Photographed by: Daniella Guzzo Photography

Vintage Blouse and Black Coat: Value Village || Trousers and Shoes: Winners || Vintage Broach: Whiskey and Cake

Happy 2017, Everyone!  Whoooowee…we made it through the first week of the new year!  And I’m super excited to kick this year off on a positive note.  I plan to keep up the momentum that the past 10 years has passed along to me (thank you!) and plan is to continue to push myself, work hard, surround myself with greatness, and most importantly; LET GO AND LET GOD!  The sky’s the limit, baby, and I’mma touch it!

Nadia Albano, touch the sky, pleated pants, vintage blouse,, black and blue, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, touch the sky, pleated pants, vintage blouse,, black and blue, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Outfit Details:

I started this week’s outfit with this gorgeous blue and silver, paisley print lame and chiffon blouse.  It’s one of my prized vintage possessions from Value Village.  It’s a very unique piece, which I’ve styled in the past with distressed jeans, skirts and faux leather pants.  This time I’m paring it with these super drapey, high waisted pleated trousers.  They’re by BCBG, from Winners, and they’re extremely versatile.

Unfortunately, pleats have a bad reputation, so I pulled together this outfit to demonstrate how you can dress things up during the cold season with a great pair of pleated pants.  Pleats can be very challenging to wear, as they can accentuate the tummy area.  The trick is in choosing a high-waisted style that will show off your waist, if  you have an hourglass and pear-shaped figure.  I love the look of a cropped hem, if you’re petite, as the shorter hem shows off a the ankles and a great shoe (either a heel or an platform oxford!).  Finally, to add curves to a lean frame, try a wide leg style or a drop crotch cut.  It’s important to note that a wide pleat or box pleat will create less volume, while a smaller or tighter pleat will add more volume.

Nadia Albano, touch the sky, pleated pants, vintage blouse,, black and blue, Brooch, Whiskey and Cake, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Finer Details:

This beautiful Sherman brooch, from Whiskey and Cake in Vancouver, was a great addition to my vintage collection.  Alone or clustered, broaches are a great way of accessorizing and personalizing a wool coat, denim jacket, toque or sweater.  Click on these links to view how I’ve accessories broaches in previous posts for some inspiration… Brooches and Dame En Blank

Nadia Albano, touch the sky, pleated pants, vintage blouse,, black and blue, Brooch, Whiskey and Cake, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, touch the sky, pleated pants, vintage blouse,, black and blue, Brooch, Whiskey and Cake, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, touch the sky, pleated pants, vintage blouse,, black and blue, Brooch, Whiskey and Cake, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, touch the sky, pleated pants, vintage blouse,, black and blue, Brooch, Whiskey and Cake, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, touch the sky, pleated pants, vintage blouse,, black and blue, Brooch, Whiskey and Cake, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, touch the sky, pleated pants, vintage blouse,, black and blue, Brooch, Whiskey and Cake, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, touch the sky, pleated pants, vintage blouse,, black and blue, Brooch, Whiskey and Cake, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Have a great weekend, everyone.  I’m off to Toronto on business with KMS Hair and my schedule is jam packed!  I am so excited to come back next week with lots of new hair, makeup and fashion updates for Spring 2017.  Stay tuned!  In the mean time, my team will be in the studio to accommodate you, should you have any booking inquiries.

I leave you with a few inspirational words from Yeezus himself (Kanye West).  These lyrics never get old…hahaha!

“I gotta testify, come up in the spot looking extra fly
For the day I die, I’mma touch the sky”

“Now let’s take ’em high-igh-igh-igh-igh-igh la la la la la la la
(Top of the world, baby. T-Top of the world)”

 – Lyrics from Kanye West’s “Touch the Sky”

xo,