White Accents

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Women’s Washed Denim Overalls – Free People | Captain Lace Up Pumps – Topshop | Cowl Neck Top – H&M | Banks Sunglasses – Warby Parker

Here’s a quick post from the weekend, unfortunately my camera was out of commission so I stuck to a few quick iPhone shots.

I have had a recent obsession with white sneakers lately as my “athleisure” clothing collection grows. While I juggled the idea of Addidas and Converse I decided to find the perfect medium with these Topshop leather sneakers. They have the perfect mix of a slender build, like Converse, and the more athletic appearance of Addidas. I paired them with my Free People overalls and my cowl neck top from H&M. I am in love with anything crisp and white along with a boxy fit and this top gave me everything and more. A little on the pricier side for H&M but you pay for what you get, and that’s quality.

I am excited to extend my fall wardrobe with turtleneck sweaters, leather skirts, and mule loafers. Just a few things on my wish list that hopefully will make an appearance here 😉

Menswear Shirt

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I am a huge supporter of the ‘Risky Business’ oversized mens shirt look for women. I found the perfect blue button up top at H&M that was not only extremely soft but had the perfect side slit hi-low action. For me, it’s all about those little details that make a difference in my purchasing habits. Not to mention this will be the perfect staple piece for my wardrobe as we transition from Summer to Fall (if only Southern California actually had seasons). Paired the oversized look of the top with a tight leather skirt with zip front.

Blue Button Up Shirt – H&M| Faux Leather Mini – Similar | Black Slides – Zara | Braided Trim Felt Panama Hat – Urban Outfitters

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. With technology assisting in traveling with each additional ‘app’ or website we encounter (whether you use Google Maps, Yelp or Expedia) it’s important for me to be able to visit a local website that can translate into English. Cue the amazing services Smartling provides. Smartling is able to grab content from current sites html, xml, cms and strings automatically and translate accordingly. Working as a project manager for a Marketing firm this is a service that I find extremely useful, especially for websites that have consistent updates for content and need them done quickly and efficiently.

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..