I mentioned I enjoyed mocking myself, and this pun I have used before. This top was a favorite from Zara and I really wanted to use it again in a post. My friend Alison was the BEST PERSON EVER since we decided to drive around shooting some looks, changing in the back seat of a car was a first for me and something I will have to get used to when it comes to banking looks. Read More
Summer is officially over. I declared it the end of summer upon my return from the west coast… with my full intentions on wearing sweaters and jeans and putting my dark nail polish on. Yet I returned and it was suddenly summer mid day, maybe it was too soon of a goodbye. So with that said, here are some of the final summer looks of my California vacation… Read More
Dynamite still surprises me with the variety of items they have in stores. It has every aspect of my style.. girly, casual, sporty and comfortable. Sporty jackets, comfy leggings and joggers, casual sweaters, and girly dresses. All which I can mix and match into my style. As you know I love to wear sneakers with everything, other days I prefer to be a bit girly. I decided this was the perfect way to mix mint green with some hints of pink. I told you I can be girly some days…
The moment I put this dress on all I wanted to do was twirl around. Getting that perfect twirling shot is actually very hard and makes you dizzy. Much like Connor McGregor, I went in too hard and too fast… luckily I didn’t get a KO in the street but I did have to alternate how I would pose. Since I like to beat people to the punch (no boxing pun intended) I’d like to point out that the bottom of my dress was extremely wrinkly. I thought it would be easier to take out but it wasn’t. I steamed it twice and finally ironed it. That is the difficult part of these pleats and something to keep in mind when purchasing these dresses and skirts. Despite that one issue I would totally purchase a pleated skirt or another pleated dress. I love the way it makes me feel so girly and the options I am able to wear with it.
Mixing different style categories is my particular style. Although on the daily I am mostly alternative and casual. Jeans and Tee’s fa dayz. When I do randomly dress up, people notice. Dressing how you feel is something I often do. A simple dress and sandals can easily change your mood and make you feel a lot more upbeat. This look did just that!
When it is just too hot out to put any effort into looking decent being simple is usually your best shot. I teeter back and forth between sporty and girly basics… it all depends on my mood and what I see first in my closet. Lately these hot sticky summer days have not been the best feeling, especially for my hair. Yikes! I picked up these shorts last summer when I was in LBI, it was towards the end of the summer so I didn’t get a ton of use out of them. Even this summer these have been my go to weekend pair if I am not in a dress. They are super comfortable and almost feel like a lounge short. I love that the color can easily go into the early fall when the days are still warm out like the summer.. pairing it with a simple tank with sliders and I’m ready to run out the door… not without my favorite Quay Australia sunnies of course 😉
- The Hanger Green Shorts (closet archives) | Similar pair here at Charlotte Russe |
- Garage Racerback Black Tank
- Nine West MELENDA FLAT SANDAL ( AND THESE ARE CURRENTLY ON CLEARANCE!)
- Quay Australia Vivienne Black Sunglasses
Dynamite always surprises me with the different types of dresses they have every season, I can always find that perfect mix of options that I am looking for. When I saw this dress I loved the idea that I could wear this to work and out to a family event. Anytime when I am shopping if I want to spend a little extra money I try to name 3-5 places/events I can wear it to so I get my moneys worth. It is one of my shopping secrets when it comes to justifying a purchase… other cases I can only come up with “I want it, I need it, I need it right now, I have to have it” which aren’t valid reasons. This dress didn’t push a price point for me but it was $50, a simple dress like it was I wanted to make sure I was going to get my use out of it and it wouldn’t be sitting in my closet. Ironically it had been until I took this photo. It was a way for me to motivate myself to jump back into taking pictures of things I had purchased that I was busting to share.
I am very aware of the shape of my body and how wide my hips are.. in certain photos this dress makes me look a bit wider than I would personally like. What to do? Make the tie a bit tighter to show off my waist line or even add a gold belt to draw attention to my smaller waist line. We all aren’t perfect and I wanted to point out some of my own insecurities and how I have found ways to hide them and focus on other parts of my body instead.
- Dynamite Floral Halter Dress (currently unavailable) | Similar options from Dynamite: Maxi Dress with Ruffles or Maxi Floral Wrap Dress |
June has been such a busy month for me! My weekends have been jam packed with events and it has left me little to no time to put together fun looks for you all. This process is actually a huge help in my day to day routine, the looks that I post are things I would actually wear. So needless to say my morning routines have been a bit difficult in trying to figure out what I am wearing.. I spend more time standing at my closet then I normally should and that leaves me with minimal time for my morning makeup routine.
Since I was on the go I figured I would snap a picture of my outfit that I wore this weekend. I took my mom and my aunt out for their birthday to a nice brunch at Serafina’s and then we walked over to the Highline for a nice scenic view of NYC. Although I am here daily now, I don’t make the time to slow down and see the beauty that I am surrounded by. The day prior I was a fool and forgot to sunblock myself, it was a family filled weekend as my little cousins were over and I was more worried about them then I was myself. An overly long sentence to say that I got sunburn on my back. This completely changed the outfit I was going to wear. Since it was so hot I did want to wear a dress or shorts.
A few weeks ago I picked up this top from H&M. I loved the idea of pairing this with white pants and wearing it to work with a denim jacket. Since I am always cold in the office the jacket is the perfect style solution to this look. I will definitely show you all how that look will turn out but lets jump back into this look shall we? I wore my lighter washed denim shorts and a pair of my go to sandals from last year. Luckily my feet weren’t too beat up from walking for hours it seemed.
What I focused this entire look around was my necklace. Before jumping on the line to check out at H&M I always look at the accessories. And there it was. A SHARK TOOTH necklace. Impulsive purchase that was a million times worth it.
Can’t wait to get back into shooting some looks for you all and sharing my summer style!!
- H&M Satin and Lace Cami
- Shark pendant necklace
- Hollister light wash denim shorts
- Express Wrislet (closet archives) | Similiar Wristlets from Express |
When it comes to fashion and style, the photo has to tell a story. Without a story, nothing will draw you in – where is she going? what is she doing? where can I wear this? oh and where can I get it? I have written this before, whether any one reads this or not is still unknown, but I take my own photos. Yes I am my own photographer – with the help of a tripod and a self timer, all previous photos were taken by me, myself and I. The sucky part about this is it takes me a lot longer to achieve the story I am trying to create – being in 2 places at once is rather difficult & they have yet to perfect cloning. What I learned from the Create & Cultivate Mentor Power hour? OUTSOURCING!
From my research and asking other bloggers, photographers can be rather pricey. I want to be able to still afford these photos since this is mostly a hobby right now, I do not make any money from blogging. Although it would be nice to make a profit & work with other brands – I am not there yet. Plus any money that I did make would go directly back towards everything for my blog, such as a photographer.
When Rowell reached out to me I was excited and nervous – I didn’t want to be disappointed by how much it would possibly cost. Luckily the pricing was within my budget and I was super excited to experience a photoshoot in NYC. All of my favorite bloggers take photos on the streets and in the cross walks, to be one of them for a minute was magical! Rowell was super awesome and helped me feel comfortable taking photos in public, its not that easy when people are all around sometimes looking at you giving you the feeling they are thinking “what is she doing, who does she think she is” or my favorite “CAN YOU GET OUT OF MY WAY I HAVE SOME PLACE TO BE” Often I am one of the later because I am running for my bus on the way out of the office. I did my best to put my focus directly on the camera and think happy thoughts – which resulted in RBF (Resting Bitch Face) haha!
I really enjoyed walking around and chatting while stopping and taking pictures. It felt more natural rather than a strict photoshoot. As I said photos are meant to tell a story… so here is what this photo series is about. We met up by Bryant Park and walked along the streets of the exact outfit I wore to work. Although a majority of my pictures are in front of my garage, house or in my yard I really do wear these outfits out and about! Showcasing my outfit on the streets feels more relatable, at least to me. This is exactly where I would have walked on my lunch hour. Working in Manhattan is a dream, and I am working on the dream of actually living in Manhattan. Simply walking a few blocks I can get some inspiration – whether it be a place I want to go, an outfit I want to wear, some food I want to try or a piece of art I want to create. Its endless. Everyone is constantly moving at a rapid pace, in New York its the constant go go go go GOOOO. Often I find myself moving so fast that I walk 5 blocks out of my way because I stop thinking and I am too busy observing my surroundings – from the comfort of my oversized sunglasses of course.
I can’t wait to put more looks together and take more photos of my life on the go!
- Dynamite Ribbed Midi Dress |Forever 21 Option or MissGuided Option |
- Forever 21 Denim Jacket (closet archive – link shows very similar option)
- Celine Andrea Sunglasses
- Rebecca Minkoff Love Cross Body Bag
- Converse Sneakers