Sporty Chic

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There’s something in the air, and it makes me want to dress sporty.

I’ve never been much of a sporty girl myself. I tried volleyball, dance, track, tumbling, tae kwon do (yes, black belt over here), on and on… and never stumbled upon my perfect match. Also, might I add the fact that I’ve always dressed with an extremely feminine touch, consistently striving for a very classic and darling style. So with this in mind, suddenly, there’s something magical in there air, making me want to pair sneakers with boyfriend blazers, black with more black, drusy with Swarovski, Nikes with denim. Anyone currently feeling moved by the sporty movement?

First, I hunted for the perfect pair of everyday Nike sneakers. These vintage-inspired Nikes are those gems you can pair with jeans and then jump around all day and not have to worry about blisters and bleeding heels (get them before they sell out!). Then, it was about finding the right boyfriend blazer. This one is from ASOS and it’s on sale for $36.00 (steal!). Last, but certainly not least, I found a chic and city-sleek watch. Meet Stuck in Traffic by Rakani. This Swarovski crystal-studded sleek mixed with chic-arm-party gem is a new darling in my accessory wardrobe. Mouse on over to find the rest of their sporty chic fashionably late collection, and scroll down for more darling deets and links! Xo

Photography by Jordan Afshin

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The Darling Details::

The Stuck in Traffic Watch by Rakani | Vero Moda Oversized Crepe Boyfriend Blazer from ASOS (on sale for $36.00!) | Nike Vintage Collection Waffle Racer Sneakers from Nordstrom | The Naomi Ring by Kendra Scott | The Silk Short Sleeve Shirt by Everlane in White | The Emma Jean in Concord by Dl1961 |  | The Soho Tote by Botkier (see Monday’s post) | The Tima Studs by Kendra Scott | Ray-Ban Aviators from Nordstrom

Pull The Trigger

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“Street smart chic, for the girl who knows when to pull the trigger.”

That’s the motto of Botkier New York, a stylishly chic leather goods company that designs high quality handbags, including this particular one I’m flaunting today. Botkier elegantly states, “triggers are catalysts of change.” The minute I read this statement, it immediately had me thinking about what it really means to “pull the trigger.” Whether it’s making a big move, quitting your day job to do what you really love, stepping out of your comfort zone to meet someone new, or simply buying the right high-quality leather bag…change is good and change is about making it / things / that special something finally happen. Let’s think about this one together. What’s holding you back from making a big step in your life? Or maybe it’s a small step. Maybe it’s as simple as a small purchase that brightens up your day. Whatever it may be, tomorrow you may wish you had pulled the trigger today.

I’m not only a darling of all the high-quality and affordable leather goods featured on the Botkier site, but also love stumbling upon a brand with a mission statement that has power and meaning behind the brand. Click to learn more about the Botkier Soho Tote I’m debuting today, and scroll below to mouse through the rest of my darling outfit deets! xo

Photography by Jordan Afshin

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The Darling Details::

The Soho Tote by Botkier New York | Turtleneck Sweater from Calypso St. Barth (similar cheaper here and here) | 1969 Boyfriend Jeans by Gap | Tima Studs by Kendra Scott | Pensive Pumps by ASOS | Ray-Ban Aviators from Nordstrom 

“Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the Fall.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald

Do you ever feel so inspired by a quote that it influences the way you dress? Of course, leave it to Mr. Fitzgerald and his finest “The Great Gatsby” to inspire new tastes influencing my fall wardrobe. But once you think into it just a bit deeper, Fitzgerald sees the seasons as a source of constant renewal. Has anyone been through a tough summer, a hard loss, or a sad disappointment over the past few months? Fall is all about starting fresh.The crisp breezes and falling leaves embody a special power to inspire feelings of hope and excitement for days ahead.

And with starting anew, comes dressing the part too. The way you dress sends a message to the rest of the world; it’s a form of communication, and self-expression. This fall, I’m inspired to dress in crisp, neutral basics, chic and sleek silhouettes, and classic staples that can transition from year to year and season to season. Find a few of my current fall cravings above (all under $150 — the coat is $44 and the J. Crew sweater is on sale!) and don’t forget to treat yourself. {Click the black and white plus signs above to shop.}

Feelin’ 22

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I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling t-w-e-n-t-y t-w-o.

So now that today marks the first day that I can officially sing to Taylor Swift on repeat for 365 days a year, the song is already getting a little too old, a little too quickly (but really… constant repetition going on in my head over here.) Regardless of today’s nonstop birthday tunes, I’m so blessed to feel young, happy, and healthy! Who’s with me?

Today I’m showcasing my absolute favorite birthday dress … that’s truly the one when it comes to any dressy occasion (find it here, runs a bit small!). I’m debuting my birthday shenanigans with ASOS pumps, a pop of red lips by NARS, and a whole lot of balloons.

Andddd, in honor of my 22nd birthday, I thought I’d share 22 things that you may or may not have known about… moi! Here goes…

  1. I was born in the South of France.
  2. I never leave the grocery store without buying at least one bouquet of flowers.
  3. I wake up at 5:45 am every morning to work on my blog.
  4. My boyfriend and I have been together since we were 17.
  5. I’m half introvert, half extrovert.
  6. I was a tomboy growing up (yep, I chose Tae Kwon Do over cheerleading).
  7. I taught myself how to photograph, code HTML, use photoshop, edit photos and blog over a college winter break.
  8. Murder mystery books are my guilty pleasure (Gone Girl, anyone?).
  9. I’ve learned from the best 4 bosses in the world: Kendra Scott, Camille Styles, Kelly Wynne, and Claire Fields.
  10. I asked for the full collection of Sex & the City for my birthday.
  11. I currently work 3 jobs.
  12. One sip of coffee gives me extreme energy.
  13. Coconut oil is my secret to healthy hair (dab it on your ends before you go to sleep at night, and wash it out in the morning).
  14. My mom is the best friend a girl could ask for.
  15. I’m a perfectionist and I can admit that it sometimes can be incredibly problematic.
  16. My boyfriend plays baseball at the University of Texas (go #4!).
  17. I’ve lived in 4 states and 2 countries (France, Ohio, Michigan, California, Texas)
  18. I like to put salt… on everything
  19. I have a slight case of insomnia (my mind is constantly spinning with ideas).
  20. I live with my two best friends from high school. And they’re both named Christina.
  21. I never miss drinking a cup of steaming chamomile tea before I go to bed at night.
  22. I live everyday by Psalm 37:4 “Delight yourself in the lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart.”

Photography by Jordan Afshin

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The Darling Details::

ASOS Tulip Dress in Crepe Animal Print | NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Luxembourg | Tima Studs by Kendra Scott | ASOS Pensive Pump High Heels | Mini Jeanne in Printed Calf Hair in Leopard with Black by C.A.B.

Treat Yourself

The time is finally here. 25% off your shopbop purchase… and I’m talking shoes, lots of shoes, accessories, watches, travel accessories, booties, and lots and lots of tabletop books. Because you know I’m a sucker for all kinds of tabletop knick-knacks, accessories and more. Find my curation of shopbop’s fashionable selection above and click the black plus signs to shop the product. Enter code: FAMILY25 at checkout to receive 25% off your purchase, and don’t forget to treat yourself!

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