Monday, August 31, 2015



Hello! As I mentioned in my last post, there is a revival of 1970's fashion this season and I'm currently obsessing over it. Focusing on the 70's trend, I pulled this look together. Bell sleeves? Check. Flare pants? Check. Platform sandals? Check. 1970's mustard color? Check.

I recently purchased both this top and these pants from Forever 21 and am in love with both pieces. The bell sleeves, cropped fit and deep color of the top drew me to it immediately. I purchased it for about $20; it's currently on sale for only $14 here and if you're looking to add a dose of the 1970's to your wardrobe, I would definitely recommend you buy this top. As for the pants, I fell in love with the bohemian print, crochet detailing and flare fit- also so 70's. They only cost $18 and are another purchase I would reccommend. $18 for a pair of pants that are so ultimately flattering yet comfortable is a steal. You can check them out HERE.

Mustard yellow top: Forever 21(on sale for only $14 right now- here!)
Printed flare pants: Forever 21
Flatform sandals: Steve Madden
Golden necklace: c/o Robert Matthew
Lipstick: Wet 'N Wild


Saturday, August 29, 2015

Fall/Winter 2015 Trend: Back to the 70's


Hello! This season, the fashion of the 1970's is back with a passion and I couldn't be any happier about it. 

Horrible muted neutral colors? Check! I know it's an oxymoron but these colors are so, so, so horrible and blah that they are actually wonderful. Think 1970's olive green couches and mustard yellow kitchens. It's like our favorite fall colors but dirtier if that makes sense. Take your usual fall shades of yellow, orange, green, etc. and add a pinch of brown to the color and you end up with the shades that are taking this season by storm. And I know that maybe everyone doesn't find puke-green sweaters appealing but I'm completely on board with this trend. There's nothing I love more than the fashion (and music) of the 1970's. Of course, other not-so-awful 1970's colors are also trending like the cream color of my dress above.

Shop this trend: here, here & here

1970's-inspired silhouettes? Check! This season, flare jeans and bell sleeves are flying back on the shelves. I'm absolutely in love with flare denim at the moment and have seen so many fashionistas already rocking this trend back on campus. If I was a more denim type of girl, I would have stocked up on flare jeans but considering I don't own a single pair of jeans, I've decided to leave this trend alone (although, I'm still loving my other, non-denim flare and bellbottom pants.) As much as I love that the flare silhouette is trending right now, I think I may be even more in love with the bell sleeve frenzy. Take style cues this season from Stevie Nicks with this 1970's trend. I've added several pieces with bell sleeves to my wardrobe this season and don't think that I've ever loved a style of sleeve more than I love the bell sleeves. There's just something that feels so relaxed, bohemian cool about them. 

Shop this trend: here, here & here

I incorporated multiple aspects of the 1970's trend in my look above. The bell sleeves of the dress, soft neutral color of the dress, neutral studded wedges and lace texture of the dress are all reminiscent of the 70's. Soft waves and a deep pink lipstick played up the whimsical, 1970's fall look. 

Lace dress: Charlotte Russe
Wedges: Target
Brown statement necklace: c/o ShopLately
Golden circular necklace: c/o Robert Matthew
Crystal necklace: Ashby
Lipstick: Wet 'N Wild


Friday, August 28, 2015

Janelle & I

Janelle & I

Hello! Yesterday, one of my roommates, Janelle, and I posed for a quick outfit photo. Like myself, Janelle is a third-year student at Philadelphia University. However, her major differs from mine; she is studying interior design. Her personal style is pulled together and has a little bit of a sophisticated preppy vibe to it.

We both pulled out fit & flare dresses from our wardrobe; the flattering silhouette has captured both of our hearts. I styled my textured, olive green fit & flare dress with a pair of suede wedges, statement necklace and subtle lipstick. Janelle rocked her printed fit & flare dress with a pair of wedges and spiked statement necklace.

On me:
Olive-colored dress: H&M
Statement necklace: Kay Adams Jewelry
Suede wedges: Jeffrey Campbell
Lipstick: Wet 'N Wild

On Janelle:
Printed dress: Forever 21
Necklace: Charlotte Russe
Wedges: Steve Madden (borrowed from my wardrobe)


Thursday, August 27, 2015

Free People Wild Heart Look Book

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Hello! Today, I want to share a few images from Free People's most recent look book, Wild Heart, with you guys. Free People has caught my heart once again with a wonderfully romantic, nostalgic look book. The look book features Anja Konstantinova in a soft collection of intimates. The lace textures and 70's inspired silhouettes of the pieces are played up with a lush autumnal backdrop. 

Images courtesy of Free People


Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Back to Class

First Day of Class

Hello! This is what I wore for my first day of classes of my last year at Philadelphia University. I pulled out a new dress from my wardrobe: a breezy floral dress blooming with rich colors. I purchased this dress a couple weeks ago and have already fallen in love with it. From the loose shape to bohemian floral print, there's nothing about this dress that I don't simply adore. I styled it with a pair of deep green Jeffrey Campbell wedges, a couple golden bracelets and a statement stone & crystal necklace. A peach tote bag, cat-eye sunglasses and sweet lipstick pulled the whole look together.

Floral dress: Urban Outfitters
Deep green wedges: Jeffrey Campbell
Peach tote bag: c/o Robert Matthew
Small golden circle necklace: c/o Robert Matthew
Small green stone necklace: Vintage
Statement necklace: Kay Adams Jewelry
Golden bracelets: Vintage
Lipstick: Wet 'N Wild
Cat-eye sunglasses: Rumors RVA


Tuesday, August 25, 2015

3 Ways to Style Your Little Black Dress

Hello! As you guys know, I tend to favor more neutral color palettes and in particular, black. Neutrals don't have to be boring. Instead, they provide a foundation for numerous styling options. A good example of this would be everyone's favorite little black dress. There are so many different ways to rock your little black dress yet still make it look different every time. Keep reading for three ways to style your little black dress this fall: 
3 Ways to Style Your Little Black Dress

Option #1: Take on the 70's trend this fall by styling a little black dress with bell sleeves with several other bohemian pieces. A neutral fringe vest emphasizes the unique sleeves of the dress while a printed clutch and stacks of stone rings add interest to the look. Pull the whole look together with a pair of open, platform booties. 

3 Ways to Style Your Little Black Dress #2

Option #2: For a dressier look, pull out your most sophisticated little black dress. Style it with both classic and trendy pieces for a cutting edge look; the leopard print tiger clutch and pearl jewelry accentuate each other because of the difference in style of the two pieces. Add color to the look with a pair of burgundy wedges and lipstick. This look is sure to turn heads (also perfect for the upcoming fashion weeks!)

3 Ways to Style Your Little Black Dress #3

Option #3: Spending the day in the library or feeling like dressing down yet still want to look cute? This is the option for you! Take a little black simple formal dress and slip on a pair of thigh high socks, loafers and tortoiseshell accessories for a laidback, studious look. Extra points for red lipstick.


Monday, August 24, 2015

Hello Philadelphia

Bri & I

Hello! I'm back in Philadelphia and looking forward to everything that this semester has to offer. It'll be a busy semester without a doubt. I've decided to take on an extra workload so that I'll be able to graduate this May (with just three years of school) as opposed to next May. I'll be juggling taking seven classes as well as a gym credit with a few hours of work study employment a week and my social life. But it will all be worth it when I graduate this May! And I'm beyond excited to be reunited with my best friends/roommates. 

Above, my best friend, Bri, and I posed for a quick shot of our outfits right outside of our townhouse building. This summer, I tried to incorporate more color into my wardrobe than usual and while it was somewhat fun, I'm looking forward to being able to slip back into my neutral and dark color palette. For this look, I grabbed an olive green sweater that I scooped up at Forever 21 for just $12. The ultra flattering fit and perfect fall color of this sweater have me drooling. If you want one for yourself, buy it while it's still on sale here. They offer it in olive green like I'm wearing above as well as black and white. I styled it with a pair of watercolor floral shorts, olive wedges and oversize cat-eye sunglasses. 

For Bri's look, she styled a glam, wine-colored skirt with a simple black top, swoon-worthy wedges and black crossbody bag. Check out more of her style and follow her on Instagram @the_blonde_one

On me:
Watercolor floral shorts: Urban Outfitters
V-neck sweater: Forever 21
Wedges: Jeffrey Campbell
Tan bag: Vintage
Cat-eye sunglasses: Rumors RVA

On Bri:
Wine-colored skirt: Marshall's
Black bag: Forever 21
Wedges: Marshall's
Top: The Garage

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Seeya Richmond

Farewell Richmond

Hello! Wow, did this summer fly by; it seems like only yesterday I was heading back to Richmond and now I've left Richmond once again. I accomplished a lot this summer from my online summer classes to my waitress job to interning with Kay Adams at Anthill Antiques with a couple vacations sprinkled in. 

My internship was definitely one of the highlights of my summer; I learned so much from Kay from visual merchandising to bead making to brand promotion to chandelier making. I also worked with her on starting her Instagram @anthillandkayjools; I would definitely recommend checking it out and taking a peek into the wonder that Kay's shop is comprised of. Or better yet, if you live in Richmond, stop by Anthill Antiques in Carytown and check it out for yourself! The internship opened me up to a lot of knowledge and experience that I did not have prior to this summer. I'm looking forward to taking that knowledge and paving a way for myself in the fashion industry with it. 

And speaking of my a departing gift, Kay gave me the most beautiful statement necklace which I'm wearing above. This statement necklace is one of Kay's creations and I had my eye on it all summer. Kay takes pieces from assorted pieces of vintage and antique jewelry as well as miscellaneous objects and connects them in breath-taking necklaces that double as pieces of art. And everything about the necklace she gave me is perfect from the eye-catching combination of purple and green colors to the bohemian feeling of the raw stones and crystals. I have a feeling that this piece will get quite a lot of wear in my wardrobe (I'm already planning to wear it for my first day of classes tomorrow!)

For this look, I decided to let the necklace shine and paired it with a black circle skirt and black top. I accentuated the shade of green in the necklace with a pair of olive green flatforms. Glam cat-eye sunglasses and red lipstick pulled the whole look together.

Good luck to everyone who starts classes tomorrow like I do!

Black top: H&M
Black circle skirt: H&M
Olive flatforms: Ashby
Red lipstick: Wet 'N Wild
Statement necklace: Kay Adams

P.S. Remember to enter my giveaway to win a pair of glasses from Firmoo to update your wardrobe with this fall; ends 8/30!


Wednesday, August 19, 2015


Hello! Last week, I celebrated my twentieth birthday and took a few snapshots of my look that day. I slipped on a classic striped dress and paired it with neutral accessories like my crystal necklaces and tortoiseshell cat-eye sunglasses. A pop of red lipstick added a hint of vibrance to the look. 

I also took the day to debut my birthday gift to myself- a pair of Jeffrey Campbell wedges. These are the "Smug" wedges in khaki suede and they retail for $155. I've had my eye on these wedges for a while; I was instantly drawn to the versatile shade of deep green and suede texture. I couldn't resist them and purchased them as a gift for myself for my birthday. I'm looking forward to all the different ways that I'll be able to style them this fall. 

Cat-eye sunglasses: Rumors RVA
Wedges: Jeffrey Campbell
Striped dress: Forever 21
Lipstick: Wet 'N Wild
Crystal necklaces: Ashby
Circular necklace: c/o Robert Matthew


Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Firmoo Giveaway

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Hello! Today, I have a giveaway brought to you by one of my favorite brands, Firmoo. Firmo sells prescription and non-prescription glasses for an affordable price. They have plenty of different styles and frames so that everyone is able to find their perfect pair. Above, I'm wearing one of the pairs of glasses that Firmoo has sent me (you can check out the full post HERE). I love my Firmoo glasses to death and love them as an alternative to constantly wearing contacts. 

Are you also swooning over Firmoo's collection of glasses? Well, enter to win a pair! Today, I'm giving away one pair of glasses from their selection HERE to one lucky reader. To enter, all you have to do is follow my blog (in whatever way you choose), "like" Firmoo on Facebook, follow them on Twitter and leave a blog post comment with the glasses that you would choose. For an extra entry, you can follow me on Instagram @ToriRadday. The giveaway will run for roughly a week and a half until 8/30. Enter through the Rafflecopter app below. 

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Monday, August 17, 2015



Hello! Today, I want to take the opportunity to introduce you all to Weddingshe. Weddingshe sells an incredible array of special occasion dresses, accessories such as a cheap wedding bouquet, shoes and wedding dresses. And wow, do they have the most wonderful selection of vintage wedding dresses! Above are a few of my favorite wedding dresses that Weddingshe offers, read on to hear why:

1. Gorgeous Sheath Bateau V Back Beaded Embroidery Lace Appliques Wedding Dress $230.39. The breathtaking, ornate detailing of this dress as well as the romantic nude color have me swooning.

2. Vintage A-line/Princess V-neck Sleeveless Appliques Court Train Tulle Wedding Dress $193.19. The soft texture, light color and feminine vintage quality of this dress make it absolutely irresistible.

3. Classic Gauzy Sheath Striking Keyhole Back High Neckline Contour Straps Sweep Train Lace Wedding Dress $188.09. All I can say about that back of this dress is "wow!" Have you ever seen a dress with a back as stunning as this one? In addition to the back of this dress, I also love the traditional white color and classic silhouette of this dress.

4. Charming Empire Sweetheart Appliques Lace Court Wedding Dress $177.09. The fullness of the skirt of this dress paired with the charming neckline make this a dress no one will forget.

If you're shopping for your perfect vintage wedding dress, I would highly recommend checking out Weddingshe's selection of dresses. While shopping, you can narrow your search down on the site by looking for whatever neckline, color, waist, detailing, price, etc. that you are seeking in your dress. And as an added plus, the prices for the wedding dresses are very reasonable. The dresses featured above cost between $177 and $230.


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

Wednesday, August 12, 2015



Hello! While snapping a few quick photos of this look, a neighborhood cat decided that he wanted to get in on the photos and posed with me for a couple. I couldn't resist sharing the best shot of the cat and myself above. Now, which is cuter- the cat or my outfit??

For this look, I pulled one of my new dresses out of my wardrobe. I purchased this little black dress online from Forever 21 for only $14.90 a couple weeks ago. The easy fit, dark color and bell sleeves have me swooning. If you're looking for your new perfect little black dress, I would highly suggest checking this one out HERE. For this look, I went for a sort of 1970's witchy, boho aesthetic to accentuate the vintage-inspired bell sleeves of the dress. I layered on a couple golden crystal necklaces as well as a statement spiked ring. Red lipstick added a pop of color to the look.

I also took the chance to show off a couple other new additions to my wardrobe. I recently picked up these feline sunglasses from Rumors, a quirky resale shop in Richmond, and immediately fell in love with them. The classic tortoiseshell paired with the oversize cat-eye frame is just so glam. And they only cost $8! I also slipped on my new pair of black flatforms from Ashby; I purchased them for about $25 last week and adore their versatility. 

Sunglasses: Rumors 
Red lipstick: Wet 'N Wild
Crystal necklaces: Ashby
Circular necklace: c/o Robert Matthew
Spiked ring: c/o Rings & Tings
Black dress: Forever 21
Flatforms: Ashby


Tuesday, August 11, 2015



Hello! Today, I wanted to introduce Cocomelody to you guys. Cocomelody is an online fashion retailer that specializes in formal dresses such as wedding dresses, other bridal dresses and special occasion dresses such as homecoming dresses. With homecoming coming up this fall, it's time to begin thinking about and shopping around for your perfect dress. And Cocomelody has a great selection of short homecoming dresses under 100. Whatever color, style, length, etc. you are looking for in your homecoming dress, Cocomelody is bound to have it; they have almost two hundred homecoming dresses alone not to mention their extensive inventory of other formal and cocktail dresses.

Above are a few of my favorite homecoming dresses from Cocomelody, read on to see why are my faves:

1. Sparkle Ball Gown Illusion Short-Mini Organza Champagne Zipper Homecoming Dress with Crystals $129. A classic and sweet dress, perfect for homecoming.

2. Cute A-Line Illusion Natural Short-Mini Tulle Red Cap Sleeve Side Zipper Prom Dress with Ruched $149. I can't help but adore the deep red color of this dress.

3. Delicate A-Line Sweetheart Short-Mini Black Tulle Little Black Dress $99.  I love the sweetheart neckline and elaborate embroidery of this dress.

4. Sparkle A-Line Sweetheart Natural Knee Length Organza Sleeveless Zipper Homecoming Dress with Appliques and Crystals $169. Dazzle the crowd with this eye-catching dress. How can you resist the rich crystal detailing and full skirt of the dress?

So while you begin shopping for a showstopping homecoming dress this upcoming season, be sure to keep Cocomelody in mind for their wide selection of inexpensive homecoming dresses.


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

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Puerto Rico

Hello! Last week, my family and I jetted off to Puerto Rico for a relaxing week spent lounging on the beach, taking in the sun and forgetting our worries. I snapped plenty of photos on the trip and wanted to share a few of my favorite outfit photos with you all. My aesthetic for the week was beach-y, retro free spirit. I relied on bold cat-eye sunglasses and lipstick to keep me stylish while there, ditching my hair products and eye makeup for ease. 


I snatched these floral adorned cat-eye sunglasses from my sister's wardrobe a couple weeks ago and I haven't wanted to take them off since. I love the feminine, 1950's feeling that they have to them. 


Just peachy! For this look, I slipped on a tropical floral printed dress. Breezy printed dresses were my go-to while in Puerto Rico as they were the easiest, stylish option. Besides the fact that they didn't take up much room in my suitcase! I styled this dress with a pair of flatforms, golden bracelets, a peachy tote bag, red lipstick and retro sunglasses. 


Posing for a quick photo with my sister on the beach in my vintage, high-rise Budweiser bikini. 


Colorful, textured walls and mod architecture fill Puerto Rico with a carefree, tropical feeling that reminded me of what 1950's/1960's California and Hawaii would have been like. This unique landscape of cheery structures was one of my favorite things about Puerto Rico. I couldn't help snapping plenty of photos against the vibrant walls like the one above. 


Catch me lounging in the roof-top pool overlooking Puerto Rico in my glam, cat-eye sunglasses [please take me back.]


The details of this look make it my favorite look of the week; all the details effortlessly complement each other perfectly (swooning over the way the flowers on the sunglasses highlight the floral print of the romper!) Additionally, I can't help but love how the combination of soft colors and statement pieces creates a retro, feminine feeling. 


Yes, yes and yes to the flared sleeves and vibrant print of this dress. I styled a pair of navy wedges, golden bracelets and a pair of bold red shades with this look to create a statement. Shout-out to the wall by the condo we were staying at for accentuating my outfit perfectly!


I've been lusting after American Apparel's collection of swimsuits for seemingly ever now so I decided to go ahead and purchase one before my trip to Puerto Rico considering I would be spending over half the week in just my bathing suit. And I think this may be by far the most flattering swimsuit that I have ever owned. Even better yet, I scooped it up for half off for only $25!