Fringe Benefits

April 21st, 2014

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This fringe vest has been in my closet for years. I usually pull it out when I am in a basic outfit that needs some attitude, like this one. I had on a pretty bland outfit consisting of an oversized blue tee and black skinnies, and decided it was just a major bore. I toyed with the idea of adding a big statement necklace and an arm party for some pizazz, but eyed this vest instead. It instantly made the look more fun and less like visual klonopin. What is your go-to for taking the snore out of an outfit?

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Birkenstocks are Back

April 15th, 2014

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Sometimes you either love something or you hate it. Birkenstocks may just be one of those things. But you heard it from me first: Birkenstocks are back. I used to have a pair in high school that I adored for their comfy feeling and casual vibe. I obviously love the whole bohemian style, so I am surprised I haven’t gotten a pair since then. After all, my mom was born and raised in Berkeley, California…I was probably conceived while she was wearing Birkenstocks (ew, just kidding mom). So, when I was approached by the amazing Online Shoes to do a review of these fab Birkenstocks, I couldn’t say no.

Of course Birkenstocks still come in their original form, but they have adorable new styles like these Gizeh Birko-Flor ones that I am wearing here. It is a little modern twist on an old hippie favorite that just works. I styled this pair with a feather print muscle tee, faux leather pants, and a trusty fedora. The vibe says, “am I biker-chic or bohemian-chic?” and I say, “does it matter?”

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Sequin Bomber

April 8th, 2014

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I love basic pieces probably more than anyone I know. I die for a good white tee or a nice fitting black tank. Simple outfits make me happy. So when I find a piece like this navy sequin bomber jacket that so seamlessly fits with basics, I am over the moon. The classic shape of the jacket paired with the fabulicious sequins is a combo made in heaven. Here I paired it with a dark grey American Apparel tank and my favorite black skinnies for a date night with the Frenchman.

By the way, can you guys tell I am obsessed with these black booties from Steve Madden? I have been wearing them to death and am not one bit ashamed of it, because I will soon have to switch over to sandals for the summer.

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Pastels and Liquid Black

March 25th, 2014

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It is no secret that spring brings out the desire for pastels, florals, and all around bright colors. In my outfit a few weekends ago, I took my desire to wear color and paired pastels and liquid black pants. The result allows the colors to pop but still showcases these killer pants from Rag and Bone. I have paired this long mullet tank with shorts and  leggings before, but this time thought it could go up against another statement piece. I also slid on my newest obsession, these Steve Madden booties that I just can’t seem to take off. I wore this look out to do some errands and then to dinner with my sister and her hubby. It was easy to throw on a leather jacket when the air became chilly later that night.

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Janis Bells

March 20th, 2014

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I couldn’t take it anymore – I just had to snag these Novella Royale Janis Bells. After buying our home and all the expenses that come along with that, we have been trying extra hard to save money. Hence the reason I talked about this purchase so much before pulling the trigger. Knowing that I couldn’t stop thinking about them since this post, I thought it was worth the little splurge. To put it simply, I ‘m uh-bsessed with these pants. I want them in every color. Seriously. I chose this print because I could see it going with a plethora of tops that I already own. First up, I paired it with this flowy tie dye ombre tee, which only ups the hippie vibe. The hat was a last minute addition, but I couldn’t help myself. These fit like a dream as well – comfy like leggings and they are even long enough on my legs to go beyond my heels. Get ready to see these on repeat…forever.

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