Outfit of the Day: Alterations

Here’s another dress that was tailored by my go to lady Mrs. Olga. I’m such a happy client and I can’t express that enough. She’s a professional seamstress who specializes in alterations! I mean you really won’t find someone who’s professional, fast, and AFFORDABLE like her.

I wanted to share her information with you guys if you live in the San Fernando Valley and are looking for someone to do alterations among other things. She has her own little shop in Canoga Park solely operated by her. I typically taker her 10-15 pieces at a time and when she calls to let me know that everything is ready (usually in a week), I already have another 15 pieces for her to work on. I’m taking her my whole wardrobe! There’s nothing like having everything in your closet fit your body the way it’s suppose to. I have endless options now and I have her to thank.

Olga Dress Maker
21520 Sherman Way
Los Angeles, CA 91303
10:00AM -7:00 PM

Oh and by the way, this is the same lady who altered my gown 4 hours before the Elton John Oscars Party. I made plans to attend the event last minute, I went to the Topanga mall to buy a dress the same day! Since the dress didn’t fit me properly, I knew I was going to need emergency alterations.That’s when my husband googled for a local seamstress, found Mrs. Olga on Yelp, he called her and told her our situation, and she got it done in 2 hours!!

Dress:: Zara (similar)// Shoes:: Unknown// Bag:: Saint Laurent// Belt:: Zara

Outfit of the Day: Signs of Fall

There’s nothing like frisky cold afternoon that signals the correct season. I took full advantage and wore my old Bronx over-the-knee boots and a warm and cozy new scarf from Target. It’s really become a fall favorite this year! I matched my lipstick with the red-ish thread in the scarf as the final ‘accessories’ to pull the entire look together.

Dress:: Unknown (similar)// Boots:: Bronx // Scarf:: Target(new)// Bag:: Celine

Tips on Wearing Over-the-Knee Boots (Petite)

If you’re petite like me (5’3″ and under), then you’ve probably felt isolated from several trends/styles because of our height. I don’t like to dress by the ‘rules’ because then it limits my creativity and expression. So if you’ve ever felt that you can’t wear OTK boots because you’re short, hopefully these tips give you the confidence to try them out!

- First and foremost, I would recommend finding a solid style. Prints regardless of the size, can be too overwhelming on petite legs.

- Make sure the length of the boot fits snug. It’s doesn’t have to feel and look tight, but as long as the thigh area doesn’t ‘swim’ in the center you should be good. If you do find a style that you really love, but the thigh area doesn’t fit, you can either take them to your local cobbler, or you can do what I do and buy affordable thigh-high socks to match your boots. You can also pull them slightly higher than the boot to make the shoes look and feel fitted at the top (like I did here).

- Wear matching pants! One of the easiest ways to rock your OTKB. Grey boots= grey jeans/leggings or pants. You want to keep everything streamlined.

- Give yourself 4-6 inches of free space (visible fabric or skin) between boot and skirts/shorts. The more thigh you show the better!

- Keep the rest of the outfit fitted. You want to avoid flowy tops or heavy bulky jackets. Keeping the look proportionate.

- Avoid flat OTK boots. They swallow your legs and can make you appear shorter. The trick is to have at least a few inches of heel to elongate the legs!

- And last but definitely not least…rock them with confidence! That’s all it takes!

I want to thank Guess for the opportunity to take part of their #BootieShot campaign!

The boots that I’m wearing in this post are the Guess Zonian Over-the-Knee Pointed-Toe Boots in dark grey!

Sweater:: French Connection// Shorts:: H&M// Boots:: Guess// Bag:: Segolene en cuir

Outfit of the Day: When the Pants Fit

I finally found a trusted and experienced seamstress who is now my go to lady for custom made clothing and alterations. These printed pants where from the first batch of clothing I took in about 2 weeks ago. Now, they fit like a glove and I have such a variety of things that I can actually wear. There’s nothing like having clothes fit you the way they’re suppose to. I’ll be featuring tons of different printed pants for the next month that have been sitting in my closet for the past 2 years and never wore because I didn’t think I had the time for alterations. Miss Olga delivers about 12 pieces of mine every two weeks and thanks to her, I’ve had so many wearable options in my wardrobe. Oh and not to mention, shes affordable!

Cropped top:: (new) Top Shop (similar)// Pants:: H&M// Shoes:: Jimmy Choo// Bag:: Saint Laurent

Outfit of the Day: The Blue Pumps for a Good Cause.

Happy weekend everyone!

Today I wanted to share with you an outfit of the day with more meaning. As we all know, October is National Breast cancer Awareness Month and I love when brands come together to raise awareness and make donations. In this case, Nine West joined forces with the CFDA’s charitable initiative, Fashion Targets Breast Cancer (FTBC) to help this cause and donate $225K!
Nine West designed a limited edition blue pump that’s available on line and in NYC retail stores.Now, for every photo upload made wearing the blue pumps using hashtag #9WFTBC and tagging @NineWest during the entire month of October, the brand will make a donation to FTBC! The pictured uploaded will help increase their contribution to $275K. Hopefully, some of you follow me on Instagram, but if you don’t, here’s the photo from my addition below::

Outfit of the day::

Jacket:: Zara// Top:: Topshop (here)// Jeans:: Topshop MOTO Salt and Pepper Ripped Jamie Jeans// Shoes:: Nine West// Handbag:: Macy’s// Necklace:: Charming Charlie’s