Flower Power

 shirt: lucky brand, skirt: target, shoes: target

in order to prepare for the upcoming holiday weekend fun, i opted to take a chill day today/ ill be running errands around town, so i wanted a summer outfit that provided no fuss


Rain Rain Go AWAY

shirt: Ralph Lauren, shorts: Jcrew, jacket: North Face, socks: Ralph Lauren, boots: Target


Red Camel

shirt:moda, pants: forever 21, shoes: jcrew, belt: kensie, earrrings: thrifted 

i'm currently obsessing over colored capris/ pairing them with neutrals gives a classic chic look/ the leopard shoes add a unexpected spark to the plain colors/ this look is an everyday summer look that keeps you cool enough in the heat without compromising on being chic


Sweet Sunshine :)

dress: walter, shoes: target, jacket: calvin jeans, earrings: target

i wore a laid-back summer dress today - they are my favorite clothing item to wear during summer/ summer dresses embrace the heat while still making their model look cute/ i paired the colorful dress with a denim jacket to dress down the look


Classy Lady

shirt: dillards, skirt: dillards, shoes: target, glasses: burberry, scarf: coach

polka dots are my favorite pattern to wear, but they can be difficult to pull off/ the key is to purchase polka dot print in structured clothing, in order to keep from making your figure appear larger/ i paired the skirt with a ruffled shirt in order to obtain a classy appearance/ the neck scarf aids to complete the classy style and pull together the brown with cream/ i took a photo of my bun to show how the popular runway oversized bun look can be achieved/ to create this hairstyle on yourself - pull your hair into a low ponytail, take a long sock & cut off the toe end, roll the end into itself until you have a donut looking hair tie, thread your hair through the donut & begin rolling your hair around the donut (making sure to conceal the sock)/ for more information on how to do this hairstyle - you can watch a youtube video on how to do an oversized bun with a sock/ i wore this look to church this morning, b/c this is a little more dressed up than everyday wear/


Every Chic Girl's "MUST HAVES"

being a girl is tough - between the mascara stabs to the eye in fits of hurry to the heartbreaks from jerky little boys, we deserve a little tlc/ this list includes the five items that help keep me cool/collected/& calm ~ even if i'm peddling like a duck underneath

1. A personal copy of Classy: Exceptional Advice for the Extremely Modern Lady by Derek Blasberg
 the book teaches how to plan events, what to wear, and how to act like a classy lady. the advice from derek will transform you into a classy lady, which is found few and far.

2. Staple dress that can be worn to most events. (this is the little black dress)
i prefer to not wear black - why blend in when you can stand out? plus i'm more of a browns girl. my staple dress is a neutral toned dress that looks amazing with pops of color and tanned skin

3. One person you can divulge your deepest darkest thoughts to
never underestimate the power of friendship. a true friend is hard to come by, so when you find him/her latch on like a little puppy. they can save you a lot of money, that otherwise would be spent on a therapist.

4. A pair of shoes that can be worn with anything (preferably keep them in your car trunk)
being stranded without a shoe change is not a pretty sight. preparation produces positive results-always be prepared. i have a tan pair of canvas flats (go figure).

5. Confidence
with confidence you can rock your pink piggy pj pants...well maybe not those... (i'm writing this after seeing Mr. Popper's Penguins-excuse the overuse of p's). confidence is the most important attribute that a woman can have. You are Beautiful - own it!


Extra Olives...please

shirt: cache, cardigan: adrienne vittadini, pants: target, belt: kensie, shoes: target, bag: antonio melani

cheers to a successful day - i completed a much needed shopping trip/ i purchased jcrew capris and matching shirt, AE checkered orange shirt, a urban outfitters shirt, and some jewelry/ my current trend obsession is bright colored capris-i'm dying for a peach pair of pants to go with my aqua jcrew tank/ now is the perfect time to begin planning your fall wardrobe and begin shopping the sale racks for key items/ my fall look inspiration is from spencer on pretty little liars, so i will be hitting up shops like jcrew & anthropologie/ when going shopping it is important to wear an outfit that makes you feel good about your body and easily can be taken off for trying on those final sale items/ everyone is specially & uniquely made so be happy with your shape/size ~ happy shopping!


Animal Fever

capris: madewell, shirt: thrited, jacket: forever 21, shoes: TOMS, belt:thifted

i would categorize this look as retro collides with animal prints/ the yellow pants are a throwback to the past, but the jacket & sparkle toms bring in the current age animal prints/ i wore a neutral shirt in order to create balance, while embracing the retro feel with my pinned-up high side part/ try pairing color pants with neutral colored tops, then throw on a statement jacket


Florals meet Polka Dots

shorts: target, shirt: gianni bini, belt: jcrew, shoes: target, bangles: thrifted earrings: forever 21

the process behind the mixing of patterns is to choose a focal color that both items have & then accent the outfit with colors that mix with that color hue/ for example: my shorts and the shirt contain the turquoise color, then to accent i added blue shoes from the shirt's pattern & a lime green belt that provided contrast between the shirt and shorts/ i wore this outfit for running around town doing errands - it is a perfect summer outfit!/ plus my sister got feathers in her hair today - an upload will come in the near future



1. ebay - this week i have been going crazy on ebay/ i have purchased items that i don't need to add to my already overstuffed closet/ i love a good bidding war/ i will do a clothing haul to showcase my new purchases in the upcoming week

2. nautical style - i especially love this dress by Quicksilver

3. hair feathers - aria from pretty little liars rocks this look & i'm totally digging it

4. million dollar decorators on bravo tv - interior decorating is not my forte, but these design geniuses would blow anyone out of the water/ they all have such amazing visions & to watch their creations come to light is one of my trills of the week/ tune-in on tuesday nights

5.  SUMMER - today officially begins summer/ plus i completed my financial accounting class online today, with an A+ - i might add, so i am uber trilled/ hello sunshine :)


School Days

shirt: forever 21 pants: levi's shoes: target earrings: forever 21 headband: made by ME

my summer mondays are school days for me/ i take financial accounting online/ major: fashion merchandising...surprise surprise/ therefore on school days i dress really comfortable since i will be stuck inside at my desk all day :(  normally my style is more adventurous, but it is nice sometimes to appreciate the simplicity of jeans with a simple tee/ to add flavor - i added sparkly accents with my shoes, earrings, and headband


menswear for daddy's day

shirt: walmart, shorts: forever 21, tie: thrifted, belt: kensie, earrings: thrifted socks: ralph lauren, glasses: burberry shoes: bandolino

this outfit is in honor of father's day, so it was only right to trade in my frills for a tie/ my father owns his own contracting company - which inspired my shoot with the ladder & his fav pastime is golfing, hence the golfclub/ the look is menswear with a geeky spin - thanks to the glasses & socks/ when wearing menswear it is important to express you femininity in some form, mine through the sparkle belt and earrings/ for father's day, my family went out to lunch to celebrate my wonderful father/ remember to call your daddy & tell him you love him xoxo


stripes w florals

this style is a chic take on combining different patterns to create a uniform look/ to recreate this look - choose a prominent color from within the floral pattern, mine was : grey/ the color in the striped shirt should be that same color or a close second to that color color / accessories were kept low-key in order to maintain the sleek chicness of the look

top: j crew/ skirt: twelfth street by cynthia vincent / belt: kensie / flats: BCBG / earrings : target