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Trend Alert: Stripes

Mar
31

Trend-Alert--Striped

 

I love stripes–it’s such a fun pattern that literally never gets old.  It’s a popular theme for the spring and summer because of the nautical vibes it gives off. Take a look at five striped pieces that are officially on my favorite list–all items are linked.  Let me know which is your favorite!

1. Asos / River Island Organza Stripe Midi Skirt/ $63 / Asos.com

River Island Striped Long Skirt

 

2. Forever 21 / Striped Cosmetics Case / $7.90 / Forever 21

Forever 21 Striped Makeup Bag3. Lulu’s / Trend-er’s Game Black and Ivory Striped Long Sleeve Crop Top / $27 / Lulu’s

Lulu's striped crop top

 

4. Zara / Striped Espadrilles / $35.90 / Zara.com

Zara Striped Espadrilles

 

5. Topshop Engineered Stripe Crop Top / $22 / Topshop.com

Topshop Striped Crop Top

 

Birthday OOTD!

Mar
25

3:21:15 Full Kings Game

Hi! It’s been a while since I’ve posted an outfit–I wasn’t sure I was going to post this because my jacket looks so wrinkled in the photos! LOL! I steam ironed it before I put it on but it was so hot outside that I think I sweated and wrinkled it! Gross I know but what can you do!  It didn’t look this wrinkled earlier!

Anyways, now that I’ve pointed out the wrinkles 🙂 let’s talk fashion.  I am wearing a Forever 21 linen blazer, tank and harem pants. I went to a Kings hockey game and wanted to be comfortable but also keep the outfit somewhat fancy.  It was my birthday weekend so I wanted to dress my best, for myself!  I finished the look off with my Ray Bans, Catherine Malandrino purse and Steven by Steve Madden heels.

My favorite piece right now is the harem pants/joggers I’m wearing-only $22 from Forever 21. They have a satin like texture and zipper detailing on the bottom of each leg.  I love wearing it high waisted because I can comfortably wear my crop tops without thinking I’m showing a lot of stomach. The most important thing about harem pants/joggers is before you purchase, try it on! Sometimes stores have harem pants/joggers that have a low crotch–it’s loose and not fitted at all-that’s not always flattering on all body types.  My sister originally bought this and one it cream, featured in my previous blog post.

I love mixing the black pants with blush and gray tones.  It’s a great way to lighten up an outfit but still wear dark.  I think my purse is a great addition to my closet because it’s black and white–meaning I can wear it many ways with many different colored pieces.

On my birthday, my mom made me some delicious cupcakes (vegan!) and a friend brought me flowers and a chocolate brownie.  We also had some bakery items to thinnish off the night. Not the healthiest meal but it was my birthday!! I hope you guys are having a wonderful week–now that spring is here I’m excited to wear colors other just black.

Sarah xxx

3:21:15 Kings Game Front

 

3:21:15 Kings Game Second Side View

 

Forever 21 Joggers (Exact) $22.90 / Crop Top (similar) $11.90 / Boyfriend Blazer (similar) $24.80 / Ray Bans (exact and on sale) $150 / Steven by Steve Madden Heels (exact) $49.94 / Catherine Maladrino Satchel (similar and on sale) $45.50

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Kendall Jenner Rocks Bright Colors in New Estee Lauder Campaign

Mar
23

Kendall Jenner Estee Lauder Correuges MakeupKendall Jenner is looking gorge in her new campaign for Estee Lauder.  The cosmetics company teamed up for a collabo with Courreges for a 12 piece collection, including bright colored lip glosses, eye shadows, and tools. Courreges is a French fashion company, founded in the 1960s.  This new collection takes inspiration from the label’s fun take on fashion.

Check out the video below for the new campaign with Kendall Jenner!

If you’re digging her makeup, you can purchase the Estee Lauder pieces on their website, esteelauder.com.  She is wearing the Super Gloss in Rosy Future ($26) and the Eye Glide Pencil in Silver Streak ($22).

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Model Style: 6 Style Tricks From Karlie Kloss

Mar
19

Karlie Kloss is a gorgeous supermodel who is known for her versatiblity–she literally looks good in everything.  BUT, we don’t have to have her enviable figure or height to look good, just her style tricks!  Read on to find out the top 6 style tricks from the one and only Karlie Kloss!

1. Sheer and Sexy

Karlie knows how to wear sheer-this is a great way to wear the daring look while still looking classy.  The key to this look is how you pair the sheer blouse–add a black blazer and jeans to complete the look.  Make sure to pair the blouse and blazer with white jeans because it’s perfectly compliments the all black color scheme.  This sexy look is great for either daytime or night and would look good with sneakers or heels.

Karlie Kloss Sheer Blouse White Jeans Black Blazer Model Style Streetstyle

2. Sporty Casual With White Sneakers

Karlie does casual so well–in this case she takes a knitted dress and adds a baseball jacket and white sneakers to make it daytime chic.  The white sneakers really make the whole look everyday and the baseball jacket is a perfect sporty touch.  This is also a great look to wear into the night–simply switch to a leather jacket or long trench and heels and you’re good to go.

Karlie Kloss Sweater Dress Baseball Jacket Flat Sneakers White Bag Model Style Streetstyle

3. All White

Instead of going all black, try doing a la Karlie and go all white.  She layered a white trench with a white sweater and loose white slacks.  To keep the look from being to formal, she toned the whole vibe down with a pair of black and white sneakers.  Add in a tan bag and sunglasses and you’re ready to go! The key to this look is the all white look and the darker colored sneakers.
Karlie Kloss Streetstyle White Sweater Jumper Coat Pants Tennis Shoes Tan Purse Model Style

4. Cape It!

Capes are a easy way to make any outfit look fancy.  Karlie is wearing simple black jeans and a cream long sleeve sweater, but the plaid cape take the look to the next level.  It not only keeps you warm, it also makes a statement.  Add in some knee high boots and red lips for this fancy look.  The plaid is a great way to break up the black and cream, and it matches great with the forest green purse.
Karlie Kloss Cape Plaid Black Jeans Boots Beige Shirt Green Bag Streetstyle Model Style

 

5. Longer Hemline 

This is a great look for a day of errands, a day date, or meeting friends.  The longer hemline–a couple of inches past the knee-give the entire look a relaxed vibe.  To keep from looking dowdy, make sure to add a belt at the waist.  I love the collared detail of the dress because it makes the whole ootd look very effortless. Add in some flat sandals and a structured crossbody bag and you’re ready to hit the streets.

Karlie Kloss Longs Dress Blue Collared Brown Small Belt Tan Bag Streetstyle Model Style

6. Stripes All Day

Stripes have always been in style and you don’t have be a supermodel to rock them! Smaller stripes can look good on any body shape and it’s classic.  The long, fitted dress is a great casual look, especially because of the Henley detail.  The button down aspect really makes the look very youthful. Dress it down with some tan flats and a bag before you head out the door.

Karlie Kloss Striped Henley Dress Tan Sandals

 

Which is your favorite Karlie look?  I personally love the sheer OOTN?  Tell me below! xxx Sarah

All Day

Mar
17

 

harem pants cropped turtleneck photo 1

 

Turtleneck, Forever 21, $10-15 (I don’t remember exact price) // Pants, Forever 21, $22 (my sister gave it to me) // Heels, Topshop, on sale for $94 // Ray Bans, Nordstrom, $190 // Purse, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Nordstrom Rack, $160 // Michael Kors Rose Gold Watch, Nordstrom, $275 // Lips: OCC Cosmetics lip tar in Anita

Hi! It’s been a busy couple of weeks!  I’m Persian and Persian New Years (Noruz) is around the corner. In our culture, New Years is a time of new beginnings and getting rid of the things you don’t need in life.  It’s also all about cleaning up your home and life.  I’ve been slowly but surely cleaning up and organizing.  My birthday is coming up soon so I’m excited on starting a new year a year older! 🙂

Anyways, back to this fashion post.  I went to a brunch in Newport Beach and decided to build an outfit around these harem pants/joggers.  They are actually my sister’s–she gave them to me because it didn’t fit her well.  I decided to pair it with a Forever 21 gray crop top which was slightly see through.  I added a pair of Topshop lace ups, and my Ray Bans.  I like how this outfit consists of shades of beige, including my Marc by Marc Jacobs purse.

I am heading off to the gym–I’ve been on a exercise plan for a few weeks.  Ever since I got my FitBit Charge I have been focused on weight loss and toning up.  A FitBit Charge is a band you wear around your wrist at all times (except for showering or swimming) and it measures how many steps you take, how many calories you’re burning, miles you walked, and stairs you’ve used.  I love it so much because it makes me accountable for how lazy or active I am.  My goal is to get to 10,000 steps a day and 5 miles a day.  This counts every single step you take!  I also love how the Charge measures your sleep without having to push any buttons, as well as acting as an alarm.   It vibrates when people call me and tells me on the band who is calling.  This is a must have if you want to lose weight/get fit and need to see the work you put in.  It cost $130 and comes with a charger as well.  Hope everyone is having an awesome day and Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

xxx

Sarah

 

 

 

topshop lace ups

 

 

4 Pieces You Need This March!

Mar
15

Hi! I love the month of March, and not just because it’s my birthday month! 🙂 I love that it means spring is around the corner and hot weather is on its way.  Check out four items you need this month!

1. Long Jersey Skirt

Kim Kardashian jersey bodycon skirt midi fittedLong jersey skirts are fitted bodycon style skirts–a different take on a tight skirt.  They are a great addition to your closet–the length instantly makes any outfit look elegant.  This is a must have for spring–it looks amazing with a crop top.  Check out these two Missguided jersey skirts in white or gray–they are only $30 each.  Try pairing the skirt with a turtleneck or sweater crop top.  Or if you don’t want to show your midriff, a bodysuit or top that is semi-sheer.

2. Sheer Turtleneck

Kim Kardashian long jersey maxi skirt bodycon sheer turtleneck top

Sheer turtlenecks are such a versatile piece–you can wear it over a bra for an OOTN or wear it with a camisole underneath for a more demure look.  It looks great tucked into a skirt or high waisted harem pants, as well as with jeans. Free People actually has a red or white sheer turtleneck on sale for $49.95, and Charlotte Russe has a black striped turtleneck on sale for $7.49!!

3. Camouflage Jacket

Cara Delevingne Camo Army Jacket

Camouflage jackets are such a simple way to toughen up any outfit.  It literally goes with anything, a skirt, pants, shorts, etc.  It makes any OOTD look effortlessly cool. To add edge to your look, make sure to roll up your sleeves.  Take a look at this gorgeous camo jacket at Zara for $129 .

4. Fringe Handbag

Olivia Palermo Fringe Bag Purse Handbag

Fringe is one of my favorite trends right now–it is so boho and chic!  If you’re not ready to commit to a fringed jacket or skirt, the next best thing is a fringe handbag.  It takes an everyday outfit and makes it look instantly cool.  Fringe is also a great way to take an outfit from day to night.  Zara has a gorgeous fringe bucket bag for $179.

Which is your favorite piece? Share below!

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xxx

Sarah

Black And Yellow

Mar
03

Hi!  I am venturing in OOTD type posts–I will still post stories on trends and fashion etc but I thought maybe do some more personal posts–please let me know what you think and if it’s even something you would like to see.:)

It’s hard to believe it’s already the beginning of March–I feel like time is passing so quickly.  There are so many things I haven’t done yet.  The one thing I’m really looking forward is warmer weather. LA is usually warm all the time, give or take a couple of days, but during the winter months, nights are pretty cold.  Not to complain, it’s great weather most of the time, but I’m ready for springtime.  I’m Persian so I’m excited for Noruz (Persian New Years), which is later this month.  Noruz is a time for new beginnings, something I love.

Anyways, I love wearing all black and did so again for a birthday party I attended over the weekend. I decided to infuse some gold in the look, by adding in a choker and purse with a golden chain.  I love the look of black and gold, it’s a great way to look chic but simple at the same time.

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Brandy Melville bralette (similar $19) // Forever 21 Bodycon skirt $7.80 // Forever 21 cardigan (similar$14.90)// H & M velvet purse* (similar $17.95) // Steven by Steve Madden heels $59.94 // Michael Kors Rose Gold Watch (similar $250) // Urban Outfitters choker (similar $38)

*did not purchase–it’s my sister’s 🙂

It was a little cold that night so I decided to throw on a simple black cardigan, and I feel like it really finished off the look.  The red nails was a last minute thing and I think it really popped with the all black.

I re-glossed my hair that same day.  I have dark brown hair but I love the look of jet black so I use Redken Shades of EQ gloss to make it darker.  It doesn’t damage your hair and it’s not permanent, but will last a couple of weeks.  It also makes your hair really soft!

I am currently in the midst of organizing my room and while I was doing this, I literally couldn’t stop listening to this FKA Twigs song, “Video Girl.”  Take a listen and let me know what you think!  I love her voice!

What do you think of the all black look?

xoxo

Sarah