Blair Waldorf Inspired

Recently I have been watching Gossip Girl.  My outfits have gone from subtly preppy to full on Blair Waldorf inspired.  One of my favorite things about GG is the constant outfit inspiration it brings.  I have always had a preppy style, and Blair’s plaid skirts made me incorporate this wool skirt I had tucked away in my closet into my everyday wear.

I think the trick to keeping your plaid modern is to pair unexpected colors.  I paired my red and blue plaid with a mustard yellow sweater.

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skirt:  ABERCROMBIE (similar)    sweater: VICTORIA’S SECRET  (similar)    shoes:  OLD NAVY     bag: H&M  (similar)

XOXO, Mikella

 

Casual Holiday Outfit

Christmas was here and has passed, I have even missed Orthodox Christmas with this post.  So much for that darn resolution for being more prompt with blog timing!! Throwback to a month ago, when there was beautiful holiday décor lining the streets of this quaint neighborhood in my hometown.  When I saw this antique looking street I knew it would be the perfect place for a photo shoot.  I feel as if you are still able to feel the magic of the holidays in these photos.

I was shopping and enjoying the holiday break when I wore this, so I was going for casual glamour AKA a bedazzled sweatshirt!! It is one of my new favorite things because it makes a comfortable outfit a little more put together.

casual Christmas outfit

holiday manicure

black sparkle keds

holiday casual outfit

puffer vest outfit

sequined sweatshirt

What I’m Wearing

Sweatshirt:  EXPRESS     jeans: HOLLISTER    shoes:  KEDS    sunglasses:  OAKLEY     nails:  JAMBERRY

XOXO mikella

Velvet and Flannel Outfit

If you are like me, you do not purchase entirely new wardrobes each season. I just add a handful of new things and wear my old favorites. One way to keep these old favorites fresh is to pair together fabrics you wouldn’t normally expect, like this velvet and flannel outfit. I thought this look had something new about it, even though everything I had on was at least a year old, just like my riding boots. I’m a firm believer in wearing clothes you love, no matter their age. Some of my most treasured pieces are over 15 years old, things handed down from my mom, that I enjoy calling vintage.  To revitalize old items in your closet, find the most interesting textures and wear them together.

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 shirt: HOLLISTER (similar) skirt: ABEROMBIE AND FITCH (similar) boots: ETTINE AIGNER
XOXO mikella