Sunday, October 19, 2014

Make Me Blush

(Dress: Rebecca Taylor / Cropped Faux Fur Jacket: Gap - Similar: here or here / Heels: Steve Madden - Similar: here / Polka Dot Tights - Similar: here / Necklace: Doxahlogy)

Hey, hey, what do you know? Here's another throwback post to my Teen Vogue prom 2014 feature. I really loved this look because blush pink is one of my favorite colors to wear. I consider blush to be almost a neutral, just with a feminine touch. When it came to styling the dress, I went for a dramatic contrast by keeping the rest of the look black, which allowed the pink tones to really pop. Faux fur jackets are some of my go-to pieces to instantly add glamour to any look. Fun note about this one: I've actually had it since kindergarten! Now, it's just cropped and has quarter-length sleeves. Win! I guess sometimes there is an upside of being a clothes hoarder. 

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Tea Party

It's completely crazy to think that just two months ago, Anna, my best friend/roommate, and I had not yet moved to Auburn, and knew very few people that lived there. Now, we are constantly surrounded by new friends, who have taken us in with welcoming hearts, for which I cannot even begin to express my level of thankfulness. Not only are they wonderful people, but they also get into the quirky type things that she and I also enjoy. With that being said, Anna and I hosted our first shindig, a tea party with teacups and all, in our new home. The night was full of too much laughter, polaroid pictures, and tons of tea. Can't wait to share more of my Auburn adventures as they come!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Falling into Florals

(Kimono: Behind the Glass - Similar: here / Shirt: Fringe - Similar: here / High-Waisted Jeans: Free People / Loafers: Asos / Glasses: Warby Parker / Hat: Lack of Color / Bag: Mulberry / Watch: Fossil / Beaded Bracelet: Fossil / Key Bracelet: Fossil)

While out and about in Auburn the other day, I ran up on this incredible floor length kimono at Behind the Glass, one of the coolest and trendiest stores in town. People generally think of florals for summer and spring, but I find them to be just as appropriate in fall. It's all about the colors of the print and how you style it. Styling florals with darker, moodier colors, such as black, is a great and easy way to make the seasonal transition. Another exciting new piece is this hat from Lack of Color. I'm quite the hat hoarder and have been on the hunt for the perfect black wide brim for ages, so when I ran up on this one, there really was no question. 

Monday, October 6, 2014

Blue Denim & Blue Skies

(Shirt: Forever 21 - Similar: here / Denim Shorts: Vintage - Similar: here / Kimono: Vintage - Similar: here / Coat: Moda International - Similar: here / Boots: Acne Studios - Similar: here or here / Sunglasses: Prada)

Because I love styling dressier pieces with much more casual pieces, I often default to adding a touch of denim into the look to link the two themes, which is what I did for this outfit. The ruffled blouse, long black coat, and black boots seemed a bit dressy on their own, so adding a bit of rugged, frayed denim brought the look back down to easy, everyday wear. A nicely worn in pair of true blue denim cut-offs is a great piece for any girl to have in her wardrobe. They instantly bring a cool, yet completely unexpected factor to most any look. Just add a pair of tights, and they can be your best friend, even through the chillier seasons.