Black & Putty

From On March 4, 2010

BCBG Max Azria top, H&M skirt, Express tights, Prada platforms

BCBG Max Azria top, H&M skirt, Express tights, Prada platforms


I’ve been dying to wear my Prada platforms and the other day I FINALLY wore them! They have to be one of the best birthday gifts I’ve given to myself. It’s not everyday that I wear heels to work, so as a result I had to take advantage of the moment. Afterall, I am on my feet for 8+ hours a day, I’d never make it. I wasn’t sure about the top I was wearing until I belted it with a thin studded belt. It pulled the shirt up just enough so it wouldn’t look like I was swimming in it. As you have probably noticed, I love oversized tops, so I guess either way it would have worked out. The H&M skirt was such a good deal that I ended up buying two in different colors. Skirts are staples in my wardrobe all year around. Especially minis these days. I enjoy bearing my legs. I had really felt like wearing all black but wanted a stand-out shoe. I don’t really invest in bright colored shoes, so I ended up going with the putty-colored Prada’s. I had been talking about them long enough. There was no better time to unveil them.

And a special thanks to Macee for taking the pictures for me 😉

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A Fashion Soiree

From On March 2, 2010

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This past Sunday I went to the Style List Fashion Soiree/Mannequin Fashion Show at LUX Lounge in Baltimore. It was my first time going, but I must say that it was nice. White couches, tables, great lighting and the dj was great. There was even food available which is always a good thing. Especially if you didn’t get a chance to eat before you left (like myself) or if you plan on being out until early morning (like myself, again). The fashion show, hosted by Teronce Styyles, didn’t start until after 10pm, but when it did it was intriguing.

Collections from Will C Style, 7 Deadly Sins, Quest Collection, Kas Collection Inc., Emore’J Couture, Renee France Designs and Madison Walker were shown. There was a lot of military & uniform-inspired looks. I saw everything from swimwear to couture. I didn’t take too many pictures, but I did manage to get some of the Emore’J Couture collection.

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For more on Emore’J Couture click here!

What I wore:
Leather bomber from Nordstrom, J.Crew V-neck top, Gorjana necklace, Forever 21 skirt and floral tights, Jessica Simpson pumps, Rebecca Minkoff studded hobo bag

Miami After Dark

From On February 3, 2010

So I’m back from Miami! I had a great time with my friend, Ashley. We barely slept, but we enjoyed ourselves all too much. It was my first time there and definitely won’t be my last. From the beach and the clubs, to the food and the shopping, Miami has it all. I loved the atmosphere and the energy of South Beach. The following picture was taken my second night there before we went out.

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My last night there I wore a little black dress. Chic and simple I called it. Form-fitting and short, a great combination for me! I got it from BCBG Max Azria and I believe it’s actually a top, but being only 5 feet tall it worked perfectly as a mini dress. Again, very minimal jewelry. I wanted my dress to be the stand-out piece. The sandals I bought from ALDO a couple years back but remain to be a big part of my warm weather wardrobe.

**Trend Alert: Bright pops of color, mini skirt, long-sleeve mini dress and studded belt

Each of these trends will still be seen throughout spring 2010 collections.

Cortnie’s Take On The Boyfriend Trend

From On November 25, 2009

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The boyfriend trend is not something I incorporate into my wardrobe everyday. I love the boyfriend tee (seen in all photos) and the boyfriend cardigan illustrated in photo 3. I managed to grab each of them in at least 6 different colors apiece. Yes, it’s that serious. However, I am not a big fan of the boyfriend jean (at least not on me). As you can see the trend definitely involves oversized clothing. Pieces that are masculine, but are feminine at the same time. So here I am demonstrating how simple the trend is to wear.

In each photo I have on a boyfriend tissue tee from J.Crew, 7 For All Mankind jeans, and Pour La Victoire pumps. The layering piece is the only thing that changes.

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In photo 1 I added a Cartonnier blazer from Anthropologie and a necklace from Forever 21. I love the grey and the 3-quarter length sleeve of the blazer. Notice how it also covers my butt, making it great for leggings and sky-high pumps or maybe flat boots to dress it down for a more casual look.

In photo 2 I simply just added a Chan Luu scarf. Scarves are a great layering piece and they happen to be another obsession of mine. I can’t get enough of them and probably own over 20.

Lastly, In photo 3 I added a boyfriend cardigan that I got from Martin & Osa. They have the softest cashmere cardigans I have ever felt! They’re so warm and the colors are great. I couldn’t help but to make sure that I had several.

I wouldn’t be surprised if this trend stuck around for a while. So ladies go out and grab some male-inspired clothing and make it your own!