Monday, October 20, 2014

The Structured & Distressed Boyfriend

Structure and black defines chic for me.
Think blazers, your classic button up shirt, and tailored pieces.
Nonetheless, pairing it with a more slouchy bottom can take your outfit from polished to street chic. 

The "boyfriend" silhouette has evolved and changed my wardrobe. It can be found in over-sized shirts, distressed and slouchy bottoms, to longer outerwear pieces.

This boyfriend inspired pea coat is definitely going to be one of m y favorites for the season!
I paired it with my go-to distressed jeans and a structure button up to give my wardrobe a mixture of refined meets grunge feminine.

Top: H&M / Jacket: Forever 21 / Jeans: Zara / Necklace: 21 HM Boutique
Shoes: Prabal Gurung x Target / Bag: BCBG Max Azria

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Embellished Denim

Denim has grown to become my best friend.
Aside from jewelry, which is my first love, chambray has been quick to move up the list and become a part of my every day wardrobe.

I love a good denim shirt and I can't help myself but to buy it in every wash and silhouette that I come across. This embellished denim shirt was the perfect addition to my closet. It's still a masculine over-sized silhouette but the embellished jewels give it a feminine touch. 
It's gorgeous and I can not lie.
I paired it with a fluted mini skirt in a dark olive color. This skirt gives the outfit the perfect balance between laid-back and polished. 

Obsessed with red much? I could have told you that. It's definitely a favorite color of mine and makes any outfit pop. This is my perfect idea of an everyday look. I wear it to run daily errands, coffee dates, and it can even be transformed into a 'day to night' look.
Think sporty meets refined tailoring.

Have fun styling your chambray! I would love to see how you style yours. Tag me on Instagram at @Studsandsapphires for me to see your looks. 

Top: H&M / Skirt: Forever 21 / Handbag: Rebecca Minkoff
Shoes: Steve Madden / Watch: Michael Kors

Monday, October 13, 2014

Moments of Chic

When Piperlime asked me to participate in their Moments of Chic campaign, I squealed from excitement! 
Piperlime is not only one of my favorite online shopping destinations, but their offering includes a unique mix of products, labels, and price points. It's the perfect site that features exclusive tips on how to wear the season's trends and also allows you to build an entire collection for the social-savvy fashionista.

I am wearing a feminine Cooper & Ella Blouse with a cutout floral detail at the front neck line. The relaxed silhouette allows you to pair this classic piece for any occasion. I styled it with this gorgeous abstract Piperlime Collection skirt. I love the subtle pleat detailing at the waist and how it can be dressed up or down. It's a great versatile piece! I paired my outfit with a red Rebecca Minkoff handbag to pop in a bold color and kept my accessories in gold accents.
Since this season is all about hats, I couldn't help myself but to complete this Fall outfit with a black wide-brimmed hat.
What are some of your favorite pieces for Fall? I would love to know what you are currently lusting over!
Top: c/o Piperlime Cooper & Ella / Skirt: c/o Piperlime Collection / Handbag: Rebecca Minkoff
Hat: H&M (similar HERE) / Shoes; c/o DSW BCBGeneration

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Angora & Sheer Insets

Angora sweaters. Leather. Hats.
I am definitely in sweater weather mood.
Angora and eyelash sweater yarns are trending this season. The soft and plush look can definitely be paired with a pair of jeans but also dressed up with pencil skirts and leather.
I paired it today with my favorite ponte skirt and added a hat to accessorize with.
Hats are going to play a major role in winter dressing this season, which is something new I am going to try. 
What new Fall item are you obsessing over or would like to try?
I would love to know.
I hope you all are having a great week.

Don't forget to still enter my giveaway with Sole Society x Smashbox Cosmetics HERE.
Good luck!
Top: Vintage / Skirt: Zara / Bag: c/o Sole Society / Shoes: c/o DSW (BCBGeneration)

Monday, October 6, 2014

Dressin' in Plaid

Happy Monday Everyone!
I hope you all had a great weekend. It was a super hot one for me in Los Angeles, but it didn't stop me from dressing for Fall.

This season calls for structure for me.
I am loving structured prints and outerwear pieces. Mostly, I am loving structured accessories! 
Everyone needs their "Mary Poppins" bag that can fit various amounts of necessities a girl can need, such as laptops, magazines, and makeup. Since I spent my Sunday running from place to place, this structured beauty was perfect for all of my needs. I paired my outfit with a tweed plaid dress and leather and strappy heels with gold accents.
Are you ready for the exciting news? All this talk about structure has me anxious to tell you about the Sole Society x Smashbox #Shapematters giveway! They  will be giving away 1 of 5 "Shaped sets" that include an amazing bag like mine and Smashbox lip goodies. You have 5 days to enter! ( Enter HERE ) A new winner be announced each day, allowing you more chances to win! Good luck!
Love you all! 
dress: BCBGeneration / Shoes: Steve Madden / Bag: c/o Sole Society / Jacket: Metropark (old)

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Burgundy Patent Leather

Happy Wednesday my loves!
I apologize for being inactive this past week. I have been completely busy with family and was also sick over the weekend. I can definitely assure you that I am feeling better and back to normal.
I am also working on several new projects that I can't wait to share with you soon.

Today, I paired my burgundy patent leather skirt with simple black basics.
I can't wait to style this piece for cold weather soon with cowl neck sweaters and jackets.
With our weather still in the high 90's, I kept my outfit very light with a sleeveless blouse and minimal jewelry to keep myself cool.

I hope you all are having a great weekend!

Top: H&M / Skirt: Zara / Shoes: BCBGenertion / Clutch: BCBG Max Azria

Thursday, September 25, 2014