Cropped, Flared & Ready

Cropped, Flared & Ready

DSC_1116Jeans: Mother Shoes: Kat Maconie  Tank: Enza Costa  (similar)
Jewelry: Vintage Sunglasses: Krewe

Ah the cropped flair jean trend. It’s been around for a while but only recently have I mustered enough courage to go for it. Being 5’1 I have never been a fan of clothing items that make me look shorter. Who would? I feel like a lot of times it is all in how you style it, but with some pieces (Im taking about you, cropped flairs) it is simply all about finding the right pair or tailoring. With more than half of the items I have purchased with the “oh I’ll just get it tailored” mentality are still sitting in my closet…un-tailered.

If you have not tried the trend. It’s not too late.
Here are some tidbits on conquering the crop flair trend…

Length. Jeans should hit right above your ankle.
Proportions. Since I am on shorter, I like to wear this trend with shorter tops or with a top tucked in.
Shoes. I feel like this trend is a bit friendlier with heels. Once you feel confident, try a mule or loafers. I love wear my cropped flairs with sneakers for a casual look.

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Summer Wear

Summer Wear

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Top: Keepsake (similar) Jeans: J Brand, Bag: Loeffler & Randall
Shoes: Dolce Vita (now on sale)

As you can most likely tell from my last posts, I may be a little obsessed with my J Brand Cropped Jeans. I will without-shame admit, I basically live in them. We made our current two bedroom place into a one bedroom/large closet. I mean…that’s was necessary, right? In this room stands an actual closet & a large rolling rack with all of my favorite pieces. It’s safe to say these jeans and this top are always on that rack. My summer motto when it comes to getting dressed will be focused around put together-no-fuss outfits.

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SPRINGING TO SPRING

SPRINGING TO SPRING

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Top: J.O.A
Jeans: J Brand (on sale now!)
Bag: Loeffler Randal (similar)
Shoes: Soludos

Warmer days, mimosas in hand (actually that isn’t a spring-qualification but it doesn’t hurt anything..) and lighter clothing…it is officially beginning to look like Spring. I’ve adopted some lighter locks and am back to blogging.  What am I most looking forward to wearing this spring? Espadrilles, lightweight tanks and  tons of sundresses. Easy style with a bit of unexpected flare.

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TURTLENECK & CAPE

TURTLENECK & CAPE

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Cape: Cameo Collective, Turtleneck: H&M, Skirt: H&M (similar,) Shoes: Steve Madden

So I have to say…turtlenecks may be my newest obsession. I always stayed away from them because I felt like they made me look a bit top heavy, but I think I may have been wrong all these years. I love this heather grey turtleneck dressed up or even down with a high waisted jean and some booties. Now, let’s talk about the cape. Once I saw this I knew i had to have it. I love the fact that there is a built in vest inside, making it easy to wear as a top.  I’ve tried it with a black leather pant and…ahh-ma-zing.

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An Unexpected Find

An Unexpected Find

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Fringe Sweater: I Heart Ronson, Jeans: H&M, Booties: Zara,  Sunglasses: Celine

Without a doubt I think it is safe to say that fringe has been a huge trend lately. Just about every clothing shop that I have moseyed into has fringe…fringe bags, fringe vests, fringe everything. And I have to say, I’m not complaining. But knowing that fringe is such a trend right now, I need to stay true and follow my number one shopping rule. If it is a trend, don’t over spend. Although I’m sure fringe will be around for a very long time, it is not something I would where every day.  So while on the hunt to find the ultimate fringe sweater, I had to keep reminding myself not to overly spend. Thats when I found this sweater online from I Heart Ronson. (Thank you Google.)  I’ve received so many compliments on it and whenever I tell someone where it is from I instantly receive a look of shock.

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TOPPED OFF

TOPPED OFF

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Hat: Madewell, Top: BCBGeneration, Necklace: Zenzii, Jeans: H&M, Shoes: Vince Camuto, Ring: Madewell 

Topped Off. I’ve always been a lover of hats. Once I put a hat on, I instantly feel edgy..or maybe cool is a more appropriate word. Yes, put together and cool. Although my love of hats is strong, I have to say I do get a bit nervous I will end up looking like Pharrell, which could be a good thing and a bad thing. Hey, I wouldn’t mind a vintage Vivienne Westwood hat…would you? I found this basic black hat at Madewell and instantly felt a sudden need for it. My favorite part is the brim, not too wide and structured just enough that It won’t flop right in from of my face.

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TOP KNOTS & BLUE LENS

TOP KNOTS & BLUE LENS

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Top: Getting Back To Square One, Jeans: H&M, Shoes: Hoss, Bracelet: Times Deux, Necklace: Jess Leigh Jewels, Sunglasses: Polaroid

Celebrating my 25th birthday yesterday, I really wanted to wear something that made me feel good. I go through phases with clothing. One day head over heels with dresses and then the next day only wanting to wear boyfriend jeans, but the one item of clothing that I will always be in love with is a white shirt. Whether it is a muscle tee, oversized, v-neck or turtleneck…there is just something about a white t-shirt.  I recently purchased these jeans at H&M on a whim. I’m usually super picky about my denim. Sticking the receipt in a place that I would remember it and thinking I would be returning them within a week, I’m happy to say I was wrong. I can’t tell you the last time I have bought light wash jeans.

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Relaxed LBD

Relaxed LBD

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Dress: Riller & Fount, Sandals: Haus 131, Bag: Rorin, Earrings: Vintage, Bracelet: Loren Hope

While this may not look like your average LBD, it has become my favorite one. The slight gathering detail gives just a bit of edge. I’ve styled it casually, like this, and dressed with a blush heel and layered chunky necklaces. Not only does the dress give a bit of edge, but it also helps accentuate my curves. This dress gives me an instant sophisticated cool-girl vibe.

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Red, White & Blue

Red, White & Blue

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Tank: American Apparel, Shorts: H&M, Scarf: Urban Outfitters (similar) , Necklaces: Culture Shock, Shoes: Vans

Instead of breaking out the seersucker and heels like last year, I feel like it is time for a bit of a relaxed 4th of July look. It seems like every store I’ve walked into lately has tons and tons and tons of red white and blue themed clothing. But because I am budgeting myself this summer a bit and plan on taking it easy with the ones I love, I’m going for a relaxed “all american” vibe. Grabbing my dirty navy blue vans, high waisted distressed denim and a blue and white crop top only seems appropriate.

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High Waisted Denim

High Waisted Denim

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Tank: Forever 21( In a Large), Denim: H&M, Booties: Aldo, Necklaces: Jess Leigh Jewels, Culture Shock

I have always loved high waisted and distressed denim shorts, but could never find the perfect pair. Either they were too big, too tight, too frumpy, or way too short. But when I walked into H&M and tried on some denim, I was unexpectedly happily surprised. the only problem I had was that I had to cup the front of the shorts because I was a bit hesitate on the “cut off” style. I’ve already worn them a handful of times with tank tops and oversized ts.

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