Soft + Hard

Hey there darlings!!  I hope you had a very lovely weekend!  Aside from getting in a bit of last minute Christmas shopping and going to church, I did absolutely nothing but lay around the house with Babe, catch up on some blog reading, and watch television.  To be honest y’all, I LOVED it!  lol  I’m always on the go when the weekend comes, so its nice to stay in sometimes.

Blazer: Rachel Rachel Roy- Macy’s (similar); Blouse: LC Lauren Conrad– Kohl’s (similar); Belt: Express; Skirt: Forever 21 (similar) ; Shoes:  Bakers
I adore the idea of mixing soft and flowy pieces with hard more structured ones, so this outfit is sure to become a go to when I have, “What shall I wear?” moment.  I also adore how adding a dark blazer to this skirt and blouse take it from Spring to Fall!  I’m a big believer in wearing clothes year round, so layering and mixing up fabrics is key to getting more bang for your (and my) buck.

Of course I needed some sparkle :-).  However, I will say chiffon (and her fake sisters) get attached to these sequin pumps, so wear a shorter skirt or glitter pumps instead.

I’m just IN LOVE with my latest DIY!  I finished it on Friday, and I’ve been wearing it since!
Clutch: Forever 21; Cover: made by yours truly

Pardon my somewhat fuzzy pictures.  I hate when my pictures look great on the camera screen and not so grand on my computer screen, but I knew y’all would understand, lol.

  • Kionon

    I am intrigued by the gate on the house behind you…

    Very interesting heels, quite a contrast with the pink chiffon, but in a good way.

  • Carla

    Love that skirt and love, love, love the shoes! 🙂 Thanks for sharing. – Carla


  • The Love Hanger

    I absolutely love that DIY project. So unique. I might have to give it a whirl. Love your skirt too. There's something so "80's prom" about pink chiffon and it just feels so right. LOL.


  • Synthetically Elegant

    You are so beautiful! I love the shots of the details, lovely clutch and furry cover and shoes 🙂

  • woodstockwardrobe.com

    Great combo…thanks for sharing!


  • Shasie

    Super cute DIY idea! Love it! Shoes are great!
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  • Eboni Ife’

    1. You look AMAZING! (duh)

    2. I love how your outfits always have this lady-like appeal. It rings so true to you!

    3. The bag is nothing short of genius! I WILL be going to buy some faux fur immediately! Did it shed a lot when you cut it?

    4. We are not even gonna talk about those shoes. You already know how I feel. LOL!!!! (FIRE!!!)

    5. I totally know what you mean about weekends. I am so tired of being busy. LOL!

    6. Why do I have so many comments today?

    7. Happy Holidays!!!!!!!!!! XOXO.

  • raven

    I am crushing so hard on this ensemble!! Your style + creativity truly never ceases to amaze. And what a cool idea of a clutch cover *cough* should make them available on Consider(ed) Lovely *cough cough*

    Also that reminds me…every time I come to your blog, Stevie Wonder's 'Isn't She Lovely' starts playing in my head (never a bad thing)


  • Susan Tiner

    Oh, those shoes are fabulous, and I like your clutch cover, you're so talented! I never thinking of mixing soft and hard, but now I will :).

  • Fashion Tales….

    Cute DIY hun. The outfit is SO cute! + Those shoes are quite the party themselves.

  • Tee

    You look really joyous in your pictures. I love the the clutch cover. It is so ingenious idea. I want one. Can I place order now for the ones I want lol

  • Frannie Pantz

    How cool is this clutch cover!!!! That's awesome! I also love your sparkly shoes! I wish I had had your relaxing weekend! You look just lovely!

  • Style4Curves

    Teh clutch and cover are gorge!!!!!

  • sacramento

    You are always a true vision and an inspirastion. That clutch idea is brilliant, and your shoes are wonderfullllllllllllllllll

  • Jacqueline

    shoes are insane! in a good way! I know what you mean about combining the structure of the blazer with the flowingness of the skirt. ^^