August 28, 2015

My Style: Laced Up

f you've got the end of summer blues, I suggest a little shopping therapy.  To put a smile on any fashionista's face, just think of the new fall pieces that could make their way into your closet.  Charlotte Russe has some awesome new clothes and accessories, a few of which I've selected as fall essentials.      

First, the high heeled combat boots are a must.  Comfortable, versatile, and chic.  You can wear booties with no-show socks, with lace accent ankle socks, with over-the-knee socks, or with tights.  Booties look chic with so many things from leggings to skirts to dresses.

Second, suede is the "it" material for fall, and you can enjoy high quality faux suede or vegan leather--yes, it feels great to wear luxurious materials and yet not harm any animals in the process.  For this styling, I selected a beautiful tan, faux suede skirt and a handsome, fringed backpack.

Lastly, you must have guessed that lace-up tops and dresses are part of this fall's go-to aesthetics.  I'm lovin' this black lace-up top with bell sleeves.  

Summer was fantastic, and now it's time to get ready for fall.  See you at the mall!  Xoxo, Shelly

Hair extensions courtesy of Irresistible Me

August 17, 2015

My Style: Sunflower Fields

he last remnants of summer are fading fast.  I can't say I feel a chill in the air yet, because it's been very warm in Arizona.  But I know my first day at a new university is approaching quickly, and so I'm trying to take advantage of every free moment to enjoy summertime until school starts.  While out hiking, I came upon this little field of sunflowers, and knew I had to come back for a photo shoot.  What can I say about this OOTD other than you can't go wrong with a LBD, black booties, black wide-brimmed hat, a denim jacket, and a fringe bag?  Seriously, it doesn't get better than this!  I do want to say that the dress by Goldie London is the ultimate in quality, and I adore the grommet detailing.  The jacket, by the same company, is fully lined with zipper detailing and pleats.  Just purely beautiful pieces.  I also recommend the sunglasses by Polette--custom glasses that are wonderful.  Everything I'm wearing today, I love.  Here's to more hikes and maybe finding some more gorgeous fields to photograph.    Xoxo Shelly 

August 15, 2015

My Style: Desert Daze

have grown to love the beauty of the desert.  Because of die-hard Coachella fans, I know that Indio and Palm Springs, California, have received much acclaim over the last few years; however, I especially enjoy Tucson and Scottsdale, Arizona, for the amazing fauna, the colorful sunsets, and the quiet, stark hills.  Cue in quiet, calming music and then stop with a screech.  Let's be honest, I do love nature but I also like the luxury resorts, the world class golf courses, the exquisite shopping, the outstanding art museums, the night clubs, etc.  I just had to be real with you, my lovely readers. This particular photo shoot was taken in Tucson where I spent time last month at two great resorts--the Loews Ventana Canyon Resort and the Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa.  For a luncheon with friends, I wore this black lace, maxi skirt that has a beautifully embroidered waistband.  I searched for the perfect top to complement the skirt and found this ideal ivory, textured halter top.  To bring the colors together, I wore an ivory, embroidered, round purse and flat, black sandals.  Highlighting the colors in the waistband, I wore pretty rings in blue and black and nail polish in a light turquoise green.  I'm not usually bold enough to wear a bare-back, halter top but I felt in the heat of the desert and coupled with a delicate lace maxi skirt that the styling was alluring but classy.  I hope you agree :)  Xoxo, Shelly