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Cool, Light, & Throwbacks

I am a child of the 80’s. A kid who grew up latchkey and dreaming.  I grew up on PBS educational shows, afternoon cartoons, fruits and butter sugar sandwiches.

I looked forward to Jem and the Holograms. The music made me want to sing, the fashion made me want to draw. I finally saw the updated Hollywood take on a childhood favorite. I was disappointed because it was not what I was accustomed to but I get it. My version of Jem was full of adventure, fashion, and it was not so much the fame that made me interested, it was her character, her true self, and most of all, the shows talked about charity, family, and belief is self. The movie had all of that but I was taken a back by the update.  The movie needed more time, more character development and to stay true to its 80’s roots. For me,  Jem was epic, it was a story that allowed dreams to flourish— colored hair, fashion, and changing the world. That was Jem, for my childhood self, she was inspiring.


Speaking of fashion, I have been shopping my closet and building my basics capsule. I found this light knit sweater dress from my closet clean out last week and thought that it was perfect to pair with an open front light summer cardigan.  I like knit dresses for easy dressy mornings.


I paired it with some espadrilles I picked up years ago from Diesel. I love how the raffia is brought all the way to the ankle of the sandal. It’s a great mix of leather and raffia. I added a pop of color with some gradient tassle earrings which I’m currently obssessing over.




Thanks again for reading.



DRESS forever21 (old)
CARDIGAN  old navy
SANDALS diesel (old)
EARRINGS forever 21


Naturally Nautical: Stripes and Summer

Nautical Stripes

Happy Friday Everyone! Hope you are having an amazing week. It’s almost the end of July and summer is half way over. Summer has got to be my favorite time of the year. It’s almost always sunny here, the summer heat definitely calls for some beach time and ice cream.

The moment I saw these shorts, they reminded me instantly about summer and the ocean.  Its nautical navy stripes paired with a woven white top and espadrilles make it a perfect outfit to keep cool during the summer months.

What’s your favorite summer time outfit?

Thank you again for reading. Take care.


Nautical Stripes Nautical Stripes Nautical Stripes


TOP old navy (old)
SHORTS j. crew outlet
SHOES deisel (old)
RINGS tide pool hawaii
BAG tribeca (old)

Photo Credit: Adam Levine

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