Thursday, August 21, 2014

Rocked it & Swapped it

For sale in Kaitlyn's closet for just $25 (retail price $45) // Similar Splurge 

Recent posts may indicate that we're slightly obsessed with the 70's, at least in the form of jumpsuits. Remember the amazing onesies we all wore as children? They were comfortable, stylish (obviously!), and made it easy to get dressed...who wants to spend the time picking out a top AND bottoms? 

The return of the one piece still carries all the same benefits and we are all for an outfit that allows you to feel like you're wearing pj's, but looks to others as if you put in an extra pinch of effort ;)

Here are a few of our favorite styles for fall:

How do you feel about this trend? Here to stay or about to expire?

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Fall Wish List: Lisa

I am so excited for fall fashion this year! Fall is my favorite season, so it only makes sense that I am obsessed with all the trends that we are all about to start wearing. I love buying a few trend pieces each year to mix and match with my current wardrobe. I mean, who can afford to buy a new entire closet each season? Not me! 

Quite a few trends are rolling over from last year but being revamped in a more updated way.
Hello plaid crop tops and kitten heels, swoon!  

Here are three of my favorite fall trends that I can't wait to shop:

Mad for Plaid

Animal Print 

The Color Wine

What trends are you looking forward to this fall? See any items above that you have to have?

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The Year of the Jumpsuit Comeback

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Let's face it, jumpsuits are back in a big way. I  am clearly obsessed and have shifted from buying up all the maxi dresses to stocking up on jumpsuits. I can't wait to see what styles come out this coming fall and winter!

This beautiful black number was in my latest swap bag from Kaitlyn and I was over the moon.
It's such a great basic piece and can be dressed up or down and even worn year round.
I call dibs on this one Katie is you ever plan to add it to your Because I Shop Too Much closet!
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Jumpsuit: TJMaxx (Swap w/ Kaitlyn) // Shoes: Victoria's Secret // Charm Bracelet: Alex and Ani // Watch: Fossil // Initial Necklace: House of Gemmes 

I kept the styling super simple by adding black flats and delicate gold jewelry.

Are you a big fan of jumpsuits? What do you think of this one?

Monday, August 18, 2014

Showered with Love

I have only worn this dress a handful of times but it is actually one of my favorites in my closet. It has all of the essentials: A great print, flattering fit, and versatile styling options. Being tall (and slightly busty) can make it difficult for me to find a dress that isn't too short or too revealing so I get excited when I find a piece that can still make me feel confident without being over the top. 

A statement necklace is the exclamation point in most of my wardrobe choices sand I thought this (obnoxiously) bright yellow necklace was perfect for pulling out the yellow hints in the print. What do you think?

Dress: LOFT // Shoes: Just Fab (similar) // Bag: Just Fab (swap w/Lisa) (similar) // Sunnies: Old Navy
Necklace: T+J Designs // Bracelets: My Mom's & It's a Bling Thing // Ring: Forever 21

Friday, August 15, 2014

The Kind of Black & Blue You Want on Your Body(con)

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Does anyone else think of a bruise when you wear black and blue? It's such a weird assimilation, but none the less, I always think of them when I find myself in the colors black and blue. Needless to say, this bodycon dress looks nothing like a bruise!

This super sexy number found it's way to me in my most recent swap bag with Kaitlyn and I couldn't wait to try it out. I love that it is a midi length and the cut-out detail on the back is just the right amount of something different, don't you think?

I kept the styling super simple as the stripes and cut-out already make it styled enough in my book.
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Dress: Forever 21 (Swap w/ Kaitlyn) // Bag: Target // Sunnies: Ray Ban // Shoes: Just Fab // Watch: Fossil // Charm Bracelet: Alex and Ani // Bangle: It's a Bling Thing // Ring: Lauren Conrad 

Do you own any midi length bodycon dresses? What do you think of this one? 

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Rocked it & Swapped it

Who doesn't love a great item of clothing in an animal print? No seriously, I'm asking? Personally, I am under the assumption that we all need a touch (or TONS) of animal print in our lives. This beautiful cheetah print tank from H&M is the super versatile and can be worn year round. 

Kaitlyn recently styled her tank tucked into a pink maxi skirt and paired it with a denim jacket. I personally am in love with the entire outfit. In fact, I may recreate her look (thanks for the inspiration, Katie!)

When I wore it back in May, it was all about layers and mixing it with nude and gold accessories. 

Here are both of our looks:

Do you have a favorite animal print item of clothing? How would you style this tank?

Shop the Looks: 

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Peaked my Pinterest: The Three Pony Tuck

When I saw this pin on Pinterest I decided this style must be not only recreated, but shared with all of you ASAP! 

It is just such a cute style and takes 5-10 minutes to complete (depending on how quick you are). I feel like this look can be worn in everyday life, to work, out with friends, or even to an event! It really is a super easy style that can look very chic depending on how you finish it. 

I give you the three pony tuck:
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What you will need: 
-3 elastic ties in your hair color (I used clear so you could see how to do the style more easily)
-hair brush

1) Section your hair into three sections and using the elastics make three equal pony tails down the center of your head. 
2) Part your hair above the 1st elastic and flip the pony though it. Repeat with the second section but this time pull the first pony ends through the center too. 
3) Repeat the last step on the third pony (flip it through itself) and pull all hair through that center too. That's it! 

 I think this style would be super cute if you curled your ends when you were done, maybe add a braid at the bottom, or even twist the ends into a low bun (center or side). The options really are endless! 

What do you think of the three pony tuck? Is this a style you would wear?