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Ruffles are taking over this season! And I am loving all of the different iterations of the trend ranging from uber girlie, to architectural, even a bit edgy. I like this soft take on ruffles. By adorning billowy sleeves, ruffles create a beautiful, wave like movement when you walk, and you can’t help feeling glamorous.

I decided to temper the look with my all-time fave pant silhouette: the culotte. Feminine on the top, a bit more masculine on the bottom, punctuated with new patent leather lace up oxfords from my dreams!

I’ve put together a few gorgeous ruffled tops so you can start shopping the look right now!

Top | H&M   Pants | Tibi   Shoes | Sophia   Bag | Loeffler Randall   Sunglasses | Perverse   Photos | Elaine Torres

The Denim Kimono

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How fantastic is this denim kimono? I never knew how essential a denim kimono was to one’s wardrobe until I got my hands on this light blue baby. I’ve managed to wear it with just about everything, and for this outfit I wore it like a blazer over a classic button down and culottes.

Consider this look your go-to summer suiting. It’s polished enough to wear to the office, but cool enough to take you to cocktails. Honestly, if you buy one thing this summer, it should be this denim kimono from AYR, which is one of my personal favorite brands. I like tying it at the waist to create an hourglass silhouette, but I must admit it also looks great worn open and loose without the belt. More outfits with this little gem to come, and you can shop it for yourself below! xx

Kimono  | AYR    Culottes | Tibi    Top | Brandi Melville   Shoes | Urban Outfitters    Bag | Loeffler Randall    Photos | Elaine Torres

 

Feeling European

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Do you ever wake up and just feel like transporting yourself to Europe? That’s me just about every day, and some days I like to channel my #wanderlust with my wardrobe. 

As you guys know, neck scarves have become a staple of mine. I feel like I’m not fully dressed without them and I love exploring all of the different ways you can incorporate them into a look. For this outfit, I was actually inspired by a scarf style I saw on Danielle Snyder from the jewelry brand Dannijo. On her Instagram, I saw her double wrap a scarf around her neck and then tie it with a cute little knot – so, I did the same thing!

I left my button up open to show off my vintage scarf, and I like how it acts as a choker. This is a really easy relaxed, polished look… white button down, black culottes, and a trench. And of course, a little fashion pattern play with my printed scarf and leopard loafers! The vintage Gucci bag, along with the seemingly European backdrop, really made me feel like I transported myself to a quaint street in Florence, Italy. 

Let me know what you think of this outfit in the comments! I love hearing from you guys. And shop my look below 🙂 xx

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Top | Brandy Melville    Pants | H&M    Trench | Fashion Nova     Loafers | 3.1 Phillip Lim   Scarf | Vintage   Bag | Vintage Gucci   Photos |    Elaine Torres

’60s Siren

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It’s taken me lots of trial and error to find out my personal style. I used to rely heavily on trends to guide me on what to wear. Then, I became really edgy and grungy. I wanted everything to be black, studded, and torn. I got over that phase in a few years, around 2012, and after that, I went super preppy, wearing almost a schoolgirl like uniform on the reg. That phase, too, had an expiration date and I was left with a wardrobe without direction.

I decided to start loading up on the classics. The next step was to identify time periods I liked and related to and styles and silhouettes I felt comfortable in. The 1960s is my favorite decade for fashion. And I love wearing blazers and button-ups. So I kind of started using that as my own sartorial DNA.

Now, I’m still a fashion girl so I’m always going to try new trends. However, this particular outfit really holds true to that ’60s persona I like to channel. I’ve tried to get rid of this white, collarless shirt several times but something always hits me and I keep it. I’m glad I did because it is so chic and great for tucking.

These cream culottes are a favorite of mine. I don’t care if they aren’t flattering, they are awesome and free and make me want to do cartwheels. The scarf is another from my mom’s stash and I love how it just flows in the wind when I walk. I kept the whole look neutral so the scarf was the only pop of color and the result is soft, refreshing, and I think even Jackie O herself might approve. Like what you see? Shop my similar picks below. x

Culottes | H&M

Shoes | Zara

Scarf | Vintage

Clutch | Loeffler Randall