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Online Favourites…

A friends recently asked me what my favorite online shopping sites were, and that got me thinking, I have tons I would love to share with all of you! So there are the basics… such as Topshop, Zara, Asos, River Island, etc. but I thought I would take this time to share with you some of my favorites that you might not have ever heard of. So here are my top 10 favorite online stores (in no specific order, and disclosing the previous ones just stated which I absolutely adore :P), and a few of my current favorite pieces from them…

ps. you can click on each photo to view it on the website ❤

1.Missguided

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2. Runway Scout

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3. Mura Boutique

This is an Australian store, and it’s about to be summer there so all of their items are summer related. They still have great pieces and can get their winter items on sale when their season is over! What a win!

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4. Public Desire

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5. Pretty Little Thing

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6. Mishkah Fashion

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6 1/2. Shopping Bare

For some reason, they are redoing their online store and are currently under construction. Check out some of their pieces they have posted on their Instagram page (@Shopping_bare)… If you like it, sign up online to get notified when their online shop re-opens!

7. New Look

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8. Mossman Clothing

Love Profusion SkirtThe Armed Forces DressThe Waffle PantThe Beautiful Stranger Trench

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10. White Fox Boutique

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Plaid Accents…

 

  
  
  
  
   WHAT IM WEARING:

Top: Forever 21 (last season)

Jeans: Missguided

Heels: Missguided (On Sale!!!)

Plaid Shirt: Charlotte Rousse (last season)

It’s an extremely gloomy, rainy day here in DC. As soon as I was ready to take some pictures, it started to pour 😦 Lucky enough, it cleared for the rest of the night! My lovely boyfriend was my photographer and actually did so much better than I expected! Although he made fun of me most of the time, I think I’ll keep him (; This is such a casual chic outfit that can be worn for a night out, or with a pair of sneakers for a day having lunch with some friends. I haven’t had many opportunities to expand my closet recently (aka go shopping :P) so I’ve done a lot of playing around with the pieces I have. I think that’s one of the key necessities to being a stylish individual. Spending isn’t always available and we don’t all get clothes for free like the many blogger inspirations we see with new pieces nearly every other day. Making the most of the pieces you have is key. One pair of jeans can make 5 different significant outfits that never look the same! Keep an open mind 🙂

XO,

Al

Fall Style Trends via Vogue

After drooling over the whopping 835 pages of Vogue’s September issue, the trends for this Fall are prominently splashed across pages covered in Saint Laurent, Valentino, Chanel and more. Compilations of notes later, I’ve put together for you the ultimate style guide to this fall straight from Vogue itself, and where you can find the best pieces at the best prices (and it’s looking pretty 70s)…

Suede & Fringe

as seen in H&M, Vince Camuto, Burberry, Sam Edelman, Express…

This was seen all over handbags, shoes, skirts, jackets and more. And can be found in some of your favourite stores like H&M! Here are some of my favourite pieces and where you can find them..

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Dull Florals

as seen in Gucci, MIchael Kors, Stella McCartney, Lanvin…

Fashion is seriously bringing out the 70s colors again… browns, pale greens, reds, beige, etc… If it’s in your outfit, you’re spot on. Here are a few affordable pieces that I love…

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Wacky 70s Prints

as seen in Gucci, Dior, Loewe… 

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Block Heels & Loafers

as seen in Givenchy, Valentino, Bally, Max Mara, Prada, Junya Wantanbe, Dior, J.Crew, Kate Spade…

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Wool/Houndstooth/Herringbone

as seen in Prada, Dior, Chanel, Michael Kors, Simone Rocha, Hugo Boss, Kate Spade…

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Fur

as seen in Coach, Escada, Miu Miu, Celine, Saint Laurent, Ralph Lauren, Bally, Marc Jacobs, Fendi, Bahmin, Gucci, Kate Spade, Louis Vuitton, J.Crew, Lanvin…

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Flares/Wide Leg/Cullottes

as seen in J Brand, Alexander McQueen, 

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Hope this helps you get trendy and ready for fall!

Xo,

A

Wish List: DressLink

DressLink is an affordable online clothing shop that is up to trend and always keeps you in budget. They have all the basics you could ever need and the outfits you’ve always wanted but didn’t want to spend large sums on! Here are some of my favorite finds and my current Wish List…

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Bomber Jacket

Leather Skirt

Animal Flats
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Polka Dot Two Piece

Kyle Jenner Red Dress

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See more fab finds on their website!
XO,
A

Ice Cream Sunday’s…

            

Dress: Hollister

Bag: H&M (similar here)

Sunnies: H&M (similar here)

Sandals: H&M

This dress was such a lucky buy – I’m convinced it was just meant to be! Only available online, someone had returned it in stores and it accidentally was put in clearance where it was found and given to me at an honorable price 🙂 Haven’t always been the biggest fan of Hollister and their signature generic flowery printed items, but after visiting there for the first time in years I fell in love with quite a few things and was really surprised (definitely more posts to come!) So I do recommend giving their website a look. I went for brunch and ice cream with a friend in this dress – the fit is amazing; it’s unbelievably comfortable and I feel absolutely adorable in it. What more could you ask for from a dress!?

Hope you love it as much as I did! 🙂

XO,

A

Fur Vest Take 2…

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Faux Fur Vest: H&M

Jeans: Tommy Hilfiger

Heels: Aldo

Hat: Forever 21

I haven’t worn this vest since the fall, so I thought it absolutely necessary to take it out of my closet for the day. I paired it with all black (a go-to to always look stylish), including this adorable wide brimmed fedora. We are finally settled in our new house! Yay! So, back to the regular old work grind (+ I joined the nearby gym (; super excited to get into that summer shape!)

xo,

A

Fashion Blogger Spotlight: That Pommie Girl

Instagram is my favorite place to explore new stores and bloggers. I always find the best deals, special/unique brands, and outfit inspiration. One of my favorite bloggers of the moment is Sarah Ashcroft, the UK fashion blogger for That Pommie Girl. She doesn’t only have to-die-for style, but her makeup is always gorgeous! Trust me, I wouldn’t waste your time… Her page is really worth checking out. She posts makeup tutorial videos on youtube, and even gives you pay-day inspiration from multiple different stores. In case you’re just a bit curious, here are some of my recent favorite looks from her page…

Colour Pop…

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Lilac Love

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First World Problems…

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Side Split…

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In the Pink…

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Big Knits…

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You can also find tons of great posts and inspiration on her Instagram page (@sarahhashcroft).

Enjoy loves!

XO,

A

Grumpy Puppy

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This comfy and casual outfit is a must for me! It’s hard to constantly shop and add new items to my wardrobe, so I constantly try to make the best of what I have and create new looks with the some of the same pieces. The more you experiment with the clothes you have the more different looks you can have! Even try and incorporate some old clothes that you don’t really wear anymore but just can’t get rid of; you will be surprised.

Grey Top – Truly Madly Deelpy

Plaid Shirt – J.Crew

Black Jeans – Tommy Hilfiger

Booties – Aldo

Doggy Hat – Urban Outfitters

xo,

A

Summer Stripes

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I ran across this adorable outfit in this picture posted on Pintrest by Sarah Gremilion (her page can be found here)

It’s absolutely adorable and is the perfect example of how simple pieces can be put together the right way to have the perfect streetstyle.

Her bag of course is Celine, but for similar pieces at more affordable prices, check out below.

Seamless Stripe Tee by Boutique

Seamless Stripe Tee from TopShop for $50.00 found here

 

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Button-Tab Denim Shirt from Forever 21 for $27.80 found here
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The Classic Wash Denim Cutoffs from Forever 21 for $15.80 found here
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The Iconic Straw Panama Hat also from Forever 21 for $14.80 found here

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Michael Kors Slim Runway Watch for $160.00 found here
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The Veranda Place Nylon Small Evie by Kate Spade for $178.00 found here
Or, for a less expensive option, the Almemosa Bag from Aldo in Midnight Black for $45.00 found here
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The Claral from ShoeDazzle for $49.95 found here 
Another great pair of shoes that would look amazing with this outfit that I recommend are the Fidien flat sandals from Aldo for $30.00 (this style is really really popular right now) found here
OR (sorry guys, I really am shoe obsessed) the Steve Madden Cydney Sandal I saw on HauteLook for $42.00. Get them here
 This is a great every day outfit that can be put together for low prices! Enjoy!

 

Outfit of the Day: June 3rd 2014

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So my birthday recently passed and every year for my birthday my family and I go to NYC to do some birthday shopping! Like every other year, LF Store in SoHo was a major hit. I spent nearly my entire spending money in the store and fell in love with more than I could afford! Both the top and the bottom are from their line and my shoes are Converse (can never go wrong with a pair of Converse’s… or three!). Check out more of their clothing and their Instagram for a lot of their looks http://www.lfstores.com – @lfstores