Monday, January 13, 2014

Edgy Essentials

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      Outfit Details // Striped Top, Forever21 + Jeans, Forever21 +  Leather Jacket, Michael Kors +  Ankle Boots, Target (on sale)  + Rings, Trendz NOLA & Porter Lyons + Eye Makeup, Naked 2 Palette by Urban Decay //
Recently, I have been [somewhat] reinventing and editing my style. (Maybe it's the New Year?) 
I've taken all the items out of my closet that just aren't ''me'' or that I've simply never worn and have replaced them with some updated basics. Although this striped Forever21 top made the cut, over the last few months I've purchased several different versions of it and they have proved to be some of the best pieces in my closet! They go with every and anything and can be worn any time of year. The same principle applies to skinny jeans and jackets, invest in simple, classic pieces that you can get the most wear out of. 

I've also found myself being attracted to neutrals instead of  brightly-colored items, (I prefer to accessorize with color) and to items (mainly jewelry) with a bit of an edge. Like instead of a pearl bracelet, I'd go for a thick faux-gold chain link bracelet with a tassel. [etc] 

Hope you enjoyed this post, stay tuned for some slightly edgier posts to come! xo

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Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Black and Gold

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    Outfit Details // Blouse, J Crew (on sale)  + Jeans, Forever21  + Ankle Boots, Target (also on sale) + Alligator Backbone Ring, Porter Lyons + Gold Bracelets and Rings, c/o Trendz Nola + Dillards // 

 Hello dears!
 I hope ya'll had a fabulous Christmas and New Year! I definitely did. 
One of the things I received this Christmas was this gorgeous alligator backbone ring from Porter Lyons
It was a gift from a very dear friend of mine (who has excellent taste, obvi) and it's my go-to statement accessory. You'll definitely be seeing a lot of it in future posts! 

This black lace top from J Crew was one of my Black Friday finds and I absolutely love it. I've worn it to meetings, brunch, church, and pretty much any time I have an excuse to dress up. I've styled it today with a pair of dark wash skinny jeans and beige ankle boots. You could also wear it tucked into a sleek black pencil skirt or, for more of a casual look, with a pair of ripped up faded jeans. 

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