Back to Basics

Missguided Coat, Leopard Heels, Micheal Kors SunglassesIt’s been a little over a week since I officially became a shop owner and it has been wonderful! I was a little overwhelmed and I’m still learning new things everyday, but I’m so happy to get back into the groove of blogging. I love a good investment piece that can be worn a million different ways, and this coat definitely falls in that category. When it comes to clothes I like a variety of textures, colors and styles. With that said, I like my accessories to be more Passe-Partout as they say, which roughly means ‘goes with everything’. I don’t hoard nearly as much shoes and bags as I do clothes and it’s mainly because I love to make the most out of them, which is why I’m very careful with my choices. I think the perfect accent piece should be simple, beautiful and somewhat practical. Although they’re hard to find, I fall in love with them each time. What are your favorite investment pieces? Xo

Arabic Calligraphy Ring Black and Camel Black Clutch Black Tie Belt Camel and Black Camel Coat Camel Vest Camel-Black Coat and Belt Gold Accents Leopard HeelsCoat: Missguided(sold out), similar here // Jeans: Bershka(old), I love these here // Bag: Calvin Klein // Heels: BCBG MAXAZRIA // Sunglasses: Michael Kors // Belt: Similar here and here.

Camel Coat

If you asked me a few years ago to put on an ensemble like this in public I probably would’ve laughed in your face. This may seem pretty ironic coming from a fashion enthusiast and blogger, but I used to be extremely bashful when it comes to wearing such attention grabbing outfits and I still struggle with this sometimes. It’s a wonderful feeling to dress up, feel good about yourself and be confident that you can pull it off, but I wasn’t always like that. I’ve struggled with my weight ever since I was really young and always felt on the edge of an eating disorder. I’ve fluctuated up and down constantly and never had a healthy relationship with food. You know, I always said if I could only lose those last few pounds, if only my stomach was flatter, if only if only.. It never really ends. I’m so critical of myself, and I know I’m not alone in this. I found a happy medium where I’m comfortable with the way I look and don’t keep striving for perfection, but it’s always in the back of my mind. It’s very true that with age comes wisdom and I’ve learned to be thankful for all I have, focus on the good things and accept myself for who I am. Always remember, we each are perfect the way that God made us and having our health is the most important thing in this life. I love creating stylized outfits for the blog and really pushing my limits by putting together a unique look; I hope you’re enjoying them as well! Xo

Camel Coat, Gold Belt, Caged Heels

Camel Coat, Black Shorts, Black Heels

Camel Coat, Calvin Klein Bag, BCBG heels, Camel Fedora

Sleeveless Camel Coat: Missguided | Shorts: Forever21 | Caged Heels: BCBG Max Azria, similar here | Crossbody Bag: Calvin Klein | Fedora: Stradivarius, similar here and here.