Tuesday, January 28, 2014

New York Fashion Week with Polyvore.

I am so excited to tell you guys: I'm going to fashion week! If that wasn't amazing enough, I'm going along with the amazing community director of Polyvore named Nadia, and one of my favorite bloggers named Gabrielle! Attending fashion week has always seemed like such a beautiful fairy-tale, I never thought I'd actually get the chance to do it. Having the opportunity to immerse myself in one of the biggest events in the fashion world has always been on my bucket list, and I am excited to share everything with you guys :)

Of course I love making sets of what I'm wearing / outfits that represent my style:
Here is my packing list for the big trip!

What I'm Bringing to NYFW

A few months ago I was lucky enough to visit Polyvore in California (full post here), and Gabrielle and I bought these matching pink beanies! In honor of our friendship beanies (and the fact that it's freezing) I'll be brining that, and some of my favorite clothes.

To keep up with all of our fashion week fun, make sure to follow me on:
and check Gabrielle's blog too!
 

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Sky High

One of my favorite trends at the moment is sneaker wedges. The topic of these shoes has always been a pretty polarizing one; you either love them or you hate them. I personally think they're amazing, and like almost any shoe- if they're styled right, they work. My absolute favorite designer Isabel Marant has a pair of signature sky-high sneakers called the "Beckett", and I've been dying to get my hands on some (specifically the black or tan colors)! These shoes are a fantastic mix of fashion-forward and comfy, and are a lot more unique than an old pair of chucks.

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My set-making mindset is totally on school time, so all the outfits are meant for everyday classes! Despite this, I do think these wedges could be styled for a night out.. maybe with a blazer and high waisted jeans. So without further adieu, here are some ways I'd style wedge sneakers :) hope you get some inspiration! xx Flo


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Leather Shorts
I love the look of these sneakers with tights and shorts! I got a pair of these shorts from Zara a few weeks ago and they're slowly becoming an unlikely winter staple.


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Greyscale
Another one of Isabel Marant's amazing pieces is this oversized-pocket coat. I love how the menswear inspired sneakers and coat contrast with the feminine cut of the jeans and jumper!


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Ahoy
Stripes / the Nautical look has always been one of my favorites. I love how effortless this striped tee Lar Garconne looks with an oversized parka and tan sneaker wedges.


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Springtime
Sadly I won't be able to get away with an outfit like this for a few more months, but this is one of my favorite combinations at the moment!

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

College Time..

I started my classes this week! It's been a bit overwhelming to be in an academic environment for the first time in 6 months, but I like it a lot. Having my own room in a busy city is a lovely escape, plus I've been able to decorate it exactly how I want. Here is a little recap of my week in instagram(s?).


Over the weekend I went to see Jay-Z with a few friends... it was definitely the best concert I've ever been to! He was playing at the TD Garden, which is a huge arena where the Boston Celtics play. He is such an engaging performer, and has the most powerful voice in hip-hop... if you have a chance to see him I highly recommend it! 

Style-wise, I've been wearing a lot of dark colors.. such a suprise! haha
Here are some of my go-to pieces at the moment (for school and hanging out with friends):

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If you're back at school, I hope it's going well! Also I'm very close to 20 Million views on Polyvore (wowewow) so as always, thank you so much to the people who are inspired by my sets! You guys have given me a lot of confidence in my style & aspirations :) xx Flo

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

The Denim Debate: A Guide To Denim-on-Denim

Denim on denim or the canadian tuxedo has been considered a giant fashion don't for a long time (I blame Justin and Britney). Of course there are exceptions to every rule, and I think if it's styled right denim-on-denim can look amazing! So with that being said, here is my guide for those daring enough to make this controversial style choice! xx Flo

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Printed Denim
A pair of printed denim shorts (like these from Isabel Marant) can make your denim-on-denim outfit have more texture, and have less of a uniform color to it!


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Layered Up
This is my favorite way to wear denim-on-denim! Layering your favorite coats and sweaters with a light wash denim shirt complements a dark wash pair of jeans perfectly. 


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Bleached Denim
This is the most subtle way to ease into denim-on-denim. A bleached denim jacket (like this one from Rag and Bone) looks great with a pair of black jeans.


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Distressed Denim
Just like prints, distressed denim can give your whole outfit some extra texture! I love this jacket from Topshop paired with this striped tee.


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Boyfriend Jeans
The relaxed fit of BF jeans give a denim-on-denim outfit a fun oversized look.


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Light on Dark
Wearing a light wash jacket and a dark wash skirt can keep your outfit from looking like one big denim suit! 

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Island in the Sun

Now that Christmas and NYE are over, the whole winter vibe is kind of bumming me out. The white fluffy snow is slowly turning into grey slush.. not exactly picturesque. Sadly I've got to go to school and spend my days covered head-to-toe in thick coats and jumpers, but here is some inspiration for those lucky enough to be in the sun this week! From my mind to yours. xx Flo


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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Loving yourself.

Although this isn't fashion-related, I have to post this. It's no secret how much pressure is put on women (especially young women) on how we should look, act and dress. This morning I was sent this video which really resonated with me, and I want as many young girls to see it as possible.

I know that freeing yourself from impossible standards and endless self-criticism doesn't happen by watching a single video, but it's a step in the right direction. xx Flo


Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Safari

Hooray, first outfit post of 2014! I am definitely going to be doing a lot more of these this year, because they seem to be the most requested posts. Hope you like this one, featuring my favorite shoes of all time! xx Flo






Jacket - Express
Jumper - Topshop
Jeans - American Apparel
Bag- Givenchy
Loafers - Madewell 




Monday, January 6, 2014

Work out for me.

Happy New Year everyone! Year after year the most popular New Year's resolution among
people is something along the lines of fitness. My resolutions are all over the place,
but I thought I'd make a post on where to get the best clothes for working out! Having
a good environment and comfy clothes are definitely the recipe for a good work out
from my experience.

Best stores to check out for workout gear:
Aerie
Victoria's Secret
Zappos
Gaiam
LuLu Lemon
Nike

aaaand here are some outfit ideas :) hope this motivates you for future fitness endeavors! xx Flo

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