Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Porter Lyons Launch Party : VooDoo Collection

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                            The designer, Ashley and I holding some gators! (Yes, they were real !) 

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      Outfit Details // Top, Max Studio (similar, here) | Jeans, Forever21 | Bag, Trendz | Heels, (old) 
   Target //

Photos by Carlyn Exposito and Elizabeth Exposito

'' The Voodoo Collection celebrates the mysticism, magic, and expansiveness of the religion, inspired by its permanence in the New Orleans landscape and culture. ''

Let me start off by saying that the launch party for the VooDoo Collection by Porter Lyons was by far, the coolest event I've ever been to. It took place on the rooftop of an apartment complex in the Bywater a couple Saturdays ago. The evening's entertainment consisted of  flame-throwers, tarot card readers, a fortune teller, and a killer red carpet. How many red carpet events have you been to where the props were an alligator, snake, or nutria?! (The snake's mouth wasn't taped shut so I passed.)

As I expected, the entire line was absolutely amazing.  I loved her use of natural/precious stones, darker colored metals, as well as how she incorporated parts of the snakes into her designs. It gave the collection a very spooky and tribal vibe. The Damballah Necklace, Mississippi Snake Ring, and the gold Cobra Drop Earrings were a few of my favorites. 

For my outfit, I stuck to my usual uniform - a black top, distressed denim, and strappy heels.

You can shop all the items that were featured in this post here !! 

Still can't get enough of this mysterious line? Check out some of the other collections, here
You can follow along with the designer on Instagram @porterlyonsdesigns 

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

#TBT : Art For Art's Sake 2014

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              With blogger/designer Yael of Madly Yours, Jenny owner of Trendz Boutique, Me 

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         Outfit Details // Tank Top, H&M | Jeans, Forever21 (similar here) | Flannel Shirt, Urban    
    Outfitters | Fringe Bag,  TrendzNOLA | Ankle Boots, Forever21 | Rings + Bracelet, TrendzNOLA, 
    Banana Republic, Porter Lyons //

Photos by - Carlyn Exposito

Hey y'all! For today's post I'm throwing it back to a coupe weeks ago during Art For Art's Sake - an event held the first Saturday of October in New Orleans that takes place throughout the Warehouse Arts District and all along Magazine St. 

Art galleries, various boutiques, and shops along Magazine stay open late and usually serve food/drinks and offer shopping specials. Think of it as a giant block party. This year was my first time going and I really enjoyed it! The weather was absolutely perfect and I brought my Dad and sister/blog photographer along with me. Way too much fun.

The first stop was one of my favorite accessory boutiques, Trendz.  My friend/owner Jenny and her Mom track down the trendiest and fashion-forward items to feature in their store and everything is very reasonably priced. I'm (obviously) a hopeless addict. My most recent purchase was the gorgeous fringe purse I'm wearing in the pic above. After that we headed to a few art galleries and a really cool antique shop I'd been dying to check out, Right before we walked in I spotted Bryan Cranston walking by with his wife!! I didn't get a picture with him but but it was so cool! 

I can't wait til next year! In the mean time, I'll be enjoying this fantastic fall weather. 

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Bib Necklace

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        Outfit Details // White Tank, Forever21 | Jeans, Forever21 | Boots, Target | Bib Necklace (only $20 !) + Rings, c/o TrendzNOLA //

Photos by Jeanne-Marie Exposito 

I'm obsessed with these jeans. Anyone who knows me knows that I can't resist a great looking pair of skinny jeans. (especially ones with fantastic details) I love the unexpected amount of edge they add to an outfit. For this look I styled them with a basic loose-fitting white tank, this gorgeous bib-necklace, and beige ankle boots.  I'm really loving statement accessories this Fall! 

Sorry for the lack of posts recently, this little blog is undergoing some site changes (shhh!) Stay tuned! xo

You can also stay updated with my most recent outfits and snapshots on Instagram. 

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

All Black

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 Outfit Details // Blouse, Max Studio via Marshall's - similar (here)| Skirt, J Crew - on sale! (here) | Heels, Target (old) | Three-strand necklace, TrendzNOLA | Rings, TrendzNOLA + Porter Lyons + Banana Republic // 

Photos by - Jeanne-Marie Exposito 

Happy Tuesday! 

I'm in love with this skirt from J Crew. I've been searching for something versatile enough for summer/fall and I think I found it. I paired it with a back draped top and black strappy heels, gold accessories, and some gorgeous roses I found at Whole Foods. Seeing all the gorgeous jewel toned flowers reminded me that I'm so ready for fall !! This season's forecast consists of lots of gold jewels, textures, stripes, and ....black, of course! 

Also, Maroon5's new album dropped today * fangirls* Who else is excited?!