Leather + Spikes

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Skirt- F21 (similar) / Sweater- H&M / Sneakers- F21 / Bag- Coach / Spiked Headband- local (similar) / Watch- Michael Kors / Spiked Bracelet- stella & dot / Rings- Nordstrom Rack

I got this leather skirt about 3 or so years ago at F21… One of the best purchases I’ve ever made for sure. And here are those sneakers I told you about in this post. I wear them almost everyday. So so comfy. I’ll definitely be packing them in my bag this weekend. Flying to Tampa for a work conference/Super Bowl party. I’m a Saints fan through and through, but I’m totally rooting for Baltimore. I love Ray Lewis. Go Ravens!

Photos by Kayla Galang

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Music Edition: Chicks That Rock

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Happy Wednesday everyone! Not sure if you knew this about me, but I love music. So I’d like to put together a playlist for you every once in a while to showcase some really great songs I’m digging at the moment. One of the main things I like so much about Austin is that there are always great shows and festivals going on. SXSW is coming up in March which should be a lot of fun. I’ll probably put together a little playlist of some bands that are playing during that week and share it with you guys. For now I want to share some tunes from a playlist on my Spotify called ‘Chicks That Rock’. Hope you enjoy!

1. Rill Rill – Sleigh Bells
2. A Little Piece – The Jezabels
3. F-cking Boyfriend – The Bird & The Bee
4. Stadium Love – Metric
5. Bad Girls – M.I.A.
6. My Delirium – Ladyhawke
7. Petition – Tennis
8. Send Me Down – Haim
9. Timekeeper – Grace Potter & The Nocturnals
10. Hurricane – MS MR

Click here to listen :)

P.S. Today is the one year anniversary of my blog. Crazy. Looking forward to big things coming in this second year!

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Leopard Footwear 101

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Jacket- F21 / Top & Rings- Nordstrom Rack / Pants (similar) & Boots (similar)- Zara / Bag- Rebecca Minkoff / Necklaces- alimonada & BaubleBar / Sunnies- American Apparel

Here’s a little lesson in leopard footwear for ya- I basically treat it as a plain brown, nude, or black shoe and go with it. Because, I mean, honestly leopard is a neutral and goes with almost anything. Heck, I wear leopard and floral together. It’s fun. So next time you’re having trouble deciding what to wear with your leopard shoes just pretend they are one solid color and run out the door. Don’t think, just do. I promise, it works. I could’ve easily just worn black or brown boots with this outfit. But isn’t the leopard just so much more interesting? Class dismissed.

Photos by Caleb Kerr

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Trending: black on black on black

Not only is Black & White a big color combo trend right now, like I showed you in my style post last week, but so is that all black everything look. Here are some of my faves I’ve seen lately.

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I think the key to an all black look is to have something interesting involved, since it’s just one color. Whether that be a leather pant/skirt, a fun peplum, a faux fur vest, a beanie or a fancy pair of heels. Different textures make it more exciting as well. My favorite part about this trend is that it’s classic, chic and edgy all at the same time. Don’t be scurrrd. Give it a try!

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PJ Party: Girl’s Night In

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That’s right. I’m staying in on this Friday night. Me and 2 of my best friends are going to cook dinner (well… I will supervise the cooking of the dinner), watch movies and chit chat the night away. We might even play some board games!

Ok, so we aren’t going to be looking as glamorous as these models! I think we’ll just stick with PJ’s tonight, haha.

This week has been pretty rough on me for some reason and I really want to get out of this weird mindset I’ve been in lately. Not sure what my problem is, but I’m hoping a little R&R with my besties will be the cure :)

What kinds of things do you do to try and get out of your funk? I’d love some tips.

Wish me luck! And happy weekend friends.

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Black + White

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Blazer- Sanctuary / Striped Dress- French Connection / Shirt, Necklace & Rings- Nordstrom Rack / Booties- Zara / Bag- Tory Burch / Tights- Hue / Sunnies- American Apparel

Black and White. I’ve been seeing this classic color combo all over the place lately. From A/W 2013 runways to H&M window displays. These are two of my most favorite colors to pair together. Keep it fun and interest with a touch of leather, like on the sleeves of my blazer. So cool.

Happy day before Friday :)

Photos by Kayla Galang

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On the Hunt: Bar Carts

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So I went a little crazy yesterday pinning photos of bar carts. I’m moving into a new place in about a month (EEK!) and am really jonesin’ for one of these lovely pieces. They have such a chic, vintage vibe to them, which is just what I’m going for in my new home.

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And, the obsession with getting a cart escalated when I ordered this shaker and four glasses from the Target + Neiman Marcus collection (on MAJOR sale still!!). I can’t wait to put them atop my beautiful bar cart that I’m hoping to find this weekend at the Citywide Garage Sale here in Austin. Basically a giant flea market at the Palmer Events Center near downtown. If you’re in the area you should stop by. I hear the prices are great. OMG! I am beyond excited. I’m also gonna be keeping an eye out for a record player. Wish me luck :)

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Beanies + Boots

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Sweater- UO / Ombre Button Up- Target / Pants- 7FAM / Boots- Dr. Martens (old) / Beanie- H&M / Bag- Coach / Bracelet- Stella & Dot / Watch- Michael Kors

I know, I know. More leopard. I warned you though! There’s still plenty more where that came from, haha. I just couldn’t resist showing y’all these Docs… My leopard obsession started LONG ago. My mom got them for me when she went to London on vacation back in 2000 or 2001. I just rediscovered them over Thanksgiving break hiding in a closet at my grandparents house. SO ME. I love ’em. Great job Mom! Also, check out that Austin skyline. Such a beautiful view. I love this city :)

Photos by Kayla Galang

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High Top Kicks

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I’m pretty obsessed with high top sneakers right now. They can be super edgy with some high shine jeans, or really sweet if you pair them with a floral dress or skirt. I love how they can instantly make an outfit interesting. They are your statement piece with jeans and a plain white tee. I’ve been seeing them everywhere lately.

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If you were thinking of trying out the whole wedged sneaker thing, but just couldn’t quite get into it (like me) make sure to give the flat version a try. It’s a little less risky, but still fashion forward.

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And of course I had to get some for myself! So I opted for these from F21. They are super cute as well as affordable. Can’t wait to wear them with some black tights, a fitted dress, and my surplus jacket :)

Happy Thursday!

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