As you may have noticed I headed to Florida this weekend for a little family vacation. I was so excited to catch a break from the cold weekend we had in New York. Of course I came home to a snow storm on Monday which was a change of pace from the Florida humidity I was experiencing.
My first outfit included one of the top trends right now, that was covered in my previous post. Fishnets are having a moment, but this time I paired them with thigh-high boots from Essex Glam and high-waisted jean shorts. I then paired the outfit with this gorgeous blouse from Metisu with fun bell sleeves. This was a good transitional look for me in the airport with an added cozy sweater from Knitted Belle Boutique. I loved how the cardigan was longer than my shorts too to give the look some added proportions. I topped it off with my new Furla purse and these gorgeous sunglasses from Zero UV. Last summer it was all about the yellow clear aviators, this summer it is going to be about the pink see-through aviator glasses. These shades are only around $10 too!
For my pool look, I put on my new suit from Tictail NYC. I was invited to go shop with Tictail at their store and selected this swimsuit to take home with me. Tictail NYC is such an amazing store. I was at the store this past week to promote that all sales would go to Planned Parenthood and He for She all week long. All of the brands at the store are also female-founded and it was such an amazing store to visit. I love this suit and was afraid to try out a high-waisted bikini for the longest time, but I should have figured it would have worked well with me. My long torso loves a high-waist. The print with the stripes had me and my friend Zoe drooling over this suit too.
My second day look was a little more dressed up. We were going to a family gathering and I was so excited to wear this dress from Metisu for the first time. Embroidery is especially in right now and I was dying to put this on. I added a little belt to it to accentuate my waist and the flare of the skirt. I then paired it with my poker tights from Time for Tights. These tights are amazing and you will get a lot of compliments. They don’t look quite like thigh-high socks because of the intricate design. It’s similar, but different and will catch everyone’s eyes. I paired the tights with my River Island booties and a pair of my Zero UV sunglasses. I love big frames on sunglasses, otherwise I feel so uncomfortable when shades feel small on my face.
Not sure if anyone else recalls this, but about 10 years ago kimono dresses were an “it” item. I had one back in high school and still wear it to this day because it is so flattering. What makes them so flattering is the accentuated waist line. It draws attention to your waist which will make you look slimmer. Dresses can end up looking like a comfortable sleeping bag, but with a cinched waist a dress can really make you stand out. Your natural waistline will thank you later.
There is also the amazing necklines of Kimono dresses. They lay very elegantly on your chest. It doesn’t show too much off while still showing off your figure. When I saw this piece at Wolf and Whistle, I knew it was the one because this silhouette is my favorite as is the color.
I paired it with fishnets from the shop Time for Tights. There tights are so adorable and it gives this dress an added edge. Fishnets are really having a moment right now, so don’t be afraid to try them.
I got this jacket from Gamiss and it can really pull together a winter look. I paired it with my Zara skirt and Pink Haley handbag for a somewhat monochrome look. I loved the way this outfit photographed.
Feel free to check out Gamiss here for some amazing finds at killer prices and as always check out Pink Haley for some handbags that you won’t see anywhere else. Please don’t mind my bruise…yikes.
A statement sleeve. This trend came into 2016 with a bang and will be definitely sticking around for 2017. There is something about a statement sleeve that just adds an extra bit of chic to your outfit, not to mention it’s a head turner. This statement top is from Zaful, it is truly amazing with the wrap around front and bow accent to make it extra special. Moving on to the sleeves now, let’s talk about tiers. This triple-tiered sleeve adds so much extra volume to the top, it is fantastic. If you find yourself at a dinner party, like I did, every time you reach across the table you get a few stares. This also leads into the cautionary rules of not getting your sleeve in the olive oil dipping sauce in the middle of the table.
This Zaful top comes at such an unbelievable price, $30.99. Zaful really knows how to make a fashion girl’s heart flutter with the prices and look of this top. Feel free to check them out here.
This paisley tunic by Eliza Plume has fulfilled my boho dreams. I love how flowy the top is with such an accentuated neckline. The deep-V neckline lays so nicely and is even more flattering with the button-down detail. The buttons go down three inches above your belly button and the sleeves have a bishop style. The tunic goes fabulously with a black pair of jeans and a flat boho hat.
Eliza Plume has some amazing clothes on their site. They are trendy, classic and cute. Not only are they an amazing boutique, but they do amazing things. This quarter they are donating a portion of their proceeds to the Special Olympics in their area. Be sure to check out their site here as well as the paisley tunic here.
I can not tell you how absolutely ecstatic I am to have received a pair of Second Skin Overalls from one of my favorite fashion blogs, We Wore What. I had been telling my family and especially my sister all about them when they launched. I recently entered a giveaway on her Instagram and I won a pair of overalls. So my $240 pair of overall dreams came true.
I selected the High Rise Flare. I must tell you it was such a toss up between these and the Jumpsuit. Although the Jumpsuit is such a killer piece, I could only see myself wearing it a few times and then feeling like it was over worn. With the High Rise Flare, I have been able to wear them multiple times in many different ways. I wore it with an off-the-shoulder top, with a t-shirt and with nothing underneath. The nothing underneath is definitely a going-out look and may give you the tiniest bit of side boob. Needless to say I covered up with a bomber jacket that day.
I absolutely recommend investing in a pair of these, they are so stretchy and warm. Thankfully, they are super accommodating for us long torso girls too. The only thing is that they are a little long. I have the legs of a girl who is about 5’6″, but I am actually 5’8″ and I definitely wear a two-inch-heel boot with these overalls. I really should wear a three-inch heel though.
I can not thank the We Wore What team enough for my new closet staple.
Can you really go through winter without a fantastic looking coat? This coat is so soft and so perfect for the season. The color and shape give this coat a sophisticated-winter look. I paired this coat with a casual work-chic dress from Zaful. The coat from Gamiss was about $30, a great price for such an amazing looking piece.
I am a very big fan of playing with proportions in an outfit. With the longline coat and the mini dress it adds a bit of an extra something to the look that catches your eye. This look is perfect for work or the weekend, but the jacket could really go with anything.
Specifically the jacket has a nice smooth lining and pockets to bundle yourself up. There is no front closure so it is more of an open-look coat. This helps to accentuate your look, but I wouldn’t wear it if you were planning to walk outside with it for a cold-windy day.
I’m excited to be doing a giveaway with this jacket to start off the new year. Rules can be found on my Instagram post here.
Make sure to check out the Gamiss site as well here.
This jumpsuit is absolutely to die for. I mean I usually am terrified of ordering skin tight jumpsuits due to my long torso issues, but this photographed so well. I ordered it in an XL, which I highly recommend because it is quite tight otherwise. The drawstring waist gave me the perfect shape. I paired it with SammyDress’s cape sweater and styled it so that it showed off a sweetheart neckline. The outfit together was gold.
The cape sweater was a little confusing when I got it, you had to wrap it around twice before putting your arms in. It was also at more of crop top length, just in case you plan on wearing it without some high-waisted pants.
The jumpsuit is just extremely versatile in that you can style it in many ways. Off-the-shoulder is definitely a trend to pair this overall-like jumpsuit with, but you could also try a collared button down or long-sleeve crop top.
Sammy Dress has some seriously cute pieces, that you can mix and match just like this. Feel free to check out their site and Facebook.
This outfit is so killer with the two piece set from Sweet Fairy Shop. Reminiscing in my favorite 90’s movies, I realize there is quite a resemblance between my ensemble and the ever iconic Cher Horowitz ensemble. With the muted gray towns and modern grid pattern, this outfit is so fashionable with its neutral take on things. Adding the bomber jacket really helped modernize the look even more.
The fit is fantastic, usually it’s a bit longer hem line than I like to wear, but it looks gorgeous on. Sweet Fairy Shop has some great structure to all of its outfits. Go check out their site here for more feminine and sweet looks. Don’t forget to use my discount code, “SassOfStyle” to receive 10% off at checkout. Happy Shopping! xx
I love this longline top. People usually love it or hate it. I get tons of compliments or may receive compliments for looking like a matrix character or the nerd from Grandma’s boy. In my opinion it’s all about how you wear it. With my high-waisted jeans and layered jacket, the compliments start to roll in. I also love testing the boundaries of social acceptably with this one.