Flashback Fashion: 70's Style

Happy Thursday (and almost weekend!!), fashionistas!

Earlier this week I wrote a post about the journey to our dreams. So, to stay within the theme of journeys, I'm taking a trip back in time and serving up some 1970's style for my outfit inspiration this week.

In life we talk about looking forward and not focusing on the past, but in fashion old trends from decades ago are brought back to life and give a new generation the chance to experience its energy. As of late, the fashion trend is journeying back to the 1970's in a major way. Palazzo pants, bell bottoms, platform shoes, matching sets and fringe seem to be turning up everywhere and I can't say I mind it!

Below I paired my high-wasted bell bottoms, with this vibrant bodysuit from H&M's new line for Spring 2015. (Shhhh-- turns out this "bodysuit" is actually a swimsuit. I had no idea until I checked the website because it wasn't in the swim section. Whatever. I like being a rebel and think it works great this way!) I styled this look with tan platform mules, a fringe bag to match, and my aviators. When wearing patterns, I like to keep my jewelry simple so I layered two thin necklaces and put on a few simple rings.

Get funky.



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i think therefore i dress - 70's style trend

Dressed In:

| Ray-Ban Aviators | Bauble Bar Coordinate Pendant Necklace | Y-Chain Necklace (similar) | H&M Bodysuit | Urban Outfitters High Wasted Bell Bottom Jeans (similar) | Steve Madden Platform Mules (similar here & here) | Fringe Bag (similar) |

Your 2015 Spring Style Must Haves ❀

Although it's still about 20 degrees colder than I prefer for springtime in NYC, spring is finally here and that's all that matters! I made it through another winter in New York City, and can finally begin to defrost and come out of my hibernation (which has consisted of countless seamless orders, endless bottles of wine, and more reality TV than I'd like to admit... anyone else?).

I really love the start of any new season, but the start of spring is my favorite because it symbolizes rebirth and growth. The bare branches grow back their leaves, the flowers bud their pretty petals, and warm sunlight fills our days. Everything is just happier and more alive.

Spring also reminds me to check-in. Believe it or not, we're already 25% through 2015. Where are we with our goals, our dreams, our growth? Don't let these questions be anxiety provoking (we still have 75% of the year left to go); embrace the transformative energy of spring, and vibrance around you, to awaken your dreams.

In other news, I'm pretty sick of sweaters, scarves and boots. I've been bundled up for too long and cannot wait to start taking off those layers, and dressing for a new season! With all the new pieces available for spring, my shopping addiction has been at an all time high, so I'm sharing my personal list of spring style essentials in case you want to share in my addiction... and so I can tell myself I don't have a problem, and that shopping is research for my readers.

Enjoy the sunshine. Bud, bloom, grow.



2015 spring style trends

Birthdaze // 3.18

Today is my birthday. I was born exactly five minutes after St. Patrick's Day, on March 18th. My soul must have known then shamrock green wasn't going to be my color, but I digress.

Ah, birthdays. They're all fun and games when you're a kid because you have your whole life in front of you, and all your birthday means is parties, presents, and cake. When I was a little girl it felt like an eternity passed between each birthday, as I impatiently waited for the next year to come so I could turn another year older.

When I was four, I couldn't wait to turn five so I could be a "whole hand old". When I was nine, I couldn't wait to be ten so I could be double-digits, but once you're in the double-digits, you get curious about what it means to be a teenager, so the countdown to thirteen begins. Soon after, you really want to be a cool high school kid, so you begin counting down to fifteen, then sweet sixteen, seventeen, and eighteen.

Right around your eighteenth birthday, you might look back and realize you just finished the first chapter of your life - your childhood. You are now, technically, an adult. It might shock you how quickly it went, but you do still have "teen" tacked to the end of your age, which helps soften the blow, and let's face it, the most anticipated countdown thus far is on: Twenty. One.

Once you're finally twenty-one, and legal to do all of the things you've already been doing, shit starts getting real. You are about to graduate college and find yourself at the end of yet another chapter, only this time you're not entering adulthood. No. This time you're entering something much more serious: the proverbial "real world".

In the "real world" people hit milestones at all different times. Milestones are no longer based on a specific birthday. Instead, it is up to us to create the milestones, or significant moments, in our life.

Birthdays remind us to check-in. To reflect on what it is we're giving this world. What version of "I was here" are we stamping on the universe? Birthdays remind us we're alive. Birthdays remind us of time - that we're not forever. Birthdays remind us of change, of growth, of dreams, of who we are and who we still want to be. Most importantly, birthdays remind us life is to be celebrated.

Celebrate we will. Here's to another year β™‘



Here I am at five (aka "a whole hand old"), with early onset hand-on-hip pose. Also, Mickey & Minnie were everything.