“Look at me…I’m the captain now” …easily one of the most memorable lines from a movie. If you have no idea which movie I am talking about..click HERE ( i’ll wait. ) This look I put together was inspired by a few things…a yacht party, a dash of Wolf of Wall Street and a touch of Hugh Hefner…in other words, this look smells like money. I wanted to create a look that had an heir of male arrogance (random, I know) but complimented with a feminine touch through the gold skinny jeans and accessories. I promise you, it’s not as deep as it sounds….I just get a bit dramatic at times *lol*
If you’re not familiar with “shopping your closet,” this basically means, going into your closet and reworking existing pieces that you may not have worn in a while. I know you may be thinking, well your closet has cooler stuff so that’s easy for you etc…you’re right ( KIDDING.) Honestly, it’s all about using creativity to remix a look. For example, look at this entire look and swap options with pieces you have in your wardrobe. A classic white button down shirt, unbuttoned in a relaxed way with the sleeves cuffed is a start. Pair that top with some great fitting jeans or pants, either in a statement colour or a neutral. If you have a cute hat, throw that on, add a statement shoe and/or bag and you’ve got yourself a look! Here’s a little tip…feeling lazy? or catching an early flight? Dress cute and you don’t have to worry with makeup/hair, save yourself some time. I skipped the makeup for this look (ok just a little lip-liner) and I did a quick comb-out on my hair for a slight retro feel, to look like I made the effort. When your is the statement, nobody will notice your tired eyes trust me!
This menswear inspired contrast cuff and collar top is an absolute fav of mine. I purchased this a while ago from ASOS.com and I am sure you will start to see them again in stores in the Fall months…grab one! as they are so versatile. You can tie it as a crop top with some cute white cut off shorts or button it all the way up and wear it under a jumpsuit, ( check out how I did that in this instagram pic HERE ) there are just so many ways you can wear this piece.
Here are some links to some more menswear inspired shirts that I am currently loving on ASOS.com :
I know gold pants probably don’t seem like a staple item but honestly, they have become one for me. I actually have a gold pair and a slightly copper pair that I love as well. When you’re not in the mood to wear a dress or skirt but you need to dress up for a function, these are ideal! I often pair them with a sequined tank top for a formal event with either the sandals in the image or a strappy heel. As you can see, they can easily be worn in a casual way as well, perfect with a white tee! Here is a link to some gold jeans below (mine are old…from Nastygal.com)
As for the gold bag, it is actually my go-to bag for travelling and the movies, it fits a lot inside, whether it’s snacks or accessories & valuables you need by your side! The long strap comes in really handy as I often wear it like a cross body bag. I found this bag at Marshalls a while back, but I found some more cute gold bags I want to share with you! Links below :
I originally wanted to do a sexy heel with this look to really play on the masculine + feminine feel, but I could not resist pairing these flats as the chain really felt very nautical to me which tied so easily back into the captain feel. I bought these shoes a couple years ago from ASOS.com as well ( seriously one of my favourite places to shop…I am more of an online shopper than a mall kind of girl.)
Here are some reeeeally cute gold & nude flat sandals currently on ASOS.com :
Last but not least, the super cute hat! I purchased mine at an army supply store a few years back, here’s an online link for one ( but feel free to google as there are many options online ) click HERE
I hope you enjoyed this look! Please leave comments if you have any requests for future style posts etc. Xo.
Make sure you check out my latest Get Ready With Me Video HERE
I think it’s important to note that showing skin and looking classy do not have to be polar opposites on the fashion scale ( I imagine this to be the kind of “scale” that we don’t want to throw in a dumpster. ) I’m not sure if it was JLO turning 46 and killing it in a sheer black dress that summoned me to step out of my typical style, or if I just wanted to remind myself that I am 32 and I am allowed to wear cutoffs and a lace up top with heels if I want to…damnit! Fashion evokes feelings and emotions, and sometimes whether you have somewhere fancy to go or not, you need to remind people ( and yourself! ) that you still got it, honey. ” Black Ball, Corner Pocket…” that means you walk into a room, and shut it down!! Game over!! ( I believe this is a pool reference…work with me here LOL.) Confidence is truly the best accessory for any outfit, and if you don’t think you have it, you aren’t wearing the right outfit. Trust me, the right outfit has the power to change you from the inside out. If you’re timid, start with some red lipstick…it’s a powerful thing.
I am featuring two major summer trends for 2015 in this look. The first trend is the boater hat. I am wearing the “Spencer Boater” from an Australian brand called Lack Of Color ( an instagram discovery. ) While it is a beautiful hat, you can definitely find more affordable ones from fast fashion retailers such as Forever 21 and H&M ( click the links to view similar styles.)
There’s something very Parisian about this minimalist look. Perhaps the other major trend, the lace up bodysuit, adds that bit of “Joie de vivre”…(joy of living.) You have to admit, there is a bit of freedom in wearing a top like this and not caring who likes it or hates it! Anything with that sort of freedom attached, hippy vibe, I am for it. Life it too short to nitpick and tear everything apart right? This is getting entirely too deep for a bodysuit, let’s move on.
Bodysuit Link :Windsor Store
Denim Shorts : H&M ON SALE NOW $15 HERE
What would you say if I told you these shoes are somehow related to Donald Trump. Would you still be my friend? The gorgeous shoes are by Ivanka Trump ( his daughter, that is actually quite the #girlboss. ) This is my second pair of shoes from her line and I have to say, as a woman that wears a size 10, the fit of her shoes are amazing. I first bought a pair of tall boots last winter as a cheaper alternative to the Stuart Weiztman over-the-knee boots that every fashion blogger with $$$ rocks during the fall/winter ( what?? it’s true!! lol ) I hope to do the same one day, sue me! Anyway, those boots were amazing and these are just as fabulous. Here is the amazing part…come in close, listen good…$40.00 at ROSS!
So unfortunately, I searched the internet to find a link for these shoes and I simply could not. Sure I could find a bunch of shoes that look similar, but I figured that you could easily do that if you wanted to, and you probably just want to exact pair if you reeeeally like them, right? So listen up, they are a recent purchase so I would suggest going to a local ROSS store asap! and if you are really a shopaholic…I MEAN SMART AND SAVVY !! Perhaps you might want to head over to their website and ask for some assistance in hunting them down!
Last and certainly not least. Do you see that heavenly bucket bag? Another big trend of the season. Never in a million years ( ok that’s overly dramatic) would I have imaged winning a designer bag. Not only did I win a designer bag, I won the “it bag” of the season according to many fashion magazines *pats myself on the back.* I am not bragging, I am about to remind you about a little lesson that I always preach…opportunities come to those who look for them! I saw a cool style contest on the @shopbazaar instagram page and I entered! I enter as many style related things as I can because you never know what connections you can make, even if you don’t win, you win!
Check out the “it bag” by Mansure Gavriel HERE
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Welcome to my newly revamped website. If you have followed me for a while, whether through Youtube or Instagram, you may know that I am quite the hustler, or as Beyonce would say, I am a Diva ( “female version of a hustler.” ) I have dabbled in various business ideas from my hair tees, to selling my thrift and vintage finds, and most recently, my hand dyed pieces. After juggling various social media pages for a while, I wanted to put all of my creative endeavors into one place. I love coming up with different passion projects and creating tutorials to show you how I create what I create, however, many of you have requested that I sell what I make as everyone isn’t into the DIY thing…I get it. I got it. I did it. So here it is! Misscharmsie.com will feature blog posts related to fashion, style, lifestyle, beauty, and whatever else my heart tells me to feature. Misscharmsie.com will feature @shopcharmsie, a collective of my DIY creations, a global market which features designers from across the globe, and lastly, my thrift and vintage finds as I like to call myself “The Thriftwhisperer. ” I hope you find this website to be a unique shopping experience, and I hope to keep things fresh and interesting to keep you coming back for more! Take your shoes off, do some cartwheels, and get cozy while you take a look through the new site!