I wish I could put into words the excitement of this project that has been in the works for a few weeks now. Fashion transcends the clothing we wear; it becomes a blazon display of our personality, passion, and what we find beautiful in ourselves. Its more than the clothing, its the uniqueness that you bring to making an outfit, trend, or style that of your own.
I am beyond thrilled to share this amazing project that I am lucky enough to team up with a few of my favorite Dallas bloggers. Let’s not waste any time, we are bringing you…
Diversity Chic is a collaboration of Dallas bloggers showcasing current fashion trends on a variety of skin tones, hair colors, body types and heights. Each month we will feature a new trend tailored to our personalities and style.
Our focus is to explore the world of fashion in its unique, diverse, and stylish manner – one trend at a time.
With this new year in full swing, we decided to express ourselves with the Pantone 2015 color of the year, marsala. For our first go around, I love that we each showcased this vibrant shade in different ways.
Let’s discuss my look –
About the Outfit + Makeup
This outfit is one of the most comfortable ensembles that I could ever imagine. As a 5’10” curvy female, it’s hard to find skirts that compliment my body type and the length of my legs. The struggle lies in the fact that because of my height and curves, clothing is either made for those that are petite or more shapely than myself. When I do find pieces that fit my body type, its a bonus.
What I love about this Old Navy top is that it was specifically made for Tall women, so when I placed my order I went a size up (which I typically do in all my tops). From this experience, I’ve learned that with the Old Navy Tall – that doesn’t have to be an option. This shirt was much larger than I expected it to be and that is refreshing. My skirt on the other hand was a spur of the moment purchase online with Kohl’s. I didn’t know what to expect, but it worked out perfectly. It was comfortable, with the added bonus of being long enough for work and happy hour. To tie the entire outfit together, I pulled my black pumps and a flashy necklace gifted to me by Valery from I’m Getting There!
As for the make up, we were very fortunate to have Lorann from Makeup for Lorann on hand to make us all pretty. Before she even got started, I let her know that my brow game is far from on fleek and my least favorite part of my face. She was very attentive in making sure she matched the perfect foundation for my complexion and it was so light weight. Without having to say much, Lorann flawlessly channeled my personality and radiance with the warm tones of gold she used for my contouring and eye shadow.
About the Trend
The Pantone 2015 choice of marsala is a good look for women of color. The shade blends very well with the dark complexion of my skin and becomes a very berry hue. My gold makeup definitely enhanced the marsala hue and made it more inviting. Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of Pantone Color Institute, explains that marsala is
a subtly seductive shade, one that draws us in
to its embracing warmth.
I can attest to that those sentiments on this shade. It’s a color that I can easily wear with confidence without feeling like I’m getting lost in my outfit.
Curious about the other looks….be sure to check out the other ladies of Diversity Chic!
Photos by Stephanie Drenka Photography