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Tuesday Trendy

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Trendy news of the week is one of my favorite COLOR-BLOCK!! What a great excuse to wear all the colored items in your closet for this summer – clothes, shoes and jewelry!! If you haven’t been color-blocking, then what are you waiting for? You need to start ASAP. Color-blocking doesn’t mean you can only do it with bright colors; it applies to all the colors of the rainbow.

If you are someone who isn’t into brights or have to wear more neutrals for work, then you can still color-block with white, black, grey, brown/nude and blue. For the rest of us color fanatics, the combinations are endless.

But just for good measure, I always consult the color wheel (yes that one that you probably haven’t seen since your tiny tots school days). It helps to see what opposites are complimentary or how you can color-block using colors in the same range for that minimum effect.

Take a cue from all the celebs that are trending in color-block and below are some of my pics showing how I wear this trend.

 

Forever 21 dress

Forever 21 top 

Charlotte Russe skirt

Baublebar earrings

Arden B. necklace

Arden B. bracelet

Bakers shoes

Sunday Recap: OOTW

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It’s recap time

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Monday – print dress & black tank top H & M (old), earrings & bangles Baublebar (wait list), sandals Steve Madden (old)
Tuesday – print top & pants H & M (available in select stores), earrings Baublebar (wait list), shoes Steve Madden (old)
Wednesday – top & leggings H & M (available now), earrings & bracelet Baublebar (not available), necklace Baublebar (wait list), shoes Steve Madden (old)
Thursday – top Express (old), skirt H & M (old), earrings Baublebar (wait list), necklace H & M (available now in select stores), bangles Aldo (old), shoes Payless (available now)
Friday – top Express (old), jeans Charlotte Russe (old), necklace Baublebar (in stock), shoes Steve Madden (old), earrings H & M (old, not pictured, forgot to take picture, oops!)

Friday Fab Finds

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Jewelry under $15

This edition of fab find is all about my favorite obsession JEWELRY!!! I have no price limit when it comes to buying accessories (jewelry, handbags and sunglasses); it’s the only place where I feel no guilt splurging because I believe accessories are what makes an outfit. But just because I have a no limit budget, doesn’t mean I still don’t look around for a deal and, sometimes, I am lucky enough to find one. So, this week I am sharing with you the amazing pieces I got, all under $15 and where you can buy these (or something similar). Happy shopping & TGIF!!

Earrings:

Rhinestone square studs – $3.80 – Forever21

Rhinestone teardrop earrings – $3.80 – Forever21

Statement earrings in white & neon yellow – $5.95 – H & M available in stores now (similar neon)

 

Necklaces:

1. Chain link necklace – about $5-$8 – Forever21 available at select stores (similar)

2. Pink teardrop necklace – $5 – Charlotte Russe available in store (similar)

3. Pastel pink geo necklace – $12.95 – H & M available in stores now (kind of similar)

4. Mint bauble bib – $5 – Charlotte Russe available in stores now (similar)

5. Pearl & mint chain necklace – $6 – Charlotte Russe available in stores now (similar)

Tuesday Trendy

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Today’s trendy report is about Peter Pan Collar.  I thought this one was a little young when I first saw it and that I would look ridiculous wearing this trend.  But then I saw celebs of all ages wearing it (from Hailey Steinfield 15, Naya Rivera 25, to Natalie Portman 31) and realized it’s something I can def try, w/out looking like I am trying to be 12.  So, I decided to give it a shot and was surprised at how much I liked it!!  I bought two different type of shirts, first is a light pink chiffon (yes, of course, I bought chiffon, lol, I am obsessed with it!!!) and the second one is a dressy nudey/taupey color with silver spots on it.  I have yet to buy a Peter Pan collared dress since I already bought 2 tops, trying to save some $$$; let’s see may be soon I can get one.

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Below you will see pictures of how I styled each shirt:

The pink one I wore with black dressy shorts for work and paired it with pastel colored earrings, bangles, patent skinny belt and shoes (a little black against black contrast, I thought the patent would stand out more than leather since the pants were black).  If your work has a stricter dress policy, you can switch the shorts with pencil skirt or long cotton sateen pants and a black linen blazer (cotton sateen and linen will keep you cool but they are still dressy enough for work). I also wore this same shirt to a BBQ recently (not pictured, I didn’t take any, big oops) with light blue jeans shorts and matching pink flats with bows (yes I like bows too, lol, so girly, it always makes me happy), and same jewelry.  So, it’s a very versatile top, probably because it’s made of Chiffon, ha!!

The nude/taupe one is a little dressier so I wore it with darker washed skinny jeans for a casual date night with the hubby or a girls night out.  Paired it with black satin pumps for extra shot of hotness and kept the jewelry silver matching with the silver spots (I wore a rounder shaped earrings to mimic the shape of the silver spots on the shirt).

Let me know what you guys think about this trend, if you have tried or will try.  Are there any other trends now that you are loving/hating or want me to talk about?

You can find Peter Pan collared tops and dresses at:
Tops
Charlotte Russe  – Shimmer Dot Peter Pan Collar Top  & Peter Pan Collar Chiffon Top (these are the two tops I am wearing)
Dresses

Monday Madness

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Today’s madness confession is about one of my favorite fabrics, CHIFFON!! I absolutely love any type of clothing made out of chiffon (or the cheaper, very similar stepsister 100% polyester).
It’s so versatile; from office to running errands to weddings or formal dinners, you can wear chiffon outfits anywhere because it’s so easy to dress up or down. It’s very flattering on most body type since it doesn’t cling on like jersey, wear out like cotton, or puffy like tulle. It also mellows out the loud colors like neon, red and fuchsia to make it more wearable for all.

Below are few pictures of me in chiffon (or the stepsister, lol), two long ones I wore for formal dinner dates, one to do a tour in Greece (so much history, loved that tour), and the last one to party in Vegas for my bachelorette (o yea, fun times!!!).

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If you already don’t have anything chiffon in your closet, then what are you waiting for? Run, don’t walk, to the nearest mall and get some to add to your fabulous closet. Clothing made out of chiffon are available in any price point and trust me, this is a purchase you won’t regret.

You can find Chiffon at the following retailers

Asos
Delia’s
Forever 21 
Charlotte Russe
Wet Seal

Tuesday Trendy

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Tuesday trendy is all about trying the latest and most talked about trends of the season for fashion, hair, make up and nails.  You will get my report on what trends are must try and what should be in exile.  Starting off this “trendy” report on one of my favs – PEPLUM!!!
From celebrities to royalty, everyone seems to be loving and adding some peplum in their lives.  It flatters women of all shapes and sizes, however, it is especially great for the few of us that are trying to hide the muffin top.  Below are few examples of how to incorporate peplum in your life, from business suit like the Duchess of Cambridge, to night out like Emma Stone, or running every day errands like Kim Kardashian; its one of those pieces that can go from street to chic in a hot minute. I have also included two of my pics to show you how i would style it for a night out or daytime/work attire.  Peplum is available for fashionistas like us at all price point so go get some and treat yourself to a cookie or five cause even if you get a little, shall we say, muffiny you will have your bestie “peplum” to cover for ya!!

 

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peplum topsForever 21, Charlotte Russe, asos & TOPSHOP

peplum dressesForever 21, Charlotte Russe, asos & TOPSHOP

peplum skirtsCharlotte Russe, asos & TOPSHOP

peplum jacketsCharlotte Russe & asos

peplum jumpsuit/romper - asos

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