Monday, August 31, 2015

KREWE Du Optic | Flagship Store Opening

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    Outfit Details // Blouse, LOFT <--- on sale | Jeans, LOFT <--- on sale | Bracelet & Rings, Porter Lyons | Heels, Jessica Simpson - (similar here) //

Yesterday afternoon celebrated the grand opening of KREWE Du Optic's flagship store, located at 809 Royal St in New Orleans. The in-store event featured a first look at their new space, a killer espresso bar by Merchant (yes, a freaking espresso bar) and they were handing out spiked snoballs. The definitely met the mark for #SundayFunday.

This local brand has created quite a following thanks to their fantastic array of shades. My favorites are the Julia and Charles frames. Their fans include various stylish locals as well as some celebs such as Queen B, Alessandra Ambrosio, and Gigi Hadid (who have been seen in this particular frame)

I remember attending the brand's launch party back in 2013 and it's been so exciting to watch them grow and expand. Congrats on your new store, KREWE!


Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Laid Back

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         Outfit Details // Cotton button-down, Forever21 | Jeans, LOFT | Sandals, MeToo Shoes (old) | 
      Jewelery, Bracelet - c/o RockBox | Rings - Trendz, and Porter Lyons //

While I love dressing up for formal events, I also love keeping it casual. One of my favorite ways to do that is by donning a good ol' pair of jeans and a (black) button down. These distressed boyfriend jeans from LOFT pair perfectly with just about any t shirt or button down. In the event that I'd need to dress it up, I'd add one of my favorite leather jackets and trade my sandals for some heels. To me, the best outfits are the simplest ones.

I've teamed up with RocksBox to style this look. You can use the code 'theelegantbloggerxo' and try them for a month FREE!  


Monday, August 17, 2015

#MondayMoodBoard / EDGY

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        All images via Pinterest - I do not own them.

Y'all already know I live for #allblack outfits, but as my style has changed through my years I've found my outfits become more and more edgy. More focused on details. Details like strategic rips and tears, intricately stitched leather jackets, heavily textured bags, and black strappy heels. 

I'm obsessed with the fact that the outfits I've included in the collages above are so minimal, yet they're all incredibly detailed and polished at the same time.


Saturday, August 1, 2015

OOTD : White Linen Night

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    Outfit Details // White Linen Top, Banana Republic | Jeans, LOFT - sale! | Necklace, c/o RocksBox | Bracelets + Rings - Dillard's, TrendzNOLA, Porter Lyons, Forever21 | Shoes, Converse | Clutch, Fossil //

 White Linen Night is one of my favorite annual events here in New Orleans. (Even though I dress in the opposite of my usual uniform- all black) On the first Saturday of August, four blocks of Julia St. are closed off for a three hour, New Orleans style block party. All the art galleries and shops in that area open their doors to the public and there are smaller events, live music, and amazing local food. 

For a full list of the galleries, visit the Art District's Website. 

It's such a fun and unique experience and a MUST if you live in the area or just happen to be passing through. Just don't forget to wear something white! 

Due to the terrible heat that has been terrorizing nola lately, I kept my outfit pretty simple. This linen top from banana is surprisingly light and breathable, two key elements when dressing for [pretty much any] outside event this time of year. I also accessorized with some dainty gold jewelry, specifically my new favorite necklace from RocksBox. In case you're unfamiliar with the brand, Rocksbox is a monthly subscription jewelery company that includes brands such as Kendra Scott, Loren Hope, and House of Harlow 1960. I haven't stopped wearing this necklace since it came in the mail and you can wear it lots of different ways.

 *Use the code 'theelegantbloggerxo', you can try it for month free!

This post was sponsored by RocksBox, all opinions are my own.