Thursday, May 28, 2015

White / White

White : White 1 White : White 2 White : White 3 White : White 4 White : White 5 White : White 6 White : White 7 White : White 8
Wearing:
Asos 90s crop top
Milly white eyelet skirt
Kate Spade "Isis" sandal
Forever 21 gold bow headband
Barney's wicker bag
Estee Lauder "Stay Scarlet" lipstick

Off the blog, I feel like I've been wearing black too often.  My work dress code is strict when it comes to color.  Nothing against black (the chicest color of all), but when I wear it so much I crave anything but.  So any chance I get to wear anything besides black, I'll take it.

These platform shoes and downright girly-ness of this outfit makes me smile.  I love how a white t shirt and eyelet go so perfectly together.  This combination reminds me of summertime.  I miss those long days and warm nights!

xo  Azu


Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Tweed Shorts

Tweed Shorts 1 Tweed Shorts 2 Tweed Shorts 3 Tweed Shorts 4 Tweed Shorts 5 Wearing:
Topshop tweed shorts (old)
Tory Burch "Kaitlin" pumps
Dior sunglasses
Vintage quilted purse
Chanel "Desire" lipstick

High waisted shorts were a go-to for me for the last several years.  I still wear them quite frequently, but there was a time when I had entirely too many pairs of shorts.  I still have most of them.  Looking through these pictures again reminds me that I still have too many...because I've had this pair of tweed shorts for four years and I've only worn them twice.  TWICE.

This is one of the many times I feel guilty of being too self indulgent in clothing.  When I realize I have too many items that I don't wear enough I feel a little spoiled.  Perhaps it's a sign that I need to do some intense spring cleaning in my closet.  It is mid May, afterall...   :)

xo  Azu

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Black & Blue

Black and Blue 1 Black and Blue 2 Black and Blue  3 Black and Blue  4 Black and Blue  5 Black and Blue  6 Black and Blue  7 Black and Blue  8 Black and Blue  9 Wearing:
ASOS 90s crop top
Nanette Lepore skirt
Kate Spade necklace
Dior sunglasses
Nine West shoes
Vintage purse
Mac "Flat Out Fabulous" lipstick

Crop top season (aka Spring) is back!  I cannot get enough of these midriff-baring tops.  One of the reasons why I'm obsessed with crop tops is because of how easy they are to wear.  They add a little bit of a vintage throwback (hello 90s) while helping you stay cool during the Spring/Summer heat.  I've heard people say that crop tops aren't for everyone.  You either love them or you hate them.  But honestly, there are so many different types of them everywhere that any woman can wear them--even in the work place.  Just be sure to wear a longer length crop top with a higher waisted skirt or trouser.

This is obviously a fun, casual outfit that I would never wear to work.

What do you guys think about crop tops?  Do you love them or hate them?  Are you sick of them yet?

xo  Azu

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Ready for Easter

Ready for Easter 1 Ready for Easter 2 Ready for Easter3 Ready for Easter 4 Ready for Easter 5 Ready for Easter 6 Ready for Easter 7 Ready for Easter 8 Ready for Easter 9
Wearing:
Asos midi dress in crochet lace
Sam Edelman "Trina" sandals
H&M headband
Barney's bag
Estee Lauder "Stay Scarlet" lipstick

If you've been following my blog since its early days, you may remember this dress.  I've worn it once on the blog but multiple times in person.  It's seriously the perfect spring dress.  I should probably do another outfit post with the different ways you can wear it.  It's more versatile than it looks.  The dropped waist is still my favorite part of it.

Do you have a dress you keep coming back to?  This is definitely one I won't tire of re-wearing.

Hope you guys enjoy this post :)  Have a great Easter weekend!

xo  Azu

Thursday, March 19, 2015

By the Sea Shore

By the Sea Shore 1 By the Sea Shore 2 By the Sea Shore 3 By the Sea Shore 4 By the Sea Shore 5 By the Sea Shore 6 By the Sea Shore 7 By the Sea Shore 8 Wearing:
Vintage top
Forever 21 shorts
Seychelles oxford peep toe pumps
D&G wallet
Anthropologie necklace
MAC "Watch Me Simmer" lipstick

Mint and ivory.  These two colors make me think of the foamy waves in Bodega Bay.  And it's also the location of where these photos were taken.

Since spring is just around the corner, I decided to share these pictures taken in late August/Early September.  I didn't want to share all my late summer posts in the dead of winter.  Especially since I kept taking some recent shots of myself wearing coats/sweaters.  I wanted to keep my posts weather appropriate.

What are some things you're looking forward to this Spring (fashion or otherwise)?

xo  Azu

Monday, March 9, 2015

What to Wear in Vegas in the Winter

What I Wore In Vegas 1 What I Wore In Vegas 2 What I Wore In Vegas 3 What I Wore In Vegas 4 What I Wore In Vegas 5 What I Wore In Vegas 6 What I Wore In Vegas 7 Wearing:
Forever 21 crop top
Forever 21 necklace
7 for All Mankind linen and leather jacket
Citizens jeans
Nine West "Mainstay" booties
Vintage purse
Burberry watch
Mac "Captive" lipstick

Last week my boyfriend and I went to Las Vegas.  I brought an outfit for each day I was there, but only ended up photographing two outfits.  And this is probably the only outfit you'll see from the trip...unless I end up re-wearing some of my other outfits just for the sake of making this a special Vegas segment.  Which, now that I'm typing this, seems like a good idea.

I wanted to wear something comfortable, casual, and a little bit glam.  So I wore this outfit, which was inspired by one of my new favorite shows.  Do any of you watch Empire?   I watched this episode where one of the young male characters (Hakeem) was wearing a gray hoodie, striped t shirt, and a gold chain.  I loved that combination!  So I decided to recreate it.

Have any of your outfits ever been inspired by a fictional character?  Let me know in the comments :)

xo  Azu

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Eyelet (Wear to Work)

Eyelet (Wear to Work) Eyelet (Wear to Work) 1 Eyelet (Wear to Work) 2 Eyelet (Wear to Work) 3 Eyelet (Wear to Work) 4 Eyelet (Wear to Work) 5 Eyelet (Wear to Work) 6 Eyelet (Wear to Work) 7 Eyelet (Wear to Work) 8 Wearing: BB Dakota eyelet dress
H&M black fitted blazer
Nine West "Mainstay" booties
Estee Lauder "Stay Scarlet" lipstick

I don't know if I'll ever wear this dress without a jacket over it.  I bought it two years ago and I should have returned it...but couldn't.  I liked it too much to return it.  The dress fit me horribly and it still does.  It fits too loosely at the waist and makes me look blocky from all sides.  I believe it's supposed to be a shift dress, but the construction and fit are a little awkward looking to be one.  Regardless of the flaw, it's still a gorgeous dress.  The lace is thick, the length isn't too short, and it can easily be dressed up or down.

Anyway, this is such a girly dress than I thought I would wear some leather booties to toughen it up just a little.  It's fun to add a tough element to such a frilly feminine piece.  Eyelet may be a spring trend but a little leather can turn it into a year round staple.

xo  Azu