70s Vibes – Groovy Jives

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The greatest music of all time was recorded in the 70s – we are talking Zeppelin, Journey, Foreigner, Pink Floyd, I could go on… Needless to say the style is rad too. I am really digging the 70s jams going on in the fashion world right now. Ever since Nicole Richie rocked her boho style post “Simple Life,” I was hooked. These bell bottoms were an awesome find in Hawaii. I really started with these “bad boys” (fit for the Brady Bunch) as a base for this look. This look is also perfect for… you guessed it… FESTIVAL season! Even if you’re not throwing down a down payment on a Ford Focus to listen to jams in a dustbowl with the #Jenners, rock out to some chill tunes on your iPod and bust out some flares – you’ll feel Groovy.

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Transport Tote, Madewell

Jeffrey Campbell Lita Platforms

Ray Bans Aviator Sunnies

Jewelry, Vintage/Italy

Duster, Urban Outfitters

Bell Bottoms, Pacsun

Top, American Eagle

The Stripey Shirt Dress

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I think men’s wear on women was cool, is cool, and always will be cool. I love a shirt dress because there is something effortlessly chic about it. You literally just throw it on! I like the bowler hat because it adds to the menswear theme and I feel like Charlie Chaplin, or Winston Churchill #winwin. These lacey biker shorts add some grunge along with the cherry Docs. This ensemble is ideal for a lazy weekend. Cheers!

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Shirt Dress by Silence & Noise, Urban Outfitters, 50% off in stores) 

Lacey Biker Shorts, Forever 21 (old)

Dr. Martens, 1460 in Cherry Red

Ray Bans Aviator Sunnies

Bowler Hat, Urban Outfitters (old)

Michael Kors “Runway Watch” in stainless steel 

Chanel Cross body, old

Pyrrha “Hear Me Roar” Sterling Necklace

Mac lipliner in “Spice” and Mac lipstick in “Hue”


A Fool for Tulle

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I have been wanting a tulle skirt for eons! I couldn’t find one in stores, so I made one! That’s right, this girl can sew (with the help of Gammie of course). You have know idea how rewarding it is to create something with your own hands and wear it! I feel like Stella freaking McCartney. I like to rock girly pieces like a tulle skirt with leather, to toughen it up a little. Edgy-girlie ensembles are always cool and fun to wear. I had to add a pop of color and these Ted Baker hot pink pumps (w/ stunning rose gold heels) – which are my life! And of course I needed a bold lip. This mac color is so beautiful it makes me pee! Lastly, I am carrying my new muted lavender clutch from my wonderful friend, Donielle. It’s just enough sparkle with the necklace to finish off this very NYE appropro look, or really any party look. Happy New Year! Make a resolution to dress up this year! Even if you don’t have an occasion because you always feel better when you look good.

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Tulle Skirt, DIY By Me! 

Vegan Leather Fitted Blazer by BLANK NYC, Nordstrom – Love this! Present from my Grams!

Ted Baker Suede Pumps, Nordstrom, very similar

Lavender Crystal Clutch, Present from my friend Donielle

Cropped Striped Mock Turtleneck, American Apparel 

Mac Lipstick in “Toxic Tale,” Gift from my Mama! & Probably my fave new color!

Mac Lipliner in “Entertain Me” (limited edition, orange liner)

Gem Gold Chain Necklace, Forever 21 

C’est Bon!

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C’est bon! A born worrier, I am constantly reminding myself, “it’s all good.” I am really keen on French typography as well so this shirt is a win win. Also, this sweater – softest cardi in the world. If you like your personal space though, I would not recommend it. People cannot help but pet you like a cat. I really like the mix of whites in this ensemble. The cream cardigan offset by the clean and crisp white of the tee is quite cool. I also think the juxtaposition of the structured letters in the tee shirt with the fuzzy and soft texture of the sweater is quite smart.

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C’est Bon Tee Shirt, Banana Republic

Drapey Trousers, Old Navy (old) 

Fuzzy Mohair Cardi, Forever21 

Ray Ban Green Flesh Lens

Gold Metallic Pumps, Banana Republic/ Similar 

Rebecca Minkoff M.A.B Bag in Electric Blue (Med.)/ Similar Minkoff M.A.B

Thankful for Sparkles & Elastic Waistbands

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I have no sympathy for those who complain at Thanksgiving dinner for being too full when they are wearing jeans, dress pants, or even chinos – rookie mistake. We were given the elastic waistband for a reason. Today I looked pretty derrrnnn fancy, but I was still comfortable enough in my Express sequined mini skirt (with a very stretchy waistband) to consume 2 Thanksgiving dinners. Yes, that’s right – dos meals – deux. It’s hardly a 4X Gilmore Girls feast, however, it’s harder than it sounds. You don’t want to offend any grandmas by passing on their famous stuffing or the 24 pound turkey. Elastic is the way to go. This is also a great example of how you can get away with mixing textures and patterns. I think people shy away from purchasing pieces like sequin minis because they aren’t sure what to pair them with. Who says you have to wear a boring solid blouse? Why not pair it with a great pattern like I have here!? I love this look. The skirt is more versatile than you would think. Be brave! Happy Thanksgiving and gobble gobble!

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 Black Boyfriend Blazer, H&M/ Similar

Phillip Lim for Target Blouse/ Similar here and here

Express Sparkly Mini Skirt! #lovelovelove

Jeffrey Campbell Litas

Louis Vuitton Pochette 

Prada Sunnies

Michael Kors “Runway Watch” in Stainless Steel

Lips, Mac Myth Lipstick and Stripdown Liner

Preppy Lady

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The more Gilmore Girls I binge, the more I want to be an Ivy League blue-blood. The risks of mutation, however, brought on by incest is a bit unappealing. I can safely say my Revolutionary War ancestors were not related to the Croatians. Phew! This Tuesday, I was feeling exceptionally preppy, so I wore my gingham banana republic button up and a smart blazer. Tell me I am not the vision of respectableness.

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Black Boyfriend Blazer, H&M/ Similar

Banana Republic Soft-Wash Button-up in Gingham Print

Express Boyfriend Jeans (last season)/ Similar 

Prada Sunnies

Gold Metallic Pumps/ Similar 

Michael Kors Hamilton Bag (old)/ Newer Model

Makeup Forever Aqua Rouge in Iconic Red

 

 

My “3 Piece Suit”

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Who says you can’t bring baseball to the office? I actually don’t think anyone has ever said that, but here’s my tribute to the WORLD CHAMPION SF GIANTS while still remaining chic, comfortable, and office apro-pro. This outfit is idiot proof. Ingredients: Billowy tee, midi-skirt, boyfriend blazer – 3 colors, 3 pieces, hashtag: cake.  Each piece is a cotton/spandex blend, making this look almost as comfy as your jammies. I think people think that sweats are the only “comfy” clothes around. This is a lie. This outfit is just as comfy as a hoodie + pair of yoga pants, and it’s redonkulously cool. #saynotosweats #gogiants

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White Boyfriend Blazer by Mural

Brandy Melville Charcoal V-neck Tee/ Similar

Banana Republic Stripey Midi Pencil Skirt/ Similar

Prada Sunnies

Coadi X-band Pumps by Enzo Angiolini

Sterling Layering Pendents, Vintage 

Michael Kors “Runway Watch” in Stainless Steel

Rebecca Minkoff M.A.B Bag in Electric Blue (Med.)/ Similar Minkoff M.A.B

Mac Myth Lipstick and Stripdown Lip Liner