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Fall Forward | The Seventies Trend

I might not have been alive in the seventies, but I definitely know how to appreciate the fashion of that decade! There’s bell bottoms, fringe, suede and beautiful boho florals… what’s not to love? My summer outfits always tend to take a seventies boho vibe. For the summer, I love crochet, florals and fringe. But it’s time to start thinking fall forward and transitioning those boho pieces into perfect fall staples.

What really transitions the seventies trend into fall is texture and color. First of all, suede is essential! I am loving this Suede Lace Up Dress featured below and the Suede Fringe Statement Jacket. The color story is also very important. Think burgundy, mustard, browns and caramels. All of these colors will help you pull together the perfect seventies look. And last, but definitely not least…. Make sure you get some fabulous flares to go with these boho tops! You will get a ton of use out of the this fall! Check out some of my favorite seventies pieces below! My personal favorite is this Suede Sheath Dress… it’s amazing and genuine suede for only $50!

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shop the seventies trend:

Suede Fringe Jacket ($55) / Round Sunglasses ($12) / Fringe Sandal ($60) / Off the Shoulder Top ($38) / Chevron Pendant Necklace ($20) / Sleeveless Fringe Dress ($58) / Lace Up Long Sleeve ($33) / Suede Lace Up Dress ($58) / Chiffon Lace Up Top ($37) / Suede Sheath Dress ($50) / Tooled Crossbody ($58)

Black Fringe and Bright Tassels

Black Fringe and Bright Tassels

I love this amazing black fringed hem maxi I snagged on sale at Nordstrom. Unfortunately, it’s sold out, but I’ve found a close alternative I’ve listed below. This is seriously a perfect summer dress. The loose shape makes it super comfy to wear and the fringe hem gives this otherwise boring dress some drama!

Black Fringe and Bright Tassels

Black Fringe and Bright Tassels

Going for basic? You could easily wear this fringed maxi over a swimsuit to the pool or to the beach. But it’s so versatile! You could easily dress this look up by pairing this dress with a black leather jacket, wedges and gold accessories for a night out with the girls. Or like I chose today, you can keep it casual, but spice it up with a little color and fun. I paired this simple dress with colorful, bright accessories. I went for my go-to summer pieces stacking on more fringe, tassels, beads and neon colors!

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Bright Beaded and Tasseled Clutch

Black Fringe and Bright Tassels

 

I finished the look with this bright pink lip from stila. This stila liquid lipstick stays on all day and packs huge color! If you don’t have time to do your hair or makeup, just grab this lipstick before you run out the door. It can finish any look and immediately add some polish, perfect for a hot summer day!Black Fringe and Bright Tassels

Black Fringe and Bright Tassels

Black Fringe and Bright Tassels

shop my black fringe dress look:

fringe hem dress ($40) / bright tassel clutch- similar here ($68) and here ($25) / black sandals ($59) / long turquoise necklace ($125) / neon pink earrings ($28) / bracelets- etsy and nordstrom / sunglasses ($170)

Embroidered Romper & Tassel Clutch

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Hope you had a fabulous summer solstice yesterday! I have been anxiously awaiting a nice summer day to break out this adorable embroidered romper. It might look familiar! I featured it back in my Memorial Day post and have been loving it ever since. This strapless romper is so comfortable and perfect for any casual function. The bold embroidery is enough to stand alone, but can also be a blank canvas for your favorite bright accessories! I close the latter tactic and paired this easy romper with this fun beaded tassel clutch. BTW, can you believe this clutch is only $17 from Target?!

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Although I’ve been seriously loving tassels lately… (check out my bracelets!) My life saver of the summer has been my embellished espadrilles. Espadrilles are everywhere this season. I’ve seen them in flat sandal form, wedges, but mostly slip-ons. [Check out my full summer shoe guide here!] Espadrilles are so versatile! I can easily dress these up or down and walk all day in them. They are perfectly neutral and go with everything in my closet and just the right amount of sparkle for both daytime and night,

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shop my embroidered romper look:

Embroidered Romper ($52) / Beaded Tasseled Clutch ($17) / Embellished Espadrilles ($119) / Sunglasses ($170) / Gold Collar Necklace ($45) / Gold Bangle Set (on sale for $30) / Tassel Bracelets ($8 each)

The Perfect Coral Dress for Summer

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This coral dress screams summer to me. I love the bright coral color. I love the sexy off the shoulder silhouette. I love the flirty tassel trim. And most of all, I love how easy this dress is to wear.
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I can see myself getting a ton of use out of this dress. Although it makes a statement, it’s super versatile. It’s easy enough to wear to a day party, to brunch with friends or even to spend the day shopping. There’s so much life packed into this dress. As soon as I put it on I wanted to spin around the room. The tassels are not only right on trend, but they add a playful element to keep the silhouette young and carefree.

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I kept the accessories easy, fitting into the theme of the dress. My bracelets are all easy, summery, and have a boho feel to them. And I paired this look with my favorite wedges. These Audrey Brooke Sandals are my go-to for summer. They are surprisingly comfortable and go with everything. The gold details make these wedges feel elevated.

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shop my coral dress look:

Coral Tassel Off the Shoulder Dress ($42) / Camel Wedge Sandals ($60) / White Clutch ($26) / Sunglasses ($165) / Tassel Bracelet ($8) & Watch ($38) & White Bracelets ($48)

Top Summer Shoe Trends | 2015

Get excited girls, my ultimate guide to summer shoe trends is here! This summer is all about fringe, lace-up ankle straps, espadrilles, metallics and more!

I pulled together some fabulous (and super budget friendly) options that fall into each of summer’s top four trends! A few of my favorites are Old Navy’s Tie Gladiators, Target’s Embellished Footbeds, Forever 21’s Crochet Espadrilles and H&M’s Floral Platforms. As you are shopping, you will probably notice a lot of the styles fall into more than one trend, covering all your bases! (crochet + espadrilles = dreamy!) And the best part of all is the price tags on these picks! They are all priced under $45- now that’s a trend I can get behind! Happy shopping and share your favorites in the comments below!

Summer Shoe Trends | 2015

 

shop summer shoe trends:

Slip-On Sandals: Embellished Footbeds ($45) / White Slides ($13) / Pink Criss-Cross ($18) / Buckle Slides ($25) / Metallic Slides ($13)

Ties & Tassels: Coral Tassels ($23) / Tie Gladiators ($25) / Fringe Sandals ($25) / Ankle Fringe Gladiators ($40) / Black Tassel Heels ($50) / Tassel Top Sandals ($20)

Print & Textures: Hurache Flats ($14) / Striped Espadrilles ($18) / Leopard Lace-ups ($15) / Tropical Espadrilles ($25) / Crochet Espadrilles ($18) / Floral Platforms ($35)

Espadrilles: Wedge Espadrilles ($33) / Canvas Flatforms ($30) / Ankle Strap Espadrilles ($20) / White Lace-ups ($16) / Black Ankle Tie Espadrilles ($18)

Summer’s Hottest | The All White Trend

Hey glamouritas! Now that summer has (unofficially) begun, it’s time to break out those white pants… and don’t stop there! Some of the hottest looks for summer are head-to-toe white and this all white trend is easy to pull off!

The absolute best thing about this trend is I’m sure you already have the perfect pieces sitting in your closet. I’ve been known to pair just plain white denim with a white crochet sleeve top and call it a day! (check the look out here!) Or you can spice it up with fringe, bell sleeves and a little skin! You can pair this easy monochromatic look back to white accessories like I did or add come color by styling it back to your favorite bright necklaces, clutches and more. Either way, this trend is anything but boring! Get started by shopping the trend below and share your favorite all white tips in the comments!

Summer's Hottest- The All White Trend

shop the all white trend:

Quilted Jacket ($35) / Fringe Cami ($48) / Dress with Gold Necklace ($70) / Layered Necklace ($25) / Embroidered Cut-Out Tee ($70) / Tiered Tank ($30) / Distressed Boyfriend Jeans ($40) / Trumpet Sleeve Blouse ($30) / 3D Floral Clutch ($13) / Lace Camisole ($25) /Skinny Pants ($20) / Lace Trim Shorts ($25) / Embroidered Bell Sleeve Top ($25) / Heeled Sandals ($40) / Buckle Footbed Sandals ($25) / Buckle Slide Sandals ($30) / Embellished Sandals (on sale for $35)

BBQ Bound | Get Memorial Day Ready!

Being born and raised in Indianapolis, Memorial Day has always meant a few things to me… The Indy 500, tanlines and backyard barbecues. This year I unfortunately can’t make it back to Indiana to go to the Indy 500, but that doesn’t mean I can’t pick out an outfit for the race! Whether you are spending the long weekend at the race, barbecuing with friends or just soaking up the sun, I’ve got the perfect head to toe looks for you!

I’ve recently discovered this new affordable shopping site called boohoo and ordered this adorable pom pom romper featured below (and the first romper on the left is from boohoo too!). This site is perfect for a girl on a budget like me and they even had 25% off yesterday! They have some really fun, trendy items and I can’t wait to receive this romper below to share with you guys!

BBQ Ready | Memorial Day Bound

shop memorial day outfits left to right:

AccessoriesCat Eye Sunglasses ($34) / Straw Hat ($15) / Watermelon Clutch ($35) / Tassel Bracelets ($32) / Fringe Earrings ($13)

DressesEmbroidered Romper ($44) / Star Print Chambray Dress ($35) / Pom Pom Romper ($35) / Chambray Embroidered Romper ($52)

ShoesBlue Criss-Cross Sandals ($56) / Stitched Espadrille Wedges ($80) / Gold Lace-up Gladiator Sandals ($65) / White Espadrille Sandals ($100)

Pink at the Palace of Versailles

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Paris might be the most magical place in the world. With the Eiffel Tower sparkling in the moonlight, champagne and macarons served with every meal and of course the pink marbled walls of the Palace of Versailles, what’s not to love? We’ve seen quite a few castles in our travels around Europe and the Palace of Versailles is by far the grandest we’ve laid eyes on!

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The grounds were absolutely massive! We spent the whole day wandering around taking pictures and admiring the views. We even got lost at one point! The landscaping was done impeccably, with every swirl and shape perfectly trimmed and ready for a photo op! I love picturing French royalty walking out on their terrace and taking in this view every morning. It was completely breathtaking!

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We were not only shocked by the sheer size of the palace, but also by the whole “campus” of Versailles. There were restaurants and cafes (with wifi!), bicycles and boats to rent out and even tourists driving around in golf carts! If you have good eyes you might even be able to spot a couple in my pictures. We spent the whole day exploring, but you could easily spend a week or more at the palace without getting bored! Check out my pictures and share your favorite traveling memories in the comments below!

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shop my Palace of Versailles look:

Pink Textured Sweater ($20) / Tan Leather Jacket- similar here ($197) / Black Fringe Trim Mini Skirt (on sale for $20!) / Black Floppy Hat ($28) / Suede Booties- similar here ($98) / Coach Crossbody ($175) / Statement Necklace ($26) / Heart Sunglasses ($12)

Lilly Pultizer for Target Look Book

Hey Target lovers! Get ready to book a beach vacay ASAP, Lilly Pultizer for Target is almost here! If this collaboration doesn’t justify hopping on a plane to the nearest beach, I don’t know what does.

In the words of Lilly Pulitzer, “Anything is possible with sunshine and a little pink.”

In January, Target announced their upcoming partnership with the high-end, preppy designer, Lilly Pulitzer and they just released the full look book! This limited edition collection launches April 19th and includes 250 pieces, ranging from clothing, accessories and shoes for both women (including plus size!) and girls, as well as home decor, outdoor accessories and beauty products! What more could a girl want? The 15 exclusive collaboration prints are bright, playful and true to the Lilly Pulitzer brand esthetic.

As I scrolled through the look book, it was impossible for me to find a favorite look. I was pinning nearly every item! The collection has a bright, carefree feel to it that (in typical Lilly fashion) screams Palm Beach! I pulled together some of my favorite items in the collage below. These are serious summer must haves! The white eyelet coverup is so easy and how cute does it look paired with that straw tote on the model above? And what about that fringe kimono? It is perfect paired with a swimsuit for a day spent poolside! Lastly, those accessories! I cannot stop thinking about these pineapple sandals! They are so fun and unexpected! Really, I could go on for days, so I’ll let you just check out the look book yourself!

Lilly Pultizer for Target

Photos courtesy of Target

Share your favorites in the comments below, I would love to hear what you guys think of this collaboration!

Spring Getaway Guide- Under $30

Although I no longer have an official spring break, my calendar is always packed with weekend getaways. Between my trips to the beach, wine country and Southern California, I’ve been packing for the sunshine a lot lately. And after all this practice, I’ve got it down to a science! That’s why I pulled together today’s spring getaway guide.

My spring getaway guide has a definite beach vibe- featuring tassels, fringe, lace and more! My vacation looks are always about staying casual and effortless. I believe you should be able to go comfortably from poolside to town without a major wardrobe change. And lucky for you my picks below help you do just that!

Packing for a trip is all about the staples. Bring a statement hat, sunglasses and a great cover-up and you are already half-way there! Now, just add a few swimsuits and your favorite shoes in a beach bag and you are good to go! (Make sure you check out my spring shoe trends post for more amazing deals on shoes!) As long as you stick to more neutral items, your outfitting will be a breeze no matter where you are.

Versatility is key, but my favorite part about this collection is the price tag! Each of these items can be found for under $30, can you believe it? I am obsessed with the tassel bracelets from gold and gray and the H&M beaded shorts, I can see myself wearing these with everything! Shop these items below and share your favorite spring getaway finds in the comments!

Spring Getaway Guide

shop the spring getaway guide:

Forever 21 Crochet Maxi Cover-Up ($23) / Nordstrom Floppy Straw Hat ($22) / Forever 21 “ooh la la” pouch ($5) / Nordstrom BP Sunglasses ($12) / H&M Floral Bikini Top ($20) / Forever 21 Lace Up Gladiators ($28) / Forever 21 Fringed Cutout Swimsuit ($25) / Old Navy Reversible Pink Tote ($29) / Gold and Gray Wooden Tassel Bracelets ($26) / H&M Beaded Shorts ($30) / Forever 21 Flatform Criss-Cross Espadrilles ($20)