Mon Style: Travel-Friendly Casual Chic

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I heart this look – chic, classic and travel-approved. Comfy flats equal no foot pain. Crossbody bags with zippers provide pickpocket resistant storage.

Black, black and more black overflowed my luggage in prep for my #NYCsummerfling. Why? It camouflages potential sticky humidity dirt, Aunt Flo planned to travel with me, and it supported my recent all black mood. Also, black says: “I’m not a killer, but don’t push me.”

I sprinkled a little color with the footwear, lips and my (self-dubbed) big city blue nails.

Click the links below to get the look. Don’t be fooled by the labels, I purchased most items on S-A-L-E.

IMG_8810‘Take Your Marc – Percy’ Crossbody Bag – Marc by Marc Jacobs via Nordstrom

Zara Fringed Leather Bluchers – Zara

Little Black Dress – Bebe

 Textured Woven Coat – H&M

Amy Bracelet Watch – Marc by Marc Jacobs

Retro Matte Ruby Woo Lipstick – Mac

Nightmoth Lip Pencil – Mac

Nails – Wynn Nail Spa

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Hugs,

Roshell

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Rocksbox ‘It Girl’ Review

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Subscription box services are on the rise: funky socks, Japanese candy, dive bar t-shirts, nerd gear, soy candles, apocalypse kit thingamajigs – you name it, it is out there. RocksBox is a subscription service for jewelry junkies.

Unlike other subscription-based services, RocksBox allows subscribers to borrow items, then swap or buy them. Yes, that means you can rock the jewelry with no strings attached. For $19 a month, RocksBox offers unlimited access to its stash of jewels.

In exchange for sharing my experience with you, the powers that be invited me to try the service free for three months. To sweeten the deal, RocksBox provided a private code (kinkycurlsxoxo), so that you guys could enjoy one month FREE. I accepted the ‘It Girl’ invitation. During my subscription I shared the code via Instagram and Facebook, I hope you took advantage of the opportunity.

Within three months I received five RocksBox sets (see descriptions and gallery below). I approved of most pieces received, but I did not make a purchase. Based on the quality, items are overpriced even when considering the cost of convenience. However, the borrowing option is cool and allowed me to discover a buffet of designers.

PROS

Convenient, efficient, attractively packaged, free shipping both ways

CONS

Items overpriced for quality

Set #5

SET #1

Sophie Harper Pave Triangle Necklace $36

House of Harlow 1960 Tessellation Triangle Cluster Stud Set $24

Margaret Elizabeth Marquis Ring $92

SET #2

Sophie Harper Pave Circle Bracelet $43

Vanessa Mooney Layered Nuggets & Cylinder Necklace $78

Margaret Elizabeth Ophelia Cocktail Ring $118

SET #3

Slate Crystal Spike Earrings $30

Gorjana Crescent Shimmer Necklace $72

House of Harlow 1960 Howl Cuff $70

SET #4

Perry Street Jenna Necklace $51

Sophie Harper Pave Triangle Studs $28

Kendra Scott Haylee Ring $48

SET #5

Sophie Harper Pave Ball Studs $32

Perry Street Adrianna Necklace $51

Loren Hope Carly Bracelet in Brass $70.20

Mon Style: White On Right

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Outfit Details

Semi Sheer Cotton Tee (I cut off the sleeves) – Forever 21

White Straight Leg Jeans – Target

Camo Calf Hair Belt – Gap

Tabacco T Strap Sandal  – Michael Kors

Mon Style: Denim, Denim, Denim

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Denim Zip Bralet – Topshop

Oversized/Boyfriend Shirt – H&M

Long Sleeve Denim Shirt (around waist) – Forever 21

 Ripped Denim Boy Shorts – Hollister Co.

Leather Sybil Ankle Boots – Aldo

Mon Style: Petals + Polka Dots

Colorful petals and playful polka dots are the perfect pair to welcome Spring, it’s peeking around the corner.

Mixing prints can be tricky. Here are a few tips to help you create a playful and polished look…

  • Choose your colors. Similar colors and palettes compliment your patterns and pull the look together.

The black & white in my dress is repeated in my shoes. They compliment each other.

  • Pick your patterns. If the first pattern is complex, go simple with the second. Try to stick two patterns, it’s easy to go overboard when you’re having fun mixing prints.

With the colorful floral pattern and cross back, the dress is the star here. I went with a effortless, playful and comfy shoe that accents the dress.

  • Play with size. Use large and small patterns to avoid prints clashing and/or hypnotizing yourself while looking in the mirror.

The flowers/petals in my dress are larger than the print on the shoes. The patterns are not in competition with each other.

Have fun creating your look. Below are my deets.

The Deets

Flower Print Cross Back Dress – Boutique

Polka Dot Tennis Shoes – Forever 21

Leather Wrap Bracelet w/ Message – Dillon Rogers

Hugs, 

Roshell