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Style Guide

21 Jan Acid Wash Jeans & Going Out Shirts

Outfit Crushes: Denim- Guess, Shirt- Pretty Little Things, Shoes- Steve Madden

 

Alright I love these high waisted jeans from Guess. If you don’t own a pair of acid wash jeans you’ll definitely need to add one to your wardrobe. The wash makes them appear to be a little bit edgier and more casual which makes them a great piece to have. I chose to style mine with a high neck choker shirt which is perfect for going out with friends. I chose a black shirt because I think having a dark piece on top is just the right amount of contrast needed for the outfit. 

Oh and OF COURSE I’m wearing my quilted Steve Maddens. If they look familiar you’re not going crazy because you’ve seen them in taupe plenty of times before (they’re addicting and they just happen to go with everything). You’ll be seeing them again soon, sorry 🙂  


XO, Outfit Crush // b.e.


Clickable Links: 

Jeans- here

Shirt- here

Shoes- here

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15 Jan Body Suits & Quilted Slip-Ons

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Outfit Crushes: Body suit- Nordstrom, Jeans- Hudson, Shoes- Steve Madden

 

It’s official, bodysuits are making a comeback from their peak in the 90’s. Yes they remind me a little bit of leotards I wore when I did gymnastics in middle school or one piece swimsuits, but I’m not going to lie I’m definitely a huge proponent. The main reason being is because body suits give you the perfect tucked in shirt look without the hassle of continuously having to re-adjust. There’s so many different styles to get– open back, deep v, off the shoulder, strapless, etc. 

 

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I’m wearing my body suit with my favorite designer denim (Hudson’s Nico Midrise Super Skinny). I promise they’re worth the investment.. they fit like a glove, slim your legs, and make your butt look 10x better than it does. Also I can’t forget about my favorite new slip ons from Steve Madden.. they go with everything. Alright enough about this outfit, check out my body suit wish list: 

Cut out (Free People)- here

Choker (Tobi)- here

Strappy (Charlotte Russe)- here

Metallic (Love Culture)- here


XO, Outfit Crush // b.e. 


clickable links: 

Quilted slip ons- here

Jeans- here

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11 Jan Blush Tones & Casual-Cute Looks

Outfit Crushes: sweater – Old Navy, v-neck – fabrik, leggings – Athleta, sneakers – Adidas.

Are you surprised to see another blog post from me featuring mauve pinks, whites, and blacks? Me neither.

Happy New Year everyone! Bri and I are so excited to be kicking off  Y E A R  T W O  of blogging. Thank you to everyone who has been a part of the journey this past year. We have already learned so much and have many surprises for 2017, so stay tuned.

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For this look, I was off to get a much needed pre-birthday mani-pedi with Bri, so I wanted to look casual, but still sorta cute. I threw on my new fav sweater from Old Navy, which is incredibly soft and super long. I paired it with a simple white v-neck, some staple black leggings from Athleta and my new sneakers from Adidas. Athleta is one of my all time favorite active wear brands because it is moderately priced and very high quality. I can always justify spending the money on leggings and tops from here because you are really getting what you pay for! I’ve had this pair for over two years now and they are still form fitting and 100% opaque. Nothing is worse than realizing your leggings are see through half way through your day… AMIRIGHT?

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As for the shoes, I’m sure you’ve seen these bad boys rocked all over social media over the past 6 months and for a good reason. The Adidas Superstars are super comfy and have become really on trend. My personal favorite style is the pink suede version that I got as a gift from ASOS. Don’t worry, I will link everything below if you’re interested in purchasing any of these items.


XO, Outfit Crush //  m.m.


clickable links:

sweater here

v-neck here

leggings here

pink suede adidas here

 

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09 Jan Over the Knee Boots & Suede Details

Outfit Crushes: sweater – fab’rik, suede dress – fab’rik, thigh high boots – Charlotte Russe

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Finally got my hands on a pair of the trendiest boot of Winter ’16/17– thigh high boots. I completely understand why these boots are so hyped up now that I own a pair. They are so chic and flattering on your legs. This particular pair was on sale for $20 during the Black Friday Sale, so I got them for 1/3 their regular price. Charlotte Russe always has sales going on so you can almost always get a deal on something. 

I chose to style mine with a suede dress and layered it with an oversized sweater that I seem to wear just a little too much… It’s just super over sized and very cozy! I love throwing sweaters over dresses to help transition them into colder weather. It also looks super stylish as well.

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XO, Outfit Crush //  m.m.


clickable links:

similar sweater here

dress here

similar boots here

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03 Jan Our Favorite Affordable & Trendy Online Store

As many of you guys already know, we are 2 college students based out of Columbus, Ohio with a love for all things fashion related. Being third year college students, we know what it’s like to have to budget and prioritize finances. Cheap, yet trendy stores are our go-to’s when we’re shopping day to day, or for special occasions. One of our all time favorite online stores to order from is shein.com. They’re constantly restocking inventory and updating styles for current trends, seasonality, and frequent shopping. Here are some of our current winter favorites perfect for this season:

BRI’S PICKS:

 

1. http://us.shein.com/Tiered-Fringe-Jacket-p-407322-cat-1776.html?aff_id=26674

2. http://us.shein.com/Contrast-Binding-Split-Trumpet-Sleeve-Dress-p-389467-cat-1727.html?aff_id=26674

3. http://us.shein.com/Embroidery-Patch-Slit-Longline-Bomber-Jacket-p-384490-cat-1776.html?aff_id=26674

MEL’S PICKS:

 

1. http://us.shein.com/Drop-Shoulder-Oversized-Fleece-Jacket-p-380411-cat-1776.html?aff_id=26674

2. http://us.shein.com/Rib-Knit-Lettuce-Hem-Open-Front-Bodysuit-p-408659-cat-1882.html?aff_id=26674

3. http://us.shein.com/Caged-Front-Plunging-Cami-Dress-p-389133-cat-1727.html?aff_id=26674

 

Be sure to use their codes they have on the website to save even more money when checking out.

An added bonus? They currently have 50% off EVERYTHING to celebrate the New Year! We’ll use any excuse to buy new clothes. New Year, new wardrobe, am I right?

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27 Dec Army Green Joggers & Comfy Sweaters

Outfit Crushes: tank – fab’rik, sweater – Nordstrom, joggers – Free People, sneakers – Converse.

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As a second year fashion design student, it is necessary to be comfy ALL day. If you’re anything like me, your day starts at 9am and doesn’t end until 2am at the latest. The work load is pretty intense, but when you’re doing what you love, at the end of the day it doesn’t matter. Now that I’m finally on winter break, I have been able to hang out with family and catch up with friends. Bri and I decided to get some food and outfit shots in one of our favorite hang out spots– Uptown Westerville. They have the cutest local shops and yummy little food places. Think of it like a less busy version of Short North in Columbus. 

I decided to go for a comfy/casual look today in these super soft joggers from Free People. Bri and I both snatched these babies up when we saw that they were reduced from $128 to $29.99!!! I threw on a white v-neck from fab’rik with a comfy beige sweater & finished the look with the most seen sneaker ever– white Converse. I am loving how the casual/sporty vibe is being more and more popular because it honestly does not get better than a comfy pair of joggers and a nice oversized sweater. Free People has tons of joggers and sweats currently on sale if you’re in the mood to shop. I’d also like to recommend Victoria’s Secret. Although I’m not a huge name brand girl, I can’t diss how comfortable and cozy their sleepwear is. What can I say, being cozy during winter in Columbus is top priority for me.


XO, Outfit Crush //  m.m.


clickable links:

v-neck here

similar sweater here

similar joggers here

sneakers here

 

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22 Dec Obsessing over Free People & Trying New Styles

Outfit Crushes: Tee– Free People, Jeans- Urban Outfitters, Boots- Free People

Have you ladies been into Free People lately? It’s one of my favorite stores and they have had absolutely amazing deals as it’s getting closer and closer to Christmas! When I went there last week the markdowns were an additional 30% off so I got a pair of pants for $20 (orig. $130) and these featured boots for $40 (orig. $100). If you’re like me and a last minute holiday shopper you’ll have to check out their last minute deals and hope to get as lucky as I did. 

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I’m loving my featured outfit for different reasons than the usual ones. I love the outfit I’m wearing today because it is a little bit out of my comfort zone with a grungier look than I usually wear. The darker colors of my shirt and boots, mixed with variations of fabric and the sort of rugged look make my outfit appear a little more edgy. The Free People brand is all about exploring your own personal style so I definitely justified my purchase that way and because of the sales of course. I think I will definitely get a lot of wear out of both items, but especially the shirt. I bought the shirt in a large so it’s super oversized which makes it perfect to pair next with leggings. 

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XO, Outfit Crush // b.e. 


clickable links: 

tee- here

similar Urban jeans- here

similar boots- here

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21 Dec Holiday Body Suits & Dark Wash Denim

Outfit Crushes: body suit – SheIn, jeans – Old Navy. 

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With the Holiday Season, comes dressing up just a tad bit more than usual and going out a lot more with your family & friends <3

When I saw this fold over grey body suit online I’m pretty sure I added it to my cart in a matter of 2.5 seconds. It is so versatile and easy to style, I couldn’t resist! If you’re going to a holiday party, you could have easily paired this with a colorful pencil skirt, some glittery jewelry, and statement heels & you’re good to go! I decided to style it down to a more casual outfit, so of course I threw on my trusty pair of dark wash jeans from Old Navy. They’re the “Rockstar Fit” so they’re great for curves and come in all different kinds of washes. I finished the look with a simple, classic pair of black booties.

I’d highly recommend trying out a body suit from SheIn because of how cheap and comfortable they are! This one in particular is on sale for under $20 right now, so grab it while you can 🙂 direct links will be below, as always.

T MINUS 5 DAYS TIL CHRISTMAS!!!


XO, Outfit Crush //  m.m.


clickable links:

bodysuit here

jeans here

 

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08 Dec Warming up for Winter & Styling Long Sweaters

Outfit Crush: Sweater 1- Romwe & Sweater 2- Romwe 

Brrrrr, its already snowing in Ohio! I don’t know about you, but I’m bundling up in all of my cozy sweaters. I have just recently received two from Romwe and am absolutely adoring both of them.

They’re both long sweaters, but I styled them in two different ways. Option 1 is casual cute in pink and option 2 is dressy casual in olive. I dressed down my pink sweater because of the cold-shoulder style and rips. To do so I wore distressed jeans and high top converses. I decided to dress up my olive sweater because of the classic turtleneck collar and how well I thought it would pair with tights. I added a necklace and black booties to make it a little more stylish. Both looks are pictured below with clickable links for you at the bottom as always. Stay warm and have a great weekend!

Option 1: Casual Cute

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Option 2: Dressy Casual 

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XO, Outfit Crush // b.e.


clickable links:

pink sweater here

green sweater here

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26 Nov Autumnal Accessories & Taupe Booties

Outfit Crushes: pastel sweater – Vintage Havana, denim – Anthropologie, scarf – Anthropologie, booties – Forever 21, cross body bag – fab’rik.

Can we talk about how cold it’s gotten in Columbus all of a sudden? I feel like it was just 65 degrees the other day, but now we’re lucky to get above 45. It’s crazy! However, I’m not complaining because I love cold weather for 2 reasons. 1) A/W fashion is 100x better than S/S & 2) Cold weather means it’s about to be the most wonderful time of year☃️

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Since pastels are so huge this Fall, I decided to style one of my favorite pastel purple sweaters with a chunky scarf from Anthropologie. I love this scarf with any outfit because of its neutral grey color and pop of sequins. I finished the look with some cropped denim with a frayed hem and some taupe booties because they go with anything & everything. Layering sweaters with chunky scarves is my favorite thing to do during Autumn and Winter! If you hate being frozen like me, then invest in a good blanket scarf this season. 

I also wanted to give a shout out to this olive green cross body bag. It is faux leather (so right up my ally), but the details on this bag make it look so much more expensive than it really is. I also love the color because green is one of those colors that can be worn as a neutral and also for any season / outfit. It’s also a pretty good size for all my necessities. I’ll leave a few links below with some bags that are an OC for me this season.

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Who’s getting excited for Christmas?!


 

XO, Outfit Crush //  m.m.


clickable links:

similar sweater here

similar denim here

scarf here (ON SALE NOW) 

similar booties here

my bag here

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bag #2

 

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