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Fringe Skirt: 3 Ways

This season, fringe is in! When a new trend is on the rise, figuring out how to wear it can be a little tricky. We've teamed up with Shein.com to give you a few ideas for how you can wear fringe in a variety of ways! Check out their site for more on-trend looks shipped directly to your home. 

Photo by Christina Wedge, Style by Susie Roupe

Photo by Christina Wedge, Style by Susie Roupe

Photos by Christina Wedge, Style by Susie Roupe

Photos by Christina Wedge, Style by Susie Roupe

Look #1

This look is a twist on a classic. If you want to play it safe and dip your toe into wearing a fringe skirt, this is a great way to do it. Using neutrals ties everything together and keeps your outfit soft and light.

SHOP THE LOOK: Silk top by Banana Republic (Similar), Brown Tassel Straight Skirt by Shein, Booties by Crown Vintage (Similar), Gray Felt Hat by CottonOn, and Quilted Leather Bag by Michael Kors (Similar). 

Photo by Christina Wedge, Style by Susie Roupe

Photo by Christina Wedge, Style by Susie Roupe

Photo by Christina Wedge, Style by Susie Roupe

Photo by Christina Wedge, Style by Susie Roupe

Photo by Christina Wedge, Style by Susie Roupe

Photo by Christina Wedge, Style by Susie Roupe

LOOK #2

This look is also pretty tame and can be switched up a bit by changing from booties to heels. Again, using neutrals keeps the outfit easy to put together and adding a pop of color in a handbag (in the season's hottest mustard shade) keeps things a bit more interesting. Because the skirt has a high waist, I paired it with a cropped grey sweater. Perfect outfit for a fall day out on the town!

SHOP THE LOOK: Cropped Grey Cable Knit Sweater (Similar), Brown Tassel Straight Skirt by SheinBooties by Crown Vintage (Similar), Gray Felt Hat by CottonOn, Mustard Leather Handbag Michael by Michael Kors (Similar), Nude Leather Heels by Stuart Weitzman (Similar) 

Photo by Christina Wedge, Style by Susie Roupe

Photo by Christina Wedge, Style by Susie Roupe

Photo by Christina Wedge, Style by Susie Roupe

Photo by Christina Wedge, Style by Susie Roupe

LOOK #3

This last look is the most funky of the three and I think I had the most fun wearing this one. Try wearing a fringe skirt with some colorful heels, a fun belt, and a colorful graphic tee for a more playful look. Add a neutral sweater for warmth and a neutral handbag to keep things from getting too crazy. 

Shop the Look: Blue Ombre Heels by Boutique 9, Kissing Foxes Belt by Anthropologie, Colorful Graphic Tee (Similar), Brown Tassel Straight Skirt by Shein. Grey Waterfall Cardigan (Similar)

 

So, tell us! What would you pair with a suede texture fringe skirt? Which of these outfits do you like best? 


Early October Fashion

Photo by Christina Wedge

Photo by Christina Wedge

You know what is a fun thing about fall? That we can wear warm weather HATS! I just bought one (it will be featured very soon) and I want to wear it constantly. The only thing stopping me is the urge to not have constant hat hair. Danielle is doing a fine job modelling this Urban Outfitters hat on a warm early fall day. She probably doesn't even have hat hair.

Photo by Christina Wedge

Photo by Christina Wedge

You may remember Danielle from our first "Spotlight" post last year, or from our most recent fashion post.  Not only does she heal with sound, but she also makes jewelry! This necklace is "Brass on Kanye" from Soundembrace. 

Photo by Christina Wedge

Photo by Christina Wedge

Photo by Christina Wedge

Photo by Christina Wedge

Danielle has beautiful volume in her hair. It's tempting to only wear a hat when your hair just wont cooperate. Since they're such great accessories, I recommend wearing one when it makes sense with your outfit and mood for the day. You can always wear a bun on bad hair days, and a hat on good hair days. We encourage you to find a hat or two that you love this season wear it with confidence. Go, be bold!

Funky, Flirty, and Friving

Fashion is so personal. You can present yourself in nearly any light you want to by how you...well, present yourself. You can basically reinvent yourself every day if you are so inclined. From serious business woman in a structured pantsuit to a fun and carefree girl in a brightly colored number, you're only limited by your imagination! So go ahead, be confident and bold! Try something new on and wear it with pride!

Photo by Christina Wedge

Photo by Christina Wedge

We love this outfit modeled by Danielle! It's colorful, patterned, and cheerful! What better way to finish off the summer than by wearing an outfit that feels like a party?

Photo by Christina Wedge

Photo by Christina Wedge

SHOP THE LOOK:

Pants: Divided from Rag O Rama
Bag: Similar
Sandals:
MIA from Steven Alan
Shirt:
Similar
Necklace: Lucky Gallery LA 

Photo by Christina Wedge

Photo by Christina Wedge

Photo by Christina Wedge

Photo by Christina Wedge


Take A Style Detour (with Guest Blogger, Jen!)

Hi everyone! I am pleased to introduce you to our guest blogger, Jen.

Look! Another redhead :)

Look! Another redhead :)

Jen is a friend, writer, and all around stylish and wonderful lady! You will be seeing more of her over the next couple of months and believe me, she has a lot of style advice to give and you'll definitely want to hear more of it! Now, I'll let Jen take it from here.

Bypass the wardrobe blahs with a fresh perspective on your wardrobe

Hi, I’m guest blogger Jen. I love fashion and helping others discover their best style. I can’t remember a time when I didn’t love dressing up or styling others. It has always been so enjoyable to me, even as a little girl. But what happens when you are going along, completely enamored with your own well-honed style, only to discover you’ve fallen into a style rut? Yes, the dreaded I have nothing to wear, there’s nothing in my closet I like, and everything makes me feel blah. It’s the style ruts. We can all relate. The style rut suddenly just pops out at the most inopportune times – like every morning before work or every Friday before a night out. But not to worry. Here are some of my easy tips to take your style from rut to right in less time (and money) than you think – by using what you already have (and these great tips overlap so you’ll have the look of a new wardrobe every time you go to your closet).

1. Get back to the classics.

Remember classics are classics for a reason. No one ever goes wrong with black and white pairings. Whether you grab a white button down with your favorite black crop pants or pick a white t-shirt and black blazer, it’s perfect for work, school, lunch or a night out.  The best part is you can accessorize endlessly with this well paired ensemble.

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2. Belts and scarves.

Oh yeah. The two best accessories a girl can use to refresh their style. Add a belt over a cute dress or cardigan and accentuate your beautiful curves. Scarfs are super versatile because they take a T-shirt from basic to becoming instantly. Scarfs draw attention up to your face – the best part of your outfit, always.

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3. Try dressing it down.

It’s warming up outside so why not take that more high end look to a wonderful day outfit with cute flats, Toms, or sneakers. Pair your Converse with an adorable skirt and take your ordinary look to an unexpectedly delightful style that is classic and fresh. It’s a great way to be comfortable and feminine in a modern way.

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4. Denim.

You can always make this faithful style companion work harder for you. It’s all about what you are pairing with your favorite jeans. Try stepping away from whatever you’ve recently paired with them – look in your closet for a bright top and some contrasting heels. Heels are really the key with denim – it makes you feel immediately feminine and sexy. Take a pass on the flats at least once a week and enjoy the height of your hiney and the confidence in your step.

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These tips help me to see new style in my old favorites without spending a dime. However, sometimes something new is just what you need to see perspective in all you have. Stay tuned for my tips on style shopping strategically – a few little tweaks can take your wardrobe to wow without a huge investment.

Jean Shorts at Any Age

Denim shorts, like their full-leg-length counterparts, are always in style. The rise, pockets, wash, details, length, width, and everything in between is always changing.

As the styles change, it can be tricky to know what "in" look is also age appropriate. Let's take a look at some good examples of jean shorts for various age-appropriateness so that you can try current trends without feeling like you're wearing your daughter's shorts*.
As with all fashion, this is just a guideline and most any style can be adapted to any age range. Wear what makes you feel confident, beautiful, and comfortable!

*When shopping at Nordstrom Rack with my Mama recently, she picked up a pair of NYDJ jeans to try on. I told her that they were cute but that I'd tried them on and they fit all wrong. She then explained the NYDJ stands for "Not Your Daughter's Jeans" and that obviously they were right, those jeans were not for her daughter!

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Coachella Style Inspiration

The country is buzzing about Coachella.  It is a massive music and art festival going on now, held in the Coachella Valley of California. A mecca for music and art lovers alike Coachella has a famous great lineup and awesome location. Coachella Valley is just a short drive to the Joshua Tree National Park, only 30 min! So this is pretty much the setting where this music festival is going down. Beeeautiful!

Photo by Christina Wedge

Photo by Christina Wedge

I've got to admit that usually I'm annoyed with "music festival style" because I've never really understood why those headbands were something one needed/wanted to wear ONLY at a music festival and why are people wearing very warm boots and the tiniest shorts imaginable at the same time?? I swear I'm still in my 20s and am not actually an 80 year old woman shaking my finger at the young whipper snappers with their new fangled fashions. So, instead of focusing on the typical bikini top and frayed shorty shorts with a fedora and boots that I so clearly do not like and that is so common, I'd like to take a look at some unique outfits that you can modify for your everyday life, inspired by Coachella looks!

Image via Google

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This first inspiration is unique and cool actually seems pretty practical while still looking ready for the festival fun. H&M is a great place to look for Coachella inspired looks without spending much money. Also, check stores like Zara or Forever 21 for affordable printed pants like these above that wont need to last too many wears. How do you make it work for regular life? As is would be fine for some functions, or add a cami under the top for a little more coverage and you're ready to go!

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Image via Google

Crochet pieces are everywhere right now and they're perfect for music festivals and real life alike. Crocheted pieces are breathable and are fantastic for layering. Also, in this case, I love the flower crown and don't find it the least bit annoying. It makes sense with the look and seems super appropriate. Layer a see-through crochet dress over a snug top and shorts, a smaller dress, or over a bathing suit and use as a cover-up.

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I'm sold on this look! A bold floral print maxi skirt with a super-cropped top is seemingly quite uncommon at Coachella. It looks so pretty to me when the volume of the outfit is balanced with a lot more weight in the skirt so the top can be skimpy and she still looks like a lady. Add on the hat and you've really balanced out the look AND have minimized sunburn by probably 25%! So long, sun damage! To make this work for regular life, if you've got the confidence, go for it as pictured! If not, lengthen the top but make sure it is very fitted with an open neckline to maintain the proportions of the outfit.

Image via H&M

Image via H&M

H&M has a line of Coachella inspired looks in stores right now that check all of the boxes. Off the shoulder? Check. Shorts? Check. Crochet? Check. Floppy hat? Check. Long, draped wrap? Check. Take each of these pieces out of the Coachella setting and you can truly bring a little Bohemian flavor into your everyday wardrobe by mixing and matching with what you already have in your closet. Before you know it, you'll have a really interesting and fun look for your next brunch or date inspired by your favorite music festival looks. Maybe your new outfit will even put you in the California state of mind.

Frugal Friday: Fashion B&W

Black and white never fails to look effortlessly chic and classic. It looks even more so when it is an outfit made up of timeless pieces that are high quality and tailored. Take, for example, this look Miranda Kerr wore.

Image via Z

Image via Z

This outfit is great, and the little sidekick doesn't hurt either. What a cutie! Since Miranda Kerr is a supermodel, it's safe to assume none of these items came from a clearance rack, but let's see how we can recreate this outfit on a sensible budget. 

Leggings: Ann Taylor, Shoes: DSW, Coat: Romwe, Tee shirt: Urban Outfitters, Hat: Revolve Clothing, Handbag: Overstock

Leggings: Ann Taylor, Shoes: DSW, Coat: Romwe, Tee shirt: Urban Outfitters, Hat: Revolve Clothing, Handbag: Overstock

Ta da! A Miranda Kerr look recreated for $405! You probably already own some of these items, like black leggings and a black leather handbag. Have fun mixing textures and prints in the same color family and you pretty much can't go wrong. 

As always, when you can, buy your timeless pieces as an investment, and the more trendy items can be lower cost. This will make your wardrobe work for you and your classic pieces will last for years to come! 

 

Ann Taylor faux leather leggings final sale for $39.88, DSW Bass Grayson Houndstooth Oxford sale for $69.94, Romwe Wool Coat final sale $31.33, Urban Outfitters Project Social Long-Sleeve Tee Sale for $24.99, Revolve Clothing Mirage Hat for $69.00, Overstock Chasse Wells Italian Leather Handbag $169.99


Frugal Friday: Fashion

Photo Via New York Mag/The Cut

Photo Via New York Mag/The Cut

I love a winter look with an unexpected color palette! While I love greys and blacks just as much as the next person, sometimes my eyes are tired of the muted colors all around me and crave color in the winter. Today's Frugal Friday inspiration photo is satisfying that craving. With a dusty pink coat, pale blues, and fun accessories, this outfit shakes things up from the day to day brown boots, leggings, and oversized sweaters. It's a little bit glam, a little bit casual, and a lot cute.

I found this inspiration photo from New York Magazine online and loved the fun use of spring colors and the mixing of so many different looks into one, cohesive outfit. Let's recreate this pretty look on a reasonable budget, shall we? 

Recreating a high-end look becomes much easier when the main pieces are simple, and the accessories are funky and trendy. This way, you can find pieces that you wont wear as often at a cheaper price and not worry about splurging on a $500 faux fur handbag you will wear 4 times. 

I chose all discount items for this Frugal Friday look, but as always, I recommend investing in the pieces that will stand the test of time like good quality jeans, a nice warm coat, and always, always wear shoes that are comfortable! Nothing looks quite so fashionable as someone hobbling like a newborn giraffe in heels that are causing extreme pain. 

Below are the links to where you can find the pieces for this look for under $200!

Chambray Shirt, Target, $22.99 / Light Blue Jeggings, American Eagle, $39.95 / Bouclé Coat, H&M, $25 sale / BCBG Paris Jaze Metallic Pump, DSW, $59.95 / River Island Claudia Sunglasses, ASOS, $24.64