Styling: Pearls


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Since Valentine’s Day is fast approaching I want to feature a perfect little delicate gift. Pearls have always been a luxury status symbol in fashion and society. A simple little pair of pearl earrings is I think one of the best valentine’s gifts you can get, and also one of the safest if you don’t know their exact personal favorite style. They are romantic and beautiful but also very practical; they are a nice addition to your wardrobe as they are a very classic piece. Never too over-the-top but also always a very sophisticated look. I am also a fan of this design because of the very small delicate pearls, as I feel like a large pearl earring can look a bit costume. These ones are the perfect size.

I decided to pair my little pearl earrings with my new leather jacket; the thick leather is a great juxtaposition to the dainty look of the pearls. I wanted to match the big circle silver stud details on my moto jacket to the circle shape of the earrings too. My shiny lucite heels also bring attention to the silver details and the luminescent pearls. My bag has a red interior which I think brings a bit of color to the look and also contrasts well with the design on my dress. All outfit details will be listed below along with direct links.


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pearls – Mejuri
jacket – Gypsy Warrior
watch – Daniel Wellington
dress- Vintage
bag – The Sophia Label
boots – TwoTwo Shoes
sunglasses – Free People

Photos by Yensa Werth (Photos edited by Me. I would NOT recommend this photographer as she is extremely unreliable. We shot 3 outfits and I never got the other 2 outfit photos back.)

Stepping Outside Your Fashion “comfort zone”

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Around the new year I talked a lot about my one and only fashion New Years “resolution”! That was to wear more color this year, and if not more color, then just at least less black. So that’s where we are starting today; grey. Stepping into a more minimalism style is also something I’m working on this year. Though don’t forget I have my big closet organization post coming up at the beginning of next month where I will talk a lot more in detail about this process 🙂

An easy way to make a classic “masculine” piece like a trench coat look a little more girly, is to pair it with cutesy non-black items. My new designer bag has a very chic look with the shiny jewelry-like hardware and is in a very pretty grey color. This saddle bag is definitely a step outside my fashion comfort zone but I’m absolutely in love with it. The grey and gold combo is a bit more unusual too, and will I think encourage me to wear more colors in between. I had to pair the bag with these grey boots; however I should note they are not the exact same tone of grey. Though if you notice the colored perspex heel on the boots, it helps to match the two tone effect in both pieces. Other outfit details will be listed below along with direct links.


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bag – Chloe Drew Bag (grey, gold hardware)
boots – Public Desire
necklace – Rope The Moon
trench – Vintage
dress – Vintage
sunglasses – Vintage

Photos by Phil VN

Closet Staples: Wrap Dress

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A simple classic wrap dress is a staple in any wardrobe, though typically you see the full longer sleeve and shorter above the knee cut. This is a bit of a different take on the wrap dress; as it is a short sleeve and a long maxi style dress with a slit up the front. One of my favorite ways to wear classic pieces is to find a version of it that has more of a modern design. Though this is definitely more of a fall and spring time item, you just need to layer a coat to make it perfect for winter. Like I did in my outfit 2 weeks ago featuring this exact dress. I know I said I would be wearing less black, and I want to note that I do have more colorful looks coming up.

The only color featured in this look is in my accessories and the trimming on my hat. This beautiful gold necklace works really well with the low cut neckline of the wrap dress, and the gold trimming on my hat brings out the color of the jewelry even more. There is also small gold detail on the foot-bed of my shoes, which you can only see in certain photos but it does in a subtle way tie the whole look together. Also I had to pair it with my favorite go to bag with gold hardware. This has really become my every day bag as it can hold a lot more than it looks. I will be making a YouTube channel soon for various reviews, lookbooks and styling videos so I might do a review on this bag as well. I will be doing a poll soon on twitter to see if bag reviews would be informative and interesting to feature. All other outfit details are listed below along with direct links.

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dress – Shabby Apple
jewelry – Judith Poe
shoes – Vintage, restored by My Shoe Hospital
hat – Lack of Color
bag – Elizabeth and James
sunnies – Vintage

Photos by Grace Kathryn

Styling: Cozy Travel Outfits

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A lot of people travel during the holiday season so I have decided to feature two casual, but still chic, looks that I wore this past week. A big cozy coat is a must, and since I like all my clothes to be very comfortable I tend to glam up my outfit with my accessories, so you know that means bags, shoes and sunnies (& jewelry). Both looks feature beautiful bags by the brand Cuyana and I have to say the quality is just amazing and well reflected in the price. I feel it is best traveling with a bag that is durable and sturdy but not designer. That way it won’t attract as much attention but you still have the quality of a designer bag. I even included my black on black watch for the full all-black effect. I decided to go with black of course for both bags and both outfits, as I have already started to style new pieces into my wardrobe that aren’t black for the new year. This includes my new addition to my collection, a grey designer piece that I will be revealing tonight on my Instagram .

The second look features what has become my staple go-to coat for travel, and that is this cozy oversized trench by OnePiece. It keeps you super warm and is quite long as you can see. I got the size XS which is a bit big on me (keep in mind I am 5’1), though I personally prefer my outerwear to be a bit oversized for comfort. I also had to pair it with one of my favorite lucite heeled patent boots which I think are just perfect for fall and winter. More colorful looks are coming in the new year so stay tuned! Direct links will be listed below along with all other outfit details.


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bag – Cuyana
watch – Daniel Wellington
sweater – American Apparel
dress – Vintage
boots – EMU Australia
hat – Vintage
sunglasses – Tijn Eyewear


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bag – Cuyana
jacket – OnePiece
dress – Vintage
choker – Judith Poe
boots – TwoTwo Shoes
sunglasses – Free People

Photos by Billy Hanke

Holiday Lookbook 2016

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Holiday outfits are always my favorite because it’s finally cold enough to break out all my velvet, leather and super soft furry items. You will find all three of these fabrics in both of these looks. In a recent interview I was asked what my favorite fall trends were and it’s definitely velvet dresses paired with furry bags. It is very important to be comfortable around the holidays too. Since a lot of time is spent eating and lounging, I think a dress is the perfect option.

This first look features one of my favorite vintage velvet dresses and my mohawk style furry top tassel bag. This bag is perfect for fall and winter season and is the perfect size for a day bag as it can hold even more than it looks. This outfit is your classic all black ensemble but notice the attention to the details. My choker is a beautiful handmade design which features amethyst stones and the gold adds a little holiday glam to the all black look. As it got a bit colder I threw on my mini leather trench coat to stay warm.

My other outfit includes what I think to be the ultimate staple piece during the holiday season, a fancy red dress. The two-tone red lace on this dress is stunning and paired perfectly with my new furry bag. I also had to add a little velvet in this look, so I threw on my thigh high velvet boots that feature a shiny metallic heel for that extra holiday sparkle. All outfit details for both looks will be listed below along with direct links. Wishing you all a happy holidays!!


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bag – Oliveve Handbags
dress- Vintage
boots – EMU Australia
sunnies – Tijn Eyewear
coat – Members Only


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bag –Cosy Concept Fur
dress – Free People
boots –Public Desire
choker- Judith Poe
lipstick – Chanel
sunglasses – Free People