David & Young

High on Denim

Sometimes DIY projects gone wrong can turn out not too shabby. I ran out of bleach while trying to turn these vintage Levi’s white but instead the result was this nicely faded stone wash.

Have you ever DIY’d something and though it has gone wrong but it turned out perfect?

[Photos by NR]

Top: DaMasque chambray top (similar here) | Bottom: Thrifted distressed Levi’s | Belt: Style for Less bow belt (similar here and here) | Hat: David & Young Neo Noir fedora | Shoes: Alexander Wang Isabeli leopard sandals (old) | Bracelets: Ali Khan beaded cord,  jade bangle | Glasses: Giorgio Armani aviators

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Hello lovelies, as you’re reading this, I’m probably baking in the hot & humid desert of Las Vegas (100+ degrees). Not to worry, we are armed with SPF 25 and brought plenty of Capri suns and other various juices to keep us hydrated for days. Have a fabulous weekend, stay out of trouble and talk to you soon! Kisses!

In the Mix

Matching? Not on this blog! :)

What I absolutely adore about fashion as of late is seeing a lot of fab ladies (and let’s not forget the fashionable men out there) around the globe letting go of preconceived boundaries in favor of experimentation. Everything is getting brighter, bolder, and louder. Although it’s not a brand spanking new trend, one popular product of this movement is mixing patterns: Polka dots, stripes, floral, and animal prints are a few of my favorite patterns to play with…I love floral and stripes so it was natural to mix these two patterns together.

What are your favorite prints to mix?

Yea yea I know, an alien is about to pop out of my tummy any minute now.

I’m madly in love with the fullness of this skirt. When I first saw it on ASOS I knew it’s a piece I had to add to my wardrobe… It’s fun, girlie and something I’ll wear many times. With the skirt being high waisted and very mini-ish, it gives the illusion that my legs are longer than they really are. Plus the camel color pumps help elongate the legs.

Speaking of ASOS, this is quite embarrassing but it took me awhile to realize the correct pronunciation of the popular online store’s name. I have been calling it A-S-O-S (saying each letter) instead of Ay-SOS! My bestie and I even jokingly made fun of someone who pronounced it Ay-SOS (the nerve of us!).

[Photos by NR]

Top: Forever 21| Bottom: ASOS lantern floral skirt | Purse: Steven by Steve Madden Large Crossbody | Shoes: Classiques Entier riley pumps | Hat: David & Young Neo Noir fedora | Bracelets: diy wraps, Forever 21 friendship, spikes via Ebay (similar here)


Thanks for stopping by the blog and I hope you are having a lovely day!

Talk to you soon! xo

A Pop of Color

The combination of black and white exudes timeless elegance and always bring me back to the glamorous 1920s, where white lace dresses accessorized with black gloves and darling pearl necklaces were the norm for a Friday evening dinner…Nowadays we’ll frequent dinner in our comfy jeans, tee and sometimes flip flops. Style has definitely changed throughout the decades but one thing has always remain: the classic combination of black & white will never be a thing of the past.

[Photos by NR]
Top: Express boxy pleat neck top / Shorts: Zara Crochet shorts
Shoes: Zara basic black sandals / Hat: David & Young Neo Noir fedora
Necklace: Gifted Monogram necklace / H&M fishbone necklace
Wallet: Marc by March Jacobs “Take Me Slim” wallet/ Glasses: Giorgio Armani
Bracelets: Michael Kors ‘Collections’ two-tone link chain pave bracelet (similar here),  Bar III neon bangle, Lauren by Ralph Lauren two-tone oval link

Snapping back to the year 2012, I’m wearing an outfit with the two color combo of that decade I admire so much…slightly dressed with a modern twist in crochet shorts and a loose blouse. There are no gloves nor pearls, but I’m accompanied by my new modern friends: hot pink wallet and lots of neon bracelets…B&W is timeless but no matter what I do or the time of year, I just can’t seem to stay away from colors… :)

What about you? Are you a black and white lover or do you crave color in your wardrobe?

Cut Out for Love

I used to feel nervous about wearing maxi dresses because I felt like I was too short…

…but there’s nothing a pair of heels (or a pair of sharp scissors) can’t fix…nowadays I can’t get enough of these long flowy dresses.

[Photos by NR]
Dress: Forever21 cut out twist front maxi dress (similar here)
Vest: Dollhouse denim vest
Shoes: Alexander Wang Isabeli leopard sandals (old)
Hat: David & Young Neo Noir fedora
Necklace: Sequin twirl link necklace / Bracelets:  Cuffs from Bloomingdales / Ring: House of Harlow

If it’s one thing I love it’s a dress that can be transformed and styled for a variety of  occasions. This Forever 21 cut out twist front maxi is not only comfortable (the material is so soft) but it’s equally wearable for day as it is for night (and would have been perfect for this ‘holiday emergency’)…For a casual look, I simply added a denim vest and hat. Flats would also be a complimentary addition to this outfit (but forgetful me left them at home).

The twist detail at the front waist and decorative side cut outs adds a chic & sexy vibe while the soft jersey fabric keeps you cool during those hot summer nights…Oh how I adore when fashion collides with comfort! This gorgeous dress is a fab find and a timelessly classic piece that will last all season long, and beyond.

Ladies: Have you ever felt uncertain/insecure about wearing something but overcame it?