As I mentioned in my previous post about my new leather jacket (that I just adore), I have not only been super excited about cold weather but of course the wardrobe that comes along with it. Layering, big jackets, slouchy beanies, scarves, over the knee boots…I could go on and on! Due to my excitment, I have spent way too much time searching for the perfect Fall/Winter 2013 coats and who better to share the scoop with than to all of my fab readers? There are many coat trends this year, so I have broken them up by trend (you can thank me later). It was so hard to pick just one for each, but these are my top picks!
I’m such a tomboy at heart, so I am definitely a fan of throwing on a graphic tank, my fave pair of tennishoes, and getting out the door quick. Yesterday, this is how I felt. I had some errands to run and things to get done. What else are sunday’s for? Converse are without a doubt my go-to pair of kicks. They go with everything!
I most frequently wear my black & white pair’s of converse (I’ve been really into b&w lately), but I have a wide variety of colors I’ve collected over some time now. I love dressing them up with a blazer, graphic tee, and vintage levi shorts….but I would say they are most ideal for when you have a lot of walking involved in your day. In my opinion they are the most comfortable tennis shoes, but more importantly they are so affordable! Once they have seen better days and it’s time to get a fresh new pair, it only runs you about $50 and then they last you a good while 🙂
Although I love the tomboy look, what lady wants to look too masculine? Yes..there is such a thing. We can’t be looking frumpy ladies. Too much bagginess going on will not be flattering to your figure. I like to borrow a little from the guys, just to give my feminine look a little bit of a masculine flare. This is why I paired my tank with a simple bodycon skirt. This skirt is so cheap but it has been great for pairing with graphic tees and loud printed blouse’s. Remember, when you’re out running errands you don’t want to look you’re trying too hard to impress. However, if you’re wearing your boyfriends XL t-shirt and your baggiest pair of boyfriend jeans, people are going to be wondering what on earth you’re hiding under all that baggage! Pairing your graphic tee or tank with a fitted skirt will show off your female curves and leave little imagination to the eye. We’re not trying to fake people out here..let’s keep it simple, sexy, chic!
If you have specific inquiries, please leave a comment or email me and I would be happy to give my input! I am offering free styling and wardrobe advice to help get my blog going 🙂
P.S. If you haven’t already, don’t forget there is one week left to enter my 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target limited edition handbag giveaway! Details are here.
On the other end of the spectrum, this leather moto jacket by Cusp was something I had to splurge on. Yes, I said had to. I’ve been on the hunt for quite some time and I finally found the perfect one! What’s far more important about this leather number? It doubles as a vest. The sleeves zip off! 2 for 1? Duh. And actually, in comparisson to most genuine leather moto jackets this one is a downright steal. While I was browsing the Cusp department (my fave) in Neiman Marcus, the kind lady helping me said this leather jacket is actually the cheapest genuine leather jacket that Neiman Marcus carries. And it just so happens to be made by Cusp. We’re talking 100% leather people. No faux here. You better get on it girls; cool whether is well on it’s way and this is a piece you’ll keep forever!
I am going to be wearing the you know what out of this jacket. Although my style is always evolving and changing, you can bet your bottom dollar that this girl will always love a little bit of edge. Speaking of edge..you know what would also be super hot with this look? The top handle 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target bag that is currently up for grabs. You still have over a week to enter. Click here for more info on my giveaway.
Hi readers! Ok, so I got such a great response from the most simple DIY I posted last time that I thought I would post another. These gold dinosaurs are something I have seen on home decor maven Devon Rachel’s blog, adorable Amelia of Duckling to Swan, Catherine Sheppard of The Life Style (via Glitter Guide), and many other fab bloggers. It has to be the easiest DIY ever. I mean literally. You don’t need an artistic bone in your body to make this sassy desk accessory yours. Here’s the before (horrid) & after of my little DIY project 🙂 Hope you enjoy!
Just select the dinosaur of your choice at any local kid’s toy store (I got mine at a history museum down the street from my house for $10)
Set your dino on a peice of cardboard and give the heinous looking creature (dinasours freak me out) a pretty makeover with your favorite shade of gold spray paint. My favorite gold spray paint is by far Rustoleum Metallic Gold. It doesn’t look fake and it’s not too shiny or brassy. The perfect shade of gooooold (insert Austin Powers gold member voice here).
This is after one coat of spray paint. It doesn’t take much! I did one coat, let it dry for an hour (if that) and then gave him another coat.
And there you have it! You can also do this with small elephants, giraffes, and other wild animals in different places around your home. There is something about these animals that give an eclectic touch to your home. Try this out and let me know which animal you decide to give a gold makeover!
p.s. I really do hate dinasours. But I have to admit I had so much fun doing this… I think I might have to get a few different kinds and add them to my collection. Triceratops? Actually I think that’s what kind of dinosaur this one is. T-rex? Whatever the hell their names are….I may secretly be a new fan.
(Side note: if you are following me on any form of social media..I know I said I was going to post the giveway this past saturday, but I was having technical difficulties with my blog. So please forgive me!)
What better way to start the week off than to do my first giveaway! As I said in a previous post, I am going to start doing FREE giveaways from my personal wardrobe here on the blog. In order to win, you’ll have to follow my blog and the criteria for that particular giveaway.
For me, this giveaway is huge!! Not only becuase it’s my first giveaway on chicstylebysage, but also because these bags are limited edition and a hot item right now. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you are well aware of the chaotic masses of women that swarmed Target on September 17th (when Target released their collaboration with 3.1 Phillip Lim). And even if you were on your fashion A game, you may have missed out on the crossybody bags that flew off the shelves within minutes. Luckily when I arrived to my local Target, I still had quite a variety to choose from…so I bought both styles! I know what you’re thinking and the answer is yes 🙂 Maybe I’m crazy, but I’ve decided to share the wealth (so don’t make me regret it). These bags go for a minimum of $80 on ebay and all top bloggers/fashionistas are sporting their limited edition goodness. So many ladies are biting at the bit to get their hands on one of these babies and I’m giving one away to one of my readers! And guess what..it’s black! Black in every style were the first to fly off the shelf. I mean, it goes with everything! This is my way of saying thank you for following my blog and reading my personal style diary. Okay okay, I’ll stop rambling. So here is how you enter (GOOD LUCK!):
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Leather & plaid are two of falls hottest trends and I have been browsing the web up and down to find the chicest pieces for all of you! These two leather jackets are great options and both incredibly affordable. You definitely want to invest in a good leather jacket for fall; always great for taking your look into the chilly nights or layering for the perfect daytime chic look.
For my day look, comfort is key. Who wants to walk around with blisters on their feet from wearing 4 inch stiletto’s all day? Not this girl! I am most comfortable in a graphic tank or t-shirt, but always love a little bit of edge. This quirky lips tank from American Eagle is perfect. I would tuck it into the high waisted skirt and maybe tie my leather jacket around the waist. The converse are obviously ideal for walking around and getting ish done (my collection wont stop growing). Another option would be to wear some black combat boots. Love that look..and combat boots are suprisingly very comfortable. Throw on some of this killer chanel bronzer and your fave sleek tote…boom!
To take this look into the night..obvi throw your leather jacket over the shoulders. Switch our your cozy tank for a fitted black crop top (or even black leotard), your highest pair of black booties, and your go-to nightime crossbody bag (except wear it on one shoulder instead of throwing it across the chest..tends to look more nightime-ish this way). Add a red lip? Always. This is a ladies easiest way to sass up her look. Besides…what guy doesn’t love a red lip on a woman? So sexy!
And guess what?? It’s the weekend baby!! I encourage you all to take a risk and try this look and let me know how it works out 🙂
ANNOUNCING MY GIVEAWAY TOMORROW LADIES!! SOOOO EXCITED!!!! 🙂