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Holidays, Your Style

Feeling Cool Girl Vibes for the Holidays!

Okay you guys, the holidays are here, and there are some amazing and fun trends that will make every girl on the block feel cool. From futuristic shades, to vinyl pants, and funky boots, it is fun to rock something different. If you are looking for something for the fashionista, then look no further!

Aviator sunglasses and patent booties

I kinda love these fun shades that I picked up at Nordstrom. They are not only super funky and make a great gift, but they are just $12.00. Make sure to check out the Brass Plum section for all kinds of shades that will not bust your budget! Also, what girl does not love a great pair of boots! These white patent pair are super trendy, but any fashion forward girl will love them. They are Steve Madden and are on sale as well!

Holidays gift guide Cara Faux Leather Belt Bag

There is something to be said about a fun fanny pack for a friend as well. If you are on the go, they are so simple and make a look a bit cooler and hip. This one is from Chelsea 28. I was a little scared to wear it at first, and now I want another! Yes these pants are vinyl, and not the easiest to pull off. So if you are feeling something super spicy, I would totally try a pair, or simply a fun faux leather legging. These are from Topshop and again are under $100.00.

JONES MIXED MEDIA JACKET for the holidays

One more on trend look that makes a great gift is a fun jacket to layer. I love the lace detail mixed with the sporty edge of this Veronica Beard piece. You can find fun ones at every price point!

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My Style, Weekend whereabouts

Jumping into a Weekend Getaway!

I couldn’t be more excited to get ready for summer, and that means lots of fun jumpsuits, rompers, cool kicks, and shades. This coming weekend I am going to Nantucket for the first time, and for me it feels like the kickoff to summer. When I am traveling, bringing along a fun romper and jumpsuit that can go from day to night is key. This piece from Socialite Clothing available at Nordstrom is absolutely perfect. Not only is it sexy but you can certainly wear it with sandals and hop on a bike into town.

Stripe Overlay rompers

The colors are also fun and nautical, pretty much screaming island fever. I love the way this piece flows in the wind, as it definitely is fitting for a night of dancing around the town.  Not only that, but this time of year I love to pick up fun shades that have some color to them. This pair from Lulus are fun and under $25!

Shades from Lulus

Another rule of thumb when I travel is to have an easy and fun backpack with me. This B.P. piece from Nordstrom is under $50. Metallic is fun, and it will go with many different pieces of my wardrobe. I bike a ton in the summer, and a backpack evens out the weight. This one is small as well, so it doubles as a cool going out bag. Bandanas are still going strong, so pick one up and wear it in your hair, on your wrist, or as a choker!

Yes, I know not everyone is into the adidas slides for summer, as they are harder to pull off. You can easily pair this romper with a cute summer sandal, and if you are wanting to take a risk pair them with something dressier. These are super casual, so they definitely will be mixed into my am coffee runs with sweats.

adidas slides

If you buy a fun piece this summer, make it a jumpsuit or a romper that can go from day to night. Some of my other favorites are below!

Socialite romperSocialite Romper

Leith RomperLeith Romper

Topshop romperTopshop Romper

Revolve RomperRevolve Romper

AsosRomperAsos Romper

Bloomingdales RomperBloomingdales Romper

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Style Guide, Your Style

Ruffles for Spring, Yes Please!

We all know that my style is an everyday mix more on the playful tomboy side of things. That doesn’t mean I don’t love to play dress up now and then, and this season for me, it is all about the ruffle details. This trend is fun, and can be seen from casual tees to gorgeous flowy dresses (hint my spring wedding dress guide is coming). Whether you keep it casual like I did with this cute striped top from J.Crew, or go for a fun off the shoulder blouse, make sure to add this trend to your spring list.

Blouse with ruffles

Bold necklaces, especially tortoise shell, are also making a comeback. The choker trend is still going strong, but I love to add a big standout piece to a simple shirt like this cool piece from J.Crew as well. If you are wearing your hair up, and are showing off your shoulders, try a fun bold earring instead.

Check out some of my favorite ruffle blouses below. Make sure to find one that suits your style from simple to funky!

Cold-shoulder top

J.Crew

Ruffle-sleeve top

J.Crew

Ruffle Off the Shoulder Blouse

Nordstrom

Ruffle Cold Shoulder Top

Topshop

Pull&Bear Gingham Ruffle Blouse

Asos

Ruffled Blouse

H&M

One Shoulder Top with Ruffle

Shopbop

Marled Ruffled Off-The-Shoulder Blouse

Macys

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Style Guide, Your Style

Spring Denim is Here!

There is a change on the denim scene, and it has me smiling. Think faded, frayed, embroidered and pastel. Last season we began to see designers definitely branching out from the skinny distressed jean and the wide leg that had been trending for awhile. Whether you go big or take the trend to a scaled down level, trying one is key for the season.

frayed denim

I am all about the wild frayed bottom. It screams fun, and you can make them dressy with heels, sporty with a sneaker, or even preppy like I did here with my favorite Chanel bag and J.Crew boat shoes. This pair from Topshop is great because they are under $100, and when it comes to major trends, I like to buy things that are a steal!

Madwell frayed denim

Madwell Frayed Denim

Topshop frayed denim

Topshop Frayed Denim

You are also going to see all kinds of fun embroidered jeans, especially floral prints. Like they say, we are all ready for the May flowers after a long month of showers. Whether you do them simple down one side, or find a distressed pair with lots of fun floral print, go ahead and give it a try. I like to keep my top basic to focus on the embroidery.

Floral Embroidered Jeans

Floral Embroidered Jeans

Faded embroidered Jeans

Faded embroidered Jeans

Make it light and pretty. Pastels are a huge trend this season. I have already purchased several pairs in sneakers of course! If you don’t want to get too crazy on a new pair of jeans, my advice is to invest in a clean light colored pair. I love the idea of a baby pink or soft green denim. They will look perfect for day with a simple jean jacket, and at night a soft romantic blouse.

Powder Pink Skinny Jean

Powder Pink Skinny Jean

Light Green Jean

Light Green Jean

Faded denim is here to stay. The days of simple dark wash ankle jeans, are taking a backseat to more of a rocker feel. Whether you go for a boyfriend fit, ripped and distressed, or a crop wide leg one, have fun with this trend. Again, I suggest getting a fun pair that don’t break the bank, and make sure to add some cool shades and put some cool factor in your step.

Faded H&M Denim

Faded H&M Denim

Faded BlankNYC Denim

Faded BlankNYC Denim

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Style Guide, Your Style

Spring Jacket Guide!

Well, the weather is finally taking a turn, but there is still a little chill in the air. Spending the last twelve years in Cali, the evenings by the beach usually call for a light jacket. Here on the East Coast, we still are getting hits of cold weather, so it is the perfect time to purchase and break out those transition jackets.

Floral print faux leather spring jacket

One of my favorite new lines that I have found is Blank NYC Denim. They have such fun jackets at a price point that is amazing. Last fall, I purchased their burgundy moto jacket in suede, and right now, I am lusting after this faux leather piece with floral print. I also just ordered their baby pink suede moto jacket, as pastel colors are huge for this season.

Accessories

For me, I love the mix of an edgy jacket like this, with the floral print. It adds a feminine touch in a bad girl way. If you haven’t noticed, I am also loving the trend of pairing a cool bandana in place of a choker with a lot of my looks. Their fun and easy, and Topshop has plenty to choose from. Grab cool pair of aviators, these from B.P. at Nordstrom are only $12.00! Complete the look with a fun tee. I can never pass up a graphic one that has something fun on it. Good vibes and tan lines is exactly what I need now that the sun is shining!

graphic tee

Check out all of my favorite Spring Jackets below!

Moto jacket

Blank NYC Jeans floral Moto Jacket

Bomber jacketZella Bomber Jacket

Safari Shirt jacket

J.Crew Safari Shirt-Jacket

Fluted denim jacket

Asos Fluted Denim Jacket

Hologram jacket

Asos Hologram Jacket

Trench coat

H&M Trench Coat

Sundry army jacket

Sundry Army Jacket

Suede moto jacket

Suede Moto jacket 1. State

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