Little Black Dress: Long Sleeves and Cutouts

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Dress: Guess by Marciano, Shoes: ShoeMint, Clutch: Style&co, Ring: Kate Spade

A couple of weeks ago I had my college version of “prom.” My school planned a dance on a yacht and since it was during prom season I of course treated it like a real senior prom, minus the over the top glitz and glamour dress. Instead I wanted something classy and elegant yet still very modern. I found this dress at the Guess by Marciano store and it was love at first sight. (It was the first dress I tried on when I went shopping, like when does that ever happen?) I fell in love with the material because it was thick and hugged my shape perfectly. Since being on a boat is always really chilly the long sleeves were a major plus because I wouldn’t have to worry about carrying a coat. Wearing a dress with cutouts was kind of a huge step for me. I tend to dress a little more on the conservative side but these cutouts weren’t very revealing. This dress allowed me to show just enough skin while still being pretty covered up. I of course wore my amazing ShoeMint heels. I danced for like two hours straight in these suckers. Seriously, thank you ShoeMint!!!

Here are two pictures from that night. Sorry the photo quality is terrible, iPhone cameras at night just don’t work well together. And yes, this is my boyfriends blog debut! Meet Kevin (:

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Pops of Color

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Beanie: (similar) , Dress: Pink Rose via Ross (similar), Boots: Target, Necklace: Francesca’s

My family and I go to Vegas at least once a year. We especially try to go during the holidays because in true Vegas style they go all out with decorations. It definitely gets us excited for all the holiday festivities. Since the weather is much colder during this time of year, I decided to wear this stripe sweater dress I scored at Ross. The gray and black color block allow me to have fun with color through accessories. I kept the bottom half neutral with gray tights and black boots. However on top I went for a pop of bold purple and then a subtle pink necklace. Sometimes it’s nice to just let a few accessories do the talking.

Summer Meets Fall

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Dress: Forever 21, Necklace: Cookie Lee, Shoes: Franco Sarto, Lipstick: Clinique “Flirty Honey”

School has been consuming so much of time lately that I didn’t have time to buy or even plan an outfit for my cousins Quinceanera this past weekend. Luckily, I had this dress that I bought at Forever 21 a few months back that I only wore once. Since the weather has been cooling down I was able to wear the dress with tights and simple black heels.  I was surprised how appropriate this dress felt for fall considering I bought it when it was still summer. This goes to show that a dress in classic colors (black and white) can be worn year round depending on how you style it. I am also quite in love with my statement necklace from Cookie Lee. It gives any outfit that finishing touch of glam!

Simplicity

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This outfit is quite simple, just jeans and long sleeves shirt, but I feel with the right accessories it definitely gave it some life. One of my favorite color combinations is black and gold so I couldn’t resist adding gold jewelry and a belt with a gold buckle. I picked out a clutch that would add some color but wasn’t too harsh on the eye. My suede boots finish off the look perfectly by adding some height and dressing it up enough for a casual dinner with my cousin.

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My Favorite Sweater


Sweater: INC (similar), Blouse: Charlotte Russe, Hat and Tights: Target, Boots: Gianni Bini, Purse: Juicy Couture, Necklace: Michael Kors,Watch: Nordstrom (old), Bracelets: Juicy Couture (similar) and Things Remembered

I last wrote about this sweater in April when I wore it with jeans and an oxford shirt. This outfit is completely different but just shows how versatile the sweater is. Even though this outfit is all black, the stripes and tan color from the sweater create some depth and keep it visually appealing. I felt the outfit had room for some heavy accessorizing  so I borrowed this gorgeous Michael Kors necklace from my Aunt Elsa (Thank you!) and also wore my cloche hat from Target. I am excited for the colder weather because now I get to bring out all my hats and scarfs. I have to try really hard not to wear one every single day. But they are just so cute!

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Black, Gold, and Cream

Dress: Elle via Kohls (other dresses at Kohl’s), Shoes: Cosmopolitan via JCPenny, Necklace: Local Jewelry Boutique, Clutch: Kate Spade

Well, I’m back! Turns out blogging during the semester was a lot harder than I thought. This semester has been really tough with test and projects due every week. I have missed blogging and I can’t wait to get back on track.

This outfit was from a while back when I went to a cocktail party in celebration of some friends who are getting married. I jumped at the opportunity to get all dressed up. The style of this dress reminds me of something Lauren Conrad would wear. She has the quintessential sophisticated and feminine style that I absolutely adore. And can we just take a moment to totally drool over these shoes! When I spotted these at JCPenny I almost passed out (too dramatic?). Seriously though, I have found any excuse to wear them, along with this gorgeous collar necklace. I love how the black and gold play against the cream color of the dress. It’s an unexpected combination that worked out really well.

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