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Style Guide

29 Aug Fringe and Flare & Staple Flats

Outfit Crushes: off the shoulder top – Free People, denim – Anthropologie, flats – Urban Outfitters. 

I’m sure you guys aren’t surprised to see me in another off the shoulder top at this point. I wasn’t kidding when I said I was really digging this trend. It’s just one of those necklines that is so flattering for every single body type and I seriously can’t get enough of it. This particular top from Free People is one of my all time favorite colors to wear during Autumn as well. 

I chose to style it with some dark wash jeans that aren’t your typical skinny jean style. Don’t get me wrong, I will always be a fan of the skinny jean, but I’ve been starting to get a little bored of it lately. I don’t see myself ever getting into the flare jeans… that’s a little extreme for me…. BUT I’m really liking this particular pair of cropped flare jeans from Anthropologie. They aren’t full on flare, but more so of a happy medium. Which, I think is very flattering if you’re around the 5’3 mark like I am. They’ve also got some fringe on the end to add a little bit of extra texture. 

I finished off the look with my favorite go-to pair of flats from Urban Outfitters. I like these because they’re a little edgier than your typical ballerina flat, but still super comfortable. I can already tell this is going to be one of my go to looks for back to school on those days where I want to look “comfy-cute.”

Hope everyone is having a fresh start getting back to school!


XO, Outfit Crush //  m.m.


clickable links:

off the shoulder top here

fringe denim here

flats here

(Photography: Megan Earley)

 

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21 Aug Bohemian Bracelets & Bold Beading

Outfit Crushes- bracelets- Fab’rik Easton (Fabulina designs jewelry) 

Everyone has their own personal style & different ways to express themselves. One of our favorite ways to showcase our personality and personal style is through our favorite accessories & jewelry collections. If you’re into anything bold, boho, or colorful, Fabulina is the next best thing you need to check out.

Fabulina Designs is an individual jewelry start up based out of Atlanta, Georgia. The jewelry is carried in more than 100 boutiques world-wide, but we found ours at the local Columbus boutique, Fab’rik. Fabulina carries everything from necklaces, bracelets, rings, earrings and we are obsessed with just about all of them. 

Bri and Mel are each wearing two Fabulina bracelets that express their own individual style.

Bri picked shades of blue & green:

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Mel picked white and shades of pink, orange, and red: 

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To style yourself in Fabulina bracelets click here.


XO, Outfit Crush // Bri & Mel 

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(Photography: Megan Earley)

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20 Aug Silk-Cut & Colorful Leggings

Outfit Crushes: grey v-neck – Tani USA, black long sleeve – Tani USA, pink & grey leggings – Tani USA, grey hoodie – Von Maur, trainers – Nike, gym bag – VSX.

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Hey there pretty ladies! With both of our majors being related to either fashion design or fashion marketing, we always take interest in where our clothes are made, who made them, and what they’re made out of. So when we stumbled upon this brand of athletic and loungewear, we knew we had to stock up on some of their most popular items.

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Whether you’re working your butt off in the gym, grabbing a coffee to go, or lounging around with some friends, we can guarantee these will be the most comfortable tops & leggings you will ever own. The fabric is a unique blend of micro modal and elastane. This innovative formula makes these garments durable, comfortable, and extremely soft. It literally feels like you’re not wearing anything at all. Not to mention we are loving the colors Tani features! Bri is rocking the dusty rose silk cut leggings with a grey silk cut v-neck, while Mel is sporting the black silk cut long sleeve and grey silk cut leggings.

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Can we also talk about the fact that Tani USA also specializes in luxury underwear?! YES PLEASE. We never want to take these off and will probably be living in them when this next semester of college rolls around. We tried a pair of boy shorts, but next time we are going for the sheer waistband. 

Who else is wanting some new workout & lounge clothes?! Check out the links below & make sure you go one size up 🙂 


XO, Outfit Crush // Bri & Mel


 

clickable links:

grey v-neck here

rose leggings here

Bri’s trainers here

black long sleeve here

grey leggings here

similar grey sweatshirt here

Mel’s trainers here

water bottle here

black gym bag here (sold out but you can find it on eBay or Poshmark)

(photography: Megan Earley)

 

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15 Aug Floral Rompers & Peep Toe Booties

Outfit Crushes: Romper- Fab’rik, Lace Bralette- Fab’rik, Booties- Fab’rik, Necklace-Fab’rik

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(This look is in collaboration with Fab’rik)

Hey ladies! I know what you’re thinking.. Yes, this is another look from Fab’rik but we just can’t stay away! If you haven’t been tuning into our latest posts, Fab’rik is a very reasonable priced boutique that has just opened a location in Columbus. Don’t worry non-Columbus readers they have online shopping as well 🙂 

I’m featuring this romper because it has been one of my favorite outfits of the summer! I love rompers in general, but this one in particular has an extremely chic & adorable pattern and seems to be more flattering than other ones I have tried. The romper is a halter top with a big tie bow and an open back. The shorts portion of the romper are loose and comfortable— pretty much my biggest deciding factor of one pieces. 

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The romper is a gorgeous navy blue with colorful touches of light blue, dark pink, light pink, and brown. Because of the navy and brown in this piece, I decided to do brown and gold accessories! I wore my favorite peep toe brown suede booties. They are so versatile… I swear they can match almost any outfit I put together. I also chose this pair of shoes because they are perfect for every season! I also wore a long gold and brown necklace to tie the shoes and romper together just a little bit more.

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Fab’rik is having their summer blowout sale right now, which houses $10, $20, $30, & $40 racks. If you’re interested in buying any of the pieces I am featuring you can get them online or in store. But there are two extra incentives to get your butt out the door: 1) Mention Outfit Crush to get an extra 15% off of your purchase at the Easton location, including sale! 2) For every $50 you spend between August 15-21 at the Easton location you will be entered in to win a $500 shopping spree and Louis Vuitton Bag. 

Thanks for reading and have a wonderful week!


XO, Outfit Crush // b.e. 


(Photography: Austin Yochus)

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09 Aug Warm-toned Neutrals & Transitioning into Fall

Outfit Crushes: beige tank top – Fab’rik, nude bralette – Fab’rik, ripped jeans – Mother, beige heels – Fab’rik, suede choker – Fab’rik.

Can we talk about how obsessed I am with this new brand I discovered called Fab’rik?! If you haven’t noticed already, 80% of this outfit is specifically from their Easton Town Center location, which is super convenient if you are a 614 Native because it is the only one in Ohio! So if you’re in the Columbus location, be sure to stop in their adorable shop located at 4191 Worth Ave. Columbus, Ohio 43219.

If you’re a college student like Bri & I, or you’re simply wanting a super trendy closet without breaking your bank, Fab’rik is without a doubt going to become your new favorite store. Each individual item in this outfit was under $40! They have a huge sale going on right now too, so you can find tons of cute clothes for only $10, which is unheard of in the Easton area.

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(This look is in collaboration with Fab’rik)

Warm toned neutrals are one of my absolute favorite ways to transition my Summer clothes into the Fall. This simple beige tank can be taken to the next level just by adding a lace bralette underneath to show some hidden details, or a trendy choker like I did here (seriously Outfit Crushing on this suede choker *insert emoji with heart eyes*). I decided to style this look by throwing on one of my favorite pairs of light wash jeans, so that way it still makes the look super Summery.

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Finally, I finished this look by throwing on these gorgeous cut out heels from Fab’rik. The beige color created some unity between the tank top and jeans, so I figured it would be a nice touch especially for going out and about during the evening.

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I hope you’re excited as I am about discovering this adorable & affordable brand, so I will leave their links below. The Columbus Fab’rik’s Instagram is @fabrikeaston, so check that out as well.

Stop into the Easton location & mention Outfit Crush to get 15% off your entire purchase 🙂 super easy!


XO, Outfit Crush //  m.m.


clickable links:

Fab’rik website here

beige tank here

nude bralette here

similar suede choker here

similar Mother jeans here

beige heels here

(photography: Austin Yochus)

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09 Aug Two Piece Outfits & Chic Detailing

Outfit Crushes: Two piece set- Romwe, bralette – Fab’rik.

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(This look is in collaboration with Romwe)

Today I am featuring my very first two piece outfit! Considering that this was going to be my first set and that I didn’t get to try it on, I was hesitant about selecting it but ended up very pleased. I was very impressed by the intricate detailing around the edges of the halter top and shorts. I think white floral lace adds a dressier and chic flare to the outfit. The inside is also lined, which is an added bonus. 

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I love how the front and the back of the top are very open, but that calls for the right type of undergarments. I decided to wear a nude lace bralette because I think the colors compliment each other without taking away too much focus from the piece I am featuring.

Romwe is having a huge sale right now with markdowns up to 80% off. You can checkout the website or click the direct link to this look here


XO, Outfit Crush // b.e.


clickable links:

two piece here

bralette here

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04 Aug T-shirt Dresses & Subtle Frills

Outfit Crushes: black t-shirt dress – Shein, black booties – JustFab.

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(this look is in collaboration with She Inside)

Whoever created the original t-shirt dress deserves a huge hug and pat on the back because I don’t think I could live without at least one t-shirt dress in my closet. They are the perfect thing to throw on when you’re having one of those “I literally have nothing to wear and I want to look cute” days. It takes you one simple step to throw the dress over your head and you’re on your way out the door. 

This particular t-shirt dress has a black base to it, but the frilled finish at the bottom gives it a feminine and flirty look. It also makes it a little bit easier to dress it up and transition from day to night. I’m also loving the price of this dress, as it is on SALE for $15.39 at shein.com. It’s ridiculously affordable, especially for the quality of the two fabrics used. Not to mention, these kinds of affordable, yet super stylish dresses are perfect for back to school wardrobe shopping. They also have a red & white, and grey & white option for this dress if you’re not feelin’ the black.

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Here I decided to style my dress with some edgy black booties from JustFab because I was headed out for the evening and wanted something comfortable, but also a bit dressy.

Happy shopping!


Outfit Crush //  m.m.


clickable links:

t-shirt dress here

similar booties here

(photography: Austin Yochus)

 

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28 Jul Suede Tops & High-Low Fashion

Outfit Crushes: Lavender Top- Fab’rik, White Bralette-Fab’rik, White Jeans- Paige, Purple heels- Von Maur

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Hey cuties, thanks for reading! Today I’m featruing a top from a store I have just recently discovered. Fab’rik just moved to my local mall (for you Columbus readers it has opened up at Easton Town Center!) and I’m loving it. Fab’rik features high quality clothing at affordable prices–everything in the store is under $100! I went in with the intent of “just checking it out” and walked out with the top and bralette featured and an adorable pair of shoes for just $10 that will be on the blog soon. 

When I saw the lavender beauty pictured above, I fell in love. From the high-low style to the suede fabric to the pastel color.. I knew I had to get it. I checked the price tag expecting it to be marked up and was pleasantly surprised to see it on sale for $20! I find that the high-low style makes pairing pants easy because the back-end flaws you usually don’t like are covered. I paired it with white jeans for a dressy and classy look but so many other pant styles will work just as well.

I really love the style, detailing, and fabric that Fab’rik has to offer. This article was only my first favorite, so don’t worry more features from this boutique are to come. 

Check out Fab’rik:

In CBUS: 4191 Worth Avenue, Columbus OH, 43219

Online: www.fabrikstyle.com

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XO, 

Outfit Crush– b.e.

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16 Jul Classic Patterns & Lengthening Looks

Outfit Crush: Striped romper- She Inside 

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(This look is in collaboration with She Inside)

Don’t you hate when you’re shopping online and the outfit you order comes and it fits nothing like the picture?! Same here… So I was PUMPED when this jump suit came in the mail and fit me even better than I expected!

This piece is surprisingly the first jumpsuit I have purchased because I’ve always been nervous about how they would fit me (I’m pretty curvy and only 5’4). I’m so happy to say that it is one of my favorite pieces to wear now and that I’ve ventured out of my comfort zone. 

The black and white stripes make a very classic look and the vertical pattern of the outfit almost seems to be an illusion to make you look taller. I make sure to wear wedges or heels to add a little extra height as well. This look can be accessorized well with jewelry, I may add a simple touch of pearls next time to pull the classic look together. 

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This jumpsuit is on sale here


 

XO,

Outfit Crush // b.e.


 

 

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10 Jul Strappy Sandals & Floral Details

Outfit Crushes: romper – Romwe, sandals – Bakers.

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(this look is in collaboration with Romwe.com)

Rompers are like dresses in the way that they make it look like you tried really hard to make your outfit look good, but in reality it was quick and effortless. I’m currently obsessing over this gorgeous floral printed romper from Romwe. Summer is the only time of year that I find myself gravitating towards vibrant prints, so when I saw this romper on their website, I knew I had to have it! 

The white base gives it a fresh look, while the large red flowers and smaller blue leaves make this particular print perfect for a day out and about. Romwe also has tons of other beautifully printed rompers, dresses, and two piece sets that I will probably be shopping for the rest of the Summer. I will link their website below.

Since the romper is so bold, I decided to style it with my favorite pair of strappy tan sandals. 

Happy shopping!


Outfit Crush //  m.m. 


clickable links:

romper here

similar sandals here

 

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