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

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

The Slit Maxi

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June gloom has been in full swing this week. My outfits are becoming seriously bipolar. With it being so cloudy outside I can’t help but want to wear my PJ’s to the office, unfortunately, I think thats frowned upon here. I grabbed my favorite Brandy Melville oversized sweater instead. It’s super soft with the perfect amount of thickness to make it easy to wear when its cool out. I haven’t worn this maxi skirt in awhile but I love the maroon color and slit. I know, I know, it’s a little too fall for June but hey, I also broke out my beanie, weather is too unpredictable!

Glitter Flat Sandals – Zara

Sweater – Brandy Melville

LA Beanie – Brandy Melville

Long Beach Pier

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I am in love with these new floral pants I purchased from Brandy Melville. They are so fun and feminine with a little 70s twist. Their clothes really are effortless and give you that beach bum vibe. I could probably sleep in their clothes they are so damn comfortable. Nick and I visited the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach this weekend (his first time) and afterward took a little walk down the pier. It was cloudy and overcast compared to the scorcher the day before but it made it a lot easier to walk around outside.

Printed Floral Pants – Brandy Melville

Cropped Tank Top – Brandy Melville (Similar)

Glittery Flat Sandals – Zara

Sunglasses – ZeroUV

Styling: Mesh Jersey Edition

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There’s no doubt that jersey tops and tees are trending and I have been having the most difficult time finding one that was within my budget. I found a few from TopShop that really caught my eye but I wanted to go a more traditional route with a mesh jersey material versus a cotton tee. Cue H&M to come out with this amazing white mesh jersey top. I love its minimalism and colors! I paired it with my favorite thrifted acid wash Levi’s shorts and boyfriends thrifted plaid button up, tied around my waist of course. So glad I chose to shoot this look on the hottest day we have seen in weeks.

I can’t forget to mention these amazing new sunnies that ZeroUV graciously sent to me! They are definitely going to become my new staple shades for this summer. I highly recommend checking them out, they have such a wide range of styles for really really good prices.

Mesh Jersey Top – H&M

Acid Wash High Waisted Shorts – Thrifted

Sneakers – DC Women’s

Retro Sunnies – ZeroUV

Acid Wash Blues

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H&M always catches me by surprise at the most random times. I went in looking for a mesh jersey top and came out with this acid washed print skater dress. This was one of those pieces that I didn’t have to contemplate buying. The length and fit are perfect for work and pairing it with my H&M leather jacket and GoJane booties let me add a little edge. I love skater dresses and their ability to make you feel sexy yet girly at the same time. I attribute it to the whole tight on top and flowy on bottom. I would highly recommend grabbing one for an evening out during the summer months.

Acid Wash Skater Dress – H&M

Studded Booties – GoJane

Leather Jacket – H&M

Army Green & Glitter

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I seem to go through phases in my wardrobe, lately I’ve leaned towards a more professional demeanor. Today I brought myself back to my grungy roots with my favorite army green jacket. I still maintained a girlish vibe with my new Zara glitter flats. I absolutely adore them and they are surprisingly the most comfortable flats I own.

Glitter Flat Sandals – Zara

Skater Skirt – Cotton On

Selma Saffiano Satchel – Michael Kors

Green Army Jacket – Cotton On

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

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