Colin Stuart

Neon Glow

Just when I thought neon hues can’t get any brighter, I saw this Sparkle and Fade pleated skirt glowing from the little corner at Urban Outfitters. It also comes in tangerine and blue which are also very pretty (and a lot brighter in person than it’s displayed online).

My 5 sad little macaroons were left after I divulged the other half of the box

[Photos by NR]
Top: Bar III white sweater (similar-ish here)
Bottom: Urban Outfitters “Sparkle and Fade” neon pleated mini skirt
Purse: Milly Kelsey satchel
Shoes: Colin Stuart ankle strap sandals
Accessories: Bracelets – Spikes from eBay, Bar III neon bangles.

I was going for a casual laid back look so I paired this fun skirt with an over-sized comfy sweater from Bar III, but I kind of fail in the casual department when I threw on my favorite pair of nude heels…Although I love a cute pair of comfy flats, I just can’t seem to resist the call of high heels. Even though they can be very painful, it’s something about them that makes me feel so feminine, confident, and sexy. It also doesn’t hurt to add a few more inches to my height!

Ladies, are you addicted to heels and how does it make you feel when you wear them?

Summertime Blues

Just when I thought I was over the high low craze, I ran into this BCBGeneration high low hem dress and fell in love with the flowy, flirty and feminine look all over again (similar look here). It was purchased for my Caribbean vacay but I never had the chance to wear it because I over packed a little, but it was perfect for a summer day while out-n-about in LA last week. I added a denim vest for a casual look, which also gave the loose frock a little bit of shape.

When I’m at home I like to have my hair pulled back in a ponytail and tucked behind a comfortable headband, but my head always hurt after wearing a headband for a long time…Recently I tried out these classic headbands from Stone Bridge, an England based company that specializes in luxury French handmade hair accessories. These classic everyday wear headbands felt like they were made for my head. It’s so comfortable I practically lived in them all weekend.

[Photos by NR]
Dress: BCBGeneration high low hem dress
Jacket: Dollhouse Denim Vest
Necklace: (similar here) / Bracelets: Kate Spade, Forever 21 friendship /Headband: thanks to Stone Bridge
Shoes: Colin Stuart ankle strap sandals

Thank you for stopping by! I hope you had a wonderful weekend and your Monday is off to a great start! :)

Petite Fashion Challenge #15: Chic Pin-spiration

I’m excited to participate in my 3rd Petite Fashion Challenge #15 (PFC) and this month’s challenge is hosted by Long Live Classy. Check out her blog to see the list of other participants.

The Challenge: “Find a pic of an outfit you love on Pinterest, and re-create it the best way possible!”

I remember falling in love with Carrie Bradshaw’s green mint tulle skirt in Sex and the City, so as soon as I read the challenge details I knew exactly who’s outfit I wanted to recreate! After checking online for a similar skirt with not much luck, I decided to create my own… Two days of ‘trial and error’, eleven yards and 6 layers of tulle later, please say hello to my little creation!

Every girl needs to own a tulle skirt. They are playful, feminine, and so much fun! Best of all, it’s one step closer to feeling like a princess! Carrie’s outfit was my inspiration, but I wanted to add my own personal touches…

From the start I knew I wanted these photos to be taken on top of a hill, somewhere filled with greenery, nature and a bit of a view. We were in Pacifica and came across this beautiful spot. Even though there was a small hill to hike (if you’re wondering, I switched shoes lol), when we reached the top it was perfection.

[Photos by NR]
Top: BCBGMAXAZARIA Nydia rope trim silk top
Skirt: Mint green DIY tulle skirt
Shoes: Colin Stuart ankle strap sandals
Headpiece: Ficcare double arch headband
Bracelets: Spikes from Ebay / H&M green & pink bangle / DIY wrap bracelets

I love these fashion challenges because it gives me an opportunity to be creative and pushes me to think outside of the box. It’s the same reason why I started blogging and the same reason why I enjoy it so much.

The getting dolled up part is always fun no doubt, but it’s the creative ideas surrounding the execution in making an image look “outside of the ordinary” is what I’m most fascinated with. That’s why creations such as this, this and this constantly inspires me. Sadly I don’t have the equipment and manpower for many of my sometimes impractical ideas but maybe one day it’ll come to life on my blog… :)

Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you’re having a wonderful day! xo