Street Chic: 3 Ways to Wear Metallics

metallic skirt

I love the metallic trend for spring. Since I have tan skin, golden tones look great on me, but slivers wash me out. The best way to find what metallic works best for you is to experiment. All over America you are loving this trend.

Here are three glorious ways to look like you belong in Cleopatra’s harem.

1. My way: The metallic skirt with a natural top. This is how I wear it. I bought this skirt from Forever 21 over a year ago and it still looks amazing. I literally have people stopping me on the streets to ask where I got it.

I wear them with a white tank or a beige blouse to juxtapose the show-stopping metallic. I love pairing it with my favorite lace-up gladiators.

Find a similar one here.

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Kitchen Wish List

I spend half of my time at home in the kitchen. There is nothing I love more than pouring a glass of wine, opening up a Giada cookbook and making whatever looks good. But as an amateur chef, I must say my wish list of kitchen gadgets and odds-and-ends is extensive.

Below is my kitchen wish list and I can only hope my boyfriend is reading and taking note for future gift ideas 😉

1. Measuring Hedgies:

$38 at  Anthropologie

The description describes me perfectly.

Trust us: a collapsed souffle can and will be overlooked by guests, should these four gilded cuties be in plain sight, triumphantly scaling here-and-there mounds of sugar and flour. (Oh, you lovely disaster, you.) The most delightful hostess gift imaginable.

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Chic Gifts: Mother’s Day

wine for mom

My mom has been on my mind a lot lately and I wanted to get her something extra special since I can’t make it out to California this year.

I think the best gifts are the personal ones that have a lot of thought behind them.

Below are some ideas for a great gift for mom. And remember that she did give you the gift of life so make it good!

1.For the mom who loves crafts….and wine:

You can buy her an art lesson that allows you to bring your own bottle of wine!

What is better than bonding with mom over art and wine?

Painting With a Twist offers a special Mothers Day gift certificate. Classes start at just $35

Find it here.

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Steal her style: Jessica Alba

I love Jessica Alba’s style. I would describe her style as understated elegance with an edge.

Her pink Ralph Lauren skirt moment is one of my all-time favorite fashion moments. It was classic, it was Parisian, it was sophisticated. In fact, I love it so much that I put it on the vision board above my desk to remind me that sometimes the fashion gods smile upon us.

Jessica Alba fashion

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Street Chic: Maxi Skirts

maxi skirt

I love this trend. It’s perfect for those crisp spring days.  You can dress them down with a plain white tank like I did or you can dress them up with heels and a blouse.

Here is how you are wearing maxi skirts across America!

My way: I like it wear it with a simple tank, a bold necklace and lace-up gladiator sandals:

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