• White Accents

  • March 30, 2015
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    Even if the weather isn’t screaming spring, my accessories and accents can. Turtlenecks and rips create a welcome contradiction while white pumps, nails and a white-faced watch give a little bit of crispness to the look.

    Even though pumps and conservative knits have a dressy vibe to them, they can be dressed down with a haphazard ponytail (with a fresh twist or rather knit)and edgy rips. The result is my on the go uniform.

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  • << New Series >> Wedding Happenings I

  • March 29, 2015
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    << Photo by the amazing Everlasting Love Photography // Wedding Banner c/o Wedding Banner Love (on Etsy) – only $18!>>

    I’m so excited to launch this monthly post of “wedding happenings” to keep you all in the wedding loop! Since we are not getting married until August 11th, 2016, our planning is going to be very detailed because we have the luxury of time on our side. Oh, and we are moving across the country – so that might have something to do with all the planning being done on the front end.

    So far I’ve figured out a theme and colors, took our first of two sessions of engagement pictures (see teaser picture above) and found our location! We are having a Garden Gatsby wedding in reference to the book that has seemed to play a big role in our relationship. We actually met at a Gatsby party, dressed to the nines in feathers and 1920s attire. We then adopted a cat, which we had named Daisy Buchanan (his former cat was named Gatsby). When we got engaged, he had my Diamonds by Lauren ring designed with Daisy’s ring inspiring it (but he incorporated rose gold and pink diamonds – smart man). And we were engaged at a Gatsby-inspired New Year’s Eve party. So it only seemed appropriate that the theme in our relationship would be channeled by the theme in our wedding.

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  • Scallops & Bows

  • March 27, 2015
  • IMG_0004_1 Now that warm weather has teased me, there is no going back. Light chiffon, girly details and strappy sandals are here to stay (rain or shine). Since in summer wear, you typically don’t have a lot of fabric to make a chic statement, I let the details talk instead. Bows, scallops, faux leather and quilted accents create style in the easiest, breeziest way.

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  • Spring Transition + WIWW

  • March 25, 2015
  • IMG_0084 While spring is technically among us, the winter chill is still lingering in the Midwest. I crave spring styles and silhouettes but the weather isn’t exactly balmy at this point. So my middle ground is found in faux leather pleats that provide coverage and a thicker fabric for warmth.

    While spring tends to be all flowers and lace, I tend to gravitate toward edgy details on timeless silhouettes. Studs on a nude sandal, faux leather on a midi skirt and metal on a pair of cat eye sunnies. It all adds a bit of something extra that defines a look.

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  • Casual Kicks

  • March 23, 2015
  • IMG_0077 Today, I’m showing off the (pretty rare) casual side of my style. When I dress down, I gravitate towards slightly edgy pieces because I think it helps to make the look more stylized.

    A great way to create a lot of style and visual interest in an “off-duty” look is through layers. I went for the denim on denim trend but in a new and refreshing way. By pairing a jacket over the vest you get the look of layers without extra bulk, because really, a linebacker is not on trend.

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  • 10 Do’s & Don’ts for New Bloggers

  • March 22, 2015
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    When I started blogging just over three years ago, I’m going to be honest with you, I had absolutely no idea what I was doing. But through trial and error, mentorships and some Google searches, I’ve seemed to have found my way. Now that I have over 3 million views, viral articles and sponsors like Nordstrom, H&M and Billabong (just to name a few), I feel a bit more assured in my abilities. This is one of the most common question I get from my followers, so here is my best answer. Reflecting back on my, ahem, humble beginnings, I have learned many lessons that I now want to pass on to you.

    1. Do have professional looking pictures. Most people are visual and taking your pictures in good lighting with a DSLR camera can make a world of a difference.

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  • Crisp

  • March 20, 2015
  • IMG_0035_Fotor I would like to consider myself a fashion-nonconformist, breaking any so called “rules” in favor of my own. But, like clockwork my favored and go-to neutral is black in the winter and white come spring – groundbreaking, right? Not exactly.

    But I love how crisp and airy white feels when paired with a warm spring day. It seems so polished and feminine and I always love how it looks when paired with cognac and dark denim. 

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  • Creative Cropping + WIWW

  • March 18, 2015
  • Teal1 I am constantly searching for ways to reinvent what already is in my closet. Layering unexpected pieces in new and exciting ways takes some trial and error, but when you find something that works and is innovative, there is nothing better.

    I took this Morning Lavender crop top (that is short-sleeved) and layered it on top of a classic white button down with a beaded peter pan collar. This combination by itself.. not so hot. But when I add a polished blazer into the equation, the look makes sense.

    Since the vibe was very preppy and polished on top and in my (new) shoes, I added some destroyed denim into the mix to add that perfect dose of street style that I adore.

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  • Finding Me Time

  • March 16, 2015
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    This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and PEOPLE® or All You® but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #SpringintoMeTime  http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV

    Between a pending graduation, cross-country move, wedding planning, classes and blogging, my “me” time to unwind lately has been actually being able to curl my eyelashes in the morning. It is pretty pathetic if you ask me. But with a second pair of hands to help organize (my closet along with the minute details of our move to Seattle) I’ve actually found time for myself in the early days of spring.

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  • Touch of Sparkle + A Pradman Jewels Giveaway

  • March 15, 2015
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    Today, I’m so excited to team up with Pradman Jewels to give two lucky winners the bangle or ring of their choice! The entry form is at the end of this post – super simple. The winner will be announced and selected on Sunday, March 22nd. I love all their jewelry because of the sleekness of their pieces with a touch of sparkle. 

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