Spring Leather Shorts
Spring and All its flowers now joyously break their vow of silence. It is time for celebration, not for lying low; you too- weed out those roots of sadness from your heart. – Hafiz
Happy 2nd day of Spring and happy Norouz to all my Persian readers. The sun sure is out in full force this spring and summer! I wanted to show you one of my go-to looks before it gets too warm to wear black. Continue Reading…
Perfect Knit Crop Top
There is nothing as quite satisfying as finding the perfect seasonal transitional piece and this knit crop top from For Love and Lemons is just that. The fit is amazing and the fabric isn’t too heavy or too light; making it a great choice for the less cool last days of winter and the beginning of spring.
I have a special love for good quality cable knit sweater tops. I was immediately attracted to this top when I first saw it online. It is best to pair this type of knit crop top with something a little more minimal, so it’s not overshadowed. What’s great about this sweater is that it’s suitable for an evening of lounging or a day out and about.
I personally have worn it to a family friend dinner and paired it with high –waist black trousers and a pair of pumps to dress it up. I wore the top with my high-waist green pants (from this post) and a pair of burgundy ankle boots to a Sunday brunch when we were in Denver. It somehow has the perfect combination of ease and luxury- the epitome of laid-back chic.
Since the weather has been great in Houston, I paired my top with a faux leather pencil skirt. I think most people don’t like to show off their washed out/ pale legs when they wear skirts and I have to say I’m one of them. To solve this problem, fishnet tights are always there to rescue me. They also make your legs look slimmer and toned.
As far as accessories go, I stayed very minimal since the knit crop top is the statement piece of this look. The vintage Chanel brooch was a perfect choice to complement the top. To wfinish up the look, I wore my favorite velvet ankle boots and went with my cool and edgy silver clutch.
I hope you’ve had a great week so far. Last week was a special week for me. My best friend came out here to visit us from Los Angeles for the first time. I must say it was one of those magical weekends that I will never forget. Some people are just meant to be in your life. No matter how long it has been since you haven’t seen them, you always pick up where you have left off. The best part is that I will see her again in a week back home, San Francisco, for thanksgiving. Continue Reading…
One of my absolute favorite pieces of clothing is the bike leather jacket. It’s just so versatile and makes any outfit look cool and edgy. Usually, when it comes to buying a leather jacket, I automatically go for neutral colors. They can be worn with anything you can imagine almost all year around. Although I mostly save money to buy neutral jackets, I have a couple of colorful ones here and there. Continue Reading…
One of the positive aspects of living in Houston is being able to ditch coats and show a little skin till mid-winterish. As the weather continues to ” Cool Off”, the high 70s at night lol, jackets/blazers are becoming a firm statement piece in the layering game. I personally love the oversized blazer. It is the complete transition piece for fall and fun to layer with other garments. Whether we drape it on our shoulders or carry it on a warmer fall day, the blazer gives off the effortless edgy dynamic that makes it so much fun to wear.
For this look, I chose to stick with a light color blazer, ivory, since it doesn’t absorb heat as much as darker color ones do. A great statement blazer can boost even the simplest of outfits. I love how I’m able to wear it with a variety of outfits. As you guys know, versatility is key and with the oversized blazer as the statement piece, simplicity with other pieces is an importance.
I couldn’t imagine anything simpler than a pair of Stirrup pants/leggings to pair with the blazer. As we all know Stirrups have come back to our closets and they are making their fashion world return. I went with dark colors for the rest of the outfit since the blazer was pretty light and I didn’t like my outfit to look summery/springy. I usually prefer wearing crop tops with high-waist pants, so I thought nothing would beat a basic black crop top for this look. As far as the accessories go, I stayed very minimal and just wore my favorite handmade turquoise choker that I hunted down from a vintage shop. I wrapped up the look with a simple black handbag and a pair of burgundy shoes. I also love pairing this outfit with loafers and loafer slides.
I hope you like this sort of fall look and take some inspiration when it comes to creating your new fall wardrobe essentials! What does Fall weather tend to be like where you live? Tag me at #parmsi with your Fall outfit ideas!
P.S. You might recognize this blazer from this post!
- We are trying out a new lens for the camera, so sorry if the jacket is just plain white. We did two sets of different photo-shoots with this lens and just one set came out to be better. I think I end up returning the lens soon because it’s not my favorite so far.
Happy Friday sweeties!
It’s been a crazy week; all I can say is change is Good. Quitting my full-time job has been one of the greatest decisions I have made this year. I won’t lie, it was a very hard decision, but worth the risk. As you probably know, I was lucky enough to find a part-time job at a boutique, which is impossible nowadays because no company likes to invest in a part-time employee. This adjustment made me even more productive at my goals than the past. Because of my current life situation, I spent most of the time at home either doing schoolwork or blog, so now I have more time and energy to focus on them than when I worked full time. I used to hide either my iPad or book behind the register at the job to work on my school assignment or blog posts on down times, which never made my managers happy. Now, on the other hand, I work hard at my job to learn new things every day to accomplish my bigger goal and have more time and dedication to school and the blog.
Since I learned in a hard way that nothing will be handed to me in this life except my own hard work, minimizing my social life has been the hardest change. I guess turning 26 has changed my perspective on life in a better way. Finally, It made me realize ” Time is Gold”, and I will never be 25 anymore, so I have to gather all my energy to fulfill my personal dream in 4 years before I step into the great 30s. Since I always failed to manage my time, I decided to take it seriously this time and follow it through. I wake up every day as if I am working for somebody with a specific deadline. Believe it or not, I’ve been following this rule for a week and I’ve already seen lots of progress. If you like to manage your time more proper or if you are like me who hates managing their time, I would suggest watching time management videos on YouTube or even enroll in some time management classes. Here is one my favorite time management videos that you can watch later if you feel like it.
I said all these things and bored you guys to make one personal point, thoughtful risks are good and time management is the key. I never thought I would be a firm believer of them until now.
enough of my boring cheat chat lets jump to our favorite part of the talk.
There should be no unbreakable rules or I should say No Rules when it comes to an outfit.I personally just wear what feels right at that particular moment. I always say a cute outfit Does not necessary means investing lots of money. I love recycling my pieces almost every season, so I buy garments that I can wear differently in diverse looks. Since Houston weather is always a bit hormonal and you can never predict the rain even when It’s 90-degrees, I still like to transition some peices of my outfit to fall without being choked up from the October heat. Thanks to Zara for making life much easier. I can never go there and come back empty handed. Zara is literally the candy store, so I try my best to avoid going there most of the time.
For this look, I wanted to look chic and effortless while the outfit fits the bill! I started my outfit with this grayish taupe off-the-shoulder top. I love the breeziness of the viscose fabric and how effortless chic this top looks; of course a little ruffle can never hurt. I paired the top with a pair of high-waist pleather shorts that I adore. Honestly, I think these faux leather shorts are the best purchase of this outfit, and I will definitely bore you with them on the blog and Instagram for a while, so be prepared. I still follow the same technique that we talked on the previous blog for buying faux leather pieces. I love the belt of these shorts and how versatile they are. You can easily dress them up or down.
I kept the rest of my outfit simple since I wanted the shirt and shorts to shine through, so I went very minimal with the accessories. I wrapped up my look wearing my favorite simple Chloe clutch and a pair of booties for the fall spirit sakes.
Have a Lovely Weekend!
I Was Wearing:
Chloe Bag, Sold Out
Nothing is more satisfying than knowing the Leather season is almost here. Slowly but surely, the weather is cooling down, so it’s time to bring out that investment piece and play dress up with it. If you are living somewhere like Texas or SO-Cal, don’t put away your summer outfits just yet. You can still play around with your favorite summer dresses or skirts with just a little help of the leather jacket. Leather Jacket is a must in everyone’s wardrobe. It is a staple piece in my closet that I wear almost every day in this season. I love how it makes every outfit cooler with the edge to it, so I consider a good leather jacket as an investment piece in my closet. I like all sort of different styles of leather jackets, but to me, nothing would beat a classic or motorcycle black leather jacket. You know, you can never go wrong with them, and they never go out of style. I will share some of my favorite leather jackets at the bottom of this post.
Don’t Put Away Your Summer Dress Yet!
Any Sort of Mini Skirts Would Look Great With a Leather Jacket.
You Can Never Go Wrong With Vintage Highwaist Denim Shorts and a Leather Jacket.
Already Too Cold Outside? Always a Good Idea Pairing Some High-Waist Denim Pants With a Leather Jacket.
Leather Lovin <3 :
I remember the boring stage of my life wearing plain mini or pencil skirt almost every night. I guess my philosophy was wearing boring skirts with just a bit cooler tops and call it Style. It took me two years to get over that phase, and thank God it happened. Don’t get me wrong I will always like mini and pencil skirts, but wearing them nonstop is just No Fun. It’s a same feeling as if you wear white T-shirt everyday. As much as we like to collect our basic white T-shirts, putting it on every single day bores me out. We love our pencil skirt for its slimming tricks; so let me tell you that high-waist A-line skirt does a pretty good damn job too. The high-waist gathers most of the muffin tops very firmly like shapewears do for a flatter stomach. A-line with a little flare or ruffle (depending) is great. Your waist will transform to its tiniest shape, which we all ladies love. I would suggest flare over ruffle if you don’t feel comfortable with your hip area yet. As far as the ruffles go, I recommend one layer for mini or shorter skirts; like this grey skirt I’m wearing in this look. For summer maxi skirts, try to find a light cotton or linen. Since it’s longer, more ruffles in different parts of the skirt would add more fun to your look. The great thing about these types of skirts is that they are Versatile, which is one of the main things that our closet always crave for.
You don’t like your thighs? No, Problem
Go with a longer version, like up to your knee, and if you are petite, try to wear them with some sort of heels or even wedges for everyday use. They make you look even taller and slimmer.
If you already have a A-line skirt that the fabric is not too heavy or light, cotton and silk combo, like this skirt I’m wearing here, consider yourself the winner of the A-line skirt jackpot. You definitely can wear it in every single season in different looks for upcoming years.
I think they always be in style just like our favorite pencil Skirts.
Don’t be afraid to play with them, they look fantastic with all sorts of different tops.
For Daily errands:
try to pair them with plain T-shirts, tuck the T-shirt in depending on the skirt style. Also, a pair of comfortable flat or wedge sandals, flat ballet shoes, or even your favorite sneakers will go beautifully with these types of skirts.
As you can see I like wearing mine with a silk top tucked in with a pair of heels. You can also style it with your favorite crop top depending on the skirt cut.
Do you guys remember the Rag and Bone skirt I styled with his tuxedo shirt, A-line skirts are matched in heaven with those types of dress shirts. You can tuck the dress shirt in for the slimmer silhouette, half tuck in half out for an edgier look, or even leave all the shirt over the skirt for more of a relaxed vibe.
They look great with all types of denim shirts from plain, acid wash, to distressed kind. I would say I treat denim shirts the same way as tuxedo shirts unless it is a thicker denim fabric, which I would wear over the skirt. Don’t be afraid to throw your oversized sweatshirts or cashmere shirts over the skirt for lazy days. I like pairing the skirt with either over the knee or ankle boots depending on how much skin we like to show. They also look very cool with a pair of tights and oxford shoes.
For this look,
Since the color of the skirt is very soft tone, mix of light grey and dusty pink, I decided to stay with the same color palette for the whole look. To me, this color is just perfect for summer and specially spring season. I must say choosing the same color pallet doesn’t mean SAME COLOR. From my experience, most of my clients are always worried about matching the colors together. For example, if they decide to go with all grey for this look, they would spend hours of frustration to find the perfect match grey top for this skirt. Ladies, there is no policy or rule exist in Fashion. Let the different shades of a color play with each other on your body. Trust me, You will end up loving your overall look better. If you take a look here, I chose a different shade of dusty pink for my top than my zipper linings. The top is slightly darker which helps the zippers to pop out. So, automatically your tiny waist is the highlight of your look.
Be prepare to hear, “ OMG, Did you just loose some weight?” LOL.
I wrapped up my look with a vintage silver clutch, my grandma’s wedding clutch, and my favorite nude shoes.
Christian Louboutin Shoes, Old