+Monica Gava

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Blue Mint

Hi everyone... I hope you had a great weekend. I have nothing much to say today except I love white, navy blue and mint together.

Top: Vince Camuto; Pants: Forever 21 (can't find online but in stores now);
Bag: Zara (only $49 - in stores now); Shoes: (From Brazil); Shades: Chanel

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Casual Suit

Suits are an obvious outfit for work but with a seersucker fabric and shorts instead of pants you are automatically ready for some fun. I own this suit for so long... it became my "go to" outfit for so many occasions. I'm on a hunt for an elegant white pants suit for quite a while now but no luck finding that perfect pair yet. Let me know if you find a good one.

Suit: The Limited (similar shorts, blazer); T-shirt: J. Crew (on sale now); Shoes: Loft; Shades: Loft; Bag: Zara

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Mixing Prints

I'm still fanatic about mixing prints... here is the latest. I don't like the color of my belt here, funny because it didn't bothered me when I looked at the mirror. The camera never lies, it will capture any flaws without mercy.

Top: Madewell; Skirt: Madewell; Belt: AE (I need a new one); Boots: Sam Edelman; Bag: HM

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Embroidered Eyelet

On my last visit to Brazil I met this very talented artist who creates beautiful and totally handmade embroidered eyelet clothing. She designs and sells her pieces at her gorgeous ocean front house on a small village town South East of Brazil.

I immediately fell in love with this bell sleeve top but styling it became a challenge and I'm not sure if I reached the perfect result here. I was convinced that I should pair it up with a tribal jewelry (love number 3 but can't afford it) so wore these J. Crew belts as necklace. I wonder if a white maxi skirt or linen pants would be more appropriated...

Top: Handmade from Brazil (same vibe herehere and here); Pants: Nordstrom; Shoes:BCBG; Necklace: J. Crew Liberty Belt; Bracelets: all from Brazil; Shades: Loft; Bag: Zara (only $49 in stores)

Monday, April 15, 2013

Business Day Tee

Take your favorite graphic tee to the office. That's right... combine it with a tailored pair of pants or a pencil skirt and you will instantly look polished and cool at the same time. This look was inspired by Laura... just love how she put these two classics together. Coincidentally, I have the same tee in my closet so I couldn't resist to recreate it in Fashion Koketi style.

Tee: J.Crew (on sale now, loving this and this); Pants: Forever 21 (can't find online but in stores now); Jacket: Guess (old, similar here); Shoes: Loft ; Bag: Zara (only $49 - in stores now); Necklace and Bracelet: Banana Republic; Shades: Chanel

Friday, April 12, 2013

A Gift For You

I had such an amazing time at the LuckyFABB conference last week, and wanted to share with you a gift from Thursday Friday store.

Take 30% off all purchases made until April 15. Go to their website, choose your favorite bag and just use code LUCKYFABB at check out. Happy shopping!

They were super kind to gift me with one bag of my choice... I couldn't resist the vintage trunk collection!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Neon Green To Go

This neon green sweater was on sale at Forever 21 for $6. At first, I thought it was waaaay to bright and I didn't know if I could style an outfit with it. After a while though, I kinda convinced myself that if it costs the same as a cheeseburger meal,  I should take it to go and make it work!

Neon green looks great with many colors and throwing the sweater with the military green and stripes of my shorts would tone down the brightness.

Jacket: Zara (similar here); Sweater: (similar here) F21; Shorts: Loft; Shoes: Schutz (from Brazil); Bag: Zara (cna't find online but in stores for $49); Shades: Cole Haan

Green neon also looks great with:

1. Sweater
2. Bag (Dr. Martens Large Liberty Satchel - sold out)
3. white pants
4. Mint Skirt
5. Pink Skirt

Monday, April 8, 2013

Fashion Koketi Featured at Glossi Magazine

Last week I had the opportunity to meet so many interesting people and participate at this great event called LuckyFABB! Thank you Lucky Magazine for this great initiative and to provide the resources we need to grow our business, like introducing us to Glossi.

Take a look at Fashion Koketi featured at Glossi magazine edition here. It's an owner to be included among so many talented bloggers!

Gingham Pants

Here I am with my gingham pants again... this time with a more traditional and work vibe to it... just couldn't resist to add one more print to the look, my new fabulous and super affordable floral print from Loft.

Top: AE (old); Pants: Banana Republic - Mad men Collection; Bag: Zara (only $49, can't find online but is recent); Shoes: Loft; Shades: Cole Haan

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Electrifying Pink

Put some shades on because it couldn't be brighter in here... yes and it's totally pink! I couldn't resist the color of this blazer... in fact,  I loved it so much I layered with a sweatshirt underneath in the same shade. Paired up with white jeans, neutral accessories and all this explosion of color is suddenly very cool!

Would you dare to go to a casual work space with this? I certainly would!

Jeans: F21; Sweatshirt: Gap (similar here, loving this); Blazer: Gap (on sale now, in love with this); Bag: Zara (only $49, can't find online but is recent); Pumps: (From Brazil, similar, love this and this); Shades: MaxStudio.com

Monday, April 1, 2013

Bold Print

A funny story:

When I went to Banana Republic and assemble this look I immediately want to ask an opinion about this bold print mix to anybody that was around... so I went to the sales girl who opened the fitting room for me and asked... here's what happened:

- At first she has serious doubts about it

- One minute later she came back and said: I would never put this look together but I guess I like it and called a co-worker for a second opinion. This one was even more skeptical about my look

- Another minute passed by and the first one came back with her phone and said: You know what, as more as I look at it, more I like it! Can I take a picture of you? I want to wear this for my birthday party... she loved it, end of story!

Well, if I had iron the blouse before I took the pictures I would love this look as much as that girl...

Top: Banana Republic (on sale now); Pants: Banana Republic - Mad men Collection; Bag: HM; Shoes: From Brazil; Shades: MaxStudio.com (old)