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You’ve got to own at least one maxi cardigan!

Dolan Gray Left Coast Open Maxi Cardigan from Anthropologie

Left coast dolan gray maxi cardigan anthropologie

I bought this Left Coast maxi cardigan last year from Anthropologie and it has become one of my favorite cardigans. It’s extremely comfortable with a lot of stretch. It’s truly a great piece. When I walk it floats so smoothly. I have to admit I feel pretty amazing when I put it on.

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anthropologie dolan gray cardigan

While getting dressed I started with the maxi cardigan. That led me to the tank, then the skirt, scarf, socks, shoes, and finally necklace. I basically played off of each item’s color. This look is about comfort and texture.

 

gap multicolor infinity scarf

Cardigan: Anthropologie // Tank: Charlotte Russe  // Scarf: Gap //  Necklace: Charlotte Russe // Skirt: Express // Socks: Gap (men’s department) // Wedges: by Diva Lounge on Modcloth.com

left coast maxi cardigan floating in the air worn by hera nyx

You can dress it up or dress it down. If I’m not heading out it becomes the perfect lounge cardigan for days of pure relaxation. It’s a must have cardigan in my book.

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Mustard Cable Knit Sweater & Polka Dots!

 I was only supposed to buy a new planner at Target but as soon as I walked in, I headed straight to the women’s clothing section. It didn’t take long before I spotted this mustard cable knit sweater. Mustard is one of my favorite colors to wear. I managed to scoop this bad boy for $6! This justifies not sticking to my shopping list right?

mustard yellow cable knit merona sweater

 After a few days of fun in the sun, Charlotte, NC quickly reminded us that it was not quite time to break out our shorts and tank tops. Cold weather makes me want to put on a chunky sweater. I decided to wear my most recent purchase from Target. I chose to layer the mustard sweater with my polka dot chiffon top paired with my favorite distressed jeans and wingtip flats. I accessorized with a green cross-body bag, pearls, a few bracelets, and a red lip. To control the fro’ I tied my hair with an animal print scarf.

merona sweater with polka dot chiffon top

distressed always skinny jean and miz mooz wingtip flats

cable knit merona sweater from target

Sweater:Target // Polka Dot Top: Old Navy // Jeans: Gap // Bag: Thrifted // Shoes: Miz Mooz

Merona sweater with cable knit design from target

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Floral Denim Shirt & Aztec Oxfords

It was a beautiful Thursday. Not that any day isn’t beautiful but to have the sun shine after a few days of cold winds and gloomy skies… Thursday was a beautiful day. So, before heading in to work, I decided to take a few pictures of my outfit of the day (OOTD).

Before I get dressed I tend to stand in my closet looking back and forth at my clothes until I get a vision. Floral Denim shirt, yellow cardigan, distressed jeans, and Aztec oxfords. That was the vision.

It’s always fun to wear something bright with denim shirts especially if you’re bottom is denim. You can wear a scarf or a statement necklace, a t-shirt underneath with a few buttons open, or you can layer with a sweater or cardigan.

aztec oxfords

The next time your pulling an outfit play around with colors and prints. Black & white prints are easy to pair with colors so, start with that if you’re feeling overwhelmed. Be inspired by the pieces in your closet and feel good about what you put on. Confidence will always complete your look!

Cardigan, Floral Denim Shirt, Jeans: Gap  Aztec Oxfords: Shoemint  

What do you think about this look? Are you a fan of denim shirts? What do you like to pair with denim shirts? Share your thoughts!


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Colorblock Socks!

I AM A SOCK FANATIC! Growing up I bought different kind of funky socks. From ankle socks, to knee high socks, to toe socks. I had almost every pattern and color you could imagine. Anyway, I was getting dressed for work and I decided to wear my newest purchase. Navy and white stripe colorblock socks.

 

My socks were the inspiration for my look. It was the first thing I knew I wanted to wear so; I built my outfit from that. I wanted the hot pink blocking to show so, I pulled my socks over my jeans. From that point everything else just fell into place. I grabbed my wedges to add height, oxford shirt to layer, and my nubby terry hoodie for texture. Oh, and my hair played right along with my relaxed yet edgy ensemble. Done deal!

 

I have a thing for elbow patches!

 

Oxford Shirt:Gap Shoes:ModCloth
 NubbyTerry Hoodie:Gap 
Jeans:1969 Always Skinny Socks:Gap


In between my busy schedule I’m aiming to post at least one outfit a week. A painted picture of my mood. Moods by Hera Nyx.

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My Serengeti Bracelet from Fifth & Orient!

I have to admit that Leah from Fifth & Orient Jewelry Company has an idea for the type of jewelry I like to wear. If you remember my previous posts, The Belora Metal Choker and Louvre Clover Stud Earrings, then you’ve witnessed the kind of jewelry that Fifth & Orient carries. When Leah and I spoke she told me she had something that screamed Hera. I was intrigued by her statement and quite anxious to see what she had in mind. Soon enough I received a package.

Leah was right. The Serengeti Bracelet definitely screams Hera. I tend to gravitate towards things associated with wildlife animals so, a zebra bracelet was a good choice.

Pulling my outfit and accessories together took no time at all.

When you’re able to put an outfit together according to your mood your style becomes you. It’s how you feel and it’s the confidence in your walk.  Most of time I don’t have an exact word for my mood. I can paint a picture of it though. So, the long sleeve black V-neck, the black faux leather vest, distressed jeans, animal print booties, my big puff, and a red lip was my painting for the day.

Much love and thanks to Leah, Christine, and Phuong, the creators of Fifth & Orient. Be sure to check back on HeraNyx.com.  You might get a chance to receive your own Fifth & Orient jewel.

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Mustard Cords!

 My perfect oxford contrast placket shirt was the starting point for my entire ensemble. I bought it from Gap about a month ago and it has become an essential piece in my closet. It’s simple and great for layering.

On this particular day I decided to pair my oxford shirt with my old mustard cords. I wanted to add color and texture. To complete my look I chose accessories that complemented each other- a textured scarf, a bronze necklace, a few bracelets, and animal print booties. These pieces played nicely with my outfit.

 

A canvas with classic reminders like, “Never Give Up,” “Be Yourself,” and “Everything Happens for a Reason,” served as my background. There’s something about this lonely canvas filled with words that sets the mood for this shoot and completes my look. I love it!

 

Top: Gap
Cords: Delia*s
Scarf: Forever 21
Necklace: Forever 21
Shoes: ModCloth.com
Canvas: Wal-Mart

Hera Wants to Know

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How would you wear this perfect oxford contrast placket shirt?

What are some of your daily reminders?

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The Belora Metal Choker Necklace from Fifth & Orient

 

The Belora Metal Choker from Fifth & Orient

About a week ago I received the Belora Metal Choker from Fifth & Orient Jewelry Company. The minute I opened the package I knew what kind of look I wanted to go for. Before I explain let me introduce you to Fifth & Orient. 

 The Story Behind Fifth & Orient

Fifth and Orient is a company founded by Christina Burke, Leah Morris, and Phuong Ly. It all began when they were discussing possible ways to feel more empowered as a woman. While conversing, the idea of starting a business came up. Owning a business was something they had never done before. It seemed risky and daunting, but they decided to accept the challenge. In the summer of 2012 Christina, Leah, and Phuong launched their online jewelry and accessory company, Fifth & Orient.

Fifth and Orient’s goal is to provide a diverse assortment of quality products for the fashion forward, confident woman while giving her a refreshing convenient shopping experience. They aim to appeal to women ages 20 all the way to 60. Their pieces range from subtle classics to eclectic and unexpected statements. Each item is functional and beautiful.

Q & A with F & O

HeraNyx: How did the name Fifth & Orient come about?

Fifth&Orient: “The house we lived in was located on the corner of 5th street and Orient Street”

HeraNyx: Tell me one interesting fact about each of you?

Fifth&Orient: “Leah is an avid world traveler and has been to 17 countries so far. Christina is a paleo driven Crossfitter who loves pink and Phuong has three birthdays and she celebrates all three.”


HeraNyx: What is the location of your company?

Fifth&Orient: “Our home base is in Chico, California but our partners travel often and work out of New York and LA as well”

HeraNyx: Is Fifth & Orient a website only company? 

Fifth&Orient: “Yes we are exclusively online.”

HeraNyx: 
How are items selected?  

Fifth&Orient: “Our pieces are strongly influenced by our goal to help make women feel put together and polished while maintaining a sense of pizzazz that we all possess. We select products from around the world…from independent jewelry designers to large companies.
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HeraNyx: What are some future goals for Fifth and Orient?

Fifth&Orient: “A big goal that will actually be reached shortly is to sell our products internationally. Another goal is to someday provide jobs for people through employment with our company.”

They are a very diverse group of women: a mixture of Chinese, Cuban, Puerto Rican, Filipino, and Portuguese. They are passionate, dedicated, and extremely motivated. Although, Fifth and Orient is just beginning they have some pretty big goals for the future. I support and look forward to their future endeavors. If you’re looking for wearable art you should visit www.fifthandorient.com 

From left to right: Christina, Leah, and Phuong.

Be sure to follow these lovely ladies on TwitterFacebookPinterest, and Instagram (Fifth_and_Orient)! 

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Outfit Inspired by the Belora Metal Choker

            The Belora Metal Choker is sleek, sultry, and simple. Everything about this necklace screams… H E R A N Y X. I knew that I wanted to wear something strapless and I had to rock my fro. So, with this vision I chose my grey Banana Republic strapless maxi dress. It worked perfectly. It’s a great length and it’s flattering. I could have added bracelets and or a ring, but I wanted to keep my look bare. I love the simplicity of this choker. You can wear it during the day or evening. If you’re not a fan of this rhodium tone, Fifth and Orient also carries this piece Gold

Hera Nyx + Fifth & Orient Giveaway!!

Fifth & Orient has stunning jewelry. Wouldn’t it be great to host a giveaway? Well, for the month of August there will be a Hera Nyx + Fifth & Orient Giveaway. Be sure to check back on heranyx.com for details. The giveaway will start soon!!!

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What do you think of the Belora Metal Choker?

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