The New Old // Pt. 1


Time to build that Fall wardrobe! I can’t even begin to tell you how ‘much this excites me — I’m the first to ask: “ok, what’s next? Given that my job is to seek out new designs and understand trend forecasts when buying for Chic’tique. Its a constant "on the hunt” mode. 

In that “hunt mode", one thing I’ve learned about the fashion world, is that every season is a testament to recycled past trends. Designers play it well when it comes to nostalgia. We've seen circulating through the runways and streets the 70’s hippy flair, bright acid neons from the 80’s, grunge dark 90’s, and recently the Y2K 2000’s. Yup, you read that right, the early 2000’s are back. 

Second thing I’ve learned, is that I’ve been a victim to all of these, but its these 2000’s comeback trends that strike my cords and really make me reminisce. If you are in the millennial category, I’m sure we feel the same. Having this said, lets dive in. Out with the old, and in the new, or the old “new”. See ahead: the “noughties” in 3 looks

I’m pushing the envelope here y’all, but I wanted to show you an example of taking these trends and refining them. My way is to minimize and monochrome. In my all tan tone look, featuring the ever so popular cargo pants, a satin crop, bucket hat (bringing in this one from my last article) and clear sandals.

One For The Ages // Pt. 3


The girl boss. Who would’ve thought it was ok to wear lingerie to the work office but we gotta keep it proper. Therefor I’m adding a bright blazer and small lilac handbag with kitten chunky heels. Take advantage of color blocking by mixing neutral tones and brights.

This is a must have piece this season, and hopefully many to come because I live for it’s comfort and for all the ways you can wear it. Along with all it’s girl power and revolution history, this dress is a symbol of confidence and freedom, the one I hope I can pass on to my daughters.

Written and Styled for Cream City Magazine, Photographed by Stephanie Varela

One For The Ages // Pt. 2


Slipping in the night. Now time to take this dress and wear as it should. Let the fabric softly gaze the skin and embrace its feminine design. It’s perfect for a night out or for more formal occasion. I blinged it out with clear acrylic and rhinestone mules and fringy earrings to make it my own.

Written and Styled for Cream City Magazine / photography by Stephanie Varela

One For The Ages // Pt. 1


Every so often we come across a piece of clothing that goes a long way. I like to call them the canvas piece. The starter to every great look. Just like a good white tee, these carry out all the expressions and moods of different looks without budging.

This time around, the center piece is a popular trend born in the 90’s and now back in our wardrobes better than ever. I present to you: the vintage inspired slip dress. From the Kate Moss prime glam days to our favorite Sex and The City characters strutting around town drinking cosmos, this dress minimalistic has taken stage in pop culture.

A nude tone, delicate midi with cowl draping for an exposed back slip oozes the word goddess and I’m here to show you how to wear 3 different ways for different occasions.

The Off Duty Look: Don’t take this dress so serious, we’re here to bend the rules. Play with its versatility by layering it with a tie dye fun tee and sneakers. Accessorize with gold layers. Mixing here formality with casual for an effortless look. We’re basically taking notes from the Dannijo Sisters’s colors and full of tie dye uniform.

Written and Styled for Cream City Magazine / Photography by: Stephanie Varela

Spring Notes // Pt.2


I wasn’t kidding when I said stripes will be the biggest print this season, here in a vintage inspired red and off white dress with cool accents like the button running along the middle. Linen will come in in all shapes and forms, and I love how we will see them in more dressy shapes than the usual like this dress. 

Last year, we saw the revival of the 90 era combat boot, designers were quick to tackle the trend and these chunky lace up sure enough made its way to our closet despite the doubts. I polished them up with a contrasting delicate set, cotton blended white bustier crop with puffy sleeves and high waisted culottes, both popular silhouettes this spring. The cherry on top is also a throwback to our childhood, a beaded colorful bag.


Things to highlight: play around with vintage inspired trends, pearl barrettes, beaded bags, wear all the stripes you find and most importantly take a deep breath because that is exactly what these fabrics should let you do -breath. It’s gonna get hot mama.