I hope you enjoyed the first installment of this new blog series. I am back with more things that I am loving to add to style lusts. So here goes it:
1. Khaki Trench Coats:
All the rave usually during the summer and spring months, trench coats are a fabulous addition to any wardrobe. If you love a polished look and want to add any flair to an otherwise ordinary outfit, grab a safari khaki colored trench coat for the finishing touch. I had a trench coat years ago but I got rid of it because it wasn’t flattering on my post baby body. I am currently looking for a new trench and will share once I find THE one! I prefer Safari green or khaki for that classic look but but don’t be afraid to explore color such as navy, pink, peach, black and/or red.
2. Gladiator Knee High Heeled Sandals:
I am a gladiator sandal lover but I prefer my sandal with a heel. I found a few pair online, one which I purchased from Topshop. I couldn’t pass them up! They were almost $100 off the regular retail price. This is a great time to grab them if you love them. This time of the year is when most people travel to warmer climates so they are looking for resort wear. Gladiator heeled sandals are perfect for vacation styling. A basic kimono and these sandals are an instant outfit! When my heels arrive, I will be sure to share!
Photo credit: Topshop
3. Dainty Necklace Sets:
I love a great piece of jewelry. In my previous Style Lusts post I talked about loving statement necklaces. Welp, on those days when you don’t feel like being decked out in full on jewelry, a simple dainty necklace set works best. They are so chic and the sets are a no brainer that don’t require trying to pair the perfect necklaces together for a nice balance. I would get three metal colors, rose gold, gold and silver toned. You can mix metals for a little extra flair! Check out Layered Chains for beautiful dainty pieces and use the code “thestylecake” for 10% off! Who doesn’t love a discount?
4. Choker “Necklaces”:
I am true fan of 90s style because it is so effortless while at the same time grungy and chic. I’m old enough to have worn the styles when they were hot. The Spice Girls, Brandi, Xscape, TLC, and more have all inspired 90s style. At one time or another, we’ve seen chokers on the runways, in magazines and major fashion figures. I am simply in love with chokers. Nowadays, the styles of chokers have evolved. I am lusting over a peach colored choker that I saw on a particular website. I guess I could make it myself but I strongly believe in supporting small businesses. Photo credit coming soon…
5. Finger/Knuckle Rings & Arm Cuffs:
I honestly love knuckle rings but I have the hardest time keeping them on. Most times, I end up taking them off halfway through the day. I don’t know why. I am desperately trying to get used to keeping them on. I also love hand cuffs and arm cuffs but I tend to do the same with them as well. They add a bit of sex appeal to any outfit but they are accessories and don’t sacrifice the modesty of any look. I have some and I am in LOVE!!! Photo credit coming soon…
6. Crochet Tops & Skirts:
So a few years back I started crocheting and I was actually getting good at it. Life happened and got in the way and I couldn’t finish what I started. I regret that. Well, not regret but I wish I hadn’t quit. I’ve found that crocheting interests me again and I am looking forward to making some pieces that I have been imagining in my head. My first project may actually be a clutch handbag (because I am obsessed with crochet at the moment) and I will be sure to share what I make. Just remember, crocheting is sexy!!
7. Pink & Nude Nail Polishes:
Oh how much may I express my love for nudes and pinks when it pertains to nail lacquers?! In the winter, everyone is looking for their next vacation to escape the cold. To celebrate the tropical climate I am planning to travel to, I would wear bright pink or nude colors. I will discuss some of my fave brands (updated) very soon. Now I know most people are into dark colors for the fall and winter seasons but in the winter I become a pink loving “girl”. I actually head to the salon this Thursday for a fill and guess what color I will be choosing? Yup! A bright pink! I know I’m going against the grain but that’s what style is all about, stand out!
8. Blonde Hair:
I’ve worn my hair out for the past couple of months and I am itching to wear a different color: blonde! I think softer colors in the winter are just glorious and feminine. As I have discussed before, I make a bit of a transition to what I consider winter colors for styling of all kind. I will be showing you guys my new style soon, a wig of course. Stay tuned…..
9. Bold Statement Clutch:
Need I say more? The simplest outfit can be made to pop with a banging bold clutch. I recently spotted one on Instagram that I need to grab. I will show you a picture but I will share where I made my purchase in a later post as I will do a review. Don’t be afraid to experiment with sequins, prints, sizes or even styles. To be continued…
10. Basic Heel Pumps:
Last thing that I am loving is a basic pump. A basic pump can take a rather plain outfit from “eh” to “wow”!! Every girl needs a nude pair and black pair in her closet. I recommend pumps that are not patent leather for a first pair. You can wear pumps with jeans and a tee, joggers, dresses, rompers and jumpsuits and an array of other styling options. I wouldn’t skimp on quality. For a lower end priced shoe with quality, try Steve Madden. They have the basic pump in a bunch of colors.
Now that you know what I am loving right now, tell me what you are loving right now. See you back here next week for more Style Lusts!
Bye Cupcakes!! 💋