Monday, March 28, 2016

Easter memory

Hey girls,
 Happy Easter! Below are some Easter photos of me in a dress I made a while ago (last summer). I had a great Easter, not to mention that I helped make a ton of the food, along with my sister and my mother. It was a feast indeed. I had such a fun time during Easter, laughing, eating, and talking (a lot), and I hope you did too xo

dress: handmade
heels: Target

Hope you liked this post,

kamila <3

Monday, March 21, 2016

Top Five Faves: Silk and satin slip dress

Hey girls,
 Another Top Five Faves today, this time centered around slip dresses. As I have grown my style, experimented with the different trends, and encouraged my fashion boundaries to expand (one of my New Year's resolutions was to be more flexible with fashion), I have become fond of more trends that I usually dismissed with disinterest or originally recoiled at. I think my love of slip dresses, a recent obsession, was one that I didn't really care about. Now, discovering it, as I discover other fads, I see it as it really is: divine. I have been really paying more attention to the trend, and I have been jumping for joy when I see it worn. It's really a perfect match for me, because I love satin and silk. I really enjoy sewing with satin, and I love the texture of silk. Incorporated into a dress with some lace? It's the paragon of perfection. Below are some examples in which I applaud the wearer for including a little slip dress number in their outfit, introducing the dress perfectly to the accessories and shoes in the outfit. Bonus points for lace.
 Examples of the perfection called slip dresses are below:

This is a pretty well put together outfit. I like the length of the dress, and the pairing of a t-shirt and the slip dress was actually very genius. With my kind of style you would think I would have some kind of issue with it, but in this outfit, it's no problem. The reason for this is because the spaghetti straps are nicely juxtaposed against its white background of a shirt with sleeves. The bodice is beautiful! I am so for the spaghetti straps that come down into a triangle-like bodice, and the v-neck is so pretty. I have no issue with the scarf; it looks great with the outfit, like something you would see during PFW. The jacket tied around the waist is nice, a little distracting from the outfit, but nice. 

Mary Kate, you've done it again. The genius, silk-meets-silk pairing of a slip dress with a kimono is so incredibly inspiring. And is that... yep. Lace! The lace on  the bottom is such a nice touch, really pulling its weight to pull the outfit together and create a clean, finished look. The whole look is so elegant and cool in that street style kind of way. The wide sleeves on the kimono are great because tight sleeves with a slightly tight dress would have ruined the appeal of the outfit. I like the oversized sunglasses, they're so chic, like the rest of the outfit. The dress is a nice length to go with the kimono because it looks even more cute yet daring paired with something long, to show the little black slip off. Props, MK.

Laid-back and casual yet fashionable is how I would describe this outfit. I would say this mainly because of the sandals. Being honest, when I look at this outfit, I mainly see the sandals. I know that this is a slip dress post, but this much is true. The sandals aren't distracting (well, maybe a bit, but just a little bit), they just are the main piece of the outfit that sets the mood. It's a good thing that I don't have an issue with these sandals, I actually find them very fashion contemporary, because if I had an issue, these shoes would be all I would see. That's such a shame, though, because I genuinely like the rest of this outfit. The cream colored slip dress is really satisfying with the black blazer, and although black is the dominant color, it's not dominating the outfit. I see lace too. Check! The dress is my favorite part of the outfit because of the length and how simple it is without being boring. You might think because I went on and on about the shoes, that they're my favorite part of the outfit, but they're just the main focus. Although I do like them.

Grunge? Tough meets feminine? Rustic look? A simpler version of Alexandre Herchcovitch's summer 2014 collection? Teen casual with a grown-up twist? What? It's hard to put a label on this outfit, which is why I won't try to. I could say rustic/camping fashion because of the flannel (which may or may not be coming back), but then there's the classic and smooth, silky slip dress, which makes the whole rustic/camping fashion kind of questionable. I could say elegant casual, but you see the flannel staring you in the face. So it's not just elegant casual. It's hard to put a style on this look, which is a factor that makes me love it a lot. I like it because of the two different components combined to create a new kind of fashion. This a major example of juxtaposition. The top of the dress, once again, I heart. I also really like the color of the dress, like a muted gold mixed with a very light tan. Really nice. Also, I like the minimal jewelry. Especially the rings.

All joking aside, I am so head over heels for this look. Head over (these beautiful!) heels, I just want to run to the nearest store and buy this outfit and never take it off ever. That's how much I love it. I think the reason why I love it so much is because I am in an elegant and traditional beauty fashion mood. I think the fact that I was looking at wedding dresses earlier has something to do with that. But overall, I can't get enough of the outfit! The beautiful in an understated way heels up the sophistication of the already sophisticated dress. With lace! Neckline, perfect. Length, divine. Fit, amazing. I am really amazed that such shoes exist. I love the height and the uncomplicated design only makes me crave it more. I covet the mood of the outfit and I want this air of sophistication and all around tastefulness in every single one of my outfits. 

  These five outfits make me glad that I have experimented and broadened my fashion choices since January 1. I love slip dresses! I'm really in love with how flattering they are to the body. Especially the ones with lace.

Hope you liked this post,

kamila <3

Monday, March 14, 2016

Favorite flares

Hey girls,
 In this post, I am debuting a new pair of pants from Charlotte Russe that I am absolutely in love with. The pattern, the length, the fit, the flare, I could go on and on about my favorite parts of these incredible pants. I think my favorite part, however, is the length and the flare. They complement each other so nicely that it's hard to believe that these pants actually exist. I've seen pictures of wide leg pants and trousers and I have always wanted to get my hands on a pair of them. Now, I have a pair of flared pants (a great length as well), and I couldn't be more stoked if you asked me. I love the way they brush against my shoes and my feet, paired with these shoes (especially of the pointed toe kind), they look so professional.

Pants: Charlotte Russe (similar here)
Blazer: Wet Seal
Top: H&M

 I find these pants to be so incredibly comfortable too. It's a two-in-one-package: they're stylish yet comfy. I didn't just make the pants the featured garment in this post because of how the patterns make it stand out. There's more to it. I am so so so in love with the style of these pants, particularly the flare and the perfect length. They really pulled the outfit together without it looking tacky. I salute these pants for their amazing style efforts!

Hope you liked this post,

kamila <3

Monday, March 7, 2016

High as knee

Hey girls,
 An outfit post today... I've finally gotten around to showing you how I style the clothes (and shoes) from Christmas. I'm really excited about this, because this is my first post featuring my new knee-high boots! Of course, I've worn these shoes before the post. These cute knee highs have practically been glued to my feet, and they really pull together almost any outfit. The faux suede complements the faux leather and the different materials make the whole outfit (not me, the outfit) very happy.
 I really can't put into words how madly in love I am with this outfit. Even on days in which dear friends of mine or I am feeling down, I know I can always count on a good outfit to help resolve the situation. Fashion is everything to me, and I feel one with this outfit, not to mention these boots!:

Jacket: Christmas gift
Top: handmade
Bottom: Forever 21
Boots: Christmas gift
Necklace: handmade

 I really really like this outfit. I love to layer, so this jacket paired with this shirt is like a canvas for my creativity. As spring is fast approaching, we shake off the gloomy layer of snow and welcome fresh, clean lines of spring. However, spring will not include layering, which I will be sad to see go, but something always has to be bid adieu for a new season. Already, I'm saying to you all welcome to spring! xoxoxo

Hope you like this post,

kamila <3