Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Fashion File: Backpacks for Fall

How do you feel about backpacks? Like I said here, you seriously don't need to be in school to rock one, and with all the amazing styles available it's hard not to fall for one, I mean, it really doesn't get more comfortable than having your hands free and the weight well balanced on your shoulders, right? I rounded up some seriously drool worthy backpacks here (consider it as the ultimate chic backpacks guide) but since I've come across some more amazing ones you can check them out at the end of the post. Some faves are this one (so so cool and spacious!), this one (cute and chic), this one (basically a polished classic), this one (sophisticated yet affordable), and this one. Below, lots of inspiration I found around the web to get you in the "backpack mood" ;)

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Shopping File: Black, White, Camel, Blush

This week I'm loving some very cute finds from Waiting on Martha, like the leopard and blush notebook and note cards, aren't they super chic? And can we talk about those studded Coach bags? Wow! Talk about taking the saddle bag to a whole new level huh? I'm totally digging where the brand is headed and how they are reinventing it, you? Below is the rest of the things that I'm loving!

1. Shannon Wood Washout II: How serene and calming is this scene?
2. Ganni Yoko Lace Blouse: The most beautiful top I've seen in a while, so so gorgeous!
3. Black Crane Painter Dress: Simplicity.
4. Coach Western Rivets Saddle Bag: The details in this bag are insane!
5. Kate Spade Leopard Notebook: How cute?!
6. Steve Madden Daisze Sandals: Super cool sandals on sale with extra 20% off.
7. Ganni Asuka Skirt: Suede is having such a moment right now and this is one great piece to wear in Fall.
8. Marc Jacobs Star Leather Crossbody Wallet: Super super cool.
9. Seavees for J.Crew sneakers: I always get tons of compliments on my white leather ones and I love that they came out with these grey wool ones!
10. Clare Vivier Flat Clutch: These clutches never go out of style, season after season, they prove to be a wardrobe staple.
11. Lulu & Georgia Zimmerman Rug: In my opinion, Lulu & Georgia has one of the best selections of rugs on the web. Wish they shipped here!
12. Glass Piggy Bank: Isn't this the cutest?!
13. Threshold Highland Honeycomb Barrel: This is from Target people! Who else loves the Threshold brand?!
14. Madewell Slim Ex-boyfriend shirt in buffalo check: Fall staple!
15. Miu Miu Studded Ballerinas: Well these would for sure make me want to wear ballerinas again! I'm sure you can get a similar look by hacking old ones ;) (DIY?)
16. Cuyana Saddle Bag: Polished, refined, this bag looks so so good!
17. BaubleBar Calliope Corset Tie Wrap Choker: Edge with a touch of girly.
18. Sunglasses Case: Great for storing your sunnies to keep them protected, there's another size too (here).
19. Coach Empire Zipper Sneakers: Great leather sneakers for Fall.
20. Kate Spade Leopard Note Card Set: So so chic!
21. Coach Western Rivets Saddle Bag: Can't decide which color I like the best, such a cool bag!
22. Kate Spade Blush dot drinkware set: Super super cute set!
23. Zara Leather Booties: Great boots to wear now with dresses or skirts and later with jeans ;)

Monday, August 22, 2016

Outfits File: White Lace for Dinner en Blanc

Happy Monday! Last Thursday I was lucky enough to be invited to Dinner en Blanc (thank you Nordstrom!) with a bunch of talented and beautiful people. My friend Cait works as a volunteer so I already knew about this event when I received the invitation though I had never attended one. I can't tell you how beautiful it was and how every detail was taken into consideration with such perfection. The food was incredible, the all white decor was elegant and refined, and the attention from both Nordstrom and Dinner and Blanc was superb. I still pinch myself for the opportunity to attend such an incredible event and I regret not taking my DSLR with me to document it all (lesson learned!).

Since the invitation called for head-to-toe white I decided to try my luck and order this dress from Asos. It arrived just in time and thank Goodness it fit perfectly (runs true to size and I'm wearing a size 2). Since I'm not a fan of white shoes (except for sneakers), I searched everywhere for a simple style that wouldn't cost me much (they won't get a lot of use so it didn't make sense to spend much) and found the perfect pair at Aldo (just $36!). My sweet friend Aylin game me some soft beachy waves to complete the look and agreed to take these photos, thanks Aylin!

WEARING: Warehouse Premium Lace Tiered Cami Dress  (runs true to size, I'm wearing a size 2) | Spitfire Helix Sunglasses (sold out, identical) | Aldo Zenavia Heels (similar) | Hair and Photos by Cabello by Carolina