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Style Guide

31 May Shop Tobi x Outfit Crush

Outfit Crushes: dress 1- Tobi, dress 2- Tobi 

So if you’re a loyal reader this isn’t your first time seeing Tobi. Mel and I have had the amazing opportunity to collab with Tobi, one of our favorite brands for shopping dresses and rompers. We have both been loyal Tobi customers since high school and have pretty much bought everything from casual to formal wear. Fun fact– I even styled a Tobi dress for one of my homecomings! Mel recently featured two rompers in her post “Casual Rompers & Everyday Looks” and I’m excited to share two of my favorite dresses from the website with you. 

  

My first pick is probably my favorite. The dress is called “Embrace the Plunge” and comes in black, olive, and rose. I am tempted to buy the other two colors because the dress is super cute and easy to style. I decided to wear my vans with because I wanted to go more casual but sandals or wedges would be another great option too. The only thing I would say about this dress is that it is probably not an ideal option if you don’t want to show cleavage (especially if you’re larger chested). The plunge dips down pretty deep, but I was fine wearing a halter bralette.

 

I love my second pick– the Cordelia sexy cream skater dress. It’s simple and cute, while the material makes it more of a formal dress. My friend wore this dress for a fraternity formal and I fell in love with it. When I found out Tobi still had it in stock I knew I needed to get the same one for myself even though I don’t have an event in mind to wear it to. It comes in four colors and is only $56 which makes for a pretty cheap special occasion outfit. 

Don’t worry if my picks aren’t your style, Tobi has so hundreds and hundreds of options I know you’ll fall in love with. Also GOOD NEWS– if you’re a new customer you can receive 50% off your first order! Links are below for you as always 🙂

http://www.tobi.com/

XO, 

Outfit Crush // b.e.

clickable links: 

dress 1 here

dress 2 here

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28 May Lulu Lulu & More Lulu

Outfit Crushes: leggings- Lulu Lemon, tank- Lulu Lemon, sports bra- Avocado, water bottle- Corksicle, sneakers- Nike

Hey there! So is anyone reading this obsessed with Lulu Lemon? I’m pretty confident you are because Lulu is something no one can stay away from. Although no matter who you are, I promise there’s no chance you’re any more obsessed with this brand than I am. Yes, Lulu is made for and perfect for active wear, but I catch myself wearing it everywhere even if I’m not working out.

Reasons not to love Lulu:

1) The one and only obvious reason– it’s a bit pricy

Reasons to love Lulu & why the price is worth it:

1) Style—Let’s be real and start again with some known facts… Lulu is the best looking active wear brand out there. Don’t @ me on this one!

2) Comfort—I can personally say I’ve NEVER worn a brand more comfortable than this one. Sure all styles fit differently depending on the cut and what not, but overall I have been very impressed with the overall comfort. My favorite article from Lulu is the leggings I’m featuring here and the reason being because of how soft they are. The align pant is not only high waisted to suck the stomach in (a gift much needed), but the material is to die for. I swear I feel more naked wearing these than I actually do when I’m not wearing clothes!

3) Quality—Lulu Lemon always uses materials of high quality. Elasthanne is just one material I noticed added to many of the garments to enhance stretch. Most, if not all, of the fabrics are carefully selected to ensure breathability.

Those 3 reasons to love this brand are just the main ones, but because I can’t write forever I’ll let you decide on the rest yourself. Attached below are the items I’m wearing and some of my favorite workout gear from Lulu. Happy shopping!

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XO, Outfit Crush // b.e.


 

 

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25 May Wear Commando x Outfit Crush

Kerry O’Brien, Commando founder and designer, states, “We want to make women look and feel fabulous. That’s why we combine luxury fabrics and flawless fits to create styles that are the foundations of a great wardrobe.” Well ladies we have to say that Commando styled us in some adorable garments and we are definitely feeling a little bit more than fabulous. 

We originally stumbled across the brand via Instagram through other influencers and celebrity pictures where @wearcommando was tagged. After checking out the website, we were super excited to work with this brand. Commando specializes in luxury undergarments. They do bras and underwear, body suits, sleepwear and lounge wear. What we love most about the products is how high quality they are. The fabrics are very comfortable and breathable, which is a deal breaker when you’re debating on splurging on luxury bras and underwear. Even the mesh cut outs and lace featured in some of their designs is very soft and flexible, so you not only look great when you’re wearing them, but you genuinely feel great too. A few of our favorite items that we tried out from the brand are the mesh panties and the lace cami.

We can honestly say we will be ordering again from them in the future because even after wearing and washing the products multiple times, the fabric still stays in mint condition and the designs stay completely intact which is very appreciated from a customer’s perspective. In terms of sizing, they have a size chart available on the website, which was very useful when ordering. We are going to link a few of our favorites down below for you guys to check out. Don’t hesitate to ask if you have any questions before purchasing something. We’d be glad to help!

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XO, Outfit Crush // Bri & Mel 


 

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24 May Casual Rompers & Every Day Looks

Outfit Crushes: blush romper – Tobi, navy romper – Tobi.

Rompers are one of my all time favorite things to wear during the Summer months. Similar to dresses, they are a one step garment that looks like you put so much more effort into your outfit than you really did. When you’re in a rush, sometimes it can be time consuming to plan out an entire look. I decided to get both of these rompers because they can easily be dressed up with a pair of heels and statement bag, or dressed down with a pair of flats and some sunnies.

I chose to style up the blush with some simple black heels and gold hoop earrings. This makes it an easy day to night look. I decided to make the navy romper a lot more casual with a neutral pair of sneakers. The blue romper is definitely my favorite because of the cut out detailing in the waist. I think the simple flare at the hem of the shorts is so flattering on any size waist.

Tobi has easily become one of my new favorite online websites because of all the different styles they carry. And the website is constantly being updated so there’s always something new to choose from. I already have multiple items piled up in my shopping cart waiting to be purchased 🙂

Let me know which style is your personal favorite. I’m interested to know! #shoptobi to see how other girls are loving @shoptobi outfits. 

http://www.tobi.com/


XO, Outfit Crush // m.m.


blush romper

similar black heels

navy romper

sneakers

similar sunnies

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15 May Floral Prints & Gold Accents

Outfit Crushes: blouse – fab’rik, denim – Anthropologie, wedges – fab’rik.

The fact that I’m (FINALLY) on Summer break has me in the best mood, I swear. I have so many fun plans over the next couple months and I can’t wait to take you guys along with me. I was out and about in the Short North today, so I wanted to get a few outfit shots for you guys. It’s no surprise to see me in another off the shoulder top, I know. If you haven’t tried out this silhouette yet, you really need to because it is seriously flattering on every single body type. I am a little out of my comfort zone with this one because it is bright, flowy, and covered in floral. I think my wardrobe definitely becomes a lot more feminine in the warmer weather and this blouse is perfect for any temperature. The sleeves on it are pretty unique too, and fun sleeves are currently trending this year. I chose to style it with some solid dark denim because I seem to be only wearing light wash distressed jeans lately, so I wanted to mix it up today. 

Spring/Summer is my favorite time to accessorize with gold accents. It looks great in the sunshine and with a nice tan. I threw on some gold wedges to finish the look. You could also style this top with some layered gold bracelets and earrings. Arm cuffs are definitely going to be coming back in style soon, so that would be a fun accessory for this look as well. 

My overall opinion on floral print is that I like it, but only if it is done right. Does anyone else get what I mean here? If it is too much floral print, it can look really cheap and almost tacky or young. I’ll link some of my favorite floral tops down below for you guys to take a peek at. 

What are your Summer plans?

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XO, Outfit Crush // m.m.


my top here

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15 May Pin Stripes & Blouse Dresses

Outfit Crushes: dress- fab’rik, sunnies- gem & elli 

Good morning, gorgeous ladies! I hope your Monday isn’t too Monday-y and that you all had a wonderful weekend. 

As you all know pin stripes are timeless and always EVERYWHERE, rightfully so. Pin stripe printed pants and dress suits have been extremely popular lately and I love the look of both, but I have to say I’m an even bigger fan of pin stripes on a dress. I found this blouse t-shirt dress hanging up on the rack and immediately knew it was coming home with me before I tried it on. 

The reason I love this dress in particular is because the striped style is usually conservative, but this outfit has more of a sexy look. To me it almost looks resembles a woman wearing an oversized men’s dress shirt, but in a cute and flirty way. It’s short in the front but a few inches longer in the back. I’m a bit short so this style is long enough to be a dress on me, but if you’re a little taller another option would be styling it as a tunic. 

Clickable links are down below for you, as always!


XO, Outfit Crush // b.e.


clickable links: 

dress- here

sunnies- here (Use the code “OUTFITCRUSH” for 15% off)

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02 May Whites for Summer & Yellow Sunnies

Outfit Crushes: top – fab’rik, jeans – H&M, sandals – Bakers, sunnies – Gem & Elli

As all of you know, off the shoulder is one of my all time favorite shirt silhouettes to wear for warmer weather. It’s flattering on every single body type and shows some skin without being too much. Light wash denim & a white shirt is my fav every day combo for Spring & Summer. I got these particular jeans from H&M a few months ago and they’re actually very comfortable! They are a thicker denim with some stretch so I can wear them all day almost every day. I finished the look with some tan sandals that are a few seasons old now, but I will link others that I’m loving down below.

I threw my hair in a messy bun (that humidity thooooo🙄) & chose to accessorize with these adorable yellow aviators from an online store called Gem & Elli. We discovered them on Instagram and fell in love with their products! I went for the oversized aviator in gradient yellow to add a pop of color, but they have tons of styles to choose from. Gem & Elli is actually owned by two sisters and crafted to perfection. I’ve been wearing these glasses non stop. Tons of you guys have been asking where they’re from so we managed to hook you all up with a coupon code for 15% off! Code: “OUTFITCRUSH”

Only a few more days of finals and then I’m freeeeeeeeee!


XO, Outfit Crush // m.m.


clickable links:

similar top

similar denim

similar sandals

yellow sunnies (use code “OUTFITCRUSH” for 15% off)

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23 Apr Denim Skirts & The Cross Body Bag

Outfit Crushes: denim skirt – Sugar Magnolia, longsleeve – Gap, heels – Jeffrey Campbell, cross body bag – fab’rik.

If you tuned into my Spring/Summer 2017 Trends blog post a few weeks ago, you’ll know that denim everything is super on trend right now. I’m a die hard jeans girl, so it shouldn’t surprise you to see me busting out a denim skirt in the warmer weather. I decided to style this light wash skirt with a navy blue t-shirt from Gap for a high contrast between the two, even though they’re both simply blue when it comes down to it.

It should also come as no surprise that I’m wearing these grey block heels by Jeffrey Campbell into the ground. They’re definitely starting to fall apart, but I’m not giving them up until I find the perfect replacement & when I do, you’ll be hearing about them haha!

Aviator sunnies are one of the most flattering styles for almost every face shape and you can get them anywhere from $2 – $450. I also finished accessorizing the look with a blush cross body bag. The cross body bag is a staple for S/S for many reasons.

1. Hands free

2) Small & Compact

3) Affordable

4) Forces you to carry less

If you don’t own a cross body bag, I don’t know what’s wrong with you. I’m kidding– but honestly there’s so many different styles and colors for all different personal styles and after you switch from your heavy tote to a smaller bag, I promise you won’t go back. Well, at least not for a few months 🙂

T-minus 2 weeks til Summer!!! Send me some good vibes for finals pleaaaaase


XO, Outfit Crush // m.m.


clickable links:

denim skirt (similar)

long sleeve

heels (similar)

cross body bag (comes in multiple colors!)

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21 Apr Lacey Details & Blouses for Spring

Outfit Crushes: blouse – Romwe, denim – Flying Monkey, sneakers – Old Navy

I swear my daily style is always reflective of my  mood. I tend to wear more structured, monochromatic, and tailored pieces in the winter and then transition into feminine, bohemian, flowy pieces when the warmer weather starts coming around. This blouse is an example of just that.

The crazy sleeve trend has been one of my favorite trends for this past year and I don’t want it to go away anytime soon. I love flared sleeve with lace detailing instead of a traditional hem on this particular blouse. It’s perfect paired with some casual denim like I’ve done here, or with a pair of skinny dress pants to make it more office appropriate. Sometimes I like to mix feminine tops with rougher details like distressed jeans because it has a high contrast between the two styles. If you’re interested in purchasing this blouse, I would recommend going one size up to accompany a bigger bust size.

I was out getting lunch with my mom, running errands, and then headed off to work later, so I kept it casual and comfy with these super cheap kicks from Old Navy. I’m pretty sure they were under $20 and came in multiple colors. Mine are already starting to get worn down because I wear them everywhere. Everything will be linked below, as always! Xx


XO, Outfit Crush // m.m.


clickable links:

blouse

simiar denim

sneakers

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18 Apr Mel’s Top 5 Transitional Jackets for S/S ’17

Outfit Crushes: denim jacket – SheIn, jeans – Mother, booties – Qupid, sunnies – F21.

Hey guys! Sorry I’ve been MIA for a while, but I’m back at it with another blog post for ya. We’re finally in that transitional period where it’s sometimes chilly and sometimes warm. I love this time of year because it’s a great excuse to wear some lightweight layering pieces. I figured I’d list my top 5 favorite Spring/Summer transitional jackets for 2017.

To start, the one I’m wearing is a faded, black, distressed denim jacket from SheIn. This is a great piece to layer on top of graphic t-shirts or even just casual shirts in general. Denim on denim is pretty big right now as well, so don’t be afraid to layer with more denim jeans in different hues and shades. It looks effortless.

My second pick is another denim jacket, but in a fun color such as: cherry red, dusty pink, or yellow. S/S is a great time to start adding brighter hues to your wardrobe and staple denim jackets can be worn over and over again. I’ve linked some examples for you to check out below!

Another great transitional jacket for this time of year is a windbreaker. The casual, more laid back style is really in making athleisure wear more prominent in people’s wardrobes. Windbreakers are a great way to layer with your favorite athletic brand such as Nike, Adidas, Puma, etc. They look great over a basic white t-shirt, leggings, and sneakers.

My fourth pick is of course a bomber. Bombers made a huge comeback this year and they aren’t going away anytime soon. I think a bomber in a light weight fabric such as satin or polyester is perfect over dresses, thinner sweaters, or long sleeves. You can’t go wrong with a good bomber and like the denim jacket trend I was mentioning earlier, you can choose to make it a statement piece by purchasing one in a vibrant color to spice up your wardrobe.

Finally, I’ve gotta mention a good rain coat. If you live anywhere like Columbus, like I do, it could be 45 and cloudy in the morning, 75 and sunny in the afternoon, and then thunder storming with 40 mph winds at 6pm. You never know what the weather is going to be like and it’s always nice to be prepared. Rain coats aren’t usually the first thing I gravitate towards, but everyone needs at least one in their wardrobe. As mentioned, I’ve linked some of my favorites on my current wish list for you guys to check out below. (what I’m wearing is always linked below my signature)

Happy shopping!

 

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XO, Outfit Crush // m.m.


denim jacket

similar jeans

pink booties

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