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Blazer : BCBG | Tee : RVCA | Cargo Skinnies : Current/Elliott  | Boots : Opening Ceremony  similar ones HERE| Sunnies : Balenciaga | Bag : Alexander Wang | Necklaces :  Emma Rose &  Verve, both from  Twig & Willow 

I have been suiting up for fall lately and have been looking for any excuse to pack on the layers. I love the idea of wearing a tailored statement blazer in place of your everyday jacket. The blazer powers up my ensemble without making it ALL business.

The Fashion Drug 3

Photos by Mike Carreiro

Top : H&M | Vest : Helmut Lang | Jeans : Pierre Balmain | Boots : Opening Ceremony similar ones HERE | Bag : Proenza Schouler PS1 | Spike Bracelets : Forever 21  | Watch : Hermes

I’ve been wanting to feature these Pierre Balmain jeans ever since I bought them on super sale at Nordies (as seen on my instagram feed  here). They were the only ones left in size 23 … so I basically knew it was meant to be. The wash and the detail work on these jeans is amazing in person so I really wanted to play off of those elements when styling this look. I kept everything clean and simple but added a bit of edge with the accessories. Moving into fall, consider this a preview to my winter wardrobe.

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Photos by Mike Carreiro 

Bikini Top : Maniquin | Skirt : BCBG | Bronze Shrug & Earrings : Vintage | Blazer : H&M | Bag : Alexander Wang | Shoes : Marni | Nail Polish :  Lucky Lucky Lavender by OPI

I will be completely honest, the inspiration for this look came from a street photo I saw during Australian Fashion Week. The girl in the photo wore her bikini top with a very high wasted skirt and sweater (inspiration seen here). I loved the idea of this ensemble so much that I had to recreate it for myself. I chose to wear clashing prints underneath a vintage frock and tailored blazer. The clash keeps things young and fashion forward while the blazer on top keeps things sophisticated and balances everything out. Being a Florida girl turned California girl, I love any excuse to break out my bikinis so this is just another way to wear it.