Retro Summer Style: Pink Aviator Sunglasses

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Allison McNamara wearing Pink aviator sunglasses and a boho vintage dress from Iceland

Allison McNamara wearing boho vintage dress and pink aviator sunglasses with gucci loafer and gucci shoes

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Pink Aviator Sunglasses on Allison Mcnamara wearing a vintage bohemian dress

Ahh, these pink aviator sunglasses. Sunglasses have always been one of my favorite accessories. Over the past few years, sunglasses have had quite the moment–everything from round, to mirrored, neon, and frameless have taken turns being the trend du jour. No look was too out there or too small–but I think I’m loving the current trend the most: retro pink aviators. Usually I tend to gravitate to smaller frames, but there is something so decidingly ’70s about pretty pink shades. I’ve curated the shop below with pink aviator sunglasses ranging from cheap to pricey, including the Sonix ones I’m wearing, so there’s something for everyone! 

I also have to tell you beauties about this bohemian dress. One of my favorite ways to shop when I travel is vintage, and this dress is the reason. I scored this beauty at a vintage shop in Reykjavik, Iceland called Sputnik. I found so many gorgeous pieces there and I wish I had snagged a few more dresses because they were all so good! I tempered this crazy look with matching Gucci loafers and bag. Shop similar pieces below and as always, leave me a comment 🙂

xx A

Sunglasses | Sonix

Dress | Vintage from Iceland, similar one here

Loafers | Gucci

Bag | Vintage Gucci, similar one here

Photos | Elaine Torres

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The Power of a Red Suit

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HOW TO PULL OFF A POWERFUL, RED SUIT:

A lesson on how to stand out in a daring red suit, take a look!

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Red suit with Gucci accessories

I am all about a powerful, red suit these days, no matter what the occasion. A red suit is the perfect way to stand out at a business meeting or at an industry event, and shows that you have confidence. And…who doesn’t want to stand out in a crowd? This red blazer jacket is vintage from my mother, and I like the militant details… like the gold buttons and the stiff mini collar. The jacket and pants don’t actually go together, but they sure look like they do! Together they create the perfect, cherry red suit. I’m all about creating my own suiting by pairing different blazers and trousers together because they’re unique and one-of-a-kind. 

But TBH, this look was really about the Gucci. All the Gucci. I have had my eye on these Gucci Jordaan loafers for awhile, and they finally had them back in stock last January and I had to get them.   They are an invest piece and I know I will be wearing these gorgeous loafers on repeat. And, I decided to have a full Gucci moment by pairing them with my vintage Gucci Boston bag. The only thing that would have made this look better would have been the Gucci tee, but this “Like, Realizing Stuff” t-shirt from The Kylie Shop isn’t a bad alternative. Like what you see? Get shopping my curated picks below. And as always, leave me a comment–I love hearing from you! xx

Top | Vintage   Pants | Vintage   Bag | Gucci   Shoes | Gucci    Tee | The Kylie Shop   Photos | Elaine Torres

Layer a Crop Top Over a Button Down

How to Layer Crop Top Over Button Down

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How to Layer a Crop Top Over Button Down with peg leg jeans and vintage Gucci

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HOW TO LAYER A CROP TOP OVER A BUTTON DOWN:

I’ve been really into layering unexpected pieces in my wardrobe, like putting a summer crop top over a button down. I’m currently digging crop tops and tanks layered over billowy blouses and button ups. The beauty of paring something cropped over something long, is that it creates a (false) illusion of length–which is great for someone who is short like me. Who knew a crop top over a button down could make me look and feel like Gisele?

As you know, I have a penchant for vintage. Most of my closet–and my favorite pieces–are vintage, including this blue and white stripe top from Neiman Marcus. It even has that super old school NM tag! What’s beautiful about this top is the movement. The top is actually separated into panels, with major slits on both sides, that creates a liquid-like movement when I walk. I layered a loose, black, cropped tank over it, and voila, instant length. 

Even though most of my look is vintage, you an shop (almost) identical pieces below! xx

Top | Vintage Neiman Marcus   Tank | Brandy Melville   Jeans | H&M Studio   Loafers | All Saints    Bag | Vintage Gucci   Jacket | All Saints    Photos | Elaine Torres

 

Must Have: Metallic Slippers

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Keeping things uber casual today. I’m still all about those ruffles–even in itty bitty form as seen here on the collar of this H&M striped top. For this look, I went with easy, high-waisted jeans, a striped top and a leather moto… aka basics. The intrigue comes with the accessories. How unique are these gold slippers? I almost feel like a genie! They have the tiniest of kitten heels which makes them super comfy too. This vintage gucci bag has been in constant rotation as of late, and i like the way the gold heels and gucci print play off of each other. Shop my entire look below! And leave me a comment because I love hearing from you guys!

Top| H&M    Jeans | Levi’s   Shoes | H&M Studio   Bag | Vintage Gucci   Photos | Elaine Torrres

My Take on the Silky Slip Dress

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Just about everywhere you look these days, someone is in a slip dress. I have always been fond of this style, but honestly, never felt like I could pull it off. I love the barely there look of the Are You Am I dresses that come in crushed velvet and silk, but I need a little more coverage than that. I decided to slip into the style (see what I did there:) with a midi length, black, silk version. And, for a little more coverage, I layered a white tank underneath with ruffles on the front, which I let peek out above the V-neckline of the slip dress.

This look is giving me major nun-chic vibes and I love it. I used to always tell my friend Christina that she had a nun-chic way of dressing, so I guess this outfit pays homage to that. I encourage you to try out the slip dress, and don’t be afraid to layer so you feel less exposed! I went so far as adding on a long, tux style blazer!

Top & Dress | H&M    Blazer | J.Crew   Mules | Zara   Bag | Vintage Gucci    Glasses | Perverse   Photos | Elaine Torres