Wish List Wednesdays September 12, 2018

September 12, 2018  |  Wish List Wednesdays 8 comments

Wish List September 5, 2018

What I want, need and love on my wish list this week …

1 / J.Crew Collection Lurex Tweed Oversized Coat

2 / Loeffler Randall Penny Pleated Knot Slide

3 / Kurt Geiger London Harriet Leather Box Tote

4 / Paperless Post Flyer

5 / Jonathan Adler Tall Kismet Table

6 / Moon River Velour Tie Waist Pants

7 / Free People Maise Top

See anything you want, need or love for your wish list?

All the Leopard Print Pieces You’ll Want Right Now

September 10, 2018  |  Fashion 1 comment

I’m all about leopard print – as a bold statement print (seen here), to accessorize with (seen here), and especially mixed with other prints like polka dots or stripes (seen here). In fact this natural print makes a fabulous neutral, with its various hues of browns and blacks that are simple to style around.

Leopard print really never goes out of style, but it does ebb and flow in popularity. This fall, you’re going to see a lot more animal print, especially leopard, in stores. Need help narrowing down the best affordable options? I’ve shared a few flattering leopard items below you’ll love, including this $30 asymmetrical skirt by Who What Wear I’ve styled here.

All the Leopard Print Pieces You'll Want Right Now

Graphic T-shirt: Banana Republic (similar) / Skirt: Target / Clutch: c/o Express (similar) / Wedges: Express (similar) / Earrings: Soft Surroundings (similar)

Fall 2018 Leopard Print Trend

How to Style this Leopard Print Skirt Multiple Ways

If you’re wondering when to pull out your graphic tees, a bold print like leopard is the perfect time! Make this $30 skirt go a long way by also styling it with a black camisole, an oversized cream sweater, or even a polka dot button down. That’s what makes fashion fun – the endless possibilities!

Shop Fall 2018 Leopard Print

10 Leopard Print Pieces that You’ll Want for Fall

Get your leopard print wardrobe for fall started with these timeless pieces you’ll wear again and again, starting at only $22.

How to Find Affordable Jumpsuits That Fit with These Easy Tricks

September 7, 2018  |  Fashion 7 comments

I’m always on the hunt for flattering pieces that I know I’ll look good in. My simple style formula involves a stand-out color or print, a feminine detail, and a great fit. I’ve shared a few affordable jumpsuits below that follow this formula. While finding jumpsuits that fit can be tricky, these options will help flatter your figure due to one simple feature they all share. Read on to find out!

5 Affordable Jumpsuits You Won't Want to Miss

Jumpsuit: Old Navy / Headband: c/o J. Jill / Bag: c/o Boden (similar) / Sandals: c/o Boden

Selecting Jumpsuits that Fit Well

When planning an outfit, the less pieces you have to assemble, the easier it is to craft a look. That’s why jumpsuits are always such a cinch.

1. Speaking of a cinch, I always look for ones that have some sort of waist-defining moment to create that hourglass figure. That could mean a belt, a stretchy center, or simple stitching that separates the top from the bottom. This way you’re not left with one of those jumpsuits that’s overly long and baggy in the torso.

2. In case you wind up with a jumpsuit that lacks shape in the middle, you can improvise by wrapping a shirt or sweater around your waist as shown here. That way you’ll also have a cover up if it gets cold later.

3. And if you prefer jumpsuits with long torsos, try choosing one that is elasticized below the chest like this one. It will make you appear taller by emphasizing the length of your legs. Plus it makes your chest look great!

I also look for a jumpsuit with pockets because why not? I love having somewhere to put my hands!

Affordable Jumpsuits

Women's Jumpsuits

8 Affordable Jumpsuits to Try

All of these options are fitted at the waist either with a belt or a cinched elasticized waist to guarantee a better fit. These jumpsuits range from only $20 to $70, some with an extra sale discount. STYLE TIP: Try restyling your jumpsuit’s belt on other outfits or even as a headband.

Wish List Wednesdays September 5, 2018

September 5, 2018  |  Wish List Wednesdays 3 comments

Wish List September 5, 2018What I want, need and love on my wish list this week …

1 / Joie Halona Geo Print Coat

2 / Fearless Girl Feminist Graphic Tee – Pink

3 / Mohair-blend Sweater

4 / Shaye Cactus Pillow – Green

5 / Aqua Pose Pointed-Toe Leather Mid-Heel Booties

6 / Eva Franco Striped Hepburn Pants

7 / Eyelet Knit Wool Blend Sweater

See anything you want, need or love for your wish list?

My Favorite Summer Dresses From This Year

September 3, 2018  |  Fashion 2 comments

Summer is winding down soon. As I look back at this season, there were some fashionable high notes. Most of my favorite summer dresses this year were surprisingly floral. What can I say? I love a feminine print.

The Fit and Flare Midi

Fit and flare dresses are an easy way to flatter your figure by defining your waist. Easily one of my favorite summer dresses, this one is a steal for under $18.

Favorite Summer Dresses 2018

The Linen Dress

Linen is that perfect summer fabric — lightweight, laid back, and still elegant. Pair this neutral halter dress with a pop of color.

Summer Dresses You'll Love

The Punchy Yellow Florals

A bold and bright hue always puts a smile on my face. It’s no surprise I wore a lot of yellow this summer. This blue and yellow floral dress was perfect for a patio lunch at Vicia.

My Favorite Summer Dresses from this Year

The next dress, currently on sale under $20, is a slightly warmer shade of yellow. Small structural details like the tie waist and tiered hem add fun.

Top Summer Dresses

The Ruffle Sleeve Dress

If you love ruffle sleeves, this dress has such dainty ones. It’s on sale for only $22.

My Favorite Summer Dresses

The Palm Print Dress

Summer is synonymous with tropical prints, especially the palm leaf. Get an elegant rendition of the leafy print with this tie waist halter dress that will draw all the praise.

My 8 Favorite Summer Dresses

The Blush Pink Floral Dress

If you’re a sucker for all things blush pink, this dress is for you. And it’s an extra 50% off today.

My Best Summer Dresses

The Embroidered Dress 

Embroidery adds a little texture and a lot of character. This gorgeous white boho dress with pops of red and pink is now 20% off.

Favorite Summer Dresses 2018

This summer was a colorful one for sure! Although the season may be coming to an end, I’ll definitely be wearing my favorite summer dresses through this warm September.

Wish List Wednesdays August 29, 2018

August 29, 2018  |  Wish List Wednesdays 11 comments

Wish List August 29, 2018

What I want, need and love on my wish list this week …

1 / Faithfull the Brand Anne Marie Midi Dress

2 / Bite Beauty Astrology Amuse Bouche Lipstick – Virgo

3 / Tory Burch Block-t Pieced Medium Pouch

4 / Melloday Floral Tie Front Dress

5 / Boden Bramley Blazer

6 / West Elm Zane Desk

7 / Anthropologie Salma Beaded Clutch

See anything you want, need or love for your wish list?

 

Yellow Floral Dresses That Will Brighten a Cloudy Day

August 27, 2018  |  Fashion 6 comments

Shine bright like the sun in these yellow floral dresses. As you may know, I’m a fan of yellow. Yellow has the ability to provide color therapy on the dreariest of days. So when you’re feeling like the weather has got you down, bust out your brights and wear them with pride. You’ll probably spread a little joy along the way wherever you go!

Yellow Floral Dresses

Dress: Old Navy / Shoes: c/o Boden (similar) / Bag: Kate Spade Saturday (similar) / Earrings: Baublebar (similar)

Yellow Summer Maxi Dress

Purchasing this yellow floral dress was a no brainer. It’s now on sale for 40% off today. With ruffle trim sleeves, a ribbon tie waist, and a slightly cropped length, this maxi is super flattering. You’ll walk through the day on cloud nine with this effortlessly chic dress.

Yellow Floral Dress

Affordable Floral Dresses Long

10 Yellow Floral Dresses to Brighten Your Day

I’m all about looking for ways to keep the summer alive. Since it’s still hot AF here in St. Louis, I haven’t quite turned my attention to fall wardrobe prep. I’m happy to continue to top up my summer wardrobe with these vibrant yellow floral dresses. You can always layer these up for fall with a blazer, sweater, or trench. And yellow is the perfect transition color from summer to autumn. Here are some of my favorite yellow floral dresses to punch up your look.

10 Halter Midi Dresses That Will Flatter Your Shoulders

August 22, 2018  |  What to Wear 3 comments

Sometimes when you put a dress on, you know it’s the one. You get that feeling of confidence as if the dress was made for you and this is how your body is supposed to look in clothes. That’s how I felt when I tried on the Royal Palms dress. The halter neck showed my shoulders for a flattering bit of skin. The cinched waist gave me an hourglass figure. The length was sophisticated and modest. And of course I love a good tropical print. That’s when I realized I need more halter midi dresses in my wardrobe.

Soft Surroundings Royal Palms Dress

Dress: c/o Soft Surroundings / Earrings: c/o Soft Surroundings / Clutch: c/o Soft Surroundings / Sandals: c/o Naturalizer (similar) / Sunglasses: Nordstrom (similar) / Bangle: J.Crew (similar)

Tortoise Clutch - Sea Lily Tort Clutch

I paired this leafy palm print halter dress with contrasting tortoise shell accessories. The animal print earrings and clutch are great neutral accessories you can pair with busy prints or even other muted neutrals.

Halter Midi Dresses

Tortoise Earrings - Half Moon Earrings

Print Mixing - Palm Print and Tortoise Shell

Halter Midi Dresses That Will Flatter You

Halter midi dresses are a great way to beat the heat while helping you look polished (like these casual blouses). I’ve rounded up some of my favorite halter midi dresses to get you through the rest of the summer.

Sunshine Yellow Tops That Will Brighten Up Your Wardrobe

August 20, 2018  |  Fashion 2 comments

As you know, I’m a huge fan of the color yellow. It’s one of those hues that is proven to make you happy. And I’m all about adding an extra dose of cheery yellow to my wardrobe with fusion fashion gowns to winter coats, and even preppy style. I literally swoon when I see something yellow that I know is a perfect fit for my mood and style. Easily inject a pop of color in your wardrobe with sheer yellow tops like this one and spread a little sunshine wherever you go.

Sunshine yellow tops that will brighten up your wardrobe

Blouse: Ann Taylor / Jeans: Joe’s Jeans / Sandals: c/o Boden (similar) / Bag: Rebecca Minkoff (similar) / Earrings: c/o Soft Surroundings (similar) / Sunglasses: c/o Express

Yellow Tops You'll Love

Yellow Tops You’ll Love

Wear these lovely yellow tops through the rest of the summer. Or layer them for fall with your favorite blazer, duster, or moto jacket.

What color makes you happiest to wear?