Author Archives: Sazan Barzani
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Button-up dress: Gina Tricot (old, similar styles here, here + here)
Sandals: Just Fab (n/a, shop similar here + here)
Sunglasses: Vogue Eyewear
Bag: Rovi Moss (shop similar here + here)
Watch: Daniel Wellington
I’m beating the hot Texas heat right now thanks to this little mint button-up tunic that I wore as a dress yesterday. Even though it’s long sleeved the fabric is sheer and light-weight, which keeps me relaxed and cool. I can also say my summer has definitely met its sandals-match. I’m taking these gladiator sandals with me to the Middle-East in a couple weeks because they’re seriously so comfy and stylish at the same time. A nice pair of gladiator sandals are worth investing in because you can wear them all summer long and into the fall season. I especially love how they can instantly accessorize an outfit and make it pop!
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Happy Friday! Today I’m recapping Orange County’s Meals on Wheels Celebrity Chef benefit that I had the pleasure of recently attending and being a part of! I definitely don’t consider myself a “celebrity” so when they asked me to do this I was like, “Are you sure you’re asking the right person?” ha
My lucky partner in crime who knows how to cook up a mean dish is one of Orange County’s best, Chef Pascal Olhats. It was fun getting to compete with other celebs who you might recognize! Hope you enjoy the pics + my full head to toe outfit details!
One of my competitors was Richard Karn! You may recognize him from Family Fued and Home Improvement. ahh It was so cool getting to meet someone I’ve grown up watching on TV! Don’t let the face fool you – he’s so nice!
Dish Name: Chicken Breast Roulade
Description: Stuffed and poached chicken breast filled with provolone cheese and mushroom sauté. Served over a red pepper purée and dijon sauce.
Secret Ingredient: JELLO!!?! For this challenge, they threw in a secret ingredient that all of the chefs had to incorporate in their meals. We mixed orange jello with whipped cream to serve it on top of the side dish pasta. (It was surprisingly VERY good!)
I decided to dress up for the cause in a pretty little green dress and nude strappy heels.
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Photo Cred: Sophie Elkus
Skirt: Darling (more cute options here, here + here)
Top: Compassion Brands (shop similar graphic tops here, here + here)
Hat: Nordstrom (shop similar here)
Sunglasses: Triple Graces (more options splurge, steal)
Cuff: Vintage (shop similar here)
Necklace: Topshop (shop similar)
Happy almost Friday! Today I’m sharing this look I wore a couple days ago to Just Fab’s fun blogger house party. I got so many compliments on this outfit! I simply dressed up a graphic tee (“Don’t be a Bully” – great cause!) with this colorfully pleated floral skirt showing that casual and fancy can totally date. Think Carrie Bradshaw from Sex and the City. Home girl rocked the effortless, “I’m not trying but I look chic” style like it was no body’s business.
I think the key for achieving a style like this is to simply not think so hard about it. Go for that simple tee hanging in the back of your closet and pair it up with a girlier/fancier bottom. Why not!? I am always so inspired by color – so I will just recommend that the color palette in your outfit should make sense. I love when I find a shoe that matches a pop of color in my outfit perfectly. Who would have thought these hot heels could bring out the red in the skirt (in a subtle way) which I love. The fringe detail also makes the shoe a great accessory-aka no need to get cray-cray adding more accessories.
Hope you loved this look. It’s outfits like this that are always fun to look back on! Hope my tips inspire your next outfit idea!
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Photo cred: Sophie Elkus
And so the packing process begins. As I prepare for my month long getaway, I’m finding myself not waiting last minute to pack (for once!) and realizing this totally affects the process in a good way. When it comes to shopping for a trip, Target is always my one-stop shop. It’s literally one of those places I go in to buy one thing and end up leaving with a shopping cart full. I recently spotted this summery striped carry-on bag that I actually thought was purse until I opened it and noticed how spacious it expands. I instantly pictured everything inside from my lap-top, snacks and magazines to my in-flight accessories and more. I’m glad I ended up getting it because it’s a colorful way to travel in style. Fun fact: I travel a lot and in the beginning I used to panic and forget things, but now I’ve got a system down. I’ve learned that if you plan all your outfits ahead of time (with a few extra as back-up options) and make a list of things not to forget the day before you leave, you’ll be panic-free and as cool as a cucumber at the airport terminal (unlike my hotmess self).
5 Easy Tips for Packing Light:
1. Don’t wait last minute! (I’m guilty of this)
2. Make a list of what you can’t forget and check it off the items as you pack them away.
3. Roll your clothing (instead of folding!) to make more room in your luggage/carry-on.
4. Plan your outfits ahead of time and write them down so you don’t forget. This prevents you from over-packing.
5. Utilize travel-size containers for shampoo, face wash, lotion etc. This will save you tons of luggage space/weight!
Hope this helped! xx
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Photo cred: Shae Wilbur
Top: Mango (old, similar ones here, here + here)
Skirt: G by GUESS (old, similar option here, here, shorts version)
Necklace: Shop Dixi (similar splurge, steal)
Wedges: BC Footwear (on Sale!)
Bag: Halogen (similar bag for less here)
When stripes and denim come together a perfect summer outfit is born. Stripes are definitely a timeless trend that you can’t go wrong with wearing all year round. For summer, try a loose-fitted and relaxed striped top to feel cool (literally). Another trend that recently made its comeback is the 90′s denim skirt. Some say yay while others say nay but I say why not? The denim skirt comes in all shapes in sizes, so if your style is more sophisticated then go for a pencil skirt version. The possibilities are endless!