Times Like These

Happy first day of summer! I can’t believe I have yet to write a post for June! The past month has been a whirlwind of both good and bad. I have been collaborating with so many brands, worked on a few awesome modeling jobs, and I even took a trip to France (travel post to come!).
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Despite all of this, I have felt very unbalanced and scattered the past month and a half. It’s become extremely hard for me to ground myself, so I know something’s up. Life is a bunch of ups and downs, and nothing is constant. I had been moving up since the beginning of the year, but I recently hit a plateau. It occurred to me last night that I’ve been stagnant, and if everything is constantly in motion, stagnant means I’m going down.

 

Although I’ve been insanely busy, I’m bored. I’ve been going through the motions instead of looking inward and trying to figure out why I’m feeling this way. Chatting with a friend helped to to realize why I’m bored and what I want. It’s time for a change. It took me a bit of time to realize what that change could be, but I think I’ve now found it. For the first time since May, I feel inspired, and I’m ready to run with it.
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This adorable off the shoulder lantern top is from SheIn.  This look combines two of my favorite trends for Spring/Summer: off the shoulder and bell sleeves! It’s the perfect blouse for daytime fun (i.e. visiting Versailles, picnics, day parties).  I even saw a couple of girls wearing this top at the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic this year too.  This top is adorable, but please note that it runs small! SheIn is one of my favorite places to shop! If you’re looking for fashionable clothing or the latest styles and trends, SheIn is  the place to go. All of their clothes are so chic and on trend. Not to mention, they are outrageously affordable 🙂

Top: SheIn ; Bag: Louis Vuitton ; Shorts: BDG ; Sunglasses: RayBan; Sandals: Steve Madden

All photos were taken in the Gardens of Versailles in Versailles, France

Xx Marisa

Spring Trend Alert with SheIn

Hi friends! I can’t believe it’s already March!  It has been a long Winter, and I’m so happy that we are approaching Spring, although I’m sad to say that this year is seriously flying by.

If you’re like me, then you’ve been thoroughly enjoying the odd, springtime temperatures that we have been experiencing in the Northeast.  This unseasonable weather won’t stick around for long, but to my delight, the rise in temperature has me thinking about all of the latest, fresh and exciting possibilities the new season has in store for us.  Enter new Spring fashion.  I’ve recently partnered up with SheIn to give you a collage of my favorite new trends for this spring season.

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Statement Sleeves

Word has it that fashion repeats itself every 20-30 years, and I can definitely see a strong 70’s influence for this season.  I am obsessed with this year’s bell sleeve phenomenon.  You’ll find me wearing this look throughout the Spring and Summer.  I also like the bell sleeve on a lace or mesh top–a very delicate, yet bold look.  Adorned with tassels, pom poms, and/or fringe, the bell sleeve takes on a playful look and one that I absolutely love. I am also very fond of bare shoulders. For me, the classiness associated with off the shoulder tops and dresses will never go out of style, so you’ll catch me wearing these throughout the warmer months as well.  Any of these good-looking tops can be paired with your favorite pair of jeans or a nice skirt and even a pair of denim shorts.  This look can take you from the beach to a nice candlelit dinner depending on the occasion and your mood!

Denim Reinvented

Denim will never go out of style, and it is constantly being reinvented. A jean jacket is a staple item for me during the springtime. I enjoy pairing the jacket with a soft floral dress or a sleek black on black outfit. I also love a Canadian tuxedo–a jean on jean outfit.  The versatility and options for denim outfits are endless.  Denim chokers?!  I’m super into it.  Denim shoes, including thigh-high boots (available in all washes and even black), will also be making an appearance this spring.  I just ordered my first pair, and I am so excited to wear them!  You just can’t go wrong with denim…ever!

The Ruffles/Layers Combo

So pretty and feminine!  You’ll be seeing this look a lot on bell sleeves (gotta love when your favorite trends collide!). Ruffles and layers are amazing on their own, but this combo is on fire and makes for a very sophisticated and unique look.  The ruffles soften any look and add an understated sexy appeal.  They layers add a flowing shape and this look speaks femininity in volumes. Every outfit you wear with this combo will for sure make a statement and turn heads. This lovely look is so appealing and can take you from the beach to brunch, or to a night out on the town.

Embroidery

It wouldn’t be Spring without tons of flowers!  And this Spring season, it’s all about embroidered flowers and patterns! Embroidery can be so delicate, as seen on this blue dress featured below, yet this season will also feature an edgy twist.  I’m obsessed with embroidered mesh–I need to get my hands on a black mesh bodysuit like the one featured below. The embroidered blouse also featured is ultra-feminine and pretty.  You will get unlimited compliments wearing this gorgeous blouse!  I am also a huge fan of these embroidered booties–they will finish off any outfit with polish and pizazz!

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There you have it! These are the trends you should be looking out for this season.  I am thrilled to showcase these lovely looks, and I am certain these featured pieces will make you feel super pretty, feminine and confident!

To shop all of these new items and more, click here to visit SheIn 🙂 This is one of my favorite places to shop.  All of their pieces are so trendy, chic, and outrageously affordable.

Thanks SheIn for the collab!

Xx Marisa