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Current Obsession: Metallic Flats

 

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(Left to Right) Pierre Hardy loafer, $560 / Miu Miu leather shoes, $341 / STELLA McCARTNEY oxford shoes, $925 /Forever 21 Gold shoes, $30 / Fendi flat shoes, $395

Metallic and iridescent pieces are going to be hot this spring and summer. If you’re not ready to go all out on the statement piece, it’s easy to incorporate this trend into your shoe collection. “Loafers” weren’t necessarily an item that I would reach for while shopping. However, designers are revamping the look of loafers with a modern minimalistic design. These puppies are definitely a staple every wardrobe should have! Embracing this trend will definitely vamp up your work wardrobe and will translate well during nightlife as well. I’m obsessed with this trend because it’s so easy to embrace and it’s super fun. I purchased the forever 21 rose gold loafers and I love them!! They bring so much personality to a look, whether it’s casual or professional. Below are some options and different designs that will help you embrace this trend. When reaching for a metallic or iridescent shoe you don’t always have to go with the typical gold, rose gold or silver. This trend also comes in super fun shades like magenta and teal, so it’s easy to choose something your comfortable with and something that will compliment your style. Below are two options on how to style your new funky loafers.

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Delpozo Poplin shirt, $950 / Pala D’Oro Sleeveless cape, $55 / Apiece Apart white and black pants, $180 / Miu Miu leather shoes, $341 / Home decor, $6.06

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Black Five Asymmetric-Hem Sweater, $29.99 / H&M blue jeans, $23 / Pierre Hardy loafer, $560 / Linda Farrow mirror sunglasses, $1,220

I cannot wait to see how you style your metallic/iridescent shoes! Comment below if you have any questions!

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Winter Must Have: Leather Leggings

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Madewell black turtleneck top / Duster coat, $24 / Yves Saint Laurent black skinny jeans / Yves Saint Laurent leather flat, $850 / Givenchy black handbag / Illesteva matte black glasses

Lately I’ve been obsessed with leather leggings. They’re an amazing staple for the winter. Ever since graduating it’s been a little difficult to dress up everyday. Leather leggings are an easy way to spruce up any look, yet stay effortless. The best thing is that they come in many patterns and styles, so it’s super easy to change it up a bit. Even though they’re leather, they shouldn’t be paired with short shirt or blouse. Pair with a longer sweater, button down or tunic for an effortless chic look. Below are some options if you’re looking to add leather leggings to your wardrobe.

Swell Liquid Legging- $19.50 (purchase here)

BCBG Max Azria Mari Legging- $55.20 (purchase here)

Nasty Gal Glamorous Hang Tight Legging- $58.00 (purchase here)

What is your winter staple? Leave a comment below of your winter favorites!

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White To A Wedding?

Wedding season is here and the ultimate question is, what to wear? While digging through your closet or looking through every department store, the question is it appropriate to wear white to a wedding continues to run through your mind. Trust me we have all been there. Recently I was approached by Carolyn, from Loverly, with the question and while thinking of my answer I found myself in limbo between yes and no.

I believe it if bride and the bridal party or if the bride requests guests not to wear white then I wouldn’t. Otherwise I think wearing “white” is completely acceptable. I do think to respect the bride I wouldn’t go overboard and wear an elaborate gown, a floor length dress, or anything else that would draw unnecessary attention away from the bride and to you. For an example, I wouldn’t wear white at all to a white tie wedding… That’s a big no no since it’s so formal. For any other reason you don’t feel comfortable wearing pure white, you can opt for cream, opal, nude, blush or any other variation to the color.

Since this topic is so controversial, I came up with three looks that would be an appropriate way to wear white to a wedding.

Michael Kors woolen dress, $2,375 / Giuseppe Zanotti sandals, $750 / Les Petits Joueurs chain strap handbag, $968 / Kendra Scott colorful earrings, $375 / Lips makeup, $9.13

I really love this black tie option. I thought it was appropriate because of the color scheme and the length and material of the dress. The Michael Kors wool dress is perfect for a black tie wedding. The fabric is more casual and since the design is basic it won’t take away from the brides attention. To add some color and excitement to this white mini I paired it with vibrant blue accessories. The piece that caught my eye was the iridescent blue Giuseppe Zanotii shoes. They are HOT! They definitely make the look and add a personality to the look. Another accessory that was a must have was this super cute Les Petits Joueurs clutch. It accentuated the shoes nicely and added more character to this look. To finish off the complete look, I finished off with red lipstick and blue Kendra Scott oval drop earrings.

Screen Shot 2014-07-19 at 10.45.28 AMAlexander Wang top, $495 / CÉLINE white pants, $484 / Giuseppe Zanotti leather shoes, $750 / Alexander Wang clutch, $545 / Oscar de la Renta statement necklace, $495 / Tom ford lipstick, $50

This look is absolutely gorgeous. I would wear this look anywhere, wedding or not. These vintage buckle and tweed Celine trouser were the base of the look. I loved the shape and structure of these trousers. The vintage pink belt adds personality to the trousers without taking away from their look. To keep the look from looking boring I loved the texture of the Alexander Wang ribbed crew neck tank. Since this look is minimal it adds texture and movement, which does wonders for this look. To keep the glamorous aspect of the look I accessorized with gold and black pieces. I was never a true fan of mules until I saw these gold Giuseppe Zanotii mules. Talk about sexy! These mules can amp up any look! T complete this look I finished up with a gold Oscar de la Renta chain statement necklace, a black Alexander Wang clutch, and a nude Tom Ford lipstick.

Screen Shot 2014-07-19 at 10.51.16 AMBurberry cashmere top, $957 / Veronica Beard white fitted skirt, $330 / Marni slip on shoes, $770 / Sergio Rossi print purse, $498

This look is obviously inspired by my BFF Nicole Richie. Whenever I look at this outfit I think of her. Anyway I thought this was appropriate for a casual wedding because of the flat shoes and fabric options. I fell in love with this white asymmetrical Veronica Beard pencil skirt. I thought it was a beautiful play on a traditional pencil skirt but with more personality. I paired this skirt with an embellished cashmere Burberry Prorsum sweater (which is on sale). Even though this might be a little warm for your typical summer wedding, it would be comfortable for a cloudy day or an indoor wedding. The embellished collar adds enough glitz and glam but keeps the integrity of the look. To finish off I paired this look with black and gold accessories. I loved these gold and black calfskin Marni moccasin’s. They add so much character and are comfortable to dance all night long. I also paired this look with a black and gold two-tone pattern Sergio Rossi clutch.

I truly hope these looks have inspired you to wear white to a wedding. Trust me it’s not as scary as you think. What’s your opinion is it appropriate to wear white to a wedding? Leave your answers and reasons below!

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Trendy Tuesday: The Sweatshirt

Happy Tuesday Everyone!

This past weekend I have been thinking of ways to post more content that you love. Since creating this blog, I have posted different topics and to say the least one of your favorites were complete trend looks. To keep my lovely readers happy, I’ve decided to do “Trendy Tuesday”. Every Tuesday I will create a post on how to style one trend. The post will include a luxury look and a look that’s affordable.

To kick off our first Trendy Tuesday, I will speak about an item everyone has in their closet. The stylish sweatshirt.

Even though this garment is usually associated with lounge clothes, it is definitely in this fall. This simple garment is super easy to style and is perfect because you should already have one in your wardrobe. If not, go and buy one NOW! The sweatshirt has been featured on the runway for Fall 2013, it is a great alternative if you’re tired of sporting knit sweaters. Using the sweatshirt as a large component of your wardrobe for the fall and winter will be easy. It’s a versatile garment and you can style it anyway you’d like. For this trend I have prepared two looks, one with a print and another with just a basic solid pullover sweatshirt.

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Look #1: This outfit is perfect for a chilly day. The colors of this look make it easy to transition from day to night, and is perfect for a causal Friday look.

The first look I have created caters to everyone who has a bigger spending budget. This look features a sweater with a bold, yet neutral pattern as the main focus. I loved this sweater because it was a piece that stood out, however you could wear it more than once. I decided to pair this look with a simple pair of black jeans, black booties, and some sunglasses. I loved this outfit because it is an easy way to be casual and comfy, while remaining put together and chic.

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Look #2: This look is a little more dressy. The white in this look is a perfect combo for a fall or winter look. This is definitely something you can wear to work or out for drinks with some friends.

The second look I created is perfect for a college student. While in school I understand we have a smaller budget and we need to look put together while staying super comfortable. I am in love with this look because even though it’s super casual and easy to put together, it’s a look that looks polished. For this look I paired a simple sweatshirt with a pair of white jeans and some black chunky boots. The accessories bring some color back into the outfit as well as completes the outfit.

Those are my two looks for todays Trendy Tuesday! After reading this post if you do not have a sweatshirt, go snag one! You will fall in love with how easy these outfits are and how comfortable they are. Any sweatshirt will definitely become a fall and winter essential! I hope you have enjoyed reading this post! Stay tuned for more posts!

Best, Jair xx