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My OOTD: Flannel X Faux Python

Jun
02

I can’t believe it’s already June–I feel like the year passed so quickly and now we’re already half way done with it!  I grew up in Texas so I am fond of warmer weather and in LA, it can get really hot.  However, this past weekend was a little cool, hence the long pants and semi-long shirt. I spent Saturday with my sister, Layla.  We went to Barney’s in Beverly Hills (she had a gift card 🙂 ) and it was so fun!

She ended up getting Victoria Beckham sunglasses (I’ll take a pic and put it on instagram @thelifestylereporter) and they are gorgeous!  I fell in love with these gold rimmed Saint Laurent sunglasses but I didn’t get them.  We also came back to our side of town and went to DSW-it’s a shoe store with amazing prices.  I ended up getting Adidas NEO gold sneakers for only $59 and my sister got them in black.

I should have gone to the gym, but my sister is always so busy with work that it was nice to spend the day with her. 🙂

xo

Sarah

Outfit Details: H&M top (similar) /H&M jeans / Forever 21 Flannel Shirt (similar) / LF Stores Purse (similar) / Circus by Sam Edelman sandals / Gucci Sunglasses / Michael Kors Rose Gold watch

 

 

 

3 Ways to Wear a Chambray Top

Apr
27

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

flowers birthday brownie birthday sweets birthday Vegan Cupcakes Birthday

 

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