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off the shoulder

Mackinac & Mackinaw

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On the Road

I’ve spent the better part of two weeks in Northern Michigan, the longest stretch of time I’ve had to experience this part of the state. Last week was spent on Mackinac Island for a work trip followed by a weekend at Cole’s family’s lake house in Mackinaw City. It’s easy to get overwhelmed with all the restaurants and shops, so here’s a few of my favorites in Mackinac and Mackinaw to help guide your next trip up north: Read More »

Outfits, Style

Roses

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Summer Styles

I jumped on board the off-the-shoulder trend as soon as I could–I just love it…and still not over it. I styled this embroidered top with cut off shorts, nude boots and a simple choker–a look that I can wear for almost any occasion during the weekend. Read More »

Outfits, Style

Tropical Spring

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Hawaiian Roots

Tapped into my Hawaiian roots with this top! My grandmother is Hawaiian/Filipino and growing up, my great Uncle Julian would visit Michigan with tropical, floral off-the-shoulder dresses and tops for us! Back then, I lived in my oversized Adidas tees and other tomboy gear, but I was INTO this shit. And still am! Read More »

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Trend Watch: Ruffles and Pretty Sleeves

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Normally I prefer all black cotton tees and leather, but these ruffles, billowy sleeves and off the shoulder silhouettes in pretty colors are too pretty to resist. Here are a few of my favorite tops and dresses for spring!

  1. Black Gingham Billow Sleeve Top, $23
  2. Bow Off-the-Shoulder Top, $45
  3. Off-the-Shoulder Top, $25
  4. Cropped Sweater with Wide Sleeves, $39,90
  5. Ruffled Blouse, $49.99
  6. Ruffle Cold Shoulder Dress, $72
  7. Floral Bell Sleeve Top, $79
  8. Rockin’ Rochelle Top, $78
  9. Bell Sleeve Blouse, $13
Inspiration

black + white

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I somehow stumbled upon a pair of perforated leather shorts I bought last summer, couldn’t fit into and never wore. Tags still attached. I wondered if my ass could shimmy into them and make it work and by the beard of Zeus, they fit like a glove. I made my beautiful model friend Ashley try the shorts on too and they fit her. She’s like a size 24 and some perfect model height so you can imagine my excitement when they fit her too. I’m going to let her borrow them for her trip to cali and start the sisterhood of the traveling leather shorts.
Like fate, the perfect off-the-shoulder top entered my life at the moment when I needed a perfect flowy top to fit with this tight pair of leather shorts–and I loved the balance. I wore this look for my friend’s bridal shower and meet up with family for lunch. I traded out the heels for flats though–too hard to traipse around town in heels. I’m finally feeling my age.
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[begonia top c/o People’s Project LA, shorts from Banana Republic, similar black mules, choker c/o 4th Street Boutique, bag by Givenchy, stardust ring set and  sahara midi-ring (worn on pinky because I liked it there better on my hand) c/o Autumn Lace Jewelry,watch c/o Obaku]
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Photos by Ashley Howard
Outfits, Style