(Save your fat pants for post-meal.)
If you're anything like me, Thanksgiving snuck up on you this year. But hey, that's okay. We've all been busy enjoying the crisp fall weather, planning our Black Friday hit lists, and looking up new recipes off pinterest to try out this year... but do you know what you're going to wear for the big feast? Hopefully by now you do, but if not, here's a little last minute Thanksgiving outfit inspiration.
(Save your fat pants for post-meal.)
(Sweater-Adidas, Chambray-Madewell, Jeans-Far Fetch, Booties-Mango, Purse-Asos, Headband-Tobi)
This would be the perfect outfit for a casual Thanksgiving at home with the family. It's cozy and fall-ish with a tiny pop of plaid, a cutesy fox graphic, and a bold colored skinny. Most importantly, you can't forget flats so you can chase the little ones around the backyard all day.
(Blazer-Pull&Bear, Blouse-Lipsy, Jeans-Austique, Flats-Witchery, Purse-Michael Kors, Lipstick-Aerin)
Still casual but a little more dressy, this is for you inbetweeners. This outfit is more geared towards Thanksgiving at grandma's or even a meal with the boyfriend's family.
(Flannel-L.L. Bean, Skirt-Nicole Miller, Heels-Nelly, Clutch-Helene, Necklace-W.A.T.)
And lastly, my personal favorite, this maroon and black ensemble with a hint of gold. It's dressy, but the flannel brings it back down to earth and creates a really chic contrast to the tulle ballerina skirt. I'm wishing I had this in my closet right about now... but I don't. Soooo, you'll have to check back tomorrow to see what I choose for the occasion!
Let me just start by saying, I'm a lucky girl. My long distance relationship has me indulging in many long weekends in San Diego, CA and I couldn't be more grateful. A six hour drive is a small price to pay in order to trade AZ for CA for the weekend and it always promises a good time. But anyways, as I was running around the hotel I thought I might as well snap a few shots for a quick outfit post. I know I've been slacking as of late, but that's because I've got some big things in the works for the site... bear with me! In the meantime, make sure you're following Steeze Please on Instagram @steezepleaseblog to stay updated. Hope you all had a lovely weekend!
(Jacket- H&M, Tee- Basic, Jeans- Lawless Denim, Booties- Pacsun, Purse- Kimchi Blue, Scarf- ALDO, Sunnies- Buffalo Exchange)
If you haven't already peeped Rihanna's Winter 2013 Collection for River Island, it's about time you check it out. The collection features a few of my favorite things, tartan plaid, dark florals, fur, and metallic gold- all of which are on point this winter. The full collection is available for pre-order now and ships on November 7th, a.k.a. the perfect start to your holiday shopping.
Fashion blogging has taken me to some interesting places, but on Saturday night it had me walking amongst the living dead at the official after party of the Zombie Walk in Downtown Phoenix. The event was held at the Gypsy Bar and featured the debut of the long awaited photo series: Zombie Apocalypse.
Creative Director Jake Rafus and photographer Dominic Arizona Bonuccelli have been slaving over this photo series for months now turning their gruesome zombie vision into a horrifying reality. After three separate photo shoots and tons of editing, the product was a collection of countless epic zombie shots that give the Walking Dead a run for its money. To accompany the photos they also developed a short documentary showing just how they turned a bunch of beautiful models into bloodthirsty beasts. It's quite fascinating.
Watch it HERE!
Here's a look at some of my favorite shots from the series:
The venue was plastered with all of the shots from the series, but the zombie fun didn't stop there. Four makeup artists trained by the creative geniuses of SyFy's Face Off (a show all about special effects makeup) demonstrated their talents live on stage as they transformed models into some of the craziest zombies I've ever seen. My personal favorite was the zombie Miss USA who happened to impale herself on her own tiara. She was clearly having a bad day. After the zombies were all done up, guests had the treat of watching the fourth and final photo shoot of the series live in the arcade of the venue.
The Zombie Apocalypse was a huge success and I encourage you all to check out the photos HERE. Also, stay safe this Halloween weekend. I saw a lot of bloodthirsty zombies walking around Downtown Phoenix this weekend and I want you all to be safe. Seriously, I'm not kidding.
I've always been a fan of Rihanna, but scrolling through my insta feed this morning and seeing her photos for the 25th Anniversary issue of British GQ put me over the edge. Talk about the ultimate bad bitch. Everything this girl does is gold. It's so fun to look back on Rih Rih's transformation from the sweet little girl from Barbados we saw in Pon De Replay to the fierce ass fashion figure she is now in Diamonds, her latest album. I spent the day stalking @badgalriri's Instagram and pulled these gems to share with you...
If you're anything like me, then finding a pair of jeans that actually fits can be an absolute nightmare. There's so many elements that go into a simple pair of denim and finding the perfect pair from fit, to wash, to details seems nearly impossible at times. However, thanks to Lawless Denim & Co., there shall be no more struggling with denim. Lawless opened its doors over the weekend and became the first custom denim manufacturer and retailer in all of Arizona. Located right in the heart of Downtown Phoenix at Cityscape, Lawless is the hottest new denim retailer and is forever changing the denim game in Arizona.
What sets Lawless apart from the rest is clearly the quality of their denim. I've already added a pair to my wardrobe and have a custom pair in the works. I never truly realized what a good pair of denim can do to transform your wardrobe, but these jeans really do hold the power to do just that. Lawless offers over 25 different denims but specializes in Japanese selvedge denim made on vintage looms from the WWII era. (Think Levi Strauss circa 1873. He used these same looms in the creation of his legendary denim.) The manufacturing takes place on location and you can actually watch them make your denim on a vintage sewing machine like the one below. Lawless is all about keeping it traditional.
While designing a custom pair of denim tailored to your exact specifications is what Lawless is all about, they also offer ready-to-wear denim for just $87! I picked up a pair off the shelves to wear for their Grand Opening Party and they fit like a glove, so I can only imagine what my custom pair is going to be like.
Here we have the lovely Maya Vita, in house designer for Lawless Denim, and owner Roman Acevedo. These two are the best in their industry and have an amazing company on their hands.
The Grand Opening party was a huge success with a great turnout from fashion lovers all over the valley. Check out these adorable custom bow ties from Amirs La Voute which all of the hosts got to show off during the event.
While Lawless has the denim game on lock, they also offer a variety of other accessories. The store is home to a collection of beautiful Wolverine 1000 Mile Boots: the perfect shoe to go with a classic jean.
Lawless is also home to the Dapper + Dash bowtie, which are also proudly made in Phoenix, AZ.
We can't forget the leather. Koja leather accessories adorn the showroom, as well as Lawless belts.
I had the honor of being a host at the Grand Opening Party of Lawless and am thrilled to welcome this business to the valley. Please show them your support and stop by the store to see their wonderful product line. Oh, and I hope you guys get used to me in these jeans, because I'm never taking them off.
Filipino designer, Rocky Gathercole's avant garde designs wow-ed the crowds at the finale of Phoenix Fashion Week. The collection proved that there is, in fact, high fashion in the desert. I dream of a place where I can wear these works of art on the daily... I can't stop drooling. Enjoy the photos I took below as they allow you a glimpse into the whimsical mind of Rocky Gathercole.
Which of these looks is your favorite?
Out of all of the talented Emerging Designers at Phoenix Fashion Week, Michelle Hebert was my personal favorite. Her elegant evening wear featuring delicate details and intricate cutouts stood out among the rest. The designs were less simplistic and more artistic with an overall whimsical feel about them, and all of them looked red carpet ready. Take a look at the collection below and let me know what you think!
While menswear on the runway doesn't usually take me by storm, the Elevee show at Phoenix Fashion Week was a definite exception. The line showcased styles for the everyday man and featured everything from formal custom-made suits to lifestyle apparel, and even golfing attire. No matter what your needs, Elevee has all of the bases covered. I had the chance to talk to Elevee's Lifestyle President, Percy Knox, who is one of the company's 45 designers and has been working with hoards of top athletes getting them outfitted for the spotlight. Elevee has been spotted at the NFL Draft and seen on figures like Adrian Peterson, Dwight Howard, Kevin Durant, and Larry Fitzgerald. They're making a name for themselves in the world of menswear and they're the first people to go to when you're in need of a quality suit or outfit for a night out!
This little man, Percy's son, made a darling appearance on the runway. He stole the show!
Elevee proving that all over plaid can be a DO.
Quilted leather? YES PLEASE. Take notes, guys!
Percy and his son did a fantastic job showing off the Elevee line. Too precious!
Silvia Bours, a young designer from Sonora, Mexico stole the runway on Saturday night at Phoenix Fashion Week with her newest collection. Her beautiful, intricate dresses had me wishing I could go back in time and redo all of the Homecoming dresses I've ever worn. The classic 'cupcake' cut and overall girly vibes were to die for, and I loved all of the tulle used in the show. When Silvia was asked about her collection, she described it as "theatrical and sweet, but always feminine". Check out the photos below and let me know which dress is your favorite, I couldn't possibly choose!
All photos property of Steeze Please and Leah Tsonis.