How to Nail the Set Trend

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The set trend is going full force this spring and summer, and it’s all about matchy-matchy!  I’m really loving it, but I’ve been having trouble finding a set that works for me. Until I found these two matching Sezane pieces that are perfect for late spring and summer. The print is gorgeous, and each piece fits really well. Even better, each piece can work easily on it’s own. So both these pieces will work in future spring and summer seasons if the trend doesn’t stick around.

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Detailed Embroidery by Free People

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Who else can’t get enough embroidery? I’m obsessed! I love the intricate embroidery details on this blouse by Free People. There are delicate beads woven into the embroidered flower pattern giving this blouse an authentic vintage vibe. I love that level of quality in a piece. So pretty!

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Reversible Bomber from Portland’s Shop Adorn

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I’m so happy to have recently discovered an amazing local clothing store: Shop Adorn. If you follow me on Instagram, I’m sure you’ve noticed I’ve been blowing up my feed with some of my favorite pieces from their Spring collection. They carry the best stuff! What I love most about their selection is that it captures the essence of the Portland girl style so well. From locally sourced jewelry to premium denim to on-trend items, they have nailed the shopping experience. I found this gorgeous bomber jacket there, and I am seriously getting so many compliments on it. It fits super well and the fabric is soft and gorgeous. Best of all, it’s reversible so it can be worn with a variety of different styles.

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Free People Collab: 31 Days of Color

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It’s no secret I’m a fan of color. From colorful imagery to a colorful home and wardrobe, I am all about showing off true colors. I’ve gone through a couple periods where I wore mostly black and white, but those days are long gone. I just love color too much. It keeps things interesting!

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Elegant Jewelry by Ayumi Angel

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An understated look can have a big impact when it’s done right. The key is incorporating well thought-out accents to pull your look together. I love the elegance of a minimalist dress with hand-made jewelry like Ayumi Angel’s. Her spike necklace and chain fringe earrings are the perfect accessories to elevate this dress to to the wow factor it deserves.

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Tips for Wearing the Off-the-Shoulder Trend When You Think You Can’t

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When “off-the-shoulder” went big last summer, I was thrilled. I remember it being a fairly popular style when I was a girl but kind-of disappeared for most of my adult life. When it finally made its comeback, I was thrilled. It think it’s a flattering style- showing off the shoulders and neck. However, a lot of my friends have told me they feel they can’t wear the trend because it doesn’t work for them in some way. I’ve seen so many pictures of all different body types looking really good in an off-the-shoulder look, so I thought I’d share a few tips based on some of the issues I’ve heard.

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How to Incorporate Tulle into Your Wadrobe

I have been so intrigued by the black tulle and mesh pieces I’ve been seeing pop up on my favorite retailer’s websites. I knew I wanted to wear this trend, but I wasn’t sure how since a lot of the styles I’ve been seeing are literally a sheer maxi dress over a black bra or bodysuit. Wearing it this way is edgy and sexy, but for me it is too revealing. I wanted to take the look in a classy direction. When I found this dress, I knew it was the perfect option because the black slip dress underneath the tulle provides good coverage, and the tulle material is super soft and delicate. I love the ruffle details too.

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Embroidered Dresses to Wear this Spring

Embroidered pieces have definitely been my favorite trend of the season! I find myself gravitating towards items that have different styles of embroidery on them. Whether it’s a T-shirt with embroidered letters or a gingham blouse with embroidered flowers on top of the plaid, I’m pretty much all about it. I love this embroidered dress because not only is the embroidery itself really beautiful, but it has other details such as the belt and tassels that make this dress more special.

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Mixed Print Floral Maxi

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I live in floral maxi dresses during the summer when the weather heats up. I couldn’t resist taking advantage of this one a little early in the season since it’s on sale. This maxi dress has the whole “mixed print” thing going and that the floral prints are exact opposite in color. It has a subtle cowl neck and strappy details on the chest and back- super sexy! This dress would be perfect for a festival or an outdoor summer evening concert.

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Navy Wrap Dress

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This navy wrap dress is perfect for a mid-Spring night out. The thing I love most about it is how flattering it fits. It hangs in just the right way- not too tight but still slimming. I’m not sure if it’s the crimped fabric or the way the dress is cut… probably both. Either way, it’s definitely working. I also think navy is a great color for spring as a dark option. Especially during April and early May before things start heating up and lighter, brighter colors take over. Navy has a sophisticated element and is also a color that works well on anyone.  I paired the wrap dress with my suede moto jacket for a pop of color.

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