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January 29, 2015

My Style: Blue Da Ba Dee


H appy Thursday, everyone!  The month is coming to an end, and to finish it fabulously, here is my fourth #CharlotteLook for January.  The ensemble consists of a paisley print, shift dress with lovely crochet detailing on the sleeves, over-the-knee socks, tall boots, and a black hat.  Along with the crochet detailing, the dress has a beautiful cut-out back and shoulder design.  I always love finding unique pieces to add to my wardrobe.  The look is perfect for the warmer weather we have been blessed with lately.  I can't wait till spring is officially here.  BTW, if you're a 90's baby, you will probably be singing the song Blue (Da Ba Dee) in your head for the next hour. . . Sorry.  haha  Hope you all have a wonderful Friday and weekend!  Xoxo, Shelly


Dress, Boots, Hat, & Socks courtesy of Charlotte Russe










January 23, 2015

My Style: Neutrals & Denim


T
he beauty of neutrals can be appreciated when enjoying natural surroundings.  Although I love deep burgundies and blacks, I am opening up to some lighter colors as spring approaches.  For my third #CharlotteLook (head-to-toe Charlotte Russe outfit), I styled a soft, over-sized, high-low sweater with shredded jeans that I rolled at the ankle, and the prettiest, distressed brown booties.  To accentuate the boots' gold accents, I added a gold bag and gold cross pendant necklace.  As I said in my previous post, I'm trying to experiment more with my hairstyles and had fun with a half top knot.  I'd love to hear what hairstyles you are liking for winter going into spring.  Have a wonderful Friday.  TGIF!  Xoxo, Shelly


Sweater, Pants, and Boots courtesy of Charlotte Russe











January 18, 2015

My Style: Bell Sleeves


A fter a couple weeks of snow showers and cold winds, northern Arizona was blessed with a beautiful weekend.  The perfect weather was great for my second #CharlotteLook (head-to-toe Charlotte Russe outfit) of January!  The scarf-print romper with bell sleeves paired with the over-the-knee boots make a lovely combination.  After searching for black, over-the-knee boots for some time, I was stoked when I found this pair.  They are so comfortable and look like real leather.  I love how the intricate design of the romper really stands out against the monochromatic accessories.  Also, I had fun trying a new hairstyle.  I loosely curled my hair to create a beach wave effect and simply added 4 small braids throughout.  As you can tell, I am still loving edgy bohemian style!  I hope the warm weather is here to stay soon.  Anyway, I'm off to study for a quiz and finish up some other homework.  Hope you're all having a great weekend!  Xoxo, Shelly












January 14, 2015

My Style: Velvet and Leather


T his past weekend I traveled to California for my older brother's wedding.  This is my first January #CharlotteLook and I was so excited that I got to shoot it at a beautiful resort in Southern Cal.  I teamed up with Charlotte Russe to style head-to-toe looks.  This velvet dress was a perfect choice for the trip.  It was comfy for traveling and exploring the city and then stunning when dressed up with heels for the rehearsal dinner that same night.  I got multiple compliments from fellow bridesmaids and family members.  The studded fringe purse, moto jacket, and boots were also a hit during the day.  The whole wedding weekend was lovely and the wedding itself was a true fairytale.  I can't wait to share photos from all the festivities.  My welcome back to Arizona after the best weekend was spring semester of college starting.  Talk about UGH.  haha  Hope you're all staying happy and healthy being back at school or work after the holidays.  Xoxo, Shelly 

January 8, 2015

ThirdLove Lingerie Review


W hether you're a newlywed or a single lady, it's always nice to feel confident and a little sexy.  A lacy set of lingerie that fits perfectly sure does the trick.  I collaborated with the lingerie company ThirdLove (ThirdLove.com) to review a bra and panty this past month.  Although I don't have a special someone in my life, I was excited to try the lingerie for myself.  Like I said before, it's nice to feel your best.  I was blown away when my package arrived.  I have never owned such luxurious, beautiful lingerie.  I feel like I am wearing French, expensive lingerie, but what's so great about ThirdLove is it's affordable, quality, and comfortable.  

A unique positive about the brand is their bras come in half cup sizes.  I have never seen that before.  You can mix and match cute bras and panties together.  Many options are available on the site from simple and wireless to lacy and intricate.  Personally, I love having a wide selection, so I enjoyed looking through all they have to offer on their website.
  
Now for the fit of the lingerie, I am very pleased with both the bra and panty.  The bra is surprisingly comfortable.  I went with my normal size and it fits perfectly.  I normally wear simple bralettes for comfort and convenience, but I can totally see myself opting to wear this cute lacy bra all day instead.  The panties are skimpier than I am used to in the front, but they cover everything just fine.  It's definitely a bikini fit and the back coverage is flattering.  

All in all, I am very happy with my ThirdLove pieces.  I definitely recommend them to any woman looking for pretty lingerie for a special occasion like Valentine's Day, an anniversary, or a honeymoon or just the perfect everyday set of underwear.  Xoxo, Shelly