Maybe it's been the cold front, or maybe its just me, but I've been v lazy these days. The shirt and jean combo hasn't been cutting it for me, so I decided to spice things up and start utilizing the jumpsuits in my closet. Not only are they easier to wear (hello, it's already a full outfit), but you know they look good because they are one full piece already.
The Room Label sent me this beautiful clementine colored strapless jumpsuit and I fell in love. After patiently waiting for the cold weather to pass, I wore it for the first time to Jordan's sister's wedding in late April. And even though temps were nowhere near warm, I wore it with pride (and goosebumps). Aside from being obsessed with the sleek and flattering cut, I absolutely love the idea of having a linen jumpsuit to last me through summer. I picture wearing it for casual daytime looks, like ones similar to below, but I know that I can just as easily throw on a pair of strappy heels (like I did here) and dress it up.
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Photography | Elissa Garza from Style Wire
Jumpsuit | gifted from The Room Label
I accessorized this jumpsuit with white sneakers and earrings to make it more summery. I kept the look casual with sneakers and a denim jacket, and it was perfect for the activities that Elissa and I post shoot.
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I don't know about you, but this New England weather has been giving me the blues...literally. So it's only fitting that I experiment with blue lipstain for this shoot. It seems like a shocking color, but when paired with a matching coat and top knot, it feels strong and sophisticated. To counter this dark hue, I kept the rest of my look neutral and clean. It's important to keep everything else simple so that the color can be the pop. With this look, it allows the blue to take center stage.
I would describe a blue lip, like a colored mascara: it's virtually undetectable until you view it from close up. From far away, it creates a beautiful dimension to your lips, and can be perceived as a dark red or Burgundy. But after a closer look shows the rich, cooler tone of the blue, that really pops on any skin tone. This is a color for the confident, which I know you are since you're reading this.
Like fashion, beauty is a vehicle for you to express yourself in a unique way. Although I am a minimal makeup kind of gal, I really enjoy experimenting with bold lip hues. I love the statement that they make and the conversations that they encourage. I'm drawn to the uncomfortable nature of products that push me out of my comfort zone, so it makes sense that I'm drawn to dramatic lip colors. Wearing a taboo color gives me a rush, and when paired properly makes me feel on top of the world. The most important thing about wearing non-traditional pieces, is the confidence behind them because in the end, that's what makes the look stand out.
I styled the look around the white turtleneck that Hope Ave gifted me. I love the sleek neckline, baby soft material and long length. The structural style elevates the look, making it perfect for a bougie brunch with your friends. Wear it with a nude lip for brunch, and add the blue for dinner or a night out. If you want to start a conversation, or make a statement, this blue is the perfect color for you. When I wear a bold color like this blue, I get a lot of questions about it, specifically where one can get it too.
For Weekend |
If you loved this look for the weekend, wear it for work too. Here's how:
For Work |
The only positive thing about this weather is that you can continue to wear faux fur jackets. They are a warm, pop of color for this chilly spring. Since they're a cold weather piece, they usually go on sale during this time, so you can get great deals. Below are my picks for colorful faux fur:
When it comes to silhouettes, the paper bag waist pant has peaked my curiosity. I was first drawn to the style when I saw how flattering they were on Kendall Jenner. She wore a paper bag waist trouser with a strapless top, and I've been intrigued ever since. When paired correctly, they have the ability to slim waists, and give a unique, yet figure flattering silhouette. Before purchasing these pants, make sure that they are fitted properly to your proportion because it's crucial that they hit you at the slimmest part of your waist. Lucky for me Hope Ave. sent me a pair of paper bag waist culottes that fit perfectly (shop these exact pants here, and in mustard here). My favorite thing about these pants is how figure flattering they are, how formal the material looks, and the fact they they also have pockets. As a tall woman, it's almost impossible to find a long trouser in a paper bag waist, so a culotte is the next best thing. If you struggle with finding pants, a culotte is the perfect alternative, just make sure that they hit at the right spot. If you're short, make sure that they hit right under the knee, and for taller women, mid shin is good.
Just remember to pair them with a fitted, or cropped top so that they can best accentuate your shape.
For Work |
- Fitted Turtleneck + Paper Bag Waist Pant + Heel
- Like I did below.
For Casual |
- Graphic Tee + Paper Bag Waist Pant + Slides
- Like I did with this look
For A Night Out |
- Fitted Crop Top + Paper Bag Waist Pant + Sock Boots
These pants have been on my wardrobe list for a while, so when I received this pair, I was ecstatic. In addition to being easy to wear for streetwear, they are also great for the office. They have an old school, tailored feel to them that can be transitioned in many different ways. I paired them with a fitted turtleneck, camel coat and heels.
This first look is my take on an early evening outfit, it transitions nicely from day to dinner. I paired a loose blouse with an A line floral skirt, sock boots and a blazer. To spice it up, I tied a black neckerchief around my neck to create an elevated, choker-like look. When it comes to evening wear, I think that chokers are super sexy, but can come across as childish. The perfect alternative for a more mature look is a thin scarf or neckerchief. Mine was a parting gift from DRESSHIRT, the fashion company that I used to intern for.
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