Kimono Craze

Kimono:  Wet Seal , Shorts:  Free People , Shoes:  Jeffrey Campbell , Necklace:  Xevana  // Shot by:  Lux

Kimono: Wet Seal, Shorts: Free People, Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell, Necklace: Xevana // Shot by: Lux

Let's talk about the kimono! The sheer fabric speaks femininity as it delicately slides off your shoulder--let's be real, shoulders don't get enough of the spotlight! And its relaxed fit is as comfy as lounging in your pajamas.

One of my favorite looks right now is a kimono paired with something tight underneath. Kimonos should be worn with tight clothing, otherwise it would look like you're drowning in layers. It's a stylish alternative to the light sweater I carry around on a spring or summer night or through the summer-to-autumn transition. For a flattering fit, pick one that is long enough to cover your bum. The length adds to its flowy nature while a shorter kimonos tend to look boxy.

I'm on my second cup of coffee, trying not to be sad that summer came to an end. Anyway, I hope everyone is having a splendid week so far! Thanks for stopping by, my loves!

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xo, victoria

Cut It Out

Dress: 2bella Boutique, Sandals: Michael Kors  |  Capture by Lux

Hi, friends! Today's look is all about cutouts. I've been seeing more and more cutouts on dresses, tops, pants and even shoes and I think they keep things interesting. If you're like me, you might have different variations of the same top. There's nothing wrong with a basic top, but it's nice to change it up and wear a different cut once in a while!

Caged, strappy or cutout tops show just enough skin to catch someone's eye without showing too much. How pretty is this caged dress from 2bella Boutique? I love the details such as the tiny rings connecting the straps and the embellished hem. Isn't the caged neckline more interesting than a basic tank dress? Because the dress is flowy, it pairs well with my Michael Kors gladiator sandals. Since this look is cute and a bit edgy, you could wear it day or night. I hope everyone is having a fabulous week! Thanks for reading, guys! 

xo, victoria

Saltwater Gypsy

Top: Forever 21, Skirt: BCBG, Necklaces: Forever 21, H&M, Nordstrom  |  Captured by LUX

If fashion is art, then wearing all white is minimalism at its finest. Such a chic and simple color that is perfect for either blending in or standing out. I layered on the Native American-inspired necklaces and stacked a bunch of chunky bracelets. The large beaded bracelet I’m wearing was actually a necklace from a Cinco de Mayo celebration at a Mexican restaurant, fun times! I’m not Mexican in the least bit, but I’m all for celebrations. I grew up in the suburbs but my disposition lies in the nomadic ways of a gypsy. Wearing all this jewelry and splashing in the tides under the blazing sun channels a spirit within me that is wild and free. 

I’ve been told I could save a lot of time if I took more selfies and mirror pictures of my outfit-of-the-day, but that’s not nearly as fulfilling as exploring the unseen while showcasing my style and self-expression. [But hey, I do love me a good selfie!] It’s quite an adventure every time I shoot with Lux. We trampled off trail, climbed over massive boulders and waded through waist deep tides to discover this magnificent paradise. I love what I do, and it gives me great joy to share this with whomever digs my vibes. Thanks a ton for stopping by, my loves. I hope your day is as marvelous as you! 

xo, victoria

Pool Party

Jersey: Flea Market, Shorts: Foreign Exchange, Necklace: Xevana, Shoes: Steve Madden  |  Photos by Lux

Hi, everyone! I don't know about you guys, but it's really tough for me to find a nice pair of denim cutoffs. I like these for their flattering cut and how it accentuates your legs. My friend had a long gold chain lying around so we got a little crafty and draped the chain onto these shorts of mine. Kind of neat, right?

I found this Michael Jordan jersey from a local flea market for a steal. My gut instinct told me to crop it, but I think I'll hold off for a while. How cool does it look with my Xevana necklace, though?

Lux and I thought this empty pool would be perfect for this street chic look. He blasted some music and I drowned out to the sound waves. I hope everyone is having a productive week so far. Thanks a bunch for reading, guys!


xo, victoria