Monday, February 29, 2016

everyday plaid // scarf shopping

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     Outfit Details // Top, LOFT | Jeans, Forever21 | Scarf, Forever21 |  Booties, Forever21 | Rings,
  Porter Lyons + TRENDZ // 

Another one of my favorite prints is plaid. As is the case with most prints I wear, I prefer to accessorize with it. Even though it's a rare day in nola when wearing a scarf is even an option, I've been collecting them (almost) every time I find them on sale. 

Here are a few tips I use when shopping for scarves - 

1. Material 
Acrylic blends will make up most of the scarves you'll come across. I try and stick with cotton blends since they breathe better and are easier to clean. Another thing to consider is the weave of the scarf. Sometimes my rings will catch on random strands and it unravels several rows creating little holes. NOT fun. Look for ones that are tightly woven.

2. Print
The quality of the print on your scarf is always something I look at while shopping. Make sure all the stripes lines up, etc. I also find that the most simple and understated scarves look the most expensive. 

3. Color
Too many times I've bought scarves that were so cute at the time and I ended up never wearing. 
If you don't see it going with almost everything you wear - leave it. 

Hope these tips are helpful to you! Thanks for reading. 


Tuesday, February 9, 2016

mardi gras x felicity magazine

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 Happy Mardi Gras, y'all! 

In honor of the holiday I wanted to share some of my favorite shots from my recent Carnival style shoot with Felicity Magazine

You can see the full post [ here ]

photos - Chet Overall | styling, Cate Swan



Wednesday, February 3, 2016

b&w // shades of gray

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   Outfit Details // (faux) Fur Coat, Forever21 | Blouse, (old) Max Studio- similar here | (faux) Leather leggings, (old) Target |  Knee high boots, Forever21- similar here | All jewelry c/o, Trendz //

Shopping the sales at Forever21 is guilty pleasure of mine. I constantly tell myself that I've outgrown their affordable cheap-and-chic clothes (even though I'm not 21...hah!)  and that it's time to move on.
Then I walk in one day intending to simply browse and I see these knee-high boots. They resembled the greatly sought after 'of the moment' Stuart Weitzmen boots but at a fraction of the price. I kind of had to get them.

Not even a week later they had marked down their entire outer wear section and this gorgeous faux-fur coat found it's way into my shopping cart. It's become my go-to statement piece this winter.


Monday, February 1, 2016

neutral party

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   Outfit Details // Gray T Shirt, Forever21 |  Jeans, GAP | Boots, (old) Forever21 | Scarf, c/o Trendz
   | Hat, c/o Trendz | ID Bracelet, Porter Lyons | Key Ring, c/o JoJo Rings |  Pearl Ring, c/o Trendz |

Well hey there, y'all! Hope 2016 has been good to you (so far) This last month has been a combo of hectic work days, end of year sale shopping, and far too short weekends.

If there's one thing I learned from 2015 it's that things don't always go as planned. Ironically, that's also something I have been focusing on lately. It's amazing what you can accomplish when you have a plan and goals.

This outfit features something you'll almost never see me in - a hat! For whatever reason they just don't ever seem to work for me.  When my friend Jenny over at Trendz in New Orleans asked me o style some fall items, I was a little hesitant about that hat. This is the first one I've tried that actually flatters my face. I was so excited!! I kept the rest of the look neutral and pretty casual. I doubt that element of my wardrobe will change that much this year lol