Stripes + Leopard

Old Navy twill jacketZara striped shift dress (similar) // Old Navy twill jacket (love this one) // Hipsters for Sisters leopard belt bag // Zara sandals // Daniel Wellington watch (get 15% off with code CRYSTALINMAIRE)

Hipsters for Sisters flat belt bag

Zara striped dress

leopard fanny pack

Hipsters for Sisters leopard flat belt

Zara leather gladiator sandals

Zara striped shift dressPhotos by Natalie Dressed

I’m always a big fan of stripes and leopard (mixing prints in general), but this combination is one of my absolute favorites! The leopard belt bag is a great way to breakup all the stripes and the green twill jacket helps keep it casual and laid back. I wore this on a warm afternoon, but you can easily transition this look for fall by switching out the sandals for ankle booties or ballet flats.

Wedding Inspiration

Crystalin Marie wedding Inspiration

Seeing as though I spent my weekend at a good friend’s wedding and wedding planning has been in full force over here, it seemed fitting to start this week off with some wedding inspiration. I’ve never been that girl who’s dreamt of her wedding day, planned every detail in advance, or had her dress picked out. To be honest, I never even thought this day would happen (I thought I didn’t want to get married). When I turned 25 my thoughts began to change and I guess what you call reality hit me. Since I knew I wanted to spend the rest of my life with Mike and eventually have kids, it made sense to take those next steps and think about marriage (we’re not getting any younger!).

It’s been almost 2 months since Mike popped the question and we’re in full on wedding planning mode. After doing a little bit of research I knew exactly what I wanted. Neutral color scheme (very fitting, right?), casual and laid back, rustic and charming, yet romantic and beautiful. I keep joking with a couple close friends, I have everything picked out except I can’t figure out the venue! I’ve already committed to something and backed out and now we’re starting from scratch again. Who knew the venue was going to be the toughest part? I really hope we find something soon, the lack of sleep over this is killing me!

I’m sure I’ll share a couple more posts on wedding inspiration, but if you have any tips or advice about wedding planning or getting married in general, please do share!

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Welcoming Fall

Crystalin MarieGap tee // Ecote jacket // AG skinny jeans // Halogen leopard pumps (love these too) // Madewell leather pouch //  Daniel Wellington watch (get 15% off with code CRYSTALINMAIRE)

AG ankle Jeans

Ecote Utility Jacket

Ecote green utility jacket

Madewell Leather Pouch

San Jose fashion blog

Halogen leopard d'orsay pumps Photos by Natalie Dressed

Mike and I are off to a friends wedding today, but I leave you with a very fall-inspired look to take you into the weekend.  It’s no surprise I’m in neutral basics, but then again, isn’t that what fall fashion is all about? I cannot wait until it gets a little cooler around here to really dig into my layers, jackets, and boots!

Wishing you all a happy weekend, cheers!

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