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Black & Gray Outfit

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Top: James Perse | Jeans: Kut from the Kloth | Sweater: Nordstrom (similar) | Boots: Target (similar) | Purse: Target

On the first day the temperature hit below 80, I immediately pulled out my boots and cardigans. We’ve been getting a few cold days here and there but its still mainly in the high 80’s here in Las Vegas. I don’t care though, I’m going to wear my boots, cardigans, and all my other fall pieces now even if it means sitting  in my living room blasting the A/C.  O

On another note, how nice is this double strap, gray satchel? It’s a Givenchy antigona dupe! It comes with a detachable cross body strap, just like the Givenchy version, except this one is made of vegan leather. Since switching to a vegan diet, I’ve also started switching all my shoes, handbags, and accessories to cruelty-free versions. I especially love finding vegan versions of popular designer handbags. If you know of any, leave your suggestions in the comments below. 🙂

Saint Laurent Jane Sandal

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Hello and welcome to the new blog! I’m so excited to be creating this first post for Blasé Chic!  One of the most chic wardrobe pieces in my closet are these gorgeous Saint Laurent sandals. Delicate straps juxtaposed with a thick platform and a sky high heel make these shoes one of my favorite pairs. I love wearing them with jeans and equally with shirt dresses for an effortlessly cool look.

In the previous post I wrote a little about changing my name, to my real one, when I relaunched the blog. When I started The F List, I created the name Jen De Marquez as a pen name. The “Jen” part came from my dad wanting to name me Jennifer when I was born. The “De Marquez” portion came from my maternal grandfather’s original surname before he changed it after immigrating to Mexico from Germany. Anyway, I feel the name does’t click with me so I’ll use one that does, my real name- Jeanette Padilla. I can’t wait to create more content that more aptly reflects this new direction I’m taking. I hope you all like it as much as I do.

 

Wearing:

Top: James Perse
Jeans: Gap
Cardigan: Coin (similar)
Shoes: Saint Laurent
Bag: Rebecca Minkoff (similar)
Sunglasses: Fendi

Stay tuned,

Jeanette

CUT OUT ANKLE BOOTS

BOOTIES-5 BOOTIES-6 BOOTIES-3 BOOTIES-1 BOOTIES-4 BOOTIES-7These black cross strap cut out ankle boots by BCBGMAXAZRIA are perfection. Ankle boots or ankle booties, whatever you call them, in my opinion, are a closet staple. There are so many ways to wear them. Today I’m wearing mine with black coated skinny jeans. I love a great black pointed-toe boot. When paired with black pants, this style of boots will help elongate the legs and make you appear taller and slimmer.

“…this style of boot will help elongate the legs and make you appear taller and slimmer.”

Personally, I’ve never owned a cutout ankle boot before, I’d always opt for a regular black leather ankle bootie. However, this time around, I haven’t been able to find ankle boots that I like so I broadened my search and found these beauties. The cross strap and cut out design make them stand out and give them an edgy vibe. From the front, they appear to fully cover the foot which makes them great for pairing with pants. Conversely, the cut out sides give them the appearance of pumps, making them easy to pair with dresses and skirts. It’s a wonderfully versatile boot.

How to style ankle boots

Ankle boots can sometimes make the legs appear shorter. Sometimes you have to be careful how you style them based on your height and silhouette. Next week’s outfit post will feature these same boots paired with a skirt, and with a dress. I’ll be talking about proportions, dressing for your body type, sharing some tips on how to style ankle boots with anything, so stay tuned for that! If you like these boots, make sure to check them out and buy them asap! I got them a while back and they’ve already sold out in all department stores. Click the links below to shop.

Wearing Lauren Ralph Lauren top, Rachel Roy blazer (similar here), layered necklace (similar here), Joe’s jeans, BCBGMAXAZRIA booties, NARS velvet matte lip pencil in “Cruella”, NARS velvet lip liner in “Nihwatu”.

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LEATHER-10When in doubt, wear black. I’ve been very eager to wear this Michael Kors leather jacket and it’s finally starting to cool down enough to do so. The soft, supple leather is amazing. I also love the matte-like finish of the leather, it lends a casual and effortlessly cool vibe. These cap toe boots are a favorite of mine even though I’m not a fan of short heels. I typically opt for a heel above 5 inches but the cap toe on these had me sold. I’m thinking about parting ways with them though, I really need a higher heel. Which reminds me, did you know you can shop my closet on Poshmark? Simple download the app on your iphone or ipad and enter the code “BIFJT” to receive a $5 credit when you sign up. Find me at @jendemarquez to shop the items in my closet. Poshmark is such a fun way to discover new pieces for your wardrobe! I could spend all day shopping on their, it’s fantastic! Stop by my closet and say hello when you sign up! See you there!

Wearing Joe’s jeans, Michael Kors leather jacket (similar here), Audrey Brooke cap toe leather boots (similar here), Sondra Roberts clutch, and Ray Ban sunglasses.

 

Piel

Si no sabes que ponerte, vistete de negro. He estado muy entusiasmada para usar esta chaqueta de cuero de Michael Kors. Finalmente ha empezado a enfriar lo suficiente como para usar la. La piel de esta chaqueta esta super suave y es increíble.  También me encanta el acabado mate de esta chaqueta, que le da una apparencia casual y cool. Estas botas con punta de capa son una de mis favoritas, aunque no me gustan los tacones cortos. Típicamente  optó por un tacón  de 5 pulgadas o mas, pero la punta de estas botas me encantaron. Estoy pensando en despedirme de estas botas. Lo que me recuerda, ¿sabían ustedes que puede comprar articulos en mi armario de Poshmark? Simplemente bajen la aplicación en sus iPhone o iPad e introduzcan el código “BIFJT” para recibir un crédito de $ 5 cuando se registren. Encuéntrenme en @jendemarquez para ir de compras en mi armario. Poshmark es una manera divertida de descubrir nuevas piezas para sus armarios! Me podía pasar todo el día de compras ahi, es fantástico! Pasen por mi armario y dejenme un mensaje! Nos vemos allí!

KIMONO

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kimono-1 kimono-7 kimono-6 kimono-3Far from a traditional kimono, this one is, of course, a modern version. Traditional kimono are full length, T-shaped robes. I find kimono fascinating. There are various types of kimono, each one specific to the occasion. A kimono isn’t only a beautiful piece of cloth, it’s so much more than that. Kimono can symbolize social messages, marital status, age, and the level of formality of an occasion.

Dressing in a kimono also requires skill and is a process that requires aid since the outfit consists of 12 or more pieces that are secured in specific ways. Kimono are wrapped around the body with the left side over the right, always; except when dressing the deceased for burial. Then they are secured in place with a sash, also known as an obi. Some kimono are made with such exceptional skill and detail that they can easily cost upwards of $10,000.

Wearing Corey kimono (similar here), Halogen layering tank, Joe’s Jeans, Mossimo sandals (similar here ).

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Muy diferente de un kimono tradicional, éste es, por supuesto, una versión moderna. Kimono tradicionales son túnicas largas en forma de T. Los kimono me fascinan. Hay varios tipos de kimono, cada uno específico para la ocasión. Un kimono no sólo es una hermosa pieza de tela, es mucho más que eso. Kimono puede simbolizar mensajes sociales, el estado civil, la edad, y el nivel de formalidad de la ocasión.

Vestirse con un kimono también requiere experiencia y es un proceso que requiere ayuda. Un atuendo de kimono contiene 12 piezas o más que deben de ser ajustadas de manera específica. Kimono se deben de envolver alrededor del cuerpo con el lado izquierdo sobre el derecho, siempre; excepto cuando se viste al difunto para el entierro. El kimono luego esta asegurado con una faja, también conocido como un obi. Algunos kimono se hacen con tanto detalle y una habilidad tan excepcional  que pueden costar más de $ 10.000.

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JP-a-line-top-6 JP-a-line-top-5 JP-a-line-top-2 JP-a-line-top-3Can someone tell me why basic black tee shirts are so hard to find? While I was looking for something a bit different, I adored this shirt as soon as I put it on. It’s A-line through the body with a scoop neck and has extra long sleeves. It’s also ridiculously lightweight and soft because its made of Japanese cotton. You’ll want to sleep in it and never take it off, don’t say I didn’t warn you. It’s perfection.

Wearing James Perse A-line long sleeve tee, Joe’s Jeans skinny jeans in Dorothy wash, Stella McCartney Falabella tote (no longer available in this print), Citizen watch, Mossimo ankle strap heels, and Fendi sunglasses, similar here.