Mar 31, 2015

Entry Level Decor

The entry way of a home or apartment should set the tone for the rest of the house. Once you enter, you should have a general idea of what kind of style the homeowner has. Choose pieces that compliment your style while also being able to show those pieces have a practical application.  Yes, it's okay to have a window frame on the wall as decoration (and yes, we know that window has no use other than decor) but by combining it with a nice entry way table and some flowers, now the entire look flows very nicely with no real effort.  All you need to do is find those pieces that will complement each other.  As I mentioned before, I sometimes get my inspiration from Joanna Gaines (Fixer Upper on HGTV) who has an amazing gift when it comes to envisioning a look and then making it a reality.  If I learned anything from her is that any piece new or old has potential. Try mixing pieces and at the end of the day, you will find that look.  Remember, have fun and don't be afraid to try new things!  Stay shabby-chic, and of course....Dainty!

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Mar 30, 2015

It's back

At last, the denim vest is back! For those who follow me, last time I wore one was here. This little denim piece can do many wonders with your look whether you're going for something dressy or super casual. This layering piece brings structure and polish to any outfit and is a perfect outerwear for spring and summer days. 

dress (similar): Forever 21  | vest c/o: Aeropostale | necklace: Baublebar | shoes: Forever 21 | purse (similar): Forever 21 | sunglasses: ASOS

Mar 26, 2015

J's Favorite: Printed Skirt

There is no secret my love for prints still lingers, especially in skirts. It's only right I dedicate today's post to printed skirts! Every girl has to have that ONE bottom piece that goes with everything. Now that I've made space in my closet (out with the old, in with the new) it's safe to say skirts will be taking a huge portion of that. While perusing through Topshop, I came across this adorable skirt. It has two of my favorites in one and not too mention, I can dress it up or down. I know, I'm obsessed!
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first look: top | purse | skirt | flats
second look: tee | jean jacket | skirt| necklace | shoes
third look: necklace | shirt | clutch | booties | skirt

Mar 25, 2015

Layered Stripe Dress

When the crop top trend made its way, I completely deviated from even entertaining the idea. Me? In a crop top? Negativo. Anything that has to do with showing my mid-section will be politely declined; however (there always seems to be an exception, right?), this lovely little garment had me at hello. The illusion of a crop top as a dress? I'll take it! Obviously, the perfect combination to seal the look - stripes and florals! Done-deal.

 dress: Forever 21 | shoes (similar): Lulus | purse: Forever 21 | sunglasses: ASOS

Mar 24, 2015

Book Styling

Prior to moving, I had no clue what to do with my book collection. If I didn't put good use to them, they would catch dust in our shed and more likely be forgotten.  For this reason, I decided to color coordinate my books and stack them in certain areas to create a beautiful, stylish vignette. The key here is to make sure the look is consistent and organized. The book cover doesn't match your decor? It's all good! Don't be afraid to use wrapping paper, it's the most affordable route to go when decorating with a budget. Here a five ways to style you can tell, I love my white, pink, and gold! Happy styling! 

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Mar 23, 2015

Little Denim Dress

From what I can recall, last time I wore a little denim dress (LDD) was in elementary school. It never crossed my mind I would be trying this trend in my thirties, but remember when I said here never say never? Let's just say this little number is the perfect staple for spring season. It has chillax written all over it! The key to this look was to keep it minimal without overdoing it; I love the simplicity it brings to the table. It's a classic look enough to wear all season long.

 dress: Ruche | heels: Lulus | purse: Forever 21 | sunglasses: Forever 21

Mar 20, 2015

Fashionably Late

This tee said it all when I was running fashionably late (no pun intended) to meet-up with the lovely Paulina from LilbitsofChic for our blogger photo shoot last weekend. If you're always on the go like me, this top is made just for you! From casual to dressy, this tee will definitely have you looking stylish. So if you're late, no biggie, your shirt says it all. Happy Friday!

 top: ILYCouture | jeans (similar): American Eagle | booties (similar): Charlotte Russe | statement necklace (similar): Forever 21 | moon dainty necklace: Forever 21 | sunglasses (similar): ASOS | hat (similar): Prima Donna

Mar 19, 2015

J's Favorite: Blouses

Lately, I've been drawn to wearing blouses a lot more lately. I guess now that I'm turning 33 this year, my style of preference is slowly upgrading to a more mature womanly look. What look is that you may ask? I have no clue but blouses have to something to do with it!

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first look: top: Nordstrom | bottoms: Nordstrom | purse: Forever 21 | shoes: Charlotte Russe | earrings: Baublebar
second look: top: H&M | bottoms: Aeropostale | purse: Forever 21 | shoes: Forever 21 | necklace: Baublebar | ring: House of Harlow 1960
third look: top: H&M | bottoms: H&M | purse: Kohls | ring: Baublebar | shoes: Windsor | earrings: Stella & Dot | lipstick: NARS

Mar 18, 2015

Embrace the heels

I've always been the girl to say comfort is EVERYTHING. Well my friends, I've finally learned to give a little. I am admitting that I've embraced the heels! Since I starting blogging, my motto is to never say never because you never know what you'll get when it comes to newest trends in fashion. Although I'm a little slow to jump on the bandwagon, I am loving it!!…and so is my husband! I'm looking forward to this new acceptance and willing to overlook the pain that can occur (sorry feet). I am excited to start wearing more heels because it brings an outfit to a whole new level of chic and class. This is a look I love and for sure you'll see more of!!

blouse: H&M | jeans (similar): American Eagle | cardigan: Target | purse: Forever 21 | heels (similar): Charlotte Russe | necklace (green pendant): Mimi and Red | sunglasses (similar): ASOS

Photos taken by: Lil Bits of Chic

Linking up with: Because Shanna Said So 

Mar 17, 2015

Girly-Glam Workspace

When we moved into our new home, I told my husband he can have his man-cave, just as long as I get my white girly-glam workspace that I've always wanted. The look I'm going for brings relaxation and cleanliness that should let my creativity flow and eliminate any stress I may have going on that day. Selecting small details that give off a positive vibe is very important to me so I prefer using floral prints or flowers that signify life (it's my happy place!). I love the simplicity flowers in a simple vase (or mason jar) can do to the room. It helps bring the room from boring to CHIC instantly! Although it's not to where I want it yet, I plan to take baby-steps to get it just right. These four girly-glam office spaces would definitely motivate me to work like a boss!

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