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I’ve got a day AND a night look for you today, both mostly black but with pops of pattern and color.

Day Look (movies and lunch)
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I love this little black fit-and-flare with studs at the shoulders.  It has a cool cutout at the back, too.  I feel really pretty in it even though it’s much more simple than the pieces to which I’m usually drawn.  Of course, it becomes much more me when paired with my awesome leopard wedge sneakers and my favorite blue bag.  As I’ve said before, this bag feels really luxe even though it was super affordable, and the unique color with the structured shape make my outfits feel more polished and stylish.  I usually keep the crossbody strap on it and use it (I need crossbodies in my life), but today I thought it would be chicer to just carry it by the short handles.

I kept the jewelry plain gold but with sass to complement the sneaks.  My fave little gold pendant and blingy hoops, plus this awesome ring I got while on my trip, at Accessorize.  I’ve wanted a two-finger ring for a while, as long as they’ve been trendy, but I’ve never fallen so in love with one that I bought it until I found this one.  It looks like a dachshund!!! So me.

Although I barely needed it, I brought this cool and supercomfy mixed-material jacket with faux leather sleeves and gold hardware in case it got chilly in the movie theater.

What I wore for day today:

  • Delia’s dress
  • Betsey Johnson sneakers
  • Aldo bag
  • Marc by Marc Jacobs necklace
  • BCBGMAXAZRIA earrings
  • Accessorize ring
  • THML jacket from Art Effect

Night Look (out for sushi):

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I’ve been wanting to wear this look ever since I got this tulle midi skirt!  I plan on creating lots of fashion-forward looks with it.  It also has an elastic waist and a jersey lining so it’s really comfy.  I paired it with this great faux-leather tee (it’s supersoft jersey in the back), a fave statement necklace and earrings (they’re silver leopard faces), t-strap heels (falling more and more in love with these–I love the way they look on my feet), a snake-print clutch and of course, a red lip.

I normally do a red lip as the sole burst of a different or non-neutral color, but I read in a magazine that red and mint work together so I thought I’d try pops of both. Also, I feel like this top and skirt really call for a red lip.

What I wore tonight:

  • Forever 21 skirt and earrings
  • Bailey 44 tee
  • Report heels from Francesca’s Collections
  • Express necklace
  • MICHAEL Michael Kors bracelet
  • Big Buddha clutch from mfredrick.com (M. Frederick is a California clothing store owned by Adam Levine’s (my celeb crush!!) family)

Hope you all had a great and stylish day.

Title, obviously, is the name of an Amy Winehouse song.

I’m Like a Shooting Star, I’ve Come So Far, I Can’t Go Back to Where I Used to Be

Me in a mint dress bye LC Lauren Conrad with an eyelet bodice and tulle skirt

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What I wore yesterday!  Always feel like princess with this dress’s tulle skirt!  And of course, nothing goes with tulle like combat boots (though mine are floral to keep it girly)  I also added a matching quilted bag, some cute Marc by Marc Jacobs rose gold stud earrings that look like apples, and a rose gold cuff to add a touch more edge.

Both the boots and the cuff are edgy shapes in girly prints/materials–floral and rose gold.  I think it’s a good way to keep the look coordinated but not overly prim (although sometimes it’s adorable to be totally girly–this look would have been just as cute with ballet flats and daintier jewelry).

This dress is really cool because although the skirt is fancy, the top is lace and has a collar and buttons, making it work for a typical day (but makes you feel special).  I love the lace trend, it was really big a few years ago and is back in a big way (though the trend never really left).  It brings the perfect texture to solid pieces and can be girly or edgy depending on how it’s styled.

What I wore yesterday:

  • LC Lauren Conrad dress from Kohl’s
  • Wild Diva Lounge boots from Lulus.com
  • Forever 21 bag
  • Marc by Marc Jacobs earrings from Zappos.com
  • Cuff was a gift from my mom
  • Of course, Aunt Florence’s watch

I also threw my favorite mint J. Crew cardigan on when I got chilly.

 

Post title from “A Whole New World” from Aladdin (possibly one of the all-time best Disney songs)

And Now I Will Start Living Today.

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This is what I wore yesterday.

This skirt was a 19th bday gift (was thursday)  from a wonderful friend.   Thank you Charlotte!

The tulle!  The brocade!  I’m so in love with it and it felt perfect for a cool streetstyle-esque photo.  I knew it would be great with this jacket and the red lip was absolutely necessary.

Got this gold cuff last month at Juicy.  I’ve always admired their jewelry and this was the first piece I bought.  Such a fantastic statement peice.

Basically, tulle and combat boots.  Punk princess.  Enough said.

What I’m Wearing:

  • Miami skirt from Francesca’s Collections (and from the beautiful Charlotte)
  • MICHAEL Michael Kors Jacket
  • J. Crew tank top
  • Juicy Couture cuff
  • Forever 21 necklace
  • Vince Camuto earrings
  • Ann Taylor tights
  • Madden Girl boots
  • Moxie by Bare Minerals lipstick

Quote from the song I’ve had stuck in my head for the past two days, Lea Michele’s new single “Cannonball.”

Live it up.

<3, Katy