Wednesday, October 7, 2015

The Return of Plaid of a Pop of Neon

Happy Wednesday!

As promised here's a post revolving around a new favorite that I picked up at Old Navy while killing time before brunch in Harlem recently.  Since styling this outfit, I already worn this skirt out dancing at a local spot with a cropped top, of course.  I love a versatile, high-waist piece.

Work has been crazy busy, and between adjusting to full weeks of teaching while maintaining a social life, I've been... tired.  Happy, but without enough time to write these blog posts in the way I'd like to.  That plus some technical difficulties set me back two days.  Ah well, here goes.

Here's one of my favorite work looks thus far:

I initially planned to wear this plaid skirt with an orangey-red lipstick-- I totally think about outfits in random parts like that-- but then I decided to have a similar pop effect with this statement necklace with pops of neon yellow, orange and pink.

Lately I've been into polishing my fingernails with two different colors and changing up the random accent nails.  So much fun!  Assorted gold-tone jewelry from J.Crew Factory and Express via my big sister's closet a few years ago.

The skirt is from Old Navy and surprisingly fits with minimal gaping at the waist, the top is a sturdy denim shirt from Gap 1969 and the necklace is from H&M a few years ago.  The pumps are my go-to, brown leather pumps by Frye.

Until next time!

Affirmation of the day: I have more than I'll ever need!

Friday, October 2, 2015

A Leather Skirt on the First Day of School

Good morning all!

A few things are unique about the start of this school year: one, it was the start of a milestone year (year 10, y'all!); two, I had just gotten back from eating my way through Korea and living it up in Japan that Sunday night, and was seriously jet-lagged by the time I reported to work Tuesday; and three, I picked out my first-day-of-school outfit pretty much that morning.  All I had the night before, was an inkling that I would style my new leather, midi skirt, the only thing I had bought before the start of this school year, and that was it.

I think it's all connected though.  In year ten, a chill that I struggle to articulate has come over me.  That's what allowed me to schedule my trip to Asia so late in the summer-- still not my preference, but it worked with my travel buddy's schedule-- and pick out an outfit just before time.  I've not only made it this far, but I've also thrived, so I'm good.

Now on to the deets: navy blue tissue t-shirt from J.Crew, fuax leather midi skirt from Forever 21, my go-to pumps by Fyre and my favorite collar necklace from Asos.

I love pairing neutral colors together; in this case, the navy against the blue, paired with the brown and topped with off-white.

Oh, and peep the ponytail; it's slightly to the side!

As for my makeup, the focus was on my lips of course.  There's nothing like a pop of color with a neutral outfit.  In this case, I layered M.A.C.'s "So Chaud" over my favorite "Ruby Woo" for an orangey red.

Here's to year ten and just being yourself in all situations.  Look for more of that theme to come, as I transition Learning Style to a lifestyle blog, finally!

love to all.

Today's affirmation: I choose to handle all my experiences with love, with ease and with joy.

Photo credits go to my awesome friend and colleague KF. 

Friday, August 28, 2015

Easy Summer Street Style

Here are some snapshots from a beautiful day in Brooklyn.

I spotted this pop color while walking my pup and had to show it some love with an impromptu outfit photo.

I'm wearing my favorite Express pencil skirt-- it's nice and stretchy and fits like a glove-- with a fun neon pink and white cropped top from H&M; my African bracelets of course and my white chucks. 

This blue (faux) leather backpack is a new favorite from Mashalls. 

Oh, and I finally checked out Chilo's, a newish spot in the neighborhood. The tacos from the truck in the back are delicious! And those margaritas as perfect-- potent and not too sweet! A review on Yelp is forthcoming. 

Until next time. 

Thursday, August 27, 2015

A White Skirt and a Crop Top

Peace all,

Here's what I wore to an afterwork event earlier this summer.  I absolutely loved this outfit!  I felt very Manhattan-meets-Brooklyn in this look.  

The cropped floral top is from Express, the white high waist skirt is from ASOS and the red-orange pumps are Ninewest.

I love pattern-mixing and am determined to pair these assorted African bracelets with all most of my looks, including my floral print top.  

Until next time,

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Orange, Blue and Sunkissed

Peace all,

As promised I am updating my blog with looks from this epic summer, and doing so from Korea at the moment.  (Check out my instagram @sofullye for my #mariagoestoasia daily updates.)

Here's what I wore to brunch with a good friend:

I actually was having a lazy day and threw this look together in just a few minutes.  Sometimes my best looks come together that way.

Crop top from American Apparel, drawstring pants from J.Crew Factory, white canvas sneakers by Converse, fanny pack from Forever 21 and my assorted African bangles.

I loved the colors against my sunkissed skin!  Bright colors are definitely my go-to after many days in the sun.

Peep the street art on the sidewalk by Aine.  Very cool!

As for the actual brunch, we decided on our spot, Alice's Arbor.  It was delicious as usual!

Seriously, that burger and those fries were so tasty!

Until next time,