OOTD: Nice to Net You

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{Photography by Danielle Margherite}

[FOXIEDOX Tropicana Dress (sold out) /// Jessica Simpson “Chandra” Two-Piece Mule in Spring Magenta /// Michael Kors Jet Set Crossbody Bag in Chili/Gold /// Italia Independent Mod. 0026 I-Metal Sunglasses in Aqua/Green ]

So, I’ve kind of been keeping quite a few past shoots from you all. I’m awful. This is the last one. After this, I got some shoots to do and with all the new additions literally spilling out of my teeny tiny closet…mama can’t wait. Now, let’s dive into this post before Law & Order: SVU comes back from commercials and I get distracted…

Way back when, I was approached by FOXIEDOX with this little statement piece from their S/S’15 Collection. This tropically patterned minidress has a black net overlay that you can dress up or down with ease and edge. I played with the idea of dressing this look up by adding a pair of brightly colored mules and matching bag.

Styling tips: Pair with a black leather jacket and booties for one of those out on the town with my girls kind of nights.

OOTD: AS IF

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{Photography by Danielle Margherite}

[Hollister California Imperial Beach Fuzzy Eyelash Sweater in Grey /// H&M Fine-Knit Wool-Blend Skirt in Green  /// Vida Kush Flat Gold Ball Chain Choker c/o /// Nine West Elodee Oxford Heels (similar) (similar) /// Calvin Klein Quilted Leather Convertible Crossbody /// Michael Kors Fur Pom-Pom Keychain (similar)]

No, you’re not like totally buggin’. For the 284735678456085678th time, the bitch is back. How fabulous. I won’t make any promises as to how often you’ll be seeing me blogging it up, but I am telling you, I do hope it’s much more often than as of late. Adult life and responsibilities are quite a bore and I miss the days of being a superficial space cadet.

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Outfit inspo from the one and only Alicia Silverstone.

Okay. Enough of my sob story. Let’s get back to why you’re here. This set of snaps are from a shoot I did back in December with the super cool Danielle Margherite. I’m sure that explains the knee high socks, fuzzy sweater, and, if you’ve seen me as of late, the difference in hair color. From the moment this outfit came to fruition, I felt undeniably “Clueless“. The Alicia Silverstone as Cher Horowitz kind of “clueless”. Duh!

Styling tips: For sophistication with a hint of edge, experiment with different textures. Pair your fuzzy top with a patent leather skirt, clutch, and strappy sandals. Keep it simply casual by throwing on a pair of skinny jeans and booties. Make it a fun yet work appropriate outfit by throwing it over a peter pan collared dress.

Leave below your thoughts on the look and share with me your favorite “Clueless” line!

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.