BCBGeneration

Lace on Lace

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I’m madly in love with this BCBGeneration lace high waisted shorts (I’m a sucker for anything high waisted) and matching crop top. It’s so cute but it’s also comfortable to wear because it’s loose fitting. When I’m traveling, I love a good pair of flats and and outfit that’s not only stylish but also comfortable to move around in.

A site I came across recently that had a lot of cute spring/summer easy-breezy day wear is Simons. I love discovering new online shops and I especially love the reasonable prices. Some of my favorite pieces are this Daisy Dress and Voile Dress.

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Top and Bottom: BCBGeneration mint lace top and shorts | Shoes: Isola sandals| bag: Forever 21 green crossbody

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A few additions from our Turks and Caicos vacay a few weeks ago (Part I and II) when we took the bike from the hotel and rode around the island… Ok, I’m going to be truthful, we actually rode down the street to the ice cream shop.

It was our intentions to ride around the island, but when my bike tripped over a mysterious rock, merged into oncoming traffic a few times and almost ran over two people who walked into my bike. Nate got super nervous and suggested we just slowly ride down to the ice cream shop. I was sad….I swear I can ride a bike, it was just the road being very narrow and all.

Oh well, next time!

Happy weekend!

xo, K

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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.