Monday, June 30, 2014

All American Girls Featuring Deb Shops + A Giveaway

Red, white, and chic all over. The July 4th holiday calls for easy fashion. I'm so excited to share that I've teamed up with Johnnalynn Lynch of the Atlanta based blog StushiGal Style, and Alina Dinh of the San Francisco based blog, Style by Alina, to bring you guys a fashionable "Coast to Coast" street style series. We will be sharing our personal take on trends and our first feature is highlighting our favorite looks for Independence Day from Deb Shops. Whether your weekend will consist of BBQs, fireworks, spicy cocktails (yes, red hot pepper spicy), or day trips to the beach, the Coast to Coast Style girls have got you covered! We want to make sure your looking stylish while celebrating ;). I like to dress patriotic, but not overboard. I think a hint of "USA" does the trick. Channel your inner Uncle Sam. 

The two requirements for my holiday look? Comfy and classic. I reach for denim when looking to edge up my outfit. How cute are these bleached out denim shorts from Deb Shops? I love how American they look because of the cloud wash. The spots of blue all over truly draw attention. I also adore these destroyed denim shorts with flag-printed exposed pockets. Pair with an off the shoulder sweatshirt and your ready for the fireworks!

This year, after celebrating with friends, the BF and I plan to drive to the beach and watch the fireworks over the ocean from all the neighboring towns. It involves some serious walking since parking is hard to find down by the water. These American Flag inspired low top sneakers from Deb Shops are perfect for the occasion! They are not only festive and fun, but super comfy.

I urge you to be unique with your 4th of July style and have fun with it! For more inspiration, be sure to stop by Style by Alina and StushiGal Style. From stars, to stripes, to solids, we've got you covered for your Independence day outfit. Follow along the hashtag #C2CStreetStyle on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook for more yankee doodle fun. Keep scrolling for the giveaway details!

Shop the look: Top: Guess (another fun look here), Shorts: Deb Shops (c/o), Shoes: Deb Shops (c/o)- under $15!, Necklace: H&M (also love this necklace), Sunglasses: Urban Outfitters

To help you stay chic all summer long, we have teamed up with Deb Shops to offer one lucky reader a $75 gift card! Entering is super easy. Just follow the below instructions and enter via the Rafflecopter.

Rules: Use the Rafflecopter form below to enter daily. Besides liking Deb Shops on Facebook and commenting below, all other entries are optional. The giveaway ends on July 14th and is open to U.S, Alaska, and Hawaii residents only. Must be 18+ to enter.

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This is a sponsored post by Deb Shops. All opinions are my own.


Thursday, June 26, 2014

Summer Statement Piece

The ingredients for easy summer style? Maxi dresses + an eye-catching statement accessory. If there's one piece of advice that I could offer for an effortless summer look, it's to wear all black and one statement piece. Let the accessory pop against a black background. You can turn this adorable black maxi (Charlotte Russe), into a look worth lusting over by adding one statement piece (bright shoes, oversized earrings, necklaces...etc). 

A style staple that will really take your look to the next level is the statement necklace. Celebrate your individuality and don't be afraid to wear bold pieces. This gorgeous necklace from Elena Fomina Design certainly adds the wow factor to this outfit. It features natural jasper stones and a serious jaw dropping 40mm Swarovski crystal. All jewelry is completely handmade in NYC with semi-precious stones and Swarovski elements. The power of this necklace is a lot more that just a stereotypical statement piece. It has a spirit of its own and is truly one-of-a-kind. The main concept behind the line is that the opulent aesthetic of custom jewelry is expressed via natural stones.

Featured design: The ROMA tan necklace. A true high-fashion statement piece. To shop this look along with other statement pieces from the collection visit Elena Fomina Design. Roma retails for $460. For additional inquiries you can click here to contact.
Can we talk about how dashing this black maxi dress is with a subtle slit on the side? I love the ruffle detailing along the bust. For a more dressed down look, try pairing with a denim jacket and white converse sneakers. You can snatch this look from Charlotte Russe by clicking here.


Monday, June 23, 2014

Optical Illusion Dress

I would like to introduce you all to my new favorite outfit...the illusion dress! The illusion dress cleverly adds drama and sophistication all while helping to visually shed a few pounds off the waistline. How often do we plan to wear our favorite LBD to a cocktail event just because we think it will help make us look thinner? I'm guilty of this too! The illusion dress is a great LBD alternative.  You can wear it out to your next cocktail event, or pair with an oversized cardigan and flats for a casual daytime-look. It's appropriate, chic, and corporate girl approved!

What I love the most about this Karen Kane contrast dress is the pretty lace design. It helps to further deceive the eye and adds an instant hourglass shape. This dress is truly comfortable and could easily be worn from day to night. It's not too tight or revealing. You can shop the look by clicking here.

Additional perks to the illusion dress: instant leg lengthener. That's enough to make me want this dress in every color ;). The black and white paneling also carefully shrinks the center and draws attention to the lace detailing. Fitted throughout the torso, this style is instantly slenderizing! 
Outfit details: Dress: Karen Kane (c/o), Earrings: BaubleBar (similar here, but I also adore these), Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell, Rings: Madewell, Bag: Mimi Boutique


Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Accessories In Style Boutique

I love finding new online boutiques that offer a fresh spin on trends. I recently discovered Accessories In Style Boutique, a chic, stylish and affordable online boutique that has earned a special place in my shopping cart. When I first stumbled upon their site my eye was immediately drawn to all the unique statement necklaces. I am all about bright pieces and colored necklaces for summer.

To pull off the look, keep the rest of your outfit simple and avoid over-the-top prints. Let the bright necklace do all the speaking for you. I typically reach for necklaces that are uniform in color, but it's important to always have a few power pieces in your collection, like this one from Accessories In Style Boutique. This Amandine Statement Necklace consists of mint green, fuchsia, soft peach, royal blue and crystal clear stones. I love how strong this piece stands on its own against a simple sleeveless tank.

P.S. If you haven't noticed, this is part two from the Lucy Marie Denim post. The jewelry details were well-deserving of their own spotlight ;).
Dawn, the Owner and Founder of Accessories In Style, has an eye for trendy pieces and her shop features stylish items at affordable price points. Below are some of my other favorite pieces that are currently available. Don't forget to head on over to Accessories In Style's InstagramFacebook, and Twitter page and give them a follow to keep up with the fun! 

More Looks I Love:
Alyssa Blue Statement Necklace $29.95
Alicia Bracelet $19.95
Clear As Day Statement Necklace $23.95
Big Buddha Handbag $79.95


Monday, June 16, 2014

Jeans That Lift: Lucy Marie Denim

Ahhh, there's nothing quite like the feeling of fresh denim. I love slipping on a new pair of jeans, but the process of finding a pair that actually fits and feels good can be exhausting. How many times have you gone to the mall to find a new pair and left feeling defeated and jean-less? This happens to me just about every season. I jump around from brand to brand in search for the "perfect fit," but usually I wind up settling. That is until I met Lucy Marie Denim.  
Lucy Marie Denim is a new label devoted to flaunting the natural curves of a woman all while creating an added lift. Yep, a butt lift. The "lucy lift" is the key feature to Lucy Marie Denim and provides a fit that you can't find anywhere else! The team drew inspiration from Brazilian fashion. If you've never met a Brazilian, let me paint a lovely picture for you. They all have very nice, round, tan butts. Don't ask me how, but they are all perfect!! I digress. Once I slipped on a pair of Lucy Marie's skinny jeans I knew we were a match. They hug my body in all the right places and I can't get over the butt lifting technology. If you are curious as to how the butt-lift action is accomplished then please keep reading :).
No matter the style of the denim that you prefer (skinny, boyfriend, wide leg, high-waisted) there are hundreds of ways you can wear them. One of my favorite looks to help elongate the lower half is to cuff the bottom of the jeans. It not only creates a boyfriend-ish look, but it's fun and pairs well with high heels. 
Outfit Details: Top: Nordstrom, Jeans: Lucy Marie Denim (c/o), Shoes: Chinese Laundry, Bracelet: Dor L' Dor
These jeans are reasonably priced around $115-$119. Where else can you spend that kind of money on an instant butt lift?! As promised, the secret to the the butt-lift. Drum roll please... The 'Lucy Lift' is accomplished by strategically positioned darts in the rear of the jeans. Brilliant. I'm hoping to later experiment with putting on 3 pairs at once and achieving Kim Kardashian's curvature. But really...
I am in love with my Lucy Marie Skinny Jeans and I know you will be too! Disclaimer: You will not be able to stop looking in the mirror at your bum. 

To learn more about Lucy Marie Denim and to snag a pair for yourself, visit them on the web. Don't forget to stop by and show them some love on FB, Twitter, and Instagram