Gingham Lookbook

Oppa Gingham Style! Did you see what I did there, who remembers that song from Psy?Gingham is everywhere! How can it not be its such a great print! You can get Gingham in skirts, dresses, shorts, pants, and all different styles of tops. And most likely it comes in your favorite color. Other than the traditional black and white I’ve seen gingham in navy, red, pink, teal, or yellow to name a few.

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LOOK 1

For this outfit, I wanted to keep it casual and go for that all blue look. Wearing the same color tone is quite popular right now. I added my rose gold shoes mules and gold accessories to complete this look. I think this look is great for running around or when you’re spending time outdoors.

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LOOK 2

How cute is this romper?! I love the little peek-a-boo, it gives this romper a sexy feeling. I have to different shoe options for you. The first one is a pair of black mules to make the outfit more casual. Then I added theses hot pink wedges for a playful look. I feel like both of these options are great for a day time look. This would be great for a lunch date or mimosas with the girls. Also, sandals would be a great pair as well. For a night time look, I would wear this romper with a pair of heels. I don’t have Navy heels so I would go for either a black or nude pair of heels. In these pictures, I wore a bra but you can see it peeking through the peek-a-boo (cheater lol). I tend to wear a bra to make it look like I have some boobs but I think for this I will just go braless. This AEO Knot Keyhole Romper is still available in Large and X-Large.

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LOOK 3

This is my easy on the go outfit! I am one of those people who gets ready at the last minute, so I need those go to outfits. I basically took the first outfit and switched the skirt for a pair of jeans. I also added this cute Vera Bradley blue and orange bag (Go Gators!) to add a pop of color to this look!

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LOOK 4

This is by far my favorite Gingham purchase! I love everything about this dress, the ruffles, the bell sleeves, the cold shoulders and the length is great. The dress is a bit too big but it’s not noticeable. l This is my go to dress for events such as weddings. I can’t wait until it gets a bit cooler, which is in the 80s for Floridians so I can wear this more. I think these cute red lace up sandals add some fun and excitement to the dress. I took the look a bit further and added these shades of pink earrings, I think it adds a great touch. Depending on what type of event I’m going to will depend on how much color I will wear.

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What are your thoughts on the Gingham trend? Are you obsessed as well? If you are looking for gingham purchase, check out Missguided, Forever 21, H&M, Boohoo just to name a few stores.

Which Look is your favorite: 1, 2, 3, or 4? Leave me a comment below!

 

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Summer Vacation​​: Pigeon Forge, TN.

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This year vacation, my family and I went back to Pigeon Forge, TN. This was our 5th time back. Usually, we rent out a cabin but this year we brought our RV, along with family friends. We stayed at the KOA which was awesome. It was right next to the strip where everything is at, so we got to everywhere within 5-10 minutes, it was behind the Old Mill area and a park so we were able to walk over there. There was a pool, a general store (where you can get snacks, drinks, they even had souvenirs), a laundry mat, and bikes to rent, wifi, and much more. If you don’t have a camper, they do have cabins you can rent out.

Day 1:

We got there on Saturday afternoon. We set up the camper/campsite, went to dinner and Walmart. Some mornings we would cook and then go out for that dinner or vice versa.

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Day 2:

We walked over to the Old Mill. At the Old Mill, they have shops, restaurants, and the Old Forge Distillery where you can taste samples of moonshine. I am not a big drinker, to begin with, I did try a few flavors, and Moonshine is not for me.

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For dinner, we went to Applewood Farmhouse (better known as Applebarn). First, the scenery is gorgeous. The food there is so delicious. If you ever visit the Pigeon Forge/ Gatlinburg area this restaurant is a must. If you do take a trip to Applewood make sure you go on a very empty stomach. The restaurant is family style. With every meal is served with complimentary family serving of their Apple Fritters and homemade Apple Butter (the best part), Applewood Julep, a choice of homemade farmhouse soup or salad, and dessert. When you decide which meal you want, you also get a choice of two sides that you share with your group.

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Day 3:

Our group of 9, we all traveled to Gatlinburg. There are so many things to do in Gatlinburg, there are shops, great restaurants, distilleries, attractions such as Ripley’s, white water rafting, enjoying the view on the Sky Lift, and so much more.

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Day 4:

Was a day of exploring nature. We drove through the Great Smoky Mountains and the view is just breathtaking. We also traveled through part of Cherokee, NC to visit the Mountain Farm Museum and the Oconaluftee River Trail.

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Day 5:

My sister, our friend, and I went to The Island in Pigeon Forge which is a family fun eat, shop, play, and stay. My friend and I decided to get on The Wheel, a cute enclosed Ferris wheel. The Wheel was 200 feet high and it went around 6-8 times, I use to work at the Orlando Eye which is twice its size, I have to say I’ve been spoiled and I was a little judgemental. The ride was nice but it could have been better. We also checked out some of the shops on the strip.

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Did you take a Summer Vacation? Where did you travel to and with who? I want to hear about your trip, let me know in the comment section.

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Summer Trend: Lace Top

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Lace is such a huge trend for this Summer. When it comes to lace, you can either be daring by wearing lace items see through or you can be a bit more conservative. The most popular way I’ve been seeing is wearing a lace top or dress with a t-shirt underneath. When I saw this top, I fell in love with it and had to buy it. My favorite part about this lace tank top is, it came with the white cami tee but it’s not attached to each other, it’s two separate pieces.

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You can wear this lace combo in so many ways. With ripped crop jeans, black jeans, high waisted shorts, a maxi skirt.

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This top is currently on clearance for $13.99. It comes in either Black/White and White/Gray in sizes XXS-XXL. If you’re interested in purchasing this cute top, click here.

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What are your thoughts on the lace trend? What lace piece(s) do you have in your closet and how do you wear your item(s)?

 

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From Kids Sizing to Adult Styling

If you don’t know, I am 4’10 on a good and weigh about 90 pounds, depending on what I eat and if I have been exercising. Because I am so petite I tend to buy a lot of my clothing from the kid’s section. I usually shop in Dillards or JC Pennys. If you haven’t been shopping in the children’s section, oh my has it changed since I was a kid. Children’s clothing is very fashionable now.

I purchased these dress within the past couple of years. When it comes to making kid’s size clothing more “adult” and stylish it all comes down to accessories. Whether it’s a belt, highly suggestion because children’s clothing tends to be straight and shapeless. Jewelry – a statement necklace or earrings, a nice watch, and Sunglasses. A hat if you choose to wear one, your purse and the shoes you choose to wear makes all the difference as well.

The first outfit, this is where the belt came in. The belt helps shape the dress and me. I went for a leopard belt to add some fun and separation of the dress. I also decided to carry my medium size snake print cross body bag to add character. I went for nude heels to complete the look, they make me look taller and are neutral with the bright orange dress and printed accessories.

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The Second outfit, again I added a belt to give me body. I this belt came with the dress. Since the belt is brown, I paired brown/tan accessories with the dress. That where the hat, sunglasses, and sandals come in. I decided on these wedge sandals instead of heels because of the chevron print. I feel like this is an outfit you would wear if you plan on being outside for a long period of time.

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The third outfit, I use to wear to work all the time. Even though the dress is color, you can still make it work/corporate appropriated.  I threw on with my blazer and pumps to give the dress a more professional look.

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The fourth outfit, I decided to keep it young and playful by adding sandals. I think this blue crossbody bag goes well with this peachy pink dress.

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Do you still shop in the children’s department as an adult? How would you wear these dresses?

 

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Pants Life: What I Wear to Work

I work part time at an Art Museum and its freezing in there. So unfortunately for me, I have to dress warm even though it feels like 95 degrees outside. I typically wear pants 1) to keep warm and 2) I wait to the last minute to get ready and I need a quick and easy outfit.

So all of the pants are from Old Navy Petite besides the Olive pair. I ordered them back in November during all the holiday sales. These pants are not only chic but comfortable. These pants are versatile, you can dress them up or go for a casual look, you can wear flats or heels with them as well.

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The first outfit are these Relaxed Mid-Rise Harper Trousers in Black Leopard and a maroon sweater and lace-up flats. The leopard print and maroon pair well together. This outfit is for those casual days in the office or for those days when you are on your feet.

These flats are on clearance for $12 from American Eagle. These are all sold out in petite but, are still available in maternity. Click here if interested.

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The second outfit is more professional. I wore this to a luncheon meeting. The outfit still has the black and white professional element, but the polka dots in the pants and the red lace up heels adds vibrancy and fun to it.

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The third outfit is bold and by far my favorite. I put two of the biggest trends for Spring/Summer together and made it work appropriate (depending on your dress code). The material on the yellow pants was not what I expected. They are a bit thick and heavy, but once you have them on, you won’t notice.

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If the yellow on yellow is too much for you, but you still want to play with color, I paired this Who What Wear Target top with dark olive green high waisted pants. The yellow in the top pops more with the dark pants. If you’re not up for wearing heels at work, I’ve worn sandal with this outfit during an outside event. Flats will work as well.

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Colours of World! ​

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“Colours of the world (Spice up your life) Every boy and girl (Spice up your life) People of the world (Spice up your life) Aaahh!!!” Spice Up Your Life is my favorite Spice Girl song! Spice Girls is one of my favorite girl groups EVER! When thinking of the Spice Girls, it reminds me of S Club 7. (Ain’t no party like a, S Club party!) Does anyone remember them?

When I heard Victoria Beckham was coming out with a line at Target, I was excited. She has such great style and designs. The Victoria Beckham for Target collection has some great pieces. I originally wanted this pattern in the skirt set but it was sold out. I wish I would have brought more items from this collection when I purchased this romper, the items that I really want are sold out.

I really love this Retro Floral Romper. I like the vibrant bold pattern and colors. I’m glad it has a tie waist and belt to match. However, because of my height and size, the romper is a little big and make me look straight. So I pull the bottom up to make the top more flow, to give my body some shape.

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You can dress this romper up with a blazer and heels or dress it down with sandals or sneakers.  You can also play with color in your accessories with this romper like I did. But make sure its minimum accessories otherwise, your outfit would be too busy. Fashion blogger Color Me Courtney paired her romper with orange heels. Check out her Instagram account here.

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The VB for Target Retro Floral Romper is on sale for $21. Click the photo above for the link.

Which is your favorite Spice Girl song? Do you remember the Spice Girl movie? Did you purchase anything from the VB for Target collection? Leave me a comment below.

 

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Pop of Color

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Hey y’all! How was your Easter weekend?!

When I first saw this AEO Ahh-mazingly Soft Boyfriend Shirt, I fell in love with it. However, I didn’t buy it because I didn’t want to spend $45 on a shirt, that I was just going to wrap around my waist. Not sure why I never wear my plaid shirts as a shirt (unless I get cold) but I should try wearing them more often. Anyways, when I saw the shirt on clearance, it was mine! When they named it Ahh-mazingly Soft, they were not joking, it’s so soft. I love the colors, it makes it perfect to take your outfit from blah to fun and colorful. This boyfriend shirt is great is for spring.

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These cute Flatforms are from payless. They are a little bit too big for me but they are in my correct size and the smallest size, a 5. They do hurt the back of my heel but other than that, the shoes are comfortable. These also come in a Silver Metallic. I really wanted these but my size is sold out.

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What piece do you add to your outfit as a Pop of Color?

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P.S. click the photo below, for the link to the Yellow AEO Ahh-mazingly Soft Boyfriend Shirt, I’m wearing. It’s on clearance for $15.99 and the only size left is XXS.

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Below are the links to other patterns.

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Keep it Casual

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Hey guys!! Omg, I can’t believe it’s already April! Where has the time gone? April is an exciting month because my birthday is soon. Who else’s birthday is in April?! Happy birthday!

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This outfit is very casual. I would wear this running errands, somewhere that I would do a lot of walking such as Downtown Disney, going to the movies or dinner. I tend to wear jeans all the time. Even when it’s 90 degrees outside, I will still have on jeans. A way to make your casual outfit “pop” is to wear a bright or colorful tee. Adding a cool jacket will also bring style to your outfit. This could be a leather jacket, bomber jacket, or a denim jacket.

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Have a great weekend!
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Silhouette​: A-Line Jeans

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Hey guys! I can’t believe, as a 4’10 woman, not only did I pull off wide leg jeans but I look good in them! 😮

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These jeans are mid-rise, super soft and comfortable. These American Eagle A-Line Jeans are a loose fit. These were the last pair in the store, which is a size 0. But if they had more sizes in the store, I would have got a size 00.

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The jeans are linked below. Right now American Eagle has bogo 50% off on all jeans.

What do you think of these jeans? Would you wear them? Leave me a comment, I would love to hear your opinion.

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From Summer to Fall

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Right now, it’s officially fall in Florida. Its cold out in the mornings  (For the majority of Floridians, if its below 75 its cold lol) and warms up in the afternoons. What I enjoy about this weather is wearing tights, they will keep your legs warm when its cold out but when it does warm up you won’t get hot.

I decided to take a summer outfit and make it fall appropriate by adding tights, booties, and a military jacket vest. This outfit can be worn to a lunch date with friends, running errands around town (aka shopping), or for a day of classes.

Also, this crossbody bag is from Nine West. Even though its a small bag, it has many compartments, to fit all of your daily necessities. Its great for everyday use and very stylish.

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How do you transition your Summer pieces into Fall outfits?

Shop the look! There are some similar items:

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