Now this is my kind of "little black dress" that's for sure. I love a good LBD, but this one takes my love over the top! Never in my life have I ever worn a dress that fits my style more than this little number. Black is MY color, but I love a good bold colorful statement to complete the look! This Sleeping Gypsy dress gives that to me all in one beautifully crafted dress! I could wear it every day, if you'd let me! Get your very own by shopping the link below. You know you want to.
Feeling the sea breeze in none other than my beautiful Sleeping Gypsy mini! I seriously can't get enough of this beauty! The lovely linen garment was made partly by hand, taking several days to complete the embroidery with traditional craftsmanship techniques. The Sleeping Gypsy collections are inspired by Ukrainian national clothes called "Vyshyvanka", made with bright colors and patterns for the bohemian woman!
I chose to put "The Metal Romantic" spin on the styling of the traditional dress by throwing on a pair of T.U.K Footwear Baby Blue Creepers and Tuleste for Ban.do Pom Pom Earrings, to "punk it up" a bit. Since my personal aesthetic is an equal marriage of bohemian styles mixed with punk accents, I felt this was the best representation of ME and MY style for spring!
There's nothing quite like owning a garment with an incredible story to tell! This beautiful dress speaks for itself, with an inspiring underlying history behind each and every thread! The incredible hard work that is goes into making each and every Sleeping Gypsy garment is an inspiration in itself! I'm personally looking forward to cherishing this beauty for years to come!
Where did 2016 go? It came and went just like that! Tomorrow is New Years Eve and I can't even begin to believe that 2017 is upon us already. I will say that the year 2016 takes the cake for the best year of my life! I became a mother, which is the greatest accomplishment that I will ever have. Not only did I become a mama to a handsome little devil, but I also did it with my best friend and partner in life. I must say, parenthood looks pretty damn good on us! With my family's support, I also have a personal passion project in the works that will be releasing in 2017, which is very exciting! Bring it on 2017! I'm ready for ya!
Style is what you make of it. If you're confident in your style choices, then you can ROCK anything! My style is my true self. What I choose to put on every morning is a reflection of who I am. For 2017, my style resolution is to stay true to myself, no matter what the "trends" may be. What's your style resolution for the New Year?
For me, I'm usually not the "dress" kind of girl! I love wearing dresses, don't get me wrong, but more times than not, I'd choose a great pair of pants over a dress to go out. I've put together three looks for you that would be sure to SLAY for all of those chill New Year's Eve plans. You don't have to wear a dress to look chic, FYI!
This look is all about the "punk rock glam". The chic plaid frilled pants, paired with a glam metallic moto jacket takes me back to those 90s "NO DOUBT" days, in the best way possible. Rock this look to a killer party and you'll be sure to turn some heads.
Metallic Leather Jacket
Checked Frilled Trousers
Texture Fabric Top in Black
High Heel Mountain Ankle Boots
The XL Sparkle Choker
This look is for a low-key NYE house party. Rock a vintage band tee with a great pair of denim, paired with a metallic vest to add a little NYE flair. You don't have to be covered in sequins to be NYE ready!
Vintage Marilyn Manson Tee
Printed Cigarette Jeans
High Heel Mountain Ankle Boots
RM Active Metallic Biker Vest
The Dagger Earrings
This look is for all of those babes that value comfort, like this mama! These Tom Ford trousers are NYE perfection. Give them an athletic vibe by rockin' your classic adidas kicks and a structured top. Not only will you be comfortable when the ball drops, but you'll look AMAZING while ringin' in the New Year!
Tom Ford - Metallic Via Laveggio Stabio Skinny Pants
adidas Originals Superstar Sneakers
Styles change, but the past is never forgotten!
As far as fashion goes, trends come and go, but styles are always recycled from our past! Whether it be the revival of PUNK from the 80s and 90s or living and loving a bohemian lifestyle like in the 70s, we all see past trends returning time and time again, but always with a bit of a modern day twist.
My style has evolved so much over the years, and with age, came creativity and individuality. The older I get and the more experiences that I have had, has taught me to continue to push the envelope with my style and to not be afraid to take risks. I tend to do things a little more wacky than I did in let's say my teenage years and early twenties. I have always gained my style inspirations from the past, but have made sure to always make that style fit my personal aesthetic. Whether I play with bohemian styles or Americana styles, I always give that personal rock n' roll touch that has remained part of my "signature look"!
Lesson here, always be conscious of the history of fashion/style, while remembering to integrate your own personal touch with the styles from our past. Let's be real, we can all learn a little something from the past.
LOOK OF THE DAY details below!
Photography by: Shannon Bray - Click HERE to check out her work!
LOOK OF THE DAY
Petals and Peacocks - Muse Button-down Shirt
Pretty Attitude - Exquisite Leatherette Leggings with Lace Detail
T.U.K. Shoes - Burgundy Nosebleed Boots
Barbara C. Pellegrino - Crystal Necklace
I'm With The Band Headbands - Steel Velvet Headband
House Of Need - Rings
Lime Crime Makeup - 'Cement' Velvetine Lipstick
"You make me feel like...feel like sayin' FOXY...oh lady...FOXY, FOXY LADY." - Jimi Hendrix
Happy Birthday Jimi Hendrix! For your raw talent, genius artistry, and for your unique style choices that will forever be iconic! Jimi Hendrix, a legend who slays a guitar like none before. A legend who's music can cut into your soul like no other! A legend who's albums continue to spin, over and over again.
Black Friday is coming to a close and quite frankly, I'm just ready for Cyber Monday! Personally, I rarely ever participate in Black Friday deals unless there is a just a must-have electronic, for a steal! Why would I ever wake at the butt crack of dawn to arrive at a store hours before the doors open, only to be pushed around by multiple customers for the last pair of boots that you've all been eyeing for months? Exactly! Why would I ever do that when I know that Cyber Monday is only a couple days away!!! The day where you can shop till you literally empty your bank account, straight from your iPhone/computer, while you're still in your pjs and maybe even in bed, if you're anything like me! I'd say that's a better deal, any day of the week! What do you think?
Full LOOK details listed below!
Ari Loren Photography
LOOK OF THE DAY DETAILS:
Vegan Leather Long Jacket - Growze LA
Black Caged Strappy Bikini Top - Pretty Attitude
Leela Moto Backpack - Sticks + Stones
Merry Go Round Shades & Matte Black + Gold Two Tone Wrap Bracelet - LOR Jewelry
'Need Luck' 13 Ring/'Need A Face' Skull Ring - Gold/'The DEAL' Ring Set/Stones Collection - 'Poison Ivy' Ring - House of Need UK
Suede/Snake Pants - J BRAND Jeans
Cease Leather Boot - UNIF