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Colors & Prints







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Top: American Apparel stripe top (similar here), similar denim blazer | Bottom: Nanette Lepore Oolong skirt (old; similar here and here) | Shoes: Classique Entier | Bag: Marc Jacobs | Lips: Mac “Rebel”

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Animal prints mixed with stripes on bright hues and sequins may sound a bit much for some, but Nanette knew what she was doing when she created this little beauty of a skirt. I wore this skirt a few times over the holidays and love that it’s perfect as a transitional piece from winter to spring!

New Hair







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Top: American Apparel stripes crop top (similar here) | Bottom: BCBGMAXAZRIA leather pleated midi skirt | Shoes: Steven by Steve Madden bow pumps | Bag: Valentino | Accessories: c/o Glitter Vault  zodiac ring, Kenneth Jay Lane earrings

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When it comes to coloring hair I can say I’m one of the many that had a pretty traumatic experience. It was a bleach gone wrong kind of experience…I’m talking about 8 inches of hair falling out in the shower and sudden new found 2-inch bangs kind of trauma. All of a sudden I had 4 layers of stringy blonde hair that will break at a gentle pull. I know it’s kind of dramatic and its just hair but I couldn’t help it. I must have cried for days every time I looked in the mirror.

After many years trying to nurture my hair back to life with every product on the market, I always, always go to a professional, but this weekend I felt impulsive and picked up a hair dye from a local store. A girl just never learn I guess (lol). Even though I love my ombre hair, I just kind of grew tired of it so decided to go dark for winter. Well, luckily no trauma or accident this time (whew) and I love the fresh new darker shade of black with hints of leftover brown.

P.S. I have many asked before what I used to curl my hair: I used Caruso’s steam rollers which is amazing because it’s less damaging and is the best tool I’ve used for  long-lasting curls. :)











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Dress: American Apparel Ponte skater dress| Shoes: Zara ankle laced up booties | Bracelet:  Amelie cuffs c/o Eselvi Designs

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It’s not often I wear all black but this sexy little black dress (S.L.B.D.) calls for an exception. I love that it’s made of a thick jersey material because it can be casual if paired with flats and perfect as a beach cover-up. The cut-outs are sexy and can be a bit daring… If you’re not careful you might give someone a peep show (lol), but I love how it keeps me cool on those hot summer days and is perfect for one of those evenings out when I want to wear something simple and still make a statement! xo





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Top: James Perse | Bottoms: American Apparel Easy jeans | Shoes: Steven Madden ReaLuv sandals | Bag: Diane von Furstenberg leopard bag | Glasses: Giorgio Armani aviators | Earrings: Aqua (similar here and here) | Bracelet: Marc by Marc Jacobs

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As much as I love to make a statement with loud colors and bold prints, sometimes less is more. I like pairing fitted basics usually in a dark shade like these slim fitting high waisted jeans with a cohesive basic black tank and a pair of simple heels…but how do you make a simple outfit stand out? The trick is with key accessories like a fun printed bag or a pop of color from your heels or jewelry. With the right accessories, I think being minimal makes just as big of a statement as an extravagant outfit. :)