The Fashion Experimenter

When I initially met Nathalie, the first thing that I automatically thought to myself was... "Wow, how does she have such amazing hair?!" And from that moment on-- a friendship was born. Yet, our friendship was one that revolved around more than simply exchanging tips on the best hair products, but one that connected us on bigger and better levels... like our mutual love for leather shorts and our complete addictions to shopping (NOTE TO ALL: Topshop is a shopaholic's kryptonite!... Good thing it just opened at the Grove...).

But all jokes aside, on top of being one of the sweetest and most beautiful people that I have come to know both inside and out, Nathalie is also one of the most fashionable people I have met. Being sometimes confused as twins when coincidentally strolling in with almost some of the same outfits, Nathalie, like me, loves experimenting with different styles and trends. Whether a chunky sweater and jeans if she's quickly on the go, or shorts, tights, heels and a flowy top if she has a few extra minutes on her side, time is key to determining what look and style Nathalie will be going with for the day. Loving to mix a little bit of everything into her ensembles including crazy patterns and prints, Nathalie loves the idea that you can express yourself  and make statements through clothes. And as we all know, that's what fashion is all about.

Shirt: Tobi // Pants: Zara // Shoes: Topshop // Necklace: Etsy // Ring: Urban Outfitters // Watch: Michael Kors

Bohemian In Plaid

Whenever I'm looking to have a laidback look , I head straight to the plaids. While this style came in and was huge like in 2008, it's still one of my favorite looks to pull off and wear. But clearly I can't just do the typical plaid and pants look, I got to make it my own which includes the addition of a headband, jewels, jeggings, and sneaks. I was going for a bohemian chic look for today, dressing up the plaid with one of my ultimate headpieces (channeling my inner Nicole Richie, of course). These jean leggings are one of my absolute favorites, as their hint of detail with the gold kneecap zippers automatically takes the piece from simple to unique. To top it off, my gold sneakers (with studs, obviously!) tie the outfit altogether, allowing me to stay casual yet cute all day long.

Shirt: H&M // Leggings: Random Store in New York // Shoes: Forever 21 (similar here) // Jewelry: Forever 21 (bracelet), Forever 21 (ring) // Headband: Fairfax Flea Market (similar here)