TGIF!

Cue Rebecca Black’s catchy, yet annoying song “Friday,” because guess what “It’s Friday, Friday, gotta get down on Friday.”  Sorry for getting that song stuck in your head, trust me I have been singing along to that song all morning and it’s not only frustrating to me but also my roommates.  Oops!  I am just so excited for the weekend and to share with you today’s style post.

The star of today’s post is my stylish gold cuff by the up and coming brand Cosa™.  This is not just an ordinary bracelet but it is actually the world’s first magnetic charm cuff.  The Cosa™ cuff, which is Italian for “a thing”, features magnetic charms called Jigs™, which is short for “thingamajigs.”  Clever right?  As you can see the gold cuff contains 5 blank spots to pop on your favorite Jigs™.

Today, my Cosa™ cuff includes the pill, the vintage like, the heart, the light bulb, and the lipstick Jigs™. All of the charms have a special meaning like, the vintage like for being an Instagram “star,” the heart for the love and dedication to blog, the light bulb for always being inspired, the pill for those moments when I need to remember to take a chill pill and relax, and lastly, the lipstick for obvious reasons.  I love how my Cosa™ cuff allows me to add personality to my look and with all the Jigs™ to choose from you will have no problem creating the perfect cuff.  And to add even more “arm candy” try mixing and matching your favorite bangles like I did with these Forever 21 gold bangles.

Moving away from my cuff (but really how can you stop staring at my gold cuff and colorful Jigs™), lets talk about the rest of my outfit, like my chunky sweater from Yoshop.com.  I love how my sweater features a zipper detail on the sleeve and a choker neckline, which is so in style after making many appearances on the runways.  I figured my gold Cosa™ cuff would bring out the gold finish on the zipper detail and it totally did!  Also, I am obsessing over the lavender shade of my sweater.  A popular color palette for the spring is pastel colors, so I give myself props for breaking out of my usual warm toned color palette and trying this soft purple shade.

As for denim, I am wearing my favorite pair of Zara gray washed-distressed jeans.  I love how the dark gray color makes the soft lavender shade and the gold coloring of the zipper and bracelet pop.

Finally for shoes, I am wearing my usual black booties from Charlotte Russe.  These shoes don’t really need a description considering how many times they have been featured on my blog.  Just know that these are the perfect shoes for any outfit.

After reading this post, I know what you are thinking…you are wondering how you can purchase a Cosa™ cuff.  Well check out their newly updated website and get lost customizing your cuff and choosing from the ever expanding list of Jigs™.  The best part is that if you use the promo code LivForStyle you get 20% off your order. So what are you waiting for? Head over to https://www.cosacuffs.com

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Top Trends That You’ll See Everywhere In 2017

We are more than a month into 2017 and the fashion world has already seen some trends that will continue to make a statement this year.  Although we have less than 11 months left of this year, I am almost certain that the pieces mentioned below will make it into your wardrobe before we ring in a new year.  Keep on reading if you are interested in learning about some of the trends that have been turning heads so far.

Micro Bags

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You heard me right – micro bags are one of this year’s hottest trends.  The only problem with micro bags is that on first glance they seem incredibly useless – what can you use them for, other than carrying a lipstick and maybe one stick of gum? But many designers paired them up with larger bags, meaning that these micro bags are used more as money purses and an accessory to your larger bag.  Carrying two handbags can seem a little counterintuitive and unsafe but if you attach them together then not only will you be on trend, but you’ll also make sure that you never misplace either of them.

Statement Jewelry

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Statement jewelry never goes out of style. Whether it is the year 2016 or 2017, you can bet that accessorizing is always on trend.  The way to rock this look is to always remember to not over accessorize. But with strategic styling, you can always make sure your women’s jewelry game is on point.  From incredible statement necklaces to delicate rings, you can add jewelry to any outfit to make yourself look immediately ten times better and more put together.

Sneakers

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Alleluia for the return of comfortable footwear! Now, we no longer have to wear ugly running shoes or strange misshapen fake Uggs in the quest for our feet to be perfectly comfortable – instead we can follow in the footsteps of Instagram-to-Vogue models Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner, and step into some comfortable Adidas Originals with a massive sigh of relief that we aren’t trying to cram our toes into pointy heels.  If you want to go really old school and channel the early 2000s golden punk pop era, then you could go for some Vans or Converse, which are coming out in a series of more and more attractive styles including rose gold, which brings me to the next trend.

Rose Gold

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It’s true – somehow rose gold is still in style after a good year of it being on top.  These days it’s moving more towards home decor, clothing (check out Katy Perry at the Grammys) and accessories.  A cross between copper and silver, it adds a pleasant warmth to the metallic goods in your life.  Go for a rose gold rain coat, rose gold shoes, and a rose gold metallic shimmer on your eyelids – you’ll look glossy, feminine and slightly astronaut-like at the same time, which is, of course, the best combination in the world.  Although you probably shouldn’t wear them all together because too much of a good thing is very possible when it comes to rose gold.

What other trends have you been seeing this year?  Continue the discussion down below.  I would love to add to my growing list of top trends in 2017.

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A Few Of My Favorite Things- Floral, Fringe, and Sparkle

Remember when the ground wasn’t covered with snow and you could walk outside unafraid of stepping into a gross puddle filled with dirty water from the melting snow?  Or remember when it was like 60 degrees one day and then the next day we got dumped on with over a foot of snow?  It’s been a crazy winter to say the least.  Well luckily the photos below were taken on that 60-degree day because no blogger would miss the chance of shooting outside on a warm winter day.  Keep scrolling to read all about one of my favorite outfits that has been on repeat because it features a few of my favorite things: floral, fringe, and sparkle.

         Whenever the cold weather hits, I am the type of person that will fold away all of my favorite dresses and wait until the warm weather returns to wear them all again.  But, now I realize that dresses can certainly be worn in the winter, especially when you layer, layer, layer.  I love my button down, floral dress from Zara.  For the winter, I love dark floral prints, because it totally makes a delicate, girly print a bit more edgy.

         My Zara dress can absolutely stand alone because the beautiful floral print is bold and makes a statement, but as I said, to turn a dress into a more winter piece, it is all about layering, so I added this suede fringed vest by the brand Bongo.  You can’t go wrong with a simple fringed vest.  To be honest, this vest doesn’t add much warmth, but the fringed detail totally adds a more bohemian vibe to my look, which I totally dig!

         It’s my sparkly tights from Forever 21 that makes my dress more wintertime appropriate.  The thick, knit fabric keeps my legs warm and of course the sparkle keeps my outfit stylish.  I highly recommend investing in a good pair of thick tights, especially ones with some sort of pattern to complete any look, while keeping your legs nice and toasty.  If you are not into tights, you can certainly layer this dress over your favorite pair of skinny jeans.  For me, dresses like this is with just an oversized shirt that can be styled in so many ways.

         For shoes, I was torn between wearing black or taupe colored booties, but since most of my outfit’s color palette is dark, I decided to wear my favorite taupe colored booties by the brand Report.  Do these shoes look familiar?  Of course they do, I also styled them in a recent post, click here to read.  I know these shoes will continue to make more appearances on my blog.

         Finally, my choker featuring a lace band and gem pendant is from Forever 21.  Whenever a shirt or in this case a dress features a high neck, a choker is the way to go.

         Thanks everyone for reading.  What are some of your favorite ways to transform a dress into a winter appropriate outfit?  Let me know in the comments below.  FYI, it is suppose to be in the 60s this weekend, which means major meltage and more yucky puddles.  Talk to you all soon!

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The Best Dressed At The Grammy’s 2017

If there was any award show that I could go to and strut down the red carpet it would be the Grammy’s. This award show is filled with tons of music, celebs, and of course fashion.  To me, the Grammy’s is the chance to experiment with style and wear something unique and funky.  So I love when I see my favorite celebs take some fashion risks on the red carpet.  Keep on scrolling to read all about my favorite looks from last night’s big event.

http://www.vanityfair.com/style/2017/02/grammys-2017-best-dressed-stars

Solange Knowles

Solange Knowles dazzled in a metallic gold dress by Gucci.  The Knowles family can do no wrong like did you watch Beyoncé’s performance? I was left speechless.  Anyway, back to Solange’s dress.  I like how her dress features some of the hottest trends this season like the beautiful pleated design and exaggerated sleeve.  Her dress is glamorous but at the same time playing around with different shapes and structures.

http://www.vanityfair.com/style/2017/02/grammys-2017-best-dressed-stars

Katy Perry

I can’t get over Katy Perry’s new hair.  I love the platinum blonde color.  She is totally jumping on the bandwagon that blondes do have more fun.  To be honest, at first Katy’s dress did not make my best dressed list, but after looking more closely at her Tom Ford dress, I fell in love.  Again this is the perfect dress for the Grammy’s because it is fun and different, mixing sparkles and feathers.  I think the pink and rose gold colors really made her blonde hair pop.  The only adjustments I would make to this dress is having the feathers start higher up on the waist to avoid an awkward silhouette.

http://www.vanityfair.com/style/2017/02/grammys-2017-best-dressed-stars

Paris Jackson

Paris Jackson was the big breakout star at the Grammy’s.  Everyone was amazed by her beautiful red carpet look.  I loved the crisscross detail of her Balmain dress.  Not to mention the beautiful jewel toned colors with the perfect amount of sparkle.  The slits and cutouts of her dress created a beautiful illusion that leaves you asking is it a jumpsuit or a dress?

http://www.glamour.com/story/grammys-best-dressed-2017

Laverne Cox

Sigh, if only I could be this fierce. I am obsessed with Laverne Cox’s Bryan Hearns leather dress number.  This is what the Grammy’s is about, taking risks and she certainly knows how to nail the edgy look.  I loved how the dress features that cage detail from top to bottom to show off the perfect amount of skin, while leaving a little to the imagination.  Also, did you see her eye makeup?  Her bold, graphic smokey eyes with some jewel appliques outlining her lashes was just a work of art.  She nailed her look from head to toe.

http://www.seventeen.com/fashion/celeb-fashion/news/g3009/2017-grammys-best-dressed-red-carpet/?slide=20

Lea Michelle

I was not aware of Lea Michelle’s beautiful halter crop top and skirt duo by Roberto Cavalli until I was reading online articles recapping the fashion of last night.  Some celebs chose to expose extra skin with a high slit or a lot of cleavage, but I like how Lea picked a high waisted skirt and crop top to expose a portion of her torso.  For me, this look was perfect for the Grammy’s, being sexy and fun.  I also liked how her look featured a dark, lacy floral pattern for an edgy take on the usual feminine print.

http://www.vogue.com/slideshow/adele-katy-perry-jlo-grammys-red-carpet-best-dressed-celebrity-style#8

Halsey

Halsey, I totally love your tribute to the 90s with your silky, shiny cobalt blue track suit by Christian Wijnants.  Just like Halsey said on the red carpet, sometimes you don’t feel like wearing a dress and I couldn’t agree more.  I admire your choice to be different and show off this sporty look.  She is totally channeling the popular pajama trend this season, but of course this is one pair of sexy pajamas.  She really trusted her boob tape to keep her from having a wardrobe malfunction.  Not to mention she finished off her killer look with a long, silver diamond chain.  Now this is fashion.

http://www.vanityfair.com/style/2017/02/grammys-2017-best-dressed-star

Lady Gaga

Take that you body shamers! Lady Gaga had no problem standing up to all those who criticized her body at the Super Bowl when she confidently paraded down the red carpet in barely nothing.  She was ready to rock and roll in her all black, leather two piece assemble by Alex Ulichny finished with fishnet stockings and over the knee leather boots.  She was not afraid to show lots of skin or under boob and because she is Lady Gaga she nailed this look.  Her aviator sunglasses, pink hair, and bold lips totally gave her the rock star vibe.  And she totally lived up to those expectations when she performed on stage with Metallica and proceeded to crowd surf.  You go Gaga!

And that’s a wrap for my roundup of the best dressed at the Grammy’s. Once again, the Grammy’s wow me every year. The talent at this year’s show was incredible. If you need me I will be re-watching Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, and Ed Sheeran’s performance over and over again. Talk to you all soon!

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What I Wore Wednesday

You know you are experiencing a mid-week slump when it took you an hour to come up with the title of this post.  Anyway, today’s style post features some of my favorite new pieces that I picked up from Zara a while back when they were having a massive sale.  I took advantage of Zara’s sale and stocked up on new denim and tops for all occasions, so of course you can expect more style posts featuring my favorite retailer, Zara.

Today’s style vibe is casual and laid back.  I took a somewhat fancy, silky black blouse with a floral embroidered detail from Zara and dressed it down by pairing it with slouchy, boyfriend jeans.  My Zara top also features a ruffle detail at the neck, which as you can tell by the photos was not cooperating with the windy weather, but hey it still looks chic.

Mixing textures and fabrics, like denim and silk can be interesting, so to give my blouse more shape, I decided to do my oh so famous half tuck trick and tuck a portion of my top into my distressed, boyfriend jeans from Zara.  It is safe to say I am in a committed relationship with my boyfriend and by boyfriend, I mean my boyfriend jeans.

As for shoes, I am wearing my favorite leopard print high top sneakers by Sam Edelman.  High tops and boyfriend jeans and leopard print and floral print are a few of my favorite style combos.

Since my blouse has somewhat of a high neck and special features, like the ruffles and embroidery, I kept with the basics, a choker and stud earrings.  For my necklace, I decided to stick with the floral theme and wear my new choker from Forever 21, which features tiny, delicate rose charms.

Next, I am in love with my simple button freshwater pearl earrings from Pearl & Clasp.  The black coloring is an interesting twist on the classic white pearl.  Head over to Pearl & Clasp for an extensive collection of bold and unique jewelry pieces.

So that will do it for my “hump day” style.  Thank goodness I was able to capture these photos before that tiny snowstorm that hit yesterday.  I don’t need icky snow to ruin my pictures.  Now I’ll just be patiently waiting for the snow to melt and for the weekend to arrive.  Talk to you all soon!

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