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I don’t know if it’s because I haven’t had the opportunity to showcase my outfits over the past year due to the pandemic, but recently, I feel like I’ve been buying into the trends more than ever before! That being said, I do genuinely like what is being produced from various retailers at the moment and am so excited for the outfits I have planned in 2021. It seems like for the Spring and Summer months, the decades we tend to see the most style references come out of are the 90’s and 70’s; most likely due to the florals, light fabrics, denim, and flirty silhouettes. At this point, if I had to pick one garment that I’ve seen consistently growing in popularity from the runway to the high street for the upcoming seasons, it would have to be wrap tops. Whether as a blazer, knit, button-up, bralette, or t-shirt, the options seem to be endless and also highly flattering! The simple addition of leaving extra material to hug the body at the smallest part of the waist, is a subtle accent that elevates and instantly adds interest to any ensemble. For me, this particular top checked all of the boxes; it was the color of the season, linen, and the fit was incredible! At the beginning of the year, I was on a mission to find a pair of two-toned denim jeans, and though I was successful, I couldn’t resist adding this maxi skirt to my collection as well! I can honestly say that while both items are showstoppers, to my surprise, they did not clash in any way. I usually tend to focus on one standout piece to build around with each look I create, however this time I decided to take more of a “maximalist” approach. While I could’ve added a simple nude sandal, I chose a striking lace-up option which mimicked the detail of my top, and featured a bold blue heel. Lastly, I decided to complete the outfit with a few gold rings and a unique pair of earrings with multi-colored stones that seamlessly tied all of the elements together. Despite shooting in NYC, this outfit gave me all of the tropical vacation feels, which hopefully is a foreshadowing of what’s to come this year! Comment below your favorite featured piece and until next time!

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Top- & Other Stories

Skirt- Mango

Heels- Song of Style

Rings- Ana Luisa

Every now and then we come across pieces that make us stop in our tracks and without hesitation, instantly find a place in our wardrobe. Like most of the fashion enthusiasts, I’ve been gravitating towards color in a way that is unlike ever before. Not only is this a reoccurring trend for Spring, but I also feel like this influx of bright hues represents somewhat of a celebration for getting through one of the toughest years the world has seen in quite some time. I’ve always been drawn to bold, unique trousers so when I stumbled across this turquoise croc-textured pair my mind was instantly blown! I actually styled a similar version in burgundy a couple months ago and was beyond excited to see the same brand come out with a more Spring appropriate color way. It was a no-brainer that these pants would be the star of any ensemble so it was just a matter of building around them. I knew that black would most likely be the contrasting shade, to coordinate with the button fastening. Aside from color, the cut-out trend has also been huge as we progress into warmer months. Recently I had been graciously gifted a few garments from a new independent brand and I couldn’t have been more impressed with the quality! This knit provided the perfect balance of texture and femininity, while still maintaining some of that eye-catching edge! Though the look was nearly complete, I still wanted to carefully choose my accessories. My favorite strappy mules seemed like the most obvious option for footwear but in efforts to break up the darker elements, I chose to go the metallic route! When I saw this bag in store years ago I was so hesitant to buy it because I wasn’t sure if I’d get my cost per wear. To my surprise, this has become one of my most show-stopping pieces and always brings a level of interest to any outfit I style it with. Lastly, I completed the look with my rimless clear frames which have also gotten tons of wear and are still getting compliments to this day. Comment below your favorite featured item and until next time!

Outfit Details & Links:

Top- Simply Samedi

Pants- Zara

Sandals- Mango

Bag- Topshop

The 90’s takeover does not appear to be slowing down and I’m not mad about it! As a kid I was too young to experiment with the style trends of that decade, so it’s been fun to finally have the opportunity incorporate them into my current wardrobe. Below I’ve rounded up some cropped Spring cardigans that would be perfect for layering, or worn on their own as trendy tops! Don’t forget to click the images to shop my picks and until next time!

Every now and then I come across pieces that truly bring me back to my formative years and this ensemble was the perfect example of that! The majority of my pre-undergrad educational career was spent in private school, so I was no stranger to wearing uniforms majority of the time. Once I got to college and really had the freedom to experiment with my personal style, I realized that while there were some garments that were drastically different than what I was previous used to, that “prim and proper” way of dressing never really left me. Cardigans have been making a comeback lately as a nod to the 90’s, and I was immediately drawn to this creamy beige version featuring a variety of novelty buttons. Initially, I had planned to wear it casually with jeans and a simple pair of mules but it didn’t take long before I received a piece that completely changed my course of action! There are a few brands I work with that generously provide me with “new-in” items whenever a collection drops or we enter into a new season. Most recently, I received this pleated leather skirt and knew I had to style it ASAP! What peaked my interest the most was the unique color. I’ve personally owned a few skirts in this style throughout the years mostly in black, denim, or light chiffon fabrics. It also looked much lighter on the website so I was pleasantly surprised to see that it came in the perfect neutral shade to match my sweater! At that point I knew I had to pair these items as a set, but something was still missing. After a few moments of thinking it over, I decided to try layering a white poplin shirt underneath to add a bit more dimension, and my “cool-girl” uniform was nearly complete! In efforts to add a bit more edge and balance out the preppy vibes, I added my AF1s and some silver jewelry to play off of the flashy buttons. Lastly, for a stark contrast, I threw on my newest black frames and was ready to skip class and head to the mall (KIDDING). In all honesty though, creating this outfit really brought back memories and gave me a sense of nostalgia that I will never forget! Comment below your favorite featured piece and until next time!

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Cardigan- & Other Stories

Shirt- Mango

Skirt- BB Dakota

Sneakers- Nike

Sunglasses- Le Specs

WHO RUN THE WORLD?!! GIRLS! I personally could not let March, better known as Women’s month, come to an end without dedicating at least one blog post to all of the powerful female influences that have raised me, shaped me, encouraged me, uplifted me, and continue to fight for me so that I can live my life freely today. I was honored to have been contacted by a fellow blogger babe, Gail, who suggested we collaborate on this shoot and it truly could not have turned out better! While we could have gone in a variety of directions, we decided to take a more classic approach and tap into our inner “girl boss” by showcasing complimentary styles in gorgeous pastel suits. What stood out to me the most were how much these shots truly captured the plethora of juxtapositions that all women possess. We can be soft, yet powerful, structured but also relaxed, bold and demure all at the same time. As women, we are such multi-faceted beings and it brought me so much joy to capture that essence while doing something I love. Because we are heading into warmer months and my suit was already oversized, I chose to layer it with a knit bralette and minimal tan heeled mules. As a final touch, I added my favorite chandelier earrings and a few gold rings for extra sparkle. Collaboration will forever trump competition and I look forward to making more magic with other incredible female creators, while hopefully inspiring others along the way! Happy Women’s Month!!

Outfit Details & Links:

Blazer- Zara

Trousers- Zara

Bralette- Simonett

Heels- Mango

Earrings- & Other Stories

As a blazer lover, I enjoy every style from the most oversized to the latest, more cropped versions. This nod to the 90’s has me more excited than ever for Spring and Summer suiting! Whether worn casually with jeans or as a full co-ord set, these pieces can seamlessly elevate any look and keep you looking chic in the most effortless of ways! Comment below if this is a trend you’d be interested in exploring and don’t forget to click the images to shop my picks. Until next time!

If I had to choose one ensemble to reflect my personal style, a strong contender would definitely be a suit or co-ord of some kind. It’s no secret how much I love tailoring as well as matching sets mainly because they are always timeless and chic. For quite a few years now I’ve noticed how much suiting has really become a staple as we move into the warmer months, specifically in brighter colors. That being said, I’ve also greatly appreciated the more retro takes on these garments like the version I shared in this post. While I could have absolutely gone for a bolder shade, I was instantly sold when I saw the neutral option. This set was extremely reminiscent of the popular 90’s fashion trends, featuring a cropped jacket and mini skirt. I also loved that it came in a shade that would pair seamlessly with nearly anything! That aside, I still played it a bit safe and complimented the look with what seemed like the most obvious color option; black. I had been gifted a pair of tights that I was excited to try out mainly because they are made to be much more durable than the average pair; and for us long nail wearers, this was right up my alley! Additionally, I was also waiting on the perfect opportunity to style my new knee-high boots that I had actually been eyeing since the holiday season and just recently went on sale. To lighten up the look a tad, instead of layering a solid, dark top, I chose a striped fitted turtleneck instead. Lastly, for a subtle pop of color, I decided to complete the outfit with an olive green bag, my silver geometric frames, and matching jewelry. Comment below your favorite featured item and until next time!

Outfit Details & Links:

Blazer- Zara

Skirt- Zara

Turtleneck- Free Assembly x Walmart

Tights- UNBRK

Boots- Mango

It seems as though yellow has truly become one of the go-to shades for Spring this season! I have honestly bought into this trend more than even I expected to, and am beyond excited to style my “ray of sunshine” pieces once the weather officially warms up. Below I’ve rounded up a few items to incorporate this color into your wardrobe from the boldest to most subtle styles. Don’t forget to click the images to shop my picks and until next time!

As Spring approaches, there always seems to be an excitement that comes along with this time of year. Warmer temperatures, outdoor activities, and cleansing my personal space to make way for new positive energy, are just a few of the things I look forward to most. In addition to that, I’d be lying if I said refreshing my wardrobe wasn’t also at the top of the list! While I don’t buy into every trend, I love to see which ones are making a statement and resurfacing as the year progresses. Though I wouldn’t say it’s “new,” I definitely think we’ll be seeing an abundance of color in 2021. Aside from the fact that bolder, brighter shades can be seen as an energy/mood boosters, I think that just about everyone is ready to step out of their comfort zone and experiment with fashion after being confined to loungewear for over a year. Personally, I’ve already noticed shades of yellow seeping into my closet more than even before; and I’m not mad at it! While browsing some of my favorite online retailers, I stumbled across this wool sweater dress and was instantly drawn to it. Often we associate these type of frocks with the Fall/Winter seasons and are used to seeing them worn in darker or more neutral hues. Needless to say, I decided to give it a try and couldn’t be happier with my choice! Being a lover of pastels, this eye-catching piece was definitely a seamless fit for my style, not to mention how flattering the silhouette was overall. For an element of contrast, I chose to layer the dress with a plaid blazer featuring a variety of cool grey tones. I also added a pair of brown knee-high boots and matching sunglasses in efforts to warm up the color palette, which in my opinion really helped balance the ensemble. I opted to keep my jewelry dainty yet striking with layered gold necklaces and a couple chunky rings. This outfit definitely exceeded my expectations and has me ready to step into the next few months more daring and playful especially when it comes to my styling choices. Comment below which piece was your favorite and until next time!

Outfit Details & Links:

Blazer- Zara

Dress- Nanushka

Boots- Sam Edelman

Necklace- Ana Luisa

Earrings- & Other Stories

If I’m thinking optimistically, it might be safe to say that this will be my last Winter styling post until later in the year. This season has been a pretty brutal one weather wise, and while it was quite beautiful to see, I think I can wait until the end of 2021 before witnessing another snowflake fall. I’ve noticed a lot of brands coming out with Spring and even Summer items; and though it feels a bit too soon to purchase, it won’t be long before those seasons are directly upon us. I saw this neutral tube dress and initially looked at it as completely unwearable at the present moment. That said, I still listened to my gut and decided to buy it anyway. Understandably, it may have made the most sense to just wait to style it, but I couldn’t help myself! Instantly I began brainstorming different ways to make this piece more weather appropriate and layering was probably the most obvious solution. Because the frock was already a knit material, I didn’t want to pair another sweater-like garment underneath. As if the timing could not have been any better, I remembered that I was recently sent a pinstriped shirt which became the perfect complimentary piece. I decided to really lean into this preppy style by fastening all of the buttons for a more classic and modest vibe. Though we still have a few more weeks left of cold, I’m officially ready to embrace the lighter colors in my closet so I chose not to weigh down the outfit with black shoes. Instead, I reached for a pair of cream-colored ankle booties, which seemed to elevate everything quite nicely. For added warmth, I threw on an old longline denim jacket which I surprisingly still get compliments on every time I pull it out of my wardrobe. As far as accessories go, I opted for an opalescent pair of sunglasses and chandelier earrings featuring pearl accents which really tied the two together seamlessly. Lastly, I grabbed a navy bag for a slight contrast and my ensemble was complete! I loved how this look turned out and was happy to challenge myself by creating a cold-weather outfit that didn’t feel weighed down by an abundance of dark shades. Comment below your favorite featured piece and until next time!

Outfit Details & Links:

Shirt- Hunky Dory

Dress- Zara

Boots- Looks Like Summer

Bag- Jeff Wan

Sunglasses- Dezi