Seeing Stripes

I'm seeing stripes this spring, that's for sure! Stripes are definitely a timeless style and you'll see me wearing them a lot this spring/summer. Whether you keep it simple with neutrals, or rock the trend with a little color, stripes can create a "minimal-chic" look. Clean lines and bold stripes are all the rage and I'm all about it! Click the links below to shop this look!

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My Sleeping Gypsy

Feeling the sea breeze in none other than my beautiful Sleeping Gypsy mini! I seriously can't get enough of this beauty! The lovely linen garment was made partly by hand, taking several days to complete the embroidery with traditional craftsmanship techniques. The Sleeping Gypsy collections are inspired by Ukrainian national clothes called "Vyshyvanka", made with bright colors and patterns for the bohemian woman!

I chose to put "The Metal Romantic" spin on the styling of the traditional dress by throwing on a pair of T.U.K Footwear Baby Blue Creepers and Tuleste for Ban.do Pom Pom Earrings, to "punk it up" a bit. Since my personal aesthetic is an equal marriage of bohemian styles mixed with punk accents, I felt this was the best representation of ME and MY style for spring!

There's nothing quite like owning a garment with an incredible story to tell! This beautiful dress speaks for itself, with an inspiring underlying history behind each and every thread! The incredible hard work that is goes into making each and every Sleeping Gypsy garment is an inspiration in itself! I'm personally looking forward to cherishing this beauty for years to come!


Friday is for Nena & Co. FLASHBACKS

Flashing back to the end of fall with Nena & Co while looking forward to spring. Bring on the beautiful flowers and warm sunshine. My Nena bag and I are ready for some spring time adventures. The great thing about your Nena & Co bag, is that it is in style no matter what the season may be. The beautiful prints transform to every season of the year, making it a very versatile accessory. 

People of all ages gravitate towards the beautiful prints and vibrant colors that Nena & Co has to offer. Whether you need a diaper bag, a purse, an over-night bag, a beach bag, a camera strap, or some home accents, they've got you covered. Needless to say, my Nena love affair continues each and every day!

Stay tuned for the first big family spring outing with the little babe in tote!

Click the link below to view their collection!

Nena & Co.

Photography by: Christina Kelley Photography

SIN CITY

Last month, I spent some time in Las Vegas as a style ambassador for PROJECT at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. All in all, it was a very successful trade show, allowing me to have the opportunity to meet and greet with brands and my fellow bloggers in the industry. Talk about being inspired!! Being around so many wonderfully talented individuals was mega inspiring and oh so good for my soul. Being away from my little dude (son Axel) for the first time was far from easy, but mama needed to recharge the creative juices. That is indeed what I did! Now I'm back home with my family and ready to work, all with my babe in tote! Watch out! Mama on the move!

Vegas is known as 'Sin City' because it is the home of various vices, legal and illegal. For some people, you come to vegas to booze and (most likely) lose your moolah. For me, I like to keep my money right where I can see it, on my baby, in my wallet, or hanging in my closet. Allowing myself a portion of my money to gamble during this trip, I hit the slots first chance I could, where I lost it all and gained it all back within about half an hour. That's the extent of my gambling "vice" during my trip to Vegas. That's enough sinning for this mama, with the exception of my biggest sin of all - sleeping through the night for the first time in almost 8 months! A well rested mama is rare, that's for sure. Long hours and late parties are not the usual 9pm bedtime that I've come accustom to, but oh so worth it!

Thank you to everyone who was involved with the #BloggerPROJECT this year! I hope to see you all again in August!

Xo,
The Metal Romantic

Photography by: Vallen Alexander

Feat. Somedays Lovin (Swirl Boutique), Ban.do, ZeroUV, Lovestrength, Pistola Denim, Dolce Vita


Rockin' NYE Style Lookbook

Where did 2016 go? It came and went just like that! Tomorrow is New Years Eve and I can't even begin to believe that 2017 is upon us already. I will say that the year 2016 takes the cake for the best year of my life! I became a mother, which is the greatest accomplishment that I will ever have. Not only did I become a mama to a handsome little devil, but I also did it with my best friend and partner in life. I must say, parenthood looks pretty damn good on us! With my family's support, I also have a personal passion project in the works that will be releasing in 2017, which is very exciting! Bring it on 2017! I'm ready for ya!

Style is what you make of it. If you're confident in your style choices, then you can ROCK anything! My style is my true self. What I choose to put on every morning is a reflection of who I am. For 2017, my style resolution is to stay true to myself, no matter what the "trends" may be. What's your style resolution for the New Year?

For me, I'm usually not the "dress" kind of girl! I love wearing dresses, don't get me wrong, but more times than not, I'd choose a great pair of pants over a dress to go out. I've put together three looks for you that would be sure to SLAY for all of those chill New Year's Eve plans.  You don't have to wear a dress to look chic, FYI! 

This look is all about the "punk rock glam". The chic plaid frilled pants, paired with a glam metallic moto jacket takes me back to those 90s "NO DOUBT" days, in the best way possible. Rock this look to a killer party and you'll be sure to turn some heads.

Metallic Leather Jacket
Checked Frilled Trousers
Texture Fabric Top in Black
High Heel Mountain Ankle Boots
The XL Sparkle Choker

This look is for a low-key NYE house party. Rock a vintage band tee with a great pair of denim, paired with a metallic vest to add a little NYE flair. You don't have to be covered in sequins to be NYE ready!

Vintage Marilyn Manson Tee
Printed Cigarette Jeans
High Heel Mountain Ankle Boots
RM Active Metallic Biker Vest
The Dagger Earrings
Chelsey's Chokers

This look is for all of those babes that value comfort, like this mama! These Tom Ford trousers are NYE perfection. Give them an athletic vibe by rockin' your classic adidas kicks and a structured top. Not only will you be comfortable when the ball drops, but you'll look AMAZING while ringin' in the New Year!

Tom Ford - Metallic Via Laveggio Stabio Skinny Pants
adidas Originals Superstar Sneakers