You Can Wear The Pants AND The Dress In Your Office

All Black Outfit

If you work at an office you probably start your mornings thinking of what to wear to work even before you get the chance to have a cup of coffee. As I had mentioned before in this blog, I don't work in an office environment job, however, I have received emails from some of my readers asking me, "What should I wear to an office job?"
I love the idea of wearing blazers to the office, but I also like the idea of spice them up by wearing unexpected pieces with them. For this occasion I decided to wear a short drop-waist dress with my blazer, however, since the dress is too short for an office environment, I decided to wear a pair of skinny flares underneath it. I wore everything in one color, because the proportions or concept of this look are playful enough, so keeping things to a monochromatic tone project a grounded and office-appropriate look.
After all, who said you can't wear pants and a dress to your office?

70's Bohemian In Wine Country


The 2015 harvest time in North Carolina has begun and so has the cooler air in the late afternoons. I get very excited around this time of the year, not only because the weather is turning more enjoyable, but because I love to visit our local vineyards with my boyfriend and enjoy a juicy glass of wine while watching the harvest in progress. 
In this opportunity we visited Raylen Vineyards, located about 40 minutes from our home. For the occasion, and of course for my Wine Country Style series photo shoot, I decided to sport a 1970's inspired look. 
As I said before, I love put a bohemian touch to my looks every time I visit a vineyard, and this time wasn't the exception. I decided to wear one of my widest flare jeans with my red velvet Dolce & Gabbana sandals (thrifted), which by the way, the velvety material is trending big time this fall. Hey, there's nothing wrong with getting ahead with trends, right? After all and regardless of trends, these type of sandals can bring a sultry and fun touch to any look at any time of the year.
Rich hues, fringed pieces and retro prints are very important when wearing a 70's inspired ensemble, so I didn't hesitate in putting together items within those characteristics.
Almost everything that I'm wearing in this particular look comes from second hand or vintage stores. The only new things purchased from new is my bag and hat, which added an updated touch to my outfit.

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#DRESSFUN With a Skinny Scarf and A-Line skirt

Skinny neck scarf street style

Lately, I have seen tons of A-line skirts on the runway and on fashionistas all over the world. I guess this classic style started trending again and with that thought in mind, I went to my wardrobe and pulled out a couple A-line skirts from past seasons.
 I've had this particular black skirt for a few years now and I've wanted to replace it for a more structured piece and with a better craftsmanship, but before I retire it from my wardrobe, I decided to have some fun with it by styling it with some statement pieces. There is a lot going on with this look, however everything was coordinated in order to create a neat and organized maximalist look.
 I love to use leopard print as a warm touch to some of my cool colored outfits. In my opinion, it brings an interesting contrast, as this particular blouse did with this look.
I know you've probably seen this scarf sash on my neck before . It belongs to a vintage dress, however, I continue to have fun wearing it as scarf instead of a sash. 
And last but not least are the mixed prints going on between the blouse and scarf. It's hard for me to think about having extra fun with a look without involving mixed patterns.

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Take a Little Trip With Gingham Pants

How to wear gingham pants

With a small wardrobe, comes creativity, therefore fun. I know you have seen these pants before in this blog, but those aren't the only times I wore them (as all my pieces). I can't count how many times these adorable gingham pants have been a part of many of my outfits. And as most of the items in my wardrobe, I try to mix and match constantly, in order to create different looks. By the way, check out a few more looks with these pants herehere and here
Today, I decided to give them a girly1960's biker style by wearing them with a slick pair of Chelsea boots, a biker vest, oversized sunglasses and black and white accessories. Now, I just need a real biker to take me for a ride.
I must admit, I really love the way these cropped pants look with my booties. They make a great combo and they also make me feel really chic ;-)

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A Tomboy Way To Wear Mary Janes

How to wear Mary Janes

First thing I'm going to say is: Thank goodness for vintage!!! I've been looking for the right bright red shoe for casual looks, but I never imagined that I was going to find them in a Mary Jane style.
 I'm a fan of Prada shoes (on sale, of course) and I've been drooling all over those images of their sweet Mary Janes from their Fall 2015 Ready-to-Wear collection since Spring. So, as soon I saw these shoes I knew they had to be mine. The price was like "hello, we're almost free" and the condition almost mint, despite their age. Now that I have my own affordable vintage (1960's) version of Prada shoes, it's time to put them to good use.
This is the first time wearing them, so in order to create a fun juxtaposition with these girly shoes, I wore them with a pair of cropped raw hem jeans and a boyish plaid shirt.
You see, I managed to stay away from looking like a school girl on her way to class or like Dorothy in Wizard of Oz, following the yellow brick road…lol.

Flares With Flair

Flare jeans street style

There're so many ways that you can style your flare jeans and one of my favorite ways to wear them with long tops or tunics. I feel like the combination of long tops with long flared jeans and heels make me look taller and that is always a plus for a 5'4 gal like me.
I love flared jeans, but not as much, as my boyfriend jean styles, however, I always find the way to make them to work without compromising my confidence.
In this opportunity, I opted for wearing a navy button-down shirt slightly tapered to the body with my light-wash flares. I really liked the combo -- simple, yet fun to wear.
 As you notice, this is almost an all-blue ensemble, therefore a small warm touch was a good idea and what better than a pair of slick leopard heels to do the job.