Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Trend: Tangerine

With class winding down at school, I had a ton of time to read my magazines.  InStyle had an article about mixing tangerine pieces into your wardrobe.  Although my top isn't tangerine (it's really not my color), I figured it was the same idea.  My previous post shows how I would style it if I had access to any clothing.

When I was putting this outfit together, I kept thinking Carmen Miranda meets the 50's.  I love how this basic top from American Eagle is amped up by the popping color and unique neckline.  I bought this skirt from Forever21 because it's simple enough to pair with all my obnoxiously bright shirts.  I channeled the 50's vibe through my low messy bun adorned with a black sparkle headband. 

Let me know what you think of this outfit!  Do you like the hair?  Should I have worn dangle earrings?

Splash O' Tangerine

Splash O' Tangerine

Splash O' Tangerine by Cimmanin featuring tank tops
I started creating this set with the basics- skirt, shirt, shoes, necklace- when I realized it was fairly boring. That's when I threw in a clutch in a GORGEOUS color. To keep it classy and chic, I added a pretty blazer. Let me know what you think!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Trend: Nautical

The nautical trend is nothing new, but it is truly classic.  If you ask me, I could see nautical trends to become as common as the LBD (little black dress).  It is clean, classic, crisp, and sophisticated.   It's perfect for a summer picnic, day on a boat, or going shopping because it's cool and causal. 

For my outfit, I based it around my striped shorts that I got from Forever21 for $15.  I love the bow tie because it adds a feminine detail.  I paired the shorts with a ruffled white tank from Forever21.  My sandals are from American Eagle for $35.  I kept my accessories simple by wearing a James Avery silver anchor necklace.  I love how easy-going this outfit is, and the back of it is super cute with the razor back style tank and the flap pockets of my shorts.

Let me know what you think by leaving a comment below!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Trend: Ruffle Dress

Ruffle dresses have been popping up everywhere I go. I live in Austin, TX and the style is very casual which is probably why this trend has been so viral. These dresses are simple, comfortable, and creates a waist on just about every body type.

I got my dress from Charming Charlie's. It's mostly a jewelry store, so I was surprised to find a dress like this there, but I loved it. It has little white doves and rope bows as the print. I paired it with a pair of gold wedges from Shoe Carnival and my jewelry is from Forever21.

Here are a few dresses I found at Forever21: catalog_name=FOREVER21&category_name=DRESS&Page=1&product_id=2074201048&utm_source=GCS&utm_medium=base&utm_campaign=product_feed

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Printed Shorts

The latest trend that I'm in love with is printed shorts. I bought these from Forever21 for $10. They are floral, high waisted, and have a tie belt. I paired them with an old top from American Eagle to bring out the purple flowers in the shorts. I accessorized with a jade pendant. There isn't any jade in the shorts, but I liked the way that it blended without matching.

Anway, floral shorts are a fun and comfortable trend to try plus the high waist complimented my petite frame well. Let me know what you think!