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Reliving the 90s| Mini Skirt & Flatform Shoes

May 20, 2016
SPRING is GREAT. The sun shines in most cities except Houston, as I’m writing this sentence in my bedroom aka office lol, Houstonians are facing the worst thunderstorm of their lives. God knows how we are going to have our photo shoot today:(. Since the weather is about to get better, it’s the official time to release ourselves from the prison of coldness that made us put sweaters and pants on most of the season.

IT IS LEG SEASON LADIES! Let that midi skirt be the new mini skirt again.

street Wear stella maccartney skirt

90s style, choker and flatform shoes

Iro shirt and gray mini skirt

I understand that we already talked about this Stella McCartney skirt before (Related blog), but I’ve like to show you how I invest on something more expensive. I make sure I can wear it for at least 2 seasons or even all year around.

I BELIEVE VERSATILITY IS THE KEY IN STYLING!

The soft, flexible combination of wool and cotton make this Stella McCartney skirt the perfect fit for a spring day. As if you already read the old blog post, you know how much I love the exquisite detailing on the front. The rope applique’ quickly enhances this gray ensemble from simple to elegant.

Street style 2016 parmida hamzeh

IRO destroyed Tshirt

I’m a big fan of all different sorts of T-shirts because I believe they go with all types of bottoms, skirts, shorts, and pants. I like to collect all different types of T-shirts from slim fit to 3 size bigger than my actual size lol. Well, it really depends on what I’m wearing it with. And lets not talk about how important is collecting the right basic white T-shirts for different looks because it needs its own separate blog post.
I have a weird obsession over distressed T-shirts because I think they dressed down the look just the right amount, and give the look a bit of edgy vibe. For this outfit, I paired the skirt with my favorite IRO T-shirt, which is 3 size bigger than my usual size. 🙂 The shirt is 100 percent linen, which makes it very soft and comfortable. The color goes pretty much with anything in my closet, so this buy has been a WIN WIN situation.

mini skirt and flatform shoes

zara flatform sandals

Oh By the way, aren’t we all reliving the 90s all over again?

In this case, nothing is better than wrapping up the look with my favorite chunky flat-form sandals and leather choker. Well if you miss Spice Gilrs, it’s a best time to invest in some flat/plat-form sandals. For me, I can never have enough of them, so I will post some of my favorite ones down below this post.

Well, I blamed it on the weather to steal his denim jacket. 🙂 

Hanmade leather turquoise choker

Denim jacket and Stella McCartney

Mens denim jacket

I was Wearing:
Handmade Vintage Leather Choker
IRO T-shirt
Stella McCartney Mini Skirt, Old
Zara Chunky Flatform Sandals, Old, Similar
Jimmy Choo Handbag, Old, Similar
G-Star RAW Denim Jacket,Sold out, Similar

 

Check out my favorite Ftat/Plat- Form Shoes I love:

 

 

 

 

Miu Miu Flatform Sandals

Miu Miu Flatform Sandals

Fashion, Lifestyle

His Tuxedo Shirt|Her mini Skirt

May 18, 2016
We all heard about how sharing is caring in any situation, so nothing is better than having a good relationship that the male partner is generous enough to share his closet with us. Ladies, is your wardrobe getting boring? Don’t worry, hop to his closet and see what potential items he has, that would work for you. In my case, I love his button up shirts and jackets. Yes, I go shopping for him quite often, and every time I grab an item, I think of it as an investment for both of us Lol. I mean there is a sayings for it too, “ kill 2 birds with 1 stone”.

You know the interesting thing about fashion, well I should probably say Style, is when you put your favorite clothes on, you feel like yourself, the style is very you, and it basically energizes you and your entire day!

Tuxedo Shirt

For this look, I chose one of his tuxedo shirts over a regular white shirt because first, it’s a slim fit, which means less fabric to tuck in the skirt and make me look less boxy than the regular dress shirt. Second, I am absolutely obsessed with cufflinks. I’ll never forget the little jealousy fire burning inside of me every time I saw a man with cufflinks on. I would think to myself, why do they get the privilege of wearing cufflinks and not us, women. Seriously though, I’ve never seen a women tuxedo shirt anywhere, but if you have, please let me know because I’m so buying it the next minute. Third, the Collar is slimmer and the buttons are hidden, which make the look seem cleaner than it is.
As you know, I love mixing different fabrics together. For the bottom of this outfit, I decided to go with a different fabric mini skirt (seen before). I absolutely love everything about this skirt, and I can say it was one of my best investments. What makes it more special besides all the cotton detail works and zippers on the outside is the fabulous lining inside. You know I really Appreciate good quality clothes. It can be from flea market or the Chanel boutique. The mix of silk and viscous (Tree Fiber) makes the lining super light, soft, and comfortable vs. some other nylon linings.
Do you guys remember the post we talked about embracing and highlighting the best part of our body (previous post)?
In my case, this skirt is perfect for highlighting my mid thighs since I think they are the best part of my legs. The back is longer than the front, so the sides are the shortest lengthwise, which means hiding the thicker parts of the thighs and showing off the skinniest part.
I paired the look with a pair of gorgeous velvet lace up pumps from Top Shop. As soon as, I eyed these beauties on the sale rack, I came to realization that love at the first sight does exist. The velvet fabric makes the outfit looks cooler, the thick heels and the lace give the look more of a feminine and edgy vibes.

His shirt with Rag and bone skirt

How to style mini skirt

Rag and Bone Skirt and white shirt

Tuxedo shirt and mini skirt

Rag and Bone mini Skirt

Top shop Black heels

tuxedo shirt and mini skirt

I was wearing:
Zara Men Tuxedo Shirt, Old, Similar
Rag and Bone Skirt
Top Shop Shoes, Old, Similar

 

Fashion, Lifestyle

New Uniform | The Zara Romper

May 16, 2016
Living in Houston has made me rely way more on the weather app than before. OMG! Can this weather get more ugly and unpredictable than it is? YES, I know we need the rain and dah dah dah, but these gloomy days are making me crazy. With unpredictable weather arranging a perfect time for photo shoots are harder. I have no other choice by trusting Google and iPhone weather app to manage a perfect time to take pictures. For example, I knew we had to be done with pictures for this look before 1:00 PM, and thankfully it started to rain around 1:30 PM.
Yesterday was our errands day, so instead of dressing up this pretty Romper from Zara, I dressed it down with my favorite Puma sneakers and a motorcycle denim jacket (seen here). As soon as I saw this peplum romper, I wanted to save it for my trip to SF and style it with my Strapped heel sandals (seen here) or Chunky platform sandals (seen here), but I couldn’t resist not wearing it! Since I can remember, lack of patience in wearing new clothes being a big part of my DNA. I never forget my shoe shopping days. As soon as my mom would buy me a pair of shoes, I would exchange my old one with the new before leaving the store. I would wipe the bottoms off before entering the house that way I could wear them all day long until the bedtime. (That was the daily routine for the next seven days)

Zara jumpsuit 2016

I absolutely adore everything about this romper. The color combination is great for spring/summer, and I love how tiny the straps are. They automatically make the shoulders be the highlight of the look. The peplum part is very appealing and great for hiding any extra muffins. What makes this romper unique is having both short and skirt moment at the same minute. I exactly don’t know what they are called, but to me they are skirt shorts that take me back to when I was 8 years old. I had this little cute lime green outfit, white tank top with green skirt shorts, which I kept refusing to toss away after wearing and tearing them for many years. Uhhm, Yeah, at some point the shorts were real short and the flap over the shorts wouldn’t reach the button to close. ☺                                                                Now you know what will happen to this Romper.Welcome home uniform/Soldier!:)

Zara Romper

Parmida Hamzeh, Zara romper

Denim jacket and puma

Denim Jacket from Urban outfitters, Similar

Zara jumpsuit and romper

Puma Sneakers

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Have a Monday full of Sunshine Beautiful Readers!

Parmsi :*

Fashion, Lifestyle

Statement Necklace & Bodysuit

May 12, 2016
Good Afternoon beautiful people! We had an amazing weekend with our family and friends. The place we went to was Amazing. It only took me three days to catch up with life and work after the mini trip. 🙂 We had a blast and probably got 10 hours of sleep in total for the 3 days we were there. Don’t forget to check out my Instagram for some pictures I’ve took when we were there. Ok, enough of the weekend! I would like to take some time and talk more about how I see fashion or why I’m doing what I’m doing. I hope you guys won’t get bored! I’ve always gotten asked why am I doing blogging and why do I care about fashion. So, here it is 🙂

Bohemian Chic

Urban Outfitters style

My motivation in fashion has always been trying to understand the psychology, philosophy, and theory of it, and I guess that would be the main reason why I’m going to fashion school. You know it’s never about putting clothes on my body because I want to look good. It has been about making a decision to present myself in a certain way to tell a story. So, in that way, fashion is really interesting and compelling for me because it’s so much more than the clothes that we used to wrapped our body. It’s a story we tell and the opinion that we try on. I don’t want anybody to feel that they can’t look nice because of what they decide to wear and what other people would think of them. One of the big reasons why I’m doing blog is that I enjoy talking about what I’m wearing, why I’m wearing it, and show my point of view in fashion. You know sometimes you just purely enjoy what you are doing everyday; so yeah, that’s how I feel right at this moment. I believe happiness is the most important thing in life. I’ve seen elderly people who never felt being happy and they whispered life never had anything to offer them. So on that note, I’m taking advantage of being in the country where I can freely express myself in a way I enjoy, and wait to see what life has stored for me.

I should say, this look is one of my absolute favorite looks of all time. My two favorite pieces in that casual state of minds are definitely High Waist Denim Shorts and black body suits. The combination of the two is always a good idea and looks like you put more effort into the look than you actually did. That’s what I call simple pairing.

Music Festival Outfit

For accessories, I kept it simple with my latest favorite Statement Necklace by Mirina Collections, which really gets to live its best when it’s placed over a simple T-shirt, plain crop top, or in this case a Plain Black Bodysuit. I also added this gorgeous Urban Outfitters Belt Bag, which complements the look perfectly. It makes it easy-going but special at the same time due to the gorgeous color and the stone detail on it. I would recommend wearing a pair of sneakers, gladiator sandals or flat ankle boots. I decided to wrap up my look with this amazing Gucci Ankle Boots, Similar, and wore this cute Hat to hide my messy hair.

Body Suit & Vintage Shorts

Body Suit & vintage shorts

Body Suits & Denim Shorts

Statement Necklace & Fanny Pack

Fanny Pack & High Waist shorts

Gucci Boots

If I were You, I’d wear this to hangout on a Sunday, to a music festival, or if you are like me, wear it wherever and whenever you desire.

Statement Necklace

Until Then,

Xoxo

Parmsi

Fashion, Lifestyle

That Vintage Jacket Though

May 6, 2016
Good Morning beauties! Finally the weekend has arrived. Our family members are in town from overseas, and it’s a perfect excuse to go on a little weekend getaway. I’m not exactly sure what city we are going to, but as far as I know the place we are staying at is next to Blanco River. I can’t wait to share my experience with you guys when I’m back! 🙂
I’m not going to bored you guys by saying how much or why I love Montrose area and all its vintage shops because you already know from the previous posts. One of my absolute favorite vintage shops is Pavement. Besides shopping there, you can also sell the clothes that you don’t like or wear anymore. What they do is, they set a price they will sell in their shop on your item and give you fifty percent of the price in cash or sixty percent in store credit. Every time I go there, I have an amazing experience. Their customer service is fantastic, and the employees are genuinely nice and helpful.
I love hunting for vintage Jackets, jewels, and bags. Couple of weeks ago, I found this amazing 80s vintage acid wash denim jacket, and couldn’t wait to catch a perfect day to share it with you. It has different patches and the original owner has done color paints all over it. There is something special about it which makes me feel good every time I put it on.  If you are into these types of jacket, but you never buy them because you have no idea how to style them, I hope reading this post inspires you to step out of your comfort zone. Wear whatever you desire, and however you like!

LA Street Style

Denim on Denim look

denim Jacket and gucci bag

If anybody still loves the skintight dresses or pencil skirts, this jacket is for them. I decided to keep my look denim over denim. I paired the jacket with my burgundy cropped top and one of my old skinny boyfriend jeans. I chose to stay with similar shades of colors in the top, shoes, and handbag to have all the attention on the jacket to make it the statement piece of the look.

80s denim jacket

long Denim jacket

Valentino shoes and denim jacket

Valentino Shoes

Have a great weekend!

Until Then

Xo

Parmsi

I was wearing:

CropTop, Old, Similar

Denim Pants, Old, Similar

Shoes, Old Valentino, Similar

Handbag

Fashion, Lifestyle

Off-the-Shoulder Top|Sweet & Sexy

May 3, 2016
Happy Tuesday everyone! I hope you had an amazing weekend, and you are starting the week with lots of positive energy. We ended up not going to Austin this weekend either. We just needed a relaxing Sunday because the thought of being on the road for six hours round trip wasn’t thrilling at all.
As much as I love having statement pieces in my wardrobe, there are times that I just feel to wear something simple with a twist of style. Honestly, unlike LA, Houston doesn’t offer a lot of occasions that I could wear my statement pieces. So, my advice to you is to never forget to stock up on basic items for those days that you just want to be simple. Trust me sometimes Simple is the best recipe for success. Also, try to highlight your best assets on your body. I believe we are all have something in our body that we love the most weather if it is our skin, different body parts, or Face, which

EVERYBODY should like their face; Yes, you are beautiful just the way you are. 🙂

summer 2016 street fashion

summer 2016 streetwear

If you are living somewhere like me where the summers are blazing hot, the last thing we want to feel is being constrained by our clothes. Thanks to the blowy off-the-shoulder tops that bring the perfect combination of sweet and sexy without showing too much skin. It might seem like they make you look bigger, but in fact they are completely flattering on almost every body types and hides any imperfection areas. Like denim, can be worn for more than one type of engagement, you can pair them with any type of shorts, denim pants, or pencil skirts. I will try to post the top in diverse outfits on my Instagram, so you could get different ideas. I found this top on Urbanoutfitters.com in an amazing price, but you can definitely find them at almost any store since they have been part of the trend for the past three years. 🙂

urban Outfitters off-the-shoulder summer top trend

2016 summer trends

Off-The-shoulder Summer top trend

For this look, I paired the top with my absolute favorite high waist skinny jeans that I basically live in. I didn’t like to leave the look super soft with light colors, so I decided to complete the look by adding my chunky color-block heels and make it more like a 70s look. The minimalism of the look works wonders for any occasion and it’s simple to throw together. Whether I dress it up or down, this is always a reliable outfit that can constantly be reinvented.

Summer clothing

2016 summer trends

Swarovski Crystal Necklace

high waist denim pants and YSL shoes

miu miu sunglasses and Dior lipgloss

I hope you enjoyed this look!

Until Then

Xoxo,

Parmsi

I was Wearing:

Off-the-Shoulder Top

Denim Pants 

Shoes, YSL Old, Similar

Necklace, Swarovski Old, Similar, Cheaper

Clutch, Gift from Iran, Similar

Fashion, Lifestyle

Life in Kimono

April 29, 2016

Hello Friends and family! I hope you are having a happiest Friday! We still haven’t planned anything for this weekend, and by saying PLAN I mean we haven’t decided where to take pictures on Sunday. Since I came back from San Francisco, we’ve wanted to go to Austin for the shoot, but the weather has been playing with us for the past two weeks. Who knows we might make it happen this Sunday if my phone don’t lie because as of now, it says it will be mostly sunny. What are your plans for this weekend? anything exciting?

By now, you guys should have noticed how much I love to have a statement piece in my outfits. In this case, I went for a casual look, that could be used for any daily occasions.

Ingredients:

  • Plain black bodysuit
  • Distressed denim pants in any color; I preferred dark grey because of the black body suit.
  • Any kind of shoes, from tennis shoes (here) to flats, wedge sandals or booties. I chose to stay with my dark shades and wear my favorite chunky platform sandals.
  • Last but not least => any type of Kimono or kaftan. 🙂

I have to thank the beautiful city of angels and my dear friend who made me want to buy all the Kimonos on the planet that I can’t afford! I was cleaning my messy closet and making it ready for summer, when noticed this beautiful kimono which my fabulous friend passed on to me and couldn’t resist not sharing it with you guys. I can honestly say I have worn it more than zillion times for the past year. It is such a special piece that every time I put on, all the gold detailing, flowers, color combination, and patterns remind me of my Middle Eastern roots LOL.

Okay, let’s go back to why I chose to stay with dark shades and mostly black. My main focus on this look was making sure that the kimono is standing out ( Of course I wanted to look skinnier too ). Also, the kimono itself  has black color in it, so I tried to make the black parts blend in with the rest of my outfit and make the gold details, flowers, patterns, and all the cream, white, and red colors to shine out through the whole look. I went with all gold accessories to blend in with the kimono’s detail work, and stayed with black purse to make sure the focus is still on the statement piece.

One of the great things about kimonos is that you can wear them with almost anything and still look unique and stylish.

Examples=> midi skin tight dress, Pencil skirt, any denim pants or shorts, and over bathing suit.

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I was wearing:

Kimono: old, Similar, cheaper

Bodysuit: American Apparel

Denim Pants: J Brand, old, Similar, cheaper

Shoes: Zara, Old, Similar

Choker: Topshop, Similar 

Body Chain: Forever21, Similar

I hope you enjoyed the post!

Until Then

Xo

Parmsi

 

Lifestyle

Dolce & Gabbana Dreaming

March 16, 2016
Dolce and Gabbana is one of the most beautiful designers who consisted of traditions, sensations, culture and a Mediterranean nature. The Dolce woman is strong; she likes herself and knows she is liked. She is a cosmopolitan woman who has explored the world, but never forgets her Italian roots.
There is something about shoes that I love, they complete the outfit. I never go shoe shopping for a specific brand in mind. If I like the shoes, they go with my outfit and are unique enough, I buy them.
There was something special about these shoes. The sling back makes the shoes look sexier. I love all the details and fun drawing. They definitely make the shoes more unique. I would recommend wearing these shoes with something classic and simple like a black dress, jumpsuit or pants to make the shoes standout. For a fun look, you can pair them with a fun distressed boyfriend denim pants, a T-shirt and a leather jacket. They are such an enjoyable, light weighted, and comfortable shoes that I adore so much.

P.S. You will see me pairing these shoes with different outfits in upcoming blogs. ☺

I hope all my Persian readers had a great Charshanbe Soori last night!

Much Love

2015 Dolce and Gabbana Shoes

Dolce and Gabbana heels

Dolce and Gabbana 2016

Lifestyle

The Old is Gold

March 9, 2016

It doesn’t matter how old they get, when you lose a grandparent; it feels as if a part of your childhood is taken away! I grew up running around at my grandparent’s house. I spent every summer at their house, so when I lost my grandfather a few weeks ago, I felt like my heart was broken to a million pieces! I never experienced having all of my grandparents; so losing one feels like losing two. Some grandchildren are not really close to their grandparents, but if you are, you know how hard it is to lose them. It’s a tradition between my grandmother, my mom, and I to go through all the photos from the past every time I go to Iran. After my grandpa’s funeral, we decided to go through all the old photos together. I love all the black & white pictures; they have a special character in them. This time I paid more attention on the apparel, and I must say I was impressed by how my grandma was so trendy! She has always been telling me amazing stories about the past and how she lived her life. She would sketch the clothes she wanted and have the seamstress make it.

In 1950s-60s, the clothing styles in the streets of Iran were very comparable to that of Paris or London. Pearl necklaces around the neck and Peter Pan collar dresses were HUGE in 50s. Ribbons and bows achieved new importance with the disappearing waistline, which meant higher hemline. So the longer the leg, the lower the heel of the shoe. Their stockings often imitated the shade of the shoes.

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Since she was a teacher, it required her to wear more suits, which she styled them fashionably with the velvet bow around the collar.

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Didn’t we just see a similar dress from last year’s Alice and Olivia collection!! Now we know what other decades other than 70s inspired Stacey; 1950s. This picture is one of my favorite pictures of her. The Big 50s floral print wallpaper against her big patterned A-line puffy dress, and her pearl necklace.

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Her Peter-Pan collar dress.

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You can definitely find a similar dress to this one at Sandro Paris boutiques. I love all the ribbon works, buttons, and the bow.

I hope you enjoyed the little souvenir I brought back from Iran!

 

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Fashion, Lifestyle

From Day to Night with Stella McCartney!

February 20, 2016

Do you have those days that you work 9 hours and you have to meet up with your friends at night, but you have no extra time in between to switch your outfit?

Yes! I have those days almost every week!

In this post, I’d like to share with you some alternative looks you can wear with one outfit. As a fashion design student, I admire lots of designers, but Stella McCartney has always been one of my favorites. Every time I walk in to one of her boutiques, I never want to leave!
Stella definitely knows how to design garments, and her style is full of  surprises. She believes in Eco fashion and recycling. She likes to use organic cotton fabrics, no leather, fur or animal skin in any merchandise. All textiles are either recycled or reused. The offices of Stella McCartney in the UK are powered by solar or wind energy; so if she can run a multi million dollar business like that, we all can!
OK! Lets talk about this beautiful Stella skirt I was wearing for this look. I believe all her designs have uniqueness in them. I love the fabric of the skirt and all the green, red, and orange designs over it. Yes! It is a short skirt to wear at work or meetings, so I always wear it with stocking and a longer coat for more of a conservative look. The coat takes away all the attention from my legs, and the orange color makes the skirt’s design POP! For more casual look, I would recommend wearing it with black flats or loafers.

Orange Wool Coat work outfit with orange coat Orange Coat with Stella McCartney Skirt Stella McCartney mini Skirt Stella McCartney with Orange coat

Imagine after a hectic day at work all you like to do is hang out with your friends at a bar, but you have no time or energy to go home and change. The only thing you would need to do is take off stockings and pair the outfit with a cute pair of sandal pumps. I chose red pumps because of the little red designs on the skirt and since my coat was a bright color too, I went with the black purse. I wore this amazing black backless body suit for a sexier look at night.

Stella McCartney Skirt and Prada Shoes

For Love and Lemon Body Suit with Gray mini Skirt

Black Body Suit with Stella McCartney Grey mini Skirt

Texas Sky and Stella McCartney outfit

I was wearing:

For Love and Lemon Body Suit, Old, Similar, Cheaper

Stella McCartney Skirt, Old, New Favorite

Akris Punto Coat, Old, Similar 

Prada Shoes, Old, Similar 

Chanel Boy Handbag

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