Thursday, June 30, 2016

What I'm Obsessing Over Right Now: Musse & Cloud

May 2016

Hello! Recently, Musse & Cloud sent me a few pairs of shoes from their summer 2016 collection and I could not be any more in love. These heeled sandals rival the comfort of any other shoes in my closet. 

For this look, I styled the heels with an elegant black skirt and black tank top. I love the simplicity yet charm of this look. I accessorized with a leopard print, cross-body bag, funky cat-eye sunglasses and a choker necklace. Bold red lipstick put the finishing touch on this look. 

Black flowy skirt: Vintage
Black tank top: H&M
Leopard print crossbody bag: Urban Outfitters
Heeled sandals: c/o Musse and Cloud
Sunglasses: Rumors
Red lipstick: ColourPop


Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Hot Summer Days

June 2016

Hello! As much as I've been loving color this season (I'm looking at you, pastel pink), that doesn't mean that I've abandoned all of my black clothing. For this look, I pulled out a black, tasseled mini-dress from my wardrobe. The interesting texture and flattering silhouette of this dress are just irresistible while the cut and length of the dress make it the perfect go-to on a hot summer day. 

I decided to keep this look fairly simple and styled a pair of neutral heels, black purse and glam cat-eye sunglasses with the look. I love the minimalistic nature of this look, unlike the quirky, free-spirited nature of my typical style. 

Black tasseled dress: Vintage
Neutral heels: c/o Musse and Cloud
Black purse: borrowed from my mom
Cat-eye sunglasses: Ashby


Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Laced Up

June 2016
June 2016

Hello! I recently added this stunning green romper to my wardrobe and I'm already obsessed with it. What's not to love about it? I'm falling all over the rich green color, trendy lace up style and flirty breezy silhouette of the romper. I scooped this romper up at Ashby in Richmond for less than $20- score!

For this look, I decided to create sort of a sophisticated chic French mood with the romper. I styled the romper with a classic pair of Givenchy sunglasses, brown Coach bag and vintage neck scarf. I played off the lace-up detailing of the romper by pairing it with a pair of brown lace up wedges.  

Green romper: Ashby
Brown lace-up wedges: c/o Musse and Cloud
Brown bag: Vintage Coach
Patterned scarf: Vintage
Sunglasses: Givenchy c/o SmartBuyGlasses


Monday, June 27, 2016

Dreamy Pink Vision

June 2016
June 2016
June 2016

Hello! Is there anything dreamier than the color pink right now? I think not. I've been swooning over the color pink for the past couple months now and my love for the feminine color hasn't faltered even for a second. While I was recently going through my wardrobe, I rediscovered this gorgeous pink dress in my closet. My grandmother gave me this dress a couple years ago as she was cleaning out her closet. I feel lucky to have been given this dress as the feminine color, delicate lace and fitted silhouette are just charming. 

I decided to stick to an all pink aesthetic for this look and styled a pretty pink purse and pink suede heels with the dress. I also swiped on a ethereal shade of pink eyeshadow to emphasize the pink of this look. I decided to forgo styling any accessories with this look as I really wanted the main focus of the look to be on the color pink. 

Pink lace dress: Vintage
Pink purse: Vintage
Pastel pink heels: Jeffrey Campbell via ShopAkira
Sunglasses: Givenchy c/o SmartBuyGlasses
Pink eyeshadow: ColourPop in "bubbly"


Sunday, June 26, 2016

Under the Sea

June 2016
June 2016

Hello! This baby blue romper is definitely one of my favorite pieces in my wardrobe right now. The playful silhouette, dashing baby blue color and lightweight material all make it the perfect summer go-to. If you're interested in scoring one of these baby blue rompers for yourself, they are still available on Tobi for $54 (and you can get it for 50% off- so $27- if it's your first Tobi purchase!)

For this look, I decided to accentuate the baby blue of the romper with various shades of yellow. I started by slipping on a mustard-yellow, knit shawl followed by the cutest pair of platform heels. I accessorized with several pieces of golden jewelry including the coolest "under the sea" necklace. A pair of trendy reflective sunglasses pulled the look together. 

Baby blue romper: c/o Tobi
Mustard yellow shawl: Vintage
Reflective sunglasses: c/o Giant Vintage
Turqouise stone bracelet: Rumors
Golden bracelet: Vintage
Golden rings: Vintage
Statement necklace: Kay Adams via Anthill Antiques
Platform heels: Nasty Gal via Poshmark


Friday, June 24, 2016

Pastel Pink Perfection

May 2016
May 2016

Hello! As you all may know, I recently graduated from Philadelphia University with a bachelor's degree in fashion merchandising and management. After three years of hard work, various internships and countless hours spent studying, I'm happy to say that I graduated with a degree in a field that I love. 

As a treat to myself for graduating (and graduating early at that!), I decided to splurge on a pair of Jeffrey Campbell shoes. For the past couple months, I had been browsing Jeffrey Campbell's selection of shoes to decide which pair would soon be mine. Jeffrey Campbell has so many fab options that they were all practically on my "want" list. 

I decided to narrow down my search by deciding that my wardrobe didn't need just any pair of Jeffrey Campbells but rather a lovely pink-colored pair. I have too many pairs of neutral-colored shoes to count so I wanted to switch things up a bit. When I spotted their "Selma" sandals in pastel pink, I immediately fell in love. However, they were out of stock on the Jeffrey Campbell website so I eagerly scoured the web to see if I could find them at another retailer. 

Luckily, ShopAkira still had them in stock so I quickly purchased them. And boy, am I glad that I did! While the shoes were certainly a splurge at $120, I'd say that they were worth it. I've only had them for a couple weeks now and have worn them countless times. Saying that they're "pretty" would be the understatement of the year; they're absolutely delightful. I'm in love with the feminine pastel pink color, soft suede texture and lace-up style. 

For this look, I wanted the focus of the look to be primarily on my shoes so I slipped into a simple, black bell-sleeve dress. I highlighted the lovely pink color of the heels by accessorizing with a pink ribbon choker and pink vintage purse. A pair of cat-eye sunglasses pulled the feminine, nostalgic look together. 

Black bell sleeve dress: Forever 21
Pale pink suede heels: Jeffrey Campbell via ShopAkira
Pink purse: Vintage
Sunglasses: c/o Giant Vintage


Thursday, June 23, 2016

All About Boho Details

May 2016
May 2016

Hello! When it comes to boho jewelry, the more the better! Layering on a plentitude of free-spirited pieces will only add to the free-spirited mood (even if you're cursing yourself as you spend 5 minutes taking all of your jewelry off at the end of the day.)

For this look, I decided to focus on boho details. I wanted most of the emphasis of my look to be on my accessories so I kept the base of my outfit pretty simple- just a black circle skirt and basic, black long-sleeve tee. I also slipped on my pair of dark green suede wedges. Then I decided to get creative with my jewelry.

I started with necklaces. I couldn't resist wearing my hand-painted choker necklace from GLISTER and slipped that on first. The key with layering necklaces is to make sure that you select necklaces of varying lengths. And to try on a lot of your necklaces to find the perfect ones to layer. For example, I selected four necklaces to style with this outfit but I tried on at least ten as I was getting ready in order to find the necklaces that looked best together. The extra time was totally worth it for getting the best layering combination. After a while, you'll also know which necklaces layer well with each other. I selected a simple stone necklace, golden boho necklace and long golden coin necklace to style with the choker. Any jewelry with stones instantly evokes a bohemian essence so the stone necklace was a no-brainer and the other two golden necklaces both have a free-spirited feel.

I decided to also stack on rings as well as bracelets with the look. I usually only wear bracelets on one arm but I was in the mindset of "the more, the merrier" so I decided to stack on bracelets on both of my arms. For my right arm, I slipped on a simple golden bracelet. I had more fun with layering on my left arm and first, started by donning a boho wrap bracelet. Even alone, that bracelet makes quite the statement so I added to that statement by also slipping on a smaller golden bracelet and a turquoise stone bracelet (again with the boho stones!)

As far as rings go, I went a little bit wild by wearing eight different rings. I chose an assortment of different rings from turquoise stone rings to more simple rings. I mixed and matched golden as well as silver rings. 

Green suede wedges: Jeffrey Campbell
Black circle skirt: H&M
Sunglasses: c/o Giant Vintage
Rings: Assorted (Vintage, Rumours, Express)
Blue stone bracelet: Rumours
Wrap bracelet: c/o Rocksbox
Golden v-shaped bracelet: Vintage
Golden bracelet: c/o UniversiteeBox
Golden coin necklace: Charlotte Russe
Golden boho necklace: Ashby
Stone necklace: c/o Rocksbox
Choker necklace: c/o GLISTER


Thursday, June 16, 2016

60's Baby

June 2016
June 2016
June 2016

Hello! I'm pretty confident that I was born in the wrong decade. Actually, I'm completely positive that I was born into the wrong decade (even as much as I love you, dear internet!) I'd be incredibly content if it was 1966 right now instead of 2016. But as time travel does not currently exist, I'll stick to traveling back to the sixties through the way that I dress. 

Recently, I added the two most wonderful vintage, sixties-esque pieces to my wardrobe: the funky white shoes and vibrant dress that I'm wearing in the photos above. I spotted this dress last week at Rumors and knew that I needed it in my wardrobe. The bold colors, trippy print and vintage appeal of the dress are absolutely irresistable. This dress was a steal at around $15 and even better yet, I had store credit that I was able to use to make the purchase. 

While the dress was definitely a great purchase, the shoes were an even better purchase. I spotted these beauties at Diversity Thrift last week as well and immediately fell in love with them. The funky shape is unlike anything that I've ever seen before. They're so mod that it's almost ridiculous. Like could they be any cooler? However, they were completely beat up and covered in scuff marks when I spied them. But I had never seen any shoes like them before and for just $4, I decided to purchase them and attempt to clean them up as well as possible. Luckily with the help of a little olive oil and nail polish remover, I was able to have these shoes looking great in no time. 

It was a no-brainer to pair the two purchases together for a distinctly sixties look. I added to the retro essence of the look with a vintage purse and rad cat-eye sunglasses. A swipe of lipstick accentuated the vibrant colors of the dress. 

Groovy dress: Vintage via Rumors
White heels: Vintage via Diversity Thrift
Cat-eye sunglasses: c/o Giant Vintage
White embellished bag: Vintage
Lipstick: Wet 'N Wild


Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Fruity Sunglasses

May 2016
May 2016

Hello! There are certain items in my wardrobe that I'm fairly confident will practically never leave my wardrobe and this vibrant floral romper is certainly one of them. This romper entered my wardrobe (and my heart) a couple years ago and has since then been a warm weather go-to. The vibrant colors, cheery print, lightweight material and simple silhouette make it impossible to resist once the weather starts creeping into the high eighties. 

For this look, I wanted to play around with color to highlight the vibrance of the romper. I started by donning a fun pair of fruity sunglasses that I snatched up this past season at GoJane for just $5. What says summer better than a pair of sunglasses adorned with watermelon and pineapple charms? I grabbed my vintage yellow purse to accentuate the yellow of the romper as well as the sunglasses. I also accessorized with several golden rings, golden bracelets and a burgundy ribbon worn as a choker. I emphasized the burgundy color of the ribbon by also slipping into a pair of burgundy platform heels. A happy shade of peachy lipstick pulled the look together. 

Romper: c/o Fashion Nova
Platform heels: Jeffrey Campbell via Poshmark
Fruity sunglasses: GoJane
Lipstick: ColourPop
Bracelets: Charlotte Russe and c/o UniversiteeBox
Rings: Vintage, Rumors and c/o UniversiteeBox
Yellow purse: Vintage via Ashby


Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Sunflower Delight

May 2016
May 2016

Hello! Before this season, I had never really been one for the color yellow. In fact, before this season I had not really been one for much color at all. I tended to lean towards darker, neutral colors like black, burgundy and forest green. But this season changed all of that. I no longer shy away from color like yellow but rather yearn to wear it. The more color, the better! In particular, I'm loving warm colors like peach, pink, orange and yellow this season. 

For this look, I played around with the color yellow by styling my look around this cheery sunflower-printed dress. While I know that floral prints may be overrated for this season, I can't help but love a great sunflower print like the one on this dress. I highlighted the yellow in the pattern of the dress by pairing it with a vintage yellow purse. I also accentuated the navy color of the dress by wearing a chic pair of navy wedges and a trendy, navy bandana neck scarf. I decided to switch things up with my bandana neck scarf and paired it with a simple golden necklace for some extra pizazz instead of wearing it alone. I also accessorized with several golden bracelets and a pair of golden shades. A swipe of berry lipstick completed the look. 

Sunflower print dress: Forever 21
"Tori" necklace: c/o Personal Necklace
Golden sunglasses: c/o Giant Vintage
Lipstick: ColourPop matte lipstick in "Scrooge"
Blue wedges: Vintage
Yellow purse: Vintage


Monday, June 6, 2016

ONNO T-Shirts

June 2016
June 2016

Hello! Recently, ONNO sent me one of their bamboo t-shirts and by far it's the softest shirt that I've ever owned. This is their "vintage pink" bamboo t-shirt and it retails for $29 with free shipping in the USA. ONNO sells a variety of different sustainable t-shirts for men and women, all made from bamboo, hemp and organic cotton. ONNO focuses on sustainability and giving back; they have several green initiatives as well as a pledge to responsible manufacturing. What's not to love about that? 

Besides loving the sustainability behind my ONNO t-shirt, I'm head over heels in love with the rosy pink color. For this look, I highlighted the vintage pink color of the tee by pairing it with a pair of warm-colored floral shorts. I accessorized with a vintage beaded bag, several pieces of golden jewelry and a statement pair of cat-eye shades. Neutral platform heels and peachy lipstick pulled the look together. 

Pink tee shirt: c/o ONNO t-shirts
Floral shorts: Urban Outfitters
White beaded bag: Vintage
Golden bracelets: Assorted (Vintage, Express, Ashby)
Golden rings: Assorted (Forever 21 and Vintage)
Cat-eye sunglasses: c/o Giant Vintage
Peachy lipstick: ColourPop
Golden necklaces: Assorted (Vintage and c/o Personal Necklace)
Platform heels: Nasty Gal via Poshmark


Saturday, June 4, 2016


May 2016
May 2016

Hello! If you know me then you know that I'm practically obsessed with monthly subscription boxes. I'm currently subscribed to Rocksbox, UniversiteeBox and Birchbox. They're just so much fun, I love receiving little surprises in the mail throughout the month. When ScentBird reached out to me to try out a month of their perfume subscription, I could not have been any happier.

ScentBird offers customers monthly subscriptions in which for just $15/month, customers can receive a perfume sample that will last them the whole month. They have a quick scent quiz that customers can take so that ScentBird can pick out the perfect perfume sample for their customers. And boy, do they do a good job with selecting your perfect scent! They sent me Oscar De La Renta's Oriental Lace and it's probably my favorite perfume that I've ever smelled. I've been using the sample that I received for about a month now and practically cried when I ran out the other day. You can bet that I'll be signing up for a subscription this month. And I'd recommend that you try it out as well!

Olive-colored romper: Forever 21
Brown wedges: c/o Musse & Cloud
Brown bag: Vintage Coach
Sunglasses: Givenchy c/o Smart Buy Glasses
Necklace: Studio Soho


Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Dreamy Pink

May 2016
May 2016
May 2016

Hello! Who would have ever thought that I would be so in love with the color pink? In the past, I've shied away from the color pink but this season, I'm all about it! I love the femininity and softness of the color. For this look, I brought out one of my favorite pink-colored items in my wardrobe, this vintage pink purse. Recently, my sister gave me this purse as a graduation gift and I can't get enough of it. The retro appeal, pink color and unique boxy shape of the purse all have me head over heels in love with it.

For this look, I decided to emphasize the color and retro appeal of the purse. I paired the purse with a retro floral dress in warm colors that perfectly complemented the pink color of the purse. Then, I slipped on a pair of burgundy platform heels to draw out the hints of burgundy in the dress. I accessorized with several rings and vintage pins. I also played around with the choker trend by tying a light pink ribbon around my neck. Peachy colored makeup pulled the look together. 

Floral dress: Urban Outfitters
Burgundy platform heels: Jeffrey Campbell via Poshmark
Pink purse: Vintage
Silver rings: Vintage
Peachy lipstick and eyeshadow: ColourPop
Pins: Vintage