24.8.16

Style 3-Play: Off-The-Shoulder Top Look Two

I've been kind of obsessed (is it even possible to be "kind of" obsessed?) with these slouchy, menswear-inspired trousers recently...so it seemed only natural that I combine them with my off-the-shoulder top for the second instalment of this particular Style 3-Play!!

Monika Faulkner styles an off-the-shoulder top with slouchy boyfriend trousers and Zara lace-up flats

And I'm wearing flats today!!  It's a pretty rare occurrence to be sure - in my humble opinion, there's no outfit ever that couldn't be elevated both literally and figuratively with a fab pair of heels.  But these Zara lace-ups are just sooo chic...and the perfect feminine counterpoint to the tomboyish vibe of the pants, don't you think??

Monika Faulkner styles an off-the-shoulder top with slouchy boyfriend trousers and Zara lace-up flats

Slouchy boyfriend trousers, Zara lace-up flats, chainmail cross-body bag

But of course it's really all about that "off shoulder" energy this week - remember Look One? - and my striped, long-sleeved tee certainly hasn't disappointed when it comes to keeping me on trend...without the straitjacket feel!!

striped off-the-shoulder top, moon and star earring

Monika Faulkner styles a striped off-the-shoulder top

Have you dared to take a ride on the off-the-shoulder bandwagon yet, dear readers??  I'm all ears if you want to share!!  And remember...there's more inspiration coming your way this Friday with Look Three!!



 

22.8.16

Style 3-Play: Off-the-Shoulder Top Look One

Today I'm presenting another perfect example of "never say never" when it comes to fashion and personal style, dear readers!!  ;)

Monika Faulkner styles an off-the-shoulder top with flare jeans and a sleeveless coat

You might remember from my "Toeing the Line" and "Shouldering On" posts that I find off-the-shoulder tops really lovely in theory...but rather difficult to wear IRL.  How do you keep them properly in place when you're doing anything more challenging than collecting compliments??

Monika Faulkner styles an off-the-shoulder top with flare jeans and a sleeveless coat

striped off-the-shoulder top, sleeveless linen coat, stacked bracelets and rings

Still, a declaration like that certainly wasn't enough to stop me from trying one on if it happened to catch my eye; and sure enough...this striped, long-sleeved tee surprised me by being both chic and exceptionally cooperative!!

flare jeans, sleeveless linen coat, cognac satchel

striped off-the-shoulder top, sleeveless linen coat, metal-framed sunglasses

The takeaway here??  When you see a trend you love, but think it isn't for you - try and try again!!  There's bound to be a version out there that "works" the way you want it to.  I ended up being so thrilled with my foray into off-shoulder territory that I've lined up another couple of combos for later this week!!  See you again on Wednesday for Look Two!!

Monika Faulkner styles an off-the-shoulder top with flare jeans and a sleeveless coat




19.8.16

Autumn rising: black halter dress with a waist-wrapped plaid shirt, grommet belt, and platform booties

We're well into the second half of August now, dear readers...totally crazy, right?!  Where in heck does the time go?!

Monika Faulkner styles a halter dress with a waist-wrapped plaid shirt, grommet belt, platform booties, and cat-eye sunglasses

Even though I'm dreading the arrival of September - am I the only one that automatically thinks "autumn" when they think of September 1st? - I'm also incredibly excited; I'll be celebrating my third Blogiversary next month (woohoo!)...and with that, I've got all kinds of new stuff in store for you at StyleIsMyPudding!!

Monika Faulkner styles a halter dress with a waist-wrapped plaid shirt, grommet belt, platform booties, and cat-eye sunglasses

halter dress, waist-wrapped plaid shirt, grommet belt

Of course I don't want to give away too much of what I have planned just yet; but I will let you know that I'll be handing out a juicy freebie to each and every one of my fabulous visitors!!  Make sure that you've bookmarked my blog - or, even better, signed up for my email list! - so you can't possibly miss the big announcement!!  :)

halter-neck dress, "blogger bun"

waist-wrapped plaid shirt, grommet belt, platform Kork-Ease booties, zebra-print Fossil bag

And my outfit today??  It's another new "personal favourite!!"  I wanted to spice up this sleek halter dress just a bit; so I fashioned a faux peplum out of the sleeveless plaid shirt you first saw on my "Hello yellow" outfit post...and wrapped it up with my statement grommet belt!!  You like??

Monika Faulkner styles a halter dress with a waist-wrapped plaid shirt, grommet belt, platform booties, and cat-eye sunglasses

P.S. Speaking of faves...Fun Fashion Friday is definitely on the list!!  Link up and join the TGIF party!!