Tribal Monochrome

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I can appreciate a long, cozy cardigan any given day. Now, add a cool tribal print to it and some fringe and you’ve got yourself a trendy winter piece! There’s no doubt I knew I HAD TO HAVE this super soft cardigan that I accidentally found hiding in the Forever 21 clearance section. This particular day, F21 was offering BOGO with the purchase of each clearance item. So technically, I got this little gem for free 😉

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ABOUT THE LOOK

Cardigan: Forever 21 (similar here here) | Dress: TJ Maxx (similar here & here) | Shoes: a.n.a. (similar here) | Headband: ASOS | Purse: Aldo (on sale!) | Earrings: Forever 21

The cascading open front and ribbed cuffs take this cardigan from basic to effortless and chic reaaaal quick. Not to mention my favorite part, some fringe detailing. I love how incredibly soft and lightweight it feels. You can certainly pair it with a dress, long sleeve top + jeans or leggings. Long cardigans are here to stay, go ahead and treat yo’self!

XO,

Drea

All Faux the Holidays

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The holidays bring a lot of joy, warmth, and a little madness all in one. That’s why having key pieces handy in your closet keeps things easier on everyone when it comes to prepping your holiday outfit(s).

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ABOUT THE LOOK

Dress: Forever 21 (similar dress here) | Faux Leather Jacket: Forever 21 (similar here & here | Shoes: Simply Vera by Vera Wang (similar here) | Accessories: Aldo

A flowy silk dress like this for example, I love how effortless the silhouette is. The low cut crossover bust and open-back detailing takes style and simplicity to another level. This dress is definitely ideal for any holiday occasion. Throwing on a faux leather jacket, like this navy blue one, not only is convenient but also a great option to stay warm all while adding even more character to your outfit. You can roll up the sleeves or wear it over the shoulders for a trendier look.

I decided on minimal jewelry and black leather pumps to keep the main focus on the jacket and dress. Yay for the holidays and cute, easy outfits! How do you manage to look put-together during the holiday madness?

XO,

Drea

Funkshion Fashion Week Miami Beach

Being part of an audience to witness a fashion show has always been a dream of mine. I would volunteer as a dresser and for backstage assistance during fashion shows back when I was a student at MIU. Originally, I wanted to get into fashion show production. It’s incredible how even the smallest details play a huge role when running a show. I’m used to seeing models running around, throwing their clothes, struggling to get out of complicated shoes to get ready for their next look. Being backstage would give me butterflies…but those butterflies I felt watching the shows during Funkshion Fashion Week were on a completely different level! ❤

What is Funkshion you ask?

Front face camera quality..whatevs
Booties: Forever 21
I attended Friday night’s show (Nov. 7th) which included clothing brands Style Mafia and Hamel, both introducing their Fall 2015 collections. Swimwear designer Maria Lepe was also on the runway showcasing her Spring/Summer 2015 collection. All 3 were divine!!
Style Mafia kept it edgy and chic with gorgeous pieces. It was a nice mixture of dresses, skirts, and jackets. But what I loved the most about this collection were the stripes and the lace! The collection had it’s pops of color but it mainly consisted of neutrals. In case you didn’t know, this girl right here is a sucker for neutrals!
Style Mafia
Style Mafia
Style Mafia
Style Mafia

Hamel was next in line. In this collection, there were a lot of long, nicely fitted dresses. What I loved the most about a lot of these pieces was the fringe. It was ALL about the fringe! A few dresses had cut-outs around the neckline, back, and arms. There was variety in color some neutrals, hot pink, green, and the most gorgeous shade of teal I have ever seen.

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Hamel
Hamel
Hamel (my favorite dress! ❤)
Maria Lepe’s swimwear collection was the final show of the night. A wide selection of one-pieces and separates in vivid colors and patterns; however, this collection screamed s e q u e n c e! All of the styles were different, and I must say the sequence added a touch of fun to each piece!

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Maria Lepe
Maria Lepe

Sitting second row with two of my great friends watching all 3 fashion shows was a dream! You know, typical Friday night in Miami lol. My friends and I had a great time (and great laughs). A big THANK YOU goes out to them for supporting me and being so eager to attend these events. It was an amazing experience, thank you again to Funkshion for having me be a part of this incredible evening!

 

Top & Skirt: Target
(similar skirt here)
Accessories: Forever 21
(similar necklace here)
Lipstick: Milani in Black Cherry
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XO,
 
Drea