~ 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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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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I’ve always been an avid thrift store shopper and nothing is more exciting than finding something you love on the cheap. Just the other day my son asked me to take him thrifting and I was SO excited not only because he showed an interest in one of my passions, but also because we were going on a day that offered 50 percent off clothes. While my son was looking to find what he called “Cosby” type sweaters I hit the women’s clothing section and found a spotted faux fur coat for $16 but I got it $8! I expected the coat to need some type of tailoring but it fit perfectly and it’s in amazing condition! I won’t be wearing it too often here in Florida but I now have a super cute coat for my frequent NY visits.
What I’m Wearing:
Vintage Faux Fur Coat – $8 from Local Thrift Store
Mint Green Dress – $7.50 from T.J. Maxx
Betsey Johnson Sunglasses $20 from T.J. MAxx
Bracelets from Forever 21
There’s something about a peplum top that’s so feminine, and as soon as you throw it on you instantly feel classy. I have a few peplum tops (you can see my lace one here) but the most flattering types are the ones that fall right at the hips and have 3/4 sleeve (but that goes for any sleeve). This black one is like a basic tee and it’s a easy way to add a little flair to jeans or skirts.
What I’m Wearing:
Peplum Top – $14.99 from Kohl’s
Black Jeggings (also seen
Pointy Toe Pumps – $25.50 from
Modern Square Bag c/o meet mark find it
Cooler weather means I get to layer! My favorite piece to layer, and the easiest one, has always been my army green anorak from Ross (also seen here). I wear it every chance I get and believe it or not the army green color can be used as a neutral making it super easy to incorporate into many outfits. This time I decided to pair my anorak with my striped dress for a day time look that I easily dressed up by removing the jacket, adding animal print heels and turning belt around.
Striped Puff Sleeve Dress $12.80 (also seen here) from Forever 21
Anorak from Ross
Animal Print/Red Patent Belt (also seen here) c/o Kohl’s
Black Heels (also seen here) $70 at Yesstyle
3 Bangles c/o
Brown Hobo Bag c/o
Black Satchel from Forever21
Animal Print Heels (also seen here) – $14.99 from Target.com
Metal Aviators from Ross
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