Bloggers styling bloggers – part two

Hi everyone!

I’m still over here beating the sickness, but I have a feeling it’s close to running it’s course (crossing fingers). On another note, here is the second look Rizelle from Tour in Style created for me. You can never go wrong with a pair of flared jeans and faux fur. I can’t remember the last time I wore this bomber – another reason why someone else styling you with your own clothes is a great idea – you end up wearing an oldie but goodie!

Flared denim jeans

Curly hair style

Cold weather style

cold weather outfit idea


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Free People Furry Faux Fur Bomber Jacket • Free People • $168

ASOS Sweater With Wide Sleeves in Fluffy Yarn • Asos • $40

Paige Genevieve high-waisted flared jeans • Paige • $291

Steve Madden Editor Booties • Steve Madden • $89.99

-Happy Styling-


Bloggers styling bloggers – part one

Hi everyone!

I hope you had an amazing holiday and enjoyed some time off work – I know I did! One of the things I did on my days off was collaborate with another Columbus blogger, Rizelle from Tour in Style. She came up with the idea to style each other in three different looks using pieces from our closets. I’m always the one being asked for style advice, so someone else telling me what to wear sounded like an exciting experience. You never know what type of new outfit combinations can come out of your closet when someone else puts their eye on it. The first look she put together had a sophisticated glam vibe. This look could be worn to any type of special occasion whether it be for the office, date night or fancy dinner with friends. Having a go-to statement piece as well as timeless staples in your closet can easily help you put a look like this together.

Vintage Chanel blazer

Glam outfit

Chic outfit

Gold sequins top


Screen Shot 2018-01-01 at 7.46.47 PM.pngBoutique Moschino – Crepe Blazer – Black • Moschino • $735

Alice + Olivia Sequin Short Sleeve Top • Alice + Olivia • $37.50

HILLIER BARTLEY Wide-leg camel-canvas trousers • $265

Whiting & Davis Two-Tone Leather Trimmed Wristlet Clutch • Whiting & Davis • $49.97

Hazel Pointed Toe Heel • Sam Edelman • $70–140

-Happy Styling-

Seeing Stars – the perfect ear jacket

Earrings will forever and always be the accessory I can’t live without. I wear them basically everyday. I have my go-to’s that I wear frequently and they tend to be on the daintier side. A pair I’ve recently added are these amazing starry sky ear jackets. The best part is that they’re under $20! I styled them with a holiday inspired look where I focused on combining different hues of pinks and reds. An embellished belt and the earrings added a festive touch.

If you’re in the market for new jewelry, Hapiness Boutique has amazing selections and at a great price! Use code VANESSARENAE to get 10% off your purchase [valid through January 19th].

Women's bright red coat

Star ear jacket

holiday outfit idea


Holiday outfit

H&M Short Coat • H&M • $59.99

Wide Cuff Mock Neck Sweater • Kenneth Cole New York • $85

Do & Be Ruffle Waist Trouser • Do & Be • $58

Ports 1961 Embellished Waist Belt w/ Tags • Ports 1961 • $47.50

Jessica Simpson Windee Satin Booties • Jessica Simpson • $139

starry sky earrings

Starry sky ear jackets – $19.00

Thank you Hapiness Boutique for sponsoring this post. As always, all opinions are my own.

-Happy Styling-

An unexpected holiday shoe style

The holidays are always a great time to dress all fancy shmancy, but, if you live in a state that gets snow, dressing fancy can be a little tricky. Let’s face it, heels aren’t the warmest and you risk slipping on ice and falling on your tush. The older I get, the more practical I start to dress – so, this year, I’m whipping out the flat moto booties for my holiday outfit. Moto booties may sound casual, but throw on a pair of glittery tights, sequin top, leather mini skirt and a bold lip and you’ve got a look that will be sure to impress.

How would you style moto booties for your holiday look?

Holiday office party outfit

Naot moto bootie

Cute outfit for the holidays


Screen Shot 2017-12-13 at 9.37.37 PM.pngWomen’s Mural Oversize Double Breasted Blazer • Mural • $79

Vertigo Sequin Crop Top • $54.97

BCBGMAXAZRIA Sabina Faux-Leather Miniskirt • BCBGMAXAZRIA • $119–178

Steve Madden Women’s Lurex Tights • Steve Madden • $7.98

Naot – Taku Women’s Boots • Naot Footwear • $228.95

-Happy Styling-

Christmas outfit idea

Can you believe Christmas is only a few weeks away? Oh how I miss the days of childhood where I could pull off being in my pajamas all day. Now, I need to get dressed and presentable before I go to all of the Christmas festivities. Today I’m sharing an outfit idea that’s more on the traditional side [i.e. wearing the oh so festive colors of Christmas – red and green]. Don’t worry, even though the colors are traditional I’ve added a little edge ;). I styled my favorite red turtleneck with dark green lame pants, leather jacket and pumps.

What are your go-to colors you like to wear Christmas day?

I’m loving this ear crawler from Hapiness Boutique. It’s a statement piece but minimal at the same time, and at an amazing price! Use code VANESSARENAE to get 10% off your order [valid through 1/19/18].

Hapiness Boutique ear crawler

White cross body bag

Red turtleneck

Green lame pants


Christmas outfit idea

Mango Cropped Biker Jacket • MANGO • $88

Chunky Turtleneck Sweater • Azalea • $79

SUOLI Casual pants • Suoli • $194

Sam Edelman – Hazel Women’s Shoes • Sam Edelman • $83–140

diamond ear crawler

Inspiration Asymmetrical Ear Crawlers In Silver – $23.00

-Happy Styling-

Thank you Hapiness Boutique for sponsoring this post. As always, all opinions are my own. 

The print that will never go out of style

This post was inspired by a lot of other bloggers I follow. Lately, and maybe because it’s fall, I’ve been seeing leopard print flats, heels and booties on almost everyone. Of course, there’s a reason why. Leopard print, in my opinion, is a print that will never go out of style, especially on shoes. Whether the shoe is fully covered in the print or only has a small touch of it, a leopard print shoe is a great closet staple to have. I styled my favorite leopard bootie with destroyed jeans, a fringe jacket and striped sweater.

Black fringe jacket

Ray-ban round sunglasses

Cute fall outfit


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Dune London Leopard Print Pointed Heeled Shoes • Dune London • $111

Massimo Matteo – Leopard Pump High Heels • $120

Rodney d’Orsay Flat • Sam Edelman • $100–120

ASOS MARTHA Wide Fit Pointed Flat Shoes • Asos • $24

Kinzey Kitten Heel Bootie • Sam Edelman • $110–140

Rockport Total Motion 75mm Pointy Toe Layer Bootie • Rockport • $75.98–75.99

-Happy Styling-

Vintage Chanel blazer

How often do you shop vintage? I would shop vintage a ton back in the day but don’t so much anymore. It’s hard to come across vintage pieces that you know you’ll love and will hold up for more than just a year.

I found this vintage Chanel blazer about four years ago and to this day it’s one of my favorite pieces in my closet. I’m not sure how old it is, but the style, fit and detail are so timeless that I don’t think it will ever leave my closet!

For this look, I styled the vintage blazer with a pair of the comfiest pants from VAEWARD, a sweater and pumps. You can never go wrong with a classic black and white look.

Chic black and white outfit

White cross body bag

Classic black and white outfit


 Chanel Vintage Tweed Blazer • Chanel • $258.75

Urban Outfitters UO Benny Fuzzy Mock-Neck Sweater • Urban Outfitters • $49

Polly Piped Jogger Trouser • Monsoon • $52.50

Women’s Michael Michael Kors ‘Nathalie Flex’ Half D’Orsay Pump • MICHAEL Michael Kors • $99–110

Women’s Broren Quilted Crossbody Bag -Black/White • Aldo • $54.95

Le Specs Half Moon Magic Sunglasses • Le Specs • $59

-Happy Styling-

The best fall colors to have in your closet

Hello my friends!

I hope you’re all enjoying the season change. One day it’s cold in Ohio, the next it’s 73 degrees. We’ll see if cooler fall temps keep up from here on out. One thing I love about fall are the earthy tones you see not only in nature, but in people’s wardrobes. Out of all the fall colors, there are ones imperative to have in your closet. What are those colors, you ask? Burgundy, olive and black are great colors to have in your wardrobe because they go with almost everything, and look good on almost everyone. Tobi has some gorgeous fall-colored tops in styles that you’ll be sure to get compliments on.

Continue reading to see how I styled a few of Tobi’s fall-inspired tops.

The color, floral print and lace up detail of this burgundy top is too good! I layered a white tank under the blouse and paired it with a dark green jacket, jeans and brown slouchy boots.

Tobi floral top

Tobi floral blouse


Tobi burgundy floral top


Fall outfit idea

I love the color olive because you can pair it with dark or bright colors. For this look I styled an olive blouse that has gorgeous flare and pleat detail with culottes, a leather jacket and statement accessories.

olive green pleated blouse

Tan suede culottes

Fall outfit inspiration

SHOP THE TOP Tobi olive green top


Fall styling tips


You can never go wrong with black. It’s a classic color that you can wear with everything day or night. I styled this not-so-basic v-neck by layering it with a sweater, suede jacket and leather bottoms.

Tan suede jacket

Layering tips for fall


Open back vneck top


fall outfit idea

Thank you Tobi for sponsoring this post. As always, all opinions are my own.

-Happy Styling-

Edgy work outfit idea

Not everyone has the opportunity to dress creatively at work; however, some do. When it comes to edgy work outfits you want them to be unique and stylish, but still portray professionalism.

One way to create an edgy work outfit is to play up the classics. For this look, I styled a timeless black blazer with black wide leg pants, a leather jacket, graphic tee, colorful booties and statement accessories.

How do you add style to your every day work outfit?

Womens graphic tee

Edgy work outfit idea

Work outfit idea

SHOP THE LOOK ⇓Cute work outfit idea

-Happy Styling-