Style Inspiration: Beach Vibes

What better way to celebrate summer than a beach inspired ensemble? Whether you take it to the actual beach or just spread the beachy love around the mall, its the perfect summer outfit. The romper’s light natural color makes for a clear reference to the sand and the denim of the shoes reference the ocean. The scale detailing of the earrings and the dolphin charm on the necklace tie it all together.

 

Open-Shoulder Flounce Romper [Natural] – $45.00 (Forever 21)
Holographic Gem Stud Set [Aqua/pink] – $4.90 (Forever 21)
Dolphin Vinyl Choker [Blue/gold] – $4.90 (Forever 21)
Denim Etched Sandals – $19.90 (Forever 21)

4th of July Outfit Ideas

Fourth of July is fast approaching, which means barbeques, pool parties, fireworks shows, and many other celebratory activities to share with those you care about. But what do you wear to these occasions without blending into the crowd or not matching the theme? Here are three outfit ideas that I think would be perfect for the day we celebrate our independence.

ALL AMERICAN GIRL

Slub Knit V-Neck Tee [Burgundy/cream] - $10.90 (Forever 21)
Faux Leather Belt [White] – $7.90 (Forever 21)
High-Waisted Denim Shorts [Aqua] - $22.90 (Forever 21)
Low-Top Canvas Sneakers [Red] - $24.90 (Forever 21)

This compilation is best if you want to stick to the classics and you can’t possibly go wrong with a simple tee, shorts, and sneakers. The belt adds a little extra flair to this simple red, white, and blue ensemble and pulls it all together.

 

LADY LIBERTY

Tiered Maxi Dress [Sage green] – $45.00 (ASOS)
Tie Leg Wedges [Nude] – $60.00 (ASOS TAMBOURINE)
Bunting Back Hair Crown – $13.00 (ASOS)

This compilation leans more towards a dressier event, but still not so dressy that you can relax with your family and friends. The green maxi dress and pointed headband are shout outs to our lovely lady liberty and the nude wedges are simple, non-distracting, but gorgeous.

 

STAR SPANGLED

Mini Hoop Earrings [Silver] – $8.00 (Missguided)
Rib Asymmetric Hem Bodycon Dress [Blue] – $20.00 (Missguided)
Rounded Strap Barely There Sandals [Silver] – $32.00 (Missguided)

As the dressiest of the three compilation, this outfit is designed more for a special event rather than a daytime social, but it works seeing as how it was inspired by the night sky. The dark blue dress shows off your fabulous curves while the silver shoes and earrings give a wink of color to make you glint in the light like the star you are.

 

Happy Fourth of July!

 

Fashion Icon: Cher Horowitz

Cher Horowitz

The first fashion icon I will be covering is none other than the fabulous Cher Horowitz, Alicia Silverstone’s character in the 90s classic Clueless. Here are three reasons she was and still is so totally fashion forward.

1. She inspired some 90s style!

Despite what some may believe, the classic 90s style did not influence he movie Clueless. It was actually the other way around. Wearing knee socks in a completely unironic way wasn’t definitely not a thing until Cher came on the scene. She made what had once been considered a geeky look into something super cute and fashionable when worn with the right shoes and accessories.

 

2. She never wore the same outfit twice!

This is pretty common for most fictional characters because since it’s not the real world they don’t have to limit hem selves to what’s in their closet. But either way, Cher dressed in a manner that, although impractical for the average person (I think I would only be able to make it a month before having to repeat my outfits) she still had a set style that mimicked the way girls dress in real life. Once you find your niche why change it?

 

3. Her closet is to die for!

It actually pains me that there has yet to be a foolproof and perfect replica of Chet’s closet organization system. How great would it be if that were an actually thing?! Something apps come close, but nothing compares to that opening scene with Cher picking out her outfit for school that day. Though even with her organization system, she still faced the same problem a lot of girls have: so many clothes but nothing to wear!

 

It’s Okay to Be Anti-Trendy

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Bomber Jackets. Chokers. Tiefront Tops. What do all theses have in common? They were the trendiest of the trendy during 2016. Because of their status as such, I avoided them like the plague. As much as I love fashion, I hate trends. If I buy anything it’s not because everyone is wearing them or they’re the latest thing from Fashion Week. Rather it’s because it’s my style and I like it.

However, sometimes it seems like people feel that they need to be on trend to be fashionable. That is the farthest from the truth. I will site my favorite television journalist, Carrie Bradshaw as the perfect example. Nothing Carrie wore was on trend during her time. Now I didn’t like all of Carries outfits, they were all way too out there for my taste. Nevertheless she rocked what she liked rather than what any one told her to wear. It made her who she was, the ever sarcastic shoe loving columnist who bought Vogue instead of food.

If a trendy piece suits your fancy, then you should definitely go for it. But if your only shelling out the money because Rachel in Biochemistry has one, then you need to reevaluate before your bank account starts bawling its eyes out.

Fashion is meant to be self-expression. So what’s the point in everyone trying to look the same?

And for the record I do own a good amount of chokers now thanks to one of my best friends getting them for me as a Christmas present. But I stuck it out, and didn’t start wearing them until after the new year.

Four Days of Disney

When I thought about what I wanted to do for my first spring break as a college student a lot of ideas came to mind. I could go up north and explore New York City (which is where I want to live after graduating, God willing). Or I could find some friends and rent a house on the beach and pretend that we did it all the time. Or even just go home and enjoy sleeping in a bed that wasn’t twin sized and spend time with my furbabies.

But after living in Orlando for the past seven months, I realized I wanted to relive my childhood for a little while. So a week long stay at Disney won out. My mom and grandmother came up from our hometown and together we headed to the happiest place on Earth.

We stayed at one of the hotels we’d loved in the past called Port Orleans – French Quarter. It is the perfect hotel for anyone who’s looking for a homey feel with short walking distances. It’s styled after New Orleans’ neighborhoods and it really shows in the streets, sidewalks and adorable fences. They even have horse pulled carriage rides available to the guests and a ferry that takes you to Riverside, French Quarter’s sister hotel, and Disney Springs, formerly known as Downtown Disney.

I’ve recently defined my personal style, which doesn’t include graphic tees or athletic sneakers, so my take on Disney vacation fashion is a little more put together than your average Disney fan. I wouldn’t suggest wearing heels of any kind to the parks unless your a seasoned veteran of the act. (By which I mean you wear heels practically every single day of your life.)

Day 1:

It was exceptionally rainy and cold this day so tights and a jacket were a must. I ended up wearing the jacket every day of my vacation, but didn’t photograph it each time. I liked to keep it pretty simple and weather appropriate so I pared my black Forever 21 tights with ModCloth heeled boots, a Forever 21 white v-neck bodysuit, Forever 21 button front mini skirt, and a black knit cap from Claire’s.


Day 2:

Luckily the weather improved and it was no longer raining. It was still cold if not colder than the day before so I had to tough it out to take the photos while my mom and grandma stayed toasty in jackets. I paired a black maxi skirt from Joe B, with a cream crop top featuring black lace detailing from Forever 21 and a pair of lace up wedges from Shoe Dazzle. I also reused my white shoulder bag from Forever 21.


Day 3:

This day was just as cold as the previous two and I couldn’t help but wonder why my spring break was suddenly more Christmassy than my Christmas was, but I’m digressing. I decided to keep it simple and wore a white blouse from Express, some jeans I bought years ago (so I don’t remember where I got them from), and my favorite dark blue Ralph Lauren espadrilles.


Day 4:

Day four and still cold. My leather jacket got a serious workout this week, honestly. On this day I’d channeled the Beret Girl from An Extreme Goofy Movie. (If you’ve never seen it stop what you’re doing and do it now! As of this moment it’s on Netflix!) However I wore a dress instead of a top and pants. My dress is from Misguided and it is the perfect little black dress. My flower patterned tights and my beret are both from Forever 21 and my boots are the same ones I wore on Day 1.

 

Overall, my trip to Disney was a wonderful one and by the final day I didn’t want to leave. However, there is good news. I might be getting an Annual Pass for Disney so that I can return anytime I want to with free parking included. So who knows? Maybe these trips to Disney won’t end here!