Thursday, January 9, 2014

Velour Harems and Leather Jacket: The Perfect Love Affair

Ordered these harem's on an impulse with the leather jacket and haven't regretted it once. Comfy, yet unique, yes Hannah Montana, you can get the best of both worlds.
velour harems and leather jacket

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Leather or Denim?

Ah, the never ending internal argument. Therefore, considering the negative degree temperatures outside, I decided to wear each for one day and decide which one would keep me the warmest. You know those new coats they're making now? The ones where they try to make it look like there's a sweatshirt underneath a leather or denim jacket but we all know the deceitfulness of the article of clothing. Due to the temperatures I truly did layer a sweatshirt underneath each jacket and not a lick of wind was able to penetrate. Loved the styles of each, they both give off a very unique vibe.  Therefore, they gave me the easy task of whipping on the same outfit two days in a row (atrocious I know but with -3 degree weather and 6am wake up call couldn't even begin to contemplate two separate outfits properly). And finally, the Keep Sneakers. Vegan Leather + Vegan shoes = Vegan squared (and I passed by a woman wearing a head to toe fur coat today and got to judge her ensemble without a fault in cruelty to my own outfit). 

leather @ chaicammy


leather and denim

denim jacket

denim @ chaicammy

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Cara Delevingne's Biker Jacket Real and Budget

I fell in love with Cara Delevingne's biker coat but wasn't quite ready to shell out the $2,000 right after Christmas. Luckily after searching high and low I found a nicer price for a leather jacket that I happily purchased at Urban Outfitters. But don't let out your sigh yet Burberry, I'm still coming for you soon! 

How To Wear Harem Pants

Ah, a subject that plagued my thoughts for months when I got my first pair. I hid them in my closet out of shame after I showed one of my closest friends and she said, and I quote, "oh like Justin Bieber pants why would you wear those?". Ouch. Regardless I wore them around the house until I figured out how to wear them and a) not make me look like a Justin Bieber wannabe and b) look like I had some sense of style. These were my first "harem" pants Earlier Blog Post which I ended up wearing out to face humanity in a similar fashion but sans the headband and bag and I added a short moto leather coat over top. To me this seemed a little daring but hey, it worked!
I wanted a second pair of harems and found the perfect black staple harem pants at Theory.  In turn I found close to exact replicas at Nordstroms, Forever21, H&M, and American Eagle (links, if available, below). Just add a classic circle scarf in a bold color, white or black shirt (depending on your color harem's) and some boots for winter (doc martens always give a bit of an edge to an outfit). I ended up buying the ones from Theory just because I was planning on making these harem's my new best friends for a while. And we lived happily ever after. (Just kidding I've been cheating on him with a couple other harem's)
 More pictures to come but links below! (Please excuse the bad quality pictures for Today my Nikon is getting a new lens, need to be more careful when I travel with him :/ )

harem pants

Justin Bieber Harem Pants

Friday, January 3, 2014

Fashion Crush of the Week Cara Delevingne

I thought we'd start out with someone everybody knows as well as someone I personally idolize. Because, let's be honest, who doesn't love the wacky Cara Dele? Cara's style is very laid back but it also changes very frequently yet she has that one staple, her Burberry leather jacket that keeps it all together. Find Cara's style at places like Zara, Topshop, H&M, Dimepiece, Pacsun, and Trapstar!
Cara's Leather Jacket 

Cara Delevingne

Cara Delevingne @ ChaiCammy

Cara Delevingne

Cara Delevingne

Cara Delvingne @ ChaiCammy

Best Clothing Sales Online

Coming from a background with frugal parents yet with a clothing obsession I spent decades searching online for the best deals. Online stores seem to have better sales than actual store locations. I compiled a list of stores with current sales going on.
  • Zara
  • Madewell
  • Jcrew (try the Jcrew outlet as well)
  • Nordstroms (Great sales twice a year on multiple designers)
  • Forever 21 (best for passing trends you only want to invest a small amount of dough in)
  • (Best party dresses ever)
  • Aldo (love. shoes.)
  • DSW online (try their luxe department for designers) 
More to come soon! 

Hippie or Boho Chic?

Pants. They're so comfortable yet they make a huge statement. That's one of my favorite things to do though. I like to find one piece to put into an outfit that takes it one step further.  Playing it safe can get quite dull. 
More daring outfits to come.