pulling it off

as a fashion-lover, i'm always looking for ways to be wild.  i get a lot of comments like, "Oh, I could never pull those off!", or, "Emma, only you can pull those off.".  To be truthful, that statement kind of bothers me.

it doesn't matter if you're a loud or wild person, you can pull everything off.  i know some people that go to a store and say, "Oh, I'd love to have that, but I can't pull it off.".  Yes, actually you can.  that's because it's not about the clothes, it's about the attitude.

if you want to pull something off, you have to have the confidence, or, as i like to call it, the swagger.  if you don't have confidence, you can't wear it.  today, i wore pink jeans.  i think about 90% of the people i saw gave me this shocking look, and probably 50% told me only i could pull them off.

so, what i'm trying to say is that if you want to wear pink jeans, wear them.  if you want to wear floral tights, wear them.  before you do, though, you have to make sure you have enough confidence to wear them and to not care if anyone looks at you like you're a freak.

the best fashion icons take major chances, and get the most attention from it.

here are a few examples of taking chances in fashion:

oh, and then there's me....

p.s. when you take chances, you're going to get looks after looks after looks of shock... ignore them.  ignore them all.  bright is better than boing.


Blue Get's It's Spotlight.

I think I splash of blue ( any type of blue ) makes every outfit shine.


Sweater Love

The weather has been a little wack lately. Some days are hot, and some days are a little nippy. 
When the days are a little nippy the outfit that you should be wearing is a sweater over a button down OR a sweater over a collared dress.
This outfit is perfect for any occasion. A birthday party, a night out, even a nice church outfit. You can dress it down, or dress it up. I love love love love love love love this style and it so easy to do! 



 Yes I am the one wearing the bright blue, shoulder padded, studded jumper. 


denim on denim

denim on denim is something we've been seeing a lot of inside the style world lately.  it's one of my favorite looks, i just haven't been able to try it!  denim tops are very hard to find!  anyways, here are a few outfits i set up on polyvore to show you how to achieve this classic look.

denim on denim pt 1

denim on denim pt 1 by iamemmaclaire featuring tote hand bags

this first outfit is the most basic way to do denim on denim.  the key to this classic outfit is that the washes of the denim need to be different.  so, i paired a dark-wash jean with this lovely lighter-wash button down.  these button downs are all over Goodwill, if you're in need of one!  i then just paired simple colors to go with it.  if you're not a very loud person, this outfit is perfect for you!

denim on denim pt 2

denim on denim pt 2 by iamemmaclaire featuring an envelope clutch

this second outfit is a little different than the other one!  i used a long denim long shirt and a lighter wash of jean.  i'm also featuring an orange envelope clutch and a creme gladiator sandle.  this outfit is probably just as basic as the other one, but i think it's a little more dynamic.
denim on denim pt 3

denim on denim pt 3 by iamemmaclaire featuring crochet hats

wondering how to achieve this look in the summer?  try this outfit!  i paired a vintage white-wash tee with some dark shorts.  i added a lot of accessories.  it's so hard to find a great pair of denim shorts that aren't short, boring, or just plain average (haha).  i found a great pair of denim shorts at H&M last summer and wear them all the time.  here at be now we are strong believers in shopping at H&M, because we think their clothes are not so average, so go check them out!

and, finally, here is the look in action:

i hope you enjoyed my little overview of this great outfit, and i hope it inspires you to be different and wear denim on denim!



the sartorialist

as a fashion-lover, i love to look at fashion blogs for inspiration.  i have a lot of favorites, but by far, my favorite is The Sartorialist.  he does street style photography in the best way.  real.  raw.  interesting.  he captures street style perfectly through each of his images.  i get so much inspiration from his work.  go check him out, if you're a fashion-lover like us too.



For some odd reason my eye has been drawn to black lately. I love black. I want everything to do with the black clothes. Black shoes. Black skirts. Black shirts. Black pants. Black everything. And no I am not going emo. I just been really liking black.


Because to me black clothes is like a blank white canvas to an artist. It lets me be an artist through clothes. A simple black outfit lets me make it my own through accessorizing it.

So. For the next few OOTD (Outfit of The Day) posts I will show you how to make a plain, dull black outfit into something fascinating.



we're back!

as you can tell, we took a loooooong break.  but we are back up better than ever!  we decided to regroup, and figure out what we want to do with this blog.  we're definitely ready!  come back soon for new posts!