~ The Formula: Denim Jacket ~
Still one of my favorite dresses.
Whenever I want to look pulled together but not too dressy I throw on a denim jacket. I’ve had this dress from Ross for years and I’ve worn it solo during the summer, with sweaters and tights when it’s cold but my favorite is with denim. I was originally going to wear my deeper blue Levi’s jacket (seen here) but I thought the distressed one from American Eagle went way better with the boho vibe. Tip: If you’re lucky enough to get casual Friday’s at work, a denim jacket is an easy replacement for a suit or blazer and you can wear it with any skirt or pants.
What I’m Wearing:
Dress $14.99 from Ross
Distresses Denim Jacket $39.99 from American Eagle (also seen here)
Bangles/cuff $12.99 from Macy’s
Wedges from Charlotte Russe (also seen here)
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I’ve always been a die hard fan of Birkenstock but I’m also realistic about how I wear them. They tend to have a sloppy/ugly image so it makes the outfit that much more important. Birkenstocks are either hated or loved – there’s no in between and I get it. They have that “I don’t care” boho-ish feel that I love, but many find to be a stylish turn off. Right now I own a oil leather pair that I bought a few years back and to be honest I haven’t pulled them out in almost 2 years. Great thing that I held onto them cause the style is back with a vengeance!
This summer Birkenstocks were seen all over the place but in a more polished way and not much is going to change for fall. Silver, white and black birkenstocks are being paired with leather, white skinny jeans, distressed denim, dresses and sometimes even suits. Either way it’s a good excuse to be both comfy and stylish! I’ve worn them for the most part with cut off shorts and skinny jeans and needed some inspiration check out some of my favorite ways I’ve seen Birkenstocks styled.
Amber Heard’s outfit is so pretty! Love the laid back boho vibe the hat and lace skirt give her look. Tip: looking to wear this look into the fall? Pair the skirt with some booties and a slouchy sweater.
Unfortunately I’ve never had the pleasure of attending Coachella but it’s always been a dream and every year I drool over the festival’s free spirited styles & pictures all over the internet. I figure if I can’t go to Coachella I can live vicariously through the pictures and maybe even incorporate a little into some outfits. A girl (or mom) can still dream…..
This Copycat has been a challenge in more ways than one! When I was asked to find a few looks for under $100, I decided to stick to regular sizes as opposed to maternity clothes to accommodate my bump because I wanted to be able to use the pieces later on. While shopping at Kmart I knew I wanted a somewhat dressy yet comfy outfit for Thanksgiving and as soon as I saw the maxi skirt and sherling vest it reminded me of a similar outfit on Rachel Zoe. The vest and the shoes are what make the outfit and both pieces were only $30! The comfy skirt and top together were only $22 and the fab tote was only $30 with 30% off. The grand total was around $104 but since I became a member last month Kmart took 10% off the entire total bringing it down to $100 – SCORE!
This is probably my favorite outfit because of the boho vibe that I’ve always loved. I know I’ve said this about other outfits, but this is another look that can be broken down and dressed up even more with some sequins or made more casual by adding flats or boots. It’s what I look for in all the pieces in my closet: versatility, affordability and of course stylish!
Rachel Zoe image via
Maxi dresses are a vital part of any woman’s stylish wardrobe, especially during the summer. The options are endless, but I have a weakness for a flowing white evening maxi dress (it has this boho goddess feel that just works!). Check out my favorite celeb looks and the dress for less.
I couldn’t just pick one celeb favorite but I did find one dress that was just gorgeous! The elaborate details on the evening dress make it look worth WAY more that just $120. What I particularly like about the dress is the detachable train that looks like something a modern day Stevie Nicks would wear on a red carpet.
Maxi Evening Dress- $120.99 at
There you have it two inspirations and one beautiful boho maxi dress now all you need is a pair of funky platforms, a clutch and you’re good to go!
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My style hasn’t changed much and I still shop at the malls for affordable trendy pieces but as I get older I’ve learned to dress to my evolving body and shape and the thrift store finds focus more on jackets, bags and more importantly accessories! I tend to lean more towards modern, better fitting pieces but still keep my overall look in the boho vein. I believe that it’s the little details that count and not a specific style. For example, one day I will be dressed in a modern white jacket with skinny jeans but the next time you bump into me I’ll be wearing the very same jacket over a flowing dress (like the one seen below). Two completely different styles that I make my very own with over sized bags, chunky rings, a stack of bangles and always – and I mean always – with a pair of over sized shades.
In my look below I decided to try out a trendy high low dress for the very first time. I decided to give this one a shot because it has all the right elements of everything that my style embraces. The feminine length and chiffon is complimented by a studded camouflage top – I love it and it was only $25! As soon as I saw it I immediately envisioned it with a cropped denim jacket and flats but when I brought it home I realized that it would look amazing with my white blazer and ankle tie wedges. The jacket definitely gives it a dressier look and the bow on the wedges give it the perfect dainty touch.
I’m all about the accessories, but it has to be the right amount. While this outfit has plenty of character thanks to the camo, studs and white jacket, I had to add a ton of bangles! The belt was a last minute add-on that looks like it came with the dress and helped accentuate my waist a bit.
I actually debated on using a clutch but this zippered accented bag played off the camo’s masculine feel.
From the front this jacket looks like your basic boxy cut blazer, but the back is what makes it special and the high low hem accentuaed it even more – love it!
So there you have it!
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The color and pleats on this maxi skirt make it look so elegant and effortless – love it! Give it a go with your favorite sweatshirt and flats, a fitted blazer and high heeled boots or with a simple blouse tied up at the waist. Fool proof stylish piece with a vintage feel that’s easy to wear all year round.
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Love this bohemian ruffle blouse! The little details like the bow string on the mesh lace make it look way more expensive than $60. Perfect with your favorite skinnies or a chic pencil skirt.