Friday, June 29, 2012

Color With A Twist

This week I have enjoyed showing the endless options you can obtain from simple pieces in your wardrobe. This works well if you are trying to look stylish without breaking the bank. The last and final outfit is a combination of other items I have featured in previous blog post with an exception to my scarf and purse. The scarf was found at the Dollar Tree and the purse is an old purchase I made over seven years ago. Remember...keeping it simple is keeping it chic! Have fun with your style and stay beautiful.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Totally Twisted

Finding great deals and saving money is what I live for! In my outfit today, I paired the same shirt I wore on Monday's [Summer Breeze] blog post to show the options you have with one top. Simplicity is Chic and it leaves you with endless options for your wardrobe. In addition to finding a great deal on the top, the star of the outfit....the shoes....were FREE from! I finished the outfit off with a wooden necklace and a pair of stud earrings.





Outfit Total: $34.18
Yellow Twist Back Top [Target][14.99], Plum High-Low Skirt [Target][17.99], Giraffe Print Shoes [JustFab][Free] **actual price - 39.95**, Earrings [Thrifted][1.20], Wooden Necklace [old]

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

One Skirt, Three Looks | Day 3 - Independently Chic

On look #3, I had the 4th of July in mind when I paired my dark denim tube top with the infamous red skirt. I love opportunities when I can be a little festive without looking like I tried too hard. What are you wearing on the 4th of July? What ever you do, have fun and enjoy. If you haven't already, check out the previous blogs to see how I styled this beautiful skirt found at the Thrift Store. Have a great 4th of July!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

One Skirt, Three Looks | Day 2 - Chambray Chic

Chambray fabric is similar to denim and it's a great item to mix and match in any wardrobe. You can wear it to work or on the weekend. In my Day 2 look, I have accomplished a more toned down casual look for the summer. I finished the outfit off with a pair of red feather earrings and a nude pair of wedges. Have fun with your style and embrace the summer months being cool and casual.

Links to Similar items

Chambray Shirt (similar)

Skirt (similar)

Nude Wedges 

Outfit Total: $60
Chambray Top [NY&C][20.00], Skirt [Thrift Store][2.80], Nude Wedges [Target][29.99], Red Feather Earrings [Target][Less than $8]

Monday, June 25, 2012

One Skirt, Three Looks | Day 1 - Summer Breeze

"Summer Breeze makes me feel fine", are the words I thought when I saw this beautiful skirt at the Thrift Store. This piece embodies the essence of summer and I'm not sure why it was given away. The piece is so bold, I was led to do a series of options this week to show how you can stretch your wardrobe with one statement piece. In the next two blogs this week, you will see different looks you can accomplish with one item being the focus. I hope you stay tuned.......

Links to items in the outfit:
Blouse [Target]

Skirt [Old Navy] (similar)

Shoes [Payless]

Outfit Total: $34.00
Lime Green Blouse [Target][14.99], Skirt [Thrift Store][2.80], Tri-Color Sandals [Payless][15.00 **BOGO Sale**], Elephant Broach [Gift][Thanks Mom], Gold Earrings [Thrift Store][1.20]

Friday, June 22, 2012

Flirting with Friday

Fridays are always great for Date Night or Girl's Night Out. On nights like this, you want to look great and feel comfortable at the same time. I was able to accomplish this look by taking a "high-low" skirt and wore it as a shirt. I love this top because it gives you enough coverage around the assets and enough exposure in the front. I paired the top with a pair of basic white shorts. To finish the look I selected gold accessories and a pair of stylish, yet comfortable, pair of wedges. I am ready to GO!

Links to Items Worn:

High Low Skirt [$17.99]

Classic Chino Shorts [17.99]

Multicolor Wedge Pumps [29.99]|pdp|13988694|ClickCP|item_page.adjacency&lnk=Rec|pdp|ClickCP|item_page.adjacency

Gold Accessories were all thrifted. 

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Date Night Possibilities

Date nights are hard to come by when you are a busy wife, mom, and a professional.  With that being said, I am super excited when the opportunity strikes. Sequin is always fun and this look was easy for me. I paired a sequin top with a pair of white skinny jeans to keep the look bright. During the fall season, I would opt for a darker pair of pants to warm up the look. I finished everything off with accessories and shoes that compliment the tones in the top. Date nights are fun so why not dress fun?

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

The Highs and Lows

There has been a wave of "high low" shirts and skirts this season. In addition to running out and buying some, I created the look myself with a shirt I already had lying around. I simply tucked the front in and allowed the back to hang out. I am a "hippie" girl and I love when I come across a style that allows me to camouflage the areas I least desire. Trends may come and go but your style lives forever.

Tip: If you can get a good deal on a trend, try recreating the look with something you already have. Most of all, have fun with your own style.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Carefree Casual

After having a short vacation in San Diego, I can't fight this carefree casual mood I am having. With the weather being so warm these days, I find myself constantly reaching for something that's easy breezy. My outfit today is super simple and super casual. I paired two bright bold colors and broke the look up with a tribal print scarf and a pair of neutral flats. This look is easy for anyone to pull off. Most of all, this outfit was less than $20.

Outfit Total:  $18.40
Yellow Cami [F21], $2.80, Blue Skirt [Thrifted], $1.80 Tribal Print Scarf [F21] $8.80, Neutral Colored Flats [Old Navy] $5.00 (on sale)

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Fabulous Find | Target (Tar-Jay)

Have you ever went to a store and came out with more than you expected? That happens to me all the time. On Tuesday, at Target, I was guilty again for buying more than I planned. The wedges in this blog are super comfortable, stylish, and affordable at the same time. This is a win on my part and I only hope that you all take a visit over and look for you a fabulous find. Have fun and happy shopping!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Double Take Tuesday ~ 01

Being smart and stylish is my definition for chic and when I can combine them both together, you have endless chic style. For today, I took a skirt I featured in one of my previous blog and transformed the look. The skirt was paired with a bright colored essential t-shirt, some colorful accessories, and pop of purple on my feet. This look makes me feel happy. Cute casual look for summer.

T-Shirt (on sale along with other items this week!!)

Purple Peep-Toe Pumps (similar)

Outfit Total:
Chiffon Trim Tee [NY&C][8.47], Stripe Skirt [Thrifted][$2.49], Black Belt [Tar-Jay][Less than $10], Shoes [][26.99], Accessories [Collective][$5.00]