Friday, April 17, 2015

Friday Favorites

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Created by theclosetbychristie on Polyvore

Happy Friday, everyone! I've had a busy and long week, so I'm particularly happy that it's finally the weekend. I'm hoping for gorgeous weather like last weekend but we'll see. How was your week? 

I haven't done a favorites post in a while so naturally I'm bursting at the seams wanting to talk about my new favorite things of the moment! Here we go--

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Created by theclosetbychristie on Polyvore

1- Topshop Scallop Frill Tee
This is a great tee! I love the feminine scallop hem and it can easily be dressed up or down. Very versatile!

2- Topshop Tinsel Wrap Mini Skirt (similar: Topshop Assymetrical Skort)
I love these assymmetrical skorts! I noticed them in Express six months or so ago and thought they were cool, but way too short for me. This one looks a little more practical for my twenty-something self!

3- Banana Republic Ice Crystal 360 Double Side Stud Earrings
These are so pretty! I love the 360 earring trend but a lot of them have a funky style to them. This pair, however, is so elegant! I tried to order them but they were sold out. Maybe they restocked it?

4- Banana Republic Spike 360 Stud Earrings
Now these, I did buy! I've only worn them once so far but they're pretty cool. I love them because they're edgy and unique with the Banana Republic quality!

5- Modcloth Vintage Inspired Strum Full Circle Hat
This is a sexy hat! I love the big bow, of course, and it's a unique hat. I haven't seen anything else quite like it and there's something about it that takes me back to the 20's. And I love 20's fashion!

Ok, these rockstud shoes have been around for a while. There's heels in various colors and now, the flats. I love it! It's so rocker-chic and still very fashionable.


Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Classic Chic with a Flair

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Who doesn't love a classic, chic look? It's a great investment to fill your wardrobe with timeless pieces. Plus, it's the easiest way to look effortlessly beautiful! But trendy is cool and we as twenty-somethings, and particularly us fashion bloggers, need to be ahead of the curve at all times. So, what would you say if I told you we could have our cake and eat it, too? 

That's right- with a few fun accessories, you can transform your look from chic to classic chic with a flair. Here's how!

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So, here's my classic chic look. A white oxford top paired with a black and white striped midi skirt, black bow belt, and black bow clutch. I styled this look with dainty gold jewelry; a Kate Spade bow necklace, sparkly stud earrings, and a Movado Bold watch. 

This bow belt is from White House Black Market. They have an amazing belt selection, but they're pretty pricey. Most of them are priced at $50 but every once in a while, seemingly at random, they drop the price down to $10 or $20. Wait for it! 

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So how can we take this classic look and give it some flair? Simply add a few fun accessories! Here's a few must-have examples:

1- Brights
Color makes a huge difference when it comes to anything, especially fashion. Brights are the key to Spring fashion and can really dazzle up a simple look. My very Barbie-esque hot pink leather jacket is girly, yet kind of edgy and funky.

2- Studs
Studded anything is one of the best ways to add contrast to a super girly look or add a bit of funk to an otherwise ordinary look. I know whenever I wear studs I feel just a little bit edgier!

3- Embellishments
Forget jewelry! Embellishments give every accessory a little more trend-appeal. 

4- Fringe
It's no longer a thing that was once worn by flappers and hippies; fringe is now the it-trend! My favorite is the black fringe high heel that I've been seeing everywhere. It's super sassy, a little sexy, and without a doubt trendy! Express has a nice version in tan: fringe braided runway heeled sandal

5- Leather
This is the ultimate, timeless way to add some flair and edge to any look. Commonly paired with floral dresses, it's a fantastic contrast piece. 

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THE LOOK
Express Original Essential Top  //  Express High Waist Striped Midi Skirt  //  INC International Concepts Pink Leather Jacket (similar: Guess Factory)  //  White House Black Market Mesh Bow Belt  //  White House Black Market Embellished Pointed Toe Heels  //  kate spade new york Bow Necklace (similar: Lord & Taylor Bow Necklace)  //  LC Lauren Conrad Stud Earrings  //  Movado Bold Luxe Chronograph c/o Movado

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