Back in Black

Back in Black

Top – Vince Camuto, Skirt- H&M , Booties- Wallis , Purse- Zara, Earrings – Hive & Honey, Nail Polish- Butter London

Over 2 months since I have posted a blog, there’s simply no excuse so I’ll waste no time. Black is classic and perfect, I cannot think of a single occasion or event where I could not wear black! As much as I love black I never thought I could pull off an entire black look. I realized the key is to mix different textures and throw in a pattern! This look above I absolutely love and may try to re-create ( I’ll keep you posted on my re-creation of this outfit). Black and white are popular this season and really it’s just timeless…so go ahead invest in some good black pieces this fall, like black booties or a leather skirt.

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PS. No one will think you’re a goth…ok, maybe a chic goth but that’s always fabulous!

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Excitement for Fall!

It may seem early for a Fall post but I have mentioned before that Fall is my FAVORITE season by far! There are so many trends I am loving this season but I put together 5 pieces that encompass a few of the trends I’m loving, or basically items want to wear! Yes, the pieces I chose are expensive, but they are to serve as inspiration…interpret how you choose!

5 Fall Trends Combo
1. Loving a light color with a heavy fabric like leather or suede
2. Dark lip colors for fall are DIVINE
3.  Blue – Any shade of blue…even mix and match
4. Classic print = leapord + texture = WIN
5. Peep toe booties are the perfect mix of sassy and classy

Happy 4th of July!

DSC_1152I’m a sucker for red, white & blue, anything somewhat patriotic, and because my favorite holiday happens to be the 4th of July when I saw this adorable dress last season I knew that I needed it! Now some people are taking the “not so literal or obvious approach” to 4th of July outfits. But I say why not? It’s the day your outfit can be a little cutsey have fun with it, make it “you” and show your patriotism through your outfit!

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DSC_1165Dress: H&M – old, Watch- KateSpade , Bracelet -JewelMint – similar here , Shoes – Steve Madden 

Summer Wishlist

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Summer is here and the warm weather means time for light and flowy frocks! Fall is my favorite season, so when I went to my closet the other day all I noticed was a sea of grey, black, and navy pieces. For so long I stayed away from color because I thought it made me look “young”, but this summer I am experimenting with different ways to incorporate color into my outfits, by wearing a colorful pattern or colored sandals. These items above are some of the summer pieces I am lusting after! This season I am in love with tribal inspired patterns, colored leucite frames, and strappy leather sandals. This outfit is the epitome of what I want to be wearing all summer long!

Summer Maxi

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I was so excited when I recently received an email from T.J.maxx congratulating me on winning the Maxxinista of the month! I entered the contest shortly after I did my “interview outfit” post and submitted my photo because the top was from TJMaxx. A month later I was notified my outfit was chosen for the month and would receive a $500 gift card! Smiling from ear to ear when I read this email I began to think of all the amazing things I could buy!! When that gift card came in the mail I could not get out the door fast enough to go shopping.

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This dress is one of my finds that I am LOVING, for only $39 I had to buy it, it’s the perfect length for my  tall frame and the slits on the side make it look modern and easy. This is just one of the items I purchased, get ready for many more outfit posts of items I buy with my gift card!

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Interview Attire

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I have been interviewing a lot recently for jobs and I have been trying to mix up my career outfit options. I am combining my tops and accessories with office basics. I try to keep it colorful and unique since the field I am in is more creative. I thought I would share one of my interview outfits with you all and I will be sure to post more soon!

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Top: Cynthia Rowley – T.J.Maxx, Sweater: J.Crew , Pants: Banana Republic (They have long lengths!), Necklace: LOFT (old similar here), Watch: Kate Spade, Bracelet: Kate Spade, Shoes: Target, Bag: Kate Spade (similar).

New Fun Website

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I recently received an email about a new website called Storemate. I have been discovering what it is all about and I have found that it is similar to Pinterest, but for shoppers, bloggers and stylists. The website is still in beta so there are things that are changing and developing. So far I am liking what I am seeing, you can curate your own stores from things you find online, on blogs, or  on Pinterest. It is a great way to build a new following, you can even store your outfit posts so people can shop your look from your blog. There are so many possibilities for exposure and not to mention it is fun! To see how it works you can check out my store front here, and see my collection for spring. Try it out for yourself at Storemate.com and to see more about how it works check out the video I posted below.

Karl the King of Detail

CHA_2565.450x675 Paris fashion week is my favorite fashion week by far. Mostly because I have a love affair with Paris but also because some of the greatest fashion houses in the world are in Paris, including the one and only ChanelKarl Lagerfeld has been the designer of Chanel since before I was born, but if there is one thing that I love most about his design, it is his attention to detail. The recent collection for Fall 2013 RTW was a great example of his attention to details through the perfectly curated textiles, jewelry and accessories. When I saw the boots draped with chains, globe shaped bags and the fingerless spiked gloves I became giddy!  Karl is a genius, with that said  here are some of my favorite detail shots from this past week in Paris, hope you enjoy them as much as I do.  Continue reading

Slim Silhouettes, Sequins, and Sparkle

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I loved so many looks from the Oscars this year. These leading ladies stood out in body hugging silhouettes and sparkles. I love the fact that the dress is speaking for itself and each look is perfectly  accessorized, accompanied with subtle makeup and effortless hair. Here are my favorite looks hope you enjoy!  Continue reading

Wear it Wednesday-Winter to Spring Florals

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As said by  Miranda Priestly “Florals? For Spring? ground breaking.” But florals you can wear Winter to Spring I think its great! Florals have been re-worked many different ways and for some reason this year I am obsessed. Below are some inspirations of how to wear your florals now and for every occasion. Enjoy!