Fashion // How to style colored tights in winter

For years, one of my favorite styles has been colored tights. I used to wear really bright ones very oddly, before I knew how to style colored tights right to make them look effortless and chic. I remember wearing bright blue and purple tights with fleur de lis designs on them when I was in college and thinking I was the height of fashionable! I still have those tights, but I’ve learned better ways to rock them.

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How to wear // Fall & winter fashion trends!

Winter is coming…and with it comes a need to completely revamp a wardrobe. I personally love this time of year because I love the cold and being cozy with books and blankets and hot chocolate, but winter isn’t the easiest to dress for. Luckily, I’ve been loving this year’s fall & winter fashion trends, and now I’m looking forward to colder weather even more!

Major winter fashion trends for 2016 are right up my alley: Renaissance-inspired clothes is one, and embroidery is the other. Both are so my style—I love floral prints, girly silhouettes, and anything old fashioned or lacy. But another major winter fashion trend is menswear-inspired clothes for women, which is something that’s just a little bit out of my comfort zone. So what I decided to do was put together some fashion inspiration and shopping guides for this winter’s biggest trends, and see if it inspires me (and you) to branch out into sartorial fun this season!

Renaissance fashion

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This is so my personality. I love girly dresses, bell sleeves, intricate patterns and textures, and looking like I’ve just stepped out of a Renaissance Faire. Here are some looks I’ve loved and some things I’d love to wear!

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Fashion // Wearing winter white in fall and winter

Hey all! Winter is fast approaching, and with it comes Christmas! I know that people get testy and stressed about Christmas, but personally, I absolutely love this time of year. I love the holiday spirit and the music, the emphasis on family and togetherness, and I love how happy I get! In other news, Thanksgiving is less than a week away, and I’m also focusing on that. Because I tend to dress seasonally (if you haven’t noticed by now!), most of what I wear will reflect the time of year, and for fall that’s definitely jewel tones like deep reds, oranges, greens, and yellows. This outfit, however, is one that I put together thinking about winter ahead.

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Fashion // How to wear floral print for fall, ft. floral jeans

If you’ve been reading this blog for any amount of time, you’ll know how much I love floral print. I love it on bags, clothes, jackets, notebooks, socks, shoes, everything. So when I was looking through my closet for gems I could reuse and restyle, I came across these floral jeans I bought at Urban Outfitters a good five years ago.

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They don’t fit me as well as they used to (thank you taco addiction), but I still love them. I love the black denim, the big splotches of flowers, and I especially love the colors: deep reds, mustards, and some touches of purple—perfect for this time of year. I decided to restyle these floral jeans and show you how to wear these for fall. Hope you like this look!

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Fashion ft. vintage-style shorts by Simple Retro

I’m a huge fan of anything that is vintage or that looks vintage, so I immediately fell in love with these polka dot, vintage-style shorts from Simple Retro. Since they’re A-line and high waisted, they look and feel more like a skirt, but they’re waaaay more comfortable! I styled these awesome vintage-style shorts with a simple white top and then added some simple accents in gold and black.

Also wearing: my new Kylie Cosmetics lip kit in Leo! It’s no secret that I loooove these colors and formulas, and this shade, a deep burgundy, is way out of my comfort zone. But when I tried it on I absolutely loved it. Another reason I love fashion and beauty is the random ways that changing up your style or look makes you feel more confident! Hope you like this look…

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Fashion // And you’re very free

Hello all! Back with an outfit that’s a little out of my comfort zone today, inspired by the 90s trends that are currently coming back like crazy. I wore this outfit to a concert in the city recently. I borrowed this soft shirt dress from my sister, and paired it with some accessories that remind me of Kylie Jenner doing throwback 90s trends!
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Fashion // Queen of Disaster

It’s finally maxi dress season, which means my outfits are going to get much easier to put together. I absolutely adore maxi dresses, and summer is the perfect time to wear one, because they’re the least fiddly of all the dresses—no need to worry about skirt length or whether your shoes match. Cause no one can see them anyway! (Usually.) I recently received this pretty blue paisley-print maxi and I like this dress because it’s really flowy, and because it’s versatile; you can even wear it as a top layer over shorts and a tank. I wore this to Mountain Jam, and also to work (my office fashion has recently become a lot more relaxed, because it’s summer and I’m getting lazier 🙂 ). The maxi dress becoming a go-to.

Tips for buying a maxi dress:

Keep your height in mind. I’m a middling height (5’5) so I don’t usually have issues with length, but girls who are either taller or shorter than average will want to check on the maxi dress length, especially if, like me, you tend to do a lot of your shopping online. Also, I usually go for a maxi dress with a slit down the side or some kind of opening on the bottom to provide some movement so it doesn’t look so much like you’re wearing a bedsheet over your body (I have dresses like those and they’re much more “meh”). I also like maxis with a lighter material, to provide aforementioned flow. Hope you like this look!3-shein_fashion_review_the_most_happy-5Read More »

Fashion // Backfire

I feel like I’ve been talking about work a lot this year, from dealing with my commute to figuring out how to look cute and professional at the same time. But I haven’t ever shared an example of what kind of outfits I usually put together, so here’s one!

I love this dress because it’s lightweight and the length is perfect, but it’s still very much my style, and it’s also endlessly customizable. I’ll wear this a couple times a month and change out my belt, shoes, or cardigan, and it looks different every time. It’s also soft and breathable, so it’s great for the whole year, from dark winter months to warm spring.

I think it’s really important to have versatile, work-horse pieces in your closet that you can fall back on when picking out yet another outfit for work becomes a major hassle! This dress is that for me. Paired with a burgundy shrug, a ribbon belt, and these old Anthropologie shoes I’ve had for years (they’re called “Bronte” boots!). Hope you like!

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Spring 2016 trend picks!

Spring is my FAVE season, right after winter. So basically I’m really happy for one half of the year, and then it tapers off, haha. I just love the feeling of hibernating during winter and then getting so much more excited to start going outside more during spring, and a lot of that has to do with clothes.

This year, I’m really excited for 70s-inspired suede skirts, Victorian silhouettes (yes, please!), ornate white shirts, crisp pleats, and FRINGE! Here are some of my favorite pieces that I’m dying to buy.

I love anything with a flowy, shapeless silhouette, and I love a good chunky necklace as well.

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