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French Laundry

DSC_7180_2Ever feel like holding up your hands, nonverbally declaring a timeout, and magically disappearing to your happy place?  Yup, that’s happened to me.  Just last weekend, in fact, when I took a major pause from my hectic routine, threw some things into the car, and headed for Napa.  And what did I find upon my arrival?  The annual ‘Taste of Yountville’ event fortuitously getting ready to begin on Washington Street!  I’m convinced it’s the best kept secret…ever!!  (So let’s keep this between you and I, okay?  I won’t tell if you don’t tell!)  Taste of Yountville is essentially a town wide block party showcasing Yountville’s finest food, wine, and arts.  And when an event starts at Bouchon Bakery and ends at French Laundry it’s on the upper echelons category fit for food connoisseurs and avid oenophiles.  This was my relaxed countryside outfit taken at French Laundry!

Hope you find escape in some form or other this weekend.  And keep it stylish! xo

DSC_7280_2DSC_7060_2DSC_7131_2DSC_7218_2DSC_7349_2DSC_7194_2DSC_6947_2Top:  Forever 21 sold out (similar herehere, & here)
Jeans:  7FAM (same in different washes here & here)
Shoes:  Sam Edelman on sale!, Clutch:  Rafe (same in different color & similar)
Chain Bracelet:  Forever 21, Rhinestone Bracelet:  chloe + isabel c/o
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All Meshed Up

DSC_9590_3Virtually daily, a little voice in my head advocates for me to dress conservatively and mature.  Usually, before I have the chance to really take it into consideration that soft spoken voice is usurped by a boisterous trendy voice.  As of late, that’s been any shade of pink, lace, or a 90’s throwback.  Today, a truce has been called.  Here’s a knee length pencil skirt paired with a crew neck sweater.  All very mature and demure if not for the mesh fabric.  A fabric typically used for sports jerseys!  Mesh is directly on trend with the sports luxe infiltration occurring this upcoming season.  Take for instance Chanel’s spring/summer 2014 collection shown at New York Fashion Week where heels were completely MIA and replaced with sneakers.  Every look including floor length gowns  were paired with flat sneakers, albeit, all custom made!  So, if it weren’t for the truce today, I’d be in sneakers! 😉

Hope you had a great weekend and have a happy & stylish Monday!

DSC_9992_2DSC_9808_2DSC_9939_2DSC_9607_2DSC_9741_2DSC_9971_2DSC_9478_3Jacket:  Theory (similar herehere, & here), Sweater:  Rag & Bone (same in white on sale!)
Skirt:  Astr via Nordstrom (similar dress version,  black on sale! & black), Sports Bra:  Lululemon
Shoes:  Schutz, Bag:  ChloeWatch:  Omega Seamaster, Necklace:  Isabel Marant H&M

 

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Sunny with a Chance of Stripes

DSC_7450_2Apparently, my subconscious self is having a moment with stripes!  I know my last post consisted of jailbird stripes as well, but considering the stripes have migrated to my lower half AND varied in width, I deem them to be different. 😉

This striped tube skirt is really versatile as I considered quite an array of colors to pair with it before ultimately settling on black.  However, to make sure I didn’t disappointment and to ensure this look is ‘blogworthy’, I cocooned myself in this yellow coat which altogether resembles a bumble bee!

Now, I use the word cocoon deliberately here as this coat effectively insulates via a process called enveloping!  The oversized cut envelopes, shields, and insulates so well!  Down to my fingertips, in fact, as the sleeve length is also exaggerated!  Apparently, the extra long sleeves are the latest trend to hit the runway at Calvin Klein’s Fall/Winter 2014 collection at New York Fashion Week which just wrapped last week!

Hope you are still riding the high from Valentine’s weekend.  Have a great Monday!

DSC_7618_2DSC_7732_2DSC_7509_2DSC_7561_2DSC_7719_2DSC_7527_2DSC_7419_2Coat:  Zara, Top:  BCBG old (similar), Skirt:  Zara, Shoes:  Zara (similar here & here)
Bag:  Hobo (similar), Necklace:  Rain (here & here), Bracelet:  Alice+Olivia (similar herehere, & here)
Watch:  Omega Seamaster, Sunglasses:  Oliver Peoples

 

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Camo and Lace

DSC_5760_2I just couldn’t post another pink look today.  More for your sake than mine as I’m the one obsessed by the color as of late.

I’m wearing a loose fitting lace cami with midriff transparency.  To keep warm and to keep it season appropriate, I slipped this old Dolce Vita crop sweater over this cami creating the illusion and silhouette of a peplum top. (The blue version of this sweater was recently styled here)  I couldn’t resist pairing this look with distressed boyfriend jeans as I practically sleep in them.  I actually own two pairs of these 7FAM in barely differentiable washes.  I just love them!  Lastly, as a huge divergence from all things pink and girly, I added this studded camo jacket which quite literally complements everything.  E-VE-RY-THANG! A must have staple!

Happy Friday and have a stylish weekend.

DSC_5561_2DSC_5661_2DSC_5468_2DSC_5542_2DSC_5797_2DSC_5389_2Jacket:  Forever 21 (similar on sale herehere, & here)

Sweater:  Dolce Vita (similar), Tank:  Free People

Jeans:  7 for all Mankind (same in different wash)

Boots:  Sigerson Morrison, Bag:  Patricia Nash

Sunglasses:  Oliver Peoples

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Edgy Pink

DSC_4579_2Hope you had a great weekend.  For those who follow me on instagram, you have witnessed my current pale pink obsession from the photo below.  Luckily, this trending color and my current obsession are apropos for Valentine’s day.  In previous years, I have strong recollections of celebrating Valentine’s day in all black or grey ensembles with a ‘sorry not sorry’ attitude!  I’m happy to be breaking out of that mold and styling lots of pink in the next couple of weeks.  I hope it sparks some inspiration for your Valentine’s day fashion choices!Processed with VSCOcamI’m wearing the palest pink faux leather skirt from Zara.  The ruffle draped front and center on this skirt is so girly I was compelled to add some edge to it.  The most efficient way to do that is to throw on a motorcycle jacket with prominent hardware.  I’m calling this edgy pink!  Hope you like it.

DSC_4715_2DSC_4861_2DSC_4582_2DSC_4652_2DSC_4762_2DSC_4690_2DSC_4792_2Have a great and stylish Monday!

Jacket:  Zara (similar here & here), Skirt: Zara

Top:  ASTRShoes:  Tibi (similar & steal)

Clutch:  Elliott LuccaSunglasses:  Ray-Ban

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Mad Hatter

DSC_3242_2I bought this wool fedora back in the fall and I forgot all about it tucked away in my closet.  Like a knee-jerk reaction, I reach exclusively for beanies for head insulation primarily because of its understated, effortless vibe.  Well, I found my fedora the other day and fell in love with it all over again.  As I started to play around with different looks, I had a light bulb, aha moment and vowed to take my fedora out for a spin more often as he plays nice with all my go-to looks!  Here, the fedora elevates a basic jeans and sweater outfit to a more standout look.

DSC_3584_2Whenever borrowing from the boys, I make sure to counterbalance any masculinity by injecting feminine elements.  And the fedora is no different.  My pants are form fitting with lace up details along the leg.  My sweater is a deep plunging V-neck conveniently framing a delicate lace camisole.  Last, but not least, my leopard heels solidify that femininity leaving no room for androgynous ambiguity.

DSC_3498_2DSC_3270_2DSC_3353_2DSC_3520_2DSC_3440DSC_3470Sweater:  Magaschoni (similar on sale hereon sale here, & here code:BYEWINTER)

Pants:  Zara, Hat:  Hat Attack (similar hereherehere, & here)

Bag:  Kate Spade (similar here & here)

Shoes:  BCBG via DSWLips:  M·A·C pencil vino

Earrings:  similar here

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