Sunday, February 10, 2013

Of Epic Proportions...

Before I did anything on my VAST list of things to do I wanted to showcase another one of the looks that Eboni from The Fashionista Next Door  featured in her weekly link-up.

 I have been a blogger for many years now, starting out journaling the happenings in my life, to now blogging about what I’m wearing throughout my journey.

Every now and then I will still touch on things that are heavy on my heart and in my head…

But for the most part, fashion is here to stay.

That is why I connect with the genuine as well as the fashionable people on here as well as in my life outside of the blog.

This look featured what Eboni identified as proportion play. Taking simple, staple pieces and layering them to create something that makes a statement. 

I like how participation in the link-up doesn’t entail copying the look verbatim, which leaves room for individuality and creativity.

In my interpretation of the look, I went with a BOLDER color pallet! In some parts of the country they are having Sprwinter weather where some parts of the days are cooler than others; making way for the temperature to transition for the warmer months. In my city, it gets cooler at night, but its pretty warm in the daytime.

I wanted to demonstrate how you can still be warm and cozy, but incorporate springy colors into your wardrobe.

This bold-striped open-knit sweater is the perfect mash-up of darker winter colors and lighter springy shades.

The skirt is also a transitional piece that can be worn in Spring or Winter months.

My nail polish is an ULTIMATE accessory for me and it serves as my make-up as I am oftentimes barefaced. My mint shellac manicure adds an interesting element to this look in my head.

Check out my mustache ring…I love eccentric pieces like this and I want a mustache screen tee too!

Go to the Fashionista Next Door  (click the link) for the original look, Eboni’s spin as well as other bloggers’ interpetations.

Large Hooped Earrings: Wet Seal
Over-Sized Acid Wash Chambray Button-Down: Forever 21+
Neon striped Open-Knit Sweater: The Gap
Red Pencil Skirt: New York & Company
Black High Heel Knee Boots: Forever 21+ (found in-store)
Chain Watch: The Avenue
Mustache Ring: Rue 21!!!!
Black Bag: Coach 


  1. Very cute outfit! I love it. I love that mint nail polish too!

  2. Lovely layered on look. Great mix of pattern and colors. And those boots you got them at F21?? I've been looking for a high heel pair like these...You look fabulous!!

  3. If you have thick legs like me try they have boots like that for reasonable! Thanks for the comment and welcome to myaura!

  4. I saw you over at the link up!! Looking FLY per usual! Love the layers and the boots.