Unconventional Bridesmaids

Brides nowadays are allowing a lot more contrast when it comes to their wedding party:

  • Some still go full blown matching style + color
  • There’s matching colors but different styles
  • Different hues of the same color with matching styles
  • Different hues of the same color with different styles

..And in my case, a list of colors with free reign over print, length, material and style.

This was by far the easiest [and wallet friendly] bridesmaids dress I’ve ever had to find!

A lot of the other bridesmaids went the floral route, but I chose a solid taupe/gray maxi with high halter neckline and double slit detail. It was also fun to help some ladies pick out their dresses and see everyone’s style come together and make something beautiful.

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Tell me brides-to-be, would you be this laid back/versatile? Just take a look at the finished product and you may think twice about going the traditional route!

Shop unconventional bridesmaid dresses below!

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Heather Halter Dress ~ Lily Showers • MUMU • $168

ASOS COLLECTION ASOS Wrap Front Tea Dress with Frill in Pretty Floral Print • Asos • $57

FOREVER 21 Lace-Up Back Maxi Dress • Forever 21 • $27.90 / / SOLD OUT

 

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King Crop Top ~ Rich Navy Crisp • MUMU • $96

Hacienda Maxi Dress ~ Lilies Of Love • MUMU • $162

Va Va Bloom Solid Maxi Dress • GUESS • $178

 

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Heather Halter Dress ~ Red Wine Crisp • MUMU • $168

ASTR ‘Lucia’ Wrap Front Dress • Astr • $104

Kendall Maxi Dress ~ Hutch Green Crisp • MUMU • $162

 

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King Crop Top ~ Silver Sage Crisp • MUMU • $96

Jenn Maxi Dress ~ Steel Magnolia • MUMU • $198

Free People Valarie Solid Maxi Dress • Free People • $128

-Happy Styling

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Summer time print mixing

You know those nights where the weather is so perfect [not too hot] that you’re able to mix long sleeves and shorts and still be comfortable? Yep, this night was one of them. I mixed some light and dark prints for a bright and flirty look.

The boyfriend and I took a stroll around short north to a bunch of different bars. Our last stop was a new bar called Eagles that opened up. I highly recommend the fried chicken and biscuits.

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Shop similar styles below!

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boohoo Natalie Mosaic Print Bomber Jacket • Boohoo • $26

Marissa Webb Wesley Plaid Blouse • Marissa Webb • $275

Sea ‘Leo’ shorts • Sea • $110

Steven By Steve Madden Voome Suede Block Sandals • $87.20

 

-Happy Styling

Buckeye Lifestyle July issue magazine launch

A girl I used to work with reached out to me and asked if I would be interested in modeling for her friends July issue of the magazine she was about to launch. After working at the Rowe fashion show I felt a little more comfortable modeling [and I can’t pass up a chance to play dress up] so I said yes.

We spent the day taking photos in Schiller Park and I was able to wear this super gorgeous Ulla Johnson dress. Once the magazine went to print, the owner held a launch party at a new bar that opened up in Columbus – Standard Hall. I was able to get a peek of the brand new bar before it opened and strut my stuff down a runway in the dress I wore for the mag. The event was such a blast and the other models were the sweetest.

 

Shop my favorite Ulla Johnson dresses below!

Ulla Johnson Emmanuelle Dress • Ulla Johnson • $610

Ulla Johnson Tropez Dress • Ulla Johnson • $460

Ulla Johnson Concha Dress • Ulla Johnson • $299

Ulla Johnson Women’s Embroidered Gita Dress-Red • Ulla Johnson • $655

Ulla Johnson Women’s Miro Maxi Dress-White • Ulla Johnson • $325

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-Happy Styling

Summer time layering

Summer is always the trickiest season for me. Since it gets so hot outside, you’re somewhat limited to how you can put things together – you’re kind of just stuck with putting one piece or two pieces together.

Even though it’s hot out, that shouldn’t stop you from experimenting with layering. With this look specifically I took a tunic tank top and layered it over a high waisted pleated midi skirt. Rather than a belt, I used a colorful scarf to add contrast to the look. My favorite emerald flats finished off the look with that additional added pop of color.

Shop similar styles below!

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AX Paris Longline Tunic Top with Side Splits • $15.50

Topshop Stripe Pleat Midi Skirt • Topshop • $100

Johnny Was Collection Floral-Print Silk Scarf • $100

PAUL ANDREW Rhea point-toe suede flats • Paul Andrew • $272

-Happy Styling

Fashion for philanthropy

For the passed two years I’ve been involved in a great initiative that goes on in Columbus – Fashion for Philanthropy. This is an event where local shops donate clothing to be featured in a pop up shop and sold at up to 80% off! Not only do locals get amazing deals on designer pieces, but part of the proceeds benefit Dress for Success.

The floral maxi dress I’m wearing is one of the pieces from the sale I styled and posted on my social media accounts to promote the event. I love when I can combine my love of fashion with a great cause!

Shop some of my favorite floral maxis below!

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The jetset diaries rosa floral maxi dress • The Jetset Diaries • $259

Floral maxi dress • $90

Brigitte Bailey Nichelle Off the Shoulder Floral Maxi Dress • Brigitte Bailey • $39.99

Floral Maxi Dress with Slits and Back Cutout • Dynamite • $59.95

Floral Front Slit Maxi Dress with Back Cutout • Dynamite • $59.95

Brigitte Bailey Isabella V-Neck Floral Maxi Dress • Brigitte Bailey • $117.99

-Happy Styling