Hello, again, fashionable friends!
Let’s get back into the blogging grind with some flowery fun…
Flowers have been on trend since, well, the first woman came into existence. Can’t you just imagine Eve with a garland of daises atop her perfectly placed tresses? Even now Princess Kate Middleton gracefully exits the hospital adorned in spring-inspired florals.
Although the floral trend is time tested and celebrity approved, there are some rules to donning herbaceous threads.
Rule #1 – Don’t overdo it.
Remember the pregnant Kim Kardashian and her rose garden disaster? Although I love the shape of the dress, she looks like a floating head in a sea of poorly placed rosettes. Instead, let’s look for something with a flattering shape and appropriately placed blooms (i.e. Eva Mendes).
Rule #2 – Florals aren’t just for the fancy.
Florals can be a great go-to for a feminine take on running errands. Sarah Jessica Parker, Eva Mendes, Reese Witherspoon, and Jessica Alba use flowery frocks all the time to update an otherwise basic look. Here are a few fun examples:
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Rule #3 – Keep the floral pasties UNDER a fabulous top.
Celebrities and style gurus have taken an edgier approach to this season’s fashions. Although blazers are classic and still very much considered to be a wardrobe staple, leather jackets have become a close second to the more structured piece.
Leather can do several things for an outfit. Firstly, the texture can add visual appeal that you’d have a hard time finding with any other basic fabric type. By mixing feminine, more commonly used fabrics with a pop of leather texture, you’ve taken your classic look to a more modern place. Secondly, leather creates a whole new outfit character. Sounds strange, I know. Think about it though…if you saw someone wearing a midi pleated skirt with a well tailored blazer and a crisp, white blouse you’d probably think, “She looks very nice and is well put together.” If you see someone with the same skirt and blouse, however, you’ll think that same person is vogue, current, AND put together. Here’s an example…
Maybe the leather trend is appealing to you, but the $400 – $4000 price tag is not. For the leather jacket fashion huntress on a budget, check out my picks below for some great leather jackets each for less than $100.
Happy shopping, fashionable friends!
River Island Waterfall Front Leather Jacket
ASOS Limited Edition Studded Leather Jacket
RD Style Quilted Vegan Leather Jacket
Calvin Klein Moto Jacket
Rhyme Los Angeles Moto Tweed Jacket
I see this Pin all over the place, but I know that it can sometimes be difficult to find the perfect nautical pieces for a decent price point.
Today’s pin-spiration look can be achieved all for less than $150. All of the pieces are evergreen pieces too which means that they can be mixed, matched and worn forever without fear of them losing their stylish elements.
Happy shopping, fashionable friends!
Pin-spiration Pic: Nautical Nancy
Look Alike Pieces:
Classic Nautical Tee ($18)
Asos Linen Midi Skirt ($24)
Faux Frames ($10)
Classic Brown Belt ($15)
Nordstrom Classic Fedora ($50)
This post is meant for all of you savvy Pinterest addicts out there. I, like you, love to browse Pinterest, it’s many inspirational trends and fun finds. So…in addition to my celebrity trend look alikes, I will occasionally pull a trending ensemble from Pinterest and put together a look alike for a fraction of the cost of the original. This whole outfit was originally thousands of dollars, but you can get the entire outfit PLUS all of the accessories for less than $200.
Keep in mind that the minimalism of this outfit with an added punch of blue is what keeps this classic style flowing and brilliant. Style hair casually to play down the structured jacket and add a smoky eye for a touchy of mystery.
Enjoy, fashionable friends!
ASOS Wide Leg Pant ($20.25)
ZARA Racer Back Tank ($7.90)
Aryn K. Zip Pocket Blazer ($49.97)
ASOS Metal Keeper Super Skinny Waist Belt ($10.13)
New Look Madrid Metal Plate Croc Bag ($26.98)
New Look EC Ankle Strap Court Shoe ($33.74)
Nordstrom Classic ‘Seasonless’ Slouchy Knit Cap ($35.00)
Neutral tones are this summer’s favorite trend – besides maybe neon. What makes the neutral palette so great, however, is how timeless it is. Neutral tones and textures have been popular and fashionable since the beginning of fashion history and, in my opinion, they will continue to maintain their A list status for quite some time.
The following is an ensemble of some of my favorite pieces – the entire outfit is less than $100. In fact, get all three fabulous pieces for a grand total of $92.36!
Embroidered Afterglow Peasant Top ($29.95)
Pilcro Set Slim Cropped Jeans ($39.95)
Women’s Braided Sandals ($22.46)