Green With Envy For Pretty Pleats and Olive Tones

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I’ll be honest, I’ve never worn a dress quite like this before. I’ve been venturing into different colors and patterns as of late–including this yellow floral print dress from last week–and couldn’t help giving this bold, olive green color a try.

I’m obsessed with shopping vintage, and one of my top spots to snag cool vintage finds in LA is Shareen Vintage. I’ve purchased everything from black, velvet, fur trimmed jackets to peasant dresses there. However, this olive green dress is truly a gem and such a find. Ever since I dyed my hair red, people tell me I should explore all things green, but I’ve been wary about it for fear of looking like a bad version of poison ivy. After giving this color a whirl, or more literally, a twirl, I’ve reached the definitive decision that green is indeed my color and the I plan on shopping it much more often.

Are you feeling green with vintage envy for all things green dresses? Shop my top picks below!

Dress by Shareen Vintage, similar one here

Shoes Target, similar ones here

Scarf Vintage from Dubai, similar one here

Sunglasses, similar ones here

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Raw Edge Hats and Perpetual June Gloom

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June gloom is in full effect,  but I’m not letting it stop me from wearing flirty summer dresses. Blue is the hue of the season, and I’m working it into my wardrobe with this printed powder blue dress.

A Venice beach day calls for an easy dress I can slip on and look polished. Currently (aka always) I’m into styling sweet pieces with items that have a bit more edge, so I added on a tiny string choker and a raw edge straw hat to made the outfit feel less prim and proper. Fact: this little string choker one served as the draw string closer to a fancy shoe bag, but it’s now living a second life as a key piece of jewelry currently in my rotation… after all, I’m all about a simple DIY at the end of the day. 

Another fun tidbit – my dad recently bought (and picked out!) these gorgeous Ancient Greek sandals I’m sporting. I love when my dad shops for me! Do your parents like to pick things out for you? How do they do? Let me know in the comments and make sure to shop my exact look below! xx

Dress | H&M    Sandals |           Hat | Cotton On     Bag | Handmade from Tulum    Glasses | Etnia Barcelona    Photos | Elaine Torres

Romantic Victorian Ruffles

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I’m not sure if I’ve ever felt more… glamorous. I saw this dress and it instantly took my breath away. I’ve always been a sucker for anything lace. Add on a high low hemline, tassels, a ruffle neck, and lace-up detailing down the front and I’m basically dead. The Jetset Diaries knows how to make a good dress, that’s for sure.

I wanted to channel a Victorian feel, playing off the gorgeous, dramatic bib neck, so I decided to go with a structured, panel blazer. Something about the sharp blazer against the bohemian dress felt fresh and exciting to me.

I kept the accessories mum, with my little fabric, fringed miniaudiere and class two-strap heels. Do you like? Let me know in the comments! xx

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Dress | The Jetset Diaries    Blazer | 3.1 Phillip Lim    Shoes | ASOS    Bag | Vintage   Lip | Smashbox LA Sunset    Photos | Elaine Torres

8 Date Night Outfits

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Just in time for Valentines Day! I’ve rounded up my favorite date night looks from casual to glam. And of course, I had to include a few cheeky nods to the holiday with pretty reds and pinks.

LOOK 1: Casual

The look above is ideal for a casual date — like brunch, a movie, or drinks! Red and pink look so playful together, and what better day to wear them than Valentines Day! Try a silk red blouse and a printed skirt, then temper the look with a black vest and chunky, block heels.

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LOOK 2: Sexy Casual

All black and comfortable is a smart choice, but make sure to show a little skin! Try a spaghetti strap mini dress, and then throw on casual leather boots and moto jacket to keep it cool.

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LOOK 3: Daytime Dressy

Need a polished look for coffee or a boozy brunch? Try a silk top and a fun, flirty skirt. I’ve been obsessed with fringe skirt for awhile 🙂 Slip on some flats to make it more daytime, and cool add-ons, like a great hat!

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LOOK 4: Sexy Dressy

A fancier spin on the last outfit! Still all black, but went a bit dressier with heels, luxe fabrics, and accessories. Pair a sexy black slip dress with a satin black blazer. Add on minimal, strappy heels and your fanciest handbag.

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LOOK 5&6: Downtown Date Night

Ultimate cool girl date night outfit. Take a fitted dress and edge it up with a moto jacket or a robe coat. Throw on some cool boots and bag and voila! Easy, effortless and great for hitting up the newest speak easy in town.

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LOOK 7: Glamazon 

Heading somewhere where you need to put your best foot forward? I love wearing silky separates… like wide leg pants, a great blouse, and a blazer casually draped over-the-shoulders.

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LOOK 8: Super Sexy Date Night

Up the anti in a completely sheer look! I cannot tell you how many compliments I got on this Bebe dress. Sure, you might not wear this everyday – but is there a better time to show some skin then Valentines Day? Go ahead… try it.

Hope your Valentines Day is filled with lots of love!

xx

 

Black Magic

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The thing I love about fashion is that you can use clothes to transform into just about anyone. I typically have a repertoire of things I usually wear: blazers, button ups, trousers and neck scarves – but sometimes, it’s fun to dress outside of the box. I’ve always said that I’m a “moody” dresser and I let my attitude, feelings, and spirit dictate my attire. Today, I guess I was feeling like … a vintage magician? 

I saw this dress on Romwe’s website – which you can shop right here – and I knew I had to have it! I’m always drawn to anything blue/navy, and I was totally feeling the vintage mauve print. I also love the fit! Bell sleeves are super on-trend with the ’70s and I think the skater skirt silhouette is pretty flattering.

For the accessories, I kind of went nuts, but I like it! I started with the white printed boots, then added on blue shades and my Mulberry bag with burgundy pom pom. I thought I was done, but then as I was walking out, I grabbed this black vintage bowler hat that I have not worn in years. It always makes me feel somewhat like a magician, and I thought the vibe totally went together. 

You too can get your hands on this dress for just $23 right here at Romwe! Let me know what you think of this look in the comments, and shop the rest of the outfit in the gallery below! Also, if you like my makeup here – check out my latest youtube tutorial!

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Dress | Romwe   Boots | Office of Angela Scott   Hat | Vintage   Sunglasses | Westward Leaning   Bag | Mulberry    Bag Pom | Golden Tote   Photos | Elaine Torres