The tiny detail that instantly makes an outfit chic

Piping on clothing has been on trend for some time now and I hope it doesn’t go away any time soon [let’s be honest if it does I’m still rocking it]. From pajama-style tops, pants, shorts and outerwear, piping on clothing adds sophistication to any look. I got this top from Express [similar here] in December and I’ve probably worn it twenty times already. For this look, I styled the top with a pair of C/MEO Collective shorts that also have piping on them. If you don’t have this style in your wardrobe, you should. It’s the perfect style to make you look sleek and trendy – especially on those “I have nothing to wear” days.

black bag with ring

summer outfit idea


 Y.A.S • $72  | Express • $49.90  | Calvin Klein • $19.99  | Cooper & Ella • $63

piped blouse

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Festival season outfit ideas

Festival season is around the corner and I couldn’t be more excited! No matter your festival style whether it be flower crowns, gold body art or shorts that show a lot of butt cheek, there’s nothing better than sun on your face and music in your ears! I’m excited to be partnering with Fabrik, Anthropologie and Promowest Productions to style some festival looks and host a giveaway for a pair of VIP Bunbury Music Festival Tickets + a $150 Easton shopping spree. Head over to my Instagram this Friday 5/5 to enter!

When I think of festival style, I think of print/fabric mixing, quirky accessories and bold sunglasses. Take a look at the outfits I styled below and shop the looks.

Anthropologie romper


Paisley kimono

Anthropologie Paisley Kimono – $138.00

Anthropologie cut out shoulder romper

Anthropologie open shoulder romper – $98.00

See by chloe sandals

See by Chloe sandals – $258.00

White tassel earrings

White tassel earrings – $38.00

le specs sunglasses

Le Specs sunglasses – $79.00

Festival outfit

Camo print tee

Black studded bag


gray camo print tee

Gray camo print tee – $29.00

gray suede skirt

Gray suede skirt – $46.00

crossbody bag with ring

Crossbody bag – $36.00

green lace up sandal

Green lace up sandal – $18.00

What’s your go-to festival style?

Thank you Fabrik & Easton Town Center for sponsoring this post.

-Happy Styling-

Why you should try eclectic style

Minimalist, prep, tomboy, Parisian chic – there are so many styles out there that I love seeing women share. Now that summer is around the corner, one style I like to see the most is eclectic style. Mixed prints, bright colors and bohemian accessories all compiled into one show stopping outfit. The best way to create an eclectic look is to put together items in your wardrobe you wouldn’t think to combine – don’t be afraid to take risks! I’ve styled one of my favorite printed skirts with a bright top, olive bomber and my favorite Who What Wear snake print sandals.

Women's summer outfit idea

Who What Wear sandals

White and gold lariat


Forever 21 yellow blouse

FOREVER 21+ Pleated Crepe Top • Forever 21 • $12.90

WhoWhatWear bomber jacket

Who What Wear Women’s Ruffle Bomber Jacket • $39.99

Womens printed skirt

Joie Gazania printed silk-chiffon mini skirt • Joie • $109

Who What Wear sandal
Who What Wear Women’s Ava Exotic Print Slide Sandals  • $27.99

 -Happy Styling-

How to master pastels this Easter

Easter is a week away and the pastels are already flooding the department stores and social feeds. Pastels aren’t colors I wear frequently because they’re not exactly in my color wheel. If you’re not completely sold on pastels like me, here are a few tips to incorporate them into your Easter outfit and your wardrobe:

°If you gravitate towards a certain color [in my case, it’s blue] try and find a piece of clothing in the pastel version of that color.

°If pastels aren’t colors you wear often, purchase a piece that can be versatile and layered. I’ve had this blazer for as long as I can remember because it’s great to wear with darker colors already in my closet. When Easter and spring comes around, I pair it with another pastel to be festive. The more versatile the piece, the less likely the piece is going to sit idle in your closet.

°My last tip is, be true to yourself. If you wouldn’t be caught dead in a pastel color opt for florals or the trending gingham print this Easter. Whatever makes you feel confident at the end of the day is the most important; however, try not to shy away from stepping out of your comfort zone because you never know what you may end up loving.

I styled a pastel sweater and blazer with my favorite white shorts, light gray bag and minimal nude sandals. I hope you all have a great Easter!

Light blue blazer

Vanessa Renae | How to master patels this Easter

Womens easter outfit

Womens easter outfit idea


Womens light blue blazer

Women’s LC Lauren Conrad Ruched Blazer • Lauren Conrad • $39.99

Womens lilac sweater

Y.A.S Tall Gino Pointelle Light Knitted Sweater • $53

Womens white high waisted shorts

LOVE MOSCHINO Shorts • Love Moschino • $98

Womens nude sandal
Sam & Libby Women’s Sam & Libby Pixie Mid Heel Open Slide Sandals • Sam & Libby • $29.99

Cocovann slip through leather satchel

Cocovann Handbag – $290.00

-Happy Styling-

The dress style to invest in

As the days get warmer, the options for outfit combinations becomes scarce. Luckily, the ability to layer isn’t only for the colder months. A sleeveless shirt dress is the perfect style to invest in this season because it can be worn so many ways. I’ve styled it as a vest over a white cami dress. The dress allows the outfit to be work appropriate all while adding some interest from the not-so-work-friendly dress under. Styling it with bright shoes and a scarf as a belt completed the look.

Summer work outfit idea

Summer outfit idea


sleeveless shirt dress

Sleeveless Maxi Shirtdress • New York & Co. • $69.95

white cami dress

AX Paris Crochet Overlay Midi Dress • AX Paris • $38

green pointed toe flats

French Sole – Volt Women’s Shoes • French Sole • $150

-Happy Styling-

The skirt style and color you didn’t know you needed, until now

Word on the streets is that Zara is opening up a store in Columbus. I don’t shop at Zara often just because the sizing is inconsistent; however, now that I’ll be able to try things on let’s see how much more of the brand I’ll be adding to my closet [sorry in advance, wallet].

When I was in New York for fashion week we went to Zara one day. I typically don’t buy anything unless I get that “Oh my that’s beautiful, unique and I can spend some money and get use out of that thing” feeling. I stumbled upon this Zara illusion wrap skirt that is so perfect and versatile. The length is appropriate for the office and the cut and fabric allow it to be styled for a night out. The Main reason why I purchased it is the color. The beautiful shade of green will easily work through all seasons. I’m already giddy to share with you how I’ll style it in the next few months for fall! For this look, I paired it with one of my favorite white tops, a printed belt and cut out booties.

Zara green midi skirt

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Zara asymmetric skirt

Zara asymmetric skirt – $50.00

White tie front top

kensie Crepe Tie-Front Top • Kensie • $29.99

Vince camuto open toe bootie

Vince Camuto Corbina Block-Heel Dress Sandals • Vince Camuto • $129

Women's snake print belt

Jasper Snake Metal-Detail Belt • Reiss • $95

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Ruffles and embroidery

Embroidery and ruffles are all the craze right now. From shoes, handbags, tops and denim – you’ll see it everywhere this season. Luckily with fashion, history has a tendency to repeat itself, so naturally I already own an embroidered bag I picked up a few years ago from a local thrift store. I styled the bag with a pair of my favorite boyfriend denim shorts from Abercrombie [P.S. ladies who have a little more of a romp – boyfriend jeans are your BFF this summer]. The short style is comfortable, does not ride up when you walk, and are the perfect amount of loose. The bright ruffle blouse completed the look.

womens boyfriend shorts

Embroidered summer bag

Embroidered summer bag


Ruffle tie front blouse

Womens ruffle blouse

H&M • $14.99  | Cold-Shoulder Ruffle Blouse • $24.99–44  | Cable & Gauge • $26.99 | Moon River • $75

Womens boyfriend shorts

Boyfriend shorts

3×1 • $195  | Lovers + Friends • $52.99  | Miss Me • $79.50  | Lucky Brand • $55.99

Embroidered clutches

Animal Clutch – Black • $75  |  Grace • Oryany • $129

-Happy Styling-

Why you need a shell top this season

As the warmer weather begins to creep up, the jacket-wearing becomes scarce and thick sweaters become non-existent. One of my favorite spring transition tops is a shell top. Why, you ask? It’s a great layering piece [as seen on me], and a shell top is conservative enough to wear by itself at the office on those hot and humid days. When shopping for a shell top, make sure that it’s fitted around your armpit – no need for bra exposure in the office. If the shell top does come lower under your arm, layer a lightweight cami under it. Since it’s not warm enough to wear the top by itself, I’ve layered the shell top over a bell sleeve blouse and paired it with wide leg pants.

Womens shell top


Milly • $103  | Marks and Spencer • $59 | Vince Camuto • $89

Womens tank tops

Lucca Couture • $39.99 | Topshop • $68 | Tory Burch • $125 Womens work top

-Happy Styling-

St. Patricks day outfit

I love a kelly green t-shirt with “Kiss me, I’m drunk-ish” written on it as much as the next guy; however, the days of disposable holiday tee’s are becoming a thing of the past for me. If you’re looking to spruce up your St. Patricks day outfit look no further because I’m giving you some alternate color combos to wear on this festive holiday.

If you own the color chartreuse [a lime greenish yellow color] and/or a dark green/teal, you’re in luck! The look I’ve put together for my stylish St. Patricks day outfit is an older H&M top and suede jacket. Pairing the top and jacket with distressed jeans and floral pumps makes the outfit stylish, festive and ready for spring. It’s pretty frigid here in Ohio, so I’m hoping I can pull this look off in a few days [please get warmer, please get warmer].

Don’t have those colors in your closet? No worries! Any shade of green could work for the day. You can also mix up how you wear the green – it doesn’t need to be a top or jacket, but instead jewelry, shoes, makeup or hair accessories.

St Patricks day outfit


Green Suede Jacket

Green Suede Jacket – $49.99

St Patties Day Shirt

Asos top – $20.00

Womens distressed jeans

Distressed Jeans – $89.00

Paint splatter print pump

Printed Pump – $80.00

Emerald earrings

Emerald Earrings – $65.00

Womens green flats

Green Suede Flats – $100

Plaid green top

Plaid green top – $52.00

-Happy Styling-