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January 30, 2013

6 Ways to Wear...

One of my New Year's resolutions is to stay on a style budget and the best way to do that is shop the closet! Every month I'll be focusing on a piece or two to showcase the different ways you can style them. It's all about cost per wear, right? 

 In case you missed it, this month I've really put chambray shirts and camo pants in heavy rotation:

Neutral palettes can really carry any outfit and that's exactly what I embraced when styling each of these pieces. I actually can't wait until Spring hits to bring a little more color into my wardrobe!  

January 28, 2013

Leather x Lace

Springtime temps call for cutoffs and booties...

{ zara lace top - similar here & here // diy 7 for all mankind cut-offs - similar here & here  // zara combination jacket // vince camuto booties (on sale!) // rebecca minkoff mini mac

I spotted this Zara jacket last month, didn't buy it and, of course, couldn't stop thinking about all the ways I wanted to wear it. Thankfully it was still there when I returned last weekend! I'm totally going through a leather phase at the moment.  There's something about mixing leather details with girly pieces (like this look) that I'm really drawn to. A little feminine touch never hurts!

Have an old pair of jeans with an outdated silhouette but love they way they fit your booty? Turn 'em into cut-offs! Next time I make a pair, I'll make sure to share my how-to but it's really pretty simple... a ruler, pen and scissors do the trick + after a few washes they look perfectly worn.

Look for a few more ways to style a lace shirt coming in February! One of my new year's resolutions is to shop my closet more and stay on a style budget. 

January 23, 2013

Leather Shoulders + Jimmy Choo

Snapped up this leather detailed tee on a recent Zara trip and it's definitely making the wardrobe rotation. Paired it with some distressed denim and added a little feminine touch with sparkly Jimmy Choo heels...

{zara t-shirt  - similar sweatshirt version from trouve // gap distressed denim (on sale!) // jimmy choo 'leila' heels // bauble bar spike necklace // f21 chain necklace}

There's something about distressed denim and fancy heels that gets me every time. I love a little necklace layering action too, don't you?  

January 17, 2013

Camo x Louboutin

Another camo pant look by yours truly! I'm super excited to share my most recent shoe purchase: Christian Louboutin booties that I snagged at Barney's amazing shoe sale...

{zara camo pants - available in alternate color // zara coat - similar style here ( black on sale in stores!) // rachel rachel roy metallic top (on sale!) // gap sunnies // christian louboutin 'dugueclina' booties - available in red suede}

I had no intention of a big shoe purchase in January but I was brunching at Barney's in Beverly Hills and just happened upon an incredible Fall/Winter shoe sale... they literally screamed my name and of course, fit perfectly. It was one of those Confessions of a Shopaholic moments. I justified the purchase with two reasons: 1) they were on super sale 2) classic black booties never go out of style!

Also, can we talk about this Zara coat? When I bought it a couple months ago I was kind of iffy about it, but now you can't tear it off me! I'm a huge fan of gold hardware and this baby has just the right amount.

Have I convinced you to rock camo pants yet? 

January 14, 2013

New Year, New You: Get Fit in Style

If you're like me, you probably made some type of resolution to eat better, workout more, yada yada yada...

I'm not one for diets or strict workout regimens, but I do always strive to be fit & toned and one way of making it happen is great fitness gear!  Let's be honest, you definitely feel better about working out when you look good. I'm no fitness or nutrition expert but many of you have inquired about my workout/diet so I though I'd share a little bit!

Here are some of my workout tips and fun fitness wear ideas to keep you fashionably fit:

{strength training} 
If I go to the gym and don't take a body works class, I typically only do 10 minutes on the eliptical to get my heart rate going and spend the remaining 40-50 minutes using weights and focusing on abs, arms and booty. It's important to not only be toned but strong!

{figure out what you like and do it!}
I'm a dancer at heart and no matter how tired I am, I can always manage to talk myself into a hip hop class because I truly love it. When you find that one thing that doesn't feel like working out... jump on it!

{workout with a buddy}
Everything is better with friends and the gym is no different. It makes the time go by faster when you have a girlfriend to chat with + you can also push each other to try new things! If you see me at the gym, 99% of the time I'll be with my bff.

{go outside}
No matter where you live there are always plenty of outdoor activities to partake in. Take advantage of your surroundings and enjoy some time outside! I feel like I get a 10x better workout hiking or playing paddle ball on the beach than I do at the gym.

Overall, I try to do some type of physical activity at least 3 times a week and I eat and drink everything in moderation. It's all about switching it up so you don't get bored and you can keep "shocking" your muscles with new and exciting things. If you're looking to cut calories or shed the lbs. audit your alcohol consumption. I can tell you first hand that cutting out a glass of wine with dinner or second cocktail on Saturday night can really make a huge difference. How do I know this? Recently, I've been really busy and haven't been drinking as much and I've definitely lost some weight that I'm now trying to put back on. Bring on the bottles of wine, please!!

{adidas sports bra // adidas sports bra (on sales!) // nike sports bra // hue sport socks // neon hair ties // nike free run +3 (multiple colors)}

Find workout gear that fits well and incorporates color! I promise you'll feel a million times better wearing neon socks with your well fitted black workout pants than with grey sweats and white socks. Maybe it's not in the budget to scoop up a new pair of colorful sneakers (btw, I'm obsessed with my Nike Free Run +3 - wearing them here) so opt for a new sports bra or fun hair ties. You'll be surprised how even the littlest pops of color can make a difference.

Cheers to getting fit in style!

January 11, 2013

The Shoes: Prabal Gurung for Target Collection

Mark your calendars for February 10th because that's the day you can shop Prabal Gurung's Target Collection and believe me, you'll actually WANT TO. The collection boasts tons of bold colors and prints all the way down to the shoes:

Drooling over the first and last pairs of heels... look at those ankle straps! All of the shoes are gorge and definitely look very high-end. Don't worry about breaking the bank with these babies because the flats retail for $29 and the heels for $39 - now that's what I like to hear! Definitely going to try to scoop up a pair of heels and the flat sandals. Which ones are you coveting?

January 9, 2013

Camo + Chambray Crushin'

And the camo + chambray obsessions continue, this time together..
{zara camo pants (on sale!) // f21 chambray shirt // foley + corinna bag // j. crew flats - similar here // t + j designs bow and chain bracelets}

One word: simple.  These J. Crew nude flats have seen better days but they're also six years old! If you're in the market for a new pair of flats, I'm the biggest J. Crew fan. Most of their styles are super comfy and last forever - I can vouch. Stay tuned for the pursuit of the perfect nude flats...

January 7, 2013

Red Suede Shoes

Sometimes all you need is a pop of color:

This season I'm all about booties and these lovelies add just the right "umph" to any casual look. Talk about casual AND comfy, this polka dot sweater is one of those pieces I want to throw on every morning - the fit is super flattering and it's so soft!  

Psst... I picked up an AMAZING pair of shoes over the weekend. EEK! 

January 2, 2013

Camo Date Night

There are two things in my wardrobe that I cannot stop wearing: chambray shirts & camo pants. I'm not even joking when I say that I want to wear one or the other (sometimes together) almost every day. Over the next month I'm going to spotlight both pieces and share how I've been styling them!

I snagged these Zara pants last month when Corals + Cognacs came to visit. Hallie was wearing a pair and I fell in love...

{zara camo pants (on sale!) // h&m blazer - similar here // bauble bar necklace // t+j designs chain bracelet // spike bracelet - similar here // c/o mnologie clear clutch // victoria's secret heels}

Take a pair of camouflage pants and make them flirty with sexy heels and gold jewelry. These babies have the perfect fit that don't stretch out (my fave)! Umm... how amazing is the personalized mnologie clutch? When it came in the mail I kind of died. The best part is that you can switch out the bag inside for another color to go with anything in your wardrobe.

A simple date night look that's as easy as switching our your favorite skinnies for camo pants!