May 2013 - Sensible Stylista

Lacy Thigh-highs

Stockings:  ASOS
Dress:  c/o Double Zero Clothing
Shoes:  Candie's via Kohl's
Bag:  Vintage Bally - gifted
Necklace:  Off Saks Fifth
Belt:  Came with this H&M skirt

For today's post, I'm featuring a high-low dress courtesy of Double Zero Clothing.  The dress itself is conservative, so I accessorized shamelessly!  I bought these lacy thigh-high stockings on sale from ASOS months ago, but I couldn't figure out how to style them tastefully. Luckily, this dress is modest so a peek of lace is sexy yet subtle.  

Would you ever incorporate thigh-high stockings into your everyday wear?  How would you have styled this dress?

Photo credit:  Armato Photography

Floral Playsuit

Bag:  Tory Burch
Necklace:  Gorjana
Playsuit:  Forever 21 - gifted
Shoes:  Steve Madden via Marshalls
Sunnies:  Marc Jacobs via TJ Maxx
Cardigan:  Banana Republic Factory Outlet

Today's outfit of the day features a playsuit that was previously gifted from a friend.  I especially love the ruffles and floral print.  The romper is short & strapless, so I styled it with a khaki cardigan to avoid feeling too exposed. TIP:  Only showcase one physical feature at a time to keep it classy. Since this look draws attention to my legs, I made sure keep my upper body conservative.

Photo credit:  Armato Photography

Styling Bold Patterns

Skirt:  Forever 21
Necklace:  c/o Lilacs in the Sun
Sunnies:  Coach Factory Outlet
Shoes:  Jessica Simpson via TJ Maxx
Shirt:  BCBGeneration via BCBGMAXAZRIA Factory outlet

YAY!  I'm FINALLY featuring a cute peplum skirt that flatters my figure. I've always adored the trend.  In fact, I've been on the lookout for quite some time now. When I bought an adorable red skirt from H&M a couple months ago, I thought my search had finally come to an end, but to my dismay, the piece didn't fit properly.  

Why did I buy it in the first place?  That's a good question.  I never buy clothing without trying it on, but on that day (for some bizarre reason) I assumed that it would fit. Now it's just chillin' in my closet because I was an idiot who took the tag off before trying it on. Lesson learned.  

How are you guys incorporating bold prints into your everyday looks?