Friday, April 18, 2014

SUNNY SIDE UP: Metallic Sweater + Yellow Pencil Skirt







Happy Friday lovelies, I hope you all had a fantastic week and are looking forward to an even better one ahead. I've got a few things on my plate for the weekend including car shopping (fingers crossed) i've been in need, after my car accident last month. I'm also planning on playing catch up on my Engagement album which I have still not put together and hoping to get started on reading Divergent over the weekend. Have you read the book? Thoughts?What are your weekend plans?
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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

WEDNESDAY WISHLIST


Everyone needs a little sparkle in their lives, and what could be a better remedy to our mid-week blues than this? I could hardly contain myself when I was putting my list together - those earrings are incredible. Which piece is your favorite?

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

GOT THE BLUES' - Chambray & Boyfriend Blazer






I got so many comments asking me how my braid was so, well, fluffy. It's a subtle difference, but there are three steps for a more dramatic side braid. Step 1) Part your hair on the opposite side of your natural part, if you have a center part (lucky!) just choose the side that feels most unnatural and create a deep side part. Step 2) Braid your hair starting with the group furthest away from your face. This will create that little bang pocket near your face. Step 3) Pull the braid apart, gently. Try flattening pieces of the braid by tugging at the strands. This is the key to a fuller, fluffier braid. Voilà!

What's your favorite beauty trick?

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Sunday, April 13, 2014

THE LOOK FOR LESS

I figured that the best way to start off the week is with a bit of inspiration. This adorable outfit uses different shades of pink and a sharp black contrast for a soft nighttime look. Best part? It's under $100. Believe it, the weather is getting warmer and it's time to rock those skirts for daytime, and nighttime. 
What's your favorite piece for Spring night life?

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Thursday, April 10, 2014

FLORAL & CHAMBRAY






So, I took my own advice and embraced the floral skirt. I guess the thought was in the back of my mind when I got dressed in the morning because when my fiance saw me, he quickly said, "Didn't you just post this on your blog?" uh, one: brownie points for reading my blog daily and two: "No I didn't? Did I? Really?!" After a brief moment of panic, he then reminded me of how this is essentially the outfit that I put together in my "Ditch The Black - Part 2" post. Well, c'est la vie!

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

WEDNESDAY WISHLIST: So Clutch!

Whoa, Wednesday already? Time for my Weekly Wishlist and this week it's all about the clutch. Someone like me who loves a good pop of color is destined to find different way to achieve that look. A few weeks ago I shared some of my favorite jewels from eBay, and shoes are also a crowd favorite -- but this week I wanted to share some beautiful & very practical pieces to add some jazz to your outfit. As always, these picks are all under $50. Happy guilt-free shopping!

Which one of the above is your favorite?


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White   //   Lime   //   Mint   //   Camel   //   Coral   //   B&W   //   Fuschia   //   Grey   //   Blue

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

DITCH THE BLACK - Part 2

I hope you all found my first post of my "Ditch The Black" series last week helpful. It seems to me that when we were younger, we were always told "black goes with everything" and as true as that may be, it trained our minds to see black as a filler as opposed to a color in itself. My goal is to help you see your wardrobe differently and provide inspiration for remixing what you already have. 

All of us own a button down, most likely a white and blue pinstripe and when you quickly get dressed for work or school what do you do? Grab the closest black skirt? No. Step away from the black stretchy pencil skirt. Instead, reach for a floral print mid-length skirt. This can be a pencil skirt, skater skirt, even a midi skirt, whatever you already have. Toss on some nude or white peep toe pumps and replace the dull silver jewelry with a spunky bronze necklace and matching gem bracelet. Not only is your outfit fun, but also perfect for spring. 

Are you guilty of "excessive black overdose?" How do you fight the urge?
Linking up to Style Elixir, Life's A Party, Fashion Informant, Happy Medley


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Blue Button Down   //   White Pumps   //   Pink Floral Skirt   //   Bronze Necklace   //   Black Pumps   //   Black Skirt   //   Bronze Bracelet

Monday, April 7, 2014

MIXING PRINTS










Happy Monday!

I hope you all had a fabulous weekend. Mine was as always far too short and not nearly as productive as I wanted it to be, but all's well that ends well. This dress was a gift from my sweet (future) brother-in-law for Christmas and i've been loving wearing it a few different ways. Shift dresses paired with wedges shift the ensemble from cushy to casual. Try it out!

Tomorrow will be Part 2 of my 'Ditch The Black' series, be sure to keep up and stop by!
Linking with up Mix It MondayVisible Monday, Funday Monday, & Manic Monday 


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Friday, April 4, 2014

DITCH THE BLACK - Part 1



Happy Friday Lovelies!

Today I wanted to start an original series called "Ditch The Black" and share different ways that I like to replace the black in my wardrobe with other colors to jazz up an outfit. Black is one of my absolute favorite colors, but I find that we tend to mix and match the color with just about anything as a filler, instead of using the color distinctively. We have got to end this, black is safe, but safe is boring.

Replacing a sharp black color with a navy or grey can give an ordinary outfit an extraordinary look. For my first example, I picked a casual green blouse. How would you wear this blouse? The easy out would be pairing the blouse with black pants and black heels. Right? Well, you could....OR you could replace the dull black pants with a subtle navy pant instead. Simple enough. That was step one.

Step two is adding accessories. Let's start at the bottom. We can replace the tedious black heel with a fun printed heel! Everyone should have one versatile printed shoe in their closet. It can be a leopard print, cheetah, floral design, your choice. Something printed always add a pop to an otherwise monochromatic outfit. I chose leopard for this example, because I have a pair in my closet. Lastly, add in a fun gold statement necklace to the ensemble and you just took your boring outfit to breathtaking. Voila! 

Tune in next week for Part 2 of my "Ditch The Black" series. Have a great weekend! Check in tomorrow to see if you were the winner of my Petits-Tresors giveaway!
Linking up to Style Elixir & Penniless Socialite 

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Thursday, April 3, 2014

PRINTED WRAP DRESS







This wrap dress is something that I picked up in a boutique in Athens when I was visiting my college town a few months ago. The neutral colors look great with a pop of navy and this color palette has inspired so many other looks. Tomorrow i'll be sharing my top 2 picks for "The New Black" of 2014 and show you simple ways to jazz up the basic black that haunts our closets. Don't forget, today is the last day to enter my giveaway! Tell your husbands, boyfriends, and 'just friends' too - there are 20 ways to enter here!

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