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Frill Sweater c/o Lola Shoetique | Pearl Embellished Jeans (SOLD OUT) (SIMILAR HERE) c/o Lola Shoetique | Clear heels c/o Lola Shoetique
(Use code: MUSE15 to get a discount off your next Lola Shoetique purchase)


It's finally sweater weather season! Oh, and it must be the season for pearls too. The official winter statement is everything and anything that has to do with pearl embellishments. Whether they're put on denim, tops, and even bags, you need to go get yourself some pearl embellished pieces, like yesterday!

For the past three days, Miami has finally had a taste of delicious cold weather (59 degrees to be exact), that's our winter....but hey I'm not hating it. It gave me the opportunity to bring out some super chic sweaters and tops like the one pictured! I've been holding off on wearing this exact top for the perfect moment where the weather was appropriate and I could simply sit out and sip on my chai latte.

I hope you get around to checking out the pearl trend, and remember me when you do!


Until next post,

Xo










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Blazer  c/o Miss Pap (use code: MUSE10 for a discount) | Boots c/o Public Desire | Bag c/o Charming Charlie (Similar)


It's official, blazers are back! Blazers definitely had a moment some years back, but they are stealing the scene again with a styling difference (and honestly, its my favorite type of way wearing it)- OVERSIZED.

Since I'm petite, there's nothing better than a well tailored blazer dress (or any dress in general). I also love finding staples that also fit for work wear pieces that could double as a dress and a jacket blazer you'd wear normally.


Until next post,

Xo 





Welcome to a new series on the blog that I am super stoked about - his & hers. I love having certain series' (like everyone's favorite: "looks for less") that I could go back to, constantly create content for, and hopefully inspire (whether you're the girlfriend buying your significant other clothing, or just the boyfriend wanting to get some insights).


I'm always looking for new ways to expand & reinvent the blog, and creating a his & hers series has always been on my to do list (yes, I do have a check list of ideas and goals!). In all honesty, the idea of creating this series always seemed really simple, except we had one minor (I'd say major) little issue- we had no HIM! And, as many attempts it took to try to photograph a his and hers style guide with a friend, or even my brother (yes...my brother) I just could never achieve the vision I always had in my mind for something like this. Well, fast forward some months...and here we are!









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Mauve Duster Coat c/o Oh Polly | Mauve Suede Dress c/o Oh Polly | Gold Heels: Lola Shoetique (Use code: MUSE15 for a discount)

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Mauve Top: Alphalete | Skinny Denim Jeans: Rag & Bone

Photography: Christine Michelle


I decided to start this series pretty simple but yet stick to our individual styles and our daily lifestyle. Andy loves getting dressed up whether it's casual or not, he likes to mix in his athletic side with everything trendy.
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A little about us

Both Andy and myself are in similar industries (I guess that's why we understand each other so well), he is the film world as a producer and director and you can also find him as a fitness guru on Instagram and YouTube (yup, you guessed it...I have my own personal trainer now). Although we are now a couple, we've known of each other for quite some time and as a bloggers dream would have it, social media brought us together - cliché enough.
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With that said, we wanted to create a coordinated look together that could let us go for a brunch in the morning and even go for some drinks at night. I added the duster coat for a more day time city feel which gives me the ability to just take it off and be left with a feminine mini dress for the night time. He matched it up with the light wash jeans (for daytime) and balanced it out with a hint of dark brown in his shoes (for night).

We are so excited to be finally creating content together and hopefully be bringing some inspo to the couples out there (however we are also learning along the way). Our his and hers series will be made up of not only outfit posts; but lifestyle, Q&A's, and most importantly our journey together.



Until next post,

Xo






Since we are in the midst of fashion week season (Paris Fashion Week is happening this week) I felt drawn towards all the street style trends I have been paying close attention to and catching up with. As you may or may not know, I am a huge sucker for "looks for less" and I often recreate designer inspired outfits into the affordable versions for blog posts!






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Polka Dot Mesh Top c/o Lasula Boutique | Crop Top Bustier: Forever 21(Sold Out - Similar here) | Flair Bottom Pants c/o Lasula Boutique | Beret: Forever 21 or Diva Boutique




It's no surprise that Parisian chic is all over the place now, with dreamy jaw dropping looks from Dior - this look was inspired by the designers latest Parisian feminine vibes.

I had originally styled this look with a simple leather bralette under the mesh top, but when I found this Dior bustier dupe, I knew this would make the perfect match.


I love recreating designer looks for less!


Until next post,

Xo










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Polka Jumpsuit c/o Fashion Trends LA | Leather jacket c/o Bebe (Similar Here) | Cabby Hat: Forever 21

It's been quite a while since I have come together with another influencer to collaborate, and as soon as I received this mega chic polka dot jumper I knew exactly who I needed to style this alongside with. No one other than Instagram's' men style blogger Bryant (most of you may know him as Bowtie Bryant).

Obviously known for his signature bowtie looks, I wanted to add a "cool kids" type of street style vibe to the entire aesthetic. Although Bryant is a long time friend, I have gotten a lot requests on how I would coordinate my outfit(s) along side a male. To me, there's nothing more adorable than matching outfits in subtle ways - hence his polka bowtie. We also added some leather elements to each of our outfits for more of that coordinated feel (there's totally nothing cheesy about matching!)

I really want to make it a point to collaborate more with style bloggers, each and everyone of us are so different. Blending our styles and aesthetics could result in some really bad ass looks!


Until next post,

Xo


This is definitely one of the most requested topics I get asked all the time - especially via Instagram. If you're an OCD about aesthetics and cohesively planning what photos you're going to post next on your IG page like I am, welcome to the party! I will not post a photo onto my feed unless it makes sense with it all. I'm that crazy person....

This isn't necessarily only for bloggers or influencers, I have come across so many visually pleasing Instagram pages in the past from people who are just regular IG users. It's taken me about two years or so to really figure out what direction I wanted to take my Instagram page in, and it definitely has helped having my own branding photographer on my team to guide me along the way. So, I wanted to share my tips, tricks, and apps that work for me on the regular with you all! OH, and you may or may not have noticed that I recently added a bright color onto my feed.......I KNOW, that actually took a lot of gut and planning.


When planning a cohesive feed, knowing your color scheme is very important. For example, my feed is made up of: white, black, grey, and pink - these are the colors I always gravitate towards the most. The best way to think of it is, think of a color palette. Just like a color palette coincides, so should your Instagram.

A little trick that always works is to best keep in mind that the 1rst and 3rd photo in the row should always match up. Matching your 1rst and 3rd photo isn't always about matching in content, but matching in color scheme.


Oh the magic of editing.....It'll make all the difference! As seen, a lot of my photos on my feed usually have a grey hue or a white one. On my page, I like everything to be cool tones as mentioned above (even when I result to bright colors, they have to be colors that have a blue undertone - other wise I will go ahead and edit it's original color before posting).
There are certain apps that are my holy grail when it comes to editing the color in photos. Below, you can find a before and after of a recent photo I posted onto my feed.


As you can see, my before photo has a warm toned (yellow hue) background. It happened to be a wall in my back terrace of my home - but the natural lighting was great, so I just HAD TO. After all, everything is always adjusted to your liking with the power of editing.

One of my favorite iPhone apps to use for instances like this, is Color Pop. Color Pop gives you the ability to grey out your surroundings. It makes such a huge difference!


My photographer does such an amazing job at editing and really going for shooting locations she knows I would like, but locations would never perfectly match your aesthetic. For these photos, when she sent over the edits, I went ahead and selected my favorites and added my last edit to them for Instagram.

With time, I have found little tricks that work....For example, I really wanted a white hue to these photos since there was so much bright landscape going on. I used the app Face Tune to adjust the color. With the whitening tool on Face Tune you would usually use to whiten teeth with, I went ahead whitened my surroundings instead. Once my photo was ready to upload onto my Instagram, I applied the Ludwig filter. Funny enough, a lot (if not most) of my photos have this specific Instagram filter on them. (TIP: On the Ludwig filter I like to lower the temperature on its scale to the cool tone blues and play with the shadows and highlights - all on IG!).

As for adding colors onto my feed, like I mentioned above I like to work with colors that have blue undertones. Whatever type of red I wear or photograph has to have a blue undertone and the same goes for bright pinks. Bright colored photos can also make for great transitioning photos if you're looking to transition your aesthetic to a more colorful one.



I believe the most important aspect to having a cohesive Instagram feed is planning. Without the planning of photo placement and photo timing, there would be no cohesiveness. You essentially want to plan photos that make sense with each other.

I recently went on a summer beach vacation and posted the photos above onto my feed. The middle photo of the leafs and palms was what I like to call a "fill in". Fill in photos are pictures you would post to make the whole scheme make sense. Since my first and third photo had black, leafs, and white I went ahead and made my fill in photo quite similar in editing and in content.

I really hope these tips and tricks helped in some way! I have worked really long and hard to figure this whole Instagram aesthetic science out for myself. After all, sometimes it's so frustrating to build up that it could really be called a science!! There's always madness behind every planned Instagram theme.

Until next post,

Xo
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