I’ve been a little Paris obsessed lately, I blame the combination of Paris fashion week and the first sights of spring. With bright prints, fresh flowers and baguettes on the brain (I’m not sure why I think baguettes are a spring thing?), I can’t help by pair stripes with a printed scarf for another Parisian-esuqe wannabe ensemble.
Since NYFW, I did a serious closet clean, getting rid of about half of my closet! Crazy, right!? Anyways, I’ve been extremely clothing deprived until last weekend when I was able to finally hit the stores. I had a whole list of things I wanted and was planning on spending all of Saturday afternoon shopping…but luckily I stumbled into Joe Fresh first and found EVERYTHING on my list for under budget, including this stripe shirt! I basically rebuilt my wardrobe for $220. Then I popped over to Old Navy a picked up a pair of pixie pants (Amy Pohler made me do it!) and these Jeans. They’re actually supposed to be “boyfriend jeans”, but they fit me like skinny jeans…. I should probably be offended by this realization but I can’t be angry in patchwork denim!
P.S. so sorry for not posting earlier (I try to post Monday/Wednesday/Friday), my internet was down last night – boo time warner cable! I angrily pressed refresh for about an hour before giving up. I don’t even have cable, just internet and apple TV so I just listened to Bruno Mars and had a dance party with Waffles until I fell into ‘Gorilla’-induced coma. What would we do without internet? Apparently party with our pooches in pink satin pajamas!
today we’re saying yes stripes and chambray, plus i discuss my everyday accessory: fashion forward frames.
glasses used to be only for geeks, but now with so many cute frames out there… they’ve basically become a fashion accessory.
frames can get expensive, so i buy readers and have my eye doctor pop out the magnification lenses and put in my prescription.
my favorite frames are the kate spade rebecca
readers in tortoise… their the perfect size and shape and look good on pretty much anyone, plus their only $68!
these scorching summer days call for simple white, short shorts && a frizzy pony
the humidity has been awful, so i’m now just embracing my natural frizz and trying to make it work! i sleep with my hair in bun(s): one for loose waves, two for tighter locks and four for the curls; and scrunch the rest in the morning!
i’m also loosing some of my signature layers and switching to a simpler summer style, it’s just too hot for anything else!
… why not turn them into an outfit!
one chilly morning at the end of February,
i woke to the smell of lemons and thought “i want a lemon
dress”! weird, i know, but i was determined. anyways, i searched online, local stores and even at vintage boutiques without success. by april i was about to give up when i stumbled upon lemon printed shorts
at c.wonder.com (worn here
). the next day, waffie && i wondered down to soho in search for the shorts, where i found this zesty little dress out of the same print!
i swiped my card with a smile and never looked back.
for the extremely affordable price of only $22, you too can get the look
in yellow or any other color!
a few more ways to get your lemon fix…
i’m not too fond of tomatoes to snack on but have no problem looking to this vibrate veggie (it’s technically a fruit, but i can’t quite commit to calling it one) for outfit inspiration!
tomato red is a bold color choice, but pairing it with a contrasting color opposite of red on the color-wheel can give it an extra pop! and finishing with black & white takes the look to another level.
:: love my ampersand ring? get the look via etsy ::
this summer, skip the shorts and try a full skirt instead! it will keep you cool, but add an element of sophistication to your summer style! if you don’t happen to have one, try converting a skirt!
top: zara basic // dress: kate spade (worn as a skirt) try this one!
// handbag: kate spade (similar
) // necklaces: vintage // jcrew
/// sunnies: karen walker // shoes: kate spade (similar
) // ring: kate spade // arm party: j.crew
// kate spade // wire wrap
hip hip hurray, it’s time for a giveaway!
i’m so excited to announce today’s giveaway collaboration
with the fabulous wire wrap jewelry
about six months ago i was on the hunt for a “xo” ring when i came across wirewrap
on etsy and fell in love! i ordered an ampersand and an xo ring that i have been obsessing over && wearing daily ever since.
so today, i thought i would share the love with an custom ring give away, the winner will receive one of the following rings in either silver or gold…
you can also increase your chances by following on twitter,
liking me on facebook && tweeting about the giveaway! && you can do
all of this using the box below!
contest ends next week, so you have then to enter!!