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

Friday, May 30, 2014

Bold in Red: eShakti review

Last month I was contacted by a representative of eShaki.com asking if I would be willing to do a product review. I had seen several items from eShakti online but never purchased from them myself so I was excited  and eager to try them out. 
They have so many cute dresses and skirts that I loved and considered, but once I saw this red trench coat I just couldn't pass it by. I've always wanted a red trench, I just love how classic they are. At the same time the red definitely keeps it bold and interesting and adds a fun element too.


Once it came in the mail I couldn't wait to try it on. The color is perfect, the quality of the material is awesome and all the inner seams are lined which is so nice. The coat has a flare at the bottom which I wasn't expecting but love. My only issue is that the arm holes are a little smaller than I prefer. Not a big issue at all, its still very comfortable and a great fit everywhere else, I'll just go up a size next time I order. 

I worried a little that a trench coat might be too heavy for spring/summer, and I'd have to wait until fall to really start using it. However, the fabric is lightweight enough that I can wear it now and in the fall/winter with more layers. Yay for year round versatility!










Also, did you notice my new bangs? Last Sunday before church I decided I needed some bangs so out came the scissors. It may be weird but my bangs are one thing that I don't trust anyone else to cut. They never seem to get them how I want and if my hair is going to be messed up I'd rather it be my fault than someone else's. Lol!  Not sure how long I'll keep them, but for now it's a fun change.

If you'd like to check out eShakti for yourself. Here's some links:
All new customers get a $25 coupon for signing up!

Outfit breakdown:
Red trench coat: eShakti c/o

Look 1
Shirt: Forever 21, thrifted
Skirt: from a dress that I restyled
Shoes: Miss Bisou, purchased at JC Penney

Look 2
Shirt: alternative, thrifted
Jeans: Vera Wang, purchased at Kohl's

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Sunday Style: Black and Teal

Happy Sunday! 
This is the outfit I sported for church today. I originally had planned on wearing a different top with this skirt but changed at the last minute. I like how it came together and looks simple and clean. Sometimes I'm so busy trying to come up with new and interesting outfits, I forget how much I like to wear a more classic look also. I feel like the vertical pleat detail on the shirt and the different lines on the skirt add interest though, so it's not too boring.






Outfit breakdown:
Shirt: Haband for Her, purchased at the thrift store for 1.49
Skirt: Derek Lam, purchased at Kohl's for 11.49
Shoes: Miss Bisou, purchased at JC Penney for 13.99


Monday, May 12, 2014

Mother's Day Style: Stripes and Sequins

Happy Mother's Day everyone! (a little late) I hope you all had a wonderful day! Mine was fabulous, I even fit in a nap after church which is rare. This is what I wore for church and most of yesterday, hanging out with the family. These shoes and the sunglasses were my Mother's Day gifts so it was pretty awesome!

You may or may not remember that back in January I posted about a new project in the works I'm super excited about. I've been working on it a ton lately (along with a team of great people) and I'm happy to announce that things are finally coming together! We have a facebook page now and should have the website up and running in the next few weeks. Yay! So be on the lookout for the big announcement soon, and I'm planning an awesome giveaway to go along with it. 

If you'd like to take a sneak peek, you can visit the fb page here.




Messing around while we wait for a school bus to pass.
 Is it weird to blow kisses at a school bus when my kids don't ride it? lol!

LOVE these shoes!




Outfit Breakdown:
Sweater: Ann Taylor, purchased at the thrift store for 1.99
Shirt: Express, c/o thredUP
Skirt: Rue 21, purchased at the thrift store for 1.99
Shoes: Guess, purchased at Burlington for 34.99

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Fab Find! Word to your mother- graphic tee

Being that mother's day is coming up and my family doesn't always know what to get me, I may or may not have been doing a lot of some online shopping for myself lately. 
I found the cutest shirt and I had to share. I'm totally getting this!

Isn't it awesome?
Anything with a '90's reference? Yes, please! 

It even looks adorable on kids! (I may just need to get one for my daughter too, hehe)


It's a baseball style tee, available in 2 color combinations. 
If you want to get one, which you totally should, click here!

It's on groopdealz until Thursday for $19.99.

 I have not been compensated for this post, I just wanted to share... :)

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Sunday Style: Loving Pink

One of my looks was featured on Sunday Style over at Plane Pretty! Check it out here. Thanks Jenny!

I found this skirt while browsing at Nordstrom Rack and I fell in love with the colors (of course, because it's pink) and the fun pattern. It worked out really well too because I had planned for the kids to wear pink for Easter so I wore this to go along with them. Easter is probably the only time of year you'll find me sort of matching with my kids. It's fun to do every once in a while. And yes, I am posting this a week late. It's what I wore last Sunday not today, but at least it's finally up. :)

Pencil skirts are probably one of my all time favorite pieces. They're universally flattering (seriously, they look good on every body type) and I have a hard time passing them up, especially if it's a good deal. I must have at least 3 black ones and I'm starting to collect numerous other colors as well. It may be a problem... hehe.





Outfit breakdown:
Shirt: Worthington, purchased from J C Penney for 9.99
Skirt: Halogen, purchased from Nordstrom Rack for 19.95
Shoes: Mossimo, purchased from Goodwill for 5.00
Bracelet: purchased from a flea market for .75