Friday, May 20, 2011

Here was the challenge this week from Kristina @ Pretty Shiny Sparkly.

Menswear Prep School
Raid your boyfriend/husband/brother’s closet. Find a tie or bow tie (everyone’s gotta have one for this assignment, no exceptions). Pair it with a button-down shirt (or whatever you can find! go creative!) and top it off with a vest, cardigan, or blazer of some sort. There is a lot of room for freedom and creativity here, as always, but one thing I’d really like to see on everyone is a tie or bow tie (you can improvise with a cravat or something) and a vest or blazer. Feel free to skirt it up, or go all out with tailored pants! You name it, it is yours to have fun with. One thing I love is that it can be feminized so very easily: with some stilettos, a few stacking bracelets, dangly earrings, etc. I’m already dreaming up creations in my head!

Since I have neither of the above 3 in my life, I raided my Dad's closet and borrowed his white button-up and 2 of his ties and came up with a few different looks!


Tie(s): My Dad's
Blazer: New York & Company
Skinny Jeans: Target
Pumps: Connie (Famous Footwear)

Photos courtesy of my Dad

At first I wasn't sure that I would participate in this challenge, because I had no menswear at home, Houston!! But this challenge came at the perfect time because I was headed back to my hometown to visit my family, and figured I could raid my Dad's closet for something to wear! Here is my menswear look #2:

And last but not least my menswear look # 3:

Which look did you like the best? This challenge turned out to be more fun than I thought it would be!! Make sure you check out what other bloggers did for the challenge by checking out the link up post on Bloggers Do It Better: Here

Also don't forget to check out my Fan Feature Friday Post that was up earlier today! It featured Natalie of The Bobby Pin.


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  1. I think you did a GREAT job on this challenge. I personally think look #1 is totally chic menswear.

  2. My fave is the 3rd look, great job on all 3. I also had tons of fun with this being my first BDIB challenge.

  3. Great menswear looks! The first one is my fave. I like the black tie with the black jacket.


  4. Number 3 is my favorite!!!

  5. Great job Shasie! I like the first look mysefl :)
    My Internet isn't working so great so I haven't been by to your LookBook in a while :(

  6. I love number 3 so Harvard Elite very cute girl

  7. those heels really do add a feminine touch to the look. love it!

    cute & little

  8. I like the first one the most!

  9. I love it!The first one is my favorite!xoxo

  10. It's soooooooooooooo sexy when you pair a blazer with killer heels!

  11. I love the menswear inspired looks. You look great in all of them, but I especially love the third one. You are looking good!

  12. I like the first look! I want to try to do s menswear inspired outfit sometime! You look great!

    Meanz (Koi Story)

  13. I think I like #1 the best but they're all great! This was such a fun challenge!

  14. Hi Shasie, I really like your look #3, and the blazer is a great touch!
    Thanks for visiting my blog & for the lovely comment! Cheers, Madison

  15. Hi Shasie, that's so fun! I like so much the first look, it fits you perfectly, and you look beautiful.

    Kisses :)

  16. Great pics. I like all the looks, especially the the second look. I like big shirts which are so sexy on a woman. Great poses as well. Dad did a great job on the shots!!

  17. do it like a brother do it like a dude haha love it x

  18. You look awesome!! I am so gonna try this out for my blog. Anyways, I just wanted to say that I love your blog, do you want to follow eachother? That way we can keep in touch :)


  19. A woman with a tie. Very sexy =)

  20. Love it!!! Haha, I totally cannot pull off this look, but it looks awesome on you. Great job!! :)

  21. @Frannie Pantz - Thank so much for stopping by my blog! Yea I think number 1 is my fav too!

    @Inez - Yay for completing your first BDIB! I highly enjoy them! I will have to stop by your site to check out your menswear look!

    @Alexis - Thanks girl!!!

    @Cortnie - Thank you! Seems like number 1 is winning out!

    @Freesia - Thanks! #3 is my second fave! I like the shirt hanging out of the blazer! Thanks for stopping by my blog! Come back again!

    @Lydia - no worries girl! Stop by whenever you can :-)

    @Shawntay - Teehee thanks! Yea I'm a big fan of the maroon and black tie!

    @Kileen - Thanks girl for stopping by my blog! Yea I had to think for awhile on what shoes I wanted to wear, and these simple black pumps won out and I think they compliment the look perfectly!

    @Francesca Felix - Thank you! And thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a link. I'll check your blog out!

    @Alina - Thanks so much girl! You are always so supportive! Much love!

    @Slayerbabe - Yes I love that look! And I loved, loved your look for the challenge. The skirt was a killer addition!

  22. Beautiful look! You look great!

  23. @Jazzy E - Thank so much girlie!

    @Meanz - you would definitely rock a menswear look! Thanks for the compliment!

    @Ashleigh - Thanks so much! I had fun putting all three together. I loved this challenge, though nervous at first. I will have to stop by and check your look out

    @Madison (Fashion Tales) - No problem! I love visiting fabulous blogs! Thanks for stopping by mine and commenting :-)

    @Michelle - You are too sweet girl! Thanks so much!!

    @Mom - Yep he did a great job! And I'm so thankful that I was able to borrow his clothes or I might have had to sit out for this challenge :-/. I like big tops too they hide unflattering features! haha

    @Lolita - Love your quote!!! I even tried to pull my hair up so it didn't look to girly!

    @Grace - Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. I'm glad you like it! I will definitely check out your blog page!

    @Nubiasnonsense - Thanks girl! I think I might actually try this look for one day at work, and see what reaction I get from my co-workers! haha

    @Mallory - Awe, you are too sweet. I'm 100% positive that you could pull this look off!! Thanks for stopping by!

  24. I am loving your play on tomboy style here. Us girls, wear almost anything. xx from Soleil

  25. Someone's got her Avril Lavigne out, with the tie and all ;)
    You look very chic and polished with the heels ! :D
    I can never ever carry this off-i end up looking like a box .You look perfect here

  26. love the menswear! love how you styled the men's ties!

  27. You looke great Shasie!!!!

  28. @Soleil -Love being a girl!! We can pull off any look! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    @Gia - Haha, sure do! Avril in the house! Girl I'm sure you wouldn't look like a box! lol

    @Ari - Thanks girl! I had to have my Dad tie the ties for me! lol,

    @Francesca - Thanks girlie!!

  29. i like #1 the most! you look awesome

  30. @denise olondrizThanks so much Denise for stopping by my blog! I'm glad you liked my look!

  31. Love your blazer! I really like the relaxed look with the collar unbuttoned :)

  32. @KarlaThanks Karla! Yea it was a comfy look! I kept the shirt and tie on for the rest of the day minus the blazer!

  33. Hi Shasie,
    I like the striped tie look. What a playful way to vamp up your denims too.

  34. great job on all 3 looks! (i like all of 'em...u look so adorable!) and you look like you had a blast doing the challenge :)

    kimchi girl

  35. @Mode Plus Thanks girl! I wanted to change up the look from all black and add a playful tie!

  36. @Kimchi Girl Aww! I'm glad you like them! I had a lot of fun, and I think my Dad had just as much fun dressing me up!

  37. okay, my fave is probably look #3 but they're all great. you look good in a tie :)

  38. @ClaireAww haha! I want to wear a tie to work now! I think it's cool that different people like different looks of the 3!

  39. Nice look! I like the BOYISH touch'
    I prefer the look number 3

  40. @DaBlackSjpThanks girlie!! I like that one too with the shirt hanging out :-) thanks for stopping by my blog!

  41. Great outfit! <3 Nice blog. :)

  42. Thanks Meggie! That means so much!


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