Something Old, Something New

SOSNU Recents

Hey guys, I'm back and I'm really excited because in this blog post I will be featuring Something Old (a thrifted/pre-loved item), and Something New (an item purchased from regular retail store).  I feel like it's been a few months since I've had new pieces to share on the blog.  Honestly, I haven't been inspired to go out to the shops and buy things.  Nothing is really exciting or aspirational - like I am currently coveting nothing.  There have been times when I would literally have tons of items in my online shopping carts from several retailers.  I don't know what's happening in fashion anymore.  But I digress, I am really pumped about these buys.

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Something Old - first up is this beautifully structured navy blue pinstriped double breasted blazer.  The width of shoulders with the shoulder pads literally make me beam from within.  I love to exaggerate my shoulders simple because the top portion of my body because it's my larger half.  By placing emphasis on the shoulders draws attention from my larger bustline, an area of my body that I am not fully comfortable with.  As a stylist, I understand that the ultimate goal in dressing is to create proportional balance especially with personal styling and everyday wear.  However, as an editorial stylist I have a knack for doing things differently, and creating looks that are a bit off.   It's the little details that make dressing up fun for me.  Oh I almost forgot to mention that I scored this beauty for pennies during a 50% off sale at my local Salvation Army.

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Something New -  guys pan down to this rich, autumnal midi skirt.  There are so many elements of this skirt that I love.  The midi length is a huge plus. The black band at the waist is so flattering.  The lace detail and the trimming at the hem is spot on trend, and lastly the rich burgundy color.  This skirt is the perfect seasonal addition to any wardrobe.

 outfit details - blazer ( here ) and sweater ( here ): thrifted; skirt ( here ), socks ( here ) and boots ( here ): H&M; earrings: H&M ( here )

outfit details - blazer (here) and sweater (here): thrifted; skirt (here), socks (here) and boots (here): H&M; earrings: H&M (here)

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