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Minimalist at heart, but not ready to give up my stuff. Want a look inside my wardrobe? Come on in. The water’s nice. Welcome to the fashion blog collection of day in my dreams, ready to get you inspired for your next ootd. Here’s what I wore, who I’m wearing and what pieces I love most. From modern street style to fashion forecasting and ootd inspo, here’s what to wear today in mostly monochrome, luxury fashion.

summer fashion trends gingham dress

summer fashion trends – gingham

If you never heard about gingham last year, by now you’ve surely gotten an education. Gingham as been exploding on the fashion scene from gingham dresses to shoes and accessories. A playful pattern striking nostalgic feelings of summer, it’s no wonder it’s taken over the spotlight. Here’s the low down on one of the hottest summer fashion trends of 2018! What is gingham Check mate! But really… checks. In case you’ve been living in a fashion black hole, gingham is a printed fabric designed with overlaying checks. Look familiar? You’ve probably seen it inside just about ever picnic basket, as well as a common lining material from seasons past. This year, it’s all about the mini-gingham print as a new essential print for the warm weather season. You can find almost any fashion accessory and clothing item now offered in gingham. For this post, I’ve styled a gingham dress outfit, but you’ll also find it on bags, skirts, tops and even shoes (I actually have a pair of gingham heels coming soon from SENSO, so …

luxury fashion blogger day in my dreams wears leather leggings

minimalist fashion essentials – the leather legging

Whether you know me from my fashion blog or as a personal friend, if you see me around more than a couple times a year, you know my best friend is a pair of quality leather leggings. In fact, if you see me a few times a week, the likelihood of you seeing me in a pair is pretty much 100%. Leather leggings are the ultimate minimalist fashion must have, making paring outfits and looking effortlessly chic a breeze. As one of my most worn items, I partnered with David Lerner to give you the whole scoop. Here’s how to wear them, where to where them, and what to look for in quality leather leggings. Let’s start with what to wear with leather leggings. The beauty of this fashion trend – the combinations are endless. Consider your leggings the sexier version of a black skinny jean. You get the point, but if you want a bit more guidance, here are a few of my favorite ways to wear them. photography:JOEY PETRICK | camera:CANNON 5D MARK …

luxury winter fashion blogger

baby it’s cold outside, but at least we look good doin’ it

Confession of a fashionista, I hate winter. Not dislike, nor do I find it disagreeable. I loath it entirely. The cold, the snow, defrosting my car in the mornings, shoveling the sidewalk, winter fashion, wearing so many layers I feel like an over-stuffed burrito – no thank you. Though I was able to escape the first of the year on a tropical adventure to Bali, I still came home to a fair amount of the season’s harshest. Attempting a mental escape, I decided to have some fun with fashion, regardless of the relentless snow fall. My lifesaving piece, this xllullan winter coat. Think modern art splashed onto your childhood comforter – sewn into a luxury winter coat. It’s perfect. Just what I needed to save me from the worst of the season. The best part, it’s actually so warm, I was able to getaway with some more-than daring trends of the season. photography:KUNDAN KUMAR | camera:CANNON 5D MARK III | winter coat c/o:XLLULLAN | over the knee boots c/o:EGO OFFICIAL | criss cross bralette c/o:ADORE …

mcq black leather corset

the black leather corset, MCQ by Alexander McQueen

Playing the bad-girl with the dark side of fashion alongside slick vinyl pants and asymmetrical braids, the black leather corset is back, and more fierce than ever. The reemergence of grunge is hitting mainstream with a force. From daring fashion trends to pop culture like Taylor Swift’s rebirth in Reputation – as always – the strong bond between lifestyle and fashion is evident. Are you ready for it? It’s time to live fearlessly, embracing your boldest self, never backing down. Dominating the streets from traditional bone-lined corsets to corset belts, shirts, dresses and accessories, it’s clear mainstream is about to be overcast by an apocalyptic rush of dark, lace-up bad girl style surging through with a vengeance. And what’s worse, we’re going to like it. top corset picks by kristina-petrick featuring studded belts   photography:BECCA ESHLEMAN | camera:CANNON 5D MARK III | black leather corset c/o:IFCHIC Designer labels absolutely killing the corset trend Some of the labels doing it right? Alexander McQueen has always been a luxury fashion leader in underground trends, along with labels …

mobs footwear review

luxury footwear for the modern nomad

Sleek lines, tonal hues, architectural silhouettes – a sharp, directional line runs boldly from heel to toe, seemingly thrusting the style in a forward direction. There’s no looking back. Cool. Casual. Ultra luxe. Meet MOBS and their line of luxury footwear, redefining world-class sneakers for everyday style. photography:JOEY PETRICK | camera:CANNON 5D MARK III | shoes c/o:MOBS   There are certain brands, through a combination of minimal aesthetics and modern lines, that resonate deeply with the core of your being that drives your fashion and lifestyle choices. MOBS is one of those brands. Somehow blurring the line between contemporary art and timeless style, their capsule collection of visually-unisex sneakers are an unmatched level of understated greatness. In this MOBS footwear review, I will cover MOBS unique mission statement, the features that make the shoes more than ordinary, and three ways to style their most popular styles. About MOBS footwear Mobility, Optimism, Beauty and Soul [MOBS] define the brand’s unique mission, creating an experience and movement specific to them. They understand we live in a culture …