May 23, 2015

My Style: Straight Up

Straight up who's ready for summer?! Many of us are planning for vacation trips, so I wanted to style an outfit that would be comfortable with heels for shopping or with sneakers for touring.  I'm loving the casual chicness of the striped high-low top with the shredded cutoffs.  I added an ombré chambray shirt for a little warmth and style. Speaking of style, you've got to take a closer look at the croc-textured zipper-trim heels.  These cut-out sandals with a chunky heel are amazingly comfortable as well as beautiful.  Throw on some cool shades and a fringe purse and you are so ready for a great day.   Xoxo, Shelly

May 21, 2015

My Style: Earthbound x Arizona Girl

"Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair."
 -Khalil Gibran

Taking walks in the woods and looking at sunsets over the lakes have really helped me find more peace.  In line with this need for tranquility, I'm drawn towards, as you all well know, the more relaxed styles which the fashion industry refers to as bohemian, boho, or festival.  One of the best stores to find festival/bohemian styled clothing and accessories is Earthbound Trading Co. (EB).  I'm so happy their online store is now open!  Today's look is centered around a beautiful EB lace trimmed dress with a crocheted fringe hem.  I styled the look with EB accessories, including a fringe purse, floppy hat, bow and arrow earrings, an arm cuff, a sun pendant choker, and a few amazing rings.  To complete the look and to keep warm on a chilly spring afternoon, I added a vegan leather jacket and distressed combat boots.  I hope you take a break this week and walk through fields of tall grass or through some shady woods, finding relaxation and joy in the beauty of nature.  Xoxo, Shelly


May 20, 2015

My Style: Striped Down

One of the coolest trends this spring is stripes with denim.  I selected a jersey knit shift dress with a striped print and a flowing silhouette.  The tailored fit top and the hem above the knee make this casual dress flattering for any body type and so comfy.  I added a little boho flair with a dangling coin statement necklace and a knotted crocheted head wrap.  For the denim piece, I chose an over-sized vest with dropped armholes.  My favorite accessory of the styling is the pair of "flatforms," also called flat platforms.  These espadrilles are chic and comfortable--perfect for your spring and summer wardrobes.  So, what do you think of the combination of stripes and denim trend?  Let me know how you combine the two this season.  :)  Xoxo, Shelly 

May 14, 2015

My Style: Chicwish x Arizona Girl

Dreamy is the word that comes to mind when you put on this Chicwish mild baroque embroidered dress in ivory and a pair of over-the-knee, lace up boots.  I am so impressed with the quality and the fit of the dress.  I recently just graduated and I had been searching for the ideal dresses for celebratory  gatherings and the ceremony itself.  When this dress (and another one I will showcase soon) arrived, I knew I had found the perfect special occasion dresses.  For all girls looking for the perfect party dresses, I definitely recommend checking out Chicwish.  I do have to say to go by the measurements that are stated on their website( and not by your usual size) because they are right on.  :) 

Also, at photoshoots lately I have been playing the most addicting playlist and I have received requests for the song list.  I added the playlist to the top of my blog to share with all of you as well!  I am in love with the new, the up-and-coming, and the ones that deserve to be remembered again.  Xoxo, Shelly

May 13, 2015

Inside My Room

Being an artist, I always love to have color around me for inspiration; whether it's an illustrated folder or a Vera Bradley backpack at school, I love patterns and bright, bold spectrums to keep the creativity alive.  I recently just redecorated my bedroom thanks to a couple of amazing collaborations, and I am so excited to share it with you guys!  Earlier this year, I won a bedding makeover hosted by Teen Vogue x Bedding Style.  I was so surprised and happy!  When I saw this watercolor bedding, I knew it was the perfect one.  Next, Inkess asked me to collaborate and design my own pillow.  I was thrilled when it arrived, and to see my logo on a pillow was crazy!  (It matched the new bedding so perfectly which was an extra bonus.)  After working hard on my self-branding, it is gratifying to see how the logo is versatile on different platforms and items, like my pillow and cell phone case.  Lastly, keeping true to my Arizonian aesthetics, I selected a wall charger and power bank with a cactus pattern from Ankit.  Aren't they cool?  Well, I hope you enjoyed the sneak peek into my room!  I'd love to hear your room makeover stories or plans in the comments.  Xoxo, Shelly