Monday, March 7, 2011

Le Gaudy Chic


Every time I'm asked to describe my style I'm at a loss for words. 
Is it really bohemian? 
Sometimes it more feminine... hmmm.... I Don't really know!
Then I started looking for an obvious pattern.


Ever since I can remember I have been attracted to tacky, gaudy details.I enjoy flamboyancy and over the top obnoxiousness. Not because I am trying to stand out in a crowd of neutrals, but I sincerely feel drawn to anything that sparkles. That includes gold, sequins and anything bejeweled. Blame my middle eastern side, cause we sure like to pile on the Bling back there!


Add in the leopard print and I think this outfit pretty much sums up what my style is all about!


Sweater Dress: Thrifted
Clutch: Vintage
Earrings: Vintage
Sunglasses: Ray-Ban
Tights: Calvin Klein
Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell
Gloves: 7 years old from Old Navy

47 comments:

Anna said...

I absolutely love that sweater!

hugs
ANNA

nookie said...

hahaha, you're so funny:))
I do adore this outfit, the leopard gloves, the clutch and that fab sweater look awesome together.

Diana said...

you're magic !!!

sacramento said...

I love so much the whole outfit.Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.
It has a flair of the 80s with your own chic and style.
I adore that jumper and all the embroidered details in it.
The gloves gives a wild look to the whole ensemble.
Fabulous and inspiring my dear friend.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

The Hearabouts said...

Fashion should be fun, so.. if you love bling, why not wear it? In every possible form. I absolutely LOVE the sweater and the clutch. And the font of your new header :D.

Hugs,
S.

Andreea said...

Honey, you might be atracted to tacky but you're anything but tacky. Your style is so unique and classy that i could wear almost everything in your weardrobe. I mean, look at that sweater...absolutely stunning! I adore the details and those leopard print gloves fit perfectly.
You're such a big inspiration to me!

P.S I'm not good at describing my style either, it's just a huge mix:))

AzaharaJS said...

ooohhh so cool, I love
Perfect clutch

kisses
AzaharaJS

Alma said...

Loving the sweater!:D And you're not tacky! You're incredible stylish!!

Damsels said...

you make guady things look amazing without goin for the eccentric look you look classic and elegant !

i think its because you make sure not too have too much going on.. i love those gloves by the way ! they really stood out most from the first photo

Anaivilo said...

You know... whatever your style is...is great! :D I just love the way you dress. Yes, I see you are attracted to sparkly things, and you know how to use them, which is great. Great sweater, the details have such a great effect :D

Love Bonche said...

OMG! your blog is increible!!!
love all your looks!

Ioana Liliana said...

I'm loving the new feel of you blog, darling! And this, well . . it really is so you, so awesome and fab!


Fashezine

Michelle Chic said...

i admire ur boldness in fashion! its a breath of fresh air everytime i visit ur blog!

Miss Ellie Sugar said...

awww that's faboulous!!

Reyna @fashionmist♥ said...

Oh my, too lovely! xx

Arina said...

:)) love the outfit (and the text)!

briannelee said...

Ah, that clutch is amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Angga said...

I absolutely love that sweater!! and you look so pretty!!! I really love this outfit combination and this is my favorite so far, I'm putting this in my inspiration folder!!!
<3
http://reserveradefashion.blogspot.com

Cassandra said...

beautiful clutch.
loving the gloves

thefatandskinny said...

Love it. Such a fun look. It reminds me of the fashion in the 80s.

My Fashion Tale said...

I looooove your outfit! Ana

ching said...

the patterns and those embellishments are striking! b=very nice.

Cylia said...

purple is definitely a colour I want to keep wearing:) you look asvsoultey stunning! loving your make-up and everything.

Laura Tenshi said...
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Laura Tenshi said...

I am in love with your clutch and the print of your sweater. I can describe your style for you, it's AWESOME, there, now you know.
Really, you have an amazing sense of style. You can even be the next Jackie O. In terms of elegance you can compete with any woman.
I really want to thank you for the lovely comment you left on my latest post. It's true I am going through some changes and I am glad you support me.

Alice said...

You are awesome Mina! I love the whole outfit!
Kisses

The Bosworthian said...

What a fun outfit! Love those leopard gloves!

invasionista

margaritats said...

amazing outfit!adore your sweater!!

GIRL AND CLOSET said...

ooh, loving your beautiful thrifted sweater. I too adore sequin, it's just fabulous, as is your lovely outfit!

As for the camera that I use? I shoot with a Canon Rebel DSLR, 50mm fixed portrait lens, and use lightroom for additional editing. Have a lovely day! xx veronika

Prity said...

bohemian looks rock!!

Kimberlee said...

I like "Le Gaudy Chic"! I've always been attracted to gaudy, costume jewelry. The bigger the ring the better haha

Joey said...

Wow! You're really stylish and you've got some very cool poses. Like!
Love the sweater dress, the detailing is so pretty! Those colourful stones...Haha...I like how you style your Bling, it's definitely not OTT, but actually very chic, in my opinion.

Sharon @ Fun and Life said...

Love the outfit! Especially the gloves! Too funny about "piling on the bling" lol. But you make it work and it looks chic not cheap!

betty; said...

hii ^^ thanks for the comment and i know, it was like super sunny today but still windy and cold > - < and i'm still in high school :P it's my last year though, next year i'm off to college for fashion design (Y) but i imagine going to design school would be fun. and i love your sweater, it looks great on you :D

Molto ❤ Fashion said...

This outfit is awesome for so many reasons! The bejeweled '80s-inspired sweater, the leopard-print gloves, the gorgeous shade of lipstick, the earrings...! This is such an eclectic, fancy look, and it all works so perfectly. And your bun is also a nice little touch of sophistication to top it off. I love how it looks! xx

*Simply Colette* said...

GREAT pics! Love them! So jealous of your beautiful clear skin!

AB FAB Team said...

i loooooooooooove this outfit

Diana
www.abfab-magazine.blogspot.com

Lizelisabeth said...

Oh my! I looove your top so much!!! And they're thrifted?! NO WAY!!!! And your style really is something! Def follow you! ;) Hope we can follow at each other. Can't wait to see more of your style.

hug and kiss kiss,
liz


voguishdoodles.blogspot.com

BenchesandChandeliers said...

BEAUTIFUL! i love al your quirky flamboyant pieces. together, they make your outfit go above and beyond!

www.benchesandchandeliers.com

AgataP said...

fantastic sweater /dress! and love your gloves!

http://laughing-in-the-purple-rain.blogspot.com/

Oh to Be a Muse said...

haha! i love how you call your style gaudy chic. i think it's just chic, chic!

Angelina said...

this is such an amazing outfit!

Alice in vintageland said...

Same here, Mina! I didn’t see a glittery, shiny piece of clothes that I didn’t like yet so I hear you. But you’re not tacky at all, I mean that’s the last thing I would ever say about you’re style. You’re just fabulous and creative and definitely not a slave to the trends which is a huge plus for me!:)

Brioche said...

that sweater is amazing. i wish i could picture myself wearing it HERE ;)

SH said...

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merci, SH

a dreamer. said...

i think in this outfit you would look gorgeous in any country :)

The College Barbie said...

HANDS DOWN my favorite outfit of yours! Haha its so cute!