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“The Outlaw” Swimsuit : Minimale Animale | Plaid Shirt & Bandana : Zara | Hair by Miss Nikki at Hairroin Salon

Happy 4th of July lovers!! I hope you have a great day of festivities celebrating the USA!!
I recently purchased this Outlaw suit by Minimale Animale just for the occasion. The baby blue and virgin white combo is a perfect complement to my pastel lavender locks … plus I love the strategically placed stars. I finished the look off with some red lips and a lightweight flannel tied around the waist and was 4th of July ready.

 

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I have wanted to go lavender for a few years now and I finally took the purple plunge recently. I absolutely love the new hair and Don’t know if I’ll go back anytime soon. Blondes might have a lot of fun but they were never lavender cuz I’m definitely  having the most fun now. I will have an outfit post with my new hair to come. xx B.

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Floral Button Down: Moods of Norway | Navy Tank Top : Mood of Norway | Grey Skirt : Moods of Norway | Patten Pink Belt : Moods of Norway | Wrist Scarf : Zara | Earrings : Nasty Gal | Choker : Charles Albert | Heels : Salvadore Ferragamo | Bag : MCM

Did you ever think a mens button down could ever look this versatile and sexy? I had so much fun transforming this traditional mens dress shirt into a strapless mini dress, skirt, high-neck top with exposed back, shirt dress, and an off-the-shoulder blouse. I chose to experiment with this beautiful floral shirt from the Moods of Norway SS15 Men’s Collection. This crisp shirt worked so well against my punchy accessories and gold jewelry.

Option 1: The Strapless Mini

This mini will absolutely bring all the boys to the yard! It’s super cute, super feminine and I totally feel like Carrie Bradshaw in this. The method is simple, just button the shirt to where it feels snug around the chest creating a sweetheart neckline and the collar is in the back. Next tie the shirt arms together in the front.

Option 2: The Skirt with Middle Slit

Love this shirt option. Alexander Wang even got in on this action and made his own rendition CLICK HERE. Styling this skirt is easy, just button the shirt around your waist and keep butting until about mid-thigh, then take the sleeves and tie a knot or half bow in front.

Option 3: High-Neck Top

So this high-neck top also known as just being plain backwards, is kinda interesting. I just put the shirt on backwards, took the two corners and tied a knot at the base of my back – leaving the shirt open in the back for an exposed back moment. Finish by “je-ooshing” the sleeves real good.

Option 4: The Shirt Dress

This is pretty much the most standard way to wear a mens button-down as a female. It uses the least creative license but it’s still chic so just belt it and go.

Option 5: Off-The-Shoulder Blouse

This blouse option is really regal and frames the chest beautifully. It’s ideal for a statement necklace centerpiece. The how-to is simple, just put the shirt on as normal then slide it down to where it wraps around your shoulders and secure at the button that feels snug. Only fasten one button and kimono style wrap the shirt ends one on top of the other and tuck them into a skirt or high-wasted pant. Finish by giving the sleeves a good roll.

I hope I forever changed your perspective on this menswear staple and encourage you to try something new!

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Sweater : IRO | Striped Tank : T by Alexander Wang | Shorts : Blank Denim | Shoes : SJP Collection (Black & White) | Bag : Chanel | Sunglasses : Celine | Gold Choker : Lili Claspe

So we have been having this kinda warm kinda cool weather lately so this short sleeve IRO sweater is absolutly  perfect for those in-between hot and cold days. I paired my sweater with some leather shorts and my fave SJP Collection heels. Seriously these shoes are so comfortable, well as far as heels go at least.

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I am wearing: Jacket, Shirt & Skirt by Moods of Norway  | Jacket : Camilla Dale Windbreaker | Shirt : Bonnie Lind Top | Skirt : Guro Steen Asymmetrical Skirt | Bag : M Missoni | Heels : Balenciaga

I had so much fun celebrating Norway’s Constitution Day the 17th of Mai (May) at the Moods of Norway boutique on Melrose in Los Angeles. The day was full of great fashion, good eats, and lots of dancing, singing and drinking. As an American, let me just say that Norwegians know how to party and all of us here in the US of A need to learn a thing or two from these Scandinavians. First off, everyone comes ready to celebrate in smart pulled together ensembles, especially the guys, most wearing impeccably fitting blazers and button downs all by Moods of Norway. This brand is mostly known for their fun prints and meticulous attention to detail and they are not only a mega brand in Norway they are also taking the US by storm. Moods of Norway is a widely popular choice among Hollywood A-Listers and their mens suiting is often spotted at major red carpet events.

Yesterday’s festivities were hosted by the MoN co-owner Stefan Dahlkvist (as seen above with celeb stylist Okera Banks). Stefan, Okera and I all dawned happy pieces from the Moods of Norway SS15 collection. I haven’t done a print, on print, on print (I think you get the picture but one more for good measure) on print, in a while but these clothes crave to be pattern mashed so thats exactly what I did. For shoes, I kept things strappy and for my bag I chose a black and white star M Missoni that slightly echoed my top. All in all – I suppose the moral to this story is that I had a great time at the celebration and Moods of Norway really does make “happy clothes for happy people” just like they state on fun little patches sewn inside their garments.

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Photos by Jared Fuller of Chaos to Beauty
Dress : H&M Studio | Scarf : Zara | Gladiators : Stuart Weizman | Sunglasses : Christian Dior | Necklace & Rings : Jonas Studio

I have a slight obsession with bandana scarves lately and have been pairing them with everything under the sun … If you follow my Instagram account @bhart then I’m sure you’ve noticed the additive behavior.  This fringe scarf adds the perfect amount of western flair to my otherwise ultra modern getup. I also paired some of my favorite Jonas Studio Jewelry to this look because their pieces are so wearable. I love that the jewelry is all handmade and the brand is local! Check Jonas Studio out because they just added a new online store www.jonas-studio.net.

Obviously, I didn’t mind wearing rose gold and silver here – I am a huge advocate of mixing medals and don’t think you have to stick to one thing. When I do mix medals I always try to add the color in more than one place. For instance, the rose gold in my sunnies is also picked up in my clutch to balance the look out. Without the clutch the sunglasses might look a little out of place. As far as my overall theme of mixing modern & westerner – I’ve been seeing it everywhere and I spotted it most recently at the Louis Vuitton Resort 16 show in Palm Springs. Nicolas Ghesquiere played with a contrast of “sweet and hard” where I also saw some western influences mixed with modern ensembles. I always say to have fun with this and remember a little western goes a long way.