I clearly had this page marked n my magazine lol

I clearly had this page marked n my magazine lol

I was looking through the Lucky Magazine September issue (I’m still waiting for my others, I think someone is “borrowing” them and not returning them if you know what I mean) Anyway, I saw an Old Navy add and their new Tuxedo Skinnies and instantly fell in love. So naturally I went looking for other brands with similar designs.

What I Want Now: Tuxedo Stripe Skinnies

SOLD Design Lab tuxedo stripe skinny jeans / Rich & Skinny jeans / Flying Monkey tuxedo jeans

These pants are so versatile. They can go from day to night instantly with a change of accessories. I will definitely be adding a pair or two (or three) to my fall wardrobe lol so you know I say Rock It! What are your thoughts on this trend?

I try not to be too trendy when it comes to my style. I love classic pieces and incorporating a trend or two in my looks. Some trends last for a season or two while others turn in to classics (hello leopard print). So one of the major trends of Spring 2013 is stripes, particularly black and white stripes. I love this trend. I’ve dedicated a few posts to this trend (check them out here and here). So I’ve been on the hunt for a black and white vertical stripe blouse because I refuse to pay $80 for the blouse at Zara.

Anyway, this look was inspired by this trend. I paired my favorite faux leather skater skirt with a mixed stripe long-sleeve shirt I remembered I had in the back of my dresser drawer dedicated to casual tops (my organization is sick). Anywhoooo, here is the look.

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What I Wore

-Black and white mixed striped shirt from Old Navy (purchased many seasons ago)

-Black faux leather skater skirt from Asos

-Black pumps from Brash

-Black cross necklace from Charming Charlie in Florida

-Blue Bowler hat (pictured below) from H&M

-Lipstick (OCC Lip Tar in Strutter, which has been discontinued)

Check out more pics below

Can you tell I was freezing while taking this picture? lol

Can you tell I was freezing while taking this picture? lol

I am beginning to see the definition in my legs. Woohoo, check out my HGB Fitness Posts.

I am beginning to see the definition in my legs. Woohoo, check out my HGB Fitness Posts.

My infamous look back pose

My infamous look back pose

Check out the calves :)

Check out the calves :)

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The sun decided to come out and play when I took the next set of photos

Marilyn Monroe anyone?

Marilyn Monroe anyone?

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Shout out tony “photographer” Dallas. He’s one of my good friends and asked me to shout out him out. lol He didn’t do too bad with these photos so he may become my official blog photog.

Check out Bloggers Do It Better Style Challenge with Black and White Stripes

So I saw this top and a look instantly came to mind. So here it is

The cardigan makes this great transitional outfit. Crop tops can still be worn early fall if layered correctly. The cardigan will provide a little bit more warmth on those slightly cool days. You should never be afraid to wear color, no matter what time of year it is.

 

Old Navy recently held a viewing of their Fall 2011 collection and even though Spring has arrived and we have yet to go through summer I am anticipating Fall. This is because of the great pieces that Old Navy will be offering in the Fall.

 

The collection is filled with separates that when layered the right way will have you looking amazing. Layering seemed to be the theme. Over sized cardigans were paired with stripe sweaters and skinny jeans. Maxi skirts were paired with t-shirts and vests. Oversized blouses were paired with skinny jeans and leopard print skinny belts.

 The main colors that stuck out in this collection were the corals, cognacs, rosy pinks, greys, navy blues and olive greens. These colors are great for Spring and Fall and a great way to transition into the colder months. There was also a plethora of floral print which is usually major during the spring, but Old Navy took this trend to the fall.

 As for accessories, Old Navy offers an amazing selection of cross body bags in various prints, colorful totes, leopard print shoulder bags, Fall Floppy hats, skinny belts, wide belts, and printed and solid scarves. One of the accessories that I thought brought many of the looks to life were printed scarves.

 

 

This collection still allows spring and summer looks to work in the fall. There were many styles of shorts paired with crew neck sweat shirts, tights, and oversized cardigans.

 

Old Navy’s Fall 2011 Collection has something for everyone. You can take the basic pieces and make them your own, giving them a new life.

 

Here it is

The Art of Layering

The Art of Layering by Her Goody Bag featuring wrap shoes