Trendspotting: Leather

Hola my dears!

Today is a beautiful day and its actually starting to get cold in the South (whadya know?) And I’m  actually not a big fan of the cold but its still bearable out there, just cold enough that I can pull out a few cute cold-weather items. 🙂

This leads me to a spotlight on the perfect cold-weather trend for fall…LEATHER. Leather is a big trend for fall. I’m seeing it on celebs, runways, and everyday street fashionistas, and as it gets colder, this is definitely a trend to embrace. Leather is mostly worn in black, but there has been a rise of colored leather as well, as of late. Check out a couple of pictures I accrued below of the trend being put to best use…

The leather trend comes in various colors, shapes and styles so there is something leather out there that can flatter anyone. Gon’ get you some!!

Menswear Mondays : Costume Ideas for Men

Hola all, Halloween is drawing near!

And I realized that I had given some options to my ladies as far as costumes they could put together from their closest, use a little DIY to make, or cheaply buy, however I offered no recourse for my guys! I apologize my dears, and I am here to fix the situation.

Here are a couple of last minute ideas for costumes you guys can be that won’t break the bank…

The Hobo

This little man did it best! This costume is easy an inventive. Wear a flannel shirt and some ripped jeans, add a little dirt effect for flair, get a styrofoam cup or cardboard sign and put a funny “will work for…” type statement on it and its one and done. Don’t forget your beard! Which can be drawn on or fake hair fuzzies glued on. Your perrogative!

The Zombie

Just like with the girl version, you can wear regular clothes and bloody-fy them. All you need to do is maybe put in some creepy contacts and add a little undead like makeup and you’re good to go.

Clark Kent

Superman! Dun dun dunnnnn!!! Well, not quite…but a much easier way to achieve an even cooler costume. All you need here is a suit and some “nerd glasses” (an easy way to get these is to pop the lenses out of the ones given for 3D movies…perfection). Open up the suit slightly to reveal a shirt with a superman logo on it, just so everyone knows you’re a superhero in disguise. You can easily buy a cheap superman shirt or make your own from a basic tee and an iron on.

The Fireman

Probably one of the easiest to achieve. Especially if you’ve got a nice bod. Boots, pants, suspenders, oiled torso, and a fire hat. One and done.

And there it is! Hopefully I have inspired some good, quick, and easy last minute costume ideas for my men out there. Stay tuned for more men-friendly fashion & advice next week!

Until Next Time

XOXO JAZ’

Costume Ideas for Halloween

Hello my dear blog dolls!

Halloween is drawing near and I know there are at least a couple of you who still don’t have a costume or even an idea of what you should be! I want to help you guys out by giving you a couple ideas of costumes that should be quite easy to put together. Many of these halloween looks can be done either with cheap purchases, a little DIY, or things you already have in your closet! So without any further ado, let the ideas ensue….

THE BLACK CAT

Halloween Costume Idea 1
ROSY THE RIVETER
Rosy the Riveter Costume
THE BARBIE DOLL
Barbie costume
MARILYN MONROE
Marilyn Monroe Costime
THE ZOMBIE
zombie costume
I hope these looks gave you guys some good ideas for Halloween costumes on a time crunch and a budget!
Until Next Time
XOXO Jaz

Menswear Mondays: Bowties

Hello All, It’s Menswear Monday!

Today I want to focus on a simple way for my men to polish their look.

BOW TIES

Can’t go wrong with a bowtie! Well, ya can, but lets not go there  today. Bow ties are an easy way for my men out there to add a bit of polished flair to any outfit. Whether a formal occasion, a date, or just a day out and about, a bowtie done correctly is a great way to pull your look together in a way that’s sure to get you noticed. Take note from a few stylish men below and the way they rock their bowties…

These men almost always look phenomenal in their head turning styles. I won’t go as far as to attribute all their success to bowties, but I will say it seems they aren’t foolish enough to leave this tool out of their fashion arsenals. Be inspired by how these stylish celebs style their bowties and tweak it for a bowtie swag thats all your own. There are many styles and shapes of bowties, just shop around and let the bowtie itself inspire you. Get creative, have fun, and look sharp!

Until Next Time

XOXO JAZ’

Gameday Fashion!!

Hello All!

Yesterday was my university’s homecoming game! My bestie Philly and I tailgated and had a lot of fun in celebration and support of our Bearkats. Our school colors are orange, white, and blue. I want to show you guys how we chose to show a little gameday school spirit in our outfit choices without sacrificing fashion.

Me

Top: Thrifted

Necklace: Philly’s 🙂

Belt: Rue21

Skinnies: Charlotte Russe

Gold Flats: Payless

Philly

Glasses: Jaz’

T-shirt: School’s Welcome Week Tee

Necklace: Jaz’

Belt: Thrifted

Shorts: Thrifted & DIY

Printed Socks

Combat Boots

I wish you guys could see Philly’s printed socks better, they really added even more oomph to the outfit as they sat pulled up just a bit above the combat boots. (Just envision it, cute right?)

& this is how we chose to show our school spirit.

What do you think of our outfits?

Next time you dress up for a school game or any kind of team spirited event, remember you don’t have to throw fashion to the wayside!

Until next time, XOXO JAZ’.

Fashion Inspirations for Fall

Hello and happy Saturday my dears. I got inspired by the season changes of the incoming fall and decided to translate that into fashion! I took to polyvore and made a few outfit combinations. I even submitted two of them to Polyvore’s Fall Wardrobe Contest, just for the heck of it. Here’s what I put together….

Fall inspired 1
fall inspired 2
Inspirations of Fall
Fall Inspirations
 
Well there it is! Hopefully my look creations inspire you just as much as I was inspired to create them!
Let me know which is your favorite. What’d you’d wear or what you wouldn’t.
and until next time!
XOXO JAZ

My Top 5 Fall Essentials

Fall is coming! Well it may be full swing in other areas, but its barely arriving here in the South. Either way my wardrobe is excited for it. Here are a couple of my essentials for staying stylish in the changing season.

Maxi Skirts

I’m especially loving the styles that have shorter skirts with maxi sheer coverings like the uppermost pictured one. Maxi skirts are the perfect way to transition into cooler weather without leaving the relaxed styles of the spring and summer behind. Pair one with a sweater vest or tucked-in quarter sleeve top for a fall look with a relaxed vibe thats not too frumpy.

Tights

Tights, omg! Tights are a definite staple in a fall-ready wardrobe. Every girl should own at least one black pair of tights, but printed styles like the cosmic ones or the ones with crosses pictured above are all the rage this season as well. The right pair of tights can take a t-shirt from drab to chic in 30 seconds flat. Won’t catch me without a strong arsenal of these this season.

Brown Lipstick

This is probably my newest addition in regards to what I find essential for fall, but nevertheless, no less essential! I love brown lipstick! I have been using a shade closer to the more bronze-y one above, but as we get deeper into fall and the weather gets colder, i plan to shift to a shade similar to the darker brown color. Brown can be used on any skin color, but be careful not to get a shade that blends too closely to your skin tone as this can come off either as a nude, or a no-lip.

Cardigans 

Cardis! Gotta love cardis. There are so many reasons that cardigans are an essential for fall. Coming in so many varying lengths and thicknesses, they are a great way to keep warm on cooler days and can be a quick way to add some spunk to a basic outfit. They also can add a relaxed vibe to any outfit and take outfits that may be more late-summer appropriate into the fall.

Flats

Its not always quite cold enough for boots or shoes of that nature, but, for the most part, its time to kiss open-toed shoes goodbye! This is where flats come in. Cover your toes in style, whether you get a more basic pair that goes with everything or a funky printed pair. Flats come in so many shapes, styles, and varieties that i’s find one hard-pressed to get bored with them. I especially adore the spiked ones above. So stylish!

The best part of fall fashion I’ve taken note of thus far is….many of the essential styles are comfy! From the cardigans to the maxi skirts to the tights, all these things are built for cute-comfort. I look forward to embracing fall fashions and I want you guys to do the same!

Let me know how you feel about My Fall Essentials. Are they the same as yours? If not, what varies?

Love you guys! Until Next Time!

XOXO Jaz