Downtown Orlando Fashion Week 14′- Day 1 OOTN

Florida Fashion Weekend kicked off May 9 with a two day event filled with fashion and fun. I was happy to be able to get on the media list for the pre- show mixer hosted at Jai Gallery to get a look at the models before hand. I have never attended an event like this before and had no idea what to expect. I went with these bold yet sophisticated statement making basketball shorts that I recently ordered from ASOS. This “river island” piece kills the tough task of making shorts chic by adding a touch of sheer element. Everyone and everyone was giving me compliments the entire night and I even got mistaken for one of the models (correction because of my shorts clearly not my height, a girl can only dream). I paired them with a white quilted crop sweater from H&M and my amazing shoe cult by nasty gal heels. Sleek straight hair and my go to Phillip lim bag completed my overall aesthethic and I was ready to take on the night! Stay tuned for pics from the actual show. Links to items below!

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Awesome Performance by a live band!

Awesome Performance by a live band!

 

One of Misly Beltinor's Lovely Models

One of Misly Beltinor’s Lovely Models

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Feeling myself and I cant be bothered!

Free samples of "Onli" Beverages and Sparkling Water. My fav was the hibiscus pomegranate aronia flavor!

Free samples of “Onli” Beverages and Sparkling Water. My fav was the hibiscus pomegranate aronia flavor!

asos, river island, phillip lim, target, h&m, pullover, sweater, sheer, basketball shorts, heels, nasty gal, shoe cult, fashion, orlando, downtown,

asos, river island, phillip lim, target, h&m, pullover, sweater, sheer, basketball shorts, heels, nasty gal, shoe cult, fashion, orlando, downtown,

asos, river island, phillip lim, target, h&m, pullover, sweater, sheer, basketball shorts, heels, nasty gal, shoe cult, fashion, orlando, downtown,

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River Island Basketball Shorts

H&M Quilted Sweatshirt

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Matching Sets Galore

I am obsessed with matching sets and acquiring as many as I can for the upcoming warmer season. Not only are they incredibly stylish and provide an instant cohesive look, they are so easy to throw on and run out the door! Just find your pair and you’re ready to go. I usually go with minimal jewelry if the set has a busy pattern but play it up a little more if we are working with solids and textures. Check out my previous monochromatic take on this look and below are some links to ones I’m currently lusting after. Shorts, skirts, pants, blazers, crops tops, monochromatic or patterned the possibilities are endless! Click on the photos for links.

Asos Reclaimed Vintage 90's Rib Top & Tube Skirt Top-$74.08 Skirt- $70.37

Asos Reclaimed Vintage 90’s Rib Top & Tube Skirt
Top-$74.08
Skirt- $70.37

Asos -Sweater & Mini Skirt In Quilted Stitch Top- $64.82 Skirt- $55.56

Asos -Sweater & Mini Skirt In Quilted Stitch
Top- $64.82
Skirt- $55.56

Won Hundred Top & Pencil Skirt Top- $166.67 Skirt- $231.49

Won Hundred Top & Pencil Skirt
Top- $166.67
Skirt- $231.49

Forever 21 Textured Blazer & Flutter Shorts Blazer- $29.80 Shorts- $17.80

Forever 21 Textured Blazer & Flutter Shorts
Blazer- $29.80
Shorts- $17.80

Textured Gingham Top & Trousers Top- $68.00 Trousers- $84.00

Textured Gingham Top & Trousers
Top- $68.00
Trousers- $84.00

Jacquard Boyfriend Coat & Skirt Coat-$150.00 Skirt-$76.00

Jacquard Boyfriend Coat & Skirt
Coat-$150.00
Skirt-$76.00

-Ari