September 29, 2014

My Style: Kiss My Creepers

Today's Look: is about keeping it real.  A girl can't go wrong with black, shredded skinny jeans, studded black platform creepers, a sequined crop top, and a vintage denim jacket.  "Hey now, hey now, this is what dreams are made of . . . . "  (Yes, I did just quote Lizzie McGuire.)  Taking a beautiful sequined top and combining it with some urban street style elements adds some edge to beauty and you know I adore that combo.  Next, I tried a new hairstyle to spice things up.  I rarely fuss with my hair, but I always like trying new things.  I got the idea from Miley's bun obsession--it's contagious. Lastly, I accessorized with my usual favorites and enjoyed wearing a new ring and bracelet set.  Check out BKLYN Jewels for some unique, fresh jewelry designs.  Xoxo, Shelly

Outfit Details:  Top courtesy of AMIClubwear ♡ | Bracelet & Ring Set courtesy of BKLYN Jewels ♡ | Jeans from PacSun | Creepers from UrbanOG | Turquoise Ring from World Market | Earrings & Stone/Silver Rings from Earthbound Trading Company | Black Bracelet & Sunglasses from Hello Venice | Jacket is vintage

Fashion Tip:  I used to be conservative when it came to my jewelry--not more than one ring per hand and tiny, delicate bands and stones.  Now, I've learned how variety and mixin' it up can be soooo fleek.  haha  Ok, I just had to say "fleek" because someone used it in a comment on one of my latest posts and I had to look up the slang term on Urban Dictionary.  It means on point or cool.  Learn something new everyday.  


September 24, 2014

My Style: Others Follow Fall Lookbook

Today's Look:  is in collaboration with Others Follow (OF).  I was so excited when they approached me to participate in their Fall 2014 Instagram Lookbook.  You'll see a number of my fave bloggers on the OF Instagram during the next month; I highly recommend that you check out @OF_clothing.   First, you will love their clothes--total quality, incredible comfort, and chic style.  Second, you will adore their website, which happens to have one of the prettiest designs I have seen in awhile and that recommendation is coming from a critical graphic designer who wishes she had more time to up her game on her own blog :)  The photos, the poses, and the artwork are beautiful.  The dress I'm wearing is called the Agenda and it's a such a pretty geometric print that can be dressed up with heels or dressed down with opaque tights and combat boots.  The other article of clothing I selected was the Gavin jacket, a lovely plaid jacket with the softest sheared interior lining.  Absolutely wonderful threads!  Lastly, I added a pretty scarf, some funky shades, and an array of rings. Hope you enjoy these photos and the fall season that is upon us.  Xoxo, Shelly  

Outfit Details:  Dress & Jacket courtesy of Others Follow ♡ | Scarf from Basement Marketplace | Boots from Steve Madden | Sunglasses from ZeroUV | Silver Rings from Earthbound Trading Company | Amber Ring was a gift

Fashion Tip:  To stay warm in the cooler days of fall, you might try wearing opaque tights with boots when you wear a pretty dress.  Add a scarf and jacket and you can go into evening with comfort.

September 22, 2014

Boyfriend Jeans 101: Tomboy vs Girly

Today's Look:  is special because I teamed up with fellow AZ fashion blogger Brie Wallis of My Fashion Fancies to bring you "Boyfriend Jeans 101:  Tomboy vs Girly."  Recently, Brie and I have bonded over our mutual passion for fashion and our obsession over comfortable boyfriend jeans.  We wanted to show our readers how one piece of clothing can be so versatile and styled in different ways.  Our own personal styles inspire one another, so we were excited to show how we uniquely put together an outfit with our fave bf jeans.  For my look, I went with a tomboy 90's vibe.  I am addicted to plaid and chokers right now, so they were a must.  This choker is from PYKNIC2, an Etsy store, and I am in love with the leather cord and elephant charm.  Every time I wear the necklace I get compliments.  For layers, I wore a soft crop-top and tied my flannel since it was a nice day out.  Finishing off the look, I wore white Converse, a black leatherette bracelet, and multiple rings.  Boyfriend jeans are so comfortable and trendy; I think every girl needs a pair or two...or three. ;) To see more of Brie's look and to read her outfit details, be sure to make your way to!  Xoxo, Shelly

Brie's Classy & Feminine Styling --

Outfit Details:  Crop-Top, Flannel, & Jeans courtesy of Garage ♡ | Choker courtesy of PYKNIC2 ♡ | Shoes by Converse from Urban Outfitters | Bracelet from Hello Venice | White Ring from Nasty Gal | Silver Rings from Earthbound Trading Company


September 19, 2014

Music: One Direction Concert Essentials

One Direction Where We Are Tour

This past Tuesday night was amazing!  My best friend and I have been One Direction fans for years (before they even were known in the USA), so when we scored two floor seats for their current Where We Are Tour, we were thrilled.  Like any important night, what to wear and what to pack are two of the first things that pop into a girl's head.  After attending Osheaga Music Festival this past summer, I felt more confident in what to wear and bring to a concert.  Here are the seven essentials:
  1. A Concert Shirt - fangirling is part of the experience of going to a concert.  Show your love and support by rocking your artist's pic and name on your top for the night.  Plus, the top acts as a long lasting souvenir.  I started my concert shirt collection in middle school and it's so fun!  Tip:  If you don't want to wait in ridiculously long lines at the actual event, buy one from the performer's website or another store so you have it beforehand.  
  2. Shorts - jumping around in an arena with thousands of other people tends to make for a warm evening.  Skirts and dresses are fun too, but make sure to wear shorts underneath them, so you can have fun without having to worry.
  3. Comfy & Height-Providing Shoes - being on the more petite side, having floor seats can sometimes be a little problematic.  With comfortable platform sneakers like these, I get about 4 more inches of height for a better view and have no problem jumping around to all my favorite bands' beats.
  4. Instax Camera & Cellphone Camera - cellphones have come a long way in camera features and quality, so to capture the moment and be able to live it to the fullest, cellphones cameras are very convenient.  For me, I also like to have a memory I can physically hold onto, so bringing a Polaroid along makes for unique, cool pictures that I can immediately hang on my wall! Tip:  Remember to pack extra film! 
  5. Extra Battery Phone Case - I learned the hard way how fast a phone's battery dies at a concert.  With all the excitement of picture taking, snap chatting, Instagramming, texting, etc. you don't even notice you're in the red!  To solve this issue and reduce stress, have a battery case.  Tip:  In-store prices for power cases are around $100 while online I found a killer deal for only $32.  I totally recommend  Here is the link to the case I purchased and love. 
  6. Light Jewelry - have fun with bracelets and rings, but be selective with necklaces and earrings.  I recommend stud earrings so nothing pulls on your ears while moving around and a little necklace or choker so nothing hits you or breaks while you are dancing.  
  7. Something to Tie Around Your Waist - not only for styling purposes, but in case you get chilly or don't want to touch the seat with your bare legs, a cute flannel comes in handy!
  8. Backpack - last but not least, a fabulous backpack is necessary to carry your phone, camera, money, tickets, I.D., purchases, etc.  Tip:  Make sure to keep it in front of you on the floor so it's in your eyesight but not in the way.
The night was unforgettable, and I can't wait to see Katy Perry perform next Thursday night.  Then I'm off to LA for Teen Vogue's Young Hollywood Event!  Life is so surreal sometimes.  :)  What concerts have you attended and loved?  Comment your favorite concert memories and outfit details!  I always love hearing from my readers.  Xoxo, Shelly

Instax Mini, Garage shorts, platform sneakers, concert top

Outfit Details:  Shorts & Instax Mini by FujiFilm courtesy of Garage ♡ | Top from One Direction Store | Plaid Shirt from Urban Outfitters | Shoes by Dirty Laundry from Hot Topic | Backpack from Forever 21

One Direction Where We Are Tour

Fashion Tip:  Concert shirts can tend to be on the less flattering side due to their generic cut, so to make them more feminine, try rolling the sleeves up twice and tucking the top into high-waisted bottoms to accentuate your waist.  

Instax photo

September 15, 2014

My Style: Too Cool for School

Today's Look: is about looking hella sleek and feeling totally comfortable.  For the sleek appeal, you really can't beat the combo of burgundy and black (my fav).  I balanced the colors by wearing a burgundy fedora and burgundy boots with black on black in between.  I'm loving the lace top--luxurious with soft lining and intricate lace detailing from Little Mistress out of London.  For comfort, nothing beats the stretch of jeggings and the support of combat boots.  The soft faux-leather bag is from one of my favorite accessory design companies T-Shirt & Jeans.  Lastly, I couldn't resist adding a new pendant necklace from Kisstletoe.  I love the antique look and boho spirit of a glass globe filled with real mistletoe. Kisstletoe's tagline is "For the Kiss You Don't Want to Miss!" and how fun is that?!  Totes :)  Plus the company is generous and donates to the Malala Fund for the empowerment of girls.  Awesome cause!  Overall, you know you will love an outfit if you adore every separate piece in it.  Xoxo, Shelly

Outfit Details:  Top by Paper Dolls courtesy of Little Mistress ♡ | Purse courtesy of T-Shirt & Jeans (shop at Shopko) ♡ | Necklace courtesy of Kisstletoe ♡ | Jeans by Bullhead from PacSun | Boots by Mossimo Supply Co. from Target | Sunglasses, Infinity Ring, & Hat from Basement Marketplace | Hand, Cross, and Sparkle Ring from Maurices | Ring Finger Rings from Aeropostale | Bracelet was a gift

Fashion Tip:  Try mixing genres to create your own unique look and style.  For this outfit, I mixed Victorian (with the lace top and antiqued mistletoe necklace) and grunge (with skinny jeans and chunky boots).