January 21, 2015

Holy Chic!

T-shirt: Old Navy / Skirt: New York & Co / Belt: The Limited / Pumps: Enzo Angiolini/ Gloves: TJ Maxx / Fur: The Loft (old) /Shades: TJ Maxx (similar)
If you follow me on Instagram you know that I spent the past few days in New York City catching up with my best friend. We spent 70 percent of our time shopping, 20 percent of it singing, dancing and posting snapchat videos to Beyonce's 7/11 and the other 10 percent eating. It's literally been a year since I last saw my best friend but what stood out the most to me during our time together was how much we have both matured. I know that I have matured stylistically and confidence wise based solely on the fact that 1-2 years ago I would have been crawling out of my skin and super uncomfortable to wear something as gaudy and boisterous as this. 

I felt like such a diva as I posed for these pictures though and can't wait for an excuse to slip back into this outfit. I've done the whole screen print tee + pencil skirt look several times before on the blog (ie. Flawless, Love in the Equation), but what adds more dimension to this particular look are the many different textures of my accessories. The faux-fur around my neck is actually a collar that I removed from a sweater I purchased a few years back. Since it was so so cold there, it was just as much for warmth as for looks. The leather gloves were also another part of the look that doubled for practicality and style. Also, in the past I would have probably needed a good excuse to justify wearing something like this but now the only excuse I need is that I'm a grown woman and I can do whatever I want! Lol


January 4, 2015

The Most Sophisticated of 2014

2014 proved to be one heck of a year-- I graduated from college, started my first real job and did my fair share of traveling (twice to Atlanta, three times to Miami, Greenville,SC and a few beach  trips in between)! Perhaps my favorite part of any New Year however is taking a moment to look back at the progression of my style in the last 365 days. On that note, here are what I consider to be my Most Sophisticated(ie. my favorite)looks of 2014! 

Blue Suede Shoes

For the King

Get Fancy Girl
Purple Reign 
Candles In The Sun
The Perfect Boyfriend
Land of the Snakes
Life is a Beach 

If anything, I'd say that my style wavered between minimalist and total boss chick throughout 2014....maybe in 2015 I'll find the happy medium between the two.