Red Blazer

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A Blazer is a very quick and easy way to add a little class to any look. They can really be worn with anything, and are super “in” right now. It is the perfect little jacket to grab before work on a chilly morning, wear in the office, and even totally acceptable for drinks after work too! What more can you want from a piece? This one came from H&M last year, but I have a little black one that I scored from Salvation Army for just $5. I read somewhere a while ago that Thrift stores are loaded with blazers, and boy was that article right. If you are ever strolling by, drop in and take a look for yourself, and you may just find a little deal and new jacket! Just make sure to push up or roll the sleeves, that is the trend! Happy hunting! Thanks for reading!

Outfit Info:

Blazer // H&M, Similar here

Tank Top // Express (old), cute here (want this!!!)

Shorts // American Eagle

Wedges // Burlington Coat Factory (old), Similar here and here

Necklace // MyNameNecklace.com

Bracelets // Alex & Ani

Earrings // Gifted, Cute here

Sunglasses // Gap

Military Vest

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Outfit Info:

Tank top // Express, Similar here

Vest // Arden B (old), cute here and here

White Pants // Express, Similar here and here

Sandals // Kohls, Similar here

Sunglasses // Gap

Necklace // Target (old), Cute/Similar here

Earrings // (gifted), Cute here and here

Linking up with Style Elixir

Summer Pop Color take 2

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I have to say that the color combination of black and white with a pop color is one of my favorite looks, (see post from here and here as well). This open front type of cardigan is called a “cocoon cardigan”. The style is very cute and trendy, but I have to give a tip to anyone wearing one. I had a hard time finding tops to wear underneath this cardi, until I realized what the problem with it actually was. I find that when I wear a looser fitting shirt underneath this type of cardigan, it tends to make me look a lot wider and heavier than I really am. Plus, with this one, it doesn’t help that it has stripes too! So with that said, if you do decide to sport this style, please make sure you are wearing something a little more fitted underneath, so it will keep you looking slim. Hope this little note will help someone rocking this style! Thanks for reading! 🙂

Outfit info:

Tank top // (old), Similar here and here

Cardigan // Express, Similar here

White Pants // Express, Similar here and here

Wedges // Aerosoles via Kohls

Bag // Aldo (old), Cute here

Sunglasses // Gap

Necklace // (old), Cute here

Earrings // Target, Similar here

Bracelets // Everyday, Cape Cod, here, and Similar here

Linking up with Style Elixir

Black, White and a POP!

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Outfit Info:

Tank top // JCPenney (Options below)

Skinnies // American Eagle (old), Similar here

Wedges // (old) Similar here, really cute here

Clutch // H&M, Cute here

Necklace // vintage, Cute here (black), here, and here

Bracelets // Alex & Ani

A lot of blogs have been doing looks that consist of chic black and white looks. Inspired, I pulled together this outfit from items I already owned. The tank is from JCPenney last year, very simple and casual, but worked perfectly with this look. I scoured the interwebs to find a bunch of other cute black and white tank top options if you are interested in trying this look on your own! Check you closet first though, cause you may already own a nice top you could pair with white pants to recreate this look in your own way! Make sure to add a nice pop color into your look – it is super trendy and cute, and perfect for the warmer summer months. Sometimes you can work in a few pop colors, like I did here with the necklace and clutch. Hope everyone tried this look out, it is very chic and kind of fun! Happy hunting, and have a great weekend!

BWTanks

(Links for above tanks)

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5 // 6 // 7 // 8

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Satin

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Outfit Info:

Tank // The Limited (old), Cute here, here and here

Shorts // American Eagle

Boat Shoes // Sperry Top-Sider via Macys

Necklace // Target, Similar here and here

Sunglasses // Gap

Bracelet // Cape Cod

Linking up with The Life of the Party blog

Silmming Layers

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The vest and necklaces here totally make this outfit. Imagine this look without those two items… it would be acceptable, but really nothing special. It can be that easy to add a few pieces to an ensemble to pull it all together and make it look more on trend and stylish just like that. This is a very simple way to spice up a look. As I have mentioned before, vests are super “in” this season – from crochet (like mine) to denim and more jacket-like vests – I am all about it! Adding dimension to an outfit is also slimming, Looser layers like this one can help hide some of the curves of your body you may want to conceal (hello love handles)! To see a few other ways I have styled this vest, you can see the same one here and here.

Outfit Info:

Tank Top // Express (old), Similar here and here

Vest // Old Navy (old), cute here

White Pants // Express, Similar here and here

Bag // Express

Sandals // Kohls, Similar here and here

Necklaces // Express, & similar here

Bracelets // Alex & Ani, Cape Cod

Linking up with Style Elixir

Get more use out of your Wallet!

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I can’t believe it’s almost August already! This summer is going by too fast! This look is more of a casual/beachy look that I wore to work. This cute slouchy bag is one that I normally take with me to the beach, but I have been using it as more or an everyday bag lately. I have a few other bags, wallets and clutches that sadly never really got much use in the past other than their intended purpose. I have been putting some of these items to use lately and pairing them with different outfits and looks (like I did here). When attending a wedding for example, you could definitely use a wallet like a clutch, and it can really open up more options from items that you already own but probably never thought to use in that way! As long as it can provide enough space for your necessities and cell phone, what more do you really need for an event like that? We all know there are some really nice wallets out there, so why not show them off? Take a look in your closet and see what you could be carrying today to spice up your look instead of the same bag you used yesterday!

Outfit Info:

Tank top // Express (old), cute here

Cardigan // Target (old), Cute here

White Flares // Express, Similar here

Wedges // Kohls, Similar here and here

Belt // Hollister (old), Cute here

Bag // American Eagle (old), Really Cute here

Necklace // (gifted), West Avenue Jewelry, via Max and Chloe

Earrings // (old), Similar here

Bracelets // Everyday, Cape CodLia Sophia (old), Cute here

Linking up with Style Elixir and The Life of the Party

Perfection!

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I found this gem on my birthday hidden deep in the racks of TJMaxx! What a steal for $16.99 huh?? I was PUMPED! I don’t have too many dresses that fit my body this perfectly. It is one of my favorites of all time! It has some great little details for such an inexpensive dress. It has an exposed black zipper up the center back, really nice faux-leather trim details, a little keyhole cutout in the upper chest, then add in the lace overlay fabric for perfection! It is kind of busy all together, so I tried to downplay the gorgeous piece by pairing it with a color block “clutch” (it’s my wallet!) and my simple t-strap sandals. I have to admit that this entire look is perfect in my book, and to top it off, it looks like a million bucks when it was very inexpensive (the best kind of outfit)!

Outfit Info:

Dress // TJMaxx, Cute here, here, here and here

Wedges // Aerosoles via Kohls

Clutch (Wallet) // Aldo

Bracelets // Everyday and Alex & Ani

Earrings // Target, Similar here

Doubles as a vest!

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So this was the first time I decided to unbutton this shirt and wear it as a vest… I don’t know why I didn’t think of this sooner, but now I may need to do a once-over of my closet and see what else I can wear this way as well! I love this top, and I get a lot of compliments every time I wear it! American Rag really has some great stuff, you can find it in the Junior’s section at Macy’s for pretty decent prices. There are a lot of really cute details in this shirt – the tie back, the cute floral print and little pleating detail shown in the close-up photo. It’s really a very simple outfit, but worked for a sticky humid day in Massachusetts! Vests, layers and overshirts are all very popular this year, so a tip – take a closer look through your closet at your button ups, tanks and tee’s, because some may be able to double as a vest! This is a great way to save money and get more wear out of the clothes you already own!

Outfit Info:

Flower vest // American Rag (old) via Macys, Similar here

Cami // Aeropostale

Jean Shorts // American Eagle (on sale!)

Wedges // Franco Sarto via TJMaxx, Cute here and here

Belt // Target

Necklace // (old), Similar here

Bracelets // Everyday, Cape Cod, & Alex & Ani

Linking up with Style Elixir

Holiday Spirit in RW&B, Happy 4th of July!

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Outfit #1:

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Outfit #1 info:

This striped dress is super comfy and kind of a staple piece. It was really cheap at H&M last year, but they have basically the same thing now too (see link below). I always tend to wear it with something over it because it is a little too form-fitting for me, but it always looks great with something over it. I could actually wear a sweater, tee, or even just plain tank and have the dress look more like a skirt too. Pretty versatile piece for a dress, and 100% worth the $8.00 I paid for it! I have always wanted to wear a dress paired with these little converse sneaks too, and today I made this work! It really tones down a dress by adding sneakers, and it’s not a very common look, but I always love it when I see it. Dresses and skirts are often being paired with the new trendy wedge sneakers too, but my Converse are a little more classic with this look. Like my new bright orange nail polish? I thought it was fun for the summer! 😉

Dress // H&M

Blouse // Express, Cute here

Sneakers // Converse

Necklace // (old), Similar here

Earrings // (gifted), Similar here

Bracelets // Express

Headband // CVS

Outfit #2:

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Outfit #2 Info:

This outfit was more of a rainy day outfit. As of now, it doesn’t look like the weather will be great on Thursday, so at least I already have options in my head for both weather situations! I wear this cardi pretty often – it’s kind of my go-to! It is a little more orange/coral than red, but it worked for the look and people noted my holiday spirit! I have had this little apple-print tank for so long, and it has always been one of my favorites because it is so cute, comfy and easy to throw on. I found it fitting to wear my boat shoes with this outfit, I just thought they went with the theme. Some people boat on the 4th!

Apple Tank Top // (old), Cute here and here

Cardigan // Old Navy (old), Similar here and here

White jeans // American Eagle, Similar here

Boat Shoes // Sperry Top-Sider

Earrings // (old), Similar here

Necklace // My Name Necklace

Do you like my Holiday looks? Which one is better??
No new posts until Monday July 8th, and have a fantastic long holiday weekend!
🙂