Chevron and Chambray

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Shirt: Target (similar), Shorts: Charlotte Russe, Boots: Target, Purse: Kate Spade

My go-to outfit combination is a pair of loose shorts and a chambray shirt. I got these amazing chevron shorts a year ago at a Charlotte Russe sale and they were only $10! I bought another pair which I wore in this post. My chambray shirt is probably the most worn item in my closet as you have seen me wear it on the blog many times. Even though it is summer I chose to wear my ankle boots for a bit of height since the shorts are pretty short. I think it adds a bit of edge to the outfit as well. I pulled my hair up into a messy top-knot to accentuate my collar. I hardly ever wear my hair up but I really liked my new method for top-knots.

What are your go-to outfit combos? I would love to try!

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Dots on Dots

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Crop Top and Skirt: Target, Sandals: Wet Seal, Hat: Windsor, Bracelet: Kate Spade: Sunnies: Nordstrom BP.


As you already know, I have a mild, I mean major obsession with polka dots so it was only a matter of time till I created an entire look using some of my many polka dot pieces. Instead of wearing a skirt with the same black and white polka dot print as my crop top, I went for a more subtle approach and wore this skirt that has a polka dot pattern in a reduced size and color palette.

I recently bought this hat from Windsor and I am so happy with it! I am pretty picky when it comes to brim size and this seems to be the perfect match. I wore my favorite sunnies and some comfortable black sandals. I then topped it off with… yup, a polka dot bracelet. I thought, hey one more thing can’t hurt!

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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Roots

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Sunnies: Nordstrom BP, Kimono: Laura’s Boutique, Tank: American Eagle Outfitters, Pants: Forever 21, Shoes: Qupid, Necklace: Old Navy, Bracelets: Kate Spade, Alex and Ani, Juicy Couture, Ring: Forever 21

Guys, my roots are coming in and for those of you who don’t know,  I had my hair permanently straightened almost two years ago. You can check it out in this post. I am quite conflicted if I should re-straighten it or just let me natural waves take over. My hair here is the aftermath of drying naturally and me trying to curl the straight parts of my hair to match my roots. Although I do think my curly hair gives me character, something about my straight hair makes me feel a little more me. I am a very indecisive person so we will see what I end up doing. Opinions?

On to my outfit, I am so in love with this yellow floral kimono. It is just so bright and airy and perfect for summer. Since it was a bit chilly I decided to wear it with an old pair of Forever 21 pants. I think they are about two years old and I have definitely been on the lookout for a new pair because these fit me a little too big. I decided to pair it with a white tank to give a monochromatic look and to allow the yellow to just pop!

And the arm party that is currently going on is my total fave! These three gold bracelets are playful and sophisticated and I basically wear them with my watch like everyday.

Polka-dots and Stripes

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Polka-dots and stripes are hands down my favorite patterns. So when my mom saw this sweater she knew it had my name all over it. Since its shorter in length is makes for a great layering piece. Chambray is my go-to when layering sweaters with a bold print. Since the weather has been warming up, I decided to add a strong pop of color. I chose to wear a boot because I felt it pulled from the black print to tie the outfit together. I have also been stacking a lot of gold bracelets together above my watch for a more casual feel. And how cute is Rocky?! He clearly enjoyed being on the blog so he decided to photo bomb my pictures.

My Brother’s Sweater

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Sweater: Target (similar)  Pants: Forever 21 (similar), Shoes: BP. Nordstrom, Necklace: Charming Charlie, Clutch: Kate Spade

I have a younger brother who is 18 years old and he is easily my favorite person in the world. We are complete opposites but since we are pretty close in age we have always had a special bond that I am extremely grateful for. This bond is so close that he doesn’t stop me from borrowing his sweaters every now and then. There’s something extra comfy about wearing a boys sweater. This gray one has been my favorite for a while and when my brother grew out of it he finally let me have it. I usually wear it with leggings and  tall boots, but this time I wanted to dress it up a bit. I automatically went for my new favorite necklace from Charming Charlie. It takes any outfit to the next level! I wanted the gray to pop so I paired it with my white pants and cuffed them at the bottom to show off my brown ankle boots. This outfit was perfect for a date night!

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Hello 2014!

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DSC_0365cDSC_0378copyDress and Sweater: Local Boutique (similar here and here) Necklace: Charming Charlie, Clutch: kate spade, Lip Gloss: Urban Decay “Lovechild”

Looking back at my new year’s post for 2013, I can’t believe how much has changed since then. I have grown personally and professionally. Personally, I would say that 2013 was a year for self-discovery. I could “breath again” as I liked to call it. My relationships with the people I loved grew stronger and I broke those that I felt brought negativity to my life. I’ve never laughed harder, smiled more and cried less in my whole life. Professionally, I gained a lot as well. My biggest achievement was landing my dream internship with BeachMint as a social media intern over the summer. As a walked into the Santa Monica office every other day, I knew that a career in fashion was exactly the right choice for me. I also became the General Manager of my schools radio station. I am grateful for this opportunity to apply my business skills in to something that I have grown passionate about. This job has taught me how to become a better leader, a better team mate and a better business woman. I can honestly say that 2013 was my favorite year and I know my years in the future are only going to get better.

2014 will be a special year. It will be the year I graduate with my Business Degree. This has been a goal of mine since I was a little girl and I can’t believe it’s only 5 months away. Therefore I know this year will be an exciting time in my life and I can’t wait to share it with all of you!

Thank you for the continuous love and support!! xo

Senior

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DSC_3545copyDress: Nordstrom (Similar) Boots: Target, Purse and Watch: Kate Spade, Necklace and Ring: JewelMint 

I am finally a senior!! I can’t believe that in just nine short months I will be a college graduate. I’ve definitely been soaking up each day in order to truly embrace my last year as a student.

My style has definitely been evolving over time, each outfit seems to be a little more sophisticated, but also a bit daring. I am less opposed to taking fashion risks and I find it thrilling when I come up with an outfit that I would have never worn before.  For example I paired this soft, chambray shirt dress with edgy, black boots. I think the contrast from the boots and the dress is unexpected but pleasing to the eye. I kept my accessories dark with a black purse and black and gold necklace. The necklace adds a touch of glam that stands out against the denim. I can’t wait to pair this dress with socks and boots for colder days in fall!

Also, check out my bio for CollegeFashionista! My article comes out every Monday for the Style Advice of the Week column!

Summer Uniform

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When summer first started for me back in May I was determined to add some more shorts to my wardrobe. I basically had the essentials, a pair of white and blue denim shorts. I am pretty picky about the types of shorts I wear due to the fact that my waist size is smaller than my thigh size so finding a pair that fits me properly is always a challenge. I was thrilled when I found these printed ones at Charlotte Russe because they were on sale for $10! Not only are they a super cute print, but they are elastic and lose fitting so I was able to get my size and not worry about them being too tight. I bought another pair in a chevron pattern and I have worn both of them multiple times this summer.

Ever since I was little my summer uniform was shorts, a tank-top and flip flops. I am happy I was able to create an outfit using my usual outline, yet this time it’s more sophisticated and classy. In a future post I will show how I style my Charlotte Russe chevron printed shorts.

What’s your summer uniform?

4th of July Nail Tutorial

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For this years 4th of July nail tutorial I went for slightly different approach than last year. I was inspired by the nautical theme that this holiday has to offer, such as the red, white and blue color palette and stripe pattern. And of course, the 4th would not be complete without a little sparkle!

1. I used the following nail polishes: red-Lancome, blue-Kate Spade “Night On The Town”, white and top coat-Wet  n Wild, gold- Gap “Champagne Wishes.”  You will also need painters tape, scissors, a thin paint brush and a piece of paper.

2. Paint all your nails red, except for the ring finger which will be blue.

3. Cut a small piece of painters tape and use the straightest edge to create a diagonal line across the nail.

4. Paint the other half of the nail white and slowly remove the painters tape.

5. Dab a small amount of gold nail polish on a piece of paper and use the paintbrush to lightly trace a line where the blue and white meet.

And then you’re done! It’s super easy and you have a unique 4th of July nail design!

Take a picture of your mani using this tutorial and #adryonthedaily on Instagram or Twitter and I will display some of my favorites!