Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Creating Quick Outfits that POP!

I am often asked if I create my week's outfits ahead of time or if I throw them together in the morning. The truth is, I used to put much more thought into planning my outfits than I do now. These days, I find myself wanting to spend less time thinking of what to wear in the morning. Instead, I'd rather spend my mornings playing with Lucy (our dog), or putting together a well-rounded lunch and packing my gym bag for later, or just sleeping in a bit longer.   

Sure, I still randomly think of cute outfits that I can create at a later time, jot the ideas down in the "notes" section of my phone, and reference them in times when I'm running low on inspiration. But, for the most part, my outfits now are quickly thrown together in the mornings and always focus on three things:
practicality, comfort, and style. 
So, what's my (not so) secret formula for creating quick looks that POP? 


1 Pattern + 1 Bright pop of Color +1 Interesting piece of Jewelry= Perfect (quick) Outfit! 



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Here's what I've been wearing lately 
:)

Chevron dress (Love these versions hereherehereherehere, & here)//
Yellow cardi (Similar herehere, & here)//
Nude ballet flats (Exact here; Similar here & here)//
Long tribal necklace (Cute options hereherehere, & here)
Polka dot tank  c/o Hawthorne-Collection (Exact here)//
Skinny black pants (Exact here; Similar herehere, & here)//
Green blazer (Great options herehere, & here)//
Black jeweled flats (Similar herehere, & here)//

Pearl necklace c/o T+J Designs (Exact here <-Use code 'YASI20' for 20% off!
Red sleeveless blouse (Similar herehereherehere, & here)//
Pleated denim skirt (Similar here & here)//
Wide stretch belt (Similar here here (just turn the buckle to your back) )//
Beige blazer (Similar here & here)//
Pearl necklace c/o T+J Designs (Exact here <-Use code 'YASI20' for 20% off)//
Red ballet flats (Love these bow ones here & here; Other cute versions here & here)

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Pattern Play.

Our Memorial Day weekend has been one for the books-- my parents are here visiting from LA! 
And after not seeing each other for nearly a year, it's been quite the treat.

Contrary to what we might do on a holiday weekend (shopping!), we've spent the past few days enjoying each other's company. I wouldn't have it any other way. :)

Hope you're having a wonderful weekend! 
Here's what i've been wearing lately: 

Red sleeveless blouse (Similar here, here, herehere, & here)//
Polka dot skirt and pearl necklace c/o T+J Designs (Exact here & here <-Use code 'YASI20' for 20% off)//
Black blazer (Similar here, here, here, here, & here)//
Strappy nude pumps (Similar here & here)
Green geometric top (Love these versions here, here, & here)//
Horizontal striped skirt (Cute options here, here, here, & here)//
Navy cardi (Exact here; Similar here, & here)//
Blue and green ballet flats c/o Ann Blanche (Exact here)//
Pearl necklace c/o T+J Designs (Exact here <-Use code 'YASI20' for 20% off)
Ivory blouse (Similar here, here, & here)//
Khaki pants (Similar here, here, here, & here)//
Skinny gold belt (Similar here, here, & here)//
Pink pumps (Similar here, here, & here)//
Pink scarf (Similar here, here, & here)
Lavender top (Similar here, here, here, & here)//
Striped blazer (Similar here, here, here, & here)
Dark wash skinny jeans (Exact here; Similar herehere, & here)//
Skinny metallic belt (Similar herehere, here, & here)//
Striped ballet flats (Similar here, here, here, & here)

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Summer Scarves (all under $30!)

I've been hard-core crushing on a lot of summer scarves lately.
How could I not?
The gorgeous colors...the cute patterns...the endless versatility...

What's a girl to do? Go scarf shopping, of course! 
Check out my favorites below-- all under $30!
Happy shopping!!
<3

<clicking the pics will take you directly to each scarf>

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Denim, florals, & dots!

You guys, I'm seriously a little embarrassed for going so long without updating the blog. I never really meant for it to happen. One thing just kept leading to another and I got out of my posting groove. 

The good news in all of this, however, is that I have been documenting my looks and I have three full outfit posts almost ready to go. Three!! Today's post will kick off the trio of catch-up outfit posts.
As always, thank you for being amazing and for following along in my style journey. I really missed you!!
<3 <3 <3
Denim shirt dress and crystal necklace c/o Hawthorne Collection (Exact here & here)//
Striped Long Sleeve Tee (Similar here, herehere, here & here)//
Striped flats (Similar hereherehere, & here)
Polka dot tank  & pink sweater c/o Hawthorne-Collection (Exact here & here)//
Cami (Exact here; Similar here)//
Mint jeans (Similar here, here, & here)//
Pink loafers (Similar herehere & here)//
Rose gold watch (Exact here; Similar here & here//
Skinny gold belt (Similar here, here, & here)

"Coco" tee & pearl necklace c/o T+J Designs (Exact here & hereUse code 'YASI20' for 20% off!)//
Floral blazer (Similar herehere, & here)//
Dark wash skinny jeans (Exact here; Similar here & here)//
Dark pink flats (Exact here; Similar here)
Black & white pencil dress (Love these ones here, here, here, & here)//
Gingham button-up (Similar herehere, here, & here)//
Pink Rose Necklace c/o Our World Boutique (Exact here)//
Black jeweled flats (Similar here, here, & here)
White sleeveless top (Similar here, here, & here)//
Red midi skirt (Almost exact here <--Use code 'YASI20' for 20% off your T&J Designs purchase!; Love these options here, here, here, here, & here)//
Denim jacket (Exact here; Similar here, here, & here)//
Pearl necklace c/o T+J Designs (Exact hereUse code 'YASI20' for 20% off!)//
Leopard print pumps (Great options here, here, here, & here)

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Crossbody Lovin.

Michael Kors Jet Set Item Flap Crossbody Purse c/o Macy's* (Exact here)//
Shop outfit details and similar items below
I don't know about you, but by the time Spring rolls around each year, I am just dying to get out of my repetitive winter uniform slump. And after months and months of wearing the same sweaters, boots, and heavy coats, I can't wait to throw on a light jacket and a pair of flats and run out the door. And really, who doesn't get excited about all the new Spring designs, colors, prints, and BAGS?! I rest my case. Springtime is the best time. 
(Other than Fall. Because, let's be honest, Fall is right up there with Spring in terms of seasonal awesome-ness.) 

This Spring season, I am absolutely loving bomber jackets and small crossbody bags. The former, I've always loved. I mean, there are very few ways that you can go wrong with a chic little fitted jacket. The latter, I've fallen in love with relatively recently. I think my love for crossbody bags came from carrying so much literal bulk on my person over the Winter. So, in preparation for my Spring wardrobe, I thought-- the less room I have to store junk in, the less clutter I will have in my purse. And the less cluttered my purse, the less time it will take for me to quickly find my phone and snap a pic of those super cute shoes that I've been eyeing. Hypothetically speaking. ;)
Give me a beautiful crossbody bag that will house just my bare essentials and I will wear that baby until it goes out of style. 

How do you guys feel about crossbody bags? Love them? Hate them? I'd love to hear your opinions in the comments!
 Check out my favorite crossbody purses from Macy's below and check out Macy's new Spring 2015 pieces here
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*My love of crossbody bags and this post were made possible by Macy's and Shopstyle. <3

Friday, March 20, 2015

Ann Blanche Spring Giveaway!


Today marks the first official day of Spring. 
(Can I get an Amen up in here?!) 

Today is actually twice as special for me because this long-awaited first day of Spring is also the Persian New Year! 
During our new year we visit with loved ones, eat way too much food, and exchange gifts. So, to celebrate this tradition of gift-giving (and since I can't feed delicious Persian food to all of you), I figured-- why not host another giveaway with the one and only Ann Blanche?! 

One lucky gal will win a beautiful pair of Ann Blanche flats AND a gorgeous summer scarf. Just use the Rafflecopter app below to enter.

Happy Spring, friends! 


The small print: Giveaway ends on Friday, March 27th, and is open to U.S. and Canada residents only. Winner will be announced on the Hello Gorgeous Facebook page and must claim prize within 48 hours. If prize is left unclaimed within this time, a new winner will be chosen.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Turtlenecks + Hope.

It's that time of year again--
The time when it feels like it's been Winter for approximately twenty seven months.
The time when those of us living in cold climates have worn the same sweaters and pants and tights for months on end.
So, what's a girl to do??
Pair cozy tops with fun bottoms that give you a glimmer of hope for warmer months to come, that's what!
Spring is right around the corner... I can feel it!

Black turtleneck (Similar herehere, & here)//
Pleated blush midi skirt c/o Catch Bliss Boutique (Exact here)//
Wide stretch belt (Exact old; Similar here, here (just turn the buckle to your back) )//
Black booties (Very similar here; Similar here; LOVE this open toe pair here & this almond toe pair here)//
Black opaque tights (Similar here & here)//
Resin statement necklace (Exact here; Other cute versions hereherehere, & here)

Black turtleneck (Similar herehere, & here)//
Pleated blush midi skirt c/o Catch Bliss Boutique (Exact here)//
Wide stretch belt (Exact old; Similar herehere (just turn the buckle to your back) )//
Black booties (Very similar here; Similar here; LOVE this open toe pair here & this almond toe pair here)//
Black opaque tights (Similar here & here)//
Resin statement necklace (Exact here; Other cute versions hereherehere, & here)

Grey turtleneck (Exact here; Other cozy knits herehereherehere, & here)//
 Red dress pants (Similar hereherehere, & here)//
Leopard print smoking flats (Exact here; Other cute versions here & here; Obsessed with these pairs here & here!)//
Glasses c/o Firmoo (Exact here)//
Oversized brown watch (Exact here; Love these ones hereherehere, & here)

Grey turtleneck (Exact here; Other cozy knits herehereherehere, & here)//
 Red dress pants (Similar hereherehere, & here)//
Leopard print smoking flats (Exact here; Other cute versions here & here; Obsessed with these pairs here & here!)//
Glasses c/o Firmoo (Exact here)//
Oversized brown watch (Exact here; Love these ones hereherehere, & here)