Shoes

Weekly Photo Challenge: New

Some say that they dread change, but new things in life can be great sources of excitement and joy. I was very excited to receive a pair of new combat boots from ALDO over the holidays.

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These shoes are not only beautiful, but they are comfortable and sturdy too. They were quite snug at first. However, it was nothing that a little breaking into them couldn’t fix. The heel is a perfect 3.5″ and I especially fancy the cleated rubber soles.

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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

New Piercings + Accessories

As a late Hanukkah gift from my parents, I recently received three new ear piercings; another on each lobe and my first helix. I had them done at The Quillian Tattoo in Allentown, Pennsylvania and I absolutely adore my piercings! The shop’s piercer and former nursing assistant, Desiree, was professional and extremely sanitary. There was only a small amount of pain with each piercing; especially since she used only a needle rather than one of those terrible piercing guns. There was a quick pinch and done!

The accessories I wore included a black Kate Spade handbag and motorcycle boots with gold zipper and buckle detailing. I am also now sporting a full on fringe hairstyle. I will be doing a better feature on them in my next post.

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Inside the shop

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With the piercer, Desiree

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Ouch! (but worth it)

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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)