Tan Lace up Sweater, fashion basics, How to wear A lace up sweater

Do you ever struggle between wanting to stand out and have fun with fashion, but knowing basics are the pieces that will last you a lifetime? That is me,  aaaaaall the time.

As I fashion blogger I strive to show you new ways to wear things that maybe you wouldn’t think of otherwise, or fashion ideas that inspire you take pieces you already own and wear them in a different way.  I think fashion should be fun, not exhausting, and playful, not serious. Which brings me to today’s post: Fashion Basics, but ain’t no basic b*tch.

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I love to feel a little feminine and sexy in all my outfits – to me that’s empowering, others may disagree and that’s totally OK. For me, that feeling comes from my personality and how you wear things, but also makeup, hair and definitely the clothes. This look wouldn’t be the same without this super cute lace up sweater. I love the lace up details because it makes it more than just an ordinary sweater and the oversized off the shoulder lo ok.

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But other than the super cute trend sweater, the outfit  is a lot of fashion basics: high-waisted white jeans, a denim jacket tied around my waist, super simple heels from Ippo (they’re on sale for $20), my go to choker and my current staple watch from Daniel Wellington.

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There’s never more confirmation that you “got it right” than receiving multiple compliments on a look or item you’re wearing. That’s what happened with this look thanks to these over the knee velvet boots.

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I shared on my Instagram that lately my style is evolving. I took a moment the other day to look through my Instagram and saw a few posts from a couple years ago that made me cringe! Does that ever happen to you? I also saw some posts and outfits that  would look good today. Those looks were more neutral colors and classic pieces. It started to make me think about my outfits today and what I’m wearing. I used to love being a risk taker with fashion, still am to an extent, but lately I’m feeling like I want to play it a little more safe. That doesn’t mean boring, I can’t do boring, but a little more classic is what I’m gravitating to. Classic but sexy, if you know what I mean.

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When I’m feeling like I’m not loving my outfits, I often go to Zara for a good refresh of pieces. This top is one of my favorite purchases so far. It’s so comfortable and soft and I love the high neck details. I also picked up a few staples like some high-waisted white jeans and this quilted black purse. The boots you’ve seen before.

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I receive so many compliments on these over the knew velvet boots. They add that special touch to an outfit, I adore them. I’ve also seen a lot of people wearing the OTK boots in the wine color which looks amazing too. These KENDAL + KYLIE velvet wine color boots are so fire! I’m tempted to get them too. I love the stiletto heel, it makes them so sexy.

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These boots may not be in style for ever since velvet is a current trend but I will say they should last you a couple years. When thinking about fashion and your looks, adding one special piece that will make you stand out is key. They are special and beautiful without being too far from a neutral color palette.

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I’m linking similar items below and those amazing wine colored KENDAL + KYLIE boots! Let me know what you think babes and wishing you a great week! X


Photography by Michel Pinto // Hair by Kelli Christine


Valentine's Outfit Ideas, Wine Color Dress, Wine Colored Bodycon Dress, Bodycon dress with a slit

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you know I’ve been loving a good dress from Lulu’s. For nights out, holiday dresses, Valentine’s Day, they have you covered in so many ways. Want a sexy body con dress in wine? Shop these. Want to do a jumpsuit instead? They have those too. Feeling all romantic and want to rock a maxi? You know I did last Christmas. Today I wanted to share an idea for a chic Valentine’s Day outfit.
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I am a Valentine’s Day lover, whether I’m in a relationship or not. It’s good day to just be LOVEFUL and celebrate what a beautiful place the world is and cherish the special moments in life. There’s tons of stuff happening in LA and major cities for couple and singles alike.

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Last year I stuck to the Valentine’s tradition by wearing a red lace dress  but a lot of girls opt for that classic LBD, which is super chic too. I love softer look in regards to makeup and definitely some loose curls in my hair. As you can see from last year’s red lace maxi, the dress with slit is somewhat becoming a tradition. I love a touch a sexiness with my extra feminine looks.

This year I decided to wear a wine colors dress and pair it with nudes. I’ve really bee loving this combination. Nude shoes are an excellent investment – I wear them all the time with softer tones and I feel like they help make my legs look longer! Try it out and let me know what you think. The nude duster is from Missguided – it helps make me feel a little more covered since even though I like a sexy dress, I like to feel covered if that makes  sense. I’ve been wearing this babe with jeans a ton too!


Obvi you have the outfit covered from Lulus.com, but if you’re looking to make the night extra special, I recommend booking a car with Blacklane! They’re a chic car service that gives you that extra special feeling. Stay tuned to my Insta-stories, I’ll be using them this weekend. XX



NUDE STRAPPY HEELS: Zara (old) – I’ve been wanting a pair of the Steve Madden Slither Heels (they’re on sale too!)

NUDE DUSTER: Missguided – nude duster


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How To Wear A Camo Jacket, Go To Jacket for Winter, best Came Jackets

Before this winter season, I’ll admit it, a camo jacket was a little intimidating. I mean, I’ve seen girls rock them (the Kardashians are known for it) and they look really sexy and chic, but for me it took me a while to figure out how to wear this bad boy. What I’ve landed on (which I usually say in all my posts and you definitely know if you have read my blog before) is you should always try to find the balance between feminine and edgy (camo jacket being the edgy piece).

When thinking how to wear a camo jacket, I decided I really wanted to wear heels to add that feminine balance. I’m shorter, so big jackets can be overwhelming – the height adds a longer leg to balance out the material on top.

I was sent this camo jacket by a really fantastic boutique in New York, Twenty5a.com. They’re out of their camo jacket but I’ll be linking some others I really love. I’ve actually been considering getting another one that’s a little less bulky too.. Twenty5a.com is also worth a look as well – they have some really cute bomber jackets in stock and I also love this velvet dress for Valentine’s Day.  When checking out a brand, I love looking at their Instagram first as that’s where you’ll see all of their pieces styled in different ways.

One more note on the picture above, I’m wearing my new Daniel Wellington watch in Classic Black and a matching cuff. The quality is really good and these pieces are timeless. They’re offering Style Wax Poetic readers 15% off with code STYLEWAXPOETIC.

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After putting this look together, I soon realized these jeans have become a favorite – I can’t get enough of high-waisted jeans in may life! They go with everything and are so flattering. I almost didn’t keep these jeans because I thought the rips may be a little too edgy and I felt like they flatted my backside (now who wants that?! ha). However, I’ve received an endless amount of compliments. They’ve been worn into the ground over the last few weeks! See below all the different colorways they have in this style.

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Shop the entire look below and let me know what you think! Hope your week is off to a great start babes. x


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There’s a new shopping app in town, and I think you’re seriously going to Luv.It. ;)

I purchased this beautiful embroidered bomber jacket off their app and I have to say I probably wouldn’t have discovered this piece otherwise. Here’s why: Luv.it has great taste, for one, they just get it. And they’ve brought in brands and online retailers you most likely haven’t heard of before, like Genuine People (my favorite on the app) or this beautiful handbag line, Rossi & Rei. The shopping experience has been incredible because I’m always discovering new pieces that not everyone has. Serious kuddos to them for this.

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I’m in love with this piece and crazy about anything embroidered right now – jean jackets, leather jackets, jeans… you get the idea. Below is an example of some of the other beautiful pieces they have on their app – gorgeous jewelry, stylish sweaters, boots and more. Their pieces always seem to be going on sale too, which is never a bad thing.

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With LuvIt you can create a style network, shop and discover trending brands, and earn cash back shopping on every purchase. It’s available for download in the apple store – download the app and follow me (@stylewaxpoetic) so we can shop together. :)

Usability and experience:

Some other amazing things about this app is the interface – it’s very clean, modern and really easy to use. I decide what brand to follow and those are the only items that will show in my feed. When I Luv a product, the product is sent to my profile and I receive notifications when it goes on sale or the inventory running low so I don’t miss it. I talked about this in my last post – online shopping is not easy.

Download the app here and let me know what you think. XX



H&MSaleFinds, MLK Sales, Online Sales

Hey babes…how’s your weekend been? I’ve been relaxing more than ever and taking care of bizzzz – I shot for the blog, cleaned my apartment and spent sometime online shopping in bed (ahhhh the best). I know, from too much personal experience – ha, that online shopping takes time. Digging through deep websites, keeping track of what you really want/need, juggling when to purchase something (do you wait for the best sale or will it sell out). Girl. I know the struggle.

Because I just spent WAY too much money and a good 2-3 hours online, I thought I’d hook you up with these amazing finds too.

Let’s start with the above from H&M’s home line – yep, I forget they carry home products too.

There’s a ton I like in H&M’s home line but today I purchased the basics. To start, I’ve been looking for a soft pink duvet cover (colorways for my bed are white, blush and grey), and I found this duvet at an icredible price. It’s not their premium line, so I don’t expect it to be feeling like anything crazy expensive, but the look will have a nice appeal and it’s not going to be touching my skin directly. Also, H&M has some amazingly priced pillows so I picked up a few white and soft pink pillows to match in both 20×20 for the very back and 16×16 the next layer of decoration pillows. And lastly, shoes! I needed some new sneakers and these were a great price.

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The next stop was a little unexpected to be honest. I went to Asos.com to get this skirt and ended up doing a ton of sweater shopping – something I’ve been needing. I’m still gravitating towards minimal colors – grey, whites, blacks and browns. These prices were incredible, though, and they’re running a sale for X off depending on what you spend. I reached $250, so I received $75 dollars off. I’m really excited to have some of these new pieces in my wardrobe – they’ll go perfectly with my new boots! (See below)

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Lastly! I’ve been wanting Yezzy styled boots foooorrreeever. There are tons of knock-offs out there, but some look a little cheap and don’t hug your ankles the same way the real ones do. I considered a few other pairs that were closer to $200, but then I saw THESE. They’re beautiful and I originally saw them full price at Lulus.com, but with a little investigation found them significantly lower at Macy’s. I ordered the black to start and may go back from the green depending on how much I like these.

Lastly, I just remembered (oh vey, that means I shopped a little too much this weekend) that I also made a purchase at Forever21.com. Their activewear is SO good, I’ve shared it with you previously Here, so I purchased a couple new pieces. They’re also a good go-to for chokers and staples like simple body suits, etc.


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2016 was a great year for fashion. 

Nudes and blush tones came to rise. Sneakers, joggers and sweatshirts were in popular providing every fashion lover some comfort… finally. We were introduced to new textures like velvet, making our outfits just that more interesting. One thing that really stood out to me, though, was the resurgence of fashion brands in 2016 from the 80s and 90s era. Thanks to influencers and some cool campaigns launched by these brands, we’re back in love with brands we knew as a child. Can you think of any off the top of your head? I bet you can.

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Holiday Dresses, What to Wear This Christmas, Forrest Green Maxi Dress, Maxi Dresses, Kristen Conahan

Hope your holiday season is off to a great start! I wanted to show you all a few options for Holiday Glam Dresses from one of my favorite retailers for dresses, Lulus.com. They were kind enough to send me few dresses for the season that I can’t wait to show you! This is one of the first, this Forest Green Maxi number with a deep V.

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