Loose Fitting Peplum Dress

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When we are in warmer weather, I like to be comfortable, I like to have things that flow with my body instead of sticking to it. I found this dress while shopping in New York and I loved it because I thought it was just different but loose enough to go through the warm months. It’s an easy dress that goes great with almost anything. I’ve been enjoying wearing it with sneakers.

In the fall I think it will look great with an oversized cardigan, moto jacket, or booties. What is one thing you are excited to wear in the fall?

Dress: Uniqlo similar here ~ Shoes: T.J. Maxx similar here

My Favorite Print

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Hello There! You all know my love for leopard. I think I shared this dress on the blog last year and was excited to style it again this year transiting into the fall. I found this dress at Old Navy, I ordered this dress in a tall from online. If you ever come across a dress that may be too short, see if it comes in a tall to give you a little more length.

The dress its self is is very form fitting, I like to tie a shirt around my waist to define my waits and it is a stylish way to make the look not seem so dressy. Which is great because I chose to wear sneakers with the dress.

The sneakers I’ve talked about before (I have them in grey too). Every year I buy a new pair from Target. They hold up well, look great with dresses, and most importantly they are affordable.

Dress: Old Navy similar here ~ Shirt: Old Navy ~ Shoes: Target

The Last Summer Look

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Looks like this is going to be my very last look for the summer. Guys, you know I love a great deal… I actually found this top from Walmart for $9. Typically, I don’t think about my clothing needs when I go into Walmart. I usually run in grab what I need and run out as fast as I can.

I want to encourage you all to walk through the clothing section of these types of stores, you never know what kind of items you may find there. Granted, you may not find the very best quality, but how many times would I really wear this type of shirt? Not very often, which means there is no need to spend a lot of money on something you may wear only a few times. I actually wore this shirt for the first time on Independence Day. I wore it with a pair a denim shorts just like these but I was going for the red white and blue look.

Shirt: Walmart similar here ~ Shorts: Abercrombie and Fitch ~ Shoes: Target 

Simple and Easy Dress

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I love love love a simple dress that I can throw on and still feel great. I am always on the move, especially on Saturday’s. I can go from one event to another, I like to have a look that can transition from event to event.

I found this dress while walking through T.J. Maxx one evening and I knew it was a dress that had to come home with me. It was a great choice simply because I wore it a few times before it even made it to the blog. I am really strict with myself when it comes to wearing my clothes before I photograph them for the blog.

So here it is, what is your go-to easy outfit?

Dress: T.J. Maxx similar here ~ Shoes: Target

How to Style Basics

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One of my favorite ways to put together an outfit is to pair basics and add a fun piece to bring it all home. In the styling world, it is called the third piece, or the finishing piece. Every outfit needs something to top it off, today I’m sharing five ways add the finishing touches on an outfit.

  1. Jacket or Vest – As shown here, I am wearing a vest over a pair of skinny jeans and a plain tee shirt. I also, like to do the same look with a jacket, but in the summer jackets are of course a bit to warm.
  2. Statement Jewelry – you can wear a big bold necklace, fun earrings, or a wrist full of bracelets. Whatever you decided to make sure you just pick one statement and let that be the focus.
  3. Shoes – I love making my shoes the main even in my outfit. Honestly, the shoes make the look so why not wear a pair of fun shoes. Imagine wearing an all-black outfit and metallic shoes, I’ve been loving that look this season.
  4. Bag – bold bags are great to make an outfit look very well styled, plus if you are anything like me, you like to have a lot more accessories and more classic pieces. An outfit will always pop when you accessories are fun.
  5. Let the basics be the look- wearing a monochromatic look is a statement in itself. My favorite is wearing all black or all white. I think it is such a chic look and that says a lot.

Shirt: Banana Republic Factory similar here ~ Jeans: Old Navy ~ Vest: Target ~ Shoes: Nike similar here and here

The White Button Down Dress

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After you identify what your style is, you will be able to determine what stores suit your style best. It will help determine if certain items will go with other items in your closet. For example, I love almost everything from Free People, but it doesn’t typically fit into my style. Not to say, I may not have a few things from them, but those are the super cute wild cards.

After you determine what store will work best for your style, shopping will become a breeze. After you build your wardrobe you won’t HAVE to go shopping so often and you will be able to identify where you have gaps in your wardrobe.

Dress: Abercrombie & Fitch similar here and here ~ Belt: Thrifted similar here ~ Shoes (old) similar here and here

 

Gingham Midi Dress & Utility Vest

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Midi Skirts and Fashion Risk

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