A Shift to New Soles

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A La Plage

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All photos courtesy of JoAnn Cherry, Camille Cherry, or moi!

Leopard and a LBD

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I always underestimated the versatility and sheer amazingness of a little black dress {LBD} until I found this Topshop creation! I originally bought this for a special event happening a couple months down the road, however I recently have found multiple occasions to wear it.  Inadvertently, this LBD has made getting dressed in the morning so much harder because the possible combinations are endless — tights and booties for winter or an oversized sweater and sneakers for a casual ootd.  A greatly cut LBD encourages a mixing and matching of textures, prints, and colors, while still looking equally great all on its own.  Yesterday’s agenda called for errands and a spontaneous lunch outing with my mom at a petit French café.  My “tennis styled LBD gone military leopard” look ended up perfectly fitting the events of the day.  The high neck and flirty skirt was made cute and casual by juxtaposing an oversized, cut off military vest {which I happened to find for a steal at a second hand fair for a whopping $5} and some funky leopard kicks.  I can’t stop imagining my next perfect combination with my LBD, I guess only time will tell!
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Smart Stripes

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As of late, I feel I have accumulated a little too many clothes.  I have tried keeping to my list of pieces I feel Iike I actually need or need to replace {a new jean jacket, little black dress, etc} but my eyes tend to stray.  The other day I went on my routine shopping adventure and I stumbled upon this cute little Marc by Marc Jacobs dress.  It was definitely not on my list, but somehow I could not pass it up.  There are those times when you slip on a dress, zip it up, look in the mirror, and you just know.  It creates those magical confident feelings deep down inside — like it was made especially for you.  And to top it all off, it combined some of my favorite things —  stripes, polka dots, and sequins! Sometimes, it may not be the smartest buy according to your list or closet needs, but it speaks to your personality.  To me, anything that makes you feel good and boosts your confidence is worth buying.

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Dress: Marc by Marc Jacobs  /  Loafers: Cynthia Rowley  /  Sunnies: Tory Burch  /  Hat: From France  /  Bag: Marc by Marc Jacob  /  Leather Bracelet: From France  /  Nails: Essie ‘Pink Daiquiri’

Lovely Finds

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Summer is lovely.  There is an abundance of happiness, bright colors, and beautiful skies!  1.  One of my favorite parts of summer is the seasonal fruit {I am a fruit fanatic to put it lightly}  I am that girl at the farmers market that eats about half her weight in fruit samples! All you need is some oranges, grapefruit, and little bit of herbs to recreate this wonderful citrus fruit salad. Perfect for your next summer BBQ.  2.  Fruit isn’t only for eating. 3.  Flower crowns have gone to the cats.  4. A petit summer voyage to Mexico in less than two weeks! Perfect timing with the current billowy and embroidered shirt and dress trends — check out some of my favorites from Joie! 5.  I love the contrast between dark tresses and bright orange lips.  This is the perfect way to lighten up your look.  6. Just tried this at home DIY Gel Mani! Crossing my {newly painted} fingers that it will last more than a couple days.  I will keep you all updated with the results.

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Summer and Sneakers

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Blouse: Diesel  /  Jeans: Diesel  /  Sneakers: Nike  /  Bag: Kate Spade New York  /  iPhone 5c Case: Kate Spade New York  /  Sunnies: Ray-Ban

Going in Green

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Jacket: Elkin  /  Tank: Diesel  /  Jeans: Diesel  /  Bag: Kate Spade  /  Shoes: Converse  /  Watch: Longines  /  Sunnies: Ray Ban