Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Bold Patterns


Sunnies: c/o HERE| Earring: Similar HERE & HERE| Striped blouse: Ashley Stewart, sold out
Ankara dress: c/o HERE| Pink sandals: Vince Camuto, old| Purse: Coach, old

We just took a glimpse into Fall with my last post, but today I’m back into summer mode with a fun print ankara print midi dress. Not only is its P I N K hue EVERYTHING, but the print offered me yet another opportunity to delve into the mixed prints game. At times I read that mixed prints can be intimidating to some, one of the easiest ways to transition into the print toss game is by way of black & white. I’ve shown a few examples here on the blog of how to mix patterns/prints solely using black & white (see HEREHERE, HERE). Today’s post is an example of how to do so while incorporating other colors. 
This dress is perfection for casual summer wear, but for the office I opted to add in sleeves. Or shall I say statement sleeves? 😊 Have I mentioned recently exactly how cold my office is?! Seriously, like the north pole ⛄ Nonetheless, I digress… 
Over to you: How are you playing with mixed prints this summer?
Until next time,
XO

Monday, July 24, 2017

Fall Flow


earrings: c/o HERE| one shoulder top: c/o HERE| jeans: c/o HERE| watermelon clutch: c/o HERE| patent leather sandals: old, another option HERE

When Forever 21 reached out to me and asked me to style a few pieces with Fall in mind, I thought it was going to be a challenge. I’m totally still in a summer frame of mind😲 I was wrong Babes-this assignment was a breeze! I found a number of pieces that are great for transitional wear, including this one-shoulder striped blouse. Cold shoulders are all the rage, this number gets an update for Fall with a one-shoulder feature and long sleeves. I decided to pair it with medium wash blue denim jeans plus  pops of red. Red can go with practically any color, but there is something about pairing red with blue that just feels right.
Like it or not, Fall is just over the horizon, soon the days will get shorter, the leaves will change colors and eventually fall off, and in some areas white stuff called snow will fall from the sky!
However, we need not get too far ahead of ourselves just yet 😊 
For now let’s live in the present and fully enjoy the glory  of  S U M M E R 2017!!!
Until next time,
Xx

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Flamingo Pink


Hat: Vintage, thrifted| Fringe earrings: Nordstrom, similar HERE| Sunnies: c/o HERE| Dress: c/o HERE
Purse: Coach, vintage| Suede sandals: Jeffrey Campbell, sold out-  other options HERE & HERE

One of my favorite things to do style wise is to mix old and new pieces together. For instance, I have an eternal love for vintage pieces, you'll find them mixed in with just about any look that I wear. Take today's look as an example. Can you easily spot the vintage add-ons? I scored this red vintage straw style hat at a thrift shop a few years back, and the handbag was also a vintage find about 5 years ago. I love classic pieces, their style value and potential is limitless. In fact, in my opinion, oftentimes the quality of a vintage piece far exceeds modern day craftsmanship. 
Until next time,
Xx