Wednesday, July 31, 2013

The Most Hated Pants in Fashion?

I think I've only met a handful of people who like harem pants. I know a lot of people think they make you look like you're wearing a diaper, but I just can't hide my love for them. I wore them on my birthday (which, if you know me, you know that my birthday outfit is a BIG deal), and got lots of compliments on my look, so I tried to re-style them again and see what I came up with!

It's best to wear these high-waisted, in order to avoid the ultimate saggy crotch (excuse my language, but there's just no better way to put it), and I love them with a simple tank.


Find a fun graphic tank and knot it to the side. Pair with simple sandals for a comfy day of running errands!

{tank} Target- similar
{pants} H&M (in stores)- similar
{sandals} Taget- similar

This look is a little dressier, I paired it with a wispy button up cami and heels (my newest purchase that I'm in LOVE with-$15 on clearance!). I also love a bustier top with these, especially when you're trying to dress it up a bit!

{top} Forever 21- similar
{shoes} Target- similar
{cuff} Charlotte Russe- similar

And this is the way I'd probably be most likely to wear these. I'm way more of a sandals and tank kinda girl, so if I don't have anywhere to really go, this is my go-to look.

{tank} H&M
{sandals} Target
{necklace} Forever 21

Since you definitely can wear these with something other than a tank top, I've paired it with a chambray button up and tried mixing some patterns with a fun striped moto jacket.

LEFT LOOK: {chambray shirt} Old Navy- similar
{wedges} Target

RIGHT LOOK: {moto jacket} Charlotte Russe- similar
{tank} Old Navy
{necklace} ?- similar
{heels} Target- similar

Welp, that's all I've got for today, folks! Maybe I've changed at least one mind about harem pants and have convinced someone to try 'em out! Can't hurt, right?

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Blues & Greens

I'm so bad at getting back to people. I've been trying to set up an OpLove (  photoshoot since before Father's Day and am still sitting here trying to get it all organized. I swear, it seems like I have nothing to do each day, yet when I try to plan something, I have all these commitments! 

Anyways, since the shoots are typically supposed to be patriotic themed, I bought this perfect dress from Old Navy, and it's just been sitting in my closet since the beginning of June. I've been wanting to wear it since it's so adorable and perfect for cooler summer days, so I finally dusted it off and put it on. Still love it. ;)

I think this would be super adorable belted too, I think a fun tribal print belt would be perfect!

The nude heels were also a steal-$9 on clearance! Yeah, going back to Target on Wednesday to snatch up a few more clearance pairs!

{dress} Old Navy- similar
{necklace} eBay- similar
{shoes} Target- similar

Thank the Lord I'm getting my hair done on Wednesday...whew, I am the Hot Mess Express! ;)

Monday, July 29, 2013

What I Wore: Annie

My mom and I had tickets to the local production of Annie on Saturday, which kicked off our "theatre extravaganza", as I like to call it. We're seeing "Les Miserables" next weekend, "Pride and Prejudice" this summer, and hopefully "Wicked" in the fall-I am EXCITED!

Since the play was at my old high school, I went casual in jeans and a blazer, but had a tough time deciding which blazer to wear (I ultimately went with the pink since it was more summer-y, even though it was 55 and rainy that night).

I'm seriously obsessed with these Old Navy tees that I got for a freakin' steal at $3 each (they've since gone up in price)! I feel like I never get awesome deals like that!

{blazer} Charlotte Russe- similar
{t-shirt} Old Navy
{heels} Target

I'm also wearing my Apple of My Eye J.Crew inspired pave bracelet and my Wet Seal anchor earrings...I swear, these go with everything.

Do you enjoy the theatre? What's your favorite production?

Friday, July 26, 2013

Ladylike Details

My pseudo-sister-in-law got me this fabulous top for my birthday, and I'm so excited to finally have the perfect top to wear with my floral shorts (they're tough to match)!

These babies are such a steal at $12.95 a pair at H&M, so needless to say, I have a couple prints on hand. The blue floral is hands down my favorite though.

(I only took one picture because I wasn't digging the white on white, but it was too cute not to share)

{top}: H&M (similar)
{shorts}: H&M
{necklace}: Charlotte Russe (similar)

Thursday, July 25, 2013


I found this top at Wet Seal the other day, and I'm not sure if my impending birthday made me want to buy a crop top or if I just fell in love with the polka dots, but either way, it made its way into my bag. It was blistering hot when I originally wore it, and I paired it with high-waisted black shorts, but I thought the rolled up jeans gave it more of a laid-back vibe (which is what I've totally been feeling since I've been sick for a week straight).

It's super loose and really comfortable, so it's perfect for those days (like today, obviously) where you don't really feel like getting dressed.

(I'm trying out a new way to get pictures taken, so forgive the amateur shots for now)

{top}: Wet Seal
{jeans}: AE
{necklace}: Forever 21

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

LBT: Little Black Tee

I looooove Old Navy and their clearance sales. I got two of these super comfy tees for $3 each! I've been looking for simple graphic tees that I can pair with a ton of different skirts/shorts/pants, and these are absolutely perfect! They're back to $7.97 now, but that is still such a steal, so snag some now!

I really need to find someone to come and take photos for me because this was seriously the only decent one in the bunch-the self timer is exhausting! Aaaaanyways, here are the outfit deets...

Shirt: Old Navy
Skirt: Old Navy (similar)
Necklace: H&M (similar)

What do you think? Have you hopped on the graphic tee train yet? They're so versatile and easy to wear!

Monday, July 22, 2013

OOTD: Birthday Girl!

It's my birthday! 

Twenty-seven feels fantastic already, and I thought today would be the perfect occasion to pull out my Apricot Lane Peoria backless maxi dress (it's a stunner). Piled my hair into my signature topknot and added some gorgeous jewels from Wet Seal and Apple of My Eye Jewelry, and I was set!

photobombed by Harv! ;)

photobombed again-he just can't resist!

Dress: Apricot Lane Peoria (similar)
Earrings: Wet Seal (similar)

That's all for today, still trying to figure out where to celebrate tonight, I'm in the mood for a patio and some live music!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Steal Her Look: Vanessa Hudgens

Ahhh...I am in luuuuurve with this look by Vanessa Hudgens. 

I mean seriously...white on white with neutral heels (with a metallic touch)? Utterly fabulous

Check out how you can make the look your own (although you might want to wait until it's not 95 degrees outside-holy heatwave, Batman)!

That's all for me today, I'm too hot to even think straight.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Ear Accessories--Love 'Em or Leave 'Em?

It seems that almost every store I have shopped in recently has been selling ear cuffs (or I should say ear cuff because there's usually only one) and other awesomely deviant ear jewelry, and I will admit, I'm slightly infatuated by the trend. I don't know if it's because it makes me feel exotic-which I am so not, or if I just think they're another cool way to accessorize, but whatever it is, I dig them, and I'm hoping you do as well.

It seems that as I grow older I'm more willing to take fashion risks (you'd think it's the other way around, right?) and lately, it seems that's all I've been doing. I got my first cuff from Charlotte Russe, but I have yet to be able to wear it anywhere. I think I need the perfect outfit and venue to bring out these babies, and hopefully my birthday celebration next weekend will be just that.

"Hi, I'm sweaty from the gym, please ignore my uneven skin"

Ear Horn--H&M--$5.95 (in stores only)

Check out some of these other awesome ear jewels, and try one today-at these prices, you can't go wrong giving them a try!

Turquoise Teardrop Ear Cuff
*MKL Accessories The Jeweled Leaf Ear Cuff in Green and Gold

I think I need all of these.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Style Inspiration: Julianne Hough

Miss Hough is my latest celebrity fashion idol. I mean, not only is she absolutely gorgeous, but the girl has a totally covet-able wardrobe too. I love that she seems like a typical 24-year old (minus the A-List lifestyle), and she definitely dresses age appropriately. Her style is laid back and fun, with the right amount of sexy. 

Check out this casual summer look and how I've made it my own (and how you can too)!

This is pretty much my summer look; comfy top, jean shorts, flats (I'm usually in sandals), and shades. Can't really go wrong, right?

her way...
edited from Us Weekly

my way...

top: Old Navy jean shorts: J Co. (verry old)
sandals: Old Navy shades: Forever 21

your way...

What do you think? Who is your current fashion idol?