Be a Gladiator

Soraya Bakhtiktiar fashion blogger + Soraya Bakhtiar in Stuart Weitzman gladiator sandals + Stuart Weitzman tall gladiator sandals + how to wear knee high gladiator sandals +  tall gladiator sandals with summer dress 3I am OBSESSED with gladiator sandals at the moment.  They’re sexy, cool and completely fearless.  Although I’m tempted to go out and purchase a to the knee sandal, my head and wallet is saying to stay more grounded and rock an ankle shoe.  Either way, with the heat that has already started in Cali, sandals are a sure bet for constant wear.  Happy Monday!!   xoxo

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Saying it With Color

lfw-fw2013-street-style-day1-01_175413277119For the last several season’s it’s been all about color.  Starting with colored denim, colored blouses and moving straight through to color blocking.  Now monochromatic styling is the new revival of color.  Summer is the perfect season for bright, bold dressing.  Keep in mind your lifestyle when choosing items.  A blazer and slacks won’t work for play dates and ice cream runs, put pulling out your, almost outdated, colored denim with a mono tank will.  xoxo

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Pony Up

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A sleek low ponytail is my summer go to style.  Not only is it functional in cooling me down, it’s a quick, chic solution for that “oh crap” moment.  The bonus with a ponytail this year is that come fall the tails will still be prancing.  xoxo


Simple and Chic

nyfw-street5-2_191518642398It’s been ridiculously hot in L.A.  When mother nature starts turning up the heat, I reach for the simplest, coolest items I can find.  A clean face, simple hair and light clothing, both in fabric and color, starts becoming a uniform.  Although simple and chic is different for everyone, here are my inspirations for forever chic.  Happy Monday!  xoxo

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We Like it, Hot Hot Hot

tumblr_lxtruvpq9G1r1j3wdo1_500Bright lips is the trend of the hour.  Cheeks and eyes are also having a moment, but let’s not too get excited and put them all together. 😉  Adding bright color to the face is a pretty pick me up.  Spring and Summer already adds more of a glow to our skin, so by adding some brights into the palette, can give us a youthful vibe.  Not everyone will fall in love with with the neon glows, but play around a bit there is a shade for everyone.  Happy weekend! xoxo