cut-out black + givenchy antigona

All black everything.

For some people, wearing all black is depressing, boring or too minimal. I beg to disagree. It's not only functional (what are stains?), but understated chic. There's a way to keep it monochromatic without looking like you're attending someone's funeral.

Texture play.
There are hundreds of different textures to keep an eye out for when finding and styling black pieces. Exotic leathers (crocodile, snakeskin), furs, calf/lambskin leather, rayon, cotton and spandex. Each piece has a different shine, sheen and fit, making each piece unique - even if it's on the same end of the grayscale spectrum.

Unexpected cuts.
For ultimate edge, I look for unexpected cuts in structure and silhouette. A wrap skirt with asymmetrical hemline is a form-flattering surprise. A basic button-down top can become a one-of-a-kind piece when plastic triangles replace the traditional rayon fabric near the shoulders. Cut-out boots are still the rage. Pops of skin are welcoming - take a basic black outfit and transform it effortlessly.

WEARING // Givenchy Antigona bag - Zara boots - Asos skirt - NastyGal top - Alexander McQueen bracelet


cruella deville

I added a splash of red to my usual monochromatic color palette, touched up with hints of gold. I found this amazing, amazing silk blouse in a neighborhood vintage shop and fell in love instantly. The sheer sleeves, deep drape and structured shoulders are a perfectly romantic complement to an edgy, asymmetrical skirt.

photos by Amy

Wearing: Vintage Chanel crossbody - Nasty Gal skirt - Giuseppe Zanotti heels - Vintage blouse


puerto rico photo diary

I desperately needed a vacation, and since my passport felt like growing legs and hiding from me, we decided on visiting Puerto Rico for the first time. It's an amazing feeling sitting in the sky. Being sandwiched between cotton puff clouds almost convinced me that we were on a different layer of the world.



The folks over at WWDMagic are choosing 5 lucky bloggers to go to Vegas, all-expenses paid - the WWDMagic show is probably the biggest trade show in the country, and the opportunity to go and look at hundreds of different brands up close & personal is more than a girl could ask for.

One of the brands that will be showing at WWDMagic is BCBGMaxAzria. You guys all know how obsessed I am with this brand (see previous posts, please).

One piece that I am absolutely in love with is the BCBGMaxazria harness belt. I've overheard people saying "Ooh, love it, but I could NEVER pull that off." Yes, it's crazy edgy and screams high-fashion, but I beg to differ. You very well COULD pull it off.

I knew it could work with so many looks, and glam up a simple tee and jeans outfit. So here I am to show you guys 3 ways that it could work for your wardrobes, not only during the day, but for dinner and dancing afterwards!

If I do get chosen to go to Vegas for WWDMagic, I'm bringing this belt with me, and it will stay on from when I wake up, to when I go to sleep. It's reversible and adjustable, so it can be draped, worn backwards or forwards. Choose whether to give off a laid-back vest vibe, wear it like suspenders, or a full-on harness.

Hope you enjoyed this post! xx, Jinna // #IWanttoBlogatWWDMAGIC