OOTD: Oversized Sweater

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{Photography by Danielle Margherite}

[H&M Oversized Knit Sweater in Black (similar) (similar) /// Vida Kush Septum Clip in Aurora c/o /// Vida Kush Flat Gold Ball Chain Choker c/o /// Bar III Faux Leather Jacket in Tan (similar) (similar) (similar) /// Xhiliration Faux Leather Backpack (similar) /// Knit Beanie (similar)]

Well, it sure has been a while since I’ve last blogged. Please don’t be mad. I haven’t forgotten about you, my life is just going through some significant changes right now. As a result, my blog and everything and anything involving it has been sitting on the shelf for quite some time now. Exhibit A: this series of outfit photographs. Back in December, I met with photographer Danielle of Danielle Margherite. We admired one another’s work through social media and finally had the chance to work together. In the end, we created some pretty perfect magic in the middle of Mary Brickell Village.

Inspired by the knit trend covering the fall 2014 runway, I went on the hunt for a knitted look and came away with my go to piece for the winter season: the oversized sweater. It’s obviously cozy, beyond comfortable, figure flattering, and when styled just right, trendy as hell.

An oversized sweater is versatile, and the piece featured above happened to be just long enough for me to also sport as a dress. As always, I went the edgy route by bringing in some leather, platforms, and cool accessories. Here I spiced things up a bit with knee high socks, lace up platform booties, and my new favorite choker and septum from Vida Kush.

Styling tips: Take it down a notch with a pair of tights and a little statement jewelry. Get sophisticated by pairing your oversized sweater with knee high boots, stiletto pumps, or by throwing a coat on top. Wear it to the office by combining your piece with a classic pencil skirt.

OOTD: Doodles of Poodles

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{Photography by Marie Carazas}

[H&M Poodle Print Scuba Skirt /// Nasty Gal Marcia Crop Top (similar) /// Forever 21 Rhinestone Choker (similar)]

Seriously though, this skirt. It had been sitting in my closet for months now (quietly collecting dust) and finally, I dug it out for a cutie patootie outfit post. I mean seriously. Obsessed. I’ve been eyeing scuba skirt pieces as they’re incredibly on trend and better yet, can easily work during any season. This adorable printed scuba is pleated and sits just above the knees which is the perfect style for a little lady like me as the length elongates the legs and the pleats add just the right amount of flair and sass.

Due to the skirt’s graphic nature, the rest of the look should be quiet and minimal (unless you got the matching scuba top to pair it with). Try styling your pleated scuba piece with a simple blouse, chambray shirt, or sweater tucked into the skirt. Either way, whatever you choose, you’re sure to look sophisticated.

OOTD: Daytime Sequins

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     {Photography by Marie Carazas}

[MINKPINK Sleeveless Fuzzy Sweater in Ivory (similar) (similar) (similar) /// Lily White Sequin Skirt in Black (similar) (similar) (similar) /// Knee High Socks in Black (similar) /// Nine West Hillary T-Strap Heel in Black /// Rhinestone Encrusted Collar Necklace (similar) (similar)]

Sequined pieces have long been associated with a glamorous night out with the girls and most especially as the go to style during the holidays (cough, cough, New Year’s Eve parties, cough, cough). Over the years, however, we have seen a rising trend in incorporating sequins in your daytime wear. And you know what? It’s actually not so bad. Adding a little sparkle in your daytime look brightens up your complete outfit. The key is knowing just the right amount of sparkle to add.

Don’t go overboard. Keep the sequins at a minimal. You do not need more than one sequined piece in your outfit. From there, keep it casual! Pair your sequined piece with a simple chambray or tee shirt, dark jeans or skirt. If you’re looking for a little extra glitz, add a simple accessory–nothing too flashy!

LOUD NOISE /// VOL. 5

Are you ready for the latest edition of the LOUD NOISE playlist? This month’s compilation is shorter than usual, but it’s definitely not short on noise! Included are tracks from my current musical obsessions, Majid Jordan and Tinashe, as well as from LOUD NOISE regulars, Kaytranada and Telescope Thieves (forever obsessed with those two). Before I let you all go, I’ll leave you with some piece of advice: listen to Majid Jordan’s “A Place Like This”–it’s too good!

Now, press play.

Photo Diary: III Points///Day 1

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This past weekend I had the absolute pleasure of attending the sophomore year of Miami’s three day festival, III Points — a  fusion of music, art, and tech through live performances, exhibitions, and activations spread throughout Wynwood’s Soho Studios. With a lineup made up of musical acts like Flying Lotus, Lykke Li, Jamie XX, Jacques Greene, Cashmere Cat, Thundercat, Duke Dumont, and Kaytranada plus loads of local homegrown talent, there was no way that any musically obsessed Miami native could find themselves missing out on three days of grade A f*cking music. 

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Pictured above: Miami’s Telescope Thieves performs his set of “sadboy booty jams” and funky beats on Friday at III Points.

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Pictured above: Festival goers checking out one of many hypnotic art installations displayed throughout Soho Studios during III Points.

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Pictured above: Swedish songstress and ultimate babe, Lykke Li, performed fan favorites like “Dance, Dance, Dance”, “Little Bit”, “I Follow Rivers” as well as a cover of Beyonce’s “Drunk in Love”. She was undeniably perfect.

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Picture above: Critically acclaimed musician and producer, Flying Lotus, melted the minds every audience member present during his Friday set filled with 3D type of projections, booming bass sounds, maniacal laughs, and intense beats. Nothing like it.

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Day one of the fest kicked off Friday and prior to attending I made a quick stop at  III Points‘ “Artist Lounge” for some pre-gaming and super cool encounters with the one and only Flying Lotus and Lykke Li’s wardrobe (I promise I’m not a creep…). As the sun began to set, I made my way to Soho Studios and upon entering the festival’s grounds, you’re thrown into “Sector 3″– a post-apocalyptic setting outfitted with airplane parts, a dilapidated school bus, and tree house like structure. Once you’ve made your way through, you’ve entered III Points’ “Mainframe” where many of the festival’s biggest headliners took the stage, including indie babe, Lykke Li, and motherf*cking FlyLo. Beyond the “Mainframe”, there were two additional stages, “Mindmelt” and “Skatespace” where acts Millionyoung, Hercules and the Love Affair, Telescope Thieves, and RJD2 took the stage.

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Pictured above: Homegrown Avstin Pavl serenades the crowd with songs from his latest album “The Garden” on Friday night.

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Day one went on into the early hours of Saturday morning and ended with a deep house set from Duke Dumont. To be honest, I didn’t even make it to the night’s final performances. Blame it on a mind f*ck of a performance from Flying Lotus. Regardless, day one did not disappoint and III Points was off to one hell of a start.

 

LOUD NOISE /// VOL. 4

It’s back. And it’s better than ever.
This month’s LOUD NOISE playlist is a little on the special side with 12 fresh to death type of tracks from artists featured in Miami’s second annual three day music, art, and technology festival, III Points. III Points Festival fuses music, art, and tech through live performances, exhibitions, and lectures spread throughout Miami’s trendy Wynwood neighborhood. This year’s lineup is one that can’t be missed with performances from critically acclaimed acts like Flying Lotus, Chet Faker, and Jamie xx; indie darling, Lykke Li; deep house from Duke Dumont, and electronic favorites Cashmere Cat, Thundercat, Kaytranada, Hot Natured, and Jacques Greene. Plus, music from hometown favorites, Telescope Thieves, Millionyoung, and Avstin Pavl.

In anticipation for the big three day event of straight up badass music, I’ve compiled a 12 track playlist with original tunes, remixes, and edits of some of my favorite acts to help you prepare and get just as stoked as I am for the music festival. So, dig out those cutoff frayed denim shorts, cool shades, cropped tops, and boots ’cause festival season is far from over!

For more information on III Points Festival visit: http://iiipoints.com/
III Points will be held between Oct. 10th-12th, 2014 throughout Miami’s Wynwood Art District.