Saturday, April 13, 2013

Off to the Races

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Hello! This is another one of the outfits that I wore while at the beach. While planning this look, I tried to keep in mind that simplicity + style= the perfect beach look. Whenever, I make a trip to the beach or even to my lake house, I try to keep my looks relatively easy and simple yet chic. How can one relax if worried about ruining or losing one of their beloved accessories?

To begin my look, I pulled this black lace bandeau out of my suitcase. I've been waiting forever to wear this piece and the beach was definitely the perfect place to debut it. I didn't want to show too much skin so I layered a light-weight denim button down over top of the bandeau and slipped into a pair of high-rise jeans. Of course, I couldn't resist pairing my black combat boots with these jeans.

Like I mentioned earlier, simplicity dominated this look. No jewelry at all was present in this look and only a few accessories were present: a pair of heart sunglasses that kept the sun out of my eyes and a plain backpack that held my stuff (wallet, phone, etc.).

For these photos, I also lacquered my lips with berry lipstick. The warm-colored lipstick added an unexpected touch to the otherwise cool-colored outfit. And you guys know that I love juxtaposition! For my non-artistic readers, warm colors are colors such as oranges, reds and yellows. These colors give off a caring, loving, comforting, cheery vibe. Cool colors are colors such as blues, greens and purples. These colors give off a calm, relaxed vibe.Often, these colors are placed together to create contrast. This artistic process is known as juxtaposition.

Wondering about the title of this post? Off to the Races is one of my favorite songs by Lana Del Rey. I found the song title fitting for this post because I am posing in front of racing stripes.

Denim button down: Thrifted (similar- on sale!)
Green high-rise jeans: BDG via Urban Outfitters
Black combat boots: Target
Faux leather backpack: Urban Outfitters
Black lace bandeau: Wet Seal
White heart sunglasses: c/o Giant Vintage
Berry lipstick: Wet 'N Wild


  1. really cool flirty look! loving the lace bandeau together with the denim shirt :)


  2. You do simplicity very elegantly. Loving the mid riff.

  3. Great look!! Hope you visit my blog!!

  4. LOVE that black lace bandeau. I've never shopped at Wet Seal before. This is a cool look.


  5. love that bandeau, your jeans and leather backpack. this outfit is perfection <3

  6. such a cool outfit, love the crop top, so on trend!!!