My Little Black Dress- Day 2

Dress For Change Week

Day Two

April 2, 2013


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Ruffled Cashmere Cardigan– Milly

Burgundy Tights- H&M

Booties- Target

Stud Earrings- Aldo

Gold Initial Necklace (hard to see)- Gorjana (

Statement Handbag- Michael Kors



Working Girl


I did not wear this outfit to work, however it was perfect for my hectic day yesterday. I was on-the-go all day long, going from a hair appointment, to nannying ( I nanny part-time) and finally ending my day with drinks with a friend. This outfit was comfortable yet stylish, the perfect combination. I called this look “working girl” because it would be perfect for the office (maybe substituting the booties for classic black pumps). This look can also easily transition from day to night.




Current Trends I Incorporated


-ruffles (seen in my cardigan)

-gold initial necklace

-black and gold stud earrings

-statement handbag



How Do I Look?


The Passionate Fashionista



My Little Black Dress


Dress For Change Week

Day One

April 1, 2013


“Simple But Classic”

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My theme for accessorizing my LBD today:


“Simple but Classic”

 -black patent sling-backs

-long strand of pearls

-red lipstick



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Wearing the same dress for one week…sounds easy enough, right? Wrong. As the week continues, I’ll have to come up with ideas to accessorize my LBD. This will be a challenge for me, partially because we are still experiencing “winter weather” where I live. But I am up for the challenge and look at it as an opportunity to experiment with my style, step out of my personal style comfort zone and create a fresh look every day. I will be posting my “look of the day” on my blog, and will write about how different accessories or even a bold makeup look can transform an outfit.


Is there a certain accessory trend that you are too afraid to 



The Passionate Fashionista, is here to help.

Leave me a comment and I will do my best to incorporate the accessory into my look!


Any and All Feedback Would Be Appreciated


The Passionate Fashionista


Dress For Change


Dress for Change Week

Sheyanne Root

Meet Sheyanne Root

Founder and Creator of “Dress For Change”

Sheyanne is a close friend and fellow “fashion sister”, has dreams to become a fashion designer  and create change in the fashion industry. For her senior project, she founded and created “Dress For Change; a fashion consumerism project which will raise funds to create dresses for little girls in Africa


Making A Difference

The first annual “Dress for Change” Week will be held today through April 7, 2013. Women across America have pledged $5 and vowed to wear the same black dress for one week. For every woman that participates, Sheyanne will sew a dress for a little girl in Africa. All dresses will be sent to Dresses for Africa, a charity organization that has provided over 1.5 MILLION dresses to African girls already.


I don’t know what I am more excited about: having fun with fashion and experimenting with new looks or knowing that by participating in this project, I will be changing the life and future of a little girl. By donating just $5 and taking part in Sheyanne’s project, I will be helping a little girl continue to receive; if a girl is not properly dressed she cannot attend school. Education is so important  and if I can help one girl finish school, then I’ll know that I have made a difference.  These girls will be incredibly thankful to have clothes to wear to school, and not just any type of clothing but a dress.  They will also for the first time, get to experience that feeling; the feeling we have all experienced when we buy a new dress and wear it for the first time. The feeling of confidence and of knowing that we look good; the feeling that we could conquer the world. Hopefully, they will gain self confidence, feel good about themselves, and learn to love themselves; something that every girl struggles with including myself. I hope that this dress is not only a dress to these girls but is a symbol of the bright things the future has to offer them. 


My Message To Sheyanne

Sheyanne, I can’t begin to express how proud of you I am! You combined your love of fashion and the ability to help others and created this amazing project. I am honored to be a part of Dress For Change and you have inspired me to want to make a difference. You said you wanted to make a difference in the fashion world someday, well guess what, you have already made a mark on it. 


Your Fashion Sister, Hayley


Carolina Herrera’s Resort 2013 Collection

Courtesy Of Moda Operandi
“When it comes to the chicest way to dress for any season, it’s a safe bet to always trust in advice from Mrs. Herrera.  The fashion industry vet has perfected the art of the fashionable life in every category from home decor and travel to accessories and wardrobe and this latest mantra that places emphasis on “making the process of getting dressed easier” is yet another one to add to the wise words vault.  With Carolina Herrera resort in our closets, getting dresses is a cinch!”
-Moda Operandi

Gorgeous ensemble


Yellow is a huge trend this season; I wonder which celebrity will be the first to don this stunning CH dress


– Blush is the new color for the red carpet. I am sure we will see this dress worn during Awards Seasonm-4-666-16456-A4qoAFMsz5f0

Love the floral print of this dress


My personal favorite dress from this collection; I love the colors and this dress can easily go from the office to a night out


Back to basics: white and black ; white is a simple color, and black adds a little edge


Second favorite dress in this collection


Florals and beautiful prints are essential to C.H.’s Resort collection


Loving CH’s incorporation of stripes into this collection

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Very “Taylor Swift”

-Matthew Schneier of reviewed this collection

Coming off an unusually dark Fall collection sent Carolina Herrera into a multicolored, frothy Resort. Resort dressing, she said in a salon-style presentation today, is about color, femininity, and fun. “You must find some element of fun in every piece,” she opined, “or the element of Resort is lost entirely.”