One Piece Multiple Possibilities

Hello all I hope you’re having a great week so far. I thought it would be fun to do another “transitional fashion” post but instead of a from day to night look I thought it would be fun to show you all how with the help from some select accessories and styling tips you can change the look of a romper completely.

I decided to go with my two favorite style aesthetics, both of which could not be more polar opposite, but seriously where is it written that you can’t like a little bit of everything when it comes to style?

Look 1. Pinup Inspired

Because of the casual nature of a romper I decided to keep my hair simple, rolled bangs, a little bit of a bouffant working, and the rest of my hair down and curled all set off with a cute little bandana. I of course ignore how casual the romper is when it comes to my makeup though, a classic red lip and a winged liner is just a must have to for me, and to set the look off I paired a wide red belt to define my waist and a pair of heels to make my legs look a little longer and leaner than they actually are.front and backdetails9230923893009242

Bandana: Target

Earrings: Kohls

Bra Top: Onzie

Romper: H&M/Similar 

Belt: Vintage/Similar

Heels: DSW/Similar

 

Look 2. Bohemian inspired.

See what I mean about polar opposites? For a fun bohemian look I went a little more “intricate” with my hair doing a fun twisted crown and some soft romantic curls to set it off, kept the makeup very simple and luminous, piled on the jewelry I’ve never heard of such a thing as too much turquoise, added a brown braided belt, again to define my waist, and kimono to give the look some movement. Then threw on some cowboy boots for a bit of a rustic edge.

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Jewelry: The choker my mother made and I believe all the other pieces were bought at pow wows. Honestly pow wows are the greatest places to find gorgeous turquoise jewelry and I like supporting artists as opposed to companies. Do a little research and see if there are any pow wows taking place in your town, and don’t worry if you’re not Native American every pow wow I have ever been to has been open to the public. However if there aren’t any pow wows taking place near you I did find this site (Indian Village Mall) that sells gorgeous Native American wears.

Kimono: Cotton bought it ages ago but I love this Kimono from Forever 21 as an alternative

Romper: H&M /Similar

Belt: Vintage/Similar

Boots: Atwoods supply store/Similar 

Which look was your favorite? Do you have a tendency to have polar fashion favorites or is it just me? Drop me a line I love hearing from you guys.

Hope you all enjoyed this post as much as I did. Happy Wednesday!

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Halloween Costume Ideas.

Halloween the perfect excuse to wear something fun, eat candy, and spend time with friends. Unfortunately Halloween can also be scary…scary expensive. Costumes can be quite costly, and if you’re like most people you aren’t going to wear it again next year. You’re dropping a lot of cash for a “one wear” outfit. So I decided to throw together a few looks with things most of you ladies will already own, or at the very least can wear again.

For the adventurous type: Pirate.

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9662I feel like a pirate is probably the easiest of looks to pull together but still really deliver! It’s all about detail, a few fake wounds, some schmutz on your face, and plenty of layered jewelry are what take this look over the top.

What you’ll need:

Bandana: Target has a two pack for $5 http://www.target.com/p/merona-men-s-2pk-bandanas-assorted-colors/-/A-14371263#prodSlot=medium_1_1&term=bandana

plenty of gold necklaces: I like this one from Forever 21 http://www.forever21.com/Product/Product.aspx?BR=f21&Category=acc_jewelry-necklace-chain&ProductID=1021839361&VariantID=

Gold bangles: http://www.forever21.com/Product/Product.aspx?Br=F21&Category=ACC&ProductID=1000045918&VariantID=

White Peasant Blouse: http://www1.macys.com/shop/product/style-co-top-three-quarter-sleeve-pleated-peasant?ID=917107&CategoryID=255&LinkType=#fn=COLOR%3DWhite%26sp%3D1%26spc%3D27%26kws%3Dpeasant%20blouse%26slotId%3D5

vest: http://www.charlotterusse.com/product/Double-Breasted-Military-Vest/242942.uts

Black pants: I’m actually just wearing yoga pants cause they’re comfy. http://oldnavy.gap.com/browse/product.do?vid=1&pid=558342022

Pashmina or scarf to tie around your waist: http://us.cottonon.com/shop/product/montana-scarf-black/

Boots: I am in love with these from Charlotte Russe http://www.charlotterusse.com/product/Shoes/Boots-Booties/entity/pc/2115/c/0/sc/2656/239937.uts?refinementValueIds=1576&sortByColumnName=SortByArrival?colorCode=301482160_200

For the country loving: Cowgirl

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What you’ll need:

Cowboy hat if you want one that is: http://www.cavenders.com/western/cowboy-hats/western-fashion-hats/dorfman-pacific-fashion-cowboy-hats/CAVKCF2XR

Any button down shirt will do, but I prefer gingham: Target has this adorable top that’ll work wonderfully http://www.target.com/p/xhilaration-juniors-tie-front-roll-sleeve-top-assorted-colors-and-patterns/-/A-14393981#prodSlot=medium_1_3&term=gingham

Bandana: http://www.target.com/p/merona-men-s-2pk-bandanas-assorted-colors/-/A-14371263#prodSlot=medium_1_1&term=bandana

belt: http://www.forever21.com/Product/Product.aspx?Br=F21&Category=ACC&ProductID=2020523428&VariantID=

Denim shorts: http://www.jcpenney.com/women/shorts-capris-/shorts/levis-taryn-mid-length-denim-shorts/prod.jump?ppId=pp5002641391&cmvc=JCP|dept20000013|cat100250098|RICHREL&grView=&eventRootCatId=&currentTabCatId=&regId= or jeans if its cold http://www.jcpenney.com/women/jeans-/ana-thick-stitch-jeans/prod.jump?ppId=pp5002830358&cmvc=JCP|dept20000013|cat100250096|RICHREL&grView=&eventRootCatId=&currentTabCatId=&regId=

Cowboy boots: http://www.target.com/p/women-s-mossimo-supply-co-kaci-western-boot-assorted-colors/-/A-13971594#prodSlot=medium_1_12&term=cowboy+boots

For the glamour girl: Holly Golightly

95369550954495539548This is by far one of my favorite looks. Cause seriously who doesn’t want to channel Audrey Hepburn?

What you’ll need:

Sparkly hair pins or small tiara: http://www.claires.com/store/us/goods/claire%27s+club/cat1260282/dress+up/p52588/mini+tiara+hair+comb/  http://www.claires.com/store/us/goods/sale/cat1260122/jewelry/p26853/crystal+butterfly+and+flower+bobby+pins+set+of+6/ So I know not every girl has a tiara lying about, but most of us have those sparkly hair pins from prom, I just stacked the pins for a makeshift tiara.

Sparkly earrings: http://www.claires.com/store/us/goods/jewelry/cat1260162/earrings+/p62150/crystal+flower+and+teardrop+drop+earrings/

Black catseye sunglasses: http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/urban/catalog/productdetail.jsp?id=18846980&parentid=W_ACC_SUNGLASSES

Pearls: I ended up layering two different pearl necklaces and added a brooch because that’s what I had, but sam moons has a lovely option http://sammoon.com/items_amj.asp?tempcat=necklace_statement&img=09132013_422_MG_5937&tbl=necklace_statement&cat=jewelry&id=1617

Gloves: Another thing I had left over from prom http://www.davidsbridal.com/Product_Stretch-Satin-Elbow-Length-Glove-25105_Accessories-Sashes-and-Coverage-Options-Gloves these aren’t necessary cause honestly not many people will wear them again, but since I had em I wore them for the shoot.

Little Black Dress: The beauty of this costume is just about any little black dress will do and most of us girls have a little black dress. But if you dont H&M has this gorgeous lbd for only $10! http://www.hm.com/us/product/14519?article=14519-A

Black shoes: I went with flats for comfort but if you want go for some lovely heels that are reminiscent of what Audrey wore http://www.hm.com/us/product/06850?article=06850-C

I hope you all enjoyed this post! If you try any of the following looks be sure to take a picture and share with me! Heck even if you don’t choose one of these looks take a picture and share, hearing from you guys always brightens my day! Have a great weekend and a Happy Halloween.

Fashion Friday Featuring Bomber Betty

So last Friday my package from Bomber Betty arrived, I got a lipstick in the color Burlesque-esque and a bronzer in the color goddess, I could not be more thrilled, they are absolutely perfect.

IMG_6964IMG_6951Seriously can we all take a moment to appreciate how perfect the packaging is? Bomber Betty was created by Jessica Sawicki a Chicago based makeup artist, all of the cosmetics are hand made with the absolute best mineral ingredients available, are natural, paraben-free, and cruelty free, as well as hand packaged! Now being that Jessica is makeup artist you can rest assured this makeup applies beautifully and lasts well into the day. I mean who better than a makeup artist to create a line of makeup? Find more about this awesome company here http://www.bomberbetty.com/index.html

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7093No shoes, its time to jump in puddles!

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7037and giggle!7025700770017053 708170267079I hope you all enjoyed this and that you do yourself a favor and buy some fabulous makeup from Bomber Betty!

Clear Umbrella: Target http://www.target.com/p/totes-clear-bubble-umbrella-silver-trim/-/A-10780081#prodSlot=medium_1_6&term=clear+umbrella I love this umbrella!

Bandana: Cavenders.

Bronzer: Bomber Betty http://www.shop.bomberbetty.com/Mineral-Blush-Goddess-2006.htm I have been on the hunt for the perfect bronzer and I have found it in Bomber Betty’s “Goddess”. This bronzer goes on evenly and looks ever so natural, most bronzers you have to be so crazy careful to use a very light hand or you’ll end up looking like someone from the cast of Jersey Shore. But this bronzer goes on lightly resulting in a perfect sunkissed glow!

Lipstick: Bomber Betty http://www.shop.bomberbetty.com/Lipstick-Burlesque-Esque-7035.htm I love this lipstick! It goes on smoothly but doesn’t feel like its going to slip and slide like so many other lipsticks can, that gets ugly fast, let me tell ya. Burlesque-esque is a beautiful bright red with blue undertones which makes your teeth look nice and white, plus its matte which I adore! This lipstick should be a staple for every woman if you ask me.

Polka Dot blouse: Charlotte Russe. Now this is the problem I am always faced with, I shop “out of season” so I can never find the link to what I am actually wearing but here is a top at forever 21 which is similar http://www.forever21.com/Product/Product.aspx?Br=F21&Category=top&ProductID=2027357073&VariantID=

Skinny Jeans: Old Navy http://oldnavy.gap.com/browse/product.do?cid=85736&vid=1&pid=576066012

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

Fashion Friday heads to Dallas Pinup.

So Saturday afternoon my best friend and I headed out for a bit of shopping. I had found out about Dallas Pinup just through searching google for Rockabilly/Pinup clothing stores in the Dallas region. Let me tell you I am beyond thrilled I found this place. The moment I walked through the door I felt as though I had died and gone to my own retail heaven! You walk in and your eyes don’t know where to settle first, the dress rack to your right? The cosmetics in the center? The hats on the left? Oh it’s all so perfect! I totally spaced and forgot to take interior pictures of the store sorry, maybe I was a little too excited 😉 I did manage to remember to snap a few pics of different dresses when I was in the fitting room though.

IMG_9682Almost bought this white dress, it was so darling! Doesn’t my best friend look stunning?

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IMG_9685Another considered purchase, I was head over heals in love with the shape.

IMG_9679My best friend is such a knock out!

IMG_9686Please excuse my ever so messy hair, trying on clothes has a way of messing your do up. This romper was sooooo cute but you only get to see the top half cause it was a bit short on me. 😉 I did actually purchase a dress but you’ll just have to wait to see it. I want to give it a proper shoot. But I shall share my outfit I wore that day though.

9695970397019709IMG_9691 She’s such a reluctant model! I have no idea why!

9716I had such a fabulous time, never have I received so many compliments on an outfit, our waitress that day asked to take my picture, what a compliment! Nor have I ever loved a shop as much as I love Dallas Pinup you can find out more about them here http://www.dallaspinup.com/

My outifit.

Bandana: Cavenders I think.

Earrings: Kohls.

Crop Top: Charlotte Russe I couldn’t find exactly mine but they have similar ones http://www.charlotterusse.com/catalog/search.cmd?form_state=searchForm&keyword=polka+dot+crop+top

Skirt: Cotton On again don’t have the one I’m wearing but they have similar ones http://us.cottonon.com/search/?q=flippy+skirt

Tights: Target.

Shoes: Payless.

Best Friend’s Outfit.

Earrings: Apricot Lane.

Dress: Free People

Belt: H&M

Sandals: Sorry I didn’t snap a pic but they are from sseko, a really amazing company based in Uganda that helps women create an income and continue on to university. You can find more about this incredible ethical company here http://ssekodesigns.com/

I hope you all enjoyed this post and that you check out Dallas Pinup and Sseko. Happy Friday have a beautiful weekend.