Throwback: The Return of the Overalls






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Overalls: Topshop denim overalls | Heels: Zara metallic sandals | Bag: Valentino rockstud mini bag | Glasses: H&M | Hat: Lids | Blazer: Theory

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Oh those fugly overalls. You know, the comfy, classic one piece denims with those buckles that was totally “cute-sie,” way way back when your mom used to forced you into as a toddler. There were short ones, long ones, floral ones, colorful ones, corduroy ones and sometimes we’d even leave one strap unbuckled. Well, they are back!! But as fashion always has a way of playing tricks on us, it went from fug to fab. Well, at least for me it did.

Casually styled, overalls can be dressed up with a pair of heels and blouse or dressed down with a crop top and pair of Chucks. However way you wear them, overalls are fun and can give your style a playful edge. It’s no wonder I can’t resist their cozy charm.

Here are some of my favorite looks. Which one is your favorite?

Simply Chic

overalls6 All Things Slim, Golden White Decor, Lipstick CatWalk

Pretty in Prints


Galant Girl, Steffys pros and Cons, Lovely by Lucy

 Sweet Romance


Via: Pinterest

Edgy Cool


Ashley Madekwe, Mira Duma Looks, Nany’s Klozet 

Flower of Love








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Top: Topshop polka dots crop top (similar here) | Bottom: KTRcollection skirt | Necklace: chunky pearl necklace from ebay | Bracelets: Marc Jacobs, Aqua | Michael Kors studded cap toe pumps | Bag: Marc Jacobs crobsy sutton

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I never really intended to make clothes nor did I love sewing. It was sort of out of my own agony and a survival remedy for a bullied kid who wanted to fit in.

Growing up, we didn’t shop at department stores or wore designer clothes. Every few months my mom would take me to the local community church where they sell clothes for $0.50 an item and I was always so excited because that means new clothes for school. Of course nothing ever fits and most of the time they were outdated. When I went to school with my “new clothes,”  I’d get teased and bullied for not matching or wearing something that wasn’t “good enough.” For those reasons, I started sewing and became quite crafty at hemming pants that were too long, trimming over-sized skirts, turning bagging tops into a form fitting tank and sometimes removing excess fabric to create an entirely different garment. At 10, my mom bought me my first sewing machine and I remember hysterically busting out in tears because I was so happy.

It’s funny how life works. The things that you thought were your weaknesses are actually going to be your strength. I started sewing because I was bullied and I wanted to fit in, but over time, love blossomed …and now it’s my passion and desire to make things that will allow me to express my individuality and enable me to stand out from the crowd.

I made this skirt over the weekend and I love the box pleats because it creates a full and flare shape that’s perfectly feminine and fun, not to mention the bold contrasting colors of purple, green and yellow. I also think the contrast of polka dots and floral somehow creates a perfect harmony. Ironically, I now can’t get enough of mixing and matching as I think it’s a part of my personality: quirky, bold and sometimes adventurous. :) Therefore, I wanted to share this skirt with you and hope it’s unique in a sense where you can express yourself as well.

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Above the Bar






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Top: Bar iii faux leather jacket, Topshop top | Bottoms: Bar iii slim jocket pants (similar here)|  Shoes: Aldo Shoes metallic pumps | Bag: Valentino Rockstud mini tote | Glasses: Lumete

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As much as I love pretty flowy dresses, I favored an awesome pair of casual pants that’s versatile and can take me from day to night. These Bar III slim jockey pants are beyond comfortable, stretches and are so soft to the touch. They’re typically worn with flats or sneakers (perfect for running errands or lounging around) but I decided to dress and edge them up with metallic pumps and a (faux) leather jacket with interesting back details. The mixing is really more of an outcome to my on-to-go-and-didn’t-have-a-change-of-clothes problems than me trying to be creative. :)

Feeling Blue & Yellow




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Top: Topshop crop sweater (petite) | Bottoms: ASOS peg pants | Shoes: Aldo silver cap toe pumps | Bag: Bag: Valentino rockstud mini tote | Necklace: Kate Spade | Glasses: Dior

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This crop sweater, with it’s cobalt blue tone and soft knit texture has been a wardrobe favorite of mine. I love how it can liven up a dull outfit yet still add casual elements to a standout piece like these yellow high waisted trousers. I love wearing these two colors together (hello color-blocking!)! It was one of those days where Nate wouldn’t have to play “Where’s Waldo” with me since he always claim he can’t find me in a crowd. :)







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Top: Topshop crop sweater (petite) | Bottom: Topshop quilted skirt (petite) | Shoes: Zara | Bag: Valentino rockstud mini tote | Glasses: Tom Ford nikita cateye | Necklace: Link chain (similar here) | Bracelets: Tory Burch, c/o Monee Elizabeth

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No matter what trend I venture off with, there’s always a few key pieces that have captured my heart: A fun skirt and a cool crop top. So naturally when I saw this quilted skater skirt and electric blue crop sweater, I knew they would be coming home with me.

It’s everything I adore in an outfit…the skirt is edgy and fun, while the sweater is cozy, chic, and has a peek of sex appeal. The feminine heel’s nude front elongates my legs, making a quiet yet unique statement with the black t-straps and brown backings…Adding to the mix is my latest favorite bag that has an attitude all of her own! If I would have to describe my style with one outfit, it would definitely be this! Fun, feminine and perhaps with a bit of attitude. :)

What’s your signature style or do you have a look you are always drawn to?