Little Black Midi Dress

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Sylvia Dress – Reformation | Oversized Longline Overcoat – Forever21 | Bulcher Shoes – Zara (Similar) | Gambler Hat – UrbanOutfitters | Reversible Vegan Leather Tote – Nordstroms

I absolutely love Reformation, a clothing brand that focuses on re-using and recycling of fabrics and clothing to create new and uniquely designed pieces. This midi dress is no exception, and if you didn’t already notice, it has POCKETS. There’s nothing I enjoy more than being able to nervously shove my fists into my pockets when I can’t figure out what to do with my hands. It’s always a good idea to have a black midi dress handy in your closet, something simple and sexy that can easily be transitioned from a family party to a Friday night out. I also recently picked up this reversible leather tote bag from Nordstroms and I must say it’s a great bang for your buck. My love for black accessories dominates my closet but I have always been drawn to brown tote bags (just never want to pull the trigger), with this, you get the best of both worlds.

I threw on my double breasted coat blazer to give the look some additional class while I experimented with the amazing shadows this wall provided. I really do enjoy the aspect of giving additional thought not only to the outfit but how I present it on my blog. While I’m all for a good quick snap before I head out somewhere its also fun to style yourself and style the actual shoot alongside it.

Happy Monday Friends!

The Metallic Midi

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Metallic Midi Skirt – Zara (on sale) | Heeled Black Booties – Zara (Similar) | Leather Biker Jacket – Mango | Commuter Tote – Kelsi Dagger | Black Sweater – H&M |

Midi Skirts are what I like to consider a timeless staple piece that provide femininity and elegance. Styling the midi skirt can be somewhat of a challenge, especially for shorter or taller girls who either get too little or too much leg showing. Not to mention for those of us at average height (myself included) there is the challenge of how to make your legs look elongated and not cut off. I styled this metallic midi skirt from Zara with an oversized black sweater, black heeled booties and my leather jacket. The metallic accents of the skirt are incredible and are accentuated when you begin to move (perfect for any upcoming weddings or parties where you’ll be dancing your face off). When I think metallic, I also think leather, so I couldn’t leave the house on this rainy day without my trusty Mango leather jacket.

Being a Southern California and most importantly an Orange County blogger your wardrobe typically focuses on an everlasting summer but on the rare occasion you come across days like this where there is a lightweight drizzle throughout the day bringing to light some amazing colors within the asphalt and some added freshness into the air. It’s not often you can wear a lightweight midi skirt in the midst of winter!

Modani – Modern Furniture Interior Design

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As a Fashion Blogger I’m constantly inspired by design aesthetic. While it applies to fashion and styling it also applies to interior decorating, art and online marketing. A recent trend has been arising promoting the ‘less is more’ mentality and focusing on minimalistic aesthetic both in home and in clothing design. Focusing on the quality and architecture of the furniture instead of flashy painted pieces with over the top hardware gives a home new light and the ability to focus attention on smaller details.

I’m always on the hunt for new designers, companies, and technology that will not only inspire me but will open my eyes to new products and trends. I recently came across Modani Modern Furniture stores and was extremely excited to share some of their pieces with you guys. All pieces are beautifully designed focusing on metals, leathers, and a neutral color palate that are great additions to any home. I’m planning on picking up a few pieces once we move into our new apartment! For some fun I threw together a little wish list above that includes the Onyxia Sofa Bed which can easily be transformed into a guest cot (perfect for guests at my one bedroom apartment, view additional sofas here), a great statement Lounge Chair, black ottoman, a faux fur rug and some fun stacked trunks as a side table (I’m a huge fan of stacking old crates into shelves or creating your own side tables with them!)

Definitely give these guys a look if you are in the market for some new home decor!

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Stephanie Heyden, Southern California Fashion Blogger

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Faux Fur Duster Coat – Forever21 | Zippered Faux Suede Black Wedge – Forever21 | White Wrap Blouse – H&M (Similar) | Rose Gold Watch – Michael Kors | White Ankle Grazer Jeans – Hudson (Similar)

Happy New Year!

It’s been an incredible experience learning and growing in 2014, not only for my career but personally with my blog. I’ve met some killer people and am seeing my passion continue to grow with blogging. It’s not about the fame, number of followers, etc, what’s most important is that I have a great time interacting and experiencing insanely creative folk through all the various communities I am a part of. I can’t say thank you enough to everyone who has supported me! I know that in 2015 I will move closer to my dreams and work even harder to achieve them. Now enough of that, back to fashion…

I’m sometimes notorious for being a bit ‘much’ when it comes to fashion. As of late I’ve definitely toned down my style to a more minimalistic approach however I am still a huge fan of statement pieces. I knew I had to have this faux fur duster when I saw it online but once I had it on in store it was even more of a ‘done-deal’. Nothing makes you feel more glamorous that a long furry coat. I wanted to show the versatility of the coat since you can not only wear it with a fun mini but it’s great to pair with skinny jeans and a blouse as seen above. Also you look pretty bad@$$ when walking since the coat has a nice little trail behind you. I also picked up these wedges with some Christmas moneys. I’ve already worn these out on two other occasions as they are the perfect heel to wear when standing on your feet, dancing, or running errands. I’m all for a baby wedge.