredibly long, it is sheer and has high slits that take the flirtation to the next level. I paired this sexy tunic with oliveJosefina Boyfriend jeans by 7 For All Manknid and Despina heels by Jeffrey Campbell. This time around I paired the tunic with pants, but I also envision pairing it with shorts for a beach day or slim slacks for the office.
Growing up, I was never exposed to premium denim. Back in the day we woreJust USA’s, Old Navy jeans, or other brands of that sort, that were typically in the $30-$50 range. I have a specific memory from high school where I was judgmental towards someone who spent around $100 on destroyed skinnies. We were sitting on the bleachers during swim class for some reason, and her jeans were topic of conversation amongst the class. It was around 2007 or 2008 when the destroyed denim trend was revived once again. She had incredibly cute Abercrombie and Fitch jeans on and my classmates were poking fun at her for spending as much as she did for jeans “with holes in them”. I recall listening in and not being able to fathom spending that much money on a single pair of denim.