MSGM Inspired| Milano Runway

by dietingfashion on April 3, 2012

I had ran across Because I’m Addicted blog through a twitter feed from WendysLookbook.com.

image via Because I’m Addicted

This picture inspired me so much. The print on print is gorgeous and feminine. It’s amazing! I was speechless when I scrolled through the photos.

Top: Zara Floral Printed Top with Side Ruffle (similar here)
Dress: Tibi Genevieve Strapless Draped Dress in Plum Multi (old)
Shoes: Ann Taylor Loft Suede Pumps (almost exact here)

I hope I recreated this look in my own way. I was blown away by MSGM’s style, the mix of prints and textures, even the proportions were all over the place, but in the right way.

Let me know what you think.


Stylemint + Shoemint

by dietingfashion on March 30, 2012

After spending an average of $100 on Jewelmint each month, I wanted to see what Stylemint had to offer. My “Mint” addiction also propelled me to Shoemint where I purchased 2 pairs of shoes from Shoemint (with a $30 off coupon). The first pair was the Jolly from this post (here). In this outfit, I tried to style around Shoemint’s Kathy in Red Dalmatian.

Top: Stylemint Madison Tee (similar here)
Blazer: Zara White Blazer with Elbow Patches (simular here)
Bottoms: Ann Taylor Loft Modern Skinny Jeans (similar here)
Shoes: Shoemint Kathy in Red Dalmatian (similar here)
Jewelry: Loft Teardrop Necklace (similar stone pendant here)

It was one of those days. I rolled out of bed and said “I don’t know what to wear.” I grabbed my comfy and new Stylemint tee, a pair of jeans, a blazer and my Shoemint Kathy shoes. To me, this outfit is just an on the go ensemble.

The biggest hangup I have, is my hair. Most of the time it’s only in a ponytail. When my hair is newly washed, it’s so slick that any styling comes undone too quickly. So experimenting with my hair is best the 2nd day if I have time.

My daughter Megan calls these “The Tap Shoes.” I used to dance tap and the oxfords I used to dance in have a similar shape as these Shoemint ones. I haven’t broken the Kathy shoes in enough to do proper “wings” or “pullbacks” though.

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Oversized Striped Shirt + Pastel Denim

by dietingfashion on March 24, 2012

I am trying for my 3rd child, so I have been preparing by buying clothes a bit larger in size. I came across a BCBG Lane Maternity shirt that cost $130! I was like “I’ll wait for Gilt or even stalk Ebay for it.” Well over President’s Day, I noticed the same Lane shirt on bcbg.com. For $98. Yes pretty steep still but compared to the maternity one, I do save over $30.

Top: BCBG Lane Striped Long Sleeve Top with Contrast Hem (here)
Bottom: Zara Colored Pastel Denim (here)
Shoes: Zara Peep Toe Wedges Ankle Boot (here)
Jewelry: Jewelmint, French Connection, Forever21
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Shim Shim Shimmery Outfit

by dietingfashions on November 24, 2011

Top: Poppy Red Blouse – J. Crew, Sweater – Forever21
Bottom: Grey Slim Leg Cords- Ann Taylor Loft
Shoes: Wedges – Banana Republic

I love this oufit. We had a Thanksgiving Lunch to go to with the whole family. I put together this outfit with in mind a holiday spirit. The bright poppy colored blouse paired with a shimmery sweater. The cords give the outit a more casual yet still polished look.

The J. Crew blouse is a staple in my closet because it can be dressed up or down. The down side of it is that it’s very thin (it thins in some places) and easily wrinkled. This Forever21 sweater is from their LOVE21 collection. Very soft and buttery to the touch, I love that it sparkles with metallic fibers woven through the sweater. The 3/4 length sleeve was perfect for today’s Thanksgiving weather. Very low 60’s, sun shine and a light breeze.

It was amazing to get together with my family. We had a blast and I loaded up on turkey. I think that’s it for my turkey day! Happy Thanksgiving!


Military Sweater & Straight Leg Cargo Pants

by dietingfashions on November 22, 2011

Top: Sweater with Shoulder Pads – Zara sz: S
Bottom: Cargo Pants Martin Fit – Banana Republic Factory sz: 6

Shoes: Strappy Heels in Stone – Ann Taylor Loft sz: 7 1/2

I wanted to wear a military styled outfit since there’s a Blogger’s Do It Better Challenge. I realized that I had given many military styled clothing away – either to my mom or donated it. I had a perfectly green military trench and a purple military coat about 1 month ago.

The morning of these pictures, there was quite a breeze around. I dressed warmly in this Zara sweater. The sweater is just the right size for me, not to short or long. It does have a boxy cut. The only complaint I have is the wool – very scratchy. I might have to wear a shirt underneath to help with the roughness. I’ve been having these pants since the summer. I like it very much. I think the straight lines of the pants and the coloring pulls a military vibe. I love the strappy shoes by Loft. It is sexy and comfy. Though after a week of walking in heels, my ankles are starting to scream.

What else should I add to this outfit?