jumpin, jumpin!

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….’cause it’s 11:30 and the club is jumpin, jumpin! When I wrote this post title that song came to my head.

Can you believe it’s almost fall already? It amazes me that this year is going by so fast. It’s now time to JUMP into fall… see how that Destiny’s Child reference made sense?

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Since I live in the desert, we don’t get a true fall here… we just get out of the triple digit heat. Anything is better than living in hell, right?

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I don’t like to invest in a full wardrobe for the fall so I love pieces that I can transition into the fall from the summer. This Michael Kors is exactly that piece that will help me jump into fall.

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The deep blue is so neutral and can be styled so many different ways with contrasting colors.

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I brought back out my navy and red Tory Burch heels to keep the look classic and chic. I really can’t get enough of these shoes, the detailed straps on the front bring an ethic feel to them. The color scheme keep it very classic, especially with that chunky heel.

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Jumpsuit : Michael Kors // Shoes: Tory Burch // Clutch: Louis Vuitton // Necklace: Charming Charlie // Watch: Charming Charlie //

Blue Crush

Today I collaborated with my blogger BFF, Nicole, of thedarlingniki.com again for a meet up. It’s always so refreshing to catch up with her, because it’s nice to have someone who is in the same field as you. Our first shoot was a spring all white shoot!

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Me… in all white?!? YES! I know..it felt like fine china all day because I’m so quick to stain something.

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We chose the beautiful and colorful Saguaro hotel in Palm Springs. Every wall is the perfect background to an all white look.

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Without even trying, we both chose white skinny jeans. I chose a white mesh short sleeve top, while Nicole styled her jeans with a white tank.

DSC_0067 DSC_0044With our accessories, I brought pops of color with my “Palm Springs or Bust” Via pouch with my rainbow Prabal Gurung heels. Nicole kept her look straight all white with her white crossbody with cross strapped gold sandals.

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I love that we took the same concept and styled them completely differently. That shows our individuality as stylists! I will update this post with outfit diets, but I hope you enjoyed our first look!

UPDATE: Niki’s Look

Tank: American Apparel

Jeans: Express

Sandals: Forever21

Bag: Michael Kors

Accessories: Francesca’s collection (Necklace), Bavna (Bracelet), Kate Spade Saturday (Glasses)

Styled for Spencer!

It’s nice to enjoy my days off styled how I like. I knew we would be heading out for lunch today and I wanted to keep my look spring chic. My mother owns this Alberto Mikali top at Nordstrom Rack awhile back. I knew I wanted to match my look around these new Sam Edelman gladiators.

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My Alberto Makali top was a perfect match to the gladiators and my yellow shorts brought the entire look together.

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When I originally picked out my look, I paired the top with white denim and was told that I looked like a Orange County Housewives. I had to improvise the look keep it to my age group. Lol.

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Top: Alberto Makali

Shorts: Target

Sandals: Sam Edelman

Purse: Louis Vuitton

rain rain go away…

Today was a rare day in desert weather..it rained! Which, honestly, is my least favorite weather. I hate being wet and the nasty clouds rain brings. I also have the “I don’t want to get my hair wet” mainframe. #blackgirlproblems   DSC_0261

The rain messed up the shoot I had planned for the blog, but it did force me to actually relax on my full day off. I needed to run a few errands and since all my rain boots are in storage, I had to suffice for this rainy weather. I bought these new booties from the Nordstrom site, Haute Look earlier this week. I have been on the search for a pair of brown booties since Coachella and how nice….I found these a month later! And you won’t guess how much they were $22!

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I like to multi task during shoots… I was recording my sister  on snapshot complain about having to stand in the rain. Boo Hoo.. sacrifice… sacrifice! Follow me on snapshot @trappednfashion

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I caught this awesome shots of the foggy mountains behind our house. How random is that… fog in the desert? It looks great though.

Shirt: Russell Simmons Line

Jeans: Paige

Boots: Haute Look

Necklace: Baublebar

Clutch/Computer Bag: Mission for Target

My NYE Prep!

New Years Eve is only a day away and i’m just now prepping my look. Yes, the holidays and work have kept me busy and I haven’t been able to look for a proper NYE look. Well… me being me, I always have a few sparkle looks in the closet. I will have no problem finding a look. (I might be a repeat offender!) This year will actually be the first year that I will be celebrating with friends, because I normally go to church or yoga.

I’m excited to spend the day with my friends and stay safe! I want everyone else to do the same.

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Loving this “What To Wear” pad that I received for Christmas from my coworker! They will definitely come in handy to keep my looks organized.

B*tch, say whaaaat?

 

My friends at WhoWhatWear did some much needed research and found the annual salaries of many fashion careers. I definitely want to post this, because like myself I know many of readers are younger fashionistas working on start a career themselves.

 

I know I have a nice spending habit so my income needs to exceed the prices of what I like to buy…haha! It was interesting to say the least to see the salaries of certain careers that I thought made more than they did. A few made me go, “BITCH, WHAT?”

 

Here are the 25 salaries that WhoWhatWear found. Do you agree?

 

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My first insta-fave: Kiersten Nicole

so i’m starting a new series called “insta-fave” that shows some of my favorite instagrammers! if you don’t already follow me on instagram my handle is @trappednfashion and i love it! i think of my instagram as a mini version of the blog that i can show my style and life.

this week’s insta-fave is: @kierstennicole! she is a fellow blogger out of new jersey with the cutest style! i love how each of her looks differ from the others and yet she brings her sweet girlish style. plus, she is a kate spade lover! what do you think of kiersten’s style?

 

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this look is so carrie bradshaw! you can see all of her looks at her blog http://kierstenicole.com/ and her instagram: @kierstenicole