FashionFriday

Hey, hey, bloggsters! Like always, it’s FRIDAY! Even with the holiday, this week seemed so long…. (Am I right?) Also, I promise to post a bit more next week- my phone deleted my last blog draft (oh!) and I haven’t had a chance to lay it all out again; it’s a fun one, so brace yourselves…

But for your FashionFriday, I have a stellar fashion chic/work outfit! I came across this on Pinterest (I find most outfit ideas on there). I love this look because of the pop of color with the red jeans/pants- red is most definitely appropriate for summer, too, ladies! The texture in the tweed blazer works perfectly here- you could do this for casual or dress- and just the right length.  Nude pointed toed heels or flats are one of my favorite types of shoes! They can go with nearly anything.

What’s you’re favorite fashion chic/work-type outfit?  Until next week… Xx

FashionFriday

It’s FRIDAY, peeps! Fist pumps all around for making it through this beautiful week (at least here in Ohio)! 

It’s been a whirlwind; I just wrapped up my first week at my first “real world job,” and I’m so eager to dive further in and progress with the company (oddly, I work for a software company called SPIDA Software and they develop/sell software programs to utility and telecommunication companies, and attend a plethora of trade shows. I am the new marketing coordinator! Wahoo!) 

Anyways, this FashionFriday post will be short and sweet for your long Memorial Day weekend and festivities! The photo below is one of my favorite outfits I’ve ever put together (sorry, my mom is no photographer and I need to work on artistically posing for the camera at some point, haha). But as a whole, I paired dark, straight legged, ripped jeans with leather flip flops and a braided leather belt, both dark colors, with a “chill” tshirt (Yellow Springs, represent!) and a fun fedora. 

  
Three words: casual, fun and chic. What are your favorite pieces that you own for a casual, fun and chic outfit? -Comments are always welcome!-

Hope you enjoy! Happy Memorial Day, all!

Xx

FashionFriday

Happy Friday! Wooo!

I’d like to start doing weekly posts called “FashionFriday.” My aim is to highlight fashion that’s come across my social world that I find exciting and fun to share! I’ll include my source, along with all the little thoughts that pop into my head about the outfit/accessories pictured. Some weeks I may do outrageously hideous outfits that may leave you with the unanswered thought- WTF were they thinking…?! Stay tuned for more fabulous FashionFriday posts, peeps… and enjoy!

Below is an Instagram photo from @frame_denim, a unique denim company that is inspired by London (fit & cut) and handcrafted in LA. Frame Denim is available for sale around the globe, at retailers such as Nordstom, Neiman Marcus and Theory (USA). They’re definitely worth checking out!

FashionFriday, Frame-Denim
FashionFriday, Frame-Denim
When I look at this outfit, I envision “classic chic.” It’s an outfit that’s simple to put together (which I’m a huge fan of)– no matter where the articles of clothing are from– and looks classically chic to the eyes.

I adore the length and cut of these shorts, too! *TIP: Longer shorts will look good on any figure… and we’ll leave it at that. The length also adds to the theory of a well-thought, put together outfit. A light sweater is a must for springtime weather, especially in a neutral shade. While it does look very classic and casual here, you could pair a light sweater with a plethora of other outfits, like denim jeans or pants, or layers for the colder months. The belt is prime time! I love it because it’s not too bulky and it’s not too skinny– it works just right for this look! As for shoes, it could really vary. Maybe a cute pair of Keds or Converse if you’ll be doing a lot of walking or errands, or a fun gladiator sandal if you’re hitting up an outdoor concert or doing a bit of retail therapy! Here, I think jewelry is optional. If you’re a glam and glitz gal, go for it with a statement necklace! If you’d prefer to keep it simple, that works, too. This is a great summer look for any female!

I hope you enjoyed my first FashionFriday! Feel free to leave any comments on your opinions, too– I’d love to hear them!

Xx

Style.

Well, it’s been a hot second since I’ve posted, but alas, since I’m living the dream of post-grad life, I have a little too much free time– at least for the next week.

Anyway, the topic of this post is style, hence the title. Everyone on this earth has the ability to define his or her own personal style; jock/athlete apparel, boho chic, “mom” style, classy chic, plain Jane… you get the picture. Whatever you choose to wear, own it! Be confident; Rock it!

My biggest pet peeve is when I hear ladies (primarily) complain about how they could never “pull off” wearing a headband, a bold collar statement necklace or deep maroon lip color, for example. My response to those types of statements is, “Girl, you can wear anything as long as you have confidence… and a bit of sass!” While apparel and accessories should flatter the body, confidence will help you wear the outfit, rather than the outfit wear you.

So next time you’re at your favorite local boutique, contemplating whether to buy a gorgeously beaded headband, go for the gold! Buy it and wear it and make it your very own– you’ll look beautiful!

Xx

Christ-mas Blessings

Well, this is my very first shot at attempting any type of written blog. So here’s to hoping I can express my thoughts, fears and ambitions about anything and everything in text form… enjoy!

Over my past three and a half years of college, I’ve learned to more so cherish relationships with friends and family rather than focusing on ever-so-consuming material objects. After all it’s not about how much money or how many clothes or name brand purses/watches/shoes we own- those don’t create lasting happiness. While these types of things are nice and enjoyable, money and tangible products create more of a temporary happiness to fill internal holes that may reside on the inside. The bonds and relationships we form with one another- friends, family and acquaintances- are lasting and constant happiness… the relationships I’ve formed and developed over the past few years are my eternal happiness.

I now recognize that at the end of the day it’s not what we have in life, but who we have in our life that matters. And on this late Christmas Eve, I’m forever thankful for my close friends and family… you’re what makes life worth living.

Xx