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June 27, 2013

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

Mugler Madness

June 28, 2012

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.

nicola

 

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.

That is all.

Splurge or Steal

May 14, 2012

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

 

 

TOTW: Mind Your G’s and Q’s

March 29, 2012

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:

DVF + Baby Gap

March 16, 2012

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

Color Me Bold

March 13, 2012

Oh tweekers, I’m full of ennui at the moment. Why you may ask? Well I feel like people are afraid of color, so they decide to torture me with their drab wardrobe. I long for festive, and vibrant colors of yesteryear. Give me the cobalt blues, hit me with some canary yellow, for goodness sake slap me across the face and color me  lilac!

Anyways, as spring approaches everyone should be aware of the color storm that I predict. As evidenced in the runways, this spring is all about adding POPS of color to your style.

Colors that once were used to compliment, are now dying to be the center of focus. I’m currently living for the color yellow. Below you’ll find just a couple of ideas of how to incorporate some daring hues into your life. Just let them in and let them touch you. But, not inappropriately, I think I’ll get sued for somehow indirectly sexually harassing you. I don’t know I’m kind of fuzzy on what the laws are.

Whatever.

Let’s begin with red. I am always big on the use of red and navy together. There’s something so 80s/90’s Tommy Hilfiger/Ralph Lauren Wasp about it. Also, these combined color schemes remind me of the tablecloth my mother used to use on thanksgiving and it makes me feel safe. As you’ll note I decided to add a checkered bowtie. Everyone knows that I live for a good bowtie, and also a fun pattern to spruce things up. Take not of the leather goodies that I’ve paired up with this fresh outfit. The brown leather look kind of neutralizes the whole ensemble, and really takes the look into spring.

Red look
 

Next up we have the orange and blue look. As some may attest to wearing blue and orange together because of sports conflicts (I’m looking at you ‘Noles fans) it’s quite an elementary pairing. Honestly, it really is. Do y’all remember when you were little and learning the color wheel, which by the way was my toughest lesson to learn because I’m borderline colorblind and it made feel like Forest Gump. Anyways, orange and blue are opposites therefore they “go together.” I again added a fun pattern with the shirt. Polka dots are everything during the spring season. The Fedora tops the look off quite nicely and adds a touch of beach bum chic. As far as the belt and shoes I was going with a somewhat nautical theme, which again ties into the whole beach bum chic idea. The glasses are really just so people will think you’re more than just a pretty face. You’re not.

blue-orange look
Lastly we have the yellow pants. Honestly I came up with this look at 3 in the morning after not sleeping for a while and I got a little lost. At some point it looked like a bumblebee, and then somehow I ended up with big bird/paisley/biker chic. I’m not sure what I expected the end result to be, but I’m borderline in love with what it turned out to be. Again I’m big into patterns so the shirt is what does it for me. No actually it’s the leather-studded bow tie that does the trick. Or maybe it’s the biker boots? But the leather jacket is what I’m really living for. Actually it’s just a big cluster of OHMYGODTHISISAWESOME! While this look may seem a tad extreme for some, for me it’s just what the doctor prescribed to rid me of my ennui.

yellow

Well fashion tweekers, be big, be bold, be strong. Roar!

It’s 3 am.

That is all.

Thing of the Week: I’m on a Boat (Shoes That Is)

March 11, 2012

Well tweekers we’re well into our way into the spring season. For many, spring is a time of rejuvenation, as well as a time to enter a whole new spectrum of fashion. While living in Florida really doesn’t allow for much winter wear, spring is a completely different story.

This week we’ll be delving into our inner Wasp, and straight into our boat shoes. Yes, that’s correct the trend that has carried into mainstream fashion is no longer just for your grandfather and his drunken cronies.

Get ready to board your yacht and splash around in champagne, because these shoes will have you thinking you’re a Russian billionaire. (Even though you’re probably more in debt-ionaire than anything else.)

All of these shoes are brought to you by Zappos.com and under $100!!!

  1. $55 by Vans
  2. $90 by Florsheim
  3. $79.95 by Sperry
  4. $65 by Vans
  5. $80 by Sperry
  6. $62 by Vans
  7. $59 by Polo Ralph Lauren
  8. $75 by Sperry
  9. $77.99 by Kenneth Cole Reaction

Shoes1

shoes2

 

So go get your boat fix now tweekers.

That is all.

Thing of the Week: Little White Dress

March 9, 2012

So.. you knew this was coming, right? Every girl should own a LBD (Little Black Dress, for those of you living under a rock), but what about the little white dress we’ve seen gracing the runways and streets? I know, if you’re anything like me, you’re already trying to figure out how to pull off this look without resembling a toddler in “Sunday’s best”. It’s a difficult trend to pull, but with the right elements -you’re bound to nail your favorite look. So for the TOTW (Thing of the Week.. you poor, deprived rock-living people), I’m giving all of my ladies a fair share of the very trendy LWD. I hope you’ll find that one of our looks fits your style to a T. Have an awesome weekend and remember.. light dress, light food! Wine comes in all different colors, you know? :) *thumbs up* Later, babes. - M

 
Work-Approved Doll:

Work Approved

 

 

Romantic Darling:

Romantic

 

 

Boho Babe:

Boho Chic

 

 

Right Kinda Rocker:

Rocker Chic

 

 

Pretty in Prep:

All Prepped

 

 

Girl’s Night Out:

Girl's Night Out

Splurge or Steal: Urbanog.com

February 20, 2012
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Hi babes! Man, have I missed you guys! It’s been madness around here and I’ve been absolutely itching to get a post up! So.. this has been a hidden secret of mine for some time. But like all ‘unknown’ things, they must eventually come to an end (of being unknown that is, lol). Urbanog.com has been my all-time favorite shoe website for the following reasons:

  1. They are so decently priced, it is RIDIC. I think that alone makes for a keeper in my book! Ranging from $7.00 (yes, seven dot zero zero!) – $50.00
  2. They very often try to emulate other styles out in the fashion industry and are very edgy when trying new looks. New looks can be seen DAILY!
  3. There is almost ALWAYS a sale, promo code, deal-of-the-day or free shipping that pulls me in for the win. Enroll in the emails. They. Are. Worth. Every. Penny!

So, today we are featuring my favorite site! I decided to put Urbanog.com up against some fierce competition: Bakers Shoes and Aldo Shoes.

I’ve had several pairs of shoes from all three and I can definitely say that confort wise, they are all different. Urbanog is usually true to size, while Aldo Shoes is usually a snug fit (due to the fact that they want you to ‘break them in’ as I was so kindly told by the sales girl), and with Bakers carrying brands like Jessica Simpson, MIA and Nicole Lee – They can all differ! While we all know that Bakers and Aldo can carry some hefty price tags, I’m here to show you just how comparable they can be. I’ve listed below some of our top contenders.. and well, you can be the judge! Kisses*

Hot Pink Platform Wedges: Aldo Shoes vs. Urbanog.com

pink wedges
Black & Beige Strappy Platform Wedges:  Aldo Shoes vs. Urbanog.com

black wedges
Colorblock Platform Peeptoes: Baker Shoes vs. Urbanog.com

colorblock platforms
Navy Studded Platform Wedges: Bakers Shoes vs. Urbanog.com

blue platforms
Nude Closed Toe Wedges: Aldo Shoes vs. Urbanog.com

nude wedges

Is that hand-drawn leopard print on your shoes?

February 8, 2012

Why, yes, yes it is.

So it took me a couple of hours on deciding if I really wanted to share this gem of a website with our readers. (I’m selfish sometimes)
But, I finally decided that this website is just too good to not share with you all!

I give to you Slipoffs!

This site does CUSTOM hand drawn designs on blank shoes of your choice! The drawings are so profesh, it’s insane. It doesn’t look like a 5 year old had a hayday with your white vans. The artwork done on each pair is completely custom and magnificently done!

The woman behind the site is Shauna Mae Luedtke. Who is also a graphic designer, you can see her design work here.

Some of the basics about Slipoffs:

- $300 for the custom design and shoes (custom work is worth it!)
- Every pair is completely custom!
- The artist will work one-on-one with you, for perfect artwork
- Any canvas shoe can be drawn on
- She can ship anywhere in North America
- If you have a pair of shoes you can send them and get $50 off.

Want some eye candy? Check out the photos below, or  whole gallery here.
(It was so hard to not put the WHOLE gallery on here. Seriously, check the gallery!)
custom PF Flyers with hand drawn bicycle pattern

custom shoes with Van Gogh

custom shoes with Van Gogh

Eastern and western hemispheres hand-painted on custom vans

custom painted vans with famous japanese waves image

Custom Converse shoes with hand-painted drum kit

Custom painted TOMS with vibrant roses design

Custom TOMS shoes with Zebra & Leopard Print Design

Custom-painted scene on TOMS shoes

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