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How to wear a kimono
Dare to Wear, Fashion

{ Dare To Wear } Kimono + Double Denim

Like my kimono? It’s from one of my favorite people. My dear friend Kristen sent it to me all the way from Hawaii. Though she and I don’t like close to each other anymore (she’s based in LA but lived a few months in Hawaii earlier this year), but we still manage to swap clothes when we do get together, though this one was meant for me to keep. It came in the mail along with a cool coral necklace she made me, a bottle of black sand, a hair product made by a friend she met while living there, and of course a thoughtful note — she’s the cutest + I absolutely LOVED the care package she sent me!! So when I wear this kimono I think of my boho babe, Kristen. Continue Reading

spring-styles
Beauty, Fashion

Four Spring Trends To Wear Right Now

Are you so ready to skip the rest of winter and go straight to spring? There’s still some very cold days ahead where I am on the East Coast, but that doesn’t mean spring styles have to wait. Don’t go busting out bare legs yet, unless you’re lucky enough to be in a warm climate ( so jealous!), but do start sprinkling in springtime styles into your winter wardrobe. Here are my top four trends for spring that you can start wearing right away. Cause who can wait, right?! Continue Reading

Luxe-Activewear-For-Less
Fashion, My Style, Style Tips

Luxe Activewear For Less

Yikes! Frigid temps have definitely arrived! We all know how hard it is to get up and moving when it’s chilly out.

If you’ve just committed yourself to a New Year’s resolution surrounding health, wellness, and fitness, the weather may be holding you back.

One thing that helps me is finding a good workout outfit…because who wouldn’t want to look stylish while burning calories?

Check out these all these luxe-looking activewear pieces to inspire you to keep your resolutions, get moving, and out the door. All are under $50! Continue Reading

beyonce-instagram-style
Celebrity, Fashion, Style Tips, trend hungry tuesday

 { Trend Hungry Tuesday } Tips To Mixing Prints Like Beyonce

Have fun with fashion. This trend requires it. It’s mixing prints together. So plaid and polka dots is a now a fashion DO as are stripes and floral designs. This is one trend you have to try to for yourself and a few celebs are showing us how it’s done.

Gwen Stefani always looks so put together but always with a cool, rocker edge. This past weekend she rocked striped sunnies with a dotted top and plaid pants.

Beyoncé is another who’s been into pairing prints lately and posted a few different outfit pictures on Instagram.

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new-years-easy-outfits
Fashion, trend hungry tuesday

{ Trend Hungry Tuesday } Two Easy Outfits for New Year’s Eve

In less than 48 hours the ball drops and a new year begins. So the real question is, what will you be wearing to ring in 2015? I’ll make it easy for ya with these two quick outfit ideas.

{ Opt for embellishments. }

Why? Styles with sequins or beadwork, or both add the those special touches so require little accessorizing. Let the dress be the statement. Celebs opt for embellished looks all the time and know not to overwhelm the look with too much jewelry, including Taylor Swift and Beyoncé.

new-years-easy-outfits

{ Dress up your jeans. }

It’s easy, comfy, and warm — three big selling points. Keep it cool and classy by taking a cue from Kim Kardashian West and opt for all-black everything, black jeans with a black shirt and top with a blazer or leather jacket. Keep the look from feeling too casual and by adding a red lip and chandelier earrings. Hair, makeup, and accessories play a major part in glamming up your laid-back look.

{  Forever 21 Sequin Embroidered Lace Dress, $24.90 | Charlotte Russe Refuge “Hi-Waist Super Skinny” Slashed Black Jeans, $35.00 | Forever 21 Chandelier Earring,  $5.90 | Forever 21 Lace Knit Tee, $14.00 | Nicole by Nicole Miller Faux Leather Jacket, $49.99 | NYX Simply Red Cream, $6.50 }

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fringe-under-$50
Fashion, My Style, Style Tips

Fringe With Benefits

I’m completely falling for fringe this season. So, what are the benefits of fringe? It’s eccentric, adds detail, and infuses texture into even the most boring of outfits.

You can even wear fringe every day. Cut your hair and get a fab fringe…I’m totally pro-fringe ;).

Here are three fringe pieces under $50 and three quick tips on how to wear fringe:

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{Shop It} Missguided Ivona Black Fringed Faux Suede Jacket, $47 // Forever 21 Faux Suede Fringe Tote, $28 //

Urban Outfiters Geo-Fringe Triangle Scarf, $28

Although this trend can be super casual, fringe can go elegant as well. Case and point: Olivia Wilde wearing a vintage fringe gown at this year’s CFDA Awards.

Tip #1: Wear ONE fringe piece.

Too much of any trend is never good. Less is more! Just imagine a fringe jacket, fringe skirt, fringe scarf, and a fringe bag all in one outfit. Overload!

Tip #2: Go modern. 

Fringe can be reminicent of the flappers and old western movies. Put a modern spin on it and go for a sleek look, such as pairing a fringe jacket with black skinny jeans. Très chic.

Tip #3: Choose a fringe that matches your face shape.

This tip refers to fringe for your face, aka bangs. Different face shapes call for different fringes. Here’s a hair guide that breaks it down.

 

How do you like to wear fringe? Share your take in the comments below!

barbie-forever-21
collaborations, Fashion, My Style, shopping

{Barbie Fashions} Come On Barbie, Let’s Go Party!

If you haven’t heard about Mattel’s collaboration with Forever 21, Lord & Taylor, and Wildfox Couture…you MUST look it up. As a huge Barbie fan, I could not stop thinking about their Barbie collection. The Forever 21 collection is already out and I’m SO madly in love. Word is, the Lord & Taylor and Wildfox Couture’s Barbie collections will come out in November.

Forever 21’s collaboration gives off a street style vibe, making all the pieces easy to style for casual days. As for now, here are some of my favorites from Forever 21’s exclusive collection, #BARBIELOVES21:

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{Shop It} Barbie Graphic Bodysuit, $11 // Barbie Graphic Boxy Tee, $16 // OG Doll Graphic Crop Top, $15 // Barbie Travel Cosmetic Case, $10 // Fold-Over Barbie Beanie, $8

My favorite item from the Forever 21 collection is no longer in stock online, but I managed to find it in stores last Saturday (at King of Prussia mall) and I quickly bought it…it’s their “I Woke Up Like This” Muscle Tee…I’m overly obsessed.

All three retailers will have affordable and not-so-affordable pieces. Here are the price ranges: Forever 21 ($3 – $24), Lord & Taylor ($32 – $46), and Wildfox Couture ($37 – $183). Also, each collection has a specific theme/decade. How cute, right?! Forever 21 has a ’90s look. Wildfox Couture is going for a Malibu Barbie line that will be available at Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’ and Saks Fifth Avenue, while Lord & Taylor will be showcasing the ’50s & ’60s in sleepwear.

In my eyes, Barbie has always been a fashion icon and this collaboration makes me very very excited! Can’t wait for the other two collections to come out :-).

Is Barbie your fashion icon?What’s your favorite item in the Barbie collection?