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Style to Admire: Meghan Markle

Meghan Markle has been in the limelight for a while now, with playing the role of Amy Jessup in Fringe and Rachel Zane in Suits. Like her character Rachel Zane–this lady has got some style!

With her newfound status as the significant other of Prince Harry, I’m sure we will be seeing more and more of her. Also, I always knew she had good acting chops and amazing style, but I recently found out about her humanitarian efforts in Africa (i.e. providing clean water, building new latrines for school aged children, and more).

Needless to say, I not only admire her style but also her work ethic and big heart. Definitely a woman that many could look up to.

-C

 

(Find more style inspiration here)

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Wednesday Want: Woodland Stroll Poncho Pullover

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With the weather down here going from being in the 40s one day and then the 70s a few days later, it’s hard to figure out what to wear. That is why I love ponchos for bipolar weather!

When the day starts out cold, layer that poncho over a cute shirt and then when it starts to warm up–bye bye poncho! It’s also a great layering piece for when it gets cooler all throughout the day, as it pairs wonderfully with a warm thermal.

Personally, I love this poncho from Anthropologie as the neckline is so lovely, as is the detailing on the bottom and the angled hemline.

-C

 

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Style to Admire: Lucy Hale

 

If you’re one to browse the internet semi-endlessly in order to find someone whose style can inspire your closet–look no further than Lucy Hale.

Her outfits can be easily recreated by pieces you more than likely already have in your closet, which is such a good thing, as that doesn’t always happen when recreating a celebrity’s outfit. I also love how she pulls off current trends that you otherwise wouldn’t think a petite woman could, giving petite women like myself a little extra confidence when it comes to trying those trends. (Thanks girl!)

Happy FriYay!

-C

 

(Original photos found here)

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Lovin’ Right Now: Velvet

Velvet, like suede and leather, is one of the most versatile types of fabric out there.

Pair a velvet top with skinny jeans, cool booties, and circle frame sunglasses and you’ve got a chic modern rocker vibe going on. If you want to dress up a basic blouse, pair it with a cute velvet mini skirt (a la Karen Gillian) or cool velvet flares. I also love how a velvet dress can be sexy or chic, depending on the cut of it and how you accessorize it.

And for all you shoe lovers out there, velvet booties, pumps, mary janes, and boots are the IT shoe right now. So get them while you can because they’re going fast!

What are your thoughts on the velvet trend?

-C

 

(Images and their sources can be found here)

Life, Outfits, Pin-spiration, Trending, Wear Now and Later

How to Wear It Now & Later: Topshop Pretty Collar Shift Dress

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I ADORE a good collar shift dress, and this one by Topshop is not only “pretty” but also very versatile.

The white collar tends to scare most people off in thinking that this dress can be worn in cooler months. Don’t let the collar fool you, this dress can still be a true adversary on your quest to look ladylike and chic when it gets colder out. Just pair it with a classic style purse and some sophisticated booties (along with some fleece lined tights for all you cold blooded people out there), and you’ve got a great look!

Happy Friday! 

-C

 

wear it now: dress, sunglasses, purse (similar and less expensive) & flats 

wear it later: dress, purse (similar and less expensive) & booties (similar and less expensive)

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Style to Admire: Julianne Hough

 

If you’re needing a little inspiration as to the type of outfits you could be pulling from your closet for right now and this upcoming season, look no further than Julianne Hough.

I personally love her pairing of a dark blue dress with a black leather jacket and black booties, as I’ve always been one to think blue and black can totally go together. However, I also adore how she cuffed her bow tie wide legged trousers, which adds a little quirk to her overall simple and classic ensemble.

Who am I kidding?! I love it all! 🙂

-C

(Photo sources found here)

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How to Wear It Now and Later: J Crew Ruffle-Sleeve Top

 

Wear now and later--Sept 2016

I am loving so many pieces by J Crew right now, but this ruffle sleeve top definitely tops them all (pun intended). It is a top that can easily be paired with a jean, skirt, or nice pant and also is a great transition piece.

For warmer weather (like what we currently still have), I love it with a white jean, cute heel, and dainty shoulder bag. When the weather starts to cool down a bit, it can easily be tucked into a corduroy skirt and paired with a fun animal print mini saddle bag and ankle booties. Also, if you are someone whose body temperature is cooler than average you can easily throw on a pair of cute fleece lined tights with the second look to stay warm.

Hope y’all enjoy this new series!

-C

 

(1: J Crew; 2: H&M; 3: H&M; 4: Jeffrey Campbell: 5: J Crew: 6: J Crew; 7: Sam Edelman)

 

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Lovin’ Right Now: Bell Sleeve Tops

Want to wear fall colors but still keep cool while it’s 80+ degrees outside?

Try out the bell sleeve top. Its shape gives you movement and also allows for air to better circulate around your arms. This effect ends up making you feel cooler than you would while wearing any other similar long sleeved top.

I also love pairing a bell sleeve top with skinny jeans, as this can even out your proportions and not make you feel frumpy. Or you can do like the above photo and tuck in your top into an a-line mini skirt. So cute!

Have a good weekend and TGIF! 

-C

 

(Lace top: Love & Liberty; Sage green top: Urban Outfitters: Plaid top: Free People; Cinnamon print top: Nordstrom; Black print top: Free People; Cinnamon solid top: Forever 21)

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Style to Admire: Karlie Kloss

If there’s one thing I’m really wanting to achieve come Fall/Winter time, it’s that “I just threw this outfit together and look great yet still comfortable” look.

I also love putting basics together and making them look so chic, like Karlie Kloss does in the above photos. Leather jacket paired with a Breton top tucked into high waisted jeans? Check. V neck sweater paired with a suede skirt and knee high boots? Check. All of which are wonderful basics that lead to great pairings and can easily be replicated by anyone.

Who’s your current style inspiration for the cooler months that are coming?

-C

 

See more fashion inspiration via my Pinterest page, including the above photos!

 

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Lovin’ Right Now: Suede Jackets

Suede jackets honestly seem to be everywhere right now, and I am loving it! They are probably also going to be one of the most versatile pieces for Fall/Winter this year, as they can go from work to date night to a night out with the gang so easily.

I personally love pairing a suede jacket with a cute tank, skinny jeans, and booties and also with a fun southwestern print dress (like this one here) and boots.

What do you think of the latest “it” item?

-C

 

(Jacket 1, Jacket 2, Jacket 3, Jacket 4, & Jacket 5)