Friday, June 28, 2013

Fashion Trend: Hand Soiree with Midi Rings

Last week I was visiting my sister when she said, "Your ring is too small for you!" I was wearing a midi (or knuckle) ring and was surprised she had never seen this trend before!

Ring stacking has definitely reached new heights this year, with rings being placed on the knuckle!
I love the look and there are tons of options available for you... here are 15 at various price points! To search look for "knuckle ring" or "midi ring" ... or start looking for tiny ring sizes - 4 should do it!

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Sheer Hem Lace Hi Low Skirt

There's a lot going on in this Alice + Olivia skirt, but it still comes off as simply chic! Love the sheer bottom with the lace and the hi low hem. Buy for the sale price of $178 at CUSP.

Dungaree Dress

dungaree overall dress
Overalls are super chic right now, but it's kinda hot out! A perfect compromise is an overall dress! This one by Motel is $110 and just the thing to rock at your next music festival.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Asymmetric Hem Culotte Skorts

These skorts (or culottes... they're not the same but people have started to use them interchangeably) remind me of a pair from Zara that I never got! So of course I had to buy - best of all they were only $32 at Choies! Let's all hope my thighs look reasonable in them, hahah.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Praduh Tee

Praduh Tee
I absolutely adore hilarious tees like this... but $50 for a t-shirt is a bit steep for me right now. What do you think, would you buy at Need Supply? It's "back in stock," so I guess a lot of people would!

Raffia Hard Clutch

raffia hard clutch
I just found the perfect purse for your summer wedding!! This little raffia purse comes in pink or yellow and does have a chain in case you don't want to hold it all night. Best of all, it's on sale at South Moon Under for just $30!

Spider Monkey Cuff

I immediately thought of Twilight when I saw the words "spider monkey," hahahah. Why do boys like to call girls monkey, I swear almost every guy I've dated has! Anyhoo, there are only two left at ShopBop for the sale price of $148 so don't hesitate!

Monday, June 24, 2013

Star Print Tank

Star Print Tank
No secret that I love star print! I think it may be my favorite print!! This tank is great for a 4th of July BBQ - patriotic without actually being a flag print (which may be my least favorite print, hahahah) Buy at Nasty Gal for $48.

Go Buy Now: Gingham

It's a summer thing. Once the average temperature hits 90 and have find yourself attending a BBQ every other weekend (alternating with some outdoor concert, of course), gingham suddenly because a fun, retro trend everyone is rocking! Here are ten great pieces to update your wardrobe with!

Buy Now: Gingham


Friday, June 21, 2013

My Style Challenge: Pajama Pants

I was definitely one of those girls who did not even buy into "pajama" pants. You know, loose, silk pants, usually with some print, that just look like you should be in bed wearing them. And yet when I saw these fabulous star print pants in Lucky Magazine, I instantly coveted them. And then, months later when I saw them on eBay for almost half what they retailed, I knew they would finally be mine!

While you may think silk pants are naturally dressy, you do have to take steps to make sure pajama pants work for the office. By simply pairing them with some heels and a smart blazer, I think I accomplished that!
What's that, you need to see how they look whilst sitting down? Ok!

I'm wearing: Tibi starfish pants found on eBay, LOFT tank, TopShop blazer, Nine West heels, South clutch & Juicy Couture sunnies.
Jewelry includes: Juicy Couture wrap bracelet, purple Kate Spade cocktail ring, red Marc by Marc Jacobs pendant from ShopBop, other necklace a gift from my mom.

Twill Overalls

twill overalls
A basic pair of overalls in two great colors - a purpleish pink and a blush! Perfect for festival fashion or just a lazy summer day, you can buy at ASOS for $65.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Laser Cut Platform Sandals

Laser Cut Platform Sandals
Oooo, these sandals have such a killer look - almost like booties! Buy at Nicole Miller for the totally out of my price range cost of $325.

Woven Shawl Jacket

Woven Shawl Jacket
This woven, fringed hem jacket has the perfect boho vibe to  rock as a festival layering piece or to the beach at a bonfire! Buy at theOutnet.com for the sale price of $99.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

My Style Challenge: Packing for a NYC Conference

I recently went up to NYC to speak at the Social Media Strategies Summit! I would only be up for two days, so I didn't want to pack a lot, but I knew I would go out and see a friend or two, so I wanted to bring some versatile clothing!

Ok, a neon green skirt isn't versatile. Usually I would recommend neutral colored items that can be reworn without people noticing - one winter I wore the same black pants for probably two weeks at work, true story. However I didn't plan to be seeing the same people, so I figured it would be ok. Thus, this is more of a how to style one piece for day vs. night.

Here is my day look - what I wore to actually speak! Pairing my Diane von Furstenberg neon skirt with a black top from Express, leopard blazer courtesy of H&M, and some kitten heels by Bandelino. My jewelry includes a pearl ring from my mom and turquoise drops from my sister.
Hooray, time to go out and see my beloved Jordana! For this look I paired the DvF skirt with: a white LOFT tank, J. Crew cardigan, shoes courtesy of Payless, my necklace is from Nicole Miller and my bracelet is from Turkey. I still love my ombre red hair, this may be the hair of 2013!!!

Next up... pairing the neon skirt with a non-neutral top!!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Black Eyelet Skirt

black eyelet skirt
A fun twist on eyelet is rocking it in an unexpected color, like black! This skirt is super cute, also available in white and $68 at Nordstrom.

Lasercut Blue Strapless Dress

Such a vivid dress - perfect for a wedding or the like! Love the bustier details and the circle laser cutouts on the skirt; a great mix of sweet and spicy! Buy at Rebecca Taylor fore the sale price of $104.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Striped Chambray Button Down

Chambray and stripes = together at last! This fabulous button down is just the thing to update your summer wardrobe. Perfect for the office or play, but at J. Crew for $88.

Ten Pairs of Mirrored Sunnies

Mirrored sunnies are a (probably) affordable way to rock a fun, new trend for the summer! I've found ten pairs in different styles at all sorts of price points for you!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

My Style Challenge: On A Boat

My boyfriend and friends and I spent a fun weekend taking a day cruise on the Potomac on an old timey boat call the Cherry Blossom a little bit ago! The event was hosted by a friend's workplace and it was supposed to be about networking... but how to mix business casual with a typical DC hot summer day?

Here I am, all fancy and ready to mingle! I really think the accessories make this look! Surprisingly, I think it's the belt, not the statement necklace that's important here - it really completed the outfit!

In general, my formula for hot & humid business casual is a cotton top, not too tight skirt and a layering piece I can take off when I'm outdoors. Jazz it up with bright colors and pretty accessories and you're set!
I'm wearing: White shell by Guess, Helen Wang skirt from Bluefly (gone but here's kinda similar one), vintage Levi's denim jacket, shoes courtesy of Payless, Oliver Peoples sunnies, Foley + Corinna purse, belt from Express. My jewelry include: a necklace from Anthropologie (no longer available but here's a similar one), earrings from Costa Rica from my sister, gold bangles from Cambodia my dad, pearl ring from my mom. But I feel like my necklace just isn't statement enough, hmmmm..
Much better!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Mini Crossbody Bag

Small crossbody bags are the perfect thing for summer festivals or weekends lost in a flea market or whatnot! Love the blue ostrich and yellow snake combo, and super super love the outside pocket perfect for your cell! Buy at Neiman Marcus for $125.

Slingback Pointy Flats

I like pointy flats, which are very chic right now, but I especially like this pair with its open back! It's like a sandal and pointy flat had a baby! Buy at Aldo for $50 in black or beige.

Sheer Insert Crop Top

Hmm, kinda wish I could see someone wearing this! It seems the top is unlined, so don't get confused by the nude under the sheer inserts! Buy at Nordstrom for $48.

Monday, June 10, 2013

#OccupyGezi

You may know that my boyfriend is Turkish, but are you aware of what's going on in Turkey right now? In a nutshell, concern had been growing over the ruling party's ability to keep church and state divided. Over the past ten years, the people's rights have been taken away bit by bit. And then, a few days ago, a peaceful protest over the demolition of Gezi Park took a violent turn courtesy of the police. This was the spark that lit the fire over the entire country as thousands of people from all walks of life took to the streets.

In the following days hundreds of people are injured, a handful are dead, and people are still fighting for democracy. You can learn more on Forbes.com. Here are some of the pictures that have stood out to me:

The "women in red" being tear gassed has become an iconic image for the protesters.
Protesters march and stand off with the police.
Excessive use of force is obvious as images and videos of peaceful protesters getting knocked down and beaten appear all over social media.
Two women stand strong against a water cannon.
Pretty sure this picture sums up "la resistance."
No wait, this one does.
Yesterday I was proud to go with my boyfriend and friends to a protest in front of the White House. In America, we are so lucky to be able to attend events like this without fear of being gassed or attacked. I hope that in some way I can help build awareness of what's going on in Turkey.

Thursday, June 06, 2013

Cut Out Trim Bikini

I love bikinis with trim like this!! Super cut, but I'm not sure I have the body to rock one anymore... hmmm, should I buy at Marysia for $139 anyway??

Bold Pink Stone Ring

I was looking for neon jewelry when this ring popped up. Not exactly neon, but I immediately coveted it anyway! Buy at Anthropologie for $148.

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Superman Glasses by Warby Parker

Hipster glasses company Warby Parker has teamed up with Man of Steel to provide you with some Superman inspired specs! I certainyl recognize the top pair, but can anyone tell me whose glasses the top pair is?

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Inspiration Board: Bustier Crop Top

We know crop tops are on trend right now, but how to you rock the slightly more sexified version: a bustier crop!

Inspiration Board: Crop Bustier
Sounds scary, right? Easy to go over the top, I personally am against pairing with low rise jeans and shorts and prefer more feminine skirts or loose trousers.

Here I have crafted the perfect summer festival outfit for you: take one bustier crop top, pair with a chambray circle skirt, add in a dash of bright tribal, and top off with across body bag and comfy sneakers!