Festival Lookbook 2/3: Crochet Tops


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When trying to dress comfortably and keep cool during the hot festival days, next to lace, crochet is your best bet. Crochet items have holes that allow air to flow thru which also adds texture to the garment, creating a pretty pattern. This is why they’re perfect for festivals as the bohemian designs are right on theme. A little crocheted top is one of my favorite pieces to wear because it is thick enough to hold its place while you are dancing and running around, but still breathable so you don’t get too hot. I went with all black in this outfit to keep it pretty simple and then added a pop of color with my bag.

Personally I feel the most comfortable in an all black outfit. I then like to add some color with my accessories as to not over-saturate the look. This little red suede bag is perfect for festivals because it is small enough to not get in the way but can still hold all your essentials. Also, when going to a festival you want to bring a fun bag but also one that you can hopefully style again after the festival season. This bag is a perfect one for every day or a night out as well. All other details will be listed below along with direct links to all items featured.


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bag – Hexa Bags
top – Monday Moods
choker – Regal Rose
sunglasses – ZeroUV
shoes – Jeffrey Campbell

Photos by David Truuu

Styling: Neutrals

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There is a recent obsession both in the fashion community and of my own, with neutrals. Though black-and-white has always been a staple for many years, the new two colors that I have started seeing everywhere are grey and light pink. Today I want to talk about the grey trend. A head to toe monochrome look in grey, in my opinion, can look a little bit like PJs or lounge clothes due to the color. This is where the use of tailoring and fit is most important. Since this is a bit harder to perfect I did not opt for a full mono look.

In this outfit I decided to really tone down the grey by just styling grey accessories, like my big fuzzy bag and shiny grey boots. I chose these items because they are two different textures; they do not match at all or have that cutesy look you get when you match accessories in an otherwise all black outfit. I love a fuzzy textured bag in early spring because it can still be a bit chilly so it doesn’t look weird to have fur (faux fur btw). With the start of spring and then the onset of summer comes with a more bohemian vibe, so I thought it was perfect to break out my bell sleeve romper. Will be wearing this a lot more this season as rompers are a quick go to item for spring/summer. Other outfit details will be listed below along with direct links to all items featured.

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bag – Demilamores
romper – Rove Designs
shoes – Public Desire
choker – Young Muse

Photos by Cory Cullington

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