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LEOPARD SNEAKERS + COAT

Happy 2017! This is officially my first post of the new year and I feel refreshed and energized for a fresh chapter. As I mentioned in #MyOdeto2016, last year was tough for me and full of lessons–but I’m eager and excited to see what this year holds. I’d love to hear what you want to see more of on my website. So, please leave me a comment below letting me know what posts you love and want more of!

I have been reaching for a ton of leopard as of late–and it doesn’t hurt that leopard is just about everywhere right now. Animal prints in all shapes and colors will be abundant in your feeds over the next few months, and I decided to load up on two pieces of leopard print. The jacket is from Mango and the leopard sneakers are from Stella McCartney, and together, they make the perfect leopard love child🐯. They look so much alike, they look like they’re from the same designer! I’ve played with multiple pieces of leopard print before here and here – but I think this look is my fave way to wear it. Leopard sneakers aren’t the most common piece, so below are my favorite picks for you to shop. What do you think? Let me know! read more

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Flamingo Agogo

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I’ve always had a soft spot for flamingos. Sure, they’re pretty stinky and dirty in real life, but they’re just so cute and I always wanted a pink flamingo for the backyard. I grew up going to Florida most summers to visit my grandmother, and I still associate flamingos with Florida, which is another reason why they make me smile. read more

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Gingham

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Today’s story is dedicated to the summer-iest of patterns: gingham! Frequently used for picnic table cloths, napkins and plates, and therefore, undeniably linked to bbqs, summertime celebrations and Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz… gingham can actually be quite chic. In fact, it continues to make it’s way onto the runways year after year for warmer months, and this year was no exception. 

Personally, I’ve always been fond of a check, in just about any form. And I don’t discriminate, I like gingham checks just as much as a winter time plaid. Right now, I’m wearing gingham by way of some super preppy, cropped trousers. A decade or so ago, you may have even called these guys petal pushers! LOL! To keep the look relevant, I decided to go with another off-the-shoulder top. This one just might be my favorite in rotation because it’s oversized and comfortable, and you can shop the exact one I am wearing below! read more

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All Gray and Stripes

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Alright, by now you guys know that I have a thing for all gray outfits. I mean take a look at this one (wearing the same coat I might add) and this menswear look. Ok, you get the picture, but I’m serious when I say that all-gray is my all-time favorite color to wear monochrome, and if you haven’t tried it out yet, I highly recommend it asap!

However, the challenge with wearing something like head-to-toe gray often, is making it unique and interesting. For this look, I wanted to play with proportions. I went with a super tight, long sleeve body con dress that hits right above my ankle. I really love this length because I think it’s more flattering then when skirts and dresses hit at the mid-calf. Mid-calf pieces are a surefire way to make my legs look way bigger then they are! Now,  I adore stripes and I wanted to make sure both the stripes on the arms and hem were fully exposed. So, I added on this ginormous gray coat. It’s eye-catching to wear something so tight underneath something so large, and I like how the lighter shade of the coat perfectly plays off of the dress. I kept the stripe theme going with my laid back Adidas and pulled the whole look and color scheme together with a structured, navy bag. read more

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