When I first saw this J.Crew tuxedo blazer, I knew I had to have it. So after months of stalking it like an obsessed puma, it finally went on sale and of course, I snapped it up. But then, it just ended up languishing in my closet for weeks and weeks without seeing the light of day. The truth is, as lovely as this jacket is, I found it very hard to style without looking like a Saturday Night Fever extra, or a waitress at a golf club. Until…life made me wear it. True story.
As some of you might already know from my frustrated tweets, I’m in the process of house-hunting, and am currently living out of a couple of suitcases, which, as you can imagine, makes getting dressed a challenge. Well, this week, I finally ran out of clean work clothes, and had to make do with what was left – the clothes in this post. And you know what? I actually loved the 70s vibe of this blazer, and the crisp feel of monochromatic black and white. I also may or may not have done the John Travolta SNF routine to the Bee Gees that day.
Moral of the story…don’t be afraid to mix it up. If you fell in love with a piece, try wearing it in a few different ways until it feels right…or you run out of clean clothes…whichever comes first.
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Nelia, March 15th 2013 |
“I am a 19 year old university student who just landed a job working in an office at my school. There is no official dress code, but I want to look professional and put together while working alongside women with advanced degrees, often 20-30 years older than me. I am struggling to find outfits that work both in the office as well as hanging out in the library, riding the bus or sitting in a lecture hall (i.e. not too stuffy or overdressed) since my working hours are mixed throughout my school schedule. Also please take into consideration that my hometown has a long, cold and snowy winter season. I want to look youthful, conservative, professional, yet blend in with a casually-dressed student body.
I am thinking along the lines of fitted pants (no denim, but not “dress pants”) and blouses, cardigans, maybe a casual blazer, and flat closed toe shoes and boots.” – Nicole
Answer after the jump!
Nelia, January 29th 2013 |
Hi lovelies! I’m going to make this a quick one. It’s day 3 of Toronto Fashion Week, and though I skipped Day 2, I am back at the tents for the rest of the week. If you see me, make sure to say hello, or catch my MasterCard Stylicity adventures over on the official Stylicity blog. As one of their official bloggers this season, I’m going to try and bring you the insider’s look into the hectic world of runways, Canadian designers, and all things fashion week! So stay tuned!
More photos after the jump!
Nelia, October 24th 2012 |
Happy Friday, lovelies! I’ll make this post short and sweet, as I’m prepping for a fun fashion weekend ahead! Hope you all have a safe and exciting weekend, and I’ll see you all on Monday!
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Nelia, October 19th 2012 |
Last week I had the pleasure of meeting the incredibly beautiful and oh-so-lovely designer Rachel Roy, while she made a quick stop to sign autographs at The Bay in Toronto. Wearing on of her RACHEL Rachel Roy dresses, I was instantly smitten with the brainy beauty, but she quickly put me at ease with her sweet and approachable manner. She seemed genuinely interested in finding out what people thought about her line, and seemed relieved that so many of us had only rave reviews to share with her.
Take this dress for example…it’s literally the comfiest, yet most flattering shift dress I own. The fabric looks like tweed, but is super stretchy, and the awesome zipper/pattern details on the side make my silhouette appear slimmer, yet somehow curvier too. This dress (as well as the rest of her Fall 2012 collection) is truly a winner. And to top it off, my friend Sharon also turned up to the event in the same exact dress! In the words of the fab Anna Dello Russo, we “did the right choice”!
To check out the photos from Rachel Roy’s visit to Toronto, please click here!
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Nelia, October 4th 2012 |