Ralph Lauren Juxtaposed

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ws_4YiAakyo

I found this navy blue and white polka dot Ralph Lauren Dress while thrifting, && while I’m kind of polka dotted out, I couldn’t resist. The loose fit and large dots just lured me in! So maybe I’m not quite polka dotted out just yet! I wanted to funk the look up a little, I was kind of feeling like there were alot of dots….So I paired it with one of my Ralph Lauren Polo’s, && since it wasn’t as fitted as I would have liked I knotted it up. Hope you all are enjoying this lovely day!

•Top & Dress – Ralph Lauren •Shoes – Random •Jewelry – David Yurman, DIY, Guess

everything will be okay in the end. if it’s not okay, it’s not the end. 
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Print Overdose…

I have been eyeing these pants for a while now, and once I saw them go on sale I snatched them up! I love the print and the colors! The top was a gift from my very stylish cousin and I knew immediately that I was going to step outside of the box and pair the two together…I’m actually quite in love with this look, it all came together so effortlessly, I wish it was always like this! 🙂

•Top –    •Pants- Zara    •Shoes- Forever 21 •Jewelry – Vintage (Courtesy of my mom’s collection!)

life begins at the end of your comfort zone.
-neale donald walsch

Leopard + Feathers

This is what I wore recently to a wedding of a family friend. The ceremony was beautiful and her dress was gorgeous, wish I had snapped some pics! Hope you all are having a fabulous day!
•Top- H&M •Skirt – Forever 21 with feather DIY •Shoes – Aldo •Jewelry – Random

do not go where the path may lead. go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
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Sisterhood of the Traveling…Chanel Blouse!


Hi Ladies! Today I am super excited about the newest installment of the “Sisterhood of the Traveling…” My mom, Robyn, over at Boluxe has been vibing on finding a Chanel ANYTHING during our thrifting/vintage adventures and a couple of days ago it was her LUCKY DAY! (Well mine too since we will be sharing this little number 🙂 )

While hitting our last little spot of the day we were skimming the racks and my Mom just happened to spot this blouse. She had no clue what it was until she pulled it from amongst the other tops and she immediately looked at me and said “You are not going to believe this!” Of course my mind didn’t go to Chanel, I think I was so tired my mind didn’t really compute what was going on, period! But low and behold we have found our very first Chanel SOMETHING! It’s a lovely feeling to say the least, especially considering it was a major steal!

•Top – Chanel •Pants – Votre Nom Paris •Shoes- Zara •Jewelry – Various

Be sure to check out Boluxe for my moms half of this challenge!

Thrifting Outfit!

This is what I wore a couple of days ago when I went thrifting with my Mom and Grandma. It’s was a hot, humid day and I needed something that was comfy, stylish and easy to get in and out of when trying on clothes! That is always my main goal when going shopping. Who wants to be bothered with clothing that are a hassle to get out of when your trying on clothes at multiple store! Not me 🙂 The Skirt was a perfect choice because it was easy to slip pants and other skirts underneath it with out taking it off and the simple white camisole was perfect for trying jackets and blouses on over top! I’m so excited for fall already, I have found a lot of nice staple pieces that every girl should have in her wardrobe!
•Top (Black) – Bebe •Top (White) – Express •Skirt – Forever 21 •Shoes – Zigi Soho •Belt – Vintage Prada •Jewelry – Forever 21

The Maxi – Bloggers Do It BETTER!

When I was contemplating which maxi skirt I wanted to wear for the newest BDIB Challenge, I knew right off the bat that I wanted to do something a little different. I found this sheer maxi skirt while out thrifting && since I couldn’t wear it solo I had to figure out something to cover the unmentionables 🙂 Instead of wearing something UNDER the skirt I decided to wear something OVER the skirt. I paired the maxi with a fitted mini and the rest of the look took off from there… 🙂 Enjoy!

•Top – Forever 21    •Skirt (Mini)- Target     •Skirt (Maxi)- Thrifted     •Shoes – Chinese Laundry     •Jewelry – Forever 21 && Random     •Body Chain – DIY

&& Of course my little sister, Zion, wanted to join in on the styling fun!

Sisterhood of the Traveling… Prada Inspired Pleated Skirt Pt. 2!

So the second installment of the Sisterhood of the Traveling… is here! It’s another pleated skirt, since they are so popular and me and my mom were able to score this one and the previous one at the same time for such a great deal we couldn’t resist styling them both! I wanted to do a twist on the usual styling of the pleated skirt and go more ethnic! Since in my mind I don’t really equate pleats with the whole global bazaar/ethnic trend I thought it would make for a fun contrast! Plus I have been wanting to try a turban so bad that I thought this would be the perfect opportunity. After a couple of suggestions from my grandma about different ways to tie them, I settled on this one! Hope you enjoy!

•Top – Ellen Fisher  •Skirt – Thrifted  •Shoes – Wild Rose  •Jewelry – Random  •Turban – African fabric courtesy of my Grandmother!

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Don’t forget that this is a two for one! Go check out my mom’s styling interpretation of this lovely skirt!

P.S This feature is being moved to Tuesdays! So check back July 19th for our next great find!

DIY Leather Harness Inspired by Taylor Tomasi Hill

A couple of months ago I ran across this awesome image of Taylor Tomasi Hill, Style & Accessories Director for US Marie Claire, via the street fashion blog, Street Tonic!

I instantly fell in love with her harness, it’s so unique and chic, I tried searching for it online or even something similar but I had absolutely NO luck! A couple of days ago in a moment of pure randomness an idea hit me out of nowhere! I could make something similar using a leather skirt or jacket! So I set out in search of just that! I ended up finding this New York and Company skirt at a cute little church thrift store and I began my attempt at this coveted harness! [I turned the skirt upside down. Since there was already a nice thick waist band I choose to use that as the bottom hem for my harness. Lay a tank top, with thick straps, on top of the skirt. It is best to use one that doesn’t stretch but fits close, considering the leather wont have any give] [With a light colored pencil or crayon, trace along the outside of your tank top giving yourself a 1/4 inch or more of extra fabric. Cut out the shape. Do this for the front and the back][Sew the two sides together and on the back half draw a oval that extends from side to side. Once again draw the oval a 1/4 inch or more, smaller then you intend so that you have extra fabric to hem. Cut out your shape.] [Cut out a “U” shape for the straps and an opening in the back. You can use your tank top for this or eyeball it. (I eyeballed it, since this will be worn over other clothing, you don’t have to worry about reveling too much if it is cut too low) On the front of the garment, I used a bra to trace my desired shape and cut it out.] [I hot glued the bra inside of the fabric so that it would give the harness a molded shape. Last but not least I added black pyramid studs to give it a little extra flare!]

**Im still contemplating adding a opening in the front but I’m not sure yet! Hope you enjoy this! If you have any questions or if anything wasn’t clear leave your inquires in the comments!

•Top – Random Jimi Hendrix T-Shirt (Reconstructed) •Harness – DIY •Skirt – Thrifted •Shoes – Zigi Soho •Jewelry – Boluxe, David Yurman, Forever 21 •Shades – Forever 21

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Cropped, Sheer, Polka Dots!

•Top – Ann Taylor •Bandeau – Random •Pants – Heritage •Shoes – Aldo •Jewelry – Forever 21

Last week I was making my rounds at some of the local thrift/vintage stores and I came across this Ann Taylor blouse. I Immediately feel in love with it, the fact that it is sheer, polka dotted AND cropped, it couldn’t get much better! I have been wanting some polka dots and in truth I was looking for bigger dots but I actually quite like the smaller ones. I honestly may have passed on this top if it were a longer length, the fact that it is cropped is probably what sold me on it! When I was styling this look I wanted to do something fun and play around with mixing patterns but I kept the common thread the black and white color scheme.

So what do you think? Have you tried mixing different sizes of polka dots?

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Sisterhood of the Traveling…Versace Inspired Pleated Skirt pt. 1!

Welcome to the first installment of my new bi-weekly feature,“Sisterhood of the Traveling…!” So here is a quick break down (it’s actually really simple!) every other week we will pick an item, which we will both style OUR way, showing how trends and classic pieces can be worn at any age! Hopefully we will provide inspiration on thinking outside of the box and show you guys different ways to wear the same pieces! I’m so excited about this because it is the first  joint venture between me and my fabulous mom, Robyn, over at Boluxe.

So lets get started…

Our first item is this awesome, thrifted, pleated skirt! The pattern is inspired by Vintage Versace who’s collection in the 80’s was richly adorned with leopard prints, chains, baroque patterns and much more!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gf0WFK7dS-U

I choose to give things a little twist and wear the skirt as a dress! I paired it with this black tailored vest from Urban Outfitters and my lace up Bebe Booties along with some gold chain, pearl and rhinestone jewelry && the look was complete!

WAIT! Theres more…be sure to check out my Mom’s rendition of this lovely skirt!

Tell me, What do you guys think!?

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