Button Downs All The Way Up

Classic Button Down shirts can look rather chic when buttoned all the way up and worn under sweaters and collarless coats and jackets.  Here is a Style Icon Version and My Version kind of post I like to do when I just don't have much time to blog.  

Mira's Version / My Version

Style Tips 

1.  Button downs are so chic when buttoned all the way up the neck, unless of course they are too uncomfortable when buttoned all the way up.  An easy and chic way to style it like this, is to throw a collarless jacket or coat over it, or a v- neckline sweater or low scoop neck sweater for Fall and Winter.  

2.  A cape style coat also works great with the button down all the way up too worn with some over the knee or below the knee boots.

I hope everyone is doing well and what is new with you?  Not much here other than still studying fashion design, but had to take a big break because I was burnt out.  So, I didn't sew or do any draping or pattern making in the past few weeks.  I'm hoping to get back into the swing of things soon!  Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!  


Red Pants For Fall/Winter 2015

Red is hot for Fall/Winter 2015 and I wanted to design a pair of trousers that would be perfect for this Season and would be on trend.  After getting rid of a pair of red pants from Express years ago and regretting the decision to do so, I am so happy that I now have a pair that fit me better and are also fully lined and weather appropriate for Fall.  One of my favorite Pre-Fall looks featuring red pants can be found HERE for some more inspiration. 

 Read below for style tips for this look!  

Items Worn For This Look

Pants:  Designed by me
Vest:  Forever 21
Tee:  JCPenney
Shoes:  Report Signature

Style Tips

1.  Red looks so good with neutral colors.  Pair up your red bottoms or red top with bone, tans, taupes, or browns for an effortless look while allowing a strong focus on the statement red.

2.  Flat loafer style shoes are in style again, and the length of these pants make it easy to throw on without tripping on your pants all day long.  Heels also work great with this pant also and dress it up for work or a night out.  

3.  Faux fur is always so comfortable and easy to work with, so throw on a vest over your favorite trousers and a comfy fitted tee this Fall and you will feel comfortable and look so chic!  

Hope these tips help you feel the red-love this Season!  Have a great day and thanks for stopping by today!  


Saint Laurent Look For Way Less!

Something that I love to do at night, is look at online shopping sites selling extremely expensive Designer Clothing and get some outfit ideas from my own closet.  Since it is cooling down and we are into Fall soon, I was excited to come across this very very expensive Saint Laurent Look and put together something similar because I have similar pieces!  While I am not always into copying, sometimes you just have to because you have the pieces, and I don't know about you, but I don't know many people who can wear designer luxury clothing from head-to-toe.  So here is a very easy look that is comfortable and chic and very similar to Saint Laurent!  What do you think about the price comparison?  :)

Saint Laurent's Look $21,470  /  My Look  $120 (excluding bag)

Items Worn For This Post

Vest:  Forever 21
Top:  Forever 21
Jeans:  Forever 21
Shoes:  TJ Maxx
Bag:  Louis Vuitton

Style Tips

There really isn't much to say here other than I opted out of the boots and chose to wear shooties instead.  I am petite standing at 5 feet tall, and when petites try to wear boots and skinny jeans together, they make the legs look like tree stumps and that is not flattering.  So, a nice shootie works better in my case and if you are a petite, will work well for you too!  Of course you can wear ankle boots for Winter, but if you are short, try to wear them with an above the knee skirt with tights and not with skinny pants.  

Hope you like the easy inspiration for today and have a great day!


Collarless Coats

Collarless coats are a great piece to wear for early Fall weather as you don't need anything to cover your neck just yet.  I love big and bold floral prints and wanted to make something that could be worn both for Fall and for Spring as well.  This look is Carrie Bradshaw inspired and so much fun to wear!  
Read below for style tips on this look!

Items Worn For This Post 

Coat:  Designed by me
Shoes:  Tahari
Earrings:  Designed by me
Top:  TJ Maxx
Jeans:  DKNY

Style Tips

1.  What is great with a collarless coat, is that you can throw them over anything.  Whether it be skinny jeans, a pencil skirt or a sheath dress, a slim silhouette worn underneath the coat makes is very balanced.  

2.  Bold floral prints call for totally solids underneath.  So, I wore basics and stuck with black since there is a tad bit of black mixed into this print.  Edgy shooties make this look very early Fall and nice for temps in the 60's.  

I hope you have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by today!  How do you feel about collarless coats and how do you wear yours?