Falling For Nude

Hey guys! Welcome to the First Day of Fall, arent you excited? I know i am, i want to post my first official blog as part of the Chicago Blogger Network. I am so excited to be apart of the family! Well today, im going to be discussing how to work with the color nude. Nude is a hard color to work because its so blah, boring sometimes and usually only comes in panti-hoes. Well as you can see i really went super formal, today my cousin got married, in a small lovely ceremony and i really wanted to dress up for occasion. I have been dying to wear this dress, but i was thinking how am i going to make this work for me? I am a bigger girl (but i did loose 65 pounds and counting!) but i really like high line dresses on my body type, but nude is super hard color, so i chose the darker leggings to bring a pop, of tones to my legs, i also chose white necklace to focus on the upper body part so it sets the dress of even more, as well as my hat was darker to bring more of a tonal range of nudes and browns. Its important, to try to remember don’t be afraid to add dark & light in this case with nude, because it has to work together. I added the fur for fun because it was a gift (thanks connie!) and i love it! This weekend, i really am focusing on more styling than anything and giving pieces of advice what works for me, and what can work for you to, just remember nude doesnt always belong with black, you can make it fun by adding other earthy-tones to make any outfit pop, even try NEON! Neon+Nude work amazing together! I hope that you enjoy this little tip on nude pairing. Happy Weekend xx.

Credits : Dress: Vintage (Yard Sale) Fur Jacket: (Gift) Gloves (Yardsale) Necklace (Yardsale) Hat (vintage) . Pin (on jacket) Yard Sale. Necklace (Rummage Sale) Shoes: Mossimo -Target (thrifted but were brand new) Pants (Leggings from Walmart) Bag: Vintage (Bought on Streets of NYC)  Location: Gardens In IL.

hope you enjoy.

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Alex

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Recap: Lets Push Some Prints And Pink

 

Let’s Discuss, Oscar De La Renta, now we all know this fabulous man  has been in business for along time, but seriously after seeing a few pictures of the collection not absolutely adore these. Lots of Brights, colors and streaky-colored hair! Look at that Hot Pink, i mean for real, Pink is really making a come back especially the bright pink. Oscar has been always known for his very tailored and glamourous look, thats why we love this collection.  (photos courtsey of tumblr.com)

 

 

Secondly we have Tory Burch, I used to shop at Tory Burch alot in chicago (boy do i miss the persian store carpet and those orange doors). But this collection was interesting because i wasnt seen the TB logo, everywhere. Alot of fun colors and mesy Fish tail braids. Also alot of interesting jewelry i saw in this collection but overall- awesome and lovely for spring.

 

 

now we have to talk about Marchesa, who is not only one of my very very very (VERY) favorite designers, i just Love Marchesa because its not only elegant but breathtaking and i hope to be married in some Marchesa wedding dress. But this little sampling of the s/s 2013 collection and I’m already in love with the bottom dress i love the colors and the train, i mean its so beautiful and the just the whole collection i fell in complete love with,

 

Last but not least Jeremy Scott S/S 2013 – Now if you know anything of Jeremy Scott you know that his outrageous with his outfits (ask Nicki Minaj since he designed her concert clothes) Hes also famous for those Animal Sneakers Via Adidas but this collection was interesting because it has a middle easter theme with the burkas, but he didnt leave the prints out Hello Animal Prints and Face Prints, even on the Men too, i wouldn’t expect less of Jeremy Scott to be honest with you, he is always over the top. but i do think his fashion is interesting to push boundaries which i do enjoy. so kuddos jeremy.

 

I hope you all enjoy this snidbit, and with that, good night!

 

xx

alex

Ghetto Gold x Biggie Smalls

Ok Ok, are you sick of seeing #NYFW stuff already? I know i Am certainly not, tomorrow comes S/S 2013 more madness than ever! But tonight i wanted to take some time out to post an outfit i wore sunday. Sunday i attended a picnic, and i had a friend take these incredible shots for me. so you can totally check out the details super awesome. (big special thank you to Karl K for your help!) I hope you are digging the biggie biggie shirt.

Credits:  *Top -Biggie Smalls XXXXL shirt (Thrifted in Chicago @Salvation army in pilsen) Pants: Gap- Zippered Leggings (old) Sweater: Yellow Cashmere- Neiman Marcus (old) Necklace: (belt) – Old -Thrifted Glasses (my own reading glasses) Rings : (Green-Yardsale) -(Double Finger Ring- Salvation Army -somewhere in wisconsin)  Bracelets-  (#SOE legendary bracelet c/0 #S.O.E. (check them out here : https://www.facebook.com/STUNTONEM) Gold Bracelets- (yardsales, all of them) (Yellow Bracelet-Yardsale) Shoes – (NOT SEEN gap- Old)

Hope you love, see you tomorrow. xx

alex

 

Styled In the Heartland Loves G&F!

 

 

Guys, do you know about Glossed and Found? Well if not you should, this is a website your gonna want to read, if you live in the midwest like me, you are always looking for (Kinda local) things to watch to keep you updated on all things fashion in chicago. I sadly just learned about G&F when i moved away but they are FANTASTIC! You really need to to tweet them (@glossedandfound) and tell them how much you love them, for real, when you see the Chic new video “September Issue” ( aka fall lookbook) you will drop dead with wow! (remember in my last posting about #NYFW and Edrop off? well that vintage chanel was used in the newest issue of G&F)! Please check them out tweet them , read them (and if you are in chicago and dont know about them….you need to get to know them : Go to source for things like #FNO #style #beauty #fashion)!

Styled in the heartland loves G&F because: They keep me inspired and up-to-date in my missed other home ❤

Info:

Website: http://glossedandfound.com/

Twitter: @GlossedandFound

Facebook: Facebook.com/glossedandfound

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x0x0

Alexandria

With All The Frills Upon It

 

 

 

 

Hey Guys! Welcome back to this weekend’s edition of styled in the heartland. I’m sorry i havent been able to blog in awhile but i dont get to wear my fun clothes until the weekend. So here we go! Let me tell you about my busy weekend! I ran a 5k For Race For the Cure ( heres the photo  (im the left one)

We ran at 8am this morning. and I’ve been pretty tired for the rest of the day, i ended up at a graduation this afternoon and had to throw on some clothes, and i came up with this fun mint outfit, one of my favorite summer dresses that i pulled out. I added the fun hat later on in the day. I hope you will check it out, and leave lots of comments! Enjoy your weekend!

 

 

Credits:

 

Dress: vintage mint dress (salvation army)

Hat: -Rose Bow Hat- (salvation army)

Leggings- Old Grey leggings from Kmart

Shoes- Tan Flats (Kmart OLD)

Necklace – Peacock- Bought in New York City

Bracelets: Multi-Pastel Bangles -Yardsale (2.00 got today)

Rings: Vintage Stone Ring (OLD thrift find) Owl Ring (1.99 @ 1.00 or more jewelry)

Bag: Alaska bag – $.80 cents- Salvation Army (purchased sometime this last week)

 

 

Thanks to all my race participants today!

love,

alexandria

She Look Good But Only On Camera…

Hey There! Its my 5th posting! I am really loving this playing dress up, and photographing it, i mean who doesn’t love that? It’s fun! Ok so today is sunday, i had a bit of trouble this morning with my car and didn’t make it to where i was going so i decided to blog instead. I have a little bit more modern fun look here, and i definitely bring it to a level of fun.  These colors are usually a step away from my normal bright colors but i love this dress so much , that i decided to push it and where it (even though its like 100 degrees outside) I still wore it. I still struggle with my image, believe me, but i think i did a great job in my opinion I’m gonna rock it and get it down!

 

Credits:

Dress: Akira Chicago- (I found this yesterday i about melted because i previously lived in chicago and i like akira so of course i bought it) -3.00

Pants- (Old gift i think?) Joe Boxer- Kmart (yes im cheap)

Shoes: N by nicole Miller- (Purchased @ Jcpenny’s along time ago for 30.00 (They were on sale)

Earrings: Hoop Silver Earrings – 1.00 (1.00 Or More Jewelry)

Necklace: Yard Sale – (1.00 didn’t have a chain i added that later)

Rings: Ruby Red Ring (Found Object -Free)  Turtle Ring (1.99 was that the dollar or more jewelry store)

Bag : Vintage Louis Vuitton Alma, – Vintage Find (this is my pride & joy- love this)

Glasses: Chanel (Purchased in Las Vegas -from a friend)

 

I hope you enjoy today ❤

Alexandria