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Style Guide

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 thoooooūüôĄ) & 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 ūüôā

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!

 


XO, Outfit Crush // m.m.


denim jacket

similar jeans

pink booties

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17 Apr Printed & Fun Kimonos

Outfit Crushes:¬†kimono- fab’rik, tank- Norstrom, pants- Topshop

Smiling because Mel and I had a special short north date, which included another stop at The W Nail Bar! 

Okay so one of my newest obsessions: KIMONOS. I love them because they’re light, easy to throw on, and super fun to style. ¬†Tossing one over pants and a tank just completely changes a plain, casual outfit to something much more fun. My favorites are usually bright and decorated with patterns, but I do love the cool, pastel colors in the one I’m styling here.¬†

I attached the kimono I’m wearing and found some more I would definitely want to¬†add to my wardrobe. Check them out in clickable links below!


XO, Outfit Crush // b.e.


clickable links:

my kimono here

kimono 1 here

kimono 2 here

kimono 3 here

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03 Apr Off The Shoulder Jumpsuits & High-Low Detailing

Outfit Crushes: jumpsuit- Romwe

          

Here I am in pink again, are you surprised?! Yes yes I’m always wearing pink, but if you haven’t noticed I’m not seen wearing rompers too often.

The main reason I prefer two piece outfits over rompers/short jumpsuits is because of how most of them look on me from behind. The majority of them seem to lay weirdly or cling to my legs. WELL LADIES, I have found my own personal solution: high-low jumpsuits. They’re a pretty perfect combination of comfy and adorable. This one is from the online clothing store Romwe and I love love love the color (obviously) and the detailing. The off the shoulder look is probably my favorite detail with the sleeve shape close behind.

You can buy this one¬†here, I’m definitely going to be searching for similar styles to this online, but hey in the mean time if you find anything cute leave a link in the comments below.¬†


XO, Outfit Crush // b.e.

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27 Mar The Camo-Trend & NYC Street Wear

Outfit Crushes: camo jacket – Ci Sono, white bodysuit – Express, leggings – LuLu Lemon, heels – Jeffrey Campbell.

Happy Monday, everyone! I just got home from an awesome girls trip from NYC and am definitely feeling a bit sluggish after rushing around and adventuring for the past three days. A NYC blog post full of places I went will be coming soon, so keep an eye out for that in our Travel section on the blog.

I wanted to give you guys a little excerpt of one of my outfits that I wore in NY and all the deets on it. Anyone else been liking camo lately? If it is styled correctly, I think it’s a great way to maintain the neutrals, but also have fun with a pattern in your look. Too much camo is definitely a thing in my book, so I find this jacket to be the perfect amount. You can find a good camo jacket anywhere from fast fashion retailers to high end designers. I’m thinking about embellishing this one to make it a little more personalized. I kept it casual with some black leggings and a white body suit.

The white body suit definitely helps brighten up the look and I think the zipper detailing down the middle is a nice feature even if it won’t actually be used.¬†

While I was in NYC, I definitely took note of some trends while I was shopping and just walking around the city. Some of my favorite trends I noticed were:

  1. All things leather. It’s still pretty chilly and rainy in New York at the moment, so people were definitely layering up with leather pieces like jackets, leggings, and coats. I snagged a leather jacket from Mango, while I was there as well!
  2. Statement sneakers. Loungewear is so big right now. It’s becoming more and more acceptable to wear sneakers and leggings from day to night. I’m loving this because of how comfortable it is! Statement sneakers are a great thing to invest in for this Spring & Summer season.
  3. Statement sleeves. No surprise here, but sleeves are a huge focal point at the moment. Ruffles, embellishments, flares, etc can be seen on anything from long sleeves t-shirts to sweaters to outerwear coats. I am a HUGE fan of this trend! I think it’s so fun and playful.

As always, links will be listed below.

Have a great rest of your week!


XO, Outfit Crush // m.m.


clickable links:

camo jacket (similar)

body suit (similar)

leggings 

heels SOLD OUT (similar)

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19 Mar Pastel Denim & Distressed Jackets

Outfit Crushes: pink denim- Fabtique (Kut from the Kloth), tee- Free People, distressed jacket- She In

Happy first day of spring ladies! As Mel said in her 2017 Spring Trends post, pastels won’t be as popular as vibrant colors and patterns this season but they will definitely still be making an appearance from me. Pastels are definitely my favorite color palette¬†and spring is the perfect time to incorporate them into adorable outfits. I just found these light pink pastel pants at a super cute boutique in Upper Arlington called Fabtique. If you live around the Lane Avenue area I would definitely suggest checking this shop out. The associates were extremely personable and the brands are fairly high end, while still at pretty¬†affordable price points. I am a huge fan of these pants in particular because they fit my body shape well and the blush color makes them a unique, but¬†versatile piece to have.¬†

I¬†paired my new blush denim with a distressed jacket I found on She In, an extremely large, trendy, and cheap online store we have featured a few times. I absolutely love love love this denim jacket because of the distressed detailing. Everyone has been wearing ripped jeans, but now I definitely think ripped denim jackets are going to become a huge trend. The entire back of this one is ripped up, which makes it especially adorable when you want to show the back of a fun shirt. I’ve had tons of people ask me where to buy this one, so it will definitely be linked below. PS– IT’S UNDER $30 RIGHT NOW!¬†


XO, Outfit Crush // b.e.


clickable links:

jacket- here

pants- here

shoes- here

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18 Mar Business Casual & Block Heels

Outfit Crushes: white v-neck – fab’rik, green lapel top – F21, boyfriend denim – H&M, heels – Nordstrom Rack

Hi everyone! It feels like forever since my last blog post. I have been so tied up with midterms, but I’m finally on Spring break and it feels so goooooooood! I wish I had this amazing getaway trip planned, but to be honest I’ll most likely be catching up on some much needed sleep and spending time with Billy, family, and friends. I do have a New York City trip planned for this upcoming weekend, which I am very excited for. I haven’t been to NYC in a few years, I usually go annually to NY for skiing, but never get a chance to hang out in the city, unfortunately. It’s going to be such a fun girls trip full of shopping, relaxing, and adventuring. Stay tuned for that post coming soon.

Today’s look is featuring a business casual outfit that is my go-to when I have errands to run, lunch dates with Bri, or even work. It’s a great way to look sort-of put together and still feel comfortable. I’m wearing a simple white v-neck, light wash boyfriend jeans, and a green lapel shirt for some layering. I swear, anything with a lapel detailing automatically makes you look 10x dressier. I decided to throw on my new pair of Calvin Klein block heels to finish off the look. I scored these for under $100 from Nordstrom Rack, which is super awesome considering they’re CK.

Block heels are one of my¬†favorite heel styles to buy¬†because of how thick the heel is and how comfortable they are. The thicker the heel, the easier to walk in. I hate wearing¬†a cute¬†outfit and having to take off my heels mid-day. Links to everything will be listed below if you’re interested in picking anything up.

Lots of love & we’ll talk soon (from NYC!!!!!!!!!)


XO, Outfit Crush //  m.m.


clickable links:

white v-neck

lapel top

boyfriend jeans

block heels

 

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03 Mar Sporty Casual & Going Blonde

Outfit Crushes:¬†leather ball cap- fab’rik, shirt- fab’rik, leggings- lulu lemon, shoes- adidas

SURPRISE! Outfit Crush is no longer a brunette duo! I decided to dye my hair blonde¬†completely spur of the moment. I was super nervous because 1) I was trying a new hairstylist and 2) I had no idea if I was fit to be a blondie . I went to see Taelor, at the Kenneth’s hair salon on North State Street and it’s safe to say I’m never going to anyone else again! She was so friendly and did such an amazing job on my coloring. I showed her a picture of what I wanted and after she was done I couldn’t tell the difference between my new hair and the picture I showed her an hour earlier.

When¬†I met Mel for our normal 4 pm Friday shift at fab’rik, I noticed we had tons of new arrivals. The second I saw this off to the side lace up top and rose leather ball cap I knew they were going home with me. I styled the two together with my favorite lulu leggings and rose gold Adidas to make a sporty casual look.¬†

A hair change is an excuse to get a whole new outfit, right???


XO, Outfit Crush // b.e.


clickable links:

faux leather hat- here

long sleeve w/ side detailing here 

leggings here

sneakers here

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