February 14, 2016

My Style: Valentine's Day

With Valentine's Day this month, I just had to style a little red dress. Because of the chilly conditions in my part of the country, I styled this lovely, floral shift dress with cozy, fleece-lined tights, a long-hemmed blazer, and an over-sized shawl scarf. In warmer weather, this little red number would look just as pretty with bare legs and strappy heels or silky hose with pumps. But I have to tell ya, these fleeced-lined tights are the best--comfy and yet snug. The jacket is sophisticated chic with a long silhouette and a quality cut. The fringed scarf is woven softness and large enough to keep you warm in the snow. I've wanted a double-buckle belt for some time, and this one really complemented the outfit. Of course two of my BFFs are hats and booties. These beautiful booties of vegan leather are the perfect cut and height. The panama hat is a soft, faux suede with a braided band, adding a little more boho mood to the styling. Lastly, the purse with a clasp design and large tassels brings together the camel colored booties with the outfit.

If you hadn't noticed, I decided to live on the wild side and have my virgin hair styled ombré. I must admit it is liberating to be creative with all aspects of style from head to toe. I'd love to hear what you are liking to do with your hair or fashion style this month. 

I wish you all a romance-filled month of love and enjoyable getaways.  Xoxo, Shelly 

February 10, 2016

My Style: Snow Angel

A new year brings new beginnings and sometimes new opportunities to enjoy a date night!  If you're thinking about what to wear while going out on a winter's day (like Valentine's Day) or evening, then look no more.  You can still wear your favorite lace dress but add over-the-knee boots and socks along with an amazing jacket.  For this styling, I've selected such a cute, short babydoll dress with bell sleeves.  I added a tarnished silver necklace with rings of the same metal.  The beading on the panama hat matches the jewelry, and all three together bring a sophistication to the outfit.  This Aztec-print jacket is cozy warm with a faux fur trimmed hood and a high-low hem. I'm all about a girl having fun, mixing textures and accessories.  Speaking of fun, I had my hair ombréd. :)  I'm hoping you're loving February, having a blast, and being bold!  Xoxo, Shelly

February 6, 2016

My Style: Denim Daze

Growing up in sunny Arizona surrounded mostly by junipers and scrub oak, I sure enjoy a day of adventure with pine treed forests and glistening patches of snow. One of the best things about my quaint hometown is the variety of the environment within a twenty minute drive--from desert to forest. Kinda incredible, right? If you didn't know, winter is still here in northern AZ, with overcast skies, snow flurries, and a slight promise of spring soon to come with a warmer day thrown in once in awhile just to tease us. To stay cozy, I'm loving layering with a graphic tee and faded chambray shirt. The graphic design of an elephant against a zodiac-inspired background is beautiful on this knit top. Add a warm, vegan leather jacket with faux shearling lining and you are ready for outdoor adventure. Are you still liking the flaired jean look with high heeled boots? Me too! I have to let you know that these booties are amazing. After walking around in the snow and mud, I gently brushed off the faux suede when I got home, and they still look like new.  To complete the look, I added burnished metal rings--a vintage look that never goes out of style.  :)    Xoxo, Shelly