FATEFUL FASHION | ootn
181
archive,tag,tag-ootn,tag-181,ajax_fade,page_not_loaded,, vertical_menu_transparency vertical_menu_transparency_on,wpb-js-composer js-comp-ver-4.7.4,vc_responsive

ootn Tag

BOND, JANE BOND

The suit: Noun. (plural power suits) A suit stereotypically associated with the 1980s, characterized by sharp cuts, wide shoulder pads, and a stiff rigidity. (science fiction) A powered exoskeleton.

Alexis:

The pantsuit to me sends such a strong message fashionably and just all around in general. It can be easily worn for a day at the office and go straight into nightlife after. It is sexy, professional and powerful. And, the thing that I love most is that it can be styled in so many different ways!

I decided for my mom’s 40th birthday party which was Frank Sinatra themed that it was the perfect occasion to belt out a pantsuit look. Although it is summer time here I was really into the tuxedo look due to Frank Sinatra of course and went with a black tie inspired pantsuit. I opted for a jeweled statement choker necklace rather than a bow tie. And, the shoes well, when it comes to a pantsuit you have to go out with a bang. With that in mind there was no other shoe that could that job other than my Swarovski crystal, Valentino rockstud pumps. When you go with a killer outfit such as the pantsuit you always complete it with an even more killer pair of shoes!

Georgia:

I’m an admitted online browser, I browse online stores, add the items I want to the cart and check back every now and then with adornment, yet hardly ever buy.

Well, I paid the ultimate price, the red suit I had been eyeing off for months had gone, my size was out of stock, I automatically contacted the site frantically hoping I could sweet talk my way into having my size miraculously appear. I didn’t succeed.

I was waiting for the perfect occasion to rock this red suit, even thought I had justified the purchase with the numerous occasions it could be worn at, I needed it’s debut to be perfect.

Then it came, girls night out, dinner and drinks on a Saturday night and I needed that suit.

I had one week, I searched high and low until finally it appeared.  River Island had the suit I had dreamt about for months on end and this time I didn’t hesitate, to the cart it went and checked out it was.

Yes, I checked the post every day to see if it had arrived, two days before the debut it came and boy was it beautiful.

It needed some slight tailoring but thankfully working in the city and having a 24/7 hem store down the road is a definite perk.

Saturday night arrived, I had my hair done and was ready, I teamed my dream red suit with a lace crop to give it a subtle sexy vibe, my classic 70’s pumps and I was ready, of course it wasn’t complete without a Chanel red lip.

I love a good suit, it makes you feel powerful, equal and fierce all at once.

Now I am looking for my next occasion to don this look again, mixing it up of course – another perk of the suit, it can be chopped and changed to various outfits.

One investment you won’t regret

X

13664808_1333157220032467_1687492626_n

13644360_1333157250032464_786721162_n

 

13652419_10154322910132118_1154614516_n

13664470_10154322911042118_2128818412_n

13650565_10154322909992118_2147040133_n

 

TASSELS & STRIPES

13493033_1318626608152195_1178608613_n

13511493_1318626584818864_1378078988_n

13515442_1318626581485531_1325781317_n

One of the things that I love this season is that tassels are coming back in a huge way! They were no longer considered keychain accessories but, were being featured in clothing, purses and the one that I am loving them on most is shoes. Every shoe from the ankle boot, to the gladiator sandal is having a tassel feature and it is coming out nicely. For the past few months I have been on the hunt for the perfect pair of tassel heels and I have recently found them! As soon as I did I could not wait to wear them and was looking for any excuse or occasion. And, what better occasion than a date night with my husband that he set up just so, I could wear my newly favorite pair of high heels.

Once I found the occasion the big question left was what to wear these beauties with? Really, they could stand all alone and wear themselves. That is the power of the tassel heel; it can turn any outfit from Va to Va-Va-Voom! Or, like our fellow Canadian rapper, Drake would say “0 to 100 real quick”. I wanted to mix classic and edgy pieces together to balance the sexiness appeal of the tassel heel. So, immediately stripes and leather came to my head! Stipes because they are one of the first types of pieces when you think of a classic look and leather because it is the definition of edgy. I have had this striped, off the shoulder blouse and high-waist leather skirt for quite some time now (they are part of my go-to staple pieces) and never did it occur to me to pair them together until now.

With the French, classic feel of the striped, off the shoulder blouse and the edginess of the high- waist leather skirt it brought together the sexiness of the tassel heel and created a powerful mix of Va-Va-Voom!

Xx Alexis

Blouse: Forever 21

Skirt: Forever 21

Shoes: Forever 21

VINTAGE LEVI’S

Spring is now in full swing and summer is just around the corner! Although, autumn is my favorite season I look forward to the crop tops and gladiator sandals that spring and summer have to offer!

And, since I am speaking about favorite things another one of them is doing photoshoots at night. My nights out are usually the times I fully dress up the most so, I do most of my blog shoots at night if you haven’t noticed by now. When G and I began this amazing blog of ours my shoots were mainly all in the evening and it was because it was the best time for me to fully dress up since work had me fully booked from 8 to 5. But, then I started to really like the way my shoots were coming out at night. The lighting, the mystery of what the night will hold really enticed me and thus became my favorite type of shoot to do. With that said now, I’ll talk about what I wore and one of my nightly outings!

So, another thing  I am in love with right now are a pair of vintage Levi’s that I found at a thrift store and simply can’t get enough of them. I have worn them in every way possible: day, night, short, long, inside out… you get the picture. This time I thought I’d wear them in a fun, sexy way. Everyone calls these types of jeans the “mom” jeans and I beg to differ because they can be styled in so many cool ways and my goal is to show you.

I had recently purchased this knitted mustard yellow tank top at Love Culture and thought the two colors (the vintage Levi’s and the tank top) went perfectly. For some reason the mustard yellow color screams vintage always to me. I also, wanted some type of chunky heel to balance the whole outfit together since I was starting off slimmer on the top and the bottom was going to be a little puffed out due to how “mom” jeans look rolled up. So, I wanted to keep the look flowing by pairing it with a pair of taupe platform heels by Steve Madden. Put any type of platform heel on and you’ll automatically feel like you’re heading to a disco which to me is an amazing feeling. Last I topped it off with another vintage find of mine an ivory blazer for the chilly end of the night and BAM just like that I felt sexy and cool in my vintage Levi’  “mom” jeans. GASP.

Xxx

Alexis

Alexis 2

Alexis 5

Alexis 6

Alexis 3

Alexis

Blazer: vintage

Top: love culture

Jeans: vintage levi’s

Heels: steve madden

SKYFALL

How to dress for a Christmas work break up party?

I always keep these two pieces of advice in my head ‘stay classic’ & ‘less is more’. It’s always important to have a few options in case your first choice doesn’t quite look how you imagined it to be.

This was actually my third choice, and in a way I’m glad my other two didn’t make the cut (that sounds harsh, I’m sorry I love all my clothes), however this outfit – my black jumpsuit I bought from TopShop in South Africa has just enough detailing in it, that I don’t need to over accessories and after running around all day I needed something I could quickly slip in to and with a red lip to finish off I was ready to go.

When I’m in doubt with what to wear for an occasion, and before my desperation kicks in and I go impulse shopping (very dangerous) I take a look in my wardrobe and try teaming pieces together that I haven’t before. Another piece of advice I always follow is by Coco Chanel – ‘I always take one thing off before leaving the house’ as always, less is more.

Georgia x

12347690_763520627126332_3181541915431326873_n

12373251_763520643792997_8918167462229313463_n