Photographed by: Daniella Guzzo Photography

Plaid Shirt: Value Village | Distressed Jeans: JBrand at Winners | Platform Oxford Shoes: The Wishbone Collection at Brown’s Shoes | Hashtag Necklece: Jeweliette Jewellery

I’m a sucker for love.  I mean seriously, I can fall hard for a pair of shoes, a pretty piece of wall paper, and even a good piece of cheesecake!  And once I fall in love with something/someone, it’s like… FOREVER!

The cycle of love is funny.  At first it catches you off guard (from the corner of your eye), and when you least expect it, it reveals itself.  You then turn and gaze in it’s direction with intrigue and infatuation and you get lost in a daze.  You can’t stop thinking about it and become obsessed; you even loose sleep over it!  You try to act coy, even try ignore the feelings and walk away, but then you realize that you’re falling in love and can’t be without!  Your palms sweat, your mouth dries-up and your heart bursts with overwhelming emotion.  You take the leap of faith anyway, make the commitment and go for it.  And then when it’s yours, you jump for joy and your heart is filled with glee!

And that my friends, is exactly how I felt when I met my hubby…and pretty much how I feel every time I walk into a shoe store, a cosmetic department and a bakery!  Yep…it’s true love indeed!

Nadia Albano, Daniella Guzzo Photography, Plaid, Plaid Shirt

Nadia Albano, Daniella Guzzo Photography, Plaid, Plaid Shirt

Outfit Details:

This West-Coast girl is mad for plaid!   And lucky for us it was, and still is, a big trend in fashion and interiors design this FW/2017.  This pattern has a super casual yet elegant and classic feel to it, and it happens set the tone for my Valentine’s Day post this week.  I adore this peplum shirt-dress I found at Value Village, because of it’s shape, structure and personality.  This cut defines the waist and flairs away from the body, camouflaging the hips and tummy area.

I like that it can be styled with a great pair of cropped dress pant and heels. leggings and ankle boots or as I’ve styled here with my distressed JBrand jeans (Winners) and platform oxford shoes by The Wishbone at Brown’s Shoes.  To dress up this look, you could add a chunky statement neckless and a cool pump.  I like wearing my rose gold leather jacket that I got from Zara (see last week’s “Heavy Metal” post) to add an element of shine.

Nadia Albano, Daniella Guzzo Photography, Plaid, Plaid Shirt

Nadia Albano, Daniella Guzzo Photography, Plaid, Plaid Shirt

Nadia Albano, Daniella Guzzo Photography, Plaid, Plaid Shirt

Nadia Albano, Daniella Guzzo Photography, Plaid, Plaid Shirt

Style Matters:

Live-in hair is so sexy and very easy to achieve.  And to be honest, the days of perfectly curled hair are gone!  Street style is more about creating texture, a slight bend and even a kink in the hair. To get this look I KMS “Free Shape – 2-in-1 Styling Spray” for heat activated dry styling.  Staring at the mid-length of the hair, I wrapped random 1-inch bundles of hair (roughly 8 section in total) around a curling wand, leaving the ends out.  I sprayed KMS “Hair Play – Makeover Spray” a dry shampoo, to cool the curls and for added texture, then finished by spraying KMS “Hair Play – Dry Wax” to create this lived-in diminutional texture.

Nadia Albano, Daniella Guzzo Photography, Plaid, Plaid Shirt

Nadia Albano, Daniella Guzzo Photography, Plaid, Plaid Shirt

Love has got me jumping for joy!  And so does the launch of our our online store!! Today is the official launch day (…just in time for Valentine’s Day!) so please pop over to our home page and click on SHOP to peruse our NadittudeTM Label.  The label was designed with love by me for you, and I hope you love it right back!

Happy Weekend, Everyone!