Style Swap

Last week, over Thanksgiving break, I had a mini photo shoot with my sister Sofia.

My sister and I have different, yet similar in some ways, styles. She’s a little more downtown and gravitates towards brands like Helmut Lang, Isabel Marant, Celine and Balmain. Whereas, I love J Crew and Tory Burch.

She’s very New York chic, and I’m more Palm Beach casual, as she would say.

However, even with our separate styles, we always borrow each other’s clothes and have similar tastes when it comes to accessories like jewelry, shoes and bags.

So, we decided to do a style swap and she picked my outfits.

Thankful for this little bebé ❤️

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Here’s look #1!

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Sweater: Missoni x Target // Jeans: J Crew // Shoes: Steve Madden // Bag: Chanel (borrowed) // Cuff: Chanel (borrowed) // Hat: H&M (borrowed)

This is something I’m not sure if I would wear in real life (I love the hat, but I can’t see myself wearing it around Gainesville for class). However, I would totally throw this look together if we were in New York.

With that being said, I ended up loving how the look came out. It was comfy (jeans are always my go-to) and simply chic. I like layers because it’s easy for me to peel one off if I get too hot throughout the day in classes, or get chilly when I’m back outside.

And, look #2:

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Sweater: Free People (borrowed) // Belt: Hermes (borrowed) // Jeans: J Brand // Shoes + Bag: Tory Burch // Sunglasses: Forever 21

This second look is really fun. I normally don’t pick out crop tops but this Free People sweater-version is more me. I stole my sister’s Hermes belt and finished the look with my new Tory Burch bag.

Although it was kind of hard finding what to wear underneath the sweater, I can see myself wearing this look.

Phew! What a long post. It was really cool doing this with my sister and hopefully we’ll have more fun (and different-than-usual) looks to come!

Which look did you like best? Do you swap clothes with your sister or friends? Share in the comments!

Beachy waves with KISS InstaWave

I love beachy waves hair. My hair is naturally very curly, but I always lust over loose, full, messy waves. However, I don’t like using traditional curling irons because 1) I always burn my fingers (ouch!) and 2) I can never get the waves to last without loading up on smelly hairspray (which, then, ruins the softness of the waves).

So, when I received this KISS InstaWave automatic curler in the mail the other day, I was so excited to try it out! It’s so simple and I didn’t burn my fingers once! I promise you’ll love it.

Step 1: Separate hair (if you have thicker hair, like me, you’ll need to separate into more sections)

Step 2: Gather a small section of hair (1-2 inches wide) to curl and hold the curler vertically (very important) and parallel to your head. Get it as close to your root as possible.

Step 3: Press the “twirler” button, which automatically twists the ends of the sectioned hair up into the curler. The plastic tongs surrounding the hot curling rod hold the hair into place. No hands needed, and no burnt fingertips. You can determine if you want waves facing in or out depending on the direction you twirl the hair. Easy as that! I alternated so I would have full, looser waves.

Step 4: Release your hair by slowly pulling down the curler. It seems like with all the twirling your hair would get tangled, but mine never did! Not once! I was surprised how simple it was. Also, the longer you hold the hair in the curler, the tighter the curl.

Step 5: Brush out your curls with your fingers to loosen up the look & enjoy!

What do you think? I can’t wait to put this curler to use and finally try out beachy waves all summer long!

 Thanks to KISS InstaWave for sponsoring this post

Now trending: Bucket bags

Now trending: bucket bags
I have been loving bucket bags lately! I want to invest in a new fun bag and I think a mini bucket bag is perfect for summertime. I love that they can fit a lot even though they are still small. That mini Marc by Marc Jacobs bag might be my favorite ;)
These next few weeks are packed with exams, final projects and papers as school winds down. It’s hard to believe that I’ll be graduating in less than a month! Time surely has flown by. I just have a few more days of classes and then all I have to worry about is what dress to wear to graduation!
xx

Worth Avenue

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Zara shirt (old, similar), Nordstrom jeans (similar), Marshalls shoes (similar), Balenciaga bag, Thierry Lasry sunglasses

I wore this look a few weeks ago for a day trip to Worth Avenue in Palm Beach. I love going there with my mom, especially in spring, because we walk around outside and window shop. This giant wall was covered in different types of plants that were growing out of it! It’s amazing!

Anyone do anything exciting for Easter weekend? I went golfing with my parents and have been outside as much as possible. It’s so nice out here in Florida and I’m loving the weather we’ve been having lately!