I woke up like this

I am absolutely obsessed with this grey and white sweater. The neutral combination allows it to be worn with an infinite amount of items, but the best part is that it’s not one bit boring. I was immediately drawn to this sweater because of the pattern of lines and shapes and the way it drapes beautifully down the front. This is my final New York trip purchase–courtesy of one of my lovely aunts. I decided to really have fun with this sweater and mix it with these Merlot-colored pants. The contrast is great and makes the look really interesting. To keep neutral-colored sweaters interesting, pair them with colored pants. The color will pop while the sweater keeps it grounded. I bottomed off the outfit with these great lace-up grey boots. They don’t match perfectly, but that’s okay. Browns and greys in different hues still compliment each other while keeping things from looking too planned out. These days, people would rather look like they “woke up like this” than like they spent an entire day searching for the right items to put together. Fake that flawless look with these techniques!

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Adriana

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Sweater: Macy’s, Shirt: H&M, Jeans: Paige Denim, Boots: Steve Madden, Necklace: Francesca’s, Ring: Tiffany & Co.

Photos by Jennifer Doan

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Winter is coming

It’s finally getting chilly! In fact, it’s downright cold when I get to work in the mornings. One of the best things about cold weather are, of course, the outfits. There is just so much more you can do with winter clothes than summer clothes. Layering is a real game changer. For today’s outfit, I wanted to be comfortable and warm, but still chic looking. Combine a chunky sweater (with a high, low hem if you really want to up the ante), skinny jeans and smart riding boots and you have a look that does all the work for you. This sweater is really cool. It has lots of intricate braiding and a holed pattern. I’ll showcase it on a day I don’t have to wear an undershirt with it. I decided to go with black skinny jeans and black boots to make the red in the sweater really pop, plus it makes the look really put together. I love all-black, which I know can be boring, so inserting a really interesting piece like this sweater helps to break up the monotony.

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Adriana

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Sweater and Skinny Jeans: Express, Boots: Michael Kors, Necklace: Francesca’s

Photo by Ashley Goelitz

Ciao Bella

Sorry I’ve been really slacking on this! After my post-a-day obligation, I feel so free of constrictions that I sometimes forget until it’s too late! Today’s outfit contains another one of the spoils from my New York trip. After being surrounded by Italians and East Coast vibes for days, I saw this sweater and obviously knew I had to buy it. I mean, it was essentially speaking right to me. One thing I forgot to capture with this sweater, that I will undoubtedly get next time, is there are these great zippers on the sides. I know, how could I forget to photograph the zippers?! I guess I’ll just have to wear it again soon. I paired it with these olive pants because I’m still obsessed with this color and still believe it will be hot again this year. It’s a great not-so-neutral. You can treat it as such, but it’s not your typical black or brown. I added some casual sandals because it’s barely breaking 80 around here. Those in cold weather, send it here! I’m dying to be cozied up in a thick sweater with a latte.

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Adriana

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Sweater: Mango, Pants: J. Crew, Sandals: Steve Madden, Earrings: Kate Spade New York, Ring: Michael Kors

Photo by Ashley Goelitz

Winter darling

Yesterday I was happily surprised at how cool it was outside, and I was completely unprepared outfit-wise. I vowed to not make the same mistake today. The result: a beautiful sweater dress and legging combo fit for any winter darling. I bought this gorgeous brown and gold sweater at Mango while I was on my New York adventure. I fell in love with it instantly–plus it was on sale! It’s really warm, but not too much for our “freezing” Arizona weather. I added black leggings with a vegan leather stripe (it’s hard to tell in the photo) for a comfortable, but put together look. I could literally wear this every day of my life and be happy. SO comfy. I love these leggings because they stay up and have keptĀ  their black color really nicely. I added my black motorcycle boots for a relaxed look, but tall black leather boots would make it look a little more polished. I’ll definitely be doing that another day this season. When it’s cold and I’m wearing long sleeves, I like to keep my jewelry pretty simple. I added my “A” necklace and my new Michael Kors twisting rings–which I’m obsessed with for multiple reasons, one of which is that I got it during a rare Nordstrom sale. I am so glad winter is finally starting to hit Arizona, I’ve been staring longingly at my cold weather clothes for too long!

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Adriana

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Sweater: Mango, Leggings: Express, Boots: Steve Madden, Necklace: Francesca’s, Ring: Michael Kors

Photos by Ashley Goelitz

Happy Haunting!

I’m a little late on my after-Halloween post, but I wanted to show off my gumball machine creation. That’s right, I went as a gumball machine–and all for less than $20. First I bought a black tank top and a red flared skirt from Forever 21 (Less than $7). Then I went to Michael’s and got some felt in red, yellow, green, blue and pink (Less than $5). Most people on Pinterest used pom-poms or balloons, but those pom-poms come in super small packages with prices I wasn’t into. I wanted this to be a cheap chic outfit at the end of the day. The felt actually looked really great and I’m glad I chose that medium for the gumballs. Then, I used grey felt to make the part of the machine that you twist, put your money in and ultimately get a gumball out of. I know Pinterest made this costume super popular this year, so I’m not expecting it to be huge next year, but I’m really proud of my version!

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Adriana

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Photo by Savannah Barrigan