Lets talk… FRINGE

Any boho goddess knows that fringe is one of the most fun yet still on-trend fashion statements. There are so many ways to play with fringe, so lets explore some of them today!

Here are some ways I plan on rocking fringe this summer:

Yay, bikini season is finally here! I’m not gonna lie, I have this L*Space swimmie in not one, but two colors (neon green and black w/patterned bottoms). This classic style has been seen on countless celebs, but still won’t break the bank for the average fashionista! Also, the fabric is super soft – perfect for naps on the beach or by the pool. I was nervous the fringe may make for awkward tan lines, but rest assured, it does not at all!

I am obsessed with these Minnetonka Nicki Wedge Sandals. I bought mine from work, but they are all over the internet and super affordable for such a soft suede. They are perfect for the nights when you want to add some extra height, but still stay casual. They are also so comfortable that I have been able to work an entire 8 hour shift in them! The bright color is super fun to color block as well, while the fringe adds excitement to a basic outfit.

This fringe tank from Nasty Gal is going to be another one of my favorite pieces this summer as I travel around following music. The fabric is so light and soft, and you can tell it’s high quality. Still, it’s basic and super affordable. The great thing about this style is that there are also a ton of easy DIYs. I love taking old tees and adding fringe to the bottom or the sleeves. It’s easy, and fun if you like getting a little crafty now and then.

So boho, or simply trendy fashionistas, embrace fringe this summer, as it is everywhere and too fun to avoid! xoxo

A Chanel kind of day…

So today my friend dragged meĀ (okay, maybe I wasn’t as resistant as I could have been…) to the Short Hills Mall, or more eloquently known as, “The Mall at Short Hills”. This mall is legendary in NJ (and around the world, actually) because it is home to all of the high-end designer stores you can imagine. Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Michael Kors, Coach, Henri Bendel, Miu Miu, Hermes, Dolce and Gabbana, Tory Burch, and Betsey Johnson are just some of the top of the line brands that have their own personal shops all under this one roof. The Mall at Short Hills is so renowned, that people actually travel from across the country, and across the world to come visit it. And who said New Jersey was trashy? Anyway, I obviously was only a giddy admirer in these stores. In fact, I kind of felt like I shouldn’t be allowed to enter some of them, like I wasn’t “high society” enough. Let me tell you, the Chanel store had more security than President Obama did when he came to visit UVM. Three men guard the doors inside the store, while one stands outside looking in. It was insane, but these “guards” couldn’t help but spy and chuckle at my friend and I as we awkwardly snapped shots of ourselves standing under the logo. I guess even super serious high end body store guards have a sense of humor, too.

All of this designer lusting was made easier by the fact that my classic flap bag is now in my possession! My aunt got it for me for a great deal (the woman has connections, what can I say?) for my college graduation, and I have literally been too afraid to open it. Since I got home about a week ago it has sat in my closet inside of two bags, only to come out long enough for me to admire it’s beauty. Well, watching my friend try on variations of my bag inspired me to finally take the plastic off of the strap (I haven’t worked up the guts to take the plastic off the clasp yet), and actually like, try it on. Well, I’m obsessed. I still don’t think I’m sophisticated enough for it, but maybe everybody shouldn’t take Chanel so seriously. Besides the insane prices (and impeccable quality…) it is really not so different than any other high end designer, right? My bag is big, and I am little, so I was afraid that it would look awkward on me. It may look a bit large, but to be honest (or as you already know if you read my posts), I have a thing for oversized fashion items. Here is a picture: Please don’t mind the random bowl on my floor, it was filled with salad for my bunny.

What I’m Wearing:

Image 1 – Pretty Pleats tank in navy (nastygal.com), Free People white jeggings, DV by Dolce Vita wedges, Michael Kors purse, and pastel stacked skull bracelets. The shopping bag I’m holding is Anthropologie. I couldn’t resist this cute little cropped halter.

Image 2 – Frenchi bandeau, Audrey 3+1 shorts, Chanel classic flap bag in black and gold (caviar textured leather), and obviously, bare feet

Hope you are all having a fabulous day, xoxo