“How do I wear bralette crop tops? Come see!”

Hey guys!  I’m back with an outfit post finally!  Woo hoo!

Summer is here and the heat is on!  Crop tops have been a major summer staple for a while now.  If you have rocked this look, then you’re most likely going to like the bralette/crop top combo like the one I’m wearing here.  When I tried this top on, I fell in love with it, but didn’t have the guts to wear it by itself.  I just thought that it was a little too daring for me, so my denim jacket came to the rescue!  Problem solved. Layering it with any piece of outerwear will give your outfit a more relaxed, but subtle sexy look.  Balance plays a major role on how to wear a bralette crop top:  Opt for something high-waisted (pants, skirt, shorts) to make it look less risqué.  I like when a bit of skin is showing and most of the mid drift is covered.  Classy is key!

Many of you know about the Nordstrom anniversary sale that’s going on now. Guess what?  This top just went on sale!  Grab it while it’s hot!  Happy shopping ❤

 

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Photos by Mikhail Semenov

Here’s what I’m wearing // and other options

Striped Knot Front Bralette (on sale!) // Diaz Tied Crop Top
Levi’s Trucker Jacket // Topshop Denim Jacket
Majestic Filatures Drawstring Pants // James Perse Cotton Trousers
Fendi Cat Eye sunglasses // RetroSuperFuture Lucia Sunglasses
Stuart Weitzman Sandals // Seychelles Sandal

“Olive you so much.”

There’s one color that I can’t get enough of:  Olive green.  This shade looks good on everybody and looks good in pretty much everything.  Instead of the popular olive bomber jacket we’ve seen everywhere, I opted for something lightweight to tackle Spring temperatures and can be used in the Summer as well:  an olive-green chambray button down.  I’ve gone through a few of these over the years and have worn them over maxi dresses, denim, shorts…you name it.  All you have to do is throw it on to anchor an outfit.  I did a little pop of color with an orange cami because it goes with khaki tones so well.  Since the pieces I have on are a bit on the baggy side, I decided to wear heels for added height (balance is key, ladies!).  And as far as my accessories go, leopard and stripes go hand in hand here (yes, you can mix patterns as long as the colors match!).  Lastly, can’t have a My Style and Grace outfit without sunglasses and these mirrored lovelies are everything.  To my go to shirt this season: Olive you so much ❤
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Photos by Mikhail Sehmenov

Here’s what I’m wearing // and other options

Flap Pocket Shirt // Banana Republic Military Shirt
Brooke Rod Cami // Orange Braided Y Back Cami
Zara Striped Trousers (sold out!) // Armani Exchange Trousers
Dior Technologic // Metal Frame Mirrored Sunglasses
Steve Madden Bayyside Sandals // Steve Madden Stecy

“Less is more.”

First blog post of the month!  Woohoo!  I’ve been quite a busy bee lately, but I hope you guys didn’t miss me too much!  I am currently working on an Instagram project with Coach, so stay tuned for that!  It’s not going to be until April/May, but I am very excited and can’t wait to share with you guys!

Anyways, back to business.  Let’s talk about dressing basic/minimal.  This style has taken over the world of social media and it’s been proven that it’s not such a bad thing. Clean lines and simple silhouettes – it’s a no brainer.  The key here is adding a statement to your outfit.  That can be texture, a little pattern or pop of color to help accentuate the “basics”.  It’s also nice to stick with neutral palettes and don’t be afraid to be playful! Instead of a basic white button down, I picked this one up with a slightly ruffled back and my pants tie in the front!  I kept my shoes and accessories simple: nude sandals, classic aviators and gold minimal jewelry.  When it comes to this pared-down and understated look, less is definitely more. ❤

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Photos by Mikhail Sehmenov

Here’s what I’m wearing // and other options

Maurie and Eve Somerset top //
Maurie and Eve Athena Wrap Pant (sold out) // Maurie and Eve Five To One Pant
Steve Madden Sandals // Steve Madden Stecy
Kenzo Wallet Chain // Cynthia Rowley Mini Bag
Rayban Aviators // Black Aviators

“Fancy Pants.”

Leather skinnies are always a hit in every cool girls’ wardrobe, but right now, my season favorite is the leather jogger.  Low-slung and slouchy, (just like boyfriend jeans) it’s very menswear chic and completely desirable – these beauties are a combination of androgyny and comfort.  YAS!  No wonder the sweatpants trend is socially-acceptable as streetwear these days.  Whether dressed up with pointy pumps or dressed down with flats or sneakers, this comfy trend will keep you looking chic when paired with the right pieces!  I wanted to keep the “tomboy, but girly” look flow going, so I wore a baggy sheer paneled shirt with a racerback bralette.  Tip for wearing a sheer top: If possible, wear something in a color that either creates contrast or complements the color of your sheer top. This way, your undergarment will look like an intentional part of the outfit. 🙂

Hope you guys are having a fabulous Monday and remember to be amazing today!  My fancy pants and I are ready to take on the world, but first, coffee. ❤

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Photos by Gladys Jem

Here’s what I’m wearing // and other options

Sheer Panel Tee // All Saints Band Knit Tee
Calvin Klein Bra Top // Calvin Klein Bra Top Washed Black
Topshop Joggers // Vegan Leather Joggers / BooHoo Panel Joggers
Dior Technologic // Rose Gold Aviators /  Gucci Copper Aviators
Coach Metallic Pumps // Marni Metallic Pumps / J Crew Cracked Metallic Pumps
Essex LA clutch // Asos Clutch Bag / Foldover Clutch

“Palm Sundaze”

 

What’s not to love about palm trees?  Whenever I see palm trees, I think of tropical beaches in paradise and this top makes me feel like I’m going on a Hawaiian getaway, umbrella drink included.  My sister gifted me this shirt for my birthday in June and I’ve worn it constantly with jeans and cutoffs – even alone over my bikini as a cover up!  Such a perfect summer top!

I swapped my denim blues for white denim as a nice shift from my heavy darks.  I think white jeans are perfect for anchoring prints, especially when you are mixing them. What’s a summer outfit without a panama hat and statement sunglasses?  These are my summer essentials and pulls the whole “summery vibe” look together.  Chunky sandals can be cute depending on how you style them and my all black Birkenstocks  are further proof that basically everything goes with them.

I hope you guys are enjoying what’s left of the summer because it’ll be gone before you know it!  I’m about to spend the rest of my #PalmSundaze hunting for palm trees. ❤

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Photos by Gladys Jem

Here’s what I’m wearing // and other options

Madewell Courier Palm shirt // Madewell Peplum tank
Current/Elliott The Fling jeans // AG Ex Boyfriend slouchy jean
Biltmore and Madewell Panama hat // Off 5th Panama hat
Fendi Cat Eye sunglasses // Quay Fleur Cat Eye
Birkenstocks Monterey leather sandals // Vince Orson slides

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On Sunday’s I also like to catch up on my favorite blogs and I wanted to share with you Talk Pray Shop by my lovely friend Amanda!  Her posts are filled with feel-good content so please check it out and you’ll see why this blue-eyed beauty is one of my faves!

10 reasons why I love Amanda Sue:

  1. She’s a die-hard donut lover like me.  Enough said.
  2. Her confident belief and trust with God.
  3. She’s a full-time elementary school teacher and is great with kids!
  4. When she’s not teaching, she’s teaching barre classes.  No wonder she can eat all those donuts and still maintain a bikini bod!
  5. Her personally hand-written monthly letters of encouragement that she sends to her readers.  How genuinely sweet is that?  Want one? Sign up here.
  6. Her style is super cute and is always well accessorized. 🙂
  7. She’s got a great sense of humor!  I love that I find humor in some of her blog and Instagram posts.
  8. A true darling and is beautiful inside AND out.  She even shipped me a donut mug earlier this year in case they sold out at my hometown Target.  So thoughtful and sweet!
  9. The fact that she got married on my birthday!  How awesome is that?  Makes it easier to remember her wedding anniversary! Haha!
  10. What I like about her the most is her modesty and humbleness.  She is a good role model to others and practices what she preaches.  This darling is genuine and has a kind heart.  Love you, Amanda Sue!

“Spring Fling with my closet favorites”

Is it possible to fall in love with your wardrobe?  My answer is, YES!  Currently lusting over these amazing items and I just can’t get enough!  Which one is your favorite?  What items are you craving this spring season?  Currently lusting over my Spring must haves!

Lovers Friends jacket – I’ve been wearing this closet staple quite a lot lately! The distressing of this jacket makes me feel more badass.  Love it!
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J Brand distressed skinny jeans – J Brand does it again and this time, in white with holes.  How can you not love this?
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Vince flatform sandals – SO comfortable, yet so stylish!  This color is new this season and I am in love with it!
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Splendid stripe beach tote – How cute are the stripes and that tassel?  Perfect for shopping or just to carry your beach essentials.
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Jacquie Aiche cluster earrings – Anything from her collection is a winner for me.  This ear jacket is anything but amazing!
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Madewell panama hat – Adding instant spring/summer to your outfit as soon as you throw this on.
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Fendi sunglasses – White and cat eye make a great combination.  Perfect sunnies if you’d like to make a statement!
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Everlane – I love a blush colored blouse and this one from Everlane is easy to wear with anything.  So feminine!
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“Crop it like its hot”

We are so spoiled when it comes to the weather here in California.  There are some days during the winter when I can get away without wearing a jacket and I don’t mind it one bit.  Spring is just around the corner and I just couldn’t wait to wear this easy, breezy monochromatic combo.  I love palazzo pants because of of its versatility.  This is my second pair from Zara and I just love the way they design their palazzo pants!  You can pair it with a simple tank, a sweater, a bold blazer and my personal favorite, a simple and solid crop top.  Because of such nice weather we’ve been having lately, I put on a crop top instead.  The length of this crop top is modest and doesn’t show too much skin which I like.  I decided to ditch the jacket and show off my arms because why not?  If the weather permits, I am taking full advantage!  And of course, coats come off eventually right?  So crop it like its hot! ❤

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Photos by Gladys Jem

Here’s what I’m wearing // and other options

Asos pleat and wrap crop top // Asos asymmetric crop top
Zara wide-legged trousers // Nasty Gal palazzo pants

“Street Chic”

Stylish sneakers everywhere have made it into people’s everyday looks and I am not mad about it!  Sneakers are known for its laid-back reputation, but this sporty staple are front and center in my wardrobe!  They are versatile, comfortable, and easy to wear.  They are not just made for the gym anymore, but rather a chic and low-key addition to any style outfit.  The way I style my sneakers is to look less “done” but screams “street chic” and not sloppy.  I styled my New Balance sneakers (can you see the gingham detail on the back? SUPER CUTE!) with my comfortable leather leggings.  I also wanted to add more color for contrast, so I chose this olive-colored, oversized silk blouse.  And my bag?  It is vintage Gucci which also doubles as a clutch.  Talk about functional!

The weekend is almost here!  Give your feet a break, kick off those heels and slip on a pair of sneakers today.  They are casual, cool and with a pop of color, it will make your outfit youthful and fun. ❤

 

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Photos : Gladys Jem

Here’s what I’m wearing // and other options

Helmut Lang Pull On leggings // Zara leather skinny trousers / H&M Biker pants
Madewell Silk Courier shirt // Topshop Double Pocket silk shirt
New Balance 420 sneakers // Saucony x Madewell Shadow sneakers
Vintage Gucci clutch // Loeffler Randall Lock Clutch crossbody bag