Marc Jacobs

Pretty Little Polka Dots






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Top: Aqua lightweight chambray top (similar here), black vest (similar here) | Bottoms: KTRcollection polka dots skater skirt (customized) | Shoes: Classiques Entier | Bag: Marc Jacobs | Accessories: Michael Kors bracelet, layered pearl necklace (similar here and here) | Glasses: Dior cat eye

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As the weather heats up for summer, I can’t help but embrace (translation: be obsessed with) flirty and playful skirts, prints and patterns. Lucky for me, one of my favorite print is a classic… Those Pretty Polka Dots…This flirty, retro and whimsical trend is timeless and when it’s on a fun flirty skirt like this pleated little number, it exudes an undeniably youthful flair that’s incredibly timeless.

I wasn’t going to customized skirts for a while but I kept coming across amazing fabric, prints and colors (more will be coming soon). It’s hard juggling a full time career and a full time passion…I just need more hours in a day or 2-3 more hands. :)

You can purchase this Pretty Little Polka Dots skirt HERE which can be customized to fit your waist and your desired length (16″ – 20″).

Dressy Casual





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Top: F21 (similar here and here) | Bottons: Love Culture high waisted denim shorts | Shoes: Christian Louboutin | Bag: Marc Jacobs XL Quilted Baroque bag | Necklace: J Crew

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It was one of those evenings a couple of weekends ago where it seem nearly impossible to get dressed up in 90 degrees temperature. I think I must have tried on a dozen”dressy” outfits that night, but after sweating out curls and what’s left of tinted moisturizer from earlier in the day. I finally said screw it and threw on these comfortable Love Culture shorts, which turned out to be the perfect dressy and casual outfit.

Flower of Love








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Top: Topshop polka dots crop top (similar here) | Bottom: KTRcollection skirt | Necklace: chunky pearl necklace from ebay | Bracelets: Marc Jacobs, Aqua | Michael Kors studded cap toe pumps | Bag: Marc Jacobs crobsy sutton

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I never really intended to make clothes nor did I love sewing. It was sort of out of my own agony and a survival remedy for a bullied kid who wanted to fit in.

Growing up, we didn’t shop at department stores or wore designer clothes. Every few months my mom would take me to the local community church where they sell clothes for $0.50 an item and I was always so excited because that means new clothes for school. Of course nothing ever fits and most of the time they were outdated. When I went to school with my “new clothes,”  I’d get teased and bullied for not matching or wearing something that wasn’t “good enough.” For those reasons, I started sewing and became quite crafty at hemming pants that were too long, trimming over-sized skirts, turning bagging tops into a form fitting tank and sometimes removing excess fabric to create an entirely different garment. At 10, my mom bought me my first sewing machine and I remember hysterically busting out in tears because I was so happy.

It’s funny how life works. The things that you thought were your weaknesses are actually going to be your strength. I started sewing because I was bullied and I wanted to fit in, but over time, love blossomed …and now it’s my passion and desire to make things that will allow me to express my individuality and enable me to stand out from the crowd.

I made this skirt over the weekend and I love the box pleats because it creates a full and flare shape that’s perfectly feminine and fun, not to mention the bold contrasting colors of purple, green and yellow. I also think the contrast of polka dots and floral somehow creates a perfect harmony. Ironically, I now can’t get enough of mixing and matching as I think it’s a part of my personality: quirky, bold and sometimes adventurous. :) Therefore, I wanted to share this skirt with you and hope it’s unique in a sense where you can express yourself as well.

To enter for your chance to win a custom made skirt to fit YOU, please use the Rafflecopter below:

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Skirt details: A full flare, high waisted, box pleats skirt, custom fit to your waist measurement, with invisible back zipper closure. 22″ length

1 Winner will be announced next Friday, May 24th. Good luck!

Dressy Casualness




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Top: H&M blouse, Zara blazer (old; similar here, here, and here) | Bottoms: Free People distressed jeans | bag: Marc Jacobs sutton crosby bag | Shoes: Valentino t-strap rockstuds | Glasses: Michael Kors mirror aviators

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Sometimes I think the whole concept of mixed- matching casual with dressy is a way to never feel out of place. Never over dressed and never under dressed. I love the concept but I especially love the look and feel to it because a girl’s gotta have a little glam, even when she’s dressing down. :)

A Midday In Spring










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Top: Band of Gypsies bralette | Bottom: Spendid Maxi skirt | Shoes: Zara | Necklace: c/o Olive + Piper | Bag: Marc Jacobs Sutton crosby bag

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The Gamble Garden is truly a little piece of paradise tucked away in the middle of a busy world. It is a gem and has a very special place in my heart. My favorite time of year to come here is May when all the flowers are fully bloomed and the garden is surrounded with the sweet scent of gardenias and roses… When they say “the best things in life are free,” I think they had this little garden in mind. Or maybe they were referring to love… :)

The winner of my OASAP heart printed demin shorts is Abby A.! Congrats! I will send you an email shortly to confirm shipping information

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