Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Back To Basics

Sweater: LF Store (old, similar style here) | Button-Up: RVCA (old, I love the classic structure of this one) | Jeans: Rich & Skinny (& on S A L E ! ) | Heels: Cole Haan | Bag: Deux Lux | Necklace: Forever21 | Bracelets: gorjana

Sometimes, as Christina Aguilera (sorry for that reference) said : you just have to get back to basics! I mean, how much more basic can this look get? Not much, that's for sure! This look is so effortless, it's hard not to want to wear some version of it everyday. 

With the weather fluctuating so much, I've been thrown for a bit of a loop. Layering basics is my way of being prepared for whatever the weather throws our way - if it's too warm, I can throw off my sweater and have a classic white button up, skinny jean combo going on. I guess this outfit is like a 2 in 1 then :)

Happy Hump Day!


Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Chambray + Trousers

 Button-Up: Gap (old, similar style here) | Trousers: Club Monaco (old, similar style here) | Wedges: DVF | Necklace: Forever21 | Bracelets & Rings: gorjana

I love a dressed-up casual look - blazers paired with a white tee, trousers with an unsuspecting top, shorts with delicate heels, jeans with an amazing silk get my drift? So, when I grabbed for these trousers this morning (which I haven't worn in ages & so glad I found them again...score!) instead of reaching for my normal white tee, I decided to throw some chambray in the mix. Not gunna lie, pretty happy with how it turned out! 

My trusty DVF wedges & amaze new necklace were all I needed to make this look complete! Don't be afraid to work some printed trousers into the mix either - seriously obsessed with them right now! (Some of my faves here, here & here)

So, what are your favorite pairings right now? I'm totally in need of some dress-up casual inspo!


Thursday, January 24, 2013

Cold Front

1. Checkered V Neck Sweater // T by Alexander Wang
2. Wax Coated Moto Jeans // DL1961
3. Beanie // ASOS
4. Dillon Ring // Shashi
5. Solitaire Heels // Jeffrey Campbell

I've never met a chunky sweater I didn't like & this one has to be mine. It looks so comfy cozy - perfect for layering now but totally transitional for Spring to pair with shorts & skirts. Oh, and those shoes are a must have! I've had my eyes on a more expensive version of these bad boys for a while but these are way more affordable - what's not to love?!


Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Winter Wanderlust

Blazer: BCBG MAXAZRIA (old // Obsessed with this striped version here) | Tee: Fluxus | Skirt: LF (old // these similar styles are amaze & on S A L E here & here) | Heels: Cole Haan | Necklace: Unknown | Earrings,  Rings & Bag: gorjana

All this warm weather has got me dreaming of a tropical beach getaway! Instead of jumping on a plane and heading south, I've been incorporating color into the mix. Can you believe it's the middle of January?!?

I'm super stoked I got this bold look in when I did, word has it it's about to get cold & dreary again. I'm thankful for the little taste of Summer we had, I've totally started my Spring/Summer shopping wishlist - can't wait to share it with all of you soon! 

Happy Hump Day, love bugs!


Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Distressed & Cuffed

Jeans: Blank NYC | Top: Forever21 | Heels: Cole Haan | Necklace: Forever21 | Earrings, Rings & Bracelets: gorjana

Ok, can I just say how much I have been L O V I N G this weather lately? For all you SoCalers, you totally know what I'm talking about - Summer in January! I definitely went to the beach everyday this weekend and am hoping this weather lasts!

Besides this heat, I am completely obsessed with the distressed, cuffed, straight leg jean look right now. To say it's completely taken over my life would be an understatement. I'm convinced that all you need to make this look is a super old pair of jeans, - these are 2 years old & totally worn in - any top (seriously, any top you want!) & a structured pair of heels...yes, it's that easy! 

Oh and I can't forget this fab necklace I found at Forever that will be making a solid set of appearances from here on out! 

Happy Tuesday! 


Thursday, January 17, 2013

Neutral Neon

Blazer: H&M (old, love this style here) | Top: Gap (old, similar style here) | Jeans: Rich & Skinny | Heels: Cole Haan | Bag: Cole Haan | Necklace & Rings: gorjana

Happy Thursday, lovies!

Yesterday was a day full of work and errands so I wanted to be comfortable but still feel put together. Seriously, I am obsessed with my new Cole Haan heels! I can't remember that last non-stacked heels I wore so I totally thought my feet would need s serious foot rub by the end of the day. But, boy was I glad to be wrong. These heels are AMAZING! If you follow me on Instagram, you know I bought them in 2 colors so stay tuned for the black pair's debut...I have a feeling these two beauties will be put into the everyday shuffle & worn on the reg!

Hope you have an amazing day!


Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Dress Me Up

Can you tell I'm having a major dress moment?!? Ever since I got my stunning birthday/New Year's Eve dress last month, I can't get enough of dresses - I'm trying to wear them everywhere & expand my current (and totally lacking) dress collection. 

Here are just a few of my faves right now! I'm totally loving the mirror prints ala Mara Hoffman and Clover Canyon but can't get that asymmetrical beauty by Mason by Michelle Mason out of my head - seriously gotta have it!!

What are you guys loving right now? 


Monday, January 14, 2013

I Love You So Much

Dress: Forever21 | Belt, Necklace & Rings: gorjana | Bag: Hipsters For Sisters | Sneakers: Converse

Happy Monday love bugs!

I am so happy to be back from Austin but enjoyed every minute of being there. I think I need to go back again for a girls trip - there are so many fun bars & amazing restaurants that would be perfect for a little getaway!

We did so much walking while we were there, I'm so happy I packed my sneakers. I love a girly dress mixed with Converse - it gives the look a little edge that you wouldn't normally expect.

Well, I'm off to work the day away - what are you guys up to today?


Friday, January 11, 2013

White Flare

Jacket: Zara | Tee: Forever21 | Jeans: Citizens of Humanity | Booties: DVF  | Bag: Deux Lux | Necklace & Rings: gorjana

So sorry for the limited photos - my camera hasn't been working so I'm using my sister's camera! Thank god she brought one with her :)

I am totally in love with this city - it is a foodie, shopaholic & music junkie heaven! I'm not sure I could live here - let's be real, I need the ocean in my life - but I could definitely come back here often. 

Anywho, I'm loving Winter whites right now & I'm totally inspired by some amazing streetstyle shots on Pinterest so I knew I had to pack these white flares - perfect for playing tourist in!

I hope you guys are loving your Friday! Cheers to the weekend!


Thursday, January 10, 2013

Day & Night: A U S T I N

Day // Cardigan: Country Road (bought it during my last trip to Sydney) | Blouse: Free People | Leggings: LNA | Booties: DV (old) | Bag: Deux Lux (old)
Night // Blazer: BCBG MAXAZRIA | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff

Happy Hump Day from Austin, Texas! Seriously, love this city!

So, last night was the whole reason my family and I are here - my Dad received a special award for his work in oceanography which required us to go from sightseeing in the day to a function at night. Obviously, this was a great excuse for me to do a 'Day to Night' post on the bloggers so, here it is! 

Honestly, it is way too easy to take outfits from day to night - hair up, lipstick on, add a blazer and a fun nighttime bag...VOILA! Not going to lie, my feet were a teeny bit sore by the end of the night so, in retrospect, I would've changed shoes but life happens so what are you gunna do?

So glad I got my first Day to Night out - what do you guys think? Are you wanting to see more or totally not amused? 


Wednesday, January 9, 2013

LIttle Italy

Blazer:  BCBG MaxAzria | Dress: Motel (can't find this color combo anywhere but love this patterned version here) | Wedges: Joe's Jeans | Clutch: Clare Vivier | Jewelry: gorjana

I'm so excited to share this 3rd set of photos with you guys! I was down in San Diego a few weeks ago shooting with an amazing photographer, Jessica Chavez, for the blog & had the best time! 

This is the 3rd outfit of 4 so stay tuned for the final look coming soon!

P.S. LOVING Austin thus far!