Star-Studded Grunge…

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Dress: Forever 21

Shoes: Aldo (similar here)

Choker: EttikaXFreePeople 

 

I’m obsessed with casual jersey dresses! They’re quick to throw on and easy to dress up or down. I have turned this one in particular into multiple different looks – classic work attire with a chunky necklace and some heels, edgy/punk as appeared here, sporty with some sneakers and a hat. The options are endless with just this one piece! I love the H&M ones as well! They have turtlenecks, different designs, fits and fabrics in their basics section. I went with the bulky booties to go with this Ettika Choker, because it’s very bold and I really wanted that to be my main emphasis.

This star-studded choker was created by Ettika for Free People, and comes in multiple colors and materials. I love this black one in particular because of the velvet straps, as velvet is so in right now! It’s unique, and the multiple layers leave room for different styles of wear. You can wear it looser or tighter to change the look of it – sometimes I even cross the order of the layers to give it a more messy vibe!

 

Get %15 off your next order at Ettika.com here!

Best of the Runway: S/S 17

It’s safe to say that next Spring is very… very, far away. But in the world of fashion – we are already preparing! Per usual, warmer weather brings out flawless whites, lace, and vibrant reds. The ongoing trend here is just that, and a classic, mature, (covered) look. Less crop tops and more elegance – it wouldn’t be  a new season of runway without a total change in trend! I know you’re probably (definitely) not thinking this far ahead, but, we must stay up to date with the world of high fashion! Who says you really can’t wear white after labor day?

 

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See more runway looks and keep up to date with your favorite designers at Vogue.com

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Iconic Style: Jane Birkin

Jane Birkin – if you haven’t heard the name then I’m judging you ( just a teensie bit😛 ). The English singer, actress and fashionista has made her rounds in the spotlight in the 70s and even inspired the Hermes Birkin Bag (see, you must have heard of her one way or another, she’s legendary!)

Starting her stardom was the controversial song written by Serge Gainsbourgh, originally for Brigette Bardot, “Je t’aime moi non plus”. Her fame came quickly and she instantly became known for her relentless, effortless and unique style. Unique being the key point – she was well-known for carrying a straw basket as a purse – a strange yet super chic accessory trend that only she could have started. One day, while boarding a plane, she spilt the contents of her ‘purse’ across the floor right infront of the feet of our very own Hermes, where she went on to explain that she just couldn’t find the right bag that actually closed at the top. there you have it. That’s when Hermes granted her wishes and made the inonic Birkin Bag in honor of her, and of course, gave her a few along the way. She keeps just one for herself, until it’s time for a new, and donates the others for charity.

 

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An older Jane, with the Hermes Birkin Bag

 

Jane Birkin still continues to inspire style today, as the straw picnic-esque purse was actually quite the fad this summer.

Here are some highlights of her most casual, yet chic moments. Sometime’s it’s not the clothes you wear, it’s how you wear them.

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Weekly Inspo…

 

 

 

 

This week is just a random compilation of pictures that inspire me… You might be thinking, isn’t that what all my weekly inspo’s are? Well, yes, and no. This one has no particular theme or mood shift to it. I’m putting together some especially nice Fall inspired boards for you for next week + beyond! Get ready. x

Img’s via Tumblr (stylestudiesx.tumblr.com) & Instagram; @abrokegirlsblog , @lissyroddyy , @nastygal , @chiaraferragni , @maisonvalentino , @weloveyourgenes

 

Fall Finds 2016…

After reading many of the Fall magazine issues and scouting the runways for my latest Fall Trends Post, I went on the hunt for some amazing Autumn pieces to share with all of you that you too could add to your wardrobes, and at amazing prices!

Below are some of my favorite finds, and at the bottom of each picture is the name of the store you can find it at. Happy Shopping!

 

OUTERWEAR

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TOPS

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TROUSERS/SKIRTS

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DRESSES

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SHOES

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ACCESSORIES

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Scotland Adventures 2016

I’ve dreamt for years of traveling abroad and seeing the elegant cobbled U.K. streets, the ocean shores of another land, tasting the food of a different culture. For the first time ever, I got my passport and took to the sky to explore Scotland. I am extremely fortunate to have a boyfriend who’s a native of the country, who took me along with him. With my camera in hand, I did my best to take pictures that really captured the beauty of all I explored to go on remembering it and to share – but, the reality of it is, that a lens will never do it justice. Regardless, here’s a little view of some of my travels.

The first thing I did on the trip was visit the Royal Mile and Holyrood Palace, where the Queen, and the history of them, has stayed during their visits to Scotland. Scotland’s history is unlike anything you could ever experience in the U.S. The stone architecture is everywhere, and stands strong and steady for thousands of years, preserving the homes and histories of millions before us.

The Royal Mile

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Holyrood Palace

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The next day, we did a tour of Edinburgh Castle, which was just as interesting as I’d imagine. My favorite part was going through the prisons where those were kept during wars. The old wooden doors still remained and had carvings in them from prisoners. It was quite a site!

Edinburgh Castle

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Of course, St. Andrews had to be on the list of sites to see in Scotland. The famous course and University were unrealistically beautiful, as was the shore. It was incredibly windy, and even that, in some extremely strange way, was beautiful as well.

St. Andrews, Fife

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While there were so many more tourist sites we visited that I was unable to take pictures of, the adventures were endless! From Soccer games ( I mean Football😛 ) to pitstops on the water to chippy’s, this trip was an absolutely amazing experience made even more remarkable by amazing people who I will cherish and remember forever.

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Dundee United Game

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Celtic Stadium

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Stewarts Melville School