20s Fashion – The Great Gatsby

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It’s been a hectic week already but I managed to finally see The Great Gatsby. The costumes, sets and overall cinematography was astounding. Not to mention what great choices for actors and actresses, ahem, Leo. Really brings me back to my high school days. I brought out my Romeo and Juliet Couture dress I purchased from Crossroads Trading a few years back to help me channel the 1920s.

Lunch Bag Purse – Zara

Dress – Crossroads Trading

Five Nineteen – The Bustier & Riding Pant

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Such an amazing day out in Southern California, Nick and I attempted to visit the Aquarium of the Pacific but road closures turned us towards Seal Beach instead. There is such a rad small city vibe from this beach town and there were plenty of places to shoot. Sorry for all of the various backgrounds but hey why settle for just one spot! I have been wearing these TopShop riding pants just about everywhere and decided to pair them with my TopShop bustier for a sleek 80s vibe.

Ponte Side Stripe Tregging – TopShop

Sunnies – ZeroUV

Studded Boots – GoJane

Bustier Top – TopShop

Statement Necklace – Forever21

Stay-Cation: Hawaiian Floral Prints

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And when we all thought floral prints were out. I absolutely love the “Tommy Bahama” prints that have been circulating as of late. I have always been a huge fan of Hawaiian t-shirts (maybe because I am part Hawaiian?) and the automatic feeling of laying out on a beach when your wearing them. I get the same vibe from this skirt I purchased from Cotton On. Seemed to also match the 90 degree weather for the day. Time to plan a trip to somewhere tropic I’d say.

Skirt – Cotton On

Lita’s – Jeffrey Campbell

Denim Jacket – Forever 21

Sunnies – ZeroUV

Lace Tracks

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I scrounged up this top a few weeks ago after losing it in one of my drawers. It is such a treat to find gems like this in your own closet! I purchased it for a steal at H&M after being inspired by an image on Tumblr of a beautiful lace camisole. It is almost identical to the one I am wearing here. I decided to pair my new sporty tube socks from American Apparel with a more feminine touch of lace that can be found both in my camisole and my kimono. Hope everyone had a great Mother’s Day weekend!

Lace Kimono – Urban Renewal

Lace Camisole – H&M

Tube Socks – American Apparel

Platrane Boot – Jeffrey Campbell

High Waisted Shorts – Thrifted

Trend: Printed Trousers

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Printed pants have been on my mind and all over Tumblr as of late. It really gives a fun little kick to your work wardrobe. I have the difficult task of dressing according to certain guidelines at work. I was immediately attracted to these pants after a visit to H&M. For trousers they fit me perfectly, not too big and not too fitted (normally everything is oversized). The print gives a little edge without going off the path of “work appropriate”. For a more casual look I’d love to pair these pants with a fun neon tank once summer gets closer!

Printed Trousers – H&M

Strappy Heels –

Black boyfriend blazer – H&M

Medium Selma Saffiano Satchel – Michael Kors

Sporty Spice

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I’ve been very intrigued by the “sporty” fashion trend I seem to be finding in stores like TopShop and online at NastyGal. Might explain my strange attraction to mesh jerseys lately. Almost unknown to my subconscious I put this outfit together before heading to the office. While I traded out this American Apparel wind breaker for a blazer later in the day it really helped pull the whole sports inspired look together. Not to mention my absolute favorite riding pants I purchased from TopShop. I not only can get away with wearing these at work but they are the most comfortable high waisted pants I have ever worn. The white stripes on the side give this look exactly what it needs, that 80s sport vibe.

Minnie Mouse snapback was also placed in for some additional fun :)

Red Wind Breaker – American Apparel

Ponte Side Stripe Treggings – TopShop

Minnie Mouse Snapback – Disneyland

May the 4th Be With You

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This past weekend I celebrated May 4th, also known as Star Wars day, with my Blackmilk leggings and Ewok backpack. Even better, it was also free comic book day! Nerds unite!

Vapor Moto Jacket – UNIF

Artoo & Threepio Leggings – Blackmilk Clothing

Platrane Boots – Jeffrey Campbell

Sunnies – ZeroUV

UNIF Vapor Moto

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It’s been a couple weeks since I’ve posted anything, I have been extremely busy with my job, just finishing our annual Global Training Conference which had almost 15,000 people in attendance! The entire week I was bound to black slacks, tennis shoes and T-Shirts, not the greatest uniform, I almost went crazy wearing the same outfit multiple days in a row! As a treat to myself for working roughly 68 hours I purchased my Unif Vapor Moto Jacket. This is such a great piece, while it does feel a little odd when you first put it on you quickly get used to the material. I would however not recommend wearing it on a hot and or sunny day, the material does not breathe very easily. This jacket is perfect to throw over a body-con dress in the evening to spice up your outfit!

Have a great week!

Vapor Moto Jacket – UNIF

LA Beanie – Brandy Melville

Denim Bustier – Forever 21

High Waisted Black Denim Shorts – H&M

Platrane Boots – Jeffrey Campbell

Sunnies – ZeroUV

College Graduation Attire

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Graduation is just around the corner and although I have already managed to complete my courses and “graduate” this past December I told myself for all the hard work, sweat, tears, and group projects I would come back to sit through a sweaty, boring, and polyester filled ceremony anyways. Needless to say, it is yet another opportunity and/or excuse for me to purchase some new clothes, or at least that’s what I tell myself.

I have been craving Spring weather in So Cal but it seems to be maintaining more of an April showers feel. My inspiration for my probable outfits comes down to a few words, rainbow, flowy, and WHITE. While the first two Nasty Gal pieces are a little more on the Greek Goddess side, the third option just screams 70s and having the shoes to pair the t-shirt dress with, I would say it’s a done deal, too bad Market HQ ships from Australia. While the first two I would prefer to pair with a white strappy pointed toe heel from Zara, getting your heel stuck in a field of grass in front of thousands of students wouldn’t be a pretty sight. Sticking to white platforms would be a better bet.

There are just too many options to choose from but I know one of them will stand out more than the others. Either way the color choices will make me happy on what I consider one of my greatest achievements yet!

Happy Monday!