Fashion

White Hot.

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There is something about wearing white during the hot summer months; and you definitely can't go wrong with a cute white dress!  This off the shoulder number is simple yet classy and can be worn anywhere from a lunch date,  to a tropical vacation, or for a totally different look paired with sexy heels for a nice dinner. The fabric is delicate and I love the flare sleeves.  A versatile piece like this one is timeless and super chic. Because I'm ready for a vacation; I choose to style it with a straw hat and nude wedges for a beachy resort vibe! 

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Try adding a scarf or belt for a fun pop of color! Hats are my signature for fun flare.:)

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captured by talented- @ucfnate

captured by talented- @ucfnate

Thanks for stopping by. Let me know what other types of posts you guys want to see! xoxo

dress- similar here

straw hat- Janessa Leone

tote- zara

wedges- similar on sale here

On self love.

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Self love is the magic key to finding happiness. When we love and take care of ourselves it unlocks our hearts and allows our inner lights to shine. With self love comes confidence, which results in us "feeling good" and when we feel good we look great.  All of the other area's of our life fall into place when we are mindful of what we need to be happy. After all how can we love anyone else without first loving ourselves?  Ultimately, we all want to have dream careers, healthy relationships, and lives! I have learned that #selflove is the root in which it all begins. Sharing a few reminders as its easy to loose site of whats important with our busy schedules.

 Confidence- Its easy to compare ourselves to others, how they look, what they have etc... When we wear confidence as our outfit we can literally put on anything and rock it!!! Having security in the unique way God made you gives us the strength to literally conquer the world. No matter what our shape or size may be. We are all beautiful with special gifts and talents!!!

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Spend time alone- Love being in your own company! The more time you spend with yourself the more you will learn about what you don't like. 

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Personal growth- Is imperative... we are meant to be challenged, continue growing, and learning to be better versions of ourselves no matter how old we are. When we aren't pursuing things that inspire us we become bored and stagnate. Use past experiences both good and bad to learn from.  Change what you don't like and use it as fuel to create the life you dream of.:) Get excited about your future anything is possible!

 Dream. Believe. Achieve.

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Set boundaries- We all have different guidelines on how we want to be treated. Having a good understanding of your own boundaries will help protect and keep you happy in difficult situations.

Photography by- Harana Zhang

Photography by- Harana Zhang

Balance- when we give to much of ourselves to a career, relationship, etc, it's easy to loose sight of whats important to us. Having a healthy balance helps us to stay focused on what makes us happy!  Also, surrounding yourself with people who are positive, inspiring, and uplifting will help you be the best you can be!

Gotta take care of yourself first! If we are empty we have nothing left to give to anyone else. Hope some of these ideas are helpful. Please subscribe, comment below on how you care for yourself, and other topics you guys would like to read about.:)

xo

Wearing:

For Love and Lemons

Fun in Florals.

It's almost the end of spring here in Florida and the weather has been perfect for hanging outside. My bestie was over for tea and it was beautiful out; so we of course had to shoot a look to enjoy the weather. 

Fun florals and prints are very popular right now! I recently styled an entire editorial for a magazine in all florals. In love with the navy, white, and tonal yellow combo on this dress; and that it has a 70's vibe. Even though I'm petite I love long jackets, skirts, dresses and anything mustard! Pairing a fun dress like this with a cool long duster jacket and some funky gladiator sandals is the perfect option for chilly spring mornings and evenings. Look for a floral piece to add to your wardrobe this season!

xo

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Photography by- my talented friend Harana Zhang. 

Photography by- my talented friend Harana Zhang. 

Dress- (similar here)

Heeled gladiator sandals- (similar here)

Maxi duster jacket- (similar here)

Sunnies- (similar here)

 

 

Basics.

As a stylist it's important to me that I dress people in clothes they feel absolutely amazing in! There are a few basic items I feel everyone should have in their closet. Ultimately, the goal is to have these items that make you look great and feel confident as your "go too" items to wear. When we look good we feel good period.

I'm very petite so finding some of these basic items is actually difficult for me... but trust me I do ok!

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 A pair of jeans that hug your body in all the right places is definitely an essential; and preferably in a style that is current. Although I do recommend keeping all jeans and any items that you love wearing in any style because all fashion cycles back around!

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 A basic white t-shirt  is another great item because it can be worn with many things, and dressed up or down for any occasion. 

 Having a chic jacket you can layer with any outfit wether it be leather, denim, fur, or just something that "fits to a tee" is definitely a must have!

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 I'm also a fan of having good pair of sunglasses; and a few minimal accessories that you can throw on for some flare wether it be a scarf, watch, earrings, rings, or hat. These things really show off our individual personalities!

 

photography by- Dhruv Patel  

photography by- Dhruv Patel  

For women a "little black dress", business outfit, a good purse, and pair of heels, are also must haves. For men a nice fitting suit, dress shirt, tie, and nice pair of dress shoes are all good basics. You never know when you may need to pull them out even if its not part of your daily attire. I always keep a jacket and a cute pair of heels in my car, along with my yoga clothes:) 

-Subscribe to my blog and tell me what fashion basics are important to you! xo.

That 70's Vibe.

 I've always loved 70's fashion, and my personal style is heavily influenced by this era. That 70's Vibe has been everywhere this season. The color mustard and flare legged pants have always been favorites of mine... so seeing this fashion in so many stores, and getting to wear so much of it has been exciting. This is what I was wearing when my good friend Nate stopped by for a meeting and took some shots.

If you don't have any 70's inspired items in your closet its a good time to add a piece or two to your wardrobe. I recommend a pair jeans that flare at the bottom, a rust or mustard colored top, or maybe a cool pair of platform shoes!

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photography by- my super talented friend Nathan Robinson.

WEARING:

Sweater- ZARA

Jeans- ZARA

Boots- JEFFREY CAMPBELL

Sunnies- Vintage from NYC

Urban Chic.

Greetings from a chilly evening exploring the downtown area on a recent trip to LA. I was there to do styling and makeup for a few photo shoots and decided to capture my outfit each night before dinner!

Dusty pink has been a favorite color of mine this season... so I have purchased a few items in it! This shaggy jacket has been my go to this winter its super warm, soft, and is in the perfect hue. 

 I'm really into lacy pieces and especially anything that has a babydoll fit. My favorite thing about dresses like this is that they can be dressed up or dressed down depending solely on your shoe choice.  It is a perfect day to night piece; and can be paired with sandals during the day or your favorite boots/ heels for night! Try adding a pair of high or low socks depending on your shoe choice for some fun flair!

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Photography by- my beautiful and talented friend Brook Pifer.

WEARING:

Glasses- TED BAKER

Jacket- ZARA

Babydoll dress- URBAN OUTFITTERS

Boots- HALSTON

Socks- FREE PEOPLE

Hat- ZARA

 

Street Chic Style

Life can be busy and we sometimes need a few key pieces that can take our normal everyday look to street chic!

This is how I typically look running around, and working on set. I love high low tops, and anything lacy! Paired this one from Urban Outfitters, with my vintage reserve Joes jean shorts, a basic tank, and a hat from Forever 21!

This is how I typically look running around, and working on set. I love high low tops, and anything lacy! Paired this one from Urban Outfitters, with my vintage reserve Joes jean shorts, a basic tank, and a hat from Forever 21!

Having a nice handbag, heels, and jacket in your closet or (in the back of your car) if your life is like mine, is a must! These key items can even make your cutoff jean shorts look dressed up:) I love that this studded Tori Burch purse can also be worn as a wristlet.

Having a nice handbag, heels, and jacket in your closet or (in the back of your car) if your life is like mine, is a must! These key items can even make your cutoff jean shorts look dressed up:) I love that this studded Tori Burch purse can also be worn as a wristlet.

This longer vest is from  www.zara.com  and is great substitute for a blazer. You will continue to see them trending for fall in different colors and textures. Tank from American Eagle, high waisted shorts are on sale now at  www.guess.com,  and snakeskin pumps are by Jessica Simpson.

This longer vest is from www.zara.com and is great substitute for a blazer. You will continue to see them trending for fall in different colors and textures. Tank from American Eagle, high waisted shorts are on sale now at www.guess.com, and snakeskin pumps are by Jessica Simpson.

captures @ucfnate

captures @ucfnate