Fun

Borrowing from the Boys

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Remember back when you were a kid and you had designated “play clothes” and “play shoes?” Or in my house they were considered “outside shoes” and always kept in the garage. Well, this is the grown up version of a play outfit, but instead of neighborhood kickball and tree climbing, it is perfect for bike rides to a cute lunch spot or walking the dogs to the farmer’s market. (let’s face it kickball and tree climbing doesn’t sound half bad though) And what better occasion to dress up like the boys than a play day?! The trend of women wearing men’s style clothing is nothing new. Audrey Hepburn was famous for often wearing cropped pants and loafers in a time where women were always expected to wear dresses. And she is THE definition of chic, so you know you can’t go wrong if Audrey wore it! This is a bit of a modern spin on that classic Audrey style. The chambray button down shirt has become a staple for girls and women of all ages in the last few years. (I know you have one in your closet) You can wear it with practically anything and any color. I love how this light wash in particular compliments the “grenadine orange” pants I am wearing. Since I had so many boyish pieces in this outfit, I decided to flirt it up by unbuttoning my top just far enough not to see any goods. This gave it the bit of feminine touch it needed. The red skinnies are so perfect for a fun, play day! If you know me, you know I love a skinny rolled up at the bottom. This really does do EVERYTHING for the outfit. If they were unrolled and bunchy at the bottom, this would not be a chic look. I added a touch of color fun with a subtle purple skinny belt. Now, you could wear sandals or even white Converse would be super cute with this outfit, but to really make it on trend and of the moment, wear oxfords. Oxfords are everywhere right now! They make them in all sorts of colors and materials. I’ve seen them in leather, suede and even lace. If you want to really dress them up they make some in full glitter with fun laces or just a glittered toe. Your options are really endless and there is no excuse you can’t find a pair of these fun shoes that fit your style! I love these elephant grey suede pair because they’re very versatile and I love the dainty shape to them. I can wear these with a high waisted short, cropped pants or even a cute little romper or sundress. And they are really fun to wear! This borrowed from the boys look is a classic outfit that will never go out of style, but using the latest trend of the oxford shoe. Go out and try it, I promise you won’t regret it!!

Shirt- American Eagle / Pants- Gap / Belt- Target / Shoes- Victoria’s Secret (YES for real those are VS- they have upped their shoe game lately and have some great coupons out right now)

 

Pattern Play

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{DISCLAIMER- please excuse the lion king hair in the next couple of posts, it was a ridiculously windy day to be shooting!!!}

Happy Friday everyone!!! Today I am getting super playful and doing one of my favorite things- mixing patterns! It is a fun way to put a trendy twist on what otherwise would have been a traditional outfit. This floral skater skirt (that came from the children’s department of Target-gotta love that) is the center of attention of this get up. It gives you a flirty, feminine look and is so much fun to wear! Today I made it be casual, but you can also dress it up with a black blouse, flashy statement necklace and a killer pair of black heels (mine I wear are lace ups and to-die-for) and you’ve got a fabulous outfit for a night out on the town! Since the skirt is really the focal point, I decided to pair it with a more subtle pattern. Stripes and floral are almost always AMAZING together! This striped black and white shirt is very simple and something that every girl probably already has in her closet. Worn with typical jeans this could be very borrrinnnng, but when you put it with a fun skirt like this it is ultra chic and fashionable! I wore this with my very traditional black Tory Burch flats (another thing you probably already have in that closet) to add to the classic side of the outfit. This is the perfect mix of trendy and traditional for a precious daytime look!

Top- Gap / Skirt- Target / Shoes- Tory Burch

Love is All You Need

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Pink has been my absolute favorite color since I was a little girl and I don’t see that changing anytime soon. And love is my absolute favorite thing, whether it be romantic, family, that brand new pair of red bottom shoes… So, I decided why not combine the two? This look is the perfect mid-week Valentine’s outfit. It is comfortable enough and cute enough to get you through the rest of your week with a smile on your face. This hot pink sweater was a no brainer, must buy for me. I wear it with everything from jeans and flats to yoga pants and tennis shoes. Don’t be scared of the neon if you’re not a bright colors kind of gal. Step out of your comfort zone and try this look! The hot pink really adds a fun, youthfulness to any ladies’ attire! Today I wore it with a pair of white skinny jeans. I know what most of you are thinking- “but I thought no white after Labor Day?!?!” YOU CAN WEAR WHITE ANYTIME OF YEAR, I repeat YOU CAN WEAR WHITE ANYTIME OF YEAR!!! It has actually been a super chic look this Winter, even wearing all white or two different shades of white. This has been a huge trend for celebrities such as Kim Kardashian and Jessica Alba. I rolled my jean because I love a good rolled pant leg. Something so simple can really take your outfit to a more stylish place. The rolled pant can be worn with heels, sandals, wedges or flats. I paired it with another statement piece- gold glitter studded loafers- need I say more? These shoes are so fabulous and so much fun to wear! They take any outfit to a snazzier level, but because they’re a loafer also keep that classic look. To really top off my Valentine’s festivity I wore a pair of LOVE earrings. Although these can be worn anytime of the year (like the white, remember) they are especially perfect for this week. This outfit is pure fun and should be worn with a big smile on your face and in your heart! Spread the love this Valentine’s week!

Sweater- Gap / Pants- Vigoss / Shoes- Steve Madden / Earrings- C. Wonder / Watch- Michael KorsĀ