Black and Grey

Black and Grey

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If you ask me, every girl needs a pair of Dr. Martens in her closet!

Docs have been given a rebellious, nerdy, or even unfashionable rep at times (think The Princess Diaries!) but that has really changed– not that I particularly mind the first two of those three stereotypes anyway! They are a staple in most models’ wardrobes; in fact, one of the VS Angels once even named them one of her closet essentials.

(I totally just tried to find that interview, but couldn’t… Lmk in the comments if you happen to know the one I’m talking about, or which Angel it was! I’m like 99% sure it happened haha.)

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Anyway, the Dr. Martens Flora Chelsea boot quickly became a staple item for me! I’ve paired these beauts with everything from the grittiest bad girl vintage looks to chicer, streamlined outfits like this one. I’ve worn them with little black shorts in the summer, jeans in the winter, and everything in between. If you don’t yet have a pair, I promise they are a worthy investment!

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I was also excited to find this faux suede skirt and heathered V-neck both on extreme sale. I’m always looking to add more classic neutrals to my closet, and H&M is one of my longtime favorite retailers!

I was actually there for the grand opening of the first American H&M. I was in middle school and my family lived in Boston at the time. My mom, who’s originally from Germany, was so excited that one of her favorite European stores had come to the States! It was such a fun day!

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Wearing big hoop earrings surprisingly felt like a fashion risk for me. I guess it’s because I almost never wear hoops. I figured a cute six-pack from Forever 21 with multiple sizes would be a good way to test out how I liked them on myself. These are a really thin rope texture, which I love!

I used the Stila lip crayon in the color “Tangerine Dream,” which is one of my favorites. It’s a bit more orangey in real life than you can tell in these photos. Lighter orange lips had a major moment in 2014, but I think this color is red enough to not look dated. Plus I’m always an advocate of the, “If you like it, wear it!” mentality!

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I finished my look with this awesome felt hat, a gift from my good friend Brit. Brit is a stylist and got it from The Wasteland, a consignment/vintage store in SF. One day when I was at her apartment, she pressed it into my hand and said, “I pulled this for a shoot and don’t need it anymore. You can rock it better than I can!” Brit is gorgeous and was being modest, but after a couple “Are you sure’s?” I couldn’t resist accepting the hat!

So Brit, if you are reading this, I hope I did your gift justice and got the stylist stamp of approval! 🙂

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We are headed to Florida tomorrow for a wedding– the one I mentioned toward the end of this post. It’s a Saturday morning beach wedding, and I’m super excited!

Also stay tuned for the first installment of Maya’s Mid-Monthy Mashup on Friday! Kudos to my hubby for helping name it. I wanted it to alliterate and “Motivation” sounded like it would be specifically about working out or eating well, whereas I’m actually going to be talking about all my recent discoveries, from the amazingness of maca powder to the Oh Boy podcast to my first week of Latisse! I spent much of yesterday thinking about an all-encompassing roundup name and finally asked Stephen. Without a moment’s delay he goes, “Mashup?”


I hope everyone is having a fantastic week!

xx Maya

Full outfit details:

Top: H&M (Only $5!)

Skirt: H&M (Best $9.99 I’ve spent in awhile! The faux suede is so buttery soft! Target also has a cute very similar one for $20. )

Jacket: Boutique in Milan (similar)

Shoes: Dr. Martens

Bag: Forever 21 (similar, similar, similar)

Watch: Citizen (currently marked down from $250 to $200!)

Necklace: Nadri

Earrings: Forever 21 (similar gold version)

Hat: The Wasteland SF (very similar for $10)

Tights: CVS Pharmacy

Lips: “Tangerine Dream” (“Carina – Vibrant Coral” is similar, also craving 24K Orange)

Nails: “I Need a Refresh-Mint

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36 comments on Black and Grey

  • Saša Rakovec

    I’m not really Dr. Martens kind of girl, but I think you’re rocking them! Great look:)

    • Maya (author)

      Thank you so much! I appreciate it! xx

  • Helen Chik

    I love the grunge feel of Dr Martins but haven’t actually gotten around to purchasing a pair. It’s one of those things I’ve always had on the back of my mind to purchase but always end up putting it off!

    Love the styling here girl and that hat is so cute!

    Sending you love from Sydney xx

    If you have the time, check out my post on the stunning Ik Kil Cenote in Mexico and let me know your thoughts!


    • Maya (author)

      Girl, I have so many things on the “I’ve been meaning to get that!” list too! I’d take the plunge if I were you! 😉

      And thank you!! xx

  • Amber Shannon

    Really great look! LOVE your Princess Mia reference… classic film, and Mia’s style was quite memorable!!

    All the Cute 🎀
    Today’s Post (so exciting!!): Alena, again!

    • Maya (author)

      YESSSS I’m glad you loved it!! I debated even saying that because I was like, “…is this far fetched?” but I’m glad it worked for you! 🙂

    • Maya (author)

      Thank you!! xox

    • Maya (author)

      Thank you so much Filipa! x <3

    • Maya (author)

      You are too sweet! Made my day; thank you!! xox

    • Maya (author)

      Thank you so much!

    • Maya (author)

      Thank you so much Krisztina!! I appreciate it! And I’m definitely Team “Buy the shoes” haha 😉


    • Maya (author)

      Thank you so much beautiful lady!! xx

    • Maya (author)

      Thank you so much! xox

    • Maya (author)

      Thank you!! 🙂

    • Maya (author)

      Thank you so much!! <3

    • Maya (author)

      Thanks girl! I love the 90s!! xox

    • Maya (author)

      Oh my gosh you are too sweet!! Thank you!!!! xox

  • claudia jane

    great outfit, I will have to look into those shoes. love all the background stories mentioned in this post. I’m going to a wedding this weekend, too, please share what you wear!
    xo, claudia

    • Maya (author)

      Thank you so much Claudia!! I’m glad you loved the stories! Sometimes I’m worried I’m too long-winded but I really love to write so that feels good to hear <3 🙂

      I wish I'd snapped photos of my dress that day! It was a mint midi with black straps and a black tassel belt that I turned into a necklace. I had this ambitious plan to get to the beach early (it was a 10 am beach wedding an hour away from where we were staying!) but between the snooze button and trying out some new makeup, I didn't quite achieve that haha #alwaysrunninglate


  • Vanessa

    Black and grey is one of my fave color combinations! You look stunning, babe! Love the skirt!
    Wishing you a Happy Weekend!!
    xoxo, Vanessa

    • Maya (author)

      Thank you so much Vanessa!! You are too sweet!! xox

    • Maya (author)

      Oh my gosh you made my day!! Thank you so much!! xox

  • Jessica

    I love this look, you rock it so well ! I love that suede skirt, I tried on the same one in burgundy but it was extremely short on me… probably because a have a rather large bum haha ! But it looks amazing on you, loving the hat also <3


    • Maya (author)

      Oooh burgundy sounds cute!! I’m sure you would have rocked it girl! And thank you!! I really appreciate that! 🙂 xx

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