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Must Have Leather Jacket | By Parmida Hamzeh

March 2, 2017

Must Have Leather Jacket

Happy 2nd day of March loves!

It was one of those March days when it is Summer in the Light, and Winter in the Shade. – Charles Dickens

When mother nature is still trying to make up her mind, a good multifaceted jacket becomes a mandatory part of my wardrobe. Having the right jacket that is easy to remove when it gets warm, but is also able to keep me warm when the wind picks up. 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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How To Wear Your Summer Culottes This Fall

November 8, 2016
I have to confess these hot days in Houston are just not my cup of tea.  You have no idea how much I was looking forward to this fall for not shaving my legs! Oh, common we all know sometimes you forget to shave them too! I’m one of those people who would rather be a slick steal than anything else. Plus I hate when you feel like your legs are the “medium- duty”, the yellow and green, dish scrub sponge ready to scrub the bottom of the pan. Well, I know pants can get hot especially the skinny ones, so I found a solution for it. I mostly wear the loosey-goosey ones this time of the year. Continue Reading…

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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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How to be Fall Look Appropriate: Beautiful Neutrals

October 5, 2016

Happy Wednesday Everyone!

It has been a while since last time we talked. Unfortunately, about 3 months ago, Matt got into an accident that caused 35 percent burnt on his body and seven surgeries in 40 days. Our home was room 824 at the burn center for a while, 48 days to be exact, so with that non-chosen lifestyle, writing a blog was impossible especially when my photographer was lying in bed. Thankfully those days are over and we are doing great. I found a new part-time job that I like a lot, and the hours work perfectly with my blog and school schedule. I must say life has been great since we are out of the hospital and super thankful for all those little things we used to take for granted.

Okay enough of him and I, Let’s talk about what we always love to talk about.

neutral color fall look

fall 2016 neutral outfit

The first week of October is the hardest time of the season. We have to go through our wardrobe every day for hours to find the right outfit to wear. The sad part is that we are in the fall spirit, but our clothes are still too heavy to wear. Also, we like to minimize wearing very bright colors since it’s not Spring/ Summer anymore. I would say having some neutral colors in your wardrobe would go a long way with you. Go to your closet, separate the neutral colors from the bright ones, and start making different outfits with the basics you have on the neutral side.

  • NEUTRALS:

They include different shades of brown, Black, White, and gray. Neutral colors can blend in with other colors or match with all colors and color combinations. Therefore,you will find it easier to create several different outfits with them without extra thinking. If you are on a tight budget, I would suggest investing most of the money towards collecting good neutral garments. They tend to last longer in your closet and with current trends.

I have always admired fall. It really is a second spring with all the colorful leaves falling on the ground. They both are the revolutionary season; spring is a new beginning and autumn is a new start or last chance to be reformed. If you looking for a great fall vacation destination, I would recommend going to Colorado in October. It’s just magically beautiful. All you see is mountains full with different color trees. Well, now you know where I got my inspiration from for this look. I have become a big fan of this russet orange/ mustard orange color since last fall. It reminds me of maple leaves in fall. Mustard Orange is a very rich color with a strong foundation, so I prefer to stay with the neutral family and mix it with nude shoes and bag.

I like showing my midriff when I’m wearing high-waist pants or skirts, so if you are like me try to invest in some good quality neutral crop tops. I promise it will be one of those pieces that you always have something to wear with.

I have worn this A.L.C crop top all year around with all sort of pants and skirts. The same story with these pants, you name any kind of tops and I paired it with. Therefore, I wrapped up the look by layering some of my gold accessories.

I hope you enjoyed this look.

Rusty orange/ copper fall outfit

afordable fal look appropriate

nude chloe clutch

Christian Dior nude pumps

Outfit Details:
A.L.C Crop Top , Sold Out, Similar, Similar 
Zara Pants, Old, Similar 
Cristian Dior Spring 2016, Sold Out
Chloe Clutch, Sold Out, Similar  
Until Then, 
Xo Parmsi 
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$ALE! The Best of The season

June 22, 2016

Wednesday…

Uhmm, I guess we all deserve some online shopping therapy rather than working considering we made it to this point of the week. After All it is the $ale Season, Ladies. It means go make those credit cards payments and start from scratch because we all love paying the 28% interest (But, seriously, Don’t listen to me because most of the time watching your money sitting in the bank is more satisfying than having some art pieces on your feet :|).

BUT,

If you’ve been saving up for this time of the year, and you like to add some good investment to your closet, I will be on the same boat with you Sister. Before I show You what I’ve been craving to buy, I would like to share some tips of $ALE SHOPPING. Don’t forget these are all from my personal experiences through eight years of working in this field, and I’m not trying to claim any expertise.

First:

I know it is a great season to shop, but my personal advise to you would be go on that vacation if you have to choose between shopping and traveling because there always be something that we need to buy and never ends. Summer has been known for its amazing vacations and adventures. Plus, to me, nothing will beat the education that You would gain when you’re traveling to a new place. Honestly, absorbing different cultures and the feeling of sun touching your skin on different sides of the world is way more rewarding than walking with the $2000 purse, which was purchased on Sale, around the neighborhood.

You know what I mean!

Serious Girl-to-Girl Talk…

Please, please don’t go and spend 80 percent of your paycheck on a pair of shoes just because X’s husband bought her a Saint Laurent Bag as an anniversary gift, and you just have to have it. Trust me, Safe to say as a Fashion Design student, who reads and watches all fashion history and documentaries on regular basis, and working with all sorts of clients, people can distinguish between a person who buys clothes because she genuinely loves them versus who just buys them to keep up with “The Rich Kids of Beverly Hills” although there is no money in her pockets after the big purchase. So, as I said before, Don’t shop for other people or even yourself, shop for your closet.

Second:

Before typing the store website on the tool bar, make sure you are paid all the bills that needed to be paid. Then, Set a certain budget due to your financial situation because if you don’t set it, you will end up filling up your shopping cart with all great items that would cost more than your yearly salary. It might sound funny, but I’ve seen people in this situation where they don’t have the money and they end up getting loan in order to buy the clothes. You know what I always compare this budget thing to? Have you guys ever heard of someone saying, “Never go grocery shopping Hungry”? Well, at least in my case, shopping without budget is very similar as when I go to the grocery store hungry; I grab all carbs and chocolate existed on the racks of the checkout line while I’m waiting in line to purchase my actual grocery.
As I’m walking towards the sales rack, I have a same feeling as if I am Five years old again walking to a toys store full of Barbies. YES, I wanted them all no matter how many Barbies or barbie’s house and furniture I owned. The obsession got to the point that when I was nine I made a pact with myself to marry a guy who owns a Barbie store when I grow up, after unboxing my original Pocahontas Barbie that I waited patiently for about 2 years to buy….
My first $ale stop is always the shoes. It is one of the categories that I can digest quickly to splurge a good amount of money on since I was a kid. After all “ Give a Girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world.” Marilyn Monroe. Usually my budget would vary depending on the shoes style, but I would say it is around $500. I KNOW. I know that could be a lot of money for a pair of shoes on SALE, but some of these shoes that we consider as an investments were originally more than $1000. That is when I should emphasize again that please buy them for your wardrobe. Make Sure they go with different looks that you have in your closet.

Aquazzura shoesTom Ford black bootiechloe SandalsSophia Webster SandalsValentino SandalsMiu Miu gladiatore sandalsGiuseppe Zanotti SandalsGianvito RossiStuart Weitzman FlatsChloe sandalsGucci Red Heels

Third:

If you are tight on money, but you are dying to have a great pair of nude heels, put them in your shopping cart but don’t buy them as soon as they go on sale because 25% off would not do much for you. Wait until it goes down to at least 50% OFF, then go ahead and purchase them. Well, if they’re gone, don’t go crazy and be angry at your life just because you couldn’t buy them. Remember, we live in a marketing world, and they will always be something cooler waiting for you.
From my experience working at two different luxury stores, the best time of shopping would be around 4th of July. Even though the sales start in May, usually the month of July is the last chance that people can put their hands on the items as Neiman Marcus calls “ The Last Call”. As it says briefly, it is the last call or final sale for who are bargain shoppers and enjoy going through all the racks for six hours straight without a lunch break. Well, It is a Shopping Marathon Month for god sakes.
My Second $ale stop would be The Handbag and accessories department. At this stage, if I don’t find any shoes that I need (rarely happens, uhhm just lied, never happens), I would set an average budget of $600 for handbags depending on the style. As far as accessories go, I like to not spend lots of money on them. For example, the maximum budget I have for a belt is around high $200 unless it’s an unique piece that goes with lots of garments in my closet.

 

 

 

 

Dior Sunglasses 2016

Christian Dior

I’m Always on a hunt for a good leather and denim jacket no matter what the current season is. especially for leather jackets, I usually find the best ones that are almost 70 percent off this time of the year.

The Reality is We can’t Buy them all, so SHOP Wisely.

 

Until Then, 

Xoxo

Parmsi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Reality is We can’t have them all,

 

So Shop wisly.

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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