Friday, April 18, 2014

The Maxi Is Back

Happy Friday loves!  
So excited to finally welcome back maxi skirts and dresses into my wardrobe. 

Skirt: Forever21 (here) / Top: Furor Moda / Shoes: Zara (also love
Bag: Charlotte Russe (here) / Necklace: Capwell 

 I got this skirt during my trip and loved the black & white print.  Plus, it was on sale for only $12.  Since I extended my stay, I wasn't prepared enough and had to do a little shopping out there.  Any excuse to shop is a good excuse, right?! haha It's been awhile since I wore a maxi.  I love them so much because they're perfect for the day or the night.  They're such an easy piece to wear.  I decided to pair this one with my old faithful crop top.  I wore it so much last summer and will probably do the same this year too.  I rented a car this day for a couple of meetings and then met up with some friends for dinner.  I'm happy I wore this instead of pants because I was comfy all day!  

I have a few more looks from Cali then it's back to the NJ scenery.  A huge thank you to my friend Christine for taking all of my pics during my stay.  She was recently certified as a makeup artist so once her site launches, I'll make sure to share it with you all. 

Cheers to the weekend! <3 

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Wrap Around

I'm back in Jersey but the outfits from Cali are still coming!  I definitely have summer on my mind right now. I wore this to a fun event out there.  You might have seen a few photos from my instagram :) 

Skirt: Furor Moda (here) c/o / Top: LUSH via Nordstrom Rack (also love)
Shoes: Zara (similar) / Bag: olivia + joy (here)

This is a wrap around skirt and I haven't worn one in such a long time.  I tied the bow in the back and then pinned it to the skirt so that it would stay tied.  Otherwise, if the bow came undone then that could have left me in a really awkward and embarrassing situation haha It's so cute though I love it.  And red is such a fun color to style.  I found this top a few days before my trip.  I almost didn't get it but I'm happy that I did because it worked perfectly with this skirt.  It's actually a crop top but it was long enough on me that I could tuck it inside.  I love the floral print because it has a vintage feel.  

As you can see in my recent posts, these shoes really came in handy out there.   It's a good thing I didn't pack more than I did because my suitcase was way overweight!  My dad used to always tell me to back "bare essentials only" and I think of that every time I travel.  I always end up packing up half my closet though lol 

Enjoy the day loves! 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Merci Beaucoup

Happy Tuesday lovelies! It's time for a little bit of neon. 

Crop Top: Forever21 (here) / Bralette: Forever21 (also love)
Jeans: Forever21(here) / Shoes: Zara (here) / Clutch: Galian 

I picked up these pieces before heading out to LA.  It's hard for me to find denim that fit me well so I usually end up getting them at places like F21 and H&M.  #petitegirlprobs! I thought this neon crop tank was super cute and I love the "Merci Beaucoup" written on it.  The best way to wear tops like this is with a bralette underneath so you don't have to see your regular bra on the sides.  This one has a lace trimming on the top which adds a little something extra to the look.  The studded clutch also brings a bit of edginess too.  I wore this for a night out over here but it's another outfit that would also work well for the day with flats!  It's casual but still fun :)

I head back to Jersey tomorrow, so sad, but I still have a bunch of outfits to share.  It's been a great two weeks out here and I can't wait to come back.
Hope you have a fab day!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Cali Casual Cool

Happy Monday babes!
I'm still over here in Cali and wore this last week.  It felt great being able to wear shorts again!

Shorts: Vanilla Star c/o / Tank: Forever21(here) / Cardigan: Charlotte Russe (similar)
Shoes: Zara (also love) / Sunglasses: ZeroUV (similar) c/o / Bag: olivia + joy

Pairing long cardigans with denim shorts is one of my favorite things to do for the spring and summer seasons.  I just love the whole casual cool and laid back vibe that this look gives off.  I wore something similar last summer that you might remember.  If you don't have an oversized/long cardi then I highly suggest getting one.  They're such a great staple and are extremely versatile.  Plus, they keep you warm on those breezy days and are super easy to add to your outfits.  I packed this one last minute and I'm so happy that I did.  It was the perfect pop of color for this look.  You could even wear something like this with flats for the day and then transition it into the night with a pair of heels like me.  I'm all about distressed denim right now and these shorts are super cute with the side lace detailing.  They're the perfect mix of girly & edgy.  The finishing touch was this pair of gold mirrored sunnies.  I'm still loving this trend, especially in gold!

I hope that you all have a beautiful day :)

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Friday, April 11, 2014

Matching Set

Yay for Friday!  I wore this a few days ago to Victoria Gardens out here in Racho Cucamonga.  It's a beautiful outside shopping center.  I took photos here last year too.  I am now staying until next week and I don't want to leave! 

Crop Top & Skirt: Dana Maxx / Shoes: Steve Madden (similar)
Sunglasses: Rivet & Sway / Necklace: Wild Butterfly 
Ring: Capwell (here)

My obsession with crop tops and full midi skirts continues with this beautiful two-piece set from from Dana Maxx.  I stopped by their showroom before my trip and borrowed this, although I wish I could keep it!  I love the crochet detailing and the fact that it's a matching set.  I've been wanting one for such a long time so I was really looking forward to wearing this out here in Cali.  I sort of broke my own rule by wearing ankle strap heels with this length, but since the straps are not thick and the shoes are such a light color, I decided to just go for it.  I guess that's why they say to "never say never!"
I wanted to keep this outfit all neutral for the most part and then added my new favorite green ring and a bright pink lip for some color.  I love the messy side braid and need to start doing my hair this way more often.  It's perfect for such warm days.

On the last two photos, I was in mid spin and thankfully this skirt has a slip underneath lol! I thought they were really cool motion shots so decided to include them.  I have a thing for twirling!  I have so many candid and silly shots that I need to start posting on here more.

Happy weekend loves!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Pastels & Palm Trees

Happy Thursday babes!
I wore this dress a few nights ago in Rancho for dinner and shot in their Central Park.  I love having the palm trees in the background.  The scenery here is perfection! 

Dress: Catch Bliss (here) c/o / Shoes: Zara (similar) / Clutch: Dynamite
Bracelet (here) & Ring (here): Capwell / Earrings: OASAP

I've been taking full advantage of this cali weather and wearing tons of dresses and skirts.  The style of this one is so cute and girly.  I like how it flares out a little at the bottom and of course, the adorable bow detailing in the back!  It's always fun when the back of a dress makes just as much of a statement as the front.  I went with nude heels since it was for night time, but it would also look super cute during the day with a pair of flat sandals.  Versatile dresses during the spring/summer are the best.
I wanted to keep this look simple, but did some subtle color blocking with a coral/pink statement bracelet.  I also added this gorgeous green opal ring and finished it all off with a gold clutch.  I love pastels for spring.

Enjoy your day loves!