Drop in the Bucket

I am kind of a bag lady. Just one glance inside my closet will tell you that. My purse obsession could probably rival my shoe obsession. As someone who loves trying new trends, I was surprisingly not super excited about bucket bags. Normally I gravitate toward a more structured silhouette, but I think this is the very reason that the bucket bag grew on me. My purse collection needed something less rigid and stuffy, so I broke down and bought one of these sack-like purses. If you want to give this trend a go, here are some great, affordable options that are just a “drop in the bucket.” Sorry, you know I had to do it. ;)

Target, on sale for $12.24

Target Limited Edition Bucket Handbag - Navy : Target 2014-07-26 13-30-13

 

Urban Outfitters, on sale for $39.99

Deena & Ozzy Splinter Chain Bucket Bag - Urban Outfitters 2014-07-26 13-32-39

Just Fab, $49.99

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Shoedazzle, $49.95

Pullman - ShoeDazzle 2014-07-26 13-37-36

And, just for kicks, a gorgeous splurge version (a girl can dream)…

Alexander Wang, $950.00

Alexander Wang Diego Dumbo Metallic Bucket Bag, Rose Gold 2014-07-26 13-41-23

 

What do you think about bucket bags? Are they awesome or should they have stayed in the 90’s?

Thanks for reading, I hope you have a fantastic weekend! xo

 

 

Summer Days, Melting Away…

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Today, my car informed me that it was 108 degrees. That’s just stupid. Temps like this call for minimal wardrobe choices. I bought this H&M tank recently and loved it, as I love all backless/low cut backed things, however, they always present a certain problem for me. Cue: the inevitable visible bra strap. Let’s be honest, I can’t go without one. If you are a bit bigger on top, I know you feel my pain. The good news is that a lot of people are coming out with bras that double as fashion. All those cool straps going on on my back in the picture above? That is not a part of the shirt. This bra is everything. Bam! I mean, if your straps are gonna show, they might as well look this good!

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Top: H&M, similar/ Shorts: Zara, similar/ Shoes: Shoedazzle.com, similar/ Purse: Rebecca Minkoff, via ebay/ Sunnies: Ray Ban

 

Happy Thursday and thanks for reading! xo

 

Photos by Allison Mertzman

 

One dress, two ways: the LWD

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The LWD (little white dress) is one garment that should be getting paid overtime this summer. It’s everywhere, in mass quantities. I would know, because of all the dress shopping I’ve been doing for the different weddings and wedding-related events I am attending. I do love me a white dress, and there are so many great options out there, however, I’ve been a bit frustrated as I feel I can’t really justify buying a new white dress this summer seeing as how I won’t be able to wear it to most of the more dressy social events on my calendar (that whole, don’t-wear-white-to-someone-else’s-wedding rule really gets in the way of that. :P ) This particular white dress has been in my closet for a couple years now, and it never gets old to me. One thing I love about it is that I can dress it up or down for pretty much any occasion summer has to offer. Plus, its super light, so its perfect for our current scorching hot socal weather.

 

VERSION 1: CASUAL

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Dress: American Eagle, old, similar, similar/ Bag: Vintage Dooney & Bourke/ Hat: Lucky Brand, similar/ Booties: Shoedazzle.com, similar/ Belt: Vintage, similar/ Sunnies: Ray Ban/ Watch: Michael Kors

 

VERSION 2: DRESSY

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Shoes: Sam Edelman/ Necklace: Ebay, similar/ Clutch: H&M, similar

 

TGIF! Thanks for reading! xo

 

Photos by Allison Mertzman

Hawaiian State of Mind

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I could be wrong, but I think that Hawaiian print shirts are now…cool? I was a little skeptical at first, but it seems that these very tropical themed garments are no longer relegated exclusively to something your dad might wear to a barbeque. At least, that’s what I’m going with. In any case, it is hot as hell in the valley, so I think I might have chosen this top out of my sheer desire to be at the beach pretty much all the time. Wouldn’t it be nice?

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Top: C&C California, similar/ Shorts: Forever 21/ Sandals: Forever 21, similar/ Bag: Shoedazzle.com, sold out/ Sunnies: Ray Ban/ Watch: Michael Kors

 

Happy Monday everyone, as always, thanks for reading! xo

 

Photos by Allison Mertzman

Happy 1st Birthday, Miss Moore Style!

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Well, time flies when you are having fun trying to figure out how to be a fashion blogger. It has been a whole entire year my friends, and I have to say, I think I’ve come a long way. If you don’t think so, check out my first outfit post. Its definitely worth a laugh, seeing as how it consists of Urban Outfitters dressing room mirror selfies. Yeah. Its definitely been a year of learning, and I’m still learning a lot about how this whole blogging thing works, but this past year wouldn’t have been possible without the help of some of my most awesome friends and my boyfriend. So thank you so so much, Bianca, Ashley, Casey, Sarah, Hunter, Wendy, Leanne, and Nate for always being down to snap my pics for me, even if it feels a little silly. I can’t wait to see what the next year in my blogging adventure brings!

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Top: American Apparel/ Skirt: Piperlime, sold out, similar/ Sandals: Forever 21/ Purse: Kate Spade, no longer available, found on ebay/ Watch: Michael Kors

Happy Wednesday, and thanks for reading! xo

 

Photos by Bianca Bethune

Americana

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Hey everyone, just a little 4th of July outfit inspiration for you this afternoon. What could be more All-American than red, white and blue plaid, a denim jacket, and chucks? I am pretty excited for tomorrow as the 4th of July is one of my favorite holidays, so I had some fun putting this together. My key for dressing right on the 4th is to keep it cool and casual, but still cute and festive. Taking a jacket along is never a bad idea as well for when the sun goes down.

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And…this picture with the firetruck because it was just hanging out on my street. Also…it obviously goes with my outfit so well!

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Dress: Juicy Couture, old, similar/ Jacket: thrifted, similar/ Purse: Forever 21, similar/ Shoes: Converse/ Sunnies: Ray Ban

Thanks for reading, and I hope you have a fun and safe Fourth of July! xo

Cropped Baggage

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Top: Forever 21/ Jeans: Forever 21/ Shoes: Report Signature/ Purse: Michael Kors, old, similar/ Watch: Michael Kors

I have a long and somewhat tortured history of baggage when it comes to crop tops. No, seriously. Obviously, part of that baggage is your own insecurities when it comes to showing off your midriff. That aspect of my crop top baggage has been somewhat lessened by my recent devotion to the gym and crunches in general. On a deeper note though, some part of me still feels like I need to put more clothes on. Back in the 90’s when crop tops were last in style, I was definitely not allowed to wear them. In fact, if any particular shirt, however seemingly normal-length it was, at any time threatened to show any sliver of skin due to say, stretching one’s arms out, said shirt was to not be worn at all. My mom was very particular on that front. Its kind of funny the little things that we hold on to as adults, and this is definitely one. Some part of me is thinking, “Oh, if only mom could see this shirt. She’d have a fit!” Ironically enough, my current self and my 90’s self would probably respond to that thought in the same way: “But everyone’s doing it!” Some things never change.

Hope you had a fantastic weekend, thanks for reading! xo

 

Photos by Ashley Capella (!)

 

How to be a Goddess*

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Dress: H&M, similar/ Belt: Vintage (Thanks, Mom!)/ Sandals: Amazon, similar/ Purse: Fossil/ Watch: Michael Kors

*The title of this post is thanks to my sister, Christina. I would never presume to call myself a goddess, she just thought it a fitting title due to the setting and the outfit :P

Last week, I went home to visit my family in Nashville, TN. My boyfriend came along for the first time so I got to do a little sightseeing and be a tourist in my own hometown. The Parthenon in Centennial Park was definitely on my list of places to go. It is a full scale replica of the Parthenon in Athens, Greece, and was built in 1897 for the Tennessee Centennial Exposition. Today, it serves as an art museum/ pretty bomb place to take some pictures. And if you feel like channeling your inner Athena, put on some gladiators and strike a pose. Clearly I’m all about that. #Noshame

Have a great weekend and thanks for reading! xo

 

 

 

The Wedding Guest

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Well, I am a LITTLE behind in posting this, but a couple weekends ago, I had the pleasure of attending the wedding of two of my dear friends here in LA. Their wedding was held at the quaint and beautiful Highland Springs Resort in Cherry Valley, CA. Obviously, when you find yourself all dressed up and close to a lavender field, one has no choice but to take some pictures for her blog…am I right or am I right?

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In my opinion, choosing a dress to wear to a wedding can be very challenging. First of all, you don’t want to wear white. While this seems like its a no-brainer, there were a couple girls at this wedding who were wearing white and I was a bit annoyed at that. Let the bride wear white, you can wear your cute white sundress some other day. Another thing to remember is to keep your look on the more conservative side. Weddings are not the time to look like you are going to da club. I’m not advocating looking like a nun, just keep it feminine and pretty and you will be fine. In my opinion, if you can find out what the wedding colors are, its a good idea to avoid wearing it. No one wants to me mistaken for a bridesmaid all night if you aren’t actually a bridesmaid. Most importantly, pick cute shoes that you can live in for the better part of the evening. I personally love dancing at wedding receptions, so I always try to keep that in mind when choosing what heels to wear.

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Since the location of the wedding had a retro feel to it, I decided to go for a look that coincided with that vibe. This is not something that you have to do when getting ready for a wedding, I just chose to because, well, I’m a fashion freak, what can I say? I’ve had these turquoise-accented clubmasters for years, but I think that they were truly meant to be worn with this dress, no?

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Dress: Tradesy.com/ Pumps: Jessica Simpson/ Clutch: Vintage/ Sunnies: Ray Ban, similar

Happy Tuesday and thanks for reading! xo

Unapologetic

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Shirt: Forever 21/Skirt: Forever 21, Similar/Sandals: Forever 21/ Purse: Fossil, similar/ Sunglasses: Ray Ban/ Watch: Michael Kors

As I am writing this post, I am realizing I may have a serious problem. Forever 21 addiction. Pretty much everything I am wearing in this post (and most other posts, let’s be honest) is from Forever 21. This could be attributed to many things, but I think what it boils down to is the fact that I live within a 10 mile radius of probably 5 of their stores, if I order a bunch of their stuff online, it shows up to my door in about 2 days with free shipping, and its just so freakin cheap that I can’t help myself. A lot of people think that their stuff is cheap and falls apart, but I have yet to have that happen to me. So there. If loving Forever 21 is wrong then I don’t want to be right.

 

*This post was not sponsored by Forever 21, just my pure, unadulterated love of their store. However, if anyone at Forever21 wants to sponsor a post well…that would be cool too. ;)

Happy Thursday, thanks for reading! xo

 

Photos by Bianca Bethune