Monday, December 28, 2015

DIY Choker, Faux Shark Tooth Necklace c/o Ardene, Beige Long Cardigan from Crossroads
 Off-The-Shoulder Top c/o Her Velvet Vase (Use code artinourblood35 for 35% off your order!)
Bohemian Leggings from Ardene, Fringe Ankle Boots c/o LAMODA101

Photos by Kimsa Nguyen

As of late, I've really been loving bohemian fashion, and I think that also has a lot to do with me wanting to be connected with nature more! This is a series of photos I'm really happy with as I think the beauty of the garments and the beauty of the environment are both showcased equally and go hand-in-hand with one another.

For this outfit post and my next, I got to work with my friend Mag, who along with her sister, Clare, are the founders of Her Velvet Vase! I met Mag at Parsons and she's one of my dearest friends there! This off the shoulder top is from HVV, and it's truly a gorgeous staple piece to have in your closet. Unlike other off the shoulder tops I've seen at the mall, this one is of a nice thick, stretchy fabric, rather than something more flimsy and thin. You can also use code artinourblood35 for 35% off your order at Her Velvet Vase! :)

The top really matched the vibe of these printed leggings from Ardene. I now realize I've been missing out on how flattering leggings with vertically striped prints are! They not only elongate your figure a ton, but they emphasize the natural curve of your body (which is great when you have straighter hips like me!)

I accessorized this look with a choker I made myself with this lovely ribbon given to me by my friend Sam, and this tooth necklace from Ardene. For shoes, these fringe boots from LAMODA101 were practically calling out to me! It's very bohemian but still with an overall minimalism. For added warmth, I tossed on this long cardigan which I thrifted from Crossroads (my favorite shop—I never fail to find tons of beautiful secondhand pieces and at such low prices!)

Hope you guys are enjoying the holidays! I'm very excited for what 2016 will bring too and have some big things planned! ;) Thanks for stopping by! x


Thursday, December 24, 2015

Happy holidays! This dressy outfit is in collaboration with LuLu*s to bring you some holiday fashion inspiration :) I'm wearing head to toe LuLu*s! I absolutely love this convertible wrap dress because I've always found that my formal dresses get the least wear, but with this one, you can switch up the neckline in endless combinations, having a new look for each occasion! Not to mention, convertible dresses are a lot more eco friendly since you can get so many styles out of one garment (also making it so easy to take it from Christmas to a New Years party,) and you get to wrap it around to get the perfect body-hugging fit.

For accessories, I decided to go with a set of arm cuffs to add some classic goddess vibes! I love wrapping/bandage details in general so these crisscross ones were a match made in heaven! The most sparkly rhinestone clutch added just the right amount of sparkle, while these vampy caged heels added a romantic and vampy touch to finish off my look.

LuLu*s is also having an amazing contest right now where 5 lucky winners will each win a $1000 LuLu*s shopping spree! You'd easily be set for all the party dresses you'd ever need for any occassion in 2016 :) To enter the LuLu*s Party Perfect Contest,

1. Follow @lulus on Instagram
2. Upload a new photo to of your *party perfect* holiday look
3. Tag @lulus in the caption & use #LULUSpartyperfect

This contest is open internationally, and your profile must be public to enter. Unlimited entries are allowed and the winner will be announced on the LuLu*s blog on 1/1/2016! Full terms and conditions are available at www.lulus.com/contest :) Good luck!

Wishing you all the most wonderful holidays and New Years! Love, Jennifer x


Monday, December 21, 2015

Photos by Kiana Fatemi

Today's post is particularly special as I'd like to introduce you all to Bellovella, a new online marketplace where up-and-coming designers launch their collections! And their launch designer just so happens to be an incredibly talented Parsons graduate, Justin Chu, who is also the recipient of prestigious awards from CFDA and Style.com!

Bellovella's goal is to ensure that every talented designer has a chance to share their work with the world. One of the biggest challenges faced by new designers is getting their work produced and available for sale, and that's the problem that Bellovella is here to solve. I so strongly support what Bellovella is doing because:
1) I'm a fashion design student myself who understands the challenges and financial obstacles of getting a clothing line produced 
2) As a shopper (and also from a blogger's perspective,) who doesn't want to be the first to discover and be wearing the clothes of the next big designer or be wearing the next biggest trend/innovation? :)
Not to mention, the co-founders of Bellovella, whom I have met myself, are so kind, genuine, and devoted to what they do, so that in itself deserves it's own shoutout! :)

So onto the outfit—I'm wearing a sculptural white poncho top by Justin Chu! As a designer, Justin explores the notion that his wearers can find their own identity, world and form through escaping reality in their own silhouette. For me, this top, which I found reminiscent of a blanket of snow, transported me into a winter fantasy type of world, which was the basis of inspiration for this outfit! I hope you guys will like this "Snow Queen" inspired look and photos! ;)

Be sure to stop by Bellovella and check out the site too! <3


Friday, December 11, 2015

DIY Flower Hair Pin, Thrifted Moto Jacket, Faux Suede Top c/o LAMODA101, Fingerless Gloves from Target, Western Style Belt from ASOS, Red Floral Skirt from LF, Over the Knee Boots from Ivanka Trump

Shearling moto jackets are my favorite pieces of outerwear for the colder months! Because they are fuzzy all throughout the interior, they keep you so warm while the structure of the jacket still gives you a strong silhouette! I found this faux shearling jacket from Crossroads the other day for only $18 :) It paired gorgeously with this (also faux) suede crop top from LaModa101. If you are into minimalist pieces that also make a statement, you will love the pieces they have curated for their store.

This floral skirt is another piece I recently got from Crossroads! It's LF and I found it for only $5! I belted it to add a touch of western flair, and threw on my fingerless gloves and thigh high boots for more warmth. A big flower hair pin added just the right amount of a romantic touch to my outfit!

Hope you all have a lovely weekend and good luck to those of you in finals! :)