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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

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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

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

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