Sensible Stylista: glam
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Showing posts with label glam. Show all posts

Homage to my Fave Gowns

Recapping gowns for you guys today on SS!  As many of you know, I'm a pianist (both performer + teacher) by day so I own quite a few of these babies.  I'm planning on shooting more of them in the future so make sure you keep an eye out.  Here are some of my favorite features from the past - click to see more from each post!  Oh, and I take requests for content so if there's anything you want more of, let me know.  Comment, tweet me, whatever - you guys know what to do!
Other fabulous gowns for your browsing pleasure (all under $150):


Getting my Hair Did by La Belle Mel: Video + Pics

Alright guys, here's the post you've all been waiting for!  Last Monday, I shared part 1 of my collab with the wonderful La Belle Mel - clicky here if you missed it - and I mentioned that we'd be sharing a video tutorial and more gown shots today.  Sooooo, without further ado, let's get to it!
Tousling my hair because I felt all sorts of glamorous - Mel did such an incredible job curling my mane!  For this shoot, I took out the fab hairstyle she did for me, but you can see the original 'do in the video below.  She provides clear step-by-step direction so you can re-create the look with no trouble whatsoever.

Other gorg red gowns that'll seriously wow (all under $200):

A closer look at my fab earrings from J Wholesale!  I know I talk about them on here all the time, but it's because I love their accessories THAT much.  If you're looking for bamf jewelry that's easy on your wallet, make sure you browse their collection STAT.  I promise that they won't disappoint!  As always, let me know if you have any questions at all.
Gown:  BCBG Factory Outlet (similar) || Earrings:  J Wholesale || Shoes:  Qupid (similar)
Photography by the fabulous La Belle Mel.

Oozing Merm-asian Vibes in my New BCBG Dress

Partnering up with my blogger bestie, La Belle Mel, for today's (AND this Wednesday's) post!  Many of you already know this, but I'm a pianist by day.  I've been playing ever since I was a little girl, and I actually majored it...and am (very unfortunately) STILL in school for it, ha.  I'm currently getting my doctorate in piano performance + a second master's in musicology at the Peabody Institute.  If you want to hear me tickle the ivories, click here!  I shared a video of me playing one of my favorite pieces a while back soooo hopefully you'll enjoy the performance.
Anywho, I typically throw my hair up in a messy bun or slicked back pony for performances, but Mel wanted to help me do something cuter so she curled it and styled it for me.  She did this awesome half-up hairdo that I'd never seen before.  It was ridiculously cute yet surprisingly easy - I'm hair-challenged so I asked her to do something simple so I could re-create it with ease!
See? I told you it was adorbs!  Oh, and btw we actually ended up filming the whole thing for her youtube channel - I'll be sharing the video on here Wednesday so make sure you guys keep an eye out.  Anddd I may or may not be sharing pics of me in one of my go-to gowns so there's that to look forward to as well.
Now, before I leave you, I want to very quickly tell you all about my headpiece.  I got this gold flower crown from Headbands of Hope, and it's hands down one of the cutest accessories I own. The company was founded by Jess Ekstrom back in 2012 after interning for a wish-granting organization for kids with life threatening illnesses.  When she saw that kids loved to wear headbands after hair loss from chemotherapy, she decided to take action - for every headband sold, a headband is given to a child with cancer.  

Amazing, right? I have the utmost respect for her and her cause!  And I think it's extra impressive that she started all of this when she was only a junior in college.  If you want to shop for a cause, make sure you browse their selection stat!  They sell a variety of styles online for both children and adults so you'll definitely find something you love.
Other fabulous BCBG gowns that'll seriously impress:
Dress:  BCBG Factory Outlet ($134.99 in black) || Headband:  Headbands of Hope ($25.85) || Shoes: Nine West
Shot by the fabulous La Belle Mel.


The Metallic Fringe Mini: A Photo Diary

Alright everyone, here's the color version as promised!  What do you guys think? Are these better than the B&W pictures I posted yesterday?  FYI, these photos were shot by the amazingly talented Joseph D Tran.  I know I told you all yesterday, but I wanted to mention it again just in case - gotta give credit where credit's due!  Anywho, for more deets on my outfit, click HERE.

The Velvet Gown: Part 2

Feeling super sexy in today's latest, photographed by the beautiful Veronica Campbell of Voulez Boudoir.  I don't know if you guys remember, but I featured this dress on here a while back - it was green, and I shot it at Strathmore Mansion with Jared Wolfe.  If you missed it, you can see it here!
Anywho, we decided to do black on black for my latest.  I wasn't sure how the photos would come out, but Veronica did a truly incredible job.  For today's featured post, I styled my velvet amiclubwear dress with a fabulous vintagey statement necklace from Jwholesale.  Their jewelry is seriously goals! I talk about them on here all the time because I'm THAT much of a fan.  Where do you guys shop for accessories?
Other velvet pieces that'll blow you away:
Dress:  amiclubwear || Necklace:  JWholesale
Shot by Voulez Boudoir.

Editorial: Channeling My Inner Princess

I'm beyond pumped to share my latest post with you guys!  A few weeks back, I met up with Jared Wolfe for a fun collaboration at his studio in Alexandria, VA.  I got to channel my inner princess and dress up in a super pretty "gown" for the occasion - I say "gown" because it's actually a corset + tulle skirt combo.  I had a blast posing for this shoot because it's unlike anything I've ever done before! What do you guys think of these photos? Should I do more blasts like these or do you prefer my regular OOTDS?
Other tulle pieces that'll tickle your fancy:
Photos shot by the amazing Jared Wolfe.

Editorial: The Sexy Two-Piece

I'm pumped to share my second collab with Voulez Boudoir with you all today on SS.  I centered my latest around a sexy two-piece I got from amiclubwear a while back - available for $27.  They're known for "scandalous" rave garb, but they actually carry a lot of everyday stuff, too!  I've gotten a bunch of adorable sweater dresses, tops, and skirts here.  Many of their cocktail + maxi dresses are on point, too!  What do you guys think of their collection?
Other fabulous options for your browsing pleasure:

I don't know about you guys, but I will forever love two-piece outfit sets.  This design's perfect for GNO or date night.  It's bodycon so it pulls my body in in all the right places.  This outfit highlights the small of my waist creating the illusion of a fabulous hourglass figure and elongating my stems. I'm all about fashion illusions so this ensemble is a do on several different levels!  My confidence skyrockets every time I wear this out.  Do you have a go-to outfit when you're looking to impress?
Two-piece:  c/o amiclubwear ($27) || Jacket:  Off Saks Fifth || Bag:  YSL
Photos shot by the amazing Veronica Campbell of Voulez Boudoir.

Love is in the Air: My V-day Outfit

Alright everyone, I'm super pumped to share the first of 4 collabs I did with the wonderful Veronica Campbell of Voulez Boudoir.  We shot these in her beautiful studio in Maryland, and I'm so beyond impressed with her work! Didn't she do an amazing job?
Anywho, for today's featured post, I styled a glam look for you all in honor of Valentine's day.  I centered everything around my new mini-dress from Sincerely Sweet Boutique.  I stumbled upon it online and just knew I have to style it for you guys.  

The piece creates the illusion of a flattering hourglass with its tapered waist and flared skirt.  It also features an open back with a cut-out front that oozes flirty!  The best part of the dress though? The gorgeous color - it's a fabulous, shimmery sea green that changes color under different lights. Heads up, I know I mentioned this earlier, but the skirt's all sorts of dramatic so keep that in mind before purchasing, and as always, let me know if you have any questions.
I wanted to have some fun so I accessorized with a playful piano clutch.  I bought this baby at Kate Spade years ago, and I still can't get over how adorable it is.  I'm a pianist by day so I couldn't resist purchasing this piece, especially since it was on sale at their factory outlet in Hagerstown, MD.  To finish things off, I wore a moto jacket for some edge and threw on black heels to match!
Other fabulous Kate Spade clutches:

Dress:  c/o Sincerely Sweet Boutique ($54.99) || Jacket:  Ann Taylor Factory Outlet (similar) || Clutch:  Kate Spade (similar) || Shoes:  Qupid
Shot by the amazing Voulez Boudoir.