I hope everyone had a beautiful weekend… mine was quite interesting. Friday, Andrew and I attended a chocolate soiree (yup, our friends are amazing hosts). As usual, I was in a dilemma over everything: shoes, outfit, and accessories.
“Closet full of clothes and nothing to wear.”
This is probably the most common problem women struggle with. At the moment, I am anti-pants. I don’t know why, but I just can’t bring myself to wear them. I feel like every outfit just doesn’t work… so skirts and dresses it is.
Friday evening, I was ready (sort of). My hair was straightened and de-frizzed, my make-up was done using my favorite Chanel palette, except I was stuck in my undies standing in the middle of my closetwhile Andrew was waited outside. The poor guy will soon be best friends with the parking patrol :P I was frustrated, upset and feeling like a total mess…. It’s it amazing how one outfit can almost ruin your night?!
I pulled myself together when my eye landed on my new Marc Jacobs purse that I picked up on Bleecker Street. The moment I saw his Spring 2010, Marc by Marc Jacobs collection… I wanted to find a metallic purse. Voila!
I slowly pulled together an outfit that felt right and complemented the purse. First, a simple grey top with an interesting cut. I paired it with an American Apparel skirt, and added interesting hosiery. When in doubt, wear black, and add an interesting stocking (my mantra). A little bit of Tiffany’s and Marc Jacobs did the trick in the accessories department, and Michael Kors booties sealed the deal. It turned out to b a black and grey combination that made me feel fabulous… and got me out the door!
I am wearing: Wilfred Top( from Aritzia) American Apparel Lamé Skirt ( from American Apparel) Multicolored Polka Dot Pantyhose from Calvin Klien ( from Winners) Marc by Marc Jacobs Purse (from Marc by Marc Jacobs store on Bleecker Street) Michael Kors Booties ( from Holt Renfrew) Marc by Marc Jacobs Miss Marc Studs (from Bloomingdales Soho) Tiffany's &Co. Key Necklace ( a gift from Andrew).
Lately, I’ve been feeling more comfortable with my style and have been experimenting with bolder colors. Trust me, this is a huge step for me! Despite the dilemmas, I feel as if my style is slowly evolving. Yesterday I picked up another Nina Garcia book, Style Strategy, from Liv and I love it. Garcia is truly inspirational!
Through her books, I’ve learned not to be afraid of making bolder statements with fashion. I was recently inspired to purchase a very dramatic pair of YSL heels that are out of my element but work so beautifully with my wardrobe.
Lesson Learned: Your closet is never half empty, it is always half full.
Not it is your turn.....
P.S. Also I would like to send out a special thank you to Iris for offering to proofread With Love... and to make sure that it is in tip-top-shape :) Iris welcome to the team!
Wishing Everyone a Beautiful Day!!!