Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Burgundy ruffle dress styled for fall

If you haven't entered the Fashion OPP September giveaway yet, it's not too late! 

This is part two of the styling for fall that I posted on Friday. A Fashion OPP reader asked us to give some styling ideas for this Burgundy ruffle dress from Target (and a navy fit and flare dress, see that post here if you missed it).

It's a gorgeous color and the ruffle detail gives it fun girly vibe. Its perfect for fall styling with any of the following tips:

Style 1
For the first style we paired the dress with a simple jean jacket for a casual look. A scarf and some riding boots are all you need to top it off for fall.

Burgundy ruffle dress 3

KUT from the Kloth denim jacket nordstrom.com, Brown riding boots target.com, TEVOLIO Women's Taffeta V-Neck Ruffle Dress Limited Availability... target.com, Women's Infinity Scarf - Red Floral : Target target.com


Style 2
This look is slightly more dressy. We decided to pair the dress with a camel leather jacket that will show off the color. The mix of hard and soft with the leather and ruffles on the dress is the perfect contrast. Add some tortoise shell jewelry and killer heels and you're set for a night out.

Burgundy ruffle dress 2

Treasure Bond biker jacket nordstrom.com, Nine West high heel shoes nordstrom.com, Bracelet bangle baublebar.com, TEVOLIO Women's Taffeta V-Neck Ruffle Dress Limited Availability... target.com


Style 3
This look is just right for day. A cardigan sweater, simple jewelry, and pretty flats give a great look that's elegant and lunch date appropriate but still casual enough to run errands.
Burgundy ruffle dress

And here's a few more inspiring looks to check out:

 
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linkups: The Pleated Poppy- What I Wore, Because Shanna Said So- Random Wednesday, Transatlantic Blonde- What I Wore Wednesday, Get Your Pretty On- I Feel Pretty,
Shopping My Closet- Style Me Wednesday

Friday, September 12, 2014

Navy Dress Styled for Fall

Have you entered the Fashion OPP giveaway yet? If not, enter here!

When a Fashion OPP reader asked my team to give some styling tips for this Target dress, we jumped right on it. This navy fit-and -flare sleeveless taffeta dress is super cute as is, but to give it a little more coverage (and modesty) for fall we've come up with several ways to style it. 

I decided to share them here on the blog too, in case anyone else out there would like to see some ideas for styling a more formal (or any fit and flare) dress casually for fall.



Style 1
The first style has a slightly nautical feel with stripes and a pop of red. Remove the sash belt on the dress, then wear the striped shirt over it. Add a wide belt and some red shoes for a fun fall look.

Navy dress for fall 3



Style 2
The second look is more casual. Mixing the dress with a cropped cable knit sweater and some casual booties and a plaid scarf is perfect to tone down the dressy nature of the shiny material. Adding a cropped sweater over a dress is the perfect way to participate in the cropped trend without showing any extra skin. It also gives the illusion of height because the shorter top lengthens the skirt.

Navy dress for fall 2
Dress target.com, Chelsea28 chunky cable sweater nordstrom.com, Ivanka Trump bootie nordstrom.com, 
David & Young Woven Plaid Scarf (Juniors) nordstrom.com

Style 3
For the third look, layer a lightweight button up shirt under the dress. Add a statement necklace and some fun heels or booties.

Navy dress for fallDress target.com, Two by Vince Camuto blouse nordstrom.com, Ivanka Trump boots nordstrom.com,
 Bud Gem Collar baublebar.com


Style 4
Look 4 keeps it simple by pairing the dress with a wrap style cardigan. A regular cardigan would also work, but the wrap style is good for accentuating the waist. Add a scarf in a fun print and some slouchy boots to finish it off.

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

September Fashion OPP giveaway!

I'm back and it's only been 4 days! What is happening??
What's happening is that the first issue of Fashion OPP magazine is officially out and now I have some time again (until we start the next issue that is).
So here I am with yet another OOTD AND another awesome giveaway! Seriously love it!


I'm loving this outfit. It has a perfect fall vibe with the faux leather shirt and the leopard skirt. This skirt, I have to talk about for a minute. I found it at an estate sale for $4! Crazy right? 
And yes, I know I just wore these shoes for my post last week, but I love them so much! They literally go with everything! The simple black straps are perfect.


But lets get on with why you're all really here, the GIVEAWAY!

Fashion OPP is running another Editor's Picks Giveaway, so we teamed up with some more of my favorite companies to bring you some seriously great stuff!

We decided to spread the love for this giveaway and have 3 winners!
  • One winner will receive a $100 credit for ThredUP
  • One winner will receive a Galibardy Hand Charm Pendant
  • One winner will receive 1 Essie nail polish from the new fall collection


Thredup Inc.

Anyone who knows me knows I LOVE shopping at consignment and thrift stores! ThredUP has long been my favorite place to shop online for amazing stuff. I have found some great things there and always loved everything I've purchased. Now they even have the thredUP X collection, which is all high end designer items that are like new. It's the perfect place to score a great deal on high end designers that you may not feel comfortable shelling out the dough to buy new.


If you saw the previous Fashion OPP giveaway, you know I'm loving Galibardy jewelry! They have some gorgeous statement pieces as well as some simple items like the hard charm necklace. I love how small and simple it it. It would be the perfect finishing touch to chic outfit.

Essie


Essie nail polish is a go to of mine. They have an awesome selection of colors and their new fall colors are gorgeous! I love the color saturation and the long wear.


Friday, September 5, 2014

Might as well face it, you're addicted...

It seems like forever since I've done an OOTD post. I'm so ashamed! Some fashion blogger I turned out to be. Lol! I swear I haven't just been laying around. My team and I have been hard at work editing and finishing up the layout for Fashion OPP magazine and I literally haven't taken time to focus on anything else.
On a side note though, the September issue of Fashion OPP comes out in just a few days so if you haven't subscribed yet, do it now! It's FREE!

I passed this shirt the other day while out shopping and I just had to have it. It's so me, especially lately since I'm thinking about fashion 24/7. I love it!
I'm so bummed though, I've only worn this shirt once and I accidentally washed it in warm water and it totally shrunk and got all misshapen. I did my best to stretch it back out but it's not the same. I'm tempted to go back and get another one because it was only $7.99. We'll see....

These pants are my first foray into the whole track pants trend and I kinda love them. They're really not the most flattering pants ever but they are SO comfortable and fun with the print, so I'm going with it.




Another side note, I can't remember the last time I wore my hair in a pony tail braid...maybe when I was 10? Not sure I'm sold on it, but it was fun to do something different for a change. What do you think? Do you ever sport pony braids?

Outfit breakdown:
Shirt: annabelle
Pants: W118 by Walter Baker
Shoes: Steve Madden
Clutch: toni

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Fashion OPP giveaway!

I'm so excited to announce this awesome giveaway! Fashion OPP has partnered with some great companies for the first:
Fashion OPP
Editor's Picks giveaway!

The winner will receive:


As the Editor in Chief of Fashion OPP, I had the pleasure of choosing a few of my favorite things for this, the first of many, Editor's Picks Giveaway. Read on to find out why I love each and every item included!

$100 Nordstrom gift card
This one really needs no explanation. Who doesn't love Nordstrom? It's one of my favorite stores to find the best and newest fashion. Those who know me know I tend to be somewhat of a penny pincher for certain things, but when I'm looking for inspiration or a place to find high quality items that I'm willing to invest in, Nordstrom is the place I turn. 


I first bought and tried Melted lipstick over the summer and it quickly became one of my favorites. It's super smooth and goes on like a lip gloss but has the high impact color of a lipstick. It has a long wear formula so the color lasts for hours but doesn't get sticky or flaky like some others I've tried. 
My personal favorite color is the Melted Fushia, it's the perfect bright pink and I wear it all the time. Melted Peony and Melted Berry are next on my list to buy, although I'll probably eventually try them all.


I've been seeing rave reviews all over the internet about Fiber Lashes and in particular Younique's Fiber Lashes. I have to admit I was intrigued, since I am something of a mascara junkie. So when a friend of mine had a party, I decided to buy and try them out. I was AMAZED! They are seriously so great and they make your lashes look longer and more full. You can go light with just one coat or more dramatic by layering it. I don't use it all the time, it's a bit much for everyday (for me) but I love using it on Sundays for church and when I'm going out. It's important to follow the directions though, if you don't it doesn't go on as even and you won't get the same results.

 

I am in love with this necklace, it's such a statement and would look great with so many things for fall. I love the fun 70's vibe and how the chain has the blue ribbon through it. It would be perfect to add a pop to a neutral outfit, but would also look great with some other colors or prints. Of course I'm thinking leopard would look amazing with the blue, but you all know I'm slightly leopard obsessed. 
Galibardy has a ton of other amazing pieces, check them out here and if you find something else you love use code FASHIONOPP to get 20% off through September 30!

So there you have it, my fall favorites and an awesome giveaway! 
Visit www.fashionopp.com to subscribe for FREE to Fashion OPP magazine or just follow the links in the giveaway below!

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(1) winner will be chosen and notified via email within 48 hrs of the giveaway ending. If the winner does not respond a second winner will be selected.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Introducing: Fashion OPP!

In the past few months I've shared a little bit about a new project I'm working on, and today I am SO happy to announce that it's moving forward and the new website for Fashion Opp magazine is up and running!


Last year I was flipping through some of my favorite fashion magazines while on a road trip with my family, and I was lamenting to my husband about the fact that although I LOVE so many of the featured looks, I can't wear a lot of them. 
I mentioned how great it would be if there were a magazine that featured more modest looks when it hit me, I could totally start one!  After presenting the idea to several people I trust who have a variety of experience, we put together a team who are all excited and ready to make this dream a reality! For the past year, we've been working together to make progress and now the website is live and the magazine is set to launch in the fall!

Fashion OPP magazine is an online publication and will feature modest fashion, new trends, and chic style, as well as makeup, accessories, and even some style DIY's!  

Our hope is that we can feature real people wearing real modest fashion, which is where you come in. Our editorial board is currently looking for possible contributors to submit sample content for the magazine. If selected, you could be featured in the magazine and write stories, articles, and submit photos of YOUR modest fashion. If interested email contribute@fashionopp.com and our editorial board will reply with the specifics and guidelines for submissions.




Outfit breakdown:
Hat: Stetson, purchased at a flea market
Shirt: American Age, purchased at TJ Maxx
Skirt: asos, purchased at asos.com
Shoes: Guess, purchased at Burlington

I'll be back in the coming weeks with even more info on the new magazine and an awesome giveaway, so be on the lookout! 

We're also running a special: the first 1,000 subscribers to Fashion OPP magazine will receive a FREE subscription! Click here to subscribe or to find out more!


Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Closet luck: Black, pink, and leopard

There are some days where I feel like I have nothing to wear. On those days I stand in front of my closet pulling out item after item and nothing works. Then other days I can somehow pull together something that I never thought of before, like this combo.


I've had this dress forever. I like it but don't wear it often because it's sleeveless and for some reason I can't ever figure out what to pair it with. It's a jersey knit so I always thought I couldn't wear anything under it without looking lumpy, but I saw a trick on pinterest that I decided to try out and it totally worked!

Have you seen this?
Originally pinned from here.

It totally works with dresses too! I wore a tank top between the leopard shirt and the black dress and it helped to smooth everything out, even the buttons. This is my new go-to layering trick.




 Outfit breakdown:
Dress: DKNY (old)
Shirt: Forever
Shoes: Just Fabulous
Clutch: toni
Necklace and bracelets: Bealls Outlet

Linking up with: Trend Spin, Style Sessions, Stylish Tuesday