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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Crochet & Suede

I'm definitely one of those people who teeters back and forth between embracing trends and sticking with classic staples...but when you find something you love, I say to go for it!  This crochet pullover has a slightly boho feel to it, but it's still perfectly feminine - and it's beautifully designed with scalloped edges and modern lace-up detailing.  I actually packed this & wore it on our trip to D.C. with cropped denim & huarache flats, but I decided to try a more polished look this time by pairing it with a suede mini to play up the 70's vibe.

What I'm wearing:
c/o People's Project LA Crochet Top, LOFT Camisole, Vintage Skirt (similar here, here or here), 
ShoeMint Mules (similar save or splurge), Zara Bag (similar here or here), c/o Old Navy Ring (similar), 
Bracelets: J. Crew Factory (similar), c/o SoKo (similar) & Banana Republic
Earrings: Banana Republic & c/o Capwell & Co. (similar), Nails: Revlon Cafe Pink



Tuesday, May 24, 2016

20 Under $20

There are few things that excite me more than hunting for deals...and this month I've found some great spring-to-summer styles that are all $20 or less!  I just picked up the tassel tee below and it's literally the softest draped knit I've ever put on.  I've also started including some beauty items in these posts because there are some value sets that are perfect for when you want to try a few new products, but don't want to buy full size (my favorite highlighters were just packaged into this convenient trio, which I highly recommend).  I was also thrilled discover a new-to-me jewelry brand (numbers 19-21 below) who make these pretty stone bracelets that would be great for stacking!



Monday, May 23, 2016

2 Ways To Wear: Printed Tank

Without a doubt, my most popular posts are the ones where I feature an item styled in different ways - and it's no surprise to me because I also see the value in purchasing versatile pieces to help stretch your wardrobe as far as possible.  So, I'm hoping to incorporate more content like this in the future, starting today!  I'm sharing how to take a printed tank from day to evening.  While you could easily style this top very simply with jeans and wedges, I wanted to think of other ways to wear it in addition to a casual weekend look.  


I typically shy away from colorful prints, but I loved the chevron pattern & special details on this top.  The criss-cross straps in the back add some interest while the layered ruffle gives it a feminine feel.  For this first look, I paired it with a ladylike midi skirt & lace-up sandals - perfect for a Sunday brunch with friends.  I liked the idea of wearing a short layered necklace to add some polish.  I also love mixing & matching dainty rings - I used two sets (here & here) but split them apart into two different stacks.   You may remember this pineapple cork clutch from my Splurge Or Save post last week - it is such a fun accessory for summer & looks even more luxe in person!


To transition this look to a casual evening with friends, I swapped out the midi skirt for silky shorts and threw on a lightweight moto-style jacket.  I love the way changing your accessories can also transform your outfit (even if you're wearing the same pieces), so I opted for this beaded tassel necklace, geometric gold rings & dainty earrings. Because of the colors in the print, this would be the perfect tank for 4th of July with some denim shorts & flat sandals.  I also wore it to a meeting at my kids' school paired with navy cropped trousers, a linen blazer & pointed flats.  The possibilities are endless!

What I'm wearing:
c/o Dorothy Perkins Jacket (similar), c/o Charming Charlie Aria Popover Tank, Similar Shorts (here or here), 
Vince Camuto Heels, Vintage Clutch (similar here or here), c/o Charming Charlie Chain Earring Set,
c/o Charming Charlie Tassel Necklace (comes in 7 colors), c/o Charming Charlie Oval Ring
c/o Charming Charlie Midi Ringc/o Charming Charlie Woven Ring (similar), Lips: Maybelline Are You Red-dy

Thank you to Charming Charlie for kindly sponsoring this post.
All opinions are 100% honest & all items were hand selected by me.