Slouchy Peach

August 31, 2011 § 7 Comments

sunnies and sandals: Nordstrom, tank: gifted, shorts: Target

With the near 100 degree heat in the valley this week, I could not bear wearing pants to work. I really enjoy being able to get outside at lunch and completely remove myself from work for an hour, so with the high temperature I figured shorts were my best bet. These work-appropriate longer shorts are a fun slouchy shape that I love pairing with flowy tops to play off the easy shape even further. Adding a hint of femininity, the peach floral tank fits the bill nicely. Strappy tan sandals take this look from weekend wear to (casual) work attire in one step. I believe by switching from flats to heels while wearing any slouchy combo, you can dress it up in an instant. ♥

Party in a Dress

August 29, 2011 § 18 Comments

sunnies: Nordstrom, necklace: Cara Couture, dress: Parade, shoes: Nine West

When I put on this dress I am instantly in party mode. I decided to put this on mid-week last week to brighten up my day. It did just that!  With its classic shape and fun Pucci-esque print, this is one purchase that will last the test of time. Here I dressed it up with a fun statement necklace and funky sandals. Next time, hopefully I will be wearing it to a party instead of work. ♥

Crochet and Gold

August 25, 2011 § 22 Comments

tank: Urban Outfitters, leggings: Zara, shoes: Chinese Laundry, sunnies: Nordstrom

Being a boho lover, I can’t seem to get enough of the crochet comeback. When I received this tank (and this previously seen vest) for my July birthday, I was transported to crochet heaven. There are so many ways I want to wear this that I’m sure you will soon see some more options. Since the obvious pairing would be some chunky jewelry and maybe a scarf or two, I wanted to surprise you all with it’s first appearance. So, I let this JewelMint Corsica Bracelet be the lone star on my wrist (unlike my arm garden). The bright metal paired with milky white stones adds a hint of classic sophistication to an otherwise hippie-esque outfit. This bracelet is interesting enough to stand on its own like it did here with a powerhouse of crochet, but it may be invited to a future arm party as well. PS: I had to show off our grown up fur-baby!  ♥

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Mermaid Skirt

August 22, 2011 § 21 Comments

top: Target, skirt: Anthropologie, sandals: New York & Co., necklace: JewelMint

 

With all the different maxi skirts floating around, I couldn’t resist purchasing yet another one this summer. This trend does not look like it will die down anytime soon and I am not complaining. Unlike the little flirty summer dresses I have been flaunting in the August heat, this is one look that I can carry into Fall and beyond. This particular skirt has a mermaid shape, bringing structure to the maxi style. Add great stripes placed at a flattering angle and the whole look becomes modern instead of bridal gone wrong. Since it is still nice and warm in LA, I paired this with a simple white tank, letting the skirt take center stage. ♥

Geometric

August 16, 2011 § 26 Comments

hat: Savvy, tank: Urban Outfitters, shorts: Forever 21, shoes: Havaianas, sunnies: Nordstrom

 

When a pattern on a piece of clothing speaks for itself, it makes creating an outfit around it that much easier. I wore this outfit while shopping and walking around the town in St. Tropez. It took seconds to throw together when I was packing for the trip because all you need it basics since the geometric pattern is so interesting on its own. I paired it with a summer go-to, jean shorts, which were already going in my bag for several other outfits. After slipping on some cute flip-flops, my trusty straw fedora and some accent jewelry, I was set! Get the look with any of these look-a-likes ♥

Pardon My Fringe Tank

Adrienne Vittadini Sequined Tank

Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent Aztec V-neck

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A Simple Tank Dress

July 21, 2011 § 20 Comments

dress: Loft (France), shoes: Target

One thing I love about summer is the summer dresses. Just one piece to throw on and you are good to go. What’s even better is when the dress comes with a waist cincher like this one. This lucky girl was given this classic dress by my boyfriend’s family a few summers ago in France. The dress is a simple 2 layer cotton tank with a belt that you can wear tied like I do here, or up on one shoulder instead. I have worn this tied up on the shoulder before and added my own brown belt. Many women in France wear simple dresses like this all summer. It is easy and classic but the overall look is effortless chic. Get the look in the US with these finds: ♥

1. C&C California Shirred Tie Dress

2. Loveappella Striped Pocket Tank Dress

3. Gap 1969 Denim Tieback Dress

4. Calvin Klein Jeans – Knit Tank Dress

5. C&C California – Tank Dress

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Neon Flowers

July 19, 2011 § 26 Comments

tank top: Anthropologie, jeans: Gap, shoes: Jessica Simpson, sunnies: Nordstrom

 

The bold yet elegant nature of this tank top is what makes it one the favorite pieces my mom picked out as one of my birthday presents. The flowers are in bright, striking colors, but since they are placed atop a navy blue canvas in a flowy, asymmetrical shape it comes off as whimsical instead of harsh. The addition of the tied racer back gives this top even more interest. ♥

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