July 28, 2016

Nautical

Dress, Preloved (Lemonberry). Tote, Meow Boutique. Hat, Lulus. Bracelet c/o La Maison du Carat. Ring, Samantha Wills. 

The nautical trend has been everywhere this season but as far as I was concerned it was sailing off into the distance never to be seen again, until my eyes spotted this anchor tote that is. Immediately drawn to the bold red and white stripe, the contrast created by the overlaying anchor graphic was almost mesmerizing. A beach tote had been on my wish list for quite some time, so simply put, I had to have this striped anchor tote. I didn't even realize at first that the straps were made out of actual rope, which just made it that much more cuter and quite the statement piece for the summer. And so I wore it to the beach last weekend, pairing it with a little white dress with a lace up front, lace up sandals and a hat, for some cute yet laid back nautical vibes.

Also making its debut at the beach last weekend was this charm bracelet I received from La Maison du Carat. I've seen many charm bracelets but none have quite stood out like this one. Amongst the  signature charms surrounding the band sit 3 perfectly sculpted panther charms made of such exquisite beauty that at times I find myself wondering how such a miniature charm can be made with this much  intricate detail. This is quite the unique take on charm bracelets and is a style I truly adore. If you would like to pick one up for yourself, or any other item from LMDC, use promo code AGNES25 to receive 25% off any purchase on La Maison du Carat's site. This bracelet is just one of many beautiful and unique creations.
I would love to hear what you think of the statement pieces in this post. Do you have any beach tote or charm bracelet faves?

xo


July 20, 2016

Instant Crush

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Instant Crush dressSlip dress c/o Tobi. Clutch, Dior. Sandals, Dolce Vita. Ring, Samantha Wills. 

Remember when I told you that I was looking forward to summer to really start rocking that lingerie trend? Well, here we are. This beautiful dress by Tobi could not capture this trend any better! I love slip dresses, but adore this one even more because of the print and eyelash lace detail. What I love most about this slip dress is that it gives off a subtle hint of sexy without overexposing too much.

Check out some of Tobi's other Black Blue Dresses and coordinates which would compliment this style really well: Shoes & Blazers

xo 

July 15, 2016

Coconuts + How to Wear Denim Cutoffs If You're a Bit on the Conservative Side




Top, Chaser (Lemonberry). Cutoffs, Signature 8 (Nasty Gal). Panama hat (here). Sunnies, Gucci.

My love for coconuts extends past beauty and cooking products, it has now officially crept into my closet. The only thing missing in my life at this point is a coconut emoji. If someone could get on that, that would be great!

But aside from the coconut love, I did want to talk about denim cutoffs in this post. When this trend surfaced I was a bit skeptical at first. I won't lie, I immediately bought 2 pairs from Nasty Gal just to get on board with the trend but didn't quite have the guts to wear them. They sat dormant in my closet while I watched countless girls (and by that I don't just mean teenage girls, but adult women as well) wearing then seemingly having no issue with half of their asses hanging out. It took me a while to eventually wear them outside of the house, and even then, I made sure to wear them only to places where it would pretty much be just me, my boyfriend and Mother Nature. So I probably wore them out a total of two, if not 3 times last summer. Not quite worth the $70/80 investment per short. So now of course another summer rolls around and I still see everyone flaunting their shorts and backsides, and to be honest, the adult part of me was a bit envious that I was not as carefree as everyone else rocking this trend and not giving a hoot about what other people think and just baring it all. So this season I decided to liberate the youthful me (while also redeeming the spend) and wearing these babies as much as I can before summer is out. So if you're like me - and you're on the fence, you want to do it but just can't bring yourself to it - just do it! Try it, you might end up loving it. If you don't, worst case you put them back in your closet. Or just have fun wearing them around the house.

While I'm still not completely comfortable wearing denim cutoffs on their own, I've opted to style them with longer layered pieces overtop to minimize exposure of the butt cleavage while being able to show off the front of the shorts. I really like how they look with a maxi side slit top (like here), or even with a longer loose tank, like the coconut one I'm wearing here, where the hem of the tank covers my butt. You could even try a longer style vest (like here). In all cases, just beware when bending over.

Thoughts?

July 12, 2016

The Chambray Shirt

Shirt, Charlotte Russe. Tank, Jacob. Gladiators, The Shoe Company.

When in doubt or in a rush I'll throw on a pair of floral print leggings. I find they are a great way to make a statement without putting in too much effort. I will pair it with neutral tops so as not to detract from the boldness of the floral print, as styled here with a simple grey tank and chambray shirt overtop. On a side note, I've been into ruffles lately.

Any particular trends or styles you've had on repeat lately?


July 9, 2016

How to Tie a Head Scarf with a Bow

Hey Everyone,

For a little while now I've wanted to do a tutorial showing you how easy it is to wear your headscarf a la Dolce Gabbana SS16 style. I adore this style especially with a bold printed scarf, and I've been wearing it a lot lately - I think it's the perfect way to dress up your look, and it will even look cute with a casual outfit. I've never shot an actual 'how to look' with my DSLR, and so at the last minute I decided to go against a traditional DIY post and filmed a short video instead. Please have a look and let me know what you think - this is officially the first video I have ever made and my first time on YouTube. This stuff literally scares me and I was really nervous to make it but figured it would be more efficient than photos. Of note is that there is nothing fancy in this clip, it's just the basics of how to tie your headscarf with a bow on the side in less than 3 minutes. I hope you like the video and are able to incorporate this trendy look into your everyday styles. Please let me know what you think, or if you feel photos would have been better. Totally looking for your feedback here!

xo