May 28, 2014

Keeping it Real


You won't see me every weekend buying new clothes; however, I do buy here and there accessories to dress and spice up my look with what I currently own. As I mentioned in previous posts, accessories can make a big difference with a look. I constantly repeat what I wear and there is nothing wrong with that! At the end of the day, my goal is to inspire you in looking fabulous while working with items you currently own. No need to break the bank! ;)

 top: TJMaxx | cardigan (similar): Target | jeans (similar): American Eagle | heels: Charlotte Russe | purse (similar): Charlotte Russe | necklace: Forever21 | sunglasses (similar): American Eagle

May 26, 2014

Memorial Day

Memorial Day is all about festive attire, so start going over your favorite summer pieces and create a fun comfy ensemble with what you currently own. If you're heading to a bbq with family and friends opt for a comfortable, breezy dress or wear a cute tee and denim shorts for a festival/casual look (the key is comfort). I love how I can incorporate floral print while still being patriotic by wearing the U.S. flag; gives it a girly touch! ;) 

 top (similar):  Charlotte Russe | shorts (similar): Delias | headband: Oh Sweet Joy | sandals (similar): ModCloth | sunglasses (similar): Forever 21 | necklace (similar): Forever 21 | purse (similar): Windsor | bracelet:

As most of us spend quality time with loved ones, we must never forget the true meaning behind this holiday. As an American and United States Army Veteran, I will never forget those who have given their ALL so that we may be free. Don't forget to pray for our troops! God Bless America!

May 23, 2014

Happy Anniversary Blog: 2nd Year

It's Dainty Jea's 2nd Birthday!!! Oh yea Oh yea {doing a happy dance}
I cannot believe it has been 2 years since I've started blogging! What started as a place to document my outfits and style ideas led to so much more! Although I constantly search different ways to become a better blogger, I truly believe I've grown and learn so much thanks to my fellow bloggers and followers :) Sometimes I feel like it's me against the world but I quickly remind myself it's the passion that feeds my ability to want to inspire others, as many of you have done for me. I love reminiscing with friends and compare my evolved styles that I've expressed in this outlet. Some make me laugh, but most make me smile. I can only hope that my DaintyJea blog continues to grow and inspire others to be themselves - no matter what.

Also, as Memorial Day weekend approaches, I'd like to give a shout-out to my comrades who are currently deployed: stay safe and watch each others' six. Let's not forget those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice so that we can enjoy freedom. Have a safe Memorial Day weekend! 

May 22, 2014

Say yes to...

Kimonos

crochet hem | short length | tribal print | orange floral print 

I love the kimono trend for this Spring and Summer. It's a bright and breezy staple that could transform a simple look to chic...and the best part? It can be styled different ways. For example, you may want to pair the kimono with a black top & bottom to keep it as the main focus...as I did in this post. Another look would be to pair the jacket with a graphic tee, distressed denim shorts, cute wedges, and a fringe bag for a complete boho look. Remember, kimonos are loose and flowy so the goal is to wear garments that are form fitting and not so big and boxy. Do you dare try this trend? 

May 19, 2014

Currently Coveting: Rompers

Rompers

top left | top right | bottom 

Rompers, who doesn't love them? The fact that they are one piece and are easy to style...it won me over! This fabulous garment is a great form of casual wear and can easily be dressed up or down. Pair your rompers with a pair of sandals or spunk up your look at night with heels and a statement necklace. This trend could easily be transitioned year-round with effortless style.

May 14, 2014

But First

I've been on the hunt for a cool coffee graphic tee, and it so happens I came across this one from Sly Fox Threads. Without hesitation, I went ahead and purchased the t-shirt before the "no longer available" message pops on the screen...I know, don't you hate that? It's safe to say this is one of my favorite tee's thus far. I can't get enough of it! In fact, I wore it twice the same week...no shame in my game. This top is so versatile and could be dressed up or down; add a bejeweled statement necklace for a chic look or pair it with denim shorts and sandals for more of a casual outfit. So the moral of the story is, when you like something...buy it and wear it more than once...in the same week. I promise I won't judge ;).

top: Sly Fox Threads | denim (similar): Delias | wedges: Aldo | purse (similar): Charlotte Russe | necklace (similar): Forever 21 | bracelet (similar): ModCloth | aviators (similar): American Eagle 


May 12, 2014

Just Breezy

Comfortable and breezy shorts are an important staple for this season. I've been on the hunt for a cute pair of bottoms and found these adorable double ruffle floral high-waisted shorts at Aeropostale. Of course, what sold me was the floral print and the double ruffle on the bottom; it's the perfect girly touch. Pairing these bottoms with a crop top would be another option; however, me and crop tops don't mix, so I opted for a laid back comfortable graphic tee. At the end of the day, wear what works best for you.

 top c/o: Aeropostale | shorts c/o: Aeropostale | sandals (similar): Forever 21 | necklace (similar): Forever 21 | sunglasses: American Eagle | Tote (similar): Forever 21

I am so excited the weather is finally hitting the 80's! Woo-ho! All I can think about is beach, cocktails, and making summer memories. Last year, it was all about school, so my goal this year is to enjoy the weather and relax. I am jotting down ideas of what my Summer plans will be...can't wait! I hope you had a wonderful weekend. Let's start Monday fresh! :)

May 8, 2014

In need of

Graphic Tee's

Oh La La | Stripe & Floral  | I'd Rather Be Shopping | Arrow | Love

This weekend I decided to attack my closet and began re-organizing and seeing what new items I could invest in...hence today's post...I'm in need of graphic tees! As I previously mentioned in past posts, I have way too many sweaters and cardigan's but not enough tee's. The temperature in San Diego is beginning to feel nice, so I should invest in graphic shirts. Pairing these tops with denim shorts or a printed skirt would be a better option than skinny jeans...We all know how much I love my skinny jeans, but the hot weather calls for room to breathe. 

May 7, 2014

Stand Out

I purchased this blouse from Target couple weeks ago, and I love how it has a soft fabric and breezy feel to it...plus, an Aztec print is always fun! I'm gravitating more towards vibrant and fun colored prints for Summer; they put me in a good mood! With that being said, I wanted the coral color of the top to stand out, so I paired it with a coral satchel for a whimsical look. As far as the rest of the outfit, I kept everything else pretty simple...keeping in mind comfort.

top: Target | shorts: Plato's Closet | purse: Coach | booties: Lulus | watch: Michael Kors | bracelet: American Eagle | necklace: Windsor | aviators: American Eagle


May 6, 2014

Mother's Day Gift Guide

Mother's Day

Planner | Tote Bag (Similar) | Coffee Cup | Perfume | Statement Necklace (Similar) | Lipstick 

Mother's day is right around the corner so it's time to start coming up with ideas on what to get your beautiful mama. My mom is pretty simple and doesn't ask for too much. She would be fine with just a purse or planner, but since she's a coffee lover, I know adding a new coffee mug to her collection would make her happy. Another option would be to get her a fragrance. The Jessica Simpson "Fancy Love" perfume is soft and sweet, which she would love! If your mom is into jewelry and beauty than a great choice would be a pretty statement necklace or a Spring colored lipstick. Do you have an idea on what to buy your mom? Do share!

May 5, 2014

Mirror Mirror

Thumbs up to warm temperatures! The fact that I'm wearing denim shorts makes me so happy! Today's wardrobe was inspired around these cool mirrored aviator sunglasses from American Eagle. Don't you love it when you choose one item and create your look around it? This is why I love investing in accessories. It takes a simple look to another level.

cardigan: Buffalo Exchange | top: American Eagle | shorts (similar): American Eagle | necklace: Forever 21 | sandals: Love Culture | tote: Target | rings: Forever21 | sunglasses: American Eagle

I've accomplished a lot this weekend. The past few weeks have been hectic for the hubby and I, but no matter how crazy our days get, It's important we make time for each other and enjoy each moment. Emy and I celebrated our three year wedding anniversary in San Francisco and had such a blast! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! Happy Cinco de Mayo! :)

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