Fall Trend: Corduroys & Sneakers

Every time I think of fall fashion, trends from the ’70s pop up in my mind. I’m thinking of burnt orange and woodsy tones, natural makeup, corduroys, and strappy tops. I shot this set two years ago with an incredibly talented girl named Ali who also has a very distinctive and moody photography style, which is honestly what attracted me to her talent. I felt the moodiness was perfect for the concept and I’m so happy she and I were able to create, even if only once. I love that we brought in a moody, on-trend color palette for the outfit, but had bright pops of yellow with the sunflowers. It made for the perfect balance of moodiness and brightness.

This is actually one of my favorite shoots of 2017. We explored Downtown Las Vegas and found some awesome shoot locations. I opted for a corduroy button down skirt because that’s such a trend in the colder months. Since I live in Vegas, I was still able to wear bare legs and white sneakers in the fall. But I would’ve totally paired this with over-the-knee boots for colder climates.

You can dress up the skirt with an oversized off-shoulder chunky sweater and strappy heels for brunch. Or try this skirt with a black lace camisole, a white crisp boxy oversized blazer, and over-the-knee-boots for a night out at the bar or lounge. This corduroy skirt is super versatile, and that’s why it’s still a staple piece in my closet.

This trusty bomber jacket has been with me for a few years. I love layering this on top of almost any outfit because it just gives that sleek, boyish flair that I like in my outfits. I don’t like to look overly sweet and girly or overly unkempt and boyish. I prefer to have a twist in my looks. Recently, I’ve even been pairing hype street style shirts with feminine midi skirts and a pair of nice sneakers and it’s been working out pretty well.

This cabby hat is one of my absolute faves. I cannot live without it. Hats pull together outfits so easily. It’s literally the cherry that tops off an already great outfit. I chose this cabby hat because it fits the vibe of the shoot and pairs better with the bomber jacket than a beret.

I kept the makeup pretty understated and instead chose to focus on the red lip. Not sure if you’ve ever noticed, but I prefer to keep my makeup minimal and natural, usually only changing my lip color. I wish I was adventurous with makeup, but I certainly don’t have the skill (or patience) to do makeup like most girls.

The lipstick is my absolute favorite red ever—Marc Jacobs Beauty Le Marc Lip Créme in Goddess (202). This is my go-to red. It’s the perfect orange red and complements my skin tone and personal style so well. I tend to gravitate towards warmer colors anyway… in anything. I edit my photos to be warmer. I like warmer golden tones in my bronzers, highlighters, eyeshadows, and lipsticks. I prefer warmer tones in jewelry—the reason why I usually only wear gold. Naturally, I’d gravitate towards a true orange red. Plus, this lipstick literally does not come off. I ate a full five-course dinner with my mother a week ago, and she was amazed at how my lipstick didn’t come off, even after consuming five complementary cocktails to each course. This lipstick is my Holy Grail product.

Hope you all enjoyed a trip down memory lane. Feeling nostalgic since this was one of the first shoots that really spurred my drive to take creating content seriously. Hey, we all start somewhere, right? I’ve made some great friends and incredible memories since this time. I’m eternally grateful that social media has brought so many amazing opportunities and people into my life. #blessed

Love,
Danielle

How I Style a White Button-Up for Summer

The classic white button-up shirt is an essential staple piece every person needs in their closet. I have a few in my closet that all have different designs but still keep to the sophisticated and classic silhouette of a crisp, button-up shirt. Here’s how I style one of my white shirts.

I kept the look pretty simple, pairing the white button-up with denim shorts, black sides, and a trendy wide-brimmed straw hat. I tied the shirt at my waist instead of tucking it into the shorts because this top has an oversized fit, which is how I like all of my white button-up shirts.

I shot this set with my friend Juju, who is probably one of the best and most consistent photographers I’ve ever worked with. I remember it being an extremely hot summer day and we decided to shoot at Henderson Pavilion, out in the open heat midday.

I love her bright, clean photography style. And it went really well with my vision for this shoot. We found a patch of lavender bushes and decided to shoot next to it, not knowing that it was filled with bees! Bet you didn’t even know that I was panicking on the inside when you look at these photos because we gotta do everything we can for the ‘gram.

I love styling simple pieces like this because they are so versatile. I really wanted to go for a look that evokes a summer-on-the-coast kind of feel. We wanted it to look like Cali, not Vegas. And I think we pulled it off!

The shirt has a few key details in the sleeves. I love the split in the long sleeves and the bows to keep them together. It adds a sort of uniqueness that you don’t usually see in most white shirts.

Outfit details:
Top from Missguided – similar here
Denim Shorts from Zara
Slides from Missguided – similar here
Straw Hat from Forever 21
Necklaces from Anthropologie
Watch from Fossil

How do you like to style a white button-up?

I’ll see you all next time.
Love,
Danielle