Friday, October 10, 2014

Pinspiration: DIY blanket scarf

I recently ran across this tutorial for a DIY blanket scarf. I've been wanting a blanket scarf but they are SO expensive so of course I immediately pinned this and had to try it. 

See the original instructions here, on Riva La Diva.


I ended up buying only 2 yds of fabric instead of the suggested 3 but I still love the way it turned out. And bonus, it's enough fabric to make 2 scarves from. I made a blanket type and a smaller one that's perfect for when it's too warm in FL for the blanket style.

Here's how mine turned out...


It was so easy, seriously only took a little over an hour, and no sewing!


Here's the smaller one I made.


 Also, I have to mention my hat. I got it at a thrift store for only $1! It's felt, and has a feather, and it's perfect for fall. I'm obsessed with hats lately so I'll be sporting this one a lot.

What do you think? Will you be sporting blanket scarves this season? If so, you must try this tutorial.

Linking up with: Simple Sequins, Stylelixir



Monday, September 29, 2014

Plaid and Python

Have you signed up for the Style Me Pretty Fall Challenge yet? Don't miss out, do it here!

I wore this outfit last Friday and I love the way it came together. We've been having a ton of rain lately so I grabbed my trusty plaid coat and threw it on over my new python shirt. Speaking of this shirt, it's from the Altuzarra for Target collection and I love it. The fabric is so soft and has the perfect amount of stretch. SO comfortable. 
I do have to say though, I was a little disappointed that the Target's near me didn't have more stuff.  I really wanted that red velvet blazer and it wasn't available online or in any of the three states I checked in. Bummer! Did anyone else notice that?


I can never seem to get pics when the lighting outside is good so I'm constantly trying to find new places. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't.



Showing off my heels that kept sinking in the dirt. 
 This is why I usually just give up and take pics in the street. Lol!

Outfit Breakdown:
Jacket: Forever, thrifted
Shirt: Altuzarra for Target
Jeans: Vera Wang for Kohls
Shoes: Dollhouse, thrifted

Friday, September 26, 2014

Style Me Pretty Challenge Fall 2014!

*Please know that the links I've provided are affiliate links, so if you sign up I receive a percentage. I never put affiliate links on my site for things that I wouldn't use myself/ don't believe in.

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"Imagine waking up every morning and knowing EXACTLY what you’re wearing that day. Better yet, having all of the basics of your fall wardrobe in your closet PLUS a multitude of mix and match casual outfits. No more looking into your closet not knowing what to wear or wandering around the mall not knowing what to buy. All the work is done for you." 

I'm so excited to share the Style Me Pretty Challenge for Fall 2014 with you. I've been a long time follower of Allison at Get Your Pretty On, and when she emailed me about sharing her newest challenge with my readers, I was all over it. I think it's a great concept that everyone will love and would totally benefit from. 

Here's the basic gist:

  • You join the challenge
  • Allison emails you a shopping list of items that the outfits will be built around so if you don't already have what you need you can get it.
  • Then, you get 21 days of outfits (emailed daily) to you.
  • You can save them or wear them that day, and then use them again and again!
  • It's like having your own personal stylist for fall style!

Whether you consider yourself a fashionista or not, we all have those days where we can't decide what to wear. This challenge solves that. So read on to see, in Allison's words, what it's all about. Or if you're already convinced, and ready to sign up, click here! I promise you'll love it!

How Does the Style Me Pretty Challenge Work?

You’ll receive a shopping list of fall wardrobe essentials perfect for any casual occasion. Don’t worry – you won’t have to invest a ton of money to participate. A lot of the pieces might already be in your closet and you’re free to shop at your favorite stores. You can spend as much or as little as you want!
After the pieces are in place, you’ll receive 21 days of fall outfit combos created from those pieces in your inbox daily. You can choose to style your pieces and wear the outfit that day or save it for another day. All of the outfits are able to be downloaded and printed so you can refer back to them.

What’s Included:

  • Your Fall Basics Shopping List – A list of fall wardrobe essentials with links to recommended items plus a downloadable PDF to print off and take shopping with you.
  • 21 Days of Daily Outfits – A different outfit combo each day created from the pieces on your shopping list. Outfits are released at 8:00 p.m. ET the night before so you can have it ready to wear the next day.
  • Facebook Group – Each style challenge has it’s own private Facebook group where you can show off your style, share shopping tips and make great friends. Most participants agree that this is the best part of the challenge!

What type of outfits will they be?

The Fall Style Me Pretty Challenge outfits are cute and casual outfits for the busy woman on the go, but they also work well for casual business environments or anyone who wants to kick up her casual style a notch. You’re also free to shop where you want and modify any of the pieces or outfits to suit your comfort level and style.
Here are some sample outfits from the challenge.
Fall Outfit Sample 1
Fall Outfit Sample 2

Fall Sample Outfit 3

How Much Does it Cost to Participate?

If you were working one-on-one with a stylist and personal shopper, the average cost of a capsule wardrobe and 21 days of styling options would be well over $1,000! But one of the beliefs that I founded GYPO on is that great style should be accessible and affordable for everyone. That’s why I’ve made participation in the Style Me Pretty Challenge available for just $24.99 ($29.99 for late registration). Money back guarantee! If you aren't 100% happy, you can get a refund!

Fall Style Challenge Timeline:

    • September 26th – Registration opens.
    • October 2nd – Regular registration closes at midnight ET. Late registration opens.
    • October 3rd – Shopping list release at 12:01 a.m. ET.
    • October 12 – November 1st – Outfits are sent out at 8:00 p.m. ET each evening.
Ready to sign up, or have more questions about the challenge? Click here to join, or to see more details.

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.

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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.

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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.

And here's some more inspiration...
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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