Nails, Bags & Things!

Good afternoon & happy Monday! I hope  you all had an enjoyable weekend. As usual, I was running and ripping around the DMV (DC, MD, VA) area, lol! I did however manage to get a little rest on Friday night.

I want to get right into today’s post and talk about nails, bags & thangs! ;-) When it comes to clothes, my style can sometimes be simple so I always turn to accessories or a nail color to give my look a little something extra. (I’ve talked about that before on the blog here). As I’m going through the process of purging my jewelry box(es), I thought other day, what better time to do so than around the holiday season? It seems like jewelry and other accessories are always fun and more blingy this time of year, right?

 

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I’m a huge fan of  studs and statement necklaces. While I purchase the majority of these items from thrift stores or vintage shops, I DO love stores like Macy’s and Nordstrom for affordable and unique pieces. Macy’s sells a lot of cute Betsy Johnson and Michael Kors earrings and necklaces – perfect brands for jewelry revamping. I’m also a sucker for a good, durable watches. I always wear one, weather it works or not, LOL! The ones pictured above are very stylish, classic and fun. You already know I go crazy for anything leopard so the Nine West one is my fave!

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A self proclaimed “Bag Lady”, I believe having a statement clutch, a tote and a cute makeup/cosmetic bag is essential. For the Fall/Winter, clutches are my go-to for all events. They’re compact, stylish and won’t clash with your outfit. For work and weekend purposes (see post here), I prefer a tote bag. This time of year, there are so many affordable totes to pick from. Fringes, animal print, solid – you name it, it’s out there. Check the choices above for inspiration!

fallnailsLast but never least, nail color is also important for the change of seasons. I’m really into deep reds, blues and grey for Fall 2013. Having a manicure, DIY style or from the nail shop, is a perfect way to polish and top off your look. A lot of people think summertime is the only time to pay attention to nails but I disagree. Fall and Winter can do a number on your hands; especially if you have dry skin like me. Treating yourself to a manicure once a month will keep your hands soft and pretty. A great nail color will also compliment those rings and watches you’ll be wearing this season. :-)

So tell me, what accessories and nails colors are you into this Fall? Are you in the jewelry revamp process too? Let me know! I always love your feedback. Take care and until next time, be blessed!

 

Celeb Inspired Friday’s: Rita O. & Michelle O.

Happy Friday!!!

Today’s post is simple and sweet. This weeks looks are from Rita Ora and the lovely 1st Lady, Michelle Obama. While these ladies are on the complete opposite ends of the style spectrum, the looks I went with are similar in that they’re simple and chic.

Rita is wearing all black and as any woman knows, black on black is the epitome of classic. I love how she wore the knee high boots with a longer skirt. Sometimes mini skirts and knee high boots can look a bit raunchy, for lack of a better word. Rita’s look was perfectly put together and she looks very nice. I went with ankle booties in my recreation just to give the outfit a different look.

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Now onto Mrs. O. As always, she looks classy but her hair and the popped collar give the look a bit of an edge. This Alexander McQueen look was perfect for her because she’s tall and statuesque. I also like the tail on the back of the shirt; nice touch!

In my Polyvore look, I went with a balzer/jacket and the belt. I like a cinched waist! I noticed in Mrs. O’s look, she wore bronze shoes like the McQueen model. I wasn’t sure if I liked the bronze with the black and white. But once I created my Polyvore version, it worked well. The sandal I picked may have a higher heel than what the 1st lady would wear but for Polyvore, it’ll do. ;-)

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So, which look would you mostly likely wear; Rita O or Michelle O? I’m actually feeling the Mrs. O look. It’s something about that bronze I really like. Until next time, have a wonderful weekend and be blessed!

~Whitney

Celeb Inspired Friday’s

Happy Friday, loves! I hope you’ve had a productive week. I am ready for some rest and relaxation for sure!

Today’s post is a new feature I’d like to call, Celeb Inspired Friday’s. This segment will feature 2 celeb looks and my Polyvore creation of their look, or my own creation featuring clothes form my closet  Today, I deiced to stick with Polyvore in recreating Emma Stone & Chrisette Michelle;s recent looks.

Emma’s look is so perfect from head to toe. I love her in all red! Chrisette is more casual, funky & laid back. I’ve been a fan of her style and music for years. I love how she plays with different looks and styles in order to keep it fresh. Take a closer look at both ladies below!

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Aliexpress clutch – SIMILAR, HERE 

Zenggi Studs – SIMILAR pair, HERE

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So from night to day (or day to night), theses celebs show us how you can be fabulous dressed up or down. Until next time, take care & be blessed…xo!

~Whitney

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