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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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Current Spring Trends

As the weather here in Oregon has climbed up into the mid 70s, winter layers have started to come off and trends are becoming more alive. On campus, I can hardly go a few feet without seeing a girl in a crop top or wearing a maxi dress that is knotted on the bottom on one side. I myself have even been experimenting due to the changes in weather, and with the high temperature today expected to be in the low eighties, I’m sure I’ll spot MANY of these trends on campus and off.

Crop tops + high waisted shorts

aa crop top and high waisted shorts

Stripes + Cut-out backs

knit open back high:low striped maxi dress

Crochet + Round sunglasses

desert child crochet top from nastygal

Maxi Dresses

forever 21 contrast maxi dress

Tie Dye

tie dye colorblock tee

Peplum

floral pastel peplum dress from modcloth

Graphics

wilfox couture california roadtrip tank

(1: American Apparel; 2: Urban Outfitters; 3: Nasty Gal; 4: Forever 21; 5: Urban Outfitters; 6: Modcloth; 7: Wildfox Couture)

Y’all have a great rest of the week and a wonderful weekend!

-C

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College Style

For a good majority, the beginning of classes will be starting very soon. Many a days I see young women dressed in their pajamas coming to class. Honestly, in my opinion, this is only acceptable during Finals Week and at that only really if you’re taking a good seventeen or more hours. So I have taken it upon myself to suggest (key word right there y’all) some key pieces that I truly believe every female college student should have in their arsenal.

For Class:

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A sweater like this can be worn over a chambray shirt and with either colored jeans or a cute skirt.

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High waisted jeans are universally flattering (and this is coming from a curvy girl who is barely over five feet tall) and can literally be worn with just about any top in your closet.

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Scarves are great for any type of weather that may come your way and can take the ol’ t-shirt n’ jeans combination into a much cuter look.

For Going Out:

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Black is definitely a go-to color as far as dresses go. Also, to stand out choose a dress with details such as peplum (like the one above) or one that is one-shoulder.

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As far as accessories, I honestly believe it’s best to stick with simple ones so your personality takes the spotlight and not them.

An Absolute Must-Have:

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Red lipstick (or gloss if that’s what you prefer) is not dowdy like so many have viewed it in the past. Take cues from Grace Kelly, Marilyn Monroe or Anne Hathaway when it comes to what to pair such a bold color choice with.

I hope y’all have a great rest of the week! (:

(Sweater: H&M; Jeans: American Apparel; Scarf: Anthropologie; Dress: Forever 21; Earrings: H&M; Lipstick: most stores).

Psst… If you are wondering what’s the best way to apply red lipstick there are articles in Glamour and in Real Simple to help y’all out! (: