How to Wear a Rebecca Minkoff 5-Zip

I love anything that can be worn multiple ways, don’t you?!? It feels like I’m getting my money’s worth! The infamous Rebecca Minkoff 5-zip cross body is one of those items that will make you feel exactly like that. Check out my video below to learn the 3 ways you can wear this bag and look great doing it and shop the bag here 🙂


The Glam Jumpsuit

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A good jumpsuit is an essential in your closet… When you want chic and easy glam put on a fabulous jumpsuit! I snagged this from Nordstrom Savvy as soon as I saw it. This particular jumpsuit flatters many different body types and is  easy to pull off since it’s a complete look done for you. Also the print is very easy to wear for you girls who are print-cautious. All you need are accenting accessories and a killer pair of heels BAAAAM! You’re ready to turn heads where ever you go!!!

Get the look: RBL Print Surplice Jumpsuit, Thrifted Cuff (try this Forever 21 Gold Cuff ), Forever 21 Chandelier Earrings, Sole Society Heels (old, but try these Jessica Simpson Heels)

Black Obsession

photo (36)I am OBSESSED with wearing ALL BLACK ERRRTHANG!!! I’ve been Yeezus inspired when it comes to going into my closet every day and finding the perfect outfit. I wore this little number to work and it became a favorite with customers and co-workers alike! Even the guys at work really fell in love with this look! Now this is a look anyone could easily pull off for the Fall!

Technicalities:  Leith Dress, Forever21 Faux Leather Jacket (Similar), Schutz Slate Shoes, Silver ID Necklace, and Rebecca Minkoff Swing Handbag

Street Chic

photo (35)Ever want comfort, but want to feel chic?! That describes me literally all of the time! Basketball is my favorite sport to watch, and no I never played basketball… I’m terrible at playing it. So I let my love for the sport completely inspired this look. Pairing a jersey with chic track pants and simple heels keeps the look fun and forward… Just grab your favorite tote bag to haul along for the day and you’re ready to hit the street!

Get the look: Jersey, Track Pants, Heels (similar), Bag (similar)

xoxo A

Style Snapshot: What I Wore to Work

photo (28)I love that it’s my job to look at the trends and breathe new life into wardrobes and getting the most use out of a closet! This week at work that’s exactly what I wanted to show! Dressing and incorporating trends shows people in REAL LIFE that trends are fun to wear and can  be incorporated into your closet. I love neon, battenburg lace,denim and vertical stripes and decided to pair them together. Lucky for me I have both already available in my closet 😉

Why does this work? Think of these pieces separately, if you hesitate to put them together… DON’T!  A look like this is all about the harmony of texture, color, and print. Right now summer trends all incorporate texture, color, and print! The tool that can pull many looks together and make them easy to wear is a denim jacket and/or denim vest. A denim jacket is my go-to for daytime. With an outfit like this I can ditch the jacket for sleek black pumps after work and I’m ready to grab a drink with a friend or even an impromtu date.

GRAB MY STYLE HERE!!! Top , Skirt  (no longer available but found another great one), Denim Jacket, and Simple Flat.


So if you don’t follow me on Instagram yet what are you waiting for?! Check out my Instagram and follow me here! I add photos that represent my life in style, makeup, and I even share some personal photos… This week I tried necklace layering for the first time really and naturally shared it with my Instagram followers first! I’m actually falling in love with this trend and you should too because it’s a fun way to spruce up and rethink how you accessorize! You can do it by layering statement necklaces or mixing more petite necklaces to create the perfect duo or trio! In addition to my latest accessory styling, I also shared a couple of selfies (wait no I prefer to call them #ShamelessSelfies) and a quote I stumbled across that really hit close to my recent thoughts.

xoxo @styledbya_

New Dazzle to My Closet

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Recently I had to grab a couple of cute new shoes to spruce up my ever-changing shoe collection. While many are afraid to do their online shopping at sites like, I’m always excited to find a good shoe online. Most online website do offer returns, but with help from fit guides I’m usually able to order my right size the first time. I own 5 pairs of shoes from Shoe Dazzle and all have fit to my true size, US 9. While some of my shoes may be and 8.5 or 9.5, majority of the time I purchase shoes in a size 9. The other plus of getting shoes from sites like Shoe Dazzle is that you can find unique styles you won’t see paraded in every major retailer in the local mall! Even though Shoe Dazzle has undergone a makeover (the new chief stylist is Rachel Zoe) and now offers a small selection of shoes from brands like Chinese Laundry and Kelsi Dagger, they stick to the core mission to provide stylish shoes. So far I’m loving the revamped Shoe Dazzle because the prior selection was quite ghetto-faux-fab… Now it is more in-tuned with sophisticated fashion that really DAZZLES!!! Don’t wait to join, here’s a personal invite from me here!!!

The Aine is complete with reptile texture and a sleek gold heel!


 The zipper details on the Rajani is sure to turn head and make eyes green with shoe-envy.

Need a perfect strappy sandal for day or night? The Danee is a fun and versatile addition to any shoe family! Psss it also comes in brown and silver!!!