Monday, June 15, 2015

Gladiate


Fashion Week South was my first "fashion week" working on official capacity with Style Lush TV. It was absolute madness and so much running around, but I loved every minute of it. From meeting Fern Mallis, Project Runway designers, to high fashion designers brought in from New York and Milan and even Mike Beaty, who modeled in the 60's with the iconic Twiggy and runs one of the largest Talent & Model Expos in America. This experience was absolutely fascinating and if I didn't prepare it could have been so overwhelming. I may have worn heels the first day, but I made sure to wear comfortable shoes throughout the week. I wasn't willing to sacrifice style so I opted for a pair of chunky heels the 2nd day and gladiator sandals on the 3rd day. I'd worn this dress before, but I gave it new life with a sleeveless ivory vest and the sandals. I was comfortable, able to beat the heat and was right on with my Summer look. Can't wait for the Fashion Week San Antonio this Fall and do it all over again!

Fashion Week South fue mi primera experiencia cubriendo un "fashion week" en la capacidad oficial con Style Lush TV. Fue mucho corre y corre, pero amé cada momento. Desde conocer a Fern Mallis, diseñadores de Project Runway hasta diseñadores de alta costura provenientes de Nueva Yrok y Milan y hasta Mike Beaty, quien modeló en los años 60 junto a la icónica Twiggy y hoy día corre uno de los Expos de Talento y Modelaje más grandes de América. Esta experiencia fue fascinante y si no me hubiera preparado pudo haber sido un desastre. Me habré puesto tacones el primer dí, pero me aseguré de usar zapatos cómodos los demás días. No estaba dispuesta a sacrficar estilo así que opté por unos zapatos de tacón ancho el día 2 y unas sandalias gladiadoras para el día 3. Me he puesto este traje en el pasado, pero le dí nueva vida con un chaleco sin mangas con las sandalias. Estaba cómoda, vencí el calor y estaba de acorde con un look veraniego. No puedo esperar al otoño para el Fashion Week San Antonio!











What I wore / Llevaba puesto:
Dress: Old (similar styles herehere, and here)
Vest: Target Style (similar here)
Bracelets: Sam Moon and Zara
Gladiator Sandals and Earring from Shoedazzle
Belt: Thrifted

Photo credits: LaToya Hudson

65 comments:

  1. Happy Monday, lovely! YOU look incredible! Seriously love stopping by your blog!
    Sending you much love!!!
    xoxo, Vanessa
    www.whatwouldvwear.net

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    1. Thanks, hun! You're always so uplifting!
      Xo
      Jeanie

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  2. The vest, dress, and gladiators look amazing together! Love your styling

    Tina
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  3. Beautiful, as always. I have seen these very sandals slaughtered (really, in a bad way) on so many ladies. You did what I expect from you...made those Gladiator sandals look very stylish and acceptable in the fashion word. Thank you gorgeous.
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    1. Thank YOU, Meek! You're so kind to say that! Makes me feel like I'm doing something right, ha!!
      Xo
      Jeanie

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  4. You look gorgeous! I love this gladiator sandals, never try one but maybe hehehe who knows :)
    pazhalabirodriguez.com ♡

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    1. Thanks, Paz! Ypu should totally tey them! I have sevral. Love thme this summer!
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      Jeanie

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  5. Yay for fashion week! So much fun, and I love your dress!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  6. I just love your hair and I also absolutely love your sandals. This whole look, looks amazing on you. Beautiful.

    Kia / The House of KTS
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  7. Beautiful dress with the vest and gladiators! The gazebo is so gorgeous too. Congrats on working with Style Lush TV! Sounds amazing!

    xo, Bry

    Swept.Away.to.Positano.Naughty&Nice

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    1. Thanks, Bry! I'm so super happy with this job!
      Xo
      Jeanie

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  8. I'm in need of a pair of gladiator sandals and these look incredible on you!

    www.wunderbliss.blogspot.ca

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  9. Nice dress and I love the bracelets, they are so pretty!
    xoxo
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  10. I have a white vest just like that. I like that I can pair it with anything!

    Ashley | www.stylishblondie.com

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    1. Yes! I love it so much! Thanks, Ashley!
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      Jeanie

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  11. That's incredible that you got to work during fashion week! It must have been so hectic! It's one of my dreams to be in a city during fashion week - I can't imagine the energy and glamour in one place!

    Angelina Is

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    1. It was so amazing! Thanks, Angelina!
      Xo
      Jeanie

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  12. It was awesome seeing you at one of the events! Going to the Eilan is one of my favorite spots for pictures. You look great in them!

    I'm never brave enough to pull off gladiators, but you look wonderful in them! :-)

    Hope we cross paths again very soon!

    -Priscilla
    www.CasaDeCosmo.com

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    1. Thanks, Priscilla! See you soon!
      Xo
      Jeanie

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  13. Fashion week sounds amazing! I love the bold shoes.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  14. The gladiator sandals are so stylish and cool! Love the look <3

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  15. Love your vest! and the location is so nice!
    Kiss!

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  16. looking great!!
    kisses from dubai ♥
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  17. Love this look! definitely stylish enough for all the fashion events but comfortable enough to keep you going! Sounds like you had an amazing time, it seems so busy but when you're enjoying it you dont notice it as much xxx
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    1. Thanks, love! it is such a rush! You don't even notice how tiring it is until it's all over because it was so fun!
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      Jeanie

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  18. Looove the shoes :) New on my blog: My Disco Ball Pants :) Bisous from France :)

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  19. that white vest is so chic...and I love how you paired it with that dress.

    The gladiators sandals are fantastic...and they match the location.

    I believe flat shoes can be as fashionable as high heels, it is all a matter of preference. We should always wear what we feel best in.

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    1. Absolutely! You can look fabulous in flats just as in heels!
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      Jeanie

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  20. Amazing dress and cool gladiator sandals!!!
    xo Paola
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  21. Amazing look, love it. The backdrop is perfect for your outfit. Stunning.
    xox
    Lenya
    FashionDreams&Lifestyle

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    1. Thanks, Lenya! Glad you like it!
      Xo
      Jeanie

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  22. I relate to this! I feel slightly allergic to practical shoes so I'm constantly struggling and searching for cute shoes that won't kill me if I have to be on my feet all day. REALLY cute gladiator sandals! I just made my first purchase of that style and am waiting on them in the mail! XO
    -Lauren Blair
    www.prefertobedemure.com

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    1. "Allergic" LOL! Yes, girl! I love shoes that hurt, apparently. Gladiators are the perfect flat and fab shoes!
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      Jeanie

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  23. Such a cute look. I love how you were able to put the look together, at such modest price point. Now that shows skill when it comes to shopping & doing your research. I also applaud you for going with the nude gladiator sandal. A lot of girls (here in NYC) are wearing them in black. Which is fine but unlike you, it's totally cutting off their leg line. Clearly you know, when small in stature.... you want to elongate. Smart move on your part. Love it!

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    1. Thank you so much, Shoshana! I'm always defying my height, or lack there of, lol!
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      Jeanie

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  24. This is such a great outfit! Love the layering with the white vest and those gladiator sandals are amazing! You would have killed it at Fashion Week South in that outfit :) xx

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    1. Thanks, Naeun! So happy you like it!
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      Jeanie

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  25. gladiators, the it-item of the season,
    great styling, my dear, love the white vest
    kisses
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  26. I thought this look was amazing! You looked Beautiful, stylish, calm and collected all day!

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    1. Thank you so much, Pam! It was great seeing you, as always!
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      Jeanie

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  27. That sounds like such fun! I love the vest and sandals. I need to get ahold of some for myself.

    Diane
    www.mychaneltaste.com

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  28. me encanta el look que elegiste ! estas divina!
    besitos desde dimitris!!
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  29. Just beautiful! Totally adore YOU and your style, love!
    Happy weekend!
    PS: Can’t wait to next week for more style posts of yours!
    xoxo, Vanessa
    www.WhatWouldVWear.net

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    1. Thanks, Vanessa! Waiting for the rain to stop here so I can do more outfit posts.
      Xo
      Jeanie

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  30. I'm a huge fan of gladiators! they literally go with everything in the summer. Total babe in this look!

    Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

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  31. What a nice dress! And you styled it so well with those sandals :)
    xoxo

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  32. Love this look doll! And those gladiator sandals are everything!
    xo
    A
    www.greigemarket.com

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