Monday, May 28, 2012

Memorial Day Weekend

 Hope everyone had a fun Memorial Day weekend! My weekend consisted of a picnic lunch, spending time with my family, and of course shopping!  Today, I decided to share a simple outfit I wore this weekend.  I put on an easy to wear dress with a pretty pattern. I paired it with neutral tone sandals, a satchel hand bag and a fedora hat. I kept my accessories basic with a few gold bangles and watch. This look was so effortless and completely perfect for a casual and relaxing weekend. How was your Memorial Day weekend?




Sunday, May 27, 2012

ThreadSence

I just came across this amazing online retailer ThreadSence. Now, maybe everyone already knows about this site, but for those who don't, this is definitely a site to check out!  Their summer 2012 lookbook is full of trendy, carefree, laid-back, and bohemian styles all fit for summer weather. With brands including Tulle, Costa Blanca, Dolce Vita, Free People, and BB Dakota, you can find all your essential items for a summer wardrobe. Shop their items from dresses and tops, to swimwear, jewelry, and even home decor. With merchandise at affordable prices, I can't stop drooling over all their stunning pieces! Here are some of my favorite looks from their Kiss The Sky lookbook. 

Take advantage their amazing 30% off sale on all tops now through Memorial Day! 
Use Code: TOPOFF30 {Shop Here}










Saturday, May 26, 2012

Colorful Spring Outfit


I saw this picture the other day and fell in love with all the bright colors that work perfectly with one another. I'm always looking for ways to add color into my wardrobe, and this outfit definitely stands out! Wearing one vibrant color with another can be tricky, but when they are all in matching shades, you can coordinate multiple colors in one outfit. This pastel outfit is ideal for a nice spring day full of running errands, meetings friends, going out to lunch, etc. What do you think of combining multiple colors together? 





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Thursday, May 24, 2012

Summer Studs



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I'm a huge earring fan, but wearing long dangling earrings aren't always functional or comfortable to wear all day.  Earrings are a pretty way to dress up your look and draw attention to your face. I love ladylike earrings, especially in the form of studs. Stud earrings are the perfect touch for a special occasion such as weddings, graduations, birthday celebrations, and more! These earrings are extremely feminine with sparkles, bright colors, and pretty shapes.  To make things even better, they are all under $50! I'm craving the Marc Jacobs daisy studs. Which one do you love? 



Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Save or Splurge: Spike Bracelets






Also Loving Spike Bags:

Deux Lux 'Empire' Faux Leather Clutch - $102


Deux Lux 'Empire' Hobo - $172



I love to wear fun bracelets that can be stacked with others. I have been noticing spike bracelets everywhere, and they are just the perfect addition to create a summer army party look. They are thin enough to be worn with your other jewelry, but can also stand out on their own. I found these almost identical bracelets; one from ASOS and the other from Cc Skye. By adding some spikes to your army party, you can create an edgy, rocker chic, and unique look. Pair these spikes with a watch, wrap bracelets, bangles, and any other type of bracelet you may own! 


Check out my Day to Night post and other great transitional looks on Daily Buzz Style featured on Today's Top 9!


Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Summer Trends: By Brennen from Wayward Girl

I hope everyone had a great weekend! Today, I am excited to share a collaboration with Brennen from Wayward Girl. Her blog is full of inspirational photographs, fashion trends, music, and more! Below, Brennen shares her favorite summer trends that will definitely add to your summer fun. I love her unique, edgy, and vintage picks.  Make sure to check out Wayward Girl

With summer finally in full swing, I am so excited to put away all scarves and jumpers for my happier, sunnier wardrobe. 

Now that all of us are fishing out our swimsuits and sundresses from the very back of our chest of drawers, I thought it would be a nice refresher to take a look at some of the best trends for the summer and how we can sprinkle them throughout our already fabulous wardrobes. 

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Crop Tops: The day that the fashion gods decided that we didn't need the lower half of our blouses was the day I rejoiced and started rifling through my closet. Being an early adopter can be hard sometimes. My friends still make fun of me for how many bare-midriff ensembs I sport, and heaven knows what the old ladies at the grocery store must be thinking about my belly-button, but no matter. It's summer, it's hot, and as my wonderful Southern mother would say "there ain't no shame in sporting what the good Lord gave you."

Mustard: This is another one of my personal favorites. I love all things mustard and I'm so glad the fashion world loves them too. Since color blocking is still in full force, mustard is the hue that somehow  perfectly clashes with everything. 

Crazy Person Prints:  I'm still catching onto this one but from what I gather the more you look like you're wearing a 1970's couch from a discount furniture store, the better. Pair everything off with some jewelry that can also function as weaponry and you'll be all set!


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Flapper Revolution: The 1920's completely dominated this year's runways and I couldn't be happier about it.

Feathers
Tassels
Opera Length Pearls
Strappy Mary Jane Pumps
And finally, dresses with silhouettes that flatter those of us rocking an A cup (am i rite?)

A friend on mine was pontificating yesterday about how fashion trends like the flapper just seem to appear out of thin air. I couldn't disagree more. I think this rising trend that pays homage to the opulence of the roaring twenties is exactly what the fashion world needs. The 1920's was a time of prosperity and growth, something we've all been missing for a while. But most of all, the twenties were the first time women stepped out as independent, stylish, rebellious individuals who wore baggy, revealing dresses, cut their hair off, and proved they could decide things for themselves.

And I think that's something worth celebrating.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Short Shorts




During the hot summer days you want to dress cool, but still look chic. These short shorts are a great option! I'm loving vibrant colors, fresh stripes, fun animal prints, florals, and feminine textures. These shorts are perfect to wear during the day, or even dressed up for warm nights. Make a statement with these notice me shorts. 

Friday, May 18, 2012

Maxi Dress

Maxi dresses are my spring and summer must have item! These dresses are super comfy, easy to wear, and incredibly flattering. Full length dresses don't only have to be considered for night, but can be casual for the day. I've been inspired by pastel colors, patterns, stripes, and florals. Take your casual maxi dress to the next level by adding accessories that stand out. Try wearing a colorful light weight scarf, statement necklace, flat sandals, bold bangles, woven belt, or a chic headband.  Below are a few great options for casual day maxi dresses! 



{Images Via 12, 3}




Floral: TopShop
Ombre: All Saints
T-Shirt: Splendid

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Spring Dress Day to Night



Yellow Dress

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Night:
Nars Lipstick

When I saw this dress on TopShop I instantly fell in love with the high low hemline, and gathered waist. This is a perfect dress for spring and can easily be taken from day to night with a few simple changes. For the day, I paired neutral colored sunglasses, lip balm, a gold ring, and brown flat sandals for an effortless look. To transform this dress to a glam night look, I added a black statement necklace, coral lipstick, a sequin clutch, and nude pumps. This chiffon dress is so versatile that it can be worn with so many different accessories such as a belt, floppy hat, statement earrings, or a slouchy bag. When you have a dress like this, there is no need to change your outfit. Just by changing you accessories; adding a few sequins and color, you can completely change your look.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Spring Trend: Colored Skinny Belts

Skinny belts are such an easy way to quickly add a pop of color. I came across my belt at Target the other day, and I had to get it! I love the bright color mixed with a snake skin texture. It was the perfect way to brighten up my outfit and create a statement.  Skinny belts are a perfect accessory for this spring and can be worn in so many different ways. Try pairing one with a dress or a skirt for an effortless look. Below are a few classic and feminine colored belts. How do you style your skinny belt?


Skinny Belts
  


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Pink   



Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Braids

I have naturally wavy hair, and I always put my hair in a braid at night for perfect waves the next day.  I love to wear braids, however, braids during the day they have always made me feel like a little girl in braided pigtails. I came across different hair braid inspirations on Pinterest that made me think that braids can be worn during the day without giving off a childish look. Braids give your hair an effortless and clean look with lots of texture. Here are a few sweet and elegant braided hair styles I adore. I am definitely going to have to try a few of these! What is your go to braided hair style?






{Images via: 1, 2, 3 , 4 , 5 , 6}


Here is a really pretty and simple braid, from Lauren Conrad on TheBeautyDepartment.com


Monday, May 7, 2012

Statement Necklace

I have been searching for the perfect statement necklace for awhile. It's that one accessory that can complete an outfit no matter how simple it is. You can wear one with a bright color to add a bold statement, or a neutral color to add extra detailing to your outfit. Either way, a statement necklace is a playful accessory that can be worn with a cute summer dress or a vibrant colored blouse. What statement necklaces are you currently loving? Is this something you will be wearing this summer? I would love to hear your thoughts. Hope everyone had a great weekend!


Saturday, May 5, 2012

Kentucky Derby

Today not only happens the be the Kentucky Derby and Cinco de Mayo, but also my dad and sister's birthdays! Last year, my mom took me and my sister to the Kentucky Derby, which was an experience I will never forget. Getting dressed up, wearing a big hat, drinking mint juleps, and betting on the races was so much fun. I even made some money! As soon as we entered Kentucky we were showered with race excitement right from the airport. My trip not only included the Derby, but visits to the Louisville Slugger, Muhammad Ali Center, and lots of Hat Shopping! Here are some pictures from my trip...

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Louisville Slugger Factory
Outside the Muhammad Ali Center
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My Dress was from BCGBMaxAzria, and hat from Hats in the Belfry (similar style here