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

 

Midi Skirts and Fashion Risk

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A Yellow Shirt for Summer with White Pants

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I kept thinking about this shirt and all that it would look great with. Now that I’ve purchased it, it has been one of my got to shirts and I love it. It’s so lightweight (perfect for those hot days) but, it is much cuter than just wearing a t-shirt.

Shirt: Old Navy ~ Jeans: American Eagle similar here and here ~ Shoes: DSW similar here

BEST OF 2017 REPOST: Floral and Denim

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Hi Friends,

I hope you all had a great weekend. Honestly, I am shocked I was able to get this post edited and live today. Last week was such a crazy week. I felt like I didn’t even have a chance to sit down. I am glad to start the week off fresh.

On another note, lets talk fashion. This skirt I have been waiting to wear once stockings were no longer necessary. I wanted to pair it with a simple t-shirt and a denim jacket. There is still a chill in the air here hence the light jacket. Plus, I love denim with everything 🙂

Fall Sunny Days

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Guys, I am so sick of being sick. I think I told you last week I was under the weather. It’s like as soon as I get over having a cough, I now have a sinus issue. Honestly, I think today was the most normal I felt in two week. I’m so over it.

On a brighter note, we still are having war weather even though it is officially fall. How does it feel? It’s like a dream to me. I am so dramatic I know. What did you all do over the weekend?

Shirt: Old Navy ~ Skirt: H&M similar here ~ Shoes: Franko Sarto (via Ross) similar here

Stripes on White

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Now if this outfit doesn’t scream summer to you I don’t know what will? I love love love this shirt. I almost paid full price for it because I loved the way it felt. Luckily, it was on discount when I got to the register. These pants are really old from Banana Republic Factory. Honestly, your clothes hold up so much better when you invest in them. I think I am on year three with these pants. It helps that I only wear them a few times each year, but they have held up very very well, through stains and parties. The shoes, I don’t even know where they are from because they are so old.

Floral and Denim

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Hi Friends,

I hope you all had a great weekend. Honestly, I am shocked I was able to get this post edited and live today. Last week was such a crazy week. I felt like I didn’t even have a chance to sit down. I am glad to start the week off fresh.

On another note, lets talk fashion. This skirt I have been waiting to wear once stockings were no longer necessary. I wanted to pair it with a simple t-shirt and a denim jacket. There is still a chill in the air here hence the light jacket. Plus, I love denim with everything 🙂

Cross-Body Bags

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Hi, my name is Jazmin and I have a problem with cross-body bags. I love them! I wear them all the time. I mean how can you not? They are just so cute. Let me tell you, in addition to being cute they are functional! It’s like a game… how much stuff can I fit into this little tiny bag without it weighing more than me? Usually, I win because I have it down to a science:  small lotion, lipstick, powder, and a teeny tiny wallet with the basics.

Most of these bags are out of stock, because I try to purchase high quality bags so I can have them for years and they still look great. P.S. that coach bag is a hand me down form my mom and she had it over 10 years.

Kate Spade Cross Body Bags ~ Coach Cross Body Bags ~ Michael Kors Cross Body Bags
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