Summer is a State of Mind

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Hey fashion people, I have a bone to pick with you. Stop trying to make me rush into FALL, when we have a few more weeks of perfectly good SUMMER. And you know what? I didn’t get enough beach time. So I’ll just wear summer. On. My. Shirt. AnaB-July-54 AnaB-July-63 AnaB-July-65 AnaB-July-66AnaB-July-68

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Photo: Alumbra Photography // Styling: Adriana Castanon

Summer is a state of mind. Summer is relaxation, cold drinks, family time, get-togethers, relishing the great outdoors, bike rides, bug bites and SPF. I plan to take it all well into FALL, maybe less bug bites. So keep your booties and your chunky knit sweaters. I’ll be wearing those soon enough. But not quite yet.

Love,

Ana B

Outfit Details:

Shirt: Nordstrom Rack (Springfield Mall); Rings: She’s Unique, White Jeans: Target, Shoes: Nordstrom Rack (Springfield Mall); Gold Bag (It’s a secret) // GET: OPTION 1 // WANT: OPTION 2

P.S. Currently up to shenanigans on my new obsession “Snapchat”. Find me there under “AnaMetLeno”.

Ms. Fancy Pants

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I’m a huge fan of breezy pants in the summer! As much as I love a cute dress, I’m more of pants kinda girl. These bright printed pants from H&M give me a tropical vibe, and I’m down to take that vibe with me anywhere! They sit a little high on the waist, so it’s easy to wear them with a cropped top with just a little bit of skin peaking through. AnaB-July-91AnaB-July-88 AnaB-July-87AnaB-July-85 AnaB-July-98 AnaB-July-97
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PHOTOS BY: ALUMBRA PHOTOGRAPHY

Also snagged these black wedge heels at Nordstrom Rack in Springfield Town Center, and they are my current go to black heels. Comfort is key for me, so I was happy when I walked around DC with them and didn’t regret it later.

I’m working with my stylist friend Adriana Castanon to put new looks together for you! If you’ve been reading my blogs for awhile, you know that we worked on a blog together before called DMV’s Got Style. She’s got such an eye for style! For example, she paired the silver clutch with this outfit, and it really brought the whole look together and made it pop. You’ll be seeing more of her styling work here and some projects together soon :).

Have an awesome week!

Love,

Ana B

Outfit Details: Crop Top and Pants: H&M // Heels: Springfield Town Center Nordstrom Rack // Clutch: She’s Unique (worn here too) // Rings: She’s Unique

Summer Day to Night Look and Amazing Things

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A couple amazing things have happened to me lately. No. 1.  Nordstrom Rack moved into my neighborhood! I mean, I could just stop here. Cause yep, that’s pretty amazing. Anyone else a huge Nordies Rack fan?!  No. 2. I have fallen in love with my friend Katya’s jewelry boutique “She’s Unique” in Old Town Alexandria! “She’s Unique” has the best dainty jewelry around, including tons of midi rings which makes my vainy hands so much more feminine (I hope!) . I also scored a cute metallic leather clutch there, and I’m about to wear it EVERYWHERE! Please someone, invite me out so I can wear my new clutch. Chuck “E” Cheese doesn’t count.

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All Photos by: Alumbra Photography

Not sure if my outfits are boring for the summer, or just realistic, but a pair of jeans and a tank are my current go to. Ofcourse, you can switch out the jeans for some shorts. My legs are still hiding from a recent bout of excema (insert TMI here). But otherwise, it’s so easy to dress this everyday look with a white blazer and some rockin’ heels.

Hope you’re enjoying your summer! I am panicking at the moment trying to think of how to keep 3 boys from killing each other or me while school’s out, but that’s another blog post.

Love,

Ana B

Outfit Details:

Outfit 1: Tank: Target, Jeans: Joe’s Jeans/Nordstrom Rack, Sandals: Eric Michael, Jewelry: She’s Unique, Metallic Clutch: She’s Unique

Outfit 2: White Blazer (Nasty Gal Old/Cute Option/Cute Option, Black Bag: Bishop Boutique, Heels: Zara (old), Sunnies: Betsey Johnson/Nordstrom Rack

She’s Unique: 205 King Street, Alexandria, VA – 703.836.8863