Monday, April 27, 2015

Good Vibes


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Hello! When getting dressed today, I stuck to my recent free-spirited, bohemian aesthetic. Recently, I've been embracing a breezy uniform of a printed dress + heeled sandals + a stack of jewelry. For this look, I slipped on a daisy print dress; the ditsy print, babydoll style and loose fit of this dress make it an easy go-to spring dress. There was a slight chill outside so I threw on a black fringe kimono over the dress. This base of my outfit was relatively simple so I shifted the majority of the attention of my look to my accessories & hair and makeup. 

I emphasized the short length of the dress and highlighted my legs with a pair of platform sandals. I accessorized with a handful of golden, boho necklaces and a stone bracelet. I've been unable to resist jewelry adorned with coin pendants, unique stones and quirky flair recently. There is a very Free People catalog, late 60's nostalgia feel to that kind of jewelry and I'm in love with it. Besides the light pop of color with my turquoise stone necklace and mint-y stone bracelet, I added a swipe of berry color to my lips. Additionally, I decided to try out a hairstyle that I felt complemented my outfit, emphasizing the effortless vibe even further. 

This hair-do reminds me of Mary Kate Olsen meets Coachella festival-goers. If you've been following my blog for a while, you know that I don't really get creative when it comes to doing my hair. Whether my hair is short, long or somewhere in between short and long, I tend to stick with just wearing it down in its naturally pretty waves. However, today I ventured out of my comfort zone by throwing my hair half-up in a messy, wavy bun. And I love it! It has a very laid-back, relaxed feeling to it which perfectly suits my hippie-inspired aesthetic. You'll be sure to see much more of this hairstyle in the future. 

I hope that you guys have a great week! 

Daisy print dress: Buffalo Exchange
Black fringe kimono: c/o ShopLately
Stone bracelet: Cob & Pen c/o ShopLately
Necklaces: Assorted (Charlotte Russe, c/o Robert Matthew, c/o ShopLately)
Flatforms: Steve Madden
Berry lipstick: Wet 'N Wild

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Paisley Breeze


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Hello! There are only two more weeks before I return to Richmond and I've been swamped with work and have been busily running around trying to get everything in place before I leave Philadelphia. At least the weather has been gorgeous these past few days! My friend, Emily, snapped this photo of my outfit in yesterday's breezy weather. 

For my look, I mixed prints with a burgundy paisley dress and a pair of neutral striped heels. I love the way that the paisley print and striped print pop next to each other. The platform heel, neutral colors and striped print of the heels are all reminiscent of the 70's and make these one of my favorite pair of heels. I accessorized with a handful of golden necklaces and berry lipstick for a boho vibe.

Paisley dress: Forever 21
Striped heels: Steve Madden
Berry lipstick: Wet 'N Wild
Necklaces: Assorted (Charlotte Russe, c/o Robert Matthew, c/o Mall of Style, c/o Shop Lately)

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Sunday, April 19, 2015

Amanda Remillard Images

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Hello! Happy Sunday! Earlier this week, my friend, Amanda, shot a few photos of my outfit. Like myself, Amanda is a fashion merchandising major at Philadelphia University. Additionally, Amanda is minoring in photography. This semester she has combined her love of fashion and photography into her internship with College Fashionista. As a College Fashionista Style Guru, she snaps photos of fashionable students on campus and writes blog posts about them for the Philadelphia University page of College Fashionista. Amanda has a great eye for fashion and that combined with her photography skills creates appealing features that I always love to read on College Fashionista. I always enjoy shooting outfit photos with Amanda and had a great time taking these photos this week. Her photographs never fail to impress me. You can check out more photos from our shoot & other photographs that she has taken on her Facebook page, Amanda Remillard Images, or her website.

For my look, I decided to pull this washed out turqouise dress from my wardrobe. I thrifted this vintage gem at Diversity Thrift in Richmond over spring break. The washed out, beachy fish print, faded color, flattering shape and effortless breezy feeling of the dress swept me off my feet when I first spotted this dress. For only $5, this dress was a no-brainer purchase. I love the contrast of the preppy fish print with the edgier faded colors of the dress; kind of like nautical prep meets indie rock. I amped up my look with layers of necklaces, rings, a stone bracelet and a pair of unique green sunglasses. To create the illusion that my legs go on forever,  I slipped on my pair of platform sandals.

Printed dress: Vintage
Flatforms: Steve Madden
Green pendant necklace: Vintage
Circular golden necklace: c/o Robert Matthew
Golden coin necklace: Lily Wang c/o ShopLately
Turquoise stone necklace: Cob & Pen c/o ShopLately
Stone bracelet: Cob & Pen c/o ShopLately
Rings: Assorted
Sunglasses: c/o Giant Vintage Sunglasses

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