Dallas Adventures and Fashion

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June started off on a busy note, but I was able to squeeze in some vacation time this past weekend. I hadn’t been to Dallas in over 8 years, so that was the destination for our 4-day getaway.

The first thing that came to mind was “What do I pack?” After looking at the hot forecast, I knew that short-sleeve shirts were probably the best option. Especially, when my boyfriend and I planned to walk around and see Dallas.

Pac Sun Short Sleeve

One of our first Dallas adventures was a stop at the Klyde Warren Park. It was such an amazing experience. The park is surrounded by the large buildings that help create the Dallas skyline. It was great seeing all types of people enjoying their Sunday afternoon with family and friends.

Pac Sun Camp Shirt

To help enjoy the sunny day comfortably, I wore one of my newest Pac Sun short sleeve camp shirts. The funky print and pink color made it a must-have for my wardrobe. And what better time, then to wear it on hot Dallas day.

Converse Hi Tops

I paired my shirt with some Zara light blue torn skinny jeans and my new white hi-tops Converse. The two pairs fit perfectly with my shirt, giving my outfit a summer ready look. To top of my look, I added my signature snapback.

Overall, I enjoyed my time at Klyde Warren Park. The people, cityscape and food trucks made it a wonderful experience.

I will be sharing another Dallas look next week. Stay tuned!

Throwback to my May Looks

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May was all about trying to not to sweat in heat. I’m not big on wearing shorts, so I tried to stick to light colors, rolling up my sleeves and jeans and trying not to layer.

For the first look of the month, I decided to wear a light denim shirt with the sleeves rolled and acid washed jeans. The theme was denim on denim with a twist. I felt that two shades of blue denim is the norm, so I went with the acid wash, which is perfect for the weather of spring/summer. My Cole Haan canvas shoes are a stable for my hot weather looks.

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With baseball season in full swing, I think my second look was appropriate. As athletic wear has slowly integrated itself into fashion, I figured I would show an example of this. My DKNY baseball shirt is from two spring season ago, but if you’re aware of the trends, sportswear has really influenced streetwear and high-fashion.

Guess Capsule Fashion

My final look for the month featured a capsule collection piece from Guess. This shirt is perfect to wear during the heat, because it’s white and oversized. I find it hard to wear anything tight, especially in hot weather. Always give your body room to breathe, or your shirt might end up soaked.

The unofficially start of summer has already passed, and June is here. I look forward to presenting you my looks for the month!

Throwback Summer 2015 Look

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Topman Fashion Look

Two summers ago, a last minute internship opportunity led me to San Antonio, a place I still call home. I remember summer 2015 was all about my internship, summer classes, housewives marathons and wondering what the future would bring. That summer I also got to reconnect with friends I hadn’t seen in awhile.

My friend Tehua, who I met my freshman year of college at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi took these photos that summer. I hadn’t seen her for over 4 years, and we made plans to meet and catch up. Our get-together also turned into a photo session. Her passion for photography and my passion for fashion came together for this throwback look!

 

Denim on Denim

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Denim will never go out of style. It’s been an essential in American wardrobe for decades. Once a casual staple, it has transcended across all levels of fashion. From streetwear to high-fashion, you will find denim just about anywhere, including my wardrobe.

As my personal style has become more streetwear inspired, I have embraced denim in my everyday looks. There was a time were I strayed away from it and stuck to chinos and khakis, but I have obviously snapped out of that. So much so that I now dare to wear denim on denim!

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Now with the hotter days of spring and summer among us, it can be hard to imagine wearing denim jeans and shirts. Trust me when I say I reach for my thinnest tee and pray that I don’t sweat through it. However, there are times when a tee might not be the best thing to wear for the occasion.

My featured look is one way to rock that denim on denim look for spring. My denim button up is one of the spring pieces from DKNY that I needed in my wardrobe. To help balance style and comfort, I rolled up my sleeves so that my arms could breathe. Another way to wear this look would be over your favorite tee. My denim shirt only cost about $45, but you can find a similar shirt for a lower price at H&M.

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Instead of going with a different shade of blue for my denim jeans, I went with a pair of rolled up, bleached DKNY jeans I purchased a few years ago. Now a darker shade of blue would’ve been acceptable, but I wanted my shirt to stand out.¬†Just be sure your denim on denim isn’t too matchy, or you’ll end up looking like Britney and Justin at the 2001 American Music Awards.

I did however end up adding some more blue with my Cole Haan canvas shoes.¬†They are a pair I don’t normally wear, because they are from my preppy era, but they went with the outfit.

Rayban Glasses

I finished off my look with a staple accessory and a sunny accessory. My tan suede cap was a must, not only because it’s a signature of mine, but the color complimented the look. And on the sunny day I experienced this past weekend, I needed my Ray Ban Original Wayfarers¬†to block out the rays.

If you’re wanting to try the denim on denim look for spring, consider something similar to my look. Just don’t forget to wear different shades or colors of denim, so that the denim won’t be overbearing!

Dressing for the Weekend

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I live for the weekends! Even more so for the weekend wear. Having a regular 9 to 6 that requires business attire can do that to you. It can be easy to ditch the workwear for sweats, but when heading out with your friends, try adding a couple of these pieces I can’t live without for your fall weekend wear.

Flannel

Flannels have been a stable for me since freshman year of high school (10 years ago). You can’t go wrong with a flannel, but instead of buttoning it up, use it as a layer. As temperature slowly drop, layering your clothes can be a better option than going HAM with sweaters in 70 degree weather.

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With my recent obsession of longer length tees, I recommend trying them out. Honestly, I’ve never been a big fan of wearing a plain crew neck T-shirt, but longer length tees have changed my mind. They are more fashionable than typical plain shirts, and they look pretty good layered with a flannel. Find 2 for $30 at Pac Sun. They have a variety of colors and patterns that you can mix and match.

Whole look

Pair your flannel and tee with a good pair of torn jeans. Now I know a good pair of jeans can cost a fortune nowadays, but getting the right pair can be a fashion investment. Zara¬†has a great variety of fashion denim that are similar to what you see on the runway, but don’t have that crazy price tag. Their denim is actually more affordable than brands like True Religion or 7 for all Mankind. Purchase a pair of Zara jeans and take your weekend wear to the next level.

Finish off your weekend look with a good pair of shoes and accessories. For my look I went with some white leather converse, also known as my old faithfuls. Go this route or try a pair of boots. Complete the look with your favorite hat and watch, and your read for the weekend!

Cooler Days, Cooler Fashion

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It’s been a month into fall and we are barely feeling lower temperatures. I don’t want to be that person, but you best believe I’m going to take out my Chelsea boots and a denim jacket! Living in South Texas, once the temperatures get into the 70s it’s acceptable to start wearing your cooler weather clothes.

With fall weather in session, I normally opt for darker¬†tones like olive green, black, grey and navy blue. For this look, I wore a longer length olive green T-shirt from Forever 21, because I’ve recently became obsessed with longer length tees (thank you, Kanye!). I paired it with my favorite black jeans and my awesome brown suede boots from Hawkings McGill.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My American Eagle denim jacket was the icing on the cake! A denim jacket is perfect, because it’s not over the top for 70 degree weather like a wool topcoat. So if you’re looking to dress up for cooler days with cooler fashion try a look similar to mine! Switch out the boots for converse or wear a sports blazer instead of a denim jacket, it’s your call!

Workwear for Creatives

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Working at a digital marketing firm, dressing appropriately doesn’t mean wearing a suit and tie. Now, even though a suit is great, my type of dressing up doesn’t alway fit that standard. I enjoy wearing a nice pair of slim fit khakis with the cuffs rolled up and some funky socks. It’s great that I can rock this look majority of the time. Sure, when you’re meeting with clients it’s a requirement to wear business attire.¬†However, on the days you have no meetings, try something similar to the outfit I wore this past week.

Gingham

I paired my khakis and socks with a lightweight gingham button down shirt, a timeless pattern that’s perfect for summer.¬†With the summer heat just getting started, it’s best to stick to lighter colors and lightweight fabrics. Adult jobs usually don’t allow you to wear shorts to work, so this is a great¬†way to keep cool.

Messenger Bag

I finished my workwear off with leather, lots of leather! My asos suede shoes and an awesome leather laptop bag from Aldo. Note, a nice bag leather bag gives you a “ready to kick butt at work” look.

If you get a chance, try loosen up your workwear. If you can’t, try this look on casual Friday or even during the weekend.