“Mix it up”

Happy Friday everyone!  I wanted to share a casual Friday look with you today by mixing prints and doing a little pattern play!  I like to experiment with different textures and prints when styling my wardrobe because I think it’s fun and exciting!  The one thing that I always try to remember is to match the colors and NOT the patterns.  If you dare to try print on print (for starters) , I would suggest trying monochromatic stripes first because I think they count as solid colors.  Leopard print is a neutral (my personal fave) and it is also a good option to start with!  So easy and you can’t go wrong!  I hope these simple rules will get you guys started and maybe one day you will dare to go for a more bolder look! 🙂  Have fun mixing it up!

Fridays are all about being casual for me, perfect for kicking off the weekend ahead.  I like to dress down, but still look polished and effortless.  This printed shirt dress (and how cute is the bow?) is so versatile and can be styled in many ways!  I am wearing my Senso leopard booties (remember the matching of colors?) because I think brown tones compliment blue hues quite well.  I accessorized this look with a simple black backpack and my favorite Rayban sunnies!  Chic and weekend ready! <3

 

 

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Photos by Gladys Jem

Here’s what I’m wearing // and other options

Cope X Urban Outfitters shirt dress // Topshop Tie Neck dress
Senso Leopard boots // Steve Madden Palace booties
Sole Society backpack // Audrey tassel body bag

“Street Chic”

Stylish sneakers everywhere have made it into people’s everyday looks and I am not mad about it!  Sneakers are known for its laid-back reputation, but this sporty staple are front and center in my wardrobe!  They are versatile, comfortable, and easy to wear.  They are not just made for the gym anymore, but rather a chic and low-key addition to any style outfit.  The way I style my sneakers is to look less “done” but screams “street chic” and not sloppy.  I styled my New Balance sneakers (can you see the gingham detail on the back? SUPER CUTE!) with my comfortable leather leggings.  I also wanted to add more color for contrast, so I chose this olive-colored, oversized silk blouse.  And my bag?  It is vintage Gucci which also doubles as a clutch.  Talk about functional!

The weekend is almost here!  Give your feet a break, kick off those heels and slip on a pair of sneakers today.  They are casual, cool and with a pop of color, it will make your outfit youthful and fun. <3

 

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Photos : Gladys Jem

Here’s what I’m wearing // and other options

Helmut Lang Pull On leggings // Zara leather skinny trousers / H&M Biker pants
Madewell Silk Courier shirt // Topshop Double Pocket silk shirt
New Balance 420 sneakers // Saucony x Madewell Shadow sneakers
Vintage Gucci clutch // Loeffler Randall Lock Clutch crossbody bag

“Pass the hat”

Happy Thursday everyone!  It is almost the weekend and I am looking forward to it!  I wanted to share with you one of my favorite looks and I hope you like it.  🙂

A hat is one of my favorite accessories and I am always on a hunt for more to add to my growing collection! It is perfect when you are having a bad hair day or you simply want to take that simple outfit to the next level.  I found this gorgeous hat at Madewell and I was surprised on how it actually fit my tiny head because most hats are huge on me!  The ribbon detail adds a little character which I love!

I dressed my black lace slip (any simple LBD will do!) and warmed it up with a rich autumn hued, oversized sweater (obsessed with anything berry right now).  To anchor the look, I chose my Senso leopard booties because I love a leopard accent with anything!  It just makes any outfit perk up and to me, it’s all about having fun!

Sometimes during California winters, I just want to be able to wish the chill away, but I have grown to embrace the lower temperatures with some chic styling but keeping it cozy at the same time.  And to make my simplest looks stand out, I just top it off with a hat! <3

 

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 Photos: Gladys Jem

Here’s what I’m wearing // and other options

Biltmore & Madewell hat // Rag and Bone Fedora / Free People Crown hat
Free People Dylan Tweedy sweater // Knot Sisters Sweater
Free People Lace slip dress // Lulus Black lace dress
Senso Leopard boots // Steve Madden Palace booties / Joie Barlow booties

“Words From A Wanderer”

Reading books has always been a hobby of mine because I feel that it takes me to another place.  I get lost in between the pages and it becomes my escape.  Recently, I discovered Alexandra Elle.  Her book “Words From A Wanderer” is beautiful and insightful.  She writes about love, self-worth and notes that give an emotional connection to the reader.  She has a way with words that speaks volumes to my soul.  Thanks Alex Elle for writing words that are uplifting and inspiring!  If you are looking for insights on love and life and everything in between, just read a few of her quotes and it will leave you feeling worthy! <3

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“Shine on”

It is a new year and I am so excited to share with you more of my clothing ensembles!  I am blessed to have such a talented sister to help out with my newfound hobby and as you can see, she’s pretty darn amazing!  It is a huge plus to have a supportive family member help make this the blog of my dreams.  I am just so grateful for her and her magic touch with a camera that I can now dream big, sparkle more and shine better. <3

I have always wanted a sequined jacket but I am pretty picky when it comes to statement pieces that I will usually keep looking until I find the “perfect” one.  I was shopping in LA during my little weekend trip and right when I was about to check out, I stumbled upon this sparkly number, tried it on, stars aligned and the rest is history!  Here it is now and I absolutely love it!  It is comfortable and this champagne color is subtle with just the right amount of sheen.  I decided to keep this outfit simple but fun by pairing it with skinny (with a little rip) jeans, a basic white top and heels in this heavenly shade of green (like sage) to complete the look!

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Photos: Gladys Jem

Here’s what I’m wearing // and other options

Zara Sequin Bomber // Paul Smith Sequin Bomber / Asos Motel Sequin Bomber
Zara asymmetrical top // Stateside Twist Front Tee / Asos Solid V Neck Tank
Zara Ripped jeans // Asos Skinny Jeans / Paige Denim Hoxton
Rachel Roy heels // Manolo Blahnik Pumps / Charlotte Olympia Suede Pumps
Ray-ban Clubmaster Classic // Raen Convoy Sunglasses

“Best Dressed”

HELLO 2015!  I am excited to welcome the new year and share with you my very first blog post! <3

 

FUN FACT:  I was voted “Best Dressed” during my senior year in high school!  When I saw this Sincerely Jules “Best Dressed” tee, I just had to have it!

Sequins are my go-to pieces for night, but I like dressing it down a little to make it daytime appropriate. I usually wear my sequins how I like to wear my leather – with a touch of casual!  Here I paired it with a graphic tee and an oversized jean jacket to keep it low-key, but fun!  Sparkly skirts with a basic top is a 24/7 do. The Valentino rock stud kitten heels (fave!) will make any outfit standout with its signature studs and straps. These beauties go with almost anything!

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Photos: Gladys Jem

Here’s what I’m wearing // and other options

Astr sequined skirt  // Nasty Gal skirt
Best Dressed Tee // Zoe Karssen Tee
Brandy Melville Jean Jacket // Current Elliot Jean Jacket / Shop Bop / Levi’s                                              Quay Australia Asha Sunglasses // Le Specs Half Moon Magic Sunnies

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