Monday, October 28, 2013

SHIFTING GEARS


AS WE HEAD INTO COLDER WEATHER, I'M TRANSITIONING SOME OF MY FAVORITE SUMMER PIECES TO MAKE THEM A BIT MORE SEASONALLY APPROPRIATE. HERE ARE A COUPLE OF SUPER EASY STEPS I TAKE TO WINTERIZE MY WARDROBE :

STEP 1: ADD TIGHTS. IT DOESN'T MATTER WHEATHER YOU PREFER SHEER OR OPAQUE, JUST COVER UP THOSE WINTERY WHITE STEMS :)

STEP 2: LAYERING!! I PERSONALLY LOVE MY FALL/WINTER WARDROBE MUCH MORE THAN MY SUMMER WARDROBE BECAUSE I HAVE SO MANY MORE OPTIONS TO LAYER AND PLAY AROUND WITH. THROWING ON A JACKET, SCARF, BEANIE, ETC.. CAN CHANGE THE ENTIRE OUTFIT AND MAKE IT MUCH MORE ALLURING. 

SIDE NOTE: WE ALL HAVE OUR CERTAIN GO-TO COLORS THAT MAKE US LOOK AND FEEL AMAZNG. KNOWING WHAT COLORS LOOK BEST ON YOU WILL MAKE LIFE SO MUCH EASIER. JUST MAKE SURE TO ASK YOURSELF IF THOSE COLORS ARE SEASONALLY APPROPRIATE. EXAMPLE: YOU WOULDN'T WANT TO WEAR HOT PINK OR BRIGHT YELLOW IN THE DEAD OF WINTER.  
*ACCEPTION BEING MIAMI. IF YOUR VACATIONING OR LIVING IN MIAMI, FEEL FREE TO WEAR WHATEVER STRIKES YOU FANCY. I LEARNED THIS AFTER VACATIONING THERE LAST FEBRUARY. A NEON STRING BIKINI HAPPENS TO BE PERFECTLY ACCEPTABLE DINNER ATTIRE. 









EMBELLISHED SHIFT DRESS: FREE PEOPLE
GOLD HARDWARE BOOTIES: JEFFREY CAMPBELL // NORDSTROM
OMBRE COAT: BB DAKOTA // NASTY GAL // PURCHASED FROM FLIGHT BOUTIQUE IN PARK CITY, UTAH.

PHOTOGRAPHY BY THE LOVELY SHANNON ELIZABETH 




Saturday, October 26, 2013

XOXO


CURRENTLY TRENDING: SOCKS WITH HEELS
I'M FEELING REAL GOOD ABOUT THIS WHOLE SOCK AND HEEL/ BOOT CRAZE THAT WE'RE SEEING LOT'S OF THIS SEASON.
FROM THE RUNWAY TO THE STREETS, THIS TREND IS BACK IN FULL STRIDE. 
BELOW I'M SHOWCASING J.CREW'S VERSION OF THIS TREND. THEY'VE ADDED AN UNEXPECTED TWIST TO THE BASIC TROUSER SOCK BY ADDING WORDY INSCRIPTIONS SUCH AS "XOXO" AND "LOVELY". 

WHATS NOT TO LOVE?






FADE AWAY PLAID SHIRTDRESS: URBAN OUTFITTERS
XOXO SOCKS: PURCHASED FROM J.CREW FASHION PLACE // NOT AVAILABLE ONLINE, BUT HERES ANOTHER PAIR I LOVED...  WORDY TROUSER SOCKS 
RIBBED MOTO JACKET: SIMILAR JACKET THATS EQUALLY AMAZING HERE !
BOOTIES: DOLCE VITA // URBAN OUTFITTERS 

PHOTOGRAPHY BY STEPHANIE WEST FROM BLACKBIRD PHOTOGRAPHY



Tuesday, October 15, 2013

PENDLETON // SEATTLE


ABOUT A MONTH AGO, I WAS EXPLORING THE STREETS OF SEATTLE WITH MY HUSBAND WHEN HE INTRODUCED ME TO AN AMAZING NEW STORE...( WELL NEW TO ME ) ...PENDLETON!! USUALLY IM THE ONE DRAGGING HIM IN AND OUT OF AS MANY STORES AS I CAN POSSIBLY GET AWAY WITH , BUT TODAY IT WAS HIS TURN...
THE WOMENS CLOTHING AT PENDLETON ISN'T EXACTLY MY FASHION, BUT THE HOME SECTION IS A DIFFERENT STORY! IT'S BEEN OVER A MONTH AND I'M STILL OBSESSING OVER THEIR NATIVE AMERICAN INSPIRED  BLANKETS, LUSH OVERSIZED TOWELS,  AND 100% VIRGIN WOOL ACCESSORIES; JUST LIKE MY CLUTCH BELOW! ALL REALLY AMAZING QUALITY AND I LOVE THE UNIQUE -YET- TRADITIONAL DESIGN.






COLOR BLOCKED TRACK JACKET: FREE PEOPLE
TRIBAL DISTRESSED MUSCLE T: CHASER // REVOLVE // IT'S CURRENTLY ON SALE!
JEANS: G-STAR 
WOOL CLUTCH: PENDLETON // MANY SIMILAR ACCESSORIES HERE
ANKLE BOOTIES: FREE PEOPLE



PHOTOGRAPHY BY STEPH WEST FROM BLACKBIRD PHOTOGRAPHY


Thursday, October 10, 2013

ITS A HAT KINDA DAY


 I WANT TO TAKE A MOMENT TO TALK ABOUT MY PHOTOGRAPHER , SHANNON ELIZABETH.  I'M PRETTY MUCH IN AWE ANYTIME I SEE HER WORK. IT'S AS IF SHE HIJACK'S MY MIND DURING EACH PHOTO SHOOT AND PRODUCES EXACTLY WHAT I WAS DREAMING ABOUT. SHE MAKES ME FEEL BEYOND COMFORTABLE WHILE SHOOTING. (WE ALL KNOW HOW AKWARD OF A PROCESS IT CAN BE IN THE BEGINNING). 
IT'S NOT JUST HER ARTISTRY THAT I'M LEFT SWOONING OVER. HER PERSONALITY IS AS EQUALLY AMAZING. SHE MAY QUITE ACTUALLY BE THE SWEETEST PERSON I KNOW. I COULD GO ON FOREVER. BASICALLY, I JUST FEEL REAL LUCKY TO HAVE HER ON OUR TEAM. THAT'S ALL.

*IF YOU HAVENT ALREADY, CHECK OUT MY RECENT POST, "THAT 70'S STYLE" . SHANNON'S PHOTOGRAPHY SKILLS THAT DAY WERE ON A WHOLE OTHER LEVEL. IT'S MY ABSOLUTE FAVORITE POST THUS FAR.

FOR THIS LOOK I JUST FELT LIKE BEING CASUAL. FOR ME, A BEANIE IS THE FIRST STEP TO ACHIEVING THAT. AS IV'E DEMONSTRATED BELOW, YOU NEVER HAVE TO SACRIFICE AMAZING ACCESSORIES TO KEEP IT CASUAL. MIX IT UP AND KEEP IT INTERESTING.
XOXO






STRIPED BEANIE: FREE PEOPLE
BOMBER JACKET:  G-STAR
TEE: KOODEKER // A LOCAL UTAH BOUTIQUE
ROUCHED SKINNIES: JOE'S JEANS 
BOOTIES: JEFFREY CAMPBELL // NORDSTROM
OVERSIZED CLUTCH: FRENCH CONNECTION // NORDSTROM
GLAM NECKLACE: C/O STYLED LATELY 


PHOTOGRAPHY BY THE BRILLIANT SHANNON ELIZABETH !

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

GUCCI GUCCI, LOUIS LOUIS, FENDI FENDI, PRADA


I ORIGINALLY WENT TO NORDSTROM TO PICK UP A PAIR OF MY FAVORITE MICHAEL KORS GOLD AVIATOR SUNGLASSES, AND SOMEHOW I MAGICALLY LEFT WITH THESE BEAUTIES!

*NOTE TO SELF: NEVER TRY ANYTHING ON "FOR FUN" THAT YOUR NOT PREPARED TO BUY THAT SECOND. ONCE YOU FALL IN LOVE-ALL REASONING GOES OUT THE WINDOW. 












OH YEA!! ONE MORE THING.HOW EXCITED ARE WE THAT FREE PEOPLE OPENED ITS DOORS YESTERDAY AT CITY CREEK?! EVEN BETTER THAT IT'S LOCATED IN A SUPER CONVENIENT SPOT, RIGHT NEXT TO NORDSTROM ! SO HAPPY ABOUT THIS! SEE YOU THERE! 

TORTOISE SUNGLASSES: PRADA // NORDSTROM
TWO TONED JACKET: KOODEKER
STRIPED BOYFRIEND BUTTONUP: J CREW
SKINNY WAX COATED JEANS: G-STAR
EQUESTRIAN ANKLE BOOT: JEFFREY CAMPBELL // FREE PEOPLE
BAR NECKLACE: JULES SMITH // AMAZON
RINGS: NORDSTROM // SIMILAR HERE

PHOTOGRAPHY BY THE BEAUTIFUL AND TALENTED SHANNON ELIZABETH




Tuesday, October 1, 2013

A LITTLE SEQUIN FOR THE SEASON


SO TODAY IS THE FIRST DAY OF OCTOBER (YAY!!!) NORMALLY I DON'T START BREAKING OUT THE SEQUINS UNTIL NOVEMBER, BUT THIS YEAR I JUST COULDN'T RESIST! HOWEVER, I STILL WANTED TO KEEP IT SIMPLE AND NOT GET OVERLY DRESSY SO I PAIRED IT UP WITH A PAIR OF MY FAVORITE TWO-TONED SKINNIES. THE SIMPLICITY OF THE EVER CLASSIC BLACK BLAZER WAS A GREAT ADDITION TO THE OUTFIT BECAUSE IT DOESN'T TAKE AWAY FROM THE TEXTURE OF MY TOP!







SEQUIN SHIRT: REVOLVE CLOTHING
BLAZER: LOLABELLA (OLD) // SIMILAR HERE
HEELS: ZARA (OLD) // SIMILAR HERE


PHOTOGRAPHY BY THE TALENTED SHANNON ELIZABETH




SUSPENDED


STYLE TIP: TRY PAIRING SOME STRAPPY HEELS WITH A PAIR OF YOUR FAVORITE BOYFRIEND JEANS. IT TAKES A MASCULINE  LOOK-DRESSES IT UP- AND ADDS JUST THE RIGHT AMOUNT OF FEMININITY.  




TRIBAL JACKET: NORDSTROM // ON SALE NOW!
DROP CROTCH SUSPENDER JEANS: G-STAR // ON SALE @ AMAZON // SAME JEAN, LIGHTER WASH HERE
RED SANDAL: JEFFREY CAMPBELL // NORDSTROM


 

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