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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

My Style: Shake It Off


Today's Look:  emphasizes the beauty of a bohemian-inspired festival styling.  A rose print, sheer kimono over a black lace crop top with embroidered denim cutoffs and cool, buckle sandals make such a comfortable yet beautiful combination.  As summer comes to an end in Arizona, so does the festival season.  But you will see me continue to style with bohemian touches.  I've discovered that one of my favorite fashion genres is what I like to call bohemian grunge.  I see it as bohemian with an edge, not total hippie, not total punk.  But maybe a relaxed combination somewhere in between.  To complete this outfit styling, I added round, metal lace sunnies, a crystal pendant necklace, a studded leather bracelet, and two pretty, tarnished gold rings.  Of particular note are the burgundy sandals--have you ever seen a pair of shoes that you couldn't resist?  Meet my buckle-adorned sandals in distressed leather with layered wood heels. :)  BTW, if you haven't heard Taylor Swift's brand new single, "Shake It Off", I highly recommend that you check it out.  It's definitely my anthem for the new school year!  I included her new video below for ya. Trust me, it will make you want to dance and brighten your day. Xoxo, Shelly


Outfit Details:  Kimono and Cutoffs courtesy of Charlotte Russe ♡ | | Crop Top from Basement Marketplace | Sunglasses by Style Vault from Amazon.com | Crystal Necklace, Stud Earrings, & Bracelet from Earthbound Trading Company | Layered Ring from World Market | Flower Ring from Aeropstale | Sandals Freebird design by Steven from Urban Outfitters 


Fashion Tip:  Every person (guy and girl) needs to have at least one crystal pendant necklace and one studded leather bracelet.  Then enjoy the beauty of wearing them together.  Perfection.







            


Monday, August 18, 2014

Boutique Review: Immediate Fashion Company


Over the summer, I had fun traveling to Tucson, Arizona.  While I was there, I visited one of the stores I collaborate with called Immediate Fashion Company.  Of course to a fashion blogger, a clothing boutique is like a candy store to a kid--totally awesome!  The boutique is about 2 minutes from the University of Arizona; I recommend that the college students check out the store :)  They carry trendy clothing for men, women, & kids.  For my readers not located in Arizona or California, you can visit their online store: here.  I just thought I'd let my Tucson friends know about the new store opening.  Enjoy!  Also, I don't know about you, but school started up for me again today - which totally calls for retail therapy!  If you need me, I will be shopping.  Xoxo, Shelly







Saturday, August 16, 2014

My Style: Summertime Sadness


Today's Look:  showcases a soft, jersey knit romper with a delicate scarf print from Charlotte Russe.  This is the most comfortable, and oh-so cute playsuit with a fitted silhouette and spaghetti straps.  I love that it's fashionable and versatile.  I've worn it on date nights, road trips and shopping adventures.  For this particular casual day, I accessorized with a sweater kimono, silver jewelry, and lace up, heeled booties.  So bummed that school starts Monday for me.  Really trying to live it up this weekend!  haha  I wish for you a beautiful day.  Xoxo, Shelly


Outfit Details:  Romper from Charlotte Russe | Cardigan from Target | Boots from Urban Outfitters | Necklace & Black Stone Ring from Maurices | Sunglasses, Bracelet, & Silver Rings from Earthbound Trading Company


Fashion Tip:  Selecting a statement necklace that compliments the print and the colors of the material in your outfit really adds a beauty to the overall styling.








Wednesday, August 13, 2014

My Style: To Dye For


Today's Look: emphasizes the charm and empowerment of bohemian beauty.  I paired a lace crop top with a tie-dye, double-slit maxi skirt and accessorized with a cool choker necklace coupled with a crystal pendant necklace.  The To Dye For Maxi Skirt from Broke Girl Style is made out of a very soft material, but has a more hip-hugging fit than I expected, so if you are looking for a less snug fit, I suggest going a size up.  I got a small and, as you may have figured out already, I'm fine with tight clothes, so I'm very pleased with mine. haha  Finishing the look, I wore an amazing black sweater shrug, and delicate, pretty ankle-crossed strap flats.  I rarely wear flats, (because I normally opt for something with a little height or for killer boots) but I have to say I adore this pair from Charlotte Russe.  Anyway, I hope that today you find a little magic in what you do.  The luxury of being comfortable while you feel feminine is the magic that makes the bohemian style so popular.  Have a beautiful day!  

Use code "AZGRL25" to get 25% off of your purchase from www.shopbrokegirlstyle.com 
(discount expires August 25th)

Xoxo, Shelly


Outfit Details:  Skirt courtesy of Broke Girl Style ♡ | Shoes courtesy of Charlotte Russe ♡ | Shrug courtesy of Garage ♡ | Top by Bear Dance from Basement Marketplace | Crystal Necklace & Rings from Earthbound Trading Company | Choker from PYKNIC2 | Bracelet from Hello Venice 


Fashion Tip:  Layering a chic choker with a longer necklace is always a great accessory styling combination.







                     

Monday, August 11, 2014

Product Announcement & Review: Make Up by One Direction



This week I had the pleasure of receiving early access to the limited edition make-up line by one of my personal favorite bands One Direction. The "Make Up by One Direction" collection includes three different variety boxes named after their hit albums, "Up All Night", "Take Me Home", and "Midnight Memories".  I received the "Up All Night" box, which included a metallic turquoise nail polish, pink lip stick, shimmery lip gloss, black mascara, shades of blue and taupe eye shadows, a stencil set, and a blue body crayon.  Being a 1D fan (going to their concert this September!!), I was very excited when I received my box!  The outside packaging includes a cool tin box featuring a brick design and a plastic slip with a novelty photo of the band.  Although the outside is awesome, the inside with all the goodies is even better!  The make up is displayed beautifully.  On the back of the tin's lid, ideas of make up combinations are artistically shown.  I am looking forward to trying the looks soon!  For this review, I went bold with the lipstick and nail polish, so I kept it neutral with the eye shadows.  I wore the "More Than This" beige and "Gotta Be You" taupe.  First, I would like to say that the make up not only looks fab, but also is good quality.  The nail polish paints smoothly and drys quickly.  After two coats, I was very happy with the result!  The lipstick is soft and bursting of color, while the lip gloss adds a gorgeous shimmer.  Lastly, I applied the mascara.  I have long lashes, so I am particular with my mascaras and I have to say, I was impressed.  The mascara didn't clump and made my lashes look luscious.  Overall, I give the "Make Up by One Direction Collection" an A+!

The line will be available worldwide starting in the U.S.

US Release Dates:
Macy's - August 11th
Stage Stores – August 25th
Dillard's – August 25th
Beauty Brands – August 25th
Lord and Taylor - August 25th

*International release dates To Be Determined

For more information, be sure to check out https://www.facebook.com/MakeupbyOneDirection 
and like the page to stay updated!  :)  Xoxo, Shelly








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Sunday, August 10, 2014

Osheaga Music & Arts Festival

Noelle, Rachel, and Me

Last weekend, I had the honor of joining Garage, a Canadian based clothing company, at the Osheaga Music & Arts Festival in MontrĂ©al, Canada.  Besides the awesome music, three things made this trip magical: I had never been to Canada before but always wanted to visit, Garage is one of my favorite clothing brands, and two of my favorite bloggers Rachel of Jag Lever and Noelle of Noelle's Favorite Things were coming as well.  So when I won the Garage Festival contest, I was over the moon!  The contest prizes allowed for me to bring one person along with me, hotel paid for, a food budget, an Instax camera, and a shopping spree.  My older brother, Billy, (who is a professional photographer) accompanied me.  

The Garage crew was very welcoming and fun to be around.  It was amazing to get a behind the scenes look in the Garage headquarters and meet all the wonderful people.  It's truly incredible how much goes into a fashion company.  After the company tour and shopping spree (so we were all decked out in Garage clothing all weekend), it was off to the music festival.  Osheaga was insane!  Everywhere I turned I saw large crowds of teens and young twenty somethings dressed in their best festival looks, eating the most delicious junk/carnival food, and jamming to their favorite bands.  The energy and movement of it all was so intoxicating and like nothing I'd experienced before.  My favorite performances included Chromeo, Haim, Jack White, Kate Nash, Cherub, and Lorde.  

On top of the music being phenomenal and the fashion being fabulous, I will never forget the friendships created.  Rachel and Noelle were even cooler than I imagined and the Garage group was a blast!  I definitely had an unforgettable trip and I hope the photos below help share my journey.  

❤ Thank you Garage for everything! ❤

Xoxo, Shelly



Montreal's Garage Storefront | shopping at Garage w/ their intern Kate | Instax cam | Osheaga wristbands 
Day 1 look :)
Candid group pic | Haim rocking out | Nutella, banana, & naan bread dessert  | first day Instax pics
Day 2 look :)
Breakfast at Eggspectations  | big bro & little sis pic | crazy crowd (at just 1 of the 5 stages) | Noelle, Rachel, & me
Day 3 look :)
Amazing view of Kate Nash | delicious hot dog | me, Rachel, Kate, Noelle, & Jo | warm welcome home