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Peach Mesh Dress |OOTD

This OOTD is in honor of transitioning between seasons. We are in the midst of spring with summer around the corner. All I can think about is getting my hands on cute spring pieces that will take me well into summer. Things that will keep me cool and dry along with bright bold colors. This Only Girl Strapless Shift Dress sponsored by Tobi is on Sale for $13 bucks and is too dang cute to pass up. It has mesh paneling at the midriff area and hem. How often have you seen that? Seems perfect for the beach huh?

The color is stunning and it moves so well. Being in Houston makes me appreciate a garments that flows and has great ventilation. (Ha ha) This dress has both and is uber stylish. Anytime I’m wearing something that is a solid color I love to spice it up with even more color or prints. The glasses I’m wearing in this look adds contrast and color that I look for in my styling. A simple gold necklace from Charm Envy, a pair of gold shoes from Ippo, and an Elaine Turner bag completed this look.

Sunglasses

Dress- Tobi

Necklace

Shoes-Use the code ( BRANDYG20IPPO ) to get 20% off (entire order)

Purse

Fashion Resolutions | OOTD

It’s nearly February and I am doing well on my new year improvements but I have yet to make any concrete fashion resolutions. I was recently inspired by Bonobos.com to share some of my fashion resolutions for 2017 because they’re focusing on varied textures and the perfect fit for their new collection.

Just like any other improvements, writing things down make it more visible to you and keeps you reminded of your goals. It will be nice to look back on this blog post months from now to see how I’m sticking to my plans as well as how I change through out the year.

My first fashion resolution is to include more textures into my wardrobe. I plan to do this by taking my fuzzy sweater collection to the next level. (Ha ha!) Seriously though, having a piece that is more textured and not just a cotton blend will really help add interest to an entire look. In this OOTD, a mock neck fuzzy sweater with an interesting side slit does it for me.

My second resolution is to experiment more with monochromatic looks. I love this look on others as well as myself, but I find it tough to make sure my “blacks match” Lol Outside of that color, there is a lot of room for styling similar colors together to achieve a monochromatic look with out it matching “perfectly.” I met this goal in this OOTD by choosing a pant that is a few shades darker than my sweater.

My final fashion resolution for 2017 is to consistently add in bold accessories to give my entire look a pulled together feel with flare. The bold gold earrings and rosy sunglasses make this look feel complete with a slightly retro vibe. Most popular sunnies nowadays are super reflective or completely opaque so I’m stepping outside of the box with floral print sunnies.

I’m sure it will be a challenge to consistently incorporate theses elements into my looks but I welcome it!  As always, the details for this look are listed below with links. I’d love it if you left me a comment about your fashion resolutions. Enjoy!

PurseDressLily.com

Fuzzy SweaterRosegal.com

SunglassesRosegal.com

PantsSammydress.com

Earrings & Bracelet- Rocksbox.com Use code: authenticallybxoxo for your 1st month free!


Feel the Fringe| OOTD

I’m definitely feeling the fringe! This cool bomber jacket sponsored by Romwe.com is definitely another way to spice up your average bomber jacket. The beauty of it is that it is super light, comfortable, and it has deep pockets. You could even keep this bad boy in rotation during rodeo time.

For this look, I layered this fringe bomber over an off the shoulder maxi dress. I mean, lets face it! When you wake up its in the 60’s but by noon it’s near 80’s. I cozied up my feet with my tried and true Preston Coach booties.

Jacket- Romwe.com

Dress- Forever 21

Shoes- Coach

How to Style a Statement Piece

We have all found that stand out piece before, purchased it, took it home with a smile on our faces, and each and every time we attempt to wear it, it just doesn’t look right. We know it’s not the piece because we still love it! The problem is most likely what we paired with the piece. Here are some tips to help you make a real statement!

The biggest question is, “What do I wear with it?” Most likely your stand out jewelry is either large, brightly colored, longer than unusual, or even intricately made. To help it do its job your clothing should be simple in style and color. Anything that competes for attention with the statement piece has to be removed! Solid colors with classic designs are the way to go. Ruffles, sequins, along with other bells and whistles just distract from what you really want to show off. I even took off my earrings so that this necklace shines.

Even your make up can be a distraction if it isn’t done right. Keep it simple and try a complimentary lip color (As I styled here) to make the look feel cohesive.

Now go out into the world, get those amazing  pieces and make a statement! Enjoy!

Necklace and Bracelet- Lee Lewis Designs

Jumper- Forever21

Shoes- Aldo


Lady in Red | OOTD

The jumper in this OOTD was sponsored by DressLily.com so that I can bring you a honest review on some of their pieces.

This entire look has me seeing red! Not really but I sure was happy to be dressed in red from my lips to my shoes. For some reason wearing so much red makes me feel like this would be a great holiday look.

When it comes to quality of the jumper I think it has a great fit, however, I think the weight of the fabric is a bit too light. I know it’s crazy hot in Houston but if the fabric was a bit heavier, it would provide a more rigid structure to the jumper. It would also make this piece look way more expensive. I got a medium because I was worried about it being too small but I can admit that a size small would have given a snugger fit.

Leave me a comment if you like this look, enjoy!

Jumper- DressLily.com

Shoes- DSW

Sunnies- Levels Boutique

Ruffled Hem | OOTD

The dress in this OOTD was sponsored by Shein.com so that I can bring you a honest review on some of their pieces.

I love a simple piece that I can make edgy casual or understated with feminine flare. This ruffled hem dress really does that for me. It doesn’t hurt that its in my favorite colors and the fabric is breathable but not too thin. I like the oversized fit because it doesn’t cling to me. When its really warm and humid outside thats the last thing you want as you move about your day. I got a size extra small and its still very oversized. I would say it runs big, so order one size smaller that what you normally wear.

I wanted to make this look casual yet edgy so I went for a dark lip, Nike hat and Nike sneakers. Lastly a gold necklace to balance everything out. Leave me a comment about how you would style this cool dress. I’d really love to hear it! Enjoy!

Dress- Shein.com

Hat & Shoes- Nike

Cozy On The Go | OOTD

The casual gray jumpsuit in this OOTD was sponsored by DressLily.com so that I can bring you a honest review on some of their pieces.

Sometimes you just need that one thing that doesn’t wrinkle easily and is beyond comfortable to throw on quickly. (Like everyday, ha ha!) This jumper is a no brainer for those days. It can be worn alone or layered with a jacket or sweater like I’ve styled here. Sneakers and sandals look great with it and you’ll be out of the door in minutes. Need I say more?!?!

The quality of this jumper is surprisingly good. I ordered a medium because I don’t like things to fit too tightly and this was perfect. I would say it runs a bit small so order at least one size bigger than what you would normally wear. As far as texture, it is very soft and sort of thick. It will be perfect if it ever cools down in Houston but it is a little too warm to wear comfortably right now.

Leave me a comment about your favorite “on the go” outfit, enjoy!

Gray Jumper- DressLily.com

Denim Jacket- Old Navy

Shoes- Converse

Tote Bag- J. McLauglin

Watch- FossilQ

Cut Out Lace Top|OOTD

The cut out top in this OOTD  was sponsored by DressLily.com so that I can bring you a honest review on some of their pieces. I know you must think I’m crazy to be in all white after labor day but I’m a rule breaker. Besides, the celebs are still wearing white at the Emmy’s so I will too. Lol

I ordered a medium in this top because I have freakishly long arms and I didn’t want the sleeves to be short but I could have ordered a small. This top fits true to size. It’s comfortable, not scratchy and has some stretchy qualities to it. When I thought about styling this top the phrase “keep it simple” immediately popped into my head and I knew I was going to go for all white. Luckily I have a pair of white culottes that I purchased from F21 over the summer. To spice up the white, I grabbed the blue wristlet clutch that my mom bought me for christmas years ago. A simple shoe and cool sunnies completed  the look.

Leave me a comment about the cool ways you plan to wear white after labor day, enjoy!

Cut Out Top- Dress Lily

Culottes- Forever 21

Sunnies- Levels Boutique

Shoes- DSW

Brunch Squad | OOTD

The weekend is near and with that come everyones favorite weekend activity, brunch!  Who doesn’t want to be apart of the brunch squad? It’s delicious food, day drinking and good company. I have the ideal outfit that will leave extra rom for all the food you’ll eat. Lol

I love a good graphic sweatshirt so this one is absolutely perfect for the weekends. Since weekends are all about being cute yet comfortable, casual is the way to go. For this OOTD, I took a cool graphic sweatshirt that I loved (cute tank underneath just in case I get warm), paired it with thrifted  denim shorts and topped it off with the best thing fall has to offer (a moto jacket)! On my feet are my converse because duh, they go with everything. A nice pair of sunnies for the morning drive and sitting outside and I was all set. The best thing about this look is after brunch, I can take off my shorts and crawl right into bed to sleep off all the food. Enjoy!

Brunch Squad Sweat Shirt- Old Navy

Shorts-Thrifted

Shoes- Converse

Moto Jacket- Shasa

Belt- Old Navy

Chambray Wrap | OOTD

Here is another OOTD from my trip to New York during NYFW. On this day, all I could think about was being comfortable yet pulled together. I decided on some tried and true classic styles and colors for a day of running around. This wrap top from A Leap of Style is a beautiful chambray color in a flatting style. The gathered sleeve definitely adds some interest while the wrap design is super flattering to my figure. Add in another flattering, classically cut pair of cigarette pants from Steve Guthrie’s collection and it’s a home run.

As I thought about choosing a shoe for this look I carefully considered how much walking I’d do and that helped me decide quickly. I mean, what’s true comfort with out a comfortable shoe? When my feet are happy, I’m happy so I opted for my trusty black converse.

I kept my accessories minimal with two sets of thin bracelets on each wrist and my stitch earrings from Myth & Symbol. My absolute favorite thing about this OOTD is that almost everything came from Houston. It brings me no greater joy than to support talented designers and businesses from my great city. Enjoy!

Wrap Top- A Leap of Style

Black Pant- Steve Guthrie

Earrings- Myth & Symbol