Eyes on Eyelet: The Perfect Off The Shoulder


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Top: Madewell
Jeans: House of Harlow
Shoes: Topshop
Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs
Sunglasses: Salt.
Earrings: Market

I have to admit, at first, I was hesitant to fall into the off the shoulder trend that is blowing up everywhere right now. That was until I found the *perfect* one. Now, let me start by saying these blouses are NOT created equally. Just a hair more of elastic on these, and you are getting too much pinch in all the wrong places. When I saw this one in Madewell I knew I had to try it on, just to see, and voilĂ  it was the perfect fit. Keeping with the flowy, relaxed vibe of this semi-eyelet top I paired it with these beautifully distressed high-rise denim from House of Harlow. As predicted, I could not resist color all together so these chandelier earrings were calling my name. For makeup, I kept the eyes simple and completed the look with a metallic lip.

Festival Fashion

Top: Chaser
Skirt: Blu Pepper
Sweater: Topshop
Hat: Roxy
Bag: Madewell
Shoes: Guess
Necklace: Target

You guys, can we talk about festival fashion for a minute. This is it. This is the moment you can finally justify that unique piece that you’ve been eyeing for the past few months. For me, it was this fringe skirt. I paired it with this Bowie Chaser tee for an homage to The White Duke. Tribal themed jewelry, shoes, and sweater pull this look together without being too matchy matchy. No one wants to fuss with larger purses while you’re dancing/vibing, and I thought this adorable camera purse from Madewell would fit all my must haves. What festivals are on your list this year and what signature piece are you dying to show off?

Beanie Babe

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Top/Beanie: Zara
Vest: Topshop
Leggings: BP
Bag: Rebecca Minkoff
Shoes: Nike

Ahhh, athleisure. Can this trend stay around forever? It might live on in my closet regardless of what the mags are saying. Let’s start with comfort. This is the closest thing to wearing PJ’s outside of my house comfort I’m going to get…and now that Kate Middleton has declared leggings as pants I can rest assured that even this tomboyish look can translate into classic badassery. Once Nike announced they were bringing back the Huarache (not to be confused with Chris Brown’s Karrueche) I had to get my hands, or feet, on them. After a hop and a skip over to Nordstrom I found them. OH THE COMFORT. I tried on several Nike’s, and these just took the cake for me- style and comfort wise. If you are in the market for some new trainers, I definitely recommend giving these a go around. I thought adding a maxi vest would really take this outfit from the gym to the streets and give it more of a polished look. What do you think? How are you wearing athleisure this season?

South Beach

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Dress: BCBG
Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs
Shoes: Sam Edelman
Necklace: Kendra Scott
Sunglasses: Ted Baker

I recently got the opportunity to go down to Miami to visit family, and I always have such a good time whenever I visit. This particular day I got to walk up and down South Beach and put my feet in the beautiful blue-green water. It’s so different than what we see up in North Florida. After strolling for a while with my husband, we found our way to a fresh coconut water stand. This was my first time ever having coconut water fresh out of a coconut, and I don’t regret it! So fresh, so clean! After we got hydrated we stumbled upon this fabulous restaurant called The Local House and had the pleasure of partaking in some delicious eats and drinks. I think this dress really did a great job wearing throughout the day. The sun was out, but there was quite a breeze throughout the day, so the 3/4 length sleeves really came in handy. Isn’t it great when you have a day to wear 3/4 length anything? I have a few in my closet, and always think….what part of the year does anyone ever wear these? Well this is it! What days or seasons do you get the most out of your 3/4 length clothes?

Living in Color

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Dress: Maeve (Anthropologie)
Shoes: Chie Mihara
Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs
Earrings & Necklace: Kendra Scott
Sunglasses: Ted Baker

I recently had the opportunity to visit Vizcaya in Miami and let me just say the grounds were GORGEOUS. I brought along this lovely summer dress I picked up from Anthropologie. I bought this dress with the first paycheck from my first job I ever had. I remember my dad telling me I should budget my money, but to use my first paycheck on whatever I wanted…so of course…clothes. I’m still in love with this dress and thought it would be fun to bring along on my weekend getaway. My favorite thing about this dress is that it does all the talking. I decided to amp it up with some jewelry and fun wedges, but it could just as easily bring a statement with sandals or simple flats. Maybe one day it will part from my closet and I, but for now I’m living in color.