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BTS: Marie Claire Photoshoot

My lovely friend at Marie Claire here in Prague invited me to visit a photoshoot recently. It was an incredibly informative experience, and also so fun! It was fascinating to check out how editorials go from clothing on a rack to a polished spread. the rack

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We were on set with the top Czech model Karo Mrozkova , along with a whole team of hair, makeup, and clothing stylists to make the shoot a success.  The efficiency, teamwork, and just generally great vibes from everyone in the lineup  came together to make an article worthy of such a prestigious magazine.unnamed-4

 

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To be honest, while flipping through the seemingly endless stack of fashion magazines on my nightstand, my mind always drifts towards what the model is wearing rather than what went into the presentation of the work; text, styling, and more. But seeing everyone’s hard work to turn, say, a fantastic Louis Vuitton jacket into an outfit and then into an article makes me appreciate each glossy page far more. Lot’s of thanks to the lovely staff at Marie Claire CZ for making my experience memorable.

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The National Gallery Prague’s 220th Anniversary Celebration

Earlier this month, Prague’s National Gallery celebrated it’s 220th Anniversary. I know. That’s almost as old as the USA! So this was a big deal. The Gallery celebrated with free admission for a few days, drawing upwards of 30,000 visitors.

What I wore: OOTD

Practicality was key in this outfit. I knew I was going to be walking around all evening, so platform booties were a must. Also, it being February in Central Europe, the subzero temperatures were also in mind. So, on came the layers! I’ve been a huge fan of layering under mini dresses lately. It adds sophistication, not to mention warmth! And to keep my legs toasty, I threw on some cozy, wool over-the-knee socks over my standard tights.

{Dress: Forever 21. Socks: Topshop. Button Down: Esprit. Bag: BKK Thailand}

Giving Winter the Cold Shoulder

It has arrived. Today marks the first day of winter and I am in full denial-hence the super-fall-ish outfit. But there were leaves on the ground…so it counts, right? Either way, I wanted to use this post as a PSA- peasant tops aren’t just for summer! When peeking around online, I could only find white, flowing peasant tops paired with tiny shorts for festival season. However, I totally think this green peasant top works well year round.

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Adding jeans and some weather-appropriate docs made this outfit more cold-oriented.

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I’m not saying these clothes are totally practical for subzero temperatures. But if you feel like braving the cold for a bit or just want to get some more use out of your peasant top, you have my permission to go for it!

{Top: Brandy Melville. Jeans: Brandy Melville. Shoes: Doc Martins}

Jet Set

We made it!! Hello, vacation 🙂 Ok. So winter break is 99.9% wonderful, but along with dry skin and hat head, looking gross after a long plane ride is a harsh reality. If you are a frequent flyer like myself, you know the kinda-icky-but-comfy outfit vs. gonna-look-cute-but-ugh struggle. No more! Palazzo Pants are to the rescue. DSCN0623DSCN0624

You can buy them in infinite patterns and fits, whatever fits your fancy (or destination!) They allow you to get the perfect “I didn’t try too hard but I look intentionally cool” sort of look- catch my drift? Mine are from Target, but I also have a pair that I love from The Elephant Pants, they’re super cute and for a good cause!

Extra Bonus: These pants not only work for long plane rides/road trips, but they’re ideal for throwing over a bathing suit as a cover up.

Happy Holidays!

Don’t be sad, be plaid

Bonjour, mademoiselles! A post or two ago I promised to show you guys some of my Miami purchases. A few days ago it finally warmed up, and I took this as the perfect opportunity to show off these shorts. It’s a rather freeing feeling, I think, to be able to walk around free from the constricting bounds of skinny jeans (although I will credit Boyfriend Jeans for partially solving this pressing issue) and throw on that pair of shorts that has been eyeing you during the 60-degree-weather-streak.

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I love preppy clothes. I just do. But I also have a fear of certain preppy clothes in the realm of white jean capris and pastel colored polo shirts. So in order to comfort myself, I decided to go the edgy-prep route. Whatever that is. So on came the black crop-top and platform shoes! I think it’s actually a cool take on math-tutor-goes-rocker-chick.
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Of course, this being spring, it still got a bit chilly in the evenings. So I added this trench coat for a bit of warmth. But I think it adds a bit of stylish flare- I always appreciate cool street style, but when the outerwear is just as cool as the outfit itself, I think it’s a total win. But this coat in particular won my heart because it isn’t heavy. Many trench coats can weigh down an outfit with all the buttons and buckles. Mine does have both buttons and buckles, but it also has lot’s of little pleats in the back for added movement and fun.
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These shorts! They are made of a soft cotton-y material that feels oh-so-soft. Being a small person (not gonna lie- notice the platform shoes coming to my rescue) finding high-waisted shorts that don’t go up to my ribcage is a bit of a challenge. But American Apparel has lot’s of clothes in tiny sizes, so these guys fit great. I think the plaid pattern is really fun and unique- these shorts have become fast favorites of mine.

 

{Top- Topshop. Shorts- American Apparel. Trench- Ralph Lauren.  Shoes- CoolWay}

 

Some Warm Weather Antics

For spring break I traveled to Miami, FL. It was my first time being back in the States since I moved, and let me tell you- I have never been more excited to see a Walgreens. Also- 80 (27-ish Celsius) degree weather!!! Woooo!!!! Also, sun! Honestly, the sun rarely visits the Czech winter. Definitely worth my sunburnt nose.

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I ordered this shirt online from Brandy Melville, which is a rarity for me. I mean, ordering online is scary! What if it doesn’t fit? What if it’s itchy or the wrong shade of blue? Anyway, this was one of my first ever online shopping successes. I feel like a retro 60’s girl in it, in a sort of Tracy-from-hairspray way. It’s the perfect mix of sporty and chic.
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When I was packing for this trip, I realized in a frenzy that I had very few shorts that fit me. I’m a growing girl! So I zipped over to Zara and picked these up- in the kids section! This was very exciting, because GUESS WHAT?? Zara kids totally fits teens. Or me + other people who strangers assume are 9 years old. Anywho, I thought these were pretty cute to be intended for 8 year olds. DSCN0606

And yes, I am goofing off with an American Apparel bag on my head. I got a little overly excited about a few pairs of funky high-waisted shorts; I’ll probably show them off to you guys soon!

I’d love to hear about what ya’ll did on spring break- feel free to comment 🙂

{Top- Brandy Melville. Shorts- Zara kids. Sunglasses- C&A. Boots- Dr. Martins. }

Winter-Spring transition outfit

Woo! Spring is coming! But…it’s still a bit (by a bit, I mean very) chilly. What to do? I’m here to the rescue! (Ooh look, I rhymed)

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Anywho, I started this outfit because I wanted to wear this shirt. I hadn’t worn it because it’s thin and rather transparent, and was a bit too chilly for winter. But it gave off such a cute and cozy (if I do say so myself) vibe when I paired it with this skirt, I had to be a bit creative with my layering. So I put wooly knee socks over warm tights with a super soft cardigan. Talk about a win-win!

 

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I think this would be really easy to recreate- just pick a palette for the season. I chose whites, grays, and browns because it’s a little winter-y, but I could totally see myself wearing the same shirt and sweater with a light blue skirt, or denim shorts. It really works year-round. Happy spring guys!

 

{Skirt- Brandy Melville. Socks- Topshop. Shirt- 2 hip. Cardigan- Esprit. Shoes- Target. }