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Monday, July 21, 2014

My Style: Don't Go Chasing Waterfalls

Today’s Look:  was photographed in front of an 80 foot waterfall that is part of a nature trail at the luxurious Loew’s Ventanna Canyon Resort in Tucson, Arizona.  Every summer my family and I enjoy staying here and experiencing all that Tucson has to offer.  From delicious food at local restaurants to glamorous scenery and fabulous shopping, it's a trip I always enjoy.  This year was also special because I visited one of my favorite stores that just opened a location in Tucson, Immediate Fashion Company.  I took pictures of the visit and definitely scored some amazing goodies that I can't wait to share!  This crop-top is from Immediate and was the starting piece of today's look.  I love the vibrant sunflower print and cut of the top; so to complement the focal point, I paired the top with a simple black skater skirt and pair of black platform booties. Accessorizing, I chose a thick, gold chain necklace and cut-out metal lace rimmed sunglasses in gold amber. To bring out more of the browns in the sunflowers, I chose a fun phone case in brown with tan polka dots. To top it off, these photos were taken in between monsoon rain showers in 106 degree weather—soooooo I apologize if I look a little wrecked.  Please let me know your secret for fabulous hair during the hot, humid summers or hairstyles that you recommend.  I would love to hear your thoughts :) Xoxo, Shelly

Outfit Details:  Top courtesy of Immediate Fashion Company ❤ | Necklace & Earrings courtesy of Charlotte Russe ❤ | Phone Case courtesy of Clique Boutique ❤ | Skirt by Cemi Ceri from UrbanOG | Shoes by Glaze from Shop Priceless | Sunglasses from Zero UV | Midi Rings & Nails from Claire's | Eye Shaped Ring from Black Hound Gallerie | Gold Bands from Forever 21 

Beauty Tip:  On a humid, hot day, a side braid is the perfect solution to unruly hair.  Also, for monsoon season here in AZ, it's a must!


Saturday, July 19, 2014

My Style: Bohemian Rhapsody

Today's Look: was taken in beautiful Old Town Scottsdale on a humid, 102 degree afternoon.  Yes, I wilted.  Literally.  Northern Arizona is not nearly as hot as "The Valley" during the summer months, so I'm not acclimated to real heat.  Lucky for me, I received a lovely embellished chevron striped romper from Charlotte Russe that was perfect for a warm summer day. To give a more bohemian styling, which you know I love, I added a soft, extra-long jersey cardigan from SirenLondon.  SirenLondon is an e-retailer with headquarters located in Warwickshire, England.  Specializing in indie, vintage-style, hand-selected clothing,  they have an eye for trends and a great selection of what's current.  I definitely recommend checking them out!  To add more boho flare, I selected a pretty gold and black beaded hair-jewelry clip by artist Semira Mustafic, creator of Hair Floaters, black sling-back booties, various artistic rings, gold earrings, and a cuff bracelet.  Hope you're all staying cool this summer.  Xoxo, Shelly

Outfit Details:  Cardigan courtesy of SirenLondon ❤ | Romper, Bracelet, & Earrings courtesy of Charlotte Russe ❤ | Hair Clip courtesy of Floaters ❤ | Shoes from Maurices | Black Stone Ring from Sage Brush Trading Company | Eye Ring from Black Hound Gallerie | Gold Rings from Forever 21 | Nails from Claire's

Fashion Tip:  Long, black cardigans have a super power of being not only a stylish piece in any closet, but also being very flattering to a woman's curves.  I had been looking for one for awhile when I found this beauty.  The Long Tall Whisper Cardigan from SirenLondon could not be more perfect!

Watch my short and sweet tutorial on how to wear Hair Floaters below :)


Tuesday, July 15, 2014

My Style: Shake Your Pom Poms

Today's Look:  is all about celebrating the hot pom pom trim trend!  I was so excited when one of my favorite stores, Missguided, contacted me to collab to show off this amazing dress that is ideal for summer.  The pink shades and floral print make me think of tropical paradise and summer love (perfect for vacationing in Tucson, Arizona, at the Loews Ventana Canyon Resort).  I styled the dress with some of my favorite new accessories including navy socks from Soxxy, a delicate bracelet from Etsy artist Lesli Neal of firesky7, my iPad decked out in a beautiful skin from Clique Boutique, and pink sunglasses from Flagstaff's finest a.k.a. Basement Marketplace.  I wore white platforms with the socks to show off their unique knit and finished the look with a simple silver necklace, two rings, and blue crystal stud earrings.  You can't see all of it, but the resort I'm vacaying at has beautiful vegetation and scenery.  You'll get a glimpse of the resort's waterfall in an upcoming post!  I'm very excited to share it with you.  I hope you are all enjoying your summer adventures.  Please let me know your summer vacation musts in the comment section below!  I always love hearing from you.  Xoxo, Shelly

Outfit Details:  Dress courtesy of Missguided ❤ | Socks courtesy of Soxxy ❤ | Bracelet courtesy of firesky7 ❤ | iPad Skin courtesy of Clique Boutique ❤ | Sandals from Steve Madden | Sunglasses from Basement Marketplace | Earrings by Destine Austrian Crystal from Sally Beauty Supply | "Love" Ring from Earthbound Trading Company | Crystal Ring from Maurices | Necklace was a gift

Fashion Tip:  when done correctly, socks with sandals can create a uniquely cool look!  Don't be afraid to try some new fun socks and pair them with your fave sandals.  For quality, fashionable socks, check out Soxxy.



Friday, July 11, 2014

My Style: Rain, Rain, Go Away

Today's Look:  was taken in between monsoon rain showers in Sedona, Arizona.  In some of the photos, the background of red rock mountains is so pretty that it looks like a fake backdrop!  For today’s visit to beautiful Sedona, I decided to feature a line of clothing designed by MIHO from Japan.  MIHO has lived in New York since 2008 and started her clothing company called Miusigny in 2011.  Recently, she created a less expensive line for Miusigny called “Me.”  I am wearing the “Angel in HeavenMe tank in orange.  The tank is cut low with deep arm holes, inviting a lacey bralette to peak out.  Bralettes and camisoles are so pretty nowadays that we feel compelled to show them.  I especially thought about the white accents in this outfit—the white bralette, the white Dr. Martens, the white backpack, the white manicure, and the white necklace.  This is my second cow bone guitar pick necklace from Six Shooter Gifts; I love the antique rose charm on the necklace and also the infinity bracelet.  In addition to the white and orange palette, I added splashes of color through the fun, rainbow sunnies I bought while visiting Venice Beach and the pretty tiger-in-a-floral-jungle cell phone case from India Circus.  I’d like to hear how you style orange and especially how you style white Dr. Martens.  Xoxo, Shelly

Outfit Details:  Top courtesy of Me by Miusigny ❤ | Shorts courtesy of Charlotte Russe ❤ | Phone Case courtesy of India Circus ❤ | Necklace & Bracelet courtesy of Six Shooter Gifts ❤ | Lipstick courtesy of Sunset 45 ❤ | Eye Shadow & Mascara courtesy of N°7 ❤ | Boots from Dr. Martens | Backpack from River Island | Bralette from Basement Marketplace | Rings & Earrings from Earthbound Trading Co. | Sunglasses from vendor on Venice Beach

Fashion Tip:  for us smaller chested chicas, lacy bralettes are a great way to be sexy while remaining oh-natural and comfy.