Reversible Florals


Florals for spring? So ground breaking! Any one else sick of hearing/reading that phrase? Yeah me too. As true as it may be, the weather lately has not been matching the “April showers brings May flowers” phrase. May had plenty of up and down weather, now that it is June I am waiting for consistent sunshine. Without sunshine I get rather depressed, vitamin D is a very strong vitamin lemme tell ya!

When I first spotted this top at Dynamite it made me excited for the warmer weather and the reversible feature. At first I didn’t notice the large sign that said “REVERSIBLE TOP” on the rack, after trying it on I knew this would be something I could wear at work and on the weekends – bang for you buck. After walking out of the dressing room it finally hit me that I could turn the shirt around and quickly have a day to night look. This is what happens when you are constantly on the go!!


This top incorporates a few different trends here. We have the cold shoulders which has continued from the fall/winter into spring/summer trends and the lace up trend as well. I adore both of them! The lace up can be part of the front or the back… much like a mullet you can be business in the front and party in the back 🙂

Outfit details…

Dynamite Reversible Top

 

xx Sarah

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Saturday style

Family is everything to me. The past few weekends have been filled with plenty of family fun, and some not so great weather. The weather kept postponing any kind of days I wanted to take some pictures. So here I am posting some pictures I quickly took at my little cousins dance recital. These 3 little girls have a special place in my heart, there isn’t anything I wouldn’t do for them… give them candy, unnecessary gifts, letting them play with my expensive makeup… no matter what I can’t seem to say no to these cute faces. Their mom asked me to do their makeup for the big day since every time I see them they scream “COUSIN SARAH DO MY MAKEUP!” They sat perfectly for me and looked absolutely beautiful!! I may be bias on this but they really are pretty damn cute 🙂 Before the show started I was able to snap some photos of my look for the day…


My outfit for the day I wanted to be comfortable but also stylish.. it was a dance show I was seeing after all. The top I got from Dynamite which I really loved. Ruffles are very much trending right now and I loved the look of this top! They only had a medium in the white and a small would’ve fit me a little bit better but I couldn’t pass up this purchase. The jeans from Zara are very stretchy, when I am sitting they feel a little bit tighter.. the more I wear them the more comfortable I feel. 


This watch. It has a story. I have been coveting this and waiting for it to be back in stock… I am not a watch person or into a ton of crazy accessories, simplicity is my main focus. The watch is just a quick simple accessory to my look, loving the all black look of the watch with the hint of gold. Forever wearing black and gold and white together. My bracelet was purchased at the Create & Cultivate conference after I had my aura “read.” Onyx is a form of protection from negativity… anything that will help deflect any negative vibes. Positive vibes only are allowed in my world! 

Outfit details…

Spring into Grunge


Grunge in the fall and now grunge in the spring. This is a simple look of distressed jeans…. insanely distressed jeans, that sit WAY TOO LOW on me but that is why I decided to pair it with this long tank from Dynamite & this new sweater I picked up from Express. I know what you’re thinking, buying sweaters in the spring?! WHY!? On my commute and at my office, it is cold.. the bus is cold and so is my office. Having a sweater to throw over my outfit can instantly change the entire look. This sweater would be more casual than dressy but I love it any way.


I based this look around my necklace. It was part of my goodie bag from the Create & Cultivate Event. Besides the fact that I love rose gold, I also have another wishbone necklace that I often wear. I feel as if it brings me some good luck and positive vibes. That may sound cheesey and all but lets be honest here… I eat a lot of pizza 😀


Outfit details…

 

xx Sarah

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Dynamite Dress: 3 Options, Part 2

Continuing from Part 1, here is the other dress from Dynamite. classic and basic black. Can’t ever go wrong with a little black dress.. again this could be dressed up or down, even the options from Part 1 can work with this dress.

Option #1



Wearing black from head to toe is a normal part of my wardrobe, it doesn’t seem to bother me when it is 100 degrees outside either. My perspiration would say otherwise but I digress. This faux leather jacket is also from Dynamite and wearing it over my shoulders just gave this a more edgier and “fashionable” look. Recently I posted about this necklace but the detail is just too pretty not to share again. A matte black statement necklace? YAS! I needed it to be part of my collection. The ring is something I picked up from Forever 21 centuries ago, here is a similar option. My newest black accessory is the MVMT watch, I still have to get it sized properly but I am absolutely IN LOVE with this! Now lets talk about these sliders that I am wearing. I saw the Mui Mui Pearl Embellished Velvet Sandals and how much talk that these are going to be the summer’s “it sandal.” When I saw that there was a very similar pair on Amazon for such a cheap price, I had to jump on it. Cape Robbin has saved the day! Now these aren’t for everyone which I totally understand, you can always pair them with a simple slider if you’d like instead.

Option #2


Going back to the denim jacket, you can’t go wrong with a basic dress and a denim jacket. This is the same jacket I previously posted from Forever 21. What is new are these Adidas sneakers… Recently I went shopping and was looking for new sneakers. Although I love my converse sneakers, I needed new options. Everyone has those popular Adidas sneakers and of course having to be different, I needed something opposite of it. Grey suede sneakers? You got it. These are crazy comfortable which make it great to wear to work in and I could definitely get away with this look at work. Well minus the velvet choker… But we cannot leave out my favorite new sunnies – Celine Andrea from Amazon. Be sure to look at the seller’s ratings to make sure that you are getting the authentic pair. With my new sunnies I had to pair it with my new MVMT watch. All black accessories are going to be my favorite for the summer…and I am jumping for joy with this weeks weather

Option #3


Since it is spring I wanted to go out of my comfort zone and add some color to my outfit. These accessories are the same ones that I wore to the Create & Cultivate event recently. I loved them so much I had to wear these fun tassel earrings & bracelet set again. This hat I got from H&M years ago, its a great option to have when you are as fair as me and sitting in the sun. Here is a similar option from Nordstrom’s ($18). Since this look I am pulling options from my recent outfit, these Nine West Sandals will definitely be making more than one appearance on my blog. They are insanely comfortable…. and I would know because I wore them for 12 hours!

All of the options from both of my posts can be mixed and matched together. I wanted to show you how I rotate the same pieces in my wardrobe to make different looks. It is all about having those key pieces and mixing it up.

 

xx Sarah

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Dynamite Dress: 3 Options, Part 1

Having a basic dress option is key. Personally I fell in love with these simple dresses from Dynamite 2 years ago. There were 2 dresses, one in grey and the other in black, I loved the simplicity of them that I knew I had to have them both. I got SO MUCH USE out of them, and I will most definitely show you how I wear them over the next few months. When I spotted this dress in the store I knew it was time to add more basic options to my closet. Kim Kardashian is always an inspiration to me and she often wears these simple fitted basic dresses. I love the simplicity of it and how you can make it dressy or casual.

Part 1 I will show you how I styled this grey dress. Both are midi length ribbed dresses. Super light and extremely comfortable.

Option #1


I decided to go for a more dressier look to show how you can dress this up a bit, perfect way to transition a day to night outfit as well. Pairing it with a gorgeous statement necklace that tied in the gold in my leather jacket and the grey in in my dress it was the perfect accessory to make this outfit pop. My jacket is a Forever 21 closet archive, but here is a similar one from H&M. These sandals I got last fall from DSW and I am so happy how much use I am getting out of these. | DSW no longer had these sandals listed, here is the exact pair from Amazon and another similar pair from DSW |

Option #2


Casual is always my go to. If you have to quickly run out the door and want to look put together here is a simple look you can base it off of. My cousin gave me this bomber jacket she got from Abercrombie, I couldn’t find the link for it but here is another option  from ASOS I would pair this with. Converse are my go to sneaker for every day, I wear them nearly every single day to work.. they are truly one of my absolutely favorites. But it wouldn’t be a complete outfit without some Quay Australia sunnies now would it 😉

Option #3


Continuing with being casual and it being spring why not go for your go to denim jacket? This cropped denim jacket from Forever 21 has been my go to FOR YEARS! Such a great find.  This Dynamite necklace was another great find in my favorite store.. Unfortunately it is no longer available but here is another option from Dynamite and another from Forever 21. But as I am running out the door these Van’s Slip on Sneakers are perfect for when you are on the go. Can’t forget the Ray Ban’s !

 

Stay tuned for Part 2!!

 

xx Sarah

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VB X Target : SPICE UP YOUR LIFE


Truly could not help myself with that blog title and I also had been counting down the days until this collection was released. Being a child of the 90’s I am obviously a Spice Girls fan, my pre-teen years were filled with spicing up life, girl power and wishing one day to grow up and be a Spice Girl. Last fall I learned of Victoria Beckham’s line with Target and was filled with excitement. I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE her style and who she has become as a woman. She went from being in a girl group, to marrying a man who adored her more than anything in this world, a mother and a respected designer… she constantly reminds me that as a woman I can have it all & it doesn’t have to happen all at once either.


This line is all about her and her daughter’s relationship. As chic as she dresses is as chic as her daughter dresses too. Her designs aren’t meant to make you feel body conscious either but to feel great in the clothes. That is something that I think many of us forget, these cuts and patterns aren’t the typical things you would see all over stores either. Plenty of subtle floral, lace, and color.. can’t forget about everyones favorite go to color either – black 😉 Since her designs and cuts are so different from what is typically out there is what drew me to this line when they gave a sneak peak. The dresses were straight and yet made me feel completely “posh” when I put them on. The wide leg pants, button down tops, lace bomber jackets with matching shorts, options to mix and match skirts and tops and even pants. What I wasn’t expecting is the matching options for little girls (from newborn to young girls). I’m sure all of my mommy readers would be excited to pick up an affordable “Mommy & me” outfit – designed by the Spice Mom herself. Everything complimented each other and I absolutely loved it.

When I went to Target not much was left, every woman seemed to want to “Spice up their closet.” I was happy with what I had seen since I had to get my hands on a few items rather than waiting for it to be shipped in the mail. Patience wasn’t my strong point as I had waited MONTHS for this line to drop… I had a reminder in my phone for the night prior to  remind myself to get my ass to Target the following day. The dress I picked up is the orchard pattern dress, prior to the launch of her clothing line many of the bloggers I follow had been posting photos of an outfit they chose. And no offense but they were all the same. I ADORED the orchard pattern top and pant set that Victoria was wearing for the launch party of her line…. but so was everyone else. And having the need to be different, I deferred from buying the outfit. Besides the fact that I would have to cut the orchard in half with the pants as I am vertically challenged. The cut of the dress was VERY different from anything I have in my closet. Most of the dresses I like to wear are either body conscious or empire waist… sometimes I like to show off my curvy shape, and other times I don’t. I can’t wear mini skirts because they simply do not sit on my body shape well nor do I feel comfortable in them. This dress was a straight dress from shoulder to past my hips…. with a subtle ruffle at the bottom I wanted to take the chance. And I am so glad I did! It was definitely a different cut and style of dress than I am used to and I LOVE IT! Victoria has used this cut for quite sometime in her main collection (which is unfortunately out of my price range)… I give her props to this because every body shape can wear this and it looks flattering. I hope to see more of this cut in stores and from other designers… or if she could even extend this collection for more than one season.

Outfit details #1….


Another item I picked up was this orange top. I’ve read that orange is super in this season and since this wasn’t super out of my price range I was willing to take the risk. Like everyone else when you think of the color orange you think “pumpkin” and looking like a pumpkin isn’t something I aspire to do. Even during Halloween. This top can be dressed up or dressed down which is why I got it.


Outfit details #2…

xx Sarah
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Spring Shoulders


The off the shoulder trend continues into the spring, along with this comes the statement sleeve trend. My love for bell sleeves has grown into my love for statement sleeves. I cannot get enough of it, except when I am trying to eat. Then it becomes an annoying trend… but I digress. This cute top I picked up in Zara on my lunch break, after seeing so many blue stripe shirts all over Instagram I wanted to find something different compared to the typical blue stripe shirts that I had been everywhere. This top had the blue stripes but vertical rather than horizontal, I once read that these are more figure flattering… since I am constantly hiding my wide hips I figured this would be a fun new trick. The beautiful sleeves with this top were an added bonus… They aren’t too overpowering either. I could definitely get away with wearing these out to lunch or dinner.
White jeans. These have been on my lust list for over a year. Why did it take me THIS LONG to cave in and buy them? I could not find the right fit or a pair that didn’t seem see through either. Since my hips are so wide I try to stick with the darker washed jeans, they are more slimming for my body type. But I hate denying myself from a color that I could make more flattering depending on how I styled it. These jeans were found in Dynamite. I mean where else would you expect me to find them? I can rave about this store for days on end. What I loved most is that the length fits me perfectly as well. Did I mention they had the frayed ends? Even better in case they stretch out and I need to trim them to fit me better 🙂

Outfit details…

xx Sarah

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