Thursday, March 5, 2015

Style Files || The Matching Set


The "Matching Set" has been a trend in fashion for a few seasons now. It generally consists of two garments of the same color/style/fabrication/print that are meant to be worn together. Front runners of the trend include my favorite set of sisters Beyonce Knowles-Carter and Solange Knowles, Taylor Swift, and Katy Perry. This trend is super easy to pull off and if utilized correctly, can be worn many times. Let's get started:

Chose Wisely:
My first piece of advice would be to put a little thought into your approach when purchasing your set. You'll want to go with something that speaks to your style, a print or color that you will fall in love with time after time again. I probably own about 4 matching sets and I've learned to get wear out of them in many ways. At the end of the day, get something that you feel you won't just wear once and then toss in the back of your closet with the other unmentionables.

The set I'll be working with today is from Forever 21. I'm absolutely in love with the cut and the print.

Now on to the styling:

Dressed Up


Dressed Down



Worn As Separates






This is why choosing the right color/right is so important. You will get the most wear out of your set if you choose one wear the separates can be integrated into your everyday wardrobe.


So this will be the first in an ongoing series of styling. I really want to present you guys with realistic options in making the most out of your wardrobe. In the series, I'll present a trendy garment and present a number of ways in which they can be worn, as well as give tips and best practices with purchasing. I'm really excited to start this series and I hope it's helpful to anyone out there struggling to find their own.

Stay Beautiful,
~~Danie

Monday, March 2, 2015

3 Items to Purge From Your Closet NOW!!!!


This time of the year is always opportune to get a jump start on spring cleaning. Do you feel like your closet has become too cluttered, yet you can never find anything to wear? It definitely might be time to downsize your wardrobe. Here are a few key pieces that can immediately be tossed:



1. The Out-of-Date- Holding onto your favorite jacket from Highschool? College Sweatshirts? Horribly out of season clothing with hope that they'll com back in style? Maybe it's time to face the facts. Some trends will never again see the light of day. Don't be afraid to do away with the velour suits, and awful graphic tees from 2003. It's been a decade already.

2. The "I'll fit into it"- I'm guilty of this as well. Purchasing items, ill-fitting or too small, thinking " I can't possibly pass this up, I'll just lost lbs and it will be perfect." As crushing as this is, go ahead and save yourself the trouble and closet space. If you are not absolutely commited to a weightloss plan or things of that nature, go ahead and part ways. It's find, I won't tell.

3. The Unsalvageable- This should be a no-brainer, yet it something that we all struggle with. I guess it has something to do with letting go of sentimental items. But if it performs no function, except for sitting in back of your closet collecting dust, then what good is it really doing for you?

Sunday, March 1, 2015

March Madness



The month of March signifies many things. For some, it's the changing the seasons, goodbye to winter and hello to the beginning of spring. For some, it's the high point of events like March Madness, the Rodeo (if you're from Texas), and Spring Break. For me, March signifies rejuvenation. The sun begins to peak through a little more, and flowers are just beginning to bud. Although my schedule is going to be crazy busy this month, I'm so excited for the what I've been working to bring you guys:


  • A Spring Cleaning Series on you Wardrobe and Closet
  • A Spring Lookbook
  • Style Files on some of the hottest trends from street style and the runway.
  • Possibly the start of a tour through Houston's hottest thrifting spots.
  • And covering some cool events like the Rodeo!!

Stay Tuned and Stay Beautiful,
~Danie

Sunday, February 22, 2015

NYFW Street Style

Winter Never Looked So Good....
















What were some of your favorite looks from this season??


~Stay Beautiful
Danie




(All photos are credit of Tyler Joe [Elle.com], I do not own these photos.)

Thursday, February 19, 2015

The Hunt for the Perfect Space

Happy Friday Eve!! No news on relocating just yet but I am scouring my current residence for the perfect place to shoot. Taking your own photos can be tricky however not impossible.  Working with lighting is key. We'll see where the hunt takes me!!





~Stay Beautiful
Danie

Monday, February 16, 2015

Monday Inspirations

Well, it's that time again....THE BEGINNING of the week. Coming from an like weekend jam-packed with both Valentine's Day and NBA All Stars, anyone would dread coming into work today. But there is always light at the end of the tunnel. While I don't have anything special coming to you today, do enjoy some other bloggers that I'm reading.

Purple and Ruby's || http://purplerubys.blogspot.com/
Honestly WTF ||  http://honestlywtf.com/


I hope they give you a much inspiration as they give me. Happy Monday loves, and I'll be back with more posts soon!!

~Stay Beautiful,
Danie


Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Valentine's Day Lookbook 2015



Well it's that time of the year again. Valentines's Day is the one day of the of year to show a little extra love to the ones you truly care about. Whether the day's festivities include dinner and a movie, fine dining or even doughnuts at midnight, we got you covered on the perfect outfit.

Look 1-An Intimate Gathering
Blazer- F21
Romper- F21
Shoes- Aldo


Look 2- Gallery Opening
Dress- Forever
Top- Forever
Shoes- Zara

Look 3- Dinner and a movie
Jacket- F21
Top- F21
Pant- F21
Shoes- Aldo

Look 4- Dancing
  
Romper- Image
Jacket- F21
Shoes- Just FAB

Look 5- Doughnuts at Midnight
Top- F21
Denim- Charlotte Russe
Plaid Button Down- F21
Shoes- Aldo




I'm so in love with the looks this year because they're great for the girl who does not own a lot of red/pink, nor cares to. What will you be stepping out in this year? Are you going out or staying in? Leave your response in the comments below!!

Stay Beautiful,
~Danie