Monday, July 9, 2012

BFSC, Denim and Diamonds

Isn't it the coolest thing to come across a look in a magazine that you feel you can actually pull off? The July 2012 issue of Marie Claire has just such a look for me! It's called "Denim and Diamonds". It mostly features different combinations of distressed denim with sexy black leather loaded down with diamond accessories. As soon as I saw their take on this, I knew it was something I'd want to try. Better still, I already had everything I needed in my closet and I felt I didn't necessarily have to wait until fall to wear it. My rhinestones, er...I mean diamonds are on my shoes, belt, necklace and some on my bracelets. The bustier I'm wearing is leather with a light croc embossed pattern; the denim of course is my jacket.
I expect to have a thing or two to celebrate this week and Stephen has promised to take me to a restaurant I've been wanting to try, so guess what I'll be wearing?

Eddie Bauer denim Jacket: via Eddie Bauer
Newport News leather bustier: found in antique store
Peter Nygard skirt: via Dillard's (old)
Rhinestone, chain link belt: Express (old)
Silver rhinestone shoes: thirfted
Various "diamond" accessories: thrifted and Walmart.

 I'm  marking "Wear something strapless" off the list of Jasifer's Big Fat Summer Challenge.

This is an easy look ladies. Who doesn't have some distressed denim, something black and a few diamonds lying around?

I'll be seeing you all tonight at Patti's Visible Monday,
and Monday Mingle

Pssst...quick question before I go. Is anybody having trouble seeing anything on my posts or does anything look especially different? I'm getting a message from Google to download Google Chrome or else I  might experience problems. Please let me know. Thanks.

Have a lovely, stylish week!


  1. Wow, you are a goddess in black and diamonds! Love this look, and thanks so much for sharing with Visible Monday : >

  2. Yay! I'm so glad you got to do your magazine inspiration look! I LOVE the bustier! It is super sexy on you Sheila!

  3. You look nice Shelia!!

    Carsedra of:

  4. How cool that you could pull off a look from a magazine! And it looks great on you!! Anytime I have ever been inspired by a magazine look, there was always something about it I had to change or leave out. They are a great source of outfit ideas, though, even if you do have to modify them a bit.

    1. Hey Jeanine,
      Thanks for stopping by. I definitely had to modify this look a bit. But overall this is the gist of it... denim, leather and some sparkly jewels.

  5. WORK IT GIRL!!! You look amazing!! Stephen better take you somewhere real expensive in that snazzy outfit!!

  6. Aw, man, now you know I gotta try wearing denim and diamonds to the law office :P

    You look very sexy, young lady. Stephen is a lucky young man :)

  7. Sheila! You fashionista you!! I LOVE this look! Wowza!

  8. The post looks fine to me! And, hm, I'm thinking I mostly have the pieces to try a similar look, but the diamonds would be a very small part of it.

  9. Sheila - This is rockin! Especially like your skirt. And your post looks normal to me - it's probably just google trying to get more Chrome users.

  10. Oh yes, you are certainly sparkling here. You'll dazzle in any restaurant with this outfit. I love diamonds and denim and leather together, but I've never tried it. Great heart belt.

    I kept getting that message from Google too. I think they're just promoting Chrome. I use Chrome on one computer and I do notice that the speed is faster.

  11. The only message I'm getting is that you look totally glamorous in your diamonds and distressed denim. Obviously you were made to wear jewels from head to toe. The addition of black leather only adds to the vision that you display. I'm sure that you will turn heads in the restaurant this week!

  12. I like how you took the Denim & Diamonds inspiration and made it your own, you look great!

  13. Steven is a lucky guy!! You look hot, as my daughter would say! That combination is always a killer, a true classic. I love your summer interpretation, complete with the perfect attitude in these shots. Have fun!!!

  14. i love that you mixed in the denim to make it casual and fun!
    Chic on the Cheap

  15. Oooo I LOVE this look! I think I'm going to try a version myself- I like glam/rugged combos.

  16. Looove it. I liked how you dressed down the dress and dressed up the denim... So cute! I admire you for getting inspiration from magazines. I always find them hard to relate with their crazy prices but you translated their ideas so well into your preexisting wardrobe. I'm going to have to pay closer attention now!

  17. I love this look! the denim jacket added something special to your look. Love it!

  18. so marvelous!