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

Boho Chic

Summer Trends

Boho Chic

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Hello everybody! I hope that you are enjoying your Summer! For this week’s post, I was inspired to do a boho chic look.

With Summer in full swing, dresses are on heavy rotation and I wanted to find a dress that was light, versatile, comfortable and chic.

An afternoon spent shopping at my local Banana Republic store and I was able to find this dress which met all that I was looking for!

I styled this boho chic dress around a dark blue palette with my lace up sandals and Miu Miu sunglasses, but added a pop of color with my watch and bright handbag.

I hope that you have enjoyed the look, pictures and be inspired to try this Summer trend too!

Love and Peace,

Alba

Dress:  Banana Republic

Shoes:  Klub Nico (Nordstrom)

Sunglasses:  Miu Miu

Watch:  Michael Kors

Purse:  Rebecca Minkoff

Street Style Chic

Street Style Chic

Classic Colors and Lace

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Hello everyone! Since this weekend we’re celebrating Memorial Day, I was inspired to do do a street style chic look that had a classic color combination of black and white with the added feminine touch of lace.

It goes to prove that even classic colors can be styled in a chic way with the right wardrobe piece. In this case, the dress. I love that it’s versatile for a day to night look and can easily be paired with any accessories. For this day look, I opted for strappy sandals and gold colored jewelry and handbag.

I hope that you have been inspired by the look and enjoy the pictures. Let me know in the comments below and don’t forget to subscribe!

As Memorial Day approaches on Monday, let’s join in with prayers and appreciation.

Love and Peace,

-Alba

Dress:  TopShop (Nordstrom)   |  Shoes: Gilt   |  Sunglasses: Ted Baker   |  Watch:  Michael Kors   |  Purse:  Zac Posen  |  Ring:  Tiffany & Co.

Fashion Editorial In The Desert

Fashion Editorial In The Desert

Red Dress and White Desert Sands
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Hello everyone! It had been awhile since I arranged a look to be more like an editorial. So for this week’s look, I was inspired by this amazing location to do a fashion editorial in the desert.

I knew that I wanted a red dress for this stunning background so that all the colors could provide a spectacular combination together! Also, I wanted the dress to be mid length because too short would have created an almost festival look (especially with Coachella just ending) and if the length of the dress was too long, it would look to formal for this background. This dress happened to be perfect! It was red, mid length, feminine, in between formal and casual, and edgy with the long slip along the leg and an over the shoulder look. Once I had the dress, I knew that I had to come to this location!

I especially love editorials because this is truly when two of my passions, photography and fashion, intermingle harmoniously. And, there is no limit as to what you can create in this field.

I hope that you have enjoyed this look! I may look calm in the pictures, but I was actually freezing! And, the winds that day were so chilly, but it made for a more “dramatic” effect on my dress. I hope you have enjoyed these pictures along with the location photos that I included in this post.

I also hope that it inspires you to go out and spend time in nature and who knows, even create your own fashion editorial shoot! Let me know in the comments below! Don’t forget to subscribe and connect with me via Instagram (@AugustRunway).

Love and Peace,

–Alba

Borrowed From the Boys

Borrowed From the Boys

Valentine’s Day Inspired Look

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Happy Valentine’s Day! While I am aware that this post is two days early than the actual date, I still wanted to wish you all a Blessed, Joyfilled and Happy Valentine’s Day!

I am also aware that not everybody likes to celebrate this day and that this day can bring up a flurry of emotions and opinions!

It is somewhat a divided “holiday”, I know. This is why I decided on a very unconventional look. It is classic, but very different from all the pink and red feminine looks you might have seen already.

I wanted to challenge myself for this Valentine’s Day inspired look. And, since “borrowing from the boys” looks have been gaining momentum, I looked to Menswear for inspiration because of its simplistic siluhuettes . I balanced out the masculine and feminine for this look by adding the blouse with a bow, a bold red lip, and a edgy patterned clutch. Of course, a bouquet of red roses was the final touch!

I hope that you have enjoyed this look and pictures! I also hope that it inspires you to style your wardrobe in an unexpected way.

And, regardless of where you may find yourself on this Valentine’s Day, my hope and prayer is that you may feel loved and share love with those around you. In the end, love is all!

Love and Peace,

Alba

Tuxedo Blazer:  H&M   |  Dress Pants:  Cynthia Rowley   |  Blouse:  H&M   |  Clutch:  DVF   |  Watch:  Michael Kors   |  Sunglasses:  Tiffany & Co.   |  Ring:  Tiffany & Co.   |  Lipcolor:  Chanel   |  Lace up Flats:  Topshop

Happy New Year 2016

Happy New Year 2016

In a Festive and Couture State of Mind

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Happy New Year 2016 everyone!  I hope that you had a wonderful time celebrating with your loved ones! As for me, I had an amazing time with my family back in Southern California and made the most of the time that we all spent together.  The time spent at my parents home, going back to all my favorite restaurants and visiting Los Angeles, Laguna Beach, Dana Point, and Long Beach were highlights of this trip (including experiencing an unexpected 4.3 earthquake!) If you follow me on Instagram (@AugustRunway), I will be sharing more pictures from this time.

On New Year’s Day, we decided to play tourists in our own city and I was back at “work” again in planning out our photoshoots and location. My goal is to inspire you with fashion, photography and architecture all the while sharing with you personal stories behind the photo shoots and sharing with you some fashion and styling tips! More of that to come as well as a Travel and Beauty section to this blog!

For this look, since it was New Year’s Day, I wanted my look to be festive, fun, stylish and with a couture feel.  When I saw this dress, I knew that it marked off all the things that I was looking for and more! And, for location, I knew it had to the iconic Walt Disney Concert Hall. The day was slightly chilly, but it was so inspiring to be there and start the New Year doing what I love and sharing that with all of you.

I hope that you have enjoyed this look and photos!

Love and Peace,

Alba

Dress:  Elizabeth and James   |  Lace Up Flats:  TopShop   |  Watch:  Gucci   |  Ring:  Chanel

Clutch:  Michael Kors   |  Sunglasses:  RayBan   |  Lipstick:  Lorac True Red