I know I’ve been quite hit and miss when it comes to posting since having gotten back from my trip to the Pacific Northwest and I apologize for that. Things have been crazy here, but I am currently trying to get back to some semblance of a normal schedule/routine.
Also, it’s really been feeling like summer here in the Houston area. I’ve already worn my white jeans multiple times and have even been able to get out the bikini as well. Crazy stuff–I know.
One brand I’ve come to love recently is Jude Connally and that is because of the saving grace of the moisture wicking material of many of her pieces (like the dress I am wearing above). If there’s one thing that annoys me, it’s when humidity gets my clothes to attack me and luckily that does not happen when you wear Jude Connally.
Have a wonderful Tuesday, y’all!
The Victoria Beckham for Target collection aims to please and it will surely accomplish do just that when it becomes available on April 9th. I mean, not only are the majority of pieces from the collection under $50 but it also offers fashionable pieces for those who are plus size (which is a rarity all on its own).
I personally am already coveting the collared black dress (it has rabbits on the collar–how cute!), the gingham peplum top, and the oversized daisy print peplum top.
What are some of y’all’s favorites?
Images via Target
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.
(Find more style inspiration here)
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!)
(Original photos found here)
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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?
(Images and their sources can be found here)
Nineties fashion seems to have come back in style, and I must say, as a ’90s kid, I am loving it!
I especially love this top from Free People. It’s a great piece by itself or for layering. Also looks amazing with this ensemble of colored leggings and a flannel tied ’round the waist.
How do y’all feel about the ’90s making a comeback?
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!
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)
Juliane Hough at Melrose Place.
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! 🙂
(Photo sources found here)
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!
(1: J Crew; 2: H&M; 3: H&M; 4: Jeffrey Campbell: 5: J Crew: 6: J Crew; 7: Sam Edelman)
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!
(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)