Friday, August 30, 2013

Sheer: The Sequel

Anything look familiar here? If you saw Wednesday's post, you may have noticed that this skirt was also featured in another look of mine. Yes, I'm a little obsessed with this skirt. But I'm also in loooove with this shirt. While in New York, I was excited to pick it up from a store that we don't have on the west coast. It has a painterly floral print that is bright and cheerful. Its neckline is sexy and flows nicely, but is not too revealing. The similar fabrics marry together naturally, but the top gives the skirt a little push toward bohemian that it doesn't quite have on its own. Together, I think the pieces create a look that is romantic and free-spirited. To keep things from getting too soft, I paired it with a gold spiked bracelet that plays nicely with the bright hues of the shirt.

Necessary Clothing blouse, Lex & Mila skirt, Tobi bracelet (same bracelet in silver), Forever 21 necklace

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Sheer Genius

As the old adage goes, all good things must come to an end. Unfortunately, this saying also applies to my favorite season of the year--summer. That being said, I have been trying to take advantage of the warm weather as much as possible by wearing all of my favorite summer outfits while I still can. That's where this skirt comes in. Sheer, flirty and equipped with a side slit, it's a refreshing take on your everyday maxi skirt.

*Check in on Friday for another outfit using this skirt.

Charlotte Russe crop top, Lex & Mila skirt, Michael Kors watch

Monday, August 26, 2013

A Little Introduction of Myself

Hi there! My name is Melissa Garcia and I am super excited to introduce you to my brand new baby blog. I decided to start a fashion blog when I noticed that the vast majority of my free time was devoted to checking the new arrivals on my favorite clothing websites, looking at fashion blogs, and shopping. When booking a vacation, the first thing to come to mind isn't usually, "Where will I go?" but "What will I wear?"  Looking for just the right top to pair with a skirt, the perfect necklace for a dress, the perfect shoes--well, just because--for me, is not an annoying or laborious task, but a mission that I must see through to the end. When I see an outfit of mine come together to my satisfaction, it brings me the type of happiness that I imagine a proud mother receives after watching her baby take his first steps. Maybe I'm exaggerating... or offending mothers everywhere, but my point is that fashion is a huge love of mine! I decided that I needed a place to document that love and to share with others. The name Petals on Concrete came from what I think embodies the type of style that I love--feminine and delicate, but always mixed with some edgy pieces. I imagine almost every outfit of mine being something that I can wander the city sidewalks in, but also something that is pretty and brings me the giddy feeling of playing dress up as a little girl.