Saturday, September 30, 2017

Burnt Orange OTS sweater + fall sweater roundup under $50

outfit details:
 floppy hat II OTS sweater (similar) II dark wash jeans
taupe heels II Charming Charlie gold clutch [similar/similar/similar]
MK watch II gold bangles II earrings

The weather has been more fall-like lately with the colder mornings and chillier afternoons, but I'm not complaining! I actually got to wear a long duster cardigan and booties this week (yay). I even painted my nails a hunter green to get into the fall spirit. Anyways, the burnt orange off-the-shoulder sweater that I have on is from my local TJ Maxx in XS -- there was a pink and oatmeal color available when I last went. It's not on their website but I've linked one similar in a more mustard yellow color below. Size up in sweaters if you're looking for a more slouchy, laid back look. When I do that I tuck in the sweater in the front to avoid looking frumpy. I've also linked a really cute and unique white sweater that has tiered ruffle sleeves from endless rose that is nearly half off.

I've listed a bunch of super cute affordable fall sweaters that I have my eye on that are all under $50! I don't know about you, but I'm still loving the off-the-shoulder trend. I like slouchier sweaters since they're more comfortable. A sweater, dark skinny denim, and booties are all you need to create a classic fall outfit. Colors like mustard yellow, red garnet, and royal blue scream autumn and jewel tones look best with gold accessories. I paired my outfit with a sparkly gold clutch from Charming Charlie (I actually used it for prom). Wear floppy wool hats to cover up those bad hair days. When I put an outfit together I look at the color scheme, there has to be a neutral color somewhere so there is balance. My hats tend to be cream, tan, black, etc... It's nice to have a pop of color here and there but get the basic colors first so there's more versatility to your outfits.

Happy Autumn!


Saturday, September 23, 2017

The $19 leopard scarf you need // easy casual fall ootd

 Coach purple satchel (similar)  II Steve Madden brown booties (similar)
MK watch II QUAY sunnies

This is one of my go-to outfits when I don't know what to wear lately, it's super simple yet stylish. I wore the leopard scarf with a burgundy t-shirt dress earlier in the week since it was warmer. Add a cream colored cardigan to wear it when it's chillier. You probably already have a plain white tee and a pair of dark wash jeans so it's easy to recreate this look. Swap out the sunnies for reflective aviators if that's more your style. I love these because I like the look of aviators, but for some reason Ray-Bans always look funny on me. These sunnies are larger and fit my face better -- and they're half the price. They come in lots of different colors like silver, rose gold, army green, black, silver, etc...

The leopard scarf linked below is only $19 and when I bought it, it was backordered because of the demand. I think this was sold last year and they brought it back this year too because so many liked it. Leopard is a classic print, it would look super chic with a leather jacket. I would pair the scarf with a white, tan, or black colored top for a more neutral look. This scarf is oblong as opposed to square so you have to play around with it to get it to look how you want. It's a lightweight scarf so it's great for this time of year. Usually I don't wear bold prints but I'm liking them so far!

I got a couple questions on what I use to curl my hair, I use a  1" gold curling iron. I've been using it for years and it takes me 15 minutes to curl my hair. I set it to about 380 degrees F because any lower and my hair won't hold the curl. My hair is stick-straight naturally so even though I use a 1" barrel, my hair always turns into loose waves. Make sure you use a heat protectant prior and hairspray after to hold your style throughout the day. 

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Happy Fall!


Sunday, September 17, 2017

September Favorites: Lightweight Transitional Scarves

Leopard II Lucky Brand II Multi-Color

It's that awkward stage between summer and fall and it's too early to wear a thick scarf but too cold to wear just a t-shirt. I've had difficulty picking out what to wear since it is cold in the morning and warms up to 70-75 degrees by noon. Here I've compiled a list of scarves that I think are perfect for this time of year and they're less than $25! These scarves can be worn in the spring and into summer too. I've been wearing these scarves on repeat! The scarf I'm wearing is from Charming Charlie and I got it last year so it's not available anymore -- but I've listed other cute ones down below:

You can wear these scarves with a curved hem basic t-shirt and skinny-fit jeans for a casual look or a swing t-shirt dress (the one I linked has ruffle sleeves!) if it's warmer out. I wear scarves when I'm lazy because it looks like you put more effort into your outfit than you actually did! Pick one bold accessory to bring your whole outfit together such as a pair of chandelier drops or this pavé link bracelet.

Is it me or is this month going by really quickly? Honestly this year has flown by, there's only three months left in 2017! In other news, college is going well for me -- it's actually less stressful, believe it or not.

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Happy Sunday!


Sunday, September 10, 2017

The IT Accessory: Statement Earrings

Statement earrings are IN right now, especially these piñata ones -- I see lots and lots of bloggers wearing them. I used to wear tiny studs and never bothered with chunkier earrings, but once you buy a pair and wear them you won't go back! It will glam up any outfit, especially monochromatic ones. I've been wearing statement earrings on repeat. 

The beaded tassel earrings are my favorite, I have them in four colors. They are versatile and can be worn any season really. I recommend buying them in jewel tones for this season such as garnet, sapphire, and emerald. If you just want one universal pair I'd purchase a rose gold or a cream color. My favorite ones have been a fuschia pink, I love pairing them with a gingham top.

Make sure you use a desktop or laptop to view my blog so you can see all the widgets and the page in totality. The mobile version doesn't do it justice; I've worked really hard to make my blog look put-together! 

1. Piñata Earrings : You'd think these would be really heavy but I wore them for 5-6 hours and they didn't hurt my ears. They're not as heavy as they look. There are many colors to choose from so they can match any outfit!

2. Gem Piñata Earrings: These are the same as the first pair I listed but the gems are more reflective when the light hits them. They're definitely more glam and super pretty.

3. Ombre Marbled Earrings: These earrings reminded me of the Vanessa Mooney earrings but those solid colored. The marble stone at the top adds a sophisticated touch. These have a beautiful gradient and come in a pink color too.  

4. Burgundy Tasseled Earrings: These are sold out online on the website but go to your local H&M, there was a lot still in stock at mine! There was blue, gold, silver, and rose gold colored ones when I was there. 

5. Mustard Yellow Tiered: The bright yellow color drew me in, these flirty tassels are perfect to add some flair to your fall outfit. These come in thirteen colors varying from ivory to blue ombre. 

6. Grey and Gold Teardrops: This pair would be appropriate for work -- they're not too bold but enough to make a statement. 

7. Pink Tasseled: The color is a baby pink and I liked the small gems in the middle; they are very versatile. 

Happy Sunday!


Monday, September 4, 2017

Stylish Back-to-School Outfit Ideas

'Tis the season for new clothes and school supplies! Here is a collage of some BTS (back-to-school) outfit inspiration if you don't know what to buy. These are what I would buy as a high school/college student. The only way to go back to school is in style -- with these tips you'll be a fashionista in no time.

I'm all about comfort when talking about clothes for school but that doesn't mean you have to sacrifice your style! I recommend purchasing comfy tops that can be layered under cardigans when the weather gets colder. Get basic colors before prints because basics are really easy to match and when you're rushing to get to class, there's no time to color-coordinate. 

You can wear a basic white tee 2-3 days a week if you style them differently, but people might notice if it's a gingham or B&W striped top. These knotted tops have been on trend lately and they add sophistication to your otherwise basic tee. Add a statement necklace and you're good to go (the necklaces below in my recommendations are on sale for less than $15!). 

As for accessories, you can't go wrong with gold -- I always wear a gold necklace and an MK watch. This Bradshaw MK watch with pink accents caught my attention, it's a classic watch with a twist. Watches are an essential accessory for everyday, so I would invest a bit more in a nice watch. I think accessories are an important part of your whole look, so choose your jewels wisely! 

You're going to be walking a lot so make sure your shoes are comfortable. It's good to have neutral colored shoes in your wardrobe and these tan Steve Maddens go with everything. The shoes have a 2" heel so they won't be uncomfortable walking from class to class. 

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