blazingly cute

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photography by: david wai

Who doesn’t like a classic blazer? Hmm…how about one that is muted green with polka dotted details? Whatever piece it may be, I love incorporating some sort of playfulness into every outfit I wear. In this look, pairing a full ballerina skirt and a unique blazer with vintage elements created just enough fun for my playful mood.

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blazer: anthropologie

t-shirt: topshop (nordstrom)

skirt: topshop (nordstrom)

shoes: jeffrey campbell (nordstrom)

floral sportswear

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photography by: david wai

This look is a combination of two trends that have carried over into spring; florals and sportswear. With the sweater made out of a sleek jersey material, this provides a comfortable, athletic feel to the touch. The number 12 graphic and vibrant floral print makes a statement to any casual dress. Add on a baseball cap and if you’re a sneakers girl, wear them! But I love to keep things luxe by throwing on some heels. :]

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top: asos

hat: forever 21

bracelet: forever 21

shoes: Sam Edelman

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These shoes by Sam Edelman remind me of a certain Valentino shoe. (Girls you know which ones I’m talking about). Since it’s release in 2010, the leather Valentino Rockstud Pumps have certainly become eye candy in the fashion blogosphere. Starting at around $945 a pair, they are not the most budget friendly shoe for most women. But, if you’re a trendy girl who loves a deal on designer inspired pieces, I’ve got the shoe for you! And at $139.95 a pair, these are hard to pass up! I found these shoes on display at work and truth be told, I nearly died when I saw them. And so, without further ado, I introduce to you the Sam Edelman Ollie T-Strap Pump.

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The Sam Edelman’s offer a similar pointed toe silhouette with a three strap buckle closure and a comfortable low heel. There are some minor differences though, but in the end the same look is achieved. The classic Valentino Rockstuds are finished with a high-gloss patent leather, studded with pointed squares and are available in a variety of colors and finishes as well. The Edelman’s are limited to a matte leather in black or ivory/nude and are finished with rounded studs. Differences aside, the Edelman’s are still the best designer inspired shoe I have found. They have become a perfect investment in my own collection and have helped me create a variety of classic and edgy looks dressed up and dressed down.

Sold yet? I think they’re an A+!

Get it here at nordstroms

 

simplee casual

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photography by: david wai

Don’t you wish you could sleep in your clothes for the next day and be ready in a jiffy? Well, this shift dress by Madewell is alllmooossttt sleepable. But, for your casual Monday, it’ll do. Detailed with pindots over a soft silky material, this dress is the perfect way to be effortlessly ready. Wear this flowy dress with some cuffed skinnies and leather ankle boots for your lazy Monday.

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dress: madewell

boots: j.crew (similar here)

sophisticated (vday#4)

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photography by: david wai

Alright, alright. Maybe this valentines day, you want to look like a sophisticated lady. How do you dress up in class, and still let your personality shine through? I don’t know about you, but I’m a type of girl that loves to have fun and laugh. And so, I am always drawn to finding pieces that are vibrant and calming them down with basic neutrals. This full, knee length skirt by ted baker has the perfect amount of pop! I then threw on a basic black sweater with daisy elbow patches (how cute!).

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top: asos

skirt: ted baker

necklace: francesca’s

shoes: zara

bag: forever 21

sweet gypsy spirit (vday#3)

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photography by: david wai

If you’re a girl with a free-spirited heart, this one’s for you. And ooooo GURL, you’ll be STUNNER in this one. My Valentine’s look #3 features this romantically bohemian kimono by Band of Gypsies. This lightweight kimono drapes perfectly over the body and provides coverage over any floral mini. The sheer, floral lace insets along the sleeves and sides of the body adds delicateness, yet freedom to the look . And yes, this kimono will flow while you walk, making you look like an angel. Be a flower child and throw on a floral headband and some simple bracelets to match!  

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kimono: urban outfitters (NOW ON SALE!)

headband: asos

flower bracelet: forever 21

Polka dots and stripes (Vday#2)

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photography by: David Wai

It’s Valentine’s week day 2! I love mixing patterns with patterns, but you gotta do it right! Keep it simple by mixing patterns within the same color family. To ensure that these patterns don’t clash, incorporate two patterns that are complementary, such as large polka dots and thinner horizontal stripes! The stripes on the waistband runs vertically and breaks up the look. Finish off with a cool toned jeweled necklace and add a grey bag with a slight blue tint!

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sweater: jack wills

collared shirt: abercrombie & fitch

skirt: asos

necklace: chloe+isabel

bag: forever 21 (similar here)

watch: asos

heels: zara

lady in love (vday#1)

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photography by: David Wai

This is for all you young lovers out there. I think this look is so adorable and festive! Nothing screams Valentines more than hearts and shades of pinks and reds. Celebrate this lovers holiday by wearing a sweet collared shirt and a matching skater skirt. And for you girly girls out there who has a man that isn’t embarrassed by what you wear, put on this cute heart headband to finish off the look. It’s up to you, just be comfortable with your date and have fun with it!

top: asos

skater skirt: asos

headband: asos

watch: asos

earrings: new look

rose bracelet: forever 21

pumps: sam edelman

did i just see sassquatch?

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Literally. Did you just see sasquatch? In commemoration of this winter storm that is going on, here is SASSquatch! I was rummaging through my mother’s closet and found this beast of a fur coat. Weird huh? But I love finding unique pieces in random places and using them to whip up something fabulous! I paired the coat with a lacy cropped top from free people and a gold maxi skirt I found on clearance at forever 21. In the end, this is a glamorously gothic look that even sasquatch could rock.

fur coat: mother’s closet

top: free people

skirt: forever 21

necklace: chloe+isabel