DC Fashion Event Recap…

(TOP: Missguided, SKIRT: Zara, SHOES: Michael kors)
I went to a DC Fashion week networking event and fashion show this past Thursday and had so much fun! My friend and I spent the day in DC before the event and took in the gorgeous waterfront view and couldn’t resist stopping at Georgetown Cupcakes (of course :P)


The night consisted of a restaurant/bar absolutely packed to the edges with other photographers, models, bloggers, etc. all from the area. Although it was hard to get a chance to socialize (everyone was way too focused on the runway in the middle of the room) we had so much fun! i’d have to say the best part of it all way seeing what the other guests around me chose to wear. Granted, the fashion show was great to see as it was aspiring college designers in school, I was crazy interested in the personal style of fashionistas around me. Having your own taste is the best part of being stylish! Everyone can bring something different to the table!

Pink DCFW…

Dress: Loft

Shoes: Aldo

My lovely friend Tai and I went to a DC Fashion Week show and she wore this adorable dress! It looked so amazing on her, so I thought I would share it with you all! And it was such a bargain! Light and flowy, it’s great for the hot autumn days we’re still having here in DC. We had so much fun walking the streets of Georgetown for the afternoon and then going to the show at night. This truly is the perfect transitional day to night dress.

See more pics from the night on my Instagram: @TheStyleStudies




Top: Zara

Skirt: Zara

Heels: Aldo

Bag: Michael Kors (last season)

This outfit was such a steal! It’s so simple yet so chic and was crazy affordable. I love everything Zara and am so excited for Autumn. The 70s chic trend is in and this leather mustard color skirt is perfect with a turtleneck for the chilly months.



Online Favourites…

A friends recently asked me what my favorite online shopping sites were, and that got me thinking, I have tons I would love to share with all of you! So there are the basics… such as Topshop, Zara, Asos, River Island, etc. but I thought I would take this time to share with you some of my favorites that you might not have ever heard of. So here are my top 10 favorite online stores (in no specific order, and disclosing the previous ones just stated which I absolutely adore :P), and a few of my current favorite pieces from them…

ps. you can click on each photo to view it on the website <3



2. Runway Scout

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3. Mura Boutique

This is an Australian store, and it’s about to be summer there so all of their items are summer related. They still have great pieces and can get their winter items on sale when their season is over! What a win!


4. Public Desire

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5. Pretty Little Thing


6. Mishkah Fashion


6 1/2. Shopping Bare

For some reason, they are redoing their online store and are currently under construction. Check out some of their pieces they have posted on their Instagram page (@Shopping_bare)… If you like it, sign up online to get notified when their online shop re-opens!

7. New Look



8. Mossman Clothing

Love Profusion SkirtThe Armed Forces DressThe Waffle PantThe Beautiful Stranger Trench


10. White Fox Boutique


Sultry Sunday…

I’ll admit, I’ve been slacking lately… Sultry Sunday on a monday for the past two weeks in a row. But it’s better than nothing! This weeks inspiration is all about makeup. I’ve been really into the concept of ‘baking’, am all for daily winged eyeliner, and the perfect brows. Here are some of my favourite most inspiring pics xo

 All images from Pintrest. Check out my page here.

Plaid Accents…



Top: Forever 21 (last season)

Jeans: Missguided

Heels: Missguided (On Sale!!!)

Plaid Shirt: Charlotte Rousse (last season)

It’s an extremely gloomy, rainy day here in DC. As soon as I was ready to take some pictures, it started to pour :( Lucky enough, it cleared for the rest of the night! My lovely boyfriend was my photographer and actually did so much better than I expected! Although he made fun of me most of the time, I think I’ll keep him (; This is such a casual chic outfit that can be worn for a night out, or with a pair of sneakers for a day having lunch with some friends. I haven’t had many opportunities to expand my closet recently (aka go shopping :P) so I’ve done a lot of playing around with the pieces I have. I think that’s one of the key necessities to being a stylish individual. Spending isn’t always available and we don’t all get clothes for free like the many blogger inspirations we see with new pieces nearly every other day. Making the most of the pieces you have is key. One pair of jeans can make 5 different significant outfits that never look the same! Keep an open mind :)



Lovely Words: All About You

I’ve been having to make a lot of life decisions lately. I’m young, I have time, I have chances to make mistakes and grow, but I’m finding my way and trying to make it along my path as bump free as possibly. I’ve been increasingly looking and taking steps to be more present in my own life rather than just in others. Making yourself a priority is the most important and best thing you can do. Do little things for yourself – get your nails done, go see a movie, read a book, get a massage, go to a fashion show. Always look for the next thing you can do to excite yourself and delight yourself. Here are some of my favourite quotes that are the perfect daily reminders to make your life about YOU. And to always stay optimistic. Happiness and optimism are a mindset.

Make yourself a priority. At the end of the day, you’re your longest commitment.”

You don’t need another human being to make your life complete, although in honesty, having your wounds kissed by someone who doesn’t see them as disasters in your soul but cracks to put their love into is the most calming thing in this world.” -Emery Allen

An entire sea of water can’t sink a ship unless it gets inside the ship. Similarly, the negativity of the world can’t put you down unless you allow it to get inside you.” -Goi Nasu

Ten years from now, make sure you can say that you chose your life, you didn’t settle for it.” -Mandy Hale

To those who stay put, the world is but an imaginary place. But to the movers, the makers, and the shakers, the world is all around them, an endless invitation.”

“There’s nothing more exhausting then trying to make the wrong person happy. Make you happy, first. Then eliminate all else that doesn’t.” -Reyna Biddy

Enjoy your weekend.



Fall Style Trends via Vogue

After drooling over the whopping 835 pages of Vogue’s September issue, the trends for this Fall are prominently splashed across pages covered in Saint Laurent, Valentino, Chanel and more. Compilations of notes later, I’ve put together for you the ultimate style guide to this fall straight from Vogue itself, and where you can find the best pieces at the best prices (and it’s looking pretty 70s)…

Suede & Fringe

as seen in H&M, Vince Camuto, Burberry, Sam Edelman, Express…

This was seen all over handbags, shoes, skirts, jackets and more. And can be found in some of your favourite stores like H&M! Here are some of my favourite pieces and where you can find them..

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Dull Florals

as seen in Gucci, MIchael Kors, Stella McCartney, Lanvin…

Fashion is seriously bringing out the 70s colors again… browns, pale greens, reds, beige, etc… If it’s in your outfit, you’re spot on. Here are a few affordable pieces that I love…

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Wacky 70s Prints

as seen in Gucci, Dior, Loewe… 

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Block Heels & Loafers

as seen in Givenchy, Valentino, Bally, Max Mara, Prada, Junya Wantanbe, Dior, J.Crew, Kate Spade…

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as seen in Prada, Dior, Chanel, Michael Kors, Simone Rocha, Hugo Boss, Kate Spade…

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as seen in Coach, Escada, Miu Miu, Celine, Saint Laurent, Ralph Lauren, Bally, Marc Jacobs, Fendi, Bahmin, Gucci, Kate Spade, Louis Vuitton, J.Crew, Lanvin…

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Flares/Wide Leg/Cullottes

as seen in J Brand, Alexander McQueen, 

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Hope this helps you get trendy and ready for fall!