Tuesday, October 30, 2012

J Crew Versatility


Obsessed with the fun pattern on this denim that you would hardly know it's jeans. This is a pair that most would say "I can't pull that off," but just try it! You might surprise yourself.


Pair the above toothpick jeans with a bright colored top and the classic Schoolboy Blazer and it makes the perfect union of casual chic.  

Jeweled Necklace
Suede Ballet Flat

With a 5 minute task to dress myself, this is the outfit I came up with while scouring the JCrew store in Knoxville. One thing I love is the versatility of the J Crew clothes. You can pair the Schoolboy Blazer with nearly anything, dressing it up and down. You can pair the printed toothpick jeans with a painter tee, denim button down, or even a simple silk blouse. A classic black flat and a fun necklace that adds flair to any outfit, pull it all together.

Now, let's say you want some updated workwear, but that can also be worn on the weekend, vacay, etc.

This first outfit takes a new idea to "the suit". While this is not a typical suit, I've paired the classic Minnie pant and the Schoolboy Blazer. I loved this silk printed top for a bit of femininity to the normal workday.

You could also pair this gigham button down to the blazer and pant above or match with the jade No.2 Pencil Skirt below. Juxaposing a bit of casual Americana, workwear, and fun color.

If you want to push the envelope a bit more, which I always love, add La Parisienne sweater below. It quirky but wonderfully fashionable.

 Let me know if you like these styling tips and feel free to comment on anything or message me on FB for style questions!


Monday, October 29, 2012

Photoshoot: Simply Chic

Styling and Photography by Emma Sousa



Studded Blazer: BCBGeneration
Sheared Silk Top: 
Skinnies: American Eagle Outfitters
Black Suede Pumps: Steve Madden
Red Lip: Dior


Sunday, October 28, 2012

Photoshoot: Girls Night Out

Styling and Photography by Emma Sousa


Black Tutu Tunic: Blue Bird
Pale Pink Leather Jacket: Rampage
Skinnies: American Eagle Outfitters
Pointy Toe Patent Pumps: Nine West
Snakeskin Clutch: Kate Spade


Friday, October 26, 2012

Photoshoot: Paint the Town Red

The lovely Meredith Akins, freshman at UT, is quite the fashionista with hopes of moving to NYC to work in fashion upon graduation. AKA: We're soul sisters. Loved raiding her closet for this shoot and discussing all things NY!!! Can't wait to hopefully help her find an internship :)

This shoot was focused on a "girls night out", if you will. First off, I chose a classic cat eye and loose waves. Simple but sexy. The detailing on the trim of the jacket and the rouching on the sleeve took this black jacket to a whole new level, and I'm loving that pointy toe pumps are making a major comeback. Pop of color, layered necklaces, and a killer ring pulls it all together.

Styling and Photography by Emma Sousa

Red Silk Button Down: MM Couture
Black Tweed Jacket: Blue Bird
Skinnies: American Eagle Outfitters
Patent Pointy Toe Pumps: Nine West
Pearl Necklace: Forever 21
Pocketwatch Necklace: London Market
Crystal Cross: Waterford
Black Leaf Bangle: Forever 21
Bee Ring: Stella

(more to come)

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

School Days Photoshoot: Queen Bee

Styling and Photography by Emma Sousa

channeling your inner Blair Waldorf?

Black Velvet Blazer: Laura Clement
Striped Long Sleeve Tee: Living Doll
Navy Silk Scarf: Forever 21 forever21.com 
Yellow Suede Flats: BDG urbanoutfitters.com
Brown Leather Watch: Fossil fossil.com


Monday, October 22, 2012

School Days Photoshoot: Free Spirit

Styling and Photography by Emma Sousa


Embroidered Floral Jersey Dress:anthropologie.com
White Chunky Sweater: Lucca urbanoutfitters.com
Thigh High Socks:  urbanoutfitters.com
Brown Booties: Deena & Ozzy urbanoutfitters.com


Sunday, October 21, 2012

School Days Photoshoot: Teacher's Pet

Styling and Photography by Emma Sousa

Floral Print Dress: Pins and Needles urbanoutfitters.com 
Red Suede Flats with Gold Cheetah Heel: Deena & Ozzy urbanoutfitters.com
Bib Necklace: Forever 21 forever21.com
Neutral Bangle: J Crew jcrew.com