Monthly Archives: January 2015

IMG_3219IMG_3255IMG_3221IMG_3227IMG_3252IMG_3229I love wearing my new shirt from By Luciana, a local Columbus designer, because I do believe that if you set your mind on something and work hard that anything really is possible. Everyday is about growing, setting goals, and learning from your mistakes. Since moving to Columbus I have come across so many cool local restaurants, designers and clothing boutiques. I truly admire their motivation and entrepreneurial spirit in really making anything possible. Outfit breakdown below

Glam 356 black gem sweater: $50 on sale

By Luciana “Anything is Possible” shirt: $25

Tiger Tree California state necklace: $10

Zara black leggings: $25.90

Target leopard print slip ons: $15.98 in store clearance, $24.99 online

Amazon WWII backpack: $24.86

6pm Sperry sunglasses: $24.99

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Staying warm and colorful might not always be the easiest. Winter clothing tends to be more blacks and browns, which on a dark and gloomy day isn’t always the happiest. Try bringing some color to your winter outfits to show some brightness to those overcast days. It will make you feel better and maybe even lighten someone else’s day. You can stick with the clothing you already have and just add a bold colored accessory or two and volia!

As I was out shopping all the winter sales last weekend I came across this Henri Bendel clutch. The color was what drew me in, loved the side handle on it and then that it was on sale! I had to get it. I soon found out that it was actually a mini ipad case. I don’t have an ipad, but my cellphone, credit card, new Ohio ID, and lip venom would fit perfectly in here for date night, happy hour, or a nice event. My bold colored accessory, which reflects a great purple color, is from a local Columbus jewelry designer, 11 Twenty Eight. This quartz crystal druzy pendant is even more gorgeous in person. It has a radiant purple color that glows when you wear it. I love it! Outfit details below:

Henri Bendel “clutch” mini ipad case: $49 sale

11 Twenty Eight purple quartz crystal druzy pendant: $52 similar

Rowe sunglasses: $24

Rowe green infinite scarf: borrowed from a friend

Pac Sun Kendall and Kylie faux leather jeans: $10 sale

Target Mossimo turtleneck: $13.98 on sale

Target Mossimo booties: $10.98 sale similar

Target Mossimo black tote: $15.98 sale similar

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Dare to mix up the matching routine. It doesn’t have to be anything too loud, a fun bright pattern with a simple striped shirt is enough to do the trick. It allows you to wear the clothing you already have so you don’t have the “I have nothing to wear” feeling. Look at your closet in a new way, don’t always see the same shirts with the same jeans or skirts, try something you wouldn’t have before. Pull them together with a belt or necklace that shares similar color tones. Before you know it your closet will be full of new outfits to wear. Outfit details below:

Second Chance Consignment Levi Strauss vintage button up shirt: $10

Zara printed turquoise shorts: $29.99. For a similar pair- Zara print shorts $15.99

Target Sam & Libby booties: $33.75. Now on clearance in stores!

J.Crew statement necklace: gifted from my cousins, thanks! Check out J.Crew’s jewelry on sale with similar styles.

Kate Spade beige purse: borrowed from my sister.

Cotton On sunglasses: sale for $5, borrowed from my sister.

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At the beginning of December, my roommate and I were talking about all the different monthly subscriptions boxes you can get, Birchbox, Barkbox, Whimseybox, Club W, the list goes on. There was one clothing box that she introduced to me called Stitch Fix. Now Stitch Fix is the same sort of idea as subscription boxes, but what is even better about it is you don’t have to pay for anything you don’t want! Try on the clothes to see if they go with any of your outfits, all in the comfort of your own home, then send back whatever you don’t like within 3 days. My first “Fix” came about 3 weeks after I signed up with 5 different items to try out. You pay a $20 styling fee, which you can use towards your final purchase and if you decided to buy all 5 items you get 25% off the entire order. The items are averaged around $55 and can be anything from coats, jewelry, jeans, blouses, to dresses. One part of the sign up process that I thought was very cool was that they encourage you to to send them your pinterest and any other social media accounts you have so they can really gage your style. You can even pick how often you want your fixes to come, once a month, once in the spring, or for a special event, you decide your shipments and what you want to pay for, they do the styling. Give it a try! Outfit breakdown below

 Stitch Fix Leighton Metal Bauble Necklace: originally $34.00 with $20 deducted styling fee totaling to $14.91

Cotton On leopard print blouse:$10 sale

H&M yellow skirt with pleats: $29.95

Cotton On sunglasses: sale for $5, borrowed from my sister

Kate Spade beige purse: borrowed from my sister

Two different shoes:

Target Sam & Libby booties: $33.75 with Cartwheel 25% off shoes

Dolce Vita nude bow heels: $10 from Treasures and Trivia rummage sale