Category Archives: Looks

Polka Dots and Glitter

IMG_8438Last up in this 3 part series? How to style this dress for 80 degrees and sunny!

IMG_8459California loves air conditioning inside, but we love to spend our time outdoors, so layers will always be critical.  I continue to be obsessed with this military jacket, and love its light feel but ability to warm you up! If you haven’t bought one yet… get on it!

IMG_8443I also love to embrace the dichotomy of super feminine and masculine simultaneously, and feel like glitter sandals with a military jacket does just the trick!

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Accessories will always have a place in my heart… some of my staples are incorporated into this look – my GiGi cross body bag and my Chanel sunglasses.

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Date Night Dressing

IMG_9133I love a dress that can go from day to night… and I think it’s safe to say this one fits the bill!

IMG_9135Whether you have a girls night or a hot date, this dress works wonderfully with a motorcycle jacket and strappy heels.

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Zara Jacket, Zara Dress, BCBG Heels, J.Crew Bangles

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Layer Dressing

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80 degrees one day then rain the next? This weather has been so confusing lately, and I’ve learned layers are key.

IMG_8229This week I am going to show a few ways to wear this Zara dress that I’ve been loving lately.  First weather scenario? 70 and cloudy.

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Sweater/Necklace/Dress (as skirt)/Booties/PurseIMG_8223IMG_8206

I love the idea of wearing a dress as a skirt, but find a lot of styles are tough to do so with.  This drop-waisted skirt makes it easy to throw a sweater over and still have some shape.

IMG_8232 IMG_8254I also have been LOVING this giraffe necklace.  I have had it in my shopping cart for months and finally pulled the trigger… I highly recommend J.Crew Factory’s jewelry selection if you ever are looking for inexpensive finds. I also picked this one up and love it!

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Booties are another great option for cooler weather… I had some back-up sandals packed in my purse in case the weather changed.  Never hurts to be prepared!

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Stay tuned this week for some more ideas on how to style this versatile dress! IMG_8247

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Spring Wish List

Fresh off the Spring Break boat I am on full Spring/Summer mode… here are some things on my wishlist/in my shopping cart right now:

Spring List

Candle/Book/NY Animal Print/Hat/Dress/Carafe/Giraffe Hook/Wallet/Sandals/Flatware

 

Candle: This is the sent of the Ritz Carlton Key Biscayne and it is AMAZING. Do yourself a favor, get this scent and immediately be transported to a sandy beach, palm trees and fruity cocktails (sans calories!).

Book: If anyone read White Girl Problems… Babe Walker’s new book is coming out at the end of April… pre-order now!

NY Animal Print: Art.com is having a MEGA sale, so I’m pulling the trigger on this print I’ve been eyeing for some time… if you are thinking of doing a little upgrade on your art collection… NOW is the time! (use code 25EASTER for 25% your order)

Hat: I know these are not new to the scene… but I finally am going to jump aboard the Panama Hat train.

Dress: With everyone posting Cochella outfit ideas, I feel the need to embrace my inner Bohemian with this look.

Carafe: I am the type of person who drinks more water if it is in a pretty glass/container/whatever… so I’m hoping this will help with some hydration in the warm seasons ahead.

Giraffe Hook: Are you kidding? Try to be mad hanging your scarf/purse/whatever on this thing.

Wallet: I’ve been thinking about a wallet upgrade and this one caught my eye.

Sandals: I’m all about Grecian sandals lately and wouldn’t these be perfect with the dress above?!

Flatware: I think I need to splurge on these for some Spring entertaining (Easter brunch anyone!?).

Whats on your Spring Wish List?!

Don’t forget…

Art.com: Save 25% on all orders of art, prints, posters, fine art and more (valid from April 1-April 30, 2014) – Use promo code 25EASTER

 

 

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How to Fit Ray-Bans

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I love aviator glasses and Ray-Bans are no exception… but I found a few days into owning a pair that they wouldn’t stay on my head!  My Social Media feeds are filled of people running, hiking and playing in them – so how can this be?! Anytime I was reading on the beach, taking a walk with friends or even something as quick as picking up take out, they would be sliding down my face. Not ideal for a $100 pair of sunglasses that are supposed to be protecting your eyes, not your nose.

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Luckily my youngest sister swooped in to save the day! Here is her super easy tutorial on how to get those glasses to stay put, without making a trip for a special fitting at the Sunglass Hut.

*Sorry if you don’t own a pair, or do and don’t have this problem… 🙂

1. The gold aviators are the “Before” and the black aviators are the “After.” Notice how the black are tapered inward?

2. Begin by laying your glasses on a flat surface.

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3. Hold the arms of your sunglasses with your thumbs facing each other (as in the picture below). Gently push in the earpiece inward.

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4. The image below depicts the final product of Step 3. Note that you are bending it slightly in – you just want it to have some more pressure on your temples so it isn’t sliding off your face.

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5. Hold the arms of your sunglasses once again, but this time with your thumbs facing downward and parallel to each other (as in image below). Gently bend the earpiece down.

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6. This step allows you to bend the earpiece to wrap around your ear more as to prevent any movement.

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7. Tweak the arms according to your ear placement, face structure, etc., but you should be good to go in under 5 minutes!
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6. Now the “Before” and “After” match!

IMG_8987Do you have any sunglass care tips?

IMG_0667My favorite pairs in my closet right now are these, these and these.

 

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