Wednesday, April 23, 2014

striped tank











Tank - Old Navy ($15)
Jeans - Old Navy ($10 in store)
Heels - Guess via TJMaxx ($30)
Necklace - Tanjore via TJMaxx ($25)
Clutch - Target ($8)
Sunnies - Foster Grant

Oh you know, just casually strolling through an abandoned building with a shopping cart in heels. You don't do that? 

I feel myself steadily gravitating toward more of an edgy look on a daily basis. Not that this is super "edgy", but it's not typical for me. Another reason I love fashion is because it changes with you. With every season and with every life change we are all constantly evolving. Our clothing choices reflect those moments. Fashion is a way for me to express myself through what I am wearing. It's wearable art. I would never give myself a style, because I don't think I have one. If I feel like being extra girly one day I'll wear a bright dress. If I feel like wearing all black the next, I will.

 I wear what I like, and I like what I like. 
My new motto.

Happy Hump Day beautiful people!

xo, Mercedes

Monday, April 21, 2014

perforated











Top - Kohl's ($25)
Pants - Old Navy ($20)
Heels - DV by Dolce Vita via Marshall's ($25)
Clutch - Target ($8)
Necklace - American Eagle ($3)
Sunnies - Foster Grant 

I love any way to spice up a black and white look, and this top is perfect! The perforated faux leather adds an edgy touch and makes an otherwise simple top way more fun. I brought in some color this time with the blue heels (my wedding shoes. I love that I can still wear them) and floral clutch. I added a mixed metal statement necklace and mirrored sunnies to complete the look. Remember our lesson last week? If you don't, here is a recap... 

 B&W=CHIC
(especially for spring right now)

xo, Mercedes


Friday, April 18, 2014

cropped













Top - Calvin Klein via TJMaxx ($30)
Skirt - INC (thrifted for $2) (similar style here, $17)
Heels - Rock & Republic via Kohl's ($25) (similar style here, $30)
Clutch - TJMaxx ($40)
Earrings - Forever 21 ($3)
Sunnies - Foster Grant 

This is how I rock a crop top (but not really a crop top, because I tied a shirt into a knot). For a curvy gal like me this is the best way to sport the crop top trend for my body type. Some gals can totally rock a super cropped top, and it looks amaze. Just a little peek of skin is all I need.

I found this skirt at our local Salvation Army right after I had spotted this pink skirt on the H&M website. Of course my heart started to beat really fast as it always does when I find a piece of "gold" (as my husband calls it) at a thrift store. So I went on the purchase my "gold" and dreamt of all the ways I could style it on our way home. I love how this look turned out. Simple yet funky.

 I used my hair as an accessory in this look too. Ladies, always remember your hair matters when styling an outfit. I didn't want it to look too put together or girly so I forgo'd the curls and opted for a messy high bun. The statement earrings, subtle pink lip, and white pumps were the finishing touches to make the look complete. I may even throw this look back on for date night tonight!

I hope you all have a beautiful weekend!

xo, Mercedes
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