Birthday Outfit

The title of this post should be Ameeta Makes Jyoti Look Away from the Camera Too Much but that would be too long so I shortened it. Plus she’s the photographer so I should probably just shut up and go with what she says!

Here are a few shots from my b-day dinner a couple of weeks ago.

I told you I was looking away from the camera too much!

Dress – Francesca’s, Shoes – Jessica Simpson (via Ross), Bracelet – Gifted

I love that the print and cut of this dress allow me to wear it both dressed up and casual. It’s definately one of my favorite summer pieces.

My fabulous photographer.

Cute cupcakes!

Pistachio was my favorite!

Sexy!

Photography by Ameeta.

Blue Da Ba Dee…

…Da Ba Di! Remember this song?!? (If you don’t, it’s Eiffel 65 and it was a jam). Sigh…I really do miss 90s music!

I don’t think I’m the type of person who can pull off crazy pattern combinations that come off looking cool and hip. This and this are some of my favorite combinations but I think they’re more on the subtle side.

Here’s another attempt at pattern play. I do like how the pattern on the pants isn’t so overwhelming that it clashes with the stripes on the sweater. It made a fun work-wear outfit, though I slipped these pumps off for a pair of closed-toe nude wedges. I think the next combo I’ll have to try is stripes and flowers, since I haven’t given that one a shot yet.

I also don’t wear so much of one color together but I thought I’d try it out and see if I liked it. Surprisingly, I do kind of like this monochromatic-ish color look – I’ll definitely be trying it out with brighter spring/summer colors.

Sweater and Necklace – F21, Blue button down – Ross, Pants – CR, Bag – ASOS (Gifted), Shoes – Jessica Simpson (via Ross)

I’m really hoping I get out of this weird sickness that I’m in – One. Because I need to go to TXSC this weekend. Two. I need to stop watching Disney movies on Netflix (the sad part is – I think they’re good).

A Navy and Black Night

I definitely used to be one of those people who believed wearing navy and black together was one of the biggest fashion faux pas anyone could commit. Something about pairing two dark colors that didn’t match seemed like a complete no-no.

As you can see, I’ve changed my mind. I love the idea of mixing these two colors together, I think it has to do with the fact that navy and black are such classic colors. They’ll never go out of style and will always be worn, so why not wear them together? The pairing of the two colors definitely gives off a pulled together, chic look – something I’ll be doing more often this coming season.

I’ve had this skirt in my closet for years now and it happens to be one of those pieces that I’ve never stored away. I kept it hanging in my closet season after season in hopes that something would inspire me to pull it out and actually wear it. Well, it seems that the time has finally come. Longer skirts are back on the fashion scene and the ways in which they are now styled definitely appeal to my taste. For this outfit, I just wanted to keep it simple, hence the black tank top and a statement necklace.

With longer skirts that go past your knees, try and wear high heels. This way the hem of the skirt is further from the ground and since heels help to elongate your legs, you don’t end up looking short or stumpy.

I haven’t worn this ensemble out just yet (as you can tell I took these pictures in my backyard) but I’m hoping to one night for dinner or drinks with friends. If it gets a little cooler I’ll just throw on a cropped black blazer.

By the way, I love this necklace – it jingles when I walk and reminds me of Christmas… my favorite time of year!

Top – Target, Skirt – Thrifted, Leopard Clutch – TJ Maxx, Necklace – F21, Shoes – Jessica Simpson (via Ross)