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Leather Boots Kinda Weather


Outfit Details:

  • Necklace: Gift (old)
  • Bracelets: old
  • Watch: Target
  • Boots: Aldo
  • Jeans: Shasa Boutique
  • Top: Gift
  • Blazer: Necessary Clothing (Boutique in NYC)
  • Sunglasses: old
  • Purse: Gift

 

Leopard and Sequins with Nonno

Last weekend I went to a new boutique called Nonno. It was owned by a guy who previously was in real estate but he followed his love for fashion and opened up this quirky and unique boutique. I fell in love with it! I felt like I was in Tokyo with all of the anime figurines and colorful accessories. There were so many pieces that I had not seen anywhere else. My shoes that I bought (which are worn in the pictures to follow) have spiked detailing on the back and a peep hole just before the calf starts. They are also lace up but have a zipper on the side which makes for getting ready in a hurry an easy process. I felt that I couldn’t pass these up and they were on sale 30% off! The boutique owner says that he doesn’t order new inventory once it sells out, so to me that meant that there would be very few others with the same pieces I have. I love being different and unique and that’s what I try to choose and dig out when I’m shopping. This place is a diamond in the rough! I also picked out this sequin black dress that I’m wearing in the photo but I chose to style it as a top. I knew I had to get this when I saw it because I can wear it in so many different ways (with a blazer, a belt, etc.). The leopard blazer tones down the boldness of the sequins but still adds drama. My accessories is a Mango bag that I bought when I went to Sweden back in October, and my necklace and earrings were a gift from my last birthday and my watch is from Target!

It was a rainy dreary day today but my outfit added that extra pep in my step to keep my spirits high! Do you have a go-to outfit when you are needing that extra boost?

Thanks for visiting!

xoxo,Wrk It Girl!

*the items were not given gratis by the boutique and I was not sponsored for this post. I bought everything in this outfit on my own.

Golden Globes 2013 Favorites

20130113-215022.jpgI was in awe of these gowns when I watched the Golden Globes tonight. I love Jennifer Lopez’ glamour and old Hollywood hair-do. The gown was so beautifully done by Zuhair Murad with the nude and ornate silver & white detailing. The illusion that she had an art piece all over her “naked” body is my favorite feature of the dress.
Kate Hudson wore a piece by Alexander McQueen who is one of my favorite designers. She has a very sexy and risqué keyhole feature (whicsous typical of McQueen’s work). The gown features gold ornaments that look like jewelry placed strategically on the dress. I love that it is black as I am a lover of clean lines mixed in with a little drama. She went with a sleek straight hair-do and very natural makeup which is exactly how I would have worn this gown. That gown is definitely Wrk It Girl’s style!
And last but not least Jessica Alba in her pink dress by Christian Dior. She looked stunning with her curls side swept and that coral lip against her white teeth was gorgeous! I adored that sweetheart neckline and the diamonds were a show stopper! I am a lover of sparkle so my eye was immediately drawn to her beautiful diamonds.
I was so excited to share my favorites from tonight! What were your favorite looks from the Golden Globes 2013?
Xoxo, Wrk It Girl

What Wrk It Girl Craves

I want to share some of my favorite items that I came across this week and that made it to my wish list, which is also known as “What Wrk It Girl Craves”.

I am loving this YSL leather handbag. The polished look can go with any outfit be it casual or dressy and the simple gold metal detailing is so my style. I spoke about the Isabel Marant wedge sneakers before, so this item was a must for my first wish list. I am in to nude nail polishes at the moment and I happen to love this one by MAC. I also came across the bright colored Ray Bans when I put together my last post, so this style of sunglasses is my next must-have piece! I feel that bright sunglasses are a great statement piece and that little pop of color you need for this cold and sometimes depressing weather.

What are your wrk it girl cravings this week?

xoxo, Wrk It Girl

 

January week 1 wish list

Isabel Marant , $565 / Yves Saint Laurent / Ray-Ban eyewear

Oversized Sweatshirts

I am in a comfy mood as the heater in my house was finally fixed. I am used to it being so cold everywhere I got at I have evolved to loving the sweatshirt/sweatpants looks. Today I decided to incorporate that comfort and street chic vibe. I paired a “london boys” oversized sweatshirt with a pair of black pleather leggings, green tassle wedge sneaks and an orange statement bag. I topped off the look with these blue Ray Bans that always add that “I’m cool” factor to any fit. I would love to see your twist to this look!

xoxo, wrkitgirl

 

sweaters and leather

Cotton shirt, $93 / BCBG Max Azria color block legging / Zip shoes, $1,010 / Meredith Wendell zip bag / Ray-Ban blue mirror sunglasses

New Year’s Resolutions 2013 and Fashion!

I have had a very interesting, fun, hectic, and family filled few weeks!

2012 was full of change and transition. I moved a total of 3 times, I grew so much personally, and I achieved many of my resolutions that I  had back in 2011. Now it’s time for a new set of resolutions….so here it goes!

  • Love myself: This doesn’t mean to be selfish or be vain, but I have always let what others think of me affect my day or my attitude towards myself or my mood. I strive to work hard to build a better self-image and to believe in myself more. Although I have come a long way with this one, it’s still on my “new year’s resolutions” list because it is a daily challenge for myself and others alike to wake up in the morning loving yourself and believing that you are a valued human being in this world.
  • Pay off debt/Save more money: This is another one that I actually did really well with in 2012 however I wasn’t able to pay off ALL debt in 2012. So this one is still on  my list! 🙂
  • Be more consistent with healthy cooking: I was really proud of myself in 2012 for staying diligent with my goal of getting fit and staying active by exercising regularly, etc. however I wasn’t as good at being focused on cooking more meals and more healthy meals at that. So this is a fun goal of mine for 2013.
  • Be more consistent in my interaction on Wrkitgirl.com!!!: I love you guys (whoever you are hehe!) and I feel like I have finally found my rhythm and my place in my life. So I am making a commitement to myself to be consistent and to interact with you all more often. Wrk It Girl is my baby and I want to treat it as such. A baby needs to be fed and nurtured and that’s exactly what I’ll do….since I don’t have kids, maybe this will be a good prep for when I do have a baby one day haha!

These were just a few of my new year’s resolutions that I wanted to share and I want to know what some of your new year’s resolutions are! So leave a comment and let me know what you want to accomplish or change or do in 2013!

I also wanted to share this look that I put together and it’s inspired by this super cold weather outside. I created this look with edge and class in mind. I would say that’s the best way to describe my personal style. I love edgy pieces such as these black booties and the oxblood purse with metal detailing and pairing them  with something dainty and classy like the faux fur collar and classic nude cardigan. I would love to see your twist on this look!

xoxo, Wrkitgirl

understated oxblood

Dorothy Perkins crewneck sweater / VILA faux fur collar coat, $40 / Witchery cropped pants, $73 / Dollhouse platform booties / Alexander Wang leather tote / RGB nail polish

Fashion Houston 2012

Last week I attended Fashion Houston 2012! I was so happy to be able to attend. It was definitely an unforgettable experience. The week of events was sponsored by Audi, so the cocktail hour had Audi cars out on display and many neat booths with designers and fashion/art schools giving out brochures of their schools.

I wore some pieces found from a boutique in Austin, Texas called Arttie’s. I have only been there once, but I absolutely loved their clothes and the style of their boutique was a young chic vibe. The pricing is right up my ally as well as this outift (leggings and top) was under $75. The quality of the clothing I would say is a step above Forever 21 (probably around a H&M or Arden B level). I don’t like spending money on pieces that I feel will tear up after the first wash, but I would totally recommend this boutique. The buyers definitely know how to select clothing and they provide great service to their customers. I am a HUGE stickler for customer service and experience. I am the type of person that you will gain a loyal customer or lose me in the first few minutes I step foot into your establishment. With that said, I had a great time shopping at Arttie’s. I definitely got compliments and will be shopping there again the next time I go to Austin.

I chose the black pleather leggings and a deep V top that is sheer all over, so I had to put a black cami underneath, but other than that, this outfit was simple yet super trendy. I usually wear lots of color, so this was a tad uncomfortable for me in that sense. I feel like all black outfits are depressing and drag down my mood, but the top was a deep navy blue so I felt like I had a little color going on. I paired it with wedge booties from Shasa that were about $28. I received a plethora of compliments on these as well. I was so shocked that the people wearing these ah-mazing designer pieces were giving ME compliments on my outfit that was under $100!!!! My friend, who came with was styled by JLMarc from a local H&M store. He was wearing a plaid bow tie, suspenders, powder blue pants, a blazer and nerd glasses (the powder blue pants & nerd glasses are not from H&M). JLMarc was amazing and so patient with me haha! I am pretty good at styling women’s wear, but I struggle with men’s clothing, so teaming up with JLMarc was a must for this high-profile event!

*Disclaimer: This post was not endorsed, sponsored by or paid for by any company. The products were all bought with my own money and I only write about and share things and experiences that I love.

The designers that I had the pleasure of viewing were Hervé Léger, Chloe Dao, Kevan Hall, and Rubin Singer. I also was able to actually meet Chloe Dao who is super sweet and a lot shorter than I imagined haha! I also met Kevan Hall who is very reserved, but is a sweetheart was well. I loved all of the designers, but if I HAD to choose a favorite of the night, it would probably be Rubin Singer. I am a fan of color and he used so many different colors and unique stitching to his pieces and the fabrics he used draped so beautifully in the models. Enjoy some of the snapshots I was able to take with the iPhone 5. I brought my Sony Bloggie, but there is no flash on that camera so the only pictures I have are candid phone shots.

Thank you all so much for visiting and I am so glad I am able to share an inside look into Fashion Houston 2012. I hope to see you all there next year! xoxo

(to contact JLMarc for future men’s styling email him at sap5516@yahoo.com)

 

Fall 2012 Trend: Wedge Sneakers

Yesterday on my way to Target, I was particularly excited because I always love stopping by their shoe section just to see what gems I can find. And amongst all the normal knee high flat boots, and rain boots and heels there they were….the all black wedge sneaker!  I couldn’t resist, seeing as how I wanted the drool-worthy Isabel Marant’s but let’s just say they’re not in my budget right now haha! This is the “totally me” shoe. It’s the perfect shoe for the girly-girl who wants that comfort factor without having to put on a pair of 5-inch stilettos, or the chic tomboy that wants to add a little “look I’m a woman” to her outfit. I personally go between tomboy and girly-girl, depending on what side of the bed I wake up on (and weather).

I wore my shoes for the first time today and can you say comfort-licious?! I was a little under the weather, so this was the perfect option, I wanted to look cute, but I didn’t feel like going all out with a pair of stilettos and a dress (which I originally planned on wearing today).

*Just a side note*: Thank goodness for spell check, because no matter how often I get corrected when I spell stilettos I seem to always spell it wrong (with 2-L’s).

Enjoy some of my photography skills of my recent Target find. How do you feel about wedged sneakers? Love it or hate it?

*top photo credit: In-Style.com http://news.instyle.com/2012/05/17/wedge-sneakers-kate-bosworth-beyonce-photos/ 

Sweden Fashion & Beauty Haul

I am so excited to share with you my fashion and beauty finds all the way from Stockholm, Sweden. I found some great pieces from Vero Moda. I had never been there before so I was especially excited to see what I could find. I am a very picky shopper and I am very particular on color, fit, fabric, etc., but surprisingly there was so much that I wanted to buy. Since I knew I was going to be visiting other stores in the massive galleria I settled on my favorite pieces. I found a red flowey top and the first time I wore it I got so many compliments. It’s simple, but the cut was very unique. My next favorite is the long sleeve white top that has some great gold detailing in the buttons. I love gold so this piece was a must for me. My aunt actually found this black top that I thought was a dress at first, but when I tried it on I realized it was a long shirt. My favorite part is the drawstring to synch up the waist and again that gold detailing in the buttons is what caught my eye.

The next place I went to was TopShop. Again I was so excited because I had never been to TopShop so I couldn’t wait to check it out. I found this peachy colored dress on sale 50% off! I was so happy as I am a major bargain shopper. I love that the bottom goes away from my body giving me the illusion that I have a waist. The next place we migrated to was Gina Tricot. My aunt found this gem of a peplum top but it’s a sheer black fabric. I fell in love with it soon as I saw it because it’s a unique and different piece that not everyone would choose or flock to. I like to be different even if it’s as minor as a different cut in fabric, or little buttons.

That’s it for the fashion portion, for my beauty and accessories find, I found these gorgeous earrings at a store called G. I love love love color and I love accessories. I almost didn’t go into this store but I did a quick walk through and was so glad I did. I can’t wait to rock these!

 

I also went to a place called Kicks that’s equivalent to a Sephora. I found some awesome fall nail polishes, a lotion (that supports breast cancer awareness), and a nail polish correcting pen. I am wearing the deep burgundy nail polish right now and I’ve gotten a few compliments on the color. The final thing I found was this uh-mazing smelling lotion from a store called Pub (pronounced “poop”). It literally smells like a bouquet of flowers! I bought one for my mom and myself.

Thanks for visiting and I’ll be showing you some outfits that I put together with my Swedish fashion, beauty, and accessory finds!

Florals and Studs!

flowers and studs
 
I am in love with this floral bustier! I think these are so great for this season. I paired it with this asymmetrical skirt and these studded booties. I always like to add a pop of bad girl to my sweet girl outfits! Enjoy!