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5.27.2014

so clutch

ripped boyfriend jeans

clare vivier clutch

moto jacket

karen walker sunglasses

karen walker sunglasses
 Jacket: Old / Shirt: Joe Fresh / Jeans: Zara / Clutch: Clare Vivier


Last year I caught a severe case of Leoparditis. You know - when all you're drawn to is well, leopard. I would  B-Line it to anything and everything leopard print. Let's just say I went a little leopard crazy.

I've recently come to the realization that there are limits to the amount of leopard one should wear. Don't get me wrong, I love leopard print- it's a go to neutral. I'm just learning to incorporate it in slightly smaller doses. When I first saw this Clare V. clutch, I instantly fell in love with it. It still has that punch of leopard without feeling like I am a member of the Felidae family.

Thanks, Clare V. It is my new go-to.

xx A
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5.20.2014

striped obsession

black and white jacket

karen walker super duper sunglasses

louis vuitton speedy 35
Jacket: Club Monaco / Top: Aritzia / Jeans: J Brand / Shoes: Ferragamo / Bag: LV Speedy 35

I went to IKEA over the weekend and was super excited to come across these pillows. I know this sounds crazy, but I've been on the hunt for black and white pillows for over a year. Needless to say, it was love at first sight - their boldness is the perfect compliment to my current pillow situation. 

Keeping in line with my new decor, I was inspired to throw on this black and white striped jacket. Most (normal) people channel fashion icons (Kate Moss, MK & Ashley, SJP…) Today, I've chosen IKEA pillows.
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5.16.2014

spring has sprung!

boyfriend jeans

light spring jacket

ann taylor black wedges
Jacket: H&M (similar) / Tank: Joe Fresh / Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs (similar) / Jeans: H&M / Shoes: Ann Taylor 

Spring has finally sprung! (and boy do I have a smile on my face :) 

As mentioned in a previous post, I have a bit of an obsession with jackets. I might not be pulling out the Canada Goose, but its the perfect temp for light spring-like jackets. I'm loving this one I found at H&M - it's such a versatile piece thats constantly on repeat.

As for the shoes, I have a bit of a confession. Don't get me wrong - I LOVE wearing pumps, but I haven't exactly mastered the run-hop-skip with them. Sure, I can wear them for a night out or to the office - but there is something so appealing about wedges for me. Whether you're running errands or have a big night - stability is key. They still add the height, yet eliminates the worry for a public tumble (And yes, it's happened to me on more than one occasion). 
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5.06.2014

work it

black and white printed pants

black rebecca minkoff bag

nine west nude pumps

super duper karen walker sunglasses

aritzia black blazer
Blazer: T. Babaton (similar) / Tank: Joe Fresh (on sale!) / Pants: H&M 

Work attire has the potential to be extremely boring. And ok - I think I know what some (all) of you may be thinking - this isn't exactly the most exciting outfit, but it certainly beats a matching pant suit. 

When I first started working, I had absolutely no idea how to dress for the job. My university days consisted of sweats, uggs, and oversized sweaters. I was in for a steep learning curve - from rolling out of bed to actually giving some thought to my daily outfits. 

At first, I dressed ultra conservative (I'm a strong believer that when in doubt, always overdress). Throughout the years, I've learned to incorporate my style while still remaining work appropriate. Thankfully, my work dress code is quite relaxed (aka no need for the matching pant suit).

 I love wearing these printed pants - I think they add a fun twist to an otherwise boring outfit. And although mixing patterns can be fun *if done the RIGHT way*, I like to keep everything else fairly simple. 
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5.05.2014

pink & leopard

hot pink moto jacket

leopard vans

hot pink moto jacket
Jacket: Gap / Necklace: Stella & Dot (similar) / Bracelet: Stella & Dot / Tank: H&M (similar) / Jeans: H&M (similar)/ Kicks: Vans / Sunglasses: Karen Walker

Finally, some sunshine! I don't know about you, but all this rainy weather has resulted in a serious case of lazyitis for me. What's lazyitis you ask? Quite simply put, a severe lack of activity. 

I was so happy when I realized Sunday was going to be rain-free. I embraced the sunshine and went for a run in the AM (yay me!), followed by outdoor hangouts (fresh air never felt so good). 

As I mentioned in a previous post, comfort is key for me on the weekends. Lately, I've been drawn to boyfriend jeans, basic tanks, sneakers (when its not raining), and moto jackets. This look was perfect for a sunny spring day. 

All I can say is - I hope this spring weather is here to stay. Summer is just around the corner (aka bathing suit season) and I don't know how many more cases of lazyitis I can take. 

Hope you all had a fun weekend doing whatever makes you happy! :)
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