A Statement Piece for my Statement Piece

2017, summer, white jeans, statement piece, feathers, pink,
Hello all! Happy weekend! As usual, my schedule is jam-packed, but I was able to make some time to go to the farmer’s market this morning. I have to say, this might be one of my new favorite activities. Today I was busy absorbing so I didn’t take any photos other than my snapchat and Instagram stories, but I think this is going to be come a regular thing for me. I’ll make sure to take pictures next weekend! 
2017, summer, white jeans, statement piece, feathers, pink,
Anyways, I think we can all agree that style-wise, I’m not exactly quiet. I tend to wear a lot of big pieces and lots of bright colors. But that is one of the fun things about getting ready! I love experimenting with different pieces and seeing how out there I can be without going over the top. 
2017, summer, white jeans, statement piece, feathers, pink,
Speaking of tops, I adore this top. The feathers against the brocade are so unexpected, but the dark navy tones it down a little bit. I had really only worn it with dark jeans before, but I love how it looks against these white jeans. You can really see the feathers now and I love the dark against the light.
2017, summer, white jeans, statement piece, feathers, pink,
With a top like this where the texture is the statement, it is easy to add in more statement pieces with neutral colored jewelry and a pop of color. Because the brocade is hard to see until you are close up, this top definitely needs a necklace or earrings to brighten up the top half of your outfit. I like the neutral colored necklace and then the loud pop of this bag. This Cambridge Satchel is one of my favorite pieces because it is so easy to add to any outfit and it always packs a punch. Until next time, XO 
Glasses: The View on Elm; Hair Clip: Chloe and Isabel; Top: Old Anthropologie, similar here and here; Necklace: Old Anthropologie, similar here; Jeans: J.Crew; Purse: Cambridge Satchel; Watch: Omega; Shoes: Jack Rogers
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New Year’s Eve Sparkles

NYE, sparkly, feathers, winter, 2016,

NYE, sparkly, feathers, winter, 2016,

NYE, sparkly, feathers, winter, 2016,

NYE, sparkly, feathers, winter, 2016,

NYE, sparkly, feathers, winter, 2016,
Hello all! Happy New Year’s Eve! This year has flown by but has also been so eventful and crazy. I am so thankful for all of my blessings this year and looking forward to what 2017 has in store for me! 
This should come as a surprise to no one, but I love New Year’s Eve because it is a great excuse to wear sparkles. Normally, I incorporate sparkles into my outfit with a big necklace or earrings. But this year, I decided to mix it up a little and to have a dress that was, in itself, sparkly. I love the subtle sparkle to this dress and it was the perfect back drop for this feathery bag. I also love the bow detail in the back. You don’t normally see it because I am always wrapped up in a cardigan,  but I still love the idea of it! 
I hope y’all have a wonderful New Year’s Eve and an exciting 2017. I would love to hear about your New Year’s Eve style so make sure to comment below or email me! XO

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Feathers and Pink

feathers and pink
feathers and pink
feathers and pink
I know I say this all of the time, but this might be one of my new favorite outfits. When I first bought this shirt, my mom gave me this look, which I have always interpreted as stop that, put that down. Of course I didn’t put it down because I could never resist feathers and I am so glad I didn’t. I thought this would be more of a statement piece that would need no additional accessories. However, the dark color makes the feathers and other details subtle until you are up close. Moral of the story, dark colors make statement pieces way easier to wear. I also love this look because it was an excuse to wear lots of pink and my monk straps which I am obsessed with! XO

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Feathers

For those of you who didn’t see the question on Tuesday’s post, someone asked a very interesting question and I wanted to repost it here with my answer…
What did you think of the motorized dress with the Swarovski crystals? I’m not sure how to feel about a dress that truly couldn’t be worn beyond the runway. 
Tuesday someone asked a great question about Hussein Chalayan’s “Kaikoku Floating Dress” that is part of the exhibition. The dress itself is motorized and is not something that one could wear off of the runway. The comment was about how I feel about a dress that can’t be worn off the runway. 
Seeing this dress in person, I didn’t like it. It’s not my style and I just wasn’t a fan. But no one is going to like everything in an exhibition. 
Personally, with this dress, I have two somewhat conflicting opinions. First off, I don’t exactly love it aesthetically. However, my dislike of the dress has nothing to do with its functionality. This whole exhibition and the idea of displaying clothing in an art museum brings up the question of whether fashion can be art. In the case of this exhibition, many of the pieces are considered art because of how they are made and the extreme craftsmanship involved, but they are still functional pieces of clothing. However, art does not have to be functional. So an art object, in this case the motorized dress, can be modeled after something functional and not itself be functional. So, I think this dress is the perfect example of how fashion can be art and how a lack of functionality can be ok. http://www.designcatwalk.com/floating-dress/
I bought this top as a statement piece early this year and it has become a staple in my wardrobe. I thought it would be difficult to wear because of the feathers, but to be honest, I normally forget they are even there until I get dressed. My take-away from this? Even if a piece has very unique and interesting aspects, it doesn’t have to be difficult to wear. The key I think is if there is an interesting aspect, having the piece be a more neutral color makes it much easier to incorporate into your regular wardrobe. XO 

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Happy New Years from Costa Rica!

Hello everyone and happy new year! 2015 was an incredible year for me and I hope it was just as wonderful for you. I can’t wait to see what 2016 has in store for me 🙂 As you know, I love anything that glitters or sparkles. So on principle alone, New Years is one of my favorite holidays because it is the perfect excuse to wear all of the sparkles I want. Yesterday, I actually ended up toning down some of my usual sparkle in favor of feathers. I have never been a big feather person (I normally prefer fur!) but when I saw this bag at Anthropologie, I fell in love. Maybe it is the color or the the huge band of sequins or the vintage feel to the shape. Whatever it is, I love it! I couldn’t wait to wear it and New Years seemed like the perfect occasion. I have some exciting plans for Lefty Living Life in 2016 so stay tuned and Happy New Year! XO 

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