Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Color Block Blouse!

These have been trending for a while and now have been deconstructed, cut up, cut out, etc. I always wanted to get one and then it hit me: "Why would I buy something I know I can make?!" And that is what I did. This is my Color Block Blouse using the colors pink, teal, and a sea foam green.

I thought it would be cool to experiment with taking some night shots and with how they turned out, I'll be taking these more often.

\\ Black tank: Old Navy ||  Black Jeans: Bullhead || Flaiir Boots: Steve Madden //
Here is the back view...
So as promised if you checked out my Facebook page (BNovaStyle), you saw a fun image of the blouse with a hint that one of the outfits posted today would be 100% MBM - Made by Me. Well here it is!

\\ In addition to the blouse, the pleather shorts and boots (a DIY posted here on the blog) were created by me! It's so exciting to take pictures of outfits, but especially ones I can be fiercely proud of! //


Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Fabric Galore!

So as you all know I live in the fabric stores. I have to keep myself away because I know I'll see something I like. Well unfortunately I didn't have any restraint and have made a trip (or two) to seek out some of the latest fabrics. Anytime I go into the store it's like waving a decadent chocolate bar in front of a chocoholic. For me, it sends my senses into creative overdrive.

I'd love to know what inspires you all to be creative and what you could see me making out of these fabrics!

From L to R: Cotton Floral Print, Linen Watercolor Print, Cotton Polka Dots, Checkerboard Woven Cotton, Satin Laser Cut Fabric with a Tulle Backing

These next two are so fly! I love fabrics with the raised patterns! Both of these below are Taffeta. The Roses are black on a pink background. The Scrolls are black on a red background.

Fabric makes our world so much brighter!

Friday, January 25, 2013

Deeny & Ozzy Pointed Toe Skimmer

White can be a difficult shoe to pull off, but I'm always up for the challenge. These Deeny & Ozzy skimmers are so comfortable and I love the way they look. I usually save these for spring time but they could easily be paired with some cute tights for winter. Here are a couple of ways I wear them:

Mint & Stripes...

\\ Black & White Stripe top & Denim Vest: Old Navy || Mint Skinny Jeans: Celebrity Pink || Earrings: Forever 21 || Sunglasses: Betsey Johnson // 

I love these rings! They are two of my favorites! \\ 3 Jewel Ring (Left): H&M || Butterfly Ring (Right): Forever 21 || Nail Polish (in After Glow): Delia*s //

Disco Fever...

\\ Blue & White Stripe shirt: Old Navy || White butterfly Pashmina: From Indonesia, A gift from my brother || Disco Pants (in purple): American Apparel || Sunglasses: Betsey Johnson //

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Sayla Oxfords - 2 Ways

It can be difficult sometimes when you have bright colors and you're trying to figure out the best way to wear them. Never be afraid to wear bright colors. They give new life to any outfit. Here are a couple of ways I wear them:

Wearing them with black draws attention to them instantly...

 \\ Sayla Oxfords || Sweater: Old Navy || Jeans: Bullhead || Earrings: Forever 21 //

All the way live, this look is mixed with neon brights...

 \\ Sayla Oxfords || Denim Top: H&M || Jeans: Else - Color: Sulphur Spring (Macy's) || Pink Satchel: Target || Earrings: Forever 21 || Sunglasses: Betsey Johnson //

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

First Post of the Year: Fab Flats!

Hey Everyone!

So as promised there is a new B. Nova site up and running! I made a few changes, (it's always a work in progress), and have decided to do way more posting! I've made it a mission to get myself blogging and showing of not only what I've bought, but more DIYs and pieces that I've made. I've been working on a lot of projects that I can't wait for you all to see. I hope you guys enjoy and I'd love to hear feedback!

So this post goes along with a picture I posted on IG not too long ago. Over the winter holiday, I found these adorable oxfords and white leather Deena & Ozzy flats that are so comfortable! Stay tuned for the looks I put together with these in the next posts!

I had fun taking pictures with these shoes. They each have their own personality (such divas!) so I got creative with how I shot them.

Let the sunshine in...

Taking things one step at a time...

On the green...

\\  Sayla Oxfords in Cobalt Blue  || Deena & Ozzy Pointed-Toe Skimmer in White //

Which is your favorite? Leave a comment below!