I was finally able to wear jeans and a tee today (ah!). And something I've learned while digesting fashion and style for the past decade is when all else fails (to impress) one shouldn't underestimate the power of a great bag and heels.
When it comes to evaluating my daily look, I actually prefer window reflections instead of mirrors and photographs. Catching a glimpse of my reflection as I'm walking by a Barney's display window, the candid image is honest and usually tells, for real, if my hair or ensemble really does look as good as I thought it did that morning in my bedroom. Standing in front of a mirror or posing for a photo, I don't always look the way I actually look when I'm walking down the street thinking of places to have lunch. What I'm getting at is, the reason why I was finally able to wear jeans and a tee today is because I usually don't. Why? Because when I walk down the street in downtown gushing over the new Spring displays in the store windows, I don't want to see my sorry jeansandtee reflection staring back at me!
That is until I remembered a simple rule: a great bag and heels can make pretty much any outfit.
Since I have been experimenting constantly with color these days, today I decided to play with teal and gold accents.
heels: Dumond / bag: Yves Saint Laurent
Gold goes better with my skin color than silver. Still, gold tends to blend so for a pop color, I like the coolness of grays and blues and opted for teal to offset all of the warmth.
With these two accessories, I feel more ladylike and stylish while I'm enjoying the common comfort of a pair of denims and a loose T-shirt.
This parka is one of the chicest items I've ever found at H&M and I will have it in my Tiny Closet for years to come. Light and versatile, I also wore it here.
scarf: Zara Men / bangles: Philippines / tee: Zara / denim: United Colors of Benetton / parka: H&M
And in other news: I am still shopping around with my gift card from Beso.com!! New items from my winnings coming sooooon! Keep visiting because you're going to love them :)
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