Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Having A Ball





Dress: Brand Club L from ASOS, Blazer: Forever 21, Bag: Gianni Bernini, Watch: Michael Kors, Earrings: Vintage,  Bracelets: Gifted & Forever 21, Shoes: Charles David

You know how much I love a full-skirted dress, and since kelly green is one of my absolute favorite colors, I think it's safe to say that this lovely little number could easily be a new favorite. And how about these pretty little suede mary janes? Love them!
What's with the random balloons you ask? They are just so cute and fun that I had to take pictures with them. No occasion necessary. I was like a kid in a candy store!
On another note, I'll be leaving for Michigan tomorrow with my boyfriend and I'll be gone until Sunday. I've never been to the Midwest but I am really looking forward to the trip (and I'm putting on a brave face against the heat and humidity, wish me luck). I may be a little slow on the blogging but feel free to follow all of my adventures on Twitter and Instagram.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Lemon Lime




Top: Forever 21, Pants: Kohl's (really old), Necklace: J Crew, Clutch: Michael Kors, Watch: Michael Kors, Bracelets: (assorted) Forever 21, Gifted, DIY, Shoes: Charles David

Today's outfit was inspired by two things: The J Crew catalog that I read this morning, and the beautiful lemon trees that are in bloom right outside my door. The catalog was all about bright colors and patterned pants. This color palette makes me so excited for summertime and all the fashion that is to come!
Inspiration comes in such funny ways. Where do you get your fashion inspiration from?

Monday, June 25, 2012

Keep It Simple





Top: Viscose, Pants: Lauren by Ralph Lauren, Bag: B Makowsky, Scarf: Vintage, Shoes: BCBG Generation, Watch: Michael Kors, Bracelets: (assorted) Gifted & Forever 21, Earrings: Gifted, Sunglasses: No Brand

An easy summer work outfit with little adornment. I paired a coral top with crisp white pants for a no fuss look. I enlisted the help of my lovely royal blue scarf for a pop of color and a statement earring for a little Monday pick me up.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Eye Catching Ikat





Cami: Via Ross, Shorts: J Crew, Jacket: Forever 21, Watch: Michael Kors, Bracelets: (assorted) Gifted & Forever 21, Clutch: Michael Kors (not pictured), Earrings: H&M, Shoes: BCBG Generation

A casual shorts look for a relaxing Sunday. I know most people may look at these blue ikat print shorts in the store and think, what will I ever wear these with? The answer is, everything. You can dress them up like I did by pairing them with a nude heel, gold accessories and a tailored jacket. Or you can dress them down by pairing them with a white v-neck (or any color for that matter) and sandals. Don't be afraid to incorporate new prints into your wardrobe.

I hope you had a fabulous weekend and got lots of rest! Thanks for reading.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Striped With Lace



Top: Liz Claiborne, Skirt: Soleimo (dress worn as skirt) Via Fashion of Echo boutique, Watch: Michael Kors, Bracelet: Gifted, Ring: Forever 21, Earrings: H&M, Necklace: Target, Clutch: Vintage, Shoes: Vera Wang Lavender


An easy striped top paired with a lovely lace skirt. I love mixing something really feminine with a casual wardrobe staple like an oxford button up or a striped t-shirt. Then all I had to do was add one of my favorite necklaces and nude pumps.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

The Highs and Lows





Dress: Lush via Il Teatro Boutique, Belt: BCBG Max Azria, Earrings: Vintage, Bracelets: Lenora Dame & Gifted, Clutch: Michael Kors, Shoes: Ivanka Trump

The high-low dress is one of the hottest trends of the summer. Typically when I see this look it’s very casual, like something you could wear while walking along the beach. I wanted to dress it up so that it could be worn for formal summer occasions, like a wedding, or a cocktail party. I did this by adding a glamorous belt and gold jewelry. I topped it off by throwing in a pair of patent leather peep toes and a chic white clutch. 

Do you have a high-low dress in your closet that could be dressed up? Happy first day of summer!


Tuesday, June 19, 2012

The Blues


  
 
Dress: BCBG Max Azria, Earrings: Vintage, Necklace: Tiffany & Co., Watch: Kessaris Quartz, Bag: B Makowsky, Shoes: Charles David


I've never met a wrap dress that I didn't love! Something about the way they tie around the body is just so flattering to a woman’s silhouette. I love this beautiful blue dress because of the fun print. I decided to keep my accessories simple since the dress is already making a bold statement. Items like this are great to have in your wardrobe because they can easily transition from a day at the office to dinner or happy hour.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Sunflowered







Dress: Target, Earrings: H&M, Watch: Michael Kors, Sunglasses: Prada, Scarf & Bag: Vintage, Shoes: Charles David


I wore this easy mustard sundress to get my week started off on the right foot. The cheerful color is perfect to get me through my case of the Mondays, while the lightweight material kept me nice and cool in the LA heat. I added this lovely sunflower print scarf (that I don't wear often enough) to make things just a little more playful.  


Friday, June 15, 2012

A Touch of Leopard




Dress: Jones New York Via Marshall's, Belt: Jessica Simpson, Earring: H&M, Watch: Michael Kors, Bag: Vintage, Shoes: Gucci


A pretty blue dress, and a touch of leopard, finished with a bold red lip; my fun Friday uniform. In anticipation of the weekend I thought I would put on an outfit that would lift my spirit. I don't know about you, but a red lip always makes me extra happy.


I hope you have a nice weekend!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Dainty




Sweater: Target, Top: (dress worn as top) Via Fashion of Echo Boutique, Skirt: Vintage, Clutch: Old Navy, Earrings: Forever 21, Watch: Michael Kors, Bracelets: Assorted F21 and Gifted, Shoes: Christian Louboutin 

Today I put my entire outfit together around this lovely skirt. I've had it for some time now and I just never got around to wearing it. First it needed some minor alterations (taking the hem up and tapering the sides) and after that I think it just kept slipping my mind that I owned this little vintage beauty. Sometimes you just need to take a nice long look at what you really have in your closet. What I love most about this piece is the pleating, it's always the little things that make something special. I paired it with this lace top to give it a soft feminine feel, and added a coral cardigan for a pop of color.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Light and Bright




Shirt: Ann Taylor, Skirt: H&M, Scarf: H&M, Earrings: Forever21, Belt: Forever 21, Watch: Michael Kors, Bracelet: Lenora Dame, Sunglasses: No brand, Shoes: Charles David, Bag: Prada


I love this full skirt, it has two layers and it's a linen blend, so it's perfect for wearing as the temperatures rise. I paired it with this blue sleeveless button up and a matching scarf to keep things bright, yet simple.

I hope your week is going great so far. Thanks for reading!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Great Lengths




  

Top: Classiques Entier, Skirt: (dress worn as skirt) Charlotte Russe, Belt: Vintage, Earrings: Forever 21, Watch: Michael Kors, Bracelet: Lenora Dame, Bag: Talbots, Shoes: H&M


I decided to pair this lovely dress with a silk top and a belt to take it from a "strolling along the beach look" to a perfectly polished daytime ensemble. Also, I added flats instead of heels (it was so hard for me) because of the length of the dress. Flats are okay too -- sometimes.