You're Invited!

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Hello friends! I'm taking a brief break from the usual programming to invite you to attend the Party Dresses Posh Party! If you’re in San Francisco, head over to Acre/SF to party, shop, and mingle with many of my favorite SF bloggers...and me! Not in SF? Not to worry! Download the Poshmark app, log in at 6 PM (PST), pour yourself a glass of bubbly and party down in the comfort of your own home! (No one will know if you’re in pajamas!) 

So, I have a confession: as many of you know, I was a rather late adopter of Facebook. (Like, several years too late.) You know what finally pushed me over the edge? Poshmark! (You can only log into the app using your Facebook credentials.) After seeing so many of my favorite blogging pals – like Maria and Angie – score some swoon worthy pieces at bargain prices, I had to get in on the action. While I’ve only listed a pair of shoes so far, I intend to list more items from my closet in the future. Since the theme for tonight’s party is party dresses, you will be sure to find at least one of my dresses up for grabs!

I hope to see you tonight – either in person or in the app (find me - @stylebysantina)!

A Spring Inspired Look

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Shirt: J. Crew
Pants: TBA (Mira Mira)
Shoes: Kelsi Dagger (DSW)
Necklace: Stella & Dot
Bracelets: Voz Clothing & Art (Renegade Craft Fair)
Ring: Betsey Johnson 
Bag: See by Chloe (a gift)

The weather definitely influences my outfits and not just in terms of temperature. Much like the rainy weather in Portland lead to many gray outfits, a dose of spring weather in February inspired me to wear pastels and floral pants. With printed pants emerging as a huge trend for spring, I’m excited to already have some in my closet and decided to build an outfit around this pair. I’ve worn these pants a few times but had yet to show off the high waist. Tying up this chambray shirt not only revealed the waist but also made the boyish cut feel a bit more feminine. In keeping with soft colors, I added a pair of sky-high nude platforms and a silver bag. A pair of bangles – one neon and one pastel – and a piggy ring finished off this look.

(Photos by Kate of Kate à la Mode)

Cat And Mouse

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Cardigan: Marc by Marc Jacobs (a gift)
T-shirt: Jason Wu for Target
Skirt: BCBG Max Azria
Tights: Hue (Nordstrom Rack)
Shoes: Marc by Marc Jacobs
Bag: Marc Jacobs (Nordstrom)
Sunglasses: Ray Ban (Saks)

Much like with Missoni for Target, I relied on Erin to my dirty work for me when it came to Jason Wu for Target. While I slept in on that Sunday morning, she was out scooping up everything I asked for and then some. (Have I mentioned that she’s my best friend?) After the post office held the package hostage, I finally got my hands on the haul and immediately put on this t-shirt. How could I not? It’s a crazy cat lady’s dream!

While I wanted the rest of the outfit to reflect the playful spirit of the t-shirt, I also wanted to avoid looking juvenile. Once again, this faux leather pleated skirt proved to be irresistible. It added just enough edginess to balance out the rather sweet cardigan and mouse flats. When it came to a bag, I decided to stick with the simple but chic color combination and went with a red bag. 

Blue (And Easy)

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Sweater: ModCloth
Dress: Moulinette Soeurs (Anthropologie)
Tights: Hue (Nordstrom Rack)
Shoes: Libby Edelman (Piperlime)
Necklace: A gift
Ring: Surface To Air (Shotwell)
Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs (Nordstrom)
Sunglasses: Ray Ban (Saks)

Bleached blond hair spoiled me. I never considered my hair color when it came to clothing. Everything goes with white, right? It definitely felt that way. Red has proved to be more challenging for me. I’ve never been much of a fan of red as a color, which is probably why dying my hair this vibrant hue made me a little nervous. Not yet sure of what looked best with red, I turned to the obvious choice – blue. It’s definitely one of my favorite colors (and well represented in my closet), and I’ve often admired how striking redheads are in blue. I started with this cozy cardigan and went from there. This dress has been featured on Style by Santina many times (most recently here), and you’ll definitely see it again and again. It’s an easy piece that I can throw on and instantly feel put together. There’s something about the cardigan that gives it a schoolboy vibe, and I took a cue from that when I decided on these velvet loafers. A few silver accessories and a black patent bag finished off this look. 

So, I obviously can’t go on wearing only blue and gray. Please, give me some suggestions! This new Ginger needs some help! 

A Sequined Sweatshirt

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Sweatshirt: Laugh Cry Repeat (Mira Mira)
Skirt: BCBG Max Azria
Tights: Hue (Nordstrom Rack)
Shoes: Seychelles (ModCloth)
Rings: Surface To Air (Shotwell) and ModCloth
Bag: L.A.M.B. (Nordstrom Rack)
Sunglasses: Ray Ban (Saks)

How amazing is this sweatshirt? I love, love, love it! And, when Valentine’s Day rolled around, there was absolutely no debate about what I’d be wearing. I mean, could it be more perfect? This faux leather pleated skirt has quickly become a wardrobe go-to, and it perfectly fit the feminine yet edgy vibe of the sweatshirt. With black tights and a gray clutch, this outfit desperately needed some color, and while I considered going with pink or red, these blue suede heels fit my Valentine’s Day style. Besides, my hair is red enough… 

Redhead

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Dress: Burberry (Nordstrom)
Tights: Hue (Nordstrom Rack)
Shoes: Chelsea Crew (Shoe Biz)
Bracelets: Marc by Marc Jacobs, Stella & Dot, and Vita Fede (Gilt)
Watch: Michael Kors (Nordstrom)
Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs

So, I dyed my hair red! I actually did it a week ago, but I still had a backlog of blond photos to work through. As luck should have it, going from bleached white hair to a dark yet vibrant red is one of the most challenging hair transitions. There were a few moments when I thought I’d be leaving with a buzz cut, but after about five hours, I emerged with exactly the color I requested. I’ve experimented with my hair quite a bit, and I’ve rocked nearly every color possible but never red. It always intimidated me, so while I like to keep a cool “it’s just hair” attitude when I head to the salon, this change made me a little nervous. At first I was a little unsure of my decision, but I’ve quickly grown to love it. What do you think? 

Weekend In Photos

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Happy Monday, especially to those of you who have today off! I’ll be back with an outfit post (and red hair!) tomorrow but thought I would share a few snapshots from my weekend. Hope you had a good one!

Repeat Offender

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Jacket: ModCloth
Dress: See by Chloe (Gilt)
Tights: Betsey Johnson (Nordstrom Rack)
Shoes: Chelsea Crew (Shoe Biz)
Necklace: BCBG Max Azria
Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs (a gift)
Sunglasses: Ray Ban (Saks)

Remember when I said that if I wear something but don’t take outfit photos, it’s a bit like it never happened? Well, I’m not sure that's actually true, but I definitely convinced myself that it was when I got dressed this day. The truth is I wore almost the exact same outfit a while back to celebrate Maria’s birthday but never snapped outfit photos. When I found myself getting dressed for work, knowing that I had a celebration right afterward, I decided to pull out this dress and jacket combination once more. 

This dress is an old favorite though it’s oddly not been well represented here on Style by Santina. (The last time it was documented was when I was still living in Portland!) It’s definitely a dress that transitions easily from season to season, and for a warm February day, I layered a motorcycle jacket over it. I kept the rest of the look quite simple, wearing only a collar necklace and finishing it off with black tights, wedges and my go to black bag. I think I like how this look turned out better the second time around. That’s right; I’m a repeat offender and I have no shame.

Black, White, And Gold

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Shirt: Trouve (Nordstrom)
Skirt: BCBG Max Azria
Shoes: Chanel (Jeremy’s)
Necklace: Marc by Marc Jacobs
Bracelets: H&M, Stella & Dot, and Vita Fede (Gilt)
Watch: Michael Kors (Nordstrom)
Bag: See by Chloe (Nordstrom)
Sunglasses: Ray Ban (Saks)

Remember how I said I could feel spring coming? Well, it definitely arrived…and then promptly left again. But for a few days, the weather was absolutely glorious, and when days in the upper 60’s hit in February, a girl has to take advantage. After a few days of spotting bare legs all over this city, I decided it was time to shed the tights. Of course, I despise being even the slightest bit cold, so bare legs meant a longer skirt. I’ve wanted to wear this skirt ever since I last took it off, and the heavy fabric reassured me that I wouldn’t be cold. I quickly reached for my Chanel flats, and the combination of classic and edgy made finishing off the look a breeze. I added a crisp white button down, tied it up, and layered on gold accessories.

Are you getting brief tastes of spring here and there? What are you wearing to take advantage of it?

Mouse Shoes

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Sweater: BCBG Max Azria (Nordstrom)
Dress: See by Chloe (Mercantile, Portland, OR)
Tights: Betsey Johnson (Nordstrom Rack)
Shoes: Marc by Marc Jacobs
Necklace: Anthropologie
Rings: Surface To Air (Shotwell) and ModCloth
Bag: See by Chloe (a gift)

As my week without pants continued, I reacquainted myself with some of my favorite dresses that really have not been shown enough love lately. This dress has been tucked away in my closet since last August, and it was definitely time to pull it out and build an outfit around it. I love the soft colors and delicate print, and I didn’t want to weigh that down with black tights so I went with a gray pair. When I wear tights I definitely prefer to wear shoes in the same color to elongate my legs, and I just could not resist these adorable silver mouse flats. How cute are they? They instantly bring a smile to my face! A gray cardigan and a few silver accessories finished off this perfect transitional look. I can feel spring coming…can you?

Gingham And A Heart

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Sweater: J. Crew
Shirt: Sparrow (Urban Outfitters)
Skirt: Gap
Tights: Hue (Nordstrom Rack)
Shoes: Sutro (Shoe Biz)
Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs (a gift)

I can’t really take credit for this one. Much like this manicure was inspired by Adiel, this outfit was inspired by another blogging friend, Eli of Thrift Eye. She wore this sweater a few weeks back, just after I returned from my trip to Portland with the same exact sweater in tow. Of course, I was already planning to layer it over a button down, but when I saw Eli layer it over a black and white gingham dress, I immediately thought of this shirt. I tucked that outfit into the back of my mind for a morning when I was running late and didn’t have much time to play around in my closet. While in my head this outfit included my boyfriend jeans, I found myself pressed for time right in the middle of my weeklong ban of pants. I’ll admit that I was grumbling to myself as I stared into my closet, trying to figure out what else I could wear but I’m really happy that I resisted jeans. Sure, I still turned to denim, but I absolutely adore this outfit!

A Week In My Shoes

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DV by Dolce Vita (ModCloth) // Libby Edelman (Piperlime) 
Nine West // Chelsea Crew (Shoe Biz) 
Boutique 9 (Nordstrom) // Coach (Nordstrom Rack)

Flashback Friday: One Year Ago Today

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Change Your Clothes, Change Your Attitude

Please excuse this brief interruption to the usual programming here on Style by Santina, but a Flashback Friday is long overdue given all the changes that have been captured since the beginning of this blog. One year ago today I was living in a Sayulita, Nayarit, a small beach town in Mexico. Casual outfits were the norm, my tan was my best accessory and my hair was almost entirely my natural color. Crazy, right?

Happy Friday, friends!

Muted Tones And Neon

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Dress: Madewell
Shirt: Leifsdottir (Jeremy’s)
Tights: Hue (Nordstrom Rack)
Necklace: H&M
Bracelets: Marc by Marc Jacobs and Michael Kors (Nordstrom)
Watch: Michael Kors (Nordstrom)
Bag: The Cambridge Satchel Company (ModCloth)

I knew when I embarked on a week of only dresses and skirts that I’d have to pull this one out again. Last time I wore it, I regretted not layering it over a button down…surprise, surprise, I know. Perhaps I should challenge myself to go without button downs next time? I think my eye just twitched at the mere thought. Back to the outfit – as I perused the rather large button down section of my closet, this one immediately jumped out at me. Even though the playful cat print wouldn’t be visible with only the collar exposed, I knew that it would make me happy just knowing that my shirt was covered in kitties. With such muted tones, this outfit begged for color and what better way to add some than with my neon orange satchel? 

Pretty Pastels (And Guns)

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Shirt: J. Crew
Skirt: ModCloth
Tights: Hue (Nordstrom Rack)
Shoes: Vince Camuto (Piperlime)
Necklace: A gift
Ring: Surface To Air (Shotwell)
Bag: Treesje (Nordstrom)
Sunglasses: Ray Ban (Saks)

As I mentioned in yesterday's post, I decided to challenge myself to wear a skirt or dress for a week. It's not that I necessarily think it's difficult to stay out of my boyfriend jeans for a week (though I did end up succumbing to their comfort on a rainy day spent working from home); it's just that boyish looks come easiest to me. When I'm tired or running out of time, it’s hard not to reach for what’s simple, so I wanted to challenge myself to consider what I wear a bit more. And I have to say, it was fun and it left me feeling inspired to play in my closet more often. 

After reading endless blog posts and seeing whimsical editorials featuring pastel looks, I decided to put together a pastel look of my own with pieces already in my closet. Pairing a light chambray shirt with this soft pink skirt felt fresh and sweet despite the gun print on the skirt and the studs on my shoes. To finish the look, I added a few silver accessories and a slouchy gray bag.

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