May 22, 2015

All in the Details

You know when you have those moments that you're just so not interested by anything in your closet? This necklace snapped me out that real quick. I immediately loved he artsy-ness of the abstract painted face, and I certainly didn't mind the $10 TJ Maxx price tag! With this necklace in tow, I quickly started throwing together this outfit of gems that I'd been saving for "the perfect outfit". The modern grid print is huge trend right now, and I love how this scuba blazer makes the print a little less harsh by splitting it up into a black and whit color block. And how fancy is tho Target little black dress? The scalloped hem is so Audrey Hepburn classy, especially paired with some more trend-based items. There's nothing like an outfit full of special touches to really give your day an extra boost. That's really what I think personal style essential is: it's all in the special, unique details.

Grid Blazer, JCPenny // Scalloped Hem Dress, Target (old) // Abstract Face Pendant, Kate Spade // Rose Gold Watch, Fossil via TJ Maxx // Booties, 14th & Union via Nordstrom Rack // Pink Satchel Bag, Kate Spade

May 13, 2015

Make Me Blush

When I saw this skirt at Nordstrom Rack, I snatched it up like it was on fire. I also may or may not have bought this purse at the same time and didn't plan on pairing the two until I saw them in the bag together. 

This outfit really just encompasses my blossoming (like the spring, get it ?) love of all things rose gold. And for the longest time, I strayed from blush because I always felt it kind of washed me out. Until I realized, it is the fabric version of rosy goldenness! Just dip me in it form head to toe and send me on my merry spring way.

Tip from me to you: when wearing the same color/shade all over, incorporate items that are of different textures. The shoes are suede, and the skirt is a thick perforated fabric while the blouse is sheer with flower appliqu├ęs. 

Blush Skirt, Nordstrom Rack // Blouse, F21 // Coral Heels, Target // Rose Gold Earrings, BCBG // Purse, Nordstrom Rack

May 4, 2015

Sporty Spring

Welcome to Dallas, the land of the "one-month spring". With April out the window, the further we inch into May, the more real the threat of summer becomes. Now don't get me wrong, I love a good jean short as much as the next girl. But I have so much less fun with my wardrobe in the summer than I do the rest of the year. I love my layers! Bust out the jackets while you can, because this breezy 80 degree weather will soon be but a distant memory.

Sometimes making a sporty look into something that doesn't look like A) you just game from the gym or B) you should working on street art, is no easy task. Layers are a must to avoid this, along with the right balance of accessories. Introducing, the perfect shoe game to wrap it all together. I searched for these babies FOREVERRRR and could never find them in my size. Just more tall girl struggle. So now I refuse to take them off. I'm pretty sure I could rock a ball gown in these, right?

Palm Print Skirt, AVA and VIV for Target // Varsity Jacket, Old Navy // Striped Tee, Macys // Nike's via DSW // Earrings, TJ Maxx

May 1, 2015

The eShakti Experience

It's no secret that I often have a tough time finding clothes that fit me. Being 6'2 and plus size doesn't exactly translate into "off the rack" fashion. Over the years, I have learned ways around this and how to make do with what I have. But I distinctly remember the years of spending hours in dressing rooms, in tears, trying on thing after thing that didn't fit me correctly. I still tend to try things on and make my own little edits. "This would be so great if they just lowered the hem/raised this waist/lengthened this sleeve" and so on. 

When I first checked out, I was more than a little skeptical. A clothing site that claims customers can alter and modify any purchase, add their specific measurements for a perfect fit, and at no extra cost? I'm no fool! That just sounded too good to be true. So in my efforts to test the system, I went for a maxi dress. My fellow tall girls can understand the significance of this choice. I have never, EVER found a maxi dress in a store that was actually long enough for me. So I typed in my height, and crossed my fingers. 

As you can see, what I received was not only fitting, but was even long enough to wear with a wedge! Unheard of. The dress was perfectly fitted to me, and the material was even more luxurious than what I was expecting. I can honestly say I cannot wait to try more customizable pieces from eShakti! The possibilities are endless, and nothing feels better than wearing something that simply fits.

Visit eShakti to try your hand and customizing something just for you, and visit them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for some inspiration.

Maxi Dress, eShakti // Earrings, Vince Camuto via Nordstrom Rack // Clutch, DSW

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