goodbye substance

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photography by: david wai

I recently purchased this floral dress from one of my favorite Short North boutiques, Substance. Unfortunately, Substance is saying farewell to Columbus and is closing shop near the end of June due to the owner’s relocation to South Carolina.

The store has been a long standing figure in the Short North fashion scene. I always loved visiting Substance for its collection of fair trade clothing, indie contemporary labels, and features of local Columbus designers and artists.

Hurry in before they’re gone. Their entire store is marked down at a steep discount, so be sure to pop in their store at 783 N. High St. to say goodbye! You can also shop their website shopsubstance where everything is currently 40% off.


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Today I am wearing this jasper green maxi dress which is so perfect for the new warmer weathers! It’s such a great dress for that simple and minimalistic look. I didn’t feel the need to belt it, instead I let the dress drape like a long straight line. The material just hangs nicely over the body and shows a little bit of leg with the middle slit in the front. Perfect!

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dress: Leith Front Slit Maxi Dress

head wrap: Tildon Metallic Leaf Head Wrap

bracelets: Alex and Ani ‘Compass’ Expandable Wire Bangle Gold
Alex and Ani ‘Initial’ Adjustable Wire Bangle
Alex and Ani ‘Cross Wrap’ Expandable Wire Bangle Gold

light wash


photography by: david wai

So excited to share this amazing shirt dress with you all! It’s a sleeveless striped dress by JOA with an interesting tie front detail that keeps things casual and fun. While I was looking for items to match the dress, there was a grand opening of a new Nordstrom Rack location, and I went a little crazy. I got this Paige acid washed denim jacket and these Burberry shoes both at a discounted price! The Rebecca Minkoff bag was also from the rack at a different point in time. Love me a great deal :]

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dress: JOA Tie Front Back Cutout Stripe Shirtdress

jacket: paige

bag: Rebecca Minkoff ‘MAC Clutch’ Crossbody Bag

shoes: burberry (nordstrom rack stores)

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5 days of aos: simpleechic

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photography by: david wai

So excited to kick off day one of #5daysofAOS! I have recently partnered up with Articles of Society to bring you 5 days of incredible styling featuring these AOS Mya Teal Skinny Jeans.

Those who are not new to my blog know that I love to dabble in a little color. How fun is this amazing shade of teal? If you’re in the mood for an affordable jean to update your spring wardrobe, this would be the one! For me, I styled these jeans colorfully but kept it soft and feminine with softer pastels on top. OBSESSED? Try on a colorful jean this spring to achieve that standout style!

To view more looks featuring the Mya Teal, head over to the following blogs for the remainder days of #5daysofAOS!  sensible stylista, Fashionably Kay, Ambiguously Me, Instant Milk


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Mya Teal Jeans: articles of society

top: ASTR Ruffle Hem Camisole

blazer: h&m (similar)

holy gym shorts


photography by: david wai

HOLY GYM SHORTS! I cannot get over how amazing these short by Greylin are. Who would have thought that a metallic finish could make gym shorts look so glamorous? I’m not gonna lie, I did channel a bit of MC Hammer as inspiration pairing the metallic shorts with a silky black blouse and a gold chained head band. It’s slightly funky, but absolutely fabulous! I’m obsessed. You’re obsessed. Done.

Order them now through Rowe Boutique!
Visit in store @718 North High Street — Columbus, OH 43215 (next to Jeni’s Ice Cream on High St.)
Call to order: 614-299-7693

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 top: trouve (now marked down!)

shorts: rowe boutique

head wrap: Tildon

shoes: sam edelman (view my review here!)

bordeaux maxi dres

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photography by: david wai

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kalos maxi dress by bordeaux: anthropologie (now on sale!)

Rock out in this Bordeaux maxi dress from Anthropologie! Wear this 2 in 1 top and skirt maxi dress to look effortlessly boho chic. I love how comfortable this maxi is. Made out of a soft thin cotton material, the dress gives the allusion of gliding while walking. Makes for an easy daytime outfit!





pleated chiffon skirt

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photography by: david wai

Totally random…but do any of you have a problem with see-through skirts? These pleated chiffon skirts have been on trend this season. But everywhere I’ve gone, these popular skirts have without fail had one downfall; they love showing off my colorful knickers! How about a solution? Quick tip for today, nude Spanx is every woman’s best friend. Ladies, embrace them, it’s okay. After you’ve moved on from this skirt dilemma, keep the skirt casual by styling it with a cropped tee.


denim jacket: abercrombie

graphic tee: h&m

skirt: autograph

shoes: zara

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