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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

My Style: Daisy Dukes


Today's Look:  showcases a pair of acid wash cut-offs and a loose crop-top.  I love the flowy, flared cami in daisy-printed jersey knit, and I couldn't wait to add the daisy embroidered, high-waisted acid wash cut-offs and daisy stud earrings.  As you can tell for this spring, I am enjoying crop tops and shorts.  Making the outfit more tomboy chic, I wore simple, white Converse sneakers and edgy aviator sunglasses. I finished the look off by dressing up my phone in Clique's "Gold Dust (Clip Case)" which matched my gold accessories perfectly.  If you didn't notice, I kidnapped my brother's longboard as a photoshoot prop for fun.  And yes, I did try to cruise around a little bit, but let's be honest, I am no skater girl.  haha  Hope you all are having a wonderful, adventurous week!  Xoxo, Shelly


Outfit Details:  Top, Bracelets, & Sunglasses courtesy of Charlotte Russe , Phone Case courtesy of Clique Fashion Case & Skin Boutique ,  Shorts by Vibrant at LoveCulture, Converse Sneakers at urbanoutfitters.com, Rings and Earrings from Forever 21.


Fashion Tip:  Daisies are a major trend this season.  Whether its on a graphic tee, embellished accessories, or embroidered shorts, daisies are a definite must!






               


Sunday, April 20, 2014

My Style: Back to Reality


Today's Look:  is all about enjoying a beautiful spring day.  I started the outfit by thinking of what to wear around town on a sunny, breezy day and the transition from festival wear to street style.  Now that Coachella is over, city slickers and suburbanites must go back to their day-to-day lives, leaving their boho-decked out selves behind.  I personally love both festival and street style, so I decided to make a look that transforms into each, wearing a bright pink crop-top and black, shredded cut-offs and styling them a little differently.  For the festival look, I wore a floral headband that I made and it was meant to be because it matched this beautiful Ali & Kris pullover to a T.  For the street style,  I put on the pullover and removed the floral crown.  Simple yet effective changes transform the look.  Of course, I had to add some edginess by wearing black, cut-out ankle boots and black galaxy nails.  Now, one of my personal styling philosophies is that a girl's phone should always be as fabulously dressed as she is.  For the perfect finishing touch, I turned my iPhone into a fashion accessory with a beautiful "Mini Dot Pink" case by Clique Fashion Case & Skin Boutique.  Hope you all had a wonderful Easter!  Xoxo, Shelly


Outfit Details: Pullover courtesy of Ali & Kris ❤, iPhone Case courtesy of Clique Fashion Case & Skin Boutiqueat cliqueshops.com ❤, Top from Wet Seal, Shorts and Bracelets from Forever 21, Booties from stevemadden.com, Sunglasses, Earrings, and Black Ring from Earthbound Trading Co, White Ring from nastygal.com.


Fashion Tip:  This spring, enjoy mixing different shades of one color.  In this look I had fun with different pinks throughout.  It makes a simple outfit more exciting!








               





Wednesday, April 16, 2014

My Style: Polka Dots & Chevron


Today's Look:  is all about a flirty, dotted chevron shift dress made of micro-satin.  Spring is definitely the season to wear fun dresses that flow, swirl, and attract.  This little gem is the perfect spring staple.  To complement the black polka-dotted, chevron print, I styled the dress with a black belt that has sparkly crystal embellishments.  The shoes are my one indulgent purchase for this photo shoot; how can a girl resist block heel sandals with ankle straps?  Literally impossible!  Besides feminine, flirty dresses and strappy sandals, spring is represented to me by two types of flowers--tulips and daffodils.  If you look carefully, you can see some of them peeking out in the background.  I couldn't resist showing off how beautiful the neighborhood looks in my recent photoshoots.  I hope you’re loving the season whatever it may be for you right now :) Xoxo, Shelly


Outfit Details:  Dress courtesy of Charlotte Russe ❤, Lipstick Cinnamon Swirl courtesy of N°7 (at Phoenix Fashion Week) ❤, Hairspray courtesy of Bumble and Bumble (at Phoenix Fashion Week) ❤, Heels from Zara, Purse and Black Stone Ring from Sage Brush Trading Co., Bracelet and Belt from Charming Charlie, Earrings from betseyjohnson.com, Gold Ring from Premier Designs


Fashion Tip:  Adding a thin waist-belt to a simple shift dress not only adds a personal touch, but it also compliments the feminine figure.






Monday, April 14, 2014

My Style: Orange Crush


Today's Look:  is still about Coachella dreamin’.   The headlines are stating that Beyonc√© and Gwen Stefani graced the stages at Coachella as a special surprise for attendees.  Well, if I can’t be there, at least I can still dress up and have fun like I'm at the music festival.  To begin, I chose a tribal patterned, swing crop top that matched my white-washed orange shorts.  Adding a little more of a 1970's feel, I wore woven stacked friendship bracelets and a crocheted purse. To stay protected from the sun, I wore a wide-brimmed hat and colorful, mirrored sunglasses featuring shades of orange and pink.  The gladiator sandals by Lucky Brand created a perfect last boho detail.  Obviously, I've been a little obsessed with Coachella and all the fashion trends that are created at the two weekend event--next year, I'm hoping to get a group together and go crazy :)  I better start saving up now...  Xoxo, Shelly


Outfit Details:  Top courtesy of Charlotte Russe ❤, Bracelets courtesy of Earthbound Trading Co. ❤, Hairspray courtesy of Bumble and Bumble (at Phoenix Fashion Week) ❤, Shorts & Sunglasses from Forever 21, Purse from American Eagle, Shoes by Lucky Brand from Dillard's, Hat from Oasap.com, Big Ring from Sage Brush & Company, Black Band from Earth Bound Trading Co., Nails by Impress Nails from Walgreens.


Fashion Tip:  On a sunny, warm day, a black, wide-brim hat not only adds style to an outfit, but also provides protection from the sun--perfect for long days out at festivals.  








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Thursday, April 10, 2014

My Style: Free Spirit


Today's Look: is festival chic, inspired by one of my style icons Vanessa Hudgens, and fun for the hot summer days approaching.  To get this look, I started with the tribal jacquard cage-back crop top in black, beige, and taupe and denim cut-offs.  I just had to add a floral headband, cut-out ankle boots, and a crocheted vest.  Adding the perfect finishing touches, I accessorized with infinity earrings, a studded leather bracelet and belt, and tarnished metal rings.  To get an idea of what bloggers go through, I have a story for you, my loyal readers.  For this shoot in particular, I knew I wanted lush green trees, mother earth vibes, and of course, beautiful lighting.  My photographer and I set out searching for a great spot.  We had to hike through a field, down a steep slope, and through (not past but through) numerous shrubs to get to this location--I saw the logs from the highway and thought it would be an awesome setting.  Although the area looked stunning in the pictures, during the photo shoot I felt like I was under attack; I had to ward off ants, bees, rodents (at least I think I heard a few scurry away in the bushes), and scratchy branches.  Luckily, we survived the wilderness and got some great pictures which made it worth the work.  When I got a chance to look at the photos that night, there was a spot on the back of my top in one of the photos.  I zoomed in and it was a ginormous bee just hanging out, chilling on my back!  I'm very allergic to bees and very thankful I wasn't aware of its presence and that it didn't sting me.  Goodness...the things we bloggers go through for that perfect shot.  Anyway, that's my dramatic story. haha  Hope you're all having a wonderful week.  Xoxo, Shelly



Outfit Details:  Top courtesy of Charlotte Russe ❤, Earrings courtesy of  VanessaReneeStyle.com (at Phoenix Fashion Week) ❤, Lipstick courtesy of N°7 (at Phoenix Fashion Week) , Shorts from Forever 21, Crochet Vest and Bracelet from Earthbound Trading Company, Boots and Belt from Target, Headband from American Eagle, Stacked Ring from World Market, Band Ring from A√©ropostale, Nails by Impress Nails.


Fashion Tip:  Even if you're not going to Coachella this year, it's still fun to dress up and be there in spirit.









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