Denim on Denim

Hi Lovies!!

So I still have to write the post on my awesome BF, but for now I am going to post about one of my favorite outfits:

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So this denim on denim is one of my favs simply because I am obsessed with this top, and high waisted jeans. Denim on denim can be hard to pull off and to be honest I ALWAYS avoid it because I always think it can clash, look awkward, and just like a mess. This top I LOVED though (from Urban Outfitters) and I really did not want to wear it with anything else. I was headed to dinner and a movie and I felt like jeans were the best bet so I went for it and realized it can work…if you MAKE sure you have two different denim washes when wearing denim on denim. Obviously if you are going to do light and light or dark and dark, it will probably look terrible (no offence) but a light denim with a dark denim actually looks so vintage and I love it! These jeans are from Pac Sun, super high waisted and comfy. They are not stretch jeans though, its a rougher material but that does not make them any less comfy honestly.

This is not a super long post like usually but it is just a simple key fact when wearing denim on denim wear a light wash with a dark wash, NEVER the same wash.

Sidenote: I actually loved this shirt so much I wore it the next day with black denim shorts to Ice cream & IPlay:

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-Sorry these are blurry/ too real of pics lol..they were screenshotted from a video. I was not planning on blogging the shorts, but I just wanted to show that it could look cute with these too..and who doesn’t like REAL authentic pics anyway 🙂

 

Hope you guys enjoy!

xx,

L.

Making Me Chic

Hi beauties! First things first- THANK YOU for all your Congrats on me getting into the LIKEtoKNOW.it program! Seriously this is A DREAM- I am completing the videos and on boarding process and will be linking all my items as soon as TOMORROW. I am seriously so honored and thrilled about this I just feel so lucky. Thank you RewardStyle!

So this weeks  blog post- My title is fully committed to how Make Me Chic, has made me so chic! hehe, seriously though this is my new favorite online store, everything is so cheap but SO cute, comfortable and unique! I have ordered so much from here lately, and as promised I am blogging about my top 3 blouses from there! I am going to try to link the exact tops- they sell out SO quick though so if not I will put something similar!

This weekend me, my sister, and my boyfriend went to Princeton NJ; it is a beautiful college/upscale city and with the 90 degree weather we felt like it is a PERFECT place to go. With still testing out photographers and my own pro camera (that went dead mid drive to Princeton) I have realized my sister and my boyfriend and my sister are my 2 best photogs at the moment so why not take advantage and take some pics at the beautiful University (we had to drop off my Boyfriend to study anyway) so me and my sister had ourselves a blast from playing in flower gardens, finding a food truck festival, and snapping photos in a random beautiful mansions backyard (I think it was a frat house- they had a volleyball court, fire pit, and hammock- so I mean obviously we hung out there for over an hour). So naturally we took a million photos in my awesome new MakeMeChic shirts below! Enjoy love bugs!

This top is a deep green which I LOVE and feel like it would honestly look good on anyone. The model on the website wore this shirt with her arm INSIDE the top but it was clearly just for the photo because when I tried it that way – you physically can’t move that arm, its like it is in a cast LOL- but still cute in the pic, but I chose to wear it outside the shirt because I love the one shoulder look regardless. The extra fabric- which is not shown in the pic online can either be knotted and rolled under the shirt or it can be tied into a bow- that is what I did. I also chose to style it with the most comfortable high waisted jeans from H&M and platform sandals (my fav), and my fav Ray Ban sunnies:

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I am not wearing makeup in these..please don’t judge 🙂
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I wear glasses in real life..not these, but I actually may. Thoughts?

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Here is the link to this EXACT shirt: Green Top

This next top is by far my favorite shirt that I have ever gotten from MakeMeChic thus far. I took way too many photos in it, but I will only post a few 😉 We found a flower garden at Princeton and literally could not move from it, because it just made us so happy, but after we chose to walk away we walked straight into a mansions yard- I can only assume it was a Frat house but there was literally NO ONE there (maybe they were all at the truck festival) and this yard had a volleyball court, a hammock and a fire pit. Needless to say we had our fun not only with photos but just relaxing on the hammock enjoying the weather and just admiring these colleges kids houses! (take me back to PSU) At first I styled it with the same sandals as the first, but then realized I really did not like it together and switched to this amazing mules (another fav)

The exact link to this shirt is linked HERE!

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This is unedited- I like to give some raw photos to you guys too 🙂

 

This last shirt is another one shoulder shirt and Make Me Chic is so famous for that- and making you look great in it. I wore this for my Celebratory dinner date my boyfriend planned for me getting into LIKEtoKNOW.it, He is the sweetest (sometimes). I styled it with (believe it or not) a pair of leggings, since I knew I would be consuming LOTS of food and these awesome denim heels from EGO official- this is the first time I wore them and I LOVE them, they are a little big but it is do able they’re too cute to deal with the hassle of return and shipping back and waiting another 2 weeks to wear them. I also saw them on Lauren Bushnell and had to have them (love her style)

Exact link to this shirt click HERE

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Well I hope you enjoyed and get shopping because it is still 25% off on their site! So you guys know where I’ll be 😉

PS- I am going to be a guest blogger on an awesome site and I will be sharing it here as well! STAY TUNED & Comment below on what you would like to read!

See you for the next post in a couple of days!

 

xx,

L.

Sun(ny) Days

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So today was by far the nicest day of 2017! It was 70 degrees here in NJ, and for all Catholics, Palm Sunday.  My family goes to church every Sunday, so on religious holidays it is even more important to be there. My mom also makes the most amazing Italian meals, so its definitely a food coma kind of night right now. Family traditions are my favorite.

Since it has been SO cold out, I have not been able to wear all the cute spring attired I’ve bought, my wardrobe has consisted of sweaters, leggings, and a lot of layers. Seriously I feel like the last three weeks here has been rain, wind, and freezing cold. It has not felt like spring at all, so mother nature balanced out and gave us semi- summer weather today and supposedly it is supposed to be just as nice this upcoming week. I CANNOT WAIT.

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Today I chose to go with a suede dress, and my FAVORITE WEDGES EVER! These wedges are CRAZY popular right now! I want my next pair to be the light pink Chloe ones. For now, these amazing dupes are Steve Madden JAYLEN Wedge! The Chloe wedges run a little over $600, so for people who do not want to invest that in a wedge or may not have that money right now- These Steve Madden wedges are (pretty close to) identical, and under $100! I got mine for 25% OFF, if you go now they are still on sale for under $60! YES UNDER $60! Another great dupe is the Marc Fisher ‘Adalyn’ Espadrille Wedge. These wedges are by far the most comfortable ones I have and I will most likely be wearing them everyday of summer 😉 They match everything and are just so so cute, soft, and overall just extremely worth it in every color!

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This dress is from BooHoo (similar)! One of the best sites ever, they are currently having a 20% OFF of EVERYTHING Sale! I got this dress after I saw how cute Kylie Jenner looked in hers (except she prob did not get it from boohoo) I bought this soo long ago and wanted to style it with over the knee boots but I bought too many things in between, that I actually forgot about this adorable get up! Since today was a holiday, awesome weather, and matched my perfect wedges I decided to go for it and have my suede cutie dress make its debut! It is so comfortable, normally after events I cannot wait to get into sweats or pajamas and just lay down- Its now 9:30pm and I am still wearing it- I feel like I am wearing a nightgown to be honest lol

Go get shopping ladies!!

xx,

L.

Ring my Bell

 

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So one of my very first shoots, done by my amazing friend Val (@glamourbyvalerie) was this one with these amazing bell sleeves, with a little bit of ruffle to them too. This week I really have been dedicated post to individual items, but this shirt (and the faux fur jacket) really have gotten a lot of questions, so I am giving what wants to be heard as well as trying to still find my place in this big industry. I promised myself to continue to love what I do, dress up, shop and talk about it- so I guess at this moment that’s my ‘Niche’ until I find my main focus just fashion in general  and talking about it makes me happy, so that’s what I will do!

This shirt is actually from ANNIE SEZ! I know right, to be honest I did not even know they still had those around in NJ, but leave it up to my mom to find it, and make me love it. We went in a couple of weekends ago and they have really stepped up their game. Which is good and bad->  I feel like it used to be OK quality with lower end prices which were always great, but now since their quality has become better…their prices have also increased! Good thing still: they have AWESOME sales. When I bought this they were having a buy one get one 50% OFF SALE. I do not think their is any sale that makes me happier than that- well actually get one FREE makes me happier, BUT I saw that and was like what how why when.. I’m there!!

I got this top for $54 (still a little pricy but so worth it) and a pair of Jessica Simpson jeans that came to $19! (Jeans are not pictured here)

My jeans in this shoot are actually from PACSUN (90% of my jeans are from PacSun, they are my FAVORITE) who WAS indeed having a buy one get one FREE sale, so clearly I went crazy at PacSun (this sale was at their outlets in Jackson)

My heels are from Fashion Nova and were also featured on my top 3 heels page! They are so crazy comfy, and they’re velvet- so that explains itself!

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I am trying to keep you guys busy on my page with lots of post so I hope you are enjoying it and I have SO much more to advance in and update/give an upgrade to but as long as I am giving you something you love, then I am already succeeding and what I love!

Thank you for reading and shop my whole outfit in the links above!

PS- this is really me during shoots 😉

 

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xx,

L.

 

This Jacket gives me Life..

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So recently I posted to Instagram this amazingly awesome faux fur jacket, that I received so many questions on. I figured it would be fair to everyone asking to dedicate a blog post to it! This jacket seriously gives me life, I am absolutely loving it for so many reasons but mainly because all the different colored patches of faux fur makes it so easy to really wear with anything.

What is more essential than an oversized fancy yet casual coat? I have a BUNCH of faux fur jackets that I am mildly obsessed with, but I started looking for a long multi colored one when I saw the awesome blogger, Something Navy, wearing that amazing cropped faux fur coat by Nicholas the Label. Yes hers was cropped but since I already had a few similar to that, I figured I should go for one of a little different style..longer. I love the huge & baggy look, I feel like it is always way more comfortable and that is probably why I also love shopping in the mens section (but thats a different subject lol )

I am not sure if a lot of people do this or if it would be helpful to you but I suggest you try it if you haven’t already… Whenever I am looking for something so broad and I am not sure where to start, I just type it in on google and click on shopping. They obviously give you so many options from prices high to low and numerous varieties.

MY jacket that I had so many thoughtful comments and questions about, is actually from EBAY.. how crazy, and this was actually the first time I have ever purchased something from there before! The coat was $57.85 and the shipping was so so quick (little pricy for shipping though-$14), which was shocking to me- it estimated about a month but I loved the jacket so much I was completely ok with that. It came in about a WEEK! So quick and in perfect timing for the storm, while trying to look cute at the same time, haha. The coat I received looked exactly like the picture, and the quality is awesome! I suggest it to everyone!

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Here is the link to my EXACT coat! Get shopping & enjoy love bugs!

 

 

 

 

Puffy Sleeves & Patches

I have always loved the 80s-90s themed style so to see it coming back in such big stores, such as H&M makes my fashion heart so so happy. Patches are seriously making a huge come back, they are in majority of stores- whether its individual patches for yourself to iron or stick on, or skirts, camo or denim jackets that come with patches (which I have about 5 of- Comment below if you want me to blog those), they are just everywhere! I just  think they bring so much more to a plain jacket or plain skirt. You are not going to believe this..I definitely did not until I was actually rung up but.. THIS SKIRT WAS $7!! YES SEVEN DOLLARS from H&M and I am obsessed with it!

Denim skirts can go with anything, flats, loafers, heels, sneakers, boots- in this outfit I chose to wear it with these adorable beige flats from Zara. They are extremely cute and can go with so much!

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This shirt I am wearing is from this AMAZING website, Make Me Chic. I am an avid online shopper so I came across this site as I was on Facebook, I must of ordered over a dozen items from there because they are so cheap, comfortable, and great quality! The Puffy sleeves & Bell sleeves are my go to’s. I could wear this with plain jeans if I wanted to and it would still look awesome because of the puffy shoulders.

My mom has so many articles of clothing like this and ever since I was little dressing up in them is one of my favorite things to do. Taking her clothing and making it relevant now is literally what VINTAGE is! So prepare for a post on all my Mama’s clothing coming soon! (but this patched skirt made me feel like that was exactly what I was doing)  🙂