I WEAR BLACK IN SPRING

Black jumpsuit street style

Spring is here and most of us are so excited about wearing our florals, pastels and bright colored garments, but at the same time, we don't want to fully give up to our black outfits. I personally have a hard time denying myself a little black dress or a comfortable black jumpsuit. But how can we wear our black garments around this time of the year and still look light and fresh. It's a no brainer that wearing thick garments, regardless of the color, isn't practical for Spring, and mainly at the end of the season. Instead, bring to the lighter fabric (linen, crepe, jersey...etc), to the front of your wardrobe. My favorite and easiest tip for giving lighter weighted black garments a Spring feel, is to wear them with accessories made of natural materials, such as cork, wood, ropes, barley, whicker or straw.

Today I'm wearing:
Espadrilles: CastaƱer. See an incredible selection here.
Jumpsuit: Madewell (sold out). Try this similar lightweight style.
Necklace: c/o JTV.com. Congratulations to @rsam0823 for winning the giveaway.
Bag: Vintage. I love this with a tan.
Sunglasses: Ray-Ban. (I'm wearing the 62mm)
Watch: Bulova. Similar here.

Up The Country

Denim Overalls

Happy Easter Sunday, everyone! Today, I'm sharing with you a look that I wore for a small road trip up the country. We are very lucky to live less than a couple hours away from many state parks and wineries in North Carolina, therefore it's easy for us make spontaneous road trips. This past week, we headed to one beautiful site in North Carolina called Wilson Creek, just near the the famous Blue Ridge Parkway. It's a beautiful creek tucked in among the mountains of the Pisgah National Forest. I love to visit that site because, besides the terrific rapids, the area is surrounded with beautiful hiking trails.
I usually wear some off-road kicks and sporty garments when there for hiking, but this time, my boyfriend and I just wanted to relax and enjoy the sounds of the rapids, therefore I could afford wearing a more stylish look, but with country vibes.
Even though the ocean is 5 hours away, I thought wearing a shrimp patterned shirt at the mountains was more fun than wearing it to the beach. Many times wearing a print that opposes the nature of a particular environment, is way more exciting than actually wearing it at the place that was originated. Now, I know you've seen my overalls several times in this blog (more looks 123, and 4), but I just can't help to love this particular style, due to the low cut back and distressed denim.

Today I'm wearing:
Overalls: Levi's
Shirt: c/o Needham Lane
Sneakers: Converse.
Hat: Goorin Brothers. Similar here.
Sunglasses: Kate Spade (old). See similar here.
Earrings and bracelets: Vintage

Spring Color-Block

Color block street style

Today, I'll be short with my post. I just want to share a color-block look inspired by this Easter weekend. I decided to pair two bright colors with two neutrals, and then added a striped scarf that bonds all these pieces together. 
I wish you a very happy Good Friday and don't forget to show your true colors this weekend.

Today I'm wearing:
T-shirt: Gap. Similar here.
Skirt: Zara. 
Scarf: Vintage. I love this one by Loft.
Bag: Vintage. Check out this cute one from Yoox.
Pumps: Prada. See a similar color and style by Gianvito Rossi and a budget version by Nine West.
Sunglasses: Yves Saint Laurent (old). See a similar version here.
Oversized hoops: Zara. Check out Madewell version.
Watch: Bulova. See another Bulova gold and classic style here.

A Modern Way To Wear Clogs

Clog sandals street style

How to style clogs? That question never popped into my head before, simply because I never owned a pair of clogs. At the beginning of the year I began a craving for these wooden tappers; I guess because I've been seeing them on the runway lately (yes, I don't mind trends) styled with whimsical looks. However, I sometimes feel like they can look way too costumey if they are paired with too many folksy garments. Believe it or not, clogs can be a little intimidating, mainly because finding the right pair for ones style can be a little bit challenging.
Last week, I finally had the chance to put my hands of a pair of clogs. I was presented with a terrific selection of these Sweden clouds. Yes!! I call them clouds because I never knew that walking in these shoes would be so incredibly comfortable. At first, I started looking for a white pair to style with my spring/summer looks, but I immediately changed my mind when I saw this metallic sandal style. My thinking was, "I can wear them with dresses, with shorts, skirts, jeans, and of course, with any flowy boho look."
Well, to make the story short, here I'm wearing these babies with a track retro jacket, flared jeans and with modern boxy clutch. Being costumey can't be a bad thing, but being creative with fashion, it's always refreshing. Yes, I felt very creative as soon I put these clouds on my feet. Wearing them with flared jeans is nothing new, but wearing them with a sporty vibe, it feels unexpected and fun. Now I can say, clogs are no longer intimidating for me, on the contrary, now they are a piece of cake.

Today I'm wearing:
Sandals: c/o Troentorp. Silver available here and more colors on sale here.
Jacket: Vintage Adidas. See a contemporary style here.
Jeans: American Eagle (old). See Hudson version on sale here.
Bag: Kate Spade (old). I love Le Regale version.
Shirt: Converse (old). Try Lucky Brand.
Sunglasses: Valentino ( this color is sold out) try it in dark havana or black.
Braceletes: Vintage
Pendant: Vintage. Try this by Lagos.

Getting Personal With Patches

Patches trend street style

Regardless of your age, there are some DIY projects that can bring some fun to your wardrobe, for example, the patchwork denim. Personalized denim is having a moment right now, but what I like about it is that there's a little bit of nostalgia associated with this trend; think about the 1960's-70's hippy denim jackets or even the Girl Scout uniforms.
A while back I started collecting patches, some represent things I love, activities I have done and some facts about my life and beliefs. A couple of weeks ago, I finally decided to attach them on my Gap Icon denim jacket. I also bought new ones from Ebay and Etsy to complete my collection. I must confess, I hate to work with needles and threads, therefore the iron-on patches came in more than handy for me. My vintage patches were glued as well, but with a fabric glue that I found at my local Walmart. All the patches are holding up pretty well so far, but I know that eventually I will have to sew them on before I wash the jacket again, but for now, I'm buying time until I find someone that will do it for me.

Today I'm wearing:

Denim jacket: Gap. Buy here and darker wash here.
T-shirt: J. Crew
Jeans: NYDJ. Regular sizes available here (up to size 18) and tall here.
Shoes: Marni. One size left here.
Bag: Valentino. Buy here.
Sunglasses: Valentino. (sold out) See the black version here.
Hat: Goorin Brothers. (I bought it in New Orleans a while back) See similar here.

Spring Is Here, Look Up For a Shiny Giveaway!!

Spring time street style

Once again, we have the pleasure of another Spring season that comes with beautiful things such as flowers and days with longer daylight. For the lovers of Mother Nature, Spring brings new adventures  and for fashionistas like me, the new season brings desires of reconsidering our wardrobes. Heavy garments are moved at the back of our closets and lighter pieces find their spot in the front row. I personally started reconsidering my jewelry choices (mainly necklaces) for Spring. I started finding dainty and beautifully crafted jewelry more appealing to me. Whether I decide to layer them or wear them by themselves, I believe they get more attention that I have given them credit for.

Today, I'm wearing a Spring look with a necklace that I chose from a huge selection of delightful jewelry presented to me as a collaboration with JTV.COM. I chose this particular piece, because I immediately felt attracted by the tassels (Yes, I'm a little obsessed with them) and also by the delicate and light design that makes this necklace suitable for all year long.

Sunday Stroll

Ruffles trend street style

One of my favorite shoes to wear when I go for a weekend stroll are my sneakers. I honestly believe that no other shoes can beat the comfort and agility that I achieve with any of my sneakers. If you're worried that sneakers will take away your feminine style, try to wear them with a light dress made of a fluid fabric as I did in this look. You always can take a jacket in case the day turns chilly after the sunset, especially around spring time. I wore my cargo army green jacket in order to add a chic juxtaposition in between the breezy look of this magenta dress and the utility style of the jacket.

Today I'm wearing:
Dress: Alice and Olivia. Check out this similar style.
Sneakers: Adidas. Available here.
Bag: Vintage Coach. See a new version here.
Sunglasses: c/o. Tom Ford. Available here.
Earrings: Zara. Similar here.
Watch: Bulova. I love this by Kate Spade.
Jacket: Gap (old from men's department). Similar style here.

White sneakers street style

Army green and pink street style

Magenta street style

Sunday stroll outfit

All white sneakers street style

Army jacket street style

Ruffle dress street style

Utility jacket street style


Magenta color street style

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Take The Oxford Shirt Out Of The Office

White flare jeans street style

The perfect oxford exudes a sense of sophistication without even trying. It's just the right piece to tell the world you mean business. Yes, the oxford shirt has become popular among women and we no longer have to borrow it from his lost nor only for the next morning after a night of contentment with the lucky one. You can find the coolest styles for women as well.
The best part of an oxford shirt is its versatility, mainly nowadays, when its classic style has evolved and you can see many twists of its version at the stores. This shirt is often casual enough to wear at the ballpark or even at the beach, and formal enough to wear at the office.
Today, I'm sharing with you a look with a striped oxford shirt. Despite its masculine overall fit, it has adorable and feminine ruffles...what a great juxtaposition! I decided to wear it with white pieces in order to let the shirt do the talking and also to match a crispness of a 77-degree sunny day.

Today I'm Wearing:

Shirt: Needham Lane 
Jeans: NYDJ. Similar.
Pumps: Gianvito Rossi.
Hat: Target
Sunglasses. Tom Ford .
Bag: Mansur Gavriel.
Bracelets: Vintage. I love this by Alex Bittar.
Watch: Bulova. Try similar style on sale.

Fun From Head To Toe

Denim midi skirt street style

Today's look was put together around my shoes! Yes, every single garment in my outfit had only one purpose and it was to keep up with the fun style of my shoes. Shoes are a very important part of my outfits, so many times, the first thing I reach for when I'm building up a look (depending on my mood, of course) is my foot wear. I'm a fan of lace up sandals and this particular pair stole my attention not only for the laces, but also for the cute tassels and the block heel.
As you can tell, the fun didn't stop with the heels, I made sure I wore other garments that were equally fun and maybe a little unexpected, like my Coca-Cola tee and hearts-print vintage belt.

Today I'm wearing:
Sandals: Cynthia Vincent. c/o OnlineShoes.comYou can also visit their blog here.
T-shirt: Coca-Cola trademark. See a white version here and here.
Skirt: Lee (vintage). Similar with same retro style here and here.
Blazer: Banana Republic (old). Try this by Vince Camuto.
Belt: Ralph Laurent (vintage).
Sunglasses: Valentino. Similar here.
Bag: Mansur Gavriel. White is sold out, but check it out the sand color.
Earrings: c/o Homagejewels. Similar here.
Cellphone cover: Available here.


Transitioning From Winter To Spring

Suede coat street style

Making the Winter-to-Spring transition fashionable can be sometimes challenging. Since the weather here in North Carolina is so unpredictable around this time of the year, planning what to wear isn't easy. I've always called my style emotional, because I dress depending on my mood, however, I first check the weather report before I put my emotions to work.
I've been looking for a maxi camel coat for a while now and earlier this week, I finally came across this 80's oversized coat made out of a very thin suede. This is the type of garment that one size fit most, and it certainly fits me like maxi, they way I wanted. The day of this photoshoot, I wanted to wear something comfortable to go to my chiropractor, but not too warm for a 58 degrees weather. A denim overall paired with my new duster-like coat seemed to be a good idea and nothing screams Spring-time more than a pair of classic espadrilles, therefore, I selected them to wear with this ensemble.

Today I'm wearing:
Espadrilles: CastaƱer. Available here.
Overalls: Levi's. Available here.
Sunglasses: c/o. Tom Ford. They are available here.
Coat: Vintage. I found a similar style here.
Turtleneck sweater: Kalvin Klein.
Bag: Carlos Falchi (vintage).
Hat: H&M. Try this one.
Earrings: c/o. Frederick Prince. Available here.

New Pair of My Favorite Pumps

Christian Louboutin Pigalle Patent

A few days ago, I accidentally scraped really bad the front part of my black Louboutin Pigalle pumps (gift from my boyfriend). I was very disappointed at me for not being careful. The cost for repairing the shoes is expensive and they only guaranteed to improve their look by 40%, and that, wasn't good enough for me (I'm very picky with my shoes). So, instead of spending extra cash on repairs, I sold a couple of pair of shoes that I haven't worn in a while and I also sold the damaged Louboutins and I acquired this pair. I decided to buy the same style but in patent leather, which by the way, it runs true to size.
I love this style pump, simply because they fit just right and I don't have a big empty gap (common problem with many brands) at the back of my shoes. I can honestly say, my wardrobe is never complete until I have a proper-fitting pair of black pumps.

I want to say a great THANKS to Suleka Cole from Christian Louboutin store in Atlanta, GA. She was very friendly (unlike some snobby sales representatives in many high-end stores), very informative and she also shipped these babies really fast.

Christian Louboutin Black Pigalle

Christian Louboutin Pigalle Patent Black Pumps

Stripes, Plaid and Gold

Metallic details street style

 It's often said that stripes with plaids don't mix, but in my opinion when mixing patterns, you should pay more attention to the colors and sizes than the actual shape or style of the patterns.
When I mix prints, I like to break up the look with solid-colored pieces. This time, I not only did that, but I also added a touch of metallic in order to kick it up a notch. By the way, lately, I've been wearing fun socks with some of my looks just because I think it's fun but, as you can see, it can also transform the look of the shoes.

How To Elevate A Basic Blazer

Belted blazer street style

The belted blazer is a trend that I'm loving, not only because it helps to elevate a plain blazer, but also because it's a perfect transitional idea from Winter to Spring or from late Summer to Fall. Belting a blazer is a simple way to add the unexpected and stray away from the business-blazer stigma.
I could have worn any of my simple leather belts with this blazer but, my intention wasn't only change the look of my blazer, it was also bring some bling-bling to my entire ensemble. My navy jeweled belt seemed to be the best in my wardrobe for this task. I also wore a pair of green stones earrings and a snake bracelet with sapphire eyes, which complimented nicely my belt.

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