Tuesday, January 27, 2015

MY CLOSET: Neutral & Casual Sparkle

Cleveland Fashion - winter street style
geometric sequin and trendy minimalist necklace
Cleveland Ohio Fashion - ASOS Zara

OOTD Cleveland Fashion - Outfit of the Day

Glam Casual style - layered

Glam Casual style - layered
One of the most important things to remember about style & fashion is to make it your own. Experiment with styles and be you. Just because you own a article of clothing that bursts of sequins, it doesn't mean you can only wear it for a formal & dressy occasion. In fact, the best outfits have a mix of dressy and casual elements. It adds variety and interest...and of course, FUN! Somewhere in our minds we get stuck on certain ideas and purposes. Here's a reminder that there are no rules! So let us mix and match to our hearts content.
I took a minimalist approach with this look, simple neutral color pallet, minimal jewelry and clean lines. I had grabbed this sequin dress for $15 and was dying for a chance to wear it. For going out to dinner, it's a little much...a little too glam and fancy. An easy fix is to throw on some layers and mix it with some casual pieces to tone down the dressy sparkle. I layered on a high-low twist top from Necessary Clothing. I simply love this oversize piece, it can go with anything. The over-the-knee boots and hat add another casual stylish element. It says "trendy" and tones down the glam of the dress. WIN! To top everything off, my fitted and clean line Zara coat really pulls the look together. Polished!

Hat: ASOS  ///  Necklace: Aldo Accessories  ///  Dress: Nordstrom Rack  ///  High-low Twist Top: Necessary Clothing  // Over-the-Knee Boots: Necessary Clothing  /// Coat: Zara

Saturday, January 17, 2015

DIY: Wrapped Headphones

DIY wrapped headphones / earphones
styled and decorated earphones
wrapped headphones DIY
DIY styled workout gear - wrapped earphones
Remember your mad friendship bracelet skills from way back in grade school? Time to bring it back for this styled up DIY! Add a bit of uniqueness and color to your plain, boring headphones. All you need is embroidery floss from your local craft store. So soooo many colors to pick from, you'll probably stand in the aisle for a good 15 minutes just trying to pick. You can use as many or as little as you'd like. Also, good news, it's cheap! You can get 2 for under a dollar.

This wrapped style is just a series of the same knot, pretty simple! Here's a good detailed tutorial. Once you get the hang of it (aka: remember your master craft from the old days), it's done in no time. Plain cord no more.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

MY CLOSET - Statement Winterwear

Cleveland Ohio fashion - street style
River Island bold pop of color
Well whaddya know, I got the River Island coat I've been eyeing! This muppet-esqe beauty is sure to brighten up the rest of the long winter season. That faux fur accent tho! A little punch of Bid Bird color goes a long way during these months of gray on gray on gray.  If you're wearing lots of dark colors this winter like I am, don't be afraid to add a bold pop of color. Make a statement!

But seriously, Big Bird...I love him. Suuuunnnnnnyyyy dayyyys, sweeeeeping the cloooouds aaawwayyyy...

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

GLAM & GRACE SHOP: Boldness Be My Friend

Boldness Be My Friend T-shirt - Cleveland indie fashion
Boldness Be My Friend T-shirt - new Design

{ N E W  D E S I G N  in the  S H O P }

Because no worthwhile aspiration can be accomplished from within our comfort zone. Let's live our lives in boldness, bravery & love. What happens when we actually do the things we dream about and take action? ...not tomorrow or in the future, but right now today. It can mean taking a step of faith, owning your present circumstance or take action for change. Let's let our lives speak bolder than this shirt - while inspiring others to do the same. 

How do you live boldly? Wear the shirt, share & tag your stories with #boldnessbemyfriend

Saturday, December 27, 2014

MY CLOSET: Faux Leather Holiday

Cleveland Fashion blogger
Sam Edelman Leopard wedge boots
Cleveland Ohio fashion
Zara Faux leather pants
trending - faux leather and oversized top
Tis the season to wear oversized tops & faux leather pants. Necessary Clothing has a variety of knit tops to add to your wardrobe, basic tops with a twist. I love their style with a high-low hem and a twist in the front which creates a beautiful oversized drape feel.

Be bold and try faux leather skinny pants. The high-end detailing of these drew me in, In this case, Zara does it right. All around, I encourage people to buy quality pieces but without overspending. This is definitely one of those times where you don't want to skimp. Wearing, cheap and poorly made faux leather items will make you look like you're...um, er...wearing a trash bag. You don't want to be a trash bag. So don't settle, quality always wins. It's always better to have few quality items than a closet full of poorly constructed, cheap clothing.

Hat: Nasty Gal  ///  Sunglasses: ASOS (Minkpink)  Top: Necessary Clothing  ///  Necklace: Nordstrom Rack  ///  Studded purse: (get it here)  ///  Faux Leather Pants: Zara  ///  Wedge Boots: Sam Edelman

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

MY PICKS: Winter Statement Coats

2014 / 2015 Winter Statement Coats

Now is the time, grab up your favorite statement coat you've been eyeing all fall & winter. Sales are all around us!  Living in Cleveland, I still have months of suffering enjoyable winter weather to get my moneys worth out of a new coat. Why not get a fun & funky one to brighten up the rest of these dull gray months till spring? These 4 are my current favorites and are around $100. Find them here:  1  ///  2  ///  3  ///  4

Saturday, December 20, 2014

MY CLOSET: Casual Camo & Neutrals

Ohio fashion - Cleveland - Akron Fashion blogger
Madewell camo shirt - veil beanie
Cleveland fashion - style & fashion blogger
Cleveland street style fashion
Cleveland handmade fashion jewelry
Gray on gray on gray! Bring on casual neutral outfits for cold & dreary winter days. I love the long & slender fit as well as the casual worn in feel of this camo tunic. I paired it with a chestnut color skinny pants from Zara (my fave pair). These add a pop of color by bringing a brighter warmer shade to the look. I've been keeping my eye out for the perfect over the knee boots and these ones from Necessary Clothing have hit the mark. I've been living in these things. They're not only comfy but are wearing well & holding up their shape...and that's always a plus, shoes that are not only on trend but functional too. Just throw them on and go.
I've also added a new earring style to my line. Add a little boho grunge to your jewelry game. You can snag them here!

Veil Beanie: Choies  ///  Earrings: Glam & Grace  ///  Camo Shirt: Madewell  /// Necklace: (Get it here!)  Pants: Zara  ///  Over the Knee Boots: Necessary Clothing