FANTASTIC FRINGE

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This is by far one of the most unique tops I have in my wardrobe! It feels like something out of the flapper age. The fringe is super playful, fun and twirl-worthy. It also adds a beautiful texture and dimension to any outfit.

Fringe is versatile and can be dressed up or down. This is a top that I would definitely dress up. But for an effortless look to the Getty Villa in Malibu, I paired the top with denim, booties and costume jewelry. This pairing helps downplay the dressiness of this top, making it day time appropriate!

This isn’t your typical spring staple but it will be one of my go to pieces this season. I love how different this top is to others in my closet and I can’t wait to see what kinds of outfits I will create. How would you style fringe?

TOP: similar     Jeans: Paige Denim     Booties: Sam Edelman

MINNIE STYLE

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If you don’t already know, I am obsessed with all things Disney. So it’s no surprise that I am an Annual Passholder at Disneyland. I spend a lot of my time at the Happiest Place on Earth and I even joke around saying that it’s my second home.

I like to dress a little Disney every time I visit the park(s). Sometimes I go for a Disney print top, other times I go head to toe in Disneybound. On a recent trip to Disneyland, I took inspiration from Minnie Mouse.

Disney looks don’t always have to be obvious. Take my look for example. At first glance this outfit looks ordinarily chic, but it’s the subtle details in the colors and prints that make this outfit Disney themed. Polka dots are iconically Minnie and happen to be one of my favorite prints. This polka dot blouse is one of my favorite tops and essential to any Minnie Mouse inspired look. In addition to the dots, I chose to match my nail polish and my lip color to Minnie’s bright red dress; while the yellow bag represents her shoes and the black scarf is reference to her fur. You can’t have Minnie without Mickey, so I included him in the outfit by wearing a watch with his picture on it.

Comfort is important when you go to the parks, but so is your Disney style. However you like to flaunt it, it’s guaranteed to turn heads.

Top: Forever21 (alternative)  Bag: Target (alternative)  Scarf: Zara  Boots: Sam Edelman  Watch: Gift  Sunglasses: Francesca’s

 

PLEATHER, POINTS & STRIPES

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I’ve been looking for a good pair of coated jeans for a while now and haven’t had any luck in finding some that fit me. As an alternative, I turned to these pleather leggings from Bebe. I’m a firm believer that leggings shouldn’t be worn as pants, but these are an exception.

There’s something refreshing about leather-like pants or leggings. They are the perfect contrast with feminine pieces and provide just enough edge to an outfit. They can make an outfit look more luxe and interesting even when dressed down.

I wore them for the first time on an outing to the J. Paul Getty Museum. Covering my backside while wearing these leggings was important for me, so I went with a simple look with a utility blouse and long vest on top. To match the edge in my outfit given by the leggings, I wore my quilted crossbody inspired by the Chanel boy bag. I spent the entire day strolling the galleries and gardens and surprisingly, I felt really comfortable wearing them.

Leather leggings are versatile and are a nice change that can easily work with your existing wardrobe.  I’d like to know, what is your opinion on leather leggings? And how would you wear them?

Top: alternative   Leggings: Bebe (alternative) Vest: Anthropologie  Flats: LCLaurenConrad  Earrings: Charming Charlie (alternative) Glasses: Francesca’s  (alternative) Bag: Forever21 (alternative)

MY SO-CALLED SAILOR TROUSERS

SAILORTROUSERSSAILORTROUSERSSAILORTROUSERSSAILORTROUSERSSAILORTROUSERSSAILORTROUSERSI’m not suggesting you should ditch your beloved denim forever. But trading your jeans for trousers in a fun color, print, fabric or silhouette can break you out of a style rut. As I’ve gotten older and as my style has evolved, I swap my jeans for trousers and skirts. I find them to be interchangeable with many items in my closet. And yes, you can wear them without looking like you’re going to the office.

I picked up this wide leg trouser from Zara during their sale earlier this year, and it’s one of my favorites. I wasn’t sure whether to purchase the pant when I first tried it on but I’m glad I did. I call it my “sailor pant” for its mid-rise and wide flare. In fact, depending what I wear with it, I can look like a sailor. (I’m talking to you striped top!)

When I bought this floral scarf from the WhoWhatWear collection at Target, I knew I had to pair it with my trousers. Going out to dinner gave me the opportunity to finally do so. I chose a simple look to center around the scarf. Something was missing to my outfit so I threw on my beloved vest from Anthropologie. I just love the pop of color from the scarf on this simple outfit- it’s an eye catcher.

I’ve worn this pair on many occasions, dressing them up and down. I reach for them more than I do my jeans. Next time you’re shopping for new bottoms, try on a pair or two. You’d be surprised at how fun, comfortable and versatile they are!

                  Top: Target    Scarf: WhoWhatWear (alternative)   Pant: Zara (alternative)                                          Vest: Elevenses-Anthropologie     Heels: All Black (alternative)                                                 Bag: Francesca’s (other colors available)    Bracelet: Charming Charlie

 

BLUE SUEDE & DENIM

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The ’70s influence has been pretty huge this A/W season and is coming strong into the S/S season. From fashion to home interior, this decade is practically everywhere.

I’m not normally inspired by this decade since it’s far from my fashion taste. But it hasn’t stopped me from attempting to try the trend. Suede a-line skirts are a popular item and come in variety of styles to suite your taste. For me, that was this navy faux suede skirt with square pockets on the front from Old Navy. I don’t normally wear mini skirts so I had to try it on two different times to convince myself that it belonged in my wardrobe.

To my surprise, it has become one of my favorite skirts in my closet. It goes well with many of the tops, coats and accessories in my closet. For this look, I was inspired by the ’70s. So I paired the skirt with a pussybow blouse and threw on my trusty sherpa jacket. I completed the look with another big trend, the lace up ballet flats. Two trends in one outfit! 

                           Top: Forever 21 (alternative)  Skirt: Old Navy (similar)                                  Jacket: American Eagle (similar)  Flats: Chinese Laundry (similar)

MY FATHER’S SHERPA

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Sherpa denim jackets remind me of childhood memoires with my dad in them because my dad used to wear one all the time. Funny fact, he still owns the same Levi’s one and still wears it in the the colder months.

I’ve always liked the look of theses jackets for their tough and edgy laid back attitude. But I never bothered in getting one because it’s not in my style and doesn’t complement my frame. Maybe it was the influence of my memories or maybe something else, but when I saw this jacket on the window display at American Eagle, I couldn’t resist trying it on. The jacket went perfectly with the outfit I was wearing that day. I threw on a hat from the store to convince me even more that I needed this jacket. I was sold.

This jacket has become my go to this winter season. I love to wear it with casual pieces or throw it on over feminine outfits. It’s more playful than the average denim jacket and it keeps you warm because of the sherpa lining. Whevener I wear this jacket, I can’t help but feel a little bit cool and a bit masculine too.

Let me know what your thoughts are on this style of jacket in the comments below!

                Jacket: American Eagle (similar)    Shirt: Forever 21 (alternative)                         Pants: WhoWhatWear                    Shoes: Sam Edelman