Saturday, January 14, 2012

Walk this way

 The inspiration for this outfit came from Glamour's August 2011 issue:
I used the idea of a pop color fur coat to create the look with my purple one!

  Decided to go with silver accessories with the statement necklace and chains of the purse and even the hose of a bit of silver glimmer...

 Keeping the rest of the outfit plain gives the whole attention to the coat!

Purple Faux Fur Coat & Necklace - Forever 21
White sweater top - Ann Taylor
White silk tank & Boyfriend Jeans - Newport News
Purse - Guess
Heels - Kate Spade
Sunglasses - House of Harlow

And to make this outfit kid friendly I switched the fur coat with a green knit blazer and the pink heels with pink flats. I liked this version just as much....

 The fact that the flats had a bit of green in them worked perfectly for the outfit!

 Don't you just love the hair? I love it when I wear colors that truly show the dark bottom part! To achieve this side swept look I blow dried my hair at night and put it in a high side pony tail! In the morning it was perfect.
Can you believe this blazer was a yellow tag deal at F21 for $14!?

I had a 7 AM infusion appointment so that sucked getting up that early and missed the family breakfast at my mom's... It was nice to get caught up on most of my magazines though. Took the kids to gym class, got my car washed and detailed (buffed out my latest dent) and costco grocery shopped.
Spent the afternoon at home...

Friday, January 13, 2012

Layering Beads

Doing something a bit different today and starting the post featuring 
a spring trend that is coming up:
Beaded Necklaces...

I cut out some inspiration photos from In Style's Dec/Jan 2012 Issue:

 Aren't these gorgeous? I love this whole excessive layering aspect! 

Reminds me of the Masaii tribe we visited in Kenya who are famous with their beaded neck wear....

If you don't think you can create this layered look check out the already layered gorgeous necklaces at the etsy store (prices range from $150 to $200): 

After seeing the issue I went upstairs to my jewelry cabinet and got to work layering what I already own...
85% of these are of course from Turkey. Beaded necklaces are somewhat of a tradition there and the bazaars, flea markets and street vendors sell the most beautiful pieces at amazing prices!
10% are purchases from places like Thread shows or tribal pieces collected from exotic trips like Kenya, Brazil, Costa Rica etc...and 5% are from Forever 21...
 This one is my favorite...


Now that I look at the Noble House designs I might make more combinations mixing metal with beaded ones as well... The possibilities are endless...
If you are wondering what the cabinet looks like that stores these and many many more....

 And some even hanging outside the cabinet cause there is no space left.... Amazingly I know everything I have and where exactly it is hanging in this cabinet! It is a gift I guess...

Linking up to 
Fashion Fridays...
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And now finally the OOTD:

The inspiration was from August 2011 issue of In Style Magazine:

I don't have a plain purple dress so I wore a top and a skirt (and tights) that amazingly match in exactly the same purple hue!

 I could have done cognac brown boots but just wanted to go with black for some reason. May be cause I had just worn the cognac pair yesterday and wearing the same pair of shoes two days in a row is just weird to me now!

Military Jacket, Lace Cami, tights,  necklace - Forever 21
Skirt - Mango
Boots - can't remember...
Purse - Chloe

Just some random photos of the kids I snapped when taking my own photos.
My son was wearing his new skateboard t-shirt not that you can see from this dark photo and I braided my daughter's hair into two buns (star trek style)...