• Grey Days

  • April 27, 2015
  • IMG_0015 Lately, I’ve been living in layered neutrals. I think there is something so fresh about head to toe white, cream, black and now grey. With endless variations of the hue, pairing a mix of the range of grey, with a combinations of textures feels just as wearable as fashionable to me.

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  • Fab (Spring) Finds Under $50

  • April 26, 2015
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    Embroidered Pleated Chiffon Maxi ($25) // Tassel Clutch (available in grey and black also- $39) // Cold Shoulder Flutter Dress (available in blush too – $50) // Wide Brim Hat ($25) // Metal Cateye Sunnies ($22) // Double Ball Earrings ($9) // Layered Bib Necklace ($44) // Contrast Bikini Top and Bottom ($20, $14.50) // Striped Culotte Jumpsuit ($24) // Lace Trim Shorts ($48) // Crochet Off-The-Shoulder Top ($38) // Faux Leather Crossbody Bag ($49) // Leather and Pearl Bow Sandals ($49) // Faux Pearl Cuff ($34)

    With spring in swing and summer just around the corner, now is the perfect time to freshen up your closet with some frugal finds.

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  • Lakeside Walk

  • April 24, 2015
  • IMG_0466 Maybe it’s the Minnesotan in me, just I feel at complete and utter piece when I’m at a lake. Things just become clearer, less hectic and more peaceful when I am. So, knowing this about myself, I make a legitimate effort to make it to a body of water as much as possible. This is especially true in times of change. Right now, I’m on the last page of this chapter, anxiously awaiting the next.

    This last week has been pretty surreal. I sold my car (which is not needed when you live in Downtown Seattle), I bought my cap and gown (I graduate two weeks from today), resigned and named a new editor-in-chief of Trend Magazine, started to pack up my apartment -or what feels like my life – into little brown boxes. Isn’t it crazy? I remember starting college as a wide-eyed freshman, full of dreams and ambitions. A passion for what I did and the industry fueling me. Now, almost exactly four years later, I’ve fulfilled and exceeded every one of those wildest dreams. It really astonishes me how much my hard work, sleepless nights and endless cups of coffee is starting to pay off.

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  • White & Bright + WIWW

  • April 22, 2015
  • IMG_0065 The more the weather warms up, the more I find myself in head-to-toe white. It feels so effortlessly glamorous, I can’t help myself. In Winter, I’m the opposite, all black in my go-to uniform. I work like a seasonal pendulum.

    I recently attended a release party for a magazine and opted against the oh-so expected frock in favor of a fresh jumpsuit. I felt a bit edgy with all of the gold details and without overdoing it either, striking the perfect medium.

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  • To The Jungle

  • April 20, 2015
  • IMG_0110 I used to be a solids-only kind of fashionista, but as time goes on, the more patterns I am willing to adopt with open arms (and an open closet). Most recently, I was craving a tropical, leaf patterned number, so this Desigual romper did just the trick.

    When choosing footwear to coordinate with this bold print, I tried a variety of nude sandals and pumps, which looked nice, but I ended up taking a walk on the wild side. Since the jumpsuit had a black base and I was already going to pair it with a cognac bag, a leopard strappy mule seemed to add the dose of impact I was wanting.

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  • Wedding Dress 101

  • April 19, 2015
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    Your wedding day is arguably one of the most dreamt about days of your entire fabulous life. A dream man, a beautiful ring and a swoon-worthy dress unite on one single day. Speaking of the dress, that can honestly be the hardest part. Being fashion-minded and decisive enough to decide on one gown to match your dreams and expectations – with not breaking the bank – can be tough. There are seemingly endless silhouettes, necklines, variations of white and details – enough to make your engaged head spin.

    I teamed up with the bridal beauties Rita and Kayse, from Pure Bridal to help sort through the beaded, lacy and white chaos. Here is your all-inclusive guide to silhouettes, necklines, styles and accessories to flatter and fit your event with styles that won’t break the bank (all are under $2,000).

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  • 11 Old Navy Pieces (Under $27) that Look Expensive

  • April 18, 2015
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    1. Chambray Romper ($24) // 2. Chiffon Floral Dress ($18.75) // 3. Belted Soft Pants ($18.75) // 4. Boyfriend Denim Shorts ($18) // 5. Striped Trousers – in a ton of different prints ($12.73) // 6. Color Block Sandals ($14.96) // 7. Polka Dot Sleeveless Top ($14.25) // 8. Boyfriend Jeans ($27.71) // 9. Jersey Shift Dress ($18.71) //10. Tassel T-Strap Sandals ($15) // 11. Slip-On Shoes ($18.71)

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  • Spring Blues

  • April 17, 2015
  • IMG_0001_1 I’ve always been a sucker for a classic silhouette, but lately, I’ve been opting for a more relaxed take on these pieces. Easy and breezy chiffons and soft pants create comfort while taking on a sportier look. I like to play on patterns to add a bit of interest and amping up the color to infuse some summer spirit. White accents add a light and airy neutral into the equation.

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  • Bright + WIWW

  • April 15, 2015
  • IMG_9781 Even though warm weather has yet to fully show itself, I’m celebrating the season in myriad of colors. An unexpected combination of purple and orange hues create a saturated and rich fusion of playful colors. An easy blouse and collarless jacket with jeans is an easy way to look polished. This is my absolute go-to pairing for mid-week madness consisting of of meetings, classes and blogging.

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  • Braids + Lace

  • April 13, 2015
  • IMG_0357 Even for a pump-loving girl like myself, I have days where I just want to relax and feel comfortable. It seems like every spring, this craving takes over my closet. I opt for boyfriend jeans, sandals and flowing tops over trousers, heels and blouses. But the challenge with casual lies in the details. If you can stylize a slouchy silhouette with details such as studs, lace and dark wash denim for a chic alternative.

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