Friday, March 29, 2013

Printed Bodycon Dress

The print on this dress is EVERYTHING, I'm dying over it! And it's only $41 at Mikkat Market... so tempting! The only thing that's stopping me from buying is that I really want to lose 5 lbs before I buy clothes...

Purple Leopard Sweatshirt

Another fashion sweatshirt find for you! This A.P.C. "sweat top" is a fabulous purple leopard that I would pair with some white denim and a pair of soft moccasins this spring! Buy at La Garconne or $135.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Leather Denim Sleeve Jacket

Contrasting sleeves are still pretty chic, and this MiH Jeans jacket is in chic spring colors and on sale to boot! Buy at Matches for $286.

Floral Peplum Top

Floral Peplum Top
Love the floral print and yellow trim detailing on this top!! So pretty and springlike! Buy at ModCloth for a super affordable $55. Pair with tailored white pants, of a sunny yellow pencil skirt!

Rainbow Dye Sweater

This oversized sweater has a very pretty rainbow dye effect! Wear with some skinny jeans now, and your favorite cutoffs once the weather finally warms up! Buy at Urban Outfitters for $160 - it's online only.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Stripes: Work, Weekend & Wingding

If you haven't noticed, graphic black and white stripes are everywhere this spring!! So I decided to come up with three budget-friendly looks that incorporate the trend for three different occasions: work, the weekend and a wingding. Yes, I spent a good 15 minutes on to find a word that means celebration that starts with a "w" ahahah.
Stripes: Work, Weekend & Wingding
First up is a mega bold look not for the faint of heart! Wearing a stripe skirt suit, I paired with more classic shapes and neutral-esque colors... besides a pop of color in the form of neon pink heels!

My second look is an easy weekend outfit, perfect for errands or brunch! The striped sweater acts as a neutral and works great with some coral pink pants! Add in some spring sandals (ok, maybe not great for today, but warm weather has got to be around the corner!), a neon accented satchel, and some mirrored sunnies for an easy chic look!

My wingding look is a tres beautiful striped dress with deep purple trim! Super beautiful, can you believe it's less than $30 at Target?? With a cropped tux blazer and some yellow accessories, you're ready for a soiree!

It’s Time for Springtime!

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Monday, March 25, 2013

Colorblock Jersey Dress

A much less in-your-face take on this season's athletic trend! The grey jersey reminds you a bit of sports, but the shape and colorblocking is all sophistication! Buy at French Connection for $148.

Crepe Work Shorts Suit

Ooo, very on trend for spring - longer, looser shorts! Coming in nude or bright pink, buy these at ASOS for $51. Ooo, theres a matching blazer for $102 and you can rock a shorts suit look!

Celeb Style: Cartoon Sneakers

If you are a geek girl like me, you are probably obsessed with the magnificente Felicia Day of The Guild, Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Dollhouse! Well I saw she got these new shoes and was like, "oh em gee I must find them" ahahah. And hooray, I did! They are Camper, but a very pricy $265..

Friday, March 22, 2013

Inspiration Board: Fashion Sweatshirts

There's wearing a sweatshirt and then there's wearing a fashion sweatshirt!!! These usually have some sort of embellishment or print and cost too much to ever sweat in. Perhaps even are dry clean only! Obviously a fashion sweatshirt, which is super chic for spring, requires much more thought. So I went ahead and crafted an inspiration board to help us all out!

Inspiration Board: Sweatshirts
Hmm, looks like one of the cutest ways to rock sweatshirt fashionably is with a skirt! I recommend one that balances with your top - if your sweatshirt has a lot of volume wear a more fitted skirt. And don't forget some chic heels! Overall it's best to pair a sweatshirt with more tailored pieces for contrast - you don't want to look like you're going to the gym.

Shop it like it's hot:

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Clear Crossbody Bag

Most clear bags end up looking like floating messes to me - I have a ton of crap in my purse, thanks! But this Marc by Marc Jacobs bag is clear and yet not at the same time. The best of both worlds! Buy at Style Bop for $225.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

My Style Challenge: Boyfriend Jeans & New Sunnies

I recently did an inspiration board on how to style boyfriend jeans - of course I had to test it out for reals!

My jeans ended a touch higher than I wanted (weird since I'm just 5'1!), so I worry that my legs look thicker than they should... hmmm, what do you think? Next time I think I will pair with some sassy heels instead, but it's still pretty cold out! Anyhoo, I paired with a menswear shirt half tucked under a girly sweater layered under a boyish blazer - my look is the ultimate in contrasts!

I'm wearing: Jeans from Free People, Rag & Bone shirt and purple boots, sweater from Anthropologie, Cynthia Rowley blazer, South clutch from a fashion show, Juicy Couture bracelet, Kate Spade ring and  SXUC tortoise sunnies courtesy of Sunglasses Shop.
Can you believe I didn't own any tortoise shell sunnies before?? Very happy with these from Sunglasses shop - much higher quality than I expected... perhaps I should stop spending $100+ on sunglasses?
Bright light, you can't stop me, these eyes are protected!!