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Zara skort  |  Nike Dunk Sky Hi Wedge sneakers  |  Nordstrom striped cardigan (backwards) (similar)  |  Alexander Wang Rocco bag  |  Ecote vest from Urban Outfitters  |  Prada rimless aviators  |  Marc by Marc Jacobs watch  |  Anthropologie, BCBGeneration, gifted bracelets  |  Banana Republic collar necklace  |  Gifted spiked necklace

Photos by Mary Graves & Heather Mowatt

They say that all you need to wear is a smile — did they also tell you that one way to put that on your face is to wear all of your favorite things at once? Well, I tried it today and it for sure worked. That and Bruno Mars songs on repeat all day (who knew).

I finallllllllllly caved on the wedge sneaker trend. I’ve been riding that fence for a while now and couldn’t make up my mind about it. The best way to figure out if you really are into something is for it to disappear – the panic sets in that you may have missed out and suddenly you’ll do anything to get it. I stalked Nordstrom, Bloomie’s and Nike for a week straight every night to see if they got these back in stock in green in a 5. They randomly popped up one night on Nike and only in a 5 (whaaaat?!) and so I bought them immediately. For anyone who is unsure, just try it out. It’s not for everyone but I’m already loving them.

I had also discovered this skort — yes you heard me right, skort — at Zara and fell in love instantly. It’s been photo bombed left and right all over the blogsphere and Pinterest, but I swear I was one of the first to discover it. I waited a month or so before I actually bought it and almost had a panic attack when they went out of stock in my size for a few weeks, but now it’s back and yours for the buying.

The sweater is a secret that no one at work noticed today. It was my latest backwards sweater trick days where you actually wear your button up cardigan backwards for a twist and to repurpose it as a normal sweater. Est. by the famed Oscar PR Girl (of Oscar de la Renta), it’s a personal favorite of mine when you don’t have the exact sweater you’re wanting for an outfit but have a good cardigan for it. I wore the vest over it to be a little more discreet since this one had pockets. Betcha never would’ve guessed it! :)

Although the sneakers and studs can come off a bit tougher, I tied it all back together with the skort and polished striped sweater to even everything out. I’ve really grown to love mixing and matching different styles to make outfits feel less one dimensional. Apparently all of these little babies were destined to end up in my closet… lots of other weird, fate-y things have been happening lately so I’m excited to see what the near future holds. I’ll be ready… in my new dunks.

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  • Reply natasha

    Love that skirt!

    xo, tasha
    twenty-something blog

    May 8, 2013 at 7:09 pm
  • Reply Lauren

    LOVE this look! I’ve been seeing that skort everywhere… makes me want it. I still can’t get on board with the wedge sneakers, but I love how you styled these :)

    May 8, 2013 at 6:34 pm
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