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Top: Bar iii (on sale) | Bottom: Made Fashion Week Impulse (on sale) | Bag: Marc Jacobs | Shoes: Steven Madden ReaLuv sandals | Glasses: Dior

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Whenever I go to Macy’s, my favorite department to look for clothing that fits my style is the Impulse section. Some of my favorite brands in the dept includes Bar iii, Kensie, BCBG, Maidson Jules, French Connection and it’s new brand collaboration MADE just to name a few! One of my favorite pieces I picked up recently is this quilted-like skirt. It has a fun print, an edgy cut (slightly longer in the back and shorter in the front), the quality is also pretty good and you can’t beat the under $50 price tag! I paired it with this stripes classic blouse from Bar iii which I wore to work with a long pencil skirt, but changed into this shorter fun version when I stepped out to meet with friends the other evening for dinner. :)

Pop of Leopard






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Top: Bar III lace crop top (similar here), Aqua white blazer | Bottoms: Forever 21 lace cut out shorts (similar here) | Bag: Diane Von Furstenberg leopard bag | Shoes: Classiques Entier cap top pumps | Rings: ASOS wide band ring set

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The beauty of leopard print is that they can elevate any ensemble from simple to chic and any pairing seems to work well with this universally flattering trend. Not to mention, leopard always makes me feel a little extra confident. That’s probably why I can’t seem to get enough of this print. I don’t really have any rules when it comes to style and self expression, but I prefer to wear one leopard print at a time. Which means, it’s either a pair of shoes, a dress, skirt, top, a bag, well you get the idea.

Speaking of bags, I have been searching for the perfect leopard print bag forever and this DVF beauty is just that. Well, she does have some minor drawbacks, such as she’s not very structured (which I preferred) and the flaps would periodically pop off the hinge, but overall I’m pretty happy with the size, shape, style and the print is just so beautiful. I guess this is when you have to decide if the pros outweigh the cons right? :)

Above the Bar






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Top: Bar iii faux leather jacket, Topshop top | Bottoms: Bar iii slim jocket pants (similar here)|  Shoes: Aldo Shoes metallic pumps | Bag: Valentino Rockstud mini tote | Glasses: Lumete

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As much as I love pretty flowy dresses, I favored an awesome pair of casual pants that’s versatile and can take me from day to night. These Bar III slim jockey pants are beyond comfortable, stretches and are so soft to the touch. They’re typically worn with flats or sneakers (perfect for running errands or lounging around) but I decided to dress and edge them up with metallic pumps and a (faux) leather jacket with interesting back details. The mixing is really more of an outcome to my on-to-go-and-didn’t-have-a-change-of-clothes problems than me trying to be creative. :)

Casual Comfort





When it comes to accessories, I’m more of a silver or gold kinda gal but the contrasting colors of mint, coral and purple of this Chiara statement necklace from 2Hello Beautiful definitely caught my eye and I love how it adds just the perfect touch to my summer staples.

Speaking of summer staples, I’m loving the 2013 Summer collection from Spiegel, which are mostly on sale right now! I have my eyes this Ponte Taylor jumpsuit for day, cute floral one piece swimsuit for the beach, and this bright blue maxi skirt for everyday.



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Top: Bar iii crop moto jacket, Target tank top | Bottoms: DIY vintage jeans | Shoes: Aldo Shoes metallic pumps | Bag: Louis Vuitton Trevi PM | Necklace: 2HelloBeautiful statement necklace| Glasses: Michael Kors mirror aviators

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The best thing about coming back from a week stay in a tropical place is that I brought back the sunshine. Or at least that’s what I like to tell myself because it’s been unbelievably warm in this little part of town (80 degrees +). With the weather heating up, my favorite go to pieces are these DIY cut off shorts that I made from old vintage levis, a comfy tank, crop moto that’s just too perfect for day and night and of course a hat for those uncooperative hair days! Hope you’re having a good hump day! xo

Valentine’s Day Giveaway


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Hey lovers! I made was this pink pleated skirt with an over-sized double bow detail that I love so I thought it would be the perfect Valentine’s Day giveaway. * * I know a lot of you mentioned below you like the other skirts but…the romantic shape and bright pink color is so appropriate for V day. :)

(If you win this giveaway but already placed an order for this skirt, we can discuss making another item for you).

To enter this Giveaway with the rafflecopter below, you’ll need to:

1) Log on either via facebook or with your email address (don’t worry your email will not be public, it’s just for me to contact you if you win).

2) Enter any or all of 6 options. (Tip: The more options you enter, the more chances you’ll have to win when Rafflecopter automatically picks a winner.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Winner: One winner will this customized skirt and be announced on Friday, February 8, 2013 and will be  contacted via email for measurements and shipping information.

Description: A fitted high waist, box pleats with concealed back zip fastening. Designed with doubled over-sized bow detail, a full, flared-shape and mini cut length. Customized waist size and length.

Shipping: Your skirt will be shipped express within 1-2 days after the contest ends and shipping will be free of charge for both domestic and international entries.

Good luck love bugs!!