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my picks from the shopbop big event // get up to 25% off with a special code at checkout

Sale alert: Shopbop is hosting The Big Event where you can get up to 25% off your purchase. It’s sort of nuts, especially given that you can get the discount on sale items, too. With spring around the corner and me itching for a wardrobe overhaul… well, you can believe that my wish list is rather full. From my picks, you can see a bit of what I’m jonesin’ for right now: modern, graphic prints, saturated ’70s-inspired hues, strappy heeled sandals, and statement sunglasses. I guess I’m having a bit of a retro moment and I kinda like it.

my picks from the shopbop big event // get up to 25% off with a special code at checkoutIf you have never shopped this sale event before, you’ve been missing out. Usually I like to stock up on pieces I’ve had my eye on for a while because the discount is so good. What will you be shopping for?

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To shop the sale yourself, use code BIGEVENT15 at checkout before it ends on Saturday March 7th, 2015 @ 11:59pm PST.

want list of the month // february

What is is about going to a new place that makes me want to reassess my entire wardrobe? Maybe it’s not just my impending move, but also the changing seasons, the fact that I turn 30 next month, maybe even that I feel strong enough to try dating again. Or… some combination all three. I don’t know. All I know is that I’ve got my eyes set on quite a few want list items this month.

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Ibis table lamp from Euro Style Lighting, Byredo 1996 candle, Chloé lace top, Alexander Wang bicolor dress, white ankle jeans from ASOS, Casbah jacket from Accompany, 3.1 Phillip Lim bucket bag, tibi sandals, and dipped metal collar from Tory Burch.

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get the look: blushing beige

If I could identify one color that I am obsessed with lately, it’s blush pink. Ever since I scooped up this bucket bag in pale pink, I have not been able to ignore this girly color. Yes, it’s super femme… but there is also something about it that feels uniquely modern right now. This is a hue that goes by many names: shell pink, petal pink, even pale pink… and I love it. There’s something decidedly soft about it, in that Victorian era sort of way.

image credit: Dulceida and The Locals.

get the look: blushing beigeTones of blushy, beige-y pink also lend themselves well to applications of allll sorts. I love it paired with other washed out neutrals like creamy ivory, charcoal, and of course all metallics. Another great application for blush pink is in your makeup bag. I suggest adding some shimmer to your cheekbones for a bit of that ‘oh, she’s just got something about her, huh’ kind of vibe.

Spring is ever on my mind, so I’m dreaming up new silhouettes to add to my collection: kimonos and culottes being at the top. get the look: blushing beigeSo, tell me: how would you add blush pink to your wardrobe?

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Recycled kimono from Urban Outfitters, leg warmers from Urban Outfitters, NARS multiple stick, culottes from Free People, tera rock pendant from Baublebar, d’orsay flats from Urban Outfitters, Everlane heavyweight tee, suede mules from Topshop, silk dress from All Saints, and pink heeled sandals from ASOS.

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get the look: spring simplicity

Typically, when I think of spring fashion florals and less-complicated patterns come to mind. But this year, I feel like there’s been a shift. This spring, the look is all about graceful simplicity and bold blocks of color. Heck, even Urban Outfitters, purveyor of all things ditsy floral, has simplified it’s look. It’s as if the mass-market fashion has stepped inside the mind of Phoebe Philo and finally offered up what’s inside: draped wide-leg trousers, oversized cardi-sweater hybrids, and superbly simple accessories. Be still my boho-obessed heart, I might have found another love.

image credit: Le Fashion, Fashion Squad, and Always Judging.

get the look: spring simplicityWhen it comes to color, I’m feelin’ neutrals in oversized silhouettes. Instead, the pop comes from the use of unexpected color: a poppy-colored handbag, a great pair of heels. And yet, still, those accessories are subdued and restrained with just the slight hint of embellishment. And don’t even get me started on the tones of grey that this look has inspired for me. I am practically fawning over marled grey, stonewashed charcoal, and taupe-y grey suede.

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Cardigan dress from ASOS, wide-leg pants, Vince d’Orsay pumps, Clare Vivier sandrine tote, Valentino rockstud shoulder bag, recycled cami maxi dress from Urban Outfitters, faux suede vest from ASOS, and Rag & Bone wedges.

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the ultimate single girls guide to valentine's day #LOVEUO

I hate to be one of those single girls who wages a war against Valentine’s Day, but… it’s not exactly my favorite, if you know what I mean. This year I have so much on my plate that it feels like my brain doesn’t even have the capacity to think about it. Instead, while everyone is worrying about dinner plans and dates, I’m going to take some time to indulge in some full-on treat yourself behaviors. Think: lounging in cute pjs and my favorite vintage flannel, getting lost in a good book, and soaking in my tub.

This is my single girls guide to Valentine’s Day.

the ultimate single girls guide to valentine's day #LOVEUO the ultimate single girls guide to valentine's day #LOVEUOStep one: Hydration domination. One of my favorite ways to center myself is to sit back in my favorite chair, wrapped in a quilt and sipping something spiked (there may be bourbon in that mug). A lot of times I’ll journal or read in this spot. It helps to set the scene with flickering candles, crystals, and plants — things that help me feel grounded and connected.

the ultimate single girls guide to valentine's day #LOVEUOthe ultimate single girls guide to valentine's day #LOVEUOStep two: dress the part. When it comes to lounging, nothing quite beats a romper. Easy, casual, and oh-so-comfortable, who doesn’t love romping around? I’m a lover of layers, so I like to add an old flannel shirt or a vintage silk robe. It’s sort of fun to lounge around and pretend like I’m in a ’90s Victoria Secret catalog.

the ultimate single girls guide to valentine's day #LOVEUOthe ultimate single girls guide to valentine's day #LOVEUO the ultimate single girls guide to valentine's day #LOVEUOStep three: The best part. As a bit of a product junkie, I like to think of myself as an expert in bath soaks, bubbles, and salts. To make things extra special for yourself, I suggest splurging on a bath soak with natural petals. The result is a super luxurious, relaxing experience. When you turn into a prune, wrap yourself in a soft towel — a current favorite is this neutral Pendleton number.

the ultimate single girls guide to valentine's day #LOVEUOthe ultimate single girls guide to valentine's day #LOVEUOOk, more tip: just because you don’t have hot date, doesn’t mean you should skip the lacy bits. I’m a fan of wearing lacy underpinnings on a daily basis so I feel special and pretty. I urge you to do the same! For more ways to treat yourself and tons of gift ideas, head over to Urban Outfitters.

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Photography by Greg Zulkie

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say it with Vrao & Oro // mine says ecstatic wanderer based on a passage from the book Women Who Run With The Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estes

To me, jewelry is one of those deeply personal objects that I wear only when it has meaning. I’m not one for costume jewelry or excessive amounts of bling, really. Instead, I prefer my sparkly bits to tell a story or act as a reminder. Recently Vrai & Oro introduced this gorgeous personalized necklace. Called the Diamond Sienne Necklace, it boasts details such as 14k yellow gold and a single white diamond. And the best part: it’s customizable.

say it with Vrao & Oro // mine says ecstatic wanderer based on a passage from the book Women Who Run With The Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estes

Recently, I read Women Who Run with the Wolves by Clarisa Pinkola Estés. This book is essentially my new guide to being a strong, fiercely independent woman who embraces her tenacity and character. Believe me, reading this book has been truly eye opening. There are so many passages that are impactful, but one phrase stood out from the very beginning: ecstatic wanderer. I felt like that phrase describes me to a T. I’m happiest when I’m about to hop on a plane and go somewhere. I value exploration and adventure and wanderlust. It was definitely a clear decision what I wanted my necklace to say.

say it with Vrao & Oro // mine says ecstatic wanderer based on a passage from the book Women Who Run With The Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estes say it with Vrao & Oro // mine says ecstatic wanderer based on a passage from the book Women Who Run With The Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola EstesAs with all Vrai & Oro pieces, this necklace is designed with only the best materials. The gold is solid gold, so you can trust that it will not rub off or alter in appearance over time and is durable enough to withstand daily use. Additionally, the diamond used is sourced directly from Israel where they provide 100% natural diamonds and participate in the Kimberley Process, a movement against conflict diamonds. I consider this necklace to be an heirloom piece that I’ll have forever.

say it with Vrao & Oro // mine says ecstatic wanderer based on a passage from the book Women Who Run With The Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola EstesShop for your own gorgeous Sienne Necklace with a diamond here and without a diamond here.

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go stripe yourself // bold new ways to wear stripes this spring www.jojotastic.com

While I’m admittedly in a bit of a style rut at the moment, there is one style element that feels new to me: stripes. Ordinarily stripes feel too nautical and preppy for my vibe, but I’ve been seeing new variations that I love: broken up to feel like colorblocking, fragmenting layouts of stripes, and patterns layered over stripes. I also feel like the color of the stripes matters. Lately I’m finding sartorial inspiration from shades of stonewashed blue, coral-y pink, marled grey, and, of course, ebony and white.

go stripe yourself // bold new ways to wear stripes this spring www.jojotastic.comSpring is also a really interesting time to assess your wardrobe and add stripe to your style, even if it’s simple as sporting a thin, bar-shaped necklace. My personal favorites? This asymmetrical bodycon skirt and these eye-catching wedges — definitely a must for spring.

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