Valentine’s Day Outfit Inspiration

Here are three outfits I put together for different Valentine’s Day events. You don’t have to be spending time with a lover to have a day filled with love and you don’t have to be overdressed to show your festive. Have a great Valentine’s Day! XOXO

Ps. Don’t mind my awkwardness in the video it was my first time and i promise to get better with practice 🙂

 

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girl's night

Hurley shirt
tillys.com

Forever 21
forever21.com

ALDO wedge boots
aldoshoes.com

Forever 21
forever21.com
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H m
$23 – hm.com

Minnetonka fringe boots
$90 – gravitypope.com

Forever 21 necklace
forever21.com
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Dress
gojane.com

Forever 21 necklace
forever21.com
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Fall Dresses and Tights

As the leaves begin to fall..

and the weather begins to cool, what we wear obviously begins to change too! One of the best ways to start making your wardrobe start to feel more fall inspired is to pair a great dress with some tights. Here i have three totally different ways to wear different types of dresses with tights…

SWEATER DRESS: This is easily the most casual and comfortable look that anyone can pull off! Add a cute little beanie to keep your head warm, some awesome riding boots with a little extra touch (these ones are quilted), and a cross body bag and your ready to do your errands for the day!

sweater dress with tights

Crossbody bag
topshop.com

AllSaints beanie hat
allsaints.com
VINTAGE INSPIRED DRESS: I just fell in LOVE with this beautiful floral dress when I saw it and i thought it would be a great day time dress for fall! To keep with the vintage inspiration of the dress I paired some oxford heels with it along with a sparrow necklace. I added a burgundy cardigan and a mustard-colored scarf, which are both colors in the details of the dress, to make it more interesting.
Vintage Inspired dress with tights

Floral print dress
shopruche.com

Scoop cashmere tight
scoopnyc.com

A Wear fringe scarve
$26 – awear.com
LACE DRESS: Lace Dress are beautiful and perfect for date nights! This one is a perfect length and silhouette for everybody type! Since the dress itself it very feminine, I added more edgy arm candy like the skull bangle and spiked bracelet. Lace-up booties are a perfect footwear for a date night because the chunky heel keeps the shoe every comfortable. Throw a cute peacoat over it and your ready for a great night!
Lace dress with tights

H m dress
$49 – hm.com

Vivienne westwood anglomania
couture.zappos.com

Patent handbag
$49 – stylemetv.com

Jewelry
amazon.com

Which look is your favorite? What is your favorite dress for fall? Leave it in the comments below! 

3 jean problems, 3 solutions

Jeans have always been the hardest thing for a women to shop for.. 

because for one: no one woman has the same exact body shape and for two: not every “trend” is for everybody. Fortunately for you as long as you have a great fit that accentuates your figure your jean will never go out of style! Here are some common problems that a lot of people have with jeans and lucky for you I have a solution for each of them!

THE PROBLEM: 

The Little/ Flat Butt

THE SOLUTION: 

This is a problem I struggle with so it is the one I am most knowledgeable about. I’ve looked high and low to find ways to make my rear end look larger. These are the best tips I’ve come up with:

  • Look for back pockets with details such as pocket flaps, embellishments, designs, etc.  Pretty much the more bulk and dimension your pocket has the bigger it will make your butt look.
  • Look for pockets that are spaced a little wider. The wider the pockets are spaced will give your bump more width.
  • Stick with a low to mid rise. The lower your rise is to your butt will make it look plumper rather than a high rise that would  certainly make your already flat butt look too long.
  • Choose a jean with stretch (lycra) in it not a stiff jean. Lycra is a material they put in jeans to make them more stretchy and less stiff. A stiff jean will only make your butt look flat and squished while a jean with stretch helps follow the curve of your figure.

FAVORITE OPTIONS;

jeans for a bigger butt
THE PROBLEM:
Big Hips and Thighs
THE SOLUTION:
This is another big issue that a lot of women are faced with but to me is one of the simplest problems to solve!
  • ALWAYS choose a dark washed jean. The darker the jean the slimmer the effect. It always looks classier and more put together to wear a dark washed jeans rather than a light worn one. “Worn” and faded jeans will almost alway emphasize the area in which they are most worn which usually happens to be the thigh.
  • Choose a straight style jean. A jean that is straight style follows a straight line from your hip to your ankle, In doing so it doesn’t buckle at your knee. When your jean buckles at the knee it will make the other parts of the jean look larger so definitely chose a jean that does not hug your knees.
  • Choose a jean with a little more of a flare/ boot cut. AS LONG AS it doesn’t hug your knees too much, you can choose this style jeans also. It will help bring proportion to your legs by adding a little width to your calves.
  • Get a jean with flat or no pockets in the front. Pocket openings almost always add width to wear they are so to divert that pick a jean with a faux pocket or a pocket that sits completely flat on your hip.

FAVORITE OPTIONS:

jeans
THE PROBLEM:
The curve-less woman.
THE SOLUTION:
The woman with a pretty straight frame, not much hips, and not much (if any at all) is this type. One of the most easy women to dress, here are some helpful hints to put a little hour in your straight glass.
  • A skinny jean or jegging. The closer the jean openings are to your ankle, the more it will emphasize the other parts of your legs. By making this area of your jeans the closest to your body the more curvaceous it will make your hips look.
  • Pick a rise that sits right on your hip. Picking a jean that sits on the widest part of your hip will help your figure stand out more.
  • A distressed jean. You can really wear any type of jean but picking one with some fading and distressing in the thigh area will give you a little more curve.
  • Colored/printed jeans. For one its a big trend right now and for two a brighter color on the bottom half of your body will make it look a little larger.

FAVORITE PICKS: 

jeans
What is your biggest denim problem? What are your favorite jeans? Leave a link below! I hope my tips help you with your denim problems! Leave a comment below letting me know your thoughts or another problem you need help solving! Happy shopping 🙂

Transitional Piece: Leather (High vs. Low)

Fall is slowly creeping upon us… 

And I’ve been seeing a lot of people using Leather (or faux leather) to start helping transition there summer wardrobe to a fall one. I have put together some looks to help you try this out in your wardrobe. I did high end looks and also their affordable counterparts.

Leather Shorts: I think shorts are the easiest way to see if leather or faux leather is for you. They easily add a little edge to any outfit. I added a collared shirt in the color of the season and cute booties to stay on trend. The high-end shorts are $255 from Kelly Bergin and the budget friendly version are $20 from Forever21!

Hi vs. Low: Leather Shorts

Equipment shirt / Sweet Tarts Button Up Shirt / Forever 21 faux leather shorts / Kelly Bergin short shorts, $255 / Black boots / Jeffrey Campbell high heels, $200

Leather Skirt: This is by far my favorite leather piece this season. They are perfect for a date or a night out with your friends depending on how your style it. I decided to glam this one up so I added shirts with embellished necklines and spike crystal heels to keep it a little tough without looks like a biker! So Chic!The High-end skirt is $396 by Alice + Olivia. The budget friendly version is $23 from Forever21.

Hi vs. Low: Leather Skirt

Charlotte Russe rhinestone top / Roberto Cavalli see through top / Alice + Olivia box pleat skirt / Forever 21 skirt / Casadei pumps / Black platform shoes, $56

Leather Pants: Pants are definitely the most daring on the three looks but when you do it (and do it RIGHT) you can totally elevate your style to a higher level. I made this looks more simple with the white blouse and jazzed it up some with killer red peep toe pumps! If your pants do not have pockets in the back of them I would suggest you always choose a shirt that covers most of your behind so as not to look, for lack of a better word non-flattering.The high-end pants are $4,280 from net-a-porter and the budget friendly version is a whopping $25 from forever21.

Hi vs. Lo: Leather Pants

Gucci blouse / Forever 21 / Forever 21 faux leather pants / Balmain snap pants / Luichiny red booties / Giuseppe Zanotti platform stiletto heels, $705

All the High-end looks are on the left and the lower-end are on the right. Could you tell right away which was which? Which look was your favorite? And which leather trend are you most likely to embrace? Please leave a comment below letting us know! Happy Shopping! 🙂 

Trend Train: Peplum

One of the recent trends introduced to us this spring/summer…

was of course the beautiful peplum trend! I absolutely have been LOVING this trend. It so easily gives you that hourglass shape everyone is after from the more voluptuous women (Kim Kardashian was recently spotted in the outfit in the middle) to the more straight framed women (like myself). It is an easy way to look more elegant and refined. If you have yet to try the peplum trend I encourage you to take a step to at least try one on! Below I pulled my favorite peplum skirts, shirt and dresses; I hope they inspire you to get into that dressing room and into a classy peplum. Happy shopping 🙂

Pretty classy peplums

Bardot body con dress, $105 / Miss Selfridge peplum dress / Peplum shirt / Dorothy Perkins floral top / Sleeveless blouse, $37 / Paprika peplum skirt, $34 / Helmut Lang black pants / Pencil skirt, $54

3 Ways to Wear: Denim jacket in the summer

When your outfit needs a little something extra.. 

and without feeling overly done, a denim vest or jacket is the perfect solution! It is just so easy and definitely a perfect wardrobe staple. Here’s 3 options I thought would be great ways and good inspiration for you to dust off your jean vest and give it another go this summer!

  • With a Maxi Dress: So you wore your maxi dress to the beach (or anywhere else for that matter) and are ready to go get dinner. Throw a denim jacket over it and you can have  good meal without the cool shore weather bothering you.
Jean Vest and a Maxi

  • With a floral dress: I think a cute demin vest is perfect over a patterned dress. With some visually beautiful wedges, any girl is ready for a nice summer date.
Jean vest and foral dress

  • With lace shorts: This look is girly and dainty and everything that I am and love! It is so soft and sweet without looking like it took you forever to come up with it.
Jean Vest and Lace Shorts

HOW DO YOU STYLE YOUR DEMIN JACKETS? Leave comments below letting us know and what you think about these looks! We would love your feedback and LOVE to see your outfit too so link some in:) Happy Shopping!

What to wear: Sheer blouses

A Good friend once asked me..

“Hey Rita, I really want to buy a sheer blouse but I have no idea how to style it? How would you where it?” Well of course my mind went WILD with ideas because 1: I LOVE sheer blouses and 2: There is really an infinite way to wear them. So i put on my thinking cap and came up with some ideas for her on how to wear them. So here is what I came up with.

A BASIC WHITE SHEER TOP 

For this look you can really do anything your little heart desires. One I chose to go with a cute colored lace bandeau and flow over jean shorts. The other I thought would be cute over a white bandeau tucked into a cute skirt like this tangerine one (which is the color of the season).

Sheer Shirt Styled

POLKADOTS AND POP OF COLOR

This outfit is so simple and yet so fun and definitely something I’ve worn before! I would describe this as all black everything with a pop of color. Black bandeau under the blouse, your cutest black skinny jeans, and an awesome cocktail ring! Take your favorite colored heels and you have an effortless look.

Sheer Polkadot with a pop of color

PETER PAN AND PEPLUM 

This outfit is by far my favorite! This time under the sheer shirt i decided to go with a nude bra because i really want the shirt to stand out on it’s own without any background interference. It’s a classic look because of the high waisted skirt and button down but also trendy with the collar and peplum accents.

Peter Pan and Peplum

PS. If you are nervous or not ready to bare all yet any of the bandeaus can be exchanged with a cute cami!! Which outfit was your favorite? Would you wear any of these? How do you style your sheer shirt? I would love to know! Leave your thoughts in the comments below! Happy Shopping 🙂 -Rita

Under 50$: Favorite Dresses

1. H&M Polka Dot Dress 13$
This white polka dress is so simple and beautiful. A great item to dress up or down!
2. Forever 21 Cross Back Fit & Flare Dress 25$
One of my favorite silhouettes in a dress.
3. Foreign Exchange Teal Zig Zag Print Dress 37$
I am loving this zig zag pattern on top of the dress and the flow of the skirt!
4. Forever 21 White Eyelet Dress 23$
Everyone needs a Little White Dress (aka a LWD) in their wardrobe. This super cute eyelet one is a great option
5. Foreign Exchange Coral Tank Dress with Contrast Print 39$
Don’t know where to start color blocking? Try this dress!
6. Charlotte Russe Teal Peplum and Lace Dress 30$
A super cute take on the peplum trend.
7. H&M Fit & Flare Sun Dress 39$
I absolutely love this dress! Its a perfect sun dress for any daytime event.
8. Charlotte Russe Geo Print Dress 30$
I love the bold neon pattern on the bottom of this dress! I also enjoy that the pattern is broken up by a solid on top so as not to overwhelm.

 

 

What do you think of my dress picks? Would you consider picking up one (or a couple!)? Leave a comment below with your opinion and any links to dress you are loving under 50$ right now! xo, Rita

Summer Wedding: What Amanda Wore

love was in the air
dress (forever 21)
Heels (target)
Belt (forever 21)
Rose ring (forever 21)
Chain bangles (Ventura blvd boutique)

So first and foremost let me just say it was a beautiful wedding. Now on to the fashion. When I pick out dresses my main issue is trying to elongate my short frame and at the same time compliment size. The empire waist and above the knee length,i think,worked out successfully. I choose the color since I found out the wedding was gonna be at a barn and I figured I could go for a more rustic feel. Plus I like to choose colors that will accentuate my already dark complexion. That and some simple Mary Jane heels to complete the outfit.