Tag Archives: floral

Baby’s Got A Lot of Baggage

it don’t seem to matter

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J. Crew sweater
Floral jeans from TJ Maxx
H&M Booties
H&M Holographic purse
Aldo three-finger ring
Satya Jewelry gifted stone necklace
Sunglasses c/o 80sPurple

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Call Me, Maybe?

Jumping on the bandwagon with the printed pants trend! How perfectly do they go with this blazer? Also, cheeky tee. I’m so comfortable and feeling fun in this ensemble!

Sunglasses c/o80sPurple (buy em HERE!)

Tee from a gift shop in Old Orchard, Maine

Material Girl blazer

Tinseltown jeans via TJ Maxx

Calvin Klein flats

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Styling by Sahra

This past Sunday I bravely faced my hangover and went to assist on a photoshoot with two long time friends, Greg Easton with model Colleen Leary. It was a ton of fun helping style and being an extra set of eyes and opinion, making sure everything was flawless for the images and helping with posing and locations. This was one of my first times working behind the camera (even if I wasn’t pressing the button) and it’s safe to say it won’t be my last!

Colleen is wearing:

WetSeal top

Candie’s for Kohl’s blazer

Forever21 skirt, cuff, and shoes

I’m wearing:

Frederick’s of Hollywood corset top

Thrifted skirt & belt

Aldo wedges

WetSeal star top

Forever 21 sunglasses

Colleen is wearing:

WetSeal dress

Charlotte Russe wedges

Vintage/thrifted belt

Forever21 sunglasses

Colleen is wearing:

Forever 21 dress

Charlotte Russe necklace and shoes

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Simple Summer

Simple summer look. I’m currently packing to leave for my annual Maine beach vacation, and leaving tomorrow so I’ve got my work ahead of me! I’ve also started writing and working on a few new projects so it’s a lot of days of me sitting in front of my laptop in shorts and a tank top. Like this oldie but goodie H&M tank, Forever 21 shorts, and CG flats from Barami.

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Classy Rock

I bought this coveted dress from Zara for Easter, but have had difficulty trying to make it more my style for day wear. Then, it hit me. Throw on my Forever 21 black and metal zipper belt with some DB sandals, and my favorite bracelet! I wore this to work and I must say, I felt more in love with this dress than I have at all since April!

And that is how I turned a more conventional, classic dress into more of a rocker look!

Last Day in NYC

My last night in NYC for two weeks and I spent it with some of my closest friends drinking margaritas and chatting about summer adventures. My last day I spent procrastinating some packing, grabbing lunch with some friends, then off to my favorite neighborhood thrift store, Atlantis Attic.
















Diesel tee shirt

Forever 21 shorts

Jessica Simpson boots

Vintage/thrifted bag

Next time I post you’ll be reading all about my July 4th weekend! Enjoy 😀

Springtime Flowers!

As we all know springtime means the influx of florals in our wardobes. Yesterday I had the great pleasure of going to one of the oldest fabric floral centers in New York City. M&S Shmalberg Custom Fabric Flowers has been an in house design and production company for over 100 years, surprisingly owned and operated by men. They make flowers of every kind of fabric you can imagine; chiffon, leather, cotton, lace…you name it, they will make it.

Their mini factory on 36th street does everything, and the process is truly quie fascinating. Beginning with yards of drapable fabric, they then starch the pieces, before cutting each into a flat floral shape with petals. Then, using heat presses and molds, they mold the starched fabric to give it dimension. Next, 3-4 pieces that had been molded together are slightly seperated and spun, creating a flower!

Now, you may have not heard their name, but you’ve definitely seen their flowers. As the largest custom flower distributers in America they do the designs you see on all your favorite brands. From Coach to J. crew and Banana Republic, but also including custom designers, headbands, and wedding dresses.

The company is currently run by a father and son, Warren and Adam, and they are some totally sweet guys. Warren gave me a flower and some fabric that I’m already planning a great dress for (I’ll sew it one of those weekends I’m free…) and were just so sweet. Their website is of simplest forms, but the son, Adam, is trying to tech the business up, as seen on their Facebook page here: http://www.facebook.com/?sk=h#!/fabricflowers

Mainly, This post is a gush about how great this company is. They’re name isn’t a common household name, but they’re flowers definitely are and they are indubitably under appreciated. If you’re planning a party, wedding, or anything else you may need fabric flowers for PLEASE think of them. I can’t gush enough. I also can’t wait to head back to them with some project ideas of my own! ❤

Everything is Wet and Awkward

I took a trp down tIo Baltimore this weekend to visit one of my closest friends. It was a grand ol’ time; whiskey and vodka were drank, sushi and many a taco and nacho were consumed, and the weather was nearing 50 degrees! I even wore a skirt, as you can see, and stepped out of my UGG’s and Uniqlo tights for once.

Forever 21 Jacket

JCrew Cable Knit

Foreve 21 Skirt

H&M Floral Tights

Old Navy Boots

These were taken on a particular wet day in which we accidentally locked ourselves out of the house until someone came to rescue us with the spare key. Later that day we helped a clearly drugged/high guy who had gotten into a severe car accident on the highay call the police. And then ate pounds and pounds of mexican food. Needless to say, this was the most exciting day of the trip, and I think I looked damn cute for it!

Adventures in Montauk

I’ve been going off on little adventures almost daily with my friend James Norton and his fancy shmancy camera. Figured I’d share some images of my adventures and personal style with all you lovelies! (side pre-note: if you click on the pictures they get bigger…and prettier!)

Tee from Target

Shorts from Forever 21

Fringed Gladiator sandals from Limited Too

Bangles from Forever 21, Target, and TopShop

and this one just makes me happy:

Another day we went to this horse ranch. It claims to be the first in America, est. 1658…

Dress from Target

Bracelets from Target, Forever 21, Whole Foods

Boots from some cowboy store in Virginia

Sunglasses from the Montauk Arts and Crafts Fair

Hat from my friend’s mom’s closet

I bought ^this^ wooden bird at an estate sale; figured I could make a cute, unique necklace out of it!

Next we went to ditch plains to go hike the cliffs by the sea side!

anddd….a total botch job of a few pictures I tried to combine: On my final day we tried to explore some new places in just a few hours before my ride to MA came… we only got a few images but here’s what we got:

Dress from Justice

Shoes by MiaGirl

Jacket by H&M


Flowers in Bloom

images from LookBook.nu

Every spring it’s the same thing; florals and flowers being reinvented and worn by everyone. This year, though, I’m actually wearing flowers too.

Woah, what? Yea, you’re favorite tattooed and pierced quasi-fashionista is wearing FLOWERS. My mommy would be so proud. These pretty dresses and skirts have been gracing the runways and pale spring bodies for years, probably since the emergence of the 1960’s “Flower Power” movement. I don’t think a spring has gone by without floral dresses and this year is little different. One big thing I’ve seen, as aforementioned, is floral tights and leggings.

I used to done a simple black skirt or short and a dark colored tank or tee. Since opening my mind to other style s of dress I’ve learned how to make anything my own. So, this yea I’m giving this syle staple a try and punking it out! My looks:

This is one trend you can afford to be a cheapskate on. Every store and their mother is carrying florals, from TopShop to Target. Er go, there’s no shortage of finds. My first two looks feature a Target skirt for $10 and a Target dress for $20. The third picture is an adorably comfortable dress from American Eagle for $40. Forever 21 has a vast collection of floral wear from lounge-y to casual to semi-formal.  These prices are general Forever prices, from $12.50-$24.80. TopShop carries a few that allow you to cross-trend, including a caged-back floral mini that clings to your body for a seemingly slimming effect for a wonderful $49. H&M may be slightly lacking in the dress and skirt area, but they carry floral pants ($30), tights ($15), and cardigans ($20).

If you feel like blowing some cash and splurging, Thakoon has a B-E-A-Utiful floral dress for $1,638 available at your local Bergdorf’s or Neiman’s.

image from NeimanMarcus.com

I could go on and on about florals, really, but I won’t…only because my spring break is about to start as soon as I get off this bus! But go shopping, find some cheap flowers, and go enjoy the sunshine we’ve been blessed with!