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Mermaid Moments

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Top: BCBGeneration white blouse | Bottom: KTRcollection sequin maxi skirt | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff | Accessories: Kate Spade bracelet, vintage onyx ring

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Just like a friend of mine mentioned, “the infamous green sequin ‘hot’ shorts has turned into a classy & elegant skirt!”

I made this skirt for NYE but of course the impulsive Arian in me just can’t help myself and had to wear it now. When I was working on this piece, I realized two things: i) it’s an absolute pain in the ass to work with sequins and ii) luckily the exquisite outcome outweighed the bad …and just like life, sometimes the most beautiful thing stemmed from a less than thrilled experience.

Working with sequin fabric can be a challenge because it does require a lot of extra leg work to get the final result you’ll be pleased with. It’s important that all the sequins lay perfectly in one direction and sometimes sewing over the sequins can create lumpy and unattractive seams. Though my machine can handle even a rock, I was just too paranoid to mess up this extremely-hard-to-find-fabric. Therefore most of the work (about 80%) was done by hand. I think it was more time consuming and then my OCD really kicked in during the production when I realized that my house has been taken over with these little green spots… On my bed, in my shoes, under the dinner room table, on my behind when I got up in the morning, in my tub and I even saw a little green guy in the hallway at my  work (how did you get there mister?!).

Anyway, I love the outcome and I hope you love it too! I’m ready for NYE and can’t wait to style it with a different top. How would you style this?

Peachy Perfect

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Dress: BCBGeneration peach maxi dress (on sale) | Top: H&M leather moto vest (similar here) | Shoes: Zara | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff studded crossbody | Accessories: Julie Nolan zodiac bracelet, Tory Burch leopard wrap bracelet, BCBGeneration bow belt, vintage star necklace| Glasses: Giorgio Armani

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I’m a huge fan of delicate girly dresses but sometimes it’s nice to juxtapose feminine pieces with something a bit edgy. This little leather vest with gold hardware was perfect and the vivid black sets a nice contrast against the soft peach. Sometimes the most interesting outfits can come from mixing different elements of colors, edge and sweetness…breaking up the expected and pairing it with the unexpected.

The Bandage

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Top: BCBGeneration` white blouse | Bottoms: BCBGMAXAZRIA bandage skirt | Shoes: Aldo metallic cap toe pumps | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff crossbody | Necklace: layered pearls (similar here)

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Remember those Hervé Léger (and various affordable versions) bandage dresses and skirts that were seen all over the internet, runways, and on celebrities a few years ago? It’s been 3 years and I’m still seeing these bandage styles in stores. The slim fitting trend that hugs a woman’s curves and shows off a feminine silhouette was a staple in fashion then and I think it’s quietly trying to make a comeback.

To be honest, I’m not usually a fan of trends that’s over done to death (ah hem: Zara skorts), but these bandage styles are so sleek, sexy and a classic that has proven to last the test of the fashion trend life span.

I’m loving this nude skirt I had on when paired with white for a clean and fresh summer look, but I’m also loving all the bright colors and prints as well!

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 1) Pink 2) Teal 3) Blue 4)Cream 5) Stripes 6) Coral