Sunday, March 29, 2015

Out of My Kloset


Hello! Recently, Out of My Kloset sent me this beautiful white lace dress to feature on my blog. When Out of my Kloset emailed me offering to send me one of their dresses, I immediately knew that I wanted this dress. This is the "Lace Peasant Babydoll Dress in Off White" and it retails for $46 + shipping. The fresh color, lace and crochet details and bohemian appeal of the dress make this a dress I yearn to wear again and again. 

I'm impressed with the quality of the dress although it is slightly see-through (I styled a white slip under my dress.) I ordered a size large and am very pleased with the fit of the dress. Yes, it is oversized but that's how I like this style of dress to be.

For this look, I styled a vintage camouflage jacket, black tights, vintage loafers and oversize glasses with the dress. 

I hope you guys are enjoying your weekend! 

White lace dress: c/o Out of My Kloset
Camouflage jacket: Vintage
Black tights: Urban Outfitters
Loafers: Vintage
Oversize glasses: c/o Firmoo

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Friday, March 27, 2015

Aqua & Fish Print


Hello; happy Friday! This photo was taken of one of my outfits from earlier this week. For this look, I slipped on a 90's throwback beach-y dress. I purchased this vintage dress over spring break at a thrift shop in Richmond. This beauty cost $5 and I couldn't be any more in love with it. The aqua color, tourist-y fish print and flattering shape of the dress make it a wonderful addition to my wardrobe this season. 

I styled the dress with a pair of black thigh high socks and Doc Martens. I accessorized with several golden necklaces and a golden stone bracelet. 

Patterned dress: Vintage
Thigh high socks: Free People
Combat boots: Doc Martens
Stone bracelet: Cob & Pen c/o ShopLately
Necklace: c/o Robert Matthew & c/o ShopLately

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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Hello Philadelphia


Hello! I've been back in Philadelphia for the past few days and am already counting down until this semester ends and I can go back to Richmond. For one, I definitely already miss the beautiful weather in Richmond. Over spring break, I enjoyed sunny skies and warm temperatures but am now back to dreary, chilly weather in Philadelphia (with a prediction of snow on Saturday.) I took these photos earlier this week and slipped my faux fur jacket off really quick to take them. You might not be able to tell but I was actually freezing when I was taking these photos.

For this look, I pulled a vintage tulle top out of my wardrobe. I purchased this beauty at a thrift shop over break for about $6-$7 and I'm absolutely in love with it. I was a bit hesitant to purchase this top at first because I'm very cheap when it comes to thrifting but the light green color, tulle fabric and delicate lace embroidery swept me off my feet and convinced me to purchase it. And boy, am I glad that I did! I love the ethereal feeling that this top emits and look forward to incorporating it into more of my looks this season.

I slipped on a pair of black denim with the top. Then, I tied a green & black checked flannel around my waist to emphasize the color of the top and make the look slightly more weather appropriate. Black Jeffrey Campbells completed the look.

Tulle/lace top: Vintage
Flannel: Unknown
Black denim: BDG via Urban Outfitters
Black heels: Jeffrey Campbells
Black bralette: Victoria's Secret

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Monday, March 23, 2015



Hello! Recently, Thirty One sent me their "Canvas Crew Carry-All" in pink to showcase on my blog. This bag retails for $55 here. I'm very impressed with this tote bag; I love the structured shape, pop of bright color and ability of the bag to hold a lot of stuff. This would be the perfect bag to carry books to class in or to use for day beach trips. 

Thirty One sells various accessories, jewelry and bags. Their preppy selection of classic pieces is perfect for this upcoming spring season. The combination of fun colors, playful prints and functional pieces is irresistible. Thirty One allows customers to easily personalize their purchases with monograms. Be sure to check Thirty One out to update your wardrobe this summer!

Outfit #1:
Paisley dress: Forever 21
Pink sandals: Vintage
Tote bag: c/o Thirty-One
Sunglasses: Buffalo Exchange

Outfit #2:
Floral romper: c/o Fashion Nova
Tote bag: c/o Thirty-One
Thigh highs: c/o Soxxy
Platform sandals: Steve Madden
Silver coin necklace: c/o Shop Lately

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Jump From Paper: Quirky, Cartoon-Like Bags

Hello! Recently, I stumbled across Jump From Paper while browsing online. Jump From Paper is an online retailer that sells quirky, cartoon-like bags. When I first saw a few of their product images and images from their look book, I thought that some type of photo editing or trick was being employed to make their bags look flat. But nope! Jump From Paper creates modern graphic bags that look like they were pulled right off the page of a cartoon. The bags appear totally flat and non-functional. However, they are the perfect bags to carry your laptop, phone, tablets, etc. around in. Prices range from around $30-$140 per bag.
I can't stop lusting after these statement-making bags from their past two collections. They are just so fun, quirky and carefree that I can't help but fall in love with them. Additionally, I've never seen anything like these 2-D inspired, playful bags before. The designers behind the line definitely took a risk in starting Jump From Paper but their creativity and innovation provides for a hip brand that instantly made waves in the fashion industry.
What do you guys think of Jump From Paper?
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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Locks of Love

Hello! Yesterday, I had 15 inches of my hair cut off to donate to Locks of Love. Locks of Love is a non-profit organization that accepts donations of hair of at least ten inches and then uses that hair to make wigs for children who have cancer and have lost their hair. Donating to Locks of Love is a great cause and I'm pleased to have been able to donate again. This is my third time donating to Locks of Love and I hope to continue growing out my hair and donating it to Locks of Love. I previously donated to Locks of Love about two and a half years ago; you can check out the post here. I'm lucky enough to have gorgeous healthy hair that grows really quickly and it only seems right that I donate it and help the kids who no longer have hair.

And it's only fitting that such a monumental change in my look would be the 800th post on my blog. Yes, this is my 800th post! Looking back on the past five or so years, it's unbelievable how much time, effort and attention that I've put into writing and creating these blog posts. Blogging has opened many doors for me and has shaped my entire life. I don't believe that I will ever grow tired of blogging and instead will continue to grow and improve my writing skills through blogging.

For my look today, I styled my outfit around this effortless black dress. The asymmetrical cut and classic appeal of this dress make it my favorite little black dress that I've ever owned. I dressed the look up with several pieces of bohemian, free-spirited jewelry; I slipped on a delicate stone bracelet, tusk ring, a couple golden band rings, a dainty golden necklace and a bold stone necklace. Berry lipstick and platform sandals completed the look.

Dress: c/o Super Brand
Tusk ring: Unknown
Golden band rings: c/o Shop Lately
Simple golden necklace: Forever 21
Stone necklace: Cob & Pen c/o Shop Lately
Stone bracelet: Cob & Pen c/o Shop Lately
Platform sandals: Steve Madden
Berry lipstick: Wet 'N wild
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Sunday, March 15, 2015


Hello! This past Friday marked the beginning of my spring break and I am currently back in Richmond. I absolutely love Richmond and am happy to be back even if just for a week. The weather today was absolutely perfect- sunny skies, slight breeze and a warm temperature. I took advantage of the nice weather by strolling around Carytown and browsing through a few vintage and thrift shops.
For this look, I borrowed an elephant print top from my sister's wardrobe. The bohemian elephant print, neutral colors and breezy style of this top give it a free-spirited hippie feel and I absolutely love it. I attempted to convince my sister to hand this top over to me permanently but the shirt has also captured her heart and she's not willing to give it up. I donned a textured white circle skirt and quirky jelly sandals with the top.
To create a eclectic, free-spirited vibe, I played around with my accessories. I started by layering several golden necklaces and then slipped on a pair of round sunglasses. I added a pop of color to the look with a bold cobalt blue bag. I just thrifted this bag yesterday and I'm very pleased with the purchase; the textured print, vintage appeal, unique color and effortless style of the bag make a quirky statement. Red lipstick completed the look.
White skirt: c/o ShopLately
White jelly sandals: JuJu
Elephant print top: Forever 21
Necklaces: Ashby, Forever 21 & c/o ShopLately
Round sunglasses: c/o Giant Vintage
Red lipstick: Wet 'N Wild
Blue bag: Vintage
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Thursday, March 12, 2015

60's Mod


Hello! This photo is a close-up shot of one of my outfits from earlier this week. This photo is one of my favorite photos in a while because it beautifully shows off the details of the outfit and also highlights my "R" tattoo. I got this tattoo over winter break and the "R" represents my last name, Radday.

For this look, I steered away from my usual color palette of various shades of blacks and other dark colors and threw on a bold orange dress. The textured fabric, happy sunflower print and bold color of this dress make quite the statement. Although you can't tell from this photo, the dress has a very retro 60's mod feel to it.

I decided to emphasize the retro appeal of the dress by slipping on a pair of bright floral Doc Martens. The cheery colors and quirky appeal of the flower child print of the boots scream "60's." I also slipped on a pair of dark green and white polka dot socks with the boots because I like how the print of the boots and the print of the socks accentuate each other.

Bright orange dress: Urban Outfitters
Polka dot socks: Forever 21
Floral boots: Doc Martens

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015


Hello! It has finally begun to feel like spring and I'm loving the sunny skies and warm weather. My spring break starts this Friday and I'm hoping for a lot of beautiful weather while I'm back home in Richmond. I'm definitely looking forward to a break from this school and the stress of this semester. On top of everything I have to do and am stressing about, my laptop crashed last night. My blogging schedule may be a bit sporadic until I'm able to (hopefully) get the laptop fixed.

For this look, I pulled a breezy printed dress out of my wardrobe. The dainty sunflower print, tiered style, soft neutral colors and lightweight material of this dress create a free-spirited, bohemian appeal that I cannot resist. I threw on a long burnt orange cardigan with the look to emphasize the slight hint of orange in the dress and to accentuate the short style of the dress.

I slipped on a pair of tan platform sandals, 70's inspired round sunglasses and a silver bohemian statement necklace to complete the look.

Sunflower dress: c/o Shop Lately
Burnt orange cardigan: Urban Outfitters
Platform sandals: Steve Madden
Sunglasses: c/o Shop Lately
Silver coin necklace: c/o Shop Lately

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Monday, March 9, 2015

Skirt the Issue Spring/Summer 2015 Look Book


Hello! As you guys probably know, I currently intern for Skirt the Issue as their social media/PR intern. I was recently sent a few more skirts- the cream skirt with logo, paint brush print skirt and solid navy print skirt. The weather perked up yesterday and I took the opportunity to shoot a few photos with my friend, Emily, for their Spring/Summer 2015 look book. 

For the shoot, I was going for a free-spirited, playful vibe and love the looks that I put together. Vibrant colors, fresh prints and daydreams of spring adventures served as my inspiration. Read more about the lookbook and check out all the images on the Skirt the Issue blog. And while you're there, check out the Skirt the Issue skirts; they come in an incredible array of different prints and colors and are the ultimate wardrobe staple. All skirts retail for $30. 

Hope you guys are enjoying this warm sunny weather just as much as I am! 

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Friday, March 6, 2015

Morf: An Innovative Design that is Changing the Fashion Industry

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Hello! Recently, Tamara Salem sent me an email regarding her latest design- Morf, one shirt that could be worn 24 different ways. And I'm not talking one shirt that you can style with numerous other pieces to create 24 different looks, I'm talking one shirt that creates 24 different looks on its own. Believe it or not, all of the different shirts in the photo above are actually just one shirt. When I first glanced over the email, I almost couldn't believe it; I figured that it must be some sort of trick or wise use of words. But then I watched the video. And my jaw dropped. There are no buttons, no velcro, no zippers- just one shirt that creates 24 various looks by itself.

Watch this video to see what I'm talking about (and TRUST me you are going to want to see this, the video is less than a minute and will change the way that you see the fashion industry.)

The innovation in the design of this shirt is unbelievable and I believe that this first ever multi-shirt will pave the way for further advancements in the fashion industry. Designer of the garment, Tamara Salem, explains that "simple double-layer construction that allows it to magically change colors, cuts and looks, enabling you to customize and personalize your look in the most practical way." This shirt is currently patented in the United States. I'm so impressed by this garment that I'm speechless. Before watching this video, I would never have imagined such a feat possible.

There are so many different reasons why this innovation is brilliant that I couldn't possibly list them all but three things about this garment stuck out to me in particular:

1. This shirt can be worn 24 different ways and therefore, is the equivalent of 24 different shirts in your wardrobe. By owning this one shirt instead of those 24, you can greatly cut down on the number of items in your wardrobe which also cuts down on your waste which then cuts down on negative environmental impact. 

2. This shirt also cuts down on the need to pack as much when you travel. You can pack this shirt instead of several others and instantly cut down on how much is in your suitcase. This will provide you with more room in your suitcase for accessories or an extra pair of shoes. 

3. This shirt enables you to save money- a lot of money. Instead of spending a ton of money on 24 different shirts, you can spend money on just this shirt. 

Like many start-up brands, Morf is in its beginning stage and is in the process of expanding and fundraising money to do so. Morf would like to expand their innovation to more than just shirts- to dresses, tank tops, sportswear, etc. They currently have a Kickstarter campaign where you can donate money to their brand. Depending on how much money you donate, Morf will give you something in return. For a donation of $49, you will receive one of the shirts. Even if you can't donate right now, I think that Morf is definitely something that you should check out and keep your eye on. I have a feeling that this innovation is going to incite definite changes in the fashion industry.

What do you guys think of Morf

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Thursday, March 5, 2015

Bridal Up

Bridal Up

Hello! Today I'm going to introduce you guys to Bridal Up. Bridal Up is an online retailer specializing in formal dresses including wedding dresses, bridesmaid dresses, evening dresses, cocktail dresses and prom dresses. With prom season right around the corner, for those of you who are going to prom this year, it's time to begin searching for your elegant prom dress. And Bridal Up will help you do that, Bridal Up has hundreds of simple elegant prom dresses under 200. You can narrow down your search for your perfect dress by category, style & color. Below are a few of my top favorite unique prom dresses that Bridal Up has to offer. 

1. Trumpet/Mermaid Scoop Sleeveless Applique Floor-length Tulle Prom Dress $138.99. This stunning prom dress is sure to blow everyone away- the sheer detailing, navy color and sophisticated appeal of this dress are swoon-worthy. 

2. Elegant A-Line/Princess Jewel Sleeveless Beading Floor-Length Prom Dress $157. I love this trendy white prom dress; the golden detailing gives it a sort of modern Grecian goddess feeling. 

3. Hot Sale Dark Green Long Evening Dresses Tulle Floral Prom Gown $151.99. I don't think that I have ever fallen in love with a prom dress as much as I have fallen in love with this one. The rich green color, class silhouette and textured detailing on the skirt of this dress make it simply irresistable and one-of-a-kind. 

4. Sexy Sheath/Column V-neck Sleeveless Lace Floor-Length Jersey Prom Dress $148. Who could say no to the feminine allure and bold red color of this dress?

Remember to check out Bridal Up this season when searching for your prom dress. 

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***Disclaimer: Bridal Up provided monetary compensation for this post but I wrote the actual post and all opinions written in this post are mine.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Faux Fur & Florals


Hello! With sunny skies and weather that wasn't freezing for once, today almost felt like the beginning of spring. I took advantage of the nice weather and pulled this floral romper out of my wardrobe. This floral romper is one of my favorite spring pieces and I was ecstatic that I could wear it today; the bold retro floral print, bright colors and effortless style of this romper have me head over heels in love with it.

Although today's weather was nicer than usual, it was still a bit chilly so I slipped on a black fringe kimono, blue-gray faux fur jacket and black thigh high socks with the romper. Black heeled booties and a golden coin necklace completed the look.

Fringe kimono: c/o ShopLately
Faux fur jacket: c/o Haute Juncture
Black thigh highs: Daily Look
Black booties: Daily Look
Floral romper: c/o Fashion Nova
Golden coin necklace: Lily Wang c/o ShopLately

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Sunday, March 1, 2015

Hello! Today I have an online retailer to introduce to you guys- specializes in cocktail dresses, other formal dresses and prom dresses in particular. They have an enormous selection of pretty prom dresses. You can search for dresses based on price, color, silhouette, neckline, hemline, sleeve length, fabric, embellishment or back details. 

1. V-neck Sleeveless Sweep/Brush Train Prom Dress. $100. The classic silhouette, elegant style and crisp white color of this dress make it the perfect prom dress for this spring season. This dress is also available in an array of different colors such as hunter green and watermelon pink.

2. Sweetheart Sleeveless Asymmetrical Prom Dress. $179. The intricate detailing, neutral color and unique style of this dress make this a showstopper. You'll be sure to turn heads if you don this dress to your prom this spring.

3. Bateau Short Floor-length Long Black Prom Dress. $134. I'm in love with the sheer fabric, versatile print and classic style of this dress. This dress is very elegant and put-together, a kind of understated beauty. This dress is also available in many other colors including sky blue and lilac.

4. Scoop Sleeveless Floor-length Long Prom Dress. $145. Who could say no to this stunning formal dress? The flowing layers, creamy color and glamorous feeling of this dress are absolutely irresistible.

5. V-neck Sleeveless Floor-length Long Dark Navy Prom Dress. $179. The navy detailing and shape of this dress have me swooning. Stand out from the crowd in this beautiful dress.

With prom season quickly approaching, it's time to begin the search for your perfect prom dress. I would recommend checking out the wide selection of incredible prom dresses offered by They have so many different dresses and different styles that they are bound to carry the dress that you are looking for.

***Disclaimer: provided monetary compensation for this post but I wrote the actual post and all opinions written in this post are mine.

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