Archive for Fashion

Look of the Week: Casual Luxe

Casual Luxe
 
What a better way to add wow factor to a simple white shirt and ripped jeans look than with gorgeous accessories. Anytime I create a look, I always start with one of my Sweet Suri Jewels pieces and I work around it. I immediately think of modern, minimalistic chic when I see the Alchemy ring in black druzy on gunmetal. Its monochromatic with sparkle. Throw on a little mascara and lip gloss and you’re ready for a day of shopping or lunch with a friend. (remember to take flip flops when you’re feet begin to hurt from these gorgeous Gianvito Rossi pumps).

Look of the Week: Into the Blue

Look of the Week

Boho

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I am so happy 70s style is back! I love almost everything about the 70s, minus those high waisted jeans which are only made to look good on 1% go the population (myself not included). With Coachella recently wrapping up, I wanted to create a more dressed up Bohemian look, and this Forever 21 dress was perfect for that. I have recently rediscovered Forever 21, thanks to a fellow blogger friend. I still can’t get myself to actually go into the store, because the sheer volume of clothing and racks on top of racks gives me anxiety, but shopping online is great! I am also wearing one of my newest Alchemy rings from the “Midnight Collection”. If you haven’t checked out the Sweet Suri Jewels collection, head over to my website here.

Bohemian style

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Dress: Forever21/ Shoes: Banana Republic/ Bag: Prada/ Ring: Sweet Suri Jewels/ Hat: Anthropologie

Fall-ish

Fall is my favorite fashion season hand-down. Boots, hats, dark rich colors, layers….need I say more? Spent the beautiful afternoon literally chasing after my daughter…who recently got a “boo-boo” on her chin =( But that’s not stopping her.

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 Shirt: H&M (similar here)| Jeans: Zara (Love these too)|Shoes: J.Crew (similar here)|Bag: Gucci| Sunglasses: unknown| Hat: Banana Republic| All Jewelry: Sweet Suri Jewels

Suri’s Dress: Gap| Suri’s shoes: Amazon

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Spring’s Best Accessories

Hi everyone! I am so excited about this Spring’s accessory options, that I just had to take some time out to put together a collection of the best of the best. I also threw in a Tibi skirt that I already purchased because it is almost sold out! How gorgeous are the blues and the pastels?!

 

Look for Less: Valentino vs. Henri Bendel

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As you may know, I am Valentino obsessed. I love basically everything they make, and if I won the lottery, I would probably spend most of it on Valentino purses and shoes. However, their amazing designs do come at a high price, so when I saw this gorgeous Henri Bendel bag for a fraction of the price, I was thrilled. It is “inspired by” the Valentino Va Va Voom shoulder bag, and it almost even looks cuter than it’s Valentino counterpart (dare I say?). So can you guess which one is the Valentino. If you guessed #2, you are correct!

So if you don’t have $1600 to spend on a fall bag, go for the Hendri Bendel ($228). It comes in a beautiful chartreuse color as well. (p.s. I got the burgundy, which is perfect for Fall).

xo

Layla

How to Distress your Jeans

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The other day, my friend Sarah and I were talking about distressed jeans, and how we would love to find the perfect pair. Well, I found a great pair but I bought them soon after I gave birth, and now they are too big. So, I decided to make my own “ripped jeans.”

Let me just say that I was never the DIY type of person until recently, because I never had the time with dental school and studying and then work….etc. But this is really easy and it took me about 15 minutes total.  Since this was my first time, I started with an old pair of Gap boyfriend jeans- I didn’t want to use any of my newer or more expensive pairs of jeans.  I found a great tutorial video on the Free People website here. It was actually pretty easy to do, but you have to be REALLY careful not to cut yourself. The only supplies you need are a box cutter and a piece of thick paper or card stock. Here is the after. I think they turned out pretty good! What do you think?

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Jeans: Gap/ Watch: Michele /Ring: Sweet Suri Jewels

Preview of Fall 2013 Trends

Hello everyone!

Last week I had a great time at Tootsie’s learning about all of the upcoming trends for this Fall. Fall is definitely my favorite season for fashion, and this season did NOT disappoint. Overall, I would say this Fall you will see a lot of military inspired clothing, menswear looks, rocker chic, and interesting fabrics such as coated denim, lace, colored leather, and velvet.

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Other big trends for fall include: ankle length jeans (so you can show off your fabulous shoes), destructed jeans, motif tops (t-shirts with a word or phrase on it), lots of camo prints, black and white, studded details, and denim on denim. So excited! I put together a collection of my favorite current pieces that are hot for Fall. What is your favorite Fall trend?

My Favorite Fall Bags

Hi everyone!

I hope you had a great weekend. Mine was pretty relaxing. Just spent time with family and friends and watched a lot of Arrested Development on Netflix (if you like weird humor, give it a try).

Anyway, I have been thinking of getting a new bag for Fall, and I haven’t quite decided which one yet, so I made a collection of all of my top favorites. You can hover over each one with your mouse to see the price and brand. As you can tell, I am still obsessed with the Phillip Lim Pashli satchel. Since I’m a mom now and I need both hands free, I’m thinking of getting the medium which can be worn as a cross-body as well. Which one is your favorite???

Happy Monday!

Layla

San Diego Day 2

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Our second evening in San Diego, my husband and I went to dinner with friends, and I wore my black and white printed DVF wrap dress. Diane von Furstenberg is know for making wrap dresses that hug women in all of the right places, and I really love the long version. I wore taupe heels and my taupe Chloe side satchel (mainly because those were the only accessories I packed for the trip, but luckily they go with everything!). What do you think of the dress? Check out more gorgeous DVF wrap dresses here and here.

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Dress: Similar DVF/ Bag: Chloe/ Sunglasses: Karen Walker/ Necklace: Neiman’s

Happy Friday!

xo

Layla