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Monday, May 12, 2014

Technicolor Cover Up

I promised myself that I would include more colors to my wardrobe, and I did! Sunday was absolutely beautiful and my family got together to celebrate Mother's Day at my sister's house. For the occassion, I paired together a simple black tank and some simple black shorts with the newest addition to my closet, this colorful cover up. I love being able to add color/prints to an achromatic outfit, it just gives the it a little something extra, don't you think?

Read more to get the details of this look with links to everything at the bottom! Thank you so much for all the love and support with this blog and I hope you enjoy!

Top: Nordstrom // Bottom: Aeropostal√© // Cover Up: Forever 21 // Bangle: Louis Vuitton
Shoes: Dolce Vita // Bag: Saint Laurent Paris // Sunglasses: Gucci
Photography by: Brian Apostol

I got these Gucci sunglasses last year, an anniversary gift from my boyfriend. I'm extremely picky with sunglasses so when I found a shape similar to wayfarers, I was extremely excited. Luckily, my boyfriend got them for me at a great price. I got the brown and blue color, something different rather than a plain black and gold pair. With spring here and summer right around the corner, it's important to have those sunglasses ready, something worth the investment if you fall in love with a pair.

I've also gotten numerous questions about my iPhone. My decal was purchased from Etsy. You can search "monogram decal" and something should pop up! My phone case is a clear case by Case-Mate. You can purchase that here.

This bag is one of my favorites, a Christmas present from my dad. I fell in love with the Saint Laurent Paris Sac Du Jour a few months ago while walking through Neiman Marcus. What's great about this bag is that it's the perfect size for a tote. It's not too big, not too small, and it has the option to be worn on your shoulders. I love the simple design and how soft the leather is. The lining is suede with a zipper compartment in the middle with the option to lock it. I believe there was a recent price increase by $200. They now are being sold for $2,750 and the Sac Du Jour is now available in three sizes: Baby, Small, and Large. You can find their wide variety of colors and sizes here.

My shoes are by Dolce Vita and they're called "Tremor." They're basically the DV Archers in wedge form, really uncomfortable the first wear, but after that, they're really easy to walk in. You can find a link to these wedges below

I stumbled across this cover up in Forever 21 one day after work. I was unsure of it at first, but after trying it on, I really wanted to have this piece in my closet, something I could wear out casually or as a cover up to wear by the pool. The colors are beautiful and so is the print. I love being able to find these pieces in Forever 21 because I have nothing against being able to score something for under $20 as long as it looks good. I will admit, it's not easy to find great pieces in a store like F21, a retailer that has hundreds and hundreds of styles. It takes time but I've always been able to find little hidden gems in there every once in a while, you just have to have a little patience.

My necklace and shorts are from Aeropostal√©. I'm sure you're thinking, "Of course there's something Aero in that outfit." But I can't help it, their styles have come a long way and these shorts are extremely comfortable! It's part of the Bethany Mota collection, with the second summer set just released and in stores now.

Of course, I'm wearing my Marc By Marc Jacobs Baker Watch, Juicy Couture Bracelet, and I'm also rocking my Louis Vuitton Bangle. I got this a couple of years ago with my Mahina XS bag. Since then, it has been updated and you can find that newer version here. If you really want this style, I suggest checking consignment stores online or in your city.

Everyone that knows me knows how much I love bubble tea. What better way to top off a little shoot with my favorite almond milk tea from Quickly's? Thanks so much for reading, everyone! If you loved any of these pieces, you can find links to them and similar items below!