Something Old, Something New

Style Stalker - Misha Nonoo for Aldo Rise SS2015

American contemporary womenswear designer, Misha Nonoo, collaborated with Aldo's shoe and handbag design teams to create accessories for her Spring/Summer 2015 runway show.  Watch this behind the scenes video below which shows Misha in action the day before the big show.  It's here that she talks working with Aldo, and the inspiration behind the collection.

The pieces are appealing to my particular style aesthetic as I tend to be drown to more sophisticated, classic silhouettes that offer a splash of color to my neutral wardrobe.   The color palette of the pieces are black, white, navy, gold metallic and orchid.

Aeaniel - $100.00

Aeaniel - $100.00

Aquino - $65.00

Aquino - $65.00

Birchell - $160.00

Birchell - $160.00

The Aeaniel is the ballerina flat.  It can easily be paired with palazzo pants or a sporty skirt.  Birchell is the strappy high heel sandal.  It is versatile as well with just the right degree of sexiness.   Lastly, the oversized clutch is the perfect marriage between softness and structure.  The purse also features a rose gold chain and clasp which adds chic details. 

photo & video credit - aldoshoes.com

Feminine Florals

Happy Easter to you all!!!

This day is very special to me (as I'm sure it is to all Christians).  It is also special to me from a fashion aspect.  Easter is a main indicator of the warmer weather to come.  It's the first holiday of Spring and we signify this by dressing in pastels and floral prints. 

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something old - The high waisted pencil skirt and floral peplum shirt are both thrifted pieces that were under $5.00.  The shirt was actually gifted to me by my very best friend.  I love the very early 90s, unique print of it.  I also decided to leave the shoulder pads.

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Placing the shirt inside the skirt presented another style option.  I think this look is bit more polished, and sometimes that just works.

Which do you prefer??

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Memphis Fashion Week Outfit Recap (What I Wore) - Day 2

Words can not describe how perfect this venue was for the shows on Night two.  Nothing better to accompany the frigid temps outside than a log cabin with fireplace located in the center of the Memphis Zoo at the Teton Trek. 

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I wanted to glam up my look for the night, so I wore diamond accessories with a very bright red, bold lip (c/o MAC Rih Rih Woo).  Dressing warmly was also a must with temps dipping low into the 30s, I wore my vintage fur coats, leather over the knee boots as well as my leather skirt.

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         outfit deets: shirt - Express; skirt - H&M; boots - Versona; coat - Salvation Army; necklace - Versona

         outfit deets: shirt - Express; skirt - H&M; boots - Versona; coat - Salvation Army; necklace - Versona

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Memphis Fashion Week Outfit Recap - Day 1

This week I had the pleasure of volunteering during Memphis Fashion Week.   This year's fashion event is the city's fourth installment of the celebrating local and regional fashion designers and style.

I was only able to attend two nights, so styling my looks weren't hard at all...well until the freezing temps and snow flurries rolled into town, so I definitely had to improvise and wear heavy clothing.  I also had to take into account that I would be on my feet most of the night assisting, so I wanted to be comfy.  Staying try to my very own style aesthetic was very important to me.  So I wore my favorite pieces: such as my felt hat and my cute little fur vest.

outfit deets: hat- H&M; vest- Express; shirt- vintage c/o House of Grace; pants- F21; booties- Maurices c/o Burlington Coat Factory

outfit deets: hat- H&M; vest- Express; shirt- vintage c/o House of Grace; pants- F21; booties- Maurices c/o Burlington Coat Factory

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Pictured above is a snapshot of my cousin and I.  I was so surprised to see her out, but I should have known she would be there covering the event on her entertainment blog. 

Pictured below are some of my favorite looks from the evening.  All designs are those from the various emerging designers.

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Periwinkle Hues with a Snakeskin Statement

With warmer temps on the rise, I have been scouring thrift stores for dresses and boy have I had some awesome luck.  I found this beautiful dress at the Goodwill for $4.99 (yes people...that cheap).

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I paired this simply dress with a snake skin statement necklace from H&M that was gifted to me by a friend.  Snake skin is one of my favorite prints, and oftentimes I wear it as a neutral.  It just seems to work with everything.

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                                     outfit deets - dress: Goodwill; necklace: H&M; shoes: Steve Madden

                                     outfit deets - dress: Goodwill; necklace: H&M; shoes: Steve Madden

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Pleats and Plaid Please

something old - vintage pleated, plaid skirt.

I just wanted to put that out there.  I was overjoyed when I stumbled upon this skirt in Goodwill.  The colors were perfect, and the fit was undeniable.  I had to have it.

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I paired the skirt with simple black.  I wanted it to be the focal point of my look, so I didn't do draping or loud jewelry.   The skirt spoke elegance and simplicity.

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outfit deets: sweater - F21; skirt - thrifted c/o Goodwill: shoes - LAMB c/o Saks; earrings - vintage

outfit deets: sweater - F21; skirt - thrifted c/o Goodwill: shoes - LAMB c/o Saks; earrings - vintage

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