Baby One More Time

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Preppy separates balanced with a hint of midriff? Sounds like a recipe for a great outfit or a Britney Spears video. I chose the former.

Jacket: H&M (seen here). Pants: J.Crew Sale (seen here). Shoes: H&M (seen here). Crop Top: American Apparel (can’t get enough of it! – seen here). (Yep, lots of remixing new and old this week!) Jewelry: Souvenirs from India, H&M, Forever21

Orange+Fuschia

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I nabbed both these shoes and faux leather jacket at the Zara sale and couldn’t wait to break them out this weekend. The orange and fuschia combination is so fresh and bright- you might be seeing more of this color combo to come!

Dress: Forever21 (other styles here and here). Quilted Jacket and Shoes: Zara sale (check online or your local store!) Necklace and Earrings: Stefanie Marie Designs. Bag: Badgley Mischka. Bracelet: Forever21. Rings: Souvenir from India, H&M

 

Amber Waves of Grain

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This past week I spent in Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard, and only packed red, white and blue clothing for easy outfitting and Americana spirit. I have a few rules on summer vacations- pack light, bring a good book, and never blow dry your hair. That way I can spend more time eating, drinking, and enjoying the beautiful surroundings. I hope you have plans for a great summer vacation!

Maxi dress: American Apparel ($44). Shirt: Gap Japan. Espadrilles: Mia (from Marshall’s, other colors here). Necklace: Stefanie Marie Designs. Jewelry: C.Wonder, Forever21, souvenirs from India. Bag: J.Crew. Sunnies: Forever21

Special Thanks to the talented Diana Arand for these amazing photos!!

Red and White Preview

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I hope you like red, white and blue.

I am heading to Nantucket this week and nothing makes it easier to pack than a color scheme, so I’ve chosen red, white and blue for mine. I will be posting all my outfits so definitely come back next week for some 4th of July outfit inspiration!

Striped Top: Target ($1o- Men’s section). Skirt: Zara (another version here). Shoes: Joe Fresh (too big for me, so I’m selling in my Poshmark closet if you’re interested- @theStyleSafari). Bag: J.Crew (other colors here, similar style & color here and here). Jewelry: Souvenirs from India, Forever21, Shotwell SF, C.Wonder. Sunnies: Karen Walker. Belt: Forever21

Thurs-DIY: String Wrapped Belt

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On Monday I went to the J.Crew sample sale here in NYC, and stumbled upon this string covered belt that I immediately fell in love with. However, it wasn’t my size, and it would have been hard to pop additional holes without ruining the string. No surprise that I decided to DIY it with a cheap old belt from H&M. Although it took a few hours to do, it came out great- so I suggest doing it when you have a free afternoon.

What you need:

1. Cheap old belt

2. Several colors of friendship bracelet string. 5 was plenty to cover the belt

3. Scissors

4. Tacky craft glue. You don’t want anything too sticky or that dries super fast

5. Nailpolish (optional, if you don’t like your belt color)

{My advice: Twist the belt as you wrap, not the string, it’s faster!}

{The finished product}

Embracing Pink

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It’s funny, growing up I refused to wear pink. A tomboy to the core, anything pink, lace or ruffly was my immediate turn-off. However, my mom was in town the past few days  and I finally took her to a Joe Fresh store where she treated me to one of these silk shirts. I already have 3… and although I teetered on buying this one, my mom loved the bold hue of this pink. My style is constantly evolving (hence the Safari), but I think going forward I will be able to embrace a bit more pink as long as I balance the outfit with some tougher elements as well. What do you think?

Blouse: Joe Fresh (similar here). Skirt: Madewell (on sale for $80 but they have extra 30% off in stores). Shoes: Zara. Necklace: J.crew sample sale. Bag: Badgley Mischka