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Saturday, August 23, 2014

My Style: Lace and Bamboo


Today's Look:  was taken in front of a patch of bamboo I discovered at the end of a small, charming street in my hometown.  Bamboo is known to bend and not break in the worst of weather, and it’s compared to a person’s character and essence withstanding the storms of life.  Some believe bamboo brings luck or signifies keeping true to yourself (fitting for the start of a new school year).  I felt the setting was perfect for an outfit that was both innocent and sexy, conservative and edgy.  For my styling, I like to stay true to myself, staying feminine but having a bit of toughness or touch of quirkiness.  This pretty lace bustier dress combined with a soft, knitted sweater and black cut out boots with funky socks are a perfect combination of sweet, fun, and sexy.  Hope you enjoy this outfit as much as I enjoyed styling it.  Xoxo, Shelly
                                       

Outfit Details:  Dress, Necklace, & Sweater courtesy of Garage ♡ | Bag & Boots courtesy of AMI Clubwear ♡ | Phone Case, Earrings, & Watch courtesy of Charlotte Russe ♡ | Socks courtesy of Soxxy ♡ | Gold Bands from Forever 21 | Skull Ring from Charming Charlie | Sparkly Gold Band from Premier Designs | Eye-Shaped Ring from Black Hound Gallerie


Fashion Tip:  Fab socks paired with cut-out ankle boots is a must-try this fall!  Keeps your feet warm and styling.









             

             

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

My Style: Shake It Off


Today's Look:  emphasizes the beauty of a bohemian-inspired festival styling.  A rose print, sheer kimono over a black lace crop top with embroidered denim cutoffs and cool, buckle sandals make such a comfortable yet beautiful combination.  As summer comes to an end in Arizona, so does the festival season.  But you will see me continue to style with bohemian touches.  I've discovered that one of my favorite fashion genres is what I like to call bohemian grunge.  I see it as bohemian with an edge, not total hippie, not total punk.  But maybe a relaxed combination somewhere in between.  To complete this outfit styling, I added round, metal lace sunnies, a crystal pendant necklace, a studded leather bracelet, and two pretty, tarnished gold rings.  Of particular note are the burgundy sandals--have you ever seen a pair of shoes that you couldn't resist?  Meet my buckle-adorned sandals in distressed leather with layered wood heels. :)  BTW, if you haven't heard Taylor Swift's brand new single, "Shake It Off", I highly recommend that you check it out.  It's definitely my anthem for the new school year!  I included her new video below for ya. Trust me, it will make you want to dance and brighten your day. Xoxo, Shelly


Outfit Details:  Kimono and Cutoffs courtesy of Charlotte Russe ♡ | | Crop Top from Basement Marketplace | Sunglasses by Style Vault from Amazon.com | Crystal Necklace, Stud Earrings, & Bracelet from Earthbound Trading Company | Layered Ring from World Market | Flower Ring from Aeropstale | Sandals Freebird design by Steven from Urban Outfitters 


Fashion Tip:  Every person (guy and girl) needs to have at least one crystal pendant necklace and one studded leather bracelet.  Then enjoy the beauty of wearing them together.  Perfection.







            


Monday, August 18, 2014

Boutique Review: Immediate Fashion Company


Over the summer, I had fun traveling to Tucson, Arizona.  While I was there, I visited one of the stores I collaborate with called Immediate Fashion Company.  Of course to a fashion blogger, a clothing boutique is like a candy store to a kid--totally awesome!  The boutique is about 2 minutes from the University of Arizona; I recommend that the college students check out the store :)  They carry trendy clothing for men, women, & kids.  For my readers not located in Arizona or California, you can visit their online store: here.  I just thought I'd let my Tucson friends know about the new store opening.  Enjoy!  Also, I don't know about you, but school started up for me again today - which totally calls for retail therapy!  If you need me, I will be shopping.  Xoxo, Shelly







Saturday, August 16, 2014

My Style: Summertime Sadness


Today's Look:  showcases a soft, jersey knit romper with a delicate scarf print from Charlotte Russe.  This is the most comfortable, and oh-so cute playsuit with a fitted silhouette and spaghetti straps.  I love that it's fashionable and versatile.  I've worn it on date nights, road trips and shopping adventures.  For this particular casual day, I accessorized with a sweater kimono, silver jewelry, and lace up, heeled booties.  So bummed that school starts Monday for me.  Really trying to live it up this weekend!  haha  I wish for you a beautiful day.  Xoxo, Shelly


Outfit Details:  Romper from Charlotte Russe | Cardigan from Target | Boots from Urban Outfitters | Necklace & Black Stone Ring from Maurices | Sunglasses, Bracelet, & Silver Rings from Earthbound Trading Company


Fashion Tip:  Selecting a statement necklace that compliments the print and the colors of the material in your outfit really adds a beauty to the overall styling.








Wednesday, August 13, 2014

My Style: To Dye For


Today's Look: emphasizes the charm and empowerment of bohemian beauty.  I paired a lace crop top with a tie-dye, double-slit maxi skirt and accessorized with a cool choker necklace coupled with a crystal pendant necklace.  The To Dye For Maxi Skirt from Broke Girl Style is made out of a very soft material, but has a more hip-hugging fit than I expected, so if you are looking for a less snug fit, I suggest going a size up.  I got a small and, as you may have figured out already, I'm fine with tight clothes, so I'm very pleased with mine. haha  Finishing the look, I wore an amazing black sweater shrug, and delicate, pretty ankle-crossed strap flats.  I rarely wear flats, (because I normally opt for something with a little height or for killer boots) but I have to say I adore this pair from Charlotte Russe.  Anyway, I hope that today you find a little magic in what you do.  The luxury of being comfortable while you feel feminine is the magic that makes the bohemian style so popular.  Have a beautiful day!  

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(discount expires August 25th)

Xoxo, Shelly


Outfit Details:  Skirt courtesy of Broke Girl Style ♡ | Shoes courtesy of Charlotte Russe ♡ | Shrug courtesy of Garage ♡ | Top by Bear Dance from Basement Marketplace | Crystal Necklace & Rings from Earthbound Trading Company | Choker from PYKNIC2 | Bracelet from Hello Venice 


Fashion Tip:  Layering a chic choker with a longer necklace is always a great accessory styling combination.