Jul 23, 2012

To Live Doesn't Mean You're Alive.

Details: Top/Courtesy of Sugarlips Apparel , Skirt/Urban Outfitters, Boots/Courtesy of Blowfish , Glasses/RayBan, Rings/Vanessa Mooney & Vintage

The past week in NJ has been extremely all over the place. It got down to the 60's a few days with some scattered rain which means a light jacket was needed, no complaints here! I love being able to pair a long sleeve shirt with a skirt because in case it gets cold, I feel more prepared. This shirt is definitely the most interesting cut I have ever owned. I love cut out sleeves this season and the back detailing is just perfect. I have been collaborating with Sugarlips for a few weeks now and  I really love how they include bloggers into their modeling shots on the website. You can see me wearing this another dress from them, here. I think seeing clothing on women of all different shapes and sizes can definitely help aid in choices about what to buy. It's completely realistic, and I think it makes it so much more personal for the buyer.

Lately I have been thinking about my personal style, and how much it has changed over the past two years of having this blog. I really love the inspiration I have gotten from other bloggers, different companies, and all of the social networking sites geared towards fashion. I find myself more comfortable in my own skin, picking out things I wouldn't normally pick, and making them work. If you had asked me a few years ago if I thought I'd be wearing 5 inch platforms, or wedges with spikes on them, I probably would think you were crazy. I went from rarely wearing heels, to loving some of the highest heels.  The evolution we all go through in our style choices is pretty fascinating and I can't wait to look back in a few years and notice even more growth and change in my wardrobe.


  1. Beautiful shoes and rings!


  2. I love that top! I wish I could become a Sugarlips affiliate. ;)


  3. I think the evolution of each persons personal style is so interesting. Our taste change so much over even only a few years! I wish I still had all my photos from high school, I wore such ridiculous things. I think losing those photos was part of the push to start documenting these things online. I also love seeing how other bloggers with similar taste to mine style their pieces, there is so much great inspiration floating about.

  4. Such a cute outfit! The weather in the NYC area has been totally weird lately. Hoping it stays nice for a while.

    Le Petite Pear

  5. Love this shirt the cut out detail is so pretty!
    Cara x

  6. I love those glasses.

    I get a lot of inspiration from other bloggers too. I wish I could wear heels. They just hurt me too much so it's not possible!



  7. Love your boots!

  8. You are so adorable! You seriously look so happy in these pictures. I love how Sugarlips incorporates blogger photos too. I really enjoyed working with them.

  9. eeek i LOVE your top and the peek of floral!! :)

  10. It look like your lost weight on your face... is it?
    Or maybe is just me either way your look super pretty in that outfit :)


  11. dig the vintage-inspired frames!


  12. Your blog is so lovely! I have been considering buying one of those shoulder cut out blouses!

    Thanks for stopping by!
    In the Hammock Vintage

  13. love the outfit! it's so cute. xo

  14. i love your skirt!
    and i totally know and agree with you about the evolution of personal style. i love that i now feel confident enough to take fashion risks and try new styles, something i was not comfortable doing until recently. blogging definitely plays a role in that. i get so inspired by other bloggers and images on tumblr/pinterest that it makes me feel confident enough to wear something different.

  15. Hattitude Style Blog

    oh maria i just your glasses. they are so funky! it's so hard to get a good pair of glasses. my prescription has changed AGAIN. seems i need new ones every year...maybe i'll have to try to find some cat eye frames. it's so darn hard to get anything remotely awesome looking in my town i fear!

    talk soon wild child
    Hattitude Style Blog

  16. That shirt is awesome! I love the cut outs on the sleeves and that back of the shirt rocks! It has such a delicate element to it but at the same time a bit of edge!

    Stephanie :)


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