Moody Watercolors

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Break the LBD trend and standout at your next party by adding some color to the typical holiday uniform.  
Showoff your colors with an edgy twist that's perfect for the season.  
Go ahead, paint your eyelids to match your gown. 
The perfect accessory for that holiday party? A sparkly clutch! This one is chic and roomy enough for all the lip glosses your heart desires.
 Photos by Erin Valentine 
[dress: Akira Chicago, lace top: Gap, tights: Express, boots: Gomax, clutch: Coach, necklace: Juicy Couture, earrings: Betsey Johnson, bangles: Alex & Ani]

I've recently come to the realization that I have a very warm-weather centered wardrobe. Throughout the colder months I'm always trying to find creative and stylish ways to restyle my summer dresses or my favorite tanks. 

It's super simple to throw a sweater over a dress and add a blazer. What I decided to do with this look is take that idea and put a spin on it. 

This is one of my favorite strapless dresses that I layered underneath a lace top. I love how the beautiful colors show through! By adding tights and boots (and maybe a jacket...leather anyone?) this look is party approved even on those chilly nights out! 

Blue And Orange + Chambray

Monday, November 11, 2013

I love incorporating bold colors into my outfits - whether that be through statement jewelry, a playful dress, or a staple piece that serves double duty in providing warmth and style. 
Bring your bright colors out to play this cold-weather season!
Pile on a variety of thin bracelets to contrast the recent trend of layering chunky bangles. 
Color choices speak volumes about your personality, mood, and creativity. I think it's super fun to mix and match complimentary colors - doing so oftentimes provides an unexpected yet appealing punch of style. 
 Photos by Erin Valentine
[chambray button-down: Madewell, dress: Heritage, belt: Urban Outfitters, boots: Very Volatile, necklace: boutique, earrings: Banana Republic]

Let the layering begin and start transforming those summer sundresses into autumn-worthy pieces that will provide you with warmth and versatility all winter long.

A chambray top never goes out of style and is guaranteed to look brilliant paired with anything. Use your imagination and throw one on today! Add a belt to provide structure or nix the belt for an oversized effortless vibe. 

Shine On

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Liquid wearable metal is on fire right now. From runways to the streets, metallics are shining bright and making a statement. 
Release your inner bronze, silver, or gold goddess. Because everyone knows that shine screams confidence! 
Have no fear - mixing metals is A-okay! In fact, it's encouraged in order to create a unique and show-stopping look. Layer on the shine! 
Photos by Erin Valentine 
[dress: Alexia Admor, heels: b.p., earrings: fine jewelry, bangles: Alex & Ani, clutch: Coach]

Sparkle and shine is no longer restricted to New Year's Eve and Christmas. Metallics of all shapes and sizes are completely socially acceptable and dare I say classy? 

Sophisticated shine is making a huge splash this season, whether that be in the form of sequence, glitter, or metallics. This look is eye-catching and glamorous. Opt for a dress option at night while rocking a sequence tank with jeans and a blazer by day.