Cool in plaids: OOTD!

Hello Friends,

Yesterday was a brutally hot day again, so the hubby and I decided to go for a walk around our town, since it has been raining almost every single day. It was nice to enjoy just a couple of hours of sun before the afternoon down pour.

We had snacks and enjoyed the afternoon just being silly, nothing new with us. My look for the day was completely casual with a hint of 90’s grunge, which is kind of rare for me, but sometimes outfits just come together and you have to let them be.

All in all, it was a bright, cheery afternoon, which I really needed!

Have you ever had an outfit just come together?

Let me know in the comments below

love, chicki

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My Friday Find: Lorac Nude Skinny Palette!

Hello Friends,

I love wearing nude… eye shadow that is ;)  it’s one of my favorite looks. When I came across the Naked palettes, like every other girl I swooned for it but my love for it only lasted for like 5 minutes. I was drawn to the palette because of its sophisticated nudes, but immediately turned off over the price. Since you all know I’m not a make up junkie so to me it would be a waste spending so much on eye shadow?!!.

So I was browsing through the internet and I came across a beautiful palette from Lorac! it really caught my eye because the nudes on this palette are beautiful. The best thing about it it’s only $15.00! amazing now that’s a price I’m willing to pay. Though I haven’t been able to get my hands on it I wanted to share the information with you, just in case you where looking for a smaller alternative to the naked palettes.

 

Will you be ordering LORAC Nude Skinny Palette? if so click on the link to get yours.

 

Love, chicki

 

*** All these images were found on Google I did not take any of these photos***

 

LORAC Nude Skinny Palette ($15.00 for 0.45 oz.) is a set of seven shades of warm-toned neutrals ranging from pale beige to reddish-brown.

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…Or You Can Mix With That: OOTD!

Hello Friends,

The Human body is such a beautiful blank canvas. It can be toned, tightened, pierced and, among other things, it can be your playground to style.

The beautiful thing about your blank canvas is that you can define yourself any which way you please. Some tend to play it safe and others dare to be bold. I can say my canvas is very diverse, and today I wanted to have a little fun. Since I knew I was going to spend my day running some errands and meeting people, I didn’t want to look too formal so I decided to mix prints. Since we are still in Summer, florals are a perfect option. I paired my skirt with a fun striped top and minimal jewelry and I was out the door.

Too scared to mix prints? don’t be! it’s your canvas, remember?

Will you be mixing ? Leave a comment below

Love, chicki

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In Trousers We Trust: OOTD!

Hello Friends,

I think every women out there needs to own a good pair of Trousers! They are just so cool. Not only do they have a men’s wear inspired look to them, but they also fit wonderfully. Last Friday I was invited to attend The Grand Model Kick off Event, I loved this look so much I decided to do a full shoot with it. The details on the trousers are just too beautiful. Most importantly I felt comfortable in it!

Do you own a pair of trousers? Leave a comment below

Love, chicki

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Shop your Closet!

Hello Friends,

Every time I post an OOTD picture on Instagram or the blog, I usually have  a lot of people asking me where I got the contents of my outfits. I know over the years that I have been following other fashion bloggers, there has been, I guess, an unspoken rule to share where each piece is from. There are a couple of reasons for it: one, the blogger has a sponsorship with the brand and it’s part of their requirement, two, the fashion blogger wants to be recognized by the brand, and three, wanting to share with fans  on how to get their awesome look.  Since I’ve been blogging you may have noticed that I have barely tagged where I’ve gotten my pieces. This is not because I am better than anyone else, it’s simply because I honestly shop my own closet a lot. Shop my own closet, you may ask? Well, what it means is that I basically like to reuse older pieces and bring new life into them. Now, don’t get me wrong, I do have a slight shopping addiction and I do find myself shopping every weekend, but I tend to pick up basic pieces that do not call to much attention so they can be used again.

So today I wanted to give you the basics on how you can shop your own closet! I think as women there is such a pressure to always look perfect and having to own the latest styles. Truth of the matter is, some people don’t always have the budget, or they don’t have the knowledge to put old pieces together and, if budget isn’t a problem that’s awesome too! Maybe this post will help you bring some life back into your clothes and get you motivated on re using your old pieces.

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1. Test-drive your wardrobe

Before you can have fun with what you already own, you need to make sure you want to wear what you have. Try on everything and only keep clothes that fit and are in good condition. High heels that you cannot walk in for more than 20 feet? Itchy sweaters? Jeans that are too uncomfortable? Let it go. If you do not feel your best in that shirt, skirt or trouser, you will probably not wear it. Donate those pieces to the less fortunate to make room.

2. Take it to the tailor

Ladies your tailor can not only do repairs, they can totally change the look of a garment.  A tailor can make a pants leg narrower or a little wider, turn trousers into shorts and a calf length into a knee length skirt. You can have them take apart a dress and go on wearing the top or bottom part. How amazing is that?!

3. Organize your stuff

Organize what you have left by clothing type: tops, vests, jackets, coats, dresses, pants, jeans, skirts. You can also break up your custom suits so that the pieces stand on their own and your mind is more open to combine them in new ways. If you have a lot of clothes, you can sub-categorize short sleeve – long sleeve, short pants – long pants, short skirts – long skirts, etc. Organizing your stuff by color also helps.
If you don’t differentiate by seasons, you can use pieces all your round: wear a chiffon dress with a wool sweater for autumn, a tweed skirt with a silk blouse in spring,…

Special tip: If there is a piece of clothing you have neglected for a while but really want to wear, put it to the front of your closet, somewhere where you can see and access it easily.

4. Combine in new ways

This where it gets really fun and the magic happens! Go window shopping or get inspiration from fashion magazines, the internet or friends to combine what you have in new ways. Pinterest is a great starting point, and you can even save the pictures you like on a board. Get daring and Mix up your suit jackets and pants. Bring together materials you did not wear together before. For example, wear a chiffon top under a linen jacket, a lace blouse with a woolen skirt or leather pants with a tweed coat. Wear a jacket with a pair of shorts and a wedge. Take pictures of your new combinations so that you will know how to repeat them later. Once you get the hang of it it’ll become second nature, and when you start introducing new pieces to your closet the amount of outfits are endless.

 

There you have it ladies! I hope this was helpful. Next time you feel stumped on what to wear, don’t! your closet is your playground, have fun.

Will you be shopping your closet more often? Leave a comment below

Love chicki

 

 

What the Fruit?

Hello Friends,
I have seen some crazy trends in my day, but this newest one just has me baffled! for those of you who didn’t know right now fruit print clothing is huge. That’s right I said fruit print! I feel like this came out of nowhere and Summer is just embracing it with their crazy open arms. This look has even made its way from celebrities to top designers. There are even making some pants that can retail up to thousands of dollars. (I included those pants in the visual). I have mixed feelings toward this look because I do love how colorful, and cheerful it can make any outfit. But I can’t get over wearing let’s say a giant pineapple on me. I don’t know about you but I would be hungry like all day! OK maybe it just would be me lol! point of the matter is this will be one trend I’ll skip this Summer but wouldn’t mind watching others wear it from afar.
Will you be wearing this new fruit trend? Leave a comment below
Love, chicki
Fruit Print yay or nay?

 

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