style inspo

Derby Style… 

Dress | Shoes [similar 1 or 2]| Hat [similar] | Sunnies | Jacket | Choker

In a not so surprising surprising way,  my first week in California went somewhat like how you would daydream it would – but on not so grand of a scale, and that’s only if you consider going to a Kentucky Derby party in a mansion on a hill in Santa Barbara a not majorly intense scale in the grand scheme of all things California. For the little Rhody girl that I am, it was pretty grand. It only took me a few minutes to get rolling around the floor in my dress with a cute puppy, and then in the next hour tucking my dress into a pair of shorts to go trampoline-ing with the kids. Small town girl in a glam world at its finest. Another shocker to many – this gorgeous dress is from Forever 21. Beautiful, am I right? Everything seems to just be much more beautiful here in Santa Barbara. I’m pretty content with it, to say the least. I’ve managed to wear this Ettika choker with just about every outfit. I can glam it up, for instance with this dress or wear it with a beachy look. the possibilities are endless!

p.s. – It’s official, my hair is out of control. I’ve just come to embrace it!

New Years Eve Style Guide

 

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New Years Eve is all about being sexy and sparkly. Of course, we want to ring in the new year as our most stylish self all while partying the night away with loved ones while being very drunk. With that being said, I scoped out my favorite glam, night-out, party place (of course, Missguided) and have given you the ultimate style guide for your NYE nightwear (with a few ASOS pieces tossed in… couldn’t forget my favorite store).

p.s. Each number corresponds to each picture in order from left to right, top to bottom 🙂 Click on the number and it brings you to the item!

 

Mood Board/Inspiration…

 

All images found via tumblr and twitter.. to see more and their sources, visit www.stylestudiesx.tumblr.com and twitter.com/alexandraabsi

Spring TDRP Wishlist…

All of the gorgeous, chic in-trend pieces from The Royal Department Paris that would be amazing in ANY closet for Spring! Use code stylestudies20 at check out for a discount 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chic Ways To Travel: Airport Style…

If the stress of packing isn’t enough for you, then here’s the next thing to add to your to-do list: picking the most comfortable, yet head turning chic outfit to run around the airport in. Yes, I’m serious about this. As a fashionista myself, I strive for excellence at all times, but the airport in particular is one instance I like to leave an impression and feel good about myself, as should you. There’s nothing I envy more than a female with the, ‘I’m just so casually chic, I don’t even have to try’ look. You know, those girls with the crazy messy bun but it looks like a famous hair stylist created it? Ugh, the envy.

The reality is, they most likely put in as much effort on their hair and outfits as you do for a special occasion. And there isn’t many worse feelings than looking like a slob and seeing other people so beautifully put together, even in sweats, and trust me, I see them every time I’m at the airport… which is a lot. Be at your best whenever you can. Life is your runway, and the airport is the best way to showcase it because it’s the one place where you’re making an impression on hundreds of people from all over the world. Not only that, but it’s amazing to feel amazing and confident in yourself. I know, why should you care what other people think? And you shouldn’t, you should always be you, regardless of anything in life, but you should care what you think. And remember also, being in a place with hundreds of people from everywhere, many traveling alone, you never know who you could meet. Now, I’m not saying throw on your heels and strut your stuff into the Dunkin’ Donuts line to order yourself some munchkins. I’m saying be the Gigi Hadid of airport people (I guess that entails Starbucks instead?)…

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Gigi has awesome style all the time, even at the airport, hair tossed up with a pair of sweats and sneakers…

 

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(there it is! that bun!)

…and then get your munchkins (or venti iced vanilla latte with coconut milk). Take some inspiration and advice from celebrities like Kendall Jenner…

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It’s as simple as that! One of the easiest ways to look effortlessly chic while staying comfortable is layering, color coordination, a good black bag and a trendy pair of shoes.

The best advice to take from all of this is, you can be comfortable and stylish all while making an impression, even in sweats and leggings (and in the books of Kendall and Gigi, clearly don’t forget your sunglasses). Don’t forget to be your best self all the time, and I mean this not just in attire either. Smile at strangers, be confident in yourself (a good outfit can achieve this!), and always go out of your way for strangers even if they don’t for you, airport or no airport.

 

Sultry Monday…

A little style inspiration to start your week off with good, chic vibes.

All images via Tumblr… See more like this over at stylestudiesx.tumblr.com

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Sultry Sunday’s…

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Every Sunday I’ll be posting style inspiration that I love and sharing it with you so you can start your weeks off in style :p This weeks is a bit Summer into Autumn themed… All these pictures are from my Tumblr page http://www.stylstudiesx.tumblr.com

x,

A

Angel Flow…

              

  Dress: Marshalls

Everything about this dress makes me feel like an angel. So crazy, but I feel so simplistically beautiful when I’m wearing it and can’t say I’ve felt that way about many things. It’s quite see through, so I wear it as a bathing suit cover up – or more like I wear a bathing suit underneath just so I can wear the dress 😛 I’m all about shift dresses this summer and this white looks amazing with a tan! (And was only $10!!!) Marshalls always has some amazing finds! Xo, A