The Go-To Button Up

This Top Shop button up has become my new go-to shirt. It’s been a perfect transitional piece from summer to fall. I can wear it with shorts and sandals for a laid-back summer look or with jeans and booties in the fall. It’s super soft and I love the navy and off white grid print. I’m also a big fan of the half tuck with button ups or oversized tops. It can even be dressed up with a navy pencil skirt or trousers and a statement necklace for work. I just may be living in this button up until it falls apart.

Top: Top Shop | Shorts: J.Crew | Shoes: Urban Outfitters | Bag: Street Level | Necklace: Romolo

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70’s Retro Revival – Fashion Making a Comeback

I’m loving 70’s inspired looks this season. Wide leg jeans and super flares are everywhere right now. Embroidered peasant tops are also making a comeback and I’m not complaining. This look made me wish I lived in 70’s. Since it is 2015 though, try incorporating just one or two 70’s inspired pieces into your outfit to avoid looking like you’re going to a throwback costume party. Some other ideas for this amazing fall trend are booties, burgundy, tan, mustard yellow, suede, shift dresses, floral prints, fringe, button up denim skirts, clogs and wide brimmed hats.

Top: Love Tree Happens | Jeans: Blank | Shoes: Kenneth Cole Reaction | Bag: Street Level | Sunglasses: Ray Ban

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One Is Silver And The Other’s Gold

Since moving out to Los Angeles, it hasn’t been super easy to make friends that compare to my friends back home. It used to make me feel homesick until I realized that I would never be able to replicate that and that’s ok. That’s why they are so important to me and we make such an effort to visit each other even though we’re all scattered across the country. They are irreplaceable.

That being said, I’ve come to realize the great value of the new friends I have made in LA. I truly believe that people come into your life at specific times for a reason. I feel that since I’ve moved out here, the people who have come into mine are now my new irreplaceables. I have somehow unintentionally, but very luckily surrounded myself with people who have accepted me, motivated me, inspired me and supported me so incredibly much. I don’t know how I could ever repay these kinds of friends.

These photos and this outfit tell a story that goes beyond just pics for a fashion blog. The shirt and necklace were lent to me by my friend after I told her that her outfit was adorable and I wanted to feature it on my blog. I meant that I wanted to take pictures of her in it, but next thing I know, she’s literally taking the shirt off her back for me and she gave it to me to wear for a blog post. I decided to pair it with white cut off shorts because I’m super into the white on white look right now!

My other friend is the one who took these photos. She enjoys photography, I enjoy doing fashion blog pics and we enjoy hanging out with each other…so that’s all there is to it. She asks for nothing in return. It’s friends like these that I am so incredibly grateful for. She also pushed me to start this blog, she helped me design it and she referred me for a part time job as a stylist at StitchFix.com, WHICH I GOT! I look at where I was before I moved out here and how certain things were only a far fetched dream and where I am now… a fashion stylist and blogger. I may not have tons of followers, but this is my passion and I’m doing it. That’s what matters.

Thank you to my old friends who continue to love and support me unconditionally like sisters and to my new friends who I already feel like I’ve known forever who not only constantly push me to be my best self but take their time and energy to help me get there. I appreciate these people so incredibly much!

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Top: Paper Crane | Shorts: Paris Blues | Necklace: Pegasus | Shoes: Franco Sarto | Bracelets: Urban Outfitters

Bag: Urban Outfitters | Jacket: Levi’s | Sunglasses: Ray Ban’s

June Instagram Roundup

So let’s just pretend I’ve just said a bunch of cliché things about how I haven’t blogged in forever and I need to be better about it and long time, no see…etc. and get down to it. I’ve been posting so many outfits on Instagram but failing to update them all on my blog. I wanted to give you guys a roundup of some of my favorite Instagram looks and where all the items of the outfit are from. I incorporated a lot of repeat items to show versatility in re-wearing staple items in different ways. It is “June Gloom” here in Los Angeles so I deemed it appropriate to start with some long sleeve/pants looks for gloomier/cooler weather and then transition down to more spring/summer looks. That was a lot of slashes. Anyways…enjoy!

Denver look

Top: Target | Scarf: J.Crew | Jacket: Stitch Fix | Bag: J.Crew | Shoes: Target

boyfriend jean look

Sweater: H&M | Necklace: Stitch Fix | Bag: Stitch Fix | Jeans: Lucky Brand | Shoes: Target

tie dye look

Top: Olive + Oak | Necklace: Shoot the Moon LA | Bag: J.Crew | Jeans: Paige | Shoes: Aerin | Jacket: Levi’s

white jean look

Top: Shoot the Moon LA | Jeans: Paige | Shoes: American Eagle | Necklace: Banana Republic

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Romper: Urban Outfitters | Jacket: Levi’s | Shoes: American Eagle | Bag: Urban Outfitters

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Jeans: Sneak Peak Los Angeles | Top: Target | Bag: Fossil | Shoes: Aerin | Necklace: Urban Outfitters

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Romper: Urban Outfiters | Necklace: Urban Outfitters | Bag: Fossil | Shoes: Target

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Just Your Average Saturday

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Top: Forever 21 | Pants: J.Crew | Bag: Urban Outfitters | Sandals: American Eagle

I’m not here to talk about what I wore to Coachella although I secretly wish I was. I’m just here to talk about what I wore on a normal Saturday spent in Studio City, CA, going out to eat and running errands. When it comes to every day style, I’m all about comfort, flattery and simple chic looks. I’m really into being able to throw on a light, airy, pseudo crop top and then getting creative with what bottoms to pair it with, whether it be jeans, shorts or these drawstring pants pictured here.

I’ve also noticed I’ve been adding many shades of blue as I build my wardrobe. It seems to have become a staple neutral for me. I added a colorful bag with this outfit because I felt it complimented the shirt quite well. I also like incorporating pops of color into my otherwise neutral outfits. To top it off, a pair of white strappy sandals and I’m ready to face my… rather uneventful day. A good outfit can definitely put an extra pep in your step even if you have nothing to get ready for or no one to impress. Do it for yourself. And be creative with pieces that you feel comfortable in. While I love the idea of other bloggers or fashion icons inspiring you (it’s where I am always getting inspiration from) don’t feel you have to jump on board with every single trend or completely copy anyone else’s style. There are many trends out there that I feel as a fashion blogger, I am supposed to get on board with, but it’s just not me. I like to “stay in vogue” as I say, but am careful not to lose sight of what I truly want to wear, not what I think I’m supposed to wear.

A lot of the pieces in this post are many years old, but it’s working in 2015 when put together correctly. Try taking another look at your closet in a new light before feeling defeated and wishing you could go on a shopping spree. Lastly, remember that confidence is everything!

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Meet the Blogger

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As a twenty something transplant from the midwest to Los Angeles, I’ve spent a lot of time trying to discover myself. What makes me truly happy and excited, what are my hobbies and passions other than coming home after work, watching the Bachelor and eating a lean cuisine (there is NOTHING wrong with that by the way!)?

It occurred to me that there is one thing that I’ve always been passionate about for as long as I can remember, and that’s fashion. In my opinion, retail therapy is the best kind of therapy and perusing the “womens fashion” section of pinterest is a productive and highly enjoyable use of time.

I’ve never been able to afford high fashion, but my wardrobe never suffers. For those of you who associate the word “vogue” with expensive, high fashion… let me clear it up for you. If you aren’t rich, you can still be vogue! Vogue is not just a magazine with expensive things… it’s defined as “fashion or style at a particular time,” that’s it! So, I live in the Valley of LA, not the city, and I don’t wear heels every day…and by every day I mean hardly ever. Compared to city style, the valley has more of your every day type girl (but still very vogue!) and I think more of us can relate to that.

Enjoy!

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Casual Spring and Summer Style Lookbook

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Sweater: Urban Outfitters | Necklace: J.Crew | Shorts: Urban Outfiters | Wedges: Franco Sarto

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Top: Urban Outfitters | Bag: J.Crew | Necklace: J.Crew | Shorts: Urban Outfitters | Shoes: Urban Outfitters

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Jeans: The Gap | Shoes: Target | Bag: Fossil | Top: Forever 21

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Romper: Kaitlyn | Bag: J.Crew | Cardigan: Urban Outfitters | Necklace: Shoot the Moon LA | Shoes: Target

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Romper: Urban Outfitters | Bag: Urban Outfitters | Shoes: Urban Outfitters | Necklace: J.Crew | Hat: Target | Bracelet: Target