Petite Picks

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Being petite has its perks. You can curl up in a coach class airplane seat, legroom is never a problem, and you can wear the highest heels in the world and not tower over your man. That said, there are definitely challenges, the most significant being finding clothes that fit. While every body type has its frustrations, being petite has compounded complications. It’s not just that pant and skirt lengths and sleeves need to beRead more

Texture Test

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One of the ways I put together an outfit is to combine different textures. Some fabrics don’t play as nicely together like linen and wool (though never say never). But I love a good brocade pocket square or tie with a corduroy blazer or suede bomber. Texture is one of my favorite ways to add interest to an outfit. Plush textures like suede and velvet are having a moment and I feel like that extends toRead more

Bomber and Blues

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I have to say I’m pretty excited that bomber jackets have made a comeback! They’re the perfect mix of military and comfort. I’ve paired it with denim and brogue boots for the perfect balance of trends and basics. Photos by Amie Akers Bomber by H&M – similar here Denim Shirt by Arizona Jeans Co. – similar here Jeans by Gustin Boots by Aldo – similar here Watch by Guess – similar hereRead more

The House Blend Featured on Independent Fashion Bloggers

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It is always an honor to be recognized by other fashion bloggers! Thank you to Independent Fashion Bloggers for featuring my post Punk Rock Presence along with other super talented bloggers. Everyone please check out these other bloggers for some fierce fashion advice!     Links à la Mode, October 20th Cat Eyes & Skinny Jeans: What’s in My September 2016 Secret Garden Glossybox Chiconomical: Quirk Pop Couture Crush: Couture Crushin: Wild Mantle Hooded ScarvesRead more

Blue Suede Shoes

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There’s something about blue suede shoes that inspire songs. I am loving this particular pair from Marc Fisher. They have a flared block heel which is super on trend and they’re in my favorite navy blue. Being petite, I love the low ankle because it gives a leg lengthening affect. I’m also enjoying showing how you  can wear white all year round. This blazer is in a crepe material which gives great wearability regardless ofRead more

Punk Rock Presence

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As a child of the 90’s the recent resurgence of 90’s fashion has me like – really? I now understand on another level what my mom was feeling when I used to go through her trunk of clothes from the 70’s looking for buried treasure. Since we are destined to repeat themes of former fashion (and who doesn’t love to wear a spikey pump) I decided to embrace it. I’m actually loving getting to combineRead more

Spain Travel Guide: Mallorca and Valencia

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After 10 days of exploring Madrid and Barcelona we were ready for a respite and Mallorca was the perfect place. It is the most beautiful place I have ever been! Around every bend is another cove with a tranquil beach and turquoise water. The island has a lot of caves and hiking you can do but we just rested. We read on the beach and took walks and basically just stared at the beautiful water.Read more

Independent Fashion Bloggers Feature!

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I always love being featured in such great company! Links à la Mode, September 29th Al-Balsam Life: Milan Fashion Week: Bottega Veneta’s Leather & Absolute Wearability Anti.Muse: Anti.Musings: My Alternative Fashion Story Cammeo Head to Toe: Top 5 Pins of the Week: Bombs Away Cat Eyes & Skinny Jeans: August 2016 Empties! Cover Mum: Reveal Your Inner Wild Cat Distinguished Diva: Luxury Wood Watch Editorial plus Jord Watch Giveaway Elements of Ellis: White Jeans forRead more

Spain Travel Guide: Barcelona part 1

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  After Madrid, we spent 5 days in Barcelona which was definitely  a highlight for both of us. The vibe in Barcelona is very laid back and multicultural. At one of our favorite restaurants, Can Cisa, our waiter was Italian and had lived all over Europe before landing in Barcelona. He subsequently spoke Italian, Spanish, English, and a little German, and a little French. Getting to Can Cisa requires a bit of winding through alleys but itRead more

Spain Travel Guide: Madrid

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     For our 10 year anniversary the hubs and I went to Spain! I have always wanted to go there for the culture,  food, and beautiful architecture. I speak Spanish pretty well now so we decided to have an adventure and just go on our own. Every other trip we’d taken out of the US had been with friends or family who had experience with the area so this was an opportunity to DIYRead more

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