The White-out statement

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Here is another summer essential for the ladies aren’t afraid to get down and dirty. It is time to retire all those somber black pieces and make room in your closet for a fresh, clean pop of white. Every wardrobe needs a statement white piece, in order to welcome the warm weather and to step out on the streets with confidence. I know when I’m wearing a fabulous white piece, I feel invincible. For my white statement piece, I’m wearing a white double breasted blazer detailed with pockets and a wrap-around belt from Zara. I’ve coupled the coat with a pair of vivacious white cat-eye shades made by Spitfire (side note: if you haven’t already checked out Spitfire sunglasses they’re definitely worth a look).The combination of the white blazer and the white sunglasses really livens up my outfit. If you’re feeling a little bit bold, you could even consider some white on white action.  Paint the town white with this summer’ s most effortless trend. Ladies, just remember to pack those Tide to-go pens and you’re all set.

One Piece too many

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Whether you’re hitting the beach or lounging by the pool, dive into this summers hottest swimwear trend: the one piece. The much-touted two-piece trend has gotten far too hackneyed for my liking. Fortunately, the tides are turning, with the one piece and monokini making their way back on the runway. The wonderful thing about the one piece is its versatility, which can range anywhere from modern and sophisticated to romantic and feminine, giving one a plethora of ways to style it.

Personally, I would style this trend in two different ways. If you’re a fish in the sea like I am, you would want to focus on functionality and style it minimally. Some wide-framed sunglasses, a big tote, and the perfect beach waves will suffice in making you look glamorous in the water. However, the ladies who love to make a statement at the summer pool party would want to pay attention to detail and accessories. The answer is always to pair this look with an assortment of jewelry, including body chains, layered chunky bracelets and a floppy hat. The one piece is frequently underrated in our modern times, so if you’re feeling adventuresome I would give this look a shot.

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Striped up

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Stripes continue to be my strongest and most consistent weakness. I happen to experience a never-ending carousel of stripe phases in my closet, and judging by all of my most recent purchases, my stripe fever is most definitely back. My get up below is meant to represent the girl who tends not to try very hard to put together the perfect outfit. She just throws on a plain pair of skinny jeans and an interesting top and yet she knows that she still looks incredible.

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A few weeks ago I was walking past H&M and I saw this amazing top dressed so poorly on a dull mannequin. I spent some time bemoaning all the wasted potential, which naturally led to me having to try it on, a poor decision on my part because I instantly fell in love. After, with my impulse purchase laid out in front of me, I was thinking of just how I would pair my new alluring top. I eventually decided to slip on a pair of black skinny jeans to tone down the look and fully emphasize my new nautical striped top. As you know I’m all about using stripes to my advantage to enhance my body when needed. I wanted to use the vertical stripes on my top to elongate my torso because skinny jeans tend to accentuate my legs and I didn’t want to divert focus from my top. Stripes, when executed with tact and attention to detail, can completely alter the look of a person for the better. I highly advise that every last one of you should fill your closet to the brim with striped clothing of every variety.

  • Top-H&M, Bottoms-Mango, Shoes-Zara, Sunglasses-Celine. 
  • Photography: Darien Maginn

Celestial Festival

Screen Shot 2015-04-13 at 11.25.33 AMAs you know one of the most popular music and art festivals, Coachella, is currently taking place. Coachella started this weekend and has one more weekend left to go. I’m pretty biased against many festivals but Coachella is not solely about music and art, it has a prominent fashion presence. Bounteous people come to Coachella dressed in their most cherished bohemian fashion pieces. Unfortunately I cannot physically be there, but that doesn’t mean I can’t mentally be there. Considering I won’t be at the festival this weekend, I wanted to create a fun little story board of potential looks I would wear. Or for any of you music lovers going to Coachella this weekend and need to throw something together last minute this is your guide.

Not only do I consider these fun pieces such as bohemian crop tops, skirts, and shorts only work for festivals, but I believe these festival fashion trends will transition into this summer. So even if you’re not going to Coachella but you want to dress the part, I hope this guide inspires your inner free spirit and helps you build onto your summer wardrobe.

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Culottes & Kicks

DSC_2146A previous post of mine, in which I detailed the NikeLab Air 1 “patch” collection, has garnered quite a bit of attention amongst many of you aspiring fashionistas. An awful lot of people have expressed confusion as to how one would go about styling a sneaker with maximum effectiveness. Many have the feeling that it’s really difficult to find something to match their sneakers with the perfect combination of clothes and accessories. Recently I have had quite a few friends tell me that they love the whole sporty sneaker look but they don’t believe that they can pull it off. Which is false you just need to give it a shot. Sneakers are so incredibly versatile that anyone can throw them on with nearly any outfit and make it come across as conventional. A tip for all my newbie sneaker fans: it all starts off with that first pair of sneakers and from there you’re hooked. Just one pair is all you need to kick off an addiction to what will seem like the most comfortable fashion statement you’ve ever made.

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With this outfit I was aiming for an urban spring look, while at the same time trying to integrate my two favorite blends: Femininity and Edge. Everyone wants that seamless and entirely effortless look, which isn’t nearly as difficult to achieve as you’d think, even more so when you throw on a pair of kicks. My outfit is pretty simple; I’m wearing black culottes, one of my favorite trends coming back this season. Us girls all remember rocking our gauchos back in our middle school days, and the good news is they’re back and currently springs hottest trend, a definite must have in everyone’s closet. On top I’m wearing a simple elongated Zara cut off sleeve V-neck, with slits on the side for flavor. As for my accessories I am wearing a gold Marc Jacobs watch, and a flattened pearl necklace I bought during my travels in Turkey. You obviously recognize my footwear, and my socks are by Wilfred from Aritzia. Try this look out, and let me know what you think.

Denim on Denim: Spring Edition

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Now that the sun has reluctantly come out after what seemed like an eternal winter, it’s time to switch gears to spring mode. To celebrate the melting of the snow for the fifteen hundredth time, it is time to crack open my spring wardrobe. One of my favorite looks for this season is denim on denim, which can be worn in a myriad ways, ranging from skirts, shorts and tops to jackets. While this extremely versatile look can be emulated as easily as by throwing a denim jacket on over a pair of jeans, people are often skeptical about coupling denim with more denim.

Here are some denim looks currently trending: Gucci’s mini skirt; Marc Jacobs’ military get up and lastly Hailey Baldwin for Top Shop. Embrace the 70’s hippie in you and consider investing in some flared jeans, which are inundating the runways. White denim is also trending, along with denim skirts and dresses. It’s time to bid adieu to those low rise skinnies and up your denim game.

For my own denim on denim look, I decided to go with a pop of color to ring in the spring. I’m wearing a pink denim jacket from Mango paired with a white button up. For bottoms, I’m wearing Zara high waisted, 70s inspired flared jeans, which are mandatory spring fashion. I hope this inspires you all to take a little risk and  whip out your best denim for the spring.

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Photography by the lovely: Darien Maginn

Rocksbox Review

Processed with VSCOcam with t1 presetHey everyone! So recently I signed up with Rocksbox, for those of you unfamiliar with Rocksbox, it’s a fun and easy way to borrow elegant jewelry. Rocksbox is a subscription service that hand picks and curates beautiful designer pieces and delivers them right to your door step. The pieces I received in my first box were the Sophie Harper bar mini studs, Gorjana v-neck necklace and a Trina Turk double triangle flex bracelet.

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For as low as $19 a month you can conveniently sign up on their website, fill out your profile, chose what styles you prefer and a package will arrive shortly. Once your Rocksbox arrives it contains 3 pieces of jewelry, which you can wear however many times you’d like. The best part is that at any time if you fall in love with one of your pieces, you have the option to purchase it and call it your own. For someone like me who gets so easily bored with jewelry and needs something fresh and upcoming, Rocksbox is the perfect service to keep up with your needs.

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