It’s time for “A Little Help From My Friends.” Angela Jadyn and I have know each other for a few years now. I’ve always admired her sense of style! I have never been great with accessorizing, but she has it down! In chatting recently, I discovered her love for fashion goes beyond just the way she looks. She has fun putting it all together! She recently started a blog, which I love! Enjoy Angela’s post.
Welcome to FashSin City — fashion from Las Vegas that is! 😉 As the Entertainment Capital of The World, there is always plenty to do, see, and indulge in, while visiting Las Vegas. Despite the ever-changing scenery of the Strip’s landscape, one thing has remained consistent – my love for the people — but why?
Las Vegas is a melting pot in every sense of the word. People visit from all over the world, and with them, they bring different cultures, ethnicities, and most interesting to me, different styles. Regardless of the individual’s intentions of the trip, it almost seems impossible to avoid enjoying at least one fancy dinner, energetic night club, or breathtaking show while visiting Vegas. And while each of these events is very different, they share one common factor – attire. Nothing beats getting all decked out for a big night on the town, especially when vacationing. But playing dress-up isn’t exclusive to the tourists. Even the locals will make it out to a show or dinner from time to time. And just like those tourists, they, too, would prefer to get a little more dressed up, allowing them to escape the mundane wardrobe they are limited to on a daily basis.
Whether trying to look sexier, more elegant, or just dress more freely, I feel it’s safe to say that people tend to put their best foot forward during these temporary makeovers. Some are very successful, while others, well, let’s just say that if fashion were a flight, they’d be experiencing a little bit of turbulence. This is where I come in.
As a Singer/Songwriter and Recording Artist, I have been fortunate enough to travel all across the globe, doing what I love to do most – sing! Given this incredible experience, I’ve had a unique opportunity to not just check out, but really embrace the many different styles from all corners of the world. While on these trips, I cannot help but find myself inspired. Not only does this inspiration make its way into my songwriting, but more times than not, it finds its way into my closet as well. And it’s not just people that inspire me, it’s nature, the weather, and all forms of art. A painting hanging up on a wall may transform itself into a new outfit. A song has the potential to spark brand new ideas regarding different styles. My inspiration comes from music, art, and from people, but to simplify that, my inspiration comes from life. And in this life, I try to be as comfortable and stylish as I possibly can.
Anybody that knows me knows that I tend to move around a lot. I wouldn’t quite say fidgety, but certainly active. And there’s a good chance that these same people have held a conversation with me as I sat there in perfect Indian-Style form. My point is, I need the clothes that I am wearing to allow me to move freely. I’m a free-spirit at heart, and my Boho-Chic style has always reflected that. I love boots like I love breathing, and I cannot get enough of them. In fact, it is in a pair of boots when I feel my sexiest. While hitting the town, I am not the typical mini-dress-and-stiletto-wearing gal that you often see strutting up and down the walkways of every major hotel and casino. Don’t get me wrong, there is absolutely nothing wrong with the tight little dress, after all, it IS Vegas! No, my pet peeve is the woman that removes her shoes due to discomfort, and walks around barefoot because her 17-inch stilettos were far too painful to bare. Not only is that a fashion no-no, but now, that brand new dress that they just took out a loan for, looks nowhere near as hot after losing the 17-inchers. So there she is, feet bleeding, blisters the size of a baseball, as the bottom of her feet look more like the bottom of a dumpster. It just isn’t worth it.
To me, feeling sexy isn’t always about wearing something tight and short. My definition of sexy is the ability to feel comfortable in your own skin, while being able to accentuate your sexiness through the clothes you wear. I can always tell when somebody feels good about themselves, and it is most obvious when they are in a group. To the contrary, I can also spot the one friend that fell victim to peer pressure from her girls, and ended up in an outfit she wouldn’t normally wear. The discomfort transfers to their body language, as they stand there, looking very uneasy. It’s sad to see. Not because they physically look bad (which they may), but, as a woman, you can relate to her feeling of discomfort. It’s always a plus when a person can walk into a room, and feel good about themselves. Not because they look great (which they may), but because they are comfortable, and therefore, feel great.
Ladies, if you have to wear heels and a dress out, all I’m suggesting is that you make sure that you can walk with comfort, and sit down just as comfortably. Try to limit the torture that you put yourself through. As a result, this will limit your stiffness, and the inevitable unhappiness that is sure to follow. Dayna Roselli is a fantastic example of how a woman should look and feel in a dress. Her dress is never too short, or so tight that it cannot be worn without riding up as she walks. Her heels are the perfect height, allowing her to effortlessly float through a room without looking like she is in pain, and therefore, unhappy.
When a woman feels beautiful or sexy with what she is wearing, everything about her begins to change. Her demeanor and poise instantly transforms into something much more confident. And that is why it is always important to feel good in what you are wearing. “Dressing up” shouldn’t mean “dressing uncomfortably.” There is always a tasteful way to dress both comfortable and chic in whatever you choose to wear.
Recently, I’ve been getting more into Pinterest. I’ve also hosted two events recently that centered around fashion and style. I love some of the new trends out there, and some of the old, so I thought I’d share what I like right now.
I’m a pretty classic person. My friends sometimes try to get me to add some bling to my outfit, or buy something with a bold design on it, but I always stick to simple. That’s how I’m comfortable, that’s what I like, I guess “that’s my style.”
For example, I think everyone should have a dress like this (of course you can go longer if you want) – but it’s that basic black dress that you will pull out, time and time again.
Belts are in. Especially thin ones. Go get a bunch of colored belts and patterned belts, it will change up the dress every time you put it on.
I also love this dress. It’s SO me. Simple, basic, nice. I need to buy this asap!
The short in the front, longer in the back, skirt and dress is in too.
I like the look. It’s sexy, yet classy. This dress caught my eye on Pinterest. I think it’s really pretty!
I have noticed browsing around online that color tipped shoes, and steel tipped shoes are in too. I recently got some Donald Pliner heels with the steel tip on Fashion Night Out. After trying on a bunch of shoes, the group of fashionistos I was withliked this pair the best. I agreed. Now, I love them, and I’m seeing this style more and more. In fact, on Pinterest I’m finding many “do it yourself” tutorials. They teach you how to take a plain pair of heels and spice them up with color front tips. Seems easy and saves money!
I hosted an event called “Battle Of The Strands” about a week ago. I was met the owner of M3K Beauty. She insisted I try her BAREFACED + FABULOUS facial cleanser. She was telling me about it, and how well it removes makeup. I later ran into someone from another vendor who was raving about this face wash too. I had to try it! Well, I did… and it’s fabulous! Takes my makeup off in one wash. Even BLACK mascara and eyeliner. It really cleans your face. It’s a foaming wash. I have never used anything that took off makeup like this. She gave me the moisturizer too, I’m waiting until I finish my old one, to try this as well.
If you are interesting in the face wash or their other products, the website it www.M3Kbeauty.com
Here and there I have noticed in Los Angeles and on some red carpets that ladies are wearing their purses to the SIDE again. You know, across their body, like we used to. I’m not a huge fan of this look, it’s okay… BUT it sure is easier than holding your purse or putting it over your shoulder. It frees up your arms! When I hosted Style with A Cause, we had a Sax 5th Avenue fashion show. Almost every girl on the runway had a purse slung to the side. It’s officially BACK!
I saw this picture on a fashion site from London, to show you what I mean. Obviously, the outfits are a little over the top, but you see what I mean.
Since it’s getting chilly, I’m also a fan of this simple leather jacket. I like it!! I keep eyeing it. It’s a little pricey, maybe I’ll get it for Christmas!! Wink wink, you know who….
You can take a look at my favorites and find the sites they come from by following me on Pinterest. I’m @daynaroselli there too!