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Category: Looks

5 Jun

Python is Still On-Trend + On Sale Now

This look was mostly inspired by (and taken during) our recent trip to Ojai, CA (we took so many great shots, you'll be hearing about it for just a bit longer).   While I wouldn't call Ojai "desert", it sported an incredible array of succulents, and cacti. The rural desert feel had me working leather, fringe, and print-on-print python. The top is Calvin Klein from last year, and the flats were a recent purchase. A few weeks ago, I posted about 6 Python Shoes for Any Occasion, and caved soon after. I found these Rachel Zoe pointed toe flats on sale at Bluefly.com, and couldn't resist! These jeans are Ralph Lauren from my Nanny Judy. Everyone jokes about "mom jeans", but these are actual grandma...
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1 Jun

Baby Got Back: Conti Wedding Part I

  Always a sucker for sentimentality, I decided to design and make our gowns for our cousin's recent wedding in Ojai, CA. I definitely bit off more than I could chew, but finished them just in time! The back is an incredibly sexy and underrated part of a woman's body, so both dresses were (tastefully) backless*. Since the dresses themselves were designed very differently, I wanted to make sure they were the same color. I do tend to brighten up my wardrobe during the warmer seasons, but I will NEVER swear off darks completely. Loving navy for spring and summer, especially for an outdoor venue, I decided to make the gowns solid navy with different embellishments and details. Gaby's gown (right) was inspired by the Miu Miu dress Sienna Miller wore at the Golden Globes,...
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8 May

Vests and Versatility: Mastering the Art of Multipurpose Pieces

  It's difficult to follow every trend on a limited budget, so when choosing what to purchase, versatility is key. As far as bottoms go, I was in the market for wide-leg jeans and a pair of denim culottes. Knowing I also wanted to update the rest of my wardrobe, I decided not to spend money on both. It turns out I made the right choice; because by happy mistake, these wide-leg jeans can double as cuffed culottes. As I mentioned in my previous post, long vests or sleeveless blazers was another trend I was desperate to try. I had been keeping an eye out for a khaki vest that was in my budget when I remembered a dress I purchased almost a year...
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1 May

The Right to Bare Arms

As the temperatures rise and the layers fall, it can be difficult to create looks that are more bare, but not unflattering. Following spring trends can be harder for those of us who are self-conscious, unless you have the perfect dress. Enter: Eliza J. Oozing with femininity, these dresses epitomize girly girl turned modern woman. They have shifts, sheaths, party dresses and maxis for any occasion that are sure to wow. The right label to wear for sipping mint juleps at the derby, or pounding the pavement in NYC, the incredibly talented team behind Eliza J knows how to make you #feelpretty. Pairing this gorgeous lace with a gilded straw clutch creates a textural combination that is perfect for spring. Don't miss my previous post on...
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27 Apr

What Piece You Need to Invest in Next. Pun Intended.

Long vests, or "sleeveless blazers", are the newest layering trend for this season. They look fantastic dressed up, dressed down, or for the office. The long lines of the silhouette and the dropped hem create a lengthened torso for a slimming look. Check below for three picks at different price points that are sure to update your style game for spring! 1. Forever 21 Open-Front Longline Vest 2. DKNYC Long Crepe Vest 3. Theory Long Linen Vest...
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16 Apr

How to Pull off Athleisure While Staying On Trend

                                          Labels including Alexander Wang, and Balenciaga are making mini bags the “IT” accessory right now. An easy way to update the sporty look, is by grabbing a cute mini bag, and your most comfortable slip ons. I’ve been looking for the perfect white bag, and stumbling on this mini Moschino at the Manhattan Vintage Show felt like fashion fate. While I don’t believe this exact style is available (it comes with a cross body strap), I’ve linked below to different styles. 1. Chloe Marcie Mini Saddle Bag 2. Prada Saffiano Mini Crossbody Clutch 3. Alexander Wang Mini Skeletal Emile 4. Balenciaga Neo Classic Mini Chain Bag 5. Coach Liv Crossbody...
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