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Hi, Lovelies! So, today Luis and I took a little trip around our complex and found this fantastic place to do style shoots! This guy has become my personal photographer without one measly complaint, and he’s doing a darn good job at it! I normally like to keep my relationship private, but you’re going to notice a little something on my finger from now on….. !!! Luis and I got engaged on Easter Sunday! I’ve been a little preoccupied with life and haven’t had a chance to get it on the site, but it was downright the sweetest proposal ever and completely caught me off guard. I honestly could not get any luckier. I know people are on the edge of their seats for a mini ‘us’ but we’re basking in the greatness of being engaged and just trying to enjoy our relationship before we take the next giant step. And… prepare yourselves for amazing wedding inspiration posts! *lights up* God knows I’ve dreamed of this day since I was a little girl, so I can finally get the wedding stash out from the “what if” pile and start filing it away under “must have”.

A friend of mine asked me to start posting YouTube videos of different tutorials online. Although, the sound of my voice (on playback) creeps me out, I am going to give it my best effort and see how it goes during my next haul. Also, if there is something in particular that you guys like seeing, I’d love some feedback on what posts you enjoy most! I’ll be sure to post the details for this outfit below. *hugs*

Peplem Zip-up Top: Forever21 | Khaki Skinnies: YMI from Marshalls | Pantone Clutch: TJMAXX | Pointed Pumps: ASOS

Sabo Skirt

Hello, lovebugs!
I just wanted to reach out to all of you and send my sincerest gratitude for bearing with us these past weeks. You can never anticipate what life will throw at you and I believe it’s safe to say that it’s been a rough year for the majority of us. While we’ve all been catching up with life… we’re finally returning from our small hiatus. The support and comments have meant so much to us. We’re excited to show more of a variety of things this year, new experiments and upcoming artists. Thank you for hanging tight and staying the truest of fans. I’m looking at you, Pinterest supporters!
So, let’s cut to the chase… I rolled upon a really awesome website/blog. SaboSkirt.com is equal parts blog and fashion store. You’ll find the latest trends on a weekly basis. I find their style simple, girly, fresh and comfortable. You’ll fall in love with their tiny cross bracelets, knit tops and fun shorts. I’m always a fan of pastels and soft colors – so you’ll find it easy to pair pieces on their website. Check out a few of my faves below and be sure to visit their store for more items. saboskirt.com









Mugler Madness

Ok so I am pretty much in LOVE LOVE LOVE w/anything that Nicola Formichetti does because:

A) He’s everything

2) He’s the creative director for Theirry Mugler

D) He’s like, Gaga’s bestie!

Anywho. I’m always excited to see what he puts together for Mugler’s shows and of course he did not disappoint w/his latest showing in Paris. Ladies and gentlemen, Paris is burning and Nicola is serving us some Fifth Element realness here.

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All in all I am living for this line and must own every piece of it. If there’s anyone who can make this happen please do so. You can find my contact info in the about us page. Wink wink, nudge nudge.

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Instastyle

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Alright tweekers if you haven’t already jumped on the Instagram bandwagon then there’s no hope for you. Honestly, everyone and their mother is on it now, which means that everyone thniks they’re a photographer. Le sigh. It’s actually quite annoying. Also, I do have to say that as an iPhone user I am a bit prejudiced, and feel a little violated that the Android users can now partake in the instafun!

Anyways, amongst the pictures of food, kittens, and half naked hipster girls there are quite a couple of gems that shine brightly for fashion tweekers. Unlike most other social networking websites/apps that exist, I actually find use for the Instagram. You see, the thing is that I don’t understand why people have to constantly update their statuses or check into their waxing appointments etc. and want to share that kind of information with the world. Honestly I could care less that your hoo-hah is freshly waxed, or that your girlfriend left you for someone with a better credit score. I’ve always been a somewhat disinterested person unless it has to do with me.

As most of us know the Instagram let’s you upload pictures, and add old timey effects to them to give them that perfect vintage vibe. It’s also a great tool for us fashionistas to upload the trends that we love, as well as get style inspiration!

I’ve discovered many a great accounts that fulfill my fashion fix better than anyone could imagine. Here’s just a couple:

myfashioninspiration

ELYTE SOCIETY

Fashionforboyz

FashionForYou

QPCollections (they offer handmade neckties and bow ties that I must get my hands on! )

 

Also, the other day I had one of my insomnia ridden Stumble Upon sessions and stumbled upon this ultra chic website called Printstagram, that lets you print out the pictures that you have on the Instagram. Now you can share those awesomely artistic pictures of your cooking, yourself holding your phone in front of the bathroom mirror, or those sunsets in many different forms. Amongst the items you can transfer your pictures onto are t-shirts, mini booklets, stickers, and old people. No not old people. I think that may be illiegal.

Anyways, I have yet to try this out, but as soon I start taking pictures of things other than my Kim Kardashian impressions I shall print something out. For more details in prices and such check out the website. Printstagram. And if any of you fashion tweekers happen to purchase any prints let us know how they turned out.

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Also, follow me on the Instagram: Waffy

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Piece-by-Piece: On the Dot

Hi, Dolls! I hope you all enjoyed your Memorial Day weekend and a sincere thank you to all of those who fight for our country and for our freedom! Aside from trying to catch up on some beauty sleep, I couldn’t resist my favorite Memorial Day sales. I’m really digging these high-low collared chiffon blouses. They’re comfortable, professional and can transformed easily from day-to-night. I’m finding a lot of them in TJ Maxx and Forever 21. Here is a Piece-by-piece breakdown:

  • Beige polka dot high-low button down shirt (Marshalls)
  • Mint Skinnies (can be found at Target, Forever21 or H&M)
  • Jessica Simpson Fuschia peep-toes with Gold heel
  • Teal vintage clutch





Splurge or Steal

Hey Dolls! It’s been awhile! I feel like part of me has been missing.. kinda like leaving your favorite red lipstick at home. Just doesn’t feel right. Your SC family has been on a small hiatus, due to a ton of work and new career challenges.. for us all. BUT we’re back and better than ever! So let’s get on to the good stuff..

Prada has done it again! Coming from their Spring 2012 highlights, they’ve stolen the spotlight with patent leather, neon peep-toes! They. are. to. die. for! See for yourself…

So, after you’ve picked up your jaw from the floor.. I want to tell you where you can get the same look for a lot less (Neon Prada pumps go for a measly $720.00.. pocket change!), so I’ve picked two online stores that are relatively close in comparison. We’re well aware that Urbanog.com and lulus.com are my go-to sites for finding items at a steal. So i’m going to let you decide. Who do you think took to the challenge better?

Lulus.com:  price at $29.00

 

 

Urbanog.com: priced at $25.60

 

 

New Kid On The Block

Hey, kids! Are you still awake? I know I’m aching for a good nap! I finally get to fill you in. I’ve recently started a new position at a successful and all-around-amazing Marketing company (those ARE the details, you little creepers) and I’m so thrilled to excel in my career and to take the next step! With all great opportunity, comes a new outfit! Well.. for me at least. My mother always taught me to dress for success and it’s exactly what I do! Like any other girl, my feet are killing me by the end of the day, it’s too hot to wear a blazer all day long (it’s Florida, people.. stay with me), but that never stops me from dressing for the position that I want. Isn’t confidence and determination a girl’s best accessory? I think so! You have to remember that people are going to feed off of your good energy and attitude. If you think all day long “I hate my job”, don’t you think people will sense that in your everyday persona? Besides, who needs shoulder pads when you have the stance of a lion?

I guess you can say I know a thing or two about dressing professionally. I somehow came out of the womb in heels and holding a briefcase. I get that from my mother, for sure! But when you’ve work at a few “corporate-y”  places.. you’ve seen just about everything and anything. While this is just too much to touch small base on, I will be sure to include some things of what to/not do in a later post. And by later I mean when I have the brain capacity to really jog my memory of all the awful things I’ve encountered over the years!

An outfit I put together for my first day is attached. You’ll notice that It’s still very conservative -yet playful. I’ll be sure to keep re-caping my outfits for you. This is huge for me.. as I’m sure you can understand. You’re more than welcome to ask questions about interview outfits and I’d be happy to share my 25 cents! I’m slightly behind on time – which is why you haven’t seen any actual piece-by-pieces from me. I wish I could post more, but there are just NOT enough hours in the day. More soon! I hope I get to see you all at DynastyEvents‘ First Annual GQ Party, where Society Chic will be the official judges! Love you, babes!

 

JCPenny Worthington black blazer
JCPenny Worthington pencil skirt
JCPenny Nine & Co. slick back peep-toes
Christian Siriano for Payless beige contrast tote
My “Handy Dandy Notebook” aka Planner, life-saver, and memory keepsake that I never leave home without

TOTW: Mind Your G’s and Q’s

Hey, Society! Bigs news! For a recent collab with DynastyEvents.com, a successful promotion company in Tampa Bay, we’re sponsoring gift cards for the best dressed girl and guy at the Dynasty Events’ annual GQ party, being hosted at The Hyde Park Cafe! I’ve attached the official flyer below and I hope you’ll join myself & the rest of the Society Chic team, along with the Dynasty Events family for a fashionable night to remember! Come dressed in your best because yours truly will be a judge for the winners! You can get on the FREE guestlist by heading to DynastyEvents.com and putting yourself on Melissa San Vicente’s guestlist.

Inspired by the GQ party, and with GQ in general, we decided to compile a few looks for the night out. Along with our looks, we’ve written a few commandments that men MUST live by when dressing for the nightlife. To avoid a Debbie Downer and to reap the benefits for guaranteeing yourself in the club (as opposed to being sent home for dress code), we advise you to stick with our guidelines and they’ll never steer you wrong!

Ten Commandments of Nightlife Attire:

  1. Dress-up: You can never be overdressed, and if you feel out of place, at least you’re the best dressed.
  2. Denim: keep your denim choices limited to a dark wash and fitted/straight leg style. Colored pants are fine, depending on your outfit, so choose wisely. 
  3. Minimize: having bulky pockets are a no-no. Keep only the essentials. Credit card, ID, spare cash in a small wallet.
  4. Soles: Don’t wear sneakers to a club. There’s a difference between fashion shoes and a beat-up pair of Air Force 1′s that you refuse to throw away. Also… wear flip-flops to a club and we’ll disown you. 
  5. Smell: Don’t wear too much cologne. No one wants to be intoxicated by your fumes.
  6. Ties: Do experiment with ties. They aren’t only for holidays. Ties can be used as your most bold accessory. Try out a color you’ve never tried before (lavender, magenta, mustard) or a pattern that you didn’t think would be “you” (paisley, geometric prints, plaid).
  7. Quality: Invest in a pair of quality shoes. Find a pair that suits you best, and have those as your “go to” shoe when you have no idea what to wear. 
  8. Keep it at the Shore: Bedazzled shirts and neon dragons (covering your tees) are out. Keep your shirts simple and ALWAYS ironed/steamed. Your look will always look more put-together with a crisp shirt.
  9. Bling: Don’t wear gaudy jewelry ie: big chains, overly chunky watches, golds in your mouth (unless you’re Flava Flav). Fist pumping just can’t be done if there’s a possibility of you injuring someone.
  10. Stay True: Have fun with your style. Look to the pages of GQ and find looks that you’d like to try out. Have a style that defines you and that makes you comfortable. Confidence is your best accessory, so if you’re not “feeling” your outfit, odds are it’ll show in your confidence. 
We hope you’ll keep this and use it as a guide on your next big event. And if you follow our rules and STILL get kicked out of a club for incorrectly dressing.. call us! We gladly accept the challenge. We hope to see you out there and we’ll be keeping a close eye on our faves! Good Luck!
Now, for some looks that’ll assure you to the front of the line.
Waffy’s pick:

Noche’s pick:

Melissa’s pick:

Babe Walker Writes the Story of Our Lives

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Okay, so here’s the deal tweekers. I’ve been sort of MIA this past week and a half because I’ve actually had to work. And by work I don’t mean standing around smiling, and looking pretty (which is what my jobs usually consist of) but actual work that made me glisten (because I refuse to sweat.)

Who knew that having a job would require any effort on my part? My angst can best be describe by the title of a chapter of a book that I am currently reading entitled, White Girl Problems chapter 21 “Every job I’ve ever had is the worst job I’ve ever had.”

Yes, this triumphant memoir of one Babe Walker truly speaks to me, and has inspired this post. You see another reason I’ve been MIA is because I was reading this book to review for this post. I fell completely behind schedule last week and wasn’t able to finish on time, due to the slave labor I had to complete.

Babe Walker, is a fearless woman with whom I have fallen in love with over the past couple of months. I started following her twitter account at some point in 2011 and then learned that she would be publishing her memoirs in 2012.

She speaks to the privileged/daunted/troubled white girl in all of us. Only Babe would know what true problems some of us have to face. From never knowing her mother, to having a best friend that we love/hate, to finding love in all the wrong places, and scaring off potential suitors. Babe knows and has been through it all.

In the book you will find such heroing stories such as the time when Babe gained two pounds and had to run on the freeway to get to her therapists office in order to vent. Also you’ll learn all about her labiaplasty, and how she lost her virginity to her gay best friend.

Among other things, you’ll also get to experience the great artist that Babe is. The book includes sketches drawn by Ms. Walker that depict her outfits of choice for certain occasions.

I recommend this book to any fashionista who has ever endured life’s true hardships, like the time that your alter ego completely made a fool out of you for a week, or the time that you hit rock bottom at a fitting room at Barneys, and had to check into rehab.

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Book links available on her website BabeWalker.com

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DVF + Baby Gap

Morning, lovebugs! I came across the new line of Diane Von Furstenberg for Baby Gap some time ago and I have to say, a little part of me was actually excited to have a child (god, I hope my mother isn’t reading this). The amount of adorably fashionable clothing, that Gap is pulling from the seams, is too much for me to handle! How stinking cute are these kids? The bold colors and patterns had me at “hello”. I’ve decided to give a shoutout to all my mommy readers out there and feature a collage from (and inspired by) the line.
Mom, if you’re reading this: not going to happen, better luck next year.

Have a good weekend, Society Chic-sters! ox – M

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