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

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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 

Closet Cat Lady

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I am allergic to cats, but boy do I love Charlotte Olympia kitty flats. Charlotte Olympia, you sure know how to make feet swoon. These “Sunkissed Kitty flats” were the black friday score of the century. These bad boys retail for nearly $700, I got them 90% off at Nordy’s – at 3pm. They were the only CO shoes in the store. In my size. It was providence. I think a proper cat lady should always have a furry cardi or overcoat. This multi-color, or calico, if you will (*pun*), does the job! On another note, how Risky Business is this shirt dress?! May the new year bring you great deals on shoes and other goodies!

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Shirt Dress by Silence & Noise, Urban Outfitters, 50% off in stores) – I have the navy ‘stripy’ one too!

Faux Fur Coat, Urban Outfitters – on sale now!

Charlottle Olympia “Sunkissed Kitty Flats,” limited edition (similar or these for under $100)

Prada Sunnies

Vintage sterling silver pendant

Michael Kors “Runway Watch” in stainless steel 

Louis Vuitton, Speedy 30 in Damier Ebene

Banana Republic leggings, my favorite ever

Napoleon Perdis lipsticks in “Lilliana” and “Hess” 

 

Hannah’s Happy Hour: The Moscow Mule

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Moscow Mules were born in the US in the 1940s gaining major popularity in LA in the 50s and boy are we glad they have resurfaced these last couple years. Retro cocktails like the mule are classics that we will have long beyond our Madmen days. The Mule, as I like to refer to her, is an icy and refreshing drink comprised of ginger beer, vodka, and lime juice, and it absolutely must be served in a copper mug to keep her icy. Elsa would even approve of this libation. After a week of rich food, not to mention: Ramos Gin Fizzes, White Russians, and Egg Nog everything (eggnog that is practically seeping through the pores), this beverage is a nice and clean way to detox from all of the cream. Want to learn how to make one? For simple steps, keep reading.

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Moscow Mule, serves one:

-Ice cubes                                                                                                                                                       -2 shots Vodka (I recommend Grey Goose)
-Ginger Beer, about 16 oz. (Gosling’s is my fave. Please note ginger beer is very different from Ginger Ale, no Canada Dry, y’all)
-Fresh lime juice (1/2 lime)
-1 lime wedge and a fresh sprig of mint to garnish                                                                                       -Copper Mule Mug (This is a crucial medium for the cocktails. Check out these mugs, 40% off on amazon!)

To make the drink, fill your copper mule mug with ice. Combine 2 shots of the Vodka and top it off with ginger beer until your mug is full to your liking. Add the lime wedge to hang on the rim and a sprig of mint for an extra classy touch.

Enjoy and drink responsibly! Happy New Year!

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Pink Sequins FTW!

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What’s a better excuse to wear sequins than the start of the holiday season!? I feel like a Golden Girl –  I am so happy to sparkle like this. I think it’s hard to not look moderately glamorous with a full midi skirt and a little sparkle. And how chic is this little red Chanel dupe!? 25 bucks y’all! I am also really enjoying this half-up topknot! Try it out for Christmas parties. Cheers!

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Pink Sequined Top, Forever 21 (in stores), Similar

Circle Midi Skirt, Forever 21

Red Velvet Crossbody Bag, Forever21 

Prada Sunnies

Red Suede Booties

Mac Lipstick in Heroine and lipliner in Nightmoth

 

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