It goes without saying that a new month is a perfect time to start fresh and since we’re still in the first half of the year, it’s a not a bad idea to look back at the resolutions and goals you set to achieve this calendar year and monitor your progress. February was a diverse month here in my Versicolor world from rocking a maxi dress, to faux fur, and distressed denim and discussing topics like successful fasting (Lent season), tips for financial health (Tax season) and the art of friendship (All seasons). Considering the fact that it was unseasonably warm, I took full advantage of the weather and of course infused color in most of my looks. In case you missed any of my outfit posts, here is a recap of February’s style diary. Feel free to click on the post titles for outfit details and the full original post.
There is this saying in french that says “Il n’est jamais trop tard pour bien faire” which translates to “It’s never too late to do something good”. That’s what came to mind when I realized I was working on a February lookbook post but didn’t have one for January. Since it’s never too late, here’s a recap of how we started the year with many looks featuring various shades of green. If that’s an indication of getting some extra green paper this year, I’ll certainly keep rocking this color:)
Continue reading “January Lookbook”
In the hopes that you my Versidivas will master the art of monochromatic dressing, I decided to put together a list of my top 7 looks – old and new – in different hues for your viewing pleasure. I’m also sharing tips on how to try out this trend without a hitch. Check it out! Continue reading “7 shades of monochromatic fashion”
“Your attitude is like a box of crayons that color your world. Constantly color your picture gray, and your picture will always be bleak. Try adding some bright colors to the picture by including humor, and your picture begins to lighten up.” – Allen Klein
I always get comments about some of you beauties being too scared to incorporate color in your neutral wardrobe so I figured I’d put a quick post together to show you that adding color to your look doesn’t have to imply looking like a highlighter or glow in the dark for that matter. Lol! Trust me on this. I won’t lead you astray 🙂 Continue reading “4 ways to incorporate color to your neutral looks”
My first official post with my natural hair. I never thought this day would come – but as they say, ‘never say never! Continue reading ““High waist denim + printed top””
What better way to know an item gets the seal of approval in the blogosphere then to see it styled a variety of ways by bloggers from all walks of life? Somehow these 'blogger favorite' items tend to always be from Zara. FYI, their semi-annual sale is currently going on. It's the perfect time to stock up on these pricey coats and other winter wear you've been eyeing all season. Let's get to it:
1. Stella of J’adore-Fashion: Paired with a matching camel vest and leopard pumps, Stella slayed with this original way of styling this fabulous skirt.
You know you've mastered the art of shopping smart when you buy classic pieces that can be styled a variety of ways with your basics and trendy finds. This H&M jacket will remain a classic in my wardrobe for years to come. Here are 5 ways I've styled it over the past couple of years.
1. Bright layers – When color blocking, this jacket serves as a neutral to bring all the pieces together and tone down the brights.
“When you focus on being a blessing, God makes sure that you are always blessed in abundance.” – Joel Osteen
“Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.” – Oprah Winfrey
“When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light, for your life, for your strength. Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason to give thanks, the fault lies in yourself.” – Tecumseh
Many of you were wandering about my absence so I must reassure you that all is well 🙂 My older brother who lives back home in Haiti graduated from med school a little over two weeks ago and it was imperative that I attend the ceremony. So my sister, mother and myself took advantage of the occasion to plan our vacation for the year. To say we had a blast over these past two weeks would be an understatement. As the old adage goes, there really is nothing like being home; just breathing the fresh tropical air of the island was a great experience in itself. I took quite a few pictures so if possible I will try to post a recap of my vacation and tell you more about what I did while on this well needed break.
Before I flew out, I celebrated Versicolor Closet’s first year anniversary on December 5th at a gorgeous rooftop in NYC. Friends, family, followers and fellow bloggers were in attendance to help me toast to such an accomplishment. I cannot thank you guys enough for keeping up with me on this wonderful journey because as I always say, what would a blog be without its devoted readers?! With that said, I hope to keep growing and reach even greater heights in hopes of continuing to be an inspiration to all of you.
I have compiled below the 10 best Versicolorful fashion moments of 2013 based on the looks that received the most feedback on social media. Enjoy!
Having key pieces in your wardrobe and learning how to wear them in various ways helps you to not only stay within your shopping budget but also use your creativity to explore the versatility of a clothing item. Here are three looks I achieved using the same Necessary Clothing crop top which I believe costs me about $15. Talk about more bang for your buck!
“The reason it hurts so much to separate is because our souls are connected. Maybe they always have been and will be. Maybe we’ve lived a thousand lives before this one and in each of them we’ve found each other. And maybe each time, we’ve been forced apart for the same reasons. That means that this goodbye is both a goodbye for the past ten thousand years and a prelude to what will come.”
― Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” ― H. Jackson Brown Jr.
“Fear stifles our thinking and actions. It creates indecisiveness that results in stagnation. I have known talented people who procrastinate indefinitely rather than risk failure. Lost opportunities cause erosion of confidence, and the downward spiral begins.” – Charles Stanley