Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Handkerchief Print Jumpsuit


Linen Blazer - Marshalls
Jumpsuit - Forever 21
Steve Madden Heels - Thrifted
Steve Madden Purse - c/o Marshalls











There are some trends I just can't get on board with. 
Socks with sandals, Birkenstocks, white sunglasses.
 I mean, I think they look great...on other people! That's exactly how I felt about jumpsuits. They're cute, just on someone else! Earlier this year a stylist from Marshalls sent me a jumpsuit. At first I was skeptical, but after trying it on and loving it, I felt like I could rock the occasional jumpsuit-especially one as cute as this handkerchief print one. I found it at Forever 21 and was drawn to the eclectic print, but ordered it online so I wasn't quite sure how it would fit. Once it came, I was eager to try it on. 
Ladies, it was seriously love at first sight(or try on) 
It fit so well and has open sides making it perfect for keeping cool in the hot summer months. Best part- it can be worn with flats or heels! I'm a big fan of versatile fashion items and this jumpsuit it just that! I paired it with a sleek linen blazer from Marshalls and some simple nude sandals for a dressier, everyday look. 

Another trend I was skeptical about- the backpack. When I think of a "fashion" backpack, my mind immediately goes back to my freshman year in high school when I rocked a leopard Dakine. 
You remember Dakine backpacks, right?
  Everyone had one at my school and I have steered clear of backpacks since. But after receiving this sleek black one from Marshalls, I'm kind of a backpack convert. Plus, this one can be worn as a purse. Perfect for all my days on the go with my little guy. Now if only they made backpacks this cute when I was in high school!
Marshalls has a huge selection of amazing backpacks just like the one I have posted today! 
I have my eye on a fringed black one that I may need to snag this weekend ;)


Thank you for reading!

Disclosure: I have received free products or value from Marshalls or The TJX Companies, Inc. 
in connection with my affiliation with Marshalls Project FAB.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Simplicity


Gray J Brand Jeans - c/o Marshalls
Blouse - H&M
Steve Madden Pumps - Thrifted







Sometimes the simplest outfits are the best ones. Right?
 I was sent these high-rise J Brands from Marshalls and fell in love with their cool wash. I don't have a pair of gray jeans in a light wash and J Brand just happens to be one of my favorite brands, so I was very excited when I received them. I love purchasing all my denim at Marshalls because it's high-quality, in season, and always affordable.  You know when football players score a touchdown and they do a victory dance? I do something like that when I find the exact same item I purchased at Marshalls, at a department store! It's seriously the best thing ever! 
*que the sprinkler dance and raising the roof*
That happened recently with my Rag & Bone vest from this post. It was listed for over $150 at Nordstrom- yikes! I only paid $49.99. Can't hate that!


Enjoy your week and thank you for your sweet comments!

Disclosure: I have received free products or value from Marshalls or The TJX Companies, Inc. 
in connection with my affiliation with Marshalls Project FAB.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Vibrant Prints



Dress - c/o Marshalls
Oryany - TJMaxx
Mia Heels - Ebay
Initial Necklaces - gifted from my sister Giulianna













I heard a commercial on Pandora the other day announcing the arrival of Pumpkin Spiced lattes and it totally threw me off guard. No way is summer almost over! I just started sifting through my fall items and I'm deciding what I can carry into this upcoming season. I usually try to buy things that can translate into all seasons and I can just switch up my accessories and layers. This dress happens to be one of those items! I picked it up at Marshalls and before I could make my way to the register, I was stopped not once, but twice, by women who wanted to know where I found this lovely dress. What immediately caught my eye was the beautiful print; I loved the black accents woven into the pattern and the crochet detailing on the arm. The dress had such a vibrant, festive print, plus with its breezy chiffon fabric- I knew I had to go home with it!  I didn't notice the fluttery sleeves until I tried it on, so that was just the icing on the cake. 
Well, the real icing on the cake was that this dress was only $16.99! No joke!
The quality and fit is incredible that you would never guess it was under twenty dollars. But that's Marshalls for you! Amazing, high-quality items at a fraction of the cost. I makes sense why I shop there once a week (don't tell Nick!).

Now I really need to step up my home decor for this season. I want to make it super cozy and inviting. I have super dark floors and have a hard time creating a warm feel to our home.
Any suggestions?

Monday, September 8, 2014

Embellished Mini


Embellished Mini - Forever 21 (recent purchase!)
Blouse - H&M
Heels & Bag - c/o Marshalls










I wouldn't say I have a cookie cutter style. I can't describe it in a few words and when I've taken surveys on sites like ShoeMint, I never fit in just one category. Despite my ever changing style, one thing has always remained the same, and that's my love for embellished and embroidered pieces. Nothing screams 'me' like a killer studded bag, a sequined dress, or a embroidered blouse. No matter if it's designer or not, when it has the extra details like beading and sequins, it has such a high-end appearance.  So you can imagine my excitement when I saw this embellished skirt in a fun tribal print. It looks like something from Zara or Free People but I actually picked this up from Forever 21. I keeps everything else very simple because the skirt is the showstopper in this outfit!


Disclosure: I have received free products or value from Marshalls or The TJX Companies, Inc. 
in connection with my affiliation with Marshalls Project FAB.
 

Thursday, September 4, 2014

High-Waisted + Flared



Citizens of Humanity Jeans - c/o Marshalls
BCBG Heels - c/o Marshalls
Zara Blouse - Thrifted
Rebecca Minkoff Clutch - Plato's Closet
Hat - Target










If I were to choose my favorite silhouette for jeans, I always choose skinny jeans. 
They're practical and pretty universally flattering. But recently, I've been drawn to flared jeans; they have such a fun 70s vibe to them and I think they fit my figure well. Flared jeans always are big during fall and winter seasons, so I'm glad I have a great pair for these cooler months coming up. I picked up this high-waisted designer pair at Marshalls and couldn't be more in love. They fit perfectly with a pair of heels and I'm crazy about the high-waisted fit. Plus, you really can't go wrong with a nice dark wash. I wanted to go for a completely boho look, so I added an embroidered lace blouse, my favorite felt hat, and loaded on the jewelry. I can't wait to restyle these jeans for cooler fall weather with some more structured pieces and lots of layers!
I'm not sure about you other fashion bloggers out there, but one thing I love about creating outfit posts is that I have an arsenal of outfits already put together that I can go to when I'm in a rush...since I'm always in a rush these days.And I can't tell you how excited I am to repeat this outfit. 
And yes, I repeat outfits!

Thank you for reading!

Disclosure: I have received free products or value from Marshalls or The TJX Companies, Inc. 
in connection with my affiliation with Marshalls Project FAB.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

My #AEOStyle



Dark Mended Blues Jegging - c/o American Eagle
Willow & Clay Blouse - Ross
Heels - Steve Madden









I received an American Eagle gift card as part of my relationship with the Quality Blue Community.  
All opinions expressed are my own. Especially my love for denim.

For the past few months I have been looking for the perfect pair of jeans. I already have tons of dark jeans and few with a lighter wash, but none that were super distressed. In my opinion, distressed denim is a closet staple. Some outfits just need that extra edge to complete them!
I wanted them to have lots of distressing (not just rips in the knees), I wanted them to be tight instead of the traditional boyfriend fit, and I wanted a nice dark wash. I tried so many different brands and they were either too thick and boxy or just not the perfect fit. I was beginning to loose hope until I discovered the Denim Guide from American Eagle. I don’t normally buy jeans online, but I was able to see the actual jeans on models and there were so many different sizes and measurements that it was hard to get it wrong! American Eagle now carries 
22 fits, 84 washes, and 88 sizes for their jeans, so I was able to order the jeans in confidence and knew that if the jeans didn’t fit, I could just return them in person! This made the process so much easier! Once I ordered the jeans I seriously couldn’t wait to see them in person. The shipping was free and fast, so I didn’t have to wait long. 
The hardest part of the whole process was deciding which jeans to buy. I mean, there were SO many to choose from- hi-rise, skinny, jegging, or a flared Artist fit. All the washes were totally different and there were so many fits and cuts to choose from. After shuffling through so many options, I decided on the jegging in Dark Mended Blues. American Eagle boasts that this is their “sexiest, skinniest fit” and that it looks like a jean but feels like a legging. I’ll admit that I was a little skeptical at first, mainly because the word jegging freaks me out. I imagine that fake denim look that’s nothing like a real pair of jeans. But they were nothing like that! They are the comfiest pair of jeans I own. They fit like a glove and they’re such an amazing dark wash, with tons of rips and distressing. But the real best part- the affordable price! These jeans were only $29.99! So head over to American Eagle and check out their new Denim Experience. Trust me, you will NOT be disappointed!  

I wanted to add a little feminine touch to the jeans, so I added an embellished peplum blouse and some killer studded heels. I can’t wait to style these jeans with so many different items I have in my closet.