Thursday, September 20, 2012

the mixed media movement

{a.n.a. t-shirt, Zara pencil skirt, Zara jacket, Zara handbag, Jean-Michel Cazabat Isola heels, Kenneth Cole necklace}

I've always been intrigued by the mixed media movement, it started a few seasons ago, and then when the Zara jacket came to Europe it sort of made me crazy- it was for purchase everywhere, but the US. I stalked that jacket until it was mine, insanity temporarily subsided and all was right in the world again. So I had the mixed media jacket situation down. 

When I saw these Jean-Michel Cazabat heels it was like two seasons all over again, and well, they had to be mine. They went on sale, but not nearly as much as I would of liked- I held out, and they sold out! Ay ay ay... thank goodness for sites like My Habit- where shopaholics like me can get their fix. 

So I have the shoes, now how the heck do I style them? On this particular day- my girlfriend invited me to the Santana Row Fall Fashion Show- and I wanted the shoes to stand on their own. Strange, since I never want anything to stand on it's own- I generally throw on a whole lot, all together, at the same time! But I went out on a limb and did the "fashion black" look. I'm generally a colorful person- I swear- but the little extras in this outfit still made this look very me. The shoes- obviously- and the zippered skirt, the red pout and of course my mirrored sunnies. Sometimes it's all about mixing it up and stepping out of your comfort zone. While black it still not my favorite color, this look is definitely something I'll be trying again real soon. 

I want to know, how do you get out of your comfort zone?!


  1. sorry i cant see you in my gfc followers! can you make sure you followed? thanks :)

  2. OMG, yes to all of this! LOVE! I really adore your style. So great. Consider it pinned.



  3. I'm a lot like you in that I throw on a lot of color/print. This outfit makes the accessories really pop - so genius! That's why I adore your style. You are brave and edgy!

  4. GIRL -- you are looking all kinds of fab in this! I LOVE that Zara skirt on you! pretty gal!


    1. Chanda, you are so sweet! I do love a good all black outfit.

  5. i love that black is stepping out of your comfort zone. how fab is that? i love this sophisticated look on you :) so chic!

  6. I love your hair BTW and of course the top, the skirt and everything! For me, getting out of my comfort zone is wearing anything with print lol I am all about solid. I can do colors but not prints :)

    Black is definitely your color!

    1. Oh, you noticed- I did cut it. I LOVE prints, it might be a weakness of mine.

  7. Love this look, and those shoes!!!
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  8. Love your shoes! I appreciate you stopping by my blog! I hope you come back! I will definitely be stopping by your blog daily!

    Rachel Ashley

  9. OMG. This whole look is insane. Being a color and prints gal myself, I totally get how you feel- but this works like there's not tomorrow! SO in love!

    <3 Amanda

  10. You look fab in black Carlina, the mirrored sunnies make it totally you :-)

    And how funny you are so right - the shoes in my post ARE really similar!! I fell in love but was also a little stuck with styling them, I did manage a monochrome outfit though which is one colour (white!) away from your outfit. Spooky....!

    Vanessa x

  11. Love the spot where you took photos! Such a cute background :D


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