pretty peplum

top <yoana baraschi>, skirt <zara>, heels <vintage emilio pucci>, clutch <betsey johnson, bracelets <j.crew, the limited, tiffany $ co.>, ring <ann taylor>

this season was all about peplums.  my guess is that it won’t be as big next year, so if you like the look, wear it now!  i couldn’t help myself when i found these vintage emilio pucci heels.  i’m sure they are from the 1990s which is pretty fabulous:) the complexity of the peplum pairs well with the simplicity of the slip-on mules.  hello pretty peplum!

american girl

top <american apparel and h&m>, shorts <vintage levi strauss>, shoes <old navy>, sunglasses <ray-ban>, necklaces <vintage>

happy fourth!  i really wanted to find all-american made clothing, but i ran into trouble finding shoes made in the usa.  i looked at keds and toms, only to find out they are imports.  so i gave up on that idea.  i found vintage levi strauss jeans at a consignment store only to cut and distress  them.  i really adore the 4 button fly and high waisted look giving them that nice vintage feel.  you can buy similar shorts here, or make your own distressed shorts for about $10.  here, the layered vintage necklaces juxtaposes the distressed denim.  on top, i layered an alternative apparel crop top over an h&m top.  with ray-bans on hand, i feel like an american girl! have a happy fourth of july!!

perfect pailletes

blouse <j.crew>, top <bayla jane>, skirt <tibi>, heels <delman>, clutch <vintage>, necklace <anthropologie>, watch <michael kors>

i really love the mixture of leather and sequin pailletes on this skirt.  this skirt is fall and winter friendly, but i’m not afraid to try it in the summer with strappy heels.  here, having a blouse layered under the top is a bit unexpected, but that’s why i like it.  take note, buttoning blouses up to the collar is a huge new trend.  i think it leaves a little bit more to the imagination:).  adding a necklace to a high collar, adds a little more depth and keeps you from looking or feeling too uptight!  anyhow, back to the skirt, i just can’t get enough of these perfect pailletes.