Most Wanted Fall Boots!

Fall is clearly my favorite season. Mainly because where I live it is hot 9 months out of the year and these few months of low humidity and cool breezes lightens anyone’s mood. Along with the changing temperatures shoe fashion has also changed. Sandals and flip-flops aren’t for everyone when the snow is 2 inches outside in some states. Thus, boots were invented and these fashion trends are sure to turn some heads. Let’s begin!

The sporty wedge boot is perfect for dressing up a casual look. These boots are so versatile, take a tip from these celeb moms sporting the booties. The subtle heel makes every day wear genius. Many sneaker brands now offer their styles with a slight wedge.

Real or fake leather knee-high boots are perfect for these upcoming cold months. Pairing them with stockings and a cute dress, or jeggings and printed leg warmers adds a fashionable taste to the outfit. These boots are casual enough for daily wear and can be paired for more dressy occasions.

For more coverage than the knee-high boots, thigh-highs are your best bets. These lengthy boots add a sexy feel even though you are wrapped in 5 layers of clothing. A mini skirt, printed tights, and thigh-high boots allow you to reuse last seasons skirts while still staying warm.

The open-toe boot may seem somewhat counterintuitive, but it’s actually the coolest transitional accessory you can own. Just make sure the cutouts are moderate and proportional to the rest of the boot. Having too many cut-outs pretty much makes the shoe useless. Pairing these boots with boyfriend jeans is so chic!

The final boot is the beloved combat boot. I own two pairs of combat boots, brown and black, and wear them all the time. These boots are so versatile and easy to slip over anything. Combat boots add a grunge feel to the look. Charlotte Russe is currently having a sale on their combat boots.

Weekly Fashion Update~ Skater Skirts

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A short n’ flippy skater skirt has become a wardrobe staple, as indispensable as a pair of trusty skinny jeans or biker jacket. The fit-and-flare silhouette is no new concept, with the peplum holding strong season to season, but its oft-forgotten counterpart, the skater skirt, has been hard to ignore lately. Its obvious figure-flattering benefits aside, we had to ask: where did the skater skirt trend come from? The short answer is it originated on the ice rink, with female skaters sporting a similarly full skirt. Earliest adopters of the skater skirt included Ashley Olsen and model Molly Sims. The runways weren’t immune that season, either, as Missoni and Proenza Schouler showed flared minis in their collections. Let’s begin!

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With a simple button shirt tucked in, you get a natural structured look with a narrower waist. These different looks show exactly how a simple black skater skirt can go from day to night.

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Skater skirts are perfect to wear with cropped tops and show off a little bit of the belly without revealing too much. Peplum tops also go well with skater skirts, since they follow the same structure, making it even more elegant. The third look on the far right shows that skater skirts can also be structured into dresses.

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For skinnier figures, or narrower hips, matching a sweater (which are very trendy this year) with a skater skirt can give you that relaxed and yet cute look, either in high heel sandals or just some cool sneakers. And once again, the peplum silhouette is always perfect with these skirts.

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A blazer is elegant no matter what, even if it’s neon yellow. For a more casual look, adding a printed crop top with the skater skirt and a blazer creates a nice touch!

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The shape can still be spotted on celebrities and bloggers alike, but the trend has been swiped up by fast fashion houses, like Forever 21 and Charlotte Russe. Having moved from the runways, to early adopters, to celebrities, and finally into the hands of mass producers, we have to wonder about the longevity of the skater skirt. Recently, I purchased a few skater skirts on Asos.com and they do have a great, inexpensive range of skirts.

 

 

Weekly Fashion Update~ Crop Tops

Sorry for the lack of posting lately, I just returned today from a week and a half of white sand beaches. This vacation was well needed and I hope all you Americans celebrated the 4th of July in style. On my beach get-away, I noticed a style that kept popping up: crop tops! Crop tops are a major summer movement. Not only will they keep you totally cool in the summer heat, but they look really cool, too. Celebs all over the world are splurging on this style trend. My favorite places to buy crop tops are TopShop, Asos.com, Charlotte Russe, Forever21, and American Apparel. I also attached the do’s and don’t’s for first-time wearers. Let’s begin!

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This season midriffs aren’t just for music festivals and the beach. For a polished look, pair an elbow-length top with a skirt that hits below the knee and ankle-strap heels. This leather skirt adds a more masculine touch, but the pastel extras help enhance the style. This high skirt will ensure that your tummy won’t be revealed to the world.

Dress-up slouchy denim with a loosely-knotted silk blouse and a pair of sexy stilettos. The tie allows you to decide how much of your stomach you want to expose before heading out of the house. If you don’t want to wear stilettos, then throw on some peachy wedges or studded sandals to add a beachy glow.

When wearing frayed or ripped shorts, pick a long-sleeve, lightweight cropped sweater to avoid exposing too much skin. Add some extra height by swapping out worn kicks or sandals for a wedge sneaker. This sweater is very unique because it offers a different crop with it being cropped in the front and longer in the back.

Balance out a super skin-flasher with a demure pencil skirt: Look for one that extends past the knee and a few inches above the belly button. Finish it off with a cut-out sandal. This look is much the first, but the pencil skirt is more fitted. Not so fitted that you will be squeezed to death, though.

Those nervous about showing any skin should pair a crop with high-waisted pants. The casual, slouchy feel of these pieces is easy to dress up with a classic pump. High-waisted jeans will also comply with this look. Wearing a printed cropped top, high-waisted pants, and the classic pump will add spunk to any occasion.

A playful flared skirt with a stretchy waist is perfect for customizing: Wear it above or at your natural waist to show as much skin as you’d like. Match with a simple tank and patterned pumps. Being one of my most beloved and worn looks, a circle skirt, flared, or even a maxi skirt bring a pretty touch to accompany the crop top.

Shy dressers can play around with the look by layering a stomach-flasher under a pair of on-trend short overalls. Keep the look pulled-together with a pair of crisp ankle boots. Overalls seem to be worn by more than ranchers these days. This look pulls a romper-isc feel, with the crop top style.

And now for the do’s and don’t’s of wearing a crop top:

DO: Rock crop tops with high-waisted bottoms. A crop top paired with high-waisted anything  is the perfect outfit for summer. High-waisted bottoms balance out the outfit and allow you to show some skin without being naked. Mid-riffs are typically the slimmest part on a woman’s body which means this outfit combination is more flattering than you might think.

DON’T: Bras are not crop tops. They’re just not. Enough said.

DO: Wear crop tops to the beach, dinner with your boyfriend, or a night out on the town. When you find the perfect crop top, you’ll want to wear it everywhere. For the beach, keep it light-weight and paired with shorts. For a date, keep it classy with a sweet-heart crop and printed pants. For a girls-night, embrace your sexy side and bring out the skirts.

DON’T: Wear crop tops to work. Unless you want to get fired.

DO: Be confident. As a self-proclaimed fashionista, my favorite accessory for any outfit is confidence.

Weekly Fashion Update~ The Bubble Necklace

The J. Crew Bubble Necklace has become a sensation in the world of preppy and feminine fashion. The bold statement necklace comes in a plethora of everything from rich, vibrant colors to sweet and girly pastels. This bold bauble can be worn with almost anything, but there are some great ways to put together an outfit so that it can really shine. I have been able to find this necklace at Target, Forever21, Charlotte Russe, and H&M as well.This necklace can be one of your favorite pieces if worn correctly. Here are some great ways to really let this necklace pull your outfit together.  Let’s begin!

A classic and elegant necklace against a casual chambray shirt is a great way to meld together two different looks in a fashionable way. The finished look is a clean-cut and fresh ensemble. The mixture of the light top, pants, dark bag, and statement necklace really brings the look a classy look.

 

I love mixing solids and prints, so this look is one of my favorites. The solid on the print will make the necklace really shine. I especially love the way this gorgeous aqua necklace looks against the leopard print top. The red lips also brings a chic contrasting colors with the aqua, cheetah print, and red lips.

 

When a gray tee, black pants, and a black blazer, the bubble necklace is totally wearable for work. It adds a lovely pop of color to an otherwise plain outfit. These neutral colors and the bright necklace makes it professional and trendy.

 

The mix of textures and prints pulled together with the orange necklace creates a pulled-together and visually interesting ensemble. The collar and blazer adds a touch of masculinity, yet the preppy layers and coral necklace brings the feminine side.

 

Wearing a bubble skirt with a maxi dress creates an adorable semi-formal look perfect for a party or going out to eat. This is one of my favorite ways to wear it because if you purchase an all black maxi dress, then you can just attach a bright bubble necklace and the whole outfit it transformed.

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