Toes In The Sand

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Dress: Emily and Fin (ModCloth)
Sunglasses: ModCloth
Shoes: Sam Edelman (Bloomingdales)

Well, hello, again. It’s been a while! In fact, these photos were taken about two months ago when I was on vacation in Baja (again). As you might guess, the time in between then and now has been a little crazy. Okay, really fucking crazy.  But let’s forget about that and talk about vacation. It was fun and relaxing and everything that I needed at the time. I soaked up every minute of sunshine and tried to avoid wearing anything more than a bikini and sunglasses. But when it came time to finally put on clothes, I stayed true to my beach style and kept it simple. On this particularly hot evening, a cotton dress kept me cool as I watched the sunset. And I swear that I eventually put on shoes; they just didn’t make it into the photos! (You can see them here on Instagram though.)

Florals

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Sweater: J.Crew
Shirt: J.Crew
Pants: Elevenses (Anthropologie)
Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell
Bag: Made by my friend, Adiel

There are some things that are too good to buy just one. For example, when I find a pair of jeans that fits perfectly and with the perfect amount of stretch, you can bet on me buying more than one pair. A reasonably priced pair of shoes that goes with everything not to mention comfortable also falls into that category. And when we're talking about this pair of shoes, I might buy three pairs… Okay, I did but three pairs — gray, black and this floral pair, which is definitely my favorite of the bunch. The print is cheerful without being cutesy, and I can always count on them to add the perfect pop to a neutral outfit. But my favorite way to wear them is definitely with another print. This isn’t the first time I’ve paired them with these floral pants, and it certainly won’t be the last! 

Photorealistic

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Shirt: Kate Spade
Skirt: Topshop (Nordstrom)
Boots: Dolce Vita (Shopbop)
Bag and Bracelets: Marc by Marc Jacobs

Until this day, this skirt was one of those pieces that managed to elude outfit photos every single time I wore it. Something always kept me from snapping this skirt — early meetings, rain, maybe even my inability to get out the door on time — so when I found myself with time for photos, I quickly decided to wear this skirt. It’s been a closet favorite from the second it was delivered. I’m a sucker for photorealistic prints, and I just can't get enough of this one. Not to mention the shape is super flattering and comfortable at the same time, and it has pockets. What’s not to love?

And because I can’t lie (like, not at all), I have to point out that this skirt was actually photographed once before, just not for Style by Santina. A few months ago, I wore it for a Refinery29 photo shoot that took place at my office. If you’re interested in seeing where I spend my days, check out the feature!

Jeans And A (Silk) Tee

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Shirt: Theyskens’ Theory
Jeans: Current/Elliott (Nordstrom)
Shoes: Kate Spade
Rings: Marc by Marc Jacobs
Bag: Made by Adiel
Sunglasses: Saint Laurent (a gift)

After too many long weeks, I’ve been feeling a bit tired and my outfits have reflected that more than I’d like. Feeling tired and stressed used to lead me to feel good outfits — dresses that make a girl want to twirl and sky high heels — just as often as it did sweatshirts and jeans. Lately, my need for comfort has completely taken over. And what’s more comfortable than a t-shirt and jeans? Almost nothing. So I put together a work appropriate spin on the easy combination with a silk tee and silver heels. I might be stocking up on silk tees in the near future… I want to wear them almost as often as sweatshirts!

Slouchy Chic

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Shirt: J.Crew
Pants: Clover Canyon
Necklace: Marc by Marc Jacobs
Shoes: Kate Spade 
Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs

I want to wear an outfit like this one every day. Seriously, every day. It really doesn’t get much more comfortable than drawstring pants and a sweatshirt, and the combination also has that slouchy cool appeal that I can’t resist. I bought the pants and this sweatshirt on the same shopping trip, and when I got home and unpacked my haul, I realized I unknowingly purchased an outfit that was sure to be a new favorite. And, it totally is.

When it came to accessories, I considered something neutral to pair with the bold print of the pants. But then I was reminded of Todd Selby, who recently visited my office to discuss his latest book Fashionable Selby. He admitted to subscribing to a “more is more” aesthetic at an early age, and his latest book is a tribute to his appreciation for the eccentric. And as I listened to him speak of these amazingly unique individuals, I felt inspired to push it a little more. So when I turned to my closet, I decided to wear silver shoes and a metallic blue bag (that almost matches my hair). Have I mentioned that I love this outfit?

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