Little Black Dress: Long Sleeves and Cutouts

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Dress: Guess by Marciano, Shoes: ShoeMint, Clutch: Style&co, Ring: Kate Spade

A couple of weeks ago I had my college version of “prom.” My school planned a dance on a yacht and since it was during prom season I of course treated it like a real senior prom, minus the over the top glitz and glamour dress. Instead I wanted something classy and elegant yet still very modern. I found this dress at the Guess by Marciano store and it was love at first sight. (It was the first dress I tried on when I went shopping, like when does that ever happen?) I fell in love with the material because it was thick and hugged my shape perfectly. Since being on a boat is always really chilly the long sleeves were a major plus because I wouldn’t have to worry about carrying a coat. Wearing a dress with cutouts was kind of a huge step for me. I tend to dress a little more on the conservative side but these cutouts weren’t very revealing. This dress allowed me to show just enough skin while still being pretty covered up. I of course wore my amazing ShoeMint heels. I danced for like two hours straight in these suckers. Seriously, thank you ShoeMint!!!

Here are two pictures from that night. Sorry the photo quality is terrible, iPhone cameras at night just don’t work well together. And yes, this is my boyfriends blog debut! Meet Kevin (:

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Roots

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Sunnies: Nordstrom BP, Kimono: Laura’s Boutique, Tank: American Eagle Outfitters, Pants: Forever 21, Shoes: Qupid, Necklace: Old Navy, Bracelets: Kate Spade, Alex and Ani, Juicy Couture, Ring: Forever 21

Guys, my roots are coming in and for those of you who don’t know,  I had my hair permanently straightened almost two years ago. You can check it out in this post. I am quite conflicted if I should re-straighten it or just let me natural waves take over. My hair here is the aftermath of drying naturally and me trying to curl the straight parts of my hair to match my roots. Although I do think my curly hair gives me character, something about my straight hair makes me feel a little more me. I am a very indecisive person so we will see what I end up doing. Opinions?

On to my outfit, I am so in love with this yellow floral kimono. It is just so bright and airy and perfect for summer. Since it was a bit chilly I decided to wear it with an old pair of Forever 21 pants. I think they are about two years old and I have definitely been on the lookout for a new pair because these fit me a little too big. I decided to pair it with a white tank to give a monochromatic look and to allow the yellow to just pop!

And the arm party that is currently going on is my total fave! These three gold bracelets are playful and sophisticated and I basically wear them with my watch like everyday.

When Spring Meets Winter

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We’ve been experiencing typical spring weather here in LA. It’s beautiful and sunny but the winds are like crazy and a slight overcast will occur every hour or so. It makes it really difficult to pick out an outfit that will be comfortable throughout the day.

I loved this spring dress and winter sweater combo so much that I wanted to wear it every day this week. Disclaimer: This sweater actually belongs to my best friend and it is pretty much the best thing ever because it is super chunky and really warm. She’s amazing and lets me borrow it like all the time… So I decided to wear it over this really soft white dress that has some crochet detailing at the bottom. I had never thought to wear such two opposites but I loved the result! The outfit felt complete with my favorite boots and a statement ring with a dainty necklace to finish off the look.

 

Currently Craving: Blush and Tan

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Lip gloss. Crop Top. Necklace. Bikini. Purse. Shoes. Hat

I am totally obsessed with all things blush and all things tan-colored. I mean I’m really obsessed with the color pink in general. But something about blush is just so soft and elegant. To me, blush is in between a pale pink and a bright pink. I really want to incorporate more blush tones in my wardrobe for spring and summer. Out of all my fave blush items, I must say that the bikini is one that I’ve been wanting for a while. I follow  this brand on instagram and their bathing suits look awesome! And all the items on the tan side are things that I hope to acquire soon. It’s really important to have a purse or two for spring and summer that will go with any outfit. Since I use my Juicy tote like all the time I am looking to purchase another go-to purse. I particularly like a simple brown leather option.

Would love to know if you have any items that you are currently craving?

How to make a sequins skirt casual

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I started doing some spring cleaning this week. I happily started to put my winter clothes away and started to bring back my spring/summer clothes. I then came across this sequins skirt which I bought for New Years Eve. I absolutely love this skirt and I really did not want to put it away till next year. So…. I decided to pair it with a simple white Tee and my trusty chambray to dress it down a bit. To take the casual factor up a notch I also wore my Converse. I was more than pleased with the results! Later in the day I put my hair in a top knot and I actually liked the outfit even more.

So don’t shy away from putting away those sequins skirts you wore over the holidays. Show me how you style your sequence for an everyday look and #adryonthedaily.

Spring Fever

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DSC_0724ccDSC_0737cBlouse: Forever 21 (similar), Pants: Target, Sunglasses: Nordstrom PB, Charm Bracelet: Juicy Couture

Spring is totally in the air and I am welcoming it with open arms. Spring is my favorite season for many reasons, one being that my birthday is in April. I also love it because this is when beautiful flowers start to bloom in the most beautiful and bright colors. I am starting to embrace lighter colors and fresher fabrics as the weather begins to shift. I have owned this blouse for a while now and it is the perfect shade of peach in a very light fabric. And these pants are my new obsession! Not only did I get these on sale on Target BUT they have the most beautiful watercolor print in a ridiculously fresh fabric. They are kind of like work out pants in disguise. This look would not have been complete without my Juicy bracelet. I don’t wear it often because it is rather chunky but when I do wear it I know I am making a statement!

I submitted this outfit to Collegefashionista’s March Madness contest. Click on this link and Like my picture so I can move onto the next round!

Polka-dots and Stripes

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Polka-dots and stripes are hands down my favorite patterns. So when my mom saw this sweater she knew it had my name all over it. Since its shorter in length is makes for a great layering piece. Chambray is my go-to when layering sweaters with a bold print. Since the weather has been warming up, I decided to add a strong pop of color. I chose to wear a boot because I felt it pulled from the black print to tie the outfit together. I have also been stacking a lot of gold bracelets together above my watch for a more casual feel. And how cute is Rocky?! He clearly enjoyed being on the blog so he decided to photo bomb my pictures.

Puppy Love

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If you follow me on Instagram or Twitter than you probably know that I am madly, obsessively in love with my dog Rocky. We’ve had him for almost 5 years but I still consider him my little puppy.

I took this photos for an upcoming feature on Collegefashionista where Style Gurus take pictures with their pets. I decided to blog these photos since I actually do wear this outfit often. These pictures will appear in a photo album on Collegefashionista soon, which I will link back to this post and on my Facebook page when it goes live.

A little on my outfit, I love how this super glam top complements my casual sneakers. Since the blouse is such a statement piece I felt that pairing it with denim would lose its wow factor. Instead I paired it with my favorite polka-dot shorts and I feel like they definitely let the sequence and the gold stand out more! It’s a really fun look that I can wear to school or even to lunch.

Stuck in Colder Weather

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DSC_0620Beanie: Forever 21 (love this alternative), Sweater: Nine West (similar), Boots: Nordstrom BP, Purse: Juicy Couture, Lipstick: Sephora “Seduce”

Let me tell you how I feel about cold weather… I hate it. Being cold to me is painful and does unflattering things to my body such as a red nose and dry, goosebumpy skin. The only bright side is that I can wear really cute scarves and beanies and most importantly leggings. This outfit is kind of my winter uniform with a few variations depending on the day. The most important item is my mom’s beige cardigan which has made itself comfortable in my closet this season (sorry mom). It’s a thick sweater in a neutral color which basically means I can wear it everyday. Since this outfit is clearly black and tan tones I HAD to have a pop of color through accessories. This beanie has been my favorite for years. I’ve always loved the color blush and the embellishments add the perfect touch of sparkle. And I am also totally obsessed with my new lipstick from Sephora. I can’t wait to buy more from this collection.

PS. The title of this post does not only summarize how I feel about my current situation in this dreadful weather but it is also a small line from the song Colder Weather by Zac Brown Band which is on serious repeat as of lately.

My Brother’s Sweater

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Sweater: Target (similar)  Pants: Forever 21 (similar), Shoes: BP. Nordstrom, Necklace: Charming Charlie, Clutch: Kate Spade

I have a younger brother who is 18 years old and he is easily my favorite person in the world. We are complete opposites but since we are pretty close in age we have always had a special bond that I am extremely grateful for. This bond is so close that he doesn’t stop me from borrowing his sweaters every now and then. There’s something extra comfy about wearing a boys sweater. This gray one has been my favorite for a while and when my brother grew out of it he finally let me have it. I usually wear it with leggings and  tall boots, but this time I wanted to dress it up a bit. I automatically went for my new favorite necklace from Charming Charlie. It takes any outfit to the next level! I wanted the gray to pop so I paired it with my white pants and cuffed them at the bottom to show off my brown ankle boots. This outfit was perfect for a date night!

How do you wear men’s clothing? Show me on instagram and #adryonthedaily