Same blouse, different sleeves

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.

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 Mango MANGO Chest-pocket check shirt • MANGO • $23.99

L’Academie Pajama Split Track Pant • L’Academie • $104

Who What Wear Women’s Grace Satin Knotted Slide Sandals – Who What Wear • Who What Wear • $34.99

-Happy Styling-

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Why you need a shift dress

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.

Red shift dress

Red polka dot dress

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Mango shift dress – $39.99Mango shift dress

Black wedges – $41.99

Use code BPAMBVX for 20% off your purchase!

Black wedge sandals

-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-

Peek-a-boo bell sleeves

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.

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Shop my favorite bell sleeve sweaters below

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Chloé – Cable-knit Cotton Sweater – Mid denim • Chloé • $995

ASOS Sweater with Lace Bell Sleeves • Asos • $43

See By Chloe Bell Sleeve Sweater • See by Chloe • $260

 

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American Rag Off-The-Shoulder Bell-Sleeve Sweater, Only at Macy’s • American Rag • $49.50

BCBGMAXAZRIA Bell Sleeve Sweater • BCBGMAXAZRIA • $228

Free People Lovely Lines Bell Sleeve Sweater • Free People • $168

 

Complete the look with classic staples

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Mango Outlet MANGO OUTLET Double-Breasted Jacket • Mango Outlet • $74.99

Go Silk Silk Wide-Leg Pants • Go Silk • $150

Sam Edelman Hazel Pointed-Toe Suede Pump, Black • Sam Edelman • $120

-Happy Styling

Off the shoulder + kick flares

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.

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Shop off the shoulder crops and kick flares below!

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Glamorous Crochet What’s Up Hello Crop Top • Glamorous • $38

Cheap Monday Drift High Rise Skinny Ankle Kick Jeans • Cheap Monday • $90

Delilah tie-up sandals • $48

 

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endless rose Woven Short Sleeve Top • Endless Rose • $83

Express Womens Cropped Kick Flare Pants Black 00 • Express • $41.94

Stuart Weitzman Nearlynude Color Block Ankle Strap High Heel Sandals – 100% Bloomingdale’s Exclusive • Stuart Weitzman • $398

 

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FOREVER 21 Floral Off-the-Shoulder Top • Forever 21 • $15.90

H&M – Kick Flare Ankle Jeans – Dark gray melange – Ladies • H&M • $12.99–29.99

Bandolino Sages • Bandolino • $40.99–55.99

-Happy Styling

All black texture + leopard

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.

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Shop similar styles below!

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MANGO Zip Leather Jacket • MANGO • $94.99

Masnada midi slip dress • Masnada • $102.59

Nine West Splash Leopard-Print Calf Hair Booties • Nine West • $59.49

Mango Western Stud Detail Belt • MANGO • $35.99

-Happy Styling