Cheers!

Happy New Year everyone! This NYE was certainly one for the books at my house, mostly because I was determined to NOT have another NYE like the fail of a fondue night last year. This year I created a photo booth to document all the crazy that occurred during the holiday festivities (and of course all the fashion).

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Over the course of 48 hours an estimate of 60 people came through our house for our annual Macaroni Party and New Years Eve festivities.

We had our fair share of silly:

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Some danced:

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We Laughed:

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And We smiled:

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And I’d have to say this group was pretty fabulous:

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My NYE look took several different routes over the course of the festivities. Anywhere from flirty fishnets and floral to lace backless dress and red lip. A NYE look is all about glamour. It’s the one night to get dolled up and enjoy yourself. Grab some crazy accessories. Pull out those high heels and strut your stuff. Personally, this year my favorite look was floral mini dress, red lace fishnets, paired with a chunky heel and shaggy coat. Jumped right into 2015 in style. Often my NYE sets my palette for the new years style, I’m thinking there’s a lot more floral in my future.

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May your 2015’s be as swell as you are. Stay fabulous, stay silly and most of all get ready for a whole new Proprium Floris in the coming new year!

Holiday Cheer.

Hello Guys and Dolls, This semester really took a toll on me at the tail end but I am back just in time for the Holidays!!

What to wear for those holiday parties can be extremely stressful on top of worrying about the gifts and making your dip to pass etc.. So never fear, that’s what  I am here for. The holidays are about being as festive as possible in my opinion. No, seriously go all out!

Here are some tips for creating the perfect holiday look

1. Find an Ugly Christmas Sweater. Nothing sets the mood more than a conversation piece. Raid your local thrift shops and find a doozy.

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Here’s some good examples, though I’m still looking for one that lights up.

2. Wear Festive Colors.  Dive right in with the red and Green, even throw in some gold, sliver and white. The more festive the better.

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3. Colored Tights. For those more going out looks, throw on a pair of colored tights with your little black dress for some holiday cheer that is also ready to hit the town.

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4. Sparkle. Need I say more.

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There are so many ways to sparkle, and the holidays are a great time to take it to the next level.

5 Velvet. Nothing says holiday party like a good velvet dress.

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6. Heels.  preferably black.

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7. Statement Necklace. Add some jewels to your look for an elegant finish to any holiday attire.

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(And a good crown always brings the holiday cheer to any party).

8. Smile . As corny as that sounds, smile and have fun with it. It doesn’t get better thank spending the holiday season with the ones you love.  Laugh, smile, be merry.

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I hope this helps when to comes to picking out your festive look. Have a Merry Merry Christmas Everyone!

 

 

Wedding Attire

I have the hardest time picking out outfits for weddings. And with wedding  season in full swing  I am left with several questions. Is it casual? Fancy? What colors are used in the wedding theme? Am I wearing the same color as the bridesmaids? All valid questions when picking you wedding attire.

There are three easy ways to pick out wedding attire:

1. Look at the invite. Usually invitations reveal the type of event your attending. The location of the event speaks to the kind of event it it, fancy or more casual. The invitations are usually done in the theme colors the Bride and Groom are using, so you can stay away from wearing the same colors as the bridal party.

2. Layer. Especially if its an outdoor wedding layers are alway good. Pair one of your more formal dresses with a casual jacket. That way you can gage the event when you get there and remove the jacket if needed.

3. Pack light. Always bring a small purse with only the necessities. Don’t forget the lipsticks so you can reapply.

Here’s the approach I took:

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I paired my favorite formal dress with a jean jacket, and heeled boots. Add some more daring accessories such as a flower crown and bold necklace to keep it fresh and unique to your personal style.

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To get Jhow’s look: Dress Ruche/ Flower Crown Flower Crown Society / Jacket Urban Outfitters / Boots Free People/ Necklace Anne Tailor Loft. 

Show me your favorite wedding looks.

Flower Crown

A few weeks back I order the most adorable crown from the Flower Crown Society. check out their Etsy here. They have the most adorable so I decided to show it off.

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I added my flower crown to a plain black hat, and paired it with one of my favorite dresses and a pair of chunky heels. This outfit is perfect for a concert, garden party or sunday brunch.

To get Jhow’s look: Check out the Flower Crown society, Free People and ASOS for similar pieces.

*** Photos taken by the ever talent Annie

 

 

 

 

 

Harem Pants!

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If there is any trend that I have taken full advantage of, its harem pants. Who wouldn’t want to wear their pajamas to work? These pants can transition for any occasion and are extremely comfortable.

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Throw on a sun hat, tank and some sandals and these harems are perfect for the beach. Lightweight, and breezy perfect as a swimsuit cover up.

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Throw on a blazer and some black harem’s and take on the office by storm. And the best part, you could roll into the next board meeting in practically your jammies and still look professional.

This look is perfect to transition from a plane to a meeting on those business trip. This is probably the most professional I’ll get.

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Tomboy? No problem. Throw on some chucks, and a beanie with your favorite graphic tee. This gives the harem pants an edge.

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Go grab a pair! or seven!  (I suggest UrbanOutfitters, you can find them here)

To get the beach look: Harem bought in India (Similar)/ shirt Free People/ Sandals Urban Outfitters/ Necklace My grandmas bling/ sun hat  Forever 21 /

To get the office look: Harem Urban Outfitters / Shirt Free People/ Shoes Urban Outfitters (similar)/ Jacket Vintage/

To get the tomboy look: Harem Urban Outfitters/ Shirt Forever 21 (similar)/ Converse Free People/ Hat American Apparel /

Photocred goes to my little sis, Annie.

 

 

Gatsby.

A Few months back my school had a 1920’s Gatsby Masquerade ball.

I took this theme extremely seriously .

I started a Pinterest board you can find here. This board was filled with different trend reminiscent of the 1920’s.

          

Popular threads I found in twenties style was drop waist or shift styled dress, the illusion of short hair, pearls, and lots of glamour. Women were becoming more risky in their attire, raising the hem line and shortening the hair. And if I was going to a Gatsby themed party I of course had to watch the new Great Gatsby movie, which is one of my favorite. I drew a lot of inspiration from attire in that movie.

The ball itself was a blast, and here’s how myself and some of my friends went.

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So when it comes to themed parties. Do your research and go all out! I wore a column dress (ASOS) and gold headpiece (ASOS), my mother’s pearl bracelet paired with tights and t-strap heels I found at a thrift shop. My friend dolled me up with some classic makeup and a faux bob to tie the whole twenties look together.

*Photographer the Lovely Sarah

** My hair and Makeup done by Emmeline  and Sarah

*** Friends Pictured Dallas, Jimmy, Curtis  and Emmeline 

OVERALLS!

 

Overalls are back and I personally could NOT be happier. Dressed up or down these bad boys are one of my favorite go-to pieces.

I personally own a very Proprium Floris pair myself.

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Throw a crop top under any pair of overalls and your favorite pair of shoes and you are ready for the day. Perhaps out to the park or shopping with the gals? I’d personally wear these to sleep if it wasn’t frowned upon. 

 

Find Jhow’s outfit: Crop top Urban Outfitters/ overalls Free People/ sunglasses Free People/ shoes Free People.

*click the inspiration pics to see their sources. Shout out to Deer Circus blog and Free People Me user Noni 1809 for the inspiration. 

** Photocred goes to the ever talented Sarah Six