Columbus book project shoot

I had the opportunity to be featured in an upcoming coffee table and e-book that showcases local artists, shops, neighborhoods and eateries throughout Columbus. The Columbus Book Project will be launching in spring 2017 and I cannot wait to see the finished product. They asked many of the local bloggers [fashion and food] to come together and be featured as some of the city’s top contributors. Needless to say, the shoot was amazing because all of the bloggers are a joy to be around.

For the shoot, I chose to wear:

-My white wide legged pants, because they’re my favorite

-A crop top that I scored at a Fashion for Philanthropy event awhile back

-Flatform sandals, because there was no way I was climbing on a scaffold in heels [more on that later 😉 ]

-A snake print belt, because it was the first one I grabbed that fit through the pant belt loops [yes, sometimes function can totally drive an unexpected form].

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For the shoot, we had individual shots and a group shot on a large scaffolding structure. I volunteered to be on the top floor [hence the sandals]. Overall, it was a ton of fun and I cannot wait for spring of next year to see the shots!

Shop similar styles of my look below

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Rosalinda Bandage Crop Top • GUESS • $118

Express high waisted pleated wide leg pant • Express • $59.90

Feather Embellished Waist Belt • BCBGMAXAZRIA • $69

BCBGeneration Fabelle Flatform Sandals • BCBGeneration • $89

 

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Alexis Frederick Silk Striped Crop Top, Multicolor • Alexis • $203

Nicola Textured Cotton Wide Leg Pant • Diane von Furstenberg • $184

B-Low the Belt Ribbon Belt • B-Low the Belt • $98

Delman Una Flatform Sandal • Delman • $96.97

-Happy Styling

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Back to school, back to cool

When the temps start to drop, outerwear becomes your best friend. The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale only lasts until August 8th, so get your discounted outerwear while you can!

Shop my back to school outerwear picks for women, men and kids!

Outerwear for women

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T Tahari Tahari ‘Jackie’ Hooded Anorak with Removable Faux Fur Trim (Regular & Petite) • T Tahari • $129.90

Bernardo Textured Long Coat (Regular & Petite) • Bernardo • $129.90

The North Face ‘ThermoBall TM ‘ PrimaLoft ® Hooded Parka • The North Face • $169.90

 

Outerwear for men

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Kane & Unke Trim Fit Military Jacket • $78.90

BOSS ‘Daniell 2’ Quilted Down Jacket • BOSS • $364.90

Ted Baker London Modern Slim Fit Cotton Twill Jacket with Quilted Insert • Ted Baker London • $259.90

 

Outerwear for girls

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The North Face ‘Greenland’ Waterproof Down Jacket (Big Girls) • The North Face • $132.90

Ella Moss Faux Suede Fringe Jacket (Big Girls) • Ella Moss • $51.90

BLANKNYC Faux Leather Sleeve Puffer Jacket (Big Girls) • Blank NYC • $64.90

 

Outerwear for boys

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Moncler ‘Theotime’ Waterproof Hooded Jacket (Little Boys & Big Boys) • Moncler • $167.98

The North Face ‘Andes’ Water Resistant 550-Fill Compressible Down Jacket (Big Boys) • The North Face • $65.90

Peek Fleece Bomber Jacket (Baby Boys) • $44

-Happy Styling

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks

It’s here! The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is up and running and you can snag some great fall items at a discounted price.

Even though my budget right now isn’t allowing for me to shop, I hope some of you will be able to put some of these beauties in your closet!

1) You know that sweater you live in every fall? This is it. You can style it with leggings, denim, pants, a skirt, and use it as a great layering piece with a shirt because the neckline is so wide.  

Treasure&Bond Stripe Pullover Sweater • $49.90

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2) A good pair of suede pumps are key for fall. I love these specifically because the heel height isn’t too high. I don’t know about you guys, but 3″ is all I can handle nowadays 😉 My favorite color are the olive because it’s such a versatile color. The stud detail on the back of the shoes is also a nice touch.

Sam Edelman ‘Tonia’ Spike Rand Pointy Toe Pump (Women) • Sam Edelman • $69.90

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3) I have yet to pull the trigger on a pair of boyfriend jeans, but this fall might be the year I get a pair! The raw cuffed edge of these Rag & Bone jeans [and the color] are what sold me on keeping my eye on them for a future purchase!

rag & bone/JEAN ‘The Dre’ Slim Fit Boyfriend Jeans (Yesler) • Rag & Bone • $183.90

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4) Vests, vests, vests. I cannot get enough of them. This season I would love to add one to my collection that acts more like a coat. You can layer suede and leather jackets under it and big chunky sweaters. You can even wear it as a dress if your heart desires!

rag & bone ‘Faye’ Longline Double Breasted Wool Blend Vest • Rag & Bone • $384.90

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5) Speaking of jackets, this faux leather one speaks for itself [that price tho – can’t beat it]

BLANKNYC ‘Easy Rider’ Faux Leather Moto Jacket • Blank NYC • $64.90

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6) Last but not least, the bootie. This is the second style of shoe I have most in my closet because they can go through all seasons, are comfortable, and all around perfect.

Vince Camuto ‘Peera’ Cutout Bootie (Women) (Nordstrom Exclusive) • Vince Camuto • $99.90

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Want more? Head over to the Womens shop to view other items on sale!

-Happy Styling

Black, white and a pop of color

A bright accessory can elevate any monochromatic or black and white look. I purchased this ALDO bag for a few reasons:

  1. I needed a go-to bright bag to be added to my wardrobe
  2. It was the perfect size – not too big or small – because I rarely carry much anyways
  3. It is a crossbody bag but works perfect as a clutch just by tucking the strap in
  4. The shade of yellow goes with just about everything in my closet
  5. It was at a great price!

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I finished off the look with a statement bangle to add contrast to the long black sleeve and voila! For the office, an office party, date night, or an event, you’ll be sure to get many compliments on this look!

Shop similar styles below!

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Madison Square Clothing Kendall Vest Dress • $141

Womens Ribbed Off The Shoulder Long Sleeve Top • DSTLD • $40

Classiques Entier ® ‘Papyrus Weave’ Wide Leg Trousers • Classiques Entier • $93.98

Jeweled Bangle Set • $16

Astor Crossbody Mini • Milly • $138.60

Sam Edelman Orella • Sam Edelman • $59.99

-Happy Styling