outfit of the day

Two Wrongs Don’t Make a Stripe 


     I love to push the envelope when it comes to approaching everyday style. I get bored very easily so wearing things that are tricky to pull of are intriguing. If you have ever seen Beetle Juice or a vintage prison uniform you would probably never ever want to attempt this look. Fashion should be fun so I did just that. 


     Stripes are very tricky in general. Vertical stripes can be very slimming while horizontal stripes tend to make things look wider than they are. The key is knowing your body type. I am a true believer that there are no rules when it comes to fashion. There are however, some helpful guidelines that can help you look more visually appealing. 


If you’re smaller on top then you want to wear your horizontal stripes on the top portion of your body and vice versa. If you have wide hips and you want to wear horizontal stripes then go for a thinner line pattern or one with alternating pinstripes. At the end of the day you look the best when you’re confident. If you love the way you look nothing else really matters. 

     If you think your outfit may or may not look like a prison uniform then give them a good pose and own it! Always put your best foot forward in fashion. Life is to short to wear boring clothes. 


Top – HM (4+ years ago) 

Pants – Fancy Kouture


Shoes – BU 

Sunglasses – Gucci 

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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. 
  

Shopaholic Personal Style: A Week in my Wardrobe 

  
I’m pretty sure you guys are either following along or completely sick of me by now. But we are over the mid week hump. I can not stress enough how much I love the color green. I rarely do head to toe color but green is definitely the new black. 

  
Basic t-shirts are a wardrobe essential. I picked up a bunch of colors from Tick Tock and Rainbow. These simple stretch tees are super cheap and I don’t get upset when I ruin one because they are only five or six bucks. I knew I had to get this green because it looks just so good on brown skin. I have said it a million times. I picked up the green skirt from ZARA and shared links and details in a previous blog post. 

  
The shoes are from ROXX boutique. ZARA also has a similar style in different colors but I picked these up for $35. A few weeks ago. I think this outfit is classic and timeless. It’s not over done and can be worn on many different body types. I have a large bust so I would normally wear a vest or blazer over top. But if you love your rack by all means embrace it!   

 
I really enjoys sharing these looks with you guys. Please let me know if you enjoy them and I will be sure to continue doing them in the new year. If you have any questions always feel free to ask. I would love to know what your favorite look is this far. Until next time… Happy Shopping! 

  

Shopaholic Cart Confessions: Target Style

The summer is almost over. Most of my shopaholics are preparing for fall fashion and back to school. I found some great buys at Target, sure to keep you on trend for the autumn season. Target has a great selection of shoes right now and I had to pick up my personal favorites and add them to my cart. 

 
Women’s Doris Footbed Sandal – $12.48 to $24.99

The first pair I picked up were on sale! These metallic flats are super chic and less than ten bucks. They are perfect for those weekend getaways once it starts to get cool and you decide to retreat to a warmer climate. I always wear sandals on the plane. Pair them with sweats and a warm duster coat and you are ready for the mile high fashion club. 

  
The next pair of flats are definitely needed if you work in an office setting or you just really love a good loafer. Every shopaholic should have a pair of black flats. The pointed silhouette is definitely where shoe fashion is headed this year and Target hit the nail on the head.

 
Women’s Holly Loafers – $24.99 

You should never compromise your style for the office. I love to wear jumpsuits and sheath dresses all year round. They are no fuss pieces that do not require much styling. A navy jumpsuit paired with a simple timepiece and office bag would definitely compliment these shoes. If your environment is a bit more conservative you can throw on a blazer or cardigan once you get to your desk. 

  
This would not be a proper shoe haul with out a good heel. Fall definitely calls for great warm neutrals that compliment your skintone. I went for a nude d’orsay pump. I love the understated sex appeal of side-foot-cleavage. If you guessed that Target style did it again you are correct! 

 

Women’s Lainee D’Orsay Pumps – $29.99

The possibilities on styling this shoe are absolutely endless; however, I picked it up specifically for a casual date. These pumps are great paired with a neutral blouse and your favorite jeans. You can add your printed or textured clutch and your date will have no complaints. This outfit can be worn to dinner or brunch and the casual fit is balanced with a simple heel.  
  
A fall shoe closet is not complete without a classic bootie. I never gravitate towards pointed shoes but this what’s my third pointy shoe find. I love the grips on the bottom because it gives them a casual, everyday feel. I don’t like too much detail on my boots. Simple cuts and styles make them a bit more flexible to wear and also allow them to carry over into different seasons and years to come. 

 
Women’s Jan Zipper Block Heeled Booties – $37.99

I love to shop in boots during the fall. I would definitely pair these with black leather trousers and a simple v neck t shirt. Just add a trench coat and fedora to compete the look. This is perfect for a girls day out, a shopping trip and even another date night option.  
  
Please be sure to let me know which outfit you are excited to try and which of the Target shoes you plan to purchase! Happy Shopping… From Target Style! Yours Truly Shopaholic Cart Confession.