Friday, September 28, 2012

Heart Of Gold

Happy Friday dolls!  I really wanted to post this outfit yesterday, but I wasn't able to take pics until 7 last night so I decided to leave it for today. I tried to get creative with this look and it all came together instantly.  It has a casual laid back vibe but it's still a little dressed up which I love.

Denim Top: Forever21 (Similar)
Stripe Dress: Forever21 (Similar)
Heart Belt: Forever21
Boots: ShoeDazzle
Bag: H&M 

Originally, I went to Forever21 to get a new denim/chambray top.  I think that denim tops are a staple piece!  They literally go with so many different things and I will be wearing this one multiple times this Fall.  As I was searching through the rest of the store, I came across this stripe dress and it was only $8!  I immediately put this top over the dress on the hanger and I really loved the combo.  

I finally found this heart shape belt and was so excited because it was the last one there.  It was the perfect touch for this outfit. Unfortunately, the gold in the heart didn't really pick up in these photos. I decided to go with these knee high boots that I got last year from ShoeDazzle.  It makes the look more Fall appropriate.

 Necklace: C/O Happy Wrist

 I'm wearing this adorable wishbone necklace courtesy of Happy Wrist, one of my favorites!  I love anything that is associated with wishes & luck.  She seriously makes so many cute pieces so please check out her stuff if you haven't done so yet. She also just changed her website, so you must go look! You get 10% off with the code NATY10

Bracelets: C/O TheWayWeAre

I'm also wearing these 2 chain bracelets courtesy of The Way We Are.  I picked these 2 pieces because I wanted bracelets that I could incorporate into my every day looks and I think that they these are perfect! I will definitely be wearing them often.  Make sure to check out all her other items and get 10% off with the code YOURWORTHIT!   

Hope you liked my denim & stripe combo!  Have a lovely weekend 

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Cotton Candy Colors

Happy Tuesday my beautiful readers!  It's such a lovely Fall day.  The weather is absolute perfection.  Usually, a darker color palette is associated with Fall when it comes to fashion.  Some of the color trends for this season are going to be eggplant, royal blue, and venetian red.  But please believe that you can still throw lighter and brighter shades into the mix like I did today.  For some reason, this outfit reminded me of cotton candy.  Now I wish I had some :)

Top: H&M
Jeans: H&M 
Shoes: ShoeDazzle
Bag: Mom's Closet 

I fell in love with the color combo and print on this peplum style top.  It looks like a mix between flowers and paint splattered all over.  The 3 quarter sleeves are great for days like this when it's still fairly warm with a nice cool breeze.  I wanted to bring out the pink, so when I found these skinny jeans I knew it would be a great pair.  I was already on the hunt for more colored denim so I am really happy I found these.

I haven't worn these shoes since New Years.  I love them, especially because of the studded heel, but they are not the most comfortable!  They went perfect with this outfit though, so I decided to bring them back out.  Wearing a neutral tone shoe is great for outfits like this when there is so much color everywhere else.  Luckily, they don't hurt as much today :)

I stole this bag from my mother's closet.  Since I have on pink bottoms, I really wanted to bring out the purple as well.  I love the pink and purple combo!  I have on really simple accessories today.  I matched this fit with a light pink lip.  MAC Creme Cup is literally my go to shade.  I also switched up the nail polish again and have on ESSIE School Of Hard Rocks.  
How do you feel about wearing a lighter color palette during Fall? 

And CONGRATS to the winner of the Happy Wrist giveaway... DIANA! Please email me within 2 days to  Your email didn't go through! Thanks so much to all of you who entered! 

Enjoy this lovely day <3 

Monday, September 24, 2012

Spikes & Seams

 I love telling you all about sales, great deals and new online shops, so today, I am going to introduce you to Spikes and Seams! It is known for it's vintage finds and unique products embellished with a rocker twist.  Don't you just love the sound of that? 
The shop was founded this summer 2012 by Lindsey Isaacs, a 19 year old full time student.  I got the chance to chat with her via email and I must say that I absolutely love her drive.  She's realized over the past few months how powerful a brand can be, which is why she aims for unique designs so that people will immediately know the Spikes and Seams brand.  All of the pieces reflect her personal style, which she describes as surprising and daring.  

One of the first things that caught my eye were all of the high waisted denim shorts!  Each pair of vintage Levis is handpicked by Lindsey and hand sewn to perfection.  When picking fabrics, she tries to stay away from the norm.  After checking out the collection, I must say that she does an amazing job!  Here's some of my favorites: 

How cute are these?!  I know we just started the Fall season, but some places are still warmer then others and with some layering, you can still pull these off.  Throw on a tee, oversized cardigan and some booties! Or snag some of these great designs now and stock up for next summer :) 

In addition to shorts, there is also tops, leggings, jewelry and even iPhone cases!  The best part is that everything is affordable!  When it comes to the jewelry, Lindsey says she sells essential everyday pieces that can be paired perfectly with each pair of shorts.  Here's some more of my favorite picks from the shop: 

I really love all of these pieces and hope you do too!  The oversized sweaters are perfect for the Fall and the graphic tanks are great for layering. 

Make sure to check out all of the other items on Spikes And Seams and enter code FASHION15 to receive 15% off your order just for being one of my readers!  They are also on Facebook & Instagram: @spikes__and__seams. 


*This has been a sponsored post*

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Queen Of Hearts

Yesterday was the first day of fall, but where I live it still felt a little like summer. My outfit was inspired by two simple things: love and a common trend that I have been seeing amongst other fashion bloggers.  I've worn a graphic top and skirt before (here) but I honestly never thought to do this with a peplum skirt.  I saw some photos from one of my favorite bloggers Song Of Style during NYFW wearing this trend and I really loved the feminine/edgy combo.  Another blogger that I love, Studs & Sapphires, posted a photo on instagram with a similar style outfit and it really made me want to rock this trend in my own way.  So I did!

Top: H&M
Skirt: H&M 
Shoes: Steve Madden 
Clutch: H&M 

I don't have many graphic style tops and I thought this heart one was adorable.  Plus, I'm all about spreading the love.  As soon as I saw this peplum skirt I had my entire outfit planned out already.  Peplum is still a big trend for fall.  I just really love it and even if it wasn't trending, I would still wear it.

I was really excited to wear these Steve Madden shoes again because they're super hot!  The only time I wore them was in AC for a bachelorette party and I didn't get to do a regular outfit post.  As I mentioned then, I got these on sale for $40 marked down from one something.  Not bad right?

I went with this simple small black clutch and threw in some gold & white accessories.  I have on my Lovely Obsessions arrow bracelet again.  I thought it went cute with the whole heart theme.  My big white ring is from Aldo and the cuff bracelet is H&M.  I've got MAC Ruby Woo on my lips and ESSIE Bobbing For Baubles on my nails.

So how do you feel about wearing graphic tops with peplum skirts?  As you can see, I love it!  It's funny, because people always tell me that even when I do something a little edgy, I still manage to make it chic!
One last thing, don't forget to enter my giveaway with Happy Wrist!  It ends tomorrow night and I am loving all the entries so far! Enjoy your day dolls!