Fall Fashion, Fashion, Modest, Modest & Modern, Sophisticated, Winter Fashion

Thoughts & Booties

I have never been much of a boot type of a gal, but when I saw these Rag & Bone Harrow Leather Booties on two blogs that I love to follow, (Brooklyn Blonde and Wendy’s Lookbook), I had a change of heart. However, my wallet did not. At $495 a pair, there was no way I would ever be able to get these beauties on my feet, let alone a permanent residence in my closet. So I admired them online, and on Helena’s and Wendy’s blog and bid them adieu.

A couple months ago, it just so happened that I was window-shopping in the city, and found these very similar pair of booties at Forever 21.


At a more affordable $36.60 I found the last size six and excitedly stood in line, while thinking of all the outfits that I could create with them. It also got me thinking, of how many other fashionistas must go through this dilemma. That there is an item that you covet, but do not have the means to or even that want to splurge on. In my personal research in fashion, there are two philosophies: that good fashion should only be for the elite, and the other that fashion should be accessible to all. I have always agreed with the all-for-one mentality, and it is this ideal that has given me the drive to purse a career in fashion design. Not only for the need of modest clothes, but for need of affordable clothing that is beautiful and high in quality.

 This then led me to thinking, that maybe I can do a post every now and then of finding items that are similar (note: not knockoffs or fake, that’s illegal) of items and styles that are trending today.

 What do you all think? Let me know, and even if no one replies I will probably do it anyways.

 Till next time, happy fashioning lovelies!


Modest & Modern, Sophisticated, Spring Fashion, Weekday Fashion, Weekend Fashion Styles, Winter Fashion

Jewels & Military Green

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!







I have been enjoying the sunny yet still chilly weather. I am ready for spring and welcoming it with jewel tones, pinks and some winter greens. I have been looking for a military jacket, but have always found that they lacked a bit of a feminine touch. This jacket is the perfect blend of the military jacket with a touch of girl. I love the jewels on the pocket and it encourages me to style it in different ways with different colors. After these photos were taken, I found the jacket to be a bit boxy for my build, and will be doing some surgical procedures to bring in the waist. Hopefully the next time this jacket makes her debut, she will be looking even better!

Thank you so much for reading!

Love ~ ANI

~ Outfit ~

Jacket: Zara, similar here ~ Peplum Shirt: Zara, similar here and love this one !~ Jeans: Old Navy ‘Rockstar‘ ~ Shoes: F21, love these! ~ Clutch: Coach