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Eco-Friendly Office Style with Modavanti

August 15, 2014
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Happy Friday everyone! A little while ago I was introduced to a sustainable fashion boutique called Modavanti. Love the sound of this name! Just from browsing the boutique’s collections I instantly became a fan. Not only are the clothes beautiful, but every brand that Modavanti carries has been carefully selected to ensure they meet the company’s eco-friendly and fair trade standards. Finding beautiful quality clothes that fit is already hard enough, so it’s definitely a plus to discover boutiques like Modavanti that provide all of the above plus an eco-friendly focus in mind.

In this feature I’m wearing a super cute crop top by Meghan Sebold of the brand Afia. On a casual day I would wear this crop top with a pair of distressed jeans, but since I wanted to showcase a chic office look, I’m pairing the crop top with a black pencil skirt. A skater or midi skirt would look fab with this crop top as well. I find the origin of this crop top quite interesting, it was hand sewn by artisans in Ghana using traditional Ghanaian textiles.

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modavanti, office style, sustainable fashion, sustainable clothing, fashion blog, crop top, pencil skirt, style by alina

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OUTFIT DETAILS
Top – c/o Afia
Shoes – Payless (old, similar HERE)
Skirt – ASOS
Bag – Aldo

Do you adore this crop top too?

Shorty Story : Crop Top & Yellow Pants

May 16, 2014
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After a fun weekend in Illinois, we were welcome back to California with 90 degree weather. I don’t normally wear a crop top this high, but I made a rare exception because it was sweltering outside and I love how it pairs with the yellow pants. These pants have to be the softest pants ever and they fit me perfectly. When I saw that they were on sale at Uniqlo for $14, I went berserk (as most women would) and bought all the colors of the rainbow. =)

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While taking these photos, I had thoughts of our past trip flooding into my mind. It’s been haunting me for the last several days, so I figured I’d let the beast out and share the story. So the day we were supposed to fly back to California, Murphy’s Law happened. Due to inclement weather and then a fire in an air traffic control tower (crazy!), our flight was cancelled two days in a row. Stranded and exhausted, our options were to fly back two days later on a 20-hour flight or buy new tickets to go back on the next flight with a different airline. We did the latter, reluctantly.

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After the first canceled flight, we decided to book a well-rated hotel nearby the airport to catch some much needed Zzzz. As soon as we arrived at the hotel, we noticed something peculiar about this place. For one the check-in reception was in a little shack separated from the rooms. And the rooms, weren’t really rooms either. They reminded me of unattached storage units that lined along a parking lot. These look nothing like the photos we saw online, but that was fine. It was already close to midnight and the rain was pouring hard, so we relented and checked in despite all the red flags.

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When we got to our room I was filled with anticipation, if not excitement. I never stayed at any place like this before so there was a certain mystique to it. The moment we opened the door, I gasped and Luis was speechless. I’m not going to show you the picture in this post, but you can see it HERE. Red lights on the ceiling, chains on each side of the bed, a naughty hammock in the center of the bed and Usher’s “Love in this Club” was playing. I didn’t know if I was supposed to laugh or freak out. For a moment it felt like we transported to a Vegas strip club even though this hotel is located in a seemingly innocent and sweet little suburb in Chicago. Sadly, we were not in the mood for “Love in the Club” and there was a centipede crawling around the tub (Eek!). Luis started to inspect the room and the hair on this back shot up like weeds. That was definitely not a good sign, ahha. We ultimately decided to bounce and stay at a well known hotel chain instead.

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I guess we should have listened to our guts. The gut is never wrong! Not to deflect attention from this cute outfit, but I hope this story entertains you. It definitely makes me laugh and cringe every time it crosses my mind.

I hope you’ll have a fabulous weekend and don’t forget to check out my interview with WearMyFashionMag. Smile and stay beautiful! =)

OUTFIT DETAILS
Top – Forever21
Pants – Uniqlo (in store only, similar HERE)
Bag – c/o Susu Handbag
Shoes – Enzo Angiolini (old, similar HERE)

Field of Daisies : Crop Top & Skater Skirt

March 20, 2014
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Hello everyone! It’s raining sunshine and daisies on the blog today. Usually we only post the best five to six images from a shoot, but today we made an exception. We were so happy with how the pictures came out that we decided to share all of our favorites. We hope you like them too!

For this shoot, I was given a challenge to put together an outfit for under $15 to pair with a gorgeous leather bag gifted to me by Free Endearment. That was a bit of tall order but I decided to give it a shot. With such a limited budget I decided I hit up Forever 21. I always find amazing yet affordable styles here. It didn’t take me long to find this cute striped crop top. There were two colors (black and red) and I immediately gravitated towards the red one. I looked the price tag and saw it was $8. Left with $7 in the pocket, I started to envision what I wanted to pair this crop top with. Sadly, I couldn’t find anything suitable and was about to give up until I saw a rack of skater skirts just brought out from the back. I immediately ran over and picked up a white one. I was floored when I saw how much this skirt cost, just $5! Under budget and mission accomplished, yay! What do you think of this outfit?

Crop top – Forever 21 (sold out, similar)
Skirt – Forever 21
Bag – Free Endearment
Heels – Enzo Angiolini

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