Twist & Shout.
Remember my exciting Friday night last week? This is what I wore!
Looks like a standard outfit, dress..tights..sweater..
further twirlier inspection, there’s a bit of extra awesome in this look:
I have a severe love for brightly colored tights and it isn’t the easiest to find a way to rock Barney-esque purple ones. I love throwing these on with neutrals like black and brown so it isn’t an overwhelming amount of color but instead, just a little something extra.
Sweater: Gap / Dress: Urban Outfitters / Tights: Target
Knee socks: Target / Necklace: Satya
What’s your favorite way to throw a pop of color into your look? More importantly: how the heck would you get this sweater to not bunch up like it’s desperate for attention? That zipper was not photo friendly. Ah, well, can’t get your clothes to always behave :)
LIVE beautiFULLY, friends. xx
Bye, Bye, Birdie.
True story: I am in love with this t-shirt by the amazing Loyalty & Blood.
Based out of Brooklyn, this company rocks my socks and to prove it, I own a couple of their shirts and one of their necklaces. I’ve got my eye on their totes for future gift giving (toss in your pal’s favorite candy, magazine & lip gloss and you are good to go) and am always excited to spot them at the Brooklyn Flea or another handmade event.
This week, I wore this outfit half of one day and half of another (yeah, that’s right, twice in the same week) and styled it differently both times.
When I threw it on to get my hair cut at the fabulous Wonderland Beauty Parlor, I tossed on a casual off-white cardigan and some grey over-the-knee knitted socks.
On Sunday, I paired it with an oversized blue sweater (just a shade lighter than the tee) and a light purple, braided belt cinched around my waist.
You, lucky readers, are getting the base version look of both.
I normally never use any pictures that are out of focus but this shot is so me that I couldn’t resist. I even give my camera ‘tude ;)
Shirt: Loyalty & Blood / Skirt: H&M / Necklace: Satya / Boots: Steve Madden
Do you ever dare to wear the same look twice in one week? I rarely do it but find myself using the same pieces - a belt, certain tights, a cardigan, etc - more than once quite often. No shame in rocking what you love!
LIVE beautiFULLY, friends. xx
Only A Child Laughing In The Sun.
Know what I haven’t done in forever? An outfit post! I rocked this look to a theatre audition & while putting myself on tape (filming an audition) for producers in LA (that makes me sound fancier than I am but honest, that’s what I did on this day in these clothes).
See that right there to the left of me? That’s what we call true love.
Just so we’re clear: I am a total dork & often times crack myself up/almost fall from sliding on my floors/wind up with awesome out takes from these shoots :) Embrace your inner dork, it’s super fun!
Looks like I finally got myself to keep it together.. and that I’m about to burst out laughing again in 3..2.. ;)
What do you LOVE to wear? What gives you the giggles?
Tank: Express / Skirt: Urban Outfitters / Necklace: Satya
The Prerogative To Have A Little Fun.
After unpacking, traveling and moving around my furniture than anybody actually needs to.. I’m finally settled into my new apartment and my new city!
This outfit is a classic “oh my gosh I’m exhausted but need to pull it together” look that I wore out during the day to get work done at my local Starbucks and at night to my weekly get-togethers with my great group of girlfriends.
I’ve recently made a few new changes and this outfit is the result of one of my new rules. I would have never thought to throw on a loose-fitted quarter sleeved shirt over a dress and yet.. it totally worked.
Do my bangs in this photo remind anyone else of vampire fangs?
Dress; Belt: Urban Outfitters / Shirt; Tights: Target / Boots: Steve Madden
I wore these boots as part of my costume in my last job and I loved them so much that I caved a few months after the gig was over and purchased my own pair - seriously! The printed tights are also one of my favorite things to wear.
This outfit transitioned flawlessly from morning to night without having to change a thing. I did swap out my black boots for my brown slouchy go-to’s at one point but only to run out quickly.
What’s sitting in your closet right now that you never wear? How could you put two or three things together in a way that you never had before? Or are you the type of guy or gal that likes to stick with what you know? Somedays all I want are my stand by looks and others, I want to wear something ridiculous and different.
See you tomorrow! xx
So What? I’m a Rockstar.
Here is the hardest part of maintaining a personal style (and design) blog: my life is getting in the way! I’m set up for another intense week but I’m going to try a little harder to post more often. For now, here’s a quick look at one of my favorite casual outfits. As you can see from the pictures, they were taken, um, a few weeks ago.. Eek.
And here is what I look like at the end of a photo sesh.. just about ready to get back into bed!
Sweater: Kensie / Tank: H&M / Jeans: Urban Outfitters / Boots: Steve Madden
Have a beautiful week and remember to dress however the hell you want. xx