Fashion Forward Friday [V.16]: The Boyfriend Jean

HAPPY AUGUST! l love compiling different looks together with the same item so in this edition of Fashion Forward Friday, I’ll be featuring my pair of boyfriend jeans from Lauren Conrad’s brand at Kohls. I will say that if you are thicker on the bottom you might have to go up one or two sizes. Other than that they fit great and are super comfortable. Enjoy and be sure to click the links to get to the exact item or something similar.

Shirt - Joyce Leslie Jeans - Lauren Conrad, Kohls Shoes - LuLu's.Com Purse - Charlotte Russe
Shirt – Joyce Leslie
Jeans – Kohls, Lauren Conrad
Shoes – LuLu’s
Purse – Charlotte Russe
Top - Forever 21 Jeans - Kohls, Lauren Conrad Shoes - Just Fab Purse - Aldo
Top – Forever 21
Jeans – Kohls, Lauren Conrad
Shoes – JustFab
Purse – Aldo
Blazer - Forever 21 T-Shirt - Forever 21 Jeans - Kohls, Lauren Conrad Shoes - Forever 21 Purse - Old Navy
Blazer – Forever 21
T-Shirt – Forever 21
Jeans – Kohls, Lauren Conrad
Shoes – Forever 21
Purse – Old Navy
Shirt - J. Crew Jeans - Kohls, Lauren Conrad Shoes - Converse Purse - Unknown
Shirt – J. Crew (Thrifted)
Jeans – Kohls, Lauren Conrad
Shoes – Converse
Purse – Unknown
Shirt - Forever 21 Jeans - Kohls, Lauren Conrad Necklace - JewelMint, 'Bullet Necklace' Shoes - Charlotte Russe Purse - Sammy Dress
Shirt – Forever 21
Jeans – Kohls, Lauren Conrad
Necklace – JewelMint, ‘Bullet Necklace’
Shoes – Charlotte Russe
Purse – Sammy Dress

Fashion Forward Friday [V.15] — |Mini| Haul

It’s been a while since I’ve accumulated enough items to post a haul, but I did want to share these pieces with you that are great for the Summer and will be transitional pieces throughout the year. Enough rambling, let’s get right into it. BE sure to click the links to get to the exact/similar item.

Cropped Leggings - Victoria's Secret High-Waisted Jeans - Forever 21+ Crochet Tops (Black & White) - Forever 21+
Cropped Leggings – Victoria’s Secret
High-Waisted Jeans – Forever 21+
Crochet Tops (Black & White) – Forever 21

 

Shoes (Birkenstock Inspired) - LuLu's Purse - Aldo Earrings - Forever 21
Shoes (Birkenstock Inspired) – LuLu’s
Purse – Aldo
Earrings – Forever 21

OOTD #10: Kaleidoscope Dream [7.20.14]

HAPPY SUNDAY EVERYONE! It’s been a while, well it seems like a while since I’ve posted anything beauty/fashion related, but more of those related posts are to come in the next few weeks. I put together a quick outfit as I headed out to run a few errands. No jewelry because the pants are the focal point and accessory of the look. Hope you enjoy. To see my other OOTD posts, click here. Also be sure to click the links in the photo for the exact/similar items.

Shirt - Forever 21 Jeans - JCPenny Shoes - Forever 21 Purse - Sammy Dress
Shirt – Forever 21
Jeans – JCPenny
Shoes – Forever 21
Purse – Sammy Dress

Nick Minaj Debuts on HSN

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Nicki Minaj is back with her latest fragrance and this time around she took a different route and went over to HSN for a limited edition special of her new fragrance, Minajesty Exotic. The special aired four times yesterday (7.11) from midnight-2am, 6am-7am, 12pm-2pm, and 9pm-11pm. In a press release for HSN, she stated:

“I am so excited to debut my new fragrance on HSN for the first time. I adore my fans and want to share this experience in a unique way – live, on TV. I hope this fragrance inspires my Barbz to feel positive and fearless. Every girl loves the thrill of adventure. Exotic to me, represents that crazy feeling you get from taking a risk and getting out of your comfort zone.”

 

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The special which was on sale for $59.50 includes the Nicki Minaj perfume along with a rollerball of her fragrance set to launch in September, Onika. In addition to that it the exclusive set includes a wardrobe freshener in the scent Onika. You can still purchase the set for 71.00 (flex pay, 3 payments: $23.67; 2 payments: $35.50) on HSN, but once it’s gone, it’s gone.

Check out the special below:

Fashion Forward Friday [V.14] — Patriotic Lookbook

HAPPY 4TH OF JULY BLOGGERS!!!

I’ve been posting tons of OOTDs here on my blog and it seems like forever since I’ve posted one. I’m really into putting more looks together for the blog and I thought the 4th of July would be there perfect time. I  put together three looks, but future lookbooks will have more! Be sure to check out my Birkenstock lookbook HERE! Please excuse the photography, eventually it’ll get better (I have no one to take pics of me) Lastly be sure to click the links to take you directly to an item or an item similar. ENJOY!

Crop Top - Wet Seal Shorts - Forever 21 Shows - Forever 21 Necklace - Forever 21 Lipstick - Wet n Wild
Crop Top – Wet Seal
Shorts – Forever 21
Shoes – Forever 21
Necklace – Forever 21 (Vinted)
Lipstick – Wet n Wild, Red Velvet (910D)

 

Button-Up: J-Crew (Thrifted) Crop Top: Wet Seal Jeans: Forever 21 Purse (Day): JustFab Purse (Night): JCPenny Shoes (Day): Forver 21 Shoes (Night): JustFab
Button-Up: J-Crew (Thrifted)
Crop Top: Wet Seal
Jeans: Forever 21
Purse (Day): JustFab, Savant
Purse (Night): JCPenny
Shoes (Day): Forever 21
Shoes (Night): JustFab, Lorient

 

Crop Top - Wet Seal Skirt - Forever 21 Purse - Aldo  Shoes - Target Necklace - Forever 21
Crop Top – Wet Seal
Skirt – Forever 21
Purse – Aldo
Shoes – Target
Necklace – Forever 21 (Vinted)

Fashion Forward Friday [V.13] — Styling Birkenstocks

There is no denying that history repeats itself and fashion does the same. I remember being 10 years old and having a pair of double strapped sandals and going to South of the Border with my grandparents and taking a candid shot. Now here it is 12 years later and that oh so familiar sandal is everywhere and the latest trend for Spring/Summer 2014. The shoe, commonly known as the Birkenstock is the most popular sandal of the season and can range anywhere from $89.95 – $130. The Birkenstock sandals come in a variety of styles, but I wanted to focus on the double strap, the Arizona, which is the most popular of all.

Here are 10 cheaper/inspired alternatives that I found:

Target: Sam & Libby Steve Madden: Boundr-S Platform Steve Madden: Boniella Platform River Island: Gold Metallic Double Stap Mule River Island: Leopard Print Double Strap Skechers: Relaxed Fit Double-Strap Walmart: Faded Glory LuLu's: Soda Topshop: Heights Double-Strap Topshop: Fang Double-Strap
Target: Sam & Libby
Steve Madden: Boundr-S Platform
Steve Madden: Boniella Platform
River Island: Gold Metallic Double Stap Mule
River Island: Leopard Print Double Strap
Skechers: Relaxed Fit Double-Strap
Walmart: Faded Glory Double Buckle Slide
LuLu’s: Soda Jagger Taupe Buckled Slide
Topshop: Heights Double-Strap
Topshop: Fang Double-Strap

There are tons of variations of the Arizona Birkenstock and different ways to style it. I’ve put together SIX looks below on how I’d style them. Be sure to check out my Polyvore for direct links: ellekia. ENJOY!

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OOTD #9: Black & Grey |1st Day of Summer|

HAPPY FIRST DAY OF SUMMER! I was actually pretty productive today as I have begun to plan an entrepreneurial series for the fall as well as a lot of DIYs coming this summer! I will keep you all posted, of course. Although it’s the first day of summer a lot of my staples are in the laundry so I had to pick through my closet for an outfit. Aside from my meeting I had a Panera lunch with my bestie as well as perusing AC Moore & Ikea. Be sure to stay tuned for details on the projects I’m working on. In the meantime, check it out below and click the links for similar items I could find.

Shirt - Forever 21 Skirt - Unknown (Maki w/ Slits on both sides) Purse - Charlotte Russe Sandals - Traffic
Shirt – Forever 21
Skirt – Unknown (Maki w/ Slits on both sides)
Purse – Charlotte Russe
Sandals –Traffic

Sell/Swap Clothing Items on VINTED!

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I came across an awesome site that allows you to sell/swap clothes with other people called Vinted. After watching one of my favorite YouTubers, Akaydoll, I decided to post some items of my own to sell, but in the future I plan to swap here and there. Check out what I’m selling so far:

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Sign up for Vinted HERE. It’s easy and a great way to sell/swap your clothing/shoes/accessories at the click of  a button. No hassle in trying to decide the shipping costs as its included in the quote that you set. All you do is upload the pic, describe the item, select up to two colors, set a price (you can even ) and click one of the three shipping options. Click here for my shop.