The Road Less Traveled

There is something about those places that people don’t often go to that I just love. They’re quiet, they’re clean, they’re undisturbed. Those are the places I like to spend my time… and take my pictures, ha!

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UPHORIA BOUTIQUE DRESS C/O (similar) || SOUTH MOON UNDER NECKLACE || CHARLOTTE RUSSE SANDALS || DANIRISI CLUTCH C/O || RAY BANS SHADES || ROMAN LUXE RING

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Can we just talk about this bag for a quick sec because I’m obsessed. I spotted it immediately sitting on a table among tons of other adorable accessories and if you know me, you know my obsession with elephants is real, so I knew I had to have this bag. On the back, which you will also see, it says “Take Me to Paris” – adorbs! If you’re in the central NJ area, which a lot of you are in these summer months, you must stop by DaniRisi in Allenhurst and sift through all of her accessories! You walk in and your eyes literally don’t know where to go first, there’s so much amazingness in there! AND not to mention they are totally affordable. Can’t beat it!

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See…. more elephants. Obsessed guys… obsessed! This tassel necklace from South Moon Under is one of my new favorite pieces. It’s also available in a variety of colors; a bright pink & orange combo and a light blue, which I had a hard time deciding between, just to name a few. IMG_4448 IMG_4449

I was on the fence with the gladiator sandal trend, but to be fair, I had never tried them on. When I found this dress at Uphoria I saw myself wearing it with tall gladiator sandals and was like hmmmm well now I have to go find a pair! I was determined not to spend too much money since I wasn’t sure exactly how I would feel about them and luckily I found these beauties at Charlotte Russe for only $30! Thankfully I love them and I think they ended up pairing perfectly with this tunic dress! I’m going to be wearing them aaaaaall summer long!

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Don’t be a Prick

Just kidding! Well not really… don’t be a prick because that would mean you suck, and who would like that? ;] Anyway! I wore this shirt over the weekend and got a TON of compliments! This cactus print tank is a refreshing break from the ever-so-popular pineapple print while still being fun and fresh!

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SHIRT: C/O SOUTH MOON UNDER || BRALETTE: VICTORIA’S SECRET || JEANS: FOREVER 21 || SHOES: STEVE MADDEN || SHADES: C/O SOUTH MOON UNDER (similar) || 3 in 1 NECKLACE worn as GOLD BAR: C/O ROMAN LUXE || BAG: DOR L’DOR RED BANK (similar)

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I am actually in love with this Mumu muscle tank top. I feel like everywhere we look lately someone is wearing some variation of a pineapple on their body. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all about it (I have a pineapple romper from back in the day before they were cool that I still wear every summer, all summer long,) BUT this cactus print is just as fun to me! And, not gonna lie, I was searching the web for a good 24 hours to link to some other shirts that were similar for you guys and there aren’t a lot out there!

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Let’s talk about these jeans too because they’re perfect. I think when it comes to “boyfriend” jeans a lot of women get nervous, and for good reason. It’s a tricky trend to tackle. …Say that 10 times fast, wow! The key when shopping around for a pair is to remember that just because they’re supposed to be a looser fit denim does not mean they have to be unflattering. Look for a pair that’s form fitting up top but keeps the shape all the way to the ankle. They don’t have to be baggy and weird… although I’ve seen that work for a lot of people….jealous! They also don’t have to cost you an arm and leg. I found these babies at Forever21 and they’re my new favorite jeans; comfortable, flattering, and didn’t put me in debt!

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Leather Dressed Down

Earlier this week I showed you guys this to die for leather dress. It’s one of those items in my closet that I know I’ll keep coming back to for so many reasons. It’s comfortable and flattering, and it’s really a blank canvas. Throw it on with statement accessories and killer heels for a stunning going out look, or do what I did to make this a wearable daytime dress.

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DRESS: BB DAKOTA C/O SOUTH MOON UNDER || JACKET: FREE PEOPLE || SNEAKS: NINE WEST C/O DSW || SHADES: CHANEL (similar)

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As I said in my previous post, this whole look was kind of unintentional. I was heading out wearing this dress with heels in my car, but threw on the sneakers to get from point A to point B in a more comfortable fashion. Someone pointed out that it was a pretty cute outfit and I have to agree, haha. Also worth mentioning, this jacket is the bomb. Seriously. It’s like the perfect jacket for the weather we’ve been having. It’s really, really cute too so you should probably buy one for yourself. ;]

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I’m a big fan of wearing sneakers with dresses, well you know… cute sneakers, not like a pair of sweaty running shoes you work out in on the reg. Although if that’s your thing then go for it! I have a pair of leopard print sneaks I’m also kind of dying to wear with this little black dress, tres chic! So! The lesson here is ladies, your LBD is not just a special occasion dress anymore! Pair it with the right accessories and it’s easy as pie to take a look like this from day to night!

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Leather Dress Done Up… and Down

When you invest in pieces to put in your closet there are a few things you should always consider: will it still be wearable (“in style”) a few years from now? aka – a classic piece. Is it flattering? Don’t spend money on something that doesn’t make you feel like a 10. Finally, and most important to me, is it versatile? Can you wear it a few different ways and mix and match it with other items to create a unique look? If you’ve answered yes to any/all of these questions, then go ahead. Treat yo’self! This BB Dakota leather dress, for example, perfectly fits the versatile mold.

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DRESS: BB DAKOTA C/O SOUTH MOON UNDER || SHOES: CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN || BAG: FOREVER21 || SHADES: CHANEL (similar) || NECKLACE: C/O ROMAN LUXE || RING: C/O ROMAN LUXE

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This was one of those dresses that I saw on the hanger and loved, and then put it in the dressing room and was like ehhh, and then tried it on and was like OH EM GEE. I was pleasantly surprised by the fit and especially by how it made me feel. (One word: meow).  The pockets make it pretty amazing too… I really am a sucker for anything with pockets, automatic bonus points.

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Confession: I didn’t even realize this was a versatile dress until I went out to take these pictures and threw on a casual jacket and slip on sneakers for running around and I was like wait… this still looks good! haha, you’ll see that look later, for now enjoy my classed up night time look!

For anyone in the New Jersey area, you absolutely must stop by the brand new South Moon Under store in the Grove Shrewsbury for their grand opening party this Saturday! Nicky Hilton will be stopping by to sign copies of her new book, plus giveaways, snacks and sips, and amazing shopping opportunities! See the flyer for more details, hope to see you there! If you can’t make it to the event but still want to go on a South Moon Under shopping spree, visit my Instagram tonight at 8:00pm for the chance to win a $1,000 gift card!

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