Friday, June 29, 2012

Black + White, Girly Chic!!

Hello All. It has been a while since I posted an Outfit which will put me behind once again. But this week I have dealt with some health-related things and on top of that time has really flown by. All is good, as far as the health thing goes. I will keep you UP-TO-DATE. :-) Plus, Monday-Wednesday, I had three super-busy days at work. Those days I barely had time to take my lunch-break. And since I usually do my Blog Postings at work, on my down-time or during breaks, this called for me to not be able to post for the last 3 days. Once again, I do apologize. But I have a new outfit for you today and more outfits for this weekend. :-)

Here I am remixing another fun Geometric-Print Black & White Skirt w/ a Tuxedo-Ruffled Ivory, Silk Blouse for a fun yet chic outfit (worn to work). I am also wearing one of my favorite pairs of sandals. They are comfortable, cute, girly and just glitzy enough.

Wishing you all a Happy TGIF and a Lovely Weekend Ahead!!

Elbow-Sleeve, Ruffled-Front, Button-Down, Ivory Silk Blouse: Express.
Black + White, Geometric-Print, Flowy Skirt: White House Black Market.
Silver, Sparkly, Globe Drop Earrings: Fred's Jewelry.
Thin, Gold-Tone Bangle: Express.
Dark Silver, Thong-Wedge, Beaded Sandals w/ Black, Gray & Silver Beads: Nine West.

Friend Friday: One-Time Wearer or Re-Mixer?

FRIEND FRIDAY: One-Time Wearer or Re-Mixer?!

1. Are you a one-time wearer?
No, I am not a one-time wearer. If by that you mean if I wear the same exact outfit the same exact way then yes I am a one-time wearer. Because truth be told I may even pair the same pieces together (same top and same buttom) but I will do something different every time I pair them together, like change the shoes, wear different accessories, add a scarf, etc. I like to remix my clothes, even-though I have a large wardrobe and own a ton of pieces. I feel like if I remix, not only do I give my clothes and my closet a fair chance, but I also look different and wear that outfit the way I meant to style or wear it that particular day.

2. Do you feel the need to purchase something new for an evening out or a special event?
Even-though I have done that often, I haven't really felt the need to purchase something for a special occassion or event. My closet is filled with lots of dresses and I own a lot of fancy or cocktail/party dresses and other dressy items. I am never one of those people that if I have a sudden or not so-sudden event to go to, I need to run to the nearest store or mall and purchase something to wear. Of course, to "lie to myself" that I need something since I have a wedding or an event coming, I have at times looked for and/or even purchased new items. But truth be told, there is no such void - for special-event clothing - in my current closet.

3. Re-mixing is something a lot of bloggers are proud of being able to accomplish - are you a re-mixing pro or do you shy away from posting items frequently? Why?
I would not consider myself a remixing pro, since I have a tooooon of clothes and even own over 100 pieces I have never worn before or who are still in tags. However I definitely know and love to remix my wardrobe, so even if I may not call myself a PRO, I definitely feel that I am real good at it. But, at the same time, I try to give new pieces or pieces that I don't wear too often, a chance, so I wear them as well. I do get the "You never wear the same thing twice" or "You always have something new, on" comments every now and then and it may be or appear true, since I have a large closet, but my closet is remixable nevertheless. And I like to think of my closet as custom-made or taylored to me. I think every woman's closet should look and feel like they are made perfectly for her and only her.

4. Do you have a clothing budget or are you an impulse buyer?
A little bit of both. When I lived in USA, I was definitely a more Impulse Buyer than anything, and at times I had Buyer's Remorse but mostly I did not. Now that I live in Europe where my pay and my space are a lot smaller and limited, I buy less and I have given myself a monthly budget. At times I have gone way over it. But sometimes, I have been below it, as well. I don't ever want to go over 150$ every other month. I will try and usually do stay at 100$ a month, but every 2-3 months I might make it 150 bucks, instead.

5. Do you find yourself bored when reading a blog in which clothing items are often remixed and appear frequently?
No, not at all. Those kind of blogs inspire me and make me look at my own closet differently. Almost all bloggers, especially the most successful and popular ones (like Kendi, J's Everyday, Kasmira, etc.) remix their closets on a daily basis. Yet they always look so sharp and put-together and like they have new clothes on. That's the beauty of remixing and doing it well. =) I also like when I see fashion articles when they remix the same items of clothing in 3-7 different ways. For these reasons magazines like "In Style", "Lucky's" and "People Style" are three of my most favorite monthly magazines.