Floral Jumpsuit

On one of my last shopping trips I finally found a jumpsuit that fit me right. Now you might be thinking, so what’s the big deal? Well, let me tell you the story. When jumpsuits became the big thing a few years back I went on a hunt to try to find one. See, I really was drawn to the simplicity of it, a top and bottom all in one. However, I could not find one, not one, that fit my body type. I tried every style imaginable from strapless and tapered to ones with  a thick strap and no elastic for the waist. I had almost given up when I found these on sale and thought why not try one more time.

floral print jumpsuit perfect for summer

However, wearing a jumpsuit requires some know-how, as I have come to learn. Here is what I discovered:

Lesson #1:

Never, ever where a “silk” jumpsuit when temps are above 90°F as you will perspire profusely and the fabric will stick to your skin, creating such an unflattering look.

Lesson #2:

Sitting in a jumpsuit is NOT like sitting in any other item of clothing. First, you must pull up the back so that you can actually sit and not pull on the whole thing (learned this one the hard way, my apologies to the folks sitting behind me who got an involuntary and detailed look at the back of my brassiere).

Lesson #3:

No matter how many times you tug on it, there is no way to avoid looking like you have a pouch around your waist while sitting.

silk floral jumpsuit gold rings delicate stackable knuckle ring dark floral print jumpsuit

I’m not complaining though, it was fun wearing a jumpsuit. And now that I actually own one, I can’t wait to find different ways to style and rock it year round.

silk floral print jumpsuit from H&M

Jumpsuit– H&M | Shoes– Forever 21

Piniel S

Style Profile | Taliah Ferguson

Lovelies;

I would like to take this opportunity to introduce you guys to one of my favorite bloggers, Taliah from Fashion Was Here. Her sense of style is impeccable and all her own. Keep scrolling to learn about her take on fashion, personal style and shopping.

Name: Taliah Ferguson

Blog: Fashionwashere.net

jumper

What inspired you to start blogging?

I learned about blogging about ten years ago and thought it was cool to have a small voice on the internet. Fashion has always been my passion, so I started blogging. Initially it was all celebrity fashion and lookbooks, but then I eventually made it more about my personal style. It’s a great platform to have.

How do you define fashion?

I define fashion as something tangible. Something you can pick up from the mall, store, online etc. But style is when one makes it their own. Fashion is definitely fun.

pleated

If you could describe your personal style what would it be?

Modern meets vintage

What are the staple items in your closet?

My black Alice & Olivia pumps, my black tuxedo blazer, my Madewell distressed skinny jeans and since its summer time, my denim ripped cut off shorts.

What is your go to outfit?

A sexy pair of heels, fedora or panama hat, skinny jeans and a basic shirt.

Where are your favorite places to shop?

Madewell, Shopbop, ASOS, Nasty gal, J Crew and Goodwill

sheer plaid

Who are your fashion icons?

Olivia Palermo, Kate Moss, Bianca Jagger, Traci Ellis Ross. Too many to name!

Please be sure to check out her blog and show some love!

Piniel S

 

 

 

Weddings In July

Man, do I love weddings. I’m usually the sap trying not to cry or, I should say, attempting to hide the fact that I am crying will the happy couple exchanges vows that will forever change their lives. I got to attend one over the weekend at a beautiful chapel followed by a fun, dance filled reception. I had known about the wedding for a while but it hadn’t occurred to me that I would have to wear something special till the day before (which is rare for me) but, thankfully, I had this beautiful dress in my closet which I had bought at an amazing sale a few months back. I paired it with black, strappy heels and my hair in a braided crown. I got so many compliments and, above all else, I felt so comfortable and like myself.

red dress perfect for july wedding bold red mini dress with long sleeves with silver beading on the cuffs natural hair braided crown silver stud earrings silver beading detail on the cuff silver rings bohemian black strappy platform high heel shoes long sleeve teired bohemian mini dress and black platform strappy heels bright red dress black strappy heels

Dress– H&M | Shoes– Penny loves Kenny | Rings– Forever 21, H&M | Earrings– Forever 21

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Mini Me | Mini My

Here is my secret on how to create a personal style: when it works, wear it over and over in as many variations as possible.

Exhibit A: By now you might have noticed my abundant supply of oversized button up blouses, which I wear as part of my uniform (a large, flowy top paired with jeans/dresses/shorts…that fit closer to the body and an assortment of rings). Those proportions work well on me and above all else, they make me feel most like myself. It used to both me that I was always drawn to the same things when shopping and the same combinations when getting dressed. Then I realized that I was drawn to those things because I felt the most comfortable in them. Now I’m not saying to never try new trends and experiment with your style, that would be me undermining the whole point of this blog . But what I am saying is never try to be like anyone else, especially in the way you dress, because you will feel uncomfortable and it will be very obvious. Know what works for you and use it as a foundation, then experiment with trends to your heart’s content.

Here is a variation of my uniform consisting of one of my favorite button ups over a black mini.

Button up blouse mini skirt high heels blue and white stripped button up blouse black mini and a baby blue stripped top peep toe heels silver delicate stackable knuckle rings peep toe textured navy blue heels with a bow detail

Top, Skirt, Rings– H&M | Shoes– Joey

Piniel S