outfits

Renew: 2015’s Color of the Year

I am so excited to incorporate Pantone’s 2015 color of the year, Marsala, into my wardrobe. Marsala is a rich, earthy wine red that adds warmth and luxury to outfits, makeup, and even interior décor. Although Marsala can be a statement color all on its own, it can also accent and compliment other colors like blue or gold hues.

What I really love about Pantone’s 2015 color of the year is that it compliments many skin tones. Like most people, my skin tone changes throughout the year. I tend to be a lot lighter in the winter months and tan super easily during the summer months. Having a color in my wardrobe that can adapt to my changing skin tone is definitely a closet must-have for me. Below are a few outfit sets I’ve created using Marasala’s deep and glamorous color. Need more inspiration? Check out Teen Vogue’s clothing picks.

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Regards,

Jeline Abutin

Rejuvenate: Fort Lauderdale, Florida

The holiday season is finally over and it’s time to go back to university (although I’m far from ready.) After spending a week in Florida with my family, I feel refreshed. I wasn’t able to document my whole trip, but I was able to snap a few shots at the dock behind my hotel.

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When I travel, my main objective is to be comfortable. For the humid and hot weather in Florida, I packed a lot of dresses and a few light perforated cardigans. I strayed away from jeans to avoid feeling constricted and sweaty, but received a couple of bug bites from not covering my legs (which were super itchy.)

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Arizona Birkenstocks were my go to sandal for the entire trip. Birks are extremely comfortable and durable. The pair I have are dark brown with copper colored buckles (an alternative neutral to black or white.) Wearing Birks 24/7, however, leaves you with an awkward tan. You also can’t get these sandals wet, so I don’t recommend them for walking on the beach.

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PC: CJ Banawa-Andico – Edits: Jeline Abutin

For one of my outfits in Florida, I wore a yellow dress from Urban Outfitters. Although I’m not a huge fan of yellow, I love the bright color of this dress against my skin tone. The cutout details in the back also kept me nice and cool. To cover up, I wore a long cardigan from Nordstrom. The length of the cardigan balanced out the shortness of the dress and made me feel a little more modest.

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PC: CJ Banawa-Andico – Edits: Jeline Abutin

I’m definitely going to miss being a 5-minute walk away from the beach (and the time spent with my family), but it’s time to go back to L.A.

Regards,

Jeline Abutin

Reimagine Sequins for the Holidays

Tis the season for holiday parties and what better way to feel festive than sequins. All sequin dresses can be a little daunting for some, but these dresses are a great piece of clothing to have in your closet. You can highlight the bold fabric with different textures like a fur jacket or even softened up the outfit with a moto jacket or a solid colored cardigan.

Whether it be for a Christmas party or a New Years Eve gathering, try out a sequin dress and be ready to feel super glammed up. Need a little bit of holiday outfit inspiration? Take a look at the outfit sets below that I’ve created.

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Regards,

Jeline Abutin