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There are no limits when it comes to little black dresses. I have them in various fabrics, patterns, lengths and widths, and I love them all the same. Their practicality knows no bounds, and their classic aura is indisputable. I spent the day outdoors in this getup, and I felt chic and comfy. The only downfall was trying to figure out how this dress was supposed to go on; it was like untangling fine jewelry. 



Photos by the talented fashion & street style photographer Ryan Chua

This was one of my looks for swim week in Miami. I was there for three days, and all three days I touched on different sides of my style. The first day, I wore a large white tunic, second day I wore a body-hugging royal blue dress, and on day three I wore this heavily accessorized, tribal get up. I played up the beautiful beaded embroidery of this top, and wore every gunmetal accessory I own. I used to be more into gold accessories, but as of this year, gun metal has become my favorite for its edgier tone. 

As I type this, I am listening to Sam Smith's acoustic songs, and felt like sharing my adoration for his soft, beautiful voice. "Lay Me Down" is my current repeat. Everything from his voice, the lyrics, to the music is flawless. He's on tour in Europe right now, but I found out he will be in Nashville the first weekend in October, and if work permits, I would LOVE to travel to hear him live! 


Pattern Mixing: Stripes & Ikat

jcrew factory skirt / blouse via nordstrom / H&M jacket similar one I just ordered here / flats / ray ban sunglasses / prada bag

I am not a pattern mixer at all. I don't know how to pull it off, and frankly, I just don't like it on most occasions. I value simplicity above all other style "rules." With that said, when I bought this skirt ( a long time ago) I thought the shiny stripes were so cute and elegant, and I assumed I could easily pair it with a lot of things. I was wrong. Although I still like the skirt; I have found it is has not been easy for me to style it with other items. I wanted to throw a pop of color to it, and I came up with this coral/red combination, paired with a classic bag and flats. 


Floral Blues

Kipling recently hosted an event in Miami, partnering with Nylon Magazine and a special performance  by Megan Nicole to showcase their back-to-school collection. I was so impressed by the selection and quality of their bags! They are definitely my new destination for travel bags. They have luggage, totes, weekenders, backpacks, lunch bags, and even handbags, like the one I'm wearing above. What I love about this bag I'm wearing, besides its cool tribal vibe, is that on the inside it is sturdy, has a resistant lining and has a lot of safe compartments to store things. I have been traveling a lot recently, and my carry-on has seen its day, so I've been shopping around for a trusty travel bag and after seeing the quality of this handbag, I'd love to go with one of their light, wheeled options. Below are a couple shots from the event! :)

Thanks to Kipling for sponsoring this post, and to my readers for supporting the brands that support our family. 


Notoriously Red

When I saw this dress, I ran towards it. Though the color is very attractive, it was the volume that attracted me to it. I absolutely love how long it is on me, and how it flows when I walk. It is currently, my favorite dress,I just wish it wasn't so notorious, so I could wear it more often! 
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