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May 2017

Neutral Tie-Front Midi Dress

Fashion, Style
Tie-front midi dress

It’s been a very busy and exciting period for me because I am both getting prepared for my bachelorette party next week and trying to get all the things done by the end of June when I leave for my trip to Europe. I can’t wait to share the pictures from the bachelorette party in Palm Springs next week! But before that, I would like to talk about this tie-front detail midi dress that is perfect for summer!

I have been seeing tie-front dresses all around and I must admit I was dying to find the one that is both flattering and a modest one. Finally found it! A couple of other ones I tried on before were either revealing too much on the front or had an unflattering fit and length. This one fits perfectly and looks very elegant and stylish. It can also be worn from day to night or even as a work outfit with a jacket.

I even love the back of the dress, which is low with thick straps. (Did I mention this one is 100% cotton?) The dress has a European feel to it and I think I fell in love with that feel! It can be complemented with heels or flats. I completed the look with nude heels and a white blazer. I am linking the details of the look below so you can directly shop them.

Hope you had an amazing Memorial Weekend! Don’t forget about the Nordstrom’s Half Yearly Sale, yay!

Thanks for reading!

XOX

Gulin Cetin Signature

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Outfit Details

Dress ASTR The Label | less pricey here    Shoes Aldo | similar here   Clutch Louis Vuitton |similar here

Earrings Cara (from Nordstrom Rack) similar here    Blazer Nordstrom Rack | similar here

Sunglasses Prada

 

Paisley Bustier Occasion Mini Dress

Fashion, Style
Bustier dress

It can be hard to find a mini dress that is also flattering and the perfect length. When I found this dress online, I didn’t realize that it would look the way it does when I tried it.

First of all, the length is perfect, neither too short and nor too close to the knee. Second, the paisley pattern and the colors of the dress make it so elegant and chic! Also, the details of the bust adds femininity to it while the crochet detailing of the back gives it a casual chic look. So it is not overly dressy for a more casual occasion.

You know I love my Cult Gaia bag and I would take it everywhere I could! I styled this mini bustier dress with the Gaia bag which looks more like a day bag, but I love blending styles and dressing unpredictably sometimes.

This dress comes in 4 different colors including a white one if you are looking for a plain white dress in the same shape. The best thing is that it is on sale! I would definitely check it out if you are in need of a mini dress to wear for an occasion!

All the links to this whole look can be found below. Also, I listed my top 5 mini dresses under $50.

Thanks for reading!

XOX

Gulin Cetin Signature

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Dress Band of Gypsies    Studded Sandals Dolce Vita    Bag Cult Gaia

Earrings Baublebar (no longer available) similar here

My Top 5 Mini Dresses under $50

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Bohemian Chic Look with Floral Flares

Fashion, Places, Style
floral flares and off the shoulder

Is it odd that I am still into this bohemian chic look? Well, Coachella may be over but I am not over it! Lol!

The best thing I like about a bohemian look is that it is effortless and casual. When Funky&Little sent me these floral flares, I was in love! It is a brand that designs fun, comfortable and quality pieces for little ones, but they just launched their women line recently! I highly recommend you to check out their shop!

Seeing all the flares out there, you might be thinking we’re back in 70s? Well, one can say that fashion is indeed circular, so we relive 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s styles all over again. I have no problem with 60s or 70s but I really don’t know if I can handle 90s again!

Anyways, these pants are not only the perfect fit but they are also the best compliment for your bohemian look. I styled them with a white simple off the shoulder top since the pants are themselves a statement piece and also this off the shoulder trend does not seem to be going anywhere. Thank God!

Also, Noguchi Garden was the perfect location for our bohemian chic look! It is a hidden gem right amidst all the high rises in Costa Mesa. If you are around, it is the perfect spot to get away from the city and relax surrounded by these art works. My pictures will give you an idea about how magical this place is!

Thanks for reading!

Love,

Gulin Cetin Signature

Details of the bohemian look

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Photography by Munopia Portraits

Outfit Details

Floral Flares Funky & Little | love this and this   OTS Top Topshop | Similar here

Shoes Dolce Vita

Hat Nordstrom Rack (sold out) | similar here    Bag Madewell

Gemstone Bracelet Midori Linea (use my code COFFEECUPSANDROSES to get 20%off)

 

Star printed shirt and High Waisted Shorts

Fashion, Style
star printed shirts and shorts

Hello weekend!

I love wearing this star shirt so much because it reminds me of summer nights on the beach when you can see all the stars in the sky! Speaking of summer nights, the weather in California is acting like crazy. It has been chilly and cloudy all week, but hopefully this weekend will be sunnier!

Fortunately, the day we did this photoshoot was very sunny and we enjoyed shooting in San Juan Capistrano, which I talked about at length in my previous post. We were lucky enough to shoot in one of the best restaurants in San Juan Capistrano, Trevor at the Tracks, although we couldn’t have the dining experience at the time. We will be going back for sure!

Back to the outfit, I got this star shirt from H&M in Fall and it sold out, unfortunately, but it became so popular that a few other brands have very nice versions. I like wearing it with jeans, especially ripped jeans, which adds edginess to the outfit. This time I styled it with high waisted shorts. These shorts are a shimmery linen which complements the star shirt perfectly! I will be linking a few other styles of the shorts that I like below as well.

You probably know about the silver obsession going on, right? Ever since I purchased these silver mules (I didn’t know about the obsession at that time), I want to wear it with everything literally, with jeans, shorts, dresses. The star shirt and high waisted shorts were the perfect outfit for these silver beauties! I got them from a small boutique in LA, but I linked some of the similar styles below.

Thanks for reading!

Have a wonderful weekend,

Love,

Gulin Cetin Signature

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Outfit Details

Star shirt: H&M (sold out) similar here    Linen Shorts: Zara | love this     Mules: Boutique | similar here

Bag: Prada | similar here    Sunglasses: Quay Australia

Yellow OTS Top with Ripped Jeans Look

Fashion, Style
off the shoulder top and ripped jeans

Hope you had an amazing weekend! Even though it was a little bit cloudy and it even drizzled a little bit, I am determined to continue dressing like Spring and this golden yellow off the shoulder top is perfect for it!

This look is from our shoot last week in San Juan Capistrano. It was my first time there and I have to admit that I am fascinated by this cute little town! It has so many pretty restaurants and cute cafes that we have to go back! The buildings have a Spanish character, which makes the town the perfect shooting spot!

Where were we? OK so, I love this yellow floral top because needless to say, it is off the shoulder, or rather it has falling shoulders. It is effortlessly casual but chic. It feels like a crop top, so it will look perfect with high waisted bottoms, like this favorite ripped jeans of mine. It also has a matching skirt, which I have linked below if you would like to wear it as a matching top and skirt.

You have probably seen these jeans on a blogger or on a friend and said I want a pair of those! These are the most comfortable ripped jeans and they are a classic! I love the fact that it is showing a great deal of skin, which looks very edgy and stylish. I love combining these jeans with feminine pieces like this OTS top.

Finally, I don’t think I need to say more about these studded sandals because I’ve already done it on my previous posts. You could also complete this look with flat sandals (like the gladiator ones), but I also love this look with the heeled studded sandals, which adds a casual chic quality to the outfit.

Wishing you a great week ahead.

Thanks for reading!

Love,

Gulin Cetin Signature

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Photography by Munopia Portraits

OTS Top Amuse Society (love the black&white as well)   Matching skirt Amuse Society

Jeans Levis | love this color as well

Sandals Dolce Vita    Bag Cuyana    Suede Necklace similar here    Gemstone Bracelet Midori Linea