Tuesday, August 25, 2009

A simple shift

The shift dress emulates power, structure, and form. It makes a woman look both professional and styled at the same time. It is a classic. I purchased this at H&M for $39.50. Upon inspecting it, I found the material to be just as sturdy as its form. This is probably one of the best and most practical purchases I have ever made. I always look good in it, and it gives me confidence. Pairing it with different accesories and pieces from your wardrobe only can make this simple grey dress even more intriguing. I love to wear my rose quartz ball necklace with this.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Shapes and colors

I rarely wear this shirt, so this is really a shop my closet find. I usually go for things that flatter my shape a little better. However, this flowy top paired with these shorts really accentuate the legs. Sometimes it's nice to show off one area of your body at a time. Also, it is an interesting sherbert green that is hard to find bottoms to go with, so I tried these yellow shorts. I think it makes the outfit playful. I would add some colorful earrings or a neckalce with complimentary colors to spruce it up even more.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Colonial Times

Knickers and tights have been worn ever since ye Colonial Times! Although my knickers are actually shorts and my tights are black, it's almost exactly the same...right. I just needed a creative title for this post.
I know the shorts and tights look is a bit risky because you are verging on bad eighties/early nineties or just childish, I can't decide. Despite the angle of this picture, the tights under shorts were very slimming and very cute. I think this might be a good transition from summer into fall when the weather can be misleading—80 degrees during the day and 50 degrees at night. I threw on my maroon velvet jacket with gold buttons to complete the look and continue with the whole colonial theme. I don't think I can wear shorts to work even with tights, but this is a different look for a nighttime outing—maybe to a movie or play or better yet, a reanactment of the Boston Tea Party.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

My knickers are showing!

Something happened between work and home today, and it's called H&M. When I walked in, little did I know I would soon encounter my childhood arch nemesis...knickers. It's not that I hated all knickers as a child, it's just that I hated wearing the excruciatingly scratchy wool knickers my mom made me wear (not to mention the full-on wool outfit. Love you!). But seriously, imagine wearing pants made of horsehair...and fire.

These knicks are not scratchy, however, and they are surprisingly cute. Just be careful how you stand, because the extra crotch material is projecting a slight Lady Gaga situation in this picture. I'm a girl, I swear.