Date Night Look

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I’m just going to be super honest here.  I’m a girly girl and I believe in girly looks for date night.  Skirts, heels, color, sparkles, etcetera are all things I gravitate toward.  It also must show off my girlish curves.  That’s why I added the belt to accentuate my waist.  The silk tank from my last look was the perfect piece to remix for this occasion.  Who doesn’t love the feel of silk on their skin?!  The moto jacket does help to even out all of this girly-ness by adding a little edge.  I mean, even a girly girl doesn’t want to turn out looking too innocent.  It’s date night after all!  Make sure to add a dash of sass.

DSC_0032DSC_0035Date Night LookDSC_0039DSC_0091DSC_0057DSC_0066Tank: Equipment, Jacket: Romeo & Juliet Couture (Similar), Skirt: DKNY (Similar), Belt: Bebe, Necklace & Earrings: Jeweliq, Heels: Ella Moss (Similar), Clutch: Kate Spade (Rent It Here!)

3 DAY REMIX ROUNDUP

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Book Review: The Little Black Book of Style By Nina Garcia

Black Book

Holy Smokes.  The Little Black Book of Style is one of my favorite “Style Guides” that I’ve read so far.  It really makes you think about your style, where you are going with it, and what’s important.  I love that it’s not just wear this or that.  Nina Garcia talks about confidence and inspiration as well.  In all honesty, this book made me go through my closet and get rid of a lot of clothes that straight up don’t fit or are out of style but for some reason I had a hard time parting with.  Those things were just taking up space and now I can actually see what I have!

The illustrations are also really fun and it’s chalk full of fashion quotes.  I personally love reading fashion quotes.  They’re inspiring and often hysterical.  This book is an absolute must-read and a great gift idea for the fashionistas in your life.  And if you’re ever planning on going through your closet, read this first!  🙂

Rating:

five-stars

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How to Update Your Fall Wardrobe and NOT Break The Bank

There is a special place in my heart for Fall Fashion.  I love the colors, the cuts, layers, layers, and more layers!!  I just can’t get enough!  But that being said, I can’t buy every single piece every year or my credit card would burst into flames!  Here are my tips to bring some of the trends for this fall into your wardrobe without having to spend a fortune.

TRY A STATEMENT COAT:

Statement coats in bold prints, angular cuts, loud colors, and mixed fabrics are all over the runway for fall.  But a statement coat is just that… a statement.  And do you really want to shell out a lot of money to make the same statement for all of fall??  Not me!  I’ll be picking up some budget coats to stay on trend but when I’m done with that statement, I won’t have major buyer’s remorse.  Try some of these budget friendly options.

Nasty Gal Dusted Bomber Jacket - $88

Nasty Gal Dusted Bomber Jacket – $88

Go Jane Striped Single Button Blazer - $40.95

GoJane Striped Single Button Blazer – $40.95

ANGL Ivory Lace Jacket - $39.99

ANGL Ivory Lace Jacket – $39.99

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ADD SOME COBALT BLUE INTO THE MIX:

Cobalt is a hot hue this fall on everything from coats, to dresses, to shoes.  You don’t need to spend tons of money on this trend to be stylish.  Try adding just a couple of items for a pop of color to add to your current wardrobe.  Luckily, this color matches with so many other colors that are most likely already in your closet.  Try mixing it with orange, yellow, white, black, grey, or burgundy!

GoJane Ankle Strap Sandals - $21.40

GoJane Ankle Strap Sandals – $21.40

Nordstrom Statement Ring

Nordstrom BP Statement Ring – $12

Francesca's Marinette Strapless Dress - $48

Francesca’s Marinette Strapless Dress – $48

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A LITTLE LEATHER, PLEASE!

This fall, leather comes in every shape and form.  Lucky for us, faux leather has come a long way and is surprisingly, well… leather-like!  Picking up some faux leather is a lot more budget friendly than the real alternative and a lot more animal friendly too!  Try a quilted variety for a great on trend look.

BB Dakota By Jack Vegan Leather Jacket - $47

BB Dakota By Jack Vegan Leather Jacket – $47

Nasty Gal Naomi Quilted Skirt - $68

Nasty Gal Naomi Quilted Skirt – $68

Francesca's Quinn Quilted Crossbody  - $44

Francesca’s Quinn Quilted Crossbody – $44

The Beaded Day Skirt

Beaded Skirt Day StyleWhy should beads and sparkles be reserved for the night?  Why doesn’t the day get to have any fun?  I vote we all start wearing pieces originally reserved for happy hours and nights on the town out in the daylight!  Hear Hear!!

I love all my sparkly intricate pieces but they often just sit in my closet unworn.  It doesn’t make sense though because these pretty gems could easily be styled down a bit and worn wherever you darn well please!  I toned down the beadwork on this Zara skirt by adding a simple shaped Brian Lichtenberg ‘Homies’ T-shirt and a light denim Zara shirt.  Since the skirt has enough bling on its own, I kept accessories simple with just a few basic silver rings.  Carpe Diem, you beautiful skirt!!

Isn't the beadwork on this skirt simply gorgeous?

Isn’t the beadwork on this skirt simply gorgeous?

Denim Shirt:  Zara, T-shirt: Brian Lichtenberg   Skirt: Zara (No longer available.  Similar style here)