Wednesday, December 18, 2013

My Favorite Looks from 2013...

Since the year is winding down and New Year's Day is just around the corner, I thought I'd take a trip down my closet memory lane. Here are some of my fav looks from 2013. 

I loved this look because it was festive and sleek. The glitz and glam was there
and the all black polished this look up, so it wasn't too "kiddy". 

I honestly didn't put too much thought into this look.
Joe told me we were going boating and I was
instantly drawn to these blue & green hues. The heels added nice contrast.

Spring was rearing its head and I decided to rock this
bright coral blazer  one day. I wanted the blazer to speak for
itself, so I kept everything else simple.

I LOVE this look. My 2 fabs: The high bun & The scarf! <3

I like this contrast in textures in this look. The light blouse paired
with these leather leggings is a nice marriage. I added the
brown purse in for an unexpected twist.

I'm actually holding a Zondervan Bible in my hand here. How awesome is that Bible?!
You can totally be stylish and love Jesus. 

Monochrome Baby! I was in the mood to experiment with
this trend and I think it worked.

I love this dress! I scored it at H&M at the beginning of the year.
I wore it to the Miami Metropolitan Fashion Week back in April.
I felt really confident in it. :)

This is my "vacay chic" look. While in Miami back in April,
I sported this look to do a bit of shopping. 

I wore this look for my hubby. He loves it when I wear pieces
that accentuate my curves. I felt great in this ensemble and
he loved it as well. ;)

One of my fav looks because the animal print & the pop of color
went together better than I expected they would. 

I wore this look on the evening we renewed our vows in Puerto Rico.
I wanted to sport this dress especially for my hubby Joe. I added the blazer during
the vow renewal ceremony and removed it later. I love the pop of
turquoise against the animal print.

I rocked this outfit for one of my YouTube videos.
The entire look is thrifted with the exception of my shoes. 

Wore my natural hair this day. I am so loving the royal blue
cardigan against the cognac handbag.

This is how I style a men's blazer. I'm wearing a thrifted Lanvin blazer here.
I'm featuring my Zara handbag here.
I've not been able to put it down since it was gifted to me!

I love this look because it's edgy and feminine; sexy and grungy. 

Saved the best for last! This look tops the cake because it's as if this
Philip Lim dress was made just for me! The color suits me perfectly and
the cut is a curvy girl's gift from heaven. I love the rucking and the long sleeves.
It's my perfect body con style dress.

 One of the things I learned about myself this year is that
"I won't know what I like until I try it".
 So I did my best in trying lots of different fashion trends and in doing so, discovered what works for me and what doesn't. I also learned that

"sizing means nothing".
 Just because an item is a Small or a 2X doesn't mean I have to rule it out. It all boils down to styling. Lastly,

"the price tag doesn't mean it's going to look amazing on me". 

I can't tell you how many people I've watched spend obscene amounts of money on a garment and still look frumpy, bland, or just plain bad. Knowing your body and knowing what works is the key to being  well dressed. Understanding the trends will help you stay fashion forward.

I pray that this post inspires you to love the skin you are in and to find your own lane where fashion is concerned. When you find your lane you will know exactly what works and you'll feel amazing no matter what you wear.

XOXO,

Ker-Leen
Colossians 3:14