Modcloth Polyvore Outfit Challenge: The Following Dreams Sweater

When it comes to writing for your blog, I’m always talking about creating the types of content you love doing and one thing I absolutely love doing on here is creating outfits.  Let’s face it, trying to take outfit pictures with a toddler running around is challenging to do on a daily basis. Creating outfits using Photoshop or free platforms like Polyvore are the next best thing for me!  So it was only natural  when Modcloth reached out to me about their weekly Polyvore Outfit Challenges, I couldn’t pass up the chance to participate.  I adore their clothes and use them in a lot of my fashion posts (remember this cardigan?).   They have so many clothes and accessories to choose from with a vintage vibe that you don’t see everywhere else.

So how does this challenge work?  Every week they send out a piece of clothing to  create an outfit from with using the clothes and accessories from their site.  The winner get’s featured on their Polyvore page along with the rest of their fun and stylish sets.

This week’s item was the Following Dreams Sweater, a cute white and blue top combining stripes and polka dots in a fun and stylish way.   I’m a sucker for an awesome pair of flare jeans and you know I couldn’t resist a bold, pop of color, adding in a bold red scarf and lipstick.  I finished the look off with a pair of comfy looking, vintage pair of low flats and fun earrings.

Modcloth Polyvore Outfit Challenge - The Following Dreams Sweater

What do you ladies think?  What would you wear with this sweater?

 

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Fierce Jewelry: Cocktail Rings

A major reason why I love fashion jewelry is because it’s fun, a great way a fashionista can show off her creativity.  And when you’re rocking a huge, funky cocktail ring on your hand, you’re oozing artistic expression.  I would rock more of them if I could (it’s hard to find my ring size at my favorite accessories spots) but after spotting these babies, I will look a little harder!

 

Jewelry

Vince Camuto Ring, Gold-Tone Black and White Geometric Cocktail Ring

Fashion jewelry

Amazon White Gold Rhodium and 14k Gold Bonded Ring

Jewelry

Blu Bijoux Turquoise and Silver Oval Cocktail Ring

Accessories

Belle Noel By Kim Kardashian Belle Noel By Kim Kardashian Coin Cocktail Ring

Fashion jewelry

Amazon Vintage Inspired Sterling Silver Ruby Cubic Zirconia Cocktail Ring

Rings

Amazon Sterling Silver Huge X-Large Trendy Bright Lavender CZ Cocktail Ring

What about you?  Do you wear cocktail rings?

 

One Cardigan Styled Three Ways

If you follow me on Twitter, you may have caught my weekly blogging tip that talked about spending time on writing the types of content you love and ditch those you don’t.  This feature is definitely becoming one of my loves!  I’m all about versatility when it comes to fashion and that doesn’t mean your closet has to be boring!  So I challenged myself this time and chose the Airport Greeting Cardigan from Modcloth.  Since my cardigan round up post last month, this one was still my favorite!  The asymmetrical front zipper under the cowl neck is everything, a modern spin on your comfy sweater.

Summer Transitional

Fall Fashion 2013

 

Modcloth Waterfront and Center Dress / Born Børn ‘Kensi’ Boot / Torrid Rhinestone Crown Necklace

Weekend Shopping

Fall Fashion 2013

J JONES NEW YORK Cotton Tee / Free People – Relaxed Flare in Dusted Blue / Nine West Women’s Lottie Wedge Bootie / MICHAEL Michael Kors Logo Grayson Large Satchel

Pop of Print

Fall Fashion 2013

CALVIN KLEIN JEANS Ultimate Skinny Jeans / Not Rated Women’s Self Flattery Boot / Charlotte Russe Leopard Print Infinity Scarf / Coach Op Art Hoop Earrings

What do you ladies think?  What look to you like best?

10 Hot Boots For Fall

While living in South Florida has some awesome perks (beaches, palm trees) one thing that kinda stinks about 24-7 tropical weather is that it rarely gets cold enough to wear boots. I would love nothing more than to rock a cable knit sweater, skinny jeans, and knee high boots.  They are the officially footwear of the Fall and though I’ve been living here for many years, wearing flip flops in November still feels a bit weird to me!  So, I must live vicariously through my northern peeps and pretend to go boot shopping. J Here’s a roundup of some of the hottest boots this season !

 

Leather Boots

 

  1. JS by Jessica Kopes Wide Calf Wedge Boot
  2. Aldo Nennia Boots
  3. Women’s Mossimo® Kessa Wedge Ankle Boot
  4. Not Rated Women’s Self Flattery Boot
  5. Aldo Gaunt Boots
  6. Betsey Johnson for The Cool People
  7. Born Børn ‘Kensi’ Boot
  8. Nine West Women’s Lottie Wedge Bootie
  9. Modcloth Thyme of My Life Bootie
  10. Gabriella Rocha – Winter Hit Boot (Black Suede)

 

Are you going boot shopping? 

Photos courtesy of Shopstyle

My Birthday Shopping Haul

Despite having to take care of my sick little girl on my birthday this past Monday  I did have a chance to have some me time the day before. My husband took the little one and handed me to the keys to his Mustang for a few hours of shopping.  I haven’t done any major shopping for myself since before being pregnant so when I walked into the mall I didn’t know what to do with myself!  I felt like a kid in a candy store!  After my initial excitement of being somewhere (alone!) I knew I needed clothes that could survive running after a toddler while being cute and fashionable at the same time.  T-shirts and sweats can get a little boring, you know?  So I concentrated on the stores that not only carried my size but would give me the most bang for my buck!  As the budget concious shopper that I am, I scored most of these items on sale or on clearance racks.

 

Cute, Comfy Tees

Tees

Joe Fresh Striped Slub Tee /  Soul Cake Sharkbite Tee / Charlotte Russe Hooded Tee

T-shirts are my life now and I didn’t want the same boring, basic ones I had at home.  The hooded tee was a steal off the Charlotte Russe clearance rack, with a fun and sporty vibe to it.  Granted I like it too much to work out in, but I can least look like I do while running errands! The grey shirt was something I tried on just for kicks because I thought it would look horrible on me.  Boy was I wrong!  The asymmetrical hemline that hid this mommy belly really well!  It also looked awesome with the skirt I bought too. The striped one from JCP had a great V-neck that totally flatters “the girls” with great colors that were perfect for Fall.

 

Bold Striped High-Low Striped Skirt

Striped Skirt

Forever 21

I saw this skirt online and instantly fell in love!  I always wanted a long skirt but found that many of them looked really old and dowdy on me.  The high hemline in the front freshens up the garment while the vertical stripes keeps things edgy and fun.  When I saw it in their awesome plus size  section, I immediately snatched it up and didn’t think twice about paying full price for it!

 

Sparkly Jeans

Plus Size Fashion

Style&co. Plus Size Jeans, Tummy Control Bootcut, Rinse Wash

Ever since I had the baby, my go-to pair of jeans didn’t fit right at all.  A size 16 fit my thighs perfectly but too tight for my waist.  An 18 was just big all over, needing a belt to hold it up (not cute!).  Low and mid rise styles are a no go as long as this post-baby belly is still around.  So I found these Tummy Control Size 16W jeans that fit everything like a glove!  And the sparkles were a nice bonus too!

 

A Me Bag and a Mommy Bag

Pink Handbag

Lulu by Lulu Guinness™ Ringleader Large Bow Satchel / Lulu by Lulu Guinness Uptown Chic Tote

Seriously, the diaper bag is getting kinda old. I wanted a handbag that was big enough to carry the princess’s things as well as mine without looking like a diaper bag.  When I saw the blue Lulu bag on the clearance rack for $5 I was too excited!  Hanging right next to it was the pink one (on clearance for $10) and I couldn’t resist!  Best steals of the day!

 

Slightly Feline Sunglasses

Sunnies

Forever 21 Cat Eye Sunglasses

Now I’m not a cat person (in fact, I’m allergic to them) but I love a good cat eye and cat glasses if they look right.  After my lovely daughter broke my favorite pair, I needed a replacement.  Instead of going for my usual brown wide frames, I went with these!  Very sleek, I must say!

 

Studded Flats

Sparkly Flats

Forever Studded Flats 

I was set on everyday flats with these two I bought earlier this year but I needed a pair of going out ones.  As much as I love my heels, I’m wearing them less and less.  After going to a few stores with no luck, I stopped into Traffic, a place I used to go to find my heels.  I was very pleased to see they had a nice selection of flat shoes, these studded ones catching my eye instantly.

 

Some of my other goodies included some work out pants and some nice, flirty things from Victoria Secret.  As you can see, this birthday girl had an awesome day!

 

When was the last time you went shopping?  What did you buy?

 

 

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