F21XME

Today’s outfit of the day is incredibly simple. As stated before I am starting to lean towards cleaner silhouettes and colors now that I am getting older. I found this sexy body-con at marshalls and knew it would be perfect for this last stretch of summer before school starts. It features a high neck, key hole cutout in the back and is knee length. It is a bit sheer so I did wear a nude bra and a nude spanx set to keep everything in place and also hide the goodies. I paired it with these awesome mules and suede hat with brown trim detail both from Forever 21. I love how this dress could be transitioned into fall with a chunky sweater thrown over or a flannel tied around the waist. This entire outfit was under $100. Check out the links below!

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forever 21, f21xme, summer, ootd, fashion

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Forever 21 Mules
Forever 21 Fedora

Toodles, Ari

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Teen Vogue BTSS Event Turnout

Below are the pictures I was able to get before and after the Sierra Marie youtube star mayhem ensued at the Teen Vogue back to school event at the Florida mall. As I previously blogged I was chosen for the VIP portion and was able to get a sneak peak into all the fun prior to the panel fashion show. I am so glad I was able to attend and receive goodies and a gift card to be able to implement some of the inspiration displayed at the event. Whether it be the 70’s vibe or mixing and matching prints (my favorite) this school year is sure to be one for the books! You to can be VIP at a teen vogue BTSS event at a mall near you! It was amazing to meet Elaine Welteroth (teen vogue beauty and health director) and revisit blogger/stylist Melanie Pace. Check out the link below for the rest of the mall tour and how to apply.

macys btss teen vogue back to school blogger fashion

Jacket- Primark I Shorts-Thrifted I Top- Forever 21

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Props to fellow blogger Kiara Michelle she rocked it! Check her out at kiaramichelle.com

List of Events

Toodles,

Ari

North Face Killa

The brand North Face brings back so many great memories of my past. Growing up in New York, North Face is an iconic staple to get you through any harsh weather conditions (especially the cold). From my coat to my book bag, hat and gloves, north face was where it was at in terms of style and what was on trend. This hip/fanny pack is one way I can rock it while now residing in scorching Florida. I stole it from my sister (and co blogger) who had stolen it from her best friend back when she was in high school. I guess you can say it’s endured a lot and yet still has so much life left to it. It is extremely roomy and can fit my entire wallet, keys, some cosmetics and my phone comfortably with still some room for more. I loved being purse-less for this comfy and casual day! I paired my bum bag with a white crop top and boyfriend jeans from H&M, target studded sandals and a plaid shirt to tie around my waist and cover my belly. This brand will always have a special place in my heart

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ootd, fblogger, fashion, plaid, boyfriend jeans, north face fanny pack

ootd, fblogger, fashion, plaid, boyfriend jeans, north face fanny pack

ootd, fblogger, fashion, plaid, boyfriend jeans, north face fanny pack

North Face Hip Pack

Boyfriend Jeans

Target Sandals

XOXO- ARI

Paris is always a good idea

Another bank holiday has rolled around in England causing the urge to book a quick city break. I chose Paris! the city of lights, one of those most magical and romantic cities of all time (so I’ve heard). I am insanely excited! I wanted to quickly share with you all what I packed for my long weekend getaway. Focusing on makeup and some key pieces I felt were necessary. I also got some fun tips from “Parisian Chic” a style guide by Ines de la Fressange. Let’s begin!

Choosing what makeup to bring is always so hard for me, especially lipsticks I mean how can a girl anticipate what color she’ll want to wear for the next three days? (Champagne problems). I tried to focus on my holy grail products and a variety of what I consider to be classic lip shades.

 

  

For clothes I pretty much chose basics ie; jeans, a denim button down, striped t-shirt and a little black dress for a night out. Two pieces I want to give special attention to are my faux leather jacket and side slit blouse. I purchased them both at Newlook.

A motorcycle inspired jacket can easily transform an outfit into chic and edgy. I love the contrast of pairing it with something a bit more feminine to balance out the asthetic of the look.

This side slit blouse is all the rave in London (I’m assuming it is back home as well). I love the slight sexiness it posses as you’re mostly covered up in the chest area but can show off a bit of skin without being too much.

If you haven’t already noticed I am pretty much obsessed with wearing black. Normally I am all about color but lately black pieces have taken over my wardrobe. Wearing black makes me feel like I’m in a classic piece (even if it’s only a plain black t-shirt). This was also confirmed while reading the “Parisian Chic” book.

  Stay tuned for my Paris adventures!

xx Gwen

The Backpack

Is everyone totally on board with the backpack look? It seems to be one of those trendy pieces that takes a while to grow on some people. Although I am unsure of when it became cool again to rock backpacks I am certainly digging it! A hands free way of lugging around all of your possessions without sacrificing the aesthetic of a handbag is just pure genius! I figured with all of the walking around I’ve been doing in London I needed a stylish yet easy bag to wear while perusing through markets over the weekends (My favorite thing to do). So I went over to Asos.com and saw this faux fur backpack which I fell in love with! It has easily become my new best friend! I love how roomy and easy to carry it is. The faux fur also adds a nice touch to a mostly plain drawstring backpack (or rug sack? living in London has made me question every word that comes out of my mouth). Check out this bad-boy I picked up below as well as some other low & high end options for the spring time.

 

  

Backpacks

xx Gwen

Know Yourself

Not only is this title an ode to drakes new mixtape it also suits this outfit of the day as it’s my my staple go to look. When you know what looks good on your body and most importantly what makes you feel good then the rest is a cake walk. I always gravitate towards a shorts, heels and blazer combination. This particular look consist of a red scalloped hem playsuit I have worn a couple of times already, nude Jessica Simpson faux leather booties, thrifted grey boyfriend blazer, and my faux fur chain link clutch from Forever 21. The different textures make for an interesting visual effect and the gold accents complete the look. You can wear this to brunch all the way to a sexy date night out (hence why I love these three key pieces together). Invest in staple items like a structured blazer and good heels and the rest is up to you to play with! Links to items listed below.

red scallop hem playsuit nude pumps forever 21 furry chain clutch, blazer, jessica simpson

red scallop hem playsuit nude pumps forever 21 furry chain clutch, blazer, jessica simpson

red scallop hem playsuit nude pumps forever 21 furry chain clutch, blazer, jessica simpson

red scallop hem playsuit nude pumps forever 21 furry chain clutch, blazer, jessica simpson

red scallop hem playsuit nude pumps forever 21 furry chain clutch, blazer, jessica simpson

red scallop hem playsuit nude pumps forever 21 furry chain clutch, blazer, jessica simpson

red scallop hem playsuit nude pumps forever 21 furry chain clutch, blazer, jessica simpson

Forever 21 Chain Strap Round Clutch
Similar Playsuits- Here, Here, Here & Here
Jessica Simpson Booties- Here, Here, Here, Here and Here
Similar Blazer –Here

Bellami Clip In Hair 220G Bellissima 22′ in “Mochachino Brown”

Ari….. :0)

Weekend Warrior Outfit Inspiration

The weekend is almost here! Even though this was technically a shorter work week because of the holiday (Yay for Martin Luther King) I still feel like it has dragged on. Below is a casual outfit inspired by the weekend and wanting to be relaxed and chill yet still stylish. I paired my trustee willow & clay utility vest that I throw on with absolutely everything (need this thing in 20 colors) with a cozy long sleeved striped crew neck t shirt from old navy. My love affair with these boyfriend jeans from H&M also continues and compliments the “star” of this outfit which in my opinion is this pair of Aldo lace up booties. I scored these babies on clearance for $25 and although they only had a size 6.5 and I am typically a 6, I bought them anyway because of how pretty and genuinely comfortable they are. The thick chunky heel allows for me to strut my stuff all over town if I wanted or just simply run a few errands and look badass while doing so. Links to items can be found below!

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ootd, aldo, casual, stripes h&m, utility vest, boyfriend jeans, lace up booties

ootd, aldo, casual, stripes h&m, utility vest, boyfriend jeans, lace up booties

ootd, aldo, casual, stripes h&m, utility vest, boyfriend jeans, lace up booties

ootd, aldo, casual, stripes h&m, utility vest, boyfriend jeans, lace up booties

Old Navy Black & White Striped Top

H&M Boyfriend Jeans

Aldo “Trorecia” Lace Up Booties

Willow & Clay Olive Utility Vest

Old Season Forever 21 Leopard Clutch

-Ari

Last call before “Fall”

The weather in NYC is all over the place, one day its warm next day you have to bring out your turtlenecks, but I have a feeling that this past Saturday was one of the last “warm” days we will be having. Taking that into consideration I brought out my faux leather shorts. When the temperature drops these would look great with a pair of tights underneath, but showing off a little leg one last time won’t hurt anyone right? The lion print top is such an eye catcher! Being a Leo and all I had to get it! The sweatshirt like material gives this outfit nice texture variation. I also threw on my beloved Zara studded booties, a chunky necklace and my panama hat. Get a closer look down below…

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Shorts, sweatshirt and necklace are from H&M, Hat from Urban Outfitters, Booties from Zara (old)
Quick links to the same or similar items:

Leopard Top
Faux Leather Shorts
Panama Hat
Studded Booties
Bold Necklace

Hasta Luego,
-Gwen