White Lace

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It’s been getting harder and harder to go shooting on the weekends with so many things going on so unfortunately I am stuck with getting creative in my backyard. The lighting was really spectacular this morning however and gave me a halo effect with all of the back light. I recently purchased a couple of items from 2020Ave that are going to be great not only during this heat wave in So Cal but also during fall. The pieces are very feminine so I will really enjoy pairing them with leather, tweed, and pastels this fall.

I had a request to do a few different looks with these Gap boyfriend jeans and I am trying to fit them in as much as possible! They are so versatile I could wear them everyday. Not to mention I have never felt more freedom in a pair of jeans in my life.

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High Waisted Boyfriend Jeans – Gap Denim(Melrose Trading Post)

Gypsy T Back Tank – 2020Ave

New Look Chase Cut Out Heeled Ankle Boots – ASOS

Zara All Black Everything

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I’m currently lusting over these Zara black basics. Definitely purchasing all of these come my next paycheck. Although I am still aching for some summer threads I know that Winter Is Coming (for those GOT fans) and I need to prepare. I have been looking for a pair of laced up leather pants and these Zara look-a-like pair are giving me everything. A dainty black camisole and these patent open ankle boots will not only go with everything in my wardrobe, but look how well they already compliment each other! For every colored item in my closet I think I counter act it with at least 4 black pieces but hey, who doesn’t love the way black looks on?

Black Textures

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Hot weather means all black? Well yes, if it means thin backless tops and crochet shorts. My favorite go-to summer outfit always has some sort of Brandy Melville piece associated with it. I somewhat regret not buying these shorts in white, the crochet detailing was much easier to see on a lighter color but what can I say, I just love black too much! If you haven’t noticed already, these boots are giving me everything right now, and although ASOS lagged by 3 extra days on my shipping it was well worth the wait. These boots will be featured in many of my upcoming posts so be patient while I over wear them!

P.S. My tan lines are still out of control from the X-Games, don’t judge.

Black Halter Top – Brandy Melville

Crochet Shorts – H&M

FIERCE Affirmation Bracelet – BCBGeneration

New Look Chase Cut Out Heeled Ankle Boots – ASOS

Current Obsessions: My Fall Trends

So Cal Fall Trends

I’ve never been one to be completely capable of recognizing trends, mainly because I just like too many things. My particular style for the day depends on my mood, what time I wake up, and many other variables. Here are a few of my favorite pieces I am obsessed over for this coming fall. These RVCA pants have taken over my mind, body, and soon to be wallet. Not only are they an amazing print but the cut is exactly what I was looking for. If you’re like me and stare at Novella Royale’s amazing pieces for hours on end but cringe at the thought of passing up eating for a pair of pants these are a definite go-to. The 2020ave romper has the faint appearance of lingerie which might be why I like it so much for the upcoming fall season. Luckily the So Cal weather will permit wearing shorts up until late October. The Isabel Marant sandals and Celine sunnies are just a “lust” part of the list, I’m sure until the time comes where I can afford these without feeling super guilty I will indulge, until then I will find something else to fill the void. Happy Tuesday!

Frilly Metal Work

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I am seriously in love with these new Zara sandals I purchased on sale. The simplistic straps and the metal work caught my attention immediately! Good thing too because I think these went fast online. I paired them with an H&M dress I purchased awhile back. I love the mesh overlay and if you look close enough, the embroidery includes butterflies and skulls :). The overcast weather forced me into my Cotton On army green shirt but I’m not one to complain, I like how the green of the jacket and the metal within the shoes gives me an industrial look of sorts. I love nothing more than to pair a frilly dress with some stern accessories to give it some edge!

Flat Metal Sandal – Zara (SALE)

Basic Messenger Bag – Zara (SALE)

White Embroidered Dress – H&M

Army Green Jacket – Cotton On

Camo & Trousers

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I apologize for the lack of posts. Being sick plus the gloomy weather makes for lazy outfit days and low motivation to take pictures. I have been inspired by all the new fall lookbooks that have been popping up. Trousers and menswear are high on the list of must-haves. I dug around my closet to come up with an interpretation. These Forever21 trousers are not only a great color but has an incredibly comfortable low rise fit. The v-neck is PINK by Victorias Secret, not my first place to look for a soft tee but you come across some fun surprises when you have a gift card to spend! I threw on my oversized camouflage jacket to add a fun print and considering it is made for men, it added that touch of menswear I was looking for. Mixing these neutrals was a lot of fun and although it took me away from my usual “all black everything” I still enjoyed putting it all together. Happy Wednesday!

Glitter Flat Sandals – Zara (SALE)

Trousers – Forever21

Heather Grey V-Neck – PINK by Victorias Secret (Similar)

Camouflage Jacket – DC Shoe Co.

The Leather Mini

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As we start to see Fall approaching I am starting to retire the florals and hire back my leather pieces. I picked up this leather mini over a year ago for a vegas trip. Who would have thought it would have made it mainstream into my everyday wardrobe? Spent the afternoon shopping with my mom and chose my DC tennies to help tone down the skirt a tad. Not everyone considers a tight leather mini something you wear whilst strolling through the mall, plus your feet need some assistance when your digging through racks. This look is a fun play on textures and something I am going to increase on greatly during the fall season. Leather will always maintain a classic look no matter how many trends pass through.

For an evening look, throw on a leather jacket and some red strappy heels!

Leather Mini Skirt – H&M Similar Here & Here

90s Cropped Top – ASOS

Medium Selma Saffiano Satchel – Michael Kors

Sunnies – ZeroUV

Re-Worked Romper

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I am absolutely in love with all of the printed rompers and jumpsuits that I have been seeing as of late. Revolve Clothing has a ton of adorable pieces including a One Teaspoon low back romper that I’m dying to purchase! But one of the difficult things about printed rompers happens to be that it’s blatantly obvious when you re-wear them. Whether it’s to work or a special event, the print usually catches everyone’s attention. While the compliments over cocktails will pour in, the next time your in it, everything’s already been said and done. Especially when you are being photographed (for fashionistas like us) it is a little heart wrenching to see yourself wearing the same outfit twice. Not all of us have the luxury of wearing a piece once (ballin’ on a budget). But alas, no need to fear, here is how I have re-worked my Mango romper to give it a fresh new look and how you can update your rompers too!

The first step is to decide what direction to go in. For myself, I had already used this romper for a more “dressed up” occasion so I grabbed my elongated knit vest I purchased on MEGA SALE from Forever21 years ago. It breaks up the pattern and also makes the look more casual (see dressed up version here). The second step is to change up your shoes and accessories. Since I’m going casual I grabbed my black fedora, glitter Zara sandals, Michael Kors bag, and ZeroUV sunnies. While I was going for a monochrome look, feel free to spice up a black and white romper with some colored kicks or handbag, it will definitely “pump up” your look (Foster the People would agree). Immediately you can see the difference, it’s really refreshing when I know I’m getting good use out of my clothing.

Happy styling!

Medium Selma Saffiano Satchel – Michael Kors

Glitter Flat Sandals – Zara

Open Back Printed Jumpsuit – MANGO (Sale)

Sunnies – ZeroUV

Black Breeze

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Feeling a little dressy and a little dark today. Paired my Pacsun Kendall & Kylie cropped top with my LA Hearts bralette. To make the outfit a little more work appropriate I layered the bralette underneath. This is my absolute favorite maxi skirt. My sister purchased it from a thrift store and personalized it for me by cutting some slits into it. There’s something incredibly sexy about a little side slit action although, it’s funny to think that if I were to cut the skirt where the slits start it wouldn’t be half as sexy. The skirt material is extremely soft and silky, perfect for these hot days at the office!

Maxi Slit Skirt – Thrifted

Cropped Top – PacSun x Kendall & Kylie

LA Hearts Bralette – PacSun

The Cold Shoulder

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First day back in the office after a weekend of casual attire means…I have no idea what to wear. When in doubt, I go for this high waisted pencil skirt. The length is perfect for work while still maintaining my age with a fitted look. This cold shoulder top has been holding a spot in the back of my closet as of late, but it has one of my favorite fits for a blouse. Usually I have trouble with blouses with them being either too heavy, see through, or too stiff and unmanageable to tuck in.

The shoulder cut off gives my work attire a stylish look without appearing too casual. With this skirt being so tight it is near impossible to tuck something into it unless it is fairly short and thin. (No one likes shirt bulge in their bottoms) To take full advantage of the slender silhouette of this skirt I tied the bottom of my top versus buttoning down. You also get a little bit of European holiday flair with it as well don’t you think?

Cold Shoulder Blouse – Similar Here

Grey Marl Double Layer Tube Skirt – TopShop

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

FIERCE Affirmation bracelet – BCBGeneration