For spring break, I went back home to south Florida to spend some time with my family. After seeing countless pictures of Wynwood walls all over my news feed and timelines, I decided to take a trip there myself. So I rounded up my cousin and a close friend, and we took the hour drive to Wynwood. After being there, I now see why everyone loves it so much. It really is spectacular. The art is incredible. Not only do the actual walls have art on them, but the whole area is submerged in the art culture. The shops, restaurants, building all have their own style to them, it was almost overwhelming. I didn’t even know where to begin as I stood in awe of all that was around me.
When we got there, I knew I wanted to take pictures by the infamous flower wall. As a wannabe flower child its only necessary right? From there we just walked through the walls and took pictures. It was extremely hot, but with an outfit change, we powered through. We only stayed there for a couple of hours but if you are ever in the Miami area, I highly recommend that you go check it out. It’s definitely a place I want to go back to and just spend the whole day. Here are a couple of the pictures we took when we were there. It was hard narrrowing them down because we took so many of them.
My pride and joy has been this purse: Michael Kors Sutton Medium in black. I am so glad I got it in the medium size because it is perfect. It fits all of my necessities with ease, so I have room to throw in the random things as well. The double zipper feature is my favorite part and one of the reasons I bought the purse. It reminds me a lot of the Prada double zipper bag. I usually put my valuable things in the zipper portions of the bag and just throw everything else in there. This bag goes everywhere with me, except for school (I think it’s too nice of a bag for school). I’m so happy I got it in black, because I use it so much more than my Selma that I have in brown. The saffiano leather makes it very durable for the amount of times I’ve accidentally banged it on something. I’m glad it’s still alive. Now let’s see all the junk I keep in there:
1. Journal – TJ Maxx 2. Pen – Walmart 3. Cosmetic Bag – Ipsy 4. Wallet – Steve Madden (not similar but cute one here) 5. iPhone 5 w/ bunny case 6. Keys with Ralph Lauren card holder (similar here).
I usually have a journal, whether it be to take notes at church or just to jot down things quickly. I get all of my journals from TJ Maxx. They have a huge selection and they never disappoint. Of course to go along with my journal, I need a pen. I think it’s necessary to have a pen in your bag whether you journal or not because you never know when you might need one. The cosmetic bag is one of the ones you get from your Ipsy subscription. I usually switch them out because I have sooooo many of them. My wallet is Steve Madden and I love it. It has card slots on both side with a flap in the middle for coins. My phone is the iPhone 5 and yes I know I am wayyyy behind, my upgrade is almost here thank God! But I have this cute bunny case on it that I got from amazon. Last but not least are my keys. I have my car, apartment, bedroom, and house keys on there. Attached to them, I have my Ralph Lauren card holder. I usually keep it empty, but I like to have it to throw my necessary cards (school ID, drivers licence, debit/credit cards) when I want to run out without my purse.
The Leather Jacket: I believe every girl should have a leather jacket as one of their staples in their closet. I love pieces that completely transform your outfits. I’m all about making it look like you tried when you really didn’t. It also pulls the look together and jazzes it up. I lucked out and found this leather jacket in the kids section of Forever21. Yes I know, it’s sad that I can still fit in things in the kids section but hey, it works. Because I found it in the kids section, I actually got a good deal on it. The thing with leather jackets is that they can kind of become expensive. of course mine is faux leather , so it’s a little bit cheaper, but places like Forever21 and H&M are great places to find inexpensive pieces.
One reoccurring concept you will start to notice in my outfits is that I love basics. You can pair a leather jacket with everything. Jeans and a tee, a dress, a skirt and a blouse; the pairings are endless which makes it an excellent versatile piece in your wardrobe. For this pairing, I just had on a striped tee from Brandy Melville, that I adore, my favorite Hollister Jean Leggings, black slip-ons that I found in yet another kids section (the little boys section at Walmart) and of course my Michael Kors Bag.
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