Spring Embroidery Florals

Trends

Spring Embroidery Florals

Hello Everybody!

It is great to be back on this platform and continue to share with you more photos, personal stories and inspiration with fashion, travel and photography.

For this look, my vision was to do more of an Editorial look with the fashion and location.  Both proved to be exactly what I was looking for!

Let’s start with the dress. It’s the perfect transition piece from Spring to Summer because of its light and dreamy material, but the beautiful embroidery details made it ideal to try the Spring Embroidery Floral trend that has been so popular this season.

Initially, I was tempted to try out the embroidery trend on a denim shirt or jeans, but I soon saw that everywhere (and by everywhere I mean Pinterest and Instagram) and I knew I had to challenge myself a bit more and look for other wardrobe pieces that would be different to try the trend with. I soon found this dress! (Links other similar dresses below!)

Once I found the dress, I wanted to keep my accessories more subtle so that I could let the dress stand out. So I paired it with block heels and one of my favorite small, crossbody bags. I finished off this look with a nod to my Beloved Mexico and my culture since this happened to be right on Cinco de Mayo! So I added the red flower for some of the photos above.

As for the location, this stunning scenery is only a 15 minute drive from where I currently live and had not visited it during the Spring. The focal point was the covered bridge, but once we arrived and saw the creek with its rushing water leading off to a still and peaceful lake, we knew that these photos would take on a more Editorial look.  The Spring blooms, the mountains, the setting sun, the lake and covered bridge would all be part of this Spring Embroidery Floral look!

I hope that you have enjoyed these photos! Let it continue to inspire you to try new trends and have fun with fashion. Also, to go out and explore more!

Don’t forget to connect with me via Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter: @AugustRunway
and say “Hi!”

Love and Peace,

Alba

Dress (Similar Styles):

http://shopstyle.it/l/gJf

http://shopstyle.it/l/gJi

 

 

Animal Print

Fall Fashion

Animal Print

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Hello everybody! This week’s post is one that I honestly resisted to do. Why, you might think? Well, I have always thought of this Fall fashion look as way to bold for me.

However, if you have been following me for a while you, you may have noticed that I like to challenge myself in trying out new fashion trends while also having fun with them and inspiring you to do the same.

With that said, I was ready this week to try the Animal print trend! And, I loved it!

I “tamed” (bad pun, but I couldn’t resist) this look by adding feminine details in the jewelry. I also opted for ankle height booties because it is Fall after all and the chilly weather just makes it difficult for any open toe shoe. I finished the look with this beautiful suede and leather burgundy crossover bag and my pair of oversize Prada sunglasses for a final feminine look.

I hope you have enjoyed this look and the pictures as we did the photo shoot just as the sun was setting and it made for a perfect beautiful golden hue to the pictures.

Love and Peace,

Alba

Dress:  Nordstrom (Eliza J)

Boots:  Prada

Bag:  Rebecca Minkoff

Necklace Choker:  Baubblebar

Sunglasses:  Prada

Fall Outfit Colors

Gold and Burnt Orange

Fall Outfit Colors

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Hello everybody! I’m very happy be sharing this week’s post with you because with the start of Fall, not only is Nature changing its colors, but our wardrobe follows along with it. And, for this week, I decided to do a Fall outfit color in gold and burnt orange.

I had never combined these two colors before, but I was definitely inspired by Fall.

For my accessories, I kept my lace up shoes in a neutral color, but had fun with my watch and  small crossbody bag. The watch is also in the orange color palette with gold hues to it and it matched my long, gold earrings in a subtle way. For a bold look, I added the bag in a dark navy color. The overall look was fun, colorful and chic.

I hope this inspires you to look around your surroundings and let that help you create a fun look!

Love and Peace,

Alba

Sweater:  H&M

Skirt:  H&M

Watch:  Coach

Handbag:  Zac Posen

Earrings:  Nordstrom

Sunglasses:  Tiffany & Co.

Lace Up Shoes:  Jeffrey Campbell

Lace Up Look

All Black Monochrome

Lace Up Look

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Hello everybody! For this week’s post, I wanted to share with you my second look that I wore out while in Chicago.

 The weather called for slight rain and overcast skies so I knew I needed a long sleeve blouse and quite honestly, we had reservations to the Ralph Lauren restaurant that night (which was beautifully decorated and the food super delicious!) and (of course) I simply had to wear something Ralph Lauren! I opted for this black, long sleeve blouse that has elegant details along the V shape collar.

I then paired it with this A line skirt that has this lace up look (so on trend) making my outfit an all black monochrome outfit for the day.

This look was simple, feminine and elegant because of the details in both the blouse and the skirt. So, here’s my tip, when opting for an all monochrome look, try focusing on the details of the wardrobe pieces so that it can add a chic, edgy or feminine touch to your overall monochrome look.

For the final touches, I added more detailing with the lace up shoes, the jewelry and my favorite saddle bag.

I hope that you like this look and the pictures! Don’t forget to subscribe and join me on Instagram @AugustRunway!

Love and Peace,

Alba

Blouse:  Ralph Lauren

Skirt:  H&M

Watch:  Armani

Ring:  Tiffany & Co.

Handbag:  Rebecca Minkoff

Sunglasses:  Ray Ban

Dark Florals

Transitioning from Summer to Fall

Dark Florals

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Hello everyone!

 As we cling on to the last days of Summer, not only are the leaves about transition from their laid back green to fiery hues of orange and red, but so is our wardrobe to adjust to those slightly colder temperatures.

However, what about the transition period when it’s still warm for a dress, but cooler at night and Fall stepping in more and more? Try long sleeve dresses with dark florals! Easy, right? The longer sleeves will help when the temperature begins to slightly get cooler and the prints with the dark florals add a chic nod to the transition period.

For this week’s look, I happen to be in Chicago celebrating my birthday! If you want to see more pictures from my travels there, join me on Instagram and follow me along @AugustRunway!

This dress was perfect for this transition period and also very versatile in using it from a day to night look simply by switching out the accessories. For this day look, I went with minimal jewelry and sunglasses, but added a little chic touch with the lace up tassel sandals and the saddle style bag.

Hope that you have enjoyed the look and pictures! Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to subscribe to get first access to new posts!

Love and Peace,

Alba

Dress:  H&M

Handbag:  Rebecca Minkoff

Watch:  Armani

Ring:  Tiffany & Co.

Sunglasses:  Ray Ban

Shoes:  Aldo

Denim and Lace Up

Summer Trends

Denim and Lace Up

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Hello everybody! I hope that you are all enjoying the last days of Summer and making the most of it.

For this week’s look, I decided to incorporate a Summer trend that you might have tried yourself or have seen it on other bloggers: denim and lace up.

I initially wanted to do a denim on denim look, but I’ve seen it done too many times already that I simply decided to mix the lace up trend and detailing this blouse with the denim skirt.

I kept the lace up sandals and jewelry in a gold hue and added a touch of  color with the gorgeous red handbag.

I hope that you like this Summer trend inspired look and pictures! Don’t forget to subscribe and follow me on Instagram (@AugustRunway)!

Love and Peace,

Alba

Blouse:  Nordstrom

Skirt:  H&M

Lace Up Sandals: Nordstrom

Sunglasses:  Ray Ban

Handbag:  Nordstrom

Watch:  Michael Kors

Summer Neutrals

Summer Neutrals

Nude color palette

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Hello everybody! I am really excited about this week’s post for many reasons that I will share with you.

First, finding a dupe for the ever popular Chanel slingbacks was such an unexpected find that I could barely contain my excitement (and scream at my local Nordstrom Rack) when I found these and in my size!

Second, and on a more personal level, was the fact that after two years, I was able to put on a pair of heels! Hurray for the power of prayer! ️I have been dealing with three knee injuries that had me avoiding heels like the plague, but slipping into these felt like a momentous occasion for me!

And finally, challenging myself to go outside my color comfort zone and style this week’s look in Summer neutrals! I found the pieces at my local Banana Republic store and took a chance on pairing them together along with my slingbacks.

I hope that you like the look and pictures! And, may it inspire you to go outside your color comfort zone, too!

Love and Peace,

Alba

Blouse:  Banana Republic

Skirt:  Banana Republic

Slingbacks:  Jeffrey Campbell

Watch:  Ted Baker

Clutch:  Banana Republic

Sunglasses:  Tiffany & Co.