Tag: summer style

Black Linen Wrap Dress & Ark Bag

Dress | Shoes (similare here, here, & here) | Bag | Earrings (similar) | Lipstick

Ok friends, I have a few things to share with you all today. First, we shot this look a couple of months ago, but I’m just now getting around to posting it. I absolutely love this dress, and it’s under $100! It’s the perfect blend of rayon and linen. Which means the fabric has a good weight to it and it drapes beautifully. I love a good wrap dress but what sold me on this one were the pockets! Dresses with pockets are just the best, don’t you think? Anyway, this dress comes in 5 different colors; one option is a beautiful, light gingham print. I love the drop shoulder and the midi length. The cut and style are elegant enough to wear it to a more formal event, like dinner. But the fabric and drape make it more casual when paired with flat sandals and casual accessories, like a crossbody bag and a fun, long necklace. I’m so excited for fall weather, but I don’t think it will be arriving here in las vegas any time soon. So this is a good transition piece until then.

On another note, if you follow me on Instagram, you’ll see that my interview on the DM Show Podcast is now live! It was my first podcast ever, and I was so nervous to record! I think it went well overall. Anyway, I linked it in my Instagram stories, but you can also listen to it on Apple Podcasts for free here. We spoke about veganism, vegan lifestyles, vegan babies, vegan fashion and beauty, and a there’s a bit about my personal life. Please go listen to it and let me know what you think!

Also, as you can see, I’ve been adding other types of post besides fashion and beauty. I plan to start sharing more inspirational content with you all. I want to share all the things that inspire me to create a beautiful, happy, fulfilled life, that will help make the world a better place. There’s so much that I have planned and I’m beyond excited to share it all with you. I want to give back. I want to serve others. I want to do work that inspires and uplifts others. If you follow me on Instagram and you read those posts, you’ve seen a little glimpse of that in my latest sponsored post. I’m also working on covering more vegan, cruelty-free brands that are stylish and ethical. So watch out for that and make sure to subscribe to my newsletter so that you don’t miss anything. I’ll have some exclusive content on there including giveaways for subscribers only. Btw, newsletters only go out once every month.

Ok, that’s it for today. Hope you all have a beautiful Wednesday! Thank you to each and every one of you for following along, it means the world to me. 🙂 <3

Eyelet Wrap Top & Woven Round Handle Tote

Top: Anthropologie | Jeans: Nordstrom (sold out, similar here & here) | Bag: Boutique (nearly identical one here) | Sunglasses: Karen Walker (sold out, similar here & here) | Shoes: Forever21 (similar here & here) | Scarf: Anthropologie

I had of lot’s questions about the details of this outfit when I posted it on Instagram last week and I’ve been dying to share it. This wrap top has the prettiest eyelet trim detail all around the neckline and sleeve. I bought it specifically to shoot a sponsored campaign, which by the way you should check out on my Instagram because we’re doing something awesome to help those in need. I needed a lightweight top that is easy to take care of but with lots of pretty detail so I went with this wrap blouse from Anthropologie. I think it was like, 114 degrees the day we shot this and we were outside for quite some time so naturally, the blouse got soaked in my sweat and wrinkled. So glamorous, right? Lol. Anyway, it doesn’t normally wrinkle that easily, it’s super pretty, and perfect for summer—such a good find!

I’m also obsessed with these little kerchief scarves from  Anthropologie. They’re made of cotton (they have silk too but let’s keep our style cruelty-free) and they’re perfect for wrapping up your hair or around your purse like I typically do. Ok, last style obsession for today, these sunglasses. They’re sold out BUT, I linked two very similar pairs from the same designer. Which pair do you like best? I have to go with the gold-rimmed pair, the gold glimmers so beautifully in the sun! I’ve been wearing these non-stop because they go with everything and I love the oversized look!

ICYMI everything I wear and all the products I use are now and always will be vegan.

By the way, I linked some cute bow espadrille shoes that are similar to the ones I’m wearing and the linked options are made of vegan leather. In case you don’t watch my Instagram stories, I decided a while back to eliminate all animal products from my life. This includes shoes, handbags, and accessories that are made with animal products. So now everything I link is 100% vegan and cruelty-free! If you’re curious as to why I went vegan, there’s a post about it and you can read it here.

Ok you guys, today I have a special guest for you all.

Miss Athena Esmeralda joined me for the sponsored shoot we shot right before these pics. She wasn’t supposed to be in these outfits pics but she kept walking over to me, standing right in front of me staring, then asking me to pick her up. Lol, it was so cute. Her nanny Taryn, kept trying to entertain her to get her out of the shot but she just wanted mommy. So I thought I’d include some behind the scenes with Athena today. 🙂 I can’t handle that cute little face!!!

 

Easy Ripped Denim Look

Bodysuit: Yummie | Jeans: AGOLDE | Shoes: Steve Madden (old. Similar here and here) | Bag: I.N.C. (old. Similar here)

We shot this look a few weeks ago during the beginning of summer. It was blistering hot so I opted for an easy, casual outfit that still looked put together. I ended up with this white long sleeve bodysuit, my new favorite pair of ripped denim jeans, and I finished the look off with nude pointed toe pumps and a nude purse. You know those super hot summer days where you don’t really want to wear much or even accessorize because you’re just going to end up covered in sweat? Yeah, this was one of those days.

I really love this body suit though because it has a shaping effect and it’s really lightweight. It’s just barely, slightly sheer but I wore a nude bra underneath and wasn’t worried about it. It’s so stretchy and comfy and I know I’ll also get a lot of use out of it during fall and winter. Long sleeves are typically not a good idea here in Las Vegas but the material on this bodysuit is so lightweight and breathable that the sleeve actually serve as protection from the sun without making you feel like you’re burning up. I love this piece!

Twist Front Midi Dress

Dress: Zara (sold out, similar here, here, and here) | Shoes: Callisto | Bag: Amazon | Sunglasses: Urban Outfitters | Earrings: vintage (similar here) Lipstick: Kat Von D (a go-go) | Lip liner: Kat Von D (a go-go)

Summer has officially arrived but I didn’t need a calendar to tell me that. No, here in Las Vegas, the temperature was already crossing the 100-degree mark well before June 21st. While I’m loving the longer daylight hours, I’m not really a fan of this 110-degree weather; but I am loving all of the cute summer dresses I found at Fashion Show Mall last week. This dress is from Zara but it’s already sold out! I can see why, it is SO comfortable. I’m keeping a lookout to see if gets restocked because now that I’ve worn it I want to buy another. Plus it was only $29! I’ll let you guys know if it comes back in stock. I’ve linked other similar dresses with the cute twist front detail.

Is there anything more summery than a bright orange lip? I’m loving this color from Kat Von D, it really pops and goes so well with just about everything. I’m wearing the color “a go-go” in both the liquid lipstick and the lip liner. Did you know Kat Von D is vegan? Yep, she is, and so is her makeup line. The entire line is vegan and cruelty-free! Ok lastly, I also have to mention how awesome these wedges are. They are super comfortable and they go with everything! The come in tan and black and they’re made of vegan leather. They do run large so I advise sizing down by a whole size.

Oh and I almost forgot about one of my favorite items! I can’t end this post without mentioning one of my favorite pieces of shapeware. These Spanx mid-thigh shaper shorts are one of the best pieces of shape wear I’ve ever worn, and trust me, I’ve tried a lot. They’re so comfortable to wear, even in 110 degree weather. They’re breathable, lightweight, they stay in place and perfectly smooth everything out but don’t make you feeling like they’re squeezing the life out of you (lol), and they don’t have that annoying plastic trim on the inside thigh seam like other shapers do. I highly recommend them! They come in black and nude.

How to style a tutu skirt

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Top: H&M (similar) | Skirt: (similar here and here) | Purse: INC | Shoes: Steve Madden (similar) | Sunglasses: Quay (similar)

I have to admit, I threw together this outfit in like 2 min. I’d been dying to wear this skirt, which a friend of mine, I won’t say who Lexi, said was hideous. The moment I saw it in store, I instantly knew it’d be coming home with me. What’s not to love, it’s so poofy and fun! Lexi told me that she’d never go out in public with me if I wore this skirt but I look like a goddamn princess so I’m sure she’ll be dying to have lunch with me as soon as she sees this post. Yep, this was a great purchase. *pats self on back* Now if I could just find a tiara.

Summer Style Floral Maxi and Sandals

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Dress: Amazon Fashion | Shoes: Target (similar) | Bag: Amazon Fashion |

Sunglasses: Marc Jacobs (on sale!)

Would you believe this dress is $30? Well, believe it! I’ve been wanting to order clothing from Amazon for the longest time but was hesitant given the low price point. I thought the quality would be bad. Nevertheless, I bit the bullet and I’m sure glad I did. Both my bag and dress are from Amazon and I love them! This dress comes in a wide variety of colors and prints. It’s so light and airy, perfect for this Las Vegas desert heat. My bag is a dupe of the Cult Gaia Ark Bag (which is sold out everywhere) but it’s only half the price! I ordered the large size and it’s perfect. It easily holds my phone, wallet, lipstick + much more. It’s also very well made; the bamboo pieces are smooth and well connected. This bag is so unique and perfect for summer that it’s no wonder it’s sold out everywhere. But you can still get the dupe on Amazon! I’m also obsessed with my new sunglasses. They’re part of Nordstrom’s anniversary sale. The sale ends on August 6th (only 5 days left!) so check it out and score some amazing deals before then!

 

Ruffle Sleeve Top & Ark Bag

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Top: Anthropologie | Pants: Mavi (similar)  | Bag: Amazon (half the price of Cult Gaia version!) | Bandana: Anthropologie | Shoes: Steve Madden (similar) | Sunglasses: Tory Burch (similar) | Earrings: old (similar)

We shot this look last week on the 4th. Clearly, I was really feeling the holiday 🙂 I’m loving this ruffle sleeve top I found at Anthropologie. Although, every time I look at it, all I can think about is my shopping expedition that day. If you saw my Instastories last week,  you’ll remember the incident I had with Athena in the dressing room that day at Anthropologie, lol. This red animal print bandana is also an Anthropologie find. It’s so cute and it comes in different colors! I love adding little details like this to bring a look together. And not to bury the lead, this gorgeous bamboo handbag is a Cult Gaia dupe! I absolutely love it! It’s only half the price! It’s so perfect for summer outfits. Make sure to follow me on Instagram where I’ll be talking about the size, how much it holds, and showing it in close-up detail.

Embroidered Stars Top – Fourth of July Outfit

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Top: Anthropologie | Jeans: Joe’s Jeans | Shoes: Saint Laurent (similar) | Bag: Francesca’s (similar) | Scarf: Anthropologie | Sunglasses: Urban Outfitters | Lipstick: Nars | Liner: Nars

I LOVE the fourth of July. Watching fireworks on a summer night with friends and family, what’s not to like? I also love playing with the day’s color scheme. If you’re not careful, it can be easy to look like Fourth of July threw up on you. I could have opted for red shoes but I chose to keep the red subtle in this outfit so as not to go overboard. So I added red lipstick, red trimmed sunglasses, and a red scarf. BTW, how cute is this animal print scarf? Love it! I absolutely love this embroidered stars top too, it’s not only perfect for Fourth of July but for all summer! The extra wide, oversized sleeves are dreamy! It also comes with a cami underneath since the top is crocheted. This is definitely an outfit I’ll be wearing many times this summer.

Casual Weekend Outfit – Off the Shoulder Blouse & Skinny Jeans

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Top: H&M sold out (similar here and here) | Jeans: Joe’s Jeans | Shoes: Target | Hat: H&M | Bag: Francesca’s (similar here)

This off the shoulder blouse trend has been around for a while and it’s still going strong. I found this top at H&M and it was too cute to pass on. Apparently, everyone else thought so too because it already sold out. But I did link two very similar ones. This off the shoulder blouse has summer written all over it. It’s lightweight, casual, and effortlessly chic. Wear it with jeans or tucked into a skirt, either look is perfect for summer. Also, I have to talk about this hat again. It’s the perfect summer accessory and it’ll keep the sun off your face—so practical! And it’s under $20!