Scallop Season

H&M Top and Skirt, DSW Heels and Clutch, Lord & Taylor Tights, Gifted Necklace, Vintage Gifted Turquoise Ring

The title of this post may be confusing because scallops on clothing are always in season.  Sadly, the same does not hold true for everyone’s favorite mollusk…

Now that I’ve cleared that up, I’d like to focus on this skirt.  The scalloped tiers add interesting visual effect and detail without adding any extra, unwanted volume.  This is a rarity that I do not take lightly, for I love me some tiers, just not ones that make my hips look bigger.  That would result in tears.  See what I did?

Lastly, to compliment the burgundy skirt, I wore snake skin heels in a similar color scheme and a neutral leopard patterned blouse.  Two animal prints in one outfit does not make a wrong!

Patterned Peplum

H&M Top, Zara Coated Denim Pants, Aerosoles Heels, H&M Necklace, Asos Ring

This top may look like a painter’s drop cloth, but I think it’s a piece of art all on its own.  Not to mention, it’s a peplum style, which is very figure flattering, and it was just $14.95!  Inexpensive artwork can still be considered a treasure.  Maybe one day when I stop wearing it, I’ll have it framed.

On a side note, this is what I wore last week for Thanksgiving, and I just wanted to say that, among other things, I’m very thankful to all of you who read my blog everyday, especially mine and Max’s family members.

My family – my dad, my mom, me, and my brothers Ricky and Anthony

A Little Bit of Leather

Guess Coat, Zara Tunic, Saks Off Fifth Jeans, Lord & Taylor Booties, Marshall’s Scarf, Vintage Bangle, Hell’s Kitchen Flea Market Cross Bracelet, H&M Earrings

Had this gray tunic not had leather pockets, I wouldn’t have given it a second glance.  But the pockets on this top are what makes it so special, and were the main reason why I had to have it.  To spruce up this otherwise neutral tunic, I added my electric blue jeans and a colorful silk scarf.  A military inspired coat is always in style, and helps by adding some structure to whatever you’re wearing.  In my opinion, a little bit of leather, makes any outfit better.

A Layered Look

J. Crew T-Shirt, Calvin Klein Button Down, Loft Faux Fur Vest, Urban Outfitters Jeans, Lord & Taylor Boots, Charles-Hubert Watch, Gifted Necklace

The secret to wearing a layered look is to start off with the thinnest, most lightweight pieces first, so as not to appear too bulky.  I chose an embellished T-Shirt and skinny jeans to be the base of my outfit.  Next, I added an over-sized button down and left it open so as not to hide my gold sequined striped shirt, and because I wanted the layers to be obvious.  Lastly, I finished the look with a faux fur vest and some suede high-heeled booties to glam it up a bit.  This type of outfit is conducive to the day after Thanksgiving, where I ate too much yesterday and would prefer to not wear anything too form fitting.  On that note, I hope everyone had a very happy holiday with their friends and family, and had just as much delicious food as I did!

Showing My Spots

French Connection Dress via Saks Off Fifth, Lord & Taylor Tights, Michael Kors Boots, Loft Earrings, Asos Ring, Skagen Watch

I had been saving this dress for a special occasion, and an early Thanksgiving dinner with friends seemed like the perfect opportunity for it’s debut.  I stuck to basic black boots and tights, and (mostly) minimal jewelry so that my leopard print sheath could be the center of attention.  One major cocktail ring gave off enough sparkle that I barely needed any other accessories.  A statement dress, a statement ring, and a statement dessert dish I brought to the party, had me in the mood to celebrate, and my friends did not disappoint!

Black And Tan

H&M Sweater, Banana Republic Skirt, Cole Haan Boots, Gifted Charles-Hubert Watch, H&M Earrings

I purchased this sweater last year, and I was validated in that purchase when I saw Kurt from Glee wearing it last season.  He is quite the fashionisto.  And while I do admire Kurt’s fashion sense, I decided to style the sweater a little differently and a little more feminine, if at all possible.  The end result was tucking the sweater into a tweed skirt and wearing my buttery soft tan leather boots.  Who knows, maybe you’ll see Kurt and I on Fashion Police in the segment ‘B**** Stole My Look.’  Kurt may have worn the sweater first, but I still think I’m some pretty serious competition.