5 Ways to Make Basic Clothing Items Un-Basic

accessory, Date, Denim, Dress, fashion, Jeans, Jewelry, shoes, style, Summer, Uncategorized, wardrobe

Like you, I get tired of the same basic items in my closet, yet I like to be comfy at work and need those basic items. I also would like to avoid spending my whole paycheck every week to look on-trend. Here are 5 ways to upgrade the basic items in your closet:

Bodysuit + maxi skirt

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Muted tones tone down the sexiness while the shilouette keeps the look feminine & sexy. Gold layered necklaces would complement the look ideally.

Delicate,beautiful, gold layered necklace from Etsy.com

Simple staple bodysuit from Americanapparel.com

Jeans (any style) & a T-Shirt + mules 

Jeans will never get old, but after wearing the same pair to death, they can seem old and routine. Pair yours with a white or cheeky t-shirt and adorable pair of very fashion-forward mules.

Swap out your sneakers for mules.

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They also have them in gold πŸ˜©πŸ’«

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A leather jacket & banging sunglasses couldn’t hurt either. Cute outfit found on Pinterest.

Jean jacket + jean dress

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From Topshop

I absolutely love denim on denim and I’m a firm believer the all-American material will never get old. Even when it does, it looks sexier, and denim on denim is a chic way to re-wear the jeans items in your closet. A bright lip and chic white sneakers can keep the look tidy and prevent it from being drab.

Does Cara Delevigne keep getting prettier or…? Living for this lip color. πŸ’

Utilitarian khaki + a pop of color

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I love the utilitarian khaki cropping up on SS 2017 runways. You can add a bold lip or eye look as shown here as on the Kenzo runway, or pair a trench jacket with a bold colored dress, top, or pant. A pop of color from accessories like purses or shoes would be cute if you want to keep all clothing in the khaki or olive family.

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I love the offbeat cuteness of this dress. Plus, let’s save the honey bees! 😊🐝🐝🐝 Extra Tip: Keeping the dress under the jacket in the same color family keeps you from looking like a clown. πŸ˜‰ Yellow is also everywhere right now.

Sundress or slip Dress +Mesh top

 You love that sundress or slip dress you’ve worn a million times, but you can’t wear it again the same way right? That’s okay. Pair a cute on-trend mesh top like the one below by Urban Outfitters under it and you have a chic look for any night out.

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Love Urban Outfitters’ mesh tops. 

Too too freaking cute. Love this look. Found on Pinterest.com

I hope you enjoyed this post & it gave you some summer outfit inspo.

Have a beautiful day!

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Finding Yourself in a World of Options (Fashion & Otherwise) // Shoes I Can’t Wait to Wear This Spring

Boho, Boots, Career wear, Culture, Date, Denim, Design, Dress, Dresses, Dressy, fashion, Fashion design, interview, Jeans, life, shoes, Shopping, spring, style, Uncategorized

Kick-ass Chloe boots from a few seasons ago. Hands down one of my favorite fashion companies ever.

Finding yourself can be like finding the right shoes; oftentimes long-winded and at least a little painful. It can take years.

It’s always worth it though. There’s nothing like stepping into the right pair of shoes or knowing who you are and what you want. In light of yesterday’s holiday, dedicated to womankind, this post is dedicated to why and how you should pursue whatever you want.

Jeffrey Cambell x Anthropologie. I need these in my life.

It took me years to realize it’s okay and cute to wear comfortable shoes. Don’t get me wrong, I love my towering sexy heels as much as the next fashion-junkie girl. I love my Vikky Soft Pumas maybe just as much though. 

Heaven on your feet & equally cute. Obsessed with this color.

I spent my high school years thinking I had to wear flats or Converse or inexplicably painful sandals almost every day and have the blister scars to prove it. On the other days I’d wear Keds or Vans. Thank God, otherwise the bone on my foot which protrudes would probably be worse off.

If you forgot to get me a birthday present, I’ll take these in an 8 or 8.5 please.

I feel like we as women put ourselves through the hoops to be some better version of ourselves and will stop at nothing. In high school we need to fit into a specific category and be zitless and never boyfriendless. At least that’s how I felt. In college we drink ourselves into oblivion and forge friendships based on shared goals of pushing the boundaries of whatever we couldn’t do in high school. At least, that’s what I did, in addition to really liking college and my classes. (Honestly). After that, we still try to emulate Instagram makeup and hold ourselves to some degree of presentability if we want to retain any hope of making a living and being a contributing member of society.

Free People. Presentable for work yet cute enough to go out.

At every stage in our lives as women we must find our way amongst categories and expectations, career-wise, socially, and yes, even within the realm of fashion. As a teenager, I looked ridiculous some days, and others I could pass for a model in some cool zine. I don’t regret looking ridiculous though. I was finding my voice, my identity, and my fashion sense.

Erdem. Seriously? How can you not be a shoe addict with so many gorgeous options?

I have realized that I need creativity and freedom in my life and I also need comfortable sneakers. To paraphrase Eva Longoria, in college I didn’t know what I want to do for the rest of my life, but I knew what kind of woman I wanted to be. This interesting article/interview is about why Eva decided to get a degree in Chicana/o Studies at CSUN while doing Desperate Housewives. Loved it. That’s my alma mater.

I feel as though fashion gives us the liberty to be whoever we want. Especially during spring, anything goes. One day you can be a futuristic moon dweller, another an austere modern lady in a monochrome utilitarian outfit, and the next an ethereal bohemian princess. I love that. It lets us find play around with who we want to be until we want, and one day we discover who that person was all along. So never stop playing dress up girls. It’s more important than the world thinks. πŸ˜‰

Love you all,

Maggie

3 Ways to Wear a Bodysuit

Career wear, Date, Denim, Dress, Dressy, Fall, fashion, Fashion design, style, Uncategorized

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Lately I’ve been obsessed with bodysuits and the only thing that can cure this addiction is buying more. What is it about them that’s so flattering and makes you feel sexy? Not sure but I’m digging it. You can wear them a million ways and here are three ways I styled the black one by BCBG shown above.

1. With high waisted jeans

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These super comfy and cute ones are by Calvin Klein. They’re one of the best pairs I’ve found so far for sure. I love this look and it feels like something a supermodel like Kate Moss or all around It girl like Brooke Shields would’ve worn in the 90s. In terms of my hunt for the perfect jeans..they’re up there in the top 3.

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I also absolutely love the black and white theme and this long Calvin Klein vest thrown over the top of this.

2. With white dress pants, especially black or nude bodysuits.

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I really love this look for date night or for a dinner party, wedding, etc. It would even be fine for work with a blazer over it. These super sleek dress pants are by Vince Camuto.

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3. Β With a flirty skirtskirt, as shown above. This one is by the Marilyn Monroe clothing brand found at Macy’s.

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Love this look for a date or girls’ night out. So there are my fave three ways to wear this bodysuit, and I’m already coming up with more. Can’t wait to wear bodysuits in the fall with cute jackets. To be continued!

Love you guys!

Thanks for reading!

Maggie πŸ˜ŠβœŒπŸ’•

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hunt for the Perfect Jeans; Gap

Date, Denim, fashion, Jeans, Shopping, Uncategorized

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I want to preface this “hunt” post by saying, none of my posts are sponsored posts. I’m telling you what I really think of each item, because I really care about fashion, blogging, etc. and I want to make my blog as real as possible. Otherwise, what’s the point right? I also love jeans, and want to know everything I need to know about them, find the elusive perfect ones, and hopefully help you find “the one” for you. πŸ’™

So I took my hunt for the perfect jeans to Gap, and I found some of the comfiest jeans so far, and some pretty cute outfits too. I love denim on denim and army jackets and vests paired with denim right now, as you saw in my previous post. I tried on two pairs, a skinny boyfriend jean and a flared bootleg jean. Here’s what I found:

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The skinny boyfriend jean pictured above is so comfy and feels like it hugs you just enough, but not too much, unlike a lot of other jeans.

Pros

  • Versatility: You can literally wear these jeans all year, summer through winter.
  • Comfort level: You can wear them all day and still feel comfortable. I’d definitely wear these for ex. to Disneyland, when I’ll have to walk a lot, because they’re not constricting, yet you know you’ll still look cute.
  • Quality: I like that these jeans are pretty thick yet stretchy, unlike a lot of other jeans, which are thin and stretchy, and need to be replaced quickly.

Cons

  • They didn’t make my butt look wonderful, but hey, it wasn’t looking nonexistant either.

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The flared/ bootcut jeans above, were also incredibly comfy and surprisingly cute. I usually don’t wear flared jeans but I thought, why not?

Pros

  • Wash: I love the dark indigo of this wash, and that you can probably put them in the washing machine over and over again and they will barely fade.
  • Flare: Like I said, I’m not that much of a flare person, despite being a 90s baby, I guess because I’m only 5’4, but I liked tbe size of this flare and the 70s vibes. They weren’t super long with the booties.
  • Comfort: Again, you could wear these all day.
  • Quality: All Gap jeans seem to be made of a resistant, good quality material.

Cons

  • I think they run a tad big, because my usual size 6 was a little loose. I guess that’s part of what makes them comfy. If you want your curves to be poppin, get a size smaller.

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All of the items picured in this post are from Gap, except the DIY choker. Hope you enjoyed this post.

Love you all for reading,

Maggie πŸ’™πŸ’žβœŒ

Top 3 Trends I’m Most Looking Forward To Wearing for Fall

Boho, Career wear, Date, Denim, Dressy, Fall, fashion, Jeans, Outer wear, Shopping, Uncategorized

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As many of you know, I’m all about fall. Living in LA is like living in a tv show…which is a good thing, but it seems like you’re literally living on a set that always stays the same. I guess life imitates art. It’s pretty much always sunny, but once in a while you’ll get a nice gray autumn-y day starting in about October. (September’s just plain summer.)

I also can’t help but be on the Pumpkin Spice Bandwagon. Love it and can’t get enough of it. You have no idea how excited I am about hitting up Starbucks for my PSL and Trader Joe’s for my other assorted pumpkin essentials as soon as September rolls around. πŸπŸ‚πŸ

So here are the top 3 things I’m most looking forward to wearing this Fall;

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  • 1- bomber jackets. I cannot get enough of bombers right now. I’m literally obsessed with them and want/need one in every color. This gorgeous mesh one with floral embroidery as well as everything else shown above and below is from Charlotte Russe.
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Adorbs

 

These gorgeous embroidered ones above and below are by Fashion Nova.

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Fashion nova’s stuff is beyond on fleek. Especially this bomber. πŸ“πŸ“πŸ’£

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The lovely & stylish demonstrates how fun wearing bombers can be.

  • Military/army jackets
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All of these are Free People items, except for the tights.Β 

I absolutely adore this Free People jacket. The peplum/ruffle gives the typically masculine jacket a feminine edge. As you can see, I’m really into stripes too. Always been.

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Here, they’re all by Free People except for the culottes. They’re by American Rag.

This super cute military inspired long vet below is by Guess and the crop top is by Free People. Seeing a trend? Yeah. I love Free People. πŸ‘πŸ’• I love juxtaposing masculine coats and shapes with feminine thingsthings, like the gorgeous Jules Sarinana below.

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She’s so cute here in her early days! Love her.

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  • Trench coats

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The soft and pretty one above is by Laundry. The jeans are by Free People, and the top is by French Connection. I cannot get over trench coats. Every fall and winter season I embrace them and doll them up a hundred ways. They never go out of style, they’re so classic and they can make a decent outfit upgrade to elegant.

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Love this trench coat on her and this outfit. Found this pic on Pinterest. Does anyone know who this is?

So that concludes the three things I want to wear the most this fall. Of course, there are so many other things, which I will be covering! As you can tell, I wish it were cold enough to wear outerwear in LA…or that I were somewhere else. I love you LA, but I’m over this hot weather. 🌞

What kinds of posts do you guys like to read or want to see in the future?

Love,

Maggie

Hunt for the Perfect Jeans

Boho, Denim, Jeans, Magazines, Shopping, style, Summer, Uncategorized, vintage

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So you know how it’s sooo hard to find jeans that make your butt look good and basically hug you in all the right places? Me too. So that’s why I’m starting this series; “Hunt for the Perfect Jeans”. I’ll literally go anywhere or try anything to find the elusive “perfect” pair of jeans. Does it exist? Will they all suck? We shall find out! I’m so excited. πŸ˜€πŸ˜ First up: Urban Outfitters’ BDG high waisted jean.

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Here’s me bending down trying to take the “perfect” selfie/close-up. Not so much, but it shows the wash really well. Love this medium wash and distressing. I’ll be judging these jeans mainly based on three criteria: wash, cut/fit, abd material. So here are the pros & cons:

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  • This wash.is.like.sopretty. It’s a medium indigo wash & I love it.
  • The cut. This cut makes my thighs and butt look good and you know, that’s like the main thing good jeans should do.
  • The fabric. The quality of these jeans is very good. The fabric is thick yet stretchy, which I really like. I’m not in love with super thin stretchy or super thick unstretchy jeans. I’ve heard wonders about vintage unstretchy Levi’s 501s. I will have to try them!

Cons

  • The price. 69.00 (+ 6.90 for shipping if you’re ordering online) they’re not exactly within my budget. If they’re within yours, I wish I could borrow your credit card cus I would order them in every color. I know some people spend $400+ on designer jeans, but some of us have college debt/a real life so..yeah. However, if you’re a 27 snag these now on Poshmark! I saw them there for $25. πŸ˜±πŸ’™πŸ™Œ

That’s the only con I came up with though. I will definitely buy more and recommend them to friends. I once had a pair of BDGs for 7 yrs…wait I still have them. I will definitely buy more.

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That sums up my first venture into the hunt for the perfect jeanss. By the way, if you love to read fashion magazines like me check out the articles on denim in the current issue of Elle. They are literally everything. Especially the one by Lizzy Goodman on jean shorts and the trajectory of badassery and rebellion they have had and the role they have played in her life. This issue seriously encouraged me to do this series, even though i was already thinking about it. πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™

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This article is so literally me. 😍😍😍

Some more denim-y shots from this week:

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The supercute bomber jacket, jeans, and keyhole body suit are all from Fashion Nova. πŸ˜β€πŸ’•

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Couldn’t decide which top to get….so..you know..I need both. Top on the left from Free People and the one on the right from Lucky Brand. Both adorable. Lovely, sexy, and gorg skirt from Levi’s.

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All of these items are from American Eagle except for the sandals. I usually never shop there but I’m challenging myself for this hunt! I’ll be covering their jeans for sure because I loooved all this stuff.

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These are the Lucky Brand shorts I distressed and reworked myself a few weeks ago that I showed you guys. Still working on merch, just gathering funds! The t shirt is a Ramone’s tee I’ve had since high school. This shot is from a walk I took to the store. How exciting!

Love you guys! Thanks for reading! How do you like this hunt so far? Comments please. πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜πŸ’™

Pre-Fall Fashion Illustration Inspiration for New Creations

Denim, Design, fashion, Fashion design, Fashionillustration, Illustration, Nature, Travel, Uncategorized

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Today’s inspiration for new creations. I’ve been wanting to visit NYC for as long as I can remember (thanks Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Sex and the City, Friends, Seinfeld, Gossip Girl..and wait, well every one of my favorite shows! 😨😱😍) As I mentioned in my previous post, I’m working on some new threads that will be up in my Ebay & Etsy shops soon. Army jackets & jeans with patchwork would be so on-trend and chic for Fall. Believe it or not, Fall is my favorite season. As much as I fawn over summer fashion, fall weather, colors, layers and pumpkin spice lattes are so much better! πŸ˜€πŸπŸ‚πŸš•πŸ‘ πŸŽ¨

Love you all for reading! What’s your favorite season or fall 2016 trend?