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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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

I’m Blue…Da Ba Dee Da Ba Die

Going on dates with myself is one of my favorite things to do. Usually when I take myself out on a date, I’m not overly concerned with what I look like because who do I have to impress? I’m not going to not call myself again after the date.

Today though, I decided I was going to impress myself. I was feeling inspired by the bright colors and blue skies here in Cali and dressed in shades of blue. My outfit in turn inspired me to sing “I’m Blue” by Eiffel 65 in my head all day (gotta love the 90’s). Not to mention, putting on a cute outfit and walking outside is one of the best things you can do if you’re feeling a little blue (I’m really running with this whole blue theme, work with me here).

I wore my boyfriend jeans for a date sans the boyfriend and I had a great time! I suggest everyone does this at LEAST once a week. I’m a pretty cool date if I do say so myself.

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Top: Urban Outfitters

Sunglasses: Ray-Ban

Necklace: J.Crew

Jeans: Sneak Peek Los Angeles

Shoes: Nine West

Purse: J.Crew

Celebrity Outfit Recreation- Miranda Kerr style

Came across this lovely photo of Miranda Kerr who I absolutely adore. I decided to recreate her look. I have a long black maxi dress and a jean jacket, and that’s really all there is to it. Which is why it’s great. I love the simplicity of it. For some of you this outfit may be more appropriate for Spring or Summer. So to those people…I hate to rub it in, but I wore this today on January 12th because… well…it’s 77 degrees in LA! Don’t hate. But keep this outfit in your back pocket for when Spring arrives.

BLACK MAXI DRESS RECREATION

It’s effortless style like this that models like Miranda Kerr are all about. I can only try to embody that vibe. You don’t have to be a Victoria’s Secret model to feel sexy and casual. A black maxi dress will absolutely do the trick for anyone. It’s slimming, flattering, elongates your body…etc. If you’re short, wear a maxi dress with wedges and it’ll help the feeling like you’re swimming in it.

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Now on to my own personal touches. Accessories. My blush leather handbag from J.Crew. This was a splurge Christmas present for myself. As I’ve said before, I believe handbags are not something to skimp on. I love this bag as it can be a shoulder bag or a cross body. The leather is very strong and soft and the color is a new trend this season. It’s unique yet neutral.

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Cat eye sunglasses from Ralph Lauren. These are so fun. The front part is purple and the sides are tortoise. I never thought I’d wear purple sunglasses, but I like how you can only tell in the sunlight, otherwise they look black.

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Lastly, my every day gold and horn watch by Michael Kors.

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Dress: Forever 21

Jean Jacket: Levi’s

Earrings: Target

Bag: J.Crew

Sunglasses: Ralph Lauren

Watch: Michael Kors

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