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Christmas is a few days away and hopefully you all finished your holiday shopping! I wanted to share a D.I.Y. I learned a couple of days ago! I believe this would add an extra personal touch to your presents! It may take a while at first but once you get the hang of it, you'll finish this in less than 5 minutes! All you need is some paper and a pair of scissors! Let's get started!
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Polette sunglasses was created by Pierre Wizman. With only 2000 euros, he soon became a leader of the online optical market and garnered over 2 million euros within a year. Must be wondering how that happened, huh?
Not only do they carry prescription lenses and sunglasses in a variety of shapes and colors, the prices are unbeatable. Polette is able to offer extremely low prices since they omitted the middle man. Once an order is placed, Polette contacts the factory to make and ship the item directly to the customer. Though the eyewear is inexpensive, this does not mean it is of poor quality.
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The word “essential” has come to be synonymous with the term necessary, but the term also describes something that possesses a story, a tradition. A combination of these fine qualities makes the white shirt, the blue jeans, and the black coat a fundamental trio. Filled with history and the ability to exist despite the changes in style over the years, these three staples have evolved into the most versatile pieces in the contemporary wardrobe.
T H E W H I T E S H I R T
The white dress shirt dates back to the early 19th century when the collar was first introduced. The allure and power of white shirts, which was once associated with men in banking, soon expanded to fit a variety professions. Designed to look sharp and polished, the cuffs can also be folded to create an elevated, casual look. Though the white shirt sparingly shows up on the runway, this simple top can be seen in all classes throughout the world. For a business-professional look, I would recommend wearing this with a tailored pencil skirt or cigarette pants along with some d'Orsay heels. I like wearing white shirts when I'm running errands so I tend to throw on some boyfriend jeans along with my nude high heeled sandals and a tote.
T H E B L U E J E A N S
Born from sturdy trousers worn by factory workers and refined by Levi Strauss, blue jeans symbolizes youth rebellion, casual-cool, and is still going strong over 50 years later. This American innovation underwent many modifications, from bell-bottoms to skinny jeans, to create strikingly modern results to fit all ages. From James Dean onward, these jeans possess a hint of California cool. With some statement jewelry and high heels, the jeans and tee-shirt combination goes from ordinary to chic in a matter of seconds.
T H E B L A C K C O A T
T H E C O M B I N E D L O O K
Another staple, the black coat, dates back to an early 18th century French innovation that introduced knee-length coats worn by men. The appeal of long "jackets" rapidly spread throughout Europe due to its' emergence in the fashion industry. The polished black coat offers a sense of protection, credibility and power to those who wear it. Though it was designed for the elite, it has evolved to fit every budget around the world. The coat, particularly in black, is one of my go-to cold weather essentials. Not only does it match every color and look underneath, it will last for many years to come. Want something new to try? Instead of wearing the coat, try letting it sit on top of your shoulders like a shawl. This trend has been seen at fashion weeks all around the world.
T H E C O M B I N E D L O O K
If you guys are keeping up with my posts, you may have already seen my "Autumn Crop Top" post (ensemble shown above). I incorporated the three things I believe are the most multifaceted and can be found in every closet no matter what gender. The white shirt, black coat and blue jeans aren't what you would call statement pieces however, the fact that they have maintained their prevalence in society demonstrates their subtle power.
I hope you guys enjoyed this post. The lack of an outfit post this week has encouraged me to delve into other creative aspects I would like to incorporate to i n v i c t u s. About a year ago, I mentioned that I planned on adding different sections to my blog such as home inspiration, recipes, fashion tips and tricks, etc. However, I never followed through since I was busy with other matters. But with the impending rain casting doubt on future outfit shots, I plan on creating monthly posts (ideally weekly posts, if time permits) about things that inspire and motivate me. I hope you guys liked this article!
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If you guys are following me on instagram, @adriennenguyenn, then you might have already seen my black and white post in Wolford's Velvet de Luxe 50 Stay Up Tights - which you can purchase HERE. I would love to attempt editorial-like posts for my blog however, it takes a tremendous amount of time to create, setup and process. Anyways, here is my second look with these luxury tights. What's so great about them and are they worth it? I know it's a tad bit cliché but you do get what you pay for! These tights are double-wrapped with elastane in each row to provide the "perfect fit." I do need to invest in a good garter belt not because these tights don't live up to their standards but because I am quite petite and even a size small may sometimes be too big for me. These are the best tights I own and I am not saying that simply because this is a sponsored post but because it's actually true. Don't forget to visit their website HERE. Until next time!