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How to Rock Your Lazy Days

Everyone, even the most accomplished fashionistas, have those days where you just want to wear your sweats all day. Well stylebandits, I have great news: it is possible to have those comfortable (& comforting!) pieces without sacrificing your unique stylishness! Thanks to the kicked-up-a-notch sweatshirts and embellished sneakers many brands have been coming out with, you can have your lazy-girl style cake and eat it too.

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Sweatshirt forever21, Jeans asos, Shoes steve madden

Having one or two embellished sweatshirts in my closet has seriously made life easier – on those lazy days where you still have to be presentable I can just throw one on with my comfiest jeans and I’m ready to go. Picking shoes and tops that have small embellishments also mean no accessorizing necessary, which is always a plus if you’re feeling lazy or short on time.

What do you think of this look? How do you rock your lazy days with style?

Draped & Gold

Sometimes inspiration comes out of nowhere & to me, that’s one of the best feelings ever. I love when I’m just minding my own business, doing whatever it is at that moment and then stumbling upon something by chance that just totally sticks with you.

The other day, I was walking to work and I swear, I saw not one, not two, but THREE amazing drape-y skirts. And since that moment, I’ve been going through a bit of a drape-y skirt obsession! Because I do not have one of my own (yet!), I decided instead to put together this style set. I used three different draped skirts – (from left to right) one is styled for the fancy chick who likes to attend swanky events, one is styled for the casual chick who likes to look good while running errands, and one is styled for the chick who loves a good party. Screen shot 2013-07-11 at 6.16.43 PM

I also decided to use the Chloe & Isabel Metal Bib Statement Necklace for all three looks. I’ve probably talked about how C&I jewelry is perfect because you can literally wear it with anything, but the proof is in the pudding here! I could’ve gone with a quieter necklace, but I liked the contrast between the sharp gold metal (that almost looks like scales or armor) and the soft drapes of the skirts. I also picked these yellow shoes because, well, you could go with a similar gold strappy heel, but that would just be too expected! The yellow is bolder than gold, but it still goes with each of these three looks.

Tan skirt: Rick Owens Lilies 3/4 Skirt

Black Skirt: Rose Drape Skirt

Grey Skirt: IRO Draped Cotton Skirt

Gold Necklace: Chloe & Isabel

Heels: River Island

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Also everybody, I have a brief announcement! As this blog is a continuing work of progress, things are always changing. I am actually beginning to work on the possibility of my own business/social enterprise (more details to come later!), and so I am making a few changes to the site now! My new e-mail address that you are welcome & encouraged to contact me at is: thestylebandita@gmail.com. If you’re an instagram user, you can also follow me @ chloen91!

Thank you all for supporting me & I hope you continue to enjoy following my blog 🙂

Wild Child

This is one of my favorite sets that I’ve made – anyone who knows me knows that I am an absolute animal lover, and that transfers into my style too! In fact, I’m such a crazy animal devotee that I’m currently trying to convince my boyfriend to adopt a second kitten :). Anywhooo, this set was inspired by one of my all time favorite places and vacations – Africa. I may not be able to go there as much as I would love to, but wearing looks like these can make me feel like I’m goin’ on Safari!

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The dress is Alexander McQueen (and waaay too much of a splurge). The top is Lord & Taylor, skirt joythestore & any gold strappy heels would look fab with either outfit. 

I love the two prints of the top and skirt together – the green makes it pop and pulls both prints together.

I picked out two different jewelry looks for each outfit, but both are gold because I think it just brings out the neutral/brown tones in each look.

As always, the jewelry can be purchased at my boutique & bring out your own inner wild child!