femme funk

Femme Funk Style

One of the other things I loved about planning a shoot where I was in front of the camera was sitting down and trying to really verbalize my style.  I've tried it before but I couldn't find the words.  I'm obviously very feminine, but don't consider myself a super soft girly girl.  I am very attracted to bold and glam.  So what did I do? MARRY THE TWO!

Femme Funk.  I found an outfit on Pinterest that made me say "THAT right there is me."  And when I was trying to describe the outfit to a friend, I used the words "femme funk."  And then I had that huge-eye-loud-gasp aha moment.  If you could hear me when something occurs to me ... dramatic.

As promised, here's the inspiration behind the outfit...
 Audree from Simply Audree Kate was my stylist partner in crime.  Audree's first idea was to take one of her pink ballerina leotards and add some feathers to the shoulder to replicate the bottom left image up there.  I loved the look of it and the low back, but we decided to shop just in case.  Our goal was to find mint skinny jeans because I was really wanting to wear mint with a pop of pink.  And how cute would that be paired with a funky, pink leotard?!

We couldn't find ANY mint jeans, well, we found 2 but they didn't fit well.  Finally, we decided to pop in to Charlotte Russe which completely surprised me with their selection.  I felt like Charlotte Russe was getting too "teeny-bopper" so I stopped dropping in, but they had this BEAUTIFUL mint blouse!  Less than $25!  AND they had skirts on sale for $10!!  Yes, I got this white peplum skirt for $10!

(shop for top HERE

Audree thought it would look cute with a skinny belt (pink) for that pop.  But with the shoot just around the corner, I grabbed this necklace from World Market I had and made it into a "belt."  And those nude shoes?  TWENTY-DOLLARS.  Last Chance sells gently used (though some of their "gently used" are more like "gently chewed") and overstocked items.
And while I absolutely love the Nostra Style House earrings -- I didn't mean to wear those!  I had those on from the first outfit (a wedding inspired look) when all along I meant to wear THESE and forgot to grab them on the way out...
These were going to incorporate the "funk" to my outfit since everything else was pretty soft.  I LOVE using accessories to throw in a pop of color.  How awesome are those earrings?!  I got them from H&M.

And that's my story!  Audree is full of great ideas and it was so much fun to brainstorm this outfit with her.  Hopefully this gives you some idea for your own style too :)  I collect my favorite looks on my Fashion Pinterest board. If you have one, you should try writing down some words to describe your favorite outfits.  That might help you verbalize your own style and shop with purpose :)