OOTD: Ikat Print

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hello ladies! it’s been awhile since i’ve given you an outfit of the day. here’s an outfit i threw together in the midst of packing to move to the new apartment. this photo was taken in my new neighborhood – isn’t ist lovely? the neighborhood, i mean.

my green army vest is from DKNY for lane bryant.

my ikat print tank is from forever21+.

my jeans are by pure energy for target.

the cross necklace is from forever21.

the shoes are from forever21.

are you rocking any new prints this summer?

xoxo nettaP

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OOTD: DKNY Army Dress and Tied Up Leggings

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so you all got the memo that the 90′s is making a comeback right? my favorite memory of the 90′s, fashion-wise, were my mary jane doc martens. remembering fondly upon those days of wearing anything but heels, i decided to take advantage of the proximity of the doc marten store to my NYC apartment. i marched down to the store with a friend the other day and scored 2 new pairs of docs – both of which feature some technology that make them light on the feet.

here’s what i looked like in the late 90′s, enormous hair, statement ring, hoody, and totally wearing a pair of mary jane docs:my friend looks like she’s wearing boots, too. this is a look that i’ve wondered about coming back into style full circle. and while i probably won’t be rocking my hair that large again any time soon, you never know.

here’s my take on the 90′s returning in the 10′s. i’m wearing a DKNY for lane bryant army green dress with a hood, a tshirt from target, leggings from torrid, and some shiny new alligator boots from doc marten. my necklace and ring are from a tattoo shop in las vegas, and my bag is from aldo, and so is the tiny gold pin on my pocket.

here’s a closer look at the jewelry:

are you into the return of the 90′s? i was totally into plaid, too, but i don’t think that ever made it’s way out of my wardrobe except for a very brief period in the early aughts …

xoxo nettaP

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Winter Time Work Looks

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it’s a challenge to stay warm on the way to work, look stylish at work with all those layers, and oh gosh – what if your office is BLAZING hot with the heat turned on high? just HOW do you stay stylish when it’s cold outside and as hot as fire in your office? here are a few looks that i recommend.

1. abby z trousers – these abby z trousers are great because they have a WIDE flat waistband. they won’t roll down and fall off, and they’ve got a slightly flared leg – to balance you out. they’re cut so that you can easily move, but you’ll look like you’re in charge with them on.

2. this top from catherine’s, the flames of paradise tunic, actually comes with a necklace. luckily – you can lose the necklace and go for some bolder jewelry. you can easily throw a sweater on top of this before putting on your overcoat.

3. this ruffle cardigan by DKNY jeans would look GREAT the pull this outfit together. then …

3. accessorize with this belt on top of the sweater, or lose the sweater and use the belt to cinch the tunic in at the waist.

4. wear some tights underneath your trousers for the commute. when you get to work, if it’s hot, slip by the bathroom and lose the tights until it’s time to go home!

5. throw some boots on underneath, and keep a pair of flats in your bag for work. i used to keep a few pairs at work, and some heels, too, just in case.

6. top it all off with a down coat. this one from land’s end has a belt – again, to keep you lookin stylish even though you’re wearing a puffer coat! it comes in sizes up to 3x. and, don’t worry city girls – it comes in several other colors other than ivory. (ranging from grey to black).

7. this necklace from target is a STATEMENT y’all. and it’s only $14.

8. try on this statement ring from aldo, and wear it on your pointer finger for that gossip girl look.

9. keep it classy with a pearl and bead and ribbon bracelet on your other arm. also from aldo, and also a steal at $15.

10. and don’t forget – your hands gotta stay warm on the way TO work. how about these adorable red gloves from aldo?

now, let’s suppose you’re like me, and you just … you hate pants. you hate them. and you wear dresses all the time, but that wind is stinging SO badly. here’s my still safe for work solution. and the extra good thing about this look? it’s great for a party after work, too.

1. this asos curve tunic dress is MEGA in style right now. and read more