Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Surfer Chic

Who says that neoprene is just for surfers? This is one of my favorite outfits that I have recently purchased, and I can't wait to wear it. The v-neck gives the skirt a more casual look, and there are many different colors or options that would pair well with the skirt. This skirt screams summer to me!

 Tee - J Crew V-Neck; Bracelet - Alexis Bittar Lucite Neon Deco; Earrings - Alexis Bittar Lucite Deco Drop; Skirt - J Crew Surf Skirt; Lip/Blush - YSL Kiss and Blush; Shoes - Tory Burch Penny Wedge

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Thigh High... Boots

We are well into the fall season, and temperatures are definitely dropping, if they have not already. When it comes to fall fashion, boots are probably one of the first items that everyone starts to pull out or buy. This season the boot possibilities are endless, but one style that is standing out and trending is the thigh high or over the knee boot.

The thigh high or over the knee boot can give a high style or glamorous look, but it can also go very wrong and give you the "Pretty Woman" look. Here are a few tips and ideas on how to wear this trend.

Over the knee boots look great with skinny jeans, you should try other colors besides black...a great modern neutral is gray.

Pair a dressier style of thigh high/over the knee boots with a pair of dark skinnies and a tuxedo blazer for a more glam look.

Blazer: Halogen Satin Trim Crepe Tuxedo Jacket Boots: Sam Edelman Kayla Over the Knee Boot Blazer: Anthropologie Gamine Tuxedo Jacket

 To avoid the "Pretty Woman" look, do not wear thigh high boots with anything too short. A thin layer of skin between the bottom of your garment and top of the boot will look much more sophisticated and chic. Try to balance out the look by not showing too much skin all at once because tall boots automatically bring sexiness to a look.

Another don't is wearing too much of the same texture or material. Try mixing textures and do not layer leather on top of leather on top of leather. If you are wearing leather boots, do not wear a leather dress/skirt/shorts with a leather jacket/top, etc. Since leather is so trendy right now, try pairing a suede boot with leather garments.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Casual Chic for Fall

Fall is right around the corner, which means it is time to start thinking about your fall wardrobe (if you haven't already). I am loving all the fall trends so far, especially leather, animal print, and RED! Red will be considered a neutral this fall and is perfect for accessories. Leather, leather, and more leather should be a staple in your fall wardrobe. Leather leggings, pants, or jeans will be very versatile.

I have put together an outfit using these major trends that is super chic and casual all at the same time.

Top: J Crew Western Denim Shirt
Bottoms: Rebecca Minkoff Telescope Leather Patch Pants
Handbag: Vince Camuto Max Calf Hair Satchel
Shoes: Alice and Olivia Dina Pump
Bracelets: Baublebar Pave Cone Cuff

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Hot Pants in the City

Patterned pants have been a big trend for a while and are still going strong. They come in all different shapes, sizes, and colors. I am especially loving all the neon touches (go figure). Here is a chic and colorful way to take this patterned trend out on the town.

Earrings: Aqua Deco Spike
Blazer: Olivia Moon Linen Jacket
Tank: J Crew Silk Cami
Pants: Elie Tahari Melissa Pebble Wave
Handbag: Stella McCartney Falabella Clutch
Bracelets: Kendra Scott Lucca Filigree Bangles
Lips: NARS New Lover Velvet Gloss Pencil
Shoes: ASOS Hollywood Heeled Sandals

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Summer Shorts, Sandals, and Sparkle

Hello Memorial Day weekend! Everyone loves a holiday, and I am no different; but to me Memorial Day is more than just a means that summer is literally just around the corner. I don't know if it was all the excitement that was always built up around the end of May as a school aged girl, but I still love summer; and I especially love dressing for summer. Sandals, shorts, bright colors, and bright jewels!

Anyone that knows me and that has followed my blog in the past knows that I am a huge Anthropologie fan. It is my go to store on many occasions. I can always find great things there, this season is no exception. I. want. the. whole. store....oops. Their shorts really caught my attention while I was in the store. There is one style in particular that really stood out, and it is appropriate for many different age groups, and it comes in many, many different colors.

For this post, I decided to pick out some of my favorite colors of the Pilcro Stet Denim Roll Up Shorts and share with you some of the accessories, shoes and jewels, that I would pair with them.

Top: Anthropologie Coralline Peplum
Earrings: Loren Hope Petra
Shorts: Anthropologie Pilcro Stet
Shoes: Sam Edelman Trina Sandal

Top: Madewell Lace T-shirt
Necklace: J Crew Color Mix Statement
Shorts: Anthropologie Pilcro Stet Aqua
Shoes: DV by Dolce Vita Hani Sandal

Top: Madewell Sleeveless Chambray Shirt
Earrings: J Crew Color Collage Earrings
Shorts: Anthropologie Pilcro Stet Hot Pink
Shoes: Prada Reptile Leather Wedge

Top: Robbi and Nikki Floral Print Shirt
Bracelets: Alexis Bittar New Wave Matte Resin Bracelets
Shorts: Anthropologie Pilcro Stet Cobalt
Shoes: Julianne Hough for Sole Society Tate Wedge

Friday, February 22, 2013

Best in Shoe: Spring 2013 Trends

My favorite topic, shoes! I could shop and browse shoes all day, every day. I am always eager to see the new trends in shoes each season, and this season the trends are very wearable. I have compiled several options in some of springs biggest shoe trends, which include floral prints, black and white, and flat-forms to name a few.

When I say these trends are very wearable, I mean most women could easily incorporate one or all of the trends. They are not trends that only the fashion world or really trendy people will wear. Black and white is such an easy combination to put together, yet it packs a big punch - these two colors have the highest contrast of any other colors. Everyone has black and white pieces in their closet. The black and white shoes would also look great with a bright colored dress or outfit.

J Crew Collection Janey Flat; Kate Spade Trendy Bow Sandal; Alice and Olivia Sorell Wedge; L.A.M.B. Iva Colorblock Wedge; Jason Wu Peggy Sandal; Marc by Marc Jacobs Platform High Heel

Florals have been in the spotlight for a couple seasons now, which I think is always great to see something stick around. This would be a great accessory to add to a solid outfit to bring a little interest without going too bold. I also think floral pumps look great with cropped boyfriend jeans; I love the really feminine detail of the floral print and pump mixed with the not so feminine silhouette of the boyfriend jean.
Brian Atwood Avignon Flat; Guess Neondan Pump; Dolce Vita Baxter Sandal; Anthropologie Hayden Pump; Loft Petra Pump; Jimmy Choo Lola Sandal; Kate Spade Dabney Wedge

Personally, I am pretty excited about the flatforms. I do not like to wear flats because I am so short, but we all know there is a time and a place for 4 inch heels, and an outdoor concert or shopping trip with a lot of walking are not the time nor place... Flatforms give height, without compromising comfort. They are also very easy to walk in, and have a more "put together," dressed up factor than regular flip flops.

Asos River Island Studded Sandal; Jeffrey Campbell Mirror Plaque Sandal; Cole Haan Arden Wedge; Prada Single Band Sandal; Asos Valley Flatforms; 7 for all Mankind Adela Wedge; Christian Louboutin Cataclou Sandal; Pour la Victoire Noelle Sandal

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Holiday Party Attire

I love this time of year for many, many reasons; the obvious being spending time with family and friends. A very close tie second is putting together glamorous, sparkly holiday outfits :) What would the holidays be without some glitter, sequins, or stilettos?

Here is a fun, glamorous outfit that I've put together for any holiday party or gathering...or, if you're feeling fancy, a regular night out.

Dress: Anthropologie Mariposa Lace Dress
Tights: Hue Opaque Navy Tights
Earrings: Azure Rose Drops
Shoes: Sole Society Elisa Pump
Ring: Dara Ettinger Disco Ball Ring (Similar styles on Etsy)
Belt: Anthropologie Frayed Grosgrain Belt