Happy hump day BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE!  It's been a hot minute since I blogged an "Outfit Of The Day" or OOTD for two weeks in a row.  Life sometimes has a funny way of trying to taking over.  And somewhere along the way I lost sight of what's important. Like keeping a balance between my day job and passion.  Showcasing my personal style is a cherished outlet and is vital for my mental health and well being.  Sometimes I feel society allows fashion to dedicate a lot of what is "IN" right now. Nowadays the majority of the what you see on instagram as is a lot of muted earth tones and mauve colored outfits thanks to the Kardashian Klan and I allowed myself to fall victim.  Clothes are suppose to be a personal expression of what you want to present visually to the world!  I had to remind myself that personal style is just that.......personal.  So, please allow me to reintroduce myself, IN LIVING COLOR! 

I'm super excited when I find affordable pieces like this Nine West dress because style doesn't always have an expensive price tag.  I wore this dress to church a month ago and decided it needed a "OOTD" moment. The dress is a statement on it's own with the vibrant graphic print and universally flattering silhouette.  For the look I chose a simple cobalt blue clutch, crystal cluster earrings, paired with a studded belt, and my favorite BCBG sandals!  But this dress is versatile and would look great with black wide leg pants or transform the dress into a shirt by tucking it into a leather skirt!  I adore this look and look forward to it making a reappearance at brunch, date night, or a networking event. 

Photographer: JONCE

Photographer: JONCE

Dress:   Nine West |  Earrings :  Cara Crystal Cluster via  Nordstrom   |  Shoes :   BCBG  |   Clutch :  Vince Camuto (old) via  Dillard's   |   Belt :  ASOS  (old)  |  Shades :   Forever 21

Dress:  Nine West | Earrings:  Cara Crystal Cluster via Nordstrom  | Shoes:  BCBG |  Clutch:  Vince Camuto (old) via Dillard's  |  Belt: ASOS (old)  | Shades:  Forever 21


Until Next Time With Love, 




Ankle boots and anything black are style mainstays for me, especially as the chill of January sets in. When Marimekko asked me to create a style story inspired by their new spring/summer collection, I knew exactly how I wanted to feature the "Mel" ankle boots. I fell deeply in LOVE with the modern look and luxe construction of these boots. As I slipped into the most comfortable ankle boots EVER,  my mind started spinning visions of me when I lived in Germany.......because it was bone freezing cold!  I love ankle boots styled with mid calf skirts and sweaters for a "European" chic sense of style!  

Photo Cred :   Shawn Pilgrim  

Photo Cred :  Shawn Pilgrim  

Ankle Boots -   Marimekko, LAUNCHES SPRING 2016  *  Coat - Elie Tahari (old) similar  here  *  Sweater- SI-IAE (sold out) similar  here   * Skirt -  Forever21 (sold out) similar  here  * Satin clutch - Saks on Fifth (old), similar  here    * Knitted cap -handmade * Shades - Blue Seven  (old), similar  here   * Cuff -  House of Harlow  * Lipstick color - Mac Ruby Woo. 

Ankle Boots - Marimekko, LAUNCHES SPRING 2016Coat - Elie Tahari (old) similar here *  Sweater- SI-IAE (sold out) similar here  * Skirt -  Forever21 (sold out) similar here * Satin clutch - Saks on Fifth (old), similar here   * Knitted cap -handmade * Shades - Blue Seven  (old), similar here  * Cuff - House of Harlow * Lipstick color - Mac Ruby Woo. 

It was a tremendous honor and I had so much fun creating "Modern Love" style story for Marimekko’s soon-to-launch footwear, spring 2016. This marks the first collection under a  brand new creative director and first footwear since the turn of the decade! Below is a sampling of luxe worthy eye wear, accessories and footwear options from the NEW spring/summer collection.  Until the glorious launch day, click here and explore Marimekko's latest designer collection .  HAPPY SHOPPING!!!!


1 ❤️ Eureka!