Trending: The Oversized Clutch

If you are like me, you are slightly fearful of clutches. Not for their small size, but for their ability to get separated from you. Just like those parents who need to attach a leash to their kids, my purse needs to be at my side at all times. As a girl constantly on the go my purse seconds as a mini suitcase with all the necessary items needed incase of any type of emergency. I have however been warming up to the idea of clutches after seeing such chic (and much larger) pieces popping up online. Here are a few of my favorite trends:

The Envelope Clutch

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Lunchbag Clutch

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Marie Turnor

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Oversized Zip Clutch

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Easy Breezy White Tee

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It’s clean up day in the office and as a way to get everyone in the spirit we were allowed to dress casual. While I normally don’t wear jeans, I have gained a new love for this old pair of distressed jeans I used to wear in High School. For once my clothes hoarding has paid off! I paired them with my loose fitting white cropped tee and a Roxy jacket. I have ignored this jacket for way too long! It has a quilt like texture which keeps me warm and comfortable. Almost feels like I’m laying in bed….almost. The print is really subtle but adds a little pop to this somewhat basic outfit. I love purchasing good quality basic tops and bottoms which can be paired with fun prints within your wardrobe. I’m currently on a hunt for new jeans and basic tees to accent all the trend pieces I’ve been buying. Shopping is hard work!

Distressed Boyfriend Denim – Similar Here

White Tee – Similar Here

Quilted Jacket – Roxy

Wedding Wear: Black & White Romper

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This past Sunday was a whirlwind of decorating, love, and laughter as my father walked down the aisle for the second time marrying the new love of his life. I was actually planning on wearing a dress I already had for this beautiful day but to my surprise Mango was having an awesome sale and this black & white romper I had been eyeing was on a ridiculous clearance price. I just had to have it! It really worked out well considering it was 75+ degrees most of the day with no breeze. Setting up the wedding plus dancing the night away wouldn’t have been as easy had I worn the original dress I planned. I would highly recommend wearing a romper to a wedding or any other formal event. While it is a nightmare trying to use the restroom (especially if you are drinking) some of the rompers I have seen are so easy to dress up or down and especially since this was a more “laid back” affair it was the perfect fit. Don’t miss out on Mango’s sale! They have some awesome pieces!

Open Back Printed Jumpsuit – Mango (SALE)

Laminated High-Heel Sandal with Ankle Strap – Zara (SALE)

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ASOS T-Shirt Dress

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Took a stroll around the swap meet at the Costa Mesa Fairgrounds today. I found a really cute pair of overalls so it was worth the trip, not to mention it is a beautiful day outside. I have come across ASOS a few times over the past few months but never really dug deep enough into the site. Recently I have become obsessed with their pieces. I grabbed this cotton t-shirt dress and am so happy with it! It’s super comfortable and the fabric gives off a soft washed denim feel. I have a feeling I’ll be wearing this dress a lot considering you can throw it on so easily. I would definitely recommend ASOS for those who are looking for quality basic pieces at a good price.

Cold Shoulder T-Shirt Dress in Acid Wash – ASOS

Microstud Buckle Booties – GoJane

Sunnies – ZeroUV

Photos by: Nick Arant

Star Trecking: Galactic Denim

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It’s finally Friday which means I can indulge in some printed denim at work! This Galactic print is so fun and exciting I kept my top half mellow with a chiffon blouse from Foreign Exchange and my LA Hearts Bralette from PacSun. You can’t really tell but the bralette is actually holographic which I thought would look rad with my new silver heels from Zara. Printed denim really makes me feel a tad bit wild and I think a lot of my coworkers agree.

Chiffon Blouse – Foreign Exchange

Galactic Denim – Topshop

LA Hearts Bralette – PacSun

Laminated High-Heel Sandal with Ankle Strap – Zara

Basic Messenger Bag – Zara

Sunnies – ZeroUV

FIERCE Bracelet – BCBG Generation

Eccentric Short Suit & Work Attire

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My entire wardrobe has made a complete 180 degree turn in comparison to a year ago. While I still indulge in a sometimes tasteless and overly revealing cropped top, graduating college and entering the workforce really puts a damper on your “free dress spirit”. Balancing work and school gave me an outlet to express myself without limitations while attending classes and bringing out my dressier side for work. It’s a difficult route for a fashionista considering you get inspired to wear certain things on certain days which might not always be deemed “appropriate” to stuffy corporate America.

I have really tried to embrace a new outlook on “work attire” and have been inspired by the Resort 2014 collections, specifically Rebecca Taylor. I have also noticed a few bloggers taking on this route, in particular Sincerely Jules and We Wore What caught my attention for their daring colors, smooth textures, and matching pieces.

Here are some of my inspiration pieces.
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Corporate Casual

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I finally received my new pair of Zara heels in the mail the other day, I immediately began running styling options through my head once I received them. I looked towards a casual style to mix up the dressiness and shine of the shoes. Believe it or not, all of these pieces are at least a year old. It is so refreshing to be able to incorporate older pieces in your closet that have been neglected. This is one of the ways that I keep myself sane if I am unable to head out for a shopping spree. Usually I hit the back of my closet for some inspiration and usually, it’s there to meet me halfway.

Laminated High-Heel Sandal with Ankle Strap – Zara

Basic Messenger Bag – Zara

Plaid Button Up – BDG Urban Outfitters

Sunnies – ZeroUV

Boyfriend Blazer – H&M

Style Inspiration: 90s Friends

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Jennifer Aniston Inspiration

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This past weekend TV Land was hosting a Friends marathon. I caught myself saying “I love her outfit” or “I’d wear that” in almost every episode. The early 2 seasons of Friends have the greatest classic 90s style that I am obsessing over lately. I was cruising through Urban Outfitters and ASOS and found these amazing pieces that are channeling a 90s Jennifer Aniston. Who would have thought re-runs would bring you style inspiration?

Denim Dress – Urban Outfitters

Cheap Monday High Waisted Denim – ASOS

Ultra Denim Pencil Skirt – ASOS

90s Cropped Top – ASOS

River Island Turn Up Overalls – ASOS

Mini Vaca & Printed Shorts

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This past weekend Nick and I visited Laguna Beach to celebrate our one year anniversary. It was one of the most relaxing vacations I’ve ever been on and the weather was perfect. Nothing like walking out of your hotel room and onto the sand. Aside from eating some amazing food, laying out and taking some long walks on the beach, I still managed to get a few shots of my outfits. The theme for this relaxing getaway… printed shorts. The first pair you see are from H&M. I got them for a steal last year as they started blowing out their summer items. The second pair are a printed trouser short from Forever 21 which makes them a little dressier. Both outfits are perfect for this vacation, simple, light weight, but still a fun pop of color!

Cropped Top – Brandy Melville

Printed Trouser Shorts – Forever21

Sunnies – ZeroUV

Isabel Marant to H&M

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Isabel Marant Spring 2013 Collection

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As we all know, Isabel Marant is collaborating with H&M this coming November! Her bohemian rock inspired style style will give H&M a fun new spin on their already countless number of successful designer collaborations. This collection will feature clothing and accessories for women and teenagers and for the first time Marant will be designing a men’s collection. I have posted a few of my favorites from her Spring 2013 collection. (aside from the shoes) I’m really anxious to see what comes of this collaboration. Usually I find a few pieces that catch my eye but usually those are the first to go. Looks like I’ll have to put up a good fight this time.

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