Friday, July 31, 2015

From Coffee to Cocktails

Work days are long and my schedule is often packed with back-to-back meetings, sometimes I even go straight from coffee (work) to cocktails (party). Dinner? No time for that, let alone going home to change into a new outfit! That doesn't mean you can't bring your A game though, just dress smart and think outside the box a little. Let's start with a LBD because there is nothing more versatile than a little black dress. During the day... I styled it with a pullover sweater, a pair of ankle booties, and a tote which holds my going out gears. After work... put away your sweater, grab your chic striped blazer, and swap your booties for some party-ready red heels! Simple as that! It's amazing how you can transform your look with just a few accessories!
Striped blazer (sold out) c/o Charlotte Russe.
Ellis leather and canvas tote c/o Graf & Lantz.

Photos - shot and edited by me.

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Monday, July 27, 2015

Simple Kind of Life

I recently set foot back into the 9-5 world (as a full-time fashion stylist) after TWO years of being my own boss. Let's just say things are very different nowadays... I am no longer working in the comfort of my own home while wearing pjs with my cat(s) on my lap. As I am trying to juggle between my full-time job, my several freelance jobs, and blogging, simplicity is what I gravitate toward on my days off. This black jersey swing dress is so easy. I especially love the skinny straps that resemble a halter cut. I kept the look effortless with this amazing hat (I have so many hats but not one in this shade of gray) I recently picked up from H&M and these awesome mules from Seychelles. I guess keeping things simple while staying chic is my go-to style for the rest of the summer!
Black swing dress (sold out in black but other colors here) from Old Navy.
Wool fedora hat from H&M.
Cowhide clutch c/o Jackson and Hyde.

*Photos - shot by my fiancé Chris Smyrniotis, edited by me

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Friday, July 24, 2015

Denim Conquers All

Denim is awesome, obviously. Unlike linen, it doesn't wrinkle up with every move. Unlike silk, it doesn't get snagged easily. Denim is multi-functional, low-maintenance, and most importantly it always makes you look good (well unless you purposefully try to look bad). My denim on denim look here is perfect for different occasions... weekend getaway, back to school, or transitioning from Summer to Fall. This gorgeous striped top with laced up details looks great with a denim bodycon skirt. Throw a chambray tunic over it or tie it around the waist, it looks amazing either way! All in all... denim conquers all!
Chambray tunic top (sold out but similar here, here and here) c/o Charlotte Russe.
Sunglasses c/o ZeroUV.

*Photos - shot by my fiancé Chris Smyrniotis, edited by me
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Monday, July 20, 2015

Off-Shoulder Anything

I am really digging off-shoulder anything lately, especially with this heatwave we've been getting here in the SF Bay Area. There's something quite effortless with this look and I like that you can show a little bit of skin without looking tacky. I love this little number I am wearing... super light and flowy, cute balloon sleeves, and well you can simply never go wrong with black and white! I paired it with these mint denim shorts with floral crochet trim and these amazing GX by Gwen Stefani ankle cuff heels with woven and laced details. Another thing about the off-shoulder style is that, to me, it is an alternative to tube tops/ tube dresses which I absolutely hate. I love the way they look, I just hate having to re-adjust every two seconds (literally).
Ankle cuff heels by GX by Gwen Stefani c/o Charlotte Russe.
Thompson mini tote (sold out online, available in store) c/o Henri Bendel.

*Photos - shot by my fiancé Chris Smyrniotis, edited by me

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Friday, July 17, 2015

A Side of Mustard

Summer's got me feeling bright and colorful, and my wardrobe certainly reflects that! Like my outfit here... neutral with a side of mustard, because why not? Let me just start by saying I don't find rompers inconvenient. In fact, quite the contrary! I just throw it on and don't have to think much of it. So comfy! I really love the embroidery on this one I am wearing, but the piece is pretty casual so I dress it up with this amazing mustard yellow trench coat (an oldie but a goodie). Trench is great, especially with this San Francisco Bay Area weather where we get fog in the morning and cooler temperature at night, but lightweight enough to lug around during the day. Lastly, I finished the look with these incredible loafers with black and mustard dotted calf-hair details!
Mustard yellow trench coat (sold out but similar here, here and here) c/o F21.
Giant lock crossbody bag (old) c/o LuLu*s.

*Photos - shot by my fiancé Chris Smyrniotis, edited by me

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