One top, two bridal showers

Wedding season doesn’t mean just being a guest. If in a bridal party, there are other kinds of events you need to attend. I’ve already attended two this summer and needless to say I’ve had to get a little creative with the outfits. Today I’m talking about different styling tips to make the same piece of clothing not seem so much like a repeat:

Wear your hair differently

For the looks I styled, I wore one with my hair in a high bun and the other with it down

Choose different accessories

Different jewelry, shoes and handbags can make all the difference

Switch up your makeup

A bold lip can refresh your re-worn piece

Style the piece in a different way

For the top I styled I switched the tie in front to the back, and bunched up the long sleeves to be faux short sleeves

Style it with a different pairing

All too often I see repeated outfits with the same top/bottom combo. Switch up your combos by pairing the piece with a different style top or bottom. For my look I paired the top with a mini skirt and then a midi skirt. I can’t wait to style the top with a wide leg pant, too!

bridal shower outfit ideas

Bridal shower outfit idea

Light gray handbag

Zara green satin skirt

Forever 21 floral top

Summer bridal shower outfit

Floral blouse

Zara green midi skirt

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womens summer outfits

FOREVER 21+ Contemporary Floral Blouse • Forever 21 • $17.90

Grey Criss Cross Detail Faux Suede Mini Skirt • Missguided • $51

H&M Bag • H&M • $49.99

Women’s Steve Madden Cache Sandal • Steve Madden • $69.95

DANIELA BIZZI Knee length skirts • $84

Reed Krakoff Mini Standard Shoulder Bag • Reed Krakoff • $136.50

Steven By Steve Madden Vanya Sandal • $69.97

-Happy Styling-

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Tiny details, big impact – choosing that romper

Rompers – some people love them, some people not so much. For those of you that love them, rompers can be a great piece to invest in if you don’t want to spend the time combining different pieces to create an outfit. If you’re one of those people who have multiple rompers in your closet, a romper with a bright floral print is a great pick for summer. I love this romper from local boutique Jolie Ocassions because its base is a beautiful yellow that is bright for summer but can easily transition into fall. The floral print adds a playfulness to it and the bell sleeves seal the deal. I styled the romper with a pair of printed pumps [because we all know how much I love print mixing]. What romper styles do you have in your closet?

Floral romper with bell sleeves

Yellow floral romper

Printed pumps

SHOP IT yellow floral romper

Jolie Occasions Floral Romper – $57.00


SHOP YELLOW FLORAL ROMPERS Yellow floral romper

 nastygal Sunny Side Off-the-Shoulder Romper • Nasty Gal • $50

MINKPINK Spread Like Wildflowers Cover Up Romper 8146704 • MinkPink • $63.95–79.20

Women’s Privacy Please Goodwin Romper • Privacy Please • $106.80

Very J Floral Print Romper • $42


SHOP PRINTED PUMPS 

Printed pumps

 Women’s PHILLOSP – Canvas Snake Print Pump • Donald J Pliner • $99

Emilio Pucci Printed Canvas Pumps • Emilio Pucci • $71.25

Nine West Scheila Angelic Floral-Print Pumps • Nine West • $89

Giuseppe Zanotti Printed Satin Pumps • Giuseppe Zanotti • $57.50

-Happy Styling-

Unexpected crop top detail

For all of you wondering – yes, crop tops are still in. You may have thought they have been replaced by the trending bodysuit, but crop tops [at least in my opinion] are still a great piece to keep in your wardrobe. I love this crop top from AE [now only $15!] because of the ribbed texture [keeps it more formal], the off the shoulder style, and especially the tie detail with the open back.

I styled the top with my favorite white shorts [similar here], simple Steve Madden sandals, my Cuffed by Nano choker, Juwelo earrings and H&M bag.

Summer outfit idea

High waist white shorts

Open back crop top

Tie back crop top

Summer date night outfit

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Summer outfit idea

American Eagle Outfitters AE Ribbed Off-the-Shoulder Sweater • American Eagle Outfitters • $14.97

MANGO Flowy shorts • MANGO • $49.99

H&M Shoulder Bag • H&M • $19.99

Cache • Steve Madden • $69.95

-Happy Styling-

The dress you’ll wear the rest of summer and well into fall

Dresses aren’t something I own a lot of – so when I purchase one I make sure it’s pretty versatile. A midi tank dress is perfect for summer because you can dress it up or down. You can also layer it with a blouse to act as a faux midi skirt for the office. I’m excited to wear this dress through the rest of summer and well into fall.

I styled this midi tank dress from local boutique Vernacular with my favorite basket weave purse [worn as a clutch], bright flats and eclectic jewelry.

Black midi dress

Embroidered bag.jpg

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Womens summer outfit idea

Line 6ix Shelly K Dress • $35

Kayu Reef Clutch • Kayu • $138

Women’s Le Specs ‘No Smirking’ 50Mm Round Sunglasses – Tortoise/ Silver Mirror • Le Specs • $79

American Eagle Outfitters AE Criss Cross Flat • American Eagle Outfitters • $29.95

-Happy Styling-

How to style athleisure wear in the work place

Question – have you tried out the athleisure trend? If yes, where do you wear it? Well, today I’m going to give you some tips on how to take that comfy outfit straight to the workplace.

·Choose pieces that are not just sweatshirt material, but instead a luxe knit fabric

·Opt for neutral colors

·Keep your shoe simple with a loafer, sleek flat or low-heel pump

·A low bun looks great on almost everyone, and makes any look more polished

·Stud earrings and a watch are all you need to dress it up

For my athleisure work place look, I styled two amazing pieces from a brand I discovered called VAEWARD. The top is a muscle tee style with soft knit fabric and the track pants have a waffle knit pattern and are also super soft. The black piping on the pieces ties them together. Black loafers and simple jewelry complete the look.

Black and white outfit.jpg

Gray knit top

Black patent loafers

Office outfit idea

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Gray knit top

Knit top – $44.00 // sold out, similar here


White track pant

Track pant – $75.00


le specs half moon magic

Sunglasses – $59.00


black patent loafer

Black patent loafers – $40.00


Thank you VAEWARD for sponsoring this post. All opinions, as always, are my own.

-Happy Styling-

The piece every date night outfit needs

Hello my friends and happy Friday!

Today I’m bringing some outfit inspo for all those date nights coming up. Sometimes date nights are great – you get dressed up, you do your hair, you feel fly. Other times, date nights consist of more casual attire where you don’t have to get so dolled up. No matter how fancy or casual your date night is, there is always one piece that can turn up the heat for any outfit. Whether it’s a fitted dress or jeans and a top, the item any date night outfit needs is a great jewelry piece (or pieces). Earrings, bracelets, rings, necklaces – all jewelry styles can instantly dress up your look.

I came across the site Juwelo and fell in love with their jewelry selection. The detail and craft work around their gemstone jewelry colors, sizes and shapes makes you feel like you’re dripping in luxury no matter your price point.

For my date night outfit, I styled a leather mini skirt with a crop top and sandals. I put my hair up in a sultry ponytail which is perfect for those humid summer nights. The pair of earrings I’m wearing polished off the dressy feel I was going for.

Sexy date night outfit

Date night outfit

Summer date night outfit

Juwelo earrings

Shop the Juwelo pieces I’ve got my eye on next 

white drop earring

Pearl silver earrings – $99.00


Emerald drop earring

Tsavorite silver earrings – $65.00


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blue crop top

Blue crop top – $57.00


Leather mini skirt

Leather mini skirt – $60.00


colorblock sandals

Colorblock sandals – $96.00


Michael kors navy bag

Michael Kors bag – $150.00


Thank you Juwelo for sponsoring this post. All opinions, as always, are my own.

-Happy Styling-

The best season to incorporate color into your wardrobe

It’s been a pretty amazing summer so far. Even though it’s not my favorite season of apparel, it’s a great time to wear and combine bright, bold colors. For all of the minimalists out there – I get it – you can never go wrong with classic black and white, gray, or even a subtle blush. Whether you have a minimalist style or not, summer is a great time to play around with adding color to your outfits. Wether it’s a bright pink earring with an all black look, or a combination of reds, yellows and teals, you won’t need to worry about being out of your comfort zone because there’s already color everywhere.

I was inspired by this post from an outfit I wore a few weeks back during pride weekend. I was so inspired by all the color and love that I combined some items/colors in my closet that I never would have thought to put together otherwise. I styled a pair of white shorts with a red top, yellow tassel earrings and teal slides.

Bright summer outfit idea

White c

Black studded leather bag

Yellow tassel earrings

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red one should top

Red one shoulder top – $13.00


white high waisted shorts

White high waisted short – $52.00


yellow tassel earring

Yellow tassel earring – $19.00


black studded bag

Black studded bag – $30.00


Who what wear teal sandal

Who what wear sandal – $30.00


-Happy Styling-

High-end bridal looks for less feat. David’s Bridal

Hello my friends!

I’m really excited to share this post with you because it is all things bridal. I’ve styled quite a few things in my life but this was my first stab at styling bridal looks. I had the opportunity to partner with David’s Bridal and if you’re in or near the Columbus, Ohio area I highly suggest stopping by their new store at Easton Town Center – it is stunning. When you walk into the store, it has a calm, inviting feel with a boutique design. The wedding dress selection isn’t overwhelming which I thought was very refreshing. The special occasion and bridesmaid dress sections also have awesome variety. I have a few more weddings to attend this year and let’s just say I’ll be stopping by again for some nice dresses and accessories.

Davids Bridal Wedding Dresses

Davids Bridal accessories

Now, on to the good stuff.

I’ve always had an infatuation with bridal dresses because of the attention to detail you see in every design, so I was a kid in a candy store picking out some of these beauties to style. What I loved most about the selection was that a lot of the dresses looked like a million bucks but were at a great price. Check out the dresses I styled below to see how fabulous you can look on a budget.

Look 1 – Boho chic bride

A trend that has been booming this year and will make it’s way to next year is bridal separates. I love the idea of a two-piece set. Whether the set is a top and skirt or top and pants – you’re bound to look amazing in it and it’s crazy comfortable.

I styled the sequined separates by accessorizing with boho details. A head piece, chic sandals and a bold lip complete this look.

The best part about it? I actually pulled this set from the special occasion section. When shopping for wedding dresses, don’t feel confined to only the bridal area, sometimes there are awesome dresses in the special occasion or bridesmaid sections.

Boho chic wedding look

Simple wedding look

Davids bridal sandals

Davids bridal two piece set

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Sequined Crop Top and Skirt Two-Piece Dress – $159.95

Blush Floral Flexible Headband – $99.00

Crystal Sling Back Sandal – $29.95

Filigree and Crystal Drop Earrings – $15.95

Colorful Stone Cluster Bracelet – $19.95


Looks 2 & 3 – Bride in color

Colored dresses have always been around, but we’re seeing a major comeback of the style this year. Light greens, blushes, silvers, golds and the now trending light blue – adding color to your day is nothing shy of fabulous.

I styled this beautiful embellished blush gown with a veil, delicate bracelet and gold sandals. The dress and veil are so bold and beautiful alone, I opted for no earrings, necklace or belt.

Blush bridal gown

blush bridal accessories

Blush beaded wedding dress

Gold wedding shoes

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Blush A-Line Wedding Dress – $1,500.00

Scalloped Edge Veil with Bead and Crystal Motif – $190.00

Colorful Stone Cluster Bracelet – $19.95

Single Strap Sandal – $29.00


The next colored dress I styled was a beautiful WHITE Vera Wang sterling gown. Big ball gowns are making a comeback in 2018, so we had to throw this one in the mix. My photographer suggested adding the mini veil which ended up really tying the look together. I added Pearl earrings to keep it classic and a bright orange lip for a twist.

Vera wang gray wedding dress

Vera wang sterling wedding dress

Vera wang for davids bridal

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WHITE by Vera Wang Textured Organza Wedding Dress – $998.00

Blusher with Pearl Comb – $14.99

Crisscross Crystal and Pearl Earrings – $13.00

Embellished High Heel Sandals with Ankle Strap – $79.95


Look 4 – The classic bride

You can’t go wrong with the classics. This dress is amazing because it’s sleek from the front, but fun and flirty in the back. I styled it with pearl accessories and a simple hair style.

Ruffle back wedding dress

Davids bridal sheath dress

Davids bridal jewelry

Davids bridal ruffle back dress

SHOP IT 

High-Neck Crepe Wedding Dress with Ruffled Back – $399.00

Crisscross Crystal and Pearl Earrings – $13.00

Pearl and Crystal Alternating Bracelet – $9.95

Pearl and Crystal X Design Bracelet – $30.00

Wonder by Jenny Packham Peep Toe Pump – $99.95


I hope these looks have inspired you for your next big day!

Bridal look photography by Emma Lowe

Thank you David’s Bridal for sponsoring this post.

-Happy Styling-

Refresh your summer wardrobe for under $100

Summer is always a tricky season for me because the layering options aren’t the best. You pretty much have your tops, bottoms and dresses. Sure, you can layer tanks etc., but when it starts to get really hot out your options become scarce. I typically don’t invest too much in my summer wardrobe, but each summer I add a few new pieces and turn to retailers that have cute clothes for a good price. What can you get for under $100? Well, I’ll tell you:

Don’t only purchase rompers or dresses – separates are always more versatile and you can mix and match them with items you already own.

  • Lightweight fabric shorts – they’re comfortable and keep you cool
  • Lightweight fabric tee – something you can dress up or down

Go-to summer dress – wrap dresses are my favorite style because they flatter pretty much every body type.

Go-to accessory – add a new jewelry piece or purse to your wardrobe to wear on rotation frequently.

I chose a few pieces from Abercrombie & Fitch for my wardrobe refresh because their sales are on point. I was able to get shorts, a tee, dress and bracelet all for under $100.

Summer outfit idea

Embroidered shorts

Abercrombie embroidered tee

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Abercrombie tee

Tee- $24


Embroidered shorts

Shorts – $29


Black and white wrap dress

Gold tassel bracelet

Wrap dress

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Wrap dress

Wrap dress – $29


beaded bracelet

Bracelet – $11


Thank you Abercrombie for sponsoring this post. All opinions, as always, are my own.

-Happy Styling-