Patterned Pumps

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Top: thrifted. Dress and Bag: H&M. Pumps: Bakers.

Today I kept it simple and classy with a magenta top layered over a yellow sundress, matched with one of my favorite (but rarely worn) pumps, which feature a mish-mash of fruits. I think the print freshens up the sophisticated shape quite nicely, and makes them perfect for summer parties. The ankle strap is an on-trend detail that makes the heels much more stable and comfortable as well. To finish the look, I added my new black tote and a matching chain necklace and bracelet.

Til next time,
Laura

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Color & Chrome

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Blazer: Target. Sweater: H&M. Shorts and Jewelry: Forever 21. Heels: Aldo. Bag: Express.

Today I wore my new floral blazer, styled with a deep violet cable-knit sweater and matching pumps. Since the weather was sunny and warm, I wore white shorts for a summery feel. I initially had trouble deciding what accessories to style with this look. First I tried gold, then pearls, then finally figured that silver would best fit the cool tones in the outfit and give an overall sleek, modern style. I recently bought the choker necklace, which was on my wishlist all season. I love it! To finish, I added a simple white tote with silver hardware. Have a great week everyone!

Thanks for reading,
Laura

Palm Trees & Beach Breeze

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Top, Blazer, Pants and Jewelry: Forever 21. Top (under): H&M. Heels: Payless. Bag: vintage.

Today was gorgeous and mild–perfect for shooting next to the water. This outfit is a prime example of using inexpensive items that look pricier than they are to create a look that’s chic, trendy and perfect for spring. When I first eyed this palm tree printed high-low top in the store, I thought, “What the hell would I do with that?!”, but I’ve found it’s those types of pieces that make the biggest statement and can really pull an outfit together in an eye-catching, distinctive way. To match the top I paired a sleeveless button-down sundress, which I left open to even out the proportions of the outfit. I added simple black cords, then a healthy dose of white with the collarless blazer and sandals. I finished with black and gold accessories for a more glamorous feel.

‘Til next time,
Laura

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