Sunday, March 31, 2013

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter everyone! Hope you are having/ had a fun & relaxing spring break :)

Cardigan :: Forever 21
Striped Shirt :: Forever 21
Skirt :: Target
Cut -out wedges :: Payless
Necklace :: Forever 21

Oh yeah... and these are the best candies ever, besides chocolate!

Monday, March 25, 2013

Spring 2013 trend: Retro mod

Let's talk about the Spring- Summer 2013 runway! I don't keep good track of fashion week but I still see the fashion ads for big brands in Teen Vogue & Seventeen Magazine. 
I really connected with Louis Vuitton's collection because I was sketching a mod checkerboard dress before the ad was even released! I felt like a trend- forecaster!

I love the 60's vibe and simple color palette. You can watch the ACTUAL runway here!

(Above images DO NOT belong to me nor do I own the rights to the above images)

Here are my nails inspired by their line! Have a great day and Spring Break!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

OOTD: Celebrating St. Patty's

Happy St. Patrick's Day! 

Your ultimate celebration guide for this holiday:

Find green food and eat it. Except raw broccoli. (Yuck.)  
Wear cheesy t-shirts that say "Kiss me, I'm Irish" that you found at Walmart. 
Talk in a terrible Irish accent so your friends are annoyed at you and do a little leprechaun dance. 
Draw rainbows and/or pot o' gold(s) on your math test.
Find a four leaf clover. It's possible. I swear.
Have fun :)

Black bandeau :: Tilly's 
Cobalt Jeans :: Kohl's ??
Combat boots :: Soda @ Tilly's
Cat-eyes :: Sidecca

Sunday, March 10, 2013

A Crown of Flowers

  I fell in love with the Etsy store Bloom Design Studio. They sell blossoming crowns of flowers, headbands and other hair accessories. They are so pretty :)

Daisy Chain Flower Crown, Daisy Headband, EDC, White Daisy Hair Wreath, Hippie Headband, Daisy Crown, Gift Under 30, Rave WearCoral Pink Bridal Flower Crown - Soft Vintage Coral and Pink Floral Crown.  Flower Hair Wreath, Weddings, Bohemian Wedding, Peach
So, I decided to make my own! I'll have a tutorial video up in the near future.

I really want to make one with daisies. That would be nice. 
Have a day full of beautiful blossoms! 

Tuesday, March 5, 2013


So I always though I favored clothing over shoes. I didn't know I was a "shoe person." However, I could spend hours on Etsy and in vintage stores drooling over every pair of cute flats/oxfords/boots/wedges I see. Here are some places to buy pretty shoes. Just click on the photo to be directed to their site.

 mint oxford brogue shoes - FREE WORLDWIDE SHIPPING
Goodbye Folk on Etsy
If you have some $$$ to spend, drop by this online spot centered in Mexico D.F. to find the custom oxfords of your dreams. And 100% positive feedback sounds good to me!

The Loafers Shoes in Gray Suede and Colored Tassels - Handmade Leather Shoes
Eleonora (elehandmade) on Etsy
This shop is one of my personal faves. She handcrafts flats from fine Italian leather. Fair prices for great quality. Also 100% positive feedback.

LACE. Leather oxford shoes / leather lace up boots / sizes US 4-13. Available in different leather colors.
BaliELF (ELF) on Etsy

They sell handmade leather bags, shoes, and accessories. Also pricey, but 100% positive feedback.

Holographic iridescent faux leather pony oxford shoes (Handmade to order)
Goldenponies on Etsy
"A line for handmade leather goods and shoes by designer Erandi GutiƩrrez based and hancrafted in Guadalajara, Mexico," says their Etsy profile. They sell beautiful accessories too!

This is by far my favorite online shop EVER! Their clothes, shoes and accessories are perfectly retro in every way. 
Now go shop away!  :)


Friday, March 1, 2013


So, you want to mix prints? Me too. Here are some tips I pulled together. Happy print - mixing!

{ 1.  LACE & A PRINT}
For us beginner print- mixers, start by experimenting with textures. In the above picture, the lace doesn't stand out as its own print, but it contrasts with the pretty floral skirt. Minimal girly accessories pull the look together. Stick with flats, sandals or wedges for this look.

The look pictured above is a a step up from #1, but still subtle. The trick with patterned outfits is to stick to one color palette. Notice how both pieces contain the color white? Neutral shoes and little accessorizing keep it chic and simple. 

 { 3.  2 PRINTS}
In this outfit, two simple pieces are paired up. They are both navy & white, (color- coordination!) but we never thought stripes and polka dots could go hand in hand! Observe how the circular details on the necklace play with the dotty print of the skirt. If you're still scared- try sticking with black & white pieces!

{ 4.  BOLD DUO} via Flashes of Style
 Hold on: don't be intimidated! Stripes + floral are the ultimate wild & colorful pair-up. Like I mentioned in #2, stick to a loose color palette. See how both the skirt & crop top have black? And the skirt & satchel have yellow? And the list goes on... have fun experimenting!

Hope you found this helpful/inspirational/fun/cool/interesting! Send me pics of YOUR patterned outfits in the comments below or e-mail them to me at the contact- me tab above! See ya' soon!

DISCLAIMER! : I own no rights to all the pictures above. I have edited them and if you would like to see the original source, drop me an e-mail.