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Style Guide

12 Nov Pastels for Fall & Velvet Chokers

Outfit Crushes: peplum top-  Altar’d State, grey jeans- Hudson, shoes- Aldo, choker- She Inside

Happy Saturday babes! Have you added the fall pastel trend to your wardrobe yet? I’m loving that pastels are really in this season because they are definitely my favorite shades to wear (if you couldn’t already tell from our feed!!). Just the thought of being able to wear baby blue, light pink, lavender in November makes me so much more excited about picking out new clothes and dressing up!

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I’m styling this baby blue peplum top with my favorite grey Hudson jeans–the cutest and most comfortable denim brand EVER. To add a little extra to my outfit I wore this adorable velvet choker from She Inside. You’ll have to check out the brand for super affordable clothing and jewelry. Clickable links are there for you below! Have an amazing rest of your weekend & add some of these colors to your wardrobe <3


 

XO, Outfit Crush // b.e.


 

clickable links: 

grey jeans- here

velvet choker- here

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08 Nov Quilted Bombers & Studded Booties

Outfit Crushes: off the shoulder blouse – SheIn, jeans – fab’rik, booties – Target, quilted bomber – Anthropologie.

So I tend to wear a lot more black in the colder months and it makes me experiment with different textures a little more. When I saw these booties online from Target I think it took me a total of 30 seconds to add them to my shopping cart and buy them. I didn’t even read a single review, I just knew they would be the perfect statement piece for this Fall. Not only do they add a pop of texture to your outfit, but they are super comfortable as well. The thicker heel also makes them super easy to walk in for longer periods of time.

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Since the shoes are my statement piece, I decided to keep the rest of the outfit pretty simplistic. I threw on this off the shoulder blouse from Shein, and a pair of raw hem jeans, and went out the door for the day! That’s also probably why I wear a lot of black in the colder months because of how easy it is to style.

Are these studded booties a hit or miss for you?


XO, Outfit Crush // m.m.


clickable links: 

off the shoulder blouse here

bomber here

similar jeans here 

booties here

 

 

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29 Oct Simple Layering & Suede Dresses

Outfit Crushes: suede dress – fab’rik, white t-shirt – Romwe, sunnies – fab’rik.

If you’ve tuned into my last couple blog posts, you’ll know my obsession with suede is unreal. (Faux suede of course) I have booties, leggings, flats, slip ons, hats, moto jackets, and dresses in suede because it is such a fun texture to add to your wardrobe. This faux suede dress is super versatile because it can be worn on it’s own, or layered like I have done here. You could also throw on a white or black long sleeve underneath with a scarf on top for when it gets even colder. I chose to style mine with a white t-shirt to give it an extra layer of warmth.

You can also play around with different styles of white t-shirts too. The one I’m wearing has an open back, so it can also be restyled with a cute bralette and some ripped jeans for another day. I also decided to throw on some round sunnies to feel a little more 70’s inspired. What do you guys think?

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An added bonus about purchasing this dress is that it was made by ASHER which is partnering with Project 82 Kenya. With every purchase made through fab’rik’s ASHER brand, they will donate a portion to help a child in need by rescuing abandoned children and providing them with stable homes. As an aspiring Fashion Designer, I really appreciate when a brand actively gives back to their community. I’m truly amazed by fab’rik’s never ending kindness. You can read more about them here: fabrikstyle.com


XO, Outfit Crush //  m.m.


clickable links:

suede dress here

white t-shirt here

sunnies here

 

 

 

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24 Oct Velvet Tunics & Fall Trends

Outfit Crushes: velvet tunic – Anthropologie, fringe bag – Hollister.

Can we talk about how much I’m loving the fact that velvet is a big deal this season? When I saw this velvet tunic from Anthropologie, I instantly fell in love. Added bonus? There are two pockets on the front of the dress. BAM, I know you just added it to your shopping cart. 

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What I love most about this dress is the shape of it. The boxy cut fits like a t-shirt dress style and the lined velvet actually makes it pretty warm for Fall weather. This dress also comes in a navy blue color, which is stunning as well. I opted for the champagne color because it was a unique addition to my wardrobe. If you’re interested in buying this dress, keep in mind it is a modest, but flattering length. Since I am under 5’3, I ordered mine in a small petite. And, if you order through Anthropologie in the Short North, you can get free shipping 🙂

My top three favorite textures to play around with during Fall are: corduroy, velvet, and suede. All three of these become pretty popular during colder months, but I feel like velvet and suede in particular have spiked popularity more in this year than they have in decades. 

I have linked some of my other favorite velvet dresses below, so happy shopping! 


XO, Outfit Crush //  m.m.


clickable links:

velvet tunic here (both colors)

similar bag here

velvet dress #1

velvet dress #2

velvet dress #3

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20 Oct Fall Layering & DIY Pastel Pumpkins

Outfit Crushes: bri sweater – Free People, jeans – fab’rik, boots – Sperry, shawl – Eileen Fisher ||| mel blouse – Anthropologie, vest – Pitaya, jeans – fab’rik, flats – ASOS.

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Happy Fall, everyone!

October officially kicks off our favorite time of year and we couldn’t be happier to see all of the leaves changing and waking up to chilly mornings. With colder weather comes layering season. We might be biased here, but Fall fashion is the best fashion.

Bri layered her pastel sweater with a shawl from Eileen Fisher that can double as a scarf as well. Shawls and ponchos are essential for Fall because they’re basically trendy blankets. Mel decided to layer her blouse with a green vest from Pitaya, which was on sale for only $10! If you’re a Columbus native, you 100% have to check out Pitaya because they always have really trendy pieces for under $100. (Don’t forget to check out the sale rack for some awesome steals!) It is located off of High Street and 11th closer to OSU campus. Both of our jeans are from fab’rik because we both really liked the subtle distressing. If you want some jeans like these, come see us at Easton 🙂

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With Halloween right around the corner Bri & I thought it would be fun to share a super easy DIY with you guys! These pastel pumpkins are so easy to make and can be personalized as well. All you need are some small – medium sized pumpkins, pastel acrylic paint, pain brushes, glitter, and spray on adhesive. We both thought it was such a cool alternative to traditionally carving pumpkins. If you try out this DIY, tag us on Instagram because we would love to see your recreations (@outfitcrushofficial.)

Who else is ready for Halloween?!


XO, Outfit Crush // Bri & Mel


clickable links:

bri- similar sweater here

similar shawl here

boots here

mel- similar blouse here

similar vest here

mules/flats here

 

 

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18 Oct Denim Jackets & Fun Prints

Outfit Crushes: Denim & Olive Jacket- Fab’rik Style, Camo Tank- Z Supply, Jeans-Free People, Bag- Forever 21, Shoes- All Star, Bracelets- Fabulina Designs

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My absolute favorite outfit crush so far this fall is my denim and olive jacket. It has become one of my favorite pieces because of how unique, on trend, and versatile it is. I have yet to see a combo of denim and olive in person, but whoever came up with it is genius. Denim seems to always be in style but mixing it with the hot olive color really adds a unique and trendy new look to it. The jacket hangs right on the back of my closet door and whenever I need to throw on another layer this one seems to go with almost everything. 

I always receive compliments when pairing this jacket with any of my camo print tees (I have entirely too many). You can do almost any color camo with this outfit in particular. I have tried white and light grey, charcoal, dark green and olive green, and dark blue and light blue, all of which have worked well.  The jacket and camo have complimentary styles, which pair together as an almost feminine-masculine edgy look. If patterns aren’t your style a simple white, grey, or black tee will go just as well. 


XO, Outfit Crush // b.e.


 

clickable links: 

Denim and Olive Jacket– visit Fab’rik @ Easton (4191 Worth Avenue, Columbus OH)

OR Similar jacket– here

Camo Tank–here

Similar Fringe Purse–here

Shoes– here

(Photography: Megan Earley)

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10 Oct Transitioning Into Fall & Light Weight Sweaters

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Outfit Crushes: Sweater- Urban Outfitters, Jeans- Urban Outfitters, Bracelets- Fabulina Designs

Happy Monday, ladies! It’s October already and officially Fall now… can you believe it?! I’ve been asked multiple times about what to do during this weird period when it’s technically “fall” in Columbus, but isn’t cold enough to bring out the big sweaters and boots so I’m going to highlight some of my favorite transitional pieces.

1) Pastel pieces – Pastels color palettes are the best for transitioning into Fall because they’re not as vibrant as Summer, but not deep enough for Fall yet either. It’s like a happy medium between the two.

2) Light weight sweaters – They’re usually a great thing to wear when its around 50-60 degrees and not cold enough to pull out the cozy, big ones you have in the back of your closet. They add another layering quality that makes you look like you’re ready for the cold weather to come.

3) Booties – Let’s face it, booties are a MUST for Fall. They can actually be worn year round, but my favorite time is for Fall because they’re warmer than your strappy Summer sandals, but still give you the height that a regular heel would.

I like to focus on layering my outfits. Take those tanks or scoop neck tees that you’ve been wearing all Summer and pair a cardigan, denim shirt, or casual light weight jacket with it. Add some jeans pants or leggings to match and slip on some booties or flats and you’ll have a perfect Fall outfit you would have never thought of before! 

My lightweight wish list: 

Pick one here

Pick two here

Pick three here


 

XO, Outfit Crush //  b.e.


(Photography: Megan Earley)

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21 Sep Faux Suede & Rust Orange

Outfit Crushes: suede jacket – SheIn, v-neck – Fab’rik, denim – Old Navy, booties – Forever21.

I think I just discovered my new every day jacket for Fall. The rust orange color of this thing is incredible and is absolutely perfect for this season. I got mine from Shein.com for under $30! Which is insane because of the quality of the fabric. I am a personal fan of faux suede, so that made this jacket all the better for me. I am also really liking the style and cut of this piece as well. It is more of a moto jacket, so there is some gold hardware going on in the detailing and the adjustable band around the waste makes it perfect to fit different frames.

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I decided to style mine with a simple white v-neck and some dark wash jeans. I finished the look with one of my favorite pairs of booties. These guys are faux suede also. Are you picking up the theme here? You will be seeing more faux suede things from me this Fall, just wait and see!

p.s. I’m sippin’ on an iced chai latte from The Roosevelt here, & would HIGHLY recommend.

Have a fab week!


XO, Outfit Crush // m.m


clickable links:

jacket here

similar v-neck here

denim here

similar booties here

(photography: Megan Earley)

 

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09 Sep Long Sweaters & Every Day Basics

Outfit Crushes: sweater – Anthropologie, tank – Rue 21, jeans – Anthropologie, heels – Anthropologie.

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So this is what a typical school day outfit looks like for me. I like to feel put together, but also comfortable because most days I’m going to class 9:30am – 6:30pm. This can be a long day for some people, so it is crucial to feel comfortable throughout the day. I recently bought this sweater from Anthropologie not knowing how much I would actually be wearing it. I’m not exaggerating when I say I have not been able to take it off. It goes with almost anything and I love the oversized fit of it. The slightly belled sleeves also add an interesting finish as well.

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This particular sweater comes in a mint color as well and is actually on sale right now, so I will of course have a direct link to it if you’re wishing to purchase one for yourself!

I ended up throwing on a basic white tank and some fray-hemmed jeans for a more relaxed look. These block heels by Jeffrey Campbell were my finishing touch as I’m sure you guys all know how much I love the jeans and heels combo. What else is new? 

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I hope everyone is enjoying their weekends so far! I know I’m definitely needing some relaxation now that school is in full swing.


XO, Outfit Crush //  m.m.


clickable links:

sweater here

similar tank here

jeans here

similar shoes here

(photography: Megan Earley)

 

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01 Sep Back to School & Casual-cute Fashion

Outfit Crushes: Shirt-Romwe, Jeans-Free People, Wedges- Charlotte Russe

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(This look is in collaboration with Romwe)

Hey hey! Happy back to school to all of you babes still learning like Mel & I! We have been kickin’ it into gear this past week so we are sorry for the delayed posts and not giving you our undivided attention.

Today I am featuring a look I call “casual-cute.” Casual-cute is my go to style most days for class—that is if I don’t snooze my alarm three times before waking up ;). This style is perfect for anyone who wants to look presentable early in the morning, but still feel comfy. I love this oversized light pink v-neck from Romwe. The shade of pink is one of my favorites and it features an adorable navy blue stitching along the neckline and arms. The navy blue accents allows the shirt to look perfect with a dark pair of jeans. The jeans I’m wearing are my newest purchase and they’re so soft I have to force myself to take them off. If you’ve been reading my blog posts you know how much I LOVE wedges/heels so sometimes I even wear my shorter ones out and about. But no worries if you’re not a fan of any type of heel, most neutral flats or sandals will work just as well. 

The dark jeans and oversized tee style is just one simple way you can dress casual cute, but there will be so much more to come! I hope you’ve missed us as much as we have missed you!


XO, Outfit Crush // b.e.


Clickable links:

Pink v-neck here

Jeans here

Similar wedges here

(Photography: Megan Earley)

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