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Style Guide

29 Jun Summer Sweaters & Lace Bralettes

Outfit Crushes: sweater – Vintage Havana, bralette – Urban Outfitters, shorts – Old Navy.

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I feel like my style always turns slightly bohemian each Summer due to the raw edges on garments, washed out pastels, and faded prints. I recently discovered a brand called Vintage Havana at a boutique I wandered into, while on vacation in Ocean City, Maryland. Fortunately, they do have an online website as well, which I will link below. 

I love the raw hems on this sweater and how light weight it is. It makes it the ideal sweater for those cool Summer nights. I decided to style mine with a lace bralette and some white denim shorts.

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Bralettes are definitely an OC for me because they have somehow made it socially acceptable to show your bra in public, which is pretty convenient for those shirts that no bras seem to cooperate with. Not to mention how incredibly comfortable they are. Urban Outfitters carries some of my favorite styles of bralettes, but I will link some of my other favorites down below as well.

Have a great evening everyone!


XO, Outfit Crush //  m.m.


clickable links:

similar sweater here

bralette here

denim shorts here

bralette OC #1 here

bralette OC #2 here

 

 

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27 Jun Wavy Hair & Wedges

Outfit Crushes: tank – Anthropologie, shorts – Forever 21, wedges – Forever 21, sunnies – Charlotte Russe 

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So I’m currently enjoying my vacation in Ocean City, Maryland as I do every year around this time, and I figured I’d get some shots of my go to look for Summer time. I love white tanks for summer because they can be styled so many different ways. This particular one has some frill on the shoulders so it isn’t too basic. I bought mine from Anthropologie. I combo’d this with some black shorts and matching black wedges. Of course I’m staying minimalistic and neutral as always, but that’s just how it goes in Mel’s closet.

My natural waves are kicking in due to the salty air from the sea. I love to heat style my hair, but sometimes the waves & curls are unavoidable, especially when you’re at the ocean. I will link my top two favorite sea salt sprays below.

Sending sand and sea shells your way,


 

XO, Outfit Crush //  m.m.


clickable links:

tank here

similar shorts here

similar wedges here

similar sunnies here

sea salt spray #1 here

sea salt spray #2 here

 

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16 Jun Patterns in Your Wardrobe & Summer Slip-ons

Outfit Crushes: striped tank – Marshalls, denim – Old Navy, slip-ons – Urban Outfitters, necklace – Windsor Avenue.

If you’re anything like me, adding patterns into your wardrobe can seem challenging because you already have a giant and (very well loved) collection of basics and neutrals. There’s nothing wrong with having a love for neutrals, but sometimes it can be fun to branch out and try something new. Switching up my look with some fun patterns is one of my favorite things to experiment with in the Summer. It’s also a great way to add some color to your wardrobe.

I got this striped tank from Marshalls for only $14.99! I love all the different shades of blue used in the stripe pattern and also the fringe trim at the bottom. It turns a basic Summer tank top into something that can be worn by itself and still look cute. I chose to keep this look casual because I was headed out to lunch with a friend. I styled this tank with some dark wash denim to make the light blue pop. I quickly slipped on some flats from Urban Outfitters. I have worn these shoes to death! They are so easy to quickly throw on when you’re rushing out the door and they still look put together. Slip-ons are also starting to become extremely popular this season because sometimes shoes are the last thing you think about when putting together an outfit.

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I decided to attach my wish list of slip-ons at the bottom of this post for you to check out. Who knows, maybe you’ll fall in love with a pair yourself!

Hope your Summer is off to a great start!


XO, Outfit Crush //  m.m.


clickable links:

similar tank here

denim here

similar shoes here

necklace here

(wishlist slip-ons below)

#1 here

#2 here

#3 here

#4 here

#5 here

 

 

 

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15 Jun Pretty in Pink

Outfit Crushes: Pink Corduroy Dress- Romwe 

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It’s no surprise that the overall shorts trend is coming back in style, but now overall dresses? Yes please! Overalls were extremely popular between the ’70s and ’90s so I love how it makes it appear as a vintage/throw back look in 2016. I found this adorable mauve corduroy dress on Romwe’s website and fell in love at first sight (if you don’t believe in love at first site–check out this website & their prices!!). 

I was pleasantly surprised when this piece came in the mail because the quality was much higher than I expected. This dress was priced under $20 and even came with a pretty light pink lining inside. The dress is comfortable and the absolute perfect length on me (I am about 5’4). My favorite thing about it is how unique it looks especially with the corduroy texture. 

To purchase this unique piece for only $19.99 click here because there’s only a few left 🙂 If you’re not “pretty in pink” they have an adorable dark blue version. Happy shopping!


 

XO, Outfit Crush // b.e.


 

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11 Jun Denim Skirts & Birkenstocks

Outfit Crushes: Denim skirt- Pac Sun (Kendall & Kylie), vintage shirt- Urban Outfitters, shoes- Birkenstock, rings & bracelets- Pandora

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Good afternoon beauties! Right now I am crushing hard on the Kendall & Kylie collection. If you haven’t checked out their line you have have have to. The lace up jean skirt I am wearing is a product designed by them and I love how it combines the much loved lace-up trend and the new vintage style that is becoming more and more popular. The skirt has so many perks. Besides being cute it is extremely comfortable and seems to be flattering on almost all body types (even on girls with big hips like me).

You can find my Kendall and Kylie Skirt for under $40 here

If you didn’t notice, I am also wearing the ever so popular Birkenstocks. Let me tell you, after trying them for myself I agree that they have a reason to be popular!  The style I have goes with almost everything and they mold to to the shape of your feet so talk about the most comfortable shoes ever. 

You can find my Birkenstocks here

I highly recommend the on trend skirt and shoes and wish you happy shopping and a great rest of your weekend! Talk to you soon babes. 


 

XO // Outfit Crush b.e.


 

 

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09 Jun Off the Shoulder Trends & Feminine Details

Outfit Crushes: off the shoulder blouse – SheInside, white jeans – Hollister, heels – Jeffrey Campbell.

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(this look is in collaboration with SheInside)

Recently I have completely fallen in love with the off-the-shoulder trend for the Summer season. It is so flattering on so many different body types and also very appropriate for so many different occasions. As you know, I love my neutrals, so this top from SheInside was calling my name! I’m also loving the little bow tie detailing that is on each sleeve. Little details make monochromatic outfits very successful because although the color palette is muted, the detailing can be a great way to make a statement with your outfit.

Can we also talk about how affordable and high quality this top is? It was originally priced at $28.58, but is now on sale for $17.59, which is a huge steal considering how high quality the fabric is. I chose to style it with some soft white jeans and my Jeffrey Campbell suede block heels. The tie up detailing helped to unify the bow ties on the sleeves in this top, so I thought it gave the outfit a very feminine quality overall. 

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SheInside is currently having a huge sale site wide with everything up to 40% off their already affordable prices. So if I were you, I would take a peek. 

Have a great rest of your week!


 

XO, Outfit Crush //  m.m.


 

clickable links:

off the shoulder top here

similar white jeans here

Jeffrey Campbell heels here

 

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07 Jun Warm Weather & Summer Dresses

Outfit Crushes: Black lace up dress – Altar’d State

Hey there girlies! This gorgeous summer sun (THANK GOODNESS) calls for my favorite article of clothing: summer dresses. I’m wearing a black lace up dress from Altar’d State that I got for only $15! Talk about thrifting! Mel and I have been loving the lace up trend from shirts to shorts to skirts to dresses to shoes… they’re almost all adorable. I love the black color because it gives me tons of flexibility from where I can wear the dress to and what colors I can use to accessorize it. 

Summer dresses are perfect for almost any occasion. Here’s a few dresses I’m crushing on, I hope you like them!

Dress 1 here

Dress 2 here

Dress 3 here


XO, Outfit Crush //   b.e.


 

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01 Jun Staple peplums & Block heels

Outfit Crushes: peplum top – Forever 21, jeans – Forever 21, shoes – Jeffrey Campbell. 

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I am obsessed with this color for Summer, and the fact that it is used on this pretty little peplum top from Forever 21, makes it ideal for me. Peplums are one of my favorite shapes to wear when I’m feeling a little body conscious because they help to accentuate the natural curves in your body and enhance your shape in all the right places. This top just so happens to have some spandex blended into the fabric so it is also super comfortable even while still looking super chic. 

I decided to style this top with a dark wash denim to show a high contrast between the two colors. And finally, my favorite part. The shoes.

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Block heels are my new favorite style of shoe and I can’t see myself buying anything higher than an inch of heel for a while. I love the fact that these are still very stylish, all while being extremely comfortable. This seems to be a common theme for me: comfort & style cowing together as one. Hahaha I hope you guys feel the same! Nothing is worse than trying to rock a high heel for 6+ hours and your feet start to kill. So why not invest in a stylish pair that still makes you feel confident and comfortable while wearing them? I’m highly recommending the block heel. I promise you guys won’t regret it. Jeffrey Campbell also just so happens to be one of my all time favorite shoe designers. So if you’re looking for some shoe inspiration, check out his designs! 

Hope you all are getting excited for this Summer! I know I am.

 


 

XO, Outfit Crush //  m.m.


clickable links:

similar peplum top here
denim here
block heels here

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24 May Textured Tanks & Gold Accents

Outfit Crushes: tank – DFW, jeans – H&M, shoes – Forever 21, hat – Forever 21, necklace – Francesca’s.

I love this look because it is put together with a simplistic color palette, but stylized with matching accessories. And everything pictured is relatively inexpensive! Each item is under $50 each, which is eye candy for a college student like me.

The textured chevron pattern adds a new element to this basic white tank. And I’m also loving how this top only cost $6 from Designer Fashion Warehouse. I think there are 4 or 5 different locations, so I would definitely recommend stopping in one near you and checking it out!

I chose to accessorize this look with tan and gold accents because white and gold is one of my favorite color combinations for Spring and Summer. If you’re not a fan of sun hats like me, then you could try styling a floral print headband or some fun gold hoops to finish off your own version of this look.

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XO, Outfit Crush //  m.m.


 

clickable links:

tank option here
similar hat here
similar necklace here
denim here
similar sandals here

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20 May Button Ups & Ripped Jeans

Outfit Crushes: white button up – Anthropologie, ripped jeans – Nordstrom Rack, wedges – Charlotte Russe.

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White button up shirts are one of the most timeless pieces you could own in your closet. They go with almost anything, can be styled appropriately for each season, and are so easy! Today I’m wearing a short sleeved white button up by Maeve with my favorite pair of ripped jeans by Vigoss. I think white button ups look effortless, clean, and simple. This particular one by Maeve is fun because it has short sleeves instead of your traditional long sleeve. You could choose to dress it up by adding colorful jewelry to go along with it. I added some additional texture by wearing it with some distressed denim.

This HD in Paris top is currently in season, online and in stores at Anthropologie. However, some of my favorite brands that carry timeless white button ups will be linked below if this particular shirt doesn’t fit your taste.

To make the look complete I styled it with some of my favorite white wedges from Charlotte Russe. Wedges are one of my fav shoes to wear during the spring because I’m only 5’2, so it gives me a flattering height while dressing up my outfits a little bit! Bri and I are officially out of school and on summer break, so be prepared for some amazing blog posts coming your way! 


XO, Outfit Crush //  m.m.


clickable links: 

white button pictured here
similar denim here
similar wedges here
option 1 here
option 2 here
option 3 here
option 4 here

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