Marshalls Haul

Monday, July 28, 2014

A few days ago I went to Marshalls for  my first time! I highly recommend going, especially if you need shoes! I was surprised with how many shoes they had and they were all super affordable! I got three pairs from the brand Bandolino.

The first pair are basic black pumps. I didn't have a pair and I found myself needing them last year. I was really happy when I saw these, plus they're super comfy!

These are a rose gold pair of sandals that I'm in love with! They have diamond accents on them that make them more dressier than just a regular pair of sandals. These are perfect for casual and dressy outfits!

The last pair of shoes I bought are a black pair of sandals with gold accents.  I love the detailing and design on the sandals. Just like the ones above, they are a little fancier than regular flip-flops, but they aren't to dressy for everyday wear.

All three pairs of shoes I bought are SUPER comfortable and great quality! I highly recommend shoes from this brand. If you're interested in purchasing Bandolino shoes I would suggest buying them at Marshalls because they are significantly cheaper there! I looked on the Macy's website and the sandals are about $50-$60 and at Marshalls they are $20. The pumps are about $60-$70 and at Marshalls they are $30. Being a college student I'm definitely going to be jumping on the Marshalls bandwagon! It's great being able to get great quality shoes that don't cost a fortune!


Bohemian Style

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

This is an outfit I put together for the Keds Instagram contest that is currently going on. Each week for three weeks you have a different outfit challenge that Keds posts on their Instagram. To enter you hashtag your outfit #KedsLook1 2 or 3 depending on the week. At the end of the three weeks someone is chosen to win a trip to NYC and tour Glamour Magazine and go on an American Eagle shopping spree! 
This week you had to put together a boho inspired outfit to enter, so I thought I would share my outfit with you guys!
I've really been loving this kimono top I purchased from Forever 21 back in June. I really like the colors in this and I thought it was really fun! I've seen these tops in a variety of prints and patterns all over the place. Since these tops are super light weight, they're perfect for the summer time. If you're not quite sure what to wear or you feel like your outfit is a little boring, throw one of these on! You can pair kimono tops with a dress or shorts like I did above to pull your outfit together! 

Kimono top + necklace- Forever 21
High waisted shorts- JCPenney
Tank top- Justice 
Sun hat- Charming Charlie
Shoes- Keds 

Kate Spade 2014 Collection!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Kate Spade's new collection came out last week, let's just say I am completely OBSESSED with it and right now I wish I was not a poor college student. The collection was inspired by their month in Buenos Aires. The collection focus's on a pink floral print, that is used throughout, yet it still has the traditional Kate Spade feel that everyone loves! I'm going to share my top 5 favorite pieces from the collection with you!

1. Cedar Street Floral Maise
This is the floral print that is featured throughout Kate Spade's collection. I saw on twitter they handpicked the flowers in Buenos Aires to create the print, I know, it's crazy! Let's just say if I had $298.00 to spend on a bag, this would be in my hand right now. Kate Spade added a fun twist on her traditional leather maise bag! I love everything about this bag, the structure, style and print. I think it is the perfect size and I love the fact that it can be worn on your arm, shoulder or as a cross body. I know one day I'll own a Kate Spade bag, but one can dream until then, right?

2. Denim Kimberly Dress 
We are seeing denim EVERYTHING becoming popular lately, especially for this upcoming fall. This denim dress is a perfect example of how denim is much more of a statement than just your pair of jeans.    My favorite part, the embellished peter pan collar adds uniqueness to the dress. This makes the dress feel a little more fancy, however, it can still be worn casually too. I can definitely picture myself wearing this with a pair of printed ballet flats for the summer time or tights and oxfords in the winter time. This is a very versatile dress and I know it would make a perfect fit for any romantic's closet! 

3. Encrusted Petals Statement Necklace 
Statement necklaces are hugely popular right now and I think this one is adorable! I love the pink tones in this. I can picture myself wearing it with a denim shirt and black jeans for a casual outfit or a plain dress or chiffon top with a high-waisted skirt for a dressy look. You'll definitely be making a statement anywhere you go with this necklace on!

4. Jacquard Cupcake Skirt  
This adorable A-line skirt rightfully earns its name by taking on the silhouette of a cupcake! It is my favorite Silhouette of skirt, so when I saw this on the Kate Spade website, I knew I would wear it all the time if I owned it! High-waisted skirts are my favorite, I find them so comfortable! If you look closely you can see big rose prints on the skirt. That is another reason I love it so much! I would pair this with colored tights, a black or white chiffon top and s matching statement necklace with ballet flats.  I think putting a cropped sweater with this skirt would be fun. It would be neat to see how the different textures look together! 

5. Katerina Heels 
So if anyone wants to donate to the Caitlin needs Kate Spade shoes fund you're welcome to at anytime! Just kidding of course, but seriously though, these shoes are perfect! I've honestly never seen lace used like this on a shoe before. I love how there is no lining on the sides, allowing the lace to be accented. The lace and bow adds a delicate touch to the shoe. This shoe would look great with the Denim Kimberly Dress, and add some colored bracelets to accessorize! I would definitely wear that outfit! I would wear this shoe with a pale pink A-line dress, long necklace and most likely a matching headband. 

*All pictures are from Kate Spade's website

Go check out her entire collection, it's fantastic! What are some of your favorite items from it?


Taylor Swift Style Steal

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

I love Taylor Swift's style so much, I wish I owned her entire closet! Of course not all of us can afford shopping at stores like Anthropology and Modcloth all the time, so I put together three affordable outfits inspired by Taylor Swift.

Dress + Mint Green Purse: Forever 21, Black Ballet Flats: Charlotte Russe, Pearl Necklace: Online 

Polka dots are a classic/girly print that Taylor loves to wear and luckily, they're especially in style right now! For any Taylor Swift outfit, having a shoulder bag is essential. She doesn't have a purse in this outfit, but she often carries a shoulder bag so I figured I would wear one to add some color to the outfit. I wore different shoes because I like how the black flats look with the outfit better, plus Taylor loves her flats! 


Dress: Forever 21, Black Leather Jacket: JCPenney, Tights + Oxfords: Target, Purse: Liz Claiborne 

I don't have a dress with cats on it, so I figured a floral dress would do! A floral dress is a must-have for achieving Taylor's style, it's definitely one of her signature pieces. Oxfords are a classic shoe that Taylor is seen wearing a lot in the fall/winter time. You can find an affordable pair at Target like I did, mine were only about 15 dollars! I think this outfit is perfect for when you want to look cute, but not too dressy. 

Shirt: JCPenney, Cardigan: Forever 21, Pants: Delias, Shoes: Keds (ordered online), Headband: Icing

Of course you have to include red pants when you're achieving Taylor Swift's style! She has said in interviews that she is all about classic pieces when it comes to putting outfits together and she looks up to people like Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly for fashion inspiration. I paired a white chiffon button up top and black cardigan with my red skinny jeans because these are both timeless. I added a headband to accessorize and finished off the outfit with a pair of black suede, rhinestone Keds from Taylor Swifts line of shoes! 

Whose style do you want me to recreate next?


Outfit of the Day!

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

I've really been loving my Keds lately! I got these about a month ago and let me tell you, these shoes are so comfy! I highly recommend buying a pair! I can walk around all day in them and my feet won't hurt one bit. What I love about  Keds is the fact that they are so versatile. I can wear them with pants, shorts and skirts and they'll look great no matter what! They come in a variety of colors and prints so you're bound to find a pair that are perfect for your style. 
I felt like my lace skirt made my outfit a little fancier, so I chose to pair it with Keds to give it a more casual feel. I accesorized with a necklace to add to the pop of mint green color and of course, no outfit is complete without a matching headband! 
Shirt- JCPenney
Skirt + Headband- Forever 21
Necklace- Wet Seal
Shoes- Shoe Depot (also available online) 
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