Wednesday, February 22, 2017

What to Expect from Me in 2017 // Anthropologie Fairy Dress


These photos were shot in Hawaii around Christmas, but since I was travelling I didn't have a steamer and I failed to notice that my dress was hella wrinkled until I was editing the photos later.  I knew I wouldn't be able to make a full post out of these pictures, so I figured I'd use them for this post.  Look for a better post featuring this dress, coming to the blog soon.  :-)  This one is a post that I've been excited to share with you guys: What to Expect from Me in 2017.  

I know, it's the middle of February, and I'm a little late in posting this, but better late than never.  I've got some really exciting things lined up for this year and I can't wait to share them with you all.  So without further ado, here's what to look for from me in 2017.  

New York City
Perhaps the biggest event of the year for me will be living in New York City for a little bit this summer.  I'll be studying at Columbia University, so I'm temporarily moving to the Big Apple!  I am so excited to explore New York City and experience living in a urban setting.  I've already started planning out where I want to go and what I want to see, but if anyone has a recommendation that I should check out in NYC, please let me know in the comments!  And of course I'll be sharing a little bit more about the trip here on the blog so follow along.  I'm so happy to see where this adventure leads.

Ireland
This year I'll be taking my first international trip in a long time (it's been almost 5 years since I've left the USA last).  My destination is Ireland, a place that has been on my travel bucket list for a long time, and I'm going this spring.  International travel is something that excites me and terrifies me at the same time- on one hand it's so amazing to experience different cultures on the other side of the world, but on the other hand flying, especially long flights, always mess up my body in some way and I usually end up sick, not to mention the insane anxiety I get whenever I fly.  With that being said, I've been anticipating this trip for a long time.  I can't wait to snap some pictures and share this adventure with you as well.

Social Media
I've gotten much more regular about posting on Instagram, which I hardly ever did at the beginning of the year, and now I've got a schedule of almost every other day for IG posts {follow me @juliacmazzucato}.  This year I'm actually going to try and be more active on YouTube as a social media platform for my blog.  I'm going to try to put together fashion and lifestyle videos- some things I've considered are a Makeup Routine video, clothing/beauty hauls, vegan recipes, or maybe even travel vlogs while I'm in Ireland and New York.  Let me know if you would be interested in any of those things, and subscribe at Julia Mazzucato.

Self-Love
Over 2016, even though it was a difficult year, I got to know myself even more and become much more comfortable with who I am and how I look.  I talked a tiny bit last year about how I sometimes get really neurotic about photos of myself and how I tend to nitpick little details of myself until they're all I can see in a picture, sometimes leading me to trash entire photoshoots.  This is not mentally healthy at all.

I used to wear sunglasses in almost every blogpost to cover up my face.  There's nothing wrong with sunglasses, but I would wear them in posts where they were unnecessary to the outfit.  I just wanted to cover up my face because I was pretty self conscious about it.  Toward the beginning of the year I wore sunglasses in basically every post, but as the year progressed I started posting more and more outfits without me wearing them and showing my face a little more.  2016 was a really hard year, but the struggle makes you stronger.  I'm coming into 2017 with a renewed confidence in myself and my goals.

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So that's what's coming in 2017 for me!  I'm very excited for this year's adventures and I can't wait to share them with you.  Thank you for following along on my blog and connecting with me.  The friends that I have met on here have made every single minute spent blogging completely worth it.  I hope you'll stick around with me this year.  Let's make 2017 a good one!

Friday, February 17, 2017

Parisienne // Striped Midi Skirt + Sweater

striped midi skirt mock neck sweater who what wear for target parisian outfit
striped midi skirt mock neck sweater who what wear for target parisian outfit
striped midi skirt mock neck sweater who what wear for target parisian outfit
striped midi skirt mock neck sweater who what wear for target parisian outfit
matt and & nat vegan leather olive parabole crossbody bag
wills vegan shoes london block heels tan black patent chanel
votch vegan leather pink and gold blush watch
striped midi skirt mock neck sweater who what wear for target parisian outfit
striped midi skirt mock neck sweater who what wear for target parisian outfit
striped midi skirt mock neck sweater who what wear for target parisian outfit
striped midi skirt mock neck sweater who what wear for target parisian outfit
striped midi skirt mock neck sweater who what wear for target parisian outfit
Sweater: BP at Nordstrom // Shoes (): Wills Vegan Shoes //  Dress (worn as skirt):  Who What Wear (similar here and here) //  Bag: Matt & Nat // Bracelet (): Kristine Lily // Watch (): VOTCH // Lips: Tarte 'Bae'

Let's talk breaking style rules.  I'm sure you've heard of more than a few so-called "style rules" as prescribed by "experts" that tell you to steer clear of a certain thing while getting dressed.  For example, I always grew up hearing that horizontal stripes aren't to be worn because they make you look wider.  Or that turtleneck's aren't stylish because they cover up the collarbone, a part of the body that's universally thought of as feminine and therefore should be exposed.  There are also a few special "rules" that apply to petites, like the rule that you cannot wear ankle strap heels because they cut you off at the ankle and make you look shorter.

Well, I'm here to say: throw those style rules out the window, and wear whatever the heck you want.  I didn't have any silly regulations in my mind as I put together this outfit, which was inspired by that effortlessly chic Parisian style.  I paired a few minimalistic and classic items like this black mock-neck sweater, a black and white striped midi, and my favorite pair of shoes, these block heels.

At the end of the day, fashion is our greatest form of self-expression and if we listen to all the rules, we won't have anything left to wear.  I happen to love horizontal stripes, and I'll continue to wear them.  I love that turtlenecks and mock necks are back in style right now, but even if they weren't I would still wear them because they're so cozy.  And no matter what kind of shoes I wear I'll still probably look short, because I am short, so I'll go with my block heels any time!

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Roses are Red // Valentine's Outfit

herve leger phoebe scalloped red strapless dress valentine's day outfit
herve leger phoebe scalloped red strapless dress valentine's day outfit
herve leger phoebe scalloped red strapless dress valentine's day outfit
herve leger phoebe scalloped red strapless dress valentine's day outfit
LC lauren conrad floral vegan leather heels nude ivory eyelet
herve leger phoebe scalloped red strapless dress valentine's day outfit
herve leger phoebe scalloped red strapless dress valentine's day outfit
herve leger phoebe scalloped red strapless dress valentine's day outfit
88 handbags vegan leather allie studded convertible crossbody nude gold stars
herve leger phoebe scalloped red strapless dress valentine's day outfit
herve leger phoebe scalloped red strapless dress valentine's day outfit
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Dress: Herve Leger // Bag (): 88 Handbags // Shoes: LC Lauren Conrad // Bracelet (): Kristine Lily // Lips: Tarte 'Bae'

Happy Valentine's Day!  The big holiday is rolling up on Tuesday and love is in the air.  I personally don't have any plans (being a happily-single Pringle), but that's probably a good thing, because for some reason- every year, without fail- something bad happens to me around Valentine's Day.  Case in point: I had surgery on Thursday.  It was a total surprise- I didn't know it was happening until the day before the procedure, but thankfully I'm healing up without too many problems.  It was just a small surgery on my shoulder with ten sutures.  I was a bit worried about shooting blog photos this weekend, but in the pictures above I just strategically used my hair to cover up the bandages!  Hope it's not noticeable.

Speaking of bandages (smooth transition there, Julia), I've been in love with Herve Leger dresses for the past year or so.  Previously, I'd always thought that HL exclusively made skintight bodycon dresses that were totally not my style, but I fell in love with their fit and flare Makayla dress- such a classy take on their iconic bandage dress designs.  I managed to snag this Phoebe dress on Poshmark and I thought it would be perfect for Valentine's Day!  Unfortunately it's only available in white now, but I linked some more gorgeous red HL dresses below in the widget.

What are your plans for Valentine's Day?  I'd love to hear what you're doing in the comments below.  As for me, I'll be sitting on the couch wrapped in blankets, popping ibuprofen (stitches get sore!), and watching La La Land.    Have a great week, loves!


Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Dusty Pink and Blue // Lido Marina Village

 Sweater: Topshop // Jeans: BlankNYC {altered} // Bag (): 88 Handbags // Jacket: Joujou // Sunglasses (℅): SICKY Eyewear // Lips: Kylie Cosmetics in "Kristen" // Booties: Anne Klein {old, similar here}

This sweater is my latest obsession.  I love the ruffled "lettuce-edge" and the dusty pink color.  I've noticed turtlenecks making a comeback lately, and it's a good thing- they're super comfortable and perfect for all winters, whether it be our mild California temps or snowy and frigid!  I wanted to juxtapose the pink of this sweater with this vegan leather moto jacket that I've had for ages.  I think it's super fun to mix a feminine, soft piece like this sweater with edgier elements like distressed jeans and a moto jacket.

I recently got this bag from 88's new Spring collection, and I'm so in love.  I've been toting it to classes and work- it's awesome for fitting in a laptop and notebooks, but it would be great as a carryall tote for everyday life as well.  I love the pale blue color and the whipstitch detail on the sides.
Happy Wednesday, friends!  

Friday, February 3, 2017

Crimson High Neck Lace Dress

nordstrom speechless red lace mock high neck dress for love and lemons dupe
nordstrom speechless red lace mock high neck dress for love and lemons dupe
88 handbags vegan allie studdded convertible crossbody gold stars embellished nude leather bag
nordstrom speechless red lace mock high neck dress for love and lemons dupe
nordstrom speechless red lace mock high neck dress for love and lemons dupe
nordstrom speechless red lace mock high neck dress for love and lemons dupe
88 handbags vegan allie convertible crossbody studded nude leather stars embellished bag
nordstrom speechless red lace mock high neck dress for love and lemons dupe
nordstrom speechless red lace mock high neck dress for love and lemons dupe
lc lauren conrad floral eyelet heels nude vegan leather shoes
nordstrom speechless red lace mock high neck dress for love and lemons dupe
tarte tarteist matte liquid lipstick bae red blended with kylie cosmetics dancer metal holiday collection
nordstrom speechless red lace mock high neck dress for love and lemons dupe
nordstrom speechless red lace mock high neck dress for love and lemons dupe
nordstrom speechless red lace mock high neck dress for love and lemons dupe
nordstrom speechless red lace mock high neck dress for love and lemons dupe
Dress: Nordstrom // Bag (): 88 Handbags // Shoes: LC Lauren Conrad // Bracelet: Kiel James Patrick
// Lips: Tarte 'Bae' and Kylie Cosmetics 'Dancer', blended


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