I love seeing the outfit combinations that people dream up. Isn’t that the beauty of fashion? One person can imagine an item one way, but in the hands of someone else it can be featured in a completely different manner. Awesome!
I asked three friends / guest bloggers to put together a head-to-toe look to share with you! Maybe you will be inspired, too!
When it comes to choosing accessories, I love mixing casual outfits with dressier jewelry. It makes for a great daytime look, whether going to lunch with a friend or just running errands.
To put together my outfit I started with a pair of destroyed skinny jeans from Old Navy (4). Destroyed jeans give a more casual look, as long as you make sure the holes are tasteful!
On top, I chose to wear a flannel shirt from JC Penney (3) in my favorite color, green. Paired with the flannel I am throwing on a black puffer vest from J. Crew (2). I absolutely love the look of flannels paired with vests. It gives the impression that I tried way harder with my outfit than I actually did.
February is the month of love, so why not incorporate it into my outfit? I absolutely LOVE these Jeffrey Campbell leather flats (5). They are so fun and definitely would get me skipping up and down the streets, even if the ones by me are covered in snow.
For accessories I am adding a gold, crystal statement necklace from Stella & Dot (1). The gold matches the zipper on my vest and the necklace itself brings an unexpected detail to the outfit. A little prep, a little glam, and a little love. Grab your favorite purse and you are ready to go!
Since I am at a point in my life where I have a limited budget, when putting together new outfits, I like to focus on things I could wear both to work and to a night out with my friends
On the bottom I picked these floral print skinny jeans from Banana Republic (3).
Regardless of your activity, I thought the outfit could be jazzed up with a little sparkle! This black necklace from Fracesca’s (1) will bring out the color in the pants and I am definitely a watch girl, so I also chose this simple gold watch (4) to compliment the gold in the necklace.
Day or night, grab this Michael Kors handbag (5), and off you go!
Today in Michigan, it was 1° outside. As much as I am enjoying this winter wonderland, I constantly have warmer days on the mind. In particular, I find myself daydreaming of my booked beach vacation in March. So, what better way to plan for warmer days than to put together the perfect beach outfit? After some searching, I have come across a few trendy finds, ideal for a sunny day at the beach.
First off, finding a bathing suit that fits “just right” is the key to a day at the beach. Finding something that is not only flattering, but also comfortable is necessary! I have been through my fair share of bad suits, however I have always been pleased with a Victoria Secret suit. My favorite style for the bottom is the Ruched Hipkini, color: White Paisley (2). On top, I adore the Long Line Bandeau, color: Aqua Reef (1).
I personally do not enjoy worrying that I will come out of the ocean topless from getting struck by a wave. This bandeau gives more coverage than the traditional bandeau style, while still having an adorable cutout in the back. The Ruched Hipkini also gives your bum decent coverage, plus more material is used on the side than a string bikini (wider side=less chance of the material pinching your side fat). More coverage while still being sexy? Yes please.
Other essentials for the beach include the three S’s: shoes, shades and shorts. These Old Navy Faux-Leather Capri Sandal, color: Brown Snake (4) are casual enough for the beach, but are an upgrade from the basic rubber flip flop.
The Gap has always been an excellent place for me to find bottoms. I love the 1969 Destructed Sexy Boyfriend Denim Shorts (3). This pair is casual, comfy and has a rugged look, perfect to throw over that adorable bikini.
And finally, to finish off this perfect beach day, a classic pair of shades is necessary. The Two-Tone Clubmaster-Style from Express (5) gives a mix of classic and retro, perfect to top off this cute and casual beach day outfit.