Do you ever feel like each time you shop you buy similar looking things every time? Oh great, another off the shoulder blouse, or another crop top, let’s add another striped tee to the mix. Did you also know that it’s totally okay to do that? Everyone has a uniform whether they know it or not, and everyone has certain styles that they know are flattering on them. Now, don’t get me wrong, owning 25 striped tees might be a little overkill, but having what you know looks good can really help you put outfits together much easier.
One of my favorite pieces to buy is a long sleeve blouse. There are differences between the blouses such as fabric, neckline, color and print; however, there is also sleeve style. Lace on the sleeves, ruffles or ruching, cut outs, strings, you name it. A unique sleeve can always catch my eye – which leads me to this top I’m sharing today. I found this Mango top a few months ago and absolutely love the oversized cuffs at the bottom of the sleeves. The sleeves add a unique 70’s style to the top that I love.
We all know about the little black dress – but having a closet staple based on color isn’t the only thing you need to focus on. Sometimes the style of the dress plays a bigger role than the color. For instance – the shift dress. I love the shift dress because of the different ways you can style it. Leave the dress loose, belt it, or wear it as a tunic over a wide leg pant – the options are endless. I bought this shift dress from Mango a few months ago. The not so typical polka dot print and color is what captured my eye at first but then the numbers of ways I could style it made me want the dress eve more.
For this summer look, I styled the dress in a flirty way by adding a belt to shorten the length. Adding these oh so comfy wedges and a bright lip completed the look.
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 You may have thought they have been replaced by the trending bodysuit, but crop tops [at least in my opinion] are still a great piece to keep in your wardrobe.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.
Ohio has finally decided to be fall where it’s chilly enough that a sweater is necessary. With that said, layering [my favorite] is required for a lot of my outfits.
The bell sleeve trend was big over the summer and is continuing into fall. For this look, I styled a gorgeous bell sleeve sweater from Forever 21 under a classic black blazer. The bell sleeves peeking through the bottom of the blazer sleeves adds a unique touch. Pairing the sweater and blazer with my go-to wide leg pants and black pumps completed the look.
I love it when local bloggers are able to get together and mingle [especially when food is involved]. The lovely Candace from Live Love and Read put together a night of bloggers+tacos at the Kitchen Columbus last night and of course I used the opportunity for a photo opp.
I have purchased a few items from Zara over the years but would always end up returning due to fit. This off the shoulder crop top is the first purchase I made that I actually kept. I love the tops unique print and style. I paired the top with Mango high waisted kick flare jeans and simple black sandals.
Shop off the shoulder crops and kick flares below!
I love a great all black look. Typically when I style an outfit this way, I incorporate different materials and textures. In this case, I styled my go to LBD slip dress with my favorite leather jacket. A waist belt with zipper detail and leopard booties tied everything together.