1 Pair, 3 Ways

July 30th, 2012

I recently got asked to style a pair of shoes for the Planet Shoes Blog. I thought it would be tough choosing from their large number of shoes, but the moment I saw these Kenneth Cole Reaction wedges, I knew they had to be mine. The neutral colors beg to be paired with practically everything, and the unique shape makes them stand out in the crowd. I wanted to style this one pair of shoes three ways: for work, for a date and for a casual weekend.

For the work look I wanted to pair it with a color I often wear for work, which is black. By adding this multi-colored cropped kimono on top, the green in the shoes is drawn out. I think that with any other shoe, this would wouldn’t be as much of a statement. Imagine if I had swapped in a pump – boring! This shoe is truly the star of the outfit, which is hard to do with a kimono this fabulous!

Going on a date usually means putting on a dress (well, at least to me it does!) I love feeling girly and this little summer dress give me the feminine vibe, while still remaining sophisticated. I couldn’t believe how the colors were such a perfect match for the shoe! I added a belt to add definition to my waist. I adore how the shoes give a bit of a boho feeling to the look.

I couldn’t help but pair these shoes with one of my favorite casual sweaters in a similar olive green color. With warm weather, I love pairing breathable sweaters with short denim cutoffs for an interesting juxtaposition of bare and covered up. The shoes and the sweater match well and thus make the look so pulled together, while still being casual and easy.

These shoes have a long list of clothing waiting to be paired with them to create endless outfits. I can’t wait to get started!

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Tribal Midi Dress

July 27th, 2012

skirt: Nordstrom, belt: Target, shoes: Zara, cuff: Tory Burch (similar), sunnies: Karen Walker

This tribal midi dress isn’t really a dress. I took one of my favorite maxi skirts (previously seen here) and transformed it! All it needed was a belt to cinch in the waist and voila! A new outfit. The look is bohemian, but with the addition of these heels, a tad glam as well. ♥

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Life Lately (according to my iPhone)

July 26th, 2012

life lately according to my iPhone (clockwise from top left): nail wrap from Nail Rock; cuddling with my pup; the fab sandals and pedis of me, my two sisters and our mom; bowling in my home town; and arm party; rocking a half turban; new studded sandals; the card my little sis gave to ask us to be her maids of honor; a majorly sparkly mani ♥

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What a Stud

July 25th, 2012

studded shorts rocker style

shorts: Omeneye on Etsy (similar), top: Alexander Wang, ring: Maria Black, earrings: Gorjana, shoes: Jeffrey Campbell

I am all about the embellished denim cutoffs that seem to be everywhere. They are an added accessory in themselves and so rocker chic. The obvious way to style them is to play up the rocker vibe even more. But it is also refreshing to take a floral top and feminine accents for a fun contrast. I saw these fabulous studded pair on etsy and am tempted to take a crack at the DIY myself. Do you have studded denim cutoffs? ♥

rocker with a girly touch

shorts: Omeneye on Etsy (similar), top: Delias, sandals: Steve Madden, sunnies: Target, hat: Asos

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eShakti Discount!

July 24th, 2012

I had to share this fab discount from eShakti that was created for Twirly Skirts readers. Remember that custom made jacket I wore here?

You can snag something that was made for your body at a great discount. Through the end of July, you can get 10% off, even on the existing sale of 40% off! Can you say shopping spree? Use this code and thank me later: MX24TZN. ♥

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