If you've been to my blog before, then you might know that I am an Ambassador for Topfoxx. I wrote a blog post and filmed a try-on haul this summer. I'll link it here if you are interested in checking out some other styles.
First, let me tell you WHY I love Topfoxx so much. In a sea of beautiful & talented people, it is really difficult to get noticed these days. Almost everyone has an Instagram account, and our lives are flooded with people sharing their experiences with us. I am what they call a "micro Influencer". Just a little tiny content creator sharing what I love. But when Topfoxx reached out to me, I felt like THE REAL DEAL. It was the first time that a legit brand reached out to me through one of my social media channels and wanted to take a chance on little ole me. And for that, I will always be grateful. It is also an all female run brand based in NYC. And I can stand behind that!
Second, these sunglasses are FIERCE! Even if you are not a content creator, you will feel like an Instagram model when you have a pair on your face. You might be toting a cart full of kids through Target, but people will take notice. Their slogan is "not for your average girl."
So, when their PR manager e-mailed me to say they were launching a new line and I got to choose a pair to receive, it made my day all over again! An updated take on the classic aviator, they are available in three shades.
Cue me falling in love all over again when I was told that the style would be called AMELIA! After THE Amelia Earhart, the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic. I don't know about you, but I was obsessed with Amelia when I was a kid and watched in awe every time her story was aired on something like Unsolved Mysteries.
I, of course, chose black. But the Amelias are also available in silver & rose gold.
Rose Gold: bit.ly/2SreYyB
As always, these sunglasses ship worldwide with super fast delivery and a really low free shipping threshold! I think these would make the perfect gift for any girl on your list. The Amelia Sunnies retail for $49 but you can save money with my code: Fancy15
They also include a chic carrying case and lens cloth.
I have a pretty extensive sunglasses collection. I have a pair in my car, my purse, my beach bag, and about 8 other pairs scattered through my house. But they're all pretty... #basic.
Let me introduce you to TOPFOXX. Their slogan is "Not For Your Average Girl" and I'm sure you can see why. Put a pair of these on and you'll feel like a CEO or at least like an Instagram model.
TOPFOXX sent these sunglasses to me to check out and I must say my drive to the grocery store has never been so glamorous. My favorite tip is to get yourself a pair of their BIG sunglasses (I recommend the Candy or Chloe styles), throw on some lipgloss and look like you have your shit together even when you don't.
They also gave me a special coupon code to save you money! For the first 40 customers who use it, you can save 20% on your entire order with the code>> FANCY20
If you missed out on that code, you can still save 15% with code>> FANCY15
SHOP HERE: http://bit.ly/2MVNj74
I filmed a try on haul over on my YouTube channel if you're interested!
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Kate Spade has been my favorite designer for many years now. I have always admired their fun & feminine brand and updated classics. From jewelry and handbags, PJs and planners, notebooks and tumblers--I have become an avid collector.
If you've never purchased Kate Spade before, I highly recommend their earrings. They're very gentle on my sensitive ears.
I was stunned when I heard the news that the woman that started it all, Kate Spade herself, took her life today. I think as "regular" people, we often assume that fame and fortune equates to a carefree life. I can't imagine the agony she must have felt to make that decision. When it comes to mental health, we have a broken system. One option we DO have is the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, please share this number. You never know when someone may need it.
Ok, I have a secret to spill. I intentionally avoid going to Target. "SAY WHAT?!" you might exclaim. It's true. I will literally Amazon Prime dog food and toilet paper to my house to avoid dropping $200 on random items on the weekly. It's sooo hard because Target is sooo good. But sometimes you just have to treat yo'self. So, here is a mini haul that I purchased fairly recently. Still managed to spend over $200 on my shopping trip (what even did I buy?)
Confession: the Essie Grow Stronger Base Coat actually came from Ross (another fave), but it was purchased on the same shopping trip. This OPI polish in Bubble Bath is THE BEST NUDE MANI YOU WILL EVER HAVE. Seriously, it's the shade I selected allll summer at the salon and decided it was time to add it to my personal collection. I love it so much it was even my pedi color for my wedding.
I scored this silver statement necklace on clearance! It's Sugarfix by BaubleBar and unfortunately is sold out online, but maybe you'll find one at your local store. If not, I'll link similar options below. I love layering these necklaces over sweaters or graphic tees.
SHOP MY HAUL
OPI Bubble Bath
Essie Grow Stronger
Necklace Option 1
Necklace Option 2
Please tell me I'm not the only one who tends to reach for the same items over and over again? I will usually cycle through my favorites, but the general theme always stays the same. I love dainty gold jewelry, comfy clothes, and a good nude lip. Here are some of my current favorites. Enjoy!
SHOP THIS LOOK
http://shopstyle.it/l/mjv8 (on sale!)
These earrings are the best I have found for sensitive ears. I have several variations and highly recommend them! I typically find mine in the outlet, so I highly recommend that if you have one near by! And that lip combo is what I wore for my wedding in September.
What are some of your favorite pieces you wear regularly?
Today's Sweater Weather outfit inspo is all from American Eagle Outfitters. I think it's a pretty classic fall/winter outfit with the rose accents to add a feminine touch. You probably have similar pieces already in your closet, but if not I left links to these items below!
SHOP THE LOOK
Sweater (or similar, but looser weave)
Jeans (or similar, but darker wash)
Watch (or similar, but less expensive)
Earrings (These are actually part of a 3-pack)
Do you have a white cable knit sweater that you love?
Happy Halloween! Treat yourself to these halloween fashion items for 50+% off and be prepared for next year!
It's finally cold enough here in St. Louis to break out the sweaters and hoodies & I thought I'd put a few outfit ideas together for you in case you love fall fashion as much as I do! I think this outfit would be great for Christmas shopping or grabbing lunch with a girlfriend. The booties are low enough to be on your feet for a lengthy time and I love throwing on stud earrings for an easy pulled together look without weighing your ears down.
SHOP THE LOOK
Check out my Pinterest Boards for more style & beauty inspiration. What is your favorite fall fashion item?
I've been drawn to graphic tees for as long as I can remember having my own money to shop with. They're comfortable, easy, and allow you to express yourself without having to say a word. My go-to travel outfit is an extra loose graphic tee, black leggings, and comfortable shoes that are easy to slip on and off (becauseee...airport security).
One of my favorite outfits to wear for a night out with friends is a graphic tee with ripped jeans, kitten heels, and statement jewelry. You'll be comfortable and trendy. Throw on a blazer to up your urban chic ante.
Have I mentioned how comfortable they are? Seriously, ya'll. I'm on the other side of 30. I can't be bothered to wear anything that makes me feel bound up or constricted. Here are a few of my faves from my collection & a few on my wishlist:
Go on now, I dare you to treat yo'self this weekend. Welcome to the comfy side of life.
When it comes to fashion, I would consider myself pretty practical. Now that I'm over 30, I refuse to wear anything that isn't comfortable (at least not for any length of time). I don't have time to nurse sunburns and blisters or untangle a wad of necklaces during my vacation. Here are 3 items that I consider summer fashion staples that you probably won't find topping any other fashion blogger lists. #sorrynotsorry
1. Baseball Cap
I picked up this pastel colored ball cap from zumiez and there are two reasons it's my beach go-to: it shields my face from the sun (I don't need help aging at this point) & I can pull my hair back into a bun without worry of my hat blowing away in a gust of wind, or my hair flailing around and sticking to my sunscreened face. I also like that it's light-colored so that it doesn't attract any more heat than necessary.
2. Dainty Necklace
I received this Kendra Scott Elisa Rose Gold Drusy Necklace from my fiancé for my birthday and it's been my staple necklace ever since. It matches everything and it's very comfortable to wear. While statement pieces are fun, it's not always practical to pack a different piece of jewelry for every outfit. I wasted too much time in my younger years untangling necklaces and overthinking what to wear.
3. Converse Chuck Taylors
For a lot of people, summer means sightseeing. And if you're sightseeing, you need a comfortable pair of shoes. If you're headed to the Zoo, outlet malls, aquarium, museum, etc do yourself a favor and pick up a pair of something cute & comfy. Converse Chuck Taylors happen to be my fave and this pair is from their dainty line which is slimmer and has a more "feminine" silhouette. I believe this shade is "purple dusk" but you'll have to go treasure hunting to find this exact pair because I picked mine up at TJ Maxx.
Chuck Taylor Pro Tip: pick up a pair of the Converse Socks that were made to be worn with Chucks. They have an ultra-low silhouette with extra cushioning to prevent any rubbing at the heel. You'll thank me later.
What are your summer fashion essentials? I'd love to know so drop a comment below!
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