Simple Dressing

Middle of the week and no appointments, the summer months are such a nice break. I’ve been practicing Mootz’s new life style “living aloha” and I am feeling good. Slowing down, in a simple white top and cut offs.

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top (similar): Windsor

shorts: Levi’s

sunnies: Aldo

purse: Coach

shoes: francesca’s

 

Mix It Up

Just another Monday. Welcome to the week, guys. I’m fully back to it. I’m excited to be back in the thick of the blog, it has after all, my home.

I’m totally caught up in mix and matching prints. I love having the option to put so many different items together and having a great outfit. I chose a similar color palette for all my pieces to ensure a smooth transition throughout my ensemble. Perfecto!

In recent news, my little sister, Mootz, has moved to Hawaii over the weekend to start a new chapter in life. We’ll be adding her adventures and island styles to our site. We are so thrilled and excited for her!! Have a good week and please let us know if you have any ideas or places Mootz should visit in Oahu! #amootzinhawaii

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top (similar): Forever 21

tank: JCPenney

shorts: Express

shoes: Sheik

purse: H & M

earrings: francesca’s

ring: Dillard’s

A Mootz in Hawaii

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All in OnePiece

Trotting around town is easiest in comfortable clothes. On a busy day of running errands, I live in a cute jumpsuit. Easy, lightweight and adorable; perfect summer uniform.

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jumpsuit: Wet Seal

heels: Jessica Simpson via Dillard’s

hat: Vintage

clutch: Francesca’s

sunnies: Claire’s

bracelets: Nordstrom

Happy Hour

It’s Friday!! Finally the end of the week. I wore this little number to the G Star Raw store opening the other night. I’m really into shorts and long sleeves right now. Cheers to the freakin weekend.

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top & bracelet - Forever 21, shorts - Nordstrom Rack, heels - Sheik, bag - Vintage

top (similar)& bracelet – Forever 21, shorts – Nordstrom Rack, heels – Sheikh, watch – Francesca’s, bag – Vintage

 

 

 

 

Teen Style Tuesday- Turbo Turban

Hello, hello! I hope all of you had an amazing Thanksgiving! Mine was pretty low key, just my parents and I. We stayed home because our dog just had puppies and we couldn’t travel with them back home to AZ. But it was cool, the food was delish and the puppies opened their eyes over the weekend so I was pretty happy we stayed. I was given this turban recently and wasn’t sure exactly how to wear it. I’ve seen it in Teen Vogue but I didn’t know how it would look on me. Turns out, it looks so good! I love the navy and grey color combo, especially in these cooler months. And  the turban actually helped keep me warm! Grey is one of my favorite colors so any chance I can wear it year round, I will. Since it’s sweater weather, I dressed up my outfit a little by adding this super cute hig-low skirt. I wore this little number to my informal piano recital. The little skull embellishments on my flats give me some bling cuz I’m not all the into jewelry. Hope you guys are feeling the holiday spirit as much as I am! Have a great week!

~Taylor

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turban- c/o Francesca’s, sweater- Abercromebie & Fitch, skirt- Aeropostle, flats- Rock & Republic

The Puppies!

The Puppies!

Tootsies- Talking with jewelry designer, Roni Blanshay

The weekend before Thanksgiving, I had the exclusive opportunity to briefly chat one on one with celebrity jewelry designer, Roni Blanshay. I loved talking with her. Roni is so sweet and so passionate about her collections. I loved the pieces that were showcased at Tootsies. A model walked around displaying some of Roni’s best. Before the cocktail party, catered by Epicurean Market, I sat down with Roni and we chatted about her start, inspiration and her latest collection.

AFF: How didi you get started in the industry?

Roni: I started my fashion career in the denim industry and transitioned into jewelry. I don’t have a formal education in fashion design but my creative passion for design helped drive me through the industry.

AFF: Why did you make the change from clothing to jewelry?

Roni: I was constantly making “crazy” designs, like lace eyelets in denim. It was so unique but time consuming. I wanted to specialize and scale down my pieces. It was a natural transition into jewelry. My ideas were bold, sparkly and  unique, perfect for costume jewelry.

AFF: What inspired your latest pieces?

Roni: Everything. None of my pieces truly go out of style. I keep what is popular in the collection. I add new pieces whenever I create one. I am inspired by everything.

AFF: What advice would you give to someone starting in the industry without and formal background or education?

Roni: To stay true to your passion and creativity. Nothing will hold you back if you are truly dedicated. In this industry it is about your drive to succeed. People can feel your desire within your work. Talented people will recognize your talents. Now that I have been worn by Oprah and the Real Housewives, my life has changed but never my drive to create something beautiful.

Thank you so much to Tootsies for this opportunity!

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sweater- Francesca’s