Monday, May 4, 2015

Little Grey Dress

Happy Monday!
I'm starting this week off with the LGD [little grey dress].

Outfit Details 
Tunic: Ro & De (not online) / Shoes: Zara (old, similar) / Bag: Simply Vera 
Earrings: Bauble Bar / Sunglasses: ThreadSence 

  I have to admit that this style is definitely different than what I typical wear, but that is why I wanted to try it out.  I think sometimes we can get so caught up in wearing the same types of pieces over and over, so every now and then it's good to throw something different in the mix, something a bit unexpected.  This is actually a tunic so it can also be worn as a top.  Since I am so petite, it fit me better as a dress.  My favorite part about it is the sheer black underlay. I love that it creates a little lapel collar and hangs out at the bottom of the dress.  It also shows in the back, but I forgot to get a photo of that. I decided to keep this look monochromatic with just black and grey.  I ended up wearing this yesterday and it was absolutely gorgeous outside.

 Oh, and I cut my hair!  If you follow me on instagram then you've already seen it. I have been cutting it gradually since November and finally decided to just chop it.  I really wanted to have short hair for this summer.  It hasn't been this short in a long time, but I love the change and plan to keep it at this length for awhile. The back is shorter and angles towards the front to my collarbone with long layers.  This is how I had my hair back in 2010-2011, but it was even shorter then! 

Have a great start to the new week. <3 

Friday, May 1, 2015

Chambray: The New White Button Down

Outfit Details 
Blazer: Cotton On (similar) / Chambray: Dynamite (similar) / Pants: H&M 
Oxfords: Prima Donna (old, similar) / Clutch: ClareV (similar) / Hat: H&M (similar)

I don't know why I am so denim crazy lately!  I really go through phases and right now I just cannot stop wearing denim everything.  I love the idea of using a chambray top in place of the typical white button down.  I wanted to style it with a blazer for a fun little twist.  This boyfriend blazer has seriously been such a go-to piece for me.  I think I've worn it over 10 times already.  Don't you love pieces like that?  When you can give it life in so many different ways?  I decided to do some black on black action and kept it casual by wearing my little oxfords.  These shoes are so comfy.  I added in the hat and leopard print clutch so that the outfit wouldn't be too plain.  How do you feel about wearing a chambray top in place of a white button down? 

Happy May and Happy Friday! <3 

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Love Notes From SoHo

On Sunday I went to SoHo and came across this graffiti heart wall and could not resist taking a photo (or 5).  It reminded me of Austin and all of the amazing street art that seemed to be on every corner.  In connection to my most recent Naty Grams post, where I talked about how I feel during my frequent commutes into the city, I am really focused on appreciating the good parts about it.  I am so drawn to graffiti walls, mostly because they force us to stop for a second and take notice.  Our lives are so fast paced and we are always on the go that sometimes we don't really see what is around us.  Street art tends to stop you in your tracks, it draws you in, and even if just for a second causes you to appreciate that very moment of where you are and what you are doing. Then, we want to capture it so we take a photo and then we share that photo with others. At least for me, that's what it does.  So I just wanted to share this wall and send some love notes to you all from the corner of Prince Street. <3 
[wall art credit: @gilfny]

Outfit Details 
Jacket: Lovers & Friends / Button Down: Target / Pants: H&M (similar)
 Flats: Forever21 / Bag: Prima Donna (love this one)

When I go to the city during the day just for play, I am all about comfort.  I put this look together last minute without much thought to be honest.  I was in a rush and sort of grabbed whatever I could that was in reach in hopes that something would come together.  I love this oversized button down paired with this boyfriend denim jacket.  It's got a super relaxed and casual feel when combined.  I left a few of the top buttons undone so that I could layer up my necklaces.  I typically always tuck my button down shirts in, but this time I let it hang out.  I completed the outfit with my white pointy flats that I've become kind of obsessed with.  :)

Happy Thursday everyone!  Lots of love to you all. <3