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Monday, September 22, 2014

Boyfriend Jeans 101: Tomboy vs Girly


Today's Look:  is special because I teamed up with fellow AZ fashion blogger Brie Wallis of My Fashion Fancies to bring you "Boyfriend Jeans 101:  Tomboy vs Girly."  Recently, Brie and I have bonded over our mutual passion for fashion and our obsession over comfortable boyfriend jeans.  We wanted to show our readers how one piece of clothing can be so versatile and styled in different ways.  Our own personal styles inspire one another, so we were excited to show how we uniquely put together an outfit with our fave bf jeans.  For my look, I went with a tomboy 90's vibe.  I am addicted to plaid and chokers right now, so they were a must.  This choker is from PYKNIC2, an Etsy store, and I am in love with the leather cord and elephant charm.  Every time I wear the necklace I get compliments.  For layers, I wore a soft crop-top and tied my flannel since it was a nice day out.  Finishing off the look, I wore white Converse, a black leatherette bracelet, and multiple rings.  Boyfriend jeans are so comfortable and trendy; I think every girl needs a pair or two...or three. ;) To see more of Brie's look and to read her outfit details, be sure to make your way to myfashionfancies.com!  Xoxo, Shelly


Brie's Classy & Feminine Styling -- myfashionfancies.com


Outfit Details:  Crop-Top, Flannel, & Jeans courtesy of Garage ♡ | Choker courtesy of PYKNIC2 ♡ | Shoes by Converse from Urban Outfitters | Bracelet from Hello Venice | White Ring from Nasty Gal | Silver Rings from Earthbound Trading Company






   

Friday, September 19, 2014

One Direction Concert Essentials

One Direction Where We Are Tour

This past Tuesday night was amazing!  My best friend and I have been One Direction fans for years (before they even were known in the USA), so when we scored two floor seats for their current Where We Are Tour, we were thrilled.  Like any important night, what to wear and what to pack are two of the first things that pop into a girl's head.  After attending Osheaga Music Festival this past summer, I felt more confident in what to wear and bring to a concert.  Here are the seven essentials:
  1. A Concert Shirt - fangirling is part of the experience of going to a concert.  Show your love and support by rocking your artist's pic and name on your top for the night.  Plus, the top acts as a long lasting souvenir.  I started my concert shirt collection in middle school and it's so fun!  Tip:  If you don't want to wait in ridiculously long lines at the actual event, buy one from the performer's website or another store so you have it beforehand.  
  2. Shorts - jumping around in an arena with thousands of other people tends to make for a warm evening.  Skirts and dresses are fun too, but make sure to wear shorts underneath them, so you can have fun without having to worry.
  3. Comfy & Height-Providing Shoes - being on the more petite side, having floor seats can sometimes be a little problematic.  With comfortable platform sneakers like these, I get about 4 more inches of height for a better view and have no problem jumping around to all my favorite bands' beats.
  4. Instax Camera & Cellphone Camera - cellphones have come a long way in camera features and quality, so to capture the moment and be able to live it to the fullest, cellphones cameras are very convenient.  For me, I also like to have a memory I can physically hold onto, so bringing a Polaroid along makes for unique, cool pictures that I can immediately hang on my wall! Tip:  Remember to pack extra film! 
  5. Extra Battery Phone Case - I learned the hard way how fast a phone's battery dies at a concert.  With all the excitement of picture taking, snap chatting, Instagramming, texting, etc. you don't even notice you're in the red!  To solve this issue and reduce stress, have a battery case.  Tip:  In-store prices for power cases are around $100 while online I found a killer deal for only $32.  I totally recommend HDAccessory.com.  Here is the link to the case I purchased and love. 
  6. Light Jewelry - have fun with bracelets and rings, but be selective with necklaces and earrings.  I recommend stud earrings so nothing pulls on your ears while moving around and a little necklace or choker so nothing hits you or breaks while you are dancing.  
  7. Something to Tie Around Your Waist - not only for styling purposes, but in case you get chilly or don't want to touch the seat with your bare legs, a cute flannel comes in handy!
  8. Backpack - last but not least, a fabulous backpack is necessary to carry your phone, camera, money, tickets, I.D., purchases, etc.  Tip:  Make sure to keep it in front of you on the floor so it's in your eyesight but not in the way.
The night was unforgettable, and I can't wait to see Katy Perry perform next Thursday night.  Then I'm off to LA for Teen Vogue's Young Hollywood Event!  Life is so surreal sometimes.  :)  What concerts have you attended and loved?  Comment your favorite concert memories and outfit details!  I always love hearing from my readers.  Xoxo, Shelly

Instax Mini, Garage shorts, platform sneakers, concert top

Outfit Details:  Shorts & Instax Mini by FujiFilm courtesy of Garage ♡ | Top from One Direction Store | Plaid Shirt from Urban Outfitters | Shoes by Dirty Laundry from Hot Topic | Backpack from Forever 21

One Direction Where We Are Tour

Fashion Tip:  Concert shirts can tend to be on the less flattering side due to their generic cut, so to make them more feminine, try rolling the sleeves up twice and tucking the top into high-waisted bottoms to accentuate your waist.  


Instax photo






Monday, September 15, 2014

My Style: Too Cool for School


Today's Look: is about looking hella sleek and feeling totally comfortable.  For the sleek appeal, you really can't beat the combo of burgundy and black (my fav).  I balanced the colors by wearing a burgundy fedora and burgundy boots with black on black in between.  I'm loving the lace top--luxurious with soft lining and intricate lace detailing from Little Mistress out of London.  For comfort, nothing beats the stretch of jeggings and the support of combat boots.  The soft faux-leather bag is from one of my favorite accessory design companies T-Shirt & Jeans.  Lastly, I couldn't resist adding a new pendant necklace from Kisstletoe.  I love the antique look and boho spirit of a glass globe filled with real mistletoe. Kisstletoe's tagline is "For the Kiss You Don't Want to Miss!" and how fun is that?!  Totes :)  Plus the company is generous and donates to the Malala Fund for the empowerment of girls.  Awesome cause!  Overall, you know you will love an outfit if you adore every separate piece in it.  Xoxo, Shelly


Outfit Details:  Top by Paper Dolls courtesy of Little Mistress ♡ | Purse courtesy of T-Shirt & Jeans (shop at Shopko) ♡ | Necklace courtesy of Kisstletoe ♡ | Jeans by Bullhead from PacSun | Boots by Mossimo Supply Co. from Target | Sunglasses, Infinity Ring, & Hat from Basement Marketplace | Hand, Cross, and Sparkle Ring from Maurices | Ring Finger Rings from Aeropostale | Bracelet was a gift


Fashion Tip:  Try mixing genres to create your own unique look and style.  For this outfit, I mixed Victorian (with the lace top and antiqued mistletoe necklace) and grunge (with skinny jeans and chunky boots).









               


Friday, September 12, 2014

My Style: Puppy Love

New puppy

Today's Look:  combines different patterns and textures to create a casual-yet-chic look.  One of my favorite new pieces in my closet is this pretty lace and geometric print romper from JYJZ.  I paired the jumpsuit with these amazing ankle boots from Skechers (another beloved addition to my closet)—notice the basket weave detailing and stacked wooden heels—and an irresistible knit fedora hat from Urban Outfitters.  Lastly, I put on my shredded, over-sized denim jacket from Zara.  Now, you may have noticed I had a special guest make an appearance during this photo shoot.  Everyone, meet Eddie, my new puppy!  If you are a fan of the TV show Frasier, you can appreciate where Eddie got his name (even though he’s a Rat Terrier and not a Jack Russel Terrier—I say close enough.)  He is cute and rambunctious.  Let’s just say…sleeping is a thing of the past and so are clean floors.  haha Have a great day and let me know your tips on how to train a new puppy!  Xoxo, Shelly

Fall outfit

Outfit Details:  Romper courtesy of JYJZ ♡ | Boots courtesy of Skechers ♡ | Jacket from Zara | Hat from Urban Outfitters | Bracelet from Claire's | Earrings from Earthbound Trading Company | Cross Ring from Maurices | Layered Ring from World Market | Sparkly Ring from P.J. Chilcottage

Fall look

Fashion Tip:  Be sure to check out Skechers's new fall boots (available at www.skechers.com) for comfortable, quality kicks.

Fall look


Skethers Fall 2014 boots

Eddie

Urban Outfitters hat

puppy love

Denim jacket

                  
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