December 29, 2008

Accessory Love: TIGHTS

I have countless accessory loves but right now one has captured my short attention span: tights.
Ok, so I live in East Texas. Winter here does about a million different things. One day it will be 70 degrees the next 32 degrees. But the office I work in is ALWAYS cold. It’s an old building and my area is drafty. My solution: wear tights. Serves a great function to keep me warmer and serves a very charming statement to any outfit.

From textured to solid black/brown to bright colors, tights give a regularly worn outfit a fresh feel. I’ve found some great tights at the Icing by Claries. They were having a great sale of 2 pair for $15. I bought a bright pink pair and a black textured pair. They also had some great “sweater” type fabrics that were really delightful. I happen to love the look of BRIGHT-colored tights. I’ve rocked the Pink ones a couple of times, even to my office job. The key to bright tights is: keep everything else simple….I pair my pink ones with darker grays and blacks. That way I don’t look like I just stepped out of a neon circus. shows some great ways to pair bright tights with other clothes. Some of the outfits you have to pretty bold to wear. (Red/black plaid with neon blue—super cute, but I don’t have the guts yet.)

With textured tights, you can pair them with just about anything. They look super cute with sweater dresses. CAUTION: don’t put textured tights with skirts/shirts or dresses with a lot of print. Then you start to look like a hot mess. Remember, if you look in the mirror and think something looks a little off (with the outfit’s texture, color, etc. __NOT YOU OR YOUR BODY___) then you won’t feel comfortable or confident.

Tights are a great way to play with bold colors, patters, textures without breaking the bank. With a cute pair ranging from 4 to 10 dollars, its much easier to pick up a pair or two and completely change the look of certain outfits.


December 24, 2008

pegged or not?

ok, so while looking through some magazines from the last few months I've noticed a trend...pegged jeans (baggy jeans rolled up to the ankles). A number of celebs have tried this look, but especially Katie Holmes

with heels with today I tried this look for work (1/2 day on a holiday=casual).

I rocked my jeans with some black pointy-toed flats (similar to the one Katie wears in the 1st pic). Keep in mind I live in Texas and so weather permits for this look in December. haha! I just don't know about this one. My ankles felt naked, I've rolled my jeans up before when its raining so they don't get wet but that's totally different than using it as a style. I don't prefer this look. I think its a little un-put-together. And maybe because i'm short I felt it just made me look shorter. So if you're tall, try it out see how it works. What do you think of this trend? Love it, hate it, no opinion?

Merry Christmas, Everyone! Enjoy your holiday!


December 22, 2008

First Post

Welcome to my first post. I've started this because I love clothes, accessories, shoes, handbags, you name it...I LOVE LOVE LOVE it. I believe that everyone’s has a great and unique style, and their confidence makes their style GREAT. Feeling chic, glamorous, trendy or fashionable is all about confidence. Also, fashion/style doesn’t have to be all about a high price tag (don't get me wrong I dream about the day I'll get my first pair of Christian Louboutin heels) but it can also be affordable. With this blog I'll show you my style and other great trends and products I see. Here are a few of my fave Christian Louboutin designs. ENJOY!

Cancan Feathered Satin Clutch

Satin d’Orsays


C’est Moi

Lola Flores (beige canvas)

*these can be purchased at the following sites:
Neiman Marcus, Saks 5th Avenue, Bluefly, Barney’s

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