Stella and Dot Party

So yesterday was a lot of fun we hosted a Stella and Dot jewelry party!  If there is anywhere to wear this necklace it is at a jewelry party:)  It's a great company that is popular with celebrities. Selena Gomez wore the gold rebel pendant and Kim Kardashian wore the pegasus necklace just to name a few!  A few of my favorites are the pop geo pendant necklace and the phoenix pendent.  They look good online but much better in person!

If you want to check it out make sure to use this link at http://www.stelladot.com/ts/2xf16 through October 19th so hurry!

 

Forever 21 Interview

So I have my Forever 21 interview today yay!:)  I got this dress there and decided to wear it to the interview because I remember how happy and confident it made me feel when I bought it! Plus the "moody florals" (or florals with a dark background) are very in for fall.

I'd love working there because I enjoy clothes (as evidenced by my fashion blog), like talking to people (as evidenced by my interest in acting and improv) and love the beautiful working environment.  It seems like a great atmosphere for anyone artistic like me:)

Tip of the day:  Add a moto jacket to any outfit to transition your summer clothes to fall!<3

 

Windsor Interview

Yes this is a tulle skirt.  They have been trending big lately but tend to cause mixed reactions. Some people love the princess feel and some think it is a little too over the top!  In my opinion, the only way to wear them without looking [too] ridiculous is too pair them with neutrals like I did here.  But if there was any place to wear a tulle skirt, it would be Windsor!!:)

Tip of the day:  Try adding a little something to shoes by tying a ribbon around your ankle to achieve a look similar to the one below (I did it with flats above).  I had a loop in the back of my flats so I just put the ribbon through that and tied it.  If you don't have a loop, wrap the ribbon under your foot so it looks like it is part of the shoe. This is a really fun, easy and inexpensive diy!:)

So I've finally figured out what I'm going to do with this blog.  I'm going to start back in October but only post once a week on Fridays.  I'm going to call this Fashion Fridays!  I also hope to post nail art once a week I find as well.  

The reason I'm not posting everyday anymore is because it's just a little too overwhelming.  I have a lot of other things going on and need to prioritize what I want to focus on.  I've realized that I can't do everything and I need to choose where I spend my time wisely.  I'm still going to keep up the blog because I love fashion but I'm not going to make it my main focus.

Thank you guys for reading and I hope you understand<3

Hollister Interview

So I have this group interview for Hollister today.  I hope I get the job!

I know this seems kind of casual for an interview but the manager specifically said to dress casual.  Plus, I wanted to wear something I would wear to work.  I want them to be able to picture me in their working environment.  Plus they always say dress for the job you want which is exactly what I'm doing!

I would enjoy working there because I love fashion and enjoy talking to customers.  I love acting so I would think of my job as the role of someone who lives and sells the Hollister lifestyle.  It wouldn't be too hard to act since I live in So Cal and love the beach:)  I want to help people enjoy their shopping experience and feel privileged wearing Hollister clothes.

Tip of the day: Hire me!:)

I also wanted to let you know that I am going to take a break from blogging for a while to focus on getting my music together.  I'm planning to be back October 1st at the latest.  Sorry to keep you all hanging!:)

Black and White with a Denim Vest

I found this vest at Buffalo Exchange which is a second hand store with lots of cool stuff for great prices:)  A denim vest is a great basic to have.  I especially like this one because it shows your figure instead of making you look like a rectangle.  Plus there are no buttons to gap in weird places.  You never know what you'll find there!

Tip of the day: Black and white clothes are going to last you forever.  These colors never go out of style and will keep you looking classy:)

White long sleeved shirt: Playet Gold (Macy's), Denim vest: Urban Vibe (Buffalo Exchange), Black circle skirt: Forever 21, White sneakers: Keds (JC Penny), Black mini purse: Dooney and Bourke (TJ Maxx), Gold charm bracelet: Juicy Couture (Nordstrom), Bowtie necklace: Forever 21, Clear and gold stud earrings: Kohls<3

Casual White and Gold

This outfit is a great example of how mixing silver and gold is no longer prohibited.  I mean, the sandals are literally silver and gold mixed together.  And they're Michael Kors so he kind of knows what he's doing:)  The white and denim both go with silver and gold so they help bring the look together.

Tip of the day: Casual doesn't need to be sloppy.  Making that little extra effort with cute shoes and a belt is going to make you feel better about yourself and therefore more confident through out the day.  People like being around happy people:)

White Cami: Color story, White hoodie: Juicy Couture, Gold Belt: Michael Michael Kors (Macy's), Jean shorts: Mossimo Supply Co. (Target), Silver and gold sandals: Michael Micheal Kors (Macy's), Beige Bow purse: DSW, Earrings, necklace and bracelet: Kohls<3

Blue Overall Dress and Letter Pendant

The necklace is a locket so I have to find something to put inside it.  Any ideas?

I like this overall dress because you can change it up by wearing any shirt underneath.  Plus it's plain so you can accessorize away:)

Tip of the day: Try wearing a necklace with your initials on it.  It will help make your outfit feel more personal.

Black and brown striped crop top: Soprano (Nordstrom Rack), Blue overall dress: Forever 21, Brown combat boots: Steve Madden (Plato's closet), Beige bow purse: DSW, Gold midi ring: Muse, Silver stud earrings: Kohls, L Pendant Necklace: Lenora Dame (TJ Maxx)<3

Coral. Gold and Denim

I found this Fossil scarf with the tag still on it for $2 at this thrift shop!  I was pretty excited..you never know what treasures you'll find. I even had this shirt to match to create this casual late summer feel.  I think this would be cute for gong to brunch with your friends or something.

Tip of the day: Scarves aren't just for winter!  If the scarf is light, like the one in the picture, you can even wear it in the summer.  It"s a new trend that's going around:)

Coral top: Charlotte Russe, Scarf: Fossil (great thrift shop find!), Denim skirt: Express (TJ Maxx), Gold flats: Old Navy, Beige bow purse: DSW, Gold charm bracelet: Juicy Couture (Nordstrom), Sunflower earrings: Nordstrom Rack, Floral necklace: Kohls<3

Green Bustier and Floral Skirt

I bought this top forever ago and it got lost in my closet.  It somehow got in the gray section...I have no idea how.  Sometimes you just need to take a few minutes and go through all your clothes to see what you have.  You may find things you forgot about which will help inspire new outfits.

Also, organize your closet.  I know that if my closet is messy I'll just wear the same favorites over and over out of habit.  I've done it by type and color and color is definitely better.  Color is the first thing you see when you look at something.  Plus, mixing too many colors together is chaotic.

Tip of the day: Challenge yourself to wear something that you hardly ever wear.  It's kind of like going shopping for free:)

Green bustier: Forever 21, Floral skirt: American Rag (Macy's), White Sneakers: Keds (JC Penny), Black mini purse: Dooney and Bourke, Gold charm bracelet: Juicy Couture (Nordstrom), Gold midi ring: Muse, Bowtie necklace: Forever 21<3

Floral Pants with Black and Silver

My friend gave me these pants a while ago and I haven't worn them yet.  I should because floral prints with a dark background are hot for fall.  What's your favorite fall 2014 trend?

Tip of the day: Wear prints in areas you want to draw attention to and dark colors in places that you want to draw attention from.

Black blouse: Soprano, Floral pants: Tinseltown Denim Couture, Black caged heels: Via Spiga (TJ Maxx), Black purse: Liz Claiborne, Silver charm bracelet: Juicy Couture (Amazon), Heart earrings: Target<3

White Dress with Silver and Blue

So I'm still loving this hand jewelry. Something about white and silver gives this futuristic vibe... especially when you add an hourglass:)

Tip of the day: Keep your outfit on the plain side and add a purse for color...just for fun:)  A purse is part of your outfit too!

White dress: Abercrombie and Fitch, Black cage heels: Via Spiga (TJ Maxx), Silver hourglass necklace: Skylar, Silver stud earrings: Kohls, Silver headband: Forever 21, Hand jewelry: Forever 21, Blue purse: Kate Spade (Nordstrom Rack)<3

Blue and Yellow Colorblocking

I'm loving this bright summery color combo!  It reminds me of a pool day:)  Plus a wide belt like this will help define your waist and give you an hourglass figure.  Be;ts don't get enough credit!

Tip of the day: When mixing colors make sure they are the same saturation.  If you mix a pastel with a neon, for example, the neon will just overwhelm the pastel.  You want your colors to balance each other.

Blue dress: Up by Ultra Pink (Kohls), Yellow belt: Restord (second hand find!), White and gold bow sandals: Steve Madden, Yellow wristlet: Target, Earrings, necklace and bracelet: Kohls<3

Floral Kimono with Jean Shorts

I'm loving this floral kimono.  It's the kind of statement piece that makes you stand out in a good way.  I feel the look has warmer tones so I added some gold jewelry instead of silver.  What's your favorite statement piece in your closet?

Tip of the day: Cami's go with everything.  They are definitely my most used basics.  They go under shirts, sweaters and provide a blank canvas on which to create an outfit.  Forever 21 has really inexpensive but nice camis you can buy here.  Check out all the fun colors!

Floral Kimono: Lush, Pink cami: Forever 21, Jean shorts: Denim & Supply Ralph Lauren (Macy's), Lace up heels: Vince Camuto (Nordstrom), Beige bow bag: DSW, Gold charm bracelet: Juicy Couture (Nordstrom), Sunflower earrings: Nordstrom Rack, Lock and key necklace: Forever 21<3

Baseball Tee with Cutoffs

It's nice to have a casual outfit every so often.  Baseball tees are a great basic that I never had before this shirt.

The necklace is the exciting part:)  Have you ever hear of Origami Owl?  They sell these living lockets that you put personalized charms in.  Here's what my necklace has:

  • Blog charm-for obvious reasons!
  • Heart piano-I write music on the piano.
  • Palm tree-I live in Southern California.
  • Camera-I take pictures for my blog.
  • Music note-I love music.
  • Garnet birthstone-I was born in January.
  • Shopping bag-I love shopping.
  • Drama title board: I love improv and acting.
  • Teal awareness ribbon<3

Tip of the day: You can make your own cutoff shorts very easily.  Simply measure and cutoff the same amount from each pant leg.  The ends may fray a little but it can add to the effect.  If you don't like the fraying just cut off the little strings:)

White cami (underneath): Forever 21, Baseball tee: Forever 21, Cutoffs: Zanadi (TJ Maxx), White sneakers: Keds (JC Penny), Yellow wristlet: Target, Silver charm bracelet: Juicy Couture, Clear stud earrings: Claire's, Living locket: Origami Owl<3

Black, Silver and Zebra Print

Ok so there are a couple things I'm excited about today.  Hand jewelry and temporary tattoos!  

I love how sci fi looking this hand jewelry is!  When you combine it with the hourglass necklace it kind of reminds me of time travel:)  Plus you can get it here at Forever 21 for only $5.80!  I'm kind of tempted to get some other designs too...they're a pretty cool and affordable trend.

I'm also lovin these temporary tattoos! They look really realistic but there's no commitment.  I found mine at the dollar store but there are a couple internet sites I really like for them.  One is Tattly and the other is Concious Ink.  My favorite are the inspirational words in black.  What are yours?

Tip of the day: Prints can be overwhelming so sometimes all you need is one print.  Keeping the rest plain helps the pattern stand on it's own.

Black cami (underneath): Forever 21, Black button down shirt: Forever 21 (Plato's Closet), Zebra print skirt: H&M, Black knee high flat boots: Fergalicious, Black purse: Liz Claiborne, Clear stud earrings: Claire's, Hand jewelry: Forever 21, Hourglass necklace: Skylar<3

Maxi Skirts in Blue and Green

I went to Venice Beach (in LA) with a friend and had to get these maxi skirts at Forever Venice. They're comfortable, super soft and a great basic piece to have in nice colors.  They lady at the store told me to wear these white and black cami's with the skirts and I have to agree the combination looks pretty good.  She knows her stuff:)

I also got this necklace at this little boutique called Skylark.  It was fun because my friend got the gold hourglass and I got the silver/chrome one.  I'm pretty happy with it because it looks modern and futuristic which I love:)  It's like the time turner hourglass necklace in Harry Potter-magical!

Tip of the day:  It's easy to spend too much money shopping.  But if you see something you like and you're still thinking about it after a couple of days, get it.  That means you truly want the item as opposed to just buying on impulse.

White and black cami's: Forever 21, Blue and green maxi skirts: Julia (Forever Venice), White and gold bow sandals: Steve Madden, Beige bow bag: DSW, Clear stud earrings: Claire's, Hourglass necklace: Skylar<3

Purple and Black Tuxedo

The vest does have buttons in the front they're just hard to see...I wanted you to know it's not impossible to get on:)  It's a plain black vest which is a great basic piece that people don't really think about until they see one.

I was reading this book from the summer installment of The Clique series called Claire and I had the idea of a black vest and black shorts in mind.  I added a purple cami because it's the characters favorite color and a charm bracelet because she wears one in the book.

Tip of the day: This vest is tight around the waist which makes it figure flattering as opposed to something baggy that hides your shape.  People often wear baggy clothes to hide perceived flaws but that often makes you look bigger.  Remember the hourglass figure is what you're after:)

Black vest: Forever 21, Purple cami: l.e.i., Black tuxedo shorts: Contempo Casuals, Black shiny oxfords: Joe's Jean's (DSW), Black mini purse: Dooney and Bourke, Gold charm bracelet: Juicy Couture, Silver stud earrings: Claire's<3

Graphic Tee with Silver and Gold

Graphic tees are always fun, especially when they have some bling on them:)  This is a great way to dress casually but not be boring.  I'm even mixing silver and gold!

These are those sneakers with the hidden wedge in case you were wondering.  They were everywhere last year but it seems like a trend that people either love or hate.  What do you think of wedged sneakers?

Tip of the day: Today's tip is a challenge-Pair two pieces in your closet together that you have never paired together before and see if you can make it work.  It will challenge your creativity!

Graphic T-shirt: Souvenir from Germany, Jeans: Nicole, Wedge Sneakers: Princess Vera Wang, Gold belt: Micheal Kors (Macy's), Red Wristlet: Target, Silver studs: Claire's<3

Navy Blue Scarf with White and Black

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I like this idea of a scarf/necktie.  To me it's like the female version of a tie:)  Plus it's not too hot so you can even wear it when the weather is warmer.  Would you wear one?

Tip of the day: The old rule that say's you can't mix navy and black is outdated just like the no white after labor day and no mixing silver and gold jewelry rules.  Just don't try to pretend they match...we're not going for the I got dressed in the dark look;)

It's a beautiful look because it shows that you pay attention to details.  Here are a few examples from Pinterest.

White camisole: 14th and Union, White button down shirt: H&M, Black miniskirt: T*Party, Black shiny oxfords: Joe's jeans (purchased at DSW), Black mini purse: Dooney and Bourke (purchased at TJ Maxx), Silver charm bracelet: Juicy Couture (purchased on Amazon), Heart necklace: Juicy Couture (Nordstrom), Silver studs: Claire's, Blue tie scarf: Vintage<3

Flannel with White and Gray

Flannel shirts are by nature very casual but you can dress them up more that you think:) I like the combined vibes of business secretary vs. relaxed.  It's kind of unique.  What do you think of it?

Tip of the day: Glasses are a really fun way to change your look.  You don't need to be blind!  Go ahead and pick up a non prescription pair here.  They have tons of great styles:)

White cami: Forever 21, Green and gray flannel: Forever 21, Gray skirt: Halogen (Nordstrom Rack), Black and gray heels: Mia (Plato's Closet), Black purse: Liz Claiborne, Clear stud earrings: Claire's, Black and white floral statement necklace: Nordstrom Rack, Black glasses: Target<3