If there is one thing I wear an excessive amount in the summer months, it's floral. Whether on pants, shirts, skirts, dresses, or socks, I have a floral item of it in my closet. Once I get over my fear of bees thinking that I am a garden, I can be found wearing floral the majority of the week in summer. The versatility in colors, items, and material make it a very flattering pattern to wear. Below, I will show you three of my favorite ways to way floral in the summer.
This pastel wrap skirt is in my favorite shade, purple, and it pairs perfectly with cream or white tops. It is a very loose, flowy, material, and is perfect during hot months. I paired this standout item with a cream tank, my tan platform sandals (which are featured in every one of these outfits) and a jean jacket for layering. Here is where everything is from:
Skirt: Charlotte Russe
Jacket: the Gap
Here is what the outfit looks like without the jacket. As you can see, the outfit still has enough variety of patterns and colors to keep it interesting, but is also easy to layer for different weather.
This floral dress immediately contrasts with the last floral outfits due to its bright pattern. When I saw this dress in the store, the vibrant pattern did not deter me as they usually do, only because of the shape of the dress (I love a good button down) and the floral pattern. The pattern does not make the dress look tropical in any way, but instead adds a delicate touch to something that seems so out there at first. The dress is from Forever 21.
This last outfit features another wrap feature in the form of a top. What I love about this item is how many different ways it can be styled, and also how it can fit many body types because you essentially make the top yourself by wrapping it around your body. I styled mine with a big bow in the front and with a pair of white shorts, along with the same shoes as the two previous outfits. Here is where everything is from:
Top: Charlotte Russe (you'll find that the model styles it with the bow in front, but the description says it ties in the back, so it is really up to you!)
Those were some of my favorite floral outfits to wear this summer. I hope it covered a variety of styles, patterns, colors, and materials for you to find inspiration in what you love wearing in the summer. Although someone might tell you that you have enough of a particular style in your closet (I hear that all the time about floral), prove them wrong by showing the versatility of your favorite pattern, color, etc. Whether it is floral or not, follow your gut when it comes to what you like to wear, and I promise you'll be more confident and comfortable in your everyday life. Have an amazing week!
Spring is here, but the weather that comes with it may not have hit where you live yet. But don't let all of the cute spring clothing in the stores let you down! There are plenty of fun ways to slowly incorporate your spring wardrobe into your everyday outfits. Below, I have created a couple of outfits that are great for this transitioning period, organized by the temperature where you live. I hope you take some inspiration from this post in your own outfit planning!
When it starts to get above freezing, it may feel like time to break out the short-sleeves, but it is still too cold for that in reality. Instead, try some ripped jeans and a lighter sweater. In this outfit, I chose an off the shoulder sweater that I often find myself cold in if I wear it below freezing, but it is perfect for this weather. Here is where everything is from:
Sweater: JC Penny
Don't be ashamed to bring back some fall favorites in the 50's! This type of weather always reminds me of fall, and I will often wear fall colors and items in the hopes of it being my favorite season. Nonetheless, a lot of these items can be styled into a Spring/Summer outfit when the weather gets warmer! Here is where everything is from:
Top: Charlotte Russe
Bracelet: Alex and Ani
Here is a closer look at the sleeve detail, and the bracelet.
60's (°F )
By the time it reaches the 60's, I am ready to pull out the short sleeves. In order to combat being too cold, I often add an extra layer, for example a cardigan, hoodie, or in this case, some tights. This added protection can keep you warm in the cold parts of the day, but you won't be sweating when it finally reaches 65°F . Here is where everything is from:
Top: American Eagle (I tied it in a knot to make it cropped)
Tights: JC Penny
That concludes my post of the week! I hope that spring weather is at your door, or will be there soon, as I know I am tired of the cold weather. If you create an outfit inspired from this post, make sure to tag me on social media, I would love to see it. Have a great week!
Happy Sunday! With fall weather arriving, my favorite season of layering has finally begun. The 80's and early 90's inspiration has been taking over clothing stores over the past couple years, and it is often hard to pick between a current day look, and a retro one. With layering, I've been trying to combine these two looks into a cohesive, warm, fall outfit.
The base of my outfit were these paint splattered girlfriend jeans. From there, I decided I wanted to go with a comfortable, baggy look, and paired it with a big pink button up and a matching pink cardigan. I added a pop with the gold shoes to add another pump of retro. Another option would to be to pick a more neutral color for the top and shoes, and then add a pop of color in the socks = which would peek out at the ankle. Here is where everything is from:
Top: Forever 21
Cardigan: Cotton Emporium (bought at a thrift store)
Bottom: Hollister (bought at Marshalls)
Here is a close up of the top where you can also see the chokers I added to match the pop in the shoes, and add to the overall color theme of the look. The outfit can easily be worn without the cardigan as the day goes on and it gets warmer, as the interesting shape of the shirt and pop in necklace and shoes keep the look interesting. It is also incredibly comfortable; I have been focusing my closet away from skinny jeans and more towards looser fit because they can be styled just as easily, and are very comfortable.
I hope that this brought some inspiration to layering your closet in fall with the old and the new. Although the styles may seem completely different, combining old looks with modern color themes, or adding pops of retro into modern looks can help build a style around your closet. If you create an outfit using this post as inspiration, post it on social media and tag me! I'd love to see what you come up with. Have an amazing week.
The last back to school outfit that I have for you combines the two different styles of casual (from previous years) and a dark color theme. I recently found a new pair of basic jeans that are going to work great in my closet, and I'm also building up the amount of standout tees I have. School can be hard to dress for in the morning, so most days I end up throwing on a tee shirt and jeans. Finding a couple unique style tees will make my everyday outfits look more unique and less boring.
Dark & Casual
The top of this outfit combines a lot of trends: cold shoulder, bell sleeve, high neck, and a faint peplum style. The jeans I found in the clearance section for only $20, and they are simple midi height black jeans with rips in the knees. I paired it with my platform vans to match the colors in the outfit and give it a little bit of a pop. Here is where everything is from:
Top: American Eagle
Bottoms: Abercrombie & Fitch
Here is a closer look at the top so you can see the detailing. With tops like these in your closet, outfits can be super simple and comfy. but still be able to stand out amongst a plain tee shirt. Over time, you'll find that other items in your closet may become out of style, but a simple tee shirt in jeans will be a basic in your closet forever.
That is the conclusion of the three back to school outfit posts for this year! Let me know in the comments below if you enjoyed this years combination of styles, and what you would like to see next year! Here are my back to school outfits from previous years:
In the next few weeks you will be seeing some travel posts and also more fall related posts. Let me know if there is anything specific you want to see on the blog. I hope you have a great week!
Hello, I hope you've had a great week. The second of three back to school outfits I will be showing you incorporates both the girly and the preppy style in an outfit that is filled with fall colors. The clothing is all incredibly soft and high quality, making it feel as if I am wearing pajamas in this outfit. I hope you enjoy this weeks look! Scroll down to the bottom of the post to see my back to school outfits from last year.
Girly & Preppy
The combination of colors and different pieces of clothing in the above look screams fall to me. Dark colors, sweatshirts, and boots are all some of my favorite things, and putting them together makes the perfect outfit for back to school season. Here is where everything is from:
Sweatshirt: Pacsun (Brandy Mellville)
Dress: Urban Outfitters
This outfit also works great in all different types of weather. The sweatshrirt can be taken off and the long sleeved dress can easily be rolled up to create a whole new look. I have been looking for a fit and flare dress with a collar for a while, so that I can pop over a sweatshirt and it look really cute when I am cold.
I hope you liked the second of three back to school outfits that I have for you this year. Let me know in the comments if it inspired you to create an outfit of your own for the first day of school. Here are the outfits from previous years:
There is one more back to school outfit that is coming next week, so make sure to take a look at the blog next Sunday. I hope you all have a great week!
Happy Sunday! I hope that August is going well for you so far. Although it may not seem like it, the school year is coming up real fast, and fall clothing is popping into the stores. That means it is the start of my back to school posts, featuring some of my personal favorites, back to school outfits. This year I took ideas that I have used in previous years outfits and combined them with new styles, to create whole, new looks. There is guaranteed to be a look for whatever style of clothing you like to wear. I hope you enjoy this series!
Geeky & Retro
The look combines all of some of my favorite things: denim, Vans, and chokers. To pair with it, I added a vintage looking space tee shirt and matching space buns. The whole look is very dark and mysterious, but the solar system on the tee shirt gives off a geeky vibe. I love how it contrasts with the rest of the outfit yet seems to match. Here is where everything is from:
Here is a side view of the outfit, One of my favorite things about this look are the Vans which I recently got. From the side you can see more of the lift the have off the ground, because they are actually platform Vans, and thus help me feel a little bit taller than usual while still staying comfy. I am very happy that the platform sneakers trend has arrived because I am not a fan of uncomfortable shoes like heels, and these give a little extra height.
That is my first of three back to school outfits for this upcoming school year, I hope you enjoyed this post and it brought you some inspiration. If you want to check out previous years looks, you can check out these links:
What are some of your favorite back to school trends? Let me know in the comments below. I hope you have a great week!
One of the many things on my bucket list this summer (check out how to make one of your own here) was berry picking, and recently I was able to make it up to one of my favorite local farms for strawberry picking. Alstede Farms was featured last summer on the blog when I went blueberry picking. This year I decided to try it a little earlier and see how the strawberry picking was, and I was not disappointed.
Walking around the farm premises, there was not only strawberries, but raspberries, blueberries, and a variety of vegetables that were open for picking. Even so, the only option with ripe fruit was strawberries. It was a quiet day and being on the farm was very peaceful when I am used to the busy noise in the town I live in.
It was very easy to find some great looking strawberries, and I easily filled a container within 10 minutes of picking around. At home, pick your own fruit is great in making pies, adding to yogurts and salads, or just eating plain!
Here is the outfit that I wore strawberry picking. I wore layers because it was a slightly chilly day for summer, and I chose a long skirt in order to keep my legs from brushing against spiky plants or getting bit by bugs. Also I really liked how the red of the skirt reminded me of strawberries. Here is where everything is from:
Bottom: Rue 21
After picking I made my way back up to the main farmhouse, and got some homemade strawberry ice cream and a blackberry pie to go. The whole trip took maybe 4 hours out of my day, and was very easy to budget into my schedule. Plus, I ended up with some great memories and some great strawberries. I highly recommend checking out your local farm for an easy, fun, family friendly day.
Happy Sunday! How is your July going? I hope that this post either gave you some summer outfit inspiration or gave you some motivation to try out a new activity. Let me know in the comments below if you have a summer bucket list of your own that you are doing, and what you have done or yet to do! Have an amazing week!
Summer starts in 3 days, and the weather is finally heating up. My favorite thing to wear in summer are dresses because I find them super comfortable and they also work for any occasion. One of the biggest trends within the past year has been the off the shoulder look, and therefore many off the shoulder dresses have ended up in my closet this season. Here are my 3 favorite, floral, off the shoulder dresses.
This dress is very casual and breezy, and depending on the shoes worn with it, the look can be dressed up or down. I paired the dress with a couple necklaces (a choker and a longer chained, both rose gold) and these platform sandals that are shown with every dress. What I love about this outfit was how cheap it was, yet it still looks very professional, and it is all high quality. Here is where everything is from:
Dress: T.J. Maxx (similar)
This second look is also very casual, and is perfect for cooler summer days because it has long sleeves. The sleeves are gorgeous actually, the big belle sleeves are very 70's and are really fun to wear, but make sure you aren't doing anything in which they will get in the way. I paired it with a short silver necklace, and I often wear this outfit with my white converse to dress it down a little bit. Here is where everything is from:
Necklace: Disney Store
Dress: Forever 21
This last dress is a little more on the fancier side, only because it is a maxi dress. It is the first maxi dress I have ever purchased, mostly because I am always afraid to buy one because of my height. This was a great deal of $14, and I couldn't turn it down. It was almost my height in the store, but I hemmed it a little bit to fit to the right length. I layered this look with a jean jacket in case it gets chilly, and 2 choker necklaces. Here is where everything is from:
Dress: Forever 21
Floral dresses have always reminded me of summer, and I especially love the new off the shoulder ones that are popping up in stores. They are all very comfortable and perfect for a casual summer outing. I hope that these looks brought you some inspiration for your summer wardrobe. Have a fantastic week!
Happy Easter! On my last trip, I decided to document what I wore each day so that I could show you. The following post includes 7 days of outfits that I picked with me to bring to England (you can look forward to a travel itinerary coming next week). I fit it all in a small suitcase, so hopefully it can help with how to pack smaller. The outfit were planned around 50-60 degree weather and a few days with rain. Enjoy!
This first outfit is from the day after I arrived, and thus I was very tired and dealing with jet lag, so I wanted to dress comfy. It was also one of the warmest days of the trip so I was able to walk around without a jacket. Here is where everything is from:
Top: American Eagle
The backpack that is featured throughout the majority of the outfits is from Forever 21.
Sunday was the warmest day of the trip, almost 70 degrees! So I decided to wear my overall dress and some short sleeves. I brought a pair of boots with me for when I wanted to dress up an outfit more, as I did today. Here is where everything is from:
Necklace: Forever 21
The shirt is hidden under this look, but it gives the main idea for what I wore as the outerwear for the majority of the trip. The jacket I brought was light and comfy, perfect for layering. I also brought a blanket scarf to wrap around my neck or shoulders on especially cold days. Here is where everything is from:
Top: Thrift shopping
Scarf: Forever 21
Jacket: Forever 21
My outfit on Tuesday involved layers, so that I would stay warm in the morning and evenings, but cool during the day. The blouse underneath is short sleeved and very thin and flowy, so it is perfect in warm weather, but a sweatshirt can easily be placed over it. Here is where everything is from:
Top: Forever 21
Sweatshirt: Forever 21
Here is what I wore on Wednesday, it was very simple and casual. I picked this look because it is easy to change in and out of and perfect for a day of shopping. Here is where everything is from:
Necklace: Forever 21
Thursday's look was another one with the overall dress, which brings up a tip of mine. Anything that can be worn more than once/differently is a must bring! This look is very different than the other one I wore, and keeps extra room in the suitcase. Here is where everything is from:
This is another look that showcases my outdoor wear. I wore a long sleeved waffle shirt that was great for keeping warm on a cold day. Here is where everything is from:
Jacket: Forever 21
Scarf: Forever 21
On the plane ride home I just wore something super simple and super comfy, the classic go to: a hoodie and leggings. Here is where everything is from:
Those are my outfits of the week! I was stuck with minimal options as I tried to pack light, and some of the outfits at the end even include additions of things I purchased on the trip. I hope that this post brought you some inspiration for your next trip, as to what to pack and how to keep it as useful as possible. Have a great week, and keep your eyes out for a travel itinerary of my trip to England coming soon!
In the middle of winter, weather can vary a lot, so it is good to wear multiple heavy layers. Today I have 2 of my favorite outfits that use layering to its advantage.
This outfit is something you would find me wearing on a lazy day. I have on one of favorite pair of leggings and a green hoodie. Adding the denim jacket and accented shoes really create the look into something more interesting. I added a few pins and buttons onto the jacket to spice it up a bit more. Here is where everything is from:
Leggings: JC Penny
Denim Jacket: Old Navy
Here is a closer look at the top. It can be worn with rolled up sleeves, or rolled down, depending on the weather. I love the long pull ties on the hoodie that really give it a good comfy look. One of my favorite things about the hoodie is how the bottom is cut, so that it looks nicer than the average, lazy hoodie.
Here are the buttons and pins that I put on the jacket. They are all different shapes, colors, and sizes, which makes it look balanced and not too much. If you want to see where the pins on the left are from, check out this blog post. My friend gave me the pin on the right from Disney, and it is super cute!
This second look takes a casual cropped sweater and dresses it up a little. I am wearing a thin, flowy, short sleeved, button up soft pink shirt under a fuzzy cropped sweater. I added a accent necklace to finish the business look. It is still super comfy, and would be perfect for an outing or going somewhere when you want to look a little nice. Here is where everything is from:
Sweater: JC Penny
Shirt: Forever 21
Jeans: American Eagle
The look of the top reminds me of a lot of shirts seen in stores, where they have two tops sewn together. I didn't think it would look cute if I tried to make it work myself, but it turned out really nice.
I have been looking for a cute pair of black ankle boots for forever, and it was no surprise when I finally found the perfect pair at H&M. My other boots that are shown a lot on the blog are also from H&M, and they are my favorite pair of shoes ever. I love how good the quality is, how cute they are, and also how cheap they are! Both boots were found for under $50.
That concludes this outfit post, it is the first of 2017! How is 2017 going for you so far? Let me know in the comments below. Also, if you have any personal tips on how to layer in winter, I would love to hear them! I also wanted to point out that I have been posting more often on social media recently, so make sure you are following me on all platforms to get more info and pictures from the blog. Have a fantastic week!
A seventeen-year-old fashion obsessed girl, who stands just under 5 feet tall.