Flower Power

I have never experienced a more finicky April, one day it is sunny and 70 degrees and the next day it is gloomy, rainy and can’t get passed 50 degrees. This weather has totally had an impact on my blog because all I want to do is go outside and shoot photos, but lately it seems like it is so easy to miss that short window of opportunity, or in my case sunny, warm weather. However, not all days are bad days and luckily we have been blessed with some beautiful days (although I can count them on one hand). So keep on reading to see one of my favorite spring outfits featuring some of the trendiest pieces for this season.

When the sun is shining bright (and today is not one of those days), I love breaking out my new jeans from Ruby and Jenna. I love the distressed and embroidered floral details. I am sure you can agree that it seems lately any store you walk into, you can find a pair of denim, whether a denim jacket or a pair of jeans featuring some sort of embroidered pattern. The colorful, embroidery paired against the denim fabric totally gives off a 70s vibe and boho feel.

Since my distressed and embroidered jeans certainly make a statement, I decided to keep my top super simple and just wear my new, boxy t-shirt from the brand Everlane. I never knew I could fall in love with such a simple t-shirt before but this top is super comfortable and the boxy, cropped fit is perfect. I highly recommend checking out the brand Everlane to find a selection of basic pieces that are high quality and can be worn in hundreds of different ways.

As I mentioned in previous style posts, the rose gold trend is huge, so I am so excited I found these rose gold slip on sneakers at Payless. These shoes totally complete my spring shoe collection because the metallic shade looks amazing with any outfit, especially an outfit that features denim. The zipper detail on the side gives these shoes an edgy kind of look, while still being sporty and casual.

Although, I wanted to keep the top half of my look pretty simple, I could not resist adding a statement necklace. My iridescent statement necklace from Apricot Lane is one of the most unique necklaces in my collection because the iridescent color reflects all the different shades in my outfit. Whichever way I turn you can bet my necklace picks up all different colors, like pink, yellow, green, silver, and so on and to me that’s the perfect way to top off any outfit.

Just like my yoga instructor said after today’s class, even when it’s rainy and cloudy outside, always remember that the sun is somewhere there, even if it is hiding. Meaning, make the most out of those dreary days and try to spread a little sunshine wherever you go. Anyway, let me know in the comments below what are some of your favorite pieces in your spring wardrobe. Talk soon!

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Save The Elephants

Save The Elephants

 I’ll bet when you are shopping, you are only focused on finding the trendiest of pieces, not for items that only look good but also have a mission to save and protect.  Trust me, you are not alone, whenever I am shopping at my favorite store all I think about is buying stylish items, while trying not to break the bank.  However, recently I was introduced to the brand, The Elephant Pants, whose mission is to provide chic, colorful clothing while saving elephants, by donating a portion of their sales to protect the elephant population.

I know what you may be thinking, why should we care about the elephant population when most of the population is found practically on the other side of the world.  Well, elephants are tortured and killed for their ivory, making them endangered species.  The thought of never seeing an elephant in its natural habitat in my lifetime is a scary thought.  Why should we let this population of beautiful elephants continue to decline?  Well we don’t, keep on reading to see how I style one of my favorite pieces from The Elephant Pants.

Of course, the star of my outfit is my beautiful kimono.  I am obsessed with the rich colors, like navy, mustard yellow, and shades of orange mixed with the mosaic design and the elephant print.  A kimono can be one of the most versatile pieces in your wardrobe because you can pair it with jeans, a skirt, a dress, wear it as a bathing suit cover up to the beach, and so on.  Even before being introduced to The Elephant Pants, I was always a fan of all things elephants.  I love how elephants symbolize wisdom and strength.  So naturally, I wear my elephant kimono with pride.

Whenever I wear a kimono with jeans, I just like to layer a simple t-shirt underneath, so my basic white t-shirt from Forever 21 did the trick.

As for jeans, I am wearing my favorite Madewell distressed boyfriend jeans.  Whenever I am looking for a pair of denims that radiate that casual, laid-back vibe, these boyfriend jeans are perfect.

         Nothing looks better with boyfriend jeans than a pair of wedge booties.  I haven’t worn these Steven Madden booties in forever, but that is going to change.  The brown, chestnut color goes perfectly with the warm colors in my kimono.

         Speaking of all the warm, deep colors in my kimono I decided to wear my favorite gemstone necklace from H&M.  I love the amethyst, purple shade.  A simple necklace like the one I am wearing totally completes my outfit.

Thanks to their amazing customers, The Elephants Pants brand has donated over 120,000 dollars to save elephants.  Although, I can’t read the minds of elephants, I know that each and every elephant around the world is very thankful for our help.  So what are you waiting for? Start browsing The Elephant Pants website for a variety of stylish tops, pants, dresses, and accessories.  You won’t feel that shoppers guilt knowing that 10% of your purchase is donated to save the elephants.  Let me know in the comments below if you have purchased anything from the site and how you would style your new pieces.  Talk soon!

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Rediscovered Favorites

It’s that time of year again…when the weather is starting to get a little warmer, the grass is getting greener, the birds are starting to sing, and so on.  These past few days have finally felt like spring. With a new season comes new fashion.  However, these past several days have just reassured me that my closet is not ready for spring.  Instead, my closet is still cluttered with tons of my winter clothes and most of my warmer weather clothes are tucked under my bed in storage bins.  So this week, I have dedicated some time to do some spring-cleaning with my wardrobe.  Although, the thought of reorganizing your closet can be stressful, it has allowed me to figure out how to style my clothes in different ways that I never thought of.  With that being said, throughout this process, I have rediscovered some “old” fashion favorites, hence the title of this blog post.

My outfit would be extremely boring without my colorful, tie-dye button up shirt from Urban Outfitters. It never fails me.  Whenever I wear this shirt I always have people compliment me on the beautiful, colorful design.  It makes sense because this bright, rainbow shirt just adds a pop of color and a dose of happiness on any spring day.  The funny thing about this shirt is that I bought it in the men’s department at Urban Outfitters when I was back in high school, legit like five years ago.  For some reason, this shirt was tucked away in storage ready to make an appearance again, but this time worn in a different way.

Usually, I’d wear this shirt with plain, black leggings and converse, but today I decided to pair this shirt with even more color.  I can’t believe the last time I wore these Madewell army green cargo like jeans with tons of pockets and zippers was a year ago in this post.  I love that the army green shade is basically a neutral color so it doesn’t take away from my rainbow shirt, but still adds more color to my look.  I have a feeling I will be getting more use out of these pants when I want a change from the usual pair of denim jeans.

I would normally style my Urban Outfitters shirt with a white t-shirt underneath, but I am so happy I rediscovered this distressed t-shirt from Forever 21.  The distressed look is so in this season so this shirt will definitely make another appearance.  Instead of just wearing the t-shirt long, I decided to knot it in front to give it more shape.

I am surprised these shoes are still in one piece.  I have a feeling they are not going to make it through the whole spring season considering I have had these shoes for years and practically wear them everyday.  I just love how these Kensie brand booties are so versatile.  So what if they are so worn out, they still work with any outfit.

I have had spring fever since January so you can only imagine how happy I am to see a new season finally begin.  I hope this post motivated you to take a few hours (or in my case a few days) and go ahead and transform your style with the clothes you already have hanging in your closet.  Let me know in the comments below what are some of your rediscovered favorites. Happy spring-cleaning!

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