Get the Look: Lace-up Mules

As a new blogger, I now often find myself thinking about topics to write about for my blog. And even though I am willing to try new ideas, I mostly enjoy giving insight into the items in my closet that I love and hope my readers do too. So today is no exception!

A few months ago I purchased these lace-up mules from Sam Edelman. I was excited to get them right before summer started because I knew this trend was going to be big, just like last year… Flat, mid heel, high heel… there were mules everywhere! This year these Sam Edelman mules, however, had the lace-up feature, which make them different from last year’s mules and much more special in my eyes. They are comfortable and fit true to size.

Click on the numbers below to be redirected to where the shoes are still available, they are selling fast and even more now because most of them are on sale! Happy Independence Day Weekend!!

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In this look I paired my mules with a beautiful floral top from Zara, which, sadly, is sold out on the US site, but maybe you can still find it in store (reference number is 2858/196).

LogoLicious_20170702_194925But do not despair! I am giving you some cute options to check out as well, just click on the numbers below.

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Here are some other cute options for denim cutoffs. I believe these are a necessity during the scorching hot days of summer.

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And last but not least… a cute purse to complete the whole look and, you know me, it has to be Gucci. I love this Gucci Disco bag because it is very roomy and much more affordable than any other Gucci bag. Here are the links to the colors available at the moment.

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So what do you think about this whole look? Would you buy it? 😉

Thanks for reading, your feedback is always appreciated! ❤

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Gucci Marmont Bags

There’s no doubt that Gucci bags are hot and we are all dying to get our hands on them. However, there is a puzzling question that always comes up when we finally decide on a color, and that is…”What size should I get?!”

It is really difficult to come up with an answer when there are so many options to choose from. There is a maxi, medium, small, mini and now a super mini! Looking through all the #guccimatmont pictures on Instagram does not really help either because all the bags look amazing! The reality is that it may take you a day or two to decide if you are as indecisive as me! :p

Let me begin by saying that Marmont bags are one of my favorite styles and here are the reasons why:

  • I like the flap and GG logo on the front
  • I prefer the leather ones because they seem to be very durable and require less “care”. I’m not saying that the velvet or satin ones are not durable, but those materials require a lot more TLC, which in my opinion can be really annoying!
  • You can wear them as shoulder bags or crossbody, depending on your preference. The super mini has a chain shoulder strap that can be removed so it can also be worn as a clutch!
  • And BIG NEWS, despite their size, they are all very spacious, with the exception of the super mini, which I find tiny (6.5″W x 4″H x 1.5″D).

It should be no brainer, pick whatever size you feel more comfortable wearing. I tend to buy smaller bags nowadays, for no specific reason at all, I just love them!

I own the Marmont bag in sizes small (10.25″W X 6″H X 2.75″D) and mini (8.5″W x 5″H x 2.5″D), but if you ask me, the mini is my favorite! ❤

Here wearing the mini Marmont in teal velvet and pink leather.

Both small and mini sizes can hold about the same amount of stuff. In my small Marmont I can usually fit a longer wallet, keys, sunglasses case, phone, charger and lip balm and maybe a small snack. 😛 To be able to fit all those items in the mini I would have to leave the sunglasses case and use a smaller wallet instead. Everything else would be the same. In my opinion, both the mini and small Marmont look very similar in size!

However, I you want the Marmont to be your everyday bag, I definitely recommend getting the medium size (12.25″W X 7.5″H X 2.75″D) so you do not have to worry about selecting what to bring in it.

Here wearing the small Marmont in light blue leather, black/ pearls, and fuchsia velvet.

So far I have no complaints about my Marmont leather bags. My only issue, when it comes to the velvet ones, is that you have to be very careful about how you store them so the chain does not leave any marks on the velvet. I do baby my velvet bags around and gives me anxiety just to think that they will someday get stained. My first velvet bag was the fuchsia and ended up selling it because I could not deal with the stress of taking care of it. Sadly, I have regretted it ever since! It has been a while since that and now I am willing to bear with that stress because the velvet bags are so pretty and the new designs are just to die for!!!

So Gucci lovers what do you love about the Marmont bag?

And those of you who have not made up your mind about getting one, would you buy it? 😉

Click on the numbers below to find your perfect Gucci Marmont!

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Thanks for reading! ❤

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Clear Vinyl Shoes

Did your mom ever say that clear shoes were not appropriate for proper girls like you? When in reality all you wanted to do was to be like Cinderella and find a Prince Charming to softly put that clear shoe on your foot and love you for ever and ever?!

Well, dear moms and grandmas, I have to inform you that in 2017 clear shoes are “IN” and all of us pretty ladies, who are not roaming the streets, can wear them!!! 😀

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These clear shoes are definitely more accessible to everybody thanks to the more modern and trendy designs that come in chunky heels as well as flats, or in really cool cylindrical and rectangular heels. These shoes are great for summer and my favorite aspect of these is that they can be paired with everything without having to worry about matching, because they are clear!!!

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When doing my research I found that there are few names to refer to the shoes depending on the material they are made of, and those are: clear, vinyl, and PVC some with lucite/perspex (translucent) or regular heels.

To save you the work I have links to some of my favorite finds, just click on the numbers below. Unfortunately, my shoes are already sold out but you can always visit Zara here for other options.

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Screenshot_20170717-183526My absolute favorite find was the first option. Here is a zoomed image for the Jeffrey Campbell clear shoes<3 very affordable and good quality.

I do have to say that the only downside to most of these clear strappy shoes, in my opinion, is that the heels are over 3 inches tall. Yeah I am such a baby! I personally prefer wearing shoes with heels 3 inches or lower… you know, I want my knees to serve me for at least 65 more years, if I get to live to 100!

Al jokes aside, if I find more options with lower heels I will make sure to share them with you!

So what do you think of this clear shoe trend, would you buy it?! 🙂

Thanks for reading! ❤

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Culotte Pants

Culottes, you either love them or hate them!

I personally love wearing these types of pants because they are so comfortable that you may think you are still wearing your PJ’s!  I love them in every length, especially the ones that hit above the ankle. Those, in my opinion, are universally flattering on everybody, even on short girls like me! Although, I do think that I need to style these longer pants with a heel or platform so the look is not too sloppy. Otherwise the shorter versions look great with flats as well.

In this occasion, I am wearing a pair that is that baggy, so it almost looks like a skirt. Even though I like wearing more fitted styles, there is just something about these baggy culottes that I, surprisingly, love so much! I am not sure if it is the softness of the fabric, the fun print, or just the very casual and hippie vibe they give me, but I feel liberated when I wear them.

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Culotte pants can be worn throughout the whole year! If you are new to this style, buying a pair in a solid color or denim would be a good idea. During the spring and summer they can be styled with flat shoes, heels, and sandals, while later on you can transition into the cold weather by adding knee high boots or booties. They are really so versatile!

So, what do you think about culotte pants? Would you buy them? 😛

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Thanks for reading! ❤

 

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YSL Raffia Bag

I have been receiving some questions about this beautiful YSL raffia bag and I think it is time to answer them!

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This style is available in two different sizes, small and medium, and in two different colors, natural and black.

I own the medium size and I love it even though I think it looks big on me. There was really not a big difference in price between this and the small one, so decided to get the bigger one.  Go big or go home, right?!

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I have had the bag for almost three months and have been wearing it constantly as the color makes it so easy to match most outfits.

One of my concerns, echoed by some of my followers on Instagram, was that the bag would lose its shape after wearing it for a while. Well, let me tell you, the bag has held its shape perfectly! I usually store mine in its protective bag, stuffed with the paper it originally had inside when I got it. Luckily, I do not have any complains yet…

Another concern that came up was if the bag would easily get dirty, but that also has not been an issue for me! I really do not baby this bag around, like I do with some of my Gucci, and it has not shown any signs of dirt and most importantly no rips. The bag, in my opinion, is really well made with really good quality material.

So what do you think of the raffia bag,  would you buy it?

If you said yes, unfortunately, the natural is sold out everywhere online right now. Up until two days ago, there was a small one available but that seems to be gone now too. But keep your eyes open, if you are lucky maybe you can still find it in a store or just go harass your favorite SA and hope for the best! 🙂

It is still available in black, however, so if you want it, you better act fast!

The small is now only available in black here.

There are other raffia bags in different styles also from Saint Laurent here.

And last, if you do not feel like splurging on a raffia bag, there are more affordable options herehere and here.

Good luck!

Thank you for reading! ❤

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Kimono/ Robe Trend

Is this trend making us realize that Hugh Hefner has always had it right?

As a fashion lover I am always on the lookout for the latest trends and the “have to have it” items to add a little pop to my usual tee and denim outfits.
You can imagine my reaction when I started seeing bloggers wearing kimono/robes all over the media. I NEEDED one despite the fact that I am a 5”4 short gal, and was not sure they would even look good on me.

I started stalking every website trying to find the ONE and thankfully found it at Zara (duh!). By the way, am I the only one who compulsively checks their page looking at their “New In” section every day? Seriously, Zara never disappoints! They have come out with quite a variety of long and short kimono/robes in the most beautiful prints. Is it obvious that I am still not sure what to call them?! For the sake of this post, I will call them… well… kimono/robes 🙂

The one I am wearing here is perfect for me because it is a little shorter than the other designs they are selling, and the 3/4 sleeves make it look not so big on me.

I won’t lie; I really wanted the longer ones to fit me, especially this bright green with the floral print. Sadly even the smallest size looked huge on me, despite the fact that the S/M fit just right in the style I kept. I know… Zara’s sizing is very inconsistent, which really sucks!!! But I still love them.

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Regardless, I am loving this trend and will probably end up getting another kimono/robe in the very near future.
So what do you think about this kimono/robe? Would you buy it?

For other styles with beautiful embroidery and prints check here, here, herehere, and more affordable here, herehere, here , here.

Thank you for reading! ❤

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Gucci – Glitter Madness

If you have been following me on Instagram for a while you know that I have a tiny obsession with anything Gucci, and the Princetown mules are definitely at the top of my list.

And if fashion is one of your passions you HAVE to own at least one pair of these, or be like me and own six!

There is nothing not to love about these shoes; they are easy to wear and super comfortable. The mix of a loafer and a mule are the perfect combination for any outfit since they pair so well with skirts, shorts, dresses, and of course jeans!

Today I am sharing my latest Princetown acquisition, the so coveted “argento” glitter just released a few weeks ago. I have to confess that I had my doubts when I first got them in the mail because they were a little… let’s say… overwhelming, however, I quickly changed my mind after trying them on with different clothes (mostly jeans and tees…yup you know me). These shoes are so flashy (in a good way) that no by passer can resist looking at them!

All that being said, there are a couple cons to this particular style of shoe:

  1. You may see some pieces of glitter fall off, but I’m not worried about that because the shoes are covered in layer upon layer of glitter that will hopefully remain in place forever.
  2. Despite the fitting being true to size, it may be necessary for you to size up. I usually go up half a size because my foot slides out, and if there is no extra room, my heel ends up hanging out making the shoe look too small.

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So, what do you think? Would you buy it?

If you love this style you can find it herehere, here and here most department stores are now carrying them although some may be only available for pre-order.

If you are not a fan of this style there are other cute glittery options here, here and more affordable hereherehere and here.

Thank you for reading!

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