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Style Guide

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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01 Mar 2017 Spring Trends

I love the idea of Spring, but not so much the actual season in Columbus, OH. It could be 50 degrees and thunder storming on Tuesday morning and then by Wednesday afternoon its 70 degrees and sunny. I think I’m also one of those people with the “unpopular opinion” of disliking rain. I can tell you that I DO love seeing the trends for warmer weather slowly emerging after this time, especially after gaining so much amazing inspiration from Fashion Week. Here are the top trends you’ll be seeing us rock this Spring (& probably going into Summer too!)

  1. Denim – denim everything has never been more on trend than it is right now. (ok maybe thats me over exaggerating, but denim is honestly huge right now. You’ll see denim anywhere from thigh high denim boots, distressed mom jeans, jackets, vests, and even accessories like chokers and arm cuffs. I’m honestly loving it.
  2. Embroidery – embroidery and denim go hand in hand. It’s a fun way to add some personality to your wardrobe.
  3. Color – goodbye pastels, hello vibrant hues. Pastels were super in this past A/W season, but you’ll start seeing major pops of color in everything. Vibrant prints are going to be huge for Spring & Summer.
  4. Textures – no surprise here, but velvet and suede are definitely here to stay. It’ll be interesting to see velvet combo’d with vibrant colors.
  5. Wide leg trousers – since we’ve had a good run of the iconic skinny jean, wide leg is super on trend right now. You’ll see this anywhere from wide leg denim to wide leg business trousers.
  6. Statement sleeves – you’re already starting to see this in a lot of knit wear, but blouses with statement sleeves are going to continue to be really big this season. I’m such a huge fan of this trend! Sleeves are such a fun way to spice up your look & add some playfulness.

INSPIRATON:

Can you see yourself rocking any of these trends for the upcoming S/S17 season?


Outfit Crush //  m.m.


 

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24 Feb Tiered Sleeves & Strappy Heels

Outfit Crushes: shirt- fab’rik style, jeans- paige denim, shoes- Von Maur, sunnies- Ray Ban

 

Who doesn’t love shirts with unique detailing? I’ve been an avid supporter of the bell sleeve trend, but now I’ve found a similar style I almost like more: tiered sleeves. After checking out a bunch of styles online, I picked a top with three tiers on each sleeve (the perfect amount in my opinion). The shirt is pretty much perfect, not to mention the fact that it’s flowy, comfy, and flattering on. It only comes in cream, but I’m not complaining because it’s the perfect shade for this kind of top. I think the cream color adds a little bit of an elegant look to it. 

PS– So happy it was 75 and sunny in CBUS yesterday and it’s only FEB. Hoping the sunnies can stay out! 

Have a great weekend, babes. 

 


XO, Outfit Crush // b.e.


clickable links: 

similar tiered top- here

sunnies- here

jeans- here

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13 Feb Mauve Bombers & Girlfriend Jeans

Outfit Crushes: suede v-neck – Z Supply, bomber – F21, denim – H&M, suede Adidas sneakers – ASOS.

Do you ever walk into a store with your friend, sister, boyfriend, etc and have ZERO intentions of buying something for yourself… BUT THEN you see something so cute and its the LAST one in YOUR size? Yeah same. That’s what happened with me and this bomber from Forever 21. I don’t regret buying it, but I literally instantly fell in love when I saw it. The quilted detailing makes it look so much more expensive than it actually was and the fabric feels pretty high quality considering it was under $30! I think this mauvey purple/pink color is perfect for this season. You’ll definitely see me sporting this all the way up until Summer.

I decided to style it with a black suede v-neck from Z Supply to add some more texture to the look. Z Supply is by far my favorite lounge wear brand. They make the most comfortable hoodies & t-shirts. I would highly recommend checking them out. I also threw on a light wash pair of girlfriend jeans from H&M that were under $40! Basically everything in my outfit (besides the sneakers) was under $50 ea.

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone 


XO, Outfit Crush // m.m.


clickable links:

suede v-neck here

bomber here

denim here

sneakers here

 

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11 Feb Chanel Vibes & Dresses with Fringe

Outfit Crushes: fringe dress- fab’rik style, booties- F21

¯\_(ツ)_/¯  <— My face when my professor tells us we have to dress business casual for a presentation.  

A messy room and multiple piles of clothes later, I picked this fringe dress I had from fab’rik style. Everything about the twill weave dress screams “CHANEL” but this one just happens to be hundreds of dollars cheaper and not straight off the runway (surprising, I know.) I love the black and white color combo because it’s classy and easy to style. The dress is on sale for $40 right now! I know everyone has black boots, heels, or booties to wear with this which makes a whole outfit for a really good price.

Have an amazing week!


XO, 

Outfit Crush // b.e.


dress here

 

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11 Feb Pura Vida x Outfit Crush (GIVEAWAY)

Hey babes! With Valentine’s Day coming up, we wanted to spread some love to you all by hosting another giveaway with a cute little bracelet company we discovered. Every single bracelet is handmade by artisans in Costa Rica and it is 100% fair trade. We love supporting companies that are ethical and trendy at the same time, so why not gift some of our favorites to you guys?

The bracelets we will be gifting are pictured below:

We decided to put together our own trio of bracelets to one lucky winner! We went with a sea foam green set with rose gold hardware that we hope you love. To enter, head over to our Instagram: @outfitcrushofficial and check out the image featured! The winner will be announced 2/14/16. Good luck & Happy Valentine’s Day lovelies! XOXOXO


XO, Outfit Crush // Bri & Mel


Check out Pura Vida here

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05 Feb Classic Black & A Pop of Color

Outfit Crushes: Black blouse- She Inside, leather leggings- Spanx

HAPPY WEEKEND LOVES! I started off my day at Katalina’s (THE best brunch place in Columbus and also the best way to start a Saturday) so it’s safe to say it has been a pretty great day so far. In the afternoon I met up with some friends in the Short North so I decided to throw on this adorable plaid black lapel shirt I just picked up from Sheinside (LESS THAN $20, SAY WHATTT). I paired my blouse with my sort-of leather black spanx to stick with the classic all black everything look. 

My favorite thing about wearing all black is being able to add a fun touch of color. I’m wearing a glamorous shimmering lip color and because it’s still so cold in Columbus I decided to wear one of my colorful jackets too. If you’re more of a neutral lip shade or jacket wearer, a pop of color in your shoes is always another option. Adding a little bit of extra color is always a fun choice to finish up any classic look!


XO, Outfit Crush // b.e. 


Clickable links: 

Blouse- here

Leggings- here

Lip Stick- here

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01 Feb Sequined Sweatshirts & Red Lipstick

Outfit Crushes: sequined sweatshirt – Romwe, leggings – Athleta, sneakers – Adidas, sunnies – F21.

I’m not sure why, but lately I’ve been obsessed with graphics. I’m loving graphic t-shirts, sweatshirts, graphics printed on shoes, bags, wallets, etc. It might be some of the high end designers rubbing off on me. I think Gucci and Fendi are to credit for starting this shockwave in the fashion world for all things playful and graphic. Who says high fashion has to be serious anyway?

Graphics are a fun way to play around with your look because they add an overall youthful vibe to any clothing item or accessory. I thought the red sequined lips on this simple grey hoodie would be fun to play around with styling. This would make a great transitional piece into Spring because of how light weight it is and graphics are usually more popular during warmer months anyway. I was busy with classes, personal work, and coffee runs, so I kept my outfit pretty casual with some staple black leggings and sneakers. The pop of red lipstick was just a fun & spontaneous decision for the look and I’m pretty impressed that I didn’t smear it all over me haha.

p.s. this sweatshirt runs small, so I would go one size up when ordering.

Links to everything are below, and if you haven’t already, check out our new SHOP page, located in the navigation bar above! Have a fab week xx


XO, Outfit Crush // m.m.


clickable links:

sweatshirt here

leggings here

sneakers here

 

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