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Checkers + Lighting

So I was digging around in my closet while looking for a Halloween costume the other day and rediscovered these super cute patterned pants. The poor things had been swallowed by my closet and forgotten about. I hadn’t worn them since before my pregnancy! I love the quirky checkered design and decided to pair it with my A.L.C. lighting tee for a little pattern on pattern action. The main trick with creating pattern on pattern looks is to match color schemes. Since my paints were mainly a black and white pattern, I thought this black and white patterned top would tie in well. I had planned on wearing one of my all time favorite vintage jackets, but it was so incredibly hot that I just added it at the end for some pictures. This vintage jacket is so beyond beautiful with its ribbon embroidery and fur collar. If only this Miami sun would simmer down and indulge our need to layer again!

 

Top: A.L.C. | Pants: Super Low Fat | Jacket: Vintage | Shoes: Saks | Hat: Vintage | Sunglasses: Balenciaga & Lanvin

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Hippie Vibes

How is it seriously November in a couple of days?! We’re well into Fall, but Summer weather is still in full effect in Miami. Having grown up in freezing cold Minnesota I feel bad complaining about the heat, but come on! 90 degrees in November? I’m tired of getting an instant sweat ‘stache the second I step outside. I miss sweaters! Scarves! Layers! Although those things are pretty much still out of the question, I did rebel by bringing out this long sleeved shirt from Zara the other day. This shirt is made of a really soft, but heavier cotton and I love the boho-hippie vibe of the fringe on the sleeves. That same hippie vibe inspired me to pair it with my YSL mega-platforms. I feel like a bonafide giant in these tall suckers and I enjoy every second of it :)

Now off I go to play in my closet and figure out tomorrow’s Halloween costume!

Wishing everyone a safe, fun and HaPpY HaLloWeEn!!

Top: Zara | Shorts: American Eagle (thrifted) | Shoes: YSL | Necklace: Vintage

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Secret Weapon

Dressing well has always been a secret weapon of mine. It’s incredible how much of an inner boost a great outfit can provide. The day we took these shots I was feeling super under-the-weather (struggling with a massive cold). When I threw this outfit on, I was instantly confident that, at least, I looked better than I felt and I could ‘fake it ’til I make it’!

Part of my arsenal this day was this bold vintage sweater. It’s no secret that I love vintage clothing. I love the quirky, unique, unexpected touch that vintage can bring to a look. This sweater is a thrifted piece that provides all those elements. Since the sweater is a bit bulky, I paired it with a lighter bottom. I adore these Elie Tahari leather shorts with lace trim and thought they added the perfect soft touch to the bolder top.

Until next time! Stay heathy!

 

Top: Vintage | Bottom: Elie Tahari (similar here for $28) | Shoes: Nine West (from ROSS for $20!) Similar here for $40 | Necklace: Vintage | Bag: Valentino

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