Friday, January 9, 2015

I support animal print underwear

"Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Adam&eve While I was compensated to write a post about Adam&Eve , all opinions are my own."

In recent urgent news, The New York Daily News reported on Dec. 22 that an evasive lingerie thief in Yulin, China was finally caught after living at large for a year. The fatal mistake that did the panty-nabber in? Not knowing the weight limit of his ceiling.

The man, who the article refers to as Tan, allegedly possessed a master key to his apartment building. While his female neighbors were at work, he used the key to sneak into their apartments and steal their used underwear. He later stashed the goods in the ceiling of his apartment. When authorities visited the apartment after the ceiling collapsed under the weight, they found over 2,000 pairs of women's bras and underwear that Tan had collected over the last year.

The first thing that came to mind when seeing the photo of all the color-coordinated underwear spread along the public sidewalk was, "Why is everyone’s underwear so plain?" 

I realize a small group of women from a single apartment complex in Yulin, China hardly makes for an unbiased focus group, but even when I go to stores, I see far fewer options available outside of neutral tones and classic black. I understand most bras are made to be discreet, but honestly, how often is everyone running around in sheer tops? If everything you own is see-through, I suggest you stop reading and check out any other page on this site for ideas on how to diversify your wardrobe first. 

For the majority of days, when discretion isn't necessary, how about something that gives you confidence, even when it can't be seen by those around you? A Black and Tan may be a delicious cocktail, but your underwear drawer should have a little more variety than just those two colors. As made clear on Adam & Eve, "It’s what’s on the inside that really counts, but a little lingerie on the outside never hurts!" It's true—if you’re looking for a self-esteem pick me up throughout the day, nothing achieves that better animal print. That's not just an opinion, either; it's scientifically backed!

Clothes can be used as a way to define yourself, but they can also impact a person's mood and actions. Forbes posted a study from from Northwestern University, who called the concept “enclothed cognition," meaning, "the systematic influence that clothes have on the wearer’s psychological processes." 

The study found that a person's outfit highly influenced the way they behaved, with the change in their actions representing a shift in the person's internal self. The phenomena explains why you may feel more angelic while wearing white, or why you may feel more studious wearing a sweater and glasses—and why you can't not feel fierce when wearing leopard print. It's an old-school pattern, sure, but it still inspires confidence that's transferred to the wearer.

I have always been a fan of the classic leopard print, which is why I'm thrilled it seems to be coming back in full force. For example, The Gloss called Jennifer Lawrence’s leopard print coat "The Most Surprising Trend You Can Actually Wear In 2015." Not only that, but it's one of the recent editorial picks from Steve Madden for shoes and handbags. 

Granted, animal print isn't always the most acceptable attire. So on those days when the print just won't do on the outside, wear that confidence-maker proudly underneath your clothes. Even if you don't like the "realistic" color pattern, there's plenty of print in all different tones. I alone can claim to owning a purple, leopard-print bra and a neon-blue zebra-print number.

Instead of dismissing your lingerie’s look because it’s something you don’t expect anyone to see, think of it as an extension of your outfit. You wouldn't wear outfits with the same neutral tones day in and day out, and your lingerie should be no different.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Wrap Dress Obsession

There are currently over 10 wrap style dresses in my closet to date but can you blame me? They're so comfy and sexy at the same time which is hard to find in one complete garment. But now that its much cooler in nola I must retire my collection of wrap dresses until next season. But before I place the dresses deep  in the back of my closet I wanted to post my favorite which I wore when my sister came to visit me in New Orleans for her birthday. 

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Second Time Around

This is my second time using this print for a garment but can you blame me? The colors on this fabric are simply amazing.  The first time I used this fabric I turned it into a two piece skirt set.
The second time around I turned this gorgeous print into a wrap dress (shout out to DVF ).

Wrap Dress | Sandals Old Navy

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

"Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet."

For the past year I've been playing the waiting game when it comes to my line. After months of pattern making and packaging sampling everything is finally coming together. 

Here are separates That I plan on selling at the shop. I'm a lover of biker jackets so it was only right I created one with prints. I paired the jacket with a midi skirt and bodysuit from Boohoo. 

Moto Jacket and Midi Skirt. Coming soon to | Bodysuit. Boohoo | Leopard Strap Heels. SmashShoes

Friday, October 10, 2014


It feels like forever and a day since my last ootd post ( four months to be exact). I had to go on a hiatus from blogging & sewing so I could get settled into my new city and job. Now that I'm fully acquainted with both I'm ready to get back to work! 

 I've been living in New Orleans for 4 months and I've already fallen deeply in love with the city. But out of all the little districts through out the city French Quarter is my absolute favorite! To show my appreciation for the quarter I had to shoot my first ootd in nola here :) 

Shift dress made by Amarachi  Ukachu . Cobalt Blue Wallet  TJMaxx . Tomato Red Sandals here  

Friday, September 12, 2014

Fall Fashion Wishlist

Who says that the upcoming arrival of cooler weather has to mean that we’re stuck in drab, boring, brown clothes until next April? Not me, that’s for sure! Just because it’s starting to get a little cooler doesn't mean that I can’t stay stylish! I have a few picks for the upcoming season that’ll do double duty: keeping me warm and keeping me looking fab! Here’s what’s on my wishlist at the moment:


Sunday, June 22, 2014

An Ode to Keith Haring

Last November I stumbled across some amazing fabric by Keith Haring but I've been hesitant to make anything with it because its so rare to find and I knew if I made a mistake their would be no turning back. So weeks went by where I will pull out the fabric from my fabric closet stare at it for hours then just throw it back. Then finally after months of intimidation I found the courage to make the first cut into to fabric and I'm soo happy with the results.