Sunday, April 23, 2017

Spring Fling



Dress (14p): HERE| Wood Watch: c/o HERE| Pom sandals: Sold out, but check HERE| Straw bag: Thrifted & DIY trim

Loves I have a confession to make: There’s a new color in my life and I can’t get enough of it.
I’m not sure what you might call it, you see it’s not quite red  but then it’s not a true orange hue either. In my head, it is the perfect color in between fiery red and Sunkist orange. I think I’ll call it Fire OrangeπŸ‘Œ 
It is bold, it is fiery, it is fearless.
To feed my habit in true shopaholic form, I’ve scooped up a number of items already this spring in this fiery hue. Shall we call the dress in today’s style story, “Exhibit A”? Stay tuned for "Exhibit B"...
The style of this feminine frock is choked with things to love: dotted swiss, ruffles, and tiers. Thus far I’ve only styled it with my ‘loads of fun’ pom sandals (another option HERE), but I have a few others ideas in mind for future escapades...
What I really appreciate about today’s look is that it is a wonderful combination of style + comfort!
My wicker bag includes coordinating orange-ish fringe tassels, which resulted from a 10 minute DIY session. I opted to staple the strip of tassels on versus gluing it (like a tutorial I saw on Pinterest) because I wanted the style to be temporary. A second  DIY session is in the works to use poms instead πŸ’•
Until next time Loves,
Xx

Friday, April 21, 2017

Black Bardot


Net headband: Similar HERE |Necklace: J. Crew, sold out |Dress: c/o HERE
Sandals: Sold out, another option HERE| Clutch: Vintage, thrifted

It seems like “they” or should I say “somebody” is always coming up with a new, revived, or revised name for something or another fashion related. For instance,  I recently discovered that OTS (off the shoulder) pieces are now referred to as b a r d o t, apparently a revived phrase from back in the day… Although I am most definitely a lover of fashion and personal style, I will be the first to admit that I am not an expert on fashion terminology, textiles, or any of the like. Actually, if I’m 100% honest⇒ I really don’t care. Whatever the industry decides to name and or nickname an item or trend is totally inconsequential in my head 😎 

My main focus when it comes to fashion and personal style is that what I wear makes me look and feel good. 

Today’s style story shifts from our venture down Boho Lane on over to the Little Black Dress Planning Team. With summer 2017 on the horizon, I’m totally ready to update my inventory with a few warm weather LBDs (little black dresses). This OTS number is made with scuba material and features a high-low hem. The OTS (off the shoulder) feature is actually optional, as the bodice can be pulled up and worn on the shoulders just as well. That simple change spells versatility for me, yes, this LBD can go for day or night and that is a win/win in my book πŸ’•

Until next time,
Xx

Monday, April 17, 2017

Festival Fashion with Torrid | Part 2


Flower crown: c/o HERE| Denim vest: c/o HERE| White maxi dress: c/o HERE

Today's style story marks the final installment of a two part series featuring festival fashion with TORRID.
See Part 1 HERE.
Over the weekend we were enamored with festival style inspiration via the grand kick-off of the ever anticipated annual phenomenon COACHELLA!!! Although Beyonce did not perform as previously planned, festivities took off w/o a visible glitch, including what we're all most interested in↠ a great variety of style inspiration ★☆★☆✰
My favorite thing about festival season is most definitely the FASHION. It has amazingly become an eagerly awaited part of our yearly fashion calendar, along with resort and or cruise fashion collections. 
Linda Chang, vice president (and the owner's daughter) for retail and store operations at Forever 21 said: “Festival has become one of our most important seasons..it’s anticipated by our customer. Starting in March, they come in specifically asking for a festival look.”
Yes, word on the street is festival fashion has taken over the market and guess what: I'm not mad about it 😁
My style strategy for festival themed fashion is to utilize mix and match pieces that can easily be incorporated into other facets of my life- or should I say- 'style life' πŸ˜Ž After all, who wants to be stuck with clothing that they have no desire to wear anywhere else or until the following year?!
I'm after bohemian flow at it's finest, classic pieces with embroidered details, tiers, a hint of flowers, a tassel or two for good measure,a touch of lace where possible, and of course an edge of fringe to finish it off.
Do share Babes, which look was your favorite (see look 1 HERE)?
Until next time,
Xx