Glam vs Chic

October 16, 2012
Hello Beauties <3  I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!  I was in New Orleans this past weekend and I had THE BEST TIME EVER! I love Nawlins!  I will be doing a separate post about some of my looks and feature some shenanigans my lady friends & I got into in LA — I can’t wait to share so stay posted!
To be glam or to be chic?  That is the question — and I often find myself asking this very same question when I contemplate what I want to wear.  Glam as defined by Merriam – Webster is extravagantly showy; glitter rock.  Who doesn’t love this adjective to describe an outfit!  Ultimately glam is how every fabulous lady wants to be; however glam has its place in the style world.  Glam when done appropriately can create a wearable performance that thrills all of the senses with flashy displays of fashion art. But glam wouldn’t be so special if it were done in every moment of our fashion lives.  Picking your glam moments will make them even more fabulous.  Beyonce isn’t Sasha Fierce 24/7; so let’s take a lesson from Queen B: it’s important to balance out the glam with being chic.

 

Glam Art
Sequined Peplum Top :: ASOS
Pants :: Ashley Stewart (altered)
Leopard Peep Toe Pumps :: GUESS
Envelope Clutch :: ASOS
Earrings/Watch :: F21
Bracelet :: LC Lauren Conrad for Kohl’s
Cat Eye Sunnies :: Vintage
Fan ::: bought in Paris, France
Chic Look
Floral Top :: JCP
Pants :: same as mentioned above
Mary Jane Slingbacks :: Shoe Dazzle (no longer available)
Belt :: ASOS
Clutch :: Old
Aviators :: Nine West
Earrings :: Charming Charlie
One definition of the word chic is a smart elegance and sophistication especially of dress or manner; a distinctive mode of dress or manner associated with fashionable lifestyle, ideology, or pursuit.  With this definition why wouldn’t you want to be chic every day.  It defines a true lady — not only in her dress but in her conduct — the way she carries herself in public and private.
I created two looks to represent the two sides as a lady I try to embrace — the glam along with the chic.  I used one pair of trousers as the base of both looks.  These pants were originally wide leg trousers that I had tailored and had buttons sewn up the side panel to create a feminine/masculine look. (Invest in a good tailor/seamstress and become their best friend!  A simple alteration can completely change the look of how your clothes fit on you and give you that custom made feel whether you’re a size 2 or 22).
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7 Comments

  • Reply Timeka Winters October 25, 2012 at 12:42 am

    Love both looks hun!!! Especially the sequin peplum, that was haute!!!

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    Btw, thanks for stopping my FB page..

  • Reply fashionpas October 22, 2012 at 5:49 am

    Both these looks are great but the glam one is extra nice! 🙂

    • Reply Musings of a Curvy Lady October 22, 2012 at 8:08 pm

      Thanks fashionpas! I do love a good glam look! Makes you feel luxurious and fabulous. Thanks for checking out the blog. I really appreciate it! Oh and tell your fabulous friends too! xx

  • Reply Natalia Oh! October 20, 2012 at 2:48 am

    Love your blog Chica 🙂
    Please check out my blog if you get a chance. Thankful for Brianna telling me bout your blog 🙂

    Natalia-oh.blogspot.com

    • Reply Musings of a Curvy Lady October 20, 2012 at 4:08 am

      Thanks Natalia Oh! What a fun name 🙂 Thanks for visiting and make sure you follow! I just checked out your blog and I love that mixed metal look and the color blocking! Must try!

  • Reply Style4Curves October 18, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    Love both looks!!! AMAZING!
    http://www.style4curves.blogspot.com

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