Summer Fashion Essentials ☼

Summer is finally here! Here are some fashion pieces that I think are essential for this summer.

Pins and Needles Lace Halter Bra- Urban Outfitters

pins and needles halter bra

I’m obsessed with bralettes and halter bras. They are much comfier than a normal bra and are cuter than a normal t-shirt bra. These kind of bras can be worn with anything, but I personally like to wear them with strappy shirts and dresses so the bra is more visible. This bralette from UO is personally one of my favorites and come in a bunch of colors.

Urban Renewal Recycled High/Low Denim Short- Urban Outfitters

UO levis short

I finally found the classic high-waisted Levi shorts! I’m so in love with vintage looking clothing and Urban Renewal is the perfect place to find renewed vintage clothing. These shorts are perfect for a music festival this summer or a day trip to the beach.

Jada Dress- Brandy Melville

jada dress

I think this little dress is a must have for this summer. You could totally dress it up or down for any occasion. Wear it going anywhere and when you get chilly at night, throw a jean jacket on top or a thin cardigan.

Vans ‘Classic’ Sneaker- Nordstrom

vans slip ons

These are my go-to shoes. I used to wear my white converse like all the time, but now I wear these. They’re super easy to put on and match with practically any outfit. Wear them if you’re just making a quick run to the store or walking around the city.

a.n.a Valerie Strappy Lace-Up Sandals- JCPenny

lace up heels

I’ve been trying to find a pair of shoes exactly like this but I could never find an affordable pair. The strapping of this shoe is perfect for a date night. They look good with either a dress or jeans.

Cat Eye Sunglasses- Forever21

cat eye sunglasses

I don’t have this exact pair, but I have something similar that I bought at Kohl’s, but the shape of the glasses is my absolute favorite. Different styles of sunglasses look better on certain people, so you just have to find the perfect pair. The cat eye glasses seem to be a trendy style so that’s why I chose these ones. Keep them in your purse or car so that you always have them and ready for use.

 

 

 

My Essentials For Fall ♡

It’s finally fall! This is my second favorite season (summer’s my first). I love how the leaves change color, and everything pumpkin comes to the stores, and this may sound weird, but fall has this special, fresh smell that I absolutely adore. But as fall comes, so does colder weather. These are some of my essentials that help me through the autumn season and the cold weather.

 

FLANNELS

It isn’t fall without flannels. They just give of that vibe of comfort and coziness. Flannels are so causal and can help enhance a basic outfit. White t-shirt, jeans, flannels and some booties and you’re set to go. Here are some of the places I like to go to buy my flannels at:

Forever21

Costco

Urban Outfitters

 

DARK WASH JEANS

Something about dark wash jeans just gives of the fall vibe. They look super sophisticated and make your outfit look nice and laid back. I also really like ripped jeans in the fall. It gives it a more edgy look and fall feel to the outfit. Here are some places I go to buy my jeans:

American Eagle

TJ Maxx

Forever21

 

SWEATERS

I honestly don’t own very many sweaters because I’m actually very picky when it comes to sweaters. It’s very hard to find the perfect fall sweater. I think sweaters are nice to layer over a white dress shirt and some jeans with a pair of booties and a bold necklace to kind of bring a little pop to the outfit. It’s a very sophisticated outfit for a fall day in the city. Here are some stores I would buy sweaters at:

Forever 21

Urban Outfitters

H&M

 

BOOTIES

Boots are my favorite type of shoe to wear in the fall and winter time. Half of the shoes I own are boots. Boots just give off that warm and cozy fall vibe. They can make an outfit casual by wearing some tall brown riding boots or some short black buckle boots to spice up an outfit for night time. There are so many different styles and colors of boots. There is a perfect boot for everyone. Here are some of my favorite stores to buy boots from:

Nordstrom

Steve Madden

Forever 21

 

MAKEUP

I don’t have any specific products I use for fall but my favorite things to use are dark lip colors. I think plum and dark rose colors are perfect in autumn. They helps brighten up a neutral toned outfit. Another thing I like to do for my makeup in the fall is winged eyeliner. I think the wing gives you a little edge to your face. Big wing or small wing, it’s definitely a bold change in your look.

 

I hope I have inspired you for fall!♡

Trend Report Tuesday: Kimonos

When I first heard about this trend, I didn’t exactly like it. I thought that kimonos were very unflattering and didn’t fit into my style, but they eventually grew on me. What I love about them is that they are very versatile and is a perfect “sweater” to wear in the summer. It’s very light and flowy and kind of makes you look like a hipster which is always a plus. Kimonos come in all styles and lengths to match your own personal style.

I currently have 2 kimonos that I purchased from TJ Maxx. They are currently my favorite styles. The black one is all lace in the back and has some fringe on the bottom which gives so flare to the outfit. I love to wear it on top of a crop top and high waisted shorts because its nice and long to cover up your back. It’s also very bohemian looking which is a perfect addition to my style.

BLACK KIMONO

 

My other kimono is a rich cream color with some lace trimming. I like to wear this one on fancier occasions since it’s a little bit more elegant looking, in my opinion. I usually wear this with a nice top and jeans or a on top of a basic romper.

PINK KIMONO

Here are a few kimonos that I really like:

trac cream lace kimono

Nordstrom has some good quality kimonos for a little bit pricier than what I would pay for, but I love this lace one because it’s perfect for dressing up an outfit.

la hearts floral kimono

PacSun is a great place to buy bohemian clothing. I’m really into the longer kimonos because they give off a better vibe, if that makes any sense.I like the dark floral and the fringe at the bottom.

black lace kimono

 

Forever21 has a great variety of clothing for any fashion style. I like the lace detailing and I also love the affordable price of this kimono. Another place to get some deals for kimonos is TJ Maxx. They aren’t guaranteed to have any, but you’d be surprise at what clothing items you can find there.

band of gypsies kimonoUrban Outfitters has very beautiful printed kimonos. This happens to be my favorite print from that store because I like the earth tones in it. If you’re willing to pay a little more to get a fancier kimono, I would definitely get one from here.

 

Birthday Shopping 7/9/12 *UPDATE 3*

All I wanted for my birthday was to go shopping (of course!) Here are the items that I got for my birthday!! And don’t worry, there is more to come. I will be update the post throughout the summer. Enjoy!

Half-Zip Hoodie- PINK

I love this jacket because it is very thin and perfect for summer. I also got this because it’s lavender and that’s my favorite color.

Dark wash Denim Jacket- Love Culture

I have always wanted a denim jacket. For me, denim jacket match with about everything. I wear this jacket with my new dress up above and it looks fabulous. I think it finishes an outfit.

Brown High-Low Dress with belt- Forever 21

I got this dress because I love brown colored dresses. Plus I thought the belt was super cute and I could wear it with other outfits.

Mini Bailey Button- UGGS

I have wanted UGGS since the 4th grade. I thought they were very stylish and cozy. I also got chocolate color because I wanted something different from the usual tan colored boots I get.

Indo Classic Slip-On- TOMS

It was so hard for me to pick a pair of toms. They have so many cute styles! But I finally picked this grey patterned shoe. I thought it was going to be a good pair of shoes I could just put on a pair of jeans and a top and wear these shoes.

Orange Pencil Skirt-Charlotte Russe

I like this skirt because it’s not as short as other skirts I tried on and plus this color is very flattering on me.

Essential Linen Blend Sweater- Forever21

I like this sweater because it is very basic and casual. Plus you can layer this sweater under a blouse which looks very good.

 

 

 

Plaid and Stripes; Is This a Crime?

I have always heard that plaid and stripes don’t go together. Is it a bad thing? No, of course it isn’t, but I wouldn’t say it’s the best thing to wear. I once wore stripes and plaid without even noticing. I just thought it looked good together. But now when I tried on that exact outfit a year later, I thought it didn’t look so bad. I think the thing for mastering plaids and stripes is matching colors pretty well. For example, wearing a light blue and peach plaid shirt with a white and peach striped cardigan doesn’t look that bad. What would you do? Would you wear stripes and plaid?

Here are some cute styles of plaid and stripes:

Strapless Plaid Tunic- forever21.com

Rubish Stripe V-Back Dress- nordstrom.com

Shopping 5/19/2012


Yesterday I went to the mall and I stopped by Nordstrom, planning to buy some new shoes. I couldn’t decide between a pair of these beautiful Purple Pelmetto Women’s Classics Toms and a pair of these Vans Authentic Glitter Dots. I decided to get the Vans because they would be a little bit more durable than the Toms.
After that, I went to Forever 21 and I got a super cute lace top. I don’t exactly know what the top is called, sorry!
If you were to buy the Toms or Vans, you can wear them with a pair of yoga pants and a cute shirt…like the one I just bought yesterday.






Vans Authentic Glitter Dots- Nordstrom.com

Purple Pelmetto Women’s Classics Toms- Nordstrom.com