August 23, 2014

Sherbet with a side of NEON!

Hey Dolls!!

Even though I live in Florida and my Summer last longer than most people's, I still find myself trying to get my "Summer Looks" in before the season ends.  True, I could get away with wearing these pieces just like this well into October, but this St. Louis transplant lives for Fall Fashion. Fall is actually my favorite Season and I can't wait for it to arrive. But with Summer still upon us, I decided to be as bright as possible.
This is one of my easy, breezy weekend outfits that I just put together.  I love it because I can run errands and meet up my friends for some fun.  The colors make me feel good and the totally scream SUMMER!!! One thing is for sure I won't miss this heat, but I will miss these long days!
What I'm Wearing:  J.Crew Jersey Knit Top/J.Crew Shorts/Boutique9 Pumps/Target Purse/Flea Market Necklace, Earrings and Bracelet/Ring c/o ABCTrading Co.
You'll probably see me incorporating these pieces individually into my fall wardrobe.  You know I love my pops of NEON and this sherbet colored shirt can be mixed into different seasons as well.  
So Dolls, tell me how are you spending your last days of Summer?

August 20, 2014

Tropical Illusion

Hey Dolls!!

I hope all is well.  You ever "Dress Things Into Existence?"  LOL!!  I know you're probably laughing at me, but seriously.  This shrug I'm wearing is a direct depiction of my current mood.  See what you may not know is, my all time FAVORITE type of vacation is one in a tropical environment.  Being fresh off my Puerto Rico trip kinda has me wishing I was back in that environment.  I know you guys are probably like, but don't you live in Florida?  Yes I do, but its NOT the same.  Close, but not the same.  But hey, for now, I'll just bring the tropics to life through fashion.
I found this beautiful shrug last year at my local Dillard's Clearance Center.  Come to think about it, I haven't been back there since I found this (and a few other things...of course, LOL!!), I need to make my way back up in there.  But anyway, when I spotted it, I knew I had to have it.  I styled it quite simply here but with this being a layering piece this can be worn so many different ways and that is always a goal of mine when shopping...versatility.   
What I'm Wearing:  Jessica Simpson Shrug/Mossimo Tank/Forver 21 Shorts & Bracelets/Kenneth Cole Sandals/Roc-A-Wear Aviators/Flea Market Necklace/Street Vendor Earrings
I actually had fun taking these pictures.  I guess clothes can put you in a good mood.  This little shrug definitely did it for me.  So Dolls tell me, do you ever "Dress Things Into Existence"?  If you haven't done it before, do you plan to do it now?

 That's it for today Dolls, hope you enjoyed my "Tropical Illusion".

August 18, 2014

Color Blocking NEVER Gets Old

Hey Dolls!!

I find one of the easiest ways to pulls a look or style together is the art of Color Blocking.  Color Blocking is becoming a classic style category in my opinion.  You can do so much with it.  You can be bold as I am doing with the colors I’m wearing here or you can be more muted and it all works.  Color Blocking is one of my favorite ways of pulling together a fabulous look in almost no time at all.  
What I’m Wearing:  Thrifted Blazer/Ann Taylor LOFT Tank/U-55 Jeans/Random Earrings/BCBG Pumps/ABC Trading Co. Ring/Forever 21 Necklace/Juicy Couture Bracelet
Now, you guys know I’m all about breaking rules when it comes to fashion, but for those sticklers out there, they are some helpful tips (not so much rules) for color blocking.  Take a look at this color wheel for example. 
This is helpful because the process shows you when you color block the recommended process is to a Primary Color, a Secondary Color, and a Tertiary Color from each color family to create a Color Blocked look.
Not that I was trying to follow the rules, because I just picked colors I liked together, but I guess my combination is in alignment with the color wheel tips. 

Primary = BLUE
Secondary = GREEN
Tertiary = RED VIOLET (I call it:  Hot Pink, LOL!)
Then I threw in my yellow earrings and white shoes for fun.  Yellow of course appears on the color wheel as a Primary Color and white isn’t there at all.  See, EASY!  So Dolls, you know I wanna know...Do you Color Block?  What are your favorite color combinations?  Do you follow the rules?  

*Color Wheel Image via Google Images*

August 16, 2014

Minty Fresh!

Hey Dolls!!

Are you Dolls into "Dressy Joggers" or dressing up jogging pants?  I myself have always thought it was super cute.  I’ve seen people rocking this trend for quite some time now.  From Celebrities to everyday people, this trend has become quite popular and I finally tried it. 

I found both this shirt and these cute little joggers last year randomly at Forever 21 on clearance.  I finally decided to pull them out.  I thought about wearing the pieces separately initially, but then I decided they look cute together so I wore them together.  Of course I have the option of wearing them as separates the next time I wear either piece.
What I’m Wearing:  Forever 21 Shirt, Pants, Necklace and Earrings/BCBG Pumps/Target Clutch/Roc-A-Wear Aviators/Juicy Couture Bracelets
I ended up wearing this look to the Lauryn Hill Concert at the House of Blues.  But I'll tell you a secret, the concert was standing room only so for the show, I switched to flats.  Shhhh, LOL!!

I really think this is a cute and playful trend.  It falls right into the Sporty Chic category, which you guys know I love.  My first post featuring this trend is here.  Here are a few variety of ways I like seeing it rocked:
 So Dolls, are you digging the "Dressy Jogger" look?
*Images shown of Dressy Jogger looks are via Google Images*