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              Next to burning our bras and getting the vote nothing has been more momentous, in terms of the Women’s Rights Movement, than this!   Its about time the fashion world has taken notice!  And notice they did when, this season, the “sneaker” became the “new heel.”  Even the major fashion houses have caught wind of the sneaker trend: Chanel, Dior, Valentino, and the likes have all come out with their version of the fashion sneaker.  Obviously when Beyoncé poetically stated: Who runs the world? Girls! –  the rest of the world followed suit!  Check out my favorite fashion moments below, Adidas included!!!

xoxo,

Dara Michelle

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      So the other day I was going through my Instagram feed and I came across this:

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      Don’t you just love how a single IG post has a way of describing an entire emotional experience in a simple worded sentence plus a few #hastags and an emoji or two!? I mean this exact notion was my college roommates and my mantra for years! When the 4 of us lived together in one house with 4 different closets and 4 different shoe collections – one could only imagine the fun we use to have getting ready which, besides for the very rare occasion, was always a better party than being out #justsayin!!!

      Now almost 14 years later (don’t tell anyone I’ve been out of college for that long) the same holds true today. Taking on the role as wife and mother- let’s just say the moments I have to myself are few and far between.  Sometimes, I can’t even change my tampon without someone barging in!!!  So when Saturday night comes along and our beloved babysitter takes over and relieves me from mommy duties and my husband takes that time to put his head down for some R&R, I make my own little party (for one) in my closet!!!  That one hour of “me” time is something I look forward to all week.  As I light my favorite Jo Malone candles, get my Beyoncé on, sip some bubbly, and decide between the Valentino Rock-Stud or the classic Manolo, I get taken back to those college days when getting ready was just as much fun as being out!!!

      So for those of you who take the “getting ready” part as a chore, this post is dedicated to you.  Instead, take this time and make it a party!   Trust me, it will soon become your favorite part of the night!!!

xoxo Dara Michelle

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     The best part about the holiday break besides there being no home homework (first grade is NO JOKE), the constant chocolate eating, present giving, and 24 hour celebrating that somehow makes it okay to get your rosé on well before noon is being able to rock the latest in resort wear (obviously)!!! My favorite piece this season- a turquoise and pink knit dress with side cut-outs by Cecilia Prado!  And even though the majority of this two week vacation was spent baby wiping sticky ice-cream hands, pushing swings and reading the latest from the Pinkalicious series I still somehow managed to feel trés chic! Maybe it was the dress maybe it was the rosé- maybe it was both!! So the lesson here friends- When life hands you two weeks of kids with no school drink wine and wear fab resort wear!!! Done & done!  Check out my favorite holiday look below!
xoxo Dara Michelle 

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What I Wore

Dress: Cecilia Prado

Shoes: Valentino

Hand bag: Louis Vuitton

 

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As we say good-bye to 2014 and hello to 2015 I take a look back at my favorite posts!

But, not before I take a moment to say thank you for all of the blessings in my life. To my girlfriends (also known as the best cheerleaders ever) thank you for always being there, to my husband for your unconditional love (even in my old sorority t-shirt, embellished with cheerios and syrup from the morning’s breakfast, this man can still make me feel beautiful) and to my two precious little girls, who inspire me everyday, I am so thankful that I get to be your mommy.  To my readers thank you for your continued love and support, I’m truly grateful! 2014 it’s been amazing here’s to an even better 2015!!!  Now, let’s party!

xoxo Dara Michelle

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     Although Coachella has to come to an end, if it were up to me I’d still rock a headpiece of flowers and jean shorts for days.  But, sometimes, life calls for something a little more fancy than cut-offs and a vintage t.  So how does this hippie at heart take her Coachella fashion inspirations and translate them to evening chic!?  With two words: Leather and fringe!!!  Check out my Coachella inspired look below!!!  And just an fyi:  Whoever said hippies can’t wear Valentino was seriously mistaken!!!

xoxo,
Dara Michelle


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What I Wore:

Top:  Olivaceous

Pants:  Vince

Bag:  Louis Vuitton

Shoes:  Valentino

Ring:  Blonde Jewels

 

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