MySmallWardrobe.com Best Looks of 2015


Replace Sequins With Pearls This New Year's Eve

All black street style

The big party of the year is only a couple days away and I'm sure you're wondering what to wear for New Year's Eve!! I personally have decided to break from sequins and wear something less shiny and yet festive. If you remember a few days ago, I posted a Christmas look wearing all black; this time for a New's Years look, I decided to do exactly the same, but with different separates.
As I mentioned earlier in this month, and as most of us already know, when we wear a monochromatic look, we can play with textures as we please without looking too busy or overwhelmed. In this opportunity, I opted to wear a full skirt and a see-through lace top instead of a dress, just to make things a little less traditional. However, I chose to wear classic and traditional pearls for jewelry in order to replace shiny sequins, but to still keep a lady-like party-ready vibe.


New Years outfit

Pearl necklace street style

Full skirt street style

See through street style

Pearl strands come in different lengths, however I tend to wear more of the choker length. This style, besides complimenting almost any neck line, is also classic, versatile and appropriate for every occasion. Regardless of your outfit, you really can't go wrong with a strand of pearls and if you want to be matchy matchy like me, compliment it with pearl studs.

How to wear pearls

Black tie street style

H&M Paris collection

La Grande Vitesse

Today's photo shoot was very fun, because it took place at the Grand Rapids, MI famous landmark La Grand Vitesse, built by Alexander Calder in 1969.

See through lace street style

All lace street style

This is the last post of my blog for 2015. Once again, I had a blast sharing with you my sense of style throughout my looks. Thanks so much for reading my blog and sticking with me and also for your priceless comments, chats and emails; not only here, but also in Instagram and Facebook. I wish you a wonderful New Years and hopefully I'll be back posting in a couple days.

Lady like street style

Pearls: c/o by The Pearl Source
Watch: Bulova. Another classic style here.
Sunglasses: Yves Saint Laurent.
Lace Top: H&M (old)
Skirt: H&M (old) See Hanky Panky
Lace Bra: Chantelle. Love this delicate style by Felina
Skirt: H&M Paris Collection (old). Check out Asos version.
Shoes: Christian Louboutin. Similar here.

This blog post was brought to you in collaboration with The Pearl Source. The review about this product is my personal and genuine opinion.


White Balance

Matching bag and shoes street style

The perfect white bag for my perfect white heels is here! I have to confess that this bag has been on my wish list for a while now. My wish became reality this Christmas, thanks to my dear boyfriend that made it happen for me. 
This is my first time using this bag and as you can see, I'm doing the matchy matchy thing with my shoes. I'm also wearing, for the first time, this vintage blazer that I found recently at a local shop, which, in my opinion, looks terrific with black and army green.

Mansur Gavriel bag street style

Mansur Gavriel bag

Bucket bag street style

Olive green street style

As soon as the bag arrived, I gave it (twice) a thick coat of leather protector as I do with all my leather bags and shoes.

Mansur Gavriel bucket bag

Gold watch street style

YES, it's perfectly ok to match the color of your bag with your shoes! Many women love the idea of the this controversial matchy- matchy combo, but they are too afraid to commit. In my opinion, you shouldn't let these nonsense rules ruin your fun and your sense of style. Go ahead, give the world a piece of your coordinated self. 

Mansur bucket bag

Bag: Mansur Gavriel.
Pumps: Gianvito Rossi. Available here.
Blazer: Vintage. See this similar version.
T-shirt: J Crew
Scarf: H&M (old). An alternative style here.
Watch: Bulova. See a similar style here
Sunglasses: Tom Ford

Festive, My Way

Fishnet tights street style

Holiday parties call for sparkles, metallics, sexy details, delicate slip dresses and of course a dazzling LBD. I don't consider myself a shy person, therefore, I have no problem sharing a look that pretty much has all those attributes. #DRESSFUN
In order to wear a party outfit with a lot of details without looking like a human Christmas tree, my best bet was wearing a monochromatic look. As we all know, black is the most flattering, alluring and timeless color, therefore I didn't hesitate wearing it from head to toe.
Dressing in all black might seem easy, but if you want to make your outfit more interesting, I would recommend layering and mixing textures.

Party outfit street style

Party look street style

Look with fishnets

All black street style

How about jewelry? In my opinion, a monochromatic ensemble can look splendid either with dainty or bold jewelry.

Consuelo Vanderbilt Jewelry

Later in the night, I decided to add an edgy touch to my ensemble by wearing a bomber leather jacket. 
With a total black look, you really can get away with fun layering. By the way, this midi dress used to be a pretty maxi dress, but I didn't wear it as often as I anticipated. Last week I decided to make it shorter, hoping to wear it more often. 

What to wear for Christmas party

Heart pendant

Bomber jacket street style

We are a few days away from the Christmas holidays, therefore, I will be off from blogging for a little while. I'll probably be back posting before New Year's, but I'll remain active on my Instagram account.
By the way, this year, instead of spending Christmas with my family in New Orleans, we will be spending it with my boyfriend's family in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Who knows? This time I might have the opportunity to have a real white Christmas.
I hope you have wonderful holidays and have the chance to spend quality time with your loved ones.

Monochromatic street style

Dress: H&M. Try this.
Sweater: Calvin Klein.
Clutch: Target. See JM's version
Pumps: Christian Louboutin
Sunglasses: Yves Saint Laurent
Earrings: c/o Homage Jewelry. See also this set by Honora
Pendants: Vintage and Tiffany.
Jacket: Vintage. Look how chic is Michael Kors version and on sale.




Retro Geek-Chic

All neutral colors street style

How To Wear White Heels Elegantly

White shoes street style

White Shoes

Wearing Isabel Marant Flats

Are You A Player Or A Spectator?

Black on black street style

The Master Of The Club

Tom Ford Sunglasses Street Style

Preppy Retro With Hunter Boots

Outfit with Hunter boots

I can see clearly that the rain isn't going anywhere, therefore I will continue to find happy looks to wear on such gloomy days. This time, I used vintage and contemporary garments in order to come up with a preppy look with a retro feel.
I don't know if I mentioned it before, but I have three pairs of rain boots (black, green and snake print) and believe me, they're getting tons of wear lately; mainly when I'm running errands. To me, they are a necessity and besides, they look great on everybody regardless of you style them. 
I personally prefer to wear my rain boots with skirts around this time of the year, but in Winter, due the cold temperatures, I'm pretty much forced to wear them with thermal socks and skinny jeans.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend and please stay warm and dry if you're encountering a wet and cold weather.


Puedo ver claramente que la lluvia no nos dejara pronto, así que mejor continúo creando mudadas con colores alegres. Esta vez se me dio por combinar atuendos de vendimia con actuales para crear un estilo fresa, pero con un toque retro.
No estoy segura si les he mencionado antes que poseo tres pares de botas de hules, (Negras, Verdes y serpiente) a las cuales les estoy dando mucho uso en estos últimos meses del año. Por eso me anime a compartir tan siquiera una de mis mudadas con botas para la lluvia. Les confieso que para mi estas botas son muy indispensables en el tiempo de lluvia y nieve. También me encantan porque se les ven bien a las personas de ambos sexos. A mi, personalmente, me gusta mucho combinarlas con faldas y vestidos, pero cuando viene el invierno, prácticamente me veo forzada a llevarlas con vaqueros y calcetas termales.

Espero que tengan un fin de semana maravilloso y si están pasando por un tiempo frío y lluvioso, entonces lo único que les deseo es que se mantengan calientitos y secos.


Cat eye sunglasses street style

Hunter boots street style

Green Hunter boots

Rainy day outfit

How to wear a preppy sweater

Tennis sweater street style

Rain Boots/Botas de hule: Hunter. Similar color on sale here. A gorgeous blue also on sale here.
Sweater/Suéter: Vintage. Try this from Lord & Taylor
Turtleneck/Cuello de tortuga: J Crew. Similar here.
Skirt/Falda: Lee (vintage). Check out the one from GAP.
Bag and sunglasses/Bolsa y gafas: Kate Spade. Newer version of the sunglasses here and bag here.
Hoop earrings/Aritos de argolla: Zara. Try River Island.

Embracing Rainy Days With Color

rainy day street style

Happy December, everyone! I can't believe we're already entering the last month of the year. It feels like only yesterday I was posting outfits for Spring with gorgeous weather all around and here I'm all layered up walking in the rain which, by the way, hasn't stopped for almost a week now.
But, I'm not going to start complaining about this weather. Instead, I'm going to face it with a positive attitude by wearing clothes with colors that makes me happy.
I hope you like today's look. I had fun playing around with my oldest and brighter trench by styling it with a long plaid scarf and a tartan skirt.

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