Fashion Advice: Outfits of the Week

Congratulations, Sis!
In honor of my favorite sister, well my only sister 🙂 , getting her first job as a teacher, I put together some work outfits to last the week. Most of these won’t break the bank, which is great when we are on a budget. We all know that when you feel good or like the way you look, it improves not only your mood but your work performance. Hopefully this will bring some inspiration to you all and have a great week. Enjoy!

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Summer Denim-StyleMoi

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So along with working a 4-day shift at the hospital, finding the much-needed girl-time with some awesome women, and helping my parents move out of their house, I can now add designing fashion templates for some of the major brands as well as a fashion brander or fashion blogger. No, I’m not going insane or feeling like I should be fitted for a straight jacket. In fact, I haven’t felt this great in a long time. You see, the old adage is very true in that you never feel like you work a day in your life, if you are doing what you love. I love the companies I’m working for and have the fortunate circumstance to be able to pick and choose what brands I want to work with. So, today I’m going to introduce you to Stylemoi. They are an amazing company to work for with a fresh “street-style” look. If you’re not into that style, they also have an assortment of other flavors to choose from. When you check out their site, you will see that they are into the “true-female” with her natural beauty in that they don’t use overly skinny models that have been heavily photoshopped. Why is that great? Well, most of us aren’t over 5’7″  and weigh less than 100 pounds. And we all have fallen into that trap, where the outfit looks amazing on the model, so we happily order it online. However, it’s a total bust. The skirt cuts off at our knees, shortening our tiny frame even more, and we sadly have to return it. So, check out the fashion set I designed. They have free world-wide shipping with a 30-day no hassle return policy. And if you sign-up through me (by just following this link), you can have a special promotional discount on your first order. Hope you found this useful and happy styling 🙂

Nude Pumps: One of the Essentials for Every Female

Why Nude Pumps are one pair of shoes that every girl should own.

Nude Pumps

There are certain items that every female must have in her wardrobe and nude pumps should be near the top of the list, if not first. Why, one might ask? Well, for starters, they essentially go with everything you own. Can’t figure out how to pair that somewhat orange but maybe its closer to marigold dress that is sitting in the back of your closet. Grab the nude heels. I pretty much guarantee that it will look chic. Need another reason to accept these beauties for the premier of the essential list.  How about that these bad boys will elongate your  gorgeous legs. Yes, they’re almost magic. However, the key to this is to choose shades that are closest to your skin tone. So, on your next outing, slip on your favorite dress and pair it with these wonderful heels. You will thank me later. Happy Styling! 🙂

Below are some versatile ways to wear these gorgeous heels.

Nude Pumps: From Up-Scale Casual to Laid Back

As you can see, a simple pair of dark denim skinny jeans or even a worn pair of boyfriends, will look just fine with these amazing pumps.

 

Nude Pumps: From Classy to Refined

These shoes simply dress well with every evening wear that you see fit. For those who are more budget minded, check out this lovely pair from Nordstrom Rack for under $17.00.

Nude Pumps: Simply Eye Candy

For those who love the Crème de la Crème of designer shoes, these four are my favorites, when it comes to the nude shoes.

50’s Diner Date-Part II

I love the vintage flair that’s in trend right now. I’ve always been partial to this style, but never fully incorporated it into my daily look. Perhaps it’s due to wearing scrubs roughly 90% of my waking hours, but in any event, I decided that this season I’m going to start. And to help motivate me to break out of my normal routine, I designed some fashion sets, starting with the 50s era. I’m using old Diner Menus as the backgrounds and I really love how they are turning out. Last week, I illustrated a set that took place in a “Vixen-ish” Diner. So to change things up, my second set or scene, for this matter, regards a first date. It’s almost becoming a mini story where one of the girls from the first set meets her “prince charming” and in my second set, she is on this date. However, this is no ordinary first-date. Of course not…..who wants to see that. Look closely at the menu and decide for yourself what is going on. Enjoy!

Below, you will see the newest set first, followed by the “Vixen-ish Diner.” If you want more ideas on Vintage style and flair, you can follow me here.

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Casual Luxe

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Casual Luxe is a great way to look great without trying too hard. What’s even better is how easy this look can be emulated. Grab some leggings or skinny jeans, a white tee, a graphic cardigan or even shawl and the most important are some colorful sneakers. I just love those from New Balance and if you aren’t into those colors, you can customize them here to what you see fit. Happy Styling 🙂

I Love O-live

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Olive green can be considered a neutral color, which makes it fairly easy to combine with  a variety of different shades. You can go all neutral, like myself, and pair it with camel colored heels and/or bag. Are you feeling romantic? Then shades of pink or even floral accessories will fit well. Even consider white, which is a hot look!  Do something like a white blazer and a pair of white booties and you are ready to go. Don’t be afraid to play with colors with this dress. It’s a lot more versatile than you think. Below I provided some other ideas to get your started. All of these were designed by me and you can find even more of my ideas here. Happy Styling! 🙂

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Maxi Dresses for Everyone-Part 1

Lots of pictures but I’m going to keep it short on text, since today is a very busy Sunday. Hope everyone’s weekend has been wonderful. Below I provided you all with some “eye candy” of my favorite Maxis. Let me know what’s your favorite style or if you have any questions. Enjoy

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In Love

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Breakfast

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Summer Grass

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La Petit Trianon

The Baroque period is hands down my favorite era of art. The dramatic scenes, the vibrant rich colors, and the intense light that plays against the shadows all give way to an emotional scene that the viewer can’t help but become attached. Baroque is the aesthetical response to the medieval and post medieval gothic. In medieval gothic, which I do appreciate as well, it was all “too much” about solidarity, the submission of the man to the creator, and this emotional bleakness. These men failed by angering their creator and as a consequence, suffering was needed to reach salvation. Then the “cool sister,” aka “Baroque,” was born and she was greatly needed. She released these constrictions and wanted to finally live life. She cared about the welfare of the man and most importantly, she wanted freedom, frivolity, and joy to be emphasized. For me, I see Marie Antoinette as Baroque’s most recognized symbol and the most easily copied. In Vogue Italia,“Petit Trianon,” shows the playful yet libidinous version of Ms. Antoinette. And what a fitting name! In Italian “petit trianon” means either little bird or in this case, little naughty. I designed my own version of what I imagined her lingerie collection would look like. The boned, circle skirt paired with an embroidered corset suggests a since of sensuality. She’s innocent and beautiful but her desires are at her will. This is not a form of pornography but rather a release of the sexual constrictions, which Baroque entails. Below I demonstrate ways that you can achieve this look, whether you are trying to find something to spice up the bedroom or used as a costume. Enjoy!

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Marie’s Closet

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La Petit Trianon

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Victorian “How-To”

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The Teal Tease

Adam Saaks…A.K.A Adam Scissor Hands

Perhaps, I’m the only one on the planet that hasn’t seen this video or heard of this man. However, in case there are some of you that haven’t witnessed the ingenuity of Adam Saaks‘ work, then please proceed.  His talent with scissors cannot be dismissed. I don’t know what I love more the fact that his unique vision creates dramatic and architectural pieces of clothing or the fact that he has an amazing precision with these shears. Either way, I admire his creative concepts. The video below demonstrates this talent and its done live. And for those of you that are hooked, I provided some other photos of his work. Enjoy!

Different Approach to the Tulle Skirt

When I paint or practice my art, for the matter, I tend to lean towards an unconventional style. It’s my release into worlds that I don’t  approach in my daily life. It’s an amazing avenue to fantasize a different world without judgement or shame. I made these three sets on areas that I consider alternative, in that, they break the aesthetical conception of what was determined correct at their time. Each one confronts a design conception of the previous one and I used a tulle skirt as a connector to play with the same “object” in the three moments. Enjoy!

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50’S DINER DATE

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PUNK on SATURDAY NIGHT

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NIGHT AT THE OPERA IN STEAMPUNK