Once in awhile, there is that outfit that makes you walk with a little more confidence, or is it a little more attitude? Either way, this RENAMED jacket does it for me. If one is going to wear a faux fur jacket covered in stars, then you’ve got to walk with a bit more swagger, like David Bowie or Lady Gaga. I also agree very much with my Social Decay t-shirt: I have never ever said I own too much black clothing. Since this outfit is quite monochromatic, I gave it a pop of color with this fantastic choker by GFASH.
With Astrid, stylist at The Beat Clothing. We seriously did not plan on wearing practically the same thing (all black in our Social Decay t-shirts with furry jackets). But, I guess great fashionable minds think alike!
(All photos by Rholnna Jiao. Post title from the song by George Michael.)
It’s been awhile since I’ve done an outfit post! I wanted to end this week with one, because it will lead well into several catch up posts of fab fashion events I’ve attended recently. My company has just approved casual dress at work, which is nice because I can really experiment with my wardrobe, mixing up the extremely casual with my regular office wear. So this “dressy sweatshirt” trend will fall nicely into all of my upcoming wardrobe plans. It’s the easiest to elevate up with fab shoes and a sparkly purse, then dress it down a bit with jeans and great sneakers. This orchid sweatshirt by Altuzarra for Target is one of my favorites, especially paired with the ankle boots from the same line. Other than my deep adoration for the Furla Candy Bag I recently won from Duty Free City, I am completely obsessed with lip products from Lime Crime makeup. I’ve already bought the Velvetine matte lipstains in “Salem”, “Wicked” and “Red Velvet” (not pictured below), and one of the Unicorn lipsticks in “Coquette”. Of all of the lip products I’ve tried in the past, Lime Crime’s lipsticks and lipstains give me the best and longest lasting coverage ever. Have a great weekend, cheers!
Outfit – Altuzarra for Target orchid sweatshirt and ankle boots; Sans Souci jacket through a gift certificate c/o Royalie; Madewell denim leggings; Furla Candy Bag won from Duty Free City; BonLook Keiko sunnies in Roxy Noir; Kate Spade Goreski Glasses Bangle; Karl Lagerfeld pyramid stud watch; Rings by Wendy Brandes and Suki Bijoux; Lime Crime “Salem” Velvetine lipstain (“Wicked” Velevtine & “Coquette” Unicorn Lipstick also pictured below)
(Post title from “Crime & Passion” by Duran Duran, All outfit photos by Rholnna Jiao.)
I’ve always wanted to own a proper pair of creepers. For me, they’re just so reminiscent of Duckie Dale from Pretty in Pink (“I remain now, and will always be, a Duckman”). When I was a teen in the 80’s, creepers were a bit out of reach on a minimum wage budget. Then I sort of forgot about them in the 90’s and early 2000’s. With my 80’s nostalgia in very high gear lately, imagine my luck when I found a pair of classic black suede ones by T.U.K. on sale at Hot Topic. I knew the perfect outfit to wear with them, blending a couple of 80’s trends, wearing a bright neon shirt with a checked headband and badges. I wore this outfit to the office for a little bit of a dress down Friday, and also for my mom’s surprise birthday party. It’s quite the casual, yet put together outfit.
Outfit: T.U.K. Black Suede Original Creepers and Union Jack pin from Hot Topic; Topshop black denim pinafore dress (old, but here’s one similar from ASOS); Unknown brand neon shirt, checked headband and tights; The English Beat pin from their 2013 concert at the Belly Up (post here); Vintage tie; Rebecca Minkoff Jody “C” leather pouch; Eva glasses in sepia c/o Bonlook
Our families during my mom’s surprise birthday on January 25, 2014. My mom is holding a picture of my father.
Happy New Year all, I hope you had a safe and wonderful night! As a BonLook Star Ambassador, I’m sharing with you all a very cool contest to start this new year off right. BonLook is hosting an Instagram contest where the rules are simple: Take a selfie, tag your picture with @BonLook and #MYBONLOOK and you are guaranteed to win one of several awesome prizes. What could be easier? Good luck and cheers to the new year!
(Outfit from last night’s New Year’s Eve festivities: Cotton On jacket, Mango shirt; Limited necklace; Eva glasses in Sepia Kiss c/o BonLook)
A winner has been selected for a pair of BonLook glasses: Please help me congratulate Bree! Looks like you can replace the pair held together with tape my dear!
BonLook will contact you by email directly with the details on receiving your new glasses*. Yay Bree!
FTC Disclosure: The winner of a pair of BonLook glasses was chosen at random using Math Goodies. This post and the initial contest announcement post (seen here) were in partnership with BonLook, and I received product.
It’s definitely no secret I absolutely adore BonLook glasses (I own four pairs myself). Which makes me very excited to announce that I have teamed up with BonLook so that one lucky Any Second Now reader can win your favorite pair! Here’s how:
In addition to spikes and studs, I’m very partial to metallics and chains. I make sure to include plenty of hardware in my outfits, no matter how dressy or casual. My husband saw me attaching all of my accessories one morning when we were going out for a family breakfast. He just shook his head and said, “We’re just going out to eat…do you really need all of that on?” Honey, surely you know me by now, right?