Friday, August 24, 2012

Celebrity Inspiration

Okay.. I lied. No outfits for today, but I have something almost as great. When I am lacking ideas for a post, or just for an outfit everyday, I look to my favorite celebrity fashionista, Lauren Conrad. I think she always looks so classy, put-together, and incredibly trendy! See for yourself. 

(She uses simple basics to look effortlessly pulled together. Simplicity is her forte.)

(She makes skinnies, a sweater, and a string of pearls look absolutely glamorous.)

(I am dying over her floral blazer. Its at Kohls, part of her collection. I might have to go invest in this little beauty.)

(She choses flattering feminine fabrics like chiffon and lace and uses color palettes that are complimentary to her hair and skin tone.)

(She wears polka dots often.. I know we would get along great in real life... probably be best friends actually.)

(I mean look at her.. who can seriously wear flare jeans and look like that?! She can do no wrong.)

Now you can see why I love her so much. Hair, makeup, style, and a class act. 

It can be really fun to find a celebrity who has similar style to you. Look them up on google images or find them in a magazine and try to recreate their look. It will make you feel like a total celeb for the day... or just a normal person with an awesome outfit... either way it's a win/win situation.

Happy Friday friends!!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Pinterest Lust List

Sorry for the missing post yesterday. Traveling can be hectic and trying to add some time to do a shoot, well that can make things even more chaotic. 

I hate being the bearer of bad news, but I am without a new outfit to post for yet another day.. but fret not my friends.. I have collected a bunch of Pinterest pins of styles and outfits that I am obsessing over... seriously. Check them out, and if you have a few similar pieces, copy it! There is no shame in being an outfit stealer.. I do it well, and I do it often! 

1.) Sailor Stripes and a Cute Skirt:

I love how lady-like this is, plus I am a fan of anything with a nautical vibe. Throw some red or gold in there and it will give it a fun pop of color! You can never go wrong with stripes!

2.) Floral Printed Denim with a Army Jacket:

Jules does a great job of combining two of falls hottest trends together without making it look overdone. All of her accessories match and her loose fitting jacket compliments her fitted jeans. Try to have one fitted piece of clothing for each outfit. For example, if you have a flowy maxi shirt, or a boyfriend pair of jeans, pair it with a fitted, flattering top. If you are wearing super skinny jeans, wear a cute baggy top. 

3.) Casual Aztec Cardigan with a Graphic Tee:

I don't know what it is about this outfit that I love. Maybe its the fact that she is being trendy while still being herself. That is always something important to remember when picking out new clothing. Chose something that is you, don't try to be someone you are not. Also, if you are going to wear baggy cardigans, glam it up by pairing it with a few trendy accessories. Her necklace, bangles and thick bracelets add a touch of sophistication to her "hipster" ensamble. This beautiful girl proves that you can be fashionable yet, comfortable at the same time. 

4.) Polka Dots and Coral:

Okay, there is one specific reason why I think this outfit is a great fashion inspiration.. and no, its not the polka dots... Let me explain. I am around 5'8 and whenever I find a cute dress, its usually WAY too short. It seriously drives me crazy. This girl takes a top, that could easily be a shorter girl's dress, and rocks it with skinnies, a cardigan, and the cutest color scarf I have ever seen. I think all of us tall girls with short dresses can learn something from this. Don't be afraid to try a shorter dress as a tunic. Make it more flattering with a cute jacket, a thick leather belt, scarfs, trench coats, ect. Get creative! And... since I mentioned it, the polka dots do actually make it pretty cute as well ;) 

5.) The Classic Fashionista Uniform; Dark jeans and a white Button-Up:

Okay, the title says it all. This is such a classic, timeless style. Dark jeans and a white button up. Every women should have something similar in their wardrobe. Whether your jeans are a boot cut, straight, flare, or skinny, a dark wash denim can do so much for your shape. They are flattering, they hide random spills collected through the day, and they look great with about any type of top. A white blouse can be versatile too. You can have a fitted, tailored type or a flowy bohemian look (what she is wearing). You may find some with studs, gold buttons, colored trim, or just plain white. All of those options are fine as long as they are what you like best. This is a fashion-fail-proof outfit that works for any casual occasion. High school girls could wear it, any women from her 20's-60's, and even a senior citizen might have a version that she will rock... either way, don't forget this look when you are in a fashion crisis. 

For those of you who are DYING to see more of my style creations, I should have some more pictures of my outfits up by tomorrow! 


P.S. Only one more day till the weekend. Hang in there everybody!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Back To School 2012

Happy Tuesday Friends! I am traveling today, so I thought I would do something different and put together a few looks that I LOVE for "back to school- fall style". 

Being a student myself, I have always put a lot of effort into what I want to wear for the first day of school especially for making good first impressions. There are so many styles to chose from for a fun, comfortable first day. 

Keep in mind that it is still August, and that it will still be HOT. I can think back on so many first days of school where I would deck myself out in new long sleeve shirts, jackets, dark denim, boots... and by the end of the day, not only was I exhausted from doing nothing (syllabus days are the worst), but I was sweaty... not the best look for meeting the new cute boys in your class (referring to all you single ladies...). So here are some stylin' outfits that won't leave you looking like a hot mess, but at the same time, give you a fun fall look..

1.) Romantic, Pretty, & Feminine Style:
Back to School 2012

Oscar de la Renta lace top

J Brand skinny jeans
$340 -

Gladiator sandals

Knapsack bag

Charlotte Russe pearl jewelry

Flower earrings

Nail lacquer
$3.60 -

2.) Fun, Flirty, & Edgy Style:

Back To School 2012

Mango zipper jeans
$43 -

Backpack bag

Bangle jewelry

Valentino studded jewelry
$160 -

Vero Moda infinity loop scarve
$15 -

3.) Charming, Nautical, & Preppy Style:

Back to School 2012

H&M slim leg pants
$24 -

Canvas bag

Balmain white belt

A Wear striped scarve
$7.86 -

Have a great week and enjoy all your "back to school" shopping! 


Monday, August 20, 2012

Stripes & Bikes

Top: H&M | Skirt/Belt: Target {similar look here} | Necklace: J. Crew | 
Shoes: Target {similar style here}

Happy Monday fellow fashionista's! I thought I would show another "mixing print" look that I just love so much. Stripes and a skirt with a fun bicycle print. My little sister Amanda has this same skirt, and we refer to it as "the bike skirt". I like to pair it with stripes or a floral print top.. 

I found some fashion bloggers out there who have the same skirt, and I thought I would feature their looks, so you can see some other fun ways to mix it up! 

It's fun to see one skirt in so many different ways. Get creative with one of your weekly-worn outfits. Switch up your top, accessories, or do something crazy! 

Thanks for stopping by, here's to a great week!

P.S. The last four posts have been super great huh? That's because my amazing husband has been taking my pictures, and helping me edit them! Isn't he amazing? He isn't even a photographer! Can you say natural talent?! I can. Thanks for all the help babe! 


Friday, August 17, 2012

Gingham & Glitter

Top: J Crew | Pants: American Eagle {similar style here} | Flats: Forever 21
Necklace: Anthropologie {sold out but available via ebay here} | Purse: Target {similar style here}

I love glittery shoes. They make me feel pretty and fancy... and for only $20 bucks, I'll take it. 

Some more good news about this amazing, sparkly shoes? Check out these Jimmy Choo flats. They are  $340 dollars!! I got my pair, which were $320 dollars less, at Forever 21, and they look identical!!.. Just sayin.. and guess what?! They will make you feel fancy too, I promise. 

HAPPY FRIDAY EVERYONE! Stay thirsty my friends.