Stockings, heels and happiness

Whoever said that money can’t buy happiness simply didn’t know where to shop.

I’m gonna shamelessly agree with Bo Derek here. This outfit made me happy.

Plus I wore it to the uber fancy Limegrove Lifestyle Centre which always fills me with much glee. Of course I *had* to get a photo taken in front the Louis Vuitton storefront (after I gazed longingly at the shoes that cost at least my month’s salary.) No worries though, someday they’ll be mine and we’ll live happily ever after… or something like that.

Right… moving smartly along! Like I noted in my previous post, the fitted skirt and racer back tank is a super versatile combination. Minus the stockings, heels and necklace this outfit is rather casual and rather affordable (read: cheap) but with them, I felt and looked all dressed up.

I’ve honestly fallen in love with these stockings so don’t be surprised if they keep popping up on this blog.

What’s your go-to outfit no matter the occasion?

*Pictures by Amery Butcher.*

Angel wings, a leaf and a bow

“Fashion is not necessarily about labels. It’s not about brands. It’s about something else that comes from within you.”
—Ralph Lauren

I was craving KFC and since I live in one of the few places in Barbados that has a Chefette but no KFC, off to town I had to go… on a Saturday… with all those humans…

Anyway, I needed an outfit that was simple but cute. I’m not gonna lie…this is my go-to ensemble and it works day and night. No labels, no brands. Just add heels and a clutch for night and maybe different accessories. That’s right, a fitted skirt and a racer back tank. $25 skirt and $15 top…no need to kill jeans and t-shirts when there’s this combo. You may add a belt if you wish and/or pull the top out instead of tucking it into the skirt.

(My next post will show my nighttime version so look out for it).

This time I chose angel wing earrings, a leaf pendant and this bow ring that just called my name when it saw me. No really, it did… I’m not crazy. It’s kind of a strange combination but I liked the playfulness of it.

 

From day into night

A woman’s dress should be a like a barbed-wire fence: serving its purpose without obstructing the view.—Sophia Loren

I’ve always been fascinated by the day-to-night concept. Never mind the fact that I usually go home and change after work if I’m going out again. I just like the image of a stylish, always-on-the-go woman changing a few elements of an outfit and being ready for that “after work” experience.

So here I was with a normal work day ahead of me and then a reception in the evening. This is one of my favourite dresses. I got it at 50 per cent off and it fits like a dream plus it came with the belt.

Usually I like a pop of colour but I kept this outfit neutral.

During the day I kept it simple with earrings and the animal print bangle. The bangle came off in the evening and I put on the gold and pearl necklace (which I love so much that I plan to dedicate a whole post to it) and a locally-made spiral ring.

Oh and when I looked at these pics I absolutely loved the way the textures and patterns on my belt, bag handle and bangle looked. Let’s pretend I planned it that way.:)

*All photos except the last two by Sharon Harding*

… Not too grown up to play dress up!