Sunday, September 14, 2014

Chunky Scarf + Turtleneck

scarf: h&m, turtleneck: american apparel, skirt: madewell, booties: madewell  
The weather's getting colder! It's almost time to start bundling up. I honestly love sweater weather. It gives you the room to experiment with new ways to layer different cuts and fabrics. I'm looking forward to the crunchy leaves ;)

Friday, September 12, 2014

Fall Layers

vest: h&m, top: Uniqlo, jeans: zara


Fall is here! Still, even though that basically means plaid everything, I'm not quite there yet. Still hanging on to a but of summer, I chose a sky blue Uniqlo top today.
The moto vest and moto jeans were inspired by the Fall Madewell catalog, which is basically layers and moto everything.
I took a brief vacation from blogging there for a minute, but with new inspiration welling up with the new season, it feels great to be back!

Friday, August 1, 2014

Cream Ruffles and New Shoes

top: forever 21, jeans: zara, shoes: zara, bag: andrew marc new york


Today's look is a cream colored ruffled blouse from Forever 21, black motorcycle style jeans from Zara, and my new black heels from Zara as well.

I've had my eye on these heels for a while, but since I'm not much of an impulse buyer I waited it out until I new I just couldn't resist! They're actually really comfortable. I wore them to a friend's birthday party last night and felt pretty pleased with my decision.

photos by SH Lee

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Make a Statement... With Your Necklace!

necklace: honey and hive
top: forever 21
wrap skirt: h&m

I have a serious thing for statement necklaces. As cliche as this is, accessories really do make the outfit, and a statement necklace can make a basic outfit look instantly far more put-together and intentional.

Today's look was inspired by the 81 degree Fahrenheit need to wear less. Oh summer. Still, it's my favorite time of the year! By the way, this is the look from my thank you post to my viewers.

I often toss on a statement necklace to liven up a basic button-down collared shirt, but today I tried the look bare-necked. I just received this Honey and Hive necklace as a gift about a week ago, and I've already worn it about a zillion times. Since its coloring is so neutral it goes with pretty much everything! I love the abstract floral pattern, which adds interest to the design.

I chose a billowy top with a delicate, strappy back to balance the structure of the necklace and wrap-skirt. I really like the buckle detail on the skirt, and they're actually functional!

Until next time,

- Ariane

Sunday, July 20, 2014

California Travels 3 - Big Bold Floral

jacket: lucca couture, top: forever 21, shorts: zara, sandals: nine west

 A continuation of my travels in the South Bay!


I've been checking out areas that are new to me in the South Bay Area recently. This time I continued my exploration of San Jose. This is Santana Row, a really adorable street my friend recommended visiting while down there. My last travel look was much more casual, but this one is equally as comfortable.

 I love this bold floral top that I purchased from Forever 21. It's a really light, soft fabric that blows so comfortably in the California breeze. The drop-waist peplum is this year's update of last year's peplum craze. Since the waist is lower, it lends a flattering long and lean effect to the wearer.

I paired it with my leatherette track shorts from Zara, barely peeking out of the bottom, as a way to complement the top without drawing attention away from it.

The evening was a bit breezy, so I threw on a Lucca Couture cropped jacket that hit perfectly at the line of the peplum. Although the jacket was a last minute grab, as I was coaxed as usual to "bring something warm" (haha) it worked out perfectly!

I really recommend visiting this area if you are ever in San Jose, especially on a Saturday evening. The street had such a lively energy, filled with excited people strolling together or having a drink. We even heard live acoustic music which was amazing! All the shops on Santana Row are beautiful, and since it's summertime the whole area was doused in sunshine.

Thanks for taking a peek!

Until next time,

- Ariane

photocredit: SH Lee

Thursday, July 17, 2014

California Travels Part 2 - The Packing List

A fashion look from July 2014 featuring Therapy skirts, Madewell sandals and H&M tote bags. Browse and shop related looks.
1. faddism straw hat, 2. now and forever sunnies, 3. bonobos chambray, 4. sony camera, 5. tulip skirt, 6. madewell sandals, 7. donut journal, 8. fancy shmancy pen, 9. neutrogena sunblock, 10. h&m shopper tote

When you're traveling, a little bit of planning ahead can go a long way!

So, when it's time to dress and pack, put a bit of thought into it. It's always important to be comfortable when traveling, or trust me you will regret it, ha! Still, no good look is built on function alone.

Here's a list of things I never travel without:

1. A big floppy sunhat. it's important to protect yourself from the damaging rays, and it's not hard at all to find an adorable one.