Home Run Hats

Sports have always been a part of my life, especially baseball. I’ve attended many live games of America’s pastime, but one that I remember most was when I saw the New York Yankees play back when their old stadium was still standing. Those memories were all brought back to me when I participated in a campaign to construct the perfect baseball game day style for Fanatics, the leading online retailer for everything sports. I was tasked with picking the hat of my choice from the great selection Fanatics offers on their MLB hats page and pairing it with clothing and accessories to showcase my baseball-inspired outfits.

Scrolling through an array MLB hats, I was surprised to see how much Fanatics has available for baseball fans. I eventually decided on the New Era New York Yankees Galaxy 59FIFTY Fitted Hat. I love that hat not only because it shows off its wearer’s NY Yankees team spirit, but also because its stand-out print immediately caught my eye. I created two looks for a truly unique New York Yankees fan. Enjoy!

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Yankees galaxy hat: Fanatics

Cropped Jersey Top: H&M

Circle Skirt: H&M

Yankees bracelet: Fanatics

Bucket bag: Kate Spade

Converse sneakers: Amazon

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And the Crowd Goes Wild

Yankees galaxy hat: Fanatics

Studded jacket: Hot Topic

New York Graphic Tee: Old Navy

Gray-Wash Skinny Jeans: Old Navy

Doc Martens: Amazon

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My deepest of thanks to Fanatics.com! Thanks for reading! XOXO,

~Arianna

My Style Icons – Part 1

In the fashion industry, it’s important to know what it is you want to say about yourself and your work. As I’ve been pinpointing my interests and developing my personal style, I’ve found several style mavens that influence me and have introduced me to new ways of thinking about fashion.

Lykke Li

When deciding who to feature in this post, one of my favored musicians immediately came to mind. Lykke Li is undoubtedly unique in both her style and her sound. Her fashion sense is simplistic with a twist. Li sticks mainly to black and white pieces, but keeps things interesting with a mixture of structured and free-flowing shapes. She hits the mark when it comes to experimenting with textures as well. Just like with her music, Lykke Li leaves no room for gimmicks and instead focuses on quality. She says herself in an interview with Vogue, “I need to travel light but still feel empowered – there’s no space for frills or colours; quality above all!”.

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Luanna Perez

Luanna Perez is the creator of the popular style blog Le Happy. Since 2010, she has been sharing her alternative fashion sense and has since gained a large fan base. Perez has a talent for taking her clothing to the next level and presenting the unexpected. Her look gives off a cool girl vibe that I find particularly fascinating. Her fondness for trendy shoes and accessories such as creepers, round lens sunglasses, and chunky knit beanies is also a plus.

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Thanks for reading and stay tuned for part 2! XOXO,

~Arianna

(Photos courtesy of Google Images)

Crochet Corner: Ice Cream Pillow

Several months and hundreds of yards of yarn later, my biggest crochet project to date is finally finished; an ice cream cone pillow. I couldn’t resist making this kooky and sweet design when I came across it on Twinkie Chan’s blog. I used Red Heart Super Saver yarn and filled it with ultra plush stuffing. I also decorated it with single stitch rainbow sprinkles and a cherry on top.

Pattern used: http://blog.twinkiechan.com/2014/04/30/free-crochet-pattern-rainbow-sherbet-throw-pillow/

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Thanks for reading! XOXO,

~Arianna

My Favorite Fall 2014 Couture Collections

Fall 2014’s couture collections flooded the runways of Paris last week. Dazzling pieces of many structures and colors made my mind drift into elegant fantasies. Among the many showcases, three collections in particular peaked my interest.

1. Chanel

One can always count on Chanel to create futuristic yet timeless designs. The design house’s signature tweed was featured in several looks. The more formal pieces were embellished with plenty of jewels and shiny materials. Sandals fastened with ribbons, messy tomboy hair, and small, backward caps were worn by every model.

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2. Zuhair Murad

Zuhair Murad is a favorite among celebrities for his sleek and sexy dresses. See-through fabrics maximized the “wow” factor of classy styles in this collection. Glitter and sequin material accents made the garments feel even more red carpet ready. The models walked with tight ponytails and not a single piece of jewelry; the dresses spoke for themselves.

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Zuhair Murad, Haute Couture, Fall Winter, 2014, Fashion Show in Paris

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3. Armani Privé

My final and unexpected favorite was the Armani Privé show. The color palette consisted of only three colors: black, white, and red. The beautiful and slightly gothic pieces progressed from business fancy to veiled glamour. Ankle strap heels, various handbags and jewelry, and wrist-length gloves were styled in different combinations for each look.

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Thanks for reading! XOXO,

~Arianna

(Photos provided by style.com and nowfashion.com)

 

Skellington

I’ve been inspired by a recent addition to my playlist, “Sally’s Song”; my favorite ballad from The Nightmare Before Christmas. What’s yours? With simple black leggings, I wore a double-sided Jack Skellington shirt dress and army green ankle booties. I color coordinated my black and red nail polish to accent the colors in the dress. I accessorized with my versatile, spiked bangles, a red gemstone ring, and a black and white polka dot bow headband.

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Thanks for reading! XOXO,

~Arianna

Closet Swap-Seasonal Magic

April showers have brought May flowers and the transition from a Winter to Summer wardrobe. I was approached by a website called Raise.com to participate in their Closet Swap campaign! Raise.com is a marketplace where you can buy discounted gift cards for your favorite brands (https://www.raise.com/buy-gift-cards). You could also sell any of your unused gift cards for cash! Their Closet Swap campaign features the transition from a cold to warm weather wardrobe. For my contribution to the campaign, I decided to wear a loose, fringe top with a lace bandeau and pastel pink shorts underneath; something freeing and easy to move in. My Converse sneakers are both stylish and appropriate for tree climbing. I stayed light on the jewelry with skeleton earrings and several bracelets. Green glitter nail polish completed the look.

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Bonus! Here are some of my top Summer accessory tips:

1. Pumped up kicks

Tired of those white laces? Swap out your standard shoelaces for something more colorful. Make sure you find a pair that are the same length as the original laces.

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2. Dial up your nail art

Add designs and patterns to your manicure with a nail stamping kit. All you have to do is paint your favorite color polish over the decal, wipe off the excess with the scraper, and transfer the design from the stamp to your nails.

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3. Dye your hair…temporarily

Colored hair extensions are an interesting and unexpected twist to a look. The extensions pictured below are the ones I used in my Gothic Holiday post. They are made out of real human hair which provides a very realistic result.

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Thanks for reading and a great, big thank you to Raise.com!! XOXO,

~Arianna

Wildest Looks at the 2014 Met Gala

One of the things the Met Gala is famous for is its elaborate red carpet scene. After last year’s fabulous punk theme, I was eager to see what the celebrities’ stylists would have up their sleeve next. My favorite look of the night was Kirsten Dunst’s Death Star gown; which was quite appropriate considering it was Star Wars day on May 4th. May the force be with you!

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Kirsten Dunst in Rodarte

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Lupita Nyong’o in Prada

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Rihanna in Stella McCartney

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Janelle Monae in Tadashi Shoji

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Sarah Jessica Parker in Oscar de la Renta

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Chloë Grace Moretz in Chanel

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Rita Ora in Donna Karan Atelier

Thanks for reading! XOXO,

~Arianna

(Photos courtesy of Yahoo.com)

Gothic Holiday

It was Easter Sunday yesterday and I wore the polar opposite of your typical Easter attire. I’ve lately been admiring all things pastel goth. It was my first time using my pink hair extensions; I adored the result! I would definitely like to try more colors. The cathedral cross print blouse is a new addition to my closet from Hot Topic. I love its studded collar detailing. The pleated faux leather skirt compliments the toughness of the blouse. Glitter nail art and a tiny skull and crossbones necklace were my accessory highlights. Purple flats give this look a little extra color.

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Thanks for reading! Happy Spring! XOXO,

~Arianna

Crochet Corner: Star Gloves

These multi-colored arm warmers are so much fun to wear! Shooting Star Fingerless Gloves I like to call them. Armed with cotton candy swirl yarn (and my bamboo, size I hook), I was determined to make my first pair of gloves. To top them off, I sewed on silver star buttons that line the outside of the arm.

Pattern used: http://www.crochetspot.com/crochet-pattern-beginners-wrist-warmers-with-ridges/

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Thanks for reading! XOXO,

~Arianna

My Favorite Looks at the 2014 Oscars

The Oscars 2014 red carpet last night was filled with gorgeous gowns far as the eye can see! So much so, that instead of having a top 5 best and worst list, I would like to show only my absolute favorite looks from the event.

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Lupita Nyong’o in Prada
Nyong’o wowed yet again in a pale blue and was accessorized with gold. She has become a new fashion icon of mine.

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Cate Blanchett in Armani
Anyone would feel like a princess in this sparkling gown that was practically dripping with beads.

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Gabourey Sidibe in Theia
Sidibe packed in the wow factor with plenty of texture and sequins.

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Charlize Theron in Dior
The simplicity of this look is what makes it so fabulous. A single statement necklace accented the gown’s sleek shape.

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Kate Hudson in Atelier Versace
This silky white number was far from boring with its plunging neckline and delicate cape.

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Chrissy Teigen in Monique Lhuillier
Pretty in pink, Teigen decided to go daring with a bold floral print.

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Amy Adams in Gucci
Adams looked as classy and sophisticated as ever in this navy ensemble paired with coral dangle earrings.

Thanks for Reading! XOXO!

~Arianna

(Photos courtesy of Yahoo.com)

Winter Wonderland

With the cold wave continuing to sweep across Pennsylvania, days for a photo shoot have been practically null. I finally got an opportunity for one yesterday while my parents and I are on a mini-vacation at my grandparent’s log cabin. The only problem was…it was less than 15 degrees outside! With it being so cold, me and my mom (the photographer) continuously would snap a few pictures and then run back inside to warm up before heading out again. Not exactly the finest day to stand still and pose, but a good result came of it.

Only one word came to my mind when deciding what to wear: layers! I pulled on a white sweater over my black long sleeve shirt to provide extra insulation. To keep my feet toasty, I tucked a pair of long socks underneath my leggings. My plaid holiday skirt gave this look a splash of print. The ankle boots are a recent purchase from CL by Chinese Laundry. To top it all off, I layered on a thick, black overcoat and a crochet cupcake scarf I made (pattern by Twinkie Chan).

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Thanks for Reading! XOXO!
~Arianna

New Year, New Theme

With the up and coming new year, I decided to give Edge of Chic a fresh, new look! My older posts are now more easily accessible and visually pleasing. I would also like to wish all of my readers a Happy Holiday! This year seems to have gone by in a flash, but I’m excited for 2014. May joyful days and new adventures be in your near future!

XOXO,

~Arianna (and my pug puppy Hobbes)

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Best and Worst Looks at the 2013 American Music Awards

Music award red carpets can deliver some of the coolest, most buzz-worthy looks of the season, and the AMA’s are no exception. I was eager to see what was worn and to pick my favorites of the night. So without further ado, here are my top 5 best and worst looks! All ratings are based on my own opinion.

Top 5 Best Looks:

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Taylor Swift
Cutout dresses have become an escalating trend.

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Ariana Grande
Grande has proven to be a rising star in both music and fashion.

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Jordin Sparks
A studded leather bodice with bold accessories was a great combination.

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Katy Perry
This look was garden party gorgeous and complete with a Webster’s Dictionary book clutch.

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Jennifer Hudson
Fashion critics have either been loving or hating this look, but I think it was the best of the night! From the interesting hem to the blue eyeliner, Hudson looked fierce!

Top 5 Worst Looks:

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Lil’ Mama
Matching your hair to your dress rarely ever works.

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Kelly Osbourne
Kelly was drowning in this sea of tulle.

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T-Boz and Chilli
TLC has reunited! (with their 1990’s wardrobe)

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Heidi Klum
Klum donned this tacky lingerie/paper shredder disaster.

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Phoebe Price
O_o…um, where should I begin?

Thanks for reading!

XOXO ~Arianna

(Photos provided by Yahoo.com)

Mystical Shopping

Over Columbus Day weekend, the family and I packed up the car and went on vacation to Preston, Connecticut. It was the first vacation we had gone on in over 5 years. With the Autumn atmosphere setting in, the scenery was more picturesque than I imagined. Reds, oranges, and yellows colored the trees everywhere you looked. Homes and shops were designed with old, colonial architecture. No doubt about it, it was one of the best times of the year to visit.

Upon arriving at our rented little home at a campground named Strawberry Park, the fam and I took the rest of the day getting settled. Bright and early Saturday morning however, we drove to a nearby town called Mystic. Our first stop was the Olde Mistick Village, an outdoor shopping center reflecting early America. The Bleu Squid is a must visit when you’re there. Their lobster grilled cheese and cupcakes are to die for!

Next up was a river side ice cream parlor to enjoy the view. With the perfect weather that day, plenty of people were out sailing.

To wrap up a great time in Mystic, the family stopped for lunch at the famous Mystic Pizza. Sound familiar? Yes, it was none other than the pizzeria from the Julia Roberts film “Mystic Pizza”. If only I hadn’t forgotten to take in my camera. :p

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Thanks for reading!
XOXO ~Arianna