Subtle print mixing

I love a good floral and stripe combo as much as the next person – but if you’re apprehensive to mix prints, there are subtle ways you can do so if you do not want to take the style too far.

I adore this floral pencil skirt from the Who What Wear collection for Target. Even though this specific print is sold out, they have other printed pencil skirts that would be a great addition to your closet. I styled the skirt with a Forever 21 bell sleeve top with minimal stripes to give the look that mixed print feel.

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Shop similar styles below!

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endless rose Collared Blouse • Endless Rose • $70

Azules Floral Pencil Skirt • $18

GUESS Women’s Deana Leather Cross Band Flatform Sandals • GUESS • $44.50

Derek Lam 10 Crosby Striped Bell Sleeve Silk Blouse • Derek Lam 10 Crosby • $395

Who What Wear Women’s Plus Size Pencil Skirt – Who What WearTM • Who What Wear • $20.98

BCBGeneration Fabelle Flatform Sandals • BCBGeneration • $89

-Happy Styling

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Styling separates, Part 1

Matching sets are a great purchase since they’re so versatile. I purchased a matching set [you can find that post here] over the summer, and I’ve already styled the pieces separately in multiple ways.

Below is a variation of how I have styled the shorts with a trending off the shoulder top and unique accessories.

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Shop a similar look below!

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H&M – H&M+ Off-the-shoulder Top – Black – Ladies • H&M • $6.99–14.99

H&M – Patterned Shorts – Light blue/leaf – Ladies • H&M • $12.99

Diesel B-ZIPPER • Diesel • $140

Nine West ‘Raheza’ Cutout Pump (Women) • Nine West • $89.95

SOPHIE HULME Mini Albion box leather cross-body bag • Sophie Hulme • $540

-Happy Styling

Famous footwear BOGO +15% Off

In desperate need of new workout shoes, I stumbled across two comfortable pairs at Famous Footwear who currently have a BOGO half off + additional 15% off deal going on. I was able to get a pair of New Balance shoes [for running around town and all] and Sketchers minimal shoes [for my krav maga classes since they require a lot of footwork]. Two pairs for only $78? Score.

Shop sneaks at a great price below

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Nike Women’s Flex 2016 RN Running Shoe • Nike • $79.99

adidas Women’s Mana Bounce Running Shoe • adidas • $69.99–74.99

Skechers Women’s Flex Appeal Next Generation Memory Foam Running Shoe • Skechers • $54.99

Skechers Women’s Skech Flex Relaxed Fit Power Player Running Shoe • Skechers • $40

New Balance Women’s 690 V1 Medium/Wide Trail Running Shoe • New Balance • $69.99

New Balance Women’s 560 V6 Tech Ride Medium/Wide Running Shoe • New Balance • $64.99 

 -Happy Styling

Columbus book project shoot

I had the opportunity to be featured in an upcoming coffee table and e-book that showcases local artists, shops, neighborhoods and eateries throughout Columbus. The Columbus Book Project will be launching in spring 2017 and I cannot wait to see the finished product. They asked many of the local bloggers [fashion and food] to come together and be featured as some of the city’s top contributors. Needless to say, the shoot was amazing because all of the bloggers are a joy to be around.

For the shoot, I chose to wear:

-My white wide legged pants, because they’re my favorite

-A crop top that I scored at a Fashion for Philanthropy event awhile back

-Flatform sandals, because there was no way I was climbing on a scaffold in heels [more on that later 😉 ]

-A snake print belt, because it was the first one I grabbed that fit through the pant belt loops [yes, sometimes function can totally drive an unexpected form].

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For the shoot, we had individual shots and a group shot on a large scaffolding structure. I volunteered to be on the top floor [hence the sandals]. Overall, it was a ton of fun and I cannot wait for spring of next year to see the shots!

Shop similar styles of my look below

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Rosalinda Bandage Crop Top • GUESS • $118

Express high waisted pleated wide leg pant • Express • $59.90

Feather Embellished Waist Belt • BCBGMAXAZRIA • $69

BCBGeneration Fabelle Flatform Sandals • BCBGeneration • $89

 

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Alexis Frederick Silk Striped Crop Top, Multicolor • Alexis • $203

Nicola Textured Cotton Wide Leg Pant • Diane von Furstenberg • $184

B-Low the Belt Ribbon Belt • B-Low the Belt • $98

Delman Una Flatform Sandal • Delman • $96.97

-Happy Styling

Labor day sales

Happy long weekend my friends.

In addition to having Monday off of work, there’s all kinds of sales going on this weekend. You can snag summer items at great prices, stock up on fall and winter pieces, OR [what I’m going to try and do] is get a jump start on Christmas shopping so I’m not down to the wire like normal.

Check out the sales and my picks of different items below

Macys – Extra 20% off with code SUPER

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Armani Exchange Single-Button Blazer • Armani Exchange • $139.99

XOXO Juniors’ Contrast-Tie-Neck Romper • XOXO • $34.99

Ivanka Trump Lama Smoking Flats • Ivanka Trump • $130

Charter Club Gold-Tone Navy Blue Faux-Leather Knot Hinged Bangle Bracelet, Only at Macy’s • Charter Club • $34.50

 

Lord & Taylor – 20% off full priced items with code LABORDAY

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Lauren Ralph Lauren Kiania Full-Zip Suede Jacket • Lauren Ralph Lauren • $478.80

Cynthia Steffe Chloe Sleeveless Wrap Romper • Cynthia Steffe • $186

Fossil Ladies Neutrals Original Boyfriend Rose Goldtone Brown Leather Strap Watch • Fossil • $135

B Brian Atwood Kelsi Point Toe Booties • Brian Atwood • $220

-Happy Styling

A bright transition

Bright flats are a wardrobe staple that can spice up any look. The great thing about bright colored flats is that they transition well from summer to fall. You can add a pop of color to your darker jeans and leather jackets, or contrast bright flats against a pair of dark panty hose.

Shop colored flats below

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Eager Flat • Seychelles • $90

MARC FISHER LTD ‘Silvia’ Slingback Flat (Women) • Marc Fisher • $96.90

Sadie flats in suede • J.Crew • $98

CHÉRIE AMOUR Ballet flats • $68

Jimmy Choo Alina Canvas Flats • Jimmy Choo • $125

-Happy Styling

Statement tassel earrings

A pair of statement earrings is something that should definitely be a part of your accessory wardrobe. You can dress up a casual outfit or basic piece with them, or add interest to an already quirky and stylish look.

Shop neutral colored statement tassel earrings

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Stephen Dweck Mother of Pearl Tassel Earrings • Stephen Dweck • $275

Vanessa Mooney The Astrid Knotted Tassel Earrings • Vanessa Mooney • $45

H&M – Tasseled Earrings – Dark gray – Ladies • H&M • $6.99–12.99

Anthropologie Tamboril Tassel Earrings • Anthropologie • $54

 

Shop colorful statement tassel earrings

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Piñata Tassel Drops-Yellow • BaubleBar • $36

Oscar de la Renta Silk Tassel Drop Earrings • Oscar de la Renta • $390

Oscar de la Renta Short Woven Tassel Earrings, Poppy • Oscar de la Renta • $390

Lizzie Fortunato Fiesta Black Agate Tassel Earrings • Lizzie Fortunato • $275

-Happy Styling

Under $100 Fall Finds

Miss out on some Nordstrom Anniversary sale items since they sell out so fast? I’ve rounded up some great fall staples to add to your wardrobe this season and all under $100!

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H&M – Cargo Jacket – Khaki green – Ladies • H&M • $34.99

Twist detailed marl top • $50

Factory High-Rise Wide Shut Skinny Jeans • Factory • $68

ASOS EFFIE Leather Ankle Boots • Asos • $78

 

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H&M – Biker Jacket – Black – Ladies • H&M • $49.99

Glamorous Piper Asymmetric Sweater • Glamorous • $58

Levi’s Levi’s 505 Straight Leg Jeans – Joey • Levi’s • $98

FOREVER 21 Faux Suede Cutout Booties • Forever 21 • $34.90

-Happy Styling

It’s a cool, cool summer

Sometimes trying to be stylish in this heat is a challenge. I’ve probably worn this H&M tank top 20 times since I’ve purchased it. The print is unique and style flowy and flattering. I kept it simple with small stud earrings, 90s inspired flatform sandals and my go-to sunglasses.

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H&M – Silk Camisole Top – Olive green – Ladies • H&M • $19.99

Kendall + Kylie Mid-Rise Leather Shorts, Black • KENDALL + KYLIE • $206

Downing • Warby Parker • $95

BCBGeneration Fabelle Flatform Sandals • BCBGeneration • $89

 

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H&M – Cropped Camisole Top – Dark blue – Ladies • H&M • $29.99

Double Belt Tie High Waisted Shorts Tan • Missguided • $32

STELLA MCCARTNEY Raffia flatform sandals • Stella McCartney • $245

Banks • Warby Parker • $95

-Happy Styling