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Flower Power

Howdy! It’s been a little while guys & I apologize, but things have just been so busy! I hope you’ve all been making lemonade out of the lemons that is this weather! And I hope everyone had a wondrous holiday weekend too!

Anyway, despite the muggyness, today was a bright, flowery day for me – sometimes when the weather isn’t so great, you gotta bring your own sunshine.

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Today, I wore two of my favorite items of clothing ever – black skinny jeans (everyone needs to own at least two pairs, in my opinion!) and my favorite ever floral kimono. I don’t even remember where my jeans are from, probably Topshop or Asos, and I got my kimono from one of my go-to boutiques, LF, years ago. I love Topshop’s jeans, they are so comfy and much less expensive than their designer friends.

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Talk about double-flower-power! I chose this Chloe & Isabel flower necklace to top off my outfit. It was just the right accent for the bright kimono because it isn’t too big or too small (do I sound like Goldilocks yet?)

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You may be thinking “Who wears a kimono in this kinda heat?!” Have no fear, though, I am not crazy! My beloved jacket is actually paper-thin. It’s like a silky, chiffon-y cloud wrapped around your body! No wonder why I love it so much :).

What’s your favorite item of clothing & why? Tell me all about it in the comment section!

(I apologize again for some of the photo quality – I’ve been lazy and have been using my phone as my camera for too long…)

(Not So) Heavy Metals

Recently, my Dad took me out to dinner at this restaurant in the East Village called Dirt Candy (or as my Mom called it, “Dirty Candy”). Let me just tell you – the place is apparently impossible to get reservations at & only seats about fifteen people… and the food is AMAZING. Like, holy crap. Don’t ask questions, don’t think about it, just get yourself a reservation and go!

Anyway, I decided to try something a little bit outside of my regular style that day. I don’t usually go for the plain or geometric metals when I pick out my jewelry, but I tried out Chloe + Isabel’s S-Chain Link Collar Necklace with black skinny jeans and the Shenandoah Tunic from Free People.

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I’m glad I went on a whim and threw on the links necklace because it opened me up to trying out styles of jewelry I might not usually go for. I normally would have styled a top like this with a longer, more boho necklace. I think the combo of the boho top with the modern metal necklace turned out cool & unique!

Takeaway lesson: try out unexpected combinations!