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Style Guide

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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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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