Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Minimalistic Sporty Monochrome and your Help Wanted!

First of all I want to super apologize for today's pictures - definitely not appropriate for a blog but I do like the outfit, like ten-fold apology. My little crappy camera fell down and I think it is taking even worse, blurry photos plus I photographed these on a corner with the natural light on my back. With that said, I wanted to ask you a couple of questions/favors today? I am shopping around for two things. I must buy a new camera. I am looking for something decent, maybe a semi-pro one and my budget is $250.00. Any suggestions for me? You can include some links or names of the camera(s) on the comments. An would you suggest EBay too? Secondly, I am also shopping around for a blog designer. There are a couple of you that have made some suggestions for me - thank you. I was looking through Etsy yesterday, too. What are some current or recent, nice and affordable designers you have worked with and have been satisfied with? Please tell me. I appreciate your suggestions and answers to these questions, so very much. Thanks again.
The Minimalistic Sporty Look is IN STYLE this Spring and I am loving it. I have actually loved this type of look a lot, especially since becoming a mom. Slip-on sneakers, wedge sneakers, loafers, boat shoes, Converse and Sperrys usually accompany Skinny Jeans, BF Jeans, Joggers, Leather Pants or Leggings. As far as the top you can do Sweaters, Button-downs, a Plaid Shirt, a Gingham Shirt - another huge trend for Spring 2015, a T-Shirt, or even a Girly Blouse, something Floral, a Kimono over a Tank, etc. Well, I went for a mostly Monochrome Look and styled my Ponte+Faux Leather Skinny Pants with this Soft Merino Black+Gray Sweater in a lovely diamond print and I am wearing my New, Brown, Faux Alligator Slip-on Sneakers which I just got for a steal of a deal: 17 bucks!! I love them. Have you purchased any Slip-on Sneakers for this Spring/Summer? How are you styling them?
Square, Black Metallic Hair Claw w/ Red Crystals: Bijoux & Accessories.

I am also linking up with Megan and Nora Inspiration Monday.

Striped, Turtleneck Tunic Sweater and Boots, 2 ways.

When we have had some colder days (hmmm pre-Spring days) around here, instead of doing many layers which I normally do, I have opted for this cozy, warm, wool, Striped, Turtleneck Tunic Sweater which I love. I have it in Beige also. These 2 Outfits today are so similar and were only worn 3 days apart. It is basically two versions of the same outfit, kind of. First, I paired the Turtleneck Sweater with my Quilted Navy Leggings/Skinny Pants and Layered my Red Plaid Blanket Scarf over it (since I didn't wear a coat). The Scarf brought it a second pattern and added some color to the outfit. It was rainy that day too, on and off, so I opted for my Black Rain Boots. Then, a few days later I wore a slightly dressier version of this Outfit to work. My office is pretty casual. I dress up most of the time but it was one of those days where I wanted to be warm and comfortable. This time I paired the Sweater with Black Skinny Jeans and my Tall Cognac Boots. I also wore my Red Coat that day since the sky was gray and I wanted to be cheerful. And here is a third similar way I wore this outfit, with my Black Velvet Leggings and a Long Crystal Necklace. Two simple, easy outfits for you today. Do you own a Turtleneck Tunic Sweater? How often do you reach for it? Ohh and I just realized March 31st - holy smokes, one quarter of 2015 has gone, vanished! Craaaaaazy!!
Navy Ponte, Jersey & Faux Leather Skinny Pants w/ Quilted Panels on the front: A Boutique in Tirana (gorgeous, sexy option, on sale, love these), (similar, best deal), (sexy, liquid style w/ zippers, great deal, love these).

Gold Button, "Channel" Logo, Stud Earrings: A Fine Jewelry Boutique (Gifted) (identical by Chanel), (gorgeous button option by Chanel, Splurge, love these), (similar by Gorjana, best deal, love these).
Blue+Black Plaid, Little Bow Barrette: An Accessories Boutique.
Tall Cognac Boots w/ Chunky Heels & Buckle detail on the top of the shaft: Payless (similar, fantastic deal, love these), (gorgeous option by Clarks, Splurge), (similar @ Macy's, come in 3 color options, love these).

P.S. Of course this Outfit is perfect to link up with Lana because the Creative Closet today is "Swooning for Stripes".