Thursday, February 28, 2013

Memo 044: Black and Red and Read All Over

To: All
From: Me
Date: February 28, 2013
Subject: The Perfect Pairing of Black and Red 

I usually and by usually I kind of mean never wear red and black together. Something about it just feels too harsh. I did see this dress from Zara that was black and red and it wasn't so bad.

However, the red and black (plus all of the other colors) in this dress just werked for me! I saw it and knew that it would be perfect for any occasion; werk, church, brunch, date night, a play, a concert, or wherever 

B.T. Dubbs...Eye LOVE brunch! I can eat brunch and be at brunch ALL. DAY. LONG. And honey, PLEASE don't let there be unlimited bloody marys and mimosas. I'll never leave. You may as well start calling me Tiffany "I-shut-brunches-down" Battle.

Coat: Burberry, Dress: Muse

Shoes: Burak Uyan, Clutch: H&M

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Memo 043: Not So Mellow Yellow

To: All
From: Me
Date: February 26, 2013
Subject: "Sunglasses Necessary" Trench Coat

When I wear this coat, I always get plenty 

"Oh, you must be the one who took up all the sunshine."
"Hey, there...sunshine."
"I need sunglasses just to look at you."

Ok, so the coat is bright, I get it. I really do but sometimes you need a little bright to make it alright. 

It rhymed. Just roll with it...

Coat: Perry Ellis Portfolio

Blazer: H&M, Shirt: Custo Barcelona, Pants: H&M, Suspenders: H&M
Clutch: BCBG, Shoes: BCBG, Hat: H&M, Leather Bracelet (around hat): H&M 

Friday, February 22, 2013

Memo 042: A Few of My Favorite Things

To: All
From: Me
Date: February 22, 2013
Subject: I Clutched My Nude Shoes...

In a recent interview, I was asked what are some of the items that I cannot live without. Besides necessary things like air, food, water and shelter, I absolutely don't know where I would be in life without my nude Maudissima Christian Louboutins and navy blue Kenneth Cole Clutch. 

I wear them with everything! The toe cleavage on the Louboutins is amazeballs.
The clutch was a classic example of ordinary purchase turned extraordinary. I can't imagine my life without these items.

What fashion items are an absolute necessity in your life?

B. T. Dubbs, this feather collar?! Ma'am. That is all...

Coat: H&M, Dress: Zara, Shoes: Christian Louboutin

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Memo 041: Two for One Special

To: All
From: Me
Date: February 20, 2013
Subject: Styling Block, Layered Dresses and Adventures in Arizona... 

Since I've started this blog WAAAAYYY back in October 2012, I've learned so much not only about myself but I've been rediscovering Phoenix, as well. To find these visually interesting backgrounds, I've had to step outside of the neighborhoods that have been familiar to me to discover something new. Message! What an awesome little journey! I can't wait to see what other little gems I uncover.

So, I have to be honest some outfits come together a little easier than others. I could compare this to writer's block. I guess I'll call it styling block. Sometimes, I'll just sit in my closet. Literally, I'll be sitting indian style on the floor of my closet just staring into the abyss. Then, I'll pick up the one item to start the catalyst. So, this day I started with the boots and the coat. I knew I wanted to wear them and I wanted to wear them together. And the rest is dress on dress history...

Coat: Zara, Pussy Bow Dress: H&M, Aztec Dress: ASOS

Bracelet: Dillard's, Rings: Banana Republic,  Bag: Coach,  Boots: Sam Edelman

Monday, February 18, 2013

Memo 040: Cut the Check!

To: All
From: Me
Date: February 18, 2013
Subject: Check (Print), Please!

Check up on it, Beyonce...

Checks on checks on checks!

Either way you slice it, I'm keeping it all in check. Check print that is!

I paired this Zara Check Print Dress (sold on ebay here) with neutrals and black. This is perfect for transitioning from work to after work to church to brunch to...well everywhere. Check and check mate!

Coat: Zara, Dress: Zara, Sunglasses: Ray-Ban
Fauxtography Credt: Rhonda Battle
Fauxtography Credt: Alesha Bradshaw
Bag: Coach, Shoes: Christian Louboutin, Cuff: Oregon Boutique

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Memo 039: Every Day is the 14th!

To: All
From: Me
Date: February 14, 2013
Subject: Happy Valentine's Day

I'm feeling real "I hope that you're the onnnnneeeee..." right now. Andre 3000 speaks to my spirit. I think I always find my way to The Love Below on Valentine's day. 

I just knew that this Isabel Toledo dress would be perfect for today. The color gradient sold me the moment that I saw it. Let me further explain my excitement seeing this dress in one of my favorite consignment stores for a whopping $40 US American Dollars! The designer is also noted to be responsible for the FLOTUS's ensemble at the 2009 Inauguration! Well, what can I say? Great minds think alike...

Happy Valentine's Day! Be kind to one another and yourself. 


Coat: Young Fabulous & Broke, Dress: Isabel Toledo (Consignment Store Find), Shoes: BCBG
"Eye Looooveee U! Boop boop bee doop"
AE I love you...; Clutch: ASOS, Earrings: H&M, Neckace: Banana Republic, I found love in a hopeless place (well...actually outside of Revolver Records)
You are the prototype...

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Memo 038: You are My Sunshine...

To: All
From: Me
Date: February 12, 2013
Subject: You Make Me Happy When Skies Are Grey!

Yellow just makes me smile even and especially when it's raining outside. I'm happy when I see it and I'm happy when I'm wearing it! Werk Yellow!

This Fumblin' Foe dress (similar here) is a go to favorite in my closet. I've had it forever! So, with most of my pieces, I try to find new ways to wear them. This day, I paired it with my Zara collar (similar here and here) for the first time and I loved it! Werk Collar!

Coat: French Connection, Dress: Fumblin' Foe

Clutch: Kenneth Cole, Shoes: Chanel
Collar: Zara , Belt: BCBG

Friday, February 8, 2013

Memo 037: Eye of the Tiger

To: All
From: Me
Date: February 8, 2013
Subject: They're Grrrrrreeeaat!

This Melody Ehsani Queen of the Jungle necklace has been seen everywhere. I think it all started with Rihanna... of course. What makes this piece so amazing other than the fact that it screams late 80s was that it was actually (dare I say it) affordable!

Aside from this necklace, another big hit this season was tiger inspired pieces. Here's my take on the trend:

Coat: Burberry, Sweater: ASOS, Skirt: ASOS
Frosted Flakes, anyone?
Clutch: BCBG, Shoes: Christian Louboutin
Earrings: ASOS, Necklace: Melody Ehsani, Peplum Belt: ASOS

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Memo 036: Make a (Double) Statement!

To: All
From: Me
Date: February 6, 2013
Subject: Statement Necklaces (Plural)

So, I was feeling a little colorful this day and the graffiti artwork on Roosevelt Row in downtown Phoenix complemented my outfit perfectly!

When it came to finding the perfect statement necklace for this outfit. I just couldn't choose between the Banana Republic Cleopatra necklace (similar here) or the David Aubrey Teardrop Bib necklace (similar here). So, I wore them both!

Outerwear: Fumblin' Foe, Dress: Forever 21

Made: Art Boutique on Roosevelt Row, Ring: YSL, Nails: Fashion by Deborah Lipmann w/white dots, Shoes: Nicholas Kirkwood, Necklaces: Banana Republic and David Aubrey

Monday, February 4, 2013

Memo 035: Werk Your Magic!

To: All
From: Me
Date: February 4, 2013
Subject: The Sorcerer's Edition

I know I may look a little like something out of a comic book BUT this Maison Martin Margiela for H&M dress is probably one of the most comfortable things that I own!

This dress is excellent for the airport, a trip to the mall, movies, dinner, or let's say for something like standing outside on the National Mall in 40 degrees for the 2013 Inauguration of President Barack Hussein Obama (2 Termz!). It's good for just about anything. I live for versatile (and comfortable) pieces...

Dress: Maison Martin Margiela for H&M

Ring: Low Luv,  Boots: Zara,  Scarf: H&M
Belt: Armani Exchange

Friday, February 1, 2013

Memo 034: Old McDonald had a Farmer's Market

To: All
From: Me
Date: February 1, 2013
Subject: Fresh Produce

In efforts to continue to live a healthy life, I have been trying to eat more fresh produce. However, as of late, you can pretty much call me Jet Setting Jenny. I've been at the airport like it's my job! The point is by the time that I get back home all of my healthy fresh produce has spoiled. What's a health conscious girl to do?!

Anyway, I fell in love at first sight with this BCBG Faux Fur Vest (similar here and here). It's ombre and it's amazing! There was really nothing left to do with this but wear it. The vest speaks for itself, no other piece had to do any talking...

Faux Fur Vest: BCBG,  Shirt: Zara, Leggings: Forever 21
Gloves: Consignment Store Find
Clutch: ASOS, Necklace: Maison Martin Margiela for H&M, Sunglasses: Marni for H&M, Boots: Aldo
"With a cluck-cluck here, and a cluck-cluck there. Here a cluck, there a cluck, everywhere a cluck-cluck..."