"I'M RUNNIN' LATE!": MY THREE GO-TO OUTFIT FORMULAS

Hi loves! So, I often get asked how I'm able to get ready so quickly for the day and still look (I suppose) decent! Today, I'm sharing the formulas. 

#1. The Tunic. 

This is one of the easiest and simplest outfit go-to's. Whether it be for a full day at school or running some errands, you can always catch me in a plain tunic + neutral accessories + skinnies! I listed some of my fave tunics ATM below! 

#2. The White Button-Down + Jacket

For this look, I paired my fave white button-down tunic with the jacket of my choice. I'm loving the added details from the patches on this anorak coat. Checkout some of my fave white button downs below!

 

#3. The Vest + Tucked-In Blouse 

Lastly, I love having versatile long vests in my wardrobe. They're perfect to pair as a final touch to an outfit! Here, I paired a bell sleeve blouse with pleated culottes and a long black vest to add more black detail (to match the shoes and bag). Checkout my top vest picks below!

I hope you found these 3 outfit formulas useful! Let me know what your GO-TO outfit formula is and what you'd like to see next on SA.com. Have a great week! 

Much love,

HOW I STYLED THREE LOOKS FROM SHOP BOP

Happy Wednesday loves! Today, I rounded up three ways I styled pieces from SHOP BOP this New York Fashion Week! From elegant wide leg trousers to stunning blazers, SHOP BOP might just be your go-to site for your fashion cravings this Fall.

What's amazing about their site is that they carry both contemporary and designer brands. As you may know, I absolutely love being able to have a versatile wardrobe with "layer-able" pieces. This often means having a larger wardrobe with a few high end pieces, and several trending affordable pieces.

SHOP BOP has a Trend Boutique, featuring ready made trends for your shopping convenience. If you're feeling ladylike, you might check out their Volume Up Boutique with bell sleeve tops and off the shoulder dresses. If you're wanting more of a street style, edgy look, you might want to browse their Street Smart Boutique, featuring studded handbags and sporty sweaters. My favorite is the Twinkle Twinkle Boutique-- metallics craze! 

For my first look, I went for something very simple and comfortable (and trendy!). I'm wearing MILLY navy wide leg trousers with a half tucked Enza Costa white blouse from SHOP BOP. This outfit was SUPER relaxing to wear during FW. I'm also carrying beautiful roses delivered by this gorgeous flower shop called Give Landeau in NYC!   

For my second look, I went for something business-chic by pairing a navy jumpsuit with this gorgeous DVF striped blazer from SHOP BOP. I topped the look with metallic pointed block heels from SENSO. I'm really liking the orange and navy combo!

Lastly, I styled this bright bell sleeved blouse from Edition 10 via SHOP BOP by pairing it with a longer pink button down and color block Marc by Marc Jacob's bag via Nordstrom. I finished the look off with white Axel Arigato sneakers and rounded Miu Miu black sunnies. I'm loving the amount of color in this look and I ended up wearing it to the Alice & Olivia Spring/Summer 2017 presentation! 

Let me know if you liked the three looks I styled from SHOP BOP and take a look at their Trend Boutique for more styling tips! 

Instagram: ShopBopShopBopME

Love,

Street Stylin'. Ft. Light & Bright

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Who doesn't love a fitted blazer? I'm wearing this stunning navy jacket from Light & Bright in South Korea! Light & Bright is a brand new modest fashion company founded by a young sweet designer. Check out more of her designs here!

 Paired with white sneakers and a maroon briefcase bag, this blazer completes any on-the-go street style look. I'm especially in love with the maroon cuffs. 

Shop Outfit:

Blazer- Light & Bright 

Sneakers- Axel Arigato

Bag- Loeffler Randall

Top- Shop Publik

Scarf- Nordstrom

Sunnies- Rayban

Denim- H&M

 

Much love,

Pops of Color ft. Jolly Chic

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Hi ladies! I thought I'd try a pop of orange in this gorgeous vest from Jolly Chic. I paired it with nude toned accessories and boyfriend jeans to keep the focus on the color. My summer-tan also flows well with beige and orange tones. Vests just make outfit pairing so effortless and elegant.

XOXO,  

Lime Tones ft. Tatuna Nikolaishvili via More Is Love

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I'm wearing this beautiful coat by Georgian designer Tatuna Nikolaishvili via More Is Love. I hardly ever wear this lime tone but I love how much it compliments the navy. Trench coats in general add such a classic touch to any outfit. You could also style this coat with a fitted cream maxi dress or jeans and a navy blouse. 

Here are some of my top coat picks!

Much love,

Camel.

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I paired several camel toned pieces from my wardrobe for this super comfy look. I was going for all black but the coat lover in me had to add an extra layer. I'm used to mix & matching opposite colors but it's actually easy and eye catching to just wear one color tone head to toe too!

 

Let me know what one-palette toned outfits you'd like to see styled! 

                                Shop outfit: 

pants: Zara / coat: 2020 Ave / shoes: Tory Burch / bag: Chloe / sunnies: Aldo's / top & scarf: H&M 

Welcoming Spring.

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This outfit features a few basic monochromatic pieces for a professional look (I went to visit the Bissinger Chocolate Factory that day based here in Saint Louis!). I just love trench-coat season.  Most of these pieces were purchased a few years back, so I linked some awesome similar basic pieces below. Happy Spring! 

P.S I gave this grid printed scarf a try and I am liking the change! It is from the one and only, Austere Attire. Use the code "summerlove" for 10% off at checkout! 

 

Shop this Outfit:

Reflective ft. Choie's

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I thought I'd mix up purple and turquoise (I was inspired by these shades I purchased for $5 from a booth in SOHO, NY). I'm wearing a split dress/tunic underneath, along with black tights + black wedge booties. I topped it off with this super cool colored duster coat from www.choies.com. Enjoy! 

Outfit:

Leenaz Designs

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I'm wearing an elegant abaya custom designed by Leenaz Designs in Bahrain. I'm loving the tribal lux -vibes in this abaya. It's super easy to wear with all neutrals underneath (or as a cover up for a dress!). Will definitely be wearing this in Ramadan! 

Also, I'm wearing an Austere Attire hijab. This pink color is my fave from their collection. Use the code "summerlove" for 10% off any purchase of scarves off their site! 

Suede Moto ft. Número 102 Scarves

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I'm wearing the Celine Suede Eyelet Scarf by Numero 102 Scarves. I decided to change my scarf style up a bit today and I am loving it. This scarf adds the perfect extra detail to any black & white themed outfit.The quality is amazing too. I highly recommend! :) 

This faux suede moto jacket is THE comfiest thing you can have in your closet this season. I always find myself leaning towards jackets + coats to add an extra texture and cut to any outfit. Underneath is a plain white button down, which I linked several below from Forever 21. They're so versatile and also a must have for this season (underneath sweaters, jackets, or plain). Stay warm yall! 
 


Outfit:

Fur & Furla

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I thought I'd change things up with a mix of yellow and purple. I love this mini Furla bag I found last year at an outlet! Its perfect for that pop of color (considering I always lean towards neautrals). I linked a super similar one below! The coat is from Express last year, but I also linked similar ones below :) 

Outfit: 

Winter Coats & Leather Boots ft. Naturalizer

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I love how Naturalizer always puts comfort first in their shoe design process. It's really nice to have a go-to pair of shoes that will be snug and relaxing regardless of hours spent in them at work or school. Thank you Naturalizer for having us Midwest bloggers during St. Louis Fashion Week! I will definitely be wearing these boots throughout the winter! Also, this maroon coat from Guess at Macy's is beyond comfortable and a definite must-have if you're looking to upgrade your coat wardrobe. 

Scarf: Austere Attire essential ; use the code "summerlove" for 10% off your entire purchase!
 

Outfit:



Faux fur, Calf Hair & Leather.

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I feel that I haven't worn prints in a while so here it goes! There are so many ways to wear this striped tunic (and I'm especially loving the bell sleeves). I paired it with a simple faux fur vest + leather booties to keep the focus of the outfit on the stripes. Also, I've been eyeing this Loeffler & Randall bag for months and it went on major sale on Black Friday! I love how there isn't a brand label on the bag, but rather the focus is on the detailing in the calf hair and brief case structure. Major love for Loeffler & Randall bags. Check out some of my faves below! 
 

p.s. This essential lace scarf is from Austere Attire. Use the code "summerlove" for an extra 10% off! 

Outfit:

Coats & Crossbodies

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One of the reasons I love fall is because I can just throw a cozy trench coat + booties and be out for the day! It's so effortless and ends up looking a tad sophisticated too.


Speaking of sophisticated, I'm wearing this gorgeous Chanel bag from www.trendlee.com! I've become so drawn to neutral tones so this white purse really does make an outfit "pop" with color, let alone the detailing in the chain and quilting. If you've been on the look out for a designer purchase, use the code "summeralbarcha" and it'll get you 5% off your entire purchase from Trend Lee! They have tons of options that are super trendy now for way less than mainstream prices. I've also linked some awesome affordable alternatives to this bag below. 

Wishing you all a happy November!


Mocha <3

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I'm obsessed with this mocha toned trench coat from Simply Zeena. It's perfect for mix n' matching black layers on those mildly chilly fall days. I paired it with faux leather pants & booties, along with a nude pink cross body for a little touch of color. There are so many ways to style this coat! Def. a staple piece in my fall wardrobe. 

Outfit:

Coat- Simply Zeena / Booties- similar here (under $40!) / Leather pants- Zara (similar here) / scarf- Austere Attire (use code "Summerlove" for 10% off!) / Crossbody- Rebecca Minkoff (super similar!) 

10.18.15 Brunch & things

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Hi! I thought I'd share this quick outfit post while out with my friends for brunch. It was a bit chilly that afternoon so I paired my fave Necessary Clothing grey turtle neck with super comfortable palazzo pants and a fall toned purple scarf. I attempted to match the scarf to my lipstick but you girls know how to do that better! Overall, just a simple, cozy and maybe chic outfit for a day out. Enjoy!  

Outfit:
Sweater- Necessary Clothing / Pants- Nordstrom Rack / Bag- Dagne Dover / Bracelet- Macy's  (perfect for stacking over watches)/ Watch- Marc by Marc Jacobs (I've worn it for the past year & LOVE it) / Scarf- Charlotte Russe / Shades- Nordstrom ($24!)