Friday, October 31, 2014

My Favorite Pink Item.


Welcome to the 10th and final Pink Day. Yes, I posted 10 OOTDs with something Pink ten days in a row and today being the last day of Breast Cancer Awareness month and Halloween, I am wearing my last and final one. No celebrations or costumes for any of us this Halloween. I wish I would have dressed up Vivian in a costume, but they don't trick or treat here. Last year for her first Halloween, we were in the States and she did wear a costume. With that said, where did October fly, guys? 2 more months let in 2014.

Well, since this is the last one, I am wearing my Favorite Pink item today - which is my Baby Pink Trench Coat by Bebe. Sure I could have done a Pink Dress since I haven't done a Pink Dress throughout this month, but all of my Pink Dresses are prety Summery and quite Dressy also. With the weather and following the prompt that it is indeed October, I opted for none of them during my Pink Outfits. I do love this Trench though. I own several trenches, But let's be honest, how often you see a Gorgeous, Silky Trench in a Soft (Baby) Pink Color? Plus I got on a Gorgeous Hot Pink+Red Silk Scarf by Express and my Soft Blush Pink Lipstick, once again.
Well, this Outfit is all about this Pink Trench Coat. It is the Statement piece here and today's outfit is more about what's on the outside than what is inside the coat. I last showed you this Trench as one of my Spring Must Haves. Well, I am here to tell you that a Trench Coat works for Fall as well, for early to mid Fall weather (and for some of us in warmer climates even late Fall). Last time, I was also wearing Jeans and a Monochromatic Blue Outfit underneath. This time I have on some Boot-cut "Rerock" Express Jeans and a Royal Blue Turtleneck Sweater. My 'Jewelry' for this Outfit is this Beautiful, Bright Silky Scarf by Express. And to keep with the Blue theme of the entire Outfit I choose to wear my Blue Wedge Booties. And FYI: this is what I am currently wearing in real life today, as I am typing this. It doesn't happen to often but every now and then I post OOTDs of the Outfit I actually have on in real life, that particular day. What do you think? Do you own a Trench Coat? How are you wearing it this Fall?

Thanks again to all of you who have linked up this month to honor a great cause like Breast Cancer for Women. Amy and I have appreciated it. Thanks for all of your Inspiration.
And I am taking the weekend off so I wanted to wish you a Great Weekend and a Happy Start to November!!

P.S. Linking up with Claire, Doranda, Jen, Lauren, Leeann, Meg, Megan, Molly, Rachel and Shea.

Amy Fashion Blog

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Hot Pink Flowers and Bows.

The last Thursday of October guys. Tomorrow is Halloween, got any plans? No trick or treating here. Halloween is a little newer type of Holiday in Europe, but they still do celebrate it. Today is the 9th day I am wearing Pink for the Breast Cancer Awareness - tomorrow is the last day. So, you still have time to join the link-up. Thanks for wearing Pink for a great cause.

Well, my Pink certainly isn't subtle today. I am wearing it twice on both of my Tops. I have on a Black/White/Hot Pink Floral Cardigan layered over a Gorgeous Silk Charmeusse, Hot Pink, Bow-Tie Blouse.
I wore this Outfit yesterday to work. It combines so many elements I love, such as Floral, Bow-Tie Tops, Booties and Pencil Skirts, as well as materials I love such as Silk and Ponte. I love how both of my tops from White House Black Market (they are from the same season) go flawlessly together. The Cardigan has a crew-neck so that Bow Blouse ties perfectly underneath it and it adds such a fun and girly vibe. Yesterday, I showed you some Stunning Cranberry, Suede, Oxford Booties. For my Outfit Today I am wearing my other pair of New Leather, Italian-made Booties by Caterina Firenze. Last but not least I matched my Hot Pink Lips to my two tops and finished off with some Pave Heart Studs. What do you think? How often do you wear Bright Pink or Fuchsia?
Black, White & Hot Pink, Floral, 3/4-Sleeve Cardigan w/ Logo Silver Buttons: White House Black Market (similar w/ tropical flowers), (similar, love this), (love this fly-away option, best deal).
Gray, Ponte Skirt, w/ Zippered Front Pockets: Calliope (very similar, best deal), (similar), (skater style by Old Navy, great deal, love this).

Thanks again for linking up with Amy and I. Tomorrow October 31st is the last day for our Pink-themed, Breast Cancer AWearNess Link-up. Thanks again for all the pink love and inspirations.

P.S. Linking up with Claire, Courtney, Jolynne, Kym, Lauren, Melaina, Rachel, Rebecca, Renae and Sarah.

Amy Fashion Blog

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Champagne Roses and Cranberry.

Happy Hump Day Ladies and Happy Pink Day! Yes, that's right - it's another Pink Day around here. =)

Once again, for today's Outfit my Pink is very subtle. It is the Pink Roses on my Awesome Floral Pants I scored from Zara as a gift from them, when they had their grand opening of the flagship store in Albania. And I happen to love them. I also have on my Light Coral/Pinkish Drop Earrings and some Blush Lipgloss.
I love the Vintage sort of Print of these Champagne-Colored Pants. The roses are not on your face: some of them are a Subtle Pink and some are a Subtle Burgundy. So, for a Monochromatic effect I paired them with my Elbow-sleeve Ivory Cardigan (love the feminine ruffle down the front). And last but not least I wore my New Leather Suede, Cranberry Shooties (or are they Booties)? Aren't they gorgeous? They are made in Italy baby. And Cranberry - or like they are calling it this season "Sangria" - is the IT Color for Fall 2014. Love how my Beautiful Floral Pants tie together all the colors of this outfit. What do you think?
Ivory, Elbow-Sleeve Cardigan w/ Silver Crystal Buttons & Ruffle on the Front: Express (similar girly option, great deal, love this), (gorgeous bolero option, love this), (similar w/ houndstooth, on sale, love this).
Gold tone Drop Earrings w/ Small Peachy-Pink Circle Stones: A Local Accessories Boutique (New) (very similar by Kate Spade, love these), (similar by Kylie Minogue, great deal, love these), (gorgeous option by Betsey Johnson, best deal).

Thank you to all of you who have joined AMY and myself for our Pink-themed link up going on this month for Breast Cancer Awareness. There is still time to join us with some Pink. The link-up will be open all day until October 31st (Halloween). Thanks again.

P.S. Linking this with Alice, Bethany, Carrie, Crystal, Erin, Jalynn, Jenna, Jenna Marie, Rebecca, Sharon and Tara. 

Amy Fashion Blog

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Orange and Black with Hints of Bright Pink.

Happy Tuesday. It is a chilly one around here, though we also got a sun which was pretty warm, earlier on today. How about where you live? For the 7th day of the pink-themed, Breast Cancer AWearNess Link-up I have on very little Pink and a lot of Orange with Black to honor Halloween. Are you dressing up for Halloween this year? You mommies, what costumes did you pick out for your little ones?

So, my Pink items today are my New, Fuchsia, Matte Lipstick and my Pink Crystal Studs (on my ears).
How fun+festive was this Black+Orange Ensemble for a date night hmm? Orange is the perfect color to wear in October since it is the month of pumpkins and Halloween, don't you think? Even better when Orange is paired with Black. So, that's what I did - I wore Orange and Black and dressed up a little bit lately, for a quick date night. It is about time I wore this Pretty Orange Sweater with cut-out shoulders and the straps are actually gold chain links. This Sweater is a silk-blend by Bebe. It is not a sweater that it is meant to keep you warm - let's get that straight - but it is pretty, edgy and modern and perfect for a night out. I opted for little jewelry, just simple stud earrings, since the sweater alone makes a statement as does my bold "Allure Cover" Clutch who also has Orange (it coordinates perfectly with the sweater, see). Plus I kept my makeup on the bolder side, so heavy jewelry was not necessary.
Close-up shot so you can see my Pink Lips and Pink Earrings.
Circle Pink Crystal Stud Earrings: White House Black Market (very similar, love these), (similar, gorgeous Kate Spade option), (similar, best deal, love these).
Retro-inspired, Magazine Cover, Lucite Clutch w/ Buckle Strap: A Local Accessories Boutique (New) (similar, gorgeous option by Betsey Johnson, love these), (similar w/ bows, by Nina, great deal, love these), (similar, best deal).

P.S. Of course I am linking this Orange+Black Outfit with 3 Halloween-inspired link-ups this week, with Danielle, Elizabeth, Erin and Jacqueline.

Amy Fashion Blog

Monday, October 27, 2014

Fuchsia Color-blocked.

Happy Monday you all - the last of this month, the Monday before Halloween as well. Do you have anything planned for Halloween by the way? And speaking of Halloween, stay tuned for Tomorrow's Post, shall you. =)

My Pink item today is on the brighter side of the rainbow. It is my Silky, Fuchsia, 3/4-Sleeve Blouse by Old Navy.
One of my favorite ways to do color-blocking is either with two bright colors in the pink/red/blue/purple/green/yellow families or two soft, muted neutrals. This Fuchsia Blouse colorblocked perfectly with these Cobalt Blue Cropped Pants that hadn't been worn since early Summer. So, on a rather warmer Fall Day I wore this Happy Outfit this October. The Taupe+Purple Colorblocked Ballet Flats were perfect for this ensemble. I kept the Jewelry Fun with my Pearl+Crystal Earrings, Pearl Necklace and Crystal Bracelet. And once again I am carrying my MK Red Bag since I wore this to work. What do you think? Isn't Hot Pink or Fuchsia and Cobalt Blue a perfect pair to colorblock?
Dangly Earrings w/ Black Crystal Square Stone & Circle Pearl: White House Black Market (similar, love these), (similar, great deal, love these), (gorgeous option by Betsey Johnson, on sale).
Minty Metallic, Real Pearls: Borrowed from my Mother-in-Law (similar fresh-water pearls, love these), (classic pearls, great deal, love these(, (similar, Splurge).
Hot Pink, Patent Leather Strap Watch w/ Silver Rhinestone Face & 2 Pink Rhinestone, Floating Hearts inside: An Accessories Boutique in Albania (very similar), (similar Hello Kitty, best deal),(similar, Kate Spade option, love this), (MK gorgeous fuchsia option, love this).
Blue Crystal, Beaded, 4-strand Bracelet w/ Large Crystal Ball hanging: Viggos (New) (similar by Swarovski, best deal), (gorgeous option by Carolee, great deal), (similar cuff by Swarovski, love this).
Fuchsia, Silky Blouse w/ 3/4-Length Puffy Sleeves: Old Navy (very similar w/ fun chevron pocket, love this), (similar in soft pink, love this), (similar chiffon blouse, on sale).
Cobalt Blue, Skinny Cropped Pants: Calliope (very similar), (similar, in many colors + prints).
Large, Red Leather Handbag w/ Gold Hardware: Michael Kors (New) (same), (very similar), (similar 1), (similar 2).

P.S. Linking up with Amber, Angela, J., Laura, Lauren, Lindsey, Liz, Rachel, Rebecca, Saumya, Shanna and Zaz.

Amy Fashion Blog

Sunday, October 26, 2014

A Designer Dress with a Dash of Pink and lots of Silver.

Day 5 of me wearing Pink around here and making a statement in support of a great cause. I do want to make it perfectly clear though - you can wear Pink and donate to Pink (Breast Cancer) all day and any day, but the best thing you can do for yourself is get your breasts checked. If you have a family member who has a history of cancer especially breast cancer, you should get your first mammogram as early as 25-28 years old. Otherwise, if you are at least 40, get a mammogram every year. It is the Best 'Pink Gift' you can give to yourself. I got my first mammogram last year as a woman in her early thirties. It did help that one of the local hospitals, was doing us women a favor and slashed the prices to half off. Thankfully I was in the clear and I do not have a family history of breast cancer. But I plan to get my next one as soon as I turn 40.

Today's Pink item is my Small Rosette Statement Necklace. But there is a little Coral Pink on the Chain/Paisley Design of the Dress. I am also wearing Soft Pink Gloss and my Blush Nude Patent Leather Pumps.
This 100% Silk Dress with the Flouncy Skirt (which is a little asymmetrical) is by French Designer Gerard Darel. I scored this Dress (which was originally  375 Euros - retail price) for close to 60 bucks, a couple of years ago at a little boutique that was soon closing. It is in a very Light Silver Color and the Chain/Paisley Design you see has some Darker Gray and Peach. It has cap sleeves and some ruching detail on the front which gathers on the right side (below the waist) with a metallic+mesh sewn-in clasp, sort of like a Wrap-Style Dress. My Silver Silk Blazer paired perfectly with this and there is a slight Pattern-Mixing because you can see that the cuffed sleeves have pinstripes. My Baby Pink Rosette Necklace, little Crystal Headband and Nude Pumps were perfect to pair with this Dress+Blazer. And of course I needed my Michael Kors Bag for this Chic and Feminine Work Look. Have you worn anything Silver lately? Do you like this unusual Monochromatic Look?
Black Metallic Thin Headband w/ Ombre Rhinestone Fish: Bijoux & Accessories.
Large, Red Leather Handbag w/ Gold Hardware: Michael Kors (New) (same), (very similar), (similar 1), (similar 2).
Nude, Round-Toe, Patent Leather Pumps: Apartment 9 (Kohl's) (very similar, great deal, love these), (similar w/ kitten heel), (similar w/ platform heel, on sale).

P.S. Linking up with Claire,

Amy Fashion Blog