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Archive of ‘Accessories’ category

For Your Eyes Only

Spring 2014Eyewear. An accessory that instantly transforms your look by adding a dash of color, a pop of pattern or a pinch of personality (mood dependent, of course). It’s an accessory that defies trends, seasons and gender. It’s the most important piece of fashion to own, as it is the first thing someone notices when they look directly at you. On the practical side of things, it can enhance your vision and protect your pretty peepers! Fashion + Function = Winning! Not to mention, it’s an accessory where you can get the most bang out of your buck (cost per wear, does that ring a bell?). The go to brand for accessorizing my face? Warby Parker, of course (as seenĀ here, here, here and here)!

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Patterns & Textures

patterns & texturesWhen I purchased these shorts, I had every intention of wearing them in the Spring/Summer. But every time I went to take it off the hanger, I would change my mind. The color, pleats and leather piping made it feel like something I should reserve for the Fall/Winter. But then Fall/Winter would come around and I would once again hesitate because it was too cold to wear shorts. So needless to say, these shorts haven’t seen the light of day since I brought them home from the Gap. After a little inspo from a recent ‘Love This Look‘, I decided to give life to these shorts!
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Simply Done

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As much as I love getting dressed up and draping myself with accessories, sometimes keeping it simple just fits the bill. With weddings and showers winding down, I have reclaimed my weekends. This means lots of catching up before the holiday season starts. With a long list of to-do’s, my errands were sure to take me all over the city.
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Trail Blazer Part II

trail blazer part IIIn most of my blog posts, I usually stress the importance of stretching your hard earned money when it comes to your wardrobe and to always think about cost per wear. I spend five days a week in office wear, which means that I am always looking to find things that have can double up for work and play. So instead of just talking about it, I decided to put my words into action. Here, I remixed my Loft Floral Vines Print Blazer (worn here for work) with basic items already in my closet for play. It was a rainy play-day, hence the trench and jelly belly colored wellies. Read More…

Fashion Faux-ward

rayban_phillip lim for target_gigi new york_ku de ta_arturo chiangLeather is everywhere this season. Whether it be full leather pieces or items adorned with leather bits, you can’t escape it. Embrace this edgy trend and release your inner bad ass. Easily elevate any ordinary outfit by infusing leather into your look. If you aren’t sure about the whole leather movement, start off small. Maybe a pair of leggings with a patch of quilted faux leather at the knees? Or a wool jacket with faux leather sleeves. Maybe mix in two trends and throw on a leather embellished sweatshirt. The possibilities are endless!
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