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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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Corner Collection by Warby Parker

Sunglasses and glasses are always a staple no matter what season you’re in. Maybe you want to buy sunnies for the fall or ditch your contacts for the new school year. If you’re someone like me, I have a hard time finding a sleek and chic pair of sunnies that are absolutely perfect and flexible to wear year round. Finding the perfect pair of sunnies or everyday glasses lies in the shape in the frame and if it’s flattering for your face shape. If you fall into that category, I am pleased to announce that Warby Parker has released the Corner Collection today.

The Corner Collection experiments with traditional shapes with unique shades of horn-inspired acetate and stainless steel. The collection consists of five new frames—Hutton, Topper, Goodney, Teddy, and Quentin. Each of these frames have a really cool aesthetic, yet gives a classic and effortless vibe. Each of the styles come in two new hues as well—Rhubarb and Quartz. These two colors are perfect and flattering for the warm and cooler months as well.

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I’ve recently come to terms that a lovely classic cat eye looks great on me. The Goodney has a cat eye shape, yet it is revamped in a way. This frame will bring together and polish any look. The Goodney readers would look amazing for someone who’s going back to school or for someone who wants to revamp their look. A stylish pair of readers or everyday glasses will start your school year or a job on the right foot. I centered this look around the Goodney glasses, keeping it simple, yet classic and trendy. I’m in love with the oversized coat trend, so I thought this grey Purity coat from Weekday was perfect. To complete the look I also opted for a white Slit Blouse from Weekday, Paisie Peg Leg Trousers from John Lewis, Miu Miu sneakers, and a Mulberry Mini Cara Delevingne Nappa backpack.

Warby Parker-GoodneyWeekday Purity Coat / White Slit Blouse / John Lewis Paisie Peg Leg Trousers, $105 / Miu Miu Sneakers, $490 / Mulberry Mini Cara Delevingne Nappa backpack, $1,690/ Warby Parker Goodney Glasses

The Corner Collection is available today at Warby Parker, in stores and in showrooms. This amazing collection is pretty affordable and starts at $95. Remember, every for every pair sold, a pair is distributed to someone in need. So, head into your nearest showroom or store and try on a pair of sunnies or readers from the collection. I’m a thousand percent positive that there’s a frame for everyone. The styles are simply to die for! If you purchase from the Corner Collection feel free to show us on Instagram. Hashtag #WarbyParker, #CornerCollection and #fashionroyaltyblog, we’d love to see the piece that fits your style! Or comment below your favorite style and color! Until next time.

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Trendy Tuesday: Flatforms and Birkenstocks

Summer is right around the corner and I can’t help but search for the perfect flatform and Birkenstock sandal. As we all know, flatforms and Birkenstock styled sandals will be the biggest trend of this summer.

As of now, many stores are carrying different versions of each of these styles. I know that Birkenstock is actually sold out of their infamously ugly sandals. However, it won’t be hard to find a knock off pair that’s just as stylishly ugly/chic. One site that is catering to everyone’s summer trend needs is Steve Madden. They have tons of affordable and chic options if you’re looking for flatforms or Birkenstock styled sandals. Here are four sandals that are definitely on my summer trend list.

Steve Madden: Flatform/Birkenstock Obsession

1. The Scotttie, $99.95,  flatform is definitely one of my favorites. I’m obsessed that this shoe is all black and platform. I’m also obsessed with the leather straps on the shoe. The leather gives the shoe a premium feel for an affordable price. It will be easy to dress up or down these edgy flatforms. These beauts aren’t out yet, so you will have to visit the site to pre-order them.
2. The Boundreee, $89.95, are a chic twist on your classic Birkenstock. I loved these sandals because they were that trendy Birkenstock look with a twist. I loved the pony leopard print. It really gives these sandals a cool factor that can really amp up a look. I know Birkenstock actually teamed up with a brand to create a pair of Birkenstocks that look like these, except they’re so expensive. These sandals are perfect for this trend. Especially if you fall out of love with this trend in two years, you won’t regret spending a ton of money on these. (They also have these in black pony as well!)
3. The Marked, $89.95, are flatforms as well but not as extreme as the Scotttie’s. These come in black and tan, and are both absolutely purchase worthy. I love these because these would be perfect for everyday wear. They’re not to high or over the top. They’re the perfect style if you want to embrace this style but are still a little skeptical.
4. The Surfside, $99.95, are also one of my favorites. This look is a little more basic for everyday wear. However, like the Soctttie’s they have that super high platform. I love these because of the simple minimal look they have. They’re very simple however they have that cool trendy factor to them. They also come in white as well (but of course I like the black ones better).
I hope these four sandals have inspired you to embrace the flatform and Birkenstock trend this summer. These looks are perfect because they’re affordable! These looks are amazing because they look great and they won’t put a dent in your summer wardrobe fund.

Summer Love: Blush and Nude .

The weather is finally warming up and I can’t help but think about trends and looks for the spring and summer. Some of my favorite trends for the spring and summer are mixing patterns and textures. Mixing patterns and textures can be a little tricky but could be easy as well. When sticking to one base color, or colors within the same family, it’s best to mix and match patterns and textures so the look doesn’t become boring.

ImageI tend to wear one base color most of the time, so mixing the textures and patterns will help keep your look fresh. Since blush and nude are going to be trendy this summer. You see stars like the Kardashian’s already embracing the different tones of nude since it’s fairly warm on the West Coast already. Wearing different variations of nude keeps the look fresh and automatically adds a summer-time glow to your complexion. Kim and Khloe both wore blush with a natural nude pump, while Kylie wore a nature nude with a pop of gold for her pumps.

I created a flirty yet edgy look embracing the blush color. The blouse caught my eye because it wasn’t typical. This blouse is straight off of the 3.1 Phillip Lim runway. This gorgeous blouse lightweight, which is perfect for the warm weather. The organza blouse is sheer and has a fringe silk panel, which gives the blouse dimension and an edgy appeal. When I saw this blouse I wanted it to be the statement piece because of the structure and detail. To give this look more dimension, I decided to pair this chic top with a pair of patterned blush Dolce & Gabbana shorts. These shorts are high waisted, which would look amazing under the sheer 3.1 Phillip Lim blouse. The shorts are a classic romantic D&G design and since they are made out of cotton, this fabric and texture will stand out compared to the silk and sheer blouse. Since this look has a lot of different textures and elements I wanted to keep the shoe simple and comfortable. These tan Imogen gladiator sandals from Tibi will give a warm undertone to the look. The rich tan color and wooden heel ties this look together by giving a warm and casual feel. To complete the look I decided to go with a blush Ablilita Maxmara purse to tie the look and concept together. Image

I hope this look gave you some inspiration to embrace blush and nude this spring and summer. Since it’s getting warmer this is the perfect time to fill that wardrobe with some staples for this spring and summer!

Rihanna: The New Face of Balmain

This has been a great year for my favorite artist, Rihanna. This season she has managed to launch holiday products for her Mac collaboration, debut the video for her single “What Now”, and break the record for most pop songs. I mean just to name a few of her accomplishments.

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Photos courtesy of Mirror.co.uk

This holiday season RiRi’s 10 million followers saw first hand the beautiful designer gifts she has received. But that wasn’t all she wanted to share. On Monday, RiRi announced on Instagram that she is the new face of Balmain Paris. She revealed the first-ever campaign for the Spring 2014 collection.

This whole summer she has been dropping hints and sporting Balmain looks. She also spent a lot of time at the Balmain headquarters in Paris. So, I can’t say that I am surprise. However, I am so happy! This was absolutely one of my favorite collections during Paris Fashion Week and I’m pleased that this edgy goddess is the face for the campaign.

Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin shot the campaign in NYC. In a press release Olivier Rousteing, Balmain’s creative director, said “Not compromising, fresh, modern, the icon of my generation, Rihanna embodies my vision of Balmain in this new campaign. In front of the camera, she makes you feel like she is the only girl in the world.” The styling was obviously done by her personal stylist, Mel Ottenberg. This campaign is just one of the many she has done, to refresh your memory Emporio Armani and Gucci.

RiRi looked absolutely stunning in this campaign. I love the styling of her hair and the neutral makeup. It really accentuates her natural beauty. Here are some images of the campaign:

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Photos courtesy of Mirror.co.uk

Sneak Peak of Peter Pilotto x Target

For those of you who weren’t able to get your hands on some Isabel Marant x H&M or Phillip Lim x Target, here’s another chance to indulge in designer wear for an affordable price. Peter Pilotto x Target will be in stores and available on Net-A-Porter on February 9th. Even though it’s a while before the debut, there were some images that leaked, and let’s just say I am very pleased.

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The collection is full of bold and punchy colors and patterns, as well as blacks and greys. The collection will be complete with about 70 pieces. The prices will range from $16.99 to $79.99.

Here’s a look into the collection:

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Ladies & gents, remember to mark your calendars! This collection has the perfect pieces to contribute to your chic spring/summer wardrobe. When more images are released, I will be sure to share them. Let me know what you think about the collection!

Best, Jair xx

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