Stars and Stripes

Happy Birthday America!! I feel so blessed to live in a country that promotes liberty and the pursuit of happiness to all. A country of citizens always willing to shed blood and tears in honor of their freedoms.  A country in which even an immigrant, such as myself, may practice their freedom of speech and host a blog in which they may express and opine on any subject they very damn well please!

Now, as you can see, I  am feeling uber patriotic today, but let me remind myself that the subject I very damn well please to write about is fashion!  So let’s talk about that….

The most apropos word to describe my excitement when Farfetch  asked me to share my “Stars and Stripes” themed look with them was FIREWORKS!!

Farfetch is a fashion hub made up of over 300 of the worlds best curated boutiques everywhere from Paris, New York and Milan to Bucharest, Riyadh and Seattle AND my #1 favorite site to shop all things designer luxury fashion!  One of my favorite aspects of the Farfetch site is that in addition to carrying goods from luxury and influential designers we all know and love, it also carries items by emerging and experimental labels in its LAB section.  I love learning about new designers and what inspires them.

Be it for purchases or just plain inspiration, I find myself browsing Farfetch’s fabulous worldwide boutiques at least once a week.  One of my favorite styling exercises is curating my own looks based on items from the site.  It makes me feel like a jet setting fashionista shopping all around the world! Today in the spirit of the Fourth of July holiday, I have styled a “Stars and Stripes” themed look to share with you all!

Check it out below and of course, my very own “Stars and Stripes” #OOTD!

Stars and Stripes

Navy Blue Tank Top; Denim Shorts; Striped Blazer; Necklace; Wood Bangle; Navy Blue Bangle; Stars Clutch; Red Heels.

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Soooo Miami

If you follow me on Instagram you may have caught on to the little love affair I’ve been having with flamingos!

There’s a certain nostalgia about flamingos that just tickles me pink! Flamingos bring back childhood memories of family trips to the Miami Metro Zoo, where upon entry patrons were greeted by flushing flocks of flamingos! I remember my fascination with the different shades of pinks and corals radiating from their feathers, as well as my admiration of their flirty, one legged stance.

I also love that flamingos are just soooooo Miami! I dare you to find a postcard from Miami that doesn’t have a flamingo somewhere on it. So whether it be thoughts of my childhood or thoughts of my hometown, flamingos have the power to make me feel some type of way.  So why not wear them emblazoned on my blouse, T-shirt, handbag and necklace?

photo 1Flamingo print blouse: Express; White A-Line Skirt: Halston Heritage via Amazon; Sunglasses: ALDOLeather Fringed Clutch: Steve Madden via Marshalls; Sandals: Yves Saint Laurent.

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Work Style Wednesday: Spring Casual

Today’s look is a bit more casual than what you guys are used to seeing from me, but by all means, still very work appropriate.  Having to bear with a strict “no jeans” policy at work can have a girl scrambling to find a stylish alternative to the oh-so versatile blue jean on a Friday morning.  And since scrambling and fussy clothing are no way to start your Friday morning, the fashion gods created khakis!

Equally as comfy and versatile as jeans, you can pair your khakis with virtually any solid or printed top in your wardrobe. I wore my khakis with this perfectly floral top and accessorized with my favorite springtime handbag by Vince Camuto, andcurrent shoe obsession, my YSL Tribute’s; both of which you’ve seen before recently and will likely see a lot more of this spring!

What’s your casual style?

image_1Khaki Skinnies: Marshalls; Floral Blouse: MarshallsColor Block Satchel: Vince CamutoT-Strap Stiletto Sandals: (Tribute) Yves Saint LaurentCalle Ocho Flamingo Necklace: Lil’ Miss Miami x T’Audrey; Dual Pearl Earrings: Baublebar.

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Work Style Wednesday: Muumuu(ish)

If I had to pick one dress to wear for the rest of my life, it would be this H&M Hi-Low A-Line dress right here. The only thing that disappoints me about this dress is that it was not manufactured in every single color and print known to man.

Sure, its shape could be compared to that of the Muumuu, but its fun and airy vibe is simply perfect for spring! Besides, don’t be so closed-minded, this muumuu er dress (and this one too) can bring sexy back real quick, simply by adding a chunky belt creating a more cinched, flirty look.  I paired my fun and flowy muumuu with my new obsessions, my Yves Saint Laurent Tribute T-Strap Sandals; a hard earned gift to myself for kicking ass at work.

Speaking of work!! It’s Work Style Wednesday and I can’t wait for my dose of work style inspiration!

Work StylePrinted A-Line Dress: H & M (similar styles here, here and here); T-Strap Stiletto Sandals: (Tribute) Yves Saint Laurent; Color Block Satchel: Vince Camuto; Dual Pearl Bracelet: Express (bracelet); Dual Pearl Necklace: ILY Couture; Floating Bar Ring: Express.

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