Old School Mixology

27th November, 2012

Life is all about change; I would never want to be the same person I was a year or two years or ten years ago. I love the journey and I love the evolution; I love that things get more interesting every day. When I first started this site, I was working as a designer and using my own body as a canvas to flesh out germinating ideas. It made for some crazy looks, but nothing I truly regret. It was just part of my creative process, a way of uncovering my voice.In the intermediary years, I’ve really discovered my métier, as a creative director and stylist. I’ve found a special space in the world for myself, where I get to dream up ideas, create concepts, and bring them to life for a living. It’s addictive and exciting and I just want to put all my energies there. Thus, along the way, my own personal style (the subject this site most often explores) has subdued a bit. As a designer, I had the luxury of focusing on and fleshing out one big idea a season; these days it’s a new mood, client, concept and assignment every week. I just need my clothes to function for me, as I pour all my ideas into my work (which I’ve also begun to occasionally share here).
That doesn’t mean I don’t still live for a good dose of heavy mixology now and then, and the holiday season is the perfect time to pull out all the stops. I guess it brings out the inner Christmas tree in me!Speaking of Christmas, can you believe it’s almost here?! I spent yesterday updating Shop The Glamourai with lots of things I’d love to give and get ~ like the social media version of a letter to Santa. CHECK IT OUT!

|WEARING| Hat Attack beanie, Zara coat (read my ode to it HERE), Theory sweater via Zappos Couture, gifted Corey Lynn Calter pants, Z Spoke clutch, Kate Spade shoes |PHOTOS| by Jeremy James

  • monkeyshines

    amazing prints!




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  • Ashley Taylor

    Loving the sweater 🙂

    xo Ashley

  • http://www.wonderfulandmarvelous.blogspot.com/ Andrea

    I love how you mix all these patterns and colors. You certainly have an eye for it. I love to stop by your blog because it never fails to inspire me! So thanks. 🙂
    xo Andrea
    Wonderful and Marvelous

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  • Dea
  • http://oksanaarmee4ka.livejournal.com/ Oksana

    Very interesting outfit! Love your sweater!

  • http://pinksole.com/ Rachelle

    Love the mix of prints, and great coat.

  • vittoria gallacci

    I love your hat and your jewelry!

    Vittoria from 5 IN THE MORNING


  • http://twitter.com/luvvleighb Leigh

    Love that hat! Such a fun outfit for winter!

  • magen benedicte
  • http://twitter.com/keytothearmoire A Key to the Armoire

    Amazing! Particularly LOVE the pants and shoes…Kate’s always a favorite for me 🙂 Great, festive look!

  • Valeria Alvarez

    Love the outfit, and yes this year went out so fast!! I can`t believe is less than a month for christmas!

    <3 Val

  • Silvia Negretti

    Amazing outfit!!! You look fab!

    Love especially your shoes!




  • http://laceandtulle.com/ Samira Reyes

    love the pattern!!

  • daniela corno

    I love how passionate and thankful you are about your career. It’s so nice to read.


  • Lubna

    What an incredible outfit! Love the different clashing patterns of the pants & sweater.

    Lubna | http://www.ellevox.blogspot.com

  • Andrea

    this outfit is gorgeous!


  • http://twitter.com/madforfashion78 Berty Morales

    You look amazing like always and love this outfit. Great shoes too 🙂

  • Jennifer

    Love love love!

    xo Jennifer


  • http://www.suspironews.blogspot.com/ Betsy

    This is probably the best combination that I have seen in a while.


  • Angeles

    Always perfect! love your style…. never wrong!
    kisses bella!


  • http://twitter.com/elenavasilieva Elena Vasilieva

    these pom pom pumps are rad


  • http://twitter.com/worthystyle Whitney Worthington

    While the whole outfit is awesome, I think the Kate Spade shoes add this touch of whimsy that is wonderful!!

  • isabelle
  • http://www.citifiedme.com/ Sara Morais

    I love the way you put things together and the way you describe it to us. You’re just so unique ad genuine… You’re one of those persons I really, really, REALLY wish I could met because you’re different…in a good way!

  • http://bellaconscience.blogspot.com/ bellaconsience

    it takes so much style sense to get this outfit to look so effortless…my compliments to you


  • Jules
  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1033981551 Adeola Naomi Aderemi


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  • vvn

    As I’ve followed some blogs for a few years, including yours, I’ve wondered if a lot of the bloggers’ styles have become subdued over the years because of all the free swag they get. I’ve felt that blogs have become so commercial. But at the same time, I also relate with you when you say your style has become more subdued out of function. I feel like that about my closet over the last few years!

  • celesteandpearl.blogspot.com

    Those Kate Spade shoes are out of this world. Get in my closet! Thanks for sharing –
    xox Liz

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  • Rachel Mlinarchik

    No one would ever call your style ‘subdued,’ my dear 🙂

  • michelle

    very nice outfits

  • Melissa Jackson

    This is fantastic stuff!! Love your pictures and love your style!! I will always look to your blog for more advice and what I should be puttin on this winter 😀


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