3 February 2014

Wardrobe Rehab: 10 Ways to Style A White T-shirt

"I've always thought of the T-shirt as the alpha and the omega of the fashion alphabet"

 GIORGIO ARMANI

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The basic white t-shirt is a wardrobe staple for every women, as it can either be dressed up or down. It is referred to as a basic because it is one of the building blocks to building a solid clothing collection. Choose a fitted white t-shirt for a chic and seamless look or choose one that is loose and slouchy for a more relaxed and forgiving fit.

Variety:
Be sure to buy your t-shirts in a fabric that is not too thin to prevent it from losing its shape.
Various necklines add interest: A round neck tee offers more coverage so is more versatile than a v-neck.
Different sleeve lengths will also determine wearability ranging from cap sleeves, sleeveless, elbow length and long sleeves. choose one that compliments your body type in the best possible way by minimizing any flaws or accentuating your best assets.

With the help of Trendsetters Collection - located 3 Perth Road, Mandeville - I have shown how different shoes, bags and accessories can transform a basic white t-shirt in 10 different ways. Every piece of clothing was in my wardrobe nothing was purchased except the t-shirt, so it shows that with very little money we can have a fresh update on pieces we already own ;)

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1 Monochromatic Chic: High waist vintage Jean Paul Gaultier trousers are paired with a cropped blazer in a classic houndstooth print with pearl buttons; accessorized with a bold red patent leather bag by Milano. The red chain link necklace ties the look together and is a tougher alternative to classic pearls which can sometimes age you in a classic ensemble.





2 Relaxed Weekend Look: Worn here  with a green sheer pleated maxi, I added another layer with a black vest and chose comfortable Steve Madden flats featuring a gold plate detail and a black and white satchel by Anne Klein.,

3 Colour-Block it : Wear a pencil skirt and a blazer for a chic ensemble, choose contrasting colours and add a statement tote to tie in with the other colours.

Preppy Chic: A t-shirt worn over a soft blush toned sheer blouse acts as a light vest. The polka dotted blouse is feminine with a bow and so I chose classic white pearls to give it a dainty finish.


 
5 Edgy: DIY distressed blue denim jeans (DIY previously blogged here) paired with a chunky caramel coloured leather belt, leopard platform pumps from Steve Madden and a studded leather duffle bag also from Steve Madden.


Casual: Denim skirt with brown contrast stitch detail pays tribute to the on-trend 'western/cowgirl' theme. I chose bold gold earrings, a cross body bag by Nicole Lee and brown statement wedges to achieve a carefree but trendy look.


7 Resort Casual: Geometric print palazzo pants paired with an oversized tote in a punchy red-orange colour, the nude Steve Madden platform wedges adds height and balances the look.

8 Relaxed: Red short shorts are paired with a cool chambray denim shirt and accented with a lightweight scarf in a tropical motif. Worn with nude platform wedges by Steve Madden and an oversized yellow tote.

Sunday Brunch : A midi skirt by American Apparel in a vibrant orange colour paired with a small black and white leather satchel by Milano which adds a feminine touch; the matching pointy toe sling backs complete the look.

10 Formal: (Below) High waist mermaid skirt (up cycled from an old gown) paired with a gilded damask bow belt; for jewelry I upped the glam effect by layering a multi-strand pearl necklace with a gold necklace together and adding a bejeweled clutch for a sparkly accent.

Laundering:
Be careful while laundering any white fabrics, but specifically, fabrics with stretch should avoid bleach and use natural stain movies to prevent yellowing. Completely avoid the dryer to avoid shrinkage and bear in mind that over time your t-shirts will fade and thin so be sure  to stock up in a couple.

Shoes, bags and accessories: TRENDSETTERS COLLECTION:
 3 Perth Road Mandeville, 961-1474


PHOTOS BY:
Jordache 'Dash' Jones: 471-8957
&
Antoinette Daniels: - 422-0676

Production assistant: Kai Heaven

Thoroughly enjoyed working with Dash and Antoinette who make a great team, contact them for all your photography needs including but not limited to portraits, weddings, special events and lifestyle photography. A very special thank you to my friend Claudine for the fabulous location site. :) Hey guys, lease be sure to drop a comment and let me know which look is your favourite and which you will try soon. 

Contact me for styling services, image consultation, and wardrobe editing at natalieoutar@gmail.com

Thanks for reading everyone! 
xoxo 
Natalia Oh! 

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17 January 2014

Coleen Panton Designs:: Frolic

 
The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.’ 

- Oprah Winfrey -


THE FROLIC 

Hi Everyone!
Hope you're all doing well, can you believe it's Friday already? But that means it's time for the weekend! Yay! Today I'm  featuring a couple pieces from Coleen Panton's new collection. You guys may remember when I featured Coleen's designs here and here. As I've said before Coleen truly understands how to dress a woman's body and her finish is always on point. 

Shown above is a jersey fringed top and tribal influenced palazzo pants on this striking beauty Shadea- I'm sure the modeling agencies are going to be fighting over her soon. 

The Kris-Kross: 

Shown above in white, is a stretch cotton palazzo pants and wrap around midriff top- perfect for our tropical climate, as it is sexy and also freeing at the same time. 
I can see myself wearing it with some chunky wedges, but I can also see it being paired with flats and layered necklaces. It's always a great idea to have pieces in separates as it allows us to maximize our wardrobes! ha ha! Frugal fashionista always at it, mix and match is the key! right ladies?



   Coleen Panton  contact: (876) 881-8855
Make-up Artist: Aretha Mullings of Simply Flawless Makeup

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You may remember this pants suit in another colour when blogger Chellan (R) wore it in our Gleaner feature The Classics, a couple weeks back- photographed next to PR Executive Tassia Stewart also wearing pants by Coleen Panton. 

Contact Coleen if you have a special event or if you would like to see more of her collection, visit and like her facebook page here.
Have a great weekend everyone!
Thanks for reading 

xoxo 

15 January 2014

Evergreen Dreams



The comfortable and comforting people are those who look upon the bright side of life

 Gathering its roses and sunshine and making the most that happens seem the best."
Dorothy Dix
 

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Hi Everyone! 
I want to introduce you to this lovely jewelry seller in Jamaica, Sher's Jewels
Sherine is a friend of a long time friend Marica Mitchell, you may remember I featured her before in my  'She's Got Style' series- see her feature here

As luck would have it I bumped into Sherine over the Christmas holidays, and she gave me her card telling me that she sells one of a kind affordable fashion jewelry. She had me at 'one-of-a-kind'! ;) what sealed the deal was her affordable prices.
Sherine specializes in sourcing dynamic pieces to fit all occasions. Collections range from vintage, chic and trendy. You want it and Sherine will source it.

Contact her:
 (876) 295-0939



Dress: Natalia Oh! 
(taking orders email me if interested)
  Necklace and Watch: Sher's Jewels 
Clutch and Shoes: Trendsetter's Collection 
On My Lips: MAC's Morange

[ PHOTOS BY: Miranda Sampson ]

Miranda has been a friend over the years as we have children the same ages and we live in the same town. Can I just say how much I love her work?! Love! Love! Love it! I find myself stalking her instagram gallery to see how she captures her beautiful children and finds beauty in every day life. Her photography is so gentle but oh so profound and evokes emotions that have actually brought me to tears of joy.
 I'm a huge fan and I'm sure you will be too. 

Contact her: mdoddssampson@gmail.com
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Thanks for reading everyone!
xoxo 

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Fruition

Hi Everybody!! 
Happy New Year!! What a great way to start off the blog this year, I'm getting phone calls and tweets that my photo from instagram just got featured on the Wendy Williams Show!! whoo hooo!!! Oh what a little hash tag can do!! 

Hope everyone is having a great day and a great year so far! I know I am. The one word that keeps coming to me this year is fruition: Realization of something desired or worked for; accomplishment.

This is the year I believe that all I have been laying foundation for the past two years will be coming to fruition. I thank all of you for supporting me in any way you have, a kind tweet, a comment on instagram and also on this blog.
May you seek the Lord first for all understanding and with all your decisions; as I do same.

 Here is the photo that made it \o/







Metallic dress worn as top: Shimmer / Shorts: Forever 21
 Shoes and Necklace: Trendsetters Collection
Opaque tights: ASOS






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Be kind to everyone and be blessed.
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