Lookvine Interview

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What is One fashion rule you never break?
I don’t wear dark chunky heels with light summer dresses.

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How would you describe a perfect Fashion look and is there a person who is an inspiration to you for this?
Coat sliding is definitely a perfect, signature look. In my case, it is more of a blazer sliding. Draping a classic cut blazer over my shoulder would be the fashion look that completes my entire outfit. My mother is my greatest source of inspiration for style. Most of the vintage clothing I wear to this day, including blazers, has been handed down to me by my mom.

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What interests you in Fashion?
Every time I go into my closet to pick out an outfit, I view the process of creating style as a form of art. As if body is a canvas, whatever you put on that day allows you to create a certain image and express yourself in engaging and impactful ways. I approach fashion as an extension of unique identity and an instrument capable of making you feel confident and empowered. This thought translates into my blog’s slogan “You Are What You Chic.”

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What styling advice would you give to your younger self?
Quality over quantity! That is the best advice I could give to my younger self. I now believe that it is more beneficial to keep the quality clothes and get rid of the excess. Having lots of different clothes certainly did not make me happy or help establish my personal style. Instead of spending time and money filling up my closet with disposable items, I choose to focus on few well-made, timeless pieces. A more mindful approach has helped me build my wardrobe and understand what works well for my body type. It gives me balance and freedom to concentrate on the items that can be mixed to create a versatile look.

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One tip you would like to give to our readers?
Mix and match modern stylish clothing with vintage pieces. By adding a vintage touch to an outfit, you can include an interesting and unusual twist to your look. Take the time to check out vintage stores. You will be surprised by what you can find at fraction of the cost. Plus, you are helping with recycling by not contributing to a wasteful fast fashion movement.

 

 

Like mother, like daughter

Exactly a year from today, on this very special occasion of my beloved mother’s birthday, I posted side by side photos of us wearing the same dress. I seized the opportunity and continued the tradition this year with one more treasured addition to my closet. It is the classic LBD but with a little twist, one of my absolute favorite patterns – polka dots! The dress is classic, you can see how it can be worn with a nice pair of high heels, just as my mother wore it. A pair of cute flats can be another complement, making the dress an absolute statement while bringing it to the center of attention and ascending this look into the spotlight.

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A very special gift: L’Amy America

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I would like to start by thanking L’Amyamerica for their generous gift. Since I collect sunglasses, it is one of the main accessories I use to complete an outfit and emphasize a certain look. Although a pair of shades serves as a fashion statement, the more important functions are to minimize sun exposure, protect your eyes from damaging rays and guard you from premature wrinkles. I like to wear sunglasses even on cloudy days since harmful UV rays exist despite the hazy sky. I usually keep one pair in the car and another one in my purse so I can be covered at all times. Besides, you can totally get away with those no makeup days if you have a good pair of dark shades on your side.
Because I am a fan of L’Amyamerica sunglasses, I was super excited when they got a hold of me. Receiving all these beautiful sunnies they sent, made my day!
I love all the styles I picked and I highly recommend them if you are in search for a trendy yet chic pair of sunnies.
Lastly, I would like to point out that this is not a paid advertisement, it is my opinion only.

Roosevelt by Nicole Miller

 

 

 

 

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Marblehead by Sperry

 

 

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Bluff Point by Sperry

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Marblehead by Sperry

 

 

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Spencer by Nicole Miller

 

 

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Spencer by Nicole Miller

New year new wardrobe

I have been decluttering my closet since the beginning of 2018, trying to achieve the minimalist lifestyle. Not just my closet but also everything in my home, I’m trying to be more frugal and less wasteful.
I have been collecting so much for the last few years that I’m at a point where the phrase “closet full of clothes- nothing to wear” is the best description of my everyday experience.
I have noticed, that despite having a big variety of clothing, I always choose classic and timeless pieces over and over. No matter what, I keep coming back to the few key items, which I will present in detail in a separate post. A list of my essential items includes a classic trench coat, a pair of leopard print heels, black skinny pants and an oversized white shirt.

Wardrobe essential – An Everyday bag

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There are three reasons as to why I mostly shop at thrift stores. To save money, to avoid the in-store, right of the rack look and because I can discover some rare and vintage items that I cannot find anywhere else. However, I like to splurge and reward myself once in a while. I justify doing so, by giving myself the ultimate “I never bought anything for myself with my first salary” excuse.
One of the biggest purchases I made last year was this swagger bag from Coach. An essential piece missing from my wardrobe was an everyday bag that is not too big, yet can hold all the necessary items. My friend, who knows my style very well, got me a matching wallet a couple of years ago. This generous move led me on a search for a purse that would go well with the wallet.
With the beginning of 2018, I started a project to build a minimalistic wardrobe, the details of which I will share with you guys on my next post. Quality over quantity, is my motto nowadays and therefore the key pieces in my wardrobe must be few, high quality and long lasting. As a result of my new year’s resolution, this bag made its way to my wardrobe must-have and an everyday essential.

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I want to shine a light on a style expression that has no borders and I hope it makes your day brighter.

Bohemian Chic

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I’ve always struggled with establishing one style that fits my life. There are so many different fashion styles, therefore it is hard to choose and commit to just one. My preference and choice of clothing has evolved so much over the years due to my environment, age, mood and interests.
I used to love wearing all black rocker outfits when I was in high school but with age, I gravitated to a more polished and sophisticated appearance. Every now and then, I get lazy and just throw on a pair of leggings along with an oversized shirt or sweater, something easygoing.
However, the one fashion style I have always admired and kept in my closet is a classic and chic design, which is why I named my blog CmeChic.
I do own vintage clothing, handed down to me from my grandmother and mother, that I just adore and cherish as my treasure.
One of my favorite styles to wear in the summer is bohemian. Boho pieces are timeless and there are many creative ways to wear them. Inspired from gypsy and hippie looks, a boho style looks good on just about everyone. It is that carefree spirit and look that I love. The key is to mix and match wild patterns and exotic textures. The messier – the better!
In the end, I realized that you don’t have to stick to one style and just wear whatever makes you feel comfortable and gives you confidence.

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S/S 2017 Dresses

In one of my posts, back in August, I promised to do a summer dress collection. I was finally able to find time and get right to it.
Summers in Dallas are long. Especially this year, it seems as if summer is endless. It is already November, yet the temperature is still in the high 80’s accompanied by few days of 90’s. I’m excited about breezy days and cool nights, but I’m also thrilled to wear my favorite summer dresses once more before I have to put them away.
The dresses below are my most worn  for summer of 2017. Hope you enjoy it and get new ideas and inspiration from the way I combined both colors and accessories with each look.

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S/S 2017 Skirts

A girl can’t have too many skirts.
Skirts are one of my most worn, wardrobe essentials for spring/summer.  I’m glad to live in a warm climate where summer lasts longer than in most places. As much as I like the warm weather, I get excited as I look forward to enjoying the chilly winter. Even though, it only lasts for a short period here. With cool days approaching, I’m taking my winter clothes out and putting away my summer clothes until next year.
I used to put a lot of emphasis on the color combination of skirt to top while trying to match the patterns perfectly. But overtime I realized that unexpected colors can make the best match. For example I never thought teal would go well with red, pink with gray etc …
Here are my favorite collection of skirts for spring/summer. The rest of the collection will be on my next post so stay tuned!

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Flawlessly feminine

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I love silk! I love the way it looks and feels on my skin, which is why I own a lot of silk skirts, dresses and blouses. Silk is so sexy yet so elegant. Especially alluring is this silk on silk fusion I have chosen for this outfit.
Don’t ever think that it is too much to wear silk combined. With the right shoes and attitude, you can achieve a flawlessly feminine look. The thinner and lacier your silk is, the better.
My simple rules on wearing silk is to, first, avoid too many accessories. A cute stud earrings or a thin cuff bracelet will be sufficient. Second, avoid platform heels. Wear heels of desired height, just make sure they aren’t platform, as it can look bit gaudy. Lastly, carry a small bag/clutch. Since silk is very delicate, anything big and heavy can overwhelm your outfit.

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// Outfit Details //

Top – F21
Skirt – Calvin Klein
Sunglasses – Zara
Handbag – CK
Earrings – Vintage
Necklace – Zara
Shoes – Calvin Klein