LACES

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TOP C/O FOREVER 21 (here)
MOTO JACKET / ZARA
ANKLE BOOTS / PUBLIC DESIRE LIBBY  (sold out)
DENIM / LEVI’S (thrifted)

 

I love my new biker jacket more and more each time I wear it, and this outfit hit peak #lovelevels. I wore a killer lace up tee, courtesy of Forever 21, which I had actually tried on in-store. I really like the laced up tee shirt trend, and of course I had to have it in black. My new boots, though, were an impulse buy. I originally wanted the Tony Bianco ankle boots, which are idetnical, but Public Desire always comes in clutch. Any footwear that’s trending….you’ll find it on Public Desire. If you all remember from older posts, I have some cylindrical heel ankle boots, but I ended up noticing that they scrunch around my ankles because your girl has lil’ tiny ankles. This new pair, which still feature a block heel, are tight around my heel and are EXACTLY what I wanted. They are Lycra, and are stretchy and very comfortable. I do, however, recommend that you size up. I am a 6 1/2 and I usually size down because PD does not offer half sizes. Usually their shoes run slightly bigger, but because of the material of these boots you NEED to wear socks to get them on. Therefor, the size 6 is a really snug fit, and a 7 would have been better for me. **This is only a recommendation, because everybody is different.  In other news, there’s a new collab coming up soon with AKIRA Chicago!

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SEEING STARS

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TOP C/O FOREVER 21 ( on sale! here)
SUNGLASSES C/O WEARME PRO (here)
DENIM / THRIFTED LEVI’S
THIGH HIGHS / BOOHOO (sold out)
MOTO JACKET / ZARA

 

For the first time in my life, I’ve worn a patterned top. Not any pattern. STARS. I once saw the owner of SaboSkirt, Thessy, wear a polka-dot top and I fell in love. Did I have the courage to wear something similar at that time…of course not. But the time has come, and IT’S LIT (jk, but for real it is). This Forever 21 top has subtle lace up detailing that only adds to the stars. I styled this outfit with a 70’s vibe in mind, hence the yellow tinted sunglasses. For being totally out of my comfort zone, I definitely felt most confident while shooting this outfit. A huge hug for the Forever 21 team, for allowing this collab to happen! More looks to come.

Have you been listening to my likes on Soundcloud? I update it daily, and I’ve been listening to Che Ecru’s Benefits on r e p e a t. Lastly, want to know where I get outfit inspo from? Check out my Tumblr, and my Pinterest! Hopefully you’ll find something that inspires you too. XOXO

UNIFORM

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TEE / H&M

JEANS C/O FOREVER 21 (here)

BOOTS / PUBLIC DESIRE

If anybody as short as me has noticed, jeans can be very scary. They scrunch, they’re always sold out, and online shopping can be a nightmare. If a model is 5’9, and the jeans fit her perfectly at her ankle, just exit your browser. But what happens when a petite girl gets angry/creative? A DIY, that’s what. In this collaboration with Forever 21, I strategically picked out flare jeans with the sole intention of hacking off a chunk of the hem. Cropped flares look effortless on tall women, and I wanted a pair (that didn’t cost me an arm or leg, too). Why pay $60.00 for jeans that you can cut at home? This pair from Forever 21 are already distressed and have an interesting wash, so all that was missing was turning them into a pair that suit ME. Here’s how:

  1. Put your flares on and fold them as much as your heart desires. (Cropped flares are about 2 inches above the ankle)
  2. Secure them with pins and carefully take them off.
  3. Lay them flat on the floor and with measuring tape, measure the length you have folded.
  4. Remove the pins, measure the length you got in step 3 starting from the hem up, and draw a line with a white crayola where the measurement ends.
  5. Cut across, and distress with sandpaper or the blade of your scissors (or throw them in the wash and dryer, they all work).
  6. Wear them and rejoice in the fact that you saved about $3o.

RING THING

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SWEATER C/O FOREVER 21 (HERE)
BELT / STYLENANDA (HERE)
DENIM SHORTS / LEVI’S (THRIFTED)
PATENT BOOTS / BOOHOO (HERE)

 

In collaboration with Forever 21, I present to you my favorite shoot to date. I’ve picked up a couple of sweaters at Forever 21 before, but I have to say that I was absolutely surprised by the quality of this one in particular. I LOVE that the sleeves are extra long, because they gave me those Korean style vibes I’m into right now. So, sleeves [check], but what about the material? This sweater is T H I C K. The sweater alone kept me warm during the shoot, without having to layer a jacket over it. Next, the holy grail: my new ring belt. I’ve literally seen it on Korean celebrities, aswell as on the streets of Seoul. I had to do it, and I didn’t think twice about it. No regrets.

If you liked this outfit, stay tuned for more looks I’ve put together with Forever 21! #sponsored

WHAT I WORE: COLORBLOCK

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DENIM/ ASOS
HEELS/ GOJANE
BAG/ FOREVER 21

 

Mondays, ew. I wanted to share a quick outfit for chilly days, wearing an oversized sweatshirt. I have been picking up all types of solid sweatshirts, tees, and long sleeves, to layer in the winter (praying it comes to Texas soon). This sweatshirt, though, has a simple little twist to it. I’m wearing a medium for that extra comfy look!

WHAT I WORE: CAMEL DUSTER

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TEE/ H&M
DUSTER C/O MAKEMECHIC (here)
HEELS/ GOJANE (here)
HANDBAG/ FOREVER 21 (here)

 

Something about these lightweight dusters is making me want them in every available color. They’re light enough to layer, and add dimension to what would be a pretty simple outfit. I had originally seen Shay Mitchell in a camel duster on Instagram, and of course I had to search for one. I won’t usually pick out something other than black unless I’ve been inspired from an outside source. All I’ve got to say is I’m in love! The sleeves are loose and give a relaxed fit, while the length is perfect for any short girls out there (I am wearing a size XS). Next time I wear this duster out I’m thinking of pairing it with my Kylie Lip Kit in 22, but can we talk about my mini handbag? I am so drawn to small bags nowadays. I’m definitely into convenience, so I’ve picked up two of them recently.  All I need in this life are small handbags and my mini backpack.

Tshirt giveaway on MakeMeChic’s website starting at 9 am everyday! ONLY for 3 days. Want to get your hands on one? Act quick, because there’s only 50 given away per day! Click here to participate, goodluck!

WHAT I WORE: BABY TEE AND LACE UP SHORTS

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Lace up shorts: AKIRA (here)
Thigh highs: UrbanOG
Denim Jacket: Forever 21

 

A couple of weeks back I had told one of my besties that I wanted lace up shorts, but I never found a pair that fit well. So of course AKIRA came into the picture with this pair that I had to have. I like that they can be paired with alot of simple tops, like a band tee or a baby tee. Not only that, but if you want to dress it up, you can wear it Kendall Jenner at Coachella style with a lace bra top. I’m petite, but my booty needs room, so I was so glad that the sizing was perfect. I went with a size small after contemplating between a small and medium. Shop the shorts here, or look through new arrivals here! Next I want to talk about the baby tee, which is literally…a baby tee.

So, how can you possibly get away with wearing a kids tee? Very simple.

  1. I picked this one up for $2 dollars at Forever 21 in the kids section, and you can too.
  2. Because kids have their own sizing: 5/6, 7/8, 9/10, and 11/12, it would be best to just try them on. (because I am small ontop, a 5/6 fit me perfectly.)
  3. There’s no rules. If you want to wear a kids tee, wear a kids tee. Its about how you rock it.

The true definition of a baby tee, would be Rumi Neely’s version, which you’ve undoubtedly seen all over her Instagram. This kids tee is a bit longer than the AYAI baby tees, but in reality, you don’t have to spend $79 on it. Let me tell you how. Quick DIY ladies: Buy the kids tee at forever 21, and in order to achieve the AYAI baby tee raw hem JUST CUT IT. I actually just got the idea as I was typing this, so I’ll be doing it myself soon.