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How to Style Leather Shorts

March 21, 2017

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…

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Knit Crop Top| No Winter Last Forever

February 28, 2017

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.

Outfit Details:

Vintage Chanel Brooch

For Love & Lemons Knit Crop Top

Kenzo Metalic Clutch

Zara Velvet Ankle Boots

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Perfect Jeans

November 17, 2016
I still can’t believe how beautiful the weather is in Houston!

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…

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How to Recycle Your Stunning Spring Leather Jacket This Fall

November 16, 2016

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…

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Outfit Diary | Fall in Houston

November 2, 2016

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.

Parmsi Fall Outfit

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.

I was Wearing:

All the pieces in this outfit have been part of my wardrobe for quite some time. Therefore, they are not available in any store. 

Top Shop Oversized Blazer 

Zara Crop Top and Stirrup Pants

Louis Vuitton Allamanda Pumps

Chanel Boy bag

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Fall Street Style Outfit On Budget

October 14, 2016

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.

Okay,

enough of my boring cheat chat lets jump to our favorite part of the talk.

Fall street style outfit

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.

Fall Outfit 2016

Fall look 2016

fall look inspo

Off-the-shoulder trend

Zara Leather shorts

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.

Street Style 2016

Nasty Gal Snake booties

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!

Xoxo, Parmsi 

I Was Wearing:
Zara Off-The-Shoulder Top , Zara High-Waist Leather Shorts
Chloe Bag, Sold Out
Nasty Gal Python Booties 

 

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4 Perfect Ways To Wear A Leather Jacket

October 10, 2016

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!

leather jacket looks

4 ways to wear a leather jacket

fall 2016 outfits

  • Any Sort of Mini Skirts Would Look Great With a Leather Jacket. 

    4 ways to wear leather jacketrag and bone mini skirtfall look 2016

  • You Can Never Go Wrong With Vintage Highwaist Denim Shorts and a Leather Jacket. 

    Black leather jacketLevis Vintage shorts & leather jacket4 ways to wear leather jacket

  • Already Too Cold Outside? Always a Good Idea Pairing Some High-Waist Denim Pants With a Leather Jacket. 

Fall outfit 2016 All Black Fall 2016all black fall look
Leather Lovin <3 :

free people leather jackethttps://www.freepeople.com/shop/bang-bang-vegan-jacket/Zara Leather JacketZara Leather Jacketfall Leather Jacket Black Leather Jacket Marc jacobs Leather Jacket Leather Jacket Phillip Lim Leather Jacket Alice and Olivia Leather Jacket

Until Then, 
Xo Parmsi 

 

 

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Little Secret About A-line Skirts

June 29, 2016
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.

Guess, What?

  • 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.

     Cocktail Party:

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.

Fall/winter:

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.

summer clothes

rebecca taylor A-line Skirt

Aline skirt street wear

gold Choker

A-line Skirt

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.

Until Then, 

Much Love, 

Parmsi 

Outfit Details:

Rebecca Taylor A-line Skirt 

Rebecca Minkoff Blouse, Old 

Christian Louboutin Shoes, Old 

 

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How to Wear Silk Pattern Pants?

June 17, 2016
As I’m sitting on the plane and writing this blog post, I keep thinking to myself that no matter how many years passes or how many times I get to go back home to visit my family, saying goodbye is always the hardest part of the trip. Nothing is more satisfying than chatting with your friends and family face to face than over face time. I understand that it has been my choice to live in a different state due to many personal reasons, but the feeling of getting choked and the watery eyes as I’m stepping out of my mom’s car every time I’m departing will never let me go…
These past two years, as soon as spring knocks on the door, I get excited to start wearing my silk print pants. The last thing we like specially in summer are sticky clothes hugging our body; so silk makes life easier and makes us enjoy our summer days even more without shaving. 🙂 They are super lightweight, soft, and since the color is light, they don’t absorb any heat. I like wearing these kind of pants with mute tops, regular silk tops to dress them up or crop tops for more of a casual vibe. Surprisingly they go with all different sorts of shoes. I will post some of my favorites from this season right below the post.

Some tips that will help your print pants shopping easier:

To my petite friends:

Since these types of pants could be overwhelming on You, look for the Ankle length tailored ones. That way it’s not too much pants for You. As far as the top goes, since the main focus is the pants, I like to recommend something mute/solid. This way you will look slimmer and slightly taller. From my personal experience with my clients, smaller the prints are better because the big prints can be overpowering sometimes. 🙂

To my tall friends:

You have the advantage of pulling off almost any prints, big or small and wearing looser pants as well as tailored. I would still recommend solid tops unless you like to mix prints, which it needs its own blog post. Also, waist length jackets are perfect to form distinction between your torso and lower half. They also add more proportion to a long torso and will help break up the line of your outfit for added interest. If the sleeves are short, don’t worry, just roll’em up for added style.

I absolutely love wearing leather and denim jackets with my silk pants in Fall Season.

For This Outfit,

I went with a casual weekend look. This casual look is great for Sunday brunch/lunch, shopping, or even a romantic picnic. I love pairing these pants with light grey and bluish purple tops. This time I chose a bluish purple crop top and wore a denim jacket over it. For finishing up the look, I wore a pair of ballet flat shoes with a touch of gold to spice up the look. Last but not least, instead I wearing a handbag I wore my wallet on a chain, which has been worn for over 4 years everyday.

street style 2016

Equipment silk pants

american eagle crop top

street wear 2016

Parmsi Jacket

Chanel Flat shoes, silk pants

urban outfitters parmsi denim jacket

how to wear silk pattern pants?

I was wearing:

Equipment Silk Pants, Old
American Eagle Crop Top, Old
Urban Outfitters Denim Jacket, Sold Out
Prada Wallet on a Chain 
Chanel Ballet Flats , Sold Out 

Here are some of the favorites from this season:

Halston Heritage Silk Pants Micheal Kors flats Roberto Cavalli silk Pants Silk pants Zara blue pants zara platform slides Zara red high heels zara silk pants 2016 zara silk pants zara silver shoes zara silver sliders Zara strapped sandals zara striped silk pants

Until Then,

Xoxo

Parmsi

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How to Buy Faux Leather Easier?

June 7, 2016
Leather Skirts are those things that you always enjoy to have in your closet. They are very easy to style and you can almost wear them all year around except summer times in most places. At least in my situation, wearing leather in Texas, in the summer, is equal to having two fried thighs with little red bumps all over it, which is very painful and unattractive. My apology to you Texan friends, I guess we might need to wait at least another four months to see leather skirts hugging our thighs again.
Being said, since I’m not able to wear leather skirts as much as I used to wear back in San Francisco due to current climate, I have an excuse of not splurging too much money on them. I must confess that I’ve become best friend with a repeated voice in my head, the famous quote, “ I’m not rich enough to buy cheap things” every time I go shopping. It really has helped me to starve my shopping addiction and finally killed it.
So, to me, investing in a good quality faux leather skirt is more beneficial than investing in the real ones because trust me the money I just save right there looks way better somewhere else in my life than around my legs.

To find a good quality faux leather skirt, I follow some personal tips that I would like to share with you:

  • Never Ever waste your money on low quality faux leather. Set a certain budget, but please don’t buy a skirt because it was very cheap on the clearance rack. Don’t forget quality is always over quantity. I honesty prefer not owning any leather skirt than putting on a low quality faux leather that people can spot the nylon/plastic texture from two miles away.

  • Always feel the texture before buying, choose the ones that are as soft as the real leather. Don’t choose the overly shiny ones because they tend to look more faux and to get pealed off sooner than the matt ones.

  • Closely examine the pores of the fabric. Real leather will have inconsistently placed pores while faux leather will have pores that are in consistent pattern. I generally prefer the faux leather with smaller pores because it supervises to look more real.

  • Always checkout the stitching for anything you buy. I would recommend just taking the skirt and pulled the fabrics apart and make sure the seam is not pulling apart with the fabric. In other words, the stitching should be very tight.

  • Last but not least, we all know faux leather wont smell like leather and sometimes they can smell very chemically, so smell the fabric before buying it and make sure it has no yucky scent to it.

Ok, lets talk about this look:

From my personal experiences, Zara is one of the great stores who makes affordable good quality faux leather garments. I love everything about this skirt. The color is perfect because you can wear it all year around. The little detailed front stitching and the Silver zipper on the back make the skirt more special. The fabric is very soft and the little slit on the back makes walking much easier since the length is just below the knee. The high waist is absolutely perfect for dressing up or down the skirt in different looks. Usually, my maximum budget for this type of skirts is $50, which in this case I ended up being lucky and bought it for less than $30. So, guess what! You don’t have to spend thousands of dollars to look stylish.

One last Tip: Don’t buy clothes for yourself; buy them for your Closet.

It means when you go shopping for an item, make sure it goes with the other garments in your wardrobe. In other words, try to make different outfits out of the item you are purchasing. I honestly can say I have worn this skirt in eight different looks so far.
You don’t believe it?
Here are three looks that you can wear in different occasions.

 

Lazy Days

I would recommend this look when you feel lazy and just want to be comfortable and stylish at the same time.
Great for Sunday Brunch. 

 

Prada Wallet and Puma classic sneakers

Switch to pumps, Grab a clutch, and a shimmery Cardigan! Now You are ready to attend as many as  Half Fancy Half Casual Family/friend gatherings later that day.

zara leather tube skirt

Zara Skirt and red bottoms

 

Swarovski Christian Loubutin shoes

Cardigan and Clutch, Old, Christian Louboutin Swarovski Pumps, Only Available in some stores, Similar 

Christian Louboutin shoes

Zara and Red Bottoms

Now Imagine You still Have the energy To go to a lounge/bar later that night with your friends. Switch the T-Shirt to a Bodysuit or Crop Top; and if you don’t like to get your Favorite pumps ruined, wear any type of High Heels you desire.

Black mesh bodysuit

 

Until Then,  

Xoxo 

Parmsi :*