Lusting for Leather

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I love leather. It’s got to be one of my favorite materials. It can take something simple and turn it into something magical. It’s that stand out fabric that doesn’t have to try that hard. It takes little accessorizing or thinking about what to wear with it because leather and a simple tee is all you need to be a model off duty. And boy do I miss it. It’s hot hot hot here in California, but I’m dreaming of cozying up to my leather pieces. So I decided to bust them out before the weather has cool and give them a spin that’ll work with the heat. Pairing a boho-feeling, white blouse with my leather mini and some slip-ons creates a perfect ensemble for this time of fashion transition. 

What I’m Wearing

Blouse: Monteau

Skirt: Forever 21

Shoes: ASOS

Sunnies: Ray-Ban


One for the Money

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There’s nothing better than that throw-it-on-and-go piece; it’s effortless, minimal and requires little thinking, which is great for those late nights that meet early mornings. Sometimes that minimal vibe is exactly what I need. But most of the time, I’m looking for a little something more. That’s the best part about that perfect jumpsuit – it can be just what you want it to. Keep it simple or add layers and accessories to get that stand-out style. Nothing beats versatility when you’re a fashion addict.

What I’m Wearing

Jumpsuit – Forever 21 // Shoes – Sam Edelman // Sunnies – Ray-Ban //Watch – Michael Kors// Bracelets – Alex and Ani // Rings – Forever 21

Not Just for Running


Myth: You cannot wear athletic shoes with your everyday outfits. It’s true – we’re obsessed. Something about the combination just screams cool-girl style. And to be completely honest, we want it, so we ordered some for ourselves just a little while after being inspired by all the fashionistas, bloggers, celebrities, and editors running around in their Nikes and New Balances this year at NYFW. We don’t really like the whole running thing, but we love the idea of it so we’ll wear the shoes and pretend like we’ve actually been to the gym in the last year (or so…).

Looking to try out this trend? Keep a few things in mind. First of all, go for athletic looking sneaker that are still stylish like these shown in the pictures below. Keep the rest of your outfit very polished and sleek. Try tailored boyfriend jeans with a gorgeous blouse or pair them with an always-feminine skirt. Check out some inspiration below from fashionistas currently wearing the trend and outfits styled by Manic.
Stay Manic,


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