Simple with a Twist

Tank: American Apparel// Skirt: Mossimo// Clutch: Urban Expressions// Belt: Forever 21

Finally, my platforms are incorporated in an outfit post. These shoes go with every single outfit I wear, why? Because I love to mix and match and I make it so that they can be worn often. I decided to wear them with a lovely lace skirt that I have been meaning to post a picture of because lace is big this summer, especially in a white or cream color. I purchased this skirt a while ago when it wasn't as easy to find, and no, it is not from Forever 21 or H&M. It is from one of my favorite stores that I spend way to much money at when I only go in for one thing, Target! Instead of pairing it with floral prints, this time I went with a plain and simple American Apparel tank. I accessorized with an adorable Urban Expressions clutch, Forever 21 necklace, bangles, and a fun stalagmite ring. 

I decided to keep it short and sweet today. Everyone have a great rest of their day! 


Florals and Lace

It is a new week filled with sun and summer beauty! I am anxious to actually get my summer started LOL but until then I will just dress like I am on vacation and enjoying the summer sun. These photos were taken in a beautiful town located about an hour away from Los Angeles, Claremont, CA. It is known as the city of trees and PhDs, and this area specifically is known as "The Village." The Village is filled with college students, trendy restaurants, and vintage stores. Some of my favorite shops are located here: Speckled Hens, The Grove Vintage, and Glitter. If you are anywhere near this area, you definitely need to check out these shops and the whole village in general!

On to my ensemble, I love this combination of floral print and lace. This lace cropped top is from H&M and the shorts are from Forever 21. Forever 21 has a great selection of shorts and cropped tops that I need to get my hands on for this season! I decided to wear my new adorable platform heels to give this a chic summer look. I was just reading a great blog post/slideshow by Refinery29 discussing summer essentials, and one of them was the "day to night" heel. I do believe that these heels are just that. This clutch is a beautiful color that is not so much bright, but a perfect compliment to the bright summer prints. You can find this clutch here at Speckled Hens in the village or online at Trend Essentials in many different colors.

I hope everyone has a wonderful week!


"Go to" dress..

Yes, finally, a new outfit post! I know that ive been inconsistent, and I do apologize for that, but once summer is here I will have more time, hopefully! LOL I am known for taking on too many projects and things at one time, BUT it keeps me on my feet. I am very excited for this summer and the new adventures it will bring! Also, excited for more hours at work, so I have more to spend on clothes ;] Quilty as charged, I am a shopoholic, but what girl isn't? It just takes money and time to actually feed the addiction.
Now on to the main focus of this post, my outfit. I like to call this dress my "go to dress." It is cute, comfortable, and looks like I threw together a cute skirt and shirt without any effort. I accessorized with a cute bow clasped belt and an Urban Expressions woven crossbody bag. The shoes are new and I LOVE them, of course :) They also come in a gorgeous fuchsia color that you can find here, but I thought I needed more neutral colored shoes to go with any simple chic look I pull together. I hope you enjoy this look and have a wonderful rest of your weekend!
Ps. Activewear oufit posts will be coming soon! I am in my gym clothes just as much as I am in my normal attire, so why not show off my gym style ;))

On my Shopping List

It has been a busy past couple of months with school, work, interning, working out, and maintaining somewhat of a social life :). Don't get me wrong, I absolutely love everything I am doing right now because it keeps me on my feet, and I know it takes hard work to get where I want to be in the future. This does take away from my blogging time though, specifically my personal styled outfit posts. I will have some coming soon though, I promise!! One thing I keep in mind about my blogging is the reasons I actually began blogging. I want to keep myself inspired,  exercise my creativity as much as possible, inspire others, continuously learn about the fashion industry and social media in the industry, and continuously build my writing skills. I like to remind myself of my blogging purpose, so I do not get stressed out when I am not able to blog for a while. I am sure you all understand and are right there with me. Thank you to those who have followed me over time and for your support :]

With all of that said, I have had some time while sitting around at work to do some summer shopping and prepare for my summer trips to the river and Hawaii! I of couse, have created lists of items I would like for each trip, and i've kept up with the latest trends and items I need for the summer in general. I thought I would share my favorite items at the moment, and hopefully you'll be seeing similar items on me in my styled posts soon. 

Starting from the top:
1. I have a fun summer backpack found at Threadsense. I have been in need of a backpack not only for school, but for hikes and whatever else i'll be doing on trips in the near future. They are everywhere right now, such as Target, Urban Outfitters, and many other stores. 
2.As far as dresses go, the high-low has caught my attention. This bright pink and royal blue cutout dress is perfect for summer. Showing skin and staying chic at the same time. This dress is also from Threadsense.
3. These lilac cut up shorts from NastyGal are a must for the summer. Any colored denim is IN for this season.Perfect for summer casual wear, and you dont have to go with the cut up look. There are tons of different styled colored denim shorts for the summer. You can even do it yourself to a pair of old jeans. There are so many DIY that I have found on pinterest, so try it out!
4. A bold pair of pants is in during any season. The print just depends on what season it is, so yes, for summer florals are the print in demand. Mix and matching different prints and patterns is a huge trend. That is why I have been eyeing a great pair of floral pants. These specifically are from Asos.
5. I have had my eye on cute stilettos, just like these from Asos, for a while. These are definitely Carrie Bradshaw inspired! Many of my favorite bloggers are wearing exactly as Ms. Bradshaw does in "Sex and the City." Paired with floral pants such as the ones above or cute skirts and dresses with all types of prints and patterns. These are a must and stilettos never get old. 
6. Bustier style tops are very popular and perfect to show off some skin for the summer. Wear it casually, pairing it with jean shorts just as they styled it on NastyGal, or you can dress it up with a chic high-low skirt. These are great for a hot summer day!
7. The Chevron pattern is getting bigger than ever. It is on everything from shorts to dresses to home decor. It looks best with bright colors which is perfect for this summer. These gorgeous shorts can be found at NastyGal, too. 
8. Neon bags are everywhere and the satchel style is what I prefer. Satchels are great for the indie casual look and neon colors make everything better! (Well, almost everything) You can find this bold bag at Lulus.
9. A great pair of sunglasses is a must. I have yet to sport this style of sunglasses and am eager to get myself a pair, so these shades from Nastygal are at the top of my list. A little article I read showed some great examples of matching your sun shades to your lip shades, something to think about.
10. Last, but not least, is this studded collar. I know what you may be thinking, just buy a shirt with a collar, right? Wrong, this collar is a great accessory, just like a choker necklace, and it goes perfect with any dress or top! It'd be like adding this collar to the bustier top I have above. It just works! You can find great collars at Romwe.

I hope everyone enjoys! Let mee know what you think, and what items are on your summer list :)


Fashion Finder

We, as Fashion Bloggers, have a ridiculous amount of social networks where we can meet fellow bloggers/ fashionistas and generate traffic to our blog such as Chictopia, Lookbook, Pinterest, and so many more. One of my current favorites is Asos Fashion Finder. It has so many ways for you to be creative and show off your fashion talent. You can create outfits (similar to polyvore), upload your own personal style pictures, upload videos, and upload any article or picture inspiration of yours. Of course, you then network and vote for whatever comes to your liking. 

I thought I would share a couple of outfits i've created over the past couple of days. Check out my complete profile here, and check out the specific items I used to create these outfits. If you join don't forget to add me and vote :]. 




Yes, I am guilty of the latest Instagram addiction. I am still getting started though. You would think, as a blogger, I would be used to taking snapshots at every moment of the day, but no, sadly I am still getting used to it. I loooove pictures and capturing moments you want to stay with you forever, so being able to see everyones memorable moments throughout the day is fun and inspiring!

I know it has been a while since my last post, but this Instagram stich gives you an idea of what goes on in my daily schedule. I am a busy, motivated and driven girl who loves taking on every new opportunity that comes my way, which makes it hard to find time to take my blog photos. I am sure all understand ;). Thank you for keeping up with my posts when I do get the chance, and I will be more consistent once the summer comes :]

Remember to follow me @Antiquestripes002!

Have a wonderful week