Fierce, Elegant, Spooky, Unusual, Witchy, Sexy

Uber Wishlist, May, 2016

Okay, my dear. This was pretty much the most exciting project ever. I got a little carried away, so you get some bonus suggestions without an extra charge. Let's talk strategy: Your body is going to be changing as will your style. Therefore, your personal profile includes tips for dressing a rectangle shaped silhouette as well as an hourglass shape. The choices below will work for both as you transition. I noticed that you have a gift for jewelry and frankly, it's much easier to find. So I'm opting to focus on the more challenging pieces and leave the jewelry to you. Although, I'm always happy to weigh in if you have questions. 

Additionally, you're loving the androgynous look but also moving toward embracing your curves. Consequently, this list includes pieces that will move with you depending on styling. I was hoping to find more pieces in earth tones, but this time of year, that can be challenging. So you'll see predominantly black with a few other options thrown in. Of course, these work well for your style and will coordinate well with your existing wardrobe. More to come. Off we go!

 

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We're kicking things off with an off the shoulder caftan. You've got caftans all over your Pinterest board and they perfectly communicate your personal style. Plus, let's face it, they are cozy. And, you can wear them officiating a ceremony, hosting a dinner party or just lounging around the house. Add earrings and a bracelet if you like or keep things simple.

Black Maxi Dress Oversize. Available in multiple colors. Etsy. $65.

Black Maxi Dress Oversize. Available in multiple colors. Etsy. $65.

I'm a big fan of strong and still feminine bags for you. After all, you are transitioning, so let's embrace that and give you a sophisticated bag that shows your self confidence and is proportional to your frame. Keep things proportional or you'll look larger than you are. Clutches are ideal as you can toss one in a larger bag and bring it out for events or running to the coffee shop. Metal works well for you (both gold and silver). Because you are drawn to earth tones, I'm opting for gold to make coordinating easier for you. No need to have other metallic elements in your look to rock this clutch.

River Island Fold Over Clutch. ASOS. $25.

River Island Fold Over Clutch. ASOS. $25.

Shoes! Okay, this is big. There are plenty of places to cut costs, my advice is to invest in your shoes and your coats above all else. You shouldn't need to choose between over the top skinny heels and dowdy shoes. Let's find pieces that are unique, communicate your personal style and are still functional for your life. Munro is a comfort brand so you can rock these all day and night. Animal prints are just right for your witchy style and act as a neutral, meaning they'll work with just about anything. Also, I vote you stick with Nordstrom or Nordstrom Rack when you can for shoes. Why? Because you can wear them and still return after wearing if they are uncomfortable. As you transition into more heels, you may find options that seemed to work in the store and decidedly did not once you hit the streets. This way you won't be stuck paying for shoes that you never wear. 

Bella Vita Lincoln Sandal. Available in two colors. Nordstrom. Was: $79 Now: $65. (Available up to size 12ww).

Bella Vita Lincoln Sandal. Available in two colors. Nordstrom. Was: $79 Now: $65. (Available up to size 12ww).

Now that you've got those beauties on, why not go for a decidedly fierce, unusual and sexy dress? The draping is all you and this practical piece can be worn day or night. Toss a jacket over top with tights and boots for colder months or rock it with strappy heels in the summer. I've included the long sleeved option in case that is more practical for you as you can use it in ceremony to hide tatoos when needed. Either way, I'm pretty much obsessed with this dress for you. 

Bakara Draped Bodycon Dress. Carmakoma. $75. 

Bakara Draped Bodycon Dress. Carmakoma. $75. 

Bakara 3L. Carmakoma. $75. 

Bakara 3L. Carmakoma. $75. 

Looking for an additional layer? This uber practical faux leather jacket is just right. The asymmetrical zipper is flattering for your frame and communicates your edgier style. It's easy to care for and works well throughout the year. Layer it over dresses or pair it with skirts, skinnies, wide leg pants and the like. The options are virtually endless. 

DP Curve Black PU Waterfall Jacket. Dorothy Perkins. $95. (polyurethane washable) 

DP Curve Black PU Waterfall Jacket. Dorothy Perkins. $95. (polyurethane washable) 

Two options for flattering, simple tops that work anytime. Both work well for your frame and can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion. One will likely appeal to you more than the other. Regardless, these are fearless choices for everyday. Pair them with a black maxi skirt and pile on spooky jewelry for a more witchy approach or pair with wide leg pants and heels for a more sophisticated look. 

Asymmetrical Neckline Tee. Available in black, white. Eloquii. $42. ($50 off every $100 with code: ENJOY.) (Rayon)

Asymmetrical Neckline Tee. Available in black, white. Eloquii. $42. ($50 off every $100 with code: ENJOY.) (Rayon)

Studio Asymmetrical Bustier Top. Eloquii. $49. (Rayon/ polyester)

Studio Asymmetrical Bustier Top. Eloquii. $49. (Rayon/ polyester)

Esquire affectionately refers to this look as, "urban ninja." When you are opting for a more androgynous approach, this is the way to go. I love either color for you, so I included them both. And let's face it, the price is right. A useful tip for shopping androgynous pieces: go for the menswear that is more "feminine" rather than the women's pieces that are more, "masculine." You'll find it easier to find pieces you love in sizes that work for you. I know you have skinny jeans that work well for you now, so I'm letting you roll with those and suggesting other bottoms that are more challenging to find. This cardigan is glorious with vegan leather leggings or skinny jeans. Alternatively, try it with harem pants below. Both are reflected in your Pinterest board and have a definite witchy vibe. Layer a more form fitting tank underneath as your body changes and you want to show off your curves. 

Avant Garde Mens Assassin Creed Inspired Hoodie. Rebels Market. $85.

Avant Garde Mens Assassin Creed Inspired Hoodie. Rebels Market. $85.

What could be cozier? These jersey harem pants look and feel just right for you. Go full on drapey with the cardigan above or pair with a structured blazer and heels for a more sophisticated approach. Your specific look can change day to day and still be authentic to you. I also love these with a graphic tee and sneakers or boots for a super casual option. Bring your tote bag (further down on the list) into the mix to really elevate the look. 

ASOS Curve Harem Pants. ASOS. $26. (jersey cotton)

ASOS Curve Harem Pants. ASOS. $26. (jersey cotton)

So hip, so comfortable and certainly post industrial. These boots from Munro are pricey, but they'll deliver. Try them with skinnies, harem pants, culottes and skirts or dresses. Ideal for rainy weather. 

Munro Riley Ankle Boot. Nordstrom. $224. (Available up to size 12ww). 

Munro Riley Ankle Boot. Nordstrom. $224. (Available up to size 12ww). 

So, this is either crazy awesome or totally offensive:) Let's hope it's the former. An unexpected take on a graphic tee, this graphic sweater sports a pentagram (believe it) and has a decisively urban vibe. I love pairing it with a feminine bottom like the skirt below. Or, go for a more androgynous approach with the harem pants. 

Pentagram Sweater. Rebels Market. $28.

Pentagram Sweater. Rebels Market. $28.

Ah, faux suede again. I can't help it. It's just so great for you. Easy to care for, this soft fabric feels great and adds an element of intrigue to your look. You love high waisted skirts and pants. This piece allows you to bring an element of sophistication to your look and what's more fearless than suede in Seattle? (A few words of comfort: it will be fine with the weather.) Tuck your shirt in or wear an oversized top and add a chunky boot. A great bag will seal the deal. I like this with the pentagram sweater above and the burgundy coat below to seal the deal. 

Faux Suede Wrap Skirt. Eloquii. Was: $79. Take an additional 60% off with code: SHOPMAY.

Faux Suede Wrap Skirt. Eloquii. Was: $79. Take an additional 60% off with code: SHOPMAY.

I know you are open to block or wedge heels, but I'm tossing these in as a bonus in the event that they work for you. They are fierce, witchy, sexy, sophisticated and they have a closed toe which is ideal for colder weather and to wear with tights or hosiery. Try them with wide leg pants, skinnies, leather leggings, skirts or dresses. Really, they are incredibly useful. I vote for either of the two colors shown. 

Bella Vita Dylan Cutout Pointy Toe Bootie. Nordstrom. $94. (Available to 12ww)

Bella Vita Dylan Cutout Pointy Toe Bootie. Nordstrom. $94. (Available to 12ww)

Bella Vita Dylan Cutout Pointy Toe Bootie. Nordstrom. $94. (Available to 12ww)

Bella Vita Dylan Cutout Pointy Toe Bootie. Nordstrom. $94. (Available to 12ww)

Rompers! I would never forgive myself if I didn't offer up an ideal romper for the summer. In this case, I'm giving you two. (Like I said, you inspired me so I got a little carried away.) Rompers? Yes! The long sleeve covers your tatoos when necessary and is a little more conservative, which is desirable depending on the occasion. In contrast, the faux suede piece feels like a find from a vintage shop. Both are flattering for your figure, showing off your waist and drawing attention to your hips. Plus the deep v is especially nice for you. Feel free to rock these with bare legs, opaque tights, sheer black hosiery or a patterned pair. Heels or boots are a lovely pairing.

Faux Suede Romper. Eloquii. $110 Additional 60% off with code: ENJOY.

Faux Suede Romper. Eloquii. $110 Additional 60% off with code: ENJOY.

Textured Knit Romper. Eloquii. $99. Additional 60% off with code: ENJOY.

Textured Knit Romper. Eloquii. $99. Additional 60% off with code: ENJOY.

Okay, so normally, I'd narrow the black maxi dress recommendation down to one. However, with your fabric concerns, highly specific style and size, I really want to give you as many options as I can. Go with your gut. I'd also add that eShakti allows you to customize your dress. So, click on that one and take a closer look at the options. All of the maxis below are functional, fashionable and flattering for your figure. You also can't go wrong with pockets for both functionality and showing off your hips. Remember, that you can toss a sweater or top over most of these and transform them into maxi skirts. 

FEMININE PLEATED KNIT MAXI DRESS. eShakti. $69. Available: Additional 9 neckline, 7 sleeve type and 7 length option(s). Cotton!

FEMININE PLEATED KNIT MAXI DRESS. eShakti. $69. Available: Additional 9 neckline, 7 sleeve type and 7 length option(s). Cotton!

COTTON KNIT FIT-AND-FLARE MAXI DRESS. eShakti. $69. Available: Additional 9 neckline, 7 sleeve type and 7 length option(s)

COTTON KNIT FIT-AND-FLARE MAXI DRESS. eShakti. $69. Available: Additional 9 neckline, 7 sleeve type and 7 length option(s)

ASOS CURVE Maxi Dress with Tie Front. ASOS. $94. (Polyester). 

ASOS CURVE Maxi Dress with Tie Front. ASOS. $94. (Polyester). 

SASH TIE POPLIN MAXI WRAP DRESS. eshakti. $74. 

SASH TIE POPLIN MAXI WRAP DRESS. eshakti. $74. 

Dubai Kaftan Style Evening Gown. Etsy. $110. 

Dubai Kaftan Style Evening Gown. Etsy. $110. 

CONTRAST PIPED TRIM POPLIN MAXI DRESS. eshakti. $59.

CONTRAST PIPED TRIM POPLIN MAXI DRESS. eshakti. $59.

In the land of awesomeness, Shoes of Prey. Yes, the name is cool. Beyond that, they are designed by YOU. Seriously. They'll change your life. I like this pair for you, but you can really design what you like. Hit the Nordstrom at Bellevue Square to get a feel for the process. This gives you more freedom than you'll find anywhere else to find the perfect shoe in your size. Can't wait to see where your imagination takes you. 

Shoes of Prey & Genuine Calf Hair Ankle Bootie. Nordstrom. $208. (Available up to size 15 WW). 

Shoes of Prey & Genuine Calf Hair Ankle Bootie. Nordstrom. $208. (Available up to size 15 WW). 

It's the coat of dreams. Please tell me you bought it.

Fleurette Wool & Cashmere Double Face Wrap Coat. Nordstrom Rack. Was: $1295 Now: $259.

Fleurette Wool & Cashmere Double Face Wrap Coat. Nordstrom Rack. Was: $1295 Now: $259.

You love fur and this vest is flattering for your frame, communicates your personal style and is sure to feel great. Try it with skinnies and a tee or tank and boots. Alternatively, opt for one of the skirts below. If you'd like to show off your waist, layer a belt over top. 

Bagatelle Faux Shearling Vest. Nordstrom Rack. Was: $210 Now: $52. (polyester/ acrylic)

Bagatelle Faux Shearling Vest. Nordstrom Rack. Was: $210 Now: $52. (polyester/ acrylic)

The fierce, witchy, sexy, sophisticated version of basics. 

DP Curve Black 3/4 Asymmetrical Top. Dorothy Perkins. (Viscose). $28. 

DP Curve Black 3/4 Asymmetrical Top. Dorothy Perkins. (Viscose). $28. 

Able Gauze Tank. Nordstrom Rack. Available in black, purple. Was: $68 Now: $26. (cotton) 

Able Gauze Tank. Nordstrom Rack. Available in black, purple. Was: $68 Now: $26. (cotton) 

Mixing and matching skirts gives you a great deal of freedom of expression and makes a plethora of outifts. This first option creates curves, minimizes your stomach and has an edgy and sophisticated style. The second skirt is organic cotton, so is ideal against your skin and is made in Canada. The zipper is sexy without being over the top and this is clearly a piece you'll have in your closet for years.

Draped Wrap Skirt. Available in black, wine. Eloquii. $69. ($50 off every $100 with code: ENJOY.) (rayon)

Draped Wrap Skirt. Available in black, wine. Eloquii. $69. ($50 off every $100 with code: ENJOY.) (rayon)

Attitude Skirt. Diane Kennedy. $145. (Organic Cotton and Bamboo) 

Attitude Skirt. Diane Kennedy. $145. (Organic Cotton and Bamboo) 

More ankle boots! Obviously, you don't need all of these. It's all about options. These beauties are a comfort shoe that is, wait for it, waterproof. Yes, please. Love them with skirts and dresses. 

SoftWalk Puddles Waterproof Bootie. Nordstrom. $129. (Available up to size 12w).

SoftWalk Puddles Waterproof Bootie. Nordstrom. $129. (Available up to size 12w).

Ready for a little color? This lace up bodysuit is sexy, fierce and I'd say a little witchy. It shows off your curves and is a great layering piece you are sure to use repeatedly. You aren't going to see anyone else with this unusual option. 

Lace Up Bodysuit. Eloquii. $69. $50 off every $100 you spend with code: ENJOY.) (Polyester)

Lace Up Bodysuit. Eloquii. $69. $50 off every $100 you spend with code: ENJOY.) (Polyester)

Lace Up Bodysuit. Eloquii. $69. $50 off every $100 you spend with code: ENJOY.) (Polyester)

Lace Up Bodysuit. Eloquii. $69. $50 off every $100 you spend with code: ENJOY.) (Polyester)

Rocking a monochromatic outfit is an ideal way to look tall and slim. You love autumn colors like olive and this pair of organic cotton wide leg gauchos feels great next to your skin and makes a statement when paired with the olive bodysuit above. Add any of the open toed shoes on this list to complete the look. Or, try a leather jacket and boots. The options are endless. And the wide legs balance out your frame nicely. 

Rhythm Gaucho Pants. Diane Kennedy. $135. (Organic Cotton and Bamboo)

Rhythm Gaucho Pants. Diane Kennedy. $135. (Organic Cotton and Bamboo)

Say yes to this bag. 

River Island Tassle Front Shopper. ASOS. $46.

River Island Tassle Front Shopper. ASOS. $46.

I love this blazer for you. It shows off your curves and pairs easily with skinnies, leggings, wide leg pants, a skirt or over a dress. Try it with the olive gauchos above and rock your tote, too. 

USO Jacket. Carmakoma. $116. (Polyester) 

USO Jacket. Carmakoma. $116. (Polyester) 

Now this is a super cool tee. It's feminine and flattering for your figure while also uber practical and hip. When you are looking for something unusual but effortless, this is it. 

Malte Top. Carmakoma. $39. 

Malte Top. Carmakoma. $39. 

Malte Top. Carmakoma. $39. 

Malte Top. Carmakoma. $39. 

Your list would not be complete without vegan leather leggings. Both pair work well. Roll with your favs! Remember to layer longer sweaters or tees over top and feel free to wear these with sneakers, ankle boots or heels. 

Tart Morgan Mixed Media Pant . Nordstrom Rack. Was: $148 Now: $79 Available in two colors. (Vegan leather)

Tart Morgan Mixed Media Pant . Nordstrom Rack. Was: $148 Now: $79 Available in two colors. (Vegan leather)

Tart Morgan Mixed Media Pant . Nordstrom Rack. Was: $148 Now: $79 Available in two colors. (Vegan leather)

Tart Morgan Mixed Media Pant . Nordstrom Rack. Was: $148 Now: $79 Available in two colors. (Vegan leather)

This top is a chameleon. Try it with skinnies or harem pants and see the drastic transformation of your overall look. Let it be the final piece for an outfit that highlights you as the fierce woman who owns the room.

Handkerchief Wrap Tank Top. Available in three colors. Eloquii. $55. ($50 off with every $100 purchase.) (rayon) 

Handkerchief Wrap Tank Top. Available in three colors. Eloquii. $55. ($50 off with every $100 purchase.) (rayon) 

A love it or hate it item, this maxi dress is crazy flattering for your frame, comfortable and seems ideal for officiating. That being said you may really hate it. Or not. I think it's amazing for you.

ASOS CURVE 70s Kimono Maxi Dress in Paisley Burnout. ASOS. $140.

ASOS CURVE 70s Kimono Maxi Dress in Paisley Burnout. ASOS. $140.

As you wear tanks virtually every day, this sleeveless hoodie is just the right piece to pull any effortless look together. Go for urban ninja with harem pants or something sexy with vegan leather leggings and heels. It's also lovely underneath a blazer or leather jacket with jeans and boots or heels. 

Hooded Casual Vest Tee. Rebels Market. $14. 

Hooded Casual Vest Tee. Rebels Market. $14. 

If only you could have seen my reaction when I found a full length tulle skirt like the one on your pinterest board. As the owner of a tulle skirt, I can tell you, they really make you happy. Pair it with something harder, like a leather jacket or a graphic tee. Regardless of your pairing, be sure to tuck the top in to show off your waist and flatter your figure. The wide leg pants are organic cotton so they are ideal for the days when you need something that feels as good as it looks.

Studio Tulle Maxi Skirt. Eloquii. $119. ($50 off every $100 you spend with code: ENJOY)

Studio Tulle Maxi Skirt. Eloquii. $119. ($50 off every $100 you spend with code: ENJOY)

Serene Pant. Diane Kennedy. $129. (Organic Cotton and Bamboo)

Serene Pant. Diane Kennedy. $129. (Organic Cotton and Bamboo)

Almost done! I think you'll find joy with a jersey blazer. It's not conservative, and yet it is tailored. Naturally, you'll pair it with wilder pieces. But, it's usefulness may surprise you. It's lovely with vegan leather or suede and is a comfortable and not sloppy layering piece. 3/4 length sleeves are great on you and this fits the bill. 

Amanda & Chelsea Ruched Sleeve Jacket. Nordstrom Rack. Was: $180 Now: $64. (cotton) 

Amanda & Chelsea Ruched Sleeve Jacket. Nordstrom Rack. Was: $180 Now: $64. (cotton) 

A functional summer sandal that is anything but boring. This option from Munro feels great and works well with your wardrobe. These could easily be your everyday shoes. And, they come in a variety of colors that work well. 

Munro Zena Snake Embossed Sandal. Nordstrom. $179. (Available in multiple colors/prints up to size 14ww). 

Munro Zena Snake Embossed Sandal. Nordstrom. $179. (Available in multiple colors/prints up to size 14ww). 

Last but not least, a pair of high waisted wide leg trousers was essential. I noticed you had a pair of sailor pants on your Pinterest board, so I went that direction. As I mentioned, monochromatic is never a mistake and this outfit maximizes your curves. The cowl neck is flattering and sexy, the buttons on the pants give you curves and the wide leg balances your frame nicely. The perfect way to wrap things up. And, I opted for navy because, why not? 

COWL NECK COTTON KNIT TOP. eshakti. $44. 

COWL NECK COTTON KNIT TOP. eshakti. $44. 

Button Detail Wide Leg Trouser. Eloquii. $59. ($50 off every $100 you spend with code: ENJOY). (midnight blue, Polyester)

Button Detail Wide Leg Trouser. Eloquii. $59. ($50 off every $100 you spend with code: ENJOY). (midnight blue, Polyester)

And there you have it! Holy cow! A normal wishlist has 20-30 items so um... you have a double list. I really wanted to give you the freedom to shop from great pieces that work for your life, your body and your budget. Yes, there are pricier items. But, they are balanced with more affordable options. And as we skipped the Closet Edit, hopefully that gives you a little more cash to spend on yourself:) I'm honored to be a part of this process with you. Let me know how it all goes! 

 

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