I hope everyone had a great Sunday! For today’s look, I really wanted to capture the essence of a chic and sophisticated look. So I paired my thrifted black blazer with my new monochromatic patterned pencil skirt. To add color to this look, I also wore my Joe Fresh purple sweater.
When I think of what a sophisticated outfit entails, the first thing that I think of are Mary Jane Pumps. Thankfully, I was able to get these Mary Janes for only $20 last year!
Although this style may not be the trendiest, I enjoy it’s simplicity and chicness. It’s nice to be able to wear a classic look from time to time. It’s amazing to realize that clothing items that are considered classic, like Mary Jane Pumps, are still around. To me, they will never go out of style.
So tell me what do you think of a classic look? Is it a style that will always be cherished or is it something that is fading to the background in this world that loves a youthful and urban style? Let me know in the comments below and also tell me what type of style you like the most!
– Properly Posh
The weather was wonderful for the end of the week. I think that a nice sunny day is something we all need due to the brutal winter we all had to suffer. To celebrate this very warm day, I decided to wear my new patterned pants, or what many people call “pj” pants.
The fabric is extremely soft and it feels like your wearing, well, a pair of pajamas. Due to the thinness of the fabric, I wanted to wait for a nice, cool day to bust these out to wear to class. I paired my button down white collar top with a pair of oxford flats to keep the outfit casual.
For accessories, I wore my triangle and owl necklace. I do not always wear two necklaces at once, but I thought it was appropriate since the triangle necklace is closer to my neck and the owl necklace has a longer chain. If you would like to try to wear more than one necklace at a time, try not to over accessorize. Two to three necklaces at different lengths will suggest that you are a trendsetter. More than that just looks like too much and can make your ensemble look overwhelming. Make sure that you do not wear a lot of rings, bracelets and earrings as well. That can also make your outfit look too busy. Remember, accessories are meant to enhance an outfit, not take away from it.
– Properly Posh
Winter has been brutal this year, even in states that rarely receive a snowflake. Although the weather has been extremely cold for the past week or two, I shall not let that stop me for trying to look my best every day! My highlight outfit for this week is definitely my black and white skirt with my black thrifted sweater. This black and white skirt is actually a dress that I have had since I was 6 or 7 years old! Once I went through my awkward growth spurt stage in my tween years, I never thought it would appropriately fit me. Recently, I found the skirt in the back of my closet and decided to try it on for old time sake. And shockingly, it hit just above my knee, which is appropriate length from my perspective. I added a pair of opaque tights and my Rue 21 olive jacket.
Now, there’s a moral to the story. Don’t throw away or give up on clothing items that you may not like at the time or cannot fit into. You may change your perspective later in the future or your body may physically change. Also, push your creative buttons! If your perspective does not change, make a DIY project out it by altering the clothing item into something that you find unique and interesting.
– Properly Posh
I love the ensemble that I wore on Wednesday of this week. Recently, I bought a very unique fox sweater from JC Penney’s and I could not wait to wear it!
Thankfully, my thrifted striped skirt went well with the sweater. I added my black ankle boots and, presto, I have a casual and unique fall outfit for class.
Can you think of one place where you can go anytime to find fashion inspiration? Most people would think of the streets of Paris, the Rose Bowl Flea Market in Pasadena, or Times Square in New York. Yet, I think of the shopping district Harajuku in Tokyo, Japan. Similar to the streets of LA or NYC, Harajuku draws in a lot of visitors in Japan due to their various foreign fashion vendors.The famous shopping complex and museum LaForet Harajuku ,located in the Harajuku district, has become a popular venue for citizens and tourists to shop. Modernly, the district is a reflection of the youth fashion and entertainment culture of Japan. The fashion you will usually view when you tour the district is audacious, anime cosplay. Although the style at the district can be very eccentric at times, their creativity and boldness is truly inspirational.
The photos are courtesy of tokyofashion.com. If you want more Harajuku fashion inspiration, go to their Facebook page.
Rachel Zoe must be my absolute favorite designer! Her designs are extremely immaculate and vary to fit the lives of every woman. From the Romantic Parisian to the Urban Minimalist, Rachel Zoe has a style that is suitable for YOU! Check out more about her Pre-Fall Fashion Campaign on her official website.
The gorgeous Taiwanese model, Pace Wu, is very well known for her immaculate gowns and cocktail dresses. At every event she attends, Wu always steals the spotlight from other guests due to her beautiful, detail oriented gowns and accessories. Her clothing always has a feminine silhouette and intricate patterns. She truly has inspired me to add more patterns to my wardrobe and, hopefully, she can inspire you too 🙂