4th of July Style Guide

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White Clutch – ASOS, Red Grill – Amazon, Red Dress – Modcloth, Blue Party Dress – Modcloth, Striped Platform – Modcloth, Red Fedora – ASOS, Blue Belt – ASOS, Feather Earrings – ASOS, White Wedge – Modcloth, Nars Red Lipstick – Sephora,  Sunglasses – Forever21, White Shorts – Bloomingdales,  White One Piece – Net -A- Porter,  Blue Dress – Rebecca Minkoff,

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High Waisted

Today I fit back into my vintage After Six navy tuxedo pants thanks to my semi-starvation diet. It feels oh-so-good despite the stomach rumblings. I’m reminded again how much I love high waisted pants. They’re retro and modern at the same time and can be dressed down or up. Not to mention they make you’re legs look miles long.

High-waisted wide leg trouser with side pockets.

Rachel Roy $109

shopbop $198

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shopbop $220

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ASOS $170

Image 4 of Oasis High Waist Peg Pants

ASOS $80

Pants of the Hour

Modcloth $44

shopbop $198

 

Dresses for December!

In honor of the holiday parties we will all have to attend, here are nine great dresses at great prices!

1. Urban myth dress Lulus, $57

2. Brings the Party dress Modcloth, $114

3. A/Wear Crinkle Satin Shift Dress ASOS, $60

4. Speechless Dress Modcloth, $62

5. Red Carpet Royalty Dress Modcloth, $129

6. Viennese Cafe Dress Modcloth, $139

7. Art Deco Beaded Dress ASOS, $163

8. Lace & Mesh Contour Dress ASOS, $72

9. TFNC Dress ASOS, $68

 

Bangles: Inspiration and DIY

I love bangles. They can dress up a no-frills outfit or add intricacy to to layers. It’s a great way to mix old and new or high and low. Here is Caroline Trentini looking gorgeous in hers in the June 2009 Numero. Scroll down for DIY suggestions. PS: They make chic gifts for girlfriends!


Forever21 has tons of options (all under $15)

Options from Asos and Modcloth

My Pet Octopus CuffCuff LoveASOS Genuine Leather Spine WristbandASOS Statement Marbled Square BangleASOS Eclectic Wrist Wear Set With Engraved Metal And Color Washed BanglesASOS Modern Sleek Armour CuffASOS Set of Three Color Block BanglesASOS Vintage Style Mixed Wrist Wear PackASOS Friendship PackLipsy Metal Stud Stretch Bracelet

See also Anthropologie and Charm & Chain

Birthday Party

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It’s Ro’s birthday and I’m throwing a little soiree for him. I love birthdays, really I love any occasion to celebrate…there will be high heels and champagne. Hopefully I can coax some dancing out of him…

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This dress from ModCloth would be the perfect party-hostess-dress, don’t you think?

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Can anyone else not get over Teenage Dream from Glee? I’m not a Katy Perry fan but damn! I cannot get the song out of my head. Go here if you haven’t seen it. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Images from Inspiration boards and weheartit

Skirting the Issue

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I’m ashamed to admit that I watched the season premiere of Keeping up with the Kardashians on Sunday. I’m usually against Kim’s style choices for one reason (she wears too much make-up) or another (her clothes are too tight) but Sunday, I really liked the outfit she wore for her house party. I couldn’t find a photo of it but here is the link. She wore a structured top with a short full skirt. It got me in the mood for skirts and I’ve found some cute ones, all under $100 of course…

From ModCloth

1.Pretty Pleats Skirt2.Cricket Match Skirt3.Basic Principles Skirt in Coral4.In a State of Suspense Skirt5.Sweet Sprite Skirt6.You Skirt My Feelings7.Do You Really Want to Skirt Me in Stripe8.Spellbinding Style Skirt

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Image Credits: one, two

ModCloth Skirts: one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight,

Forever21 Skirts: onetwo, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten

Violently Crushing on Violet

Violet is such a lovely hue and it doesn’t get the credit it deserves. It’s not a shade that depends on a season. In the summer it  looks glamorous with crisp whites or soft and serene when mixed with taupe. In the winter, it brightens a room and can feel romantic when paired with smoky gray or dark plum. The color of grapes, lilacs, lavender, amethyst and of course violets…it’s a very beautiful anecdote when feeling blue.

Roberto Cavalli Amethyst cocktail ring

Whether You Lilac It or Not Dress

Isharya Moon Bali 18-karat gold-plated amethyst earrings

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I’m dying for the peep-toe platforms.

Image Credits: rosestable, amethyst ring,  violet/taupe room, lilac dressal fresco setting, flowers, bedroom, amethyst chandelier earrings,  lilacs, powder room, platforms

Other violet inspiration from {this is glamorous} here, here & here.