OOTD: My Magna Carter Tour Look

What to wear to a concertFirst off…  Happy New Year lovelies!!!!  I hope everyone had a fantastic holiday season! It’s so hard to believe that it’s 2014!!

What to wear to a concertAnyway, the new year is off to a great start!!!  I’m super relaxed after a long break from work (I go back tomorrow – ugh) and a break from online too (I missed you guys though)! I’ve got lots of exciting changes to come this year!  You’ll probably notice that the blog looks a little different today and that’s because I am going to be moving to a self hosted blog in the next day or so.  Once the transition is complete (by Tuesday or so), the blog should look pretty much the same.  This change will allow me a lot more flexibility with the blog.  For instance, it will be much easier for me to to host giveaways!  Yay! So, look for some pretty fun and exciting things coming up soon!

What to wear to a concertNow… on to today’s look!  I’ve always been a huge Jay Z fan!!  I’m talking way back in the day before Bey, before Magna Carta and before hanging with the Pres!  Yep… I’ve always loved Jay Z.  He is definitely one of the greatest lyricists of all time! But I had NEVER seen him in concert.  So, when I found out one of his stops on the Magna Carta Tour would be Charlotte… umm… you know I had to get tickets!

Jay Z CollageOf course he did not disappoint!!  The show was absolutely crazy!  We had great seats and the crowd was bananas! It was so live, it was ridiculous!!  Jay did a little bit of everything too…  oldies, new stuff, collabos and free style…  he did it all!  It was great!  I’m so glad that I went!

What to wear to a concertI decided to put this look together for the show!  My only mistake (and I knew this before I even walked out the door but I always convince myself that it will be ok.  Yeah, right.) was the shoes!  My feet were killing me by the end of the night!!!  BUT I had a great time and I looked good!  (Sometimes that’s all that counts!)

What I’m Wearing: Loft Blazer, Leopard Infinity Loop Scarf (Gifted by my sister in law — She received it as a gift and did not want it??!! Are you kidding me?!), Forever 21 Tank, Old Navy Rock Star Coated Jeans, Zara Metallic Heels, Express Clutch, Rose Gold Accessories

Where Am I: Ayrsley Speciality Shops and the Concert

What to wear to a concertWhat new things are you excited about in 2014?  And what do you rock when you go to a concert? Let me know!!!

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Holiday Party Style Challenge: Blogger Collab

Holiday Party Style Collage 2For today’s post, I am super excited to be collaborating with one of my favorite blogger friends, Akinyi from F.I.T.S. on Me, for a special holiday edition style challenge!  Akinyi has such an amazing and unique style perspective!  And with so many fabulous events over the holidays (family get togethers, dinners with friends, parties, etc.), we both thought it would be fun to show our individual takes on dressing for the holiday season!

I absolutely love Akinyi’s look!  It’s ultra chic and perfect for a holiday party!  I especially love her fur jacket!  Such a fun and festive print and the colors are perfect for the holidays!  Be sure to check out her full post here!

Tulle Skirt - Holiday Party LooksFor my look, I decided to rock tulle and sequins baby!  Yep!  Nothing says fun more than a tulle skirt!  It just radiates happiness! And we all know that sequins is an absolute must have for any holiday event!  So, put the two of them together and you have the perfect combo for a holiday party!

Tulle Skirt - Holiday Party I have to admit that I really love how this turned out!  I felt like such a girl with it on!  And it definitely put me in the mood for some good holiday fun!

Tulle Skirt - Holiday Party What I’m Wearing: J. Crew Sequin Tee, Tulle Skirt (eBay), Colin Stuart Black Sequin Heels, Urban Expressions Clutch, Zara Pearl Statement Necklace, Versona Accessories

Where Am I: Shopton Road

Tulle Skirt - Holiday Party What’s your favorite way to rock a holiday party?  Let me know!

Have a great week everyone!  Enjoy this fabulous time of year!  And Happy Holidays!!

Tulle Skirt - Holiday Party

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OOTD: The Bow Blouse

The Bow BlouseWhelp…  it’s happened again lovelies!  Yep… I have found yet another crazy obsession!  This time….  those ultra feminine bow blouses!  I can’t seem to get enough of this beauty!!  There is something very retro yet classic about this blouse.  It definitely makes a girl feel all Joan Collins and Dynasty for a moment!!  And I love it!

The Bow BlouseI was initially drawn to this style blouse because of the femininity and sophistication of it (and of course the big bows…  I mean who doesn’t love big bows??) but as I have been picking up different ones (yes, I have about 6 different styles and colors)… I think what I love the most is the versatility of the blouse itself.  I have literally worn this style blouse in a variety of different settings and looks… casually with jeans, with skirts, with trousers to work etc.

The Bow BlouseThe true “gem” style for me though has been layering it under another piece (as I did for today’s look)!  I love placing this blouse under a sweater or dress!  There is something very unexpected about it.  It has absolutely reinvigorated some old dresses that I have had in my closet for awhile!  It gives the look just a little something extra!

The Bow BlouseWhat I’m Wearing: J. Crew Sweater, Zara Bow Tie Blouse, Zara Jeans, Zara Boots, Zara Bag, Versona Accessories

Where Am I: The Sanctuary

Have you fallen in love with the bow blouse yet?  How are you wearing it?

The Bow Blouse

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The Military Cap

Dorfman Pacific Scala Military CapThis may come as a shock to some of you but I love hats!  That’s right…  love them!  I’ve been this way for as long as I can remember. My dad has always been a hat lover (he never leaves the house without one) so I suspect I got that gene from him!

Anyway, the crazy thing is… even though I completely adore hats, I never seem to wear them for my posts! I think in my mind I’ve created this rule that outfit posts should focus on the clothes!  But that rule (which I didn’t even know I consciously had) is completely ridiculous!  Hats are such a great accessory and an essential statement of personal style (in particular MY personal style)!

So, when Dorfman Pacific offered me this SCALA Cadet military cap, I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to start showing some love for hats on the blog!

Dorfman Pacific Scala Military CapI must admit that I really LOVE this hat!  It is absolutely my style!   It’s super cute, comfy, well made, and quite versatile.  And it’s offered in a variety of colors and reasonably priced!   I already know it will quickly become one of my favorites.  In fact, I may have to pick up a couple of other colors!  Be sure to check out Dorfman Pacific when you get a moment too (I’ve seen quite a few other hats that may get some love from me soon!!)

Bobeau SweaterWhat I’m Wearing: SCALA Military Cadet Wool Cap (c/o Dorfman Pacific), Bobeau Sweater, Joe’s Ankle Skinny Jeans, Adrienne Vittadini Leopard Booties, Prada Purse

Adrienne Vittadini Leopard Booties

Are you a hat wearer?  What’s your favorite kind to rock?

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OOTD: The Thrifted Blazer

How to wear a thrifted blazerI was going through my closet the other day trying to find something to wear and came across this blazer that I thrifted from Value Village earlier this year!  Yep…. that’s right…  I came across it.  I had actually forgotten all about it!  I think I picked it up near the transition to spring earlier this year.  And so it happened to stay very neatly hidden away in the dry cleaning bag until I happened to re-discover it again on Friday!

How to wear a thrifted blazerI’m so glad that I did.  Tweed is such a timeless piece that it was quite easy to grab up this blazer and make it my own.  And of course,  anybody that knows me knows that I am a complete sucker for a blazer, jeans and a tee ( it might as well be my official uniform)!!  So, there was really no question on how to style it!!  Throw in a little color with the oxblood heels and it’s a wrap!!

How to wear a thrifted blazerWhat I’m Wearing: Thrifted Blazer, Zara Tee, Zara Skinny Jeans, Zara Shoes, Zara Clutch (yes, it was a Zara kind of day) and Versona Accessories

Where Am I: South Point Center

Do you ever “forget” about items that are in your closet?  Have a great week everyone!

How to wear a thrifted blazer

Fashion Favorites: Oxblood and Leopard

Forever 21 Oxblood Faux Leather Jacket First of all, I hope all of you had a super fab Thanksgiving!!!  Mine was terrific!  The fam came in town on Wednesday and just left earlier today.  Believe it or not, this was the first time that everyone was together to celebrate Thanksgiving in a long time!  We ate loads of food, watched loads of football, laughed and cut up all week and did tons of shopping!!  I, of course, now feel like a complete slub (and am positive the only thing that currently fits are the yoga pants that I am wearing as I write this) but that’s ok…  it was well worth it!!

I also want to thank all of you that entered the $75 Paypal Giveaway last week!!  Entry #57 Stephanie was selected as the winner!  Stay tuned because there will be many more exciting giveaways and other great changes happening on the blog as we move into the new year!

Forever 21 Oxblood Faux Leather JacketNow on to today’s look…  I am absolutely obsessed with oxblood and leopard right now!  In fact, oxblood is my absolute favorite fall color and leopard, well… you know I how feel about leopard(the new neutral baby!!).  I have been buying up as much of both of these 2 fashion must-haves as I can, so it was only a matter of time before I put the two together!Oxblood and Leopard

This pairing is of course a little more subtle but the potential for these 2 favorites together is big!

Forever 21 Oxblood Faux Leather JacketWhat I’m Wearing: Forever 21 Faux Leather Jacket, Loft Pearlized Collar Blouse, Zara Skinny Ankle Jeans, Kelsi Dagger Leopard Heels, Louis Vuitton Speedy Damier

Where Am I: Fishbone Grill

What are your fall favorites?

Forever 21 Oxblood Faux Leather Jacket

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Hot Trend Alert: Falling for Plaid

Zara Plaid Skinny TrousersFirst of all, don’t forget about my amazing $75 Thanksgiving Giveaway!  Who wouldn’t love to have a little extra cash for the holidays, right? You still have time to enter.  Click here for details!

Zara Plaid Skinny TrousersDSC_0015Now, on to today’s post….  I am absolutely crushing on plaid right now!  Honestly, I guess I’ve been crushing on it for awhile but more so by admiring it on other people than trying it for myself!  The thing is… I’ve never really been a plaid person…  ever.  I think the last time I really wore plaid was probably in like 7th grade.  (Does anybody remember those plaid skirts with the giant safety pins??? – Yep, that was me!)

Zara Plaid Skinny TrousersAnyway , I definitely love how tartan has been reinvented.  And I am especially loving that it’s not just about the traditional reds or greens but a new mix of color combinations too.  That’s honestly what made me grab up these Zara skinny trousers!  The navy and burgundy is such a simple yet chic color combo and it’s extremely versatile.  While I chose to style this look more casually, I could easily dress up these pants for the office or for a night out!Zara Plaid Skinny Trousers

What I’m Wearing: Fire Los Angeles Denim Jacket, Victoria’s Secret Long Sleeve Tee, Zara Skinny Trousers, Enzo Angiolini Pumps, Stella McCartney Purse, Arden B. Accessories

Where Am I: Arsley Loft

Have you fallen for plaid?  What’s your favorite way to wear it?

Zara Plaid Skinny Trousers

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