I know I’ve told you guys that I’m genuinely feeling the color green this season. And just not any green…a deep emerald green worthy of the jewel tone title.
You’ve seen my beret – but this time I have a full emerald look to match! Because of my pear body shape, I naturally drawn to A-line dresses. And when I’m lucky, I can find just such a dress with some distinctive details that make it truly special. Such was the case when I saw this emerald dress with a subtle, white pattern. The combination of the balloon sleeves and the D-ring belt around the waist gives this dress a retro touch that pairs perfectly with a matching beret.
With the arrival of chillier temperatures, I threw on my camel coat and nude boots to tone down the head to toe green look. Lastly, I finished my look with a vintage Cartier envelope clutch, purchased at my favorite vintage store in my hometown. Every time I’m in Jacksonville, Florida I have to head to Good Eye House & Style to see what new goodies are in-store. And speaking of that… I’ll be in Jacksonville this week so fingers crossed for some new items coming to the blog soon! xo
Usually I’m not a fan of showing so much skin, but this year’s sheer fashion trend has me totally on board! You’re able to leave little to the imagination, but still be tasteful at the same time. So what is sheer fashion you might ask? It’s undershirts…dresses…tops with some peekaboo elements. Think mesh or sheer chiffon! Sheer fashion can be subtle with mere sheer panels, OR an entire bodysuit, or even dress.
And as someone who likes a little more coverage, I love pairing my sheer fashion with an overcoat or leather jacket and something high-waisted. So how do I wear the trend? Well, I got my sheer fashion from somewhere you might not expect…Spanx! While some may associate Spanx with the ultra-smoothing shapewear we’ve come to know and love, they also have a range of activewear, lingerie, and fashion pieces! I spotted this flocked dot bodysuit and instantly saw the sexy potential.
For my outfit, I paired my bodysuit with another great Spanx piece – The Nudist Wireless Bra in black! I threw on a high-waisted skirt to add some sparkle and glamour, and then threw on a long overcoat to only give a peekaboo of skin. Lastly, I finished my look with baby blue chandelier earrings to tie together the look. What I love about the bodysuit is that it’s so stretchy! I wasn’t afraid of poking holes, it being too tight (even though it looked tiny when it came in the mail), or being difficult to put on/take off multiple times. While I opted for a sexier look and baring my bra – I think this particular piece will be great for layering! I can totally see myself wearing it under a sleeveless dress to add a pop of texture to my look. Here’s to many more outfits or mixing and matching, layering and going sheer!
What do you dolls think? Would you rock the sheer fashion?
Most of the time in my line of work, I’m not really “client ready.” My uniform is pretty much ripped jeans, Manolos, and a leather jacket. So recently, I decided to get a look that I felt was appropriate for big meetings, but still had some of my personality.
On a recent trip to Greenwich, CT, Rachel and I stopped into the Rag & Bone and they were having an amazing sale! I picked up these pants, and my new favorite blouse in a window-pane check pattern and luxe silk fabric.
It can sometimes pull when put under a heavy jacket (so I have to be careful), but I think it’s both cute and very client appropriate – especially when under a blazer. The best part? I’ve worn both pieces in more casual ways…the top with my go-to ripped jeans and heels, and the pants with a tight black top and leather jacket. I think it’s always a great idea to have versatile pieces that can be mixed and matched for many occasions. These new Rag & Bone items are certainly that for me, plus the sale made them a no-brainer!