All I have for you is an outfit post today. I’ve got too much work to do – in my real life job – to say anything witty, clever or insightful today. All I know is that I love snakeskin, I love my H&M booties and I love my free people sheer knit sweater. If you need something more witty, you can follow me on Twitter.
If you know me, you know I’m obsessed with Blair of Atlantic-Pacific, the best fashion blog there is (in my opinion). She often wears these red-white-blue color combos, yet some how manages not to look like she’s heading out to the fourth of July parade. So I decided to try my hand with the color scheme, and it worked out nicely. With the addition of the bright neon shoes and studded top, I brought red, white and blue to a more edgy, less patriotic level.
(and yes, I realize the photos are terrible quality and you can barely see the fabulous color of the shoes. sorry readers, but you get the point. now move along)
I’m sporting a thrifted red blazer, a studded Michael Kors top, rolled up skinny-slacks from ASOS and sunshine yellow heels from Sam Edelman.The snakeskin purse is from H&M.
What do you think of the color combo? Yay or Nay?
I had to squeeze in an outfit post in between the amazing Seattle Fashion Bloggers photoshoot posts!
And yes – that is a GIANT ice cream cone behind me. My office is above a “Krispy Kreme” donut shop, and thank GOD I don’t have a thing for donuts, that would be dangerous. If it were a chocolate shop, we’d be in trouble…
My new favorite boots: brown suede boots from H&M…for under $30. A freaking steal. The top is from Forever21, and it basically goes with everything. Love color blocking. Earrings are vintage clips…they are my new favorite pair and you’ll be seeing them a lot (sorry).
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In the first post of this series, I published my favorite group shots from the Seattle Fashion Blogger Fall Photoshoot, which I’ve spend the last month planning & styling. Today, I’m going to introduce each blogger, and post my favorite individual shot of the ladies.
Let’s meet some of the amazing faces of fashion in Seattle!
Meet Mary Lou Ricci. The minute you meet this stylish lady you feel welcomed and comfortable – I can honestly say she is one of the nicest people I’ve ever had the pleasure to meet. She always looks polished – even when she’s not trying. Mary Lou throws on a sweater and some leggings, and its effortlessly chic. She is always updating her Tumblr blog with inspirational finds from new designer trends to DIY fashion ideas.
Meet Ashley Breckel. This shopaholic has got style & sass – two things I treasure in a lady-friend. She walked in wearing the perfect purple J-Crew sweater, and has definitely convinced me that this shade of purple is going to be HOT for fall. Ashley authors the wonderful fashion blog, Style Umbrella, covering all things stylish including fashion, interior decorating & the wonderful city of Seattle.
Meet Crystal Southcote. Crystal is one of those amazingly gracious people who has done a little bit of everything in their lifetime. When she’s not teaching yoga, traveling to Thailand or striking a pose, Crystal is writing Seattle IMO, a unique blog about all things Seattle – with a stylish twist. I’m looking forward to getting to know Crystal more, and already admire her sense of style.
Meet Alyson Andrews. I’ve been following Alyson’s blog, Crushing on Clothes, for a while now, yet only recently had the opportunity to meet her. She is always laughing, and fun to be around. Her style really reflects that – she’s all about the fun and interesting pieces, from funky jewelry to chunky shoes. I love her attitude, and you’ll love her blog.
And then, there’s me. If you are a regular reader, well, hello. If you aren’t, welcome to The Chic Curve. I’m not going to talk about myself, because well, I do that most days on the blog
Working with all the ladies for this shoot was AMAZING. Not only do I have some amazing pictures, but some new lady-friends who I’m not embarrassed to be seen with – because they’ve got some serious style.
Stay tuned…we have one more post coming…a VIDEO! (whoop whoop!)
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Where do I start. Long story short: a little Twitter conversation turned into a Seattle Fashion Bloggers photoshoot, styled and directed by myself.
I spent almost a month working out the concept for this shoot. I wanted the styling to resemble a more urban, gritty J-crew vibe, with the color choices and center-parted hair. All the ladies, who are all fabulous bloggers from the Seattle area, are wearing nude lipstick & smokey eyes, with black skinnies, chunky heels & gold jewelry. The pictures turned out wonderfully, in large part to Heather Harrington who played the role of photographer, once again, for The Chic Curve.
These pictures are only part one of a three part series. Take a look through the pictures, taken in front of the Seattle Skyline & SODO Graffiti Wall. Tomorrow, I will introduce each blogger and post the individual pictures. Stay tuned, you will want to meet these amazing fashion blogging ladies!
Click the “Read More” button on the bottom right for more pictures!
Summer came late for Seattle this year, and while I’m stocking up on fur, knits & scarves, the weather has been a steady 80 degrees for the past 2 weeks. So I was delighted to wake up yesterday morning and see an overcast sky – and a weather report that showed temperatures no higher than 62 degrees. So it was time to pull out my giant oversized Free People sweater, and create what I like to call a “transitioning from summer to fall” look.
The skirt I’m wearing is actually a dress, by Max Studio from Nordstrom. Taking a lesson from Atlantic-Pacific, wearing a dress as a skirt is an amazing thing – 2 pieces in 1! The necklace is Givenchy, and it is also one of my fav pieces.
And yes, I have a little funny face happening. But it was the only picture that showed the sheerness & texture of the sweater, as well as the scalloping detail on the skirt. So deal with it.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: My favorite items in my closet are vintage finds that I’ve DIY’d. That includes my famous Hot Pink Studded Blazer that gets to show its gorgeous lapels a few times a year. It is one of those pieces that is TOO memorable, so even if I wear it a couple times a month, it would seem like I’m ALWAYS wearing it (and that I don’t do my laundry, and that I’m a dirty girl)…(well, the latter isn’t far off)…(just kidding, calm down conservative readers).
The studs are from Michael’s, they are seriously the iron-on sheets of silver studs. I want a SERIOUS leather-studding machine, so I can stud EVERYTHING I own with hard-core rocker studs. Plus, these iron-on ones fall off easily if you roll around on the ground or do anything wild (AKA this jacket can only be worn on day-time excursions).
The Beatles tee is one of my fav casual pieces – I love how it’s cropped, and I love how it looks under any blazer. The leopard shoes are shoes I need to put back in my closet, because I’m pretty sure I’ve worn them twice a week for the past month. My bad. Their cute, comfy and add sass to any outfit.
BONUS POINTS: Can you tell me where this photo was taken? Hint: Somewhere in the NW United States
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Close your eyes. Think about that one person in your life who you think is absolutely, incredibly beautiful. When you think of the word beautiful, what person in your life do you immediately think of? Chances are, they don’t look like a supermodel – which is what society has deemed as “beautiful.”
Let’s face it – most people are not exceptionally good looking (or we’d all be models, and then models would just be lame). But, everyone is beautiful to someone. And I think that it’s this fact that makes life and love so interesting.
Each person is beautiful in someone’s eyes. It is like the Persian saying my grandmother would always say when she received a compliment, translated to “Your eyes see beautiful things.” Its so true – YOUR eyes see beauty, even when someone else may be looking at the same thing and not find anything beautiful there.
As a fashion blogger, and as someone into fashion and style in general, I’m constantly judging people. I’m judging their outfit, their shoes, their hair, you name it. And it isn’t the best thing to do – but its in my nature – to analyze people against what I believe to be “good style.” I’m also being judged – very publicly – by everyone reading my blog, viewing my pictures, watching my videos. You have formed an opinion about me, possibly that I’m stylish and dress well – or even that I have awful taste and my blog is your daily dose of fashion humor (hey, at least I’m making you smile.). Either way, there is no way to escape judgement, you’ll have to deal with how people perceive you all your life – its a fact, accepting it now is the healthiest thing you can do.
So why do I watch friends and strangers self-destruct over wanting to be perceived as beautiful? It saddens me to watch girls lose all confidence and worry so much about how others are judging them. GIVE YOURSELF A BREAK. Someone thinks your beautiful. Everyone may not think you are hot shit, but someone thinks you are exceptionally beautiful (and yes, someone other than your mother).
Now that you know someone thinks you’re beautiful – use that confidence in your daily life. Look in the mirror and see what that person sees – BEAUTY. Once you start giving off confidence, more people will be able to see how attractive you are, and they will want to be around you. This is something I’ve recently embraced – and while I still care about what other people think of me, it doesn’t run my life – and it does NOT define who I am.
You only get one life to live, and if you waste it trying to convince everyone that you are beautiful, that you are hot, that you are the best of the best – you’ll never get a chance to actually experience the beauty in your own life.
One last thing, I want to challenge everyone to spread confidence today. That person that I mentioned earlier in the post – the person who you find to be beautiful – tell them. Take 2 seconds to text them, or even comment on their Facebook picture that you think they are absolutely beautiful. You’ll be surprised how much better you can make someone’s day.
My original plan was to work all day, then go home and change, and put on a smokin’ hot outfit (complete with high heels) and go strut down the streets of Seattle, taking pictures of all the fashionable people and taking in the smell of fashion. But the way reality panned out was…I had to stay at the office and work late to finish a project (on a deadline), so I didn’t end up making it to FNO Seattle.
So I am not able to bring you awesome street style shots from Seattle’s FNO. I am bringing you my day-time FNO outfit, filled with bright contrasting bursts of color, lots of gold jewelry and my fav. lil’ leopard flats mini-wedges.
What did you wear for FNO? Link to your pictures in the comments, I’d love to see what everyone was rocking last night!
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You know that feeling you get when you just KNOW you’ve found your new favorite pair of jeans? They fit perfect, they go with everything, you want to sleep in them? Well, I get that feeling with shoes. I have so many pairs of shoes it is ridiculous. And some of my gorgeous shoes only get to see the light of day once a year…which, to my shoes, I’d like to apologize. But yesterday, my Piperlime order arrvied…and in that big white box was my new favorite pair of shoes. The shoes that are comfortable enough to stay on all day and go out after work to party, the shoes that go with almost everything, that can be dressed up or dressed down…and that show off just enough of my pedicured toes. The funny thing is, I didn’t think that this would be my new favorite pair of shoes – I ordered 3 pairs of shoes from Piperlime and these were my least favorite (they were 75% off). But once I tried them on and felt them in person, it was a completely changed story. Don’t just a book by its cover – or, don’t judge a shoe by its online description.
Well, I’m sure you’ve heard quite enough about my shoe obsession. Let’s move on to the rest of the outfit. The top is from the Tucker for Target line, and I am all for designers doing cheap lines for department stores (in fact I die). The purse is a vintage Dooney&Bourke I got for $15 at a thrift shop, earrings are vintage too.
What is you current favorite pair of shoes?
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