September 29, 2015

My Style: Denim Jumper

I don't know about you, but I'm loving the new fall clothes and accessories!  Here are some tips and tricks on how to have the most fashionable fall yet.  First off, a few fall closet musts:  deep v-cut booties with over-the-knee socks.  The pairing looks very chic, but also keeps your legs warm.  

Another must for the season, a trendy, dark wash denim jumper with suspender straps.  This piece goes with so many things from any girl's closet.  It's one of those items you can throw on, be totally comfy, and also look on point.

Hats?  Have you noticed I like hats?  Totally recommend this floppy panama hat in olive.

Next, I suggest trying to bring out matching colors in an outfit like I did with the knee high socks and the sweater.  Pulling your outfits together through color blocking is a technique that makes you look put together but not overdone.

Lastly, finish your look with jewelry!  I added some amazing jewelry pieces to this ensemble, which included two silver rings, a pair of hoop earrings, and two layered necklaces.

Sure hope you're liking some of these tips.  I know we don't always need to look sophisticated, street-style sexy.  Sometimes we just want to be comfortably warm and cute with a touch of hipster  :)  Xoxo, Shelly

September 16, 2015

My Style: Sweater Weather

T he weather will start cooling down soon.  My fall essentials definitely include sweaters and torn jeans.  An ivory, over-sized sweater is such a must for fall, and it transitions well into winter.  Because I'm on the petite size, a bootie with a heel is another fall essential for me.  The heel helps elongate the look of the legs.  Plus, these booties fit nicely over socks and skinny jeans because of the slouched, relaxed design.  Next, lace is always one of my favorite accents but especially for fall.  A girl can't help but feel pretty in this embroidered blouse with crocheted lace insets, adding a vintage, bohemian charm to the look.  Lastly, a fringe purse is just essential for life.  Period.  Slip on some beautiful jewelry pieces and you are ready for a new adventure, a new season.  Xoxo, Shelly

September 12, 2015

Inside My Room: 41 Winks Bedding

A s some of my readers may know, I have recently gone through a lot of life changes.  I just moved into my first apartment, changed cities (moving away from my hometown where I've grown up), and changed universities.  Although change can be scary or stressful, all these changes are for the better, and I'm loving it.  One of my favorite parts?  Decorating my first apartment!  Now that I'm starting a new chapter, I wanted to create a new ambiance to go along with the new life.  As fate would have it, 41 Winks, a New York City-based designer of beautiful, fashion bedding décor, contacted me to select a bedding set.  An essential part of every apartment is the bedroom.  I left my colorful bedspread at home in my old room and decided to go with a more sophisticated, neutral spread for my apartment.  But not neutral as in boring.  This duvet cover has metallic gold linen, floral embroidered panels, and striped seersucker.  Just gorgeous!  I recommend you check out the 41 Winks website for more selections.  If you wish to be a brand ambassador on your college campus, see details I included below.  Now, I'm off to another graphic design class; I'm already studying or creating projects every night.  College life is such a blast, right?!   Xoxo, Shelly

Have you thought about being a brand ambassador on your college campus?  41 Winks is looking for influential students to participate in their Campus Ambassador program. To learn more, e-mail  41 Winks offers fresh fashion-forward décor, perfect for styling dorm rooms and first apartments. Just as clothes express our personal style, the brand’s 24-year old creative director, Olivia White, believes beds are a canvas for self-expression. The brand offers a curated selection of décor to suit any style, allowing you to create a bedroom that reflects your personality. Think about beautifying your dorm or apartment and give them a quick email.  Let them know Shelly sent you ;)