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

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

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.

Summer Romper Inspiration

Summer Romper Inspiration

Chic and Feminine

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Hello loves! We’re now officially in June and the weather has finally been warm enough for rompers, skirts, shorts and Summer dresses!

I welcomed June in this chic and feminine romper. I stayed in the warm neutral colors but opted for the pop of black and gold for the belt, watch and sandals.

I hope that you have enjoyed this Summer romper inspiration look! If so, let me know in the comments below! Don’t forget to subscribe and connect with me via Instagram (@AugustRunway).

Love and Peace,

Alba

Romper:  H&M   |  Purse:  Michael Kors   |  Sunglasses:  Ray Ban   |  Sandals:  Topshop   |  Watch:  Michael Kors   |  Belt:  H&M   | Necklace:  Givenchy

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.

Spring Lace Up Dress

2016 Spring Trends:

Spring Lace Up Dress

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 Hello everybody! As you can tell by this week’s pictures, I was inspired by the Spring Lace Up dress trend and decided to do a scenic  photo shoot with it.

The location was surreal and has become one of my favorite places that I have ever visited. The winds were chilly, but it allowed for the details of this flowy dress to be really shown of.  The dress not only has the lace up detail to it, but it is fitted at the waist and has slight ruffles on the hemline and top. These details make this a perfect day to night look simply by changing out your accessories!

I opted for a day look so I kept my accessories a little more bold. I chose (the also very on trend) tassel bag and a watch with small gold spikes.

I hope you have enjoyed the look and pictures! If so, let me know in the comments. Thank you for stopping by and don’t forget to subscribe!

Love and Peace,

Alba

Dress:  Lulus  |  Watch:  Kate Spade  | Shoes:  Last Call Neiman Marcus   |  Bag:  DSW