The balloon sleeve is a great way to play with 80s style, and with the modern twist on it that I’ve been seeing for this fall is perfect and can be worn casual, in the office, or going out. It’s a fun way to play with volume and spice up a more casual outfit when worn with jeans. A perfect way to add drama to any look.
September is creeping up on us, which means autumn is going to be here before we know it. It’s my favorite season, and I absolutely can’t wait to start breaking out my beautiful boots and autumn colors. When the leaves start to change I feel so much inspiration and joy, it’s like the start of a new year for me. I’m most especially excited for being in the city for this season. There will be many walks in Central Park, and photos galore. I’ve dreamed about being in New York City in autumn for years and years, and now I’ll finally be able to experience it. Crisp fall days are awaiting us.
A black jumpsuit is a very flattering piece to wear. It makes you look taller and when worn with heels is a really classic piece. To elevate my black halter jumpsuit I paired it with my teal flower belt(that I absolutely love, my best vintage find), and wore a seashell blue necklace with matching drop earrings. For bag I decided to add a pop of color with the neon yellow/green. I’m wearing bow black heeled sandals to continue with the black which makes my legs look longer. Especially for shorter people, never underestimate the power of a black jumpsuit to make you look taller.
I came across the 2005 Christian Lacroix Spring Summer Haute Couture collection on Pinterest and I absolutely adore it. Feminine and whimsical. Ruffles and bows. Sparkles and florals. Luxurious and most definitely not for everyone, which makes me love it even more. Every look in this collection has so much to look at and admire.
The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is now officially open to the public! Although it can be a stressful sale to navigate because there is so much to see and so many great deals, I suggest narrowing down on what you want to buy, and that’s shoes!
Easy, breezy. If you’re looking for a fabric that’s comfortable and chic to wear for the summer months, you’ll be living in linen this season. Linen is a fabulous fabric for the hot and humid months, and there are so many different ways to wear it that you’ll never have to repeat the same outfit twice. Since we’re moving right along into the end of July and beginning of August where summer temperatures are at their highest, wearing light weight pieces is key to staying comfortable and being able to still enjoy the summer.
When it comes to really anything in my life, I’m a maximalist all the way. My dressing, is probably at the very top of this list. I love to accessorize and match colors in different ways, and from head to toe I make sure everything in my outfit is complete. For this look I experimented with layering during the summer months. I have a pink suede shift dress, and on top I have a gray star tulle tank top. Noticing the silver in the top, to make my waist more defined I added a bow pearl chain belt, and added more pearls with a necklace. There is also rose gold in the top, so for earrings I have these space looking rose gold hoops that I’m wearing. I am wearing my favorite Pandora silver rings, and for shoes I added another pop of rose gold to make the silver to rose gold ratio even. Surprisingly I am not carrying my summer go-to bag for this look, but instead wanted to add this mauve colored simple bag that adds a new tone of pink to the look.
This is a question I ask myself quite often, especially as someone that after getting a degree at university wants to break into the fashion industry. When I saw the American Vogue August cover this past week I couldn’t help but be so disappointed. What happened to fashion that makes you think, what happened to high fashion and creative thinking, not pleasing everyone, but creating someone that is thought provoking. Fashion isn’t about pleasing everyone, it’s about presenting to the world your art, and whether someone likes it or not has absolutely nothing to do with it. People have been saying it for some time now, but American Vogue has definitely become way to commercial. Stop putting the latest and greatest celebrity on the cover, and lets get supermodels back on the covers. Lets start making fashion how it was just a few years ago. I know fashion is all about thinking what’s next, but I think it’s about time we all take a step back and think about how much the creativity and art aspect of it has been lost in the years. I also think this has to do with the influence of young people, and how I think the majority of people, especially around my age, are completely obsessed with brand names, that it has effected the industry and what fashion and creativity actually is.
Rewatching videos of the Valentino Haute Couture show I feel relaxed, at ease, and so in love with fashion. The gowns are just out of this world. Spectacular. Divine. The thought that goes into every little detail is so amazing to me. If there was one gown I had to live in for the rest of my life, it would be a Valentino. His shows evoke powerful emotion.
As soon as I saw these gloves whilst browsing through Amazon looking for vintage inspired hats I knew I had to have them and style them. They are the epitome of vintage style. I’ve styled them here with a floral midi dress with black bow suede block heels. I also love this thick ribboned straw bow hat.
I’ve never seen anyone look bad in a wrap dress, and I think it fits all body types so beautifully. The tie waist shows off your shape, and the wrap style has a very flattering and easy-going neckline, along with the bottom half. They come in mini, midi, and maxi lengths, making them perfect to wear for any occasion! In the summer months I see it as a style many women turn to and find them everywhere.
I’ve been eyeing the Lilly Pulitzer website quite a lot this past month. I love myself bright colors and prints, so anything Lilly is right up my alley. I have lots on my wishlist, including this adorable one-piece bathing suit, this dress, and these shoes that I just can’t get enough of.
The Marchesa collections never fail to amaze me. The extravagance and intricate detailing in each of the gowns can’t be taken in just through a quick glance. Through hand-appliquéd crystals and 3D embroideries, to gorgeous tulle, feathers, and lace, you could spend hours awing at the pieces in the Resort 2020 collection.
I can’t believe the Fourth of July is already around the corner. It feels like just yesterday it was Easter and I was starting to wear all my favorite pastel colored pieces. Dressing for the Fourth of July for me is super easy because I already have so many pieces in red, and I always mix and match accessories in navy and white. Whether your staying home and opting for a relaxing cookout, laying by the pool, or heading out to a party, here are my Fourth of July ready pieces to shop this year.
When it comes to summer dressing there is no surprise when I wear a floral piece, but a print that I’m really excited about wearing this season is fruit. As seen on dresses and skirts, pants and blouses, along with earrings and bags featuring all different sorts, there are plenty of ways to wear this fabulous summer print.
Wedding season is here, and finding something to wear can be difficult. When finding a dress to a wedding there are many things to consider, one being that you should absolutely not wear white, but how to find an affordable dress. Dressing for a wedding can get expensive, and when you’re not going to wear the dress again for some time, you want to try to save as much money as you can.
This midi dress is one of my favorites in my closet. Not only is this length flattering and perfect to feel comfortable in, I love the length of the sleeves as well. The neckline hits right at the perfect point on my neck, and the matching printed belt is a plus. It’s not attached to the dress, so you can wear it with other pieces in your closet as well! I absolutely love all the color this dress has, it makes so fun to accessorize!
My first six months of living in New York City were fabulous. I’m home for the summer, and I’m already missing the big city. I love being able to get up in the morning, put on a great outfit, walk out the door and just explore. Whether it’s dining at Sarabeth’s for brunch, reading in Central Park, or shopping in Soho, the city makes me so happy to even just walk around in. I love being surrounded by so many different and unique people. It inspires me to be better, and shouldn’t we all put ourselves in an environment that does this? I can’t wait to be back, and especially experience my first fall there. Fall is my favorite season, and it gets me all excited just thinking about being there for it.
Over the past year I’ve seen tremendous growth overall in people being more aware of the Earth and using reusable products. States and countries are banning plastic bags and straws, which is a huge step. I came back from New York City to see my hometown had banned plastic bags, and now at every store they give out paper bags or have reusable bag options. Another thing I’ve seen more and more people doing is shopping second hand clothing and accessories. Now, I can’t deny that I used to be so iffy and “a little” grossed out about buying second hand clothing online from people I don’t know, or going into a thrift store and purchasing something.
The Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale is currently going until June 2nd, and there are so many good deals on amazing pieces that I had to do a post to round them all up for you. From my favorite Nordstrom brand Halogen, to brands like Tory Burch, J.Crew, Diane von Furstenberg, and Kate Spade, this sale has anything and everything. There are also some crazy good deals on Versace, Prada, Miu Miu, Manolo Blahnik, Jimmy Choo shoes and more!! Ladies if you want those designer heels, I’d check out this sale because your favorites may just be included!