I am an avid shopper. All that means is that I always have a “wish list” lol. This wish list has grown by the days and I thought that it might be time to start sharing things that I am lusting over for the moment. That being said, this will be a weekly series that I share every Tuesday. The things that I love will be complete with pictures and links (hopefully I will be able to list the links too). This series should be fun and will give you a “look” inside of this creative mind of mine to see some things that may appear on the blog. Feel free to comment and ask questions. In one of the posts for this series, there will be a giveaway!! Stay “tuned” for that!! Now, without further ado, let’s get right into our first Style Lusts post!!
- Capes & Cape Dresses (with Maxi Split Sleeves)
I have been seeing this dress since July and I fell in love when I saw it on Kim K. back in September. This dress is so chic, yet avant-garde at the same time. I love the classy and formal appeal that this dress has, all the while being stylish enough to wear out to an anniversary dinner at a restaurant. I thought that this dress deserved a spot on my list because it makes a statement all on its own. It will always make appearances in the fashion world because this design is vintage inspired. I can’t seem to find the exact dress so I purchased a cape (soon to be shown) but I plan to purchase a cape dress…I can’t resist!
2. The Fur Clutch
This is actually something that I designed and sketched some several years back (in my design book, yes I have one lol). Although I am not the first to “create” one (the idea or the actual bag), I like to think that I am always ahead of the game for when trends come back in style. I just start to have my heart set on something and in a couple of years, it seems to come back in style. Now, of course I’m not clairvoyant but fashions recycles and circulates and I am an avid researcher of it. This clutch bag has been something that I could have produced years ago but somehow I never got around to it. I bought one instead. A white fluffy, faux fur clutch. I already have an outfit planned to pair with this clutch…
In love with everything velvet, I have been searching for a pair of basic velvet high heel sandals. I have plum colored heels that are a platform. I saw a pair in a popular fashion magazine a few months back but was never able to find them online. Afterwards, Nastygal released a minimalist heel sandal on its site. This pair was reminiscent of a pair by designer Alexander Wang but for a fraction of the cost. As of recent, I’ve been seeing more velvet in the shoe game but I think I may break down and nab the minimalist heels from Nastygal…
4. Patent Leather Pumps
In yesterday’s blog post, I’m sure you noticed my knee high patent leather boots. Can you believe that they were almost purged?! Yeah, I al out made a huge mistake!! I’m so happy that I procrastinated on the purging of my shoes. I bought those boots from Victoria’s Secret years ago, almost 15 years ago to be exact. Ahhh, how I miss Victoria’s Secret selling clothes (not the PINK brand) and shoes! I have another pair of patent leather boots, on trend with the block heel. Again, they were purchased years ago. I’m searching my not only my closet but also the net for patent leather black pumps! The pair I am absolutely lusting after is the Louboutin So Kate heels in black and nude. Yes, I want both. Since I’m frugal, I’ll be searching for a pair either on consignment or previously owned. *wink*
5. Fur Stoles
By now y’all know I love to shop my own closet for “hidden” fashion gems. Well, one gem that I’ve resorted to pulling out of my closet is my off white fur stole. Back in the day, fur stoles were regularly apart of wardrobes and outfits. In our more “modern” times, less clothing has become somewhat commonplace, in fact popular sot to speak. The fashion society has seemed to gravitate towards nakedness instead of detail and style. Now that it is cold where I live, the more clothing the better. I think fur stoles add a nice touch to finish any outfit. Don’t feel the need to wear it with a formal or after five look (I don’t). Feel free to rock a fur stole with a bit of sass in a casual outfit. I have an example of what I mean in an “ootd” coming ups soon….
6. Leather Satchel Tote Hangbags
Classic. Chic. Simple. Yep. That pretty much sums up all the things that I love about the satchel style tote handbag. The black everyday bag that I have currently I have grown tired of. I’ve had it for years and it has been good to me. I’m in the mood for change. The current bag I have will be purged. I’m on the hunt for the perfect satchel style tote bag. I’ve looked so far and either the price tag was too much or the bag lacked luster. This style bag is not as popular as the clutch right now but that’s the beauty of style, I wear what I like. I will be on the hunt for one to house all of my trinkets no trash from motherhood lol. Moms have to be fashionable too!!!
7. Leather (Liquid) Leggings
These became a wide spread “something like a phenomenon” at a moment in time when American Apparel reintroduced them on fashion scene several years back. I say reintroduced because these were something that were initially a trend back in the 70s era of fashion. I will let you to click the link to let you see who looked so fab in their liquid leggings lol. That being said, I hid mine in the back of the closet because I had lost interest in them but I recently pulled them out! I can’t wait to wear them in a future outfit. They are generally thought of as sexy but even the most modest individual can tweak them to personal style for taste. Girl, go grab a pair throw on an oversized sweater!!
8. Black & White Tweed (anything)
I have a confession: I’m in love with tweed! It has been a life long attraction! Okay so I love herringbone, tweed and everything of the such that I look for it often. I just purchased a cape, I have two tweed skirts, tweed shorts, a tweed coat and now I want a tweed blazer for a funky ootd. Yup, I’m addicted. Lol. If you can, add something tweed to your wardrobe…
*(For tweed pic, see the patent leather shoe picture)
9. Princess Cut (Fit and Flare) Coats
I’m a girl with a larger bottom half and so I love clothing pieces that flatter my shape. The fit and flare cut of anything (dress, coat, skirt) just does this for me. I found the perfect princess cut coat in one of my fave colors at the moment, pink. I was watching a video by Jackie Aina on YouTube and she did a haul that featured a coat that I simply fell in love with. The price point however was not my steez. In other words, I was not paying the price, I have children lol. No seriously, I could not fathom the price right now. I may be able to get my hands on it if it shows up on a bargain site. I will showcase the one that I got soon. This coat can make an outfit without even showing what’s under it. That is my kind of coat! I am assuming that this style will become widely popular soon so if you can, grab one before the demand goes up (and while you still look like you have personal style and not following the crowd), please do!
10. Jeans & A Tee
So I guess I don’t need to go all out on this lust because everyone loves a great pair of jeans and good V neck tee! Or a graphic tee. Or an oversized tee. Or a simple white tee. Yup. A white tee. Lol. Boyfriend jeans, skinny jeans, mom jeans…need I go on? Yea, Levi’s, Jordache, Calvin Klein…see how I can’t stop? Style Lust.
11. Cloche Hats
Everyone is rocking hats these days. The wide brim floppy hat is popular. I’ve worn them and I happen to love them but something that has been drawing my attention. Cloche hats. These are THE most snazzy and stylish hats around. They were really trendy and popular during the late 1930s and in the 40s. If you are looking for one, you’ll have to spend a nice bit of change for purchase. The one I got was pricey but this is an investment piece for me. I will have it for a long time!
12. Blazers/Shorts Combo
I have an ootd planned with this combo. I honestly can’t remember if I did this type of outfit or not but just in case I have, I’ll be doing it again lol. That’s how much I love this combo. The chic contrast that you get from both shorts and blazer is awesome! Pair with boots, or another fave pair of heels and you’re good to go! Accessorize and there’s your outfit! No guess work.
13. Bold Colored Plaid Scarves
This the season for such a style lust. I have already posted a couple of looks with bold colored and/or print scarves so you can probably tell that I love a good scarf. Scarves are a big trend this season and for a couple to come but you can ALWAYS wear a good scarf and in any season. I have a few and although I don’t think I will be buying any more any time soon, I will certainly be posting another ootd with a bold scarf. Don’t know how to wear it, grab a basic long sleeve tee with matching leggings and throw the scarf on top with a hat. See why it’s one of my style lusts?
14. Statement Necklaces
Just like the next girl, I love a good statement piece. Earrings, bracelets, necklaces or a great head dress can really take an outfit to the next level. I have been into statement necklaces lately and adding them to my outfits. I will continue my styling of them for a while. I try to find pieces that are not seen on everyone for a sense of individuality and personal style. I’ve gotten rid of quite a bit but I have more to get rid of before I purchase any more. You get a lot of wear out of statement necklaces as they can “look” different depending on if the outfit is classic, bohemian, formal, etc.
15. Jewel Embellished Turbans
We made it to the last style lust for this week. Thanks for sticking around! This one will be quick. I have been on the hunt for a cute head dress and I happen to like jeweled embellished turbans nowadays. I found a couple I can’t wait to show case them. Bad hair day, lazy day or flat out uninspired? Grab ones these babies and instant fashion statements!
Please let me know how you enjoyed this series. The next Style Lust list will be substantially shorter as I plan to only list between 3 and 5 lusts per post. If you have any current style lusts , don’t be shy. Please share! Until tomorrow….