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Polished Pleats

October 14, 2018


One of my favorite colors to wear, especially during the Fall, is this deep, rich wine color. It is such a beautiful and striking tone that pairs beautifully with my skin tone. The added bonus is that like many of the Fall color palette, it’s highly versatile and can be worn a lot of different ways. So naturally as I was browsing online, I stopped in my tracks at this stunning pleated skirt from Modcloth. I not only loved the color, but I also thought the slight sheen that the skirt has made it look even more luxurious. Once I got it in my hands, I was not disappointed. The garment was a keeper!

Pleated skirts are a great Fall transition piece. I feel like I say the word “versatility” a lot in my posts but I think that’s a really important component when purchasing clothes. I want to be able to wear the same piece multiple times and in different ways for various occasions. You gotta get your money’s worth, right? I decoded to style this skirt for a more casual weekend look with a chambray top and leopard print accents. However, it was really a toss up on which way I wanted to build this outfit. In one pile, I had a light blush sweater and matching blush pumps. In the other, I had a black moto jacket and booties. And I could have probably come up with more combinations! The key is to make the most of your clothes so that you can look stylish without breaking the bank.

Outfit details:

Top: Charlotte Russe and Forever 21 (similar) | Skirt: ModCloth (wearing size 2x) | Clutch: Sole Society | Shoes: Express (similar)

Photographer: Steve Suavemente

My Favorite Fall Flats

October 11, 2018


Outfit details – Jacket: Charlotte Russe | Tank: Old Navy | Jeans: Celebrity Pink (similar) | Bag: Sole Society | Flats: Nordstrom Rack (only size 8 remaining. See below)

I admittedly wear heels a lot. I love the way that heels pair with the different looks that I style and I’ve been able to find some pretty comfortable pairs. Of course, no heels are pain free but there are definitely some that are more comfortable to wear than others. However, I do not wear heels everyday and sometimes, I just frankly don’t feel like wearing them. That doesn’t mean, though, that I don’t want to look put together.  I still have places to go and people to see so I rock a more comfortable shoe, such as a flat to go throughout my day. I’m a firm believer that you don’t have to wear heels to look and feel cute. Heels are completely optional and not necessary to put together a stylish outfit.

So, I have compiled some of my favorite Fall flats below for you to snag for your wardrobe. You all know that I have an affinity towards leopard print anything so of course that translates to flats. Aside from me loving the print, I really believe that leopard flats will be your most versatile shoe. They will always make your outfit look a little bit more elevated and chic while being able to be paired with almost any garment. I also listed some statement flats that have pops of color and fun embellishments. That way you get the same appeal as heels without having to wear them. Happy shopping!

1. Nordstrom Rack | 2. Madewell | 3. ASOS | 4. Forever 21

1. Marc Fisher | 2. Top Shop | 3. Steve Madden | 4. Target

1. Torrid | 2. DSW | 3. Target | 4. Lane Bryant

Photographer: Steve Suavemente

Urban Jungle

October 7, 2018


There are a couple of things that are almost certain to happen in the Fall year after year. The first is that there is going to be an overload of pumpkin flavored anything everywhere. The second is that leopard print is going to start popping back up, making its way into fashion. Just as pumpkin is synonymous with Fall, leopard is synonymous with Fall fashion. This timeless print can be seen on just about any time of garment and accessory. Although it is a rather loud print, it somehow serves as almost a neutral, being able to be paired with so many different colors and styles. It makes it the ultimate versatile piece for your Fall wardrobe.

Blazers are already one of my go-to items so a leopard print blazer was right up my alley. At first I was a bit hesitant to purchase since blazers are more of a classic garment and leopard print can be a bit busy. However, I took the leap and I’m so glad that I did. The jacket most definitely stands out and is a statement piece but I can style it in different ways. For a more daytime look, I can wear it as I have done here with skinny jeans and a tank. I can also make it a more nighttime look with a leather skirt and pumps or even a black jumpsuit. There are many options! I’ve listed some other leopard print options below so that you can have this quintessential piece in your closet.

Outfit details:

Jacket: Ashley Stewart | Tank Top: JCPenney | Jeans: Torrid | Purse: Mango (similar) | Shoes: New Look (similar)

Photographer: Steve Suavemente

The Dotted Line

September 30, 2018


What can I say, I just love polka dots! I mean, how could you not? Every time that I feel I have enough of this print in my wardrobe, a new garment pops up and I just have to have it. This time, it came in the form of these pants. I actually didn’t realize that I did not own polka printed pants until I spied these online. I own just about everything else from tops to skirts, but I was missing this last piece.

The fit of these pants is amazing. It’s true to size and has an elastic band around the waist for added comfort. I love how versatile these can be. You can rock them to the office with a blazer or button up top. Or, you can also go a bit edgy with it as I’ve done here with a leather jacket and statement pumps. You can even go casual and and wear it with a cute graphic sweatshirt and tennis shoes. Because polka dots are so classic, you can really rock them for just about any occasion.

Although it’s Fall, it’s still very warm in Los Angeles. So the idea of actually wearing a moto jacket sounds like torture right about now. However, I needed a jacket to add to the overall look so having it hang on my shoulders was the perfect solution. It not only looks chic, but allows you to have the best of both worlds. And like many of my looks, I had to add in a pop of color. Pink is the perfect shade to go with black and white polka dots so I rocked my favorite pair of pumps to complete the outfit.

I can say that this will be my last polka dot purchase for a while but we all know that wouldn’t be truthful. So for now I’ll just say, until next time.

Outfit details:

Jacket: Charlotte Russe | Tank Top: Ava & Viv | Pants: Alfani | Pumps: Vince Camuto (similar)

Photographer: Steve Suavemente