Day 212: Crop it like it’s hot

There’s a huge spring trend that I’m obsessed with right now: crop tops. They’re fun, playful and perfect for summer. Crop tops can be met with some resistance, but I’m here to tell you anyone, any size can wear them and love them! How, you ask? It’s all about what you pair it with. I’m not a big fan of letting your midriff show–unless you’re on or near a beach. I don’t care how rockin’ your body is, crop tops look best when there is something left to be desired. One way for every body type: Pairing a crop top with a high-waisted skirt. First way: Get a flowy version (like mine below) and cover your skin completely. The look is still achieved because the top floats lightly above over your skirt, showing off the shortness of the top. Tucking shirts into pencil skirts is so annoying, but this makes wearing it easy. Second way: Buy a tight version (my favorites have a corset look) and wear it with a skirt that lets it slightly tuck into it or show a few centimeters of skin with a skirt that’s cut a little lower on the waist. Showing a few centimeters is my favorite way–obviously reserved for the weekends. I love how just a touch of skin can be so intriguing and flirty.

xx

Adriana

 

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Crop Top: Tobi; Skirt: Express; Flats: Tory Burch; Necklace, Ring & Watch: Michael Kors, Bangles: Kate Spade (top) and Vince Camuto (bottom)

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Photos by Brittany Hoffman

Day 211: Color me happy

I haven’t worn these bright pink pants in a while, and I thought a Tuesday was the perfect day to bring them out. Tuesdays tend to drag for me, but how can you not be happy and awake while wearing pink pants?? Exactly. Owning colored denim is a must. If you don’t own any, I suggest you drop what you’re doing and go buy some right now. My favorite colors are the brightest ones. I also really like pastels–like lilac and mint–but the brights will likely be more present going forward because summer is just around the corner. In Arizona, we tend to wear more colored shorts in the summer, but for all you four-season people, I highly encourage colored denim all summer. Most people have left their velvet behind, but luckily I bought a piece with some wiggle room. When I saw this velvet, chevron tank top, I knew I’d be able to wear it across seasons and with all sorts of combinations. The last time I wore this was with my winter colored denim, this time I’ve made it into a spring/summer look. The velvet is barely-there and the perfect accent–especially for us in warm climates. Planning ahead while you’re shopping is one of the best pieces of advice I can give!

xx

Adriana

Top: Francesca's, Pants: Paige Denim, Wedges: Guess, Necklace & Ring: Bauble Bar, Watch: Michael Kors

Top: Francesca’s, Pants: Paige Denim, Wedges: Guess, Necklace & Ring: Bauble Bar, Watch: Michael Kors

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Photos by Jeff Moriarty

Day 210: You’re so classic

Ah, Monday has returned. Somehow it always feels like it’s the fastest day to do that. I went with one of my go-to dresses today. I bought this black and white striped dress forever ago and it is still in perfect condition. What’s even better? I got it for $20-something at Forever 21. Sometimes their clothes really do last. I loved the subtle ombre at the bottom and the classic look of it–which is why it’s lasted so long. When you’re looking for pieces to last like this one, look for classic colors and patterns and durable fabrics. This fabric is synthetic, but it’s not too thin. I haven’t worn this blazer in a while, so I topped the dress with it and added patent heels. Those two items completely change my usual out on the town dress into a daytime work dress. Silver jewelry ties it all together.

xx

Adriana

Blazer: LC Lauren Conrad (Kohl's), Dress: Forever 21, Heels: Calvin Klein, Necklace: Express, Ring: Stella & Dot

Blazer: LC Lauren Conrad (Kohl’s), Dress: Forever 21, Heels: Calvin Klein, Necklace: Express, Ring: Stella & Dot, Earrings: Marc by Marc Jacobs

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Day 209: Take 2

I’ve said before that I bought this striped olive item because it was going to be easy to manipulate. When I have worn it on other occasions, it was in the form of a dress. It’s really more of a tunic and is pretty short when I wear it as a dress. It’s because of that fact that I’m able to transform it into a shirt too! My friends didn’t even realize it was the same item either. The perks of buying dresses like this is having SO many options with one item. I love versatility and I love that I’m able to make two items out of one. Look for dresses that are on the tighter side and hit about mid-thigh. Not only is it economical, but it’s like having even more clothes!

xx

Adriana

Dress (worn as shirt): Express, Shorts: Urban Outfitters, Flats: Tory Burch,  Purse: Rebecca Minkoff

Dress (worn as shirt): Express, Shorts: Urban Outfitters, Flats: Tory Burch, Purse: Rebecca Minkoff

Photo by Gina Lazzareschi 

Day 208: Oh holy day

Today was absolutely gorgeous. After a light rain, it was a windy, sunny day. It was so chilly I was able to pull out my favorite sweater one more time. I love the holes in this sweater and I thought it took on a great chill vibe when paired with these distressed jeans. I ran a million errands today and this was the perfect outfit for running around. I like to go simple on Saturdays, so I only added this chevron mixed metal necklace. I think this is the last time I’ll wear a sweater for a while, I just hope it doesn’t get scorching hot too fast! Can I get an amen?

xx

Adriana

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Sweater: Tobi, Jeans: Express, Flats: Tory Burch, Necklace: Express

Photo by Kim Desiderio