Thursday, February 4, 2016

OOTD: It's All About the Denim

I have been looking for a denim skirt for months now! I love the 70's vibe to it and how it brings the convenience of denim to a cute skirt. Denim can go with anything no matter what form it's in! Styling this piece was a little tricky at first because honestly I haven't really seen myself in a denim skirt since middle school, when those denim mini skirts were a thing. I tried it with so many tops and realized that maintaining the 70's vibe through out the entire outfit really helped. That is how I chose this shoulder cut-out top. I love the way the cut outs look on me and the color works so well against my skin tone. I always get compliments on this top because the cut outs instantly make it look high fashion.

Once I figured that out, I needed a belt. I felt the skirt on its own wasn't enough, and the band of the skirt was a little loose. Now, I know most don't like mixing black and browns, but I think it is totally okay as long as it is done right! The brown of the belt is a light shade that works well against the denim and not dark enough to clash with my black tights.  Plus, it was a little chilly! If you've been reading my blog for a while you would know that these black booties are practically the only shoe I wear. They amp up any outfit and add some length with the heel!

Alma's Approach: There are different lengths and types of denim skirts, so find the one that works best for you. When you do, don't be afraid to think outside the box and pair the skirt with tops that have a different texture! Any top with a unique feature to it  could work as well!

Monday, January 11, 2016

Best Dressed of Golden Globes 2016

I have a confession to make. When any awards show or event is aired on television, I only watch the red carpet before it. I love watching all the celebrities come in with their glamorous outfits. Plus, I'm more entertained watching that than all the cheesy lines and annoying commercial breaks during the actual event. I figured I would share some of my favorite looks from the red carpet, so let's get to it!

1. Zendaya

I have to say it, SLAY! She always knows how to rock anything, especially this maroon lace dress. The floral lace detail is beautiful and the color is perfect against her skin tone. I love the deep V-neck line and the three ruffles make the dress pop. The waist band helps accentuate her figure, so that she is not lost in the dress. Her earrings add a little bling without stealing the show away from the dress. There is also some bling on her black clutch, which goes great because of the hints of black behind the lace.
2. Jenna Dewan-Tatum

Let's be real she is always gorgeous and her performance on Lip Sync Battle was the best thing I have ever seen. For the Golden Globes she went for a classy glam look with this gorgeous Zuhair Murad Couture gown. The pattern of the sequins is just exquisite and they go great with the navy blue color of the dress. The details of the dress really shine through! We also have another deep V-neck line that looks stunning on her. Her hair is up and really gives the whole look a fancy feel. It also keeps her hair from covering the details of the dress. Of course, she can't forget about her satin navy blue clutch to match the dress.
3. Amy Adams

This tangerine color is so bright and can't always be pulled off. Adams killed it with this simple, yet elegant Versace gown. I love how the top is cut like a halter top to show off her arms. The sequined waistband that falls all the way down the side of the gown really gives it that extra glow. The placement of the sequins also adds a slimming effect to the fitted gown. She kept the jewelry simple, to keep the focus on the gorgeous dress. To top it off, her hair is in loose curls and parted down the center.
There were many others who looked great, but these were my favorite looks on the red carpet. Let me know who you thought was the best dressed at the Golden Globes!

***All photos used are from E Online***

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Fur Please

I have fallen in love with the faux fur vest trend this season, and I'm going to take full advantage of it before it starts warming up. Contrary to what you would think, this thing can keep a girl warm. It's also a lot more versatile than I thought. Today I paired it with my cream knit sweater, and yes I wore it again. It is the perfect sweater after all. I loved how cozy it felt and the sweater was dark enough for the white fur to shine through. To top of the look, I had to add my maroon floppy hat I got from Japan! I felt like a happy mob wife and let's face it, don't we all want to be as glamorous as they are? Last but not least, a pair of riding boots could never go wrong. This pair by Liz Claiborne is the perfect shade of brown to compliment the cream color of my sweater. This is probably one of my favorite winter outfits and I was a little hesitant to walk out of the house at first. Although, I reminded myself I put this outfit together for a reason and it seemed others around San Antonio liked it too!

Alma's Approach: I have been digging lipsticks lately and the berry color I am wearing goes perfectly with my hat! Sometimes it's okay to go daring with one feature on the face with a daring outfit, as long as it correlates to the outfit.