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The Striped Crop Top

24th July 2014

I know I have been over dosing on stripes lately, and that you are probably so sick of it! I went to an event earlier this week and met a PR pro that I had been corresponding with for a few weeks now via email … the first thing she said to me was “you’re not wearing stripes?!”. Then I knew the obsession had maybe gotten a wee bit out of control. I promise I’ll try and scale back the stripes, especially this striped crop top, but I can’t say goodbye to them entirely since they are quickly become one of my signatures (in addition to my red lip of course).

Anyways before I start switching out my stripes for other patterns, I’m determined to get you all abroad the striped crop top train by sharing
10 ways to wear a striped crop top!

The obsession started with my long sleeve cropped top, but I shortly switched to a more summer-friendly version as the season changed… either where way you slice it there’s a whole lot of stripes going on.

1) With a floral skirt

Full look here >> Stripes & Stuff
2) With some color blocking

Full post here >> Stripey 
3) With a pencil skirt

see the full post >> Bright Striped
4) With a mini skirt & a moto

See the full look >> Strawberry Bubblegum 
5) With a time traveling twist (90’s style)

Full look here >> That 90’s Chick
6) Under Overalls 
Complete post here >> The Conductor 
7) The Carrie Bradshaw way, with a Tulle Midi

Full post here >> A Carrie Moment
8) With contrasting colors

Full look here >> NYFW // Michael Kors
9) With more stripes (duh) and Waffles on the side

Full look here >> Stripey Stroll
10) With a bright midi

See the full post >> Bumble Bee 

I am all about wardrobe versatility and love remixing my pieces to create new looks. Remember this post? I share how to make 100 outfits by investing in 10 pieces (including this striped crop top). Pop by for some wardrobe inspiration & 10 more ways to wear the striped crop top. Don’t worry I will be bringing back this post for Fall + a special back to school style guide!
Until then, stay stripey đŸ˜‰ …. & cue toddler smile

Style Spotlight: Park Guell

9th June 2012

Pretty Little Liar’s Star, Lucy Hale, steps into the the spotlight wearing Kate Spade New York!The always lovely lucy was spotted in a open ceremony dress and brightening up her look with kate spade for the ABC family television upfront. She dressed these earrings up, but they can easily go casual or even edgy depending on the color you choose and way you wear them!

For only $78, these earrings are a steal for a red carpet style! If you like what you see shop the whole park guell collection a la kate spade! 
My personal favorite is the park guell bib necklace in either black or yellow! here’s three ways to wear it!

project peacoat

23rd February 2012

I love my lady readers (girl power!), but this one’s for the guys!
The reader request above serves as the inspiration this man candy post…
 Since I wear pea-coats in a different, less masculine way, I started by getting inspired by some stylish men! (and don’t worry ladies, they aren’t too shabby to look at either!)
Post inspiration, I was able to come up with a few different ways to wear the classic peacoat!
Pop in Plaid:
This first look spices up the winter weather with the perfect pops of colorful pattern.
 

Casual Cool:

This second look is all about layering! Pull a peacoat on over an open jacket thats layered over another cardigan! The key is to keep this layered look simple by using a monochromatic color pallet like grey on grey on grey and let the contrasting peacoat make the statement.
 East Coast Easy:
Pair a sweater vest that matches your peacoat over a contrasting neutral button up for an timeless look. This options combines brown with light blue and khaki to keep the look easy yet interesting.
 Boys in Basics:
Take a lesson from these movie hearth-throbs (edward? ew… team jacob! who am I kidding, twilight blows…) and play with the basics. Pull your peacoat on over your simplest tee and jeans but add some edge by slightly popping your coat collar as shown below. 
Want more? well your in luck! Since these man posts are a rare occasion, here are six more ways to wear the peacoat!
Prints & Patterns:
Colorful & Contrasting:
Dressy & Dangerous:
Man Up!
So guys, what do you think!? Which ones are your favorites? and should I continue posting for men? I would love to hear some feedback!