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military jacket: 3-ways

3 ways to style a military jacket // smitten studio3 ways to style a military jacket // smitten studioMy friend Kiersten just started up a brand new blog and I took part in her “1 Item 3 ways” feature. This Military Jacket has become a staple in my wardrobe so I thought it would be the perfect item to show you how I style it a few different ways.

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my style: watercolor dress & gold croc

watercolor dress // smitten studiowatercolor dress // tory burch croc clutch // smitten studiowatercolor dress // tory burch croc clutch // smitten studiowatercolor dress // tory burch croc clutch // smitten studiowatercolor dress // tory burch croc clutch // smitten studiowater color dress // tory burch clutch // smitten studiowatercolor dress // tory burch croc clutch // smitten studioI have a hard time finding dresses that I really love (especially as much as this one) and when you are a guest at your old college roommate’s wedding you want to be in one that makes you feel like you still got it, right? So… I searched and searched, finding a lot of too frilly or too simple numbers that didn’t quite make the cut, until I landed at Zara and found this pretty perfect wedding guest dress. The structure of the dress, the cut-out back, and the flair of the skirt immediately put me in the necessary dancing mood.

Which, of course, prompted me to climb up on a roof and jump around while Rupert took photos… as one does. ;)

Shopping guide: Dress from Zara // Tory Burch Croc Clutch (old) find similar here or here //  Shoes from Zara (old) find similar here or here

my style: faux leather midi & studded shoes

leather midi // smitten studioleather midi // smitten studioleather midi // smitten studiosmitten studioleather midi // smitten studioI run cold (as Rupe would say) so it took the 100+ degree weather in palm springs this weekend to get me back into a skirt. I don’t always go for a midi length skirt but in pleather?… I just couldn’t help myself. Paired with the studded sandals and my snake print bag the material brings an edge to an otherwise classic silhouette. What do you think, are you a mini, midi, or maxi?

shop the look: faux leather midi skirt (old from zara), find similar here or here // top by Madewell // Studded sandals by Zara // fold over clutch by Clare Vivier // Necklace by Iacoli & McAllister

my style: 31 bits with denim & lace

denimandlace-smittenstudio12denim and lace // smitten studiodenim and lace // smitten studiodenim and lace // smitten studioag denim and lace // smitten studiodenimandlace-smittenstudio10I’ve been on the hunt for a good statement necklace for quite a while now… you know the kind you can wear with a plain t-shirt and it instantly makes you feel put together? Well, I may have let out a little shriek when I received this one in the mail from 31 Bits… mission complete. It dresses up my distressed denim and brings color and a little more pattern (always a good thing ;)) to my white on white top & jacket.

If you haven’t heard about the great things 31 Bits is doing to support and empower women in Uganda head over to their site and read their mission.

Shop the look: Necklace by 31 Bits // Jeans by Adriano Goldschmied // Shoes by Sam Edelman // Lace top by Madewell // Jacket by Zara // Double bar ring from Forever 21 // Stacking rings from L.Frank Jewelry // Bag from Asos (old) find similar here

Images by Mike Carriero

my style: hard & soft

hard & soft // smitten studioleather & floral // smitten studioleather & floral // smitten studioleather & floral // smitten studioleather & floral // smitten studioI’m back in LA today where spring is definitely in the air, so I think it’s a good time to mix a little floral print into my wardrobe and soften up all the leather.

Shop the look:
Floral Printed Trousers by Anthropologie // Fringe Clutch by Milly // White Blouse by Joie // Leather Jacket by Zara (old) find similar by Diane von Furstenberg // Shoes by Seychelles // Stacking rings by L. Frank Jewelry 

my style: snake print maxi & red ankle boots

snake1-c1snake print maxi sarah sherman samuelsnake-6-21snake print maxi sarah sherman samuelsnake print maxi sarah sherman samuelI’m finally fitting a few fall inspired pieces into my wardrobe and I had a little party to go to that called for “autumnal attire”… so this is what I put together.

Snake print dress by Chan Luu  //  Infinity scarf from Zara  //  Ankle Boots from Madewell  // Jacket from Zara