Yonce 4Ever

I dreamm it I workk hard I grindd til I own it–

Um until I can afford to completely rhinestone my nails A LA Cardi B I’m just gonna have to settle with regular glitter and Beyonce nail decals from Etsy (you can find them here by LoveByLunaCo)

XOXO

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Basic B$tch Brunchin’

Can’t resist a chance to get drunk off mimosas and pretend like we’re classy bitches! To anyone who gets the chance to visit in Chicago, Three Arts Club Cafe at Restoration Hardware is seriously brunch heaven. The cafe is on the first floor with looming glass ceilings and chandeliers (sorry forgot to take a pic!), while there are levels on levels of gorgeous furniture displays to browse while you sip on your bellinis and wait for your table. Imagining the decor in a real home, I felt like a Real Housewife of Chicago honestly!

XOXO brunch lyfe 4eva

Swimsuit of the Day (SOTD??!)

I mean if there’s OOTDs and OOTNs are there SOTDs???

I took a mini vacation home to AZ this past weekend and got to wear my new swimsuit! Loving that one piece suits are so in this season, I think they are so comfortable to wear and look flattering on almost any body type.

XOXO

OOTD- Space Bunz

Am I an alien? Miley Cyrus? Princess Leia? A 90’s baby? A cartoon character?

One thing’s for certain, and that’s that I feel a little cray with these buns on the side of my head. The double buns of the 90’s are back yet again alongside all the other 90’s revival trends, and nonetheless I am loving all the spunk and sass that it comes with! It’s all about babygirl style; even Juicy Couture is making a comeback! As long as pencil-thin eyebrows stay in the past I’m down.I also am loving the tinted color aviators this year; I’m all about hippie-chic trends and this one feels very 70s inspired, which I love.Live long and prosper lmao XOXO

Festival Style Inspo: Glitter(4ever), Mesh, Macrame, & Metal

Coachella might be over, but summer is just starting and that means festival season is also just kicking up! I think growing up in Arizona has definitely influenced my style toward being more laid back and West-coast-hippie-boho-chic influenced, so festival style is literally my jam. I get as excited about festival fashion as someone in fashion might get excited about NYFW. IT’S MY FAV!

This year, transparent textures such as lace, mesh and even ropes have dominated, oftentimes draped over one pieced bodysuits or bandeaus. Let those butt-cheeks out, ladies! Large, chunky booties often contrasted the sheer maxi dresses and skirts (something I’m not sure I could go for, I couldn’t imagine dancing and walking around all weekend in heels! How do people do this…) along with good ‘ol gladiator sandals.

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@cassiebartho (I’m really into this designer Denisse M Vera‘s custom macrame dresses if you can’t tell! Saw people wearing her dresses at least three times, way out of my price range…:( )

Rhinestone face and body jewels are ever present, having replaced the flash tatts of years earlier. You can even find unique, gorgeous shapes and designs to purchase these days vs. using simple gems, etc. (check out The Gypsy Shrine) Patchy spots of bright body glitter are also everywhere, reflecting the hot sun. Popular placement includes the chest, shoulders, cheeks, and along the hair-part line! And speaking of hair, consider adding braid-hoops to your braids. (i.e. here from ASOS!)

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@cortney.erin Extra points on those talons

Jewelry and clothing become one in the form of filigree and chain-mail bralettes and halters, as well as body chains, which I find reminiscent of the silver aesthetic of boho accessories.

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Here are a few other of my favorite overall looks from this year!evelina

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(Wow after bunching all these photos together, you really start to realize how similar everyone’s poses are, eh??)

FYI! After doing some research on where some of these outfits came from, some ran up the $600 range coming from custom designers I.E. those Denisse M Vera dresses…if you’re anything like me and are used to shopping for fast fashion trends at places such as Forever21 or H&M and are looking to diversify your options, great places to look that hover around the same price point include BoohooUSA, ASOS, & Lulu’s just to name a few! You can typically find almost any fashion trend you are looking for off of one of these sites or the other!

XOXO

Coachella Betchez

Processed with VSCO with p5 presetMonths ago, I heard Beyoncé was gonna be headlining at Coachella and brashly threw my credit card down for a ticket. I love a good music festival but could never justify all the extra money and planning that it took into making that trip out to that extravagant production in Indio, even when I was driving distance in AZ.

So anyways, Beyoncé. Any sort of doubt I had about making the trip vanished as I imagined booty bumping to OK LADIES NOW LETS GET IN FORMATION. Queen Bey was definitely what pushed me to get my ticket, so you can imagine how sad I was when she pulled out of the festival!! DEVASTATED!! Lol I got over it eventually…fast forward a full day of traveling from O’Hare, to LAX, to Palm Springs, I found myself in a desert of grass, a TON of dust, the scorching sun, and rows on rows of palm trees. But most importantly, a gorgeous weekend full of music, partying, dancing, and FASHION. Who doesn’t love solid festival fashion…and let’s face it, Coachella has the best.

DAY ONE: I wanted to take advantage of the typical earthy, boho-y hippie-chic Coachella vibe that you think of when you think of Coachella specifically. Flower crowns and floppy hats may have died out, but the same aesthetic lives on in different forms. Black and white lace, huge metallic statement necklaces, earthy tones, and loose wavy braids still persist among the chokers, buns, crushed velvet, nylon, and chunky shoes from today.

DAY TWO: Okay so this day, I decided to give into what I perceive as more current festival fashion, which is way more rave-y and way less hippie. #FESTFRIENDSFOREVER

I also got my hands on a good watermelon slice this day…did I buy it for the watermelon itself, or for the ‘gram? We’ll never know.

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DAY THREE: This was my comfy-chic day! I wore a soft cotton romper, a simple, thin black choker, oversized glasses, and a denim baseball cap over a curly, messy pony. This might have been my favorite outfit for overall comfort and aesthetic!

The festival itself is such a huge production; music and fashion aside, it was a beautiful weekend.NamaSLAY lmfao

XOXO

$$CHROME$$

I love getting my nails done as a little treat to myself every few weeks. Like, oo, what color am I gonna get this fill?? So fun! Well anyways, a little Instagram exploring for inspo got me here and I managed to convince my nail artist that she could paint this design over rose chrome stilettos. So in love with the result!

XOXO