A Trend Comeback Story

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One item that is making a comeback, that I had actually completely forgot that I used to be coocoo for cocoa puffs for, is the jelly sandal! Like a true 90’s kid, I LOVED my jelliessss. They reminded me of candy with their bubblegum pink hue and shiny texture and hellooooo WATERPROOF! “Perfect for the beach, Six Flags, and splashing in puddles” said my 7 year-old self back in 1999. And as long as you were wearing the correct size, they were pretty comfortable! I realize this is a tricky trend to welcome back. They aren’t particularly flattering for the foot and don’t represent anything near “elegance” or “sophistication” (which I like to strive for). But I’m a sucker for anything nostalgic, so here we are [They give me warm and fuzzies, what can I say…]. I think these shoes look best with a very classic, modern outfit, as to not look like you entered 2015 via a time capsule from 1998. A striped tee with super skinny jeans and a sophisticated handbag make these shoes work best. I mean, I wouldn’t turn up my nose to a funkier outfit either, it’s just not what makes me tick. But whatever works for your style and whatever makes you happy, DO IT 🙂

There are many styles that are either an exact replica of the 1990’s footwear or are purely inspired by them. You don’t have to go with the chunky heeled, strappy style in order to be apart of the trend and get that 90’s influence. I went with a metallic flip flop version (which you will see below). So have fun with it, make it your own, and do a little searching because the options are endless when it comes to pvc footwear.

Below is a little Jelly sandal inspo followed by a few links to buy my favorite styles.

Jelly Inspiration

Grown up jellies.

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knee high socks and jelly shoes

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Are you ready for this jelly?

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Look cangrejeras de goma. Jelly shoes outfit.

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24 Street Style Outfits To Try This July via @WhoWhatWear

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not clear but they're holographic pvc AND jelly shoes so it counts

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Casual, but this is so my style. LOVE.

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Elle Fanning (via)

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Idgaf. I still love jelly shoes :) I had like 10 pairs of these when I was a kid.

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jelly shoes are back!!! Honey, we've been here since 1946. #Méduse #FrenchOriginal

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Jellies for purchase

So cute for the summer kate spade new york 'filo' jelly sandal available at #Nordstrom

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FUNKY Pink Gladiator Jelly Shoes

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<3 Saved by the Jelly Sandal. When your day needs a dose of playful sparkle, you step right into these quirky jelly sandals. #blue #modcloth

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BCBGeneration Starr Flat Thong Sandals - Shoes - Macy's

[I actually have these! very cute and quite comfortable! The metallic color and different style makes them modern. I must offer a disclaimer though: make sure you are wearing the right size. I wore these in the rain and my feet slipped out of them a couple times. Forgot about that downside of jellies…]

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Tory+Burch+Jelly+Sandal+(Women)+available+at+#Nordstrom

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Little Things

I’ve been thinking about doing a series called “little things” for a while. In life, it really is the simplest of things that can make my day [or my week]! Below are a few things that are currently making me smile.

Framed table numbers

Jewel Tone Styled Shoot with Homespun Details - www.theperfectpalette.com - A.J. Dunlap Photography, C & D Events, Pine State Flowers

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This Corgi and his hat

dog lovers 22 Daily Awww: Dog lovers huddle up (33 photos)

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70’s Influence

TheyAllHateUs

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Initial necklaces for  gifts

pretty & personalized

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Cashew balls

(I bought a bunch of [pricey] raw cashews a couple weeks ago for a healthy snack and it turns out that I hate them. But I was determined to make use of this purchase [$$$] so I found this recipe. These vegan balls are AMAZING!)

Healthy No-Bake Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites - When you're craving cookie dough, make this healthy version that tastes like the real thing! Ready in 5 minutes & so easy!

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My view at dusk

Beautiful Michigan night  #blueskies #puremichigan #detroit

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My lavender essential oil

It's a #lavender day  #essentialoils #lavenderoil #naturalremedies #nowessentialoils

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Lauren Conrad’s adorable, affordable outfit

Lauren Conrad Cheap Dress

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11 Ways to Wear a White Moto Jacket This Spring and Summer

H&M Biker Jacket $49.95

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I love my black leather Guess jacket. It’s the bomb. I feel so downtown cool when I wear it, but it has a classic enough vibe to wear to work in the spring and fall sans winter coat. But this year, I was thinking I wanted to add another biker jacket to my wardrobe arsenal in a less offensive color and material for the spring and summer months. I noticed this jacket at H&M last weekend and I thought it might be the perfect spring jacket. So I went home, pried open my trusty laptop and went to work on Polyvore. I was surprised to see how many different looks I could top off with this jacket and I am sure there are many, many more. Suffice to say, I bought it. Below are the many ways I can’t wait to wear this H&M piece.

Classic

All of these items are classic, and sure to already have a place in anyone’s closet.

Untitled #184 by serdarsa on Polyvore featuring American Eagle Outfitters, H&M, Unlisted by Kenneth Cole, Pippa and Kate Spade

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Sunset Dinner Date

This is a great look for a dinner date on an outdoor patio. The blue and white are a bright and playful combination. The straw clutch and brown leather sandals add a laid back, beachy touch.

Untitled #185 by serdarsa on Polyvore featuring Forever 21, H&M and Lola Cruz

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A Little Nautical

This outfit encompasses all my favorite things: the H&M jacket, stripes, a tiny dress, rose gold, a wedge, and a beach-inspired necklace. It is pure p-e-r-f-e-c-t-i-o-n.

Untitled #187 by serdarsa on Polyvore featuring FOSSIL, H&M, Unlisted by Kenneth Cole, Rebecca Minkoff and Kenneth Jay Lane

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Cool in Leather, Shades, and Metallic

This look is cool, yet effortless. I am so into leather shorts at the moment and I love the way this jacket looks with a pair!

Untitled #188 by serdarsa on Polyvore featuring American Eagle Outfitters, H&M, Rebecca Minkoff and Eloquii

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Dressed up Romper and Clutch

In this look, the romper and clutch take center stage, with the jacket, shoes, and necklace being the perfect finishing touches.

Untitled #189 by serdarsa on Polyvore featuring H&M, ALDO and Rebecca Minkoff

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Casual + classic with a maxi

I am eager to wear my maxi dresses before it’s officially warm out, so I love the idea of throwing a biker jacket over-top and adding closed-toe shoes for cool spring days.

Untitled #186 by serdarsa on Polyvore featuring Forever 21, H&M, Unlisted by Kenneth Cole, ALDO and Kate Spade

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A mix of feminine and edgy with destroyed denim

the jacket and jeans are a little bit edgy, so the feminine bag, necklace, and shoes are a nice touch.

Untitled #190 by serdarsa on Polyvore featuring H&M, Lanvin, Rebecca Minkoff and Kate Spade

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Dressed up maxi 

Another maxi dress look! Here I went with a more dresses up situation. Just add bling and and platforms and DONE

Untitled #191 by serdarsa on Polyvore featuring Forever 21, H&M, CL by Laundry and Neiman Marcus

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Cool and Trendy

I recently purchased a chambray romper similar to this one (stay tuned for the shopping story/nightmare that went into obtaining it!). It’s pretty trendy, so I love how the jacket and simple accessories let it shine.

Untitled #192 by serdarsa on Polyvore featuring H&M, Splendid, Tkees, Rebecca Minkoff and Kate Spade

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Bright and Playful 

I am not a festival girl in the summer, but I am inspired by Coachella fashion! Specifically everything feminine boho, tribal, and nature inspired. Here, I love the jacket paired with a more playful and colorful look that encompasses the boho vibe.

Untitled #193 by serdarsa on Polyvore featuring Forever 21, H&M, MANGO and Miss Selfridge

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Light Neutrals

I have been seeing a lot of all white/cream/grey outfits lately and I love them! This is my take on the monochromatic trend: lots of different texture and varying shades in the same color family.

Untitled #194 by serdarsa on Polyvore featuring Zara, H&M, 7 For All Mankind, Unlisted by Kenneth Cole, Rebecca Minkoff and Ippolita

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With a tank midi dress

Another trend that this jacket wonderfully showcases: the midi dress. I see myself running to pick up take-out or grabbing a movie with my boyfriend in this outfit on cool summer nights.

Untitled #196 by serdarsa on Polyvore featuring Love 21, H&M, Isolá, Vince Camuto and Sole Society

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Designer Spotlight: Rebecca Minkoff

Rebecca Minkoff '5 Zip - Mini' Crossbody Bag | Nordstrom

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Most probably know the name Rebecca Minkoff by her adorable, classic zippered and tassled crossbody bag. I have always been attracted to these versatile pieces and get a kick out of seeing the new styles and colors each season, displayed like candy in my local Nordstrom and Bloomies. Lately, I have took notice to her clothing and other accessories as well. Below are a few of my favorites of the past and present.

Bag Love ❤

metallics and rebecca minkoff, 2 of my favorite things!

This is so rock and roll!

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Rebecca Minkoff Rose Gold Mini 5-Zip Cross Body Bag

Of course, rose gold being one of my weaknesses, I couldn’t resist adding in this gem.

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I’m am ALL ABOUT a white bag right now, and this piece with the gold chain is on point.

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minty fresh! {Rebecca Minkoff Quilted Mini Affair Bag}

This pastel is so springy and feminine!

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Spring/Summer 2015

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Spring Polyvore Picks

Polyvore is my life. My favorite component of fashion is styling and Polyvore indulges every amateur stylists’ dreams. I think we are all guilty of dreaming up the perfect sunny day looks when it is still below 50 degrees outside…right? Below are a few of my absolute favorite looks I have put together in lieu of the warmer and sunnier weather to come.

 

A Little Bit Boho

I just bought this cami. So adorable!! Even more adorable is it paired with this boho sweater. This outfit really encompasses the look I am going for this season: boho meets feminine with a touch of sex appeal. It’s hot, yet effortless.

Untitled #152 by serdarsa on Polyvore featuring American Eagle Outfitters, Forever 21, Paige Denim, Steve Madden and BCBGeneration

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Floral on Fleek

First time using that word in a sentence. Did I do it right? I am drooling over this dress right now. And clearly these shoes as well because they keep popping up in every one of my polyvore sets! Scroll down to see. I love a long sleeve mini and the lace and floral touch on this one is just beyond (Forever 21 is really stepping up it’s game lately, no?!). I love how the fuschia ring and mint clutch bring out the springy colors of the dress.

Untitled #151 by serdarsa on Polyvore featuring Forever 21, Steve Madden and ALDO

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PerSUEDE me

These suede shorts are so chic! They look comfy and really go along with the 70’s vibe that is very apparent in the fashion world at the moment. I think they deserve to be center attention with the white tank, neutral bag, and minimal accessories. But of course I have to add in a little bling with the shoes.

Untitled #167 by serdarsa on Polyvore featuring Forever 21, Naughty Monkey, ALDO and Blue Nile

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Sexy + Simple

The ruching on this dress is what makes it stand out for me. It looks very flattering and simple, yet interesting. This dress has ENDLESS possibilities, but I love it with a white bag, nude sandals, and long gold earrings for a warm springtime date.

Untitled #149 by serdarsa on Polyvore featuring Forever 21, Steve Madden and Rebecca Minkoff

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Casual Cuteness

I’m all about my skinny jeans. I live in them year round, but for spring I am always psyched to finally get my feet out of boots and into some adorable, comfy flats. I have never had a colorful pair and I think I need these! They are an outfit maker.

Untitled #170 by serdarsa on Polyvore featuring Forever 21, ALDO and David Yurman

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What’s Old is New Again

I got this dress many moons ago when I worked at Body Central (before the clothing became uber-slutty and they went out of business. *tear*) but I still love it! The quality is shockingly decent for the price I paid and I just LOVE the print. It’s so romantic! I am looking forward to continuing to wear it this year, but I would love to find a few new accessories to style it with. These shoes are a must have to go from dates to weddings and of course this braided suede clutch is so in. A must-have!

Untitled #144 by serdarsa on Polyvore featuring ALDO and MANGO

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Coral to the Max(i)

I mentioned in this post that I am getting into maxi dresses lately. I didn’t realize how flattering they are. I love this super-affordable coral number. I would let it shine with glam sunnies and a simple brown leather tote and shoes.

Untitled #141 by serdarsa on Polyvore featuring Forever 21, Charlotte Russe, ALDO and Thierry Lasry

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Fringe Benefits

This is the ultimate travel look. maxi cardigans are catching my eye this season and this one is perfect to pair with jeans and a tank or a maxi dress and wedges! And who doesn’t love a pair of espadrilles?? These look tall enough to give me some height and slim my legs, but comfy enough to run around town or travel in.

Untitled #156 by serdarsa on Polyvore featuring H&M, Unlisted by Kenneth Cole, ALDO and Blue Nile

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A Solid Platform

Last but not least: Running errands in style. This J Crew tee is everything. This outfit is really simple and effortless and that’s what I love about. It’s un-fussy and it speaks for itself, so let me talk about these shoes for a little since this is the millionth time you are seeing them. I mean, I probably don’t even have to mention how versatile they are at this point, right? from super casual with jeans a tee, to a blouse for a date, to a sexy little dress, to under a maxi, these shoes can do it all. The nude color goes with everything and a sturdy platform is so easy to walk in. Another must-have for spring/summer.

Untitled #153 by serdarsa on Polyvore featuring J.Crew, Paige Denim, Steve Madden, Kate Spade and Thierry Lasry

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Recycled Fashion

I LOVE a good versatile piece. They make my heart race. Who doesn’t love to get more bang for their buck? It is one of my fashion obsessions: re-purposing old items to make them new again.

What bugs me on a regular basis about blogs and celebrity fashion is, a lot of the time, they seem to never wear an item more than once OR continue to wear a certain item the same way over and over again. We don’t all have the back accounts of a real housewife (or the closet size!) and who wants to wear one piece and say goodbye forever anyways? I don’t like goodbyes. They make me sad. I like my clothes! That’s why I bought them…and I want to wear them again and again and again!

So, suffice to say, I love how Olivia Palermo (one of my style icons) reusing so many pieces in her wardrobe! This girl is loaded, but she clearly loves her aquazzara shoes so why wear anything else? The best part: you can’t even tell she is rewearing an item for the 100th time because the other pieces she pairs the recycled item with are a completely new style than the last time she wore it. From her hair and makeup to her jewels, she tricked you into thinking the whole outfit was brand new. GENIUS. Recently, I noticed how many times she has worn this Gerard Darel 24 Hour Woodstock Rafia Bag. And why wouldn’t she wear it over and over?! It’s s cute!! I love the amount of different scenarios and looks she managed to pull off with this bag. Check out the master at work…

Running errands in a blouse, skinny jeans, and flats

Get Olivia Palermo's Pulled-Together Spin On Everyday Jeans With A Seasonally Chic White Blouse

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Poolside on vacation in a bold stripe short, tribal inspired necklace, and bright orange tank

Olivia Palermo wearing Gerard Darel 24 Hour Woodstock Rafia Bag, Westward Leaning Children of California Sunglasses, Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust Watch, Pretty Ballerinas Marilyn Zebra and Mesh Flats, Tibi Orange Top Silk Halter and Tibi Variegated Stripe Knit Short.

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Going to brunch on vacation in a floral dress and flats

Making a style statement: The former reality star wore a red and white floral print dress and flat pumps for the boat trip

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Dressed up for fashion week in a drapey dress, a statement necklace, and cut-out heels

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Running errands in the city in a flippy skirt, button down, flats, and pony tail

Olivia Palermo

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Out and about in the city in a floral mini, ivory blouse, metallic flats and the perfect sleek blowout

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Dressy casual out and about in NYC with leather shorts, an asymmetrical sweater, and patterned pumps

rebeccca minkoff shorts

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Out and About in NYC in colorful shorts, a feminine blouse, and a wavy lob

printed shorts

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Pattern mixing out and about in NYC in a purple floral blouse, floral shorts, and leopard spotted flats

love mix of patterns here! and blouse print is amazing

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Boating at sunset while on vacation in a lace sundress and red nails

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Out and about on vacation in a bright floral sundress and bright pink flats

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Out in NYC a girly pink dress layered over a feminine blouse and metallic flats

summer dress layered over blouse

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Out at Night on vacation in a bright yellow mini skirt, white button down, flip flops, and tribal inspired necklace

so summery!

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50 Shades of Indecision + Valentines Day Inspirations

50 Shades of Grey came out today in movie theaters. I am on book two of the trilogy, and for those who haven’t read it: no, I am not a pervert and I don’t have a thing for books that are all about sexual fantasy. It actually is a love story and a psychologically interesting one at that.

Alright so here’s my struggle about this special day for 50 Shades: I can’t decide whether I want to see the movie or not because I don’t want the story I have come to like in the book to be ruined by a potentially crappy movie. I go back and forth with this conundrum every.single.time they come out with a movie based on a book I read and loved. It’s so risky because, unlike every other movie that comes out and presents us with a fresh story, this is a story I know (more than they will show in the movie) and already have an opinion about and possibly feel VERY strongly about that opinion and the context of the story.

I don’t know if this is the case with anyone else, but I have always found myself to be more emotional invested in books that I read than any movie I have ever seen. I KNEW I couldn’t bear to watch The Fault in Our Stars on the screen after reading the book because I was so effected by the end of the book (to the point where I balled at the end and thought about the story for days and days).

Oh, and I have to say this: I don’t love who they chose to play Christian Grey, and his character is such a HUGE part of the story! On the other hand, I love love LOVE who they chose to play Anastasia Steele. She is what makes me think I have to see the movie. Dakota Johnson is almost exactly the look of the character Ana that I had pictured in my mind: sexy without trying, brainy, kind of quiet, and yet strong minded. I would love to see her play this part and knock it out of the park.

Anyways, to celebrate this special day for 50 Shades fans and Valentines Day, here are some of my favorite romantic inspirations:

 

Play the flirt. | Victoria's Secret Push-Up Bra

 

Messy bed

silk romper

tulle and flowers

:: paris ::

#boudoir

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