Love

Dressed in Love

Is love really overrated? Either way, one’s wardrobe should certainly reap the benefits of St. Valentine’s holiday. After all, it’s a great excuse to go shopping ;).

The first look is the one that I would wear for the festivities. Adding some subtle lace underneath a well-fitting suit is an easy way to vamp up a classic. As for the sneakers, my mind was filled with street style inspiration and how the athletic shoe has transcended work out attire. It’s a great way to combine style and practicality.

If you prefer something more on the colorful side, you can’t go wrong with an LRD (little red dress). The quirky Kate Spade clutch was the main influence for the second look. Keeping the rest of the pieces light makes for a quick way to be ready for a night on the town.

Power Date

Black Blazer – H&M

Suit Trousers Slim Fit – H&M

Lace Bralet – Topshop

Sneakers – Nike

Feminine Contemporary Watch – GUESS

Triangle Earrings – ASOS

White & Gold Clutch – The Retrosphere 

Power Date

My Flirty Valentine

Organza Ruffle Dress by Unique – Topshop 

Love Birds Wink Clutch – Kate Spade

Black & Gold Open High Heel Sandals – Tally Weijl

Gold Bracelet –  MYHABIT

Geometric Hoop Earrings – Bimba y Lola

My Flirty Valentine

Like how I styled them? Let me know in the comments below! Happy Valentine’s Day! XOXO,

~Arianna

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Leather Love

It’s said that all leathers exhibit their own one-of-a-kind natural markings; that it’s practically impossible to find two samples that share identical surface and color characteristics. This amazingly durable fabric embodies individuality.

Remember the Axel Leather Biker Jacket from AllSaints that I featured in this post? Thanks to the holiday sales, I was over the moon to receive it last year. Its combination of knitted wool and leather does an excellent job of blocking out the northern winter chill. Wearing a black long sleeve underneath, I was ready to brave the cold. I paired it with riding boots and my go-to jeans. Letting the jacket speak for itself, my only accessory was a white and gold clutch from ASOS. As for my makeup, it included a clear lip gloss from Stila and a purple eyeliner from Urban Decay labeled Tornado.

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Thanks for reading! XOXO,

~Arianna

Skull Cardigan

Happy New Year everyone!

To ring in 2015, I wore a cozy and gothic skull cardigan. Its long, waterfall design makes it perfect to wear with leggings. I paired it with an oxblood colored long sleeve and what some call skeggings. They are a leggings and skirt combination built into one. Quite ingenious don’t you think? The black Kate Spade handbag is both spacious and versatile. It’s also no secret that I love boots. The motorcycle boots with decorative gold zippers and buckles are the latest additions to my shoe rack. Cat eyes made with Urban Decay eyeliner and my lips shaded with Burt’s Bees colored lip balm were the high points of my makeup.

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I know this is going to sound cliche, but I’ve left 2014 feeling as if I know myself more than ever before. My personal style has evolved and I look forward to sharing it. To my readers, my sincere thank you for all of your support!

Thanks for reading! XOXO,

~Arianna

AllSaints Makes My Heart Skip a Beat

November has been a month of discoveries for me, and one of those discoveries was a brand called AllSaints. I first heard of it when I saw Lucy Liu wearing a variety of its garments on Elementary. AllSaints is a British retailer with a cool and edgy style. One of the things I really love is the versatility of the pieces. When purchasing new additions to my wardrobe, I’m the type of person who expects them to last for years to come. I like being able to integrate them into countless different looks and AllSaints feels as if they design with that in mind.

My top AllSaints picks:

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Hyde Monument Coat, $650.00

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Window Top, $75.00

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Zaphir Dress, $360.00

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Kayla Shirt, $140.00

Most of the designs are based on structural elements. They are generally sold in muted colors, but their shapes and textures make them immensely far from boring. I can’t wait to have the opportunity to splurge on an AllSaints garment or two someday. Have any of my top picks caught your eye? They certainly have mine.

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Axel Leather Biker Jacket, $725.00

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Raffi Leggings, $75.00

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Hafbec Dress, $215.00

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Mast/Slashed Grey, $160.00

Thanks for reading! XOXO,

~Arianna

(I was not asked to promote this brand. It’s one of my personal favorites and I wanted to share my thoughts on it. Photos courtesy of AllSaints.com.)

Liebster Award

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I’ve been nominated for a Liebster Award thanks to the fabulous Morgan Etoile. Thank you so much Morgan for this honor! She has a style and beauty blog that I adore. For those who may not know, the Liebster Award is an award given to bloggers by bloggers. I’m thrilled to have received it and to be passing it on to my nominees.

The rules for the Liebster Award are:
1. Thank the blog that nominated you and link them.
2. Post eleven facts about yourself.
3. Answer the eleven questions provided by the person who nominated you and then create an eleven question set for the next group of nominees.
4. Choose eleven people to nominate and link them on the post.
5. Let your nominees know they have been tagged – and no tag backs!

11 facts about myself: 

1. I’m an aspiring fashion stylist.

2. I’m 17 years old.

3. It wasn’t until I was 15 that I discovered my love for the fashion industry.

4. Not a day goes by where I’m not listening to music on my iPod.

5. I loved playing dress up and practicing walking in my mother’s high heels as a child.

6. My family has three rescue dogs. Two of them are pugs and one is a chihuahua-pug mix.

7. My first handbag was a snakeskin print hobo bag.

8. I love to crochet.

9. I’m a Gemini.

10. I like watching anime and reading manga.

11. I’ve also been playing video games for as long as I can remember. I’m part geek, I know…

My answers to Morgan Etoile’s questions for me:

1. Where is your favorite place to travel to? New York City

2. What is your favorite make-up brand? Urban Decay

3. Why did you start your blog? To inspire outfit ideas and meet those who share a similar love affair with fashion

4. What is your favorite movie? The Devil Wears Prada 

5. Who is your favorite band? I don’t listen to a lot of bands, but I like Florence & The Machine and The Beatles.

6. What designers inspire your style? Alexander McQueen, Victoria Beckham, and Gareth Pugh to name a few

7. What is your favorite item of clothing? Boots; especially my ankle boots

8. What is one make-up item you can’t live without? Oil absorbent mineral powder (mascara comes in a very close second)

9. What is your favorite meal? Sushi with bubble tea 

10. If you could have a super power, what would it be? Lightning manipulation

11. What is your goal for your blog? I’m an aspiring fashion stylist and it would be a pleasure to simply hear that readers enjoy my work 

My 11 questions for my nominees:

1. Why did you start your blog?

2. Do you prefer dark or bright colors in your wardrobe?

3. What was your biggest fashion splurge?

4. Do you prefer dressing for warm or cold weather?

5. What is your favorite book genre?

6. If you could go anywhere in the world right now, where would you travel to?

7. What musician or band are you currently addicted to?

8. What is your goal for your blog?

9. Do you prefer movies or television?

10. What is your favorite perfume/cologne?

11. Are you an early bird or a night owl?

The nominees are . . .

1. The Red Style

2. OUT OF THE BOX

3. Global Garçon

4. Lady Haze of Vintage

5. cronutcouture

6. Leila Lina

7. Little French World

8. The Outsiders

9. The Chic Brown Chick

10. Olivia Blogs

11. Hesobe

Thanks for reading! XOXO,

~Arianna

Fashion DIY: Bloody Necklace

Halloween is coming up and I love it when people make their own costumes rather than purchasing generic ones. Last month, I came up with a DIY idea that’s both perfect for the October festivities and for those who, like myself, simply possess a fondness for alternative style.

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Materials:

Necklace (or other piece of jewelry) of your choosing

1 tube of red craft paint (I used Apple Barrel’s Flag Red)

A small cup of water

1 toothbrush

1 spoon (or spork)

1 paper bowl

Paper towels

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Step 1: Squeeze a large drop of craft paint into the bowl. Add water a little bit at a time and mix it until you reach a thick yet loose consistency, like blood.

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Step 2: Spread out your necklace on a blanket of paper towels.

Step 3: Dip the toothbrush into your fake blood mixture and splatter the concoction onto your necklace with a controlled, flicking motion.

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Step 4: Leave your necklace to dry for about 20 minutes or until the paint is no longer tacky. When dry, turn it over and repeat step 3 on the other side. Then you’re done!

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Thanks for reading! XOXO,

~Arianna

Falling for Autumn

Autumn is truly my favorite season. The leaves changing into a mob of warm colors, scents of pumpkin and cinnamon filling homes, and Halloween creeping around the corner are a few of the many things about Fall that steal my heart. Yet above all of that, the thing that I will always love most about the season is reintroducing cold weather appropriate pieces into my wardrobe. For my first outfit of the new season I wore a cobalt blue sweater with leather and zipper detailing from EXPRESS. A black skinny jean was the transition piece to the floral print Doc Marten boots. The only jewelry needed to polish it off were gold hoop earrings and one statement ring. In the beauty department, I opted for a simple ponytail and winged eyeliner as one of my makeup choices.

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Thanks for reading! XOXO,

~Arianna

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

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

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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Patricia Field – The Work of an Inspiration

306 on the Bowery. A produce stand on the outside; a wonderland of exciting fashions on the inside. The Patricia Field boutique was worth every step of the 40 blocks my parents and I walked to get there!

Patricia Field was one of the first fashion stylists I ever researched. Seeing her work and hearing her opinions on living life to the fullest made me fall in love with styling even more. Seeing in-person the outcome of decades of dedication to her craft left me inspired to push harder to become what I want to achieve.

I even saw Ms. Field herself in the store! However, being completely starstruck and fearing embarrassment, I decided to wait for another day and time to introduce myself.

Enjoy the photos of the fabulously styled mannequins and comment on your favorite!

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Thanks for Reading!
XOXO ~Arianna

Spread the Love

The last several weeks have been packed! Earning my driver’s permit, first time applying for a job, and wrapping up the school year have been on the agenda. Through these life-changing times I’ve been surrounded by love and support, so naturally I was feeling the warmth at my latest shoot.

The Palmerton Park, complete with a rose garden and decorative bridges, was a useful setting to show the romantic side of the look.

All accessories, from the earrings to the wristlet, were associated with hearts. A purple tank top and a black shrug complimented the red peplum skirt. Black stacked heels were the finishing touch.

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XOXO
~Arianna