Month: January 2016

Shopaholic Personal Style: It’s a Celebration

  
It’s the first celebration of the year… Since the ball dropped. Today I celebrated a birthday with a wonderful girl named Lacey. She took a bunch of her favorite people out to brunch in Lower Manhattan and I was so excited to have a reason to get out of the house this weekend. It always feels good to join friends to celebrate life.

  
As I was perusing my favorite store (my closet), another friend of mine had to remind me that it wasn’t MY birthday; and that I should keep it simple with a t-shirt and jeans. I thought it was a good idea but I knew I was going to do it my way. 

  
I have always had an eye for creating stories using clothing. I knew I wanted to do a graphic t-shirt and distressed jeans. Both pieces were purchased from Forever 21 last year. You can always find a “guns and roses top”, you can simply enter it into google and you should be able to find something. The boyfriend jeans are a bit harder to find… I have been hunting for a pair like this that is all but destroyed and these have quickly become my favorite pair. 

  
I spoke about the Target boots in a previous blog post and after wearing them all autumn, I can truly say these are one of the most comfortable pair of heels I have ever had. I wear them a lot when I am styling photo shoots and I’m on my feet for long hours and I have never had to take them off. 

  
I know what you guys are thinking… “Umm where is that dope sequin blazer from? This thrifted piece may not be one of a kind, but unfortunately  I have no idea where to get another since I found it at a favorite vintage shop last year. All I can say is that the tag says Rina Z. and it was made in India.

 
I had a blast in the city today and I hope you enjoyed this look. In the comments below please share what you did this weekend. You can also feel free to tag me in instagram (@thee_shopaholic) I would love to see what you wore.  Until next time… Happy Shopping. 
  

Outfit Of The Day

  
The autumn season would just not let go! I am forever grateful for this Indian Fall weather we have been experiencing. I took advantage of this beautiful day in New York to share a look with you guys. 

  
It’s not that often you get the opportunity to wear open toed shoes in December. As a newyorker I am used to the cold by now. This was something I quickly threw together with some recent purchases I made towards the end of last year. I meant to share this with the Week In My Wardrobe posts but never got around to it. 

  
I shared the details of this hunter green jacket as well as the leatherette pencil skirt a few posts back. I paired them with a transition neutral grey top and simple black sandals. The warm weather is long gone now but this look can easily be adjusted with the addition of a pair of boots and tights. 

  
I am still getting used to having hair on my head so I wore this oversized brown fedora simply because I love hats. The starve to necklace is from fancy kouture accessories. 

   

I hope you guys enjoyed this quick outfit and I hope to get the opportunity to share my personal style a bit more here on the blog. Please be sure to subscribe for more like this in the future. Happy Shopping! 

   

Thee Shopaholic Styled Me

  
For about a year now I have been working on a little project that I call “Thee Shopaholic Styled Me.” I really wanted to show people what I have been doing behind the scenes for years now. I love to style people. I love everything fashion. But for some reason a photoshoot set feels like home to me. 

  
I am so excited for what is in store for 2016. I love creating unique and exciting images and will eventually house the final images right here for your viewing pleasure. I would love to work with new designers, makeup artists, photographers and models here in New York.

   
 I have a bunch of goals for Thee Shopaholic Styled Me. If you would like to join me and create magic you can always email me at theesh0paholic101@gmail.com (the first 0 is a zero not the letter o). 

  
In the meantime I will continue to create and work hard to build my portfolio and work with awesome individuals. If you want to catch sneak peeks of the individual projects I am working on be sure to stay tuned via my Instagram page (@thee_shopaholic) or you can search the hashtag #TheeShopaholicStyledMe. Until next time… Happy Shopping. 

  

Shopaholic Virtual Style: How To Style Fur

I want to personally wish all of my readers a Happy New Year! You guys have stuck by me for a long time and I appreciate each and everyone of you! I want to jump right into today’s post which is a “How-to” styling some of my favorite faux fur pieces.

  
I love the shaggy coat. I don’t gravitate toward black items often but when I do they normally have a lot of texture. I am big on details when investing in my wardrobe. I picked up this coat from H&M a few months ago and I think it adds a cool level of chic to any winter outfit.

 
I decided to style this piece for a night out. I kept the look glam-casual. I love the look of a graphic tee shirt paired with a sequin skirt. This look can be dressed up or down. Pairing this with a warm golden pair of pumps keeps it evening appropriate. The look is great for a winter date or club night with drinks and dancing. Keep your accessories in the same color family to take it to another level. 
  
While on the topic of shag, a gilet is also good for building looks and layering during the colder months. I picked one up from Rainbow recently and I have yet to wear it. This can take some of the more casual outfits in your closet up a notch. Adding this piece immediately gives the illusion that you’re “put-together” even though you’re just wearing a tee shirt and jeans. 

  
If you want to increase the sexiness of the look, put on a super low cut tee shirt and high waist distressed jeans. Pair with a strappy bra and a statement necklace to keep the attention at your neckline. Put on your favorite pair of over-the-knee boots and a bright pink fedora to finish the look. This is perfect for a brunch date with the girls or a winter concert in Madison Square Garden. 

  
The final fur piece is not for the faint of heart. Not many people can pull off a leopard print fur coat. It is definitely a mouth full. If you like this coat you definitely have a strong personality to carry it through the streets of the city. This Bar III piece is not meant for someone who wants to blend in. 

  
The key to styling a piece like this is to mute everything else out completely. Keep the base of the outfit neutral. This can be done with greys, denim, whites and any solid neutral that compliments your skintone. You won’t have your coat on all night so add a bit of interest to your look with a pop of color on the lips and an accessory that will keep the integrity of the look like this animal print statement necklace. You can wear this to a museum walk or see a show on Broadway. 

I would love to know which of these looks were your favorite. In the comment section below let me know which one you would like to try. Until next time have a blessed year. If you haven’t already and you like what you see here don’t forget to subscribe. Happy Shopping!