Saturday, July 28, 2012
|Dress: Tart, Sweater: Target, Earrings: Vintage, Watch: Michael Kors, Bracelets: Gifted, J Crew, & Forever 21, Bag: Michael by Michael Kors, Shoes: BCBG Generation, Sunglasses: Chloe c/o Ditto|
What I love most about a maxi dress is the fact that you can dress it up or down with simple accessories. In the past when wearing this dress I paired it with a red sweater and chucky sandals and took the casual route. Today I decided to glam it up a bit with a pearl cluster necklace and gold accessories. Since red is a bit cliché with blue and white stripes I decided to swap it out for coral, which happens to be one of my favorite colors of the season.
I hope you have a wonderful weekend! Xo
Friday, July 27, 2012
|Steve Madden "Dynemite" Platform Sandals |
|Jimmy Choo "Linda" Suede Sandals $695|
There are a few key rules that every fashion girl must learn early on in her career/life. One of the most important rules being when to splurge on something and when to save or hold out for a sale, or a "steal", as some like to call it. Today as I was perusing the net-a-porter website (as I often do) I stumbled upon a lovely little shoe by Jimmy Choo that looked strikingly similar to the Steve Madden pair that I recently purchased. Sure these two shoes have their differences; an obvious one would be the thickness of their heels and height of the platforms. But the biggest differences of all are the prices. I always say I only splurge on classics so this is why I purchased the pretty Steve Madden's for a cool $44.99 and I absolutely love them (as seen in this post). What do you think? Is this style really timeless enough to pay the price?
What items do you find splurge worthy?
Thursday, July 26, 2012
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Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Monday, July 23, 2012
|Top: Classiques Entier, Skirt: Vintage (tailored), Belt: Vintage Bullocks, Earrings: Forever 21, Shoes: Charles David, Sunglasses: Chloe via Ditto Bag: 3.1 Phillip Lim|
Happy Monday! I decided to wear a clean and simple work look today that I spiced up with two great colors. I added a green waist cinching belt and a bold red bag to keep this monochromatic look from looking boring. However, I do love seeing head to toe neutrals in the summer months like white and cream. Also, I mixed textures by pairing an easy silk blouse with a structured pencil skirt.
On another note, I am so happy about my new 3.1 Phillip Lim bag! You know when you have been eyeing something for months and months and then you finally have it? It's just so exciting! Just what I need to cure my case of the Monday's.
What do you wear for your Monday pick-me-up outfit?
Thursday, July 19, 2012
|Jacket & Cami: H&M, Pants: BCBG Max Azria, Sunglasses: Betsey Johnson, Earrings: Forever 21, Bag: Michael by Michael Kors, Shoes: Guess|
The dangling love hearts on this lovely little jacket remind me of flower petals. I love pairing something really feminine with "edgy" accessories. I stuck with black and added studded shoes (which I didn't get a single good picture of, but they're the same ones from this post). Also, I have had these gorgeous sunglasses for the longest time and I never wear them (what's wrong with me?). After seeing them today, i'm definitely going to change that.
I hope you are having a great week so far! Thanks for reading. Xo
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
|Outfit 1: Skirt: Vintage (altered), Racer back Tank: (c/o) Michael Stars, Earrings: Forever 21, Bracelets: Forever 21 & Gifted, Bag: Michael by Michael Kors, Shoes: Christian Louboutin|
Outfit 2: Racer back Tank: (c/o) Michael Stars, Earrings: Vintage, Watch: Michael Kors, Bag: Michael by Michael Kors, Scarf: (c/o) Three Dots, Jeans: Via Fashion of Echo Boutique, Shoes: Steve Madden
I used one royal blue racer back tank to create two very different looks. The first look can be worn for a more formal occasion, like a fancy dinner date while the other look is casual-chic and perfect for running errands or grabbing lunch with girlfriends. I enlisted the help of chic accompaniments like this beautiful vintage lace applique skirt and a great printed scarf.
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Monday, July 16, 2012
|Outfit 1: Dress: J Crew (now on sale here), Cardigan: Target, Bag: Talbots, Shoes: J Crew, Bracelets: J Crew & Gifted, Watch: Michael Kors, Earrings: Vintage, Sunglasses: Chloe (C/O) Ditto |
Outfit 2: Sweater: Target, Pearls: Gifted, Watch: Michael Kors, Earrings: H&M, Belt: Vintage, Shoes: Charles David, Bag: Vintage
I know I'm always talking about ways to maximize your wardrobe. This is because it's awful to buy something and only wear it once, or even worse, to buy something and to not wear it at all. I too am guilty of this fashion crime. However, there are ways to avoid making this mistake. Buy items that can be re-worked to serve multiple purposes. Don't divvy up your wardrobe and say this is my “wear-to-work” section only and this is for weekends or "going out". Maximize your wardrobe by doing things like adding blouses or sweaters over the top part of dresses and wearing skirts as dresses too (like I did here). There are no rules in fashion and as long as you like the way you look when you leave the house, nothing else matters.
In this post I took one pretty, printed dress and wore it as an office appropriate skirt as well as a fun and flirty summer dress. I created my work look by adding structure with a bag and belt and a classy strand of pearls. For my daytime strolling look I added great coral sandals and a cross body bag.
I’m dying to know what tricks you use to maximize your wardrobe. Do tell!
Sunday, July 15, 2012
|Dress: BCBG Max Azria, Shoes: Ivanka Trump, Ring: Forever 21, Earrings: Vintage, Bracelets: Gifted, Watch: Michael Kors, Bag: Prada|
On Saturday I took part in the 30 Minutes with Three Dots contest where I did some styling at their downtown LA showroom and had the privilege of previewing the fabulous fall collection. I wanted to wear something with great summer colors and a nice fit. Also, it was incredibly hot so I knew I had to beat the heat in style.
I really can't wait to share all of the photos and video from my shoot with all of you! I hope you had a wonderful weekend. Thanks so much for reading! Xo