Black Denim


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Black Denim: Topshop  | White Jeans: Articles of Society | Purse: Rebecca Minkoff | Shoes:  Chinese Laundry

I think every black and white outfit needs a pair of lace ups to give it a spark. I mean how cute are these lace ups from Chinese Laundry and luckily only $50. What a steal compared to the many other lace up flats out there for much more. These flats really do give a statement to an outfit and I now want them in every color.

I can not believe this cross body purse I just purchased in gray is already sold out. I am loving all things gray at the moment. (my nails as we speak are also gray lol) This cross body bag is perfect for every day wear and has adorable colors left. Now onto this Topshop black denim button up, I’m in love. The thickness and quality on this bad boy is so well worth it. I see this piece lasting a lifetime and that is what I love the most about it. I am so picky on quality and having pieces fit me like a glove. If it’s not, I will easily return it. I’ll leave those uncomfortable looks just because its cute to those high school days. Did anyone else do that? I remember wearing the most uncomfortable outfits just because they looked so darn cute. Thankfully, I will not allow it anymore.

Thanks for stopping by and happy Friday! Boy have I had a crazy work week. I have spent a lot of time on my about me page that I will be publishing next week. There is SOO much to this blogging world I am still learning about. This week was a stepping stone for me and I put in so many hours on this darling page. I have put my heart and soul into it so I can never say thank you enough. Happy weekend!

XX,Dede Raad

Crop Sweater

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Crop Sweater: Topshop | Jeans: Piper | Tote: Street Level | Shoes: Franco Sarto (sale) or Ivanka Trump

I believe the right top can create your entire outfit and everything else comes together. Outfits can naturally be effortless yet look chic. That is how I feel about this crop high neck sweater from Topshop. I love the ribbed texture and short detailed sleeves. I added a pop of leopard because how fun is it to get some print in your color block outfits with some fun shoes. The reversible Street Level tote is the perfect color and size for everyday wear. The price is unbeatable and the fact that you can reverse the bag for another look is like magic. This tote comes in many different colors but I loved how timeless this color with the blush as the reversible can be.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you guys are having a fabulous week. If you follow me on snapchat (Dederaad) you know I sadly cracked my iPhone screen. This has meant no selfies and ootd selfie photos. Ted has this thing when I break something, he makes me wait a very very long time until I can fix it lol So tomorrow I finally get to fix my phone! Selfies & ootd photos will be back. This week I also busted my front bumper and my light but I am guessing I will have to wait a long long time for that one to be fixed.

XX,Dede Raad

Faux Suede Mini Skirt

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Faux Suede Mini Skirt: Love By Design | Strip tees under $30: here, here, here | Shoes: Converse | Bag: Michael Kors

A good stripped shirt can take you a long way.  I have linked some here, here and here for your spring/summer must haves (all under $30). Along with some white Converse and tons of mini skirts, you’ll be set. I thought this particular suede mini skirt was perfect as we are in limbo patiently waiting for Spring. I can’t say it enough haha!

I have linked all outfit details using the widget below or links above to shop my finds. I want to thank you for stopping by on this happy Wednesday! Probably my second favorite weekday, after Friday of course! Yesterday I literally did not leave my house. I worked and worked and worked on my photography and blogging items I had to get done. Today I have  a busy day ahead but first stop is the gym with Elly. Always such a great time <3

XX,Dede Raad

Quilted Zip Vest

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Quilted Zip Vest: Old Navy (sale) | Sweater: similar here (love) | Jeans: Mavi (sale) | Booties: similar here | Beanie: Amazon (sale)

So I have jumped the gun with all my spring outfits that I had to go back with some winter fashion (just for today). I wore this easy outfit while shooting a new blogger friend (Paisley & Krish). She loves the camera as much as I do so it was an impromptu shoot but I thought I would share. Especially for all of you who are still enduring the snow storm. I am just so ready for Spring, it’s not even funny. It was a windy day so I wore my amazon beanie that I got for a major steal. This zip vest is the perfect added on layer for any outfit and the color will go with everything. It is on major sale so I recommend snagging your favorites for next years fall/winter debut.

Thanks for stopping by! I have a full week of meetings and a ton of editing to get done for Dede Raad Photography. I am swamped and absolutely loving it! I am so thankful for you all to take the time to read/shop my posts. P.S. If you stopped by yesterday and didn’t see a new post, I apologize for that! I had a new one scheduled for 8am that morning but accidentally scheduled it a day later. It is now published!

XX,Dede Raad