Another busy week is in full swing – naturally I am bracing myself by relaxing and watching Vanderpump Rules…my secret (well now not so secret) addiction :p Sometimes when things get hectic, it’s important to take a deep breath, take a moment + take care of yourself (one of my goals / things I have learned since turning 25 last month…#HelloMarch)! Anyways…one of the things that always makes me happy is sharing some new outfits with you all and today’s look is no exception.
I headed to shoot this look at the ever so famous ‘Pink Wall‘ (which has become a well known phrase across the country BTW…I use the term ‘pink wall’ when referring to an insta-worthy spot for marketing initiatives haha). Usually there is a line and a wait to shoot in front of this famous wall on Melrose (in fact…there are now signs + security trying to stop people from shooting in front of it period during the day).
I decided to shoot a little chambray number that is perfect for winter into spring in LA!
These tan peep toe booties are a staple for spring (that will also last ya till the fall). They are comfortable because of the chunky heel and they match with absolutely everything!! That’s why I love neutral colors.
I got those Monday B L U E S…you know that feeling when you want to just crawl back into bed + extend the weekend 😉 Well…I have that feeling BUT I also am translating ‘Monday Blues‘ into an excuse to wear blue this fall hehe ♥ As you all may know, I LOVE myself a good ‘Pop Of Color‘ so when my new instagram bestie Addison MacKenzie Boutique sent me this gorgeous cobalt blue tunic (which I in turn made into a dress haha) I fell in L O V E!
I wore this number to College Fashion Week this past weekend (see my full recap here) + I really love it — ok I probably say that to a bunch of my outfits, but this one is totally different…I mean I perfectly matched in cobalt blue from head to toe! haha
This cobalt blue tunic (although I styled it as a dress here) can be styled over jeans or leggings as a normal tunic to wear year round. How great is that? One piece that can be styled countless ways for year round wear! Amazing if you ask me 😉 Addison MacKenzie Boutique has such cute dresses, tops + sweaters…they are perfect to dress up or down for work or play + what I like most is that all of the clothes are normal sizes…meaning that fit true to size + aren’t just for skinny minis (sometimes online boutiques show pieces that look like they fit one way + when they arrive they fit another…but Addison MacKenzie’s pieces run true to size! No secrets here).
I layered a black moto jacket over the dress for a ‘night out’ look…plus I like the leather + lace contrast with the detailing on the tunic 🙂
Because I love to match + since I love color so much…it only made sense I match my blue dress to some blue suede shoes 😉 I can’t get enough of the cobalt blue pumps because they are a great way to incorporate color into your everyday look without it being too overwhelming. These pumps are ideal for work with dress pants or a skirt etc. They are a stylish little touch that will make any look be chic!
My delicate bracelets are from the jewelry brand called Jules Smith. I discovered them about a month ago + have become a huge fan since they are easy for layering + look chic (even at an affordable price tag)!
Check out their pieces + you can get 20% off with promo code – MISSYONMADISON (now that’s a steal)
Happy Sunday + I hope you all had a fabulous, fun-filled weekend (I sure did)! Saturday night I had the opportunity to attend College Fashion Week here in LA with my blogger gal pal Natalie of HashTagFablife (if you love beauty tutorials + fashion tips, you will love her site). The event was in Culver City + it was made up of 4 different ‘mini’ fashion shows where college students were the models walking the runway! There was sorority wear, night out wear + preppy wear.
Other than the cute styles rocked by fab college students (which I thought was so great for them btw – I love young gals getting to strut their confidence in a positive way)! Talk about Women Empowering Women ♥ In between each runway show guests had the chance to explore some of the great sponsors (like getting brow services from European Wax Center…my favorite). But, the best sponsors came from the styles the gals got to wear down the runway!
First, I should mention I was lucky enough to get the ‘VIP‘ treatment while attending College Fashion Week…meaning I got to sit front row + I received the best swag bag ever! (more about that later :p)
I think Rebecca Minkoff + Vince Camuto are great brands for college students to wear since they have a luxury feel at a convenient price point 🙂 I definitely have my fair share of picks from both brands!
For these fun sponsors I am going to reveal what was in my swag bag because TBH it is pretty major…
I love finding new fragrances that really help me feel great everyday – honestly, when you smell good, you feel good (in my opinion at least). Perfumania has a wide array of fragrances, sets + designers. Whether you are looking for a classic sent from Chanel or a new fresh sent from let’s say Juicy Couture (this perfume smells…amazing, no joke)…Perfumania has got ya covered!
I have wanted to try Fitbit forever…I am not a savvy fitness gal but I want to be able to track my steps, my calories + more to make sure I am at least on a track for success! I think Fitbit Flex 2 is great for that since it works with your lifestyle + with the thin design it looks stylish no matter what outfit you are wearing.
Drybar was probably one of my favorite sponsors! I have already been obsessed with their dry shampoo + some other products, so I am super pumped about trying Triple Sec, which I heard is a fan favorite. And…my favorite thing? Drybar gave a complimentary blowout to all attendees (which I am off to go use as we speak :p)!
Two other sponsors were Hanes + Maidenform (pretty much the essentials for undergarments which are the foundation of any look)! Their newest styles are great to wear with any outfit no matter what the cut or fit 😉
The entire College Fashion Week experience was also sponsored by People StyleWatch (one of my go to magazines for fashion inspo + news)!
Here’s some of what was in my bag:
I highly encourage all of you to try and attend College Fashion Week in your city next year! They have been on the East + West coast…fashion doesn’t sleep + neither do they!
*This post is brought to you by Her Campus Media and its College Fashion Week brand partners.*