blazer : Zara (similar)
blazer : Zara (similar)
Paris is somewhere I have ALWAYS desired to travel to and I am so lucky to have not only spent my 21st birthday there but to have gone twice within one week! I absolutely fell in love with this city and can see myself going back over and over again even more.
I am not going to write a whole lot in this blog post because it is so photo heavy. Certain photos will be captioned and of course, as always I will mention where the pieces of my outfits are from with shopable links.
I need to go back to Paris to actually take my time in the Louvre. We didn’t have a long time in Paris so we mapped out where a couple important works of art were and booked it directly there. I did get to see the Mona Lisa which was something I can say I did, but I personally think she is hyped up a little too much.
Walking down the Champs-Elysees is something I have seen and heard in movies and doing it myself was magical. Walking past the beautiful designer stores and coffee shops was just a dream. This is the street that made me fall in love with this city.
Seeing the memorial for Princess Diana actually gave me goosebumps. It totally escaped my mind that the terrible incident happened in Paris and we just so happened to stumble across this. It is a beautiful monument dedicated to her and I am so thankful I got to see it.
After going to Catholic school for the majority of my life, I learned a lot, not only about religion but about religious architecture. I remember learning about the construction of the Notre Dame Cathedral and seeing it in real life was crazy to me.
Since it was my 21st birthday, I was 100% determined to pop champagne while watching the Eiffel Tower sparkle. This is a moment I could have only dreamed about. It was so surreal I feel like it didn’t even happen.
outfit : dress : Zara | belt : Off White
outfit : dress : Zara | boots : Zara
I have wanted to go to this beautiful church ever since the thought of a Paris trip came into my head. Unfortunately, I was able to go the first weekend but made it my top priority that I went the second time. Sainte-Chapelle literally took my breath away. I could stand beneath those stained glass windows for hours.
The view from the top of the Eiffel Tower is great but the view from the top of the Arc de Triomphe is way better in my opinion, mainly because the Eiffel Tower is in view. I also absolutely loved watching the cars go up and down the Champs-Elysees.
For my fashion photography class at school, we were required to shoot a model in at least 3 outfits with an outcome of 5 photos. I am all about cohesiveness so I wanted the photos to flow and have a story. Although, this could have turned out way better if I had the right tools and more time, I am happy with the outcome. I was inspired by the lights of Tokyo, Japan and the neon trend happening now.
*styled and shot by me
*model : Brooke Richardson
After going to Milan for Fashion Week (see my recap here) I was so inspired by the street style I wanted to up my own. I impulsively bought an Off White industrial belt and never looked back. This is by far the best thing I have purchased in a long time. It makes a lot of my outfits more put together and gives them an edgier, more streetwear feel. I have been intrigued with this brand for a while now and am happy with my purchase. Would definitely recommend.
I styled this look two different ways; one with the blazer under the belt, and the other with the belt under the blazer. I have the matching pink pants to this blazer to form a full co-ord suit but wanted to make it a bit more funky so I added the red leopard pants instead. I threw on my favorite, all black, Fila Disruptor II’s and was ready to go.
photographer : Santiago
Statement pants have been an obsession of mine probably since I bought my first pair of floral culottes from Zara around three years ago. A friend of mine was doing a closet clean out and I honestly could not understand why anyone would want to rid of these paisley kick-flare leg pants but I swiped them up in a heartbeat.
These funky pants can definitely be worn in a business setting with the paired blazer but, for keeping my style true to myself, I wanted to make them into a “professional going out piece.” I styled a super cropped top from Forever 21 revealing my waist and threw a white blazer over it to keep the look chic, and semi-appropriate.
I had a lot of fun shooting this look and want to wear it in real life once it’s not scorching hot in Kansas City. Great transition look from dinner to night on the town.
Happy Tuesday! I made a goal this year to branch out of my “set” style and try out new things. I tend to dress pretty edgy using mainly neutral colors but I don’t want to stay in that aesthetic because there is only so much one can do within it.
For this look I paired a bright, mint green blazer that I thrifted with a faux leather pleated skirt and white pussybow blouse. My original idea was not to be preppy and gossip girl-esque but the outcome looks kind of like I stepped straight off the show. Not only do I get those vibes, but I also felt like I could be strutting down a street in Paris.
Remember that you don’t have to stick to one style to define yourself. It is so much more fun to try out other aesthetics and to add your own little twist.
A few years ago, I met the coolest person in the entire world, like not even kidding. Molly Munyan is the funniest, most creative, and unique person I’ve ever met. She is a balloon artist! I met her when she was making dresses out of balloons and I have only watched her grow from there. This past month, she opened a temporary installation in Kansas City called “Admire Your Selfie”. This exhibit featured multiple areas of different backdrops composed of balloons, donuts, a swing, and more! It brought a ton of different people together to collaborate. My entire Instagram feed is nothing but photos from here and I LOVE THAT. I hope to see Molly do more like this in the future and I can’t wait to see what’s next for her!
coat : Etiquette Boutique (similar)