A Casual Look

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River Island Coat / Langford Market jeans / Converse shoes / Langford Market bangle / H&M t/shirt (borrowed from my boyfriend!) / Ray Ban Mirrored sunglasses / Marc By Marc Jacobs wallet /

Hi there!

I hope finals week is not treating you guys too bad! I have been at the library all week it feels like. Atleast it`s all over soon, one more week guys! thought I would post a more casual look on the blog, since most of what I wear on the blog is more dressed up. I love this look, it`s super simple and comfortable! I got these jeans at Langford Market, and I cannot stop wearing them, they are so easy to move around in and fit great! I paired my white jeans with a pair of black converse (a staple every gal should have in my opinion!) and my favorite checked coat from River Island, which is on sale now guys! To make it a little more put together I accessorized with  a big chunky necklace, a pair of mirrored sunglasses and a simple bangle. I hope you like this look, and good luck with finals everyone!

Photos by Alexander Thorstvedt


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Handbags 101

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Everyone who read Fashion Conspiracy knows my endless love for handbags. There is something about a high quality bag that can elevate an look instantly. So when Rue la la approached me to do a post about handbags and how to care for them, I was thrilled. I have wanted to give you guys some tips and tips regarding handbags for example how to store them, handbag care and types. I think the reason why I love handbags so much is how they transform a look. I typically wear my more pricy handbags with a 20$ H&M dress, and voila the entire outfit looks more expensive!

My favorite type of bag is most definitely the tote bag, it stores everything you could want in one bag. As a student I need enough room for my notebook, planner and MAC. That is some of the reasons why I really liked the Prada Saffiano Lux tote. For those days I am bringing more than usual to class I switch to the slightly larger Michael Kors jet set tote, such a spacious bag at a great price. Also, if you are looking for this type of tote and want something in between the Prada and the Michael Kors, this Tory Burch Robinson bag is perfect!
I also really like the tote style for travel, it is a great way to get all your essentials on board.

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lthough I love the tote styled bags, I must say that my favorite all time bag has to be the Chanel Classic Flap bag. It is such a timeless handbag that I feel goes with everything. I tend to use it if I am going out for dinner with friends or for a date night with Alex. I would probably never use this bag downtown, so for nights out I typically use my Michael Kors trio handbag.

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Also had to include this red crossbody bag from 3.1 Phillip Lim. It’s the perfect pop of color and it is surprisingly spacious, I can fit a large sunglass case, wallet, phone, lipstick and some makeup (for extra space inside the bag, simply unzip the sides!). The leather is durable and the bag does not scratch easily. Looking at it now, I think I tend to choose handbags that are made to be more durable, both the caviar leather on the Classic flap, as well as the Saffiano leather on the Prada handbag are super user friendly. It is not that kind of leather that your keys will ruin the look of the bag.

So, on to some of my handbag tips: 

1. When storing your bag, stuff it to maintain the shape of the handbag. I usually use foam, but I recently discovered these genius base shapers that maintains the shape of the bag and avoids bag sag!

2. Avoid storing your handbags in direct sunlight. I typically do not store them in their original box, but rather in their dust bag. If you bought your bag used or it did not come with a dust bag, most department stores sell them or maybe if you ask nicely you can get one for free from the designer. You could also protect the handbag by using a pillow case as a dust bag!

3. For more delicate leather types, make sure you purchase some leather care products to maintain the look of the bag.

4. Handbags made of natural fibers and leather handbags should also be stored in a climate-controlled area.

Hope you liked this post, and check out Ruelala’s Handbag 101 guide, here.

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Holiday Gift Guide

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1. Tory Burch Reva Leopard flats / 2.  Ray Ban Mirrored  round sunglasses / 3. Grace – A memoir / 4. Baublebar Gift set / 5. Equipment JE T’AIME CARDS SET / 6.  Kate Spade Pencil Pouch / 7.  Kate Spade pencils / 8. Kate Spade Clutch / 9. Red Hunter boots / 10.  Nasty Gal faux fur / 11. FujiFilm Instax camera / 12. Pajamas set / 13. 3.1 Phillim Lim mini pashli / 14. Givenchy Antigona Mini / 15. Frends Headphones / 16. Pink ASOS satin dress / 17. ASOS faux fur collar blue / 18. ASOS faux fur collar green.

I don’t know about you, but I love making christmas lists especially the very unlikely ones (like a 1600$ christmas gift kind of list, haha) here I included some of the things I am wanting for christmas, as well as some products I already own and love, like the polaroid camera! Some products are as low as 20$ and some are more expensive, something for every taste I hope! Hope you enjoy, and there are more lists coming. Have a great Sunday!

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Longhorn Fashions: A Night Out

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Jumpsuit – Longhorn Fashions, Shoes – Zara, Classic Flap – Chanel, Faux Fur – Lindex

Happy Friday everyone! I hope your week has been good so far? I am so excited to share my first ever collaboration with Austin boutique Longhorn Fashions. As I mentioned earlier this week, this is the look I wore for Theta and Pi Phi semi formal, I loved not wearing a dress and this jumpsuit might be up there with some of the most comfortable pieces I have ever worn. Super easy to move around in, and more importantly dance in! I paired it with my oversized faux fur for some extra drama and kept all accessories to a minimum. I really opted to the jumpsuit to shine on its own, and hey it’s pretty low cut, so I did not want to overdue the look adding to many elements. Add a pair off black pointy heels and my favorite Classic flap by Chanel and the look is complete. If you are looking for the perfect night out look, or maybe a semi formal outfit this jumpsuit does the trick. If you are not from Austin, click on this link to order one too (ps. it’s at a great price!). Or if you live in Austin like me, visit their store on 23 and Pearl.

Photos by Alexander Thorstvedt

 

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Langford Market Fall picks: look 1

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sweather, pants and bracelet – Langford Market ,
Handbag – Chanel, shoes – Nelly, leather jacket – Bikbok

Happy Monday everyone! I am so excited to post this look, as it it the first one in a series of fall looks in collaboration with Langford Market. I picked out this great v-neck sweater which, let’s be honest looks good with everything (I though about pairing it with a faux high waisted leather skirt next!) It reminds me a little of this Rag and Bone sweater which I love! A great way to snag up a high quality piece at a much lower prize, 44$ compared to 495$! Next I picked these super comfortable black jeans, every wardrobe needs a pair (atleast) and I have not really found a favorite until now, these are so easy to move around in and fits great! I am also wearing a  minimalistic bracelet from Langford Market, which matched my silver watch perfectly for a little arm-candy action. To finish the look of I wore my Nelly white heels (these are not very comfortable, please let me know if you know of any similar styles that are!), my favorite leather jacket from Bikbok and my classic flap bag from Chanel.

I hope you liked this fall look, and stay tuned for more fall picks from Langford Market. And oh, Langford Market is currently having a -40% of their ENTIRE store! So hurry up to your closest location to score some great deals! And If there are no locations close, they have an awesome online store as well. Check it out here. 

Photos by Alexander Thorstvedt

 

 

 

 

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A Walk In The Park

 

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BikBok jeans – Lindex sweater – Thrifted ankle boots – 3.1 Phillip Lim pashli handbag – Karen Walker sunglasses – H&M chain necklace -

Happy Sunday! I hope you have had a great weekend so far? I just love those weekends that seem to never, were you have time to do all the things you have put on your weekend to-do list as well as all the fun stuff! My sorority had our annual Pi Phi and Theta semi formal on Thursday and that was so much fun. For my look I wanted to wear something different, not the usual formal dress, so I wore an amazing low cut jumpsuit from Longhorn Fashions and a big faux fur, the look will be up here on the blog soon, so stay tuned! For today’s Sunday look I paired my ripped Bikbok jeans with my favorite striped sweater from Lindex added some height with my favorite thrifted ankle boots and to add color I wore my 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli mini and my Karen Walker number 1 sunglasses. Oh, and I just got this bike last week, I love just biking around Austin such a fun way to explore parts of the city!

Photos by Alexander Thorstvedt

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Girl With the Green Scarf

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 Langford market dress and earrings – Hermes scarf – H&M basket – Tory Burch Revas – Karen Walker sunglasses

Happy Hump day everyone!I have never been happier that the weekend is coming up, I have had (and still have) the busiest time between midterms, papers and group presentations. I decided to post this unpublished look from a few weeks back, I simply love the neonish yellow color of this Langford Market dress especially paired a little unconventionally with the Hermes scarf wrapped around a 9$ H&M basket. Head on over to your local Langford Market store to pick up this yellow beauty (ps. I got it on sale for 20$!) And to all of you struggling with school work, celebrate that it’s almost the weekend and keep working hard!

Photos by Alexander Thorstvedt

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Black on Black

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Dress used as top – Langford Market, Ankle boots – Buffalo Exchange, skirt – BikBok, Shopping net – H&M, Sunglasses – Karen Walker 

You all know I am a sucker for an all black head to toe look, and fall is my favorite season to play with it. A lot of people don’t like the all monochrome looks, but it can help you play with textures and lengths. If you want some great inspiration on how to pull of all black looks, check out this Pinterest board.  Here I am pairing my new favorite ankle boots (can you believe these were only 29$ at a thrift store?) with a cool see-thorough shopping net from H&M and a folded skirt. I like the simplicity of this outfit and it can easily transform from day to night, just add a statement necklace and you are good to go! I really like reusing my items to get more use out of for example a dress and make the piece more versatile, here I used my Langford Market dress as a top and it worked out really well. Hey, If you wanted a day-to night all you would have to do was take the skirt out and wear it as a dress.

Photos by Alexander Thorstvedt

 

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Ethree Estetiques: New lashes

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This week has been filled with school work and midterms, so when my Ethree Estetiques appointment came along it was exactly the pick me up that I needed. As many of you know, I am allergic to most types of mascara, which leads to make-up free days most days! But after I discovered the wonders of eyelash extensions, I am never going back to not wearing them! So let’s talk eyelashes guys, I visited Erica’s salon Ethree Estetiques earlier this week and I am so impressed and happy with the results! She was so knowledgeable about everything regarding beauty, skin care and eyelashes that I pop-quizzed her on all her insider tips! I ended up going for an almost full lash set of curved lashes, Erica added some longer ones starting mid eye and til the end of my lash line to create that dramatic look that I wanted without sacrificing it looking natural.

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If you live in Austin, check out Erica’s salon by clicking on the photo down below.

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Photos by Alexander Thorstvedt

 

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Cotone Classics

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Top, shirt, skort – Cotone,
Boots – Buffalo Exchange, Hangbag – Chanel, Sunglasses – Karen Walker 

I am so happy to show you my second look for Austin boutique Cotone. This was more of a casual and classic twist to a festival look. I find that a lot of times If I am shopping for one particular event, like a festival or vacation I tend to never wear it again, because it was to theme specific. With this look I wanted all the pieces to be completely wearable for an everyday wardrobe. I love the french striped top and the gorgeous faux leather shirt tied around my waist (I would totally wear this with an all leather look, maybe a leather pencil skirt?). I also love this white skort, super easy to pair with almost everything, and I really like that it looks like a skirt but it’s wearable like a pair of shorts. If you live in Austin like me, stop by Cotone, they still have -40% all their lines except for the fall line! They also just received all their new pieces for fall so hurry on over there to check it out!

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