Thursday, January 30, 2014

Frayed Denim

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Have you noticed this new denim trend popping up everywhere?  Last year was the all about rolling up the hem of your jeans and this year is all about cutting them off!  The best part of this trend is it's free! Just take any pair of skinnies or straight leg jeans you've got and cut them above your ankle and let the washing machine do the fraying for you.  I've already tried this on a pair of Old Navy grey skinnies that were too long on me and I didn't feel like paying more than I paid for the actual jeans to get them tailored.  This trend suits me and I'm sure all the other ladies out there just above 5' just fine!

Happy cutting!


Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Wishlist {Investment Bag}

Usually when I look to invest in a bag I always go for neutral colors- black, cream, tan.  But this french blue color is beyond perfect and I think it would be a great pop of color to a neutral outfit!  And those tassels? I just can't!  Now I just have to wait for Bloomingdale's to have a sale ...

Happy Shopping!


Thursday, January 23, 2014

Black and White and Red all over

There's something so chic and effortless about a pretty lace skirt and a quality sweater ...


1// red sweater {$79} red skirt {$44}

2// white sweater {$60} white skirt {$45}

3// black sweater {$120} black skirt {$158) --> for a cheaper option the white skirt pictured above also comes in black


Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Biker Babe


This absolutely beautiful leather jacket is just a smidge out of my price range.
Below are five much more affordable options that I'm thinking about.  
Which one do you like best?

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Happy shopping!


Monday, January 20, 2014

Jamie Beck {Style Icon}

I've been a follower of Jamie Beck's photography blog for a few years now, back when it used to be From Me to You tumblr and is now Ann Street Studio.  I instantly fell in love with her sense of style and her beautiful photographs and cinemagraphs (moving photographs) that she and her photographer husband, Kevin Burg, created.  Her style is vintage-inspired (from the 40's and 50's), chic, glamorous at times, and always timeless.  She's never trendy and instead invests in classic pieces that will be relevant for years to come.  If you were to ask me to pick one style icon to gather inspiration from for the rest of my life- it would hands down be Jamie Beck.  Below are ten reasons why ...

1// She actually looks good sitting on top of a horse, camel, or bike, which is seriously hard to do ...

2// She can pull off a hat better than most anyone...

3// She wears the most perfect red lips on an everyday basis (no seriously, everyday) ...

* The color of red that Jamie wears is NARS Cruella Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

4// She rocks a swimsuit like nobody's business and makes a one-piece suit sexy again!  I love the 1950's vibe of these swimsuits!

example of a cinemagraph!

5// She often looks better than the celebrities she's photographing on the red carpet.  Let's talk evening wear- she always keeps it classic, glamorous, and timeless ...

6// Anyone can look glamorous in evening wear you say?  Maybe, but she also looks glamorous in her everyday/casual looks.  These looks just reinforce the fact that we should all be investing in quality of pieces over quantity.  I absolutely love the vintage feel of all these outfits ...

7// Her wedding gown- not trendy or flashy, just perfection ...

8// And speaking of her husband- he's some serious arm candy.  These two together are one stylish and talented couple ...

9// She's traveled around the world and never looks jet-lagged (how?!) and always mirrors the style, trends, and culture of the place she's in ...

On the move ...

On safari...

In Paris ...

In Morocco ...

In St. John ...

10// And most importantly- she's an insanely talented, creative, and independent business woman, who does what she loves everyday and takes amazing photographs to share with the world.  I admire this most of all, above the fashion and clothes, and aspire to be a little more like Jamie Beck everyday.  Plus, her best fashion statement is her camera ....

See more at Ann Street Studio's blog and instagram!


Sunday, January 19, 2014

Monochrome {For Spring}

The monochrome trend is going strong in 2014- and these pieces {all from Zara} would make the perfect outfit for spring!  I especially love the sky blue jacket- it's such a great alternative to a heavier black leather jacket for spring!  I would pair this outfit with these white leather ankle boots from Asos for the months when the snow is melting, or my pair of trusty Zara nude heeled sandals {unfortunately sold out, but the style is pretty common} for a fancier version of this outfit during warmer months!

Happy shopping!


Saturday, January 18, 2014

Craving {Pink Coat}

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I'm officially craving a pink coat for winter!  These ladies make it look so good.  A few tempting options below:

Pink Coats::
2// Asos textured coat {$157}

Happy shopping!