Braided Styles of Expression

I LOVE braids! They’re easy, fast, and make every outfit look more put together. Unless, of course, you over do it! Remember, braids are like an accessories. Too much of a good thing is precisely that; too much! My dad always told me, “subtle is classy” when it came to jewelry and accessories. For the most part, I think he is right. Although, I am one to wear many bangles. Back to my point….braids! They’re great. Whether you’re hair is short or long, or you want to wear your hair up or down, braids can work for you. Braids are especially great when you have a bohemian style. They’re somewhat “hippie”, and I love it! They’re an expression of style.

How do you wear your braids? OR do you hate them??

 

Source: salondeval.com via Nina on Pinterest

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Loving Yellow These Days!

This year has been all about the color, color, COLOR!! Yellow, whether in a top, accessories, or pants, has been one of my favorites hands down. It’s bright, it goes well with almost any other color, and it lightens the mood. Here are some of my favorite yellow creations.

Happy Friday!

Navy, yellow and polka dots

 

Follow the Sun

 

Untitled #1478

 

yellow dress

 

Yellow

 

Yellow

Woven Wedges: A MUST This Season!

I have always LOVED woven wedges! These Michael Antonio shoes are wonderful and I will likely be buying them here in the near future. With a chunky wedges, the minimal straps makes this shoes the perfect balance. Here are some affordable, and some more expensive (out of my price range) woven wedges. Enjoy!
AFFORDABLE
Michael Antonio sandals
2b shoes
Old Navy shoes
ALDO sandals
Sandals

and…More expensive

Luxury Rebel sandals
MICHAEL Michael Kors sandals
Chinese Laundry sandals

Vintage Finds that are LESS EXPENSIVE and BETTER than their fraternal twin!

Okay, you’re right. They’re clutches. They can’t have a twin. But seriously, these clutches are similar, and the price difference between them is so wonderful it makes me want to dance! I LOVE a good find! I means LOVE IT!
I love things that are nearly one-of-a-kind as well. There is something about vintage items that gives me that I’m an individual, I’m unique feeling. Knowing that I have something that almost no one else is likely sporting makes me happy.  There is often a charm to vintage items that draws me in.
I figured I would share these with all of you. But I’m not gonna lie, I was reluctant! I kept thinking, “Yes, these are awesome! But what if I decided that I want them afterall and someone else buys them first?!” I figure, better to share than to be greedy so you go! The pink vintage clutch from Etsy’s is my FAVORITE!!!
All of my purses with the exception of maybe one or two I bought online. I’m going to make a series out of these amazing deals and how I find very similar items with drastically different prices! Hope you enjoy!

Lauren Merkin Ava Snake-Print Flap Clutch

 $295

Endless.com

Lauren Merkin clutch

Vintage Clutch-Hot Pink Snake Skin

$28 Etsy

 

 $80 Macy’s

FOSSIL clutch

FOSSIL clutch

Or this one…

Yves Saint Laurent Leather Clutch With Logo

Closure

$779

Yves Saint Laurent clutch

Gold and Snakeskin Accent Mushroom Leather SUPREME Vintage Clutch with Scarf

$22 Etsy



Eric Javits Squishee Woven Envelope Clutch

Eric Javits clutch

Woven Clutch

$7.99 eBay


Beautiful Jewels

I love this stuff. So beautiful. So magnetic. They would add life to any outfit. 

This one is EXTRA BOLD!

Source: rstyle.me via Alicia on Pinterest

Style Does NOT Need to Cost You a Fortune!

Some cute, and lovely, and COMPLETELY AFFORDABLE outfits!

 

I’m a huge believer in spending my “cash monies” (yes that is what I call it) on certain things:

 

  • Things that are totally unique, that make my gasp loudly outloud in public, and the imagine in my head that I’m rolling around on the ground with excitement!
  • Items that are timeless (i.e. a nice gold watch)
  • Jewelry that I’m drawn to because it makes me think of my life and my family (gold bangles…so many have been given to me by my mother)

I’m sure there’s more, but I can’t think of any right now!

THIS ONE IS MY FAVORITE!!


From Grad to FAB!

Miss Selfridge viscose dress
£32 – missselfridge.com

Suede shoes
£4.99 – dressrail.com

Dorothy Perkins clutch hand bag
£10 – dorothyperkins.com

Forever 21 floral jewelry
$7.80 – forever21.com

Forever 21 longs jewelry
$6.80 – forever21.com

Sparkle jewelry
$12 – macys.com

NARS Cosmetics nars blush
$28 – barneys.com

Revlon lipstick
$6.49 – target.com

Beauty product
$12 – bathandbodyworks.com

Forever 21 nail polish
$3.80 – canada.forever21.com
inexpensive

H M short tee
£1.99 – hm.com

H&M mini shorts
£15 – hm.com

H&M ballerina shoes
£3.99 – hm.com

Juicy Couture brown hobo handbag
£209 – vanmildert.com

H M feather jewelry
£6.99 – hm.com
Cute and Inexpensive

Forever 21 strapless a line dress
$25 – forever21.com

Guess shoes
$93 – heels.com

Inexpensive Outfit Choice- Wednesday

White shirt
£16 – liberty.co.uk

H m blazer
£25 – hm.com

H&M slim fit jeans
£15 – hm.com

Miss Me black high heels
$35 – dsw.com

Steve Madden beach tote
$98 – zappos.com

Banana Republic stud earrings
$35 – bananarepublic.gap.com

Dorothy Perkins leopard print scarve
$12 – dorothyperkins.com

H&M retro sunglasses
£4.99 – hm.com

Lord Berry lip gloss
$18 – asos.com

New Arrivals
$28 – preebrulee.com
Inexpensive Couture

Dress
£4.99 – dressrail.com

Patent leather shoes
£4.99 – dressrail.com

BC Footwear party shoes
$40 – endless.com

Shoulder handbag
$32 – modcloth.com

Vintage looking ring
£9 – folksy.com

Forever 21 vintage jewelry
$5.80 – forever21.com

Barse black drop earrings
$50 – jewelry.hsn.com

Beanie hat
$9.97 – tillys.com

Forever 21 sequin shawl
$6.99 – forever21.com


The Colors and Detail That I Love!!

THE COLORS OF THESE ACCESSORIES ARE SO WONDERFUL!

  NOT TO MENTION THE BEAUTIFUL, LITTLE DETAILS IN EACH!

This makes me really want to get myself out of bed and get dressed and cute! No, I have not been in bed all day, I took a nap! Blah blah blah….I’m up, I’m up!

Fun Accessories for Spring!

Oasis enamel jewelry
$20 – oasis-stores.com

Coralia Leets teardrop earrings
$115 – otteny.com

Monsoon tri color jewelry
£20 – monsoon.co.uk

Kate spade jewelry
$148 – piperlime.gap.com

Kate spade jewelry
$128 – katespade.com

Astley Clarke flower jewelry
$180 – astleyclarke.com

Miso stone jewelry
£5 – republic.co.uk

Isharya 18 karat gold earrings
$435 – net-a-porter.com

Zad jewelry
$22 – swell.com

Amanda Pearl snake jewelry
$225 – maxandchloe.com

K Amato crystal jewelry
$75 – pinkmascara.com

Mood jewelry
£5 – debenhams.com

Can You Really Have Great Shoes for Less Than $35? Yes!!

I’m not a shoe person. I know! I know! You don’t get it. Every girl is a shoe person. Well, it’s jut not my thing. I think part of it is just that I have weird feet, with long toes, and terribly high arches so shoes just aren’t that comfortable for me. Anyway! My point is, because I know I wont wear most shoes all year round, especially here with Minnesota winters, I don’t like to spend much on my summer sandles. In fact, I don’t like to spend more that $25 on sandles!!

These are some cute shoes that can add a lot to an outfit, but aren’t great for every day wear (in my opinion). These are an example of great shoes, THAT ARE INEXPENSIVE!!  I know I wouldn’t wear them all the time, so spending more than this is just silly.

ALL OF THESE SHOES ARE UNDER $25!!!

Are you a shoe person? What shoe is worth the money to you? For me it’s leather boots and my running shoes.

Spring Colors Aren’t Just for Flowers!

Take your wardrobe colors up a notch and add some of these light, but lively tones. Mixing and matching a couple of hues is perfect. Anymore, and you’ll be going overboard. My favorite colors to mix right now are peach and turquoise!! What are yours?

Peach.
Peach. by herchiie featuring tops

Top
$22 – amazon.com

Blazer
$110 – topshop.com

Forever 21 skirt
$7.80 – forever21.com

Casadei pumps
£544 – farfetch.com

Earrings
$26 – preebrulee.com

Bobbi Brown Cosmetics lip makeup
$23 – barneys.com

NARS Cosmetics lipstick
$24 – barneys.com
Flats are so in ...............

D G top
$235 – stylebop.com

H M jacket
£30 – hm.com

Tucker skirt
$490 – stylebop.com

Flat
$55 – lebunnybleu.com

Flat
$55 – lebunnybleu.com

Salvatore Ferragamo tote bag
$1,880 – stylebop.com

TIBI scarve
$75 – tibi.com

529. Street Style: Milan

Blouse
€190 – veryeickhoff.com

Blazer
$130 – topshop.com

Ankle booties
170 AUD – sirenshoes.com.au

Proenza Schouler shoulder bag
£1,585 – brownsfashion.com

Marni sunglasses
$400 – marni.com

This street style has a bit of edge with beautiful flow and attention to detail that I love!!!

BeLighter

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