Thursday, May 29, 2014

Memo 135: Stand For Something...

To: All
From: Me
Date: May 29, 2014
Subject: Or Fall for Floral Lace Trimmed Shorts

I have been on a shorts kick lately. Like, I've just been drawn to them for no good reason at all except that they look cute. Well, that's reason enough. I've been specifically paying attention to the cut. Some shorts, especially when we're talking about fast fashion (H&M, Nasty Gal, Zara, etc.), can look absolutely horrid on the leg. HORRID.

Well, that wasn't the case for these Nasty Gal It's A Trip Shorts. The tulip overlay merged with the scalloped lace trim performs a little elongating magic on the leg that makes them a must have for the summer. Don't judge me if I wear these everyday, ok? 

They're that good.

One last thing, we're approaching the last few days of the Vanity Fair International Best Dressed Challenge. So, if you have a little extra time, check out the profile for the The Werk! Place here and show a little love.

Shirt: H&M, Shorts: Nasty Gal, Shoes: Giuseppe Zanotti 

Bag: ASOS, Belt: BCBG, Shoes: Giuseppe Zanotti 
Shirt: H&M, Shorts: Nasty Gal, Shoes: Giuseppe Zanotti 
Bag: ASOS, Shoes: Giuseppe Zanotti 

Get the Look:

H&M Striped Shirt - Similar herehere, and here
Nasty Gal Lace Trimmed Shorts - Sold here and Similar here
Giuseppe Zanotti Peep Toe Heels - Similar here
ASOS Clutch - Sold here
Tiffany Necklaces - Sold here and Similar here
Mango Ring - Similar here

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

TWP Approved! - Designer Bag Sale Top Picks

You know I believe in investment pieces and there is no better time than the present to invest!

I've scoured the internet streets over at Net-A-PorterNordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman and Saks for the best handbags that are currently on sale RIGHT NOW.

Get to getting. These won't last long.

(Click the image to go directly to the site)

TWP Approved! - Designer Shoe Sale Top Picks

So, I'll admit that these designer sales snuck up on me this time. I know they happen biannually around May/June and again around November/December but I never remember the exact date. Well, they're well underway and these pieces are FLYING off of the internet shelves.

Never fret, I've done the heavy lifting for you.

First stop, Net-A-Porter:

Here are some of my favorite designer shoes currently on sale. When I say don't give it a second thought, I mean you don't have time to think.  Find your size, purchase, and THEN think about it. They have an awesome return policy.

It's not a game out here people.

(Click the image to go directly to the site)

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Memo 134: One Last Look

To: All
From: Me
Date: May 27, 2014
Subject: These Shoes

I have literally had the shoes in this look for almost two years without wearing them. I was all set to return them and then I gave them one last look. See, it's not unusual for me to see things at the moment of purchase that seem completely amazing yet when they arrive in the safety of my closet, they may or may not make it out to see the light of day. 

So, I squinted my eyes and tilted my head and saw them in a different light. When paired with these printed Whit shorts, nothing about me could return these beauties. So, they have finally been worn and saved from the tragedy of return.

Cardigan: Zara, Bra Top: ASOS, Shorts: Whit
Hat: BCBG, Bag: 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target, Bracelets: Dillard's and Consignment Store Find
Cardigan: Zara, Shorts: Whit, Shoes: Chinese Laundry

Get the Look:

Zara Cardigan - Sold here
ASOS Bra Top - No Longer Available
Whit Shorts - Similar here,  here, here
BCBG Straw Hat - Similar here, here and here
3.1 Phillip Lim for Target Bag - Similar here and here
Chinese Laundry Shoes - Sold here and Similar here
Dillard Bracelet - Similar here
YSL Arty Ring - Similar here 
Target Ring - Similar here

Friday, May 16, 2014

Memo 133: Play your Cardigans Right

To: All
From: Me
Date: May 16, 2014
Subject: It's a Cinch

Two words: Cinched Waist.

Remember how I always talk about this. When I say always, I mean like two times. Here you have this simple Southwestern Forever 21 Cardigan. Add this BCBG Peplum Belt to cinch the waist and it takes the cardigan from 21 to twenty-wonderful in ten seconds flat!

Ok, it may take you a little more than ten seconds to zip the zipper on the belt but you get the point. 

For those summer nights when you want to get into a little trouble; cinch the waist, show a little leg and J-Lo them with the cleavage. 

Cardigan: Forever 21, Shorts: Madewell Broadway & Broome 
Belt: BCBG, Clutch: BCBG, Cuff: Armani Exchange
Cardigan: Forever 21, Belt: BCBG, Clutch: BCBG
Cardigan: Forever 21, Shorts: Madewell Broadway & Broome 

Get the Look:

Forever 21 Cardigan - Sold here
Broadway & Broome Lace Shorts - Similar here and here
BCBG Peplum Belt - Sold here
BCBG Oversized Clutch - Similar herehere and here
Armani Exchange Pony Hair Cuff - Similar here and here
Burak Uyan Sandals - Similar here and here (these would 100% werk!)

Monday, May 12, 2014

Memo 132: White Out

To: All
From: Me
Date: May 12, 2014
Subject: The Day After...

A day past THEE day and I'm feeling pretty….(hungover) much the same as I did two days ago before THEE day. I'm not sure why we (women) get so bent out of shape about a little ol' birthday. We're not doing anything but getting older, wiser and better with time!

So, cheers to another year here in this crazy life of mine. It's about to get really bananas. Just wait for it.

Big thanks to the editors at Vanity Fair for choosing "Memo 110: So Icy" as one of the Editor's Picks for the week of May 9th. Check out the Editor's Picks here.

Dress: Alexander Wang, Sneakers: Sam Edelman
Leather Wrap: H&M, Sunglasses: H&M, Clutch: BCBG
Clutch: BCBG, Watch: Kenneth Cole, Bracelets: ASOS and H&M
Dress: Alexander Wang
 Get the Look:

Alexander Wang Dress - Similar  herehere (tie a sweatshirt around the shoulders), and here
H&M Leather Wrap - Similar herehere and here
H&M Sunglasses - Similar here and here
BCBG Clutch - Similar herehere and here
Kenneth Cole Watch - Similar here and here
ASOS Silver Bracelets - Similar herehere, here, and here
H&M ID Bracelet - Similar here and here
Sam Edelman Sneakers - Similar here, here, and here

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Memo 131: Bad Hair Day or Nah?

To: All
From: Me
Date: May 8, 2014
Subject: Turban To The Rescue

I love this short hair cut, I really do, and I love working out (most of the time). 

But the short hair cut doesn't like that I work out and working out could care less about the short hair cut. They just don't get along at all but they need to co-exhist in my life right now. So, when a visit to the salon isn't in my immediate future, I depend on several trusty hats and turbans. 

I just bought this one from ASOS and she's a beautiful little addition to the collection. Welcome.

Top: H&M, Pants: H&M, Bag: ℅ Halston Heritage, Shoes: L.A.M.B.
Turban: ASOS, Bangle: H&M, Ring: ASOS
Top: H&M, Pants: H&M, Bag: ℅ Halston Heritage, Shoes: L.A.M.B.
Get the Look:

H&M Top - Similar here and here
H&M Striped Pants - Similar here, here and here
Thanks to Halston Heritage Hobo - Sold here
L.A.M.B. Sandals - Similar here, here and here
ASOS Turban - Sold here
H&M Bangle - Similar here
ASOS Rings - Sold here

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Memo 130: Pop of Orange

To: All
From: Me
Date: May 6, 2014
Subject: Neutral Palette

The countdown is on! I'm T - 5 days away from the b-day. I think the older I get, the faster they come. It's just a good reminder to be intentional about what you do with your time. Somebody, tell the person in charge of time to slow it down a little, please!

Anyway, the look for today features a nude palette with, of course, a pop of orange. This is probably getting a little predictable but if ain't broke don't fix it or change is good. So, maybe next time, I'll switch it up or not. 

Potato, Potatoe…

A few reminders before you go:

  • Check out the top editor's picks in the Vanity Fair International Best Dressed Challenge here. While you're at it, check out my profile here and, if you're in the mood, click a heart or two.
  • If you or anyone you know has an amazing product that they would like to advertise on The Werk! Place, please visit TWP's Ad Store for available ad space.

Top: BCBG, Skirt: BCBG
Shoes: Elizabeth & James
Necklace: H&M, Clutch: BCBG, Cuff: Mango
Clutch: BCBG, Cuff: Mango, Shoes: Elizabeth & James
Get the Look:

BCBG Top - Similar here and here
BCBG Skirt - Similar here and here
H&M Necklace - Similar here (so BOMB), here and here
BCBG Clutch - Similar here and here
Elizabeth & James Shoes - Similar herehere, and here 
Mango Cuff - Similar here and here

Friday, May 2, 2014

Memo 129: Out of the Blue!

To: All
From: Me
Date: May 2, 2014
Subject: Hey, May, Is That You?

Like, last year, I normally do a little reflecting as I count down the days to my birthday. Sometimes, I forget to sit in the corner and think about all that I have done. Well, folks, today I'm in the corner!

Since last May, I've:

  • Cut off all of my hair!
  • Had a photo shoot with my crazy friend and photographer, Elton Anderson. (Remember these?)
  • Stayed up well past my bedtime and into the wee hours of the morning to re-evaluate my entire life when Beyonce dropped a surprise album with accompanying videos at midnight of some random day in December.
  • Celebrated my mom's 60th Birthday in Vegas.
  • Been nominated and voted Fashion Bomb Daily's Bombshell of the Year for 2013.
  • Galavanted all over London and Amsterdam.
  • Studied at the London College of Fashion.
  • Traveled to New York in the middle of the biggest snow storm in North America for the Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week.
  • Gotten kidnapped by the state of New York for four additional days post Fashion Week.
  • Met two of my fashion idols: June Ambrose at New York Fashion Week and Solange at Coachella.
  • Attended the International Coachella Music festival and lost my black mind to Pharrell's entire set.

I'm pretty sure I'm leaving some things off but what a freaking year! I'm telling ya'll to get in a corner and look back over your life. 

Sweater: H&M, Jeans: Madewell, Belt: J. Crew, Shoes: Pierre Hardy
Shoes: Pierre Hardy
Sweater: H&M, Jeans: Madewell, Belt: J. Crew, Bag: Marc Jacobs, Shoes: Pierre Hardy
Cuff: Cara Couture , Rings: Throwbacks from 5th Grade!, Bag: Marc Jacobs
Get the Look:

H&M Sweater - Similar here and I just like this one 
Madewell Jeans - Similar herehere and here
J. Crew Belt - Similar here and here
Marc Jacobs Bag - Similar here and here
Pierre Hardy Shoes - Similar here, here and these are just sick
Cara Couture Cuff - Sold here
Transparent Rings - No Longer Available

Thursday, May 1, 2014

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