Black Ball, Corner Pocket.
I think it’s important to note that showing skin and looking classy do not have to be polar opposites on the fashion scale ( I imagine this to be the kind of “scale” that we don’t want to throw in a dumpster. ) I’m not sure if it was JLO turning 46 and killing it in a sheer black dress that summoned me to step out of my typical style, or if I just wanted to remind myself that I am 32 and I am allowed to wear cutoffs and a lace up top with heels if I want to…damnit! Fashion evokes feelings and emotions, and sometimes whether you have somewhere fancy to go or not, you need to remind people ( and yourself! ) that you still got it, honey. ” Black Ball, Corner Pocket…” that means you walk into a room, and shut it down!! Game over!! ( I believe this is a pool reference…work with me here LOL.) Confidence is truly the best accessory for any outfit, and if you don’t think you have it, you aren’t wearing the right outfit. Trust me, the right outfit has the power to change you from the inside out. If you’re timid, start with some red lipstick…it’s a powerful thing.
I am featuring two major summer trends for 2015 in this look. The first trend is the boater hat. I am wearing the “Spencer Boater” from an Australian brand called Lack Of Color ( an instagram discovery. ) While it is a beautiful hat, you can definitely find more affordable ones from fast fashion retailers such as Forever 21 and H&M ( click the links to view similar styles.)
There’s something very Parisian about this minimalist look. Perhaps the other major trend, the lace up bodysuit, adds that bit of “Joie de vivre”…(joy of living.) You have to admit, there is a bit of freedom in wearing a top like this and not caring who likes it or hates it! Anything with that sort of freedom attached, hippy vibe, I am for it. Life it too short to nitpick and tear everything apart right? This is getting entirely too deep for a bodysuit, let’s move on.
Bodysuit Link :Windsor Store
Denim Shorts : H&M ON SALE NOW $15 HERE
What would you say if I told you these shoes are somehow related to Donald Trump. Would you still be my friend? The gorgeous shoes are by Ivanka Trump ( his daughter, that is actually quite the #girlboss. ) This is my second pair of shoes from her line and I have to say, as a woman that wears a size 10, the fit of her shoes are amazing. I first bought a pair of tall boots last winter as a cheaper alternative to the Stuart Weiztman over-the-knee boots that every fashion blogger with $$$ rocks during the fall/winter ( what?? it’s true!! lol ) I hope to do the same one day, sue me! Anyway, those boots were amazing and these are just as fabulous. Here is the amazing part…come in close, listen good…$40.00 at ROSS!
So unfortunately, I searched the internet to find a link for these shoes and I simply could not. Sure I could find a bunch of shoes that look similar, but I figured that you could easily do that if you wanted to, and you probably just want to exact pair if you reeeeally like them, right? So listen up, they are a recent purchase so I would suggest going to a local ROSS store asap! and if you are really a shopaholic…I MEAN SMART AND SAVVY !! Perhaps you might want to head over to their website and ask for some assistance in hunting them down!
Last and certainly not least. Do you see that heavenly bucket bag? Another big trend of the season. Never in a million years ( ok that’s overly dramatic) would I have imaged winning a designer bag. Not only did I win a designer bag, I won the “it bag” of the season according to many fashion magazines *pats myself on the back.* I am not bragging, I am about to remind you about a little lesson that I always preach…opportunities come to those who look for them! I saw a cool style contest on the @shopbazaar instagram page and I entered! I enter as many style related things as I can because you never know what connections you can make, even if you don’t win, you win!
Check out the “it bag” by Mansure Gavriel HERE
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