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Summer Night Series: The White Lace Dress

 

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Dress: Bebe (similar) | Shoes: Steve Madden (similar)

 

My closet is packed to the brim with party wear that I haven’t really had the chance to party in (or blog, for that matter). I tend to fall in love with extravagant dresses that don’t quite fit into my life necessity list, but buy them anyway because they are simply gorgeous. Therefore, I’ve decided to start a Summer Nights Dresses Series, where I showcase every week a new dress I have that works great for a summers night out (a very dressed-up one, at that).

This one by far is one of my faves. It is stunning yet so simple, and can look very dressed up or down! The lace look on this piece is done so elegantly – where some lace pieces can look trashy. Not just that, but it is SO SOFT, I don’t need to wear a bra (well, I never do), and itย shines. Something about it just catches all eyes. I got this as a gift to myself for my 21st birthday, as I thought it would be a big fun bash. Unfortunately, it was not, but I don’t regret having this gem in my closet! 2 year later and it’s as cute as ever! Successful shopping is not just finding items you are going to wear often – it’s finding pieces that you might not wear often, but are timeless statements!

New Years Eve Style Guide

 

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New Years Eve is all about being sexy and sparkly. Of course, we want to ring in the new year as our mostย stylish self all while partying the night away with loved ones while being very drunk. With that being said, I scoped out my favorite glam, night-out, party place (of course, Missguided) and have given you the ultimate style guide for your NYE nightwear (with a few ASOS pieces tossed in… couldn’t forget my favorite store).

p.s. Each number corresponds to each picture in order from left to right, top to bottom ๐Ÿ™‚ Click on the number and it brings you to the item!

 

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 โค

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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Ice Cream Sunday’s…

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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 ๐Ÿ™‚ 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! ๐Ÿ™‚

XO,

A

Holiday Outfit Inspiration

Hey loves!

I’ve been working to write a post of some gorgeous pieces that are great to wear for the holidays. While I was looking through my 115 online stores on my Delicious page (it’s a website where you can make a profile and keep a list of websites. I use it to keep all of the cool stores I find in one place. You can make a page and even check out mine at Delicious.com). After finding a few things, I landed on my next link to the store, Chic Wish. I totally forgot about this store so when I skimmed across their pieces I fell in absolute LOVE (seriously. I was peeing myself and so was my close-to-empty bank account).

So for this Holiday outfit inspiration, I chose more than a few items from Chic Wish for you to fall in love with too.

Sapphire Blue Floral Jacquard Dress – $44.97

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Tassel Blue Sky Trim Tweed Dress – $67.92

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Two-Tone Faux Leather Panel Dress – $56.02

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Roll Up Green Plaid Skirt and Top Set – $53.47

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Loving Blouse in Sakura Pinkย – $36.47

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Wrapped Off One-Shoulder Knit Top – $53.47

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Ruffled Off One-Shoulder Top – $36.47

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Textured Faux Leather Midi Skirt in Red – $42.42

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OR the Quilted Faux Leather Mini Skater Skirt – $39.87

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Glorious Baroque Midi Skirt – $49.90

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Flap Pockets Airy A-line Skirt in Grey – $42.42

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Faux Fur Bubble Scarf – $25.42

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Detachable Faux Fur Collar Ruffle Cape in Pink – $110.42

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Crystal Blue Wool Coat with Fur Coats – $93.42

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Retro Edition Elasticated Bracelet – $13.52

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Crystal & White Gem Bib Choker Necklace – $25.42

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Chic Bucket Bag with Tassel Decor – $48.37

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They have so much more on their page as well, enjoy.

XO, A

Fab Finds That Won’t Break Your Bank

So this weekend I did some shopping. Yes, it was a great weekend ๐Ÿ™‚ Shopping always warms my heart (haha). Nothing is more exciting than looking forward to wearing something new for the first time, but sometimes, shopping gets difficult. There have been so many times where one shopping trip will result in all of my money gone on one item… So here are some great pieces that I found that are not only affordable, but will enhance your closet.

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I found this dress in Urban Outfitters. I just went in to have a look and saw it and thought, what the heck I’ll try it on just because it’s gorgeous. Why not, right? (Take my advice, DON’T do that) I tried it on, and fell in love. It was $70.00. I have no where to really wear it to, but I just couldn’t resist it!

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Both the maroon crop top and skirt I bought from Forever 21. They look great together! The top was $6.00 and the Skirt was only $15.00

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Fur is really in right now! I saw this at H&M and loved it! They had other colors and types of faux fur vests as well. This was $45.00

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This plaid, oversized shirt with knit sweater sleeves was so grungy and cute! It’s from Forever 21 and was $27.00

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This adorable skirt is from Francesca’s and was $44.00

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Now, I wanted this Nike jacket since last winter, and saw it in FinishLine. It was the last one they had, in my size and I was literally in love. I was with my boyfriend at the mall and was swooning over it, but it was $130.00! I couldn’t bear to cough up that much on one thing (especially when I knew I had a lot more shopping to do! :)) So, my boyfriend ended up just paying for it! (yes, I’m a very luck girl to have him ๐Ÿ™‚ xo ) This might be a bank breaker, but I just thought I would share it with you because it is to die for!

Hope these finds are to your liking!

xoยทA

Met Gala 2014: The Best and Worst

Fashion’s biggest night of the year, if you don’t already know, occurred May 5, 2014. The fundraising event held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City is a night where the dress is the most important aspect of any guest. Hosted by Vogue, the Met Gala, aka Met Ball, celebrated and fund-raised for the Met’s Costume Institute for the opening of their Fashion Exhibit. Raising nearly $9 million last year, it’s an important night for celebrities to dress extravagantly.

Here’s the top Best and Worst dressed of the night…

Worst

1. Donatella Versace

Yup, I just threw up on her dress. And that’s exactly why it looks like that. Even that’s not a good enough excuse for this disaster. She always wears strange pieces, but I just couldn’t let this one pass bye. She looks like she’s about to go visit aliens in space, because that’s where this dress belongs.

2. Kirsten Dunst

This isn’t the Star Wars premiere. This just had way too much going on and needs to be buried. Donatella’s meeting her up in space.

3. Kristen Stewart

4 random fabrics of the same color piled on top of each other. Really Kristen? Really Chanel? (BTW in all reality, love Kristen with the orange hair)

4. Kate Upton

C’mon, Kate. I definitely think more highly of smoking babes. But then again, she’s usually not quite dressed at all. Little-miss-bo-peep, go back to you pasture.

5. Maggie Gyllenhaal

She kind of looks like she’s wearing a curtain she stole from theย That 70s Show set. This is just way too much polka dots. The collar on the top is too casual and the colors are too blah. And the cape to match… Really… There’s no fixing this dress.

6.ย Elizabeth Olsen

Elizabeth,ย did you join figure skating? Will I see you in the next winter Olympics? Hopefully not. Unbelievably unflattering and too light for her skin tone. Adorable shoes, wrong dress.

7.ย Katie Holmes

Oh Katie…. (sigh),ย shriveled like a rotten peach.. This dress explains itself.

8.ย Lupita Nyong’o

This is a night to look like a princess, not a flapper. I am seriously disappointed after her fashionable past. Although, as always, she knows what colors glow on her flawless skin (and I’m a sucker for her shoes!).

9.ย Rita Ora

Lets not even start on the shoes. And the ridiculous arm wrap. Do I possibly need to say anymore?

Best

1. Cara Delevingne

She doesn’t even need an extravagant ball gown to be a stunning beauty. She may not be dressed traditionally for this event, overall she looks amazing. Sporting the latest crop top and high-waist – well, anything! – trend, she looks sophisticated yet sexy. A stunner .

2.ย Joan Smalls

The blue lipstick was daring and fab – The Vera Wang gown gorgeously fitting her like she’s just in her skin. Possibly #1 best.

3.ย Emma Stone

Oh Emma, you make the fashion world go round in this Thakoon outfit. Simple yet elegant. The top could have been a bit less casual for the occasion, but still hits all the right spots.

4.ย Victoria Beckhamย 

In her own design, Mrs. Beckham always (usually) takes the right turns in fashion, and did in this amazing piece. It’s clear: the plain and simple are winning the race this year.

5.ย Suki Waterhouse

This Burberry gown is true beauty. It’s the perfect amount.

6.ย Emmy Rossum

Floral’s are huge this Spring and Summer, and Emmy made all the right choices in this gorgeous Carolina Herrera gown. Bring on the ย sunshine and tea parties.

7.ย Kendall Jenner

A huge fan of the rising model, I didn’t expect anything less than perfection. In Topshop, Kendall fits the gown perfectly, and the gown fits Kendall. The Stunning Chopard necklace was adds to the sophisticated look.

8.ย Blake Lively

The already stunning actress blew my mind away in this Gucci gown. There are no real words to describe this beauty.

9.Karolina Kurkov

Giant, and giant-ly breathtaking. What a perfect gown for this event. My top #1 of the night, this dress represents exactly what this event is all about. I couldn’t imagine this gown on anyone else. Cant get enough of this.

10.ย Sarah Jessica Parker

Fashion icon Sarah Jessica Parker in Oscar de la Renta. She always goes big and crazy and always makes it look fabulous. Her hair is gorgeous and the gown just screams ‘Met Ball 2014’. My second favorite gown of the night, doing the Met Gala gown tradition right.