Mirrored Sunnies are officially IN:

I’ve been seeing them everywhere over this past month- on our favorite celebs, street style stars, and most recently at the Coachella Festival. This trend has made a quick rise to the top and I don’t see it slowing down anytime soon while the weather continues to get warmer and summer gets closer. I was even convinced to take the plunge and recently purchased a pair of sale (hopefully not fake) Ray Bans. After putting those bad boys on for the first time, I fell in LOVE. The mirrored lenses can come in all shapes, colors and sizes, so they are a doable option for anyone who has an obsession with sunglasses. Check out some of my favorite styles below and maybe even hop on the mirrored sunglasses bandwagon if you haven’t already!

Wildfox Classic Fox Deluxe Frame in Candy Red

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 Wildfox Lolita Deluxe Frame in Black

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 Ray Ban Blue Mirrored Aviators (the pair I have)

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MINKPINK Aviator Sunglasses

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Ray Ban Clubmaster Sunglasses

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 Marc Jacobs Mirrored Aviator Sunglasses

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 Quay Asha Mirrored Sunglasses

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 AJ Morgan Large Round Mirror Sunglasses

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 I HOPE YOU LOVED THE SUNNIES- HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!

Feelin’ Sketchy: Mad Men Edition

In honor of the recent public obsession with Mad Men and its final season, I figured that I would share some of my own 1950s/early 60s inspired sketches! They aren’t completely in full-on 1960s Mad Men style because I couldn’t keep myself from incorporating some of my favorite 50s styles into each piece as well. If you haven’t seen Mad Men, it’s time to hop on the bandwagon and prepare to be confined to your bed and Netflix for the next week (if you already aren’t). The show features awesome actors (Jon Hamm- YUM), fun storylines, and even cooler fashions from the past that’ll surely keep you interested! I hope you enjoy the sketches and have a great HUMP DAY!

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Teaming Up: The Best Designer Collabs To Look Forward To

One after another, designer collaborations with lower priced brands have officially become the “new thing.”  Even though it slightly annoys me that it seems as if every designer is now just hopping on the bandwagon, I really can’t complain that they are!  I’ve been one of those girls who have waited at the crack of dawn outside Target, to get my hands on its previously popular collections with Phillip Lim and Peter Pilotto, so I’m clearly a fan of the trend.  In my opinion, the overall idea of these collaborations, to offer designer looks at lower prices, is the best idea that the fashion world has come up with in a long time.  The final products have almost always turned out great, and I am definitely all for this trend continuing its rise to the mainstream.  The beginning of 2014 has been especially exciting due to the announcement of SO MANY upcoming collabs, which consequently led me to make this list of those that we can look the most forward to and even start shopping for TODAY!

Prepare to get your wallets and calendars ready!

What to start shopping for TODAY:

Zooey Deschanel with Tommy Hilfiger — hit the online stores on Monday, so get shopping ASAP!

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J.Crew with Sophia Webster — this anticipated collection hit stores Monday and debuts online TODAY!!!

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What to mark on your calendars to shop for in the fall:

Kate Spade with Gap Kids — on sale in November 2014

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Mary Katrantzou with Adidas — debuts in November 2014

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Roland Mouret with Banana Republic — available in August 2014

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AND…drum rolllllllll….. Alexander Wang with H&M — November 6, 2014!

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My Nostalgic Response To A Fantastic Elle.com Post

I know that I’m due for a fashion-related post, but after such a stressful past week and impending weeks ahead of me, I felt inspired to write about a topic that puts my mind at ease and will be heavily relied upon to maintain my sanity until graduation in a few weeks. While surfing the web in between classes the other day, I found a fantastic article on Elle.com that seemed as if it was written specifically for me. I was so happy when I found it because it reflected a lot of feelings that I have myself, not only about John Mayer, but also music in general. I immediately related to the author’s recollection of how Mayer’s music has made an impact in her life, as his music has also frequently been the friend by my side throughout numerous difficult (as well as happy) situations during my youth and more recently, college years. I can remember listening to “The Heart of Life” on repeat in middle school, when I learned that my beloved puppy was going to be put down as a result of heart problems. In high school, I remember comparing the original version of “Free Fallin’” to John’s acoustic cover with my sister and consequently only being able to listen to the latter because it was so much better. When Continuum first came out, every night cooking dinner in the kitchen was made up of dancing and singing along with my family to the emotional and breathy tracks. Whenever I was feeling down in high school and college, “Gravity” became the only thing that could put my mind at ease and help me fall sleep.

Over my past four years in college, my love for John’s music twofolded. When I got into UGA for undergrad, “Why Georgia” became my anthem for every 8-hour drive to and from home. I found myself revisiting his old music, such as “Come Back to Bed” and “St. Patrick’s Day” in efforts to make myself feel better about my nonexistent or fickle relationships. I rekindled my love for his EP song “Victoria,” and “In Your Atmosphere” nudged its way into my top three favorite songs of his. I was even inspired to start playing guitar again in efforts to one day successfully strum and sing to his music myself. I still want “Daughters” to be one of the songs played at my wedding, and I’ve made my parents aware that either John will be there playing it for me as a guest or as my husband, which I have no shame in admitting.

It’s impossible to explain how many feelings I can associate with each of Mayer’s songs, but they truly have provided such a solace for me during times when no one else could. My amazing parents were able to snag fourth row seats for one of his concerts this past Christmas, and I’ve never been happier than I was then, standing before him while he ended the show with “Gravity.” Every time I listen to the live version of that song, literally EVERY time, I get the chills.

Throughout my life, Mayer’s music has done so much for me, and I’m sure that there are other artists that do the same for my fellow music-lovers out there. So, after reading this article on Elle.com, I was happy to discover that there was someone else in this world that shared these crazy feelings. If you can’t seem to relate with me on this topic, I assume that you find comfort in some form other than music. However, no matter what you use to fall back on, I believe that it’s so important for everyone to have SOMETHING to feed and heal the soul when there is no one or nothing else around to do so.      

P.S. – watch his recent acoustic cover of Beyoncé’s “XO;” it’ll blow you away

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JVH6OkUT7Dc

 

Style Guide to Music Festival Season

It’s finally that time of the year again, when EVERYONE is talking about what music festival they are going to, what celebs and musicians will be there, and most importantly…what they will be wearing. Since I know that these music festivals, such as Coachella, are basically like a huge catwalk for the (somewhat) general (and most definitely cooler) population, I’ve provided you with a cheat sheet of what to wear according to your own festival style. Unfortunately, I cannot cater to every style tribe swirling around the fashion world right now, but I have created style guides for the four most popular styles when it comes to the music festival community: the rockers, the hippies, the desert gals, and the glam gypsies. Take a look to inspire your own style and outfit choices or even choose your outfit directly from my suggestions by clicking on the corresponding links below their photo! Enjoy and feel free to rock out to Lauren Conrad’s road trip playlist (which I love) to really get in the mood while shopping my picks! I hope everyone has a great day and…peace, love, and rock & roll.

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 Start shopping now for these Rocker Chic pieces…

Fender crop topRay Ban aviatorsCanvas Chuck Taylors in black and white, Cutout maxi dressSkull necklace, Striped crop top, Burgundy fedora, White embroidered crop top, Black cutoff shorts

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Shop here if you’re a Desert Fox…

Straw cowboy hatCrochet shawlLayered necklaceAnkle bootsDesert espadrillesTribal backpackPalm print crop top comboTwo-toned sunniesMoto short overallsBucket bag

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For all of you Free Spirits, shop for these pieces here…

Woven crossbody bagLA teeTan sandalsYellow crop topDenim embroidered shortsKnit maxi dressFabric braceletsCrochet romperFloral headbandFringe necklace

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And, for my gypsy fashionistas, shop here…

Wicker Camera bagCharm necklace, Upper Armband, Lavender top, Wrist CuffTassel Anklet, Temporary tattoo printsFringe bathing suit top and tribal pants, Summer shades, Tribal dress

The Best Dressed Ladies of GoT

Game of Thrones is one of my favorite shows, and I’m clearly still running off the excitement and adrenaline rush from last night’s season 4 premiere episode.  I’ve fallen in love with not only the plot lines, characters, and gigantic sets, but also the beautiful costumes that these amazing characters wear on the show- they are by far the best costumes in television right now.  In light of the new season ahead of us, I’ve picked the two female characters with the best costumes overall: Daenerys Targaryen and Margaery Tyrell.  Dany has definitely had the most beautiful and badass costumes over the seasons, but I found that Margarey comes in a close second with her pretty blue (and somewhat scandalous) dresses.  Check some of their best looks from the past three seasons of GoT right below!

Daenerys Targaryen

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Margarey Tyrell

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…and because I love the cast so much, check out these photos from a Rolling Stone shoot- they’re all adorable…

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