The time has finally come for the big reveal! I don’t know about you, but I am just thrilled at the new line! Such beautiful colors and textures. I just can’t wait to try it all on (although I still have to wait until Saturday).
If you haven’t already, you should hop on over to Noonday Collection and take a look now! Swoon. I’ll be showing you my favorites soon enough….but now that the new Fall line has launched, it’s time for us to launch into our new mini series!!
Our first diva to be styled is my beautiful friend Janet! I specifically asked Janet if she would participate after she gushed on Facebook about her husband surprising her with this stunning leather jacket from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.
She initially spotted it on on one of their date nights. Excited about the obvious chicness and versatility of this jacket, she tried it on to show her husband. One look at his face and she knew he wasn’t digging it to the same degree. He even mentioned that it didn’t seem to fit her style, and was a bit too edgy. A little disappointed, she put the jacket back and went on with her night. But not without sharing the incident on Facebook, of course.
I’m not sure whether it was her expression to his reaction or the feedback on Facebook that caused her husband to change his mind. But the very next day he arrived home from work with the edgy and sincerely awesome jacket and made her day! And look at her rock this look! A great purchase, don’t you think?
Whenever you are stepping out of a comfort zone and trying out a new look, sometimes it helps to balance out with something on the opposite end of the spectrum. Take a neutral outfit and add in some colorful pieces. Update your classic wardrobe with a statement necklace. In this case, I thought it would look great to balance out the edginess of the leather by layering some soft feminine pieces.
SHOP THIS LOOK:
1. Earrings: Julep or 2. Earrings: Pheonix / 3. Tshirt: Mindy Mae’s Market
4. Jeans: Maurice’s / 5. Bag: H’mong / 6. Necklace: Clustered Charm
Paired with jeans and a tshirt, this would be the perfect go-to outfit for a mom on the go. It doesn’t take that long to throw on a tshirt and jeans, right? Then you just add a stylish jacket and chic accessories and you are good to go! Tarah suggested that the H’mong (which is actually a makeup bag) would look beautiful as a simple clutch when you are running quick errands. Need your purse? Just toss in some lipstick and your essentials and toss it in your bag to keep all mom’s things in the same spot.
A leather jacket is such a great investment because with just a minimal switch up, you can completely change the look from day to night. For this next example, I am pairing her jacket with a blouse to add contrast with texture, and a sleek pencil skirt. Add some heels and accessories and you are ready for a night on the town!
SHOP THIS LOOK:
1. Blouse: Windsor / 2. Earrings: Squared Chimes / 3. Skirt: Nest Boutique
4. Bag: Botanical / 5. Shoes: Nordstrom / 6. Necklace: Bethie Rope
Because of the color in the outfit and the bold look with the bag, Tarah and I thought it would look stunning to pair some Ethiopian pieces with it to let the color speak for itself. The earrings and bag are such statement pieces in itself, we were torn whether a necklace was really needed. You could go either way really, but our thought process was if you took the jacket off you had a little something around your neck without it competing with the other pieces (not to mention the Bethie Rope completely classifies as one of the “must have” pieces for every wardrobe because of it’s versatility).
I don’t know about you, but I am all about stepping out of your comfort zone and trying new things. You never know, that new thing just might be THE new look for you! And if you ever have any doubt – pull out that inner diva, strike a pose, snap a picture, and send it to me for a little encouragement.
Thank you, Janet! I appreciate you sharing your picture and your story with us and letting us play virtual dress up with you. I hope the experience as a whole inspires you to branch out of your comfort zone a little more often because guuuuurl…you rock that jacket!
So if you can’t wait to do some shopping now, head on over to Noonday Collection and pick out your favorites! Don’t forget to choose “ThisDomesticatedDiva” as your trunk show to get entered in to win a $25 gift card (and please register your entry HERE). But if you are looking for even more inspiration, stay tuned! There are lots more styles coming not to mention a photo booth the day of the trunk show on Facebook so you can see what we are putting together! Don’t miss out on the fun.
How about you? Have you ever had a time you stepped out of the box, in the fashion sense? How did it work out for you? What pieces from the new line are you dying to get your hands on?