Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Leopard Prints Sandals + Red belt bag

So, the leopard prints trend seems not to be going anywhere and I have got no problem with it. The style or trend is more interesting this season because it is being styled in fresh new ways than it has ever been; beautiful clothing pieces with great silhouettes, draping, blazers, pants, dresses...Another styling trend is the different hue or shades of the print. I like white color leopard prints trend like the blazer I wore in my previous post here and the calf hair pumps I wore in this post  here. For this look, I combined two trends; a pair of calf hair sandals; an old purchase from Macys and a belt bag which is actually a DIY piece. I tucked in the straps into the bag, left the bag open and sneaked it behind a red belt I used to cinch my waist then shut the bag close with the clasp. I took some pictures of the process and would do a post on it some other time. My aim on this blog from now on is to share more money saving tips and affordable fashion. Can I say again that this off white blazer was thrifted years ago? The turtle neck short sleeve sweater is an old purchase from Nordstrom and a similar style is currently on sale for 50% at Boohoo.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

White leopard prints blazer + Black Pants

Leopard prints blazers can make our work style to stand out this fall. Yes, the prints do not belong to street style alone. The styling tip is to make sure the blazer is of a good fit and well structured and pairing it with neutrals or toned down accessories would work for any work place. For this look, I layered my leopard prints blazer with a white turtle neck top and paired it with a black color wide legged pants and a pair of black pumps. Now this white color leopard prints blazer is a thrifted piece which I got for less than $10 years ago (remember I said in an earlier post that I have a large stash of thrifted blazers?) This particular piece is a HM brand and it's a size smaller than my usual size but I purchased it because of its unusual color and it's very well made and of good quality. I tried to find the blazer online afterwards in order to get a larger size but it was sold out everywhere. Presently that leopard prints is trending, a similar blazer will cost you hundreds of dollars in big brand stores. J. Crew had a similar blazer for about $180 which sold out as soon as it hit the stores. I was able to find a blazer in somewhat similar prints for less than $30 at Walmart and you can check it out if you are interested in this look. Thanks a lot for stopping by.

Monday, November 12, 2018

Red Pant Suit + Leopard Prints Shirt

It's no secret that red complements leopard prints beautifully; they are like a match made in heaven. I had not worn this red pant suit in a long time but the recent trend in leopard prints made me dig into my closet for the pant and the blazer which are separates by the way. The pants are an old purchase from the Victorias Secret Body by Victoria collection via the catalogue (such a great fit and quality) and the red oversized blazer is an old thrift find. The two pieces cost less than a $100. I remember getting the red pants on sale for about $69.99 and the blazer cost about $6.99 and the quality of the blazer is great too. These days, a good quality two-piece suit would set you back between $150-$300.

Friday, November 9, 2018

The statement accessory you need for fall

                                                               See original Post here

We know accessories can make or break an outfit and this fall, the statement belt is that one accessory that you need to elevate your fall ensemble. All you need to do is to cinch your plaid blazer at the waist and the look is changed instantly from boring to chic. I know there are so many designer brand belts especially Gucci that has been trending since last summer but we don't need to splurge to be able to get a stylish belt this fall. Below are some cute affordable options that I have picked out for some chic styling this season and yes, they make good stocking stuffers too for your fashionista friends or family members. Happy shopping.