Posts tagged with ‘outfit’

I’d like to wear everything Miranda Kerr wears, please. (And look like her too, while we’re at it.) Anyway, here is a budget-friendly version of her super-cute, spring-friendly outfit above. 
Top: The Limited Printed Shirt, $49.90
Jeans: Topshop MOTO Indigo Kristen Jeans, $80
Sunglasses: Topshop Sunglasses, $32
Tote: Sydney Love Pebbled Large Tote, $79.20 (from $104)
Shoes: Restricted Jelly Bean Pumps, $49.99 (from $59)

I’d like to wear everything Miranda Kerr wears, please. (And look like her too, while we’re at it.) Anyway, here is a budget-friendly version of her super-cute, spring-friendly outfit above. 

Last week I did a guest post for Dana at What The Frock about what to wear to a holiday party. See it here! 

Last week I did a guest post for Dana at What The Frock about what to wear to a holiday party. See it here

Running errands yesterday.
(Still looking for a pair of affordable leopard loafers? Try these.)

Running errands yesterday.

(Still looking for a pair of affordable leopard loafers? Try these.)

One of my good friends Devon messaged me this morning and said she had bought this dress for her birthday party, but had no idea how to accessorize it.
I had an advantage styling up this dress because I know Devon personally and I know how she dresses. She likes cheeky, fun stuff (I remember her wearing a little bow hair clip on her bangs once), but likes to be trendy and stylish too. For this outfit, I tried to find the balance between stylish and playful. Devon, like me, is tall, so her one request was that her shoes not be too high. Since she’ll be on her feet for a while, I went with shoes that have a shorter, wider heel for comforts-sake.
Devon, I hope you like it! And happy almost-birthday!
BDG Suede Pumps, $48
ASOS Clutch, $22
ModCloth Bow Ring, $12
Forever 21 Bow Earrings, $4
Alex & Chloe Necklace, $42
Smashbox Liquid Eyeliner, $22 (for a retro cat-eye look)
Essie Nail Polish in Pretty Edgy, about $8

One of my good friends Devon messaged me this morning and said she had bought this dress for her birthday party, but had no idea how to accessorize it.

I had an advantage styling up this dress because I know Devon personally and I know how she dresses. She likes cheeky, fun stuff (I remember her wearing a little bow hair clip on her bangs once), but likes to be trendy and stylish too. For this outfit, I tried to find the balance between stylish and playful. Devon, like me, is tall, so her one request was that her shoes not be too high. Since she’ll be on her feet for a while, I went with shoes that have a shorter, wider heel for comforts-sake.

Devon, I hope you like it! And happy almost-birthday!

Dots and lines.

I’ve been wearing the heck out of my H&M gray cardigan lately. It’s too cold for a simple tee and it’s too warm for a full-on coat. Hence, the cardigan!

I like playing around with a basic silhouette that I know works for me: skinny or straight leg pants/leggings/jeggings, a slightly longer shirt and boots, flats or wedges.

For this “shirt,” I simply hoisted up this polka dot summer dress into tunic length and covered up the sleeveless top with the cardigan.

H&M jeggings and cardigan; Target polka dot dress; Target wedges

Today, I wore the same basic look, but wore leggings instead of jeans/jeggings and added boots because it was raining.

Target striped dress; H&M cardigan; black leggings; Target boots

Leggings and leather and stripes, oh my!

Here’s a funny story: Tanya and I both bought this shirt without the other knowing! And for good reason—it was only about $5 from H&M! What a steal! A perfect fit over leggings, completely on trend and comfy and looks great worn with layers too. $5, people!

Today was the perfect day to debut my un-pedicured toes to the elements because it was so warm, beautiful, and thank the good lord, Friday! I knew I wanted to wear the striped shirt and the red shoes for a bit of a nautical vibe, and the rest just fell together.

This faux leather jacket, by the way, is one of my favorite coats. Brandon bought it for me from Target for $35 and I’ve worn it faithfully for several years now. It’s a good layer for the chilly spring mornings and fall afternoons!

H&M shirt; H&M cardigan; Target faux leather jacket; H&M necklace; black leggings; Target wedges

P.S. If you buy the shirt, watch the sizing! This shirt runs huge—I’m wearing an XS, and I’m still swimming in it. Usually H&M runs small, but not in this case!

Daily Inspiration : Lucky Magazine’s Seven Days of Outfits
This is NYC hairstylist Caroline Prince and I’m totally digging her seven outfit choices.
Here’s the plan: instead of one outfit pic tonight, I’m going to do seven—and try to duplicate Caroline’s looks. My pieces may not be exact (or as expensive as Caroline’s), but it will be a fun experiment in using clothes I have and wearing them in ways I may not have thought of.
This will be fun!

Daily Inspiration : Lucky Magazine’s Seven Days of Outfits

This is NYC hairstylist Caroline Prince and I’m totally digging her seven outfit choices.

Here’s the plan: instead of one outfit pic tonight, I’m going to do seven—and try to duplicate Caroline’s looks. My pieces may not be exact (or as expensive as Caroline’s), but it will be a fun experiment in using clothes I have and wearing them in ways I may not have thought of.

This will be fun!

How to Wear : Slouchy Cowboy Boots
Target Print Dress with Pockets 
Black turtleneck
Target black leggings
Gold necklace from Forever 21
Scarf (bought in Paris)
Slouchy cowboy boots from Ross
Total Damage : About $40
This outfit was perfect for today’s weather: I could go without a jacket because the turtleneck and scarf kept me warm, but not so much that I was stuffy or overheated. I love that this dress has pockets—actually, I love any dress with pockets!
And these boots…well, let’s talk about the boots.
Cowboy boot styles can be hard to pull off since they are in and out of style almost in the blink of an eye. One minute, everyone’s wearing them (remember Jessica Simpson?), then the next, it’s on the “Out” list in People StyleWatch. Too bad, because they are indeed a comfortable, classic boot, if you know what to look for.
Choose a non-patterned pair without stitching, flowers or any of that other trendy stuff you see splashed all over cowboy boot styles. 
Stick to a specific color family: brown and shades thereof. Black can look okay, but be careful they don’t go into Johnny Cash territory. White is a big no-no for obvious reasons and gray just doesn’t work with this style. Dark brown, light brown, taupe (like mine)—you’re safe with those colors.
For the love of Mike, don’t look like you’re going to a Daisy Duke costume party. That means: no denim shorts, no plaid (and I mean it!), and avoid the matching cowboy hat. Denim jackets are also iffy. I’d avoid them.
Pair with an outfit you’d normally associate with a dressier boot style. The dressier the outfit, the more it classes up what’s on your feet.
This season, wearing socks that come above the top of the boot is a popular look. Try it out slowly by matching the socks to your leggings (i.e. black socks, black leggings, etc.)
If wearing with jeans, keep them skinny and tuck them in. Don’t wear boot cut jeans over these boots. Stay away from wearing tucked in anything up top with the jeans/boots combo and go for more loose, casual styles: think a white v-neck tee and belted cardigan.
Have any pressing boot questions? Let me know!

How to Wear : Slouchy Cowboy Boots

  • Target Print Dress with Pockets
  • Black turtleneck
  • Target black leggings
  • Gold necklace from Forever 21
  • Scarf (bought in Paris)
  • Slouchy cowboy boots from Ross

Total Damage : About $40

This outfit was perfect for today’s weather: I could go without a jacket because the turtleneck and scarf kept me warm, but not so much that I was stuffy or overheated. I love that this dress has pockets—actually, I love any dress with pockets!

And these boots…well, let’s talk about the boots.

Cowboy boot styles can be hard to pull off since they are in and out of style almost in the blink of an eye. One minute, everyone’s wearing them (remember Jessica Simpson?), then the next, it’s on the “Out” list in People StyleWatch. Too bad, because they are indeed a comfortable, classic boot, if you know what to look for.

  • Choose a non-patterned pair without stitching, flowers or any of that other trendy stuff you see splashed all over cowboy boot styles.
  • Stick to a specific color family: brown and shades thereof. Black can look okay, but be careful they don’t go into Johnny Cash territory. White is a big no-no for obvious reasons and gray just doesn’t work with this style. Dark brown, light brown, taupe (like mine)—you’re safe with those colors.
  • For the love of Mike, don’t look like you’re going to a Daisy Duke costume party. That means: no denim shorts, no plaid (and I mean it!), and avoid the matching cowboy hat. Denim jackets are also iffy. I’d avoid them.
  • Pair with an outfit you’d normally associate with a dressier boot style. The dressier the outfit, the more it classes up what’s on your feet.
  • This season, wearing socks that come above the top of the boot is a popular look. Try it out slowly by matching the socks to your leggings (i.e. black socks, black leggings, etc.)
  • If wearing with jeans, keep them skinny and tuck them in. Don’t wear boot cut jeans over these boots. Stay away from wearing tucked in anything up top with the jeans/boots combo and go for more loose, casual styles: think a white v-neck tee and belted cardigan.

Have any pressing boot questions? Let me know!