day-time looks

Falling for Vintage Cardigans

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Just posted this super comfy cute vintage cardigan and wanted to post some street style pictures I’ve come across of great ways to wear this classic. As you can see, the options are endless! From layering it over sundresses, skirts and blouses, even layered over other sweater and the list goes on! Has me itching for the cool Fall breezes ahead!

Pictures sources: internationalstreetstyle.com, refinery29.com, pinterest

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NYFW Street Style

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I have a confession. I have come to the realization that I look forward to and enjoy the street style pics more than the Fashion Week shows. I love the fearlessness of some of these avant-gard fashionistas and always get inspired to make a trip to my closet to play around and conjure up new, fresh looks. Here are some of my favorite street style shots so far this NYFW to get you inspired to go out on a limb, push the limits! That’s what makes Fashion so much fun!

Source: style.com

 

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Trending: Silk PJ Pants

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I went to Boston for a weekend trip and wore these great Pinkerton silk pants on the flight there. These pajama pants are perfectly comfy for travel. It was as hot and steamy in Boston as it is here in Miami so I was grateful for the super light material since we went straight on a mini tour of the downtown area after arriving. Pre-pregnancy, I preferred to wear them with a cropped flowy top for a lighter, airier look, but my options are a little more limited nowadays. Silky pajama pants have been heavy on the street style circuit, check out other cool ways to style them below. I love when clothes are just as comfy as they are fun to wear! Click here for a similar style now at Anthropologie.com.

Pants: Pinkerton (Anthropologie.com) | Top: Roberto Rodriguez | Shoes: Dolce Vita | Sunglasses: Valentino | Purse: Fendi

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Short ‘n Sweet

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Summer in Miami can be steamy hot to say the least. I’m always on the lookout for the lightest, smallest summer dresses that still look classy and that can be a lot to ask for. What makes this task even MORE challenging is my belly bump which seems to be growing a mile a minute these days. Having a newfound round Winnie-the-Pooh shape, I find that I really want to show off my legs to balance out my roundness and make me feel feminine! This dress is one I recently found at TJ Maxx for just $40 (on clearance, of course!) and it more than fits all my requirements. I absolutely love it. I paired it with my-oh-so-loved YSL Platforms (purchased at the yearly designer shoe sale at Off Saks a few months back), and my new love-of-my-life hand-stitched Fendi purse (purchased at the ONLY place I buy designer handbags- Consignment Bar). There is something about walking out of my house in an outfit I love that makes me feel like I can take on the world!

Dress: Winter Kate | Shoes: YSL | Purse: Fendi | Necklace: Zara | Bracelets: Paris street vendor

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Im loving the new Free People Music Festival-inspired April 2012 Lookbook. It’s has a definite 1970′s carefree, casually cool feel that I’ve been embracing lately. I’m especially loving the layered bangle bracelets, artsy necklaces, strategically placed messy hair, and headpieces. Great inspiration for summer looks!

Stay tuned for soon to come New Despy items soon to be posted!

Source: Fashionologie.com & Freepeople.com

 

 

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60′s Sunday

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I was feeling all bright and disco-retro inspired over the weekend. Now that Spring is officially here, I feel even more inclined (if that’s possible) to brighten up my looks. This season don’t be scared to mix bold bright colors together. I’m loving my bright yellow shoes and how much they add to anything I pair them with. If you’re looking for one hot item for Spring I highly recommend investing in a bold-colored statement shoe. When in doubt, I go to my trusty yellow sandals and coral colored wedges to finish my look!

Dress: BCBG Max Azria | Shoes: Nine West | Sunglasses: Chloe | Purse: Prada | Dog: Valentino :)

 

 

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Sunday Best

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I’ll be 29 on Tuesday and for some reason that age was feeling pretty daunting. On top of that I have recently come to the realization that my highlight of the week went from being Friday’s cocktail hour to Sunday brunch. When did that happen? Either way, I’m getting old and I’m proud! Who wants to be young and clueless forever anyway!? We went to Sra Martinez for brunch and I was happy that it finally got chilly enough to wear this beautiful vintage coat/sweater that I purchased months ago. I absolutely adore the vibrant red and purple color combination. Another perfect Sunday brunch followed by a Sunday stroll in my vintage coat and in all my Grown Woman glory!

PS: Stay tuned for some beautiful Despy vintage jackets and outerwear soon to be posted for sale!

Coat: Vintage | Pants: Rag & Bone | Top: Mitto | Shoes: Vintage

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Personal Style: revelations on comfort

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I recently bought this Gypsy 05 jumper and wore if for the first time a couple of days ago. The jumper is so light and silky that I almost felt wrong for being too comfortable in public. Being someone that usually places comfort last in matters of fashion, this made me think that I may just have to re-asses my fashion priorities… maybe.

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Free To Be Me

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I have a job that requires me to dress down all week so my absolute favorite part of the weekend is dressing up!

Top: Memento | Jacket: Anthropologie | Skirt: Vintage (Despy) | Shoes: Studio Andre

Dress: L. Leaster (Despy)

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H&M’s 2012 Summer Lookbook

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The new H&M 2012 Summer Lookbook is out! Lookbooks are a great references for upcoming trends and styling ideas; and who doesn’t love H&M? It looks like this Summer Collection is very vintage inspired (looove that) and I’m really into the deep purple with soft pink color combo they’re featuring in a few looks.

To my fellow Miami residents: Our very own H&M is coming soon and set to open in the Fall of 2012! The store will be located on Lincoln Rd. where the New Wold Symphony used to be housed, and will feature 22,000 sq feet and 2 floors full of H&M goodness. Could be dangerous.

Sources: Fashionologie.comthe305.com

 

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Go with the flow

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I made my husband take this shot on the way back to the car from a furniture store (a new bed was top on my Christmas list). Afterwards we went to this new sandwich place called Montaditos in Design District, which is a must-try for you Miamians! This vintage skirt is one of my new favorites. The floweyness makes me feel so feminine and free! Perfect comfy day-time look for a day of running around.

Top: Banana Republic | Skirt: Vintage | Shoes: Lamb | Purse: Vintage Coach | Glasses: Valentino

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