Swag Bag

Swag Bag

Happy Saturday everyone! Have you ever owned something so long, but no matter how old it remained timeless?  This Gucci monogram tote is about 30 years old, but the style and quality hasn’t missed a beat.  After I landed my first professional job near Washington D.C. right after high school, I treated myself to it, and have kept it ever since.  I recall purchasing it from the Gucci flagship store in Tyson’s Corner, VA.  I recently completed an overhaul of my closet and found it in the dust bag so decided to brush it off and rock it with this outfit. It’s proved to be a classic piece that will never go out of style. I paired my vintage Gucci tote with a classic blazer and floral jacquard skinny pants.  Do you think this outfit is a hit or miss?  I hope this beautiful Veteran’s Day has been an amazing one you’ve enjoyed!   Photography by:  GloryRoze Photography   Turn on your JavaScript to view content   What I Am Wearing: // Hat // (vintage) // Jacket // Giorgio Armani // Floral Jacquard Skinny // ShoeDazzle and JustFab // Red Patent Leather Pumps // Jessica Simpson // Tote // Gucci (vintage)     Love, The Ultimate Fashionista   Share...
Mysterious Swag

Mysterious Swag

Every look has a story, and today my story isn’t adventure, fantasy, romance, or suspense.  It’s a mystery! Anyone who knows me knows I’m a hat connoisseur.  A benefit of hat wearing is they create a mysterious effect for someone who knows how to wear one.  As a fashion stylist and hat lover, one of my pet peeves is not doing a hat justice.  It takes a certain amount of swag to pull off wearing a hat the right way, and if worn incorrectly they certainly can look corny. Aside from the most important purpose of wearing a hat which is to look fabulous and mysterious, hats also serve other important purposes such as covering up a bad hair day, and providing sun protection.  Additionally hats can completely transform the look of an outfit with minimal effort, making them one of the best accessories ever invented in my opinion. Over the years I’ve heard people say they don’t think they can pull off wearing a hat or their head is too big to wear one.  I have to disagree.  There are all types of hats in the world, and just like clothes it’s just a matter of finding the right fit and style.  I love assisting my clients with selecting the right hats to compliment their style.  Once they realize hats look great on them, the possibilities are endless. Think of a hat like the bow on top of a present, or the icing on top of a cake.  It’s the final finishing piece which brings it all together.  When it comes to hats one bit of advice to...
Vintage Peek-a-Boo

Vintage Peek-a-Boo

Good morning Loves, The end of the year is approaching fast, and I’ve been working extremely hard which has me feeling a bit burnt out lately.  I decided it was time to put my hair up and have some fun!  Lucky for me, the 150th N.C. State Fair is in town from October 12-22.  I hadn’t been to the fair in years, but couldn’t think of a better way to treat myself, relax, unwind, and truly have that carefree feeling of a kid again. I headed straight to my closet with thoughts of a fun outfit in mind, and decided upon this vintage peek-a-boo jumpsuit/skirt combination.  The first stop at the fair was this cute little cotton candy shop called Cousins Concessions near Gate E.  Loves, if you go to the fair please find this place!  The staff was extremely friendly, and the owner gave us a fresh squeezed lemonade for the road. The bright fun colors of my vintage outfit fit right in at the fair.  It was feminine because of the skirt, but the pants allowed me to play games, enjoy rides, and partake in activities all while looking fab.  It proved to be the perfect choice for the occasion! Photography by:  Sharon Bui   What I Am Wearing: // Peek-a-Boo Outfit // (vintage) // Gladiator Sandals // Lasennia by JustFab   Love, The Ultimate Fashionista Share...
Take THAT to the Bank

Take THAT to the Bank

Happy Friday Loves, When people say the phrase “Take That To The Bank” they mean that something is for sure.  Well, in my last photo shoot I literally took THAT to the bank, which was a bomb vintage dress that I can always count on as being timeless. This money green swing dress is perfect for any occasion and any season, making it an asset to anyone’s wardrobe.  I love high quality vintage pieces because they are treasures that last a lifetime.  In this day and age it’s hard to find quality pieces unless you opt for top end luxury designers.  I also love the uniqueness of knowing when I step into a room chances are I’m not going to see my outfit. Swing dresses like this have become a stable for me because they make me look slimmer.  I love how you can’t tell how much is under the widest portion of the dress if you know what I mean 🙂   They essentially work with most body types, and should be an absolute must for pear-shapes. As you can see, I was having too much fun with my awesome photographer during this shoot.  Have an awesome weekend! Photography by:  Sharon Bui   Turn on your JavaScript to view content   What I Am Wearing: // Hat // (vintage) Christain Dior // Money Green Swing Dress // (vintage) // Shawna Bootie // Karl Lagerfeld // Leopard Bag // (vintage)   Love, The Ultimate Fashionista   Share...
No Basic Sweater

No Basic Sweater

Happy Monday everyone, I found the perfect statement sweater for fall!  If you’re a sucker for ruffles like me you’re going to love the details. This chunky knit, super soft sweater is designed with a classic turtle neck, relaxed body silhouette and showcases a feminine bell sleeve with tiered ruffle detailing.  Not only is it comfy, it’s the perfect mix of classy and trendy.  I paired it with a simple long necklace, cropped pants and sock booties for an effortless daytime look. So what do you think dolls?  I absolutely love it.  This is definitely going to be my go-to sweater of the season! Photography by:  GloryRoze Photography   What I Am Wearing: // Funnel Neck Layered Bell Sleeve Jumper // Romwe // Cropped pants // Old (Similar here) // Anka Bootie in Bordeaux // ShoeDazzle // Handbag // Vintage   Love, The Ultimate Fashionista       Share...