As a fashionista, it’s part of the job description to be somewhat of a hoarder… right? Hehe! I have an entire box of decade old Jordan’s tucked away in my closet from high school. I rarely wear them these days, but make an effort occasionally because they still look new and are a comfy and stylish alternative. Mario had been yearning to get us a matching pair of sneakers and we found these Air Jordan 1's on sale at Sheikh!
It took about a year, but I finally convinced Mario to purchase designer denim. He has two pairs now and I immediately knew I would be styling his outfit around this destroyed pair of AG's. This fresh wash is perfect for spring and summer! Aside from the light color, the peekaboo knee slits are optimal for additional ventilation on warmer days. I topped off the look with a pinkish/redish t-shirt he purchased from Zumiez a while back and a crisp white denim jacket from H&M.
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I styled Mario first so I had to ensure my look complemented his. Ironically, I had a much harder time styling my look because I had so many ideas. Which got me thinking about future outfit posts. Would you like to see a Jordan Lookbook?
Overall, I knew I wanted something really feminine to offset the chunky sneakers. I decided on an off-white lace romper I bought at a Boutique in the Haight for my first Vegas trip a few years back. I layered the onsie with aForever21 chambray dress which I wore unbuttoned as an oversized cardigan and a pink belt for a pop of color. Rompers are not only fashion forward for sunny days, but also practical when you want to avoid matching separates.
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I hope you enjoyed this "his and hers" look! Let me know if you would like to see a Jordan Sneaker Lookbook in the comments below!
I’m currently in Sea Ranch, in Sonoma County, for our yearly family vacation which has been great for much needed downtime and getting blog work done. Things have been hectic for the last few months balancing school, my day job, blogging, and my personal life. Immediately after finals, I picked up extra hours at work to make up for the time I was taking off which left me exhausted, but financially prepared. When I return from vacation I will go back to working part-time and can finally focus on modeling as well as collaborating with other bloggers and photographers until school begins once again.
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I am very excited for today’s style post because each piece I’m wearing is special for a different reason. I purchased each of these items at different times over last few weeks, yet they all compliment each other which worked nicely for this impromptu shoot.
I found this sheer t-shirt at H&M a few months back, but left it behind because I am trying to be better at managing my tiny budget. Months later, I returned to H&M while looking for artistic inspiration and saw that this tan number was on sale for $8. It pained me to leave it behind the first time, but my patience paid off, and for that price I snatched it without hesitation!
Moto Jacket and Crisscross Mules
Typically, I’m not much of a thrift shopper, but my boyfriend is. For his birthday, last month, we spent the day doing activities he loves and visited Crossroads Trading Co. in the Castro. He swore they had the best selection out of the ones in our area and we found a few sharp pieces!
I purchased this beautiful moto-style leather jacket by Zara that looked virtually new. Although I own several faux leather jackets already, it had been a few years since I purchased a new one. Many of the ones I have are cropped or a thin bomber style. I loved that this one was boxy, oversized, and more edgy than the ones already in my closet. I wear it all the time and get so many compliments on it!
As we were walking to the fitting room to try on our collection of clothing, I stumbled upon these bright mules by New Look for $25. I had been craving a fresh pair of heeled sliders for summer and the crisscross detailing, bright color, and suede-like fabric on these stood out to me. The red shoes also looked unworn which was a plus. I found the same pair on sale at newlook.com for 8 Euros, if you're interested.
I got both of these pieces for right under $60!
I'm sad to say I do have a few complaints. As far as the jacket, the previous owner cut out the tag which explains the fabric make-up and wash instructions so I don’t actually know what it’s made of or how to properly care for it. All in all, this comes with the territory of second-hand shopping. Fair enough.
My shoes on the other hand, get a 10 for cuteness and a 3 for comfort. I made the mistake of breaking these in during a long day of walking around the city which resulted in several large blisters. I thought by the time I wore them for a second time I would be okay to not bring an additional pair of shoes, but was wrong. I only wore them for about two hours, yet I got a few smaller blisters once again. The only reason I didn't give them a 1 out of 10 is because the heel height was perfect for me. The older I get, the more important it is for me to take care of every part of my body, so as much as I love them I'm scared they are going to scar my feet each time I wear them so I may refrain.
I was gifted this Plunging V-Neck Drop Hole Jumpsuit by Shein for our most recent collaboration. I felt it was a cute spin on the revived overall trend without being so blatant. I was surprised this black one-piece was a "one size fits most." In my opinion, it would fit sizes 0-6 best. It's now on sale for $17 at Shein.com! (ad)
The model on the website featured it without a shirt and was sporting sexy side-boob, but I suppose I'm not that bold. At first, I thought of wearing it with a bandeau to highlight the plunging sides, but after some rummaging I rediscovered my new nude top from H&M. Combining the black jumpsuit with a sheer tan shirt mimicked the way it was originally advertised in a more conservative way.
I hope you all have a great start to your weekend and enjoyed catching up with me.
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Big "thank you" to my photographer, Rey Marquez, for meeting me on such short notice so I could get this look done before I left for vacation.
"The coldest winter I ever spent
was a Summer in San Francisco."
- Mark Twain
It’s June 8, 2017 and it’s raining in San Francisco. It’s been gloomy on and off since May, but I was hoping the rain was over. I live in a part of the city that’s less accessible so it’s a drag commuting in the rain without a car. I took the day off from my day job to spend time with my boyfriend for our one year anniversary, but we aren’t gonna let the weather bring us down. Whether you live in The Bay, are visiting, or live somewhere with unpredictable weather like me, this post is for you. I will be including some tips on how to keep your outfit bright when the weather isn’t.
First and foremost, I am excited to announce my collaboration with eco-friendly brand, Mona B. Mona B. specializes in creating recycled handbags, backpacks, home goods, and even has a Men's line. The products are handpicked and up-cycled from truck tarps and military tents which are hand stitched and screen printed to ensure each piece is unique. Eco-friendly brands have a special place in my heart because aside from loving Mother Earth, the first collaboration I ever did as a blogger was with a sustainable fashion line. In honor of my most recent collaboration with Mona B., a Backpack is the first on my list for beach day necessities. #ad
Backpacks are the ideal necessity for any beach day, but especially on a windy or gloomy day which is common during San Francisco Summers. Backpacks allow you to pack up the basics like sunscreen, a bikini, snacks, and a towel. On beach days when the wind is in full force you can throw your bikini in there in case you feel daring or an extra layer if you hate being cold, like me. The Greek Isles backpack I was gifted from Mona B. is actually convertible! This two-in-one piece can be worn as a classic backpack or a versatile crossbody. I am noticing a huge trend in fashion with convertible pieces like this. Consumers love getting the biggest bang for their buck and when you are able to transform a piece in several ways, it allows you to incorporate it into your everyday style and switch it up depending on your mood or activity. I love the sweet sea-horse detailing and multiple tones on this piece!
Fun Patterns and Flowy Pants
Incorporating a fun pattern into your day at the beach is a great way to make a sunshiney statement when the weather isn’t optimal. A fun and bright pattern screams "summer time style." Instead of wearing a bikini with a fun pattern, I opted for flowy pants that were comfortable enough to lounge in, and gave me the extra coverage I needed to save my skin from goosebumps. If you are daring enough to wear a bikini loose pants are also great to layer with. You can wear them before and after sunbathing or taking a dip in the water.
Keep the Layers Light
When I say keep the layers “light” I don’t mean warmth wise- I mean color. Although I wore two different sweaters for this shoot they are cream and white. Keeping the color light ensures that you are still in a Spring/Summer mode and can construct the rest of your look around the piece that is going to save your skin and bones from the wind. My photographer warned me it was going to be windy at Ocean Beach and the first oversized cardigan I wore kept me warm as he was setting up the equipment. I love long sweaters because they are pretty much fashionable blankets. The oatmeal shade allowed me to cast a beachy vibe while keeping warm with a cozy sweater. The second loose-knit pullover sweater I am featuring, allowed me to sport a sexy bandeau and get additional color on my skin without freezing to death.
Last, but not least, don't forget to wear sunscreen! Whether it's gloomy, windy, or cold at the beach, the sun's rays are still harmful. Protect your beautiful skin with sunscreen and be sure reapply as needed.
Visit www.Mona-B.com to view my Greek Isles Convertible Backpack and more... Connect with the up-cycled fashion foward brand at https://www.instagram.com/monab_lifestyle/
Photos by Rey Marquez