Jan 31, 2011

This is The Sound of Settling

Basic Training.
Leather studded vest: Cotton On
Tanktop: Topshop
Pants: Mango
Bag: Speedy 30 in Epi Leather from Louis Vuitton
Boots: Random from Rockwell Bazaar
Necklaces: Glimmer by Glitterati
Cuff: Anthology

From spring is in the air to military flair, I seem to transition style and outfit choices, in a snap of a finger. I don't know why but there's something about not wanting to get tied to just one "look" when it comes to my personal style. I like to diversify and there's nothing wrong with that. So for Sunday, I wore a military chic outfit (with army pants and matching lace ups to boot) for a movie date with my brother, Enzo. Quite fitting for the occassion, I needed a "FIGHT" outfit for the movie we were to see which was the best crybaby award movie for this year so far, Love and Other Drugs. I cried buckets and I can name quite a handful of boys who sobbed their way through the flick. Despite the inevitable neurosis and "I can so relate" feeling it brought, I must say, I quite enjoyed it.

Back to the outfit, here's a basic guide on how to master the "military look": Stock up on a surplus of infantry inspired jackets and flashy artillery. The mission? Leave no pants behind. (Source: Marie Claire, March 2010) 1) Gold grommets and studs offset rugged cuts and boxy silhouettes. 2) Detailed cutouts, peeptoes and a hint of bling keep the look from looking too masculine. 3) Stick to a uniform color palette of muted greens, dusty grays and sandy taupes. 4) Avoid cargo pants. Instead, utilitarian pockets are surprisingly chic with a skirt or a vest.

Grommet up, toughen up and Get the look:

Inspirations behind the look:


  1. So beautiful *_*



  2. love this look, so chic and badass! those pants are awesome, and i love the layers of jewelry :)

    Beneath the Glass

  3. i super love love love this .

    ennaid love <3

  4. I like your boots! And your vest too!


  5. amazing how you can look so tough & yet feminine at the same time!

    boat ride through the sky

  6. Girl, you always look so fabulous!

  7. Love the shoes, bag, and the bracelet to complement such a chic outfit!!

  8. I am in love with this post! Your army pants and combat boots look so great, and i love your inspiration!

    great blog girl.


  9. You always pull of the military look so well!:) absolutely gorgeous! LOve your hair color!

  10. I love the shoes and pants n you! Very cool rock chic!

  11. JL! You look stunning here :) I love how you can go all girl to tough! :)

    Melai of Style and Soul

  12. love this look! great inspiration source. your boots and bag are amazing!

    F. (opinionslave.blogspot.com) x


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