Monday, December 28, 2015

Shoe Lust: Puma's FENTY by Rihanna Creepers

Over the years Rihanna and fashion have almost become synonymous; from her killer street style outfits to her show stopping red carpet looks, she's always pushing fashion forward and looking stunning at the same time. Admittedly I would probably not be bold enough to wear some of her outfits, but she makes pulling them off look easy. Rihanna never stays in one place for too long.. and that's what I love about her. She can start a trend today and then move on to the next thing tomorrow, meanwhile the rest of the world spends years catching up.

When I learned that she would be collaborating on a shoe line with Puma, I didn't know what to expect. Her style can be extra loud and colorful sometimes, so I anticipated a line of shoes that I'd admire from a distance and not be able to incorporate into my own style. I was pleasantly surprised when Puma released the FENTY by Rihanna Creepers, a casual lace up sneaker with a cool rubber platfrom and suede upper. They come in a huge variety of colorways, the black / white and blue / black being my favorite (there's also a white upper / black sole version that hasn't been released yet, looking out for those too!). These are definitely understated enough to be an everyday shoe, and I love the mix of platfrom and sportswear.

Rihanna is known for being very hands-on with all her creative endeavors (not just fashion, she even directed her most recent music video!), so I am confident that these are a true collaboration. Her street style outfits + photo shoot with Travis Scott have made me fall in love with the creepers, I hope I can catch a pair next time they're in stock! Here are some ways I'd style them, let me know what you think of the outfits and the shoes themselves! xx Flo

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Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Holiday Must Haves: FLC x Hanes

For today's post I teamed up with Hanes to share my top 5
 holiday must haves, including their Power Shapers tights!

1. Knit Jumper. This light blue jumper is one of my favorite pieces I own, I found it in the middle of a thrift store a couple months ago and can't get over it! Icy blues and greys go perfectly with the season.

2. Metallic Nail Polish. My go-to nails are usually navy blue, but silver polish is surprisingly versatile (and festive!). I love the little shine they give to a casual outfit. 

3. Hanes Power Shapers tights. The best way to transition your fall skirts into winter outfits is with tights, and these Hanes tights are the perfect opacity and extremely flattering. I can't wait to wear them with more skirts and dresses, maybe with over the knee boots!

4. Drawstring Backpack. My grey Zara backpack has come in handy these last few weeks.. when you're running around buying gifts and finishing up schoolwork it can be hard to carry everything, but this bag seems bottomless!

5. Leather Ankle Boots. I wear ankle boots 365 days a year, but the best season for them is winter. They look gorgeous with a pair of tights and a skirt, and give you a little height.

Thank you to Hanes for kindly sponsoring this post. All opinions are 100% honest & completely my own.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

The Sweater Dress

Today's outfit post is one I'm especially excited about because I feel like it completely represents my everyday style. I love everything over-sized, and this sweater dress by Need Supply was an instant favorite of mine. I paired it with some Zara biker pants, my Stella backpack and ankle boots by Very Volatile.

shop all the items here!

Spread Love in Style Event // Simons Malls

This Thursday I had the pleasure of attending the Spread Love in Style Event hosted by Simon Malls. There was a fashion show that included pieces from select stores in the mall (White House Black Market, G by Guess, Fashion to Figure, Bebe, LOFT, & Nordstrom) here are some of the photos I took during it!
Here is the outfit I wore:

Thank you for having me, Simon! xxx Flo

Saturday, December 12, 2015

FLC Holiday Gift Guide 2015


It's that time of year again! Everyone is bundling up and getting ready for the holidays. There are few things I enjoy more than the last day of the semester when I can finally come home and feel 100% relaxed. Of course along with the holidays comes the exchange of presents, so here is my guide to all things fashion for the people on your list, and you too. For me, the best gifts are those that stay in the everyday life of a person. Something that they'll love and use for years. 


A jacket or coat is a great gift, and these two by Topshop and Mango are perfect for everyday wear. A denim borg jacket is great to wear over a grey knit hoodie with coated black jeans, sneakers and a beanie. The white boucle coat is a little more sophisticated and can be dressed down with jeans and sneakers or compliment a LBD and over the knee boots for a night out.

Accessories are what makes your outfit unique, and a pop of color with this Rebecca Minkoff mini bag would be an unforgettable present. I have the same bag in a slightly different shade from a few seasons ago and I love it, it's the perfect size for running errands or going out to eat. I had to include this belt by Mango too, the studs add a little bit of edge and would look awesome paired with a leather jacket.


These Saint Laurent pieces are definitely more inspirational than realistic, but I had to include them. YSL has a way of creating timeless accessories that still have a youthful and exciting feel to them. This version of the Sac de Jour bag is the perfect balance of all my favorite things (leather, silver hardware, structured mini bags, and studs studs and more studs), and these chained Patti boots are flawless.

If you don't feel like buying an entirely new bag, a fun way to revamp your current bag is to add a cool keychain to it! A little pom keychain is an instant outfit enhancer, but sadly many of the choices out there are made from rabbit fur. This one from Topshop 100% faux, so no worries!

Another way to revamp your wardrobe is by substituting your classic black denim for some coated leather look pants! This pair from BLANKNYC is aboslutely gorgeous and can be styled with almost anything. 

Hope you guys enjoyed this guide, and have an amazing holiday! 

xxx Flo

Friday, December 4, 2015

Nude Mood

Nude & warm tones have been all over the fashion world lately, from Balmain's gorgeous beaded runway pieces to Rihanna's showstopping silky Dior dress. I'm normally a die hard cool tones person; I gravitate towards gunmetal, silver, blues, and greys... but this trend is too good to ignore. Tones and warmth can be so powerful in setting the mood of a collection or outfit. Each individual piece can be beautiful, but pairing the right metals and colors together is essential for taking the look to the next level.

This week my Polyvore page had a nude-tones takeover. I was lacking inspiration from my normal color palette and decided to take a stab at creating something different. I ended up loving the new direction, there were a few challenges (finding completely new items, thinking of alternatives to blue jeans, keeping each set unique) but it's nice to step out of your comfort zone every once in a while.

here are my favorite nude sets I've created (more to come!)
 The word nude is almost synonymous with Kanye West's latest Yeezy collection. Despite the mixed reviews of the first Yeezy collection, it's undeniable that it had a huge impact on fashion and the way people approach color. Kanye has a captivating way of balancing over-sized pieces with figure hugging pieces, and the materials he chooses are always very original. This photo showcases the impact that a uniform color scheme can have. Each outfit is good on it's own, but when they're all together the design really shines through.
Although nude tones are constantly being worn on red carpets and runways, they can be styled casually too. A great way to incorporate this trend into your everyday style is to opt for a camel / tan overcoat or a light pink mini bag. The feminine vibe of these pieces helps them easily transition into a more formal outfit too.

shop my top picks here: