Fashion from Afar – Santorini Greece

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As a kid I never got to experience much traveling, I had my first plane ride without my parents and ever since I pushed myself out of my comfort zone and traveled to Washington D.C. with my 8th grade class (as many of you I’m sure did as well) did I realize how exciting and fun it is to travel. Being a lover of learning, reading, history, there is a lot that I get out of traveling to new destinations. After becoming addicted to history documentaries when I was still in college and after taking my first Art History class I fell in love with Europe and especially Greece. Alongside it’s rich history, the mythological aspects that hide behind it are something that I’ve always been curious about (hence my Greek Mythology course in college, boy did I love my GE classes).

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When the time is right I will make my way over the Atlantic and land (jet lagged) in Santorini Greece. The beautiful cliffside community has an amazing array of colored buildings and cobblestone pathways that would be the perfect backdrop for a pair of culottes and an oversized tank. Here are just a few of the essentials you might find with me on my trip:

Day Look:

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Off shoulder top, baggy boyfriend jean shorts, bright satchel, and pointed flats.

Evening Look:

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Oversized white tank, white culottes, lace up sandals, cape blazer and a cute clutch.

My biggest fear in traveling to a non-english speaking country is communicating with the locals. As a big supporter of making check lists and planning my first task would be to research basic terms that would be useful when traveling to a different country (who, what, where, when, how, please, thank you, hello, goodbye, etc.) The great part about traveling to these type of tourist destinations is that a good majority of people you may come across will speak English.

Another exciting part of travel is trying all of the traditional food the city has to offer. With Greek food my experience is limited to the local Mediterranean restaurants of Southern California however cool Greek salads, cucumber-yogurt dip, and Baklava would be at the top of my list when I arrive.

Whether I’m relaxing on the beaches, eating delicious food, visiting the historical villages, vineyards, castles and archeological sites the beauty of the city would simply be enough.

The Wrap Jumpsuit

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Jumpsuit – Missguided | Heels – Similar

Wrap dresses, jumpsuits, you name it, I love it. There is something about that cinched 70s waistline that makes an outfit complete. I picked up this amazing piece from Missguided as something to wear for my next night out. Jumpsuits really make life easy and having the wrap front you get a nice neckline going (one of my favorite assets to show off, ahem, talking to you collar bone). What I love most specifically about this jumpsuit is the tailored leg. It works to make the look a little more edgy and sexy than it’s wide leg counter parts. Kept things simple with strappy heels and some dainty jewels.

On a side note my hair is in that awkward growing out phase so don’t be surprised if you see me in hats more often..

Reformation Culottes

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American Apparel Bodysuit | Reformation Edie Pant (Jailbird) | Zara Toe Sandal | H&M (similar) Faux Leather Jacket

When I get hooked on something in fashion I really get hooked. We’ve all been there, little black booties, slides, and now culottes are taking over my wardrobe…in a good way. I couldn’t resist picking up something from the Reformation sale and these pants were seriously calling my name. Culottes really are the perfect pant to wear with flats or heels. I would recommend wearing them with a more fitted blouse to really give off that 70s flare vibe. There’s something about printed pants that really draw me in, most likely because I have such a monochromatic top collection that I know I will find plenty of items to match them with. But really, checkout the sale and get yourself some duds; you’ll not only look good but you’ll feel good knowing all products are made with the earth in mind. Happy Shopping!

Ankle Flattering Shoes

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You know you’ve grown up in style when you finally purchase more than one pair of shoes per season (previously limited to: one pair of sandals for summer, one pair of boots for winter/fall, and a pair of torn to shreds tennis shoes). I have accumulated quite the collection of footwear over the past few months and I must say I now feel closer to Carrie Bradshaw than ever before. Something I’ve found a real passion for is finding shoes that flatter my ankles. (I really do have a strange concept of areas on my body I find flattering). There’s something about slenderizing them that makes them look great in #fwis or #sotd photos. All of my Instagram friends can understand.

Shoes with a nice dip beneath the ankle, pointed toe, and a tighter fit to them look great with minis & cropped skinnies. On the flip side adding a little strappy goodness to your ankles doesn’t kill their vibe either (if your as obsessed with the Isabel Marant sandals above as I am). Happy shopping!

Lace Up Gladiators

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| White Blouse, Madewell – Similar | Skirt, Zara | Gladiator Sandals, PixieMarket

I was on a serious hunt for these gladiator sandals and I must say they didn’t disappoint. I am in love with the lace up and laser cut details. I kept my detail minimalistic with the lace on my skirt and simple gold jewelry. There’s nothing like a clean white outfit in the summer!

White Culottes

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White Culotte Pant Zara | Ribbed Cropped Tank Topshop | Necklace ASOS

I really enjoy a good bottom now and again and these culottes are no exception. I might hem them a little higher so they will be easier to wear with flats but for now I think the heels and crop top offset the wide leg bottom quite nicely. These will be the perfect summer pant for a nice evening out for dinner or drinks don’t you think? Also don’t forget to check out the Zara sale because it’s ridiculously good right now.

Off to the Races

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I’m so happy to finally have my sister back home in SoCal so on one of our weekend adventures we stopped by Savers one of her favorite thrifting destinations. I couldn’t believe when I found this perfect white dress. I’m a sucker for anything resembling the neckline of this piece which I find is one of the more flattering fits for my body type. The lace up back detailing sold me at the end of the day and you really can’t beat a $10 steal such as this. Another reason I picked it up was the resemblance to one of my favorite brands Reformation. There’s something about the dresses simplicity mixed with it’s new age details that makes it so desirable when paired with nude strappy heels and a wide brimmed hat.

P.S. If you haven’t already seen via Instagram I have a new puppy in my life! Meet Kirby the Frenchie who has made many a cameo in my outfit post photos. Happy Monday!

White Dress – Thrifted

Strappy Sandals Brown – Forever 21

Banks Sunglasses – Warby Parker

The Shirt Dress

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My latest fashion obsession is the shirt dress maxi. Something about it’s lightweight cotton with the not so flirty hemline makes me think a little less risky business and a whole lot more class. Whether it’s short, quarter, or long sleeve you just can’t go wrong with something as easy to throw on as this. A summer staple for the masses.

Shop some of my favorites as seen above:

Long Tunic With Slits – Zara

Kenya Dress – Reformation

Long Shirt Dress – H&M

Classic Simplicity

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I’m a little obsessed with classic 50s style inspired by favorites like Audrey Hepburn and Lauren Bacall (whom according to an online quiz is my classic actress counterpart). ModCloth has always been my favorite site for classic vintage inspired dresses and accessories. I paired this cute baby doll dress with white heeled loafers, cambridge satchel in red and a simple leather bound wrist watch. Classic simplicity is my favorite way to dress, I wish there was an excuse to dress like this everyday. Oh not to mention my new French Bulldog puppy would really complete my look walking down the streets of New York City ready for brunch!

Be sure to visit ModCloth for more summer dresses to fill your closet with here

The Isla Maxi

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The back detailing on this dress speaks for itself. Simple sophistication with a punch of fun loving in the print. I’m a huge fan of dresses and tops with high necklines and skinny straps as it tends to flatter my body type. What I like most about the Isla Maxi Dress by Cleobella is it’s functionality to transition from day to night. Pairing with sandals and a jean jacket for the beach and throwing on heels and a gold armband for a night out makes it a no brainer. Not to mention I love the feeling (and confidence) of wearing something with a dramatic back, tends to turn some heads.

I’m also obsessed with these shoes if you hadn’t noticed (Instagram followers would know). I had contemplated getting the Steve Madden version of these peep toe booties but the price point just wasn’t fit for the time, not to mention I’m so picky with heels I never know if I should make the investment or if I’ll still end up wearing my Zara slides everyday. These were well worth the money spent. The leather is flexible and soft making them a lot more comfortable than I imagined, only downside is when your breaking them in you get a little discomfort on the top of your big toes. #justsayin

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Isla Maxi Dress – Cleobella

Mossimo Kacie Peep Toe Bootie – Target