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Black on Black

February 17, 2019


This is a bit of a different look for me. Typically, I’m all about color, prints and patterns to make up my outfits. However, I was intrigued by the idea of a monochromatic black look. There’s no question that with the right elements, black can look extremely chic and expensive. So, I wanted to challenge myself to see if I could create an all black look that was still interesting.

I think the key to using much of the same color is to infuse different elements to add interest. This can be in the form of materials and fabrics. I started off with a silky pleated skirt. It has a bit of sheen that definitely gives off a sophisticated feel. Then, I added a faux leather belt that helped to cinch in my waistline as well as contrast the skirt. Finally, with a simple black tank top and blazer worn off of my shoulders, this all black look was formed.

Once I put those elements together, I knew that I needed something else to help break up the black. I felt that I had reached the max of the dark hues so I decided to wear my latest purchase of this netted bucket bag. This bag is one of my favorite purchases in a while. I think that it is so unique, eye-catching and was the perfect accessory to pair with this outfit. To play off of the netting of the bag, I put on my tried-and-true beige lace up sandals and with that, this look was complete. And I have to say…I love it. It’s very understated and certainly not for everyone but I think that all of the elements really make it a well-rounded style. I hope that you like it too!

Outfit details:

Jacket: Old Navy | Top: Old Navy | Skirt: H&M | Purse: Nordstrom Rack (more colors available here) | Belt: JCPenney | Shoes: Nine West (old)

Photographer: Steve Suavemente

Mocha Latte

February 10, 2019


One of my favorite accessories is definitely a chic, floppy hat. Hats are the ultimate quick fix for bad hair days or when you just need that extra element to take your look to the next level. They add style, character and have a certain elevated nature about them. You can rock hats with pretty much any look from the simplest to the most complex. It’s versatility allows you to think of endless outfit combinations.

I was looking for a tan hat when I discovered this one on Nordstrom’s website. Tan and brown blend together so well and can also be paired with many Fall/Winter hues. As soon as I received it in a shipment, I tried it on and loved the fit. I immediately took to my closet to see what outfits I could drum up. I discovered that this duster from Forever 21 matched the shade almost identically. I love when two things that you bought separately pair so well together that you would have thought it was intentional. My initial idea was to grab some skinny jeans and booties (of which I likely still will do). However, I saw out of the corner of my eye a dress that I bought some time ago but have not yet figured out how to style. And what do you know, it was fashion serendipity! The whole look just came together and I loved the matching tones. I finished it off with these bronze metallic pumps and the outfit was complete. Mocha latte anyone?!

Outfit details:

Hat: Nordstrom | Duster: Forever 21 | Dress: Pretty Little Thing | Clutch: Sole Society | Shoes: Nine West (Platino Patent similar color. Bronze is no longer available)

Photographer: Steve Suavemente

Bra Fit Technology w/ SOMAINNOFIT

February 5, 2019


Outfit details – Top: ASOS (out of stock. Similar here) | Jeans: Torrid

I am so excited to tell you all about this amazing, new bra innovation from a company called SOMA. I get a lot of questions about undergarments, particularly bras. It’s no secret that I am a busty girl, so I am well aware of how difficult it can be to find quality bras that offer great support. In addition, it is also a task to figure out your bra size that fits your body the best. Not all undergarments follow the same measurements so it can be a bit of a guessing game to find the right size. Since larger cup sizes are often not carried in abundance in retail stores, it just puts an extra layer of difficulty when you’re unable to try on the bras before you buy. So, the result often is that women (including myself because I have been there) end up wearing the wrong bra size. It’s uncomfortable and it does not create a solid foundation. However, I have tried a new technology that takes the guessing out of finding your size. Introducing the SOMAINNOFIT Bra.

What is a SOMAINNOFIT Bra? I’m so glad you asked! It is a wearable, Bluetooth-enabled device that helps you find the perfect fitting bra. The best part, all you have to do is put it on with a good fitting bra that you already own. There’s no guesswork, no measuring tape, nothing. I’m wearing the SOMAINNOFIT bra above and as you can see, it’s a sports bra-like device that you turn on with orange button in the back. Then, you connect the bra to the app and let it work its magic. With a simple tap to “Measure” in the app, the SOMAINNOFIT will take four specific measurements in order to determine your bra size. The app tells you both those exact measurements as well as your bra size.

In addition to your bra size, they will give you suggested bras from SOMA that you can purchase in your size. Of course, I was anxious to try them out so I ordered the Vanishing Back Full Coverage Bra that I’m wearing in the look above. Needless to say, it fit and the quality of the bra is amazing. To be completely honest, I did have a bit of spillage on the sides of the bra but nothing major at all. Overall, I’m very impressed with how the technology worked.

So, my final thoughts are that the SOMAINNOFIT Bra is a great guide to helping you find your bra size. This technology is the future of bra fitting and I love the direction that it’s going. To be an early adopter as I was, there is a special introductory price of $25, plus $25 off a full-price bra. Try it out for yourself and let me know how it works for you!

Photographer: Steve Suavemente

*This post is sponsored by SOMA. All opinions are my own

Bold Stripes

February 3, 2019

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Today is Superbowl Sunday, so this is my ode to one of the biggest sporting events of the year. Of course, I’m doing it in my own unique way. I’m channeling referee chic with this look. Okay…I just made that up but this striped top definitely gives this outfit a bit of a sporty vibe. As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, I’m really embracing color this Winter and for some reason, the shade that I have been gravitating to lately has been pink. I thought that it was the perfect pairing to contrast the black and white stripe and add a much needed pop of color.

In addition to the stripes & color, I paired it with a black moto jacket. I’ve had this one for a while and it has been a staple in my closet. It’s that perfect “last touch” that really brings together an outfit. Not to mention it is necessary for these chilly nights. Then, instead of wearing pumps or something similar as I would normally do, I decided to finish off the look with these black sock booties to bring it all together.

Hope that you all are enjoying Superbowl Sunday! Go Rams!

Outfit details:

Jacket: Style & Co. (similar) | Top: Old Navy | Skirt: Torrid | Shoes: Amazon | Clutch: Amazon (similar)

Photographer: Steve Suavemente