Back to Basics

Basic pieces are something that all of us have in our closet but I think not all of us fully take advantage of many different ways there are to wear them. Blue jeans, white shirt, black pants, brown riding boots, camel coat, each one of this pieces are present among so many people’s closet because of the versatility and ease to wearing them. Pretty much all basic pieces can work with every other basic staple as well as can be paired but statement pieces and still make the outfit wearable in the streets. Although these items are all in our closet I think often we tend to go to the statement pieces and are a little afraid of wearing something so minimalistic of fear of being called “basic” or “ordinary” but when a great chic look is done well it can make the largest statement.

Try to make a statement this week without wearing your usually statement pieces, search for items with ease and layer them to add depth to your look; it can be really breathtaking. When shopping next look for pieces with interesting shape and texture, go for the classic grey that you KNOW will always be in style instead of the it color now. Give your beautiful face a break from harsh heavy makeup and opt for a natural light look that highlights your best features, adding just a pop of color with your lip balm. Play around with different shades of color, white on white, dark grey with light, knit sweat with leather leggings the combination of ways is there, you just have to look for other ideas to play off of. Here are some of my favorite looks for you to check out.http://www.pinterest.com/pin/540291286520139198/http://www.pinterest.com/pin/540291286520139198/

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While search the web lately for inspiration I started to look for ways on how play into staple pieces and let me tell you there are some amazing other blogs out there who dress entirely from basic! Its amazing how chic and simple these women can look while just wearing black, white, grey and camel. Here are some of my favorite bloggers that combine beautiful photograph and classic yet modern twists on basic style that you should definitely check out: http://harperandharley.com & http://thechroniclesofher.blogspot.com.

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So many new events and trend happen everyday in the fashion world and I truly believe that when you are getting dressed in the morning you can say much more with a great basic then with any of the newest thing. I hope you enjoy and that you give it a try!

-until next time- M

Moody Girl

One of the beauties about fashion is that is can directly reflect exactly what you are feeling for the outfit. If you can feeling casual, throw on a great basic top with some jeans and a floppy hat, if its lazy then an oversized cable knit sweater and some super skinny black jeans and if you are catching some adventurous vibes then play around with so great vintage one of a kind accessories. My point is that with every chance you get fashion is how YOU what other to see you and what YOU have to say about it.

Right now I’m all about the sass. Maybe I’ll throw on a little “saucy” lipgloss while in my uniform at work. Maybe I throw on my cat eye sunnies that I picked up for a steal at $25 at TJMaxx last weekend. I may just put on the most epic pair of patterned bell bottoms I own on and dance around by myself on the beach. I absolutely love when I have one specific piece in my outfit that automatically stands out from the rest. Mixing right colors, graphic, geometric shapes can seem bizarre at first but hey, check out some cool inspiration pics and try it for yourself it could be a major fashion major for you.

Anyways, my point you that being moody is an amazing thing when it comes to your personal style and can be used to your advantage when you need a little styling versatility in your wardrobe. So, embrace the crazy mood swings and get creative!

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-until next time- M

Seasonal Changes

I am a sucker for anything boyfriend, and these jeans are what I have been living in all summer. Light-weight and breathable while matching it with some Converse and a grey tee, they are the perfect fit for hanging around town. Still keeping it fun with some major arm jewels I made a visit to the cutest little coffee shop in Costa Mesa with my forever girl crush Naomi. Milk and Honey is an eco-friendly coffee shop that is known for its out of the box favors like lavender chia and watermelon iced tea (I had the vanilla chia latte and it was just as good as any chain brand). Next to it is are the shopping “anti-malls” The Lab and The Camp with plenty of vintage stores, eco-friendly product and health lifestyle food options. Also did I mention is just across the freeway from South Coast Plaza?!  Absolutely a mini day trip worth taking; so check it out and i hope you like it!

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all photos above taken by me

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